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Congressman Bucshon comments on President's gun proposal

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement regarding President Obama's proposal on gun control.

Congressman Bucshon (IN-08) stated, "President Obama offered broad recommendations today that lack specifics or real evidence that the actions he proposed will significantly reduce violence. I believe we need to have a broader conversation about the causes and cures of violence in our society. More emphasis should be placed on addressing mental health issues and how to get proper treatment for those who suffer from mental illness. We should be addressing the poor economic situation some of our citizens are in, as well as the illegal drugs epidemic we are facing, instead of playing politics. Creating new laws while we can't enforce the current laws is simply expanding Government for no reason.

"The founding fathers intended that legislation be passed through Congress with meaningful consideration and debate, not by the stroke of a single pen. I do not support the use of executive order in an attempt to bypass Congress on this issue or any other issue. As a member of Congress, I have an obligation to protect the rights of my constituents, and I intend to keep that obligation."


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A Huge Amen!!!!

-- Posted by TiredofIdiots on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 10:08 PM

apparently he has never been to any of these gun shows or flea markets like croys creek where guns are bought and sold and these so called people for gun rights don't care who they sell to or buy off who do have mental issues are not taken in regard....from what I have seen and heard from him he has no idea of what hes doing and is reaching for straws to blame others to deter the issue for him ,,,,,just another politician for his own personal gain

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Thu, Jan 17, 2013, at 10:35 PM

everyone needs to look at the state of texas and the "fast and furious" approach they may be implementing and taking.

issue at hand: "supremecy clause showdown" feds enforcing new gun laws within the state of texas.

state of texas says they will arrest federal agents trying to enforce those laws within their territory, they will be fined $50,000.00 and jailed for 5 years.

this is the approach indiana and all states should take. basic common sense and the facts will show; the only people they are trying to deprive of gun rights are "law abiding" citizens.

the criminals will still get guns and commit crimes.

"GOD BLESS TEXAS"

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 1:53 AM

but alas mark there will still be criminals buying guns from some of these so called law abiding citizens what about those people that sell these weapons to them

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 3:18 AM

Also back in the late 1700's our weapons was muskets that fired one shot at a time when the right to bear arms was established in the 2nd amendment, our forefathers had no idea that there would be weapons that was capable of emptying a 30 round clip in 3 seconds,,,,, I have weapons myself and when I go hunting it only takes one shot for a kill not 30,,,,, if you need 30 rounds your not hunting jus saying

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 3:24 AM

brazil citizen,

if law abiding citizens are getting guns into the hands of criminals; then they are not actually law abiding citizens, they are also criminals. and it was our own batf that set up all the straw purchases; so does the batf have any liability in this? wasn't it thier idea to do this stupid stunt; which resulted in a texas border agent being killed.

and in the early days the musket was the state of the art weapon. our weapon technology has advanced; mainly due to our government and it's lust for power, a show of force and its tyranical attitude. it is the ar-15 and others like it, today.

what would the forefathers have done when the brittish said, "you can't have a musket, you can only posses a sling shot." and where would we be today, had our forefathers backed down from them?

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 5:04 AM

brazil citizen,

in the death of officer brent long in terre haute; didn't they prosecute the person who furnished the muderer the gun?

didn't the batf pretty much do the same thing? they assisted criminals in obtaining weapons; which resulted in the murder of a texas border agent?

do you think any of them will be charged?

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 5:37 AM

Brazil citizen:

30 rounds from an AR15 in three seconds is not right. Those are semiautomatic rifles you have to be pretty quick on that trigger. The M16A1 is a fully auto will empty a 30 round magazine in that time frame. But the current M16 A2 and M4 carbines fire 3 round burst and that would take 10 trigger pulls in three seconds and keep it on target so that is a stretch. If I were you I would worry about an M1 Grande or an old 03 Springfield it fires 8 rounds and is accurate out to 1000 yards scoped right very accurate weapon. Remember they are tools no more a hammer or baseball bat is very dangerous in the wrong hands.

-- Posted by gibbens on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 5:46 AM

Lawless people by definition don't believe in the law so what makes you think taking weapons from law abiding citizens would make a difference. The lawless will still get their weapons. Rifles are really not used that much in murders handguns are the weapon of choice. Hammers and Knives are use more often than a semiautomatic rifles. Food for thought.

-- Posted by gibbens on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 6:03 AM

don't think I said it was a ar15 gibbens....maybe you ought to go back and read what I said and not jump the gun... be weapons that was capable of emptying a 30 round clip in 3 seconds,,,,, I have weapons myself and when I go hunting it only takes one shot for a kill not 30,,,,, if you need 30 rounds your not hunting jus saying that's what I said and no where did I mention a ar15.....when you sell your gun to someone do you just sell it to anyone not knowing who they are

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 9:53 AM

and further more I never said anything about taking guns from people the people need to be more responsible for their weapons as to the security of it and who they give or sell their weapons to.... the weapon is just the tool of the person of who you sold or gave it to....do you sell your guns or leave them out for 5 year olds sir..... sounds like it

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 9:58 AM

Sorry I jumped in I thought this was a place one could express opinions. But you are right about about reasonable control on weapons but where do you get off implying I would leave weapons out for kids to get or sell weapons to anyone. This is sad very sad.

-- Posted by gibbens on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 11:16 AM

I apologize if I implied that that but in the same token you also implied about me sir and it is a free country and a lot of people forget the first amendment of free speech in this country and it seems to me they aren't worrying about that but their damn weapon...in my opinion freedom of speech is more important that the weapon,,,, isn't that why we had the revoloutionary war , freedom of speech and religion,,,all I can see is we have some ultra conservatives would like these rights taken away and not the individuals choice but dictate how they will decide other peoples choice which I think is wrong

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 5:24 PM

I really don't see how how I tried to imply anything about you or your opinions I believe in property rights and the separation of Local and Federal Government.I really have an issue someone telling me what I can own where I can go. So I really believe the REVOLUTION was fought for freedom nothing more nothing less. The founding fathers put the Bill of rights in to keep the Government from over reaching if you don't wish to have something don't get it. But when another person tells one where to buy where to live and what to say or think we begin to have issues.

-- Posted by gibbens on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 7:56 PM

the bottom line is...

the intention in constructing the second amendment; was to be able to physically defend ourselves from enemies attacking and not to be under the rule of a tyranical government. thus, giving us an avenue to pursue in the protections of our first admendment rights and all other rights that we posses.

as a prior marine, i swore an oath as did every other vet and all current military personel; "TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC."

and what our government really doesn't want you to know is: every male adult in this country between the ages of 17 and 45, military or not are required by law, under the u.s and indiana constitution, federal and state laws and acts of congress; to defend that constitution and give their lives for the country and our people. these males are "the unregulated militia" of the u.s. all other males, not in that age group are considered volunteers in the unregulated militia.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Sat, Jan 19, 2013, at 7:43 AM

as a person who suffers from "mental illness" i am offended that people automatically assume that i am crazy enough to go out and violently kill people. i had my house broken into twice, threatened by a neighbor with a gun, tires slashed, landline telephone wires cut, bicycles stolen...all in a short period of time while living in terre haute. when i called the police, they said I was the crazy person because i was taking medication.

-- Posted by crazysneaker on Mon, Jan 21, 2013, at 4:15 AM

These 2 comments by Mr. Bucshon say it all:

"Creating new laws while we can't enforce the current laws is simply expanding Government for no reason."

"The founding fathers intended that legislation be passed through Congress with meaningful consideration and debate, not by the stroke of a single pen."

Weapons are not the enemy here, folks. PEOPLE are .. as they always have been.

If stiffer punishments were enforced, prisons were prisons and not Club Med, and bad behavior from children was not tolerated or accepted by parents, we would be raising adults who thought more of others, less of themselves and their 'sense of entitlement'.

Our parents were raised this way, I was raised this way. I raise my children this way.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jan 22, 2013, at 11:20 AM

I really like the comment about the musket & the sling shot. & to say 30rds are not needed to hunt is definitely a correct statement. AR-15s are not necessarily hunting rifles... they're protection rifles.

Japan did NOT attack the united states during WWII because "there would be a gun behind every blade of grass" this fear of guns all over the USA keeps us safe.

Remember this:

without the 2nd amendment...

there is no 1st

-- Posted by zpgeib on Sun, Jan 27, 2013, at 7:57 AM


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