One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday.
McCarthy ran for Congress after her husband was gunned down and her son seriously injured in a shooting in 1993 on a Long Island commuter train.
â€śMy staff is working on looking at the different legislation fixes that we might be able to do and we might be able to introduce as early as tomorrow,â€ť McCarthy told POLITICO in a Sunday afternoon phone interview.
Gun control activists cried it was time to reform weapons laws in the United States, almost immediately after a gunman killed six and injured 14 more, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona on Saturday.
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Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill
Well, that didn’t take long did it?
As predicted, the gun grabbers are getting ready to make a HUGE push and yet another lame and misguided attempt to take away the gun rights of MILLIONS of LEGAL, SANE American gun owners, all because of the actions of one crazed person.
That’s right, a member of the loony left, Jared Loughner, a delusional, mentally unbalanced leftist that lists Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto as his favorite reading material goes totally nuts, kills six people and injures 14 more and immediately the left goes into full moonbat mode and wants to ban ALL guns.
Many said that people with a history of mental instability, like the alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, should not be able to buy a gun â€” and no one should be able to buy stockpiles of ammunition used by the 22-year-old assailant.
Again I have to point out, some folks that actually know Jared Loughner have remarked that he was ‘different’ and a ‘loner’ and that he had some really strange ideas about government, currency, God and so forth.
Having different ideas and beliefs isn’t against the law the last time I checked. And quite frankly, I have different ideas and beliefs than do some of my friends and fellow Conservatives. Some may argue that this makes ME mentally unbalanced, as is their right to argue, but it doesn’t necessarily make them any more correct than it would make me to question their sanity simply because they believe something differently than I do.
As this scenario develops, it seems that Loughner was known to be unstable.
The main suspect in the Arizona massacre has links to a fanatical pro-white magazine.
Fox News claimed it had seen a Department of Homeland Security memo which said Jared Lee Loughner, 22, had ties to American Renaissance, which is staunchly anti-immigration, anti-government and anti-Semitic.
Loughner has been described as unstable and has been known to make death threats in the past, according to the local sheriff.
The FBI is investigating whether the man is the same person who posted a rambling Internet manifesto accusing the government of mind control and demanding a new currency.
In a series of YouTube videos, a person identifying himself as Jared Lee Loughner complains about government mind control, treasonous laws, illiterate dreamers and the U.S. currency.
He also gives his own definition of terrorism.
‘If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism especially as a political weapon,’ the text in the video – entitled ‘My Final Thoughts – Jared Lee Loughner!’ – reads.
‘I define terrorist. SOURCE
There is much more on Loughner at the link. I must say, it’s a shame when you have to turn to news sources outside of the United States to get detailed information about stories taking place IN the United States.
In less than 2 days it has been discovered that Jared Loughner is a moonbat, an anarchist, a far left libber and Dem supporter that didn’t believe Gabrielle Giffords was far enough to the left for his tastes, is quite possibly a racist, and has had a number of run-ins in which his sanity was called into question.
Yes indeed, that’s all the reason a liberal gun grabber like Carolyn McCarthy would need to justify HER belief that ALL guns, and ALL people that own guns are inherently evil.
McCarthy said she plans to confer with House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to see â€śif we can work something throughâ€ť in the coming week.
McCarthyâ€™s bill will look to protect ordinary people, she said, but did not offer further details.
â€śAgain, we need to look at how this is going to work, to protect people, certainly citizens, and we have to look at what I can pass,â€ť she said. â€śI donâ€™t want to give the NRA â€“ excuse the pun â€“ the ammunition to come at me either.â€ť SOURCE
Ms. McCarthy; in true liberal gun grabber fashion, that is exactly what you are doing, giving American gun owners all the ammunition we need to debunk your liberal lunacy. A deranged individual commits a horrendous crime, mass murder, and the bleeding hearts like you spring to action in the name of protecting the ordinary people.
Ms. McCarthy, you are a bleeding heart Liberal MORON.
Every time there is a crime committed with a gun, people like you come out of the woodwork to champion the cause of protecting the ordinary people.
Did it ever occur to you Ms. McCarthy, maybe the ordinary people don’t need you or your gun grabbing that is designed to look like you have our best interest at heart? Did it ever occur to you that perhaps had your husband been armed and trained that he may still be alive? Has that thought ever entered your head Ms. McCarthy?
And now we will see an attack on the First Amendment as well!
Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady, a Democrat from Philadelphia, told CNN that he also plans to take legislative action. He will introduce a bill that would make it a crime for anyone to use language or symbols that could be seen as threatening or violent against a federal official, including a member of Congress.
So, I guess it will soon be illegal to tell our elected Congress critters exactly where to go and what they can do once they get there? I wonder why REAL hate speech and the people at Westboro Baptist Church, aren’t on this Dems radar screen?
You bleeding heart Democratic morons need to get this through your thick heads, GUNS don’t kill people, and all the gun control laws in the world would not have stopped this recent action from happening.
Then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine issued an executive order making it harder for people who have been committed to mental health treatment centers to buy a gun.
In 2008 President George W. Bush signed a law expanding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which registered gun dealers use, to include more comprehensive reporting of mental health records. Under the current law, it is illegal for anyone who has been â€śadjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institutionâ€ť to purchase a firearm, according to the FBIâ€™s website.
However, Loughner did not fall into either of those categories, according to Josh Horwitz, the executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
â€śIâ€™ve seen no evidence that he falls into those categories. Itâ€™s the same thing as this guy at Virginia Tech,â€ť said Horwitz. â€śWe can do a much better job checking peopleâ€™s mental health background.â€ť
And here my friends, is where the fly hits the ointment. Gun checks, conducted by the FBI every time a weapon is purchased, do absolutely NO good whatsoever if the person is crazy but has never been committed, and has no OFFICIAL record of mental illness.
Get ready folks, we have a fight coming in Congress. Now we get to see if all of these new folks in Congress are Conservatives or RINOs.
Please don’t misunderstand this post, I am appalled by the recent happenings in Tucson, but the entire American public doesn’t need to suffer an attack on their 1st and 2nd Amendment rights because of the actions of one crazed individual.