Supposedly a real gun was found in the toy section of a Target store that had recently had open carry demonstrators parading through the place with all weapons “exposed.”
INDIANAPOLIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Responding to new reports that a loaded gun was found in the toy aisle of a Target in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is today reiterating its call on Target Corp. CEO John Mulligan to prohibit the open carry of guns in its stores. Yesterday Read more…
These are common sense approaches to a serious problem. Will it solve every mass shooting? Of course not, but its a place to start.
I particularly like the notion of reforming the privacy laws. Mr. Kelly was right. NO one would tell him where his son was, because of privacy laws. How ridiculous.
Every time some nut case goes on a rampage, I ask myself what laws could have stopped the killer. In most cases a change in gun laws would have had little effect, other than keeping the seriously mentally ill from being able to get their hands on a gun.
Is this the common grown we have all been talking around?
If this dude is legal, then something is wrong. The entire state of Florida should be shut down for stupidity.
This guy has to win the worst neighbor award.
Richard Martinez will not be silenced. It is very hard, as a parent, not to agree with this man. I think that is what many of us simply do not understand. After Sandy Hook, what more will it take to have some sort of gun reform and some sort of mental health reform? Just what WILL it take?
His rage, sorrow, tenacity and determination seem to be the perfect storm. I hope he is successful in capturing the ears and commitment of America. Tech wasn’t enough. Giffords wasn’t enough. Aurora wasn’t enough. Sandy Hook wasn’t enough. Just what IS enough?
Mr. Martinez’s anguish goes beyond grief.
Richard Martinez said:
Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don’t think it will happen to your child until it does. Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights, what about Chris’ right to live?
When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say: Stop this madness, we don’t have to live like this? Too many have died. We should say to ourselves — not one more.
We can feel Richard Martinez’s anguish. However, There is more to it than craven politicians and the NRA. Is it time to put some limits on who can buy a gun? Right now, pretty much anyone who is in the United States legally who has not been convicted of a felony can buy and own a gun. Should there be more proof of sanity, for lack of a better word? Should there be certification that the potential purchaser at least knows how to shoot the gun and to take proper care of it? We do this for drivers.
Smart guns sound like a good idea, especially for a home where there are kids.
How on earth is a smart gun stripping anyone of their 2A rights? It doesn’t. The NRA is once again, full of it.
I would leave any establishment where assault weapons were visible. Jon Stewart is correct. We don’t know who the good guys are.
I assume that if there is an assault weapon present, I don’t want to be there. Something is going down.
Gun insurance? What a clever idea. Good money maker for the Cooch also. Maybe all gun owners in Virginia should have gun insurance. It should pay for trials and have a little liability in there for the victims so they can heal or get buried.
Is this insurance part of home-owners? What do renters do?
What does the State Corporation Commission have to say about all this?
People’s ingenuity never ceases to amaze me.
Nothing in the Bill of Rights has caused more debate, in recent times, than the second amendment. As written, it seems that there are no limits placed on private citizens. Others would argue that the words imply a well regulated militia. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens suggests that adding 5 words to the current amendment would remove all ambiguity. What do you think?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.”
Your opinion please. Why can’t states regulate guns? The Bill of Rights defines the limitations of the federal government, not the States.
Ted Nugent said:
“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America”.
How long is the NRA going to harbor this racist pig? It’s time for them to fire him and disassociate themselves from Nugent if they want to remain a viable organization. At what point does his behavior simply make the NRA a redneck organization?
Free speech be damned. He can say whatever he wants. At some point, however, the NRA is going to have to take ownership of his remarks as long as he sits on their board of directors. If I were the NRA and the NRA my parents used to belong to, I would want to at least try to sound like the voice of reason.
Additional offensive remarks by Nugent.
Richmond Times Dispatch:
Sales record: Virginia gun sales set a new high for
Black Friday as the number of firearms sold statewide continues to soar
and is just days away from setting an annual record.
Gun transactions in Virginia totaled 3,902 on Black Friday, a 1.2
percent increase over the previous record of 3,856 transactions on the
same day in 2012, according to the latest Virginia State Police figures
of mandatory criminal-background checks of gun buyers.
What is causing this rush to buy a gun? Is there something happening I don’t know about?
Everyone needs to help break Virginia’s record. Go out and buy a gun. Make sure you get a trigger lock while you are at it., especially if you have children in the home.