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Do you think Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will cave and back President Obama next time Congress tinkers with the Second Ammendment?

  1. Yes
  2. Likely
  3. Unlikely
  4. No
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Apr-20-13 3:40 PM

Uh, willgrr (and Veritas, by virtue of his chiming in, which doesn't bother me) I didn't ask you to cite your source. I reminded you that you didn't cite it, then cited it for you. Yeah, I can do heavy lifting when I want to.

As far as demanding things from others, you're doing more than enough cleanup on everybody who posts, plus you seem to enjoy it. Why would I spoil your fun and/or purpose?

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Apr-20-13 10:23 AM

willgrr, you forgot to cite your source.

beaumontenterprise . com/news/texas/article/Sheriff-Storage-unit-led-to-arrests-in-DA-deaths-4447021 . php

The article does mention Eric Williams having guns, but I just didn't see any reference to "Tea Party" at all.

Did it go poof after you "read" it, willgrr? Or was it just wishful thinking on your part?

Your left shoe seems a bit sloppy today. Pull yourself up by those laces, will you?

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Apr-20-13 10:19 AM

willgrr, if the left shoe fits, put it on. The right shoe is there for debate.

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Apr-20-13 9:35 AM

"...90% of the total population (approximately) wanted gun background checks..."

Two posters told me this figure was from a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT on Jan. 31, 2013. This is the poll that Pres. Obama cited, according to Quinnipiac's website.

quinnipiac . edu/institutes--centers/polling-institute/new-jersey/release-detail?ReleaseID=1842

The three states polled were Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So only residents in these three states matter? Is this the only poll taken on the issue? You mean national legislation is to be determined by a poll of three states' residents?

Statistics like these almost seem made to order.

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Apr-20-13 9:23 AM

So the Constitution applies only when leftists want it to?

Yeah, that explains a whole lot.

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Apr-20-13 9:19 AM

The poll being cited on here was taken in three states and that is not a majority of anything.

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Apr-20-13 1:48 AM

We are the only country where majority of votes does not win? Our political system as well as our constitution needs an update!

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Apr-19-13 9:14 PM

My, my, loco, is on the trail of righteousness again. The trail of money poured forth from the NRA and other gun organizations including a half million dollars the day of the vote to the Senators. Say, did you know that 42 of the 45 senators who voted no, received money from the NRA< the sierra club, gun organizations and guess what else--- gun manufacturers. Now about the majority rule thing according to the population. Now, 90% of the total population (approximately) wanted gun background checks... But, the bill was voted down with over half the votes (25) coming from the states with the smallest populations. So much for majority rules and doing what is best for the country. As to Baucus and Heidi, well they ran scared of the right wing minority.

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Apr-19-13 7:58 PM

Well, again, you're right that 680,000 divided by 330,000,000 is 0.00206..., but that's not a percentage. You need to multiply that figure by 100. For example, 35 is 7 percent of 500, but 35/500 = 0.07. Do you see what I mean?

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Apr-19-13 6:50 PM

Veritas, are you in the running for homecoming royalty or something? Why the worry about buttons or lack thereof? Truth...

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Apr-19-13 6:45 PM

I agree. Veritas' point is nominal.

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Apr-19-13 6:27 PM

Actually V, it'd be more like 0.2228(etc)%. You've got to nudge the decimal over two places for it to become a percentage.

Still though, nominal sort of figure.

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Apr-19-13 4:45 PM

Veritas, verbose whining, but whining just the same. And the accusations of bribery are lame unless you can prove it.

I bet Heidi can just feel the love of Democrats out here in podunk.

By the way, good on ya, Senator, even if life ain't fair.

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Apr-19-13 4:09 PM

Namexxx, I think the lessons being learned from families of people "gunned down like dogs" is that they very intimately recognise the problems in America's current gun culture: a thing which encompasses its laws, its attitudes, and to some extent economic conditions. People who needlessly lose a loved person to gun violence tend to support better regulation, with few retreating for their bunkers.

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Apr-19-13 3:40 PM

When your kids, family members or loved ones are gunned down like worthless dogs -- you hoople heathens will change your tune.

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Apr-19-13 1:43 PM

Ahh but VERITAS, my car has "Callifornia Emissions Standards". With only a small fraction of vehicles in ND compared to California we have no smog issues. Yet I have to pay additional dollars for my ND car because of California pollution? Maybe we should leave everything up to the States to decide based on how things are different in each?

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Apr-19-13 11:29 AM

Don't shoot me, I just a messenger!

A quote from 'One Gun Too Few' by Dr. Edwin Vieira dated April 20, 2007:

"First, that all so-called gun-free zones are exceedingly dangerous places. For all gun-free zones amount to self-defense prohibition zones for honest citizens, and therefore free-fire zones for psychopaths, terrorists, and other homicidal criminals. If common sense did not, certainly the experiences documented by researchers such as John Lott confirm that the less gun free an area is (in terms of firearms in the immediate possession of honest citizens ready and willing to use them), the less violent crime occurs there."


Looks like he's been right all along.

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Apr-19-13 8:16 AM

Congress should concentrate more on immigration policy and tinker with that.

Especially immigrants from Chechnya, it would be a good idea to scrutinize the immigration policy concerning immigrants from Chechnya.

Better leave the second amendment just like it is.

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Apr-19-13 7:51 AM

I don't trust her, just like Conrad she lied to us to get elected so why should we trust her now you can tell people like her are lying when their lips are moving...

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Apr-19-13 7:07 AM

Do you think Heitkamp will cave next time twenty first graders are gunned down at school?

There's a special place in hello for you people.

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Apr-19-13 1:54 AM

Obviously, the MDN lacks any intelligence when formulating questions. Most all third graders could compose this questionnaire selection better than the amateur who did. I did not see a question about Berg kissing up to Boehnor or the tea party. Well, I guess he did on every vote and that is why he was turn out despite all the Rove/Koch money.

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Apr-19-13 1:23 AM

Coward, greed or fear. Pick two.

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