Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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No one proposing banning all guns, abolishing 2nd Amenment

EDITOR: In your Jan. 18 issue, in the long article titled “Gun Control Talk Boosts Sales,” your reporter made this statement, “…there have been calls from politicians across the country to impose stricter gun control or even to abolish the Second Amendment.” Stricter gun control? Yes. Abolish the Second Amendment? No.

I called your repoter, asked for some names to back up the statement, was given one name, Ed Koch, former NYC mayor. I researched this and found Ed Koch in a little video on an ultraconservative Website talking about gun control and stating that he would like to see all guns banned.

So that’s one politician, who currently does not hold office. Yes, Sen. Feinstein and Gov. Cuomo dislike guns pretty much, but neither is advocating banning all guns or abolishing the Second Amendment.

Your reporter’s printed statement is more than exaggeration or misinformation; it is hogwash.

SYLVIA MEDLEY
El Dorado

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  • Paddy O'furnitureFebruary 04, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    Dearest Sylvia, it makes me smile in a sad sort of way when people take the DC Skunks at their word. Politicians very, very rarely tell us the whole truth or even part of the truth when it comes to their true intentions. Do you really believe that the pols at the forefront of this debate (Obama, Biden, Feinstein, Cuomo, Schumer) really want the 2nd amendment to stand intact? Please. "The check's in the mail" and "this will only hurt a little", and so on. Don't watch their lips Sylvia darling, watch their hands; for what they DO tells the truer story than what they Say, and the two are very different. I'm glad you have a purist, Pollyanna view of these folks though, for Dura Realidad is a heavy cross to bear. Best to leave that to others I suppose.

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  • Kirk MacKenzieFebruary 04, 2013 - 7:19 pm

    Ms Medley -- Yes, the MD was/is dishonest. This is in keeping with a long tradition of hyper-partisan "journalistic" hyperbole in our country. Check out the crazy shtuff published by the Gazette of the United States (Federalist) and Aurora (Republican) around the election of 1796. Yes, by the time the first contested presidential election occurred, hyper-partisanship -- in spite of Washington's admonition to the contrary, not to mention the Alien and Sedition Act -- was in full force. It ain't right, but it is part of our heritage.

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  • RichardFebruary 11, 2013 - 7:03 am

    Once again the local NRA member is first to respond.

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  • EvelynFebruary 11, 2013 - 7:13 am

    I do wish the Mt Dem would proofread AT LEAST article headings.

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  • Tom GibneyFebruary 11, 2013 - 8:31 am

    Meanwhile...Ruger is up to 56...S$W is at 9.20 At least I am making money off of the liberal politicians Chevron's holding steady too...Oil and Guns and pharmacuticals....get it while you can cause the biscuit wheels may be burning of the Gravy train soon... Oh and Sylvia, Even Joe Biden knows Gun control won't work..But don't tell Dianne Feinstein that... hehe

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  • DarrinFebruary 11, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Ahhhh, I saw gun control and abolish the Second Amendment in the same sentence. Time to freak out and call everyone names...

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  • 1036-FrankFebruary 11, 2013 - 10:06 am

    Sure they don't mean to abolish citizen's rights, liberals never lie, they never release thousands of felons early for crime sprees, and The Bummer did a great job in Chicago protecting people from violence and Feinstein made San Fran safe, right? All they want to do is make the rest of the country like their safe beautiful liberal paradise cities.

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  • Paddy O'furnitureFebruary 11, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Darrin, what country are you from, buddy?

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  • James E.February 11, 2013 - 10:56 am

    1036-Frank, liberals lie, Tea/Conservatives lie. We all lie, including you, perhaps several times a day. It's the human condition. Well, maybe Monks don't lie because they never talk to anyone -- wait, they probably lie to themselves.

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  • 1036-FrankFebruary 11, 2013 - 11:22 am

    There is something about a Monk's vow of silence I would like liberals to observe and learn from. Something like remain silent if not speaking the truth, this can apply to all politicians for that matter for I favor none who would in any way undermine the founding principles of this Republic and Amendments to the Bill of Rights written so many years ago. And now, as we wrap up one of the few living Medal of Honor ceremonies, remember this, 53 American soldiers surrounded by 300-400 Taliban fighters and the battle they fought and won with valor and arms and air power. The battle will remain legend, as will this battle to defend our Constitution and the 2nd Amendment.

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  • Jack MartinFebruary 11, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    All this back and forth about what Congress can or will do with respect to new laws on purchasing or registering firearms is irrelevant. The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) contains a clearly written portion on the subject, essentially affirming recent SCOTUS rulings anyway. From page 39: "PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.—øAs added by section 10101(e)(2)¿ ‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.—A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to— ‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or ‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual. ‘‘(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to— ‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; ‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or ‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition. ‘‘(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition." If you don't trust the information I've provided, then go for yourself to where the document lives and do a "find" for the word Gun. See the entire document here: http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf

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  • EvelynFebruary 12, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Gun registration? In Utah people are being asked to register their VEGETABLE GARDENS. (No, not an early morning prank.) - HERE

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 12, 2013 - 7:48 am

    the registration of gardens???? . . . . OMG!!! . . . this may lead to somethings like EDC's Agenda 21 Ag tour map . . . .

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  • EvelynFebruary 12, 2013 - 8:02 am

    THIS?

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  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 12, 2013 - 8:15 am

    LINK - more like this "registration" invitation . . . spooky!!!

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