MikeL, you owe me no apologies whatsoever. If a man is going to debate others he must expect them to take any advantage offered. I do know how to spell, but in the excitement of the moment, my fingers sometimes gets ahead of my mind. Do not worry about it and no thanks necessessy for what ever I did in WW2. It was of MY choosing. I really hope this will not close our debate on this subject as it allows me to further get out information on this subject for which I thank YOU.
MikeL and others, Any further replies on fully informred juries, will you please post them under the thread, "Jury Tampering." I have no desire to further hi-jack this thread. Thank you,
[b]Film highlights mother's gun-law crusade[/b]
By COLIN HICKEY
Monday, April 23, 2007
Cathy Crowley believes her only son would be alive today if Maine had greater restrictions on the ability of young people to purchase a gun.
Belief motivated the Lewiston mother to begin a crusade -- ultimately unsuccessful -- get such a law passed.
It also was the reason Crowley came to Railroad Square Cinema on Sunday, part of a contingent on hand for a free screening of "There Ought to Be a Law,"
[quote="...---..."]Blame the tools not the fools.[/quote]
Some day they will figure out the most painless tool is a plastic bag.
I dunno, Calvin. If I were to go instantly with a gunshot or suffocate slowly inside a plastic bag, I know what my choice would be.
Here's what I just submitted as a comment on the article:
[b]I lost a child [to illness]. It's a pain like no other. I don't agree with Ms. Crowley, but I don't blame her for her actions. I've had 2 high-speed motorcycle accidents and I'm lucky to be alive. My own mother would be happy to vote for a law to ban motorcycles, but the truth of the matter is that both accidents were my fault.
I blame the shameless, pandering politicians for using this mother's grief to keep themselves in the public eye. I blame the press who speak so wisely about guns when they #1 Have an agenda and #2 Don't have any knowledge about the subject, but continue to sensationalize it.
Laws such as these are feel-good laws, designed to make a grieving mother feel better and a politician feel good about their chances for reelection. Waiting periods accomplish nothing unless your goal is to inconvenience as many law-abiding gun owners as possible. Only a politician would be arrogant enough to tell a 20 year old Marine, back from a year of sleeping with his rifle in Iraq, that he needs to wait 10 days to buy a shotgun.[/b]
The MSM loves this story and we wil hear it over and over and over again....
The guilt ridden oft times try to sooth it by trying to blame something else. Ms. Crowley, in this instance chooses to blame the gun rather than her own inability to see the pain her son was in. That she will make others pay is of little consequence to her and the gun haters of Maine. Her sorrow is misplaced and would be better served to help mental health professionals find better ways of identifying potential suicide victims. When guns are no longer available people will still off themselves with other means.
There is another side to the gun controversy, and you won't hear about it from the Mainestream (in this case) media.
Ms. Crowley's feelings are understandable. And so, perhaps, is the reaction of politicians who misread the majority mood. But there's little excuse for the way the media allows itself to be used, partly because it is largely sympathetic to the anti-gun cause and partly because it doesn't realize how it is being manipulated by the people behind this movie.
In fact, it even employs some of them.
Oh, come on mediagrowlie - you don't think the MSM knows it is on board here?
It's news because they made it so.