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Ban pressure cookers now

April 28, 2013

To the editor: According to reports, the Boston Marathon bombers detonated two bombs made out of pressure cookers and had at least one other in their possession that remained undetonated....

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Apr-28-13 1:53 AM

You have got to be kidding. What will you want to ban next? How about going after the cars, hatchets, axes, knives, etc. GET REAL!!

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Apr-28-13 7:34 AM

Hey Slik, I am sure he is just poking fun at the libs that want to ban the AR's and such. I think it's funny.

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Apr-28-13 10:51 AM

Idiocy. Guns are made with one purpose: to kill. You can't argue that because someone kills with a device not normally intended for killing, we're supposed to see the "error" of forcing people to get background checks for guns. Give me a break. I'm sure the neanderthals who agree with you will find this very clever. Not impressed.

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Apr-28-13 10:56 AM

...and how utterly disgusting to see you use this tragic event to further your own political agenda. I'm sure you were one of the conservatives angry at the libs for supposedly using Newtown to further their political agenda and get everything rolling for gun control. Takes one to know one, hypocrite. Signed, an independent voter tired of this grade-school political mentality.

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Apr-28-13 12:54 PM

Uh Oh.....I'm in big trouble now. I have 3 BIG pressure cookers. 1 is a double decker. I'm just thankful I'm annoumous on these boards, wouldn't want them coming after me. You can bet in the future I will use my canners more discreetly, especially around garden/canning season. Nough said!

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Apr-28-13 12:56 PM

One more thing, I will be sure to lock them up in my safe till ready to use.

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Apr-28-13 12:56 PM

One more thing, I will be sure to lock them up in my safe till ready to use.

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Apr-28-13 2:06 PM

I'm sure the parents of those babies mowed down in Connecticut appreciate your infantile offensive humor.

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Apr-28-13 6:26 PM

I hope it was in jest. I hate to think there's someone out there with that mentality.

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Apr-28-13 6:29 PM

Speaking of agendas, DodgerTime, I think it was an Obama Democrat who uttered those immortal words "Never let a crisis go to waste!" And that's exactly why opponents of the 2nd Amendment tried to moved this legislation now. Ridicule is often the best defense; thanks, Mr. Dubbert.

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Apr-28-13 6:47 PM

What is so hard to understand about "...shall not be infringed..."?

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Apr-28-13 8:44 PM

Whatever you do, Anderson, don't finish the quote. If you had, your deliberate dishonesty would be there for the world to see.

It goes like this:

"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."

Ridicule is indeed the best defense against the dishonest.

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Apr-28-13 10:52 PM

Love it Kevin!! Liberals are perplexed right now. Anybody with half a brain knows the whole gun debate is not about saving one is about govt. control. Unfortunately for us- Americans are stupid- no other way to say it. Hopefully Bruce Braley did not read your editorial- he may bring up the bill tomorrow being the touchy, feely, liberal he is.

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Apr-29-13 8:46 AM

In this particular case, CG, I think that finishing the quote makes it reflect even more negatively on both the person who said it and the mentality it represents.

(when one has an idea of the agenda that they want forwarded by the "opportunity" presented.)

BTW: I'm convinced that the Democrats (credited with the quote) AND the Republicans are both forwarding basically the same agendas overall. The battles are framed in terms of Big Fuel, Food, 'Farma,' or "Freedom" but the marionettes pulling the strings behind the scenes are REALLY forwarding the same agenda that's been motivating them for millenia... Money & Power.

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Apr-29-13 8:53 AM

Oh, and before the Republicans start furiously clicking the "disagree" button... I'll confess AGAIN and remind you that I voted for both Bush presidents... the latter one twice.

You know, the one who used the "opportunity" of 9/11 to benevolently give us the "Patriot Act," the TSA, a couple undeclared, very bloody & expensive "wars," energy from fracking unencumbered by that pesky Clean water Act, and a host of other things that would have Thomas Jefferson calling for another revolution.

Oh, and it was also "W" who used the "opportunity" given him by Hurricane Katrina to ramp up FEMA.

You can decide if the corporations pulling the strings of these R or D puppets are "conservative" or "liberal." The puppets... if they are to stay in the play... lean whichever way the strings are pulled.

If they don't eventually lean the way they are pulled, the are simply replaced by some puppets who will.

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Apr-29-13 10:11 AM

I have so many liberal beliefs but when it comes to guns I tend to side more with the conservatives. While I understand the concern about guns - I don't understand the insistence to blame the weapon and not the person behind it. Adam Lanza was a severely mentally ill young man who did not view the world as we see it...He felt the need to express his anger in the worst possible way and yet no law could have prevented it. We spend so much time trying to place blame on objects and others that we never seem to place the burden on the one who committed the act. I don't blame guns, pressure cookers, knives, or fertilizer - I put the blame where it belongs...on the sick individuals who takes the lives of others. Regardless of what laws you want in place - it will not keep a person who is desperate to hurt others from doing it.

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Apr-29-13 3:22 PM

Cranky, I too wondered if victims could see any humor in this LTE. I know I don't. To the victims and potential victims this is not just about gun owners' rights. Fortunately, a large majority of the country recognizes the NRA agenda has gone too far. We all - especially our children - deserve a balance of safety and lawful gun ownership.

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Apr-29-13 5:28 PM Anderson's defense, he posted under a different name with half-truths previously. At least he's consistent.

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Apr-29-13 6:25 PM

I honestly can't believe there have been this many posts discussing one man's attempt at humor in his defense of overcompensation rant.

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Apr-29-13 7:30 PM

As gssmms note, Cranky, the full quote merely reenforces my point. Alzheimer's. perhaps?

As for you, Fairplay, YOU LIE! I have never commented here under any name but my own. Would that it were a rule here, plus an available CV - so we might avoid all the fanciful ideology-based bloviation and ad hominem attacks.

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Apr-29-13 8:03 PM

What a lame letter. How original: "Since someone used (insert inanimate object here) to kill people, I guess that means they should be OUTLAWED!!" I can't believe anyone took the time to pen something so unfunny and unoriginal. No matter which side of the issue you're on.

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Apr-29-13 8:26 PM

Kevin, thanks for the laugh. The sad truth is congress passes "feel good" laws that do nothing. Its already aginst the law to break the law. How many criminals has that stopped?

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Apr-29-13 8:28 PM

Dodger, knives are made to do one thing, cut.

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Apr-29-13 8:28 PM

Lets see, I think Shaw is from Laurens. That explains alot. It has got to be the water.

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Apr-29-13 9:18 PM

Gotcha Disagree. Guns are made for hunting and you have hunting knives. Guns are made for target shooting. Have you ever thrown a knife at a target? Do you kill a fish with a gun or knife? What were on the ends of rifles to use to kill when in close quarters? We could go on and on, but the simple fact is that no law will stop those that want to break it.

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