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Posted: 3/6/2001 8:40:58 AM EST
VPC: Santana Shooting Proof of Need for Handgun Ban
5 Mar 16:44
VPC: Santana High School Shooting Latest Proof Of Need For
To: National Desk
Contact: Naomi Seligman of the Violence Policy Center,
202-822-8200, ext. 105
WASHINGTON, March 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Today's handgun
shooting at the Santana High School in Santee, Calif., is the
latest incident starkly illustrating the need for a ban on the
most deadly category of firearms -- the easily concealable
handgun -- the Violence Policy Center (VPC) stated today. The
VPC is a national organization working to reduce gun death and
injury in America.
The Santana High School shooting follows last month's
shootings, outside the White House and at a Navistar engine
assembly plant in Melrose Park, Ill. Earlier this year caches
of weapons held by college and high school students planning
copycat shootings similar to the 1999 Columbine massacre were
found by law enforcement officials in California and Kansas. In
1998, there were 2,887 children and young adults, aged 18 and
under, killed by firearms in the U.S.
Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy
Center and author of the new book Every Handgun is Aimed at You:
The Case for Banning Handguns (The New Press/March 2001) states,
"The single bloody thread that runs through these incidents is
the easy accessibility we allow our citizens to the most lethal
categories of firearms, such as handguns. After these shootings
a predictable pattern emerges, we quickly look for a loophole to
be plugged, a limited law that could be better enforced, or
other `common sense' solutions, while never stepping back to
look at the big picture: the freeflow of guns in our nation.
America's gun violence problem will not be solved by licensing
and registration, trigger locks, or lamentations over the evil
in men's hearts. [B]These tragic shootings are America's future
until we eliminate handguns, the tools that make such violence
NEA President Bob Chase on California Shooting:
"Chase said our children need moral direction, but they need much
more: "Our children need a safe and healthy environment, free from
access to deadly weapons."
Sandra Feldman, president, American Federation of Teachers, on the school shooting at Santana High School, Santee, Calif.:
"We know that guns are far too
readily available throughout the country."
I hope they send Naomi, Bob, and Sandra to get mine, I have something for them.[:(!]
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i want to ban vehicles from our society, then there will be no more deaths due to d.w.i. !!!
Ha...the NEA. The National Extreme-left Association. F*ck them.
I agree with your charachterization of these leftists, Imbroglio.
They are so BENT on achieving their agenda, they step over the bodies to get to the nearest microphone.
They are TRULY despicable people. To them, the value of the dead bodies is only in how tall you can stack them, in order to get the cameras rolling and the mics open.
I hate the way they manipulte the stats!
Took them a little longer than I thought that it would this time...
Took them a little longer than I thought that it would this time...
Hell Sarah Brady was making noise yesterday! [:(!]
"...until we eliminate handguns..."
Still haven't addressed illegal firearms, and the firearms blackmarket would increase 1000 times.
Socialist democRats sprewing filth again. When will the Swine speakith?
The evil of communism is that it uses our freedoms and rights as a weapon against us. This book “Every Handgun is Aimed at You: The Case for Banning Handguns” is proof positive that some books need to be banned regardless of what is in the Bill of Rights. Just as yelling fire is not protected by the Freedom of Speech, neither can subversive literature that seeks to destroy our other Constitutional Rights be protected by law. What I am suggesting is that these evil books which are the spawn of Satan should be banned and burned, they serve no legitimate purpose and are only used to harm people and to destroy our great country.
We need to show these enemies of freedom that if they do not stop trying to take away our rights then we will do everything possible to take away what they cherish most. I used to be more or less on the fence when it came to abortion, I did not like it and thought that it was against God but I was willing to support it on a very limited basis like in case of rape. But since most of the people who support a woman’s right to have an abortion are also the same people who are attempting to take away my Right to Keep and Bear Arms, I am now totally against abortion even in case of rape and feel that any doctor who performs an abortion is guilty of murder.
We need to hurt them where they will feel it most and prove to them that anything they do to us we can do to them. The liberals have been hiding behind the First Amendment for long enough. The first amendment was never meant to permit pornography to exist and let the news media and groups like HCI and VPC to attempt to destroy any other Constitutionally Protected Right. Sniper for Justice
Where were these vultures when that 18 year old psycho in Santa Barbara ran over and killed 4 students and critically injuring 1. Or when that Arab than used a bus to run over all of those Isrealies killing 7 injuring close to 20. Where is the massive out cry to ban cars/trucks.
Please explain to me how gun deaths out weighs murder in any other form.
Why is there no outcry to keep schizos locked up in institutions when they refuse to take their medication. Medications that can cause a massive psycho relapse when they stop. Son of Sam, Charles Manson, Mark David Chapman, Ted Kaczynski etc etc, all schizos and now the "Angel of Death" David Attias joins the long list.
Yesterday when I was in the CNN chatroom I kept asking the Communist News Network moderators why didn't they have live on scene continuing coverage about the mass murder committed by David Attius when he ran down 5, killing 4 with his car last week. They just ignored me.
Another thing I brought up when the anti-gun weenies started blaming bush about the incident is where were they after Columbine, Paducah, Pearl, Jonesboro, and Springfield to blame Klinton as after all he was in power during ALL of these major school shootings.
big brother has no idea on where to start with "control" (thier word) of illegal weapons, same as illegal drugs. if so, there would be more emphasis placed on those issues. since they know where the "legal" ones are, for the most part, it is easy to persue eliminating them, and hounding the mfg. co`s into submisiveness, to acclomplish thier "mission" as chaingun points out, the black market,(already huge) would explode! in buffalo n.y., a few years back, a reporter did research on shooting deaths and found that out of 52 murders by shooting that year, 2 were comitted by "legal" guns. the city police,who have attempted to trace avenues of illegal weapons can only surmise that most come from sources in n.y.c.and florida, but as for stoping the flow??? same for drug traffic. there is a shooting almost every night in buffalo.....