House leader says facts first before any gun bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The No. 3 Republican in the House says Congress should get all the facts about the Colorado shooting rampage before tackling any legislation on guns.

California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was asked Monday about a call to reinstate an assault weapons ban. Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado suggested Sunday that Congress take that step after Friday's shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 others injured at a packed midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."

Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey also is pressing for a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.

McCarthy's comments underscored that proponents of gun control measures face tough opposition in Congress.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:21 AM
    A single gun may jam, carry multiple guns. For protection against criminals, these weapons work well. For protection of foreign entities wearing Blue helmets, this also will get us in to the computers and armories. Calibers such as 50 cal BMG, 416 Barret, and 408 Cheytac, will handle long rang protection. 338 Lapua is ok but these big boys will handle 1 mile plus shots. Top them with Barret, and Cheytac scope computers, put on Night Force scopes. Practice 1 mile plus shots and we will be able to handle many problems that arise. Use a spotter and shooter team. Plexiglas blocks IR frequencies, and plain old sand absorbs radar waves. Good luck.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM in reply to
      You spend too much time playing computer games. See how way better armed Syrian opposition can't do much against not so advanced regular army. With modern military hardware you'll be grilled from the air the moment you pull your toy out. Boys like guns, it's form of compensation. They work good for blowing another guy's brains during the road rage, but not for much else.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:10 PM
    I don't see how stocking on assault rifles and thousands of ammunition can be justified as self defense. If you're paranoid about your safety then buy a hand gun. Just one. Anything above that is a redneck fetish. If you want to protect yourself from the government then rifles will not help you, better study computer networks.
  • by justice2 Location: gj on Jul 24, 2012 at 06:32 AM
    Should there be a law that would allow concealed carry everywhere?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    The liberal agenda of the suppression of freedom is completely responsible for the self-pleasuring tirades of trolls like Funny and myself. Please keep it coming KKCO.
  • by Confused on Jul 23, 2012 at 04:58 PM
    It always amazes me at the narrow minded arguments for gun control every time UNARMED people are shot down. It is contrary to logic. Logically people are most vulnerable for when they have no means to protect themselves. As for the argument that removing guns removes gun violence all one has to do is look at the massive gun control in most of the places where these shootings take place. Including Aurora, CO. As a society we already have massive gun control and excessive gun laws. These kind of attacks really support less gun control. Even in light of this tragedy a very small % of the people in this world are capable of or willing to use a gun to harm innocent people. So the answer seems logical to arm the larger % who are responsible and have a high regard for human life.
  • by Just Say-In Location: GJ3 on Jul 23, 2012 at 04:42 PM
    PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE NOT GUNS! Ban something and only the criminals will be able to get it. The honest, protecting their family person will not and be out gunned again. Maybe 'Government' should look into how to recognize these killer traits in someone and intercede before any deed is done. Oh wait a minute other Countries do that already and have that technology and ability. But do it here and the useless ACLU says we violate peoples rights so those that are sadistic can go and kill anyone they want and permanently violate their right to life. And thats not a violation by ACLU beliefs.
  • by Funny on Jul 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
    Funny how it's all the Democrats who want to push "gun control". And look at the states they run: California, Illinois, New York .. all toilets. But they have Associated Press and the "journalists" on their side.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM in reply to Funny
      You forgot the socialist cheerleaders at kkco
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