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When Thomas Jefferson first cast eyes on a copy of the U.S. Constitution he recommended a one-year cooling off period for all federal legislation (save for “emergencies”). And for good reason. As New York Governor Cuomo is learning after his suspension of a three-day cooling off period for the SAFE Act, legislate in haste, repent at leisure. That said, in the post-Newtown push for civilian disarmament, gun grabbers knew that time was against them. Still is. To wit: a new CBS poll reveals that “Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down from a high of 57 percent just after the shootings. Thirty-nine percent want those laws kept as they are, and another 11 percent want them made less strict.” Note: this is also a cautionary tale. It seems clear that another spree killing could push support for CD right back up, maybe even higher.

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  1. It seems like the media with their twisted minds and comments wouldn’t mind another killing spree, shameful.

    • While shameful-media does not see it that way. Waving the bloody shirt causes people to demand action. The media abides by Rahm Emanuel’s code-“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

    • Because it’s hard to undo stupid legislation, and it can do damage before it’s undone.

      Best we do our best to prevent as much of it as possible, an such polls help.

      Yes, it’s a civil rights issue. Sometimes civil rights get trampled, or it takes awhile for them to be recognized in the first place.

      Hmmm… Maybe a gun rights march? It’s a lovely image.

      • What we really need is a statement in the Constitution saying that our right to own and carry weapons cannot be restricted. Oh, wait…

  2. Now, if only the gun and ammo manufacturers can just catch up with demand, bring prices back to where they belong and we can resume the growth in gun ownership, as was happening prior to “The Derangement”. We don’t need more guns to be owned, we need more gun owners. Oh, and ammo. We need more ammo. Literally.

  3. Wait wait wait. This can’t be right. Why just yesterday Bloomberg was saying that Americans overwhelmingly want stricter gun controls….He would never lie would he?

  4. I am tired of my rights being held hostage by every madman who goes berserk and is plastered all over TV.

    I am tired of my rights being dictated by the outcomes of polls.

    I am tired of having to keep vigilant against every piece of dishonest legislation authored by these scumbags.

    This is not an issue that is up for debate. It is a civil rights issue. It is an issue of national security, and of the distribution of power between government and citizens. And I’m damn ready to fight anybody who says otherwise, in the polling booth, in the courts, with my wallet, and, if all else fails, with a rifle from behind every blade of grass.

    • RIGHT. Though we can imagine Jefferson would fully agree, this one can’t be attributed to him.

      The Left loves it when we mistakenly misquote. My “progressive” daughter nailed me on one recently and used it to totally derail my otherwise brilliant argument, ouch!

      There are so many spurious quotes bandied about I had to get list to make sure I don’t use one. The links ERIC posted are a great resource.

  5. “Note: this is also a cautionary tale. It seems clear that another spree killing could push support for CD right back up, maybe even higher.”

    Exactly. The ball in firmly in our court to now show that we are in fact committed to trying to reduce violence, and actually doing things that work (or have a chance of working). We will likely face another violence-filled day, and if we are not proactive now we may not survive another barrage of “how many more?” type questions.

  6. Hmmm… Cautionary indeed.

    Hypothetical chain of psychotic thought:

    – I feel like making the history books;
    – a really huge spree killing might make a push for the banning of most guns succeed;
    – this is therefor a great time to shoot everyone on a subway train, because after guns are banned noone will be able to approach my score;
    – I’ll hold the all-time record!

    Not trying to be alarmist here, but right now I do wish that a LOT more people carried.

    • +1, of course if that wish had been fulfilled already then I’d likely be out on the fishing boat vs struggling for my freedom.

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