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No Gun Licenses for Marathon Bombers

LustForLife Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 10:48 PM
Regardless of what liberals claim, proposed gun laws have almost nothing to do with preventing crime. Their main purpose is to stop people liberals neither trust nor understand from getting objects that liberals neither trust nor understand. Despite the evidence that law-abiding people are almost always responsible gun owners, progressives have decided that guns are unacceptable, and for our own good as well as society's good, we should not and will not own them.
08hayabusa Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 10:56 PM
Here's their real goal:

"Gun registration is not enough."
Attorney General, Janet Reno, December 10, 1993 (A.P.).

 "The most effective means of fighting crime in the United States is to outlaw the possession of any type of firearm by the civilian population."
Attorney General, Janet Reno, 1991 speech to B'nai B'rith in Fort Lauderdale (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 25, 1996, p. 3B).

 "What good does it do to ban some guns? All guns should be banned."
Sen. Howard Metzanbaum.

 "Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed."
Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen.Howard Metzanbaum, The National Educator, January 1994, p. 3.

08hayabusa Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 10:56 PM
"We're going to have to take this one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily— given the political realities— going to be very modest. Our ultimate goal—total control of all guns—is going to take time. The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition totally illegal."
Nelson T. (Pete) Shields, III, founding Chair of Handgun Control, Inc.
Docgmt Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 12:07 AM
Then after the servants are conditioned properly we remove all but the smallest hunting rifles. Yes hunting rifles because they are not hunting rifles they are long range murder stick sniper rifles. Once rebranded as such the people will turn then in happily at gun buy back centers.

The AP reports that the men who detonated explosives to kill innocents at the Boston Marathons and later engaged in a shoot-out with police (after shooting an MIT security guard execution-style) didn't have gun permits, according to Massachusetts state police. 

But wait a minute.  I thought a rigorous system for regulating gun permits was supposed to prevent gun violence (that's what Massachusetts state officials insisted upon passing the nation's toughest gun laws back in 1998).  

It's almost as if the Tsarnaev brothers -- terrorists, murderers, carjackers -- had no respect for the (gun) laws . . .