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  •  Op-ed from the conservative judge (2+ / 0-)
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    Pandoras Box, trumpeter

    who sentenced Jared Loughner. This was Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word last night. (reposted)

    http://www.latimes.com/...

    The Conservative Case for an Assault Weapons Ban
    By Larry Alan Burns
    December 20, 2012

    Last month, I sentenced Jared Lee Loughner to seven consecutive life terms plus 140 years in federal prison for his shooting rampage in Tucson. That tragedy left six people dead, more than twice that number injured and a community shaken to its core.

    Loughner deserved his punishment. But during the sentencing, I also questioned the social utility of high-capacity magazines like the one that fed his Glock. And I lamented the expiration of the federal assault weapons ban in 2004, which prohibited the manufacture and importation of certain particularly deadly guns, as well as magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. continued...

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:42:13 AM PST

    •  that was an excellent article (1+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver

      didn't agree with him on everything, but it was worth a read and a share on my FB page

      thnks

      •  He makes some excellent points (1+ / 0-)
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        Pandoras Box

        but does lose me with this false equivalency:

        I even say it as someone whose feelings about the NRA mirror the left's feelings about Planned Parenthood: It has a useful advocacy function in our deliberative democracy, and much of what it does should not be controversial at all.

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:42:20 AM PST

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