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Here is what the Bush administration says about Benghazi:
What price to buy congress? Gun advocates have given over $8 million to congressman that voted to block reasonable background checks to include gun shows:
http://www.upworthy.com/here-s-how-much-it-costs-to-block-a-bill-that-91-of-americans-support-6?c=bl3. Add to this the millions in advertising and the multi-million in salaries to NRA spokes persons. Most of this money comes from gun manufacturers. They do not care who buys the guns, they just want increased profits without responsibility.
When a car is found to be in need of a safety feature, such as protection from gas tank explosions, the car manufacturers are held responsible. The technology is available to make guns safer, technology that many guns have, and yet many states, including GA, have passed legislation to prevent consumers from suing gun manufacturers for failure to take these precautions. Our laws make certain restrictions on parents when it comes to decisions about their children. Even a parent is not allowed to buy alcoholic beverages or cigarettes for their children or allow them to drive until 15. You might have an argument about not blaming the gun under some circumstances; however, you should blame the gun and the gun manufacturer when someone can carry a semi automatic weapon with a 100 round clip into a theater and open fire.
kevin - toby: if you think that salaries of the CEOs of public institutions are too high at 400K and 130K, then you must be really upset with the CEOs of smaller companies whose bonuses are larger than that. If you really want to complain about salaries, then you should talk about over paid coaches - the highest paid public employees in most states.
You should read what I wrote and study a little history, like the drastic alteration by the Bush administration to alter a report to support the idea of Iraq having nuclear capabilities. That falsification cost thousands of American lives and countless Iraqi. Did you suggest that we should have dozens of hearings and/or impeachment of Bush?
Cars are heavily regulated. You must learn proper use and pass a test to prove you have the necessary knowledge and skill to operate one. Drivers with certain handicaps or illnesses are not allowed to get a license. Since you want to compare guns and cars - lets have the same training requirements and licensing, renewed at regular intervals, in order to have a gun. Further, motor vehicle licenses are limited. To operate a semi requires additional training. We could give a basic gun license limiting to a single shot 22 rifle then require additional training for higher caliber weapons, pistols and guns with larger capacity. Your prescription drugs are also regulated. No amount of regulation is going to stop all gun deaths but consider how many more car accidents we would have if they had no requirements of licensing or traffic laws to regulate how they are used. Your comparison only puts emphasis on the importance of regulation, even more than just the requested background check expansion and stopping large capacity clip sales and assault weapon sales.
With accidental shootings killing young children every day, we have a gun problem. To claim that guns do not kill people when a 2 year old kills his sister or mother is plain stupid. That child did not make a conscience decision to murder.
What do you call someone that advocates the arming of citizens in preparation to overturn the government? If this is in France, we call them terrorists. If this happens in America, we call them the NRA supporters of the second amendment. Why do people believe that the second amendment is more important than the rest of the Constitution. You cannot call yourself a patriot and advocate arming yourself for an uprising against your country!
Does Woodall think we are stupid? What a waste of tax payer dollars! Getting someone to testify to their "feelings" of events. This is nothing more than attempting to smear Secretary Clinton and the Whitehouse for decisions made. Decisions that may have been the correct call. Why call witnesses that can only speculate as to how decisions were reached instead of calling the ones making the decisions? Isn't it obvious to everyone that this is purely a political witch hunt with no interest in real facts? We need to replace Woodall with someone that is more concerned about America and his/her constituents than any political party.
J DeLoach. Thank you for the moment of laughter that your letter gave me. Such a great shoe of irony! What makes it even funnier is the fact that you were seriously criticizing someone for echoing "talking points" while you are letter only echos the GOP talking points which are not based in fact. Here's your assignment, check out the speech given by Obama from the Rose Garden the day after the attack - his speech clearly indicated that he believed it was a terrorist attack. Next, check out CIA involvement. This is an important point for we now know that this was not an embassy but a CIA stronghold. We also know that the origin of the talking points about the video came from the CIA, not the state department. I listened to part of the hearings on cspan - such leading questions where the GOP constantly assume things that are not factual and attempt to get the witnesses to agree indicate nothing more than a political agenda and a means of wasting time to avoid any serious legislation. The GOP somehow thinks that numerous investigations will smear Hilary Clinton. It is unfortunate that some will fall for their propaganda. You can fight this trap by doing a little research on the facts. You need to do more research on the lack of military support as well - after all, it was the GOP in the House that refused to fund the state departments request for more security for embassies.
Okay, since reason doesn't help you understand, maybe there is a solution that all can get behind that does not involve restrictions. Here is one interesting approach.(unfortunately after a 30 second ad)http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001vxvx4AZxjItWraqx6dtA4DMY7rwNMNUG4Fmt6j8QKr_bX4JrYUh510xabYIzsm8npkaPt9nD3iphVdUgVZehCMZF8bIJJSPxiqnSZKTJYt1WV7nZRadhVyoqtoho--H1TQfhJhxQPJwijADKMDna6XG71avcbVmD_k1VA1BsHwKGtzcOEMBMu93YCz1Bd-eXqZSoyiR6E-VDXD2tWg9tYhM1QvCCLvEbNnLiJU-gxCU=
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