Obviously, politicians aren’t supposed to question whether gun control works, especially not so bluntly. But Christie wasn’t going to support new laws just for the sake of “doing something.”
“This is the very embodiment of reform in name only,” Christie noted in his veto. “It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence.”
Christie’s reasoning has driven many critics crazy. Former Republican congressman and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed Christie as making one of the “stupidest arguments” he’s ever heard. In Sunday’s Star-Ledger (“One Gov. to another: A missed opportunity”), Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy took the unusual step of unloading on him in an opinion piece, calling the decision “appalling” and “callous,” accusing Christie of doing it for “personal political aspirations,” and that the decision defied “common sense.”
But there is a reason that gun control supporters, such as Malloy, don’t provide evidence that Christie is factually in the wrong. There have been plenty of studies on assault weapon bans by criminologists and economists alike, but there isn’t any evidence that limiting magazine size helps fight crime.
Take the work of two criminology professors, Chris Koper and Jeff Roth. They were hired by the Clinton administration to evaluate the original assault weapons ban, which limited magazines to 10 bullets. They found: “the evidence is not strong enough for us to conclude that there was any meaningful effect (i.e., that the effect was different from zero).”
As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world’s law givers and each one is facing one in the middle. Who is facing forward with a full frontal view? It is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments.
DID YOU KNOW?
As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.
DID YOU KNOW?
As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall, right above where the Supreme Court Judges sit, a display of The Ten Commandments.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington , D.C.
DID YOU KNOW?
James Madison, the fourth president, known as ’The Father of Our Constitution’ made the Following Statement: ’We have staked the whole of all our political Institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.’
DID YOU KNOW?
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.
DID YOU KNOW?
Fifty-two of the 55 founders of the Constitution were members of the established Orthodox churches in the colonies.
DID YOU KNOW?
Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and instead of Interpreting the law Would begin making law and Oligarchy: the rule of few over many.
How then, have we gotten to the point that everything we have done for 220 years in this Country is now suddenly wrong and Unconstitutional?
A woman should only get an abortion if the infant (or mistake in this case) was physically and/or mentally disabled in anyway, other than minor things like ADHD, or (strictly) Aspergers, they at least have some worth to them.
That’s very Progressive of you. That’s the same mentality Hitler and the Nazis had back in the day, which they learned from the early 20th century American Progressives (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, etc.)
Look up eugenics and it’s history. If you still feel the same way, well, that’s sad.
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Fortunes highest paid man is listed as making 378 million whereas the highest paid woman is making 43 million.
Yes, that is true (though Catz earned over $50 million). But when you take into account that man is Tim Cook (the CEO of Apple) and that woman is Safra Catz (the president of Oracle), it makes a little more sense.
Apple’s worth: $624 billion
Oracle’s worth: $45 billion
I can see why one would be paid more. How about we try that one again, shall we?
Andrew Tahmooressi broke the law and he has to take the responsibility, you should be more concerned about the deported US army vets. Have a good day
And you should educate yourself before talking.
Andrew Tahmooressi made a wrong turn while on his way to his new duty station and ended up in line to enter Mexico. After explaining his situation to the local PD dispatcher, and again to the Mexican border patrol, he was initially allowed to turn around and head back into the US. As he was waiting to be cleared through the gate, a Mexican military officer came and started questioning him. After what amounts to the Mexican military officer shaking Tahmooressi down for a bribe, he was told he could not leave. It all boils down to corruption and political theater.
As for the vets being deported: I donate my time and money to several vet organizations that are actively fighting this very issue. What are you doing?
The 30,000 people living in Yumen in the northwestern province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said.
The 38-year-old victim died last Wednesday, the report said, and had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal which lives on grasslands and is related to the squirrel.
"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," the report added.
"Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition."
CCTV said “authorities are not allowing anyone to leave”, although a previous report by the China Daily newspaper said “four quarantine sectors” had been set up in the city.
Wonderful sane person, have you ever heard of Red Skelton's bit on the Pledge of Allegiance? He goes through and explains it word-by-word. My history teacher showed it to me and I thought you might enjoy it.
I believe I have, yes. Btw, I’m no fan of the pledge’s origins.
Eleven out of 12 fake applications for government-subsidized health insurance got through a verification process and the bogus beneficiaries are still covered, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.
The GAO launched the sting to check to see how well the Obamacare process checks for counterfeit applications. The results were messy, GAO’s Seto Bagdoyan says in testimony prepared for a hearing Wednesday of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee.
“The federal marketplace approved coverage for 11 of our 12 fictitious applicants who initially applied online, or by telephone,” Bagdoyan, who directs GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, said in testimony obtained by NBC News.
Just in case there’s any liberals following me from when my page mainly focused on music, let me clear the air.
I kill game animals. I eat game animals. I own firearms. I was once using lovely pelts to make random accessories. I support the military 100%. I believe the hobby lobby verdict was CORRECT AND VALID. I also listen to SLAYER. Now that you’re sheltered mind is fuming of contradicting thoughts…let the hate debate begin.
I’m the same way, except I like Bob’s Burgers and Avenged Sevenfold. lol
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Republicans are scary but republicans under the age of 20 are even scarier
Yeah liberals are terrified of educated youth
did your dad tell you that
Conservative Stigma at work ladies and gentlemen. The liberal is a simple creature and unable to comprehend how youth can stand for small government. Because of this inability, they believe that Republicans are bread through indoctrination and some kind of oppression.
I’m just barely over 20 and I’m VERY far from being a liberal.