Good Wednesday 1, May 2013. Thanks for listening to, participating in, & ENGAGING w/ IDECLAIR MEDIA, THE IDECLAIR SHOW…
*We discuss the ongoing battle to bring common sense, (and sanity) to America’s gun laws. WE CALL OUT & CONDEMN Policy/Law Making GUN LOBBY LOYALISTS!
*We listen to President Obama’s first 100 days of his 2ND term presser.
*Your thoughts on NBA’s Jason Collins who recently announced he is Gay. Will players/consumers support Mr. Collins? If not, why not?
Get the President’s 100 day presser, video, and transcript here: http://ideclairmedia.com/president-obama-holds-a-news-conference-syria-congress-guantanamo-jason-collins-etc-life-work-policy-you-ideclair-it/
At the root of Gun Policy MADNESS is this: “THE PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT” As long as gun manufacturers & dealers are not held accountable, responsible, and yes… legally LIABLE, the carnage across America will continue.
MUST READ: Excerpt below.
“Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act”
Date: March 2, 2004
Location: Washington, DC
“PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT”
“Mr. BIDEN. Mr. President, I rise today to make plain my strong opposition to the bill under consideration today, S. 1805, the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” Let me state at the outset, I support the rights of law-abiding citizens to own and appropriately use firearms. But this bill has nothing to do with protecting those citizens’ rights. Instead, this bill is about protecting rogue gun manufacturers that sell defective products and rogue gun dealers who turn a blind eye to suspicious sales and thefts.”
MUST READ BELOW:
“Why Isn’t The Media Discussing The Unprecedented Law Giving Gun Makers And Dealers Immunity?”
It is gut wrenchingly painful to watch Erica Lafferty, daughter of a Newtown, CT shooting victim, Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung at Sandy Hook Elementary, make her case to gun lobby loyalist Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).
Why ANYONE has to be in a position to make the case of bringing common sense to gun laws in America, after her Mom, was slaughtered with 20 precious children, and 5 more courageous Educators, IS EVIDENCE OF THE INSANE POLICIES Americans are living with, and dying from.
WHY ANYONE HAS TO MAKE THIS CASE… IS THE STORY. PREVENTING GUN HORROR IS COMMON SENSE.
THE FACT THAT THE CASE FOR COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS HAS TO BE MADE IS THE EVIDENCE OF THE CHOKING GRIP THE GUN LOBBY HAS ON 46 U.S. SENATORS.
The Gun Lobby Loyalists Senate 46 will be continuously called out! We will NEVER forget. Know That!
SHAMING THE U.S. SENATE GUN LOBBY Policy/Law Making LOYALIST 46, IS NOT ENOUGH. THEY MUST BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE. GET OUT! PERIOD.
“Gun vote stirs passion at Ayotte town hall meeting”
Apr 30, 2013
“The daughter of a Newtown victim confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte during her first town hall meeting since voting against expanding background checks on all commercial gun sales.
Nearly two weeks ago, the Republican lawmaker opposed a compromise negotiated by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. And today in this tiny hamlet in northern New Hampshire, a shouting match erupted as more than a hundred people gathered; many came to either condemn or support the senator’s vote.
Among them was Erica Lafferty, whose mother, Dawn Hochsprung, was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School and was killed in the Dec. 14 shooting. Lafferty began by thanking Ayotte for meeting with her a few weeks earlier, in Washington, immediately after the gun vote.
“You had mentioned that day you voted, owners of gun stores that the expanded background checks would harm. I am just wondering why the burden of my mother being gunned down in the halls of her elementary school isn’t more important than that,” Lafferty said.
Ayotte responded: “Erica, I, certainly let me just say – I’m obviously so sorry.”
“And, um, I think that ultimately when we look at what happened in Sandy Hook, I understand that’s what drove this whole discussion — all of us want to make sure that doesn’t happen again,” Ayotte said.
Ayotte defended her vote at the top of her remarks, pointing to her background as a prosecutor. “Where we are right now, my focus has been on wanting to improve our current background check system,” she said. “Frankly, we have fallen down on actually prosecuting gun crimes and violations of our current background check system.”
She said that addressing mental health and keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill were important going forward.
Ayotte and a handful of other senators are at the center of a nationwide push from gun control groups to maintain pressure for new gun laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
Groups on both sides — from the National Rifle Association to the gun control group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — have focused on her and others in swing states where polls show background checks are popular.
In New Hampshire, the NRA is airing ads thanking Ayotte for her vote. The Bloomberg group has ads running against her. Both sides are mobilizing like it’s a political campaign — Bloomberg’s group circulated printed signs reading “#ShameOnYou” at the town meeting, while Ayotte supporters held the kind of mass-hand-drawn signs often spotted at presidential events.
In a nearby yard, a local resident had placed a large, staked lawn sign with the handwritten message, “Thank You Senator Ayotte.” Atop one corner was the Tea Party’s preferred flag, the yellow snake with the words “Don’t Tread On Me.”
The charged atmosphere was a change from Ayotte’s meetings – generally staid affairs that begin with a PowerPoint presentation on the budget. (She does a lot of them, as she’s pledged to hold a town hall in each New Hampshire county.) At Tuesday’s meeting, she stuck with the PowerPoint, but this time, the opening slides had statistics defending her gun vote.
Normally, attendees said, a few dozen residents might attend a meeting this far from the state’s population centers of Manchester and Nashua, further south in the state. Warren has a population of about 900 people and town administrator Andrew Dorsett describes it as a “pro-gun” place.”
“Kelly Ayotte Confronted Over Background Checks Vote By Erica Lafferty, Newtown Victim’s Daughter”
The Huffington Post | By Sabrina SiddiquiPosted: 04/30/2013
This UTTER INSANITY, MUST END!
“5-Year-Old Get .22 Caliber Birthday Rifle, Shoots and Kills 2-Year-Old Sister”
Gay Rights, are Civil Rights, are Human Rights. LGBT Americans are tax paying citizens, deserving of ALL Constitutional Rights, without exception. PERIOD. IDECLAIR IT!~
“Jason Collins Interview 2013: First Gay Pro Athlete to Come Out Speaks With ‘GMA’”
Apr 30, 2013
“Veteran NBA player is the first openly gay professional athlete in the four major American sports.”
“Transcript: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Jason Collins After Becoming First Openly Gay NBA Player”
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