Kucinich Seeks To Ban Hand Guns In America

Published: Apr 18, 2007
Author: Darren Toms
Post Date: 2007-04-18 14:57:56 by duckhunter
106 Comments

(Cleveland) – Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich wants to ban hand guns in America.

Kucinich is currently drafting legislation that would ban the purchase, sale, transfer or possession of hand guns by civilians. A gun buy-back provision will be included in the bill.

Kucinich announced this move in the aftermath of Monday’s deadly shooting at Virginia Tech.

Kucinich noted in a speech to congress that about 32 people die each day in America due to hand gun related incidents. 33 died at VT.

Kucinich says it’s becoming “painfully obvious” that the easy availability of handguns constituents a growing national crisis of public health and safety, one that he says calls for a powerful, wide-ranging response from congress.

He says the level of violence in our society constitutes a national emergency.

Already this Congress, Kucinich has introduced HR 808, legislation to establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. It would address the issue of domestic violence, gang violence, and violence in the schools, which is reflected in the current homicide rates.

Kucinich notes recent studies that indicate many killers had histories of mental illness. He says the lack of parity for mental health care remains one of the most serious deficiencies in healthcare in the United States.

Kucinich has also proposed HR 676, Medicare for all. It would establish a universal not-for-profit healthcare system, which would provide full and comprehensive mental healthcare.

And some comments:


1. To: duckhunter (#0)

The last UFO that stopped by planet earth seems to have left behind a pet.


2. To: All (#0)

Kucinich is currently drafting legislation that would ban the purchase, sale, transfer or possession of hand guns by civilians. A gun buy-back provision will be included in the bill.

Hopefully this ends his aspirations for higher office.


4. To: duckhunter (#0)

Kucinich Seeks To Ban Hand Guns In America

Dear Jesus,

Thank you so very much for have Dennis run for POTUS again, these campaign seasons tend to get boring and dull. It’s nice to laugh.

Amen


5. To: All (#0)

He says the level of violence in our society constitutes a national emergency.

Three times as many people are killed in many days in Iraq as died in Blacksburg yesterday. Yet we are constantly told we are winning in Iraq. Yet we have a “national emergency” over here. Politicians really piss me off sometimes.


22. To: duckhunter (#0)

Ban colleges from keeping students after their campus police deal with them for stalking other students on campus and they were involuntarily committed by their own parents – like Cho was two years ago – Kucinich. Ban “deinstitutionalization” of diagnosed psychotics, Kucinich. The overwhelming majority of Americans refuse to live in a giant open-air padded cell so that the very-few diagnosed psychotics can roam free.


26. To: garryowen (#25)

legislation that would require a 30 day waiting period plus psychological

testing before a handgun could be purchased.

Would you support the same legislation in regards to conceiving?


27. To: garryowen (#25)

legislation that would require a 30 day waiting period plus psychological

Would you support the same legislation prior to publishing a news article or choosing to practice a religion or wishing to secure your private effects or to not incriminate yourself?


54. To: yukon, garryowen (#26)

legislation that would require a 30 day waiting period plus psychological testing before a handgun could be purchased.

Since you’re supporting those limitations on that Constitutional right from the Bill of Rights, how about a similar limit on free speech?

Sometimes words hurt people, even lead them to do harm to others reputations, careers, even goading them into crime or injury. This menace to our society must be stopped.

Let’s just keep it fair. We’ll keep the same restrictions on the right of free speech as you and many others would like upon the right to bear arms. You have to register to excersize your right to free speech with each excersize you want to make thereof. You must do this 30 days in advance before being allowed to make your statement, if authorized at the end of a background check and waiting period. You will be taxed on this as well. If there is anything that can be construed as psychological problems in your background you can be denied a permit to excersize your right of free speech, to keep other people safe from the harm your words might do. (woulda stopped the Church of Scientology in it’s tracks at least).

Maybe if someone had stood up to this guy and wrapped a chair around his neck when he was reloading, or if someone with a CCW permit were allowed to excerise their *Constitutional Right* to bear arms, this wouldn’t have happened, or would have at least saved some of those lives. Instead, there are those in our society that would rather teach us to cower, line up, bow our heads, and take what is dished out to us without fighting back. Til Americans remember how to fight back (and that we don’t have to be Euro-style Pacifists), madmen will know that they can pull off stunts like this. Same goes for 9-11. The flight where people resisted is the one that never hit it’s mark!


And so on…all over the blogosphere

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