Gun lobby has laid groundwork against any new laws
December 18th, 2012
07:27 AM ET
6 years ago

Gun lobby has laid groundwork against any new laws

Washington (CNNMoney) - A cacophony of calls to change gun laws has emerged after last week's tragedy in Connecticut, and the National Rifle Association has kept quiet.

But no one expects silence from the NRA once President Obama or members of Congress make any move to change the laws.


Filed under: Gun rights • NRA
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  1. Namejess

    We are ranchers in a small town in Colorado,my family have been around guns are entire lives. If someone wants to kill some one enough,im sorry they will find another way. As far as people trying to to our guns what gives them that right? I've never gone to where they live and told them to stop doing something because I didn't agree with it,or I didn't understand it.

    December 18, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  2. Just me

    "Those that give up their Liberty for safety deserve neither " T.J

    Are you people that oblivious. I sleep with a gun next to me every night and I carried one while working for several years my firearms have never jumped up and start killing any innocent people ever. The problem is people you can take the guns away and they will use a knife you can take the knives away and they will use a bat or get creative and look up on the internet how to make a bomb. We need a better education system in this country that would help because better educated people are less likely to commit crimes.

    FYI the school was a gun free zone nothing was stopping this guy from killing not one law stopped him from killing what will more laws do other than restrict the law abiding citizens like me.

    December 18, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. ghostriter

    Yes, let's put guns in schools. Oh, let's not forget the malls and movie theaters. We'll need them in every dorm on every college campus. Parks as well. Now that I think about it, any major city during rush hour is bound to have hundreds of people walking around. We are gonna need more cops. Too bad conservatives don't want to pay them.

    Can the rest of you imagine the backlash had Obama suggested that we post armed guards at schools? They would accuse him of trying to take over the country.

    December 18, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Guns don't kill !!! Never seen a gun shoot anything . The person holding the gun dose the damage."

    Here's hoping you aren't a gun owner. And if - God forbid - you do own a gun ... please sell it immediately.

    December 18, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  5. Vivian S.

    Rick McDaniel wrote:
    Gus are NOT the problem. People are the problem.
    People obsessed with guns and killing are the problem. Guns became drugs now. Take control!

    December 18, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  6. Sniffit

    And the pattern continues:

    One side wants to discuss potential solutions that everyone can live with v. the other side trying desperately to shut down the conversation completely on the basis of there being no possible solutions other than turning our streets and public buildings into spaghetti westerns.

    December 18, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  7. Name

    Its amazing that when the government wanted to pass the patriot act and everybody was like hell no...then conveniently 911 happened this ...wake up people smell the roses, or are you all just a bunch of sheep following the flock.....,pitiful!

    December 18, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  8. Wendy

    Guns don't kill, people kill
    I am SO tired of hearing this. Let me tell you, heroin doesn't kill, missiles don't kill, military tanks don't kill, nuclear weapons don't kill, we should legalize heroin, legalize ownership of missiles, driving military tanks with machine guns, let anyone, any country that want to have nuclear weapons, please have them all. what the hell, they all don't kill, it's just the people. Then we will leave in peace without violence forever because we all are not "Soft Target" any more. You happy now?

    December 18, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  9. Gregory M. Newbold

    I will not vote for any politician that appears with a gun in an ad. I would not marry or date ANYONE that owns a gun. I will not allow anyone carrying a gun [legally] into my business/ store. I will deny favor of any kind to those that even remotely are publicly PRO-GUN. I will shun you. You will pay a price for your infactuation with guns and ammo.

    I`ll bet we can get the 326 MILLION citizens that ARE NOT members of the NRA to mobilize against the 4 million that are.

    Local governments can enact onerous gun & ammo restrictions that make it a nusance to pull out a gun for anything other than the annual deer hunting trip. [BTW, wouldn`t the real sport be to face a deer with a cross bow ratheer than a high capacity GLock?].

    December 18, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  10. Steven Sane

    22 children were attacked in a Chinese elementary school on Dec 14 by a nut job with a knife. This story was not picked up by any liberal news agency since it didnt align with their agenda of guns are bad. If my house is poorly built I dont blame the hammer, I blame the carpenter. Lets take off the politically correct blinders and blame the insane people behind these insane acts.

    December 18, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  11. Brian

    Banning assault rifles, could possibly deter thes attacks, banning violent tv and video games would definitly help. Banning pornography would eliminate many childrens deaths and abuse. Banning alcohol would save more lives than all of the above.

    December 18, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  12. diego

    How many of these commenters are unemployed losers paid by the NRA? As far as I'm concerned, they are on the same level as al-Qaida. I'm not a gun control nut. I own a few. I love the hypocrisy about how we tell other countries they can't have nuclear weapons, but red state lunatics are stocking up for Armageddon. Hopefully the most rabid of them die by their own guns. And if I see one of these fools flashing their guns at me, I'm shooting first.

    December 18, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  13. karh

    Automobile laws are very confining. You cannot drive on sidewalk. If any one carries a gun on the sidewalk that should be illegal too. In countries more like our own effective gun laws have kept hunters hunting and guns shot off the streets

    December 18, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. jpmichigan

    Why does any one need weapons of war on city streets? No one is against guns used for hunting or self protection as protected by the 2nd amendment, but really assault weapons, war weapons!

    December 18, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  15. JustCommonSense

    The NRA is laying low just as a dog cowers when his master catchers him doing something wrong.

    December 18, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  16. lrusso

    People ARE the problem.
    I refuse to give up my rights because you find weapons offensive.
    The NRA is not speaking due to the FACT that all of you clamoring
    To be heard are foolish.
    You have no idea, you are REACTIVE NOT PROACTIVE.

    December 18, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  17. Andy G

    I see several people out here calling for a change to laws because guns are the problem. No, clearly this is not the point. Killing ANYONE is against the law. Laws were in place to prevent this from happening, and a criminal did what criminals always do, he broke the law. What makes you think that passing a law to ban firearms of any sort will be greeted by criminals with any sort of honor? If you outlaw guns, then only the criminals will have them. Do you really think that the government can do anything to prevent things like this from happening? I for one don't. Drugs kill people as well, they have been outlawed, and still yet the government can't keep them off the streets. What makes you think that the government will have any more success with firearms? Immorality is the real issue here, not what law abiding citizens choose to do with their money in the interests of protecting themselves. Sure, guns didn't save the boy's mother, but she of all people knew her son better than most and even she didn't feel threatened enough by what ever the situation was with her son to seek help. Why would she have felt the need to arm herself to defend herself from her own son? Logic people, that is what is sorely needed in our country today.

    December 18, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  18. bob

    When will you people take your ignorant blinders off and stop waiving torches? YOU are the problem. What would you be shouting if a sword was used or a bomb filled truck? We need to get to the root of the problem and that is mental illness and how society has failed.

    December 18, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. Name

    Timothy mcveigh use fertilizer.....lets outlaw that first........cant stop crazy.

    December 18, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  20. BeatlesBiggerJesus

    NRA = Terrorist Organization

    December 18, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  21. joel

    The second amendment is about militias, that is, citizens willing to be in the National Guard. It is not about assault rifles for nuts. It is way past time to have sensible gun control in the US. I will vote for and support candidates who support gun control and hope others will also.

    December 18, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  22. Gregory M. Newbold

    Gun Safes / Trigger Locks Woulda . . . Coulda . . . Shoulda . . .

    A Mrs. Lanza with guns in her household equals her DEAD. Mrs. Lanza without guns in her household means 20 SIX YEAR OLDS ALIVE

    Nuff said.

    December 18, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  23. John Deer

    What is needed is for schools to have the same security as airports, courthouses and other government buildings paid for by higher millage rates for high property values..

    December 18, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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