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POSTED: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 6:49pm

UPDATED: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 6:27pm

It's been a week since the Colorado theater shootings.

Except for the fringe groups, everyone spent the first few days praying and thinking of the people who were killed, the families which were torn apart and lives that were broken.

Now, that it has been a week all the end runs of politics. Everyone trying to get make their political points.

We told you last night the mayor of New York wanted all cops to go on strike until gun legislation was passed. He backed down aster he realized he was over the top.

Now, Senate Democrats are trying to sneak gun legislation through as part of a cyber security bill.

This is what politicians do.

They take the easy way out, so instead of really studying the matter, they are trying the oldest play in the book--- piggyback on another bill and no one will see.

Of course leading the pack, get me in front of the TV Charles Schumer of new York. Then other northeastern liberals you've never head of.

According to the hill.com, Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cyber security bill that would limit the purchase of high capacity gun magazines for some consumers.

Shortly after the Cyber Security Act gained Senate approval to proceed to filing proposed amendments and a vote next week, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the gun control amendment, came to the floor to defend the idea of implementing some "reasonable" gun control measures.

S.A. 2575 would make it illegal to transfer or possess large capacity feeding devices such as gun magazines, belts, feed stripes and drums of more than 10 rounds of ammunition with the exception of .22 caliber rim fire ammunition.

No matter how you feel about this issue, you need to call out your lawmakers.

Call their office. Write them.

If there is a gun bill, it should be a wide-open discussion. Not sneaked through.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Gun free zones should be banned immediate just another example that gun control does not work. If armed citizens had been allowed to carry in this prohibited theater by being in a gun free zone the out come would have been much different. Gun control does not work and never will only Nazi's believe in gun control.

Try real hard to wrap your little pea brain around this scenario...you've got a theater full of rednecks packing heat...someone from outside comes in and starts shooting...all your redneck gun-toters take their guns out of their holsters...they start shooting in a dark theater...the death toll is astronomical...redneck gun-toters shoot other redneck gun-toters, as well as other movie-goers...great plan, wooooooster! Wonder when you are going to start thinking with your whole brain.

I know it's been the way Congress works and it's been used to compromise and get support for legislation. It has also been used to destroy support for legislation. Personally, I thinks it's time to put an end to it. Each bill should be a stand alone and any amendments should relate directly to the bill.

Oh I'd love to see debate on this legislation out in public and played in prime time so I could see the NRA's stooges try to explain why anyone really needs high capacity magazines. In case it takes you 100 rounds to kill a deer?

The psychology of it is both so obvious and so pathetic it doesn't need explaining.

Simple Franklin,
The progressive liberal left anti-American's of academia caused another tragedy, this nutcase was under the medical care of the Universities top shrink and what a failure she is.... When there are criminals I will defend myself, The second amendment was not for hunting it is for our protection against criminals foreign and domestic, self defense. This took place in a "gun free zone", gun control cost lives. BAN gun free zones.

Gosh thought I was watching Fox news. You people are suposed to get it right your track record is not so good. It is not gun control to limit magazines and ammo. You make it sound like someone is coming to get our guns and it is not true. You might want to just report the news anything else is just irresponsible.

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