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Ending Gun Violence Requires Commitment, Not All of it Voluntary

LL in La. Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:22 PM
I love the "signed by" phrase with an obvious discounting of the legislators who are behind bills to begin with. Don't try to make a point with the Gipper that doesn't deal with an environment perpetrated by the ACLU, court cases and a host of other factors. Case in point: the trend began before Reagan ever held office reported by the NY Times, hardly a "Conservative" publication: http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/30/science/how-release-of-mental-patients-began.html?pagewanted=all http://www.wordaroundthenet.com/2012/09/common-knowledge-reagan-and-homeless.html
Steve of CA Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 10:52 PM
And the act he signed was named after conservative Republican assemblyman Don Mulford, who introduced it.
Steve of CA Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:19 PM
I do not know offhand, but I do know Reagan signed it. "The buck stops here," said Harry Truman
Ben Linus Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:41 AM
Reagan introduced it? Reagan championed it? Republicans pushed for it?

It was their idea?
Steve of CA Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:47 PM
It was his choice to sign it. You blame only liberals when it was a shared responsibility

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children." (Which is evidently not at all like...