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The word ‘assault’ is getting old

June 9, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: Now I’ve heard it all. I was reading the “Warren man faces weapons charges” article in the Tribune when I came across the description of the gun the punk used. It was a “....

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ohcwby

Jun-12-13 4:45 AM

Rezistanceisfutile...How many children have you adopted or fostered? What have you done to help the cause?

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thebear402

Jun-11-13 12:09 PM

I'd like to see a response from the author of the article.

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Billdog

Jun-11-13 11:52 AM

Tom, I gots me an assault boot.

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liemonger

Jun-11-13 6:03 AM

heroi-n

Wow.

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liemonger

Jun-11-13 6:00 AM

"If high capacity clips had never been permitted to be sold, there would not now be an ocean of them out there in every state. "

Right, Einstein.

And when was ****** permitted?

Still see it though.

Get it?

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Rezistanceisfutile

Jun-10-13 10:42 PM

Its caused by big pharma anti depressants/anxiety pills. What about the assault abortion. Somehow abortions pass the moral compass test for the libs who pretend to care about life but love to kill the most innocent among us. What a morally bankrupt bunch of hypocrites.

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FamilyGuy

Jun-10-13 9:07 PM

Instead of worrying about "high-capacity clips" (You probably mean magazines), we should be worried about the ever increasing number of deranged people that you claim are getting their hands on these items.

Is this caused by excessive exposure to violent video games?

Is this caused by the violent movies and violent TV programs?

Is this caused by a deliberate assault on religion especially the 10 Commandments?

We all grew up playing cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, war, and other typical childhood games and none of us ever had a single thought about coming to school and shooting our classmates. Just didn't happen.

In fact the first known incident of multiple school shootings by a young person was about 1975 and that was in Canada of all places.

By focusing on an inanimate object such as a firearm or a magazine, we are truly looking at the wrong part of the equation.

It is the human being that is changed - and not for the better.

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repubslie

Jun-10-13 8:01 PM

My post was deleted but Liemonger responded to it at 1:43 PM today.

If high capacity clips had never been permitted to be sold, there would not now be an ocean of them out there in every state.

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henryviii

Jun-10-13 7:10 PM

Precisely! The next thing to be regulated will be my "assault" squirt gun...

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reallytiredofit

Jun-10-13 6:26 PM

It's damp, rainy and very poor fishing weather, but that hasn't stopped good ole liemumbler from being out there trolling.

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liemonger

Jun-10-13 1:43 PM

"Liemaker, If high capacity clips had never been legally sold, mentally deranged people would not own them in any state in this union. "

Yea, because just like in CALIFORNIA WHERE YOU CAN'T BUY THEM, criminals would NEVER get them.

Get a clue.

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Daniel

Jun-10-13 1:11 PM

So, the next time someone flicks you off, does it then become an assault finger? Um, interesting.

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Jolene13

Jun-10-13 12:44 PM

How about an assault pencil?

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reallytiredofit

Jun-10-13 10:35 AM

Once again the liemumbler and mandatorymullets failed to read the posts. The police are OFFERING, for the parents consideration, the opportunity to have their children photographed and fingerprinted. The PARENTS are then able to decide WHAT THEY FEEL is best for their child. These two twerps along with itisnteasybeinganexcon just haven't got a clue. Never have, never will.

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-10-13 10:24 AM

I posted that item to make the point that it was the story of a California school that was making the rounds on the net -- not an Ohio school, as was noted by my good friend, XWarren, who mentioned that it was an Ohio school.

I looked it up. It was a California school.

Of course, in the coming days, I'll hear one of my Republican friends chortle about some Ohio school where there's a toy gun buyback program -- it's already too late. The story has gone viral.

Once again, for what it's worth, it was a California school, not OHIO.

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neversummer

Jun-10-13 9:04 AM

Some people think all pit bulls are dangerous. Maybe they should refer to them as "assault dogs".

Heck, we could attach 'assault' to just about anything that scares us. Assault ex. Assault minorities. Assault gumment.

Or maybe just stop being so scared of everything.

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chemicalbrother3

Jun-09-13 11:56 PM

didn't read any of the comments, just the article.

well said, tom.

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liemonger

Jun-09-13 11:40 PM

"Fingerprinting and photographing of children will be offered, with the information put on CDs for parents to use, if needed, in a missing child case."

Fits nicely with her nanny gubermant statist position.

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liemonger

Jun-09-13 11:39 PM

"An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons. "

Thankfully, we know she's a liar and not a teacher like she claims to be.

Could you imagine the taint?

She can.

She's a fan.

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

Jun-09-13 7:16 PM

"Playing with toys guns, saying 'I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill said.

Another Bolshevik drawing behavioral conclusions with no credentials or analysis!

Kind of like Defeat!

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WarrenProud

Jun-09-13 7:15 PM

Simple - issue a card just like we do a driver's license to anyone who passes the background check. Without the card, you can not buy guns or ammo. Anyone caught with guns who does not have that card, or anyone selling to anyone without the card is immediately arrested, and after trial spends a mandatory 3 years in prison if found guilty.

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-09-13 6:35 PM

Hill, though, noted a recent case where a little boy in Kentucky used a rifle that was painted pink and accidentally killed his sister. Some toy weapons that he has seen have only a red tip to indicate they are not actual weapons.

"Some of the guns I've confiscated, if they're stuck down in a waistband, the average person would think it's a real gun," Hill said. "I could easily see one of our sixth-graders wanting to fake out someone at a 7-Eleven by walking in there" with a toy gun. "They would think it's funny, but it could turn into tragedy."

Hill hopes the toy gun exchange idea catches on.

"If we want older kids to not think guns are cool, we need to start early," he said.

(So it really wasn't an Ohio school, unless you have documentation to the contrary.)

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-09-13 6:34 PM

A gun rights advocate questioned the idea that playing with toy guns desensitizes children to real weapons.

"Having a group of children playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians is a normal part of growing up," said Yih-Chau Chang, spokesman for Responsible Citizens of California, a group whose goal is to educate the public about the facts behind gun rights.

"While the intentions are obviously good on the part of the school administration, this doesn't really educate children about guns or gun safety," he said. "Guns are used in crimes, but they are more often used in defensive ways which prevent violent crime from occurring in the first place."

Chang also questioned whether toys can look like real weapons.

"Toy manufacturers are forced to paint guns in bright colors, usually orange or yellow, that make it virtually impossible for an officer to mistake it for a real gun," Chang said.

(Ut supra)

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DefeatSBB5

Jun-09-13 6:33 PM

Fingerprinting and photographing of children will be offered, with the information put on CDs for parents to use, if needed, in a missing child case. All youngsters attending will be given a ticket to exchange for a book, Hill said.

Every child who brings a toy gun will get a raffle ticket to win one of four bicycles, Hill said.

Hill said he got the idea for the toy gun exchange from a photographer, Horace Gibson, who takes students' school pictures and who expressed concern about the spate of shootings of young people by police in Oakland.

Hill said police are rightfully fearful of being shot when they encounter so many armed suspects, and there have been cases nationwide where police mistook a toy gun for a real one.

(Ibid.)

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ItIsntEasyBeingFree

Jun-09-13 6:08 PM

Get over it you liberal Bolsheviks lost this debate Gun Control has been tabled!

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