Comments on: Romney Says Policy Discussion About Gun Control Should Wait http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Interested http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28241400 Interested Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:25:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28241400 Here is a question if there was NO GUNS say we took the constitution and took away the 2nd amendment hypothetically. That would be great if we were NOT HUMANS see the problem is the human element for the most part we all excepts for a few are great. We obey the laws and try to show are civility to everyone even if we do not agree with someone we still try to be civil with them. But here is were the problem lies with no gun someone would not think twice about breaking into your house and rapping or stealing from you. Someone would no long see the reason not to take lead and have you under their beck and call due to them illegally possessing a gun.... Now as far as placing a ban on certain types of guns I do not believe this to be the answer either now granted this was involving law enforcement but does any one remember the LA Shootout that happened in the 90's. Law enforcement officers at the time were way out gunned THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US could not do so due to not having enough fire power to take care of the situation (do not get me wrong I love having police officer and do not think they need to be replaced they are a very necessary part of a community) but nonetheless they couldn't help. So here is my question to go with this is what happens if the unthinkable happens and someone comes into your house and you might not be the best shot and the perp has an AR 15 he/she got illegally and you can't match their firepower because you cant get a good shot off while you are laying either prone or behind cover.... Personally I will be wishing I had something like a semi-auto or auto so I can make sure my family is safe. Here is a question if there was NO GUNS say we took the constitution and took away the 2nd amendment hypothetically. That would be great if we were NOT HUMANS see the problem is the human element for the most part we all excepts for a few are great. We obey the laws and try to show are civility to everyone even if we do not agree with someone we still try to be civil with them. But here is were the problem lies with no gun someone would not think twice about breaking into your house and rapping or stealing from you. Someone would no long see the reason not to take lead and have you under their beck and call due to them illegally possessing a gun…. Now as far as placing a ban on certain types of guns I do not believe this to be the answer either now granted this was involving law enforcement but does any one remember the LA Shootout that happened in the 90′s. Law enforcement officers at the time were way out gunned THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US could not do so due to not having enough fire power to take care of the situation (do not get me wrong I love having police officer and do not think they need to be replaced they are a very necessary part of a community) but nonetheless they couldn’t help. So here is my question to go with this is what happens if the unthinkable happens and someone comes into your house and you might not be the best shot and the perp has an AR 15 he/she got illegally and you can’t match their firepower because you cant get a good shot off while you are laying either prone or behind cover…. Personally I will be wishing I had something like a semi-auto or auto so I can make sure my family is safe.

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By: Economystic Extraordinaire http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28236391 Economystic Extraordinaire Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:58:43 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28236391 The theater by prohibiting patrons rights to self protection assumed that right; and since they failed, the theater is responsible for the patrons safety or the consequences. The theater by prohibiting patrons rights to self protection assumed that right; and since they failed, the theater is responsible for the patrons safety or the consequences.

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By: byron allen http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28235621 byron allen Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:19:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28235621 Since gun control only effects law abiding citizens, it is time we recognize that an armed citizen is the first defense. Mexico bans all weapons, so only the criminals have guns. Canada has strict gun laws but similar murders have taken place. The problem is that the emphasis is all in the wrong place. The liberals must bear some responsibility for the number of deaths in Colorado because they prevented licensed gun owners from carrying weapons into the theater where somebody might have stopped the killer. Police cannot protect us and it is up to the individual to take personal responsibility for his/her personal safety. Since gun control only effects law abiding citizens, it is time we recognize that an armed citizen is the first defense. Mexico bans all weapons, so only the criminals have guns. Canada has strict gun laws but similar murders have taken place. The problem is that the emphasis is all in the wrong place. The liberals must bear some responsibility for the number of deaths in Colorado because they prevented licensed gun owners from carrying weapons into the theater where somebody might have stopped the killer. Police cannot protect us and it is up to the individual to take personal responsibility for his/her personal safety.

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By: RomneyWillLose http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234991 RomneyWillLose Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:45:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234991 "We can not change our constitutional right to bear arms-own guns, just because a gun slinger killed, In the heat of the horror you do not throw the gun rights out." POSTED BY: SALLY | JULY 24, 2012, 1:02 AM 1:02 AM__________________________That is true until reality hits home, then we start having second thoughts. Those are the moments we cry about "loved ones," burn candles, have preyer vigils, and utter the same "dull-tale-tired-redundant slogan" of, "our hearts go out to them." Many of those who exercise this so-called right to "bear arms" do not see combat. Instead, they go around terrorizing their fellow citizens, wrecking havoc, and bringing unnecessary emotional pain and suffering to innocent people, while the rest of us continue to champion the glories of the Second Amendment. I sometimes wonder nature of the constitution before this insane amendment took hold. Back in those days, there were no AR-15 assault rifles. What the amenders of the constitution failed to realize was that the human imagination to devised these dangerous weaponry would outpace their short-sight and stagnant imaginative change to the constitution. “We can not change our constitutional right to bear arms-own guns, just because a gun slinger killed, In the heat of the horror you do not throw the gun rights out.”

POSTED BY: SALLY | JULY 24, 2012, 1:02 AM 1:02 AM__________________________That is true until reality hits home, then we start having second thoughts. Those are the moments we cry about “loved ones,” burn candles, have preyer vigils, and utter the same “dull-tale-tired-redundant slogan” of, “our hearts go out to them.” Many of those who exercise this so-called right to “bear arms” do not see combat. Instead, they go around terrorizing their fellow citizens, wrecking havoc, and bringing unnecessary emotional pain and suffering to innocent people, while the rest of us continue to champion the glories of the Second Amendment. I sometimes wonder nature of the constitution before this insane amendment took hold. Back in those days, there were no AR-15 assault rifles. What the amenders of the constitution failed to realize was that the human imagination to devised these dangerous weaponry would outpace their short-sight and stagnant imaginative change to the constitution.

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By: usa8888 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234741 usa8888 Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:30:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234741 2HUNDREDTHOUSAND--Almost every male in Switzerland owns a semi automatic assault rifle. Per capita their murder rate is quite low. 2HUNDREDTHOUSAND–Almost every male in Switzerland owns a semi automatic assault rifle. Per capita their murder rate is quite low.

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By: jackson http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234651 jackson Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:26:57 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234651 Why carry a gun? A policeman is to heavy. Why carry a gun? A policeman is to heavy.

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By: 2hundredthousand http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234361 2hundredthousand Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:06:38 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234361 "Romney Says Policy Discussion About Gun Control Should Wait" - Until after the next mass killing? Or the one after that? After the next ten? Or twenty? In most of the world a citizen's right not to get shot dead while going about their daily business trumps the right to be lethally armed. In the US it's the other way around. Hence your monstrously high homicide rate. “Romney Says Policy Discussion About Gun Control Should Wait” – Until after the next mass killing? Or the one after that? After the next ten? Or twenty? In most of the world a citizen’s right not to get shot dead while going about their daily business trumps the right to be lethally armed. In the US it’s the other way around. Hence your monstrously high homicide rate.

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By: 2hundredthousand http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234261 2hundredthousand Tue, 24 Jul 2012 11:01:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234261 RONBO: "in Switzerland ... gun crimes are so low there they don’t bother keeping statistics on them" - Arrant nonsense. And straight from the NRA's little book of made up gun statistics. Almost 60% of homicides in Switzerland are committed with firearms. The European countries with very low levels of gun crime, particularly homicides, are those like England with very low levels of gun ownership. There were 68 firearm homicides in Switzerland in 2010 and 14 in England. England has a population seven times greater than Switzerland. The US has by far the highest gun ownership in the Western world and by far the highest homicide rate. These things ARE connected. RONBO: “in Switzerland … gun crimes are so low there they don’t bother keeping statistics on them” – Arrant nonsense. And straight from the NRA’s little book of made up gun statistics. Almost 60% of homicides in Switzerland are committed with firearms. The European countries with very low levels of gun crime, particularly homicides, are those like England with very low levels of gun ownership. There were 68 firearm homicides in Switzerland in 2010 and 14 in England. England has a population seven times greater than Switzerland. The US has by far the highest gun ownership in the Western world and by far the highest homicide rate. These things ARE connected.

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By: RP---STAR http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28234211 RP---STAR Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:58:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28234211 .....Yes it should wait, until after i'm elected. …..Yes it should wait, until after i’m elected.

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By: Cos http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-says-policy-discussion-about-gun-control-should-wait/#comment-28233671 Cos Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:24:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=801721#comment-28233671 That's funny, I thought gun rights/control was a constitutional issue. That’s funny, I thought gun rights/control was a constitutional issue.

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