Bob Wheatley
Bob Wheatley

It's easy to believe that the American obsession with the right to bear arms will never be changed but nothing changes without trying and never ever underestimate the power of the people.

Ronald Wolfe
Ronald Wolfe
  • Bob Wheatley

Maybe the need for box cutters should be ban, Some years ago a few men killed 3,000 people with them.. Or maybe. It had to be the law bidding people that did that to.

Clark King
Clark King
  • Bob Wheatley

Never underestimate the tenacity of me,and millions like me, to keep and bare arms! I am a law abiding citizen, who has seen Law Enforcement oppress the ordinary citizen in my own home town and County. Because of my political belief’s in the Founding Fathers core values, I have been oppressed by the Judiciary, Executive, and Legislative branches on at local and State level. Liberty and Justice for all are just hollow words. When I am threaten to be disarmed and not allowed to protect...

Never underestimate the tenacity of me,and millions like me, to keep and bare arms! I am a law abiding citizen, who has seen Law Enforcement oppress the ordinary citizen in my own home town and County. Because of my political belief’s in the Founding Fathers core values, I have been oppressed by the Judiciary, Executive, and Legislative branches on at local and State level. Liberty and Justice for all are just hollow words. When I am threaten to be disarmed and not allowed to protect myself and my family in my own home, get ready to look down the business end of my firearm.

Elsa Silverman
Elsa Silverman
  • Bob Wheatley

It's clear that we cannot, as a people, act responsibly. We have become irresponsible, produced by a society that honors the almighty dollar, and our need to be "free" and unimcumbered, along with a huge dose of lack of common sense. So, I'm with you Clark and Bob. Your not taking away any ones rights, they should have never had them in the first place. Those gun toten folks are NOT, I repeat NOT, the militia, as indicated in the first and second ammendments. I can't think of one good...

It's clear that we cannot, as a people, act responsibly. We have become irresponsible, produced by a society that honors the almighty dollar, and our need to be "free" and unimcumbered, along with a huge dose of lack of common sense. So, I'm with you Clark and Bob. Your not taking away any ones rights, they should have never had them in the first place. Those gun toten folks are NOT, I repeat NOT, the militia, as indicated in the first and second ammendments. I can't think of one good reason anyone needs to own a gun. Get a alarm system and a big dog. And, yippee for my President if he does something that should have been done a long time by those with NO GUTS.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Bob Wheatley

@Clark King -- Wow, you sure sound scary! But I'll bet you look great with bare arms. :-)

Clark King
Clark King
  • Bob Wheatley

Elsa K. Silverman You may want to re-read my post. I am pro gun. Pro private militia, just as intended by the founding fathers. Read the Federalist Papers! Wake up!

David Jones
David Jones
  • Bob Wheatley

But them we would have to outlaw your dog because some unfortunate theif might get bitten. And deprive them of their right to your stuff and your life, God Forbid that happen.

Betty Palmer
Betty Palmer
  • Bob Wheatley

You so called christians why do you need guns do you trust the Lord . I am a christian and I sure trust the Lord.

John Bennett
John Bennett
  • Bob Wheatley

I like it, Elsa. Good for you!

Linda Schroeder
Linda Schroeder
  • Bob Wheatley

and when they come and take your dog away b/c they don't like the breed...then what?
They can take the guns away from the law-abiding citizens....but the criminals will still have them....that is the only reason I need to own one!!!
I have large dogs....8 of them....I don't want them hurt, thank you.

Clark King
Clark King
  • Bob Wheatley

Did David Slay Goliath? The Bible teaches us to stand up against evil people like OBAMMY!

Nick Moffa
Nick Moffa
  • Bob Wheatley

YOU SAID IT, GOOD GOING

Catherine Fabreo
Catherine Fabreo

No to all forms of violence!

Kristen Kendall
Kristen Kendall
  • Catherine Fabreo

yes,no to violence and no to freedoms being taken away but,that is not what this is about this is about the lives that were lost and that it is tragic this is not intended to be a political forum this is intended to help those in grieving over the loss of loved ones

Henry Kim
Henry Kim
  • Catherine Fabreo

No to all forms of staged violence too.

Jonathan Bean
Jonathan Bean
  • Catherine Fabreo

How to end violence should be the question of focus in our discussions.
What do you guys think of screening people for mental disorders and in order to treat them and lower the risk of violent actions by those with treatable mental disorders? We can prevent suicide and murder by fundamentally getting to understand and help everyone's situation effectively.

Kevin Basner
Kevin Basner
  • Catherine Fabreo

and let those that are mentally unstable live alone in the woods, away from society...My job I have currently is making me mentally unstable and want to pick up a knife and kill people!

Jonathan Bean
Jonathan Bean
  • Catherine Fabreo

I do not think separation is the solution. I think treatment is possible for overwhelming emotions. There are good drugs and therapies that I have used to overcome my suicidal thoughts. Make sure you go to the hospital or psychiatrist and tell them how you feel and they can help you with drugs and therapy. Ask for cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. DBT is good for learning to handle those overwhelming emotions. Also what has helped me is existential philosophy...

I do not think separation is the solution. I think treatment is possible for overwhelming emotions. There are good drugs and therapies that I have used to overcome my suicidal thoughts. Make sure you go to the hospital or psychiatrist and tell them how you feel and they can help you with drugs and therapy. Ask for cognitive behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. DBT is good for learning to handle those overwhelming emotions. Also what has helped me is existential philosophy reading. One must have purpose and meaning in this world to keep him from becoming unstable and becoming violent or lose sight of the value of things.

Kevin Basner
Kevin Basner
  • Catherine Fabreo

Treatment doesn't do anything...It hardly fazes, for instance, me.. I don't know what it would have done for Adam Lanza!

David Polk
David Polk
  • Catherine Fabreo

That is exactly what this about, have you ever heard of the UN agenda 21, it states and wants to take all freedoms from people, the taking away of handguns is a screen for what they really want including taking away the right to own any private property, total control of people. In a few years the world wide population will be so great that the world will not sustain them all, someone has to go, the middle class then it will be the rich and the slaves, call me crazy but I dare you to study up on the UN agenda 21, then call me crazy

Billy Angus
Billy Angus

Before this cause was formed, I've already honored.
the folks in Newtown in my musical expression.
around Christmas-time.
People, it's time to dispense with your own.
arrogance, selfishness, and personal ego(s).
and go out of the way to do good deeds for others and.
help make a difference for the less fortunate.

Billy Angus
Billy Angus
  • Billy Angus

C'mon people now...
Smile on your brother...
Ev'rybody get together..
Try to love one another right now~
http://youtu.be/PorQOQRMZUk

David Jones
David Jones

I would like to support those affected by this terrible nightmare in any way possible but cannot sign this petition or any petition that takes away the rights of law abiding citizens and gives the criminal element the upper hand. I carry a gun everyday because it is not only my right but my responsibility to protect. I swore an oth 30+ years ago to protect and defend, and I still live by that oath today. It is the responsibility of the strong to protect the weak. If you don't like guns...

I would like to support those affected by this terrible nightmare in any way possible but cannot sign this petition or any petition that takes away the rights of law abiding citizens and gives the criminal element the upper hand. I carry a gun everyday because it is not only my right but my responsibility to protect. I swore an oth 30+ years ago to protect and defend, and I still live by that oath today. It is the responsibility of the strong to protect the weak. If you don't like guns don't buy one, just let me know and I will promise not to use my evil guns to protect you. It has been said that a person in danger will do two things, 1. call someone with a gun 2. pray they get there in time. You never know it might be me that gets there in time. Maybe I should stop and let everyone fend for themselves and I will only look out for me and mine. Stay out of my rights!

PS: someone below said we don't need machine guns, I don't even know where I could buy a "machine gun" unless I buy it on the black market, oh wait that's illegal, I guess all the criminal need to turn them in to the government. I just bet that is going to happen.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • David Jones

There is nothing in this petition that talks about taking away anyone's rights.

David Jones
David Jones
  • David Jones

James I stand corrected. But my basic point is that criminals don't care what the laws are. And you are right rifles are not the problem. People who use them to do evil things are. (same for hammers and clubs) so why punish the law abiding gun owner. Whats next outlawing hammers and baseball bats?

Annette Allen
Annette Allen

I looked at some of these comments. It made me feel so sad. Those who want guns and the" right to bear arms", enshrined in the Constitution and those who either won't sign the petition, or say how much they hate Americans. I've visited a few big US cities the past 30 years. What is MOST needed is a more equal and just society, more affordable healthcare for those on low or average incomes, and much better mental healthcare. Adam Lanza clearly never got the help he needed, and his mother...

I looked at some of these comments. It made me feel so sad. Those who want guns and the" right to bear arms", enshrined in the Constitution and those who either won't sign the petition, or say how much they hate Americans. I've visited a few big US cities the past 30 years. What is MOST needed is a more equal and just society, more affordable healthcare for those on low or average incomes, and much better mental healthcare. Adam Lanza clearly never got the help he needed, and his mother was plain stupid to have so much weaponry in her home.

IF guns have to be used, they should just be single shot hunting/air rifles. That would be a big step in the right direction. I hope that a really creative solution comes to the people of Sandy Hook and I pray for a more peaceful society for all of us.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Annette Allen

I agree with almost everything you said, except that I don't know how much more could have been done to "help" Adam. His parents had a lot of money and obviously could have paid for the best health care money could buy. There is only so much that can be done for some people and conditions. For that reason, yes, I do agree his mother should never have had all those guns and ammunition where he could get them, let alone actually teach him how to use them.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Annette Allen

James Stewart, until we learn exactly how Adam managed to get his hands on those weapons (i.e. whether they were properly secured or not), I'm going to respectfully disagree and say that anyone who lives with someone as emotionally disturbed as he was should NOT have deadly weapons in their home.

Chuck Mello
Chuck Mello

we owe this to our children! quit making excuses! constitution was signed when a six shooter was considered rapid fire! a vietnam vet, I have used the weapons that were "solely designed for" HUMAN CARNAGE! SO GET OFF IT! I LOST A DAUGHTER! DOESn't FEEL GOOD! WHAT IF IT WAS UR OWN CHILD!

Kitty Plourde
Kitty Plourde
  • Chuck Mello

Putting your garbage on line once was enough, it is more sickening the second time.

Kevin Basner
Kevin Basner
  • Chuck Mello

lol

Horacio La Porta
Horacio La Porta

You, the People of USA have to modified Thte Constitution to eliminate the guns of the streets, , speak to your Cogress, only The State must have guns ( Police and Army), modified the 2ond Enmiend. Love to all of you.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Horacio La Porta

We already amended our Constitution, and the reason we gave the citizens the right to bear arms is to protect against corruption by the state -- the very people you want to give more power to. You need to learn more about our history.

Martin Mellor
Martin Mellor
  • Horacio La Porta

You're quite right, that's exactly what your 2nd amendment is for and it should be protected.

Kim Schaub
Kim Schaub

Taking away our rights is not the answer, this was a Mental Health issue and having health care available to everyone so that families dealing with Mental Health problems have resources would serve everyone alot better.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Kim Schaub

Where does it say anything about taking away anyone's rights?

Lynda Bradshaw Pate
Lynda Bradshaw Pate
  • Kim Schaub

Not all families will deal with mental health isuses even when they know the issues are present. There is still a stigma to mental illness in this country and until we as people overcome this stigma, mental health cannot be addrssed.

Grace Evans
Grace Evans

This is a multifaceted problem with no easy answer Gun control is a small part We need to do what we can to lessen the likelihood that guns will get in the hands of the wrong people. We have look at bullying and its consequences more seriously, we have to examine our culture to better understand the rage that drives tihis destructive behavior We have to look at the gifts, talents and attributes of every person and appreciate and celebrate our differences We have to relax and learn...

This is a multifaceted problem with no easy answer Gun control is a small part We need to do what we can to lessen the likelihood that guns will get in the hands of the wrong people. We have look at bullying and its consequences more seriously, we have to examine our culture to better understand the rage that drives tihis destructive behavior We have to look at the gifts, talents and attributes of every person and appreciate and celebrate our differences We have to relax and learn from one another. We have to embrace what we don't understand with the understanding that we are all God's creation and we are the expression of the love of God on earth. When we fail in this commission, we fail God and our fellow man The consequences of failure to love and care for our neighbor results in hurt, hardened hearts who no longer value life and the living

Pete Lie
Pete Lie
  • Grace Evans

Finally, the most reasoned response I've read!

Grace Evans
Grace Evans
  • Grace Evans

I soo appreciate your feedback It's truly liberating to know you are not alone in what you believe. God bless always. Let's make change to make a difference ! I would love to know your thoughts

Pete Lie
Pete Lie
  • Grace Evans

Hi, Grace, I'd love to talk with you about all this stuff. If you want, we can friend each other on Facebook. I think it would be a little easier to communicate than here! Looking forward to talking!

Grace Evans
Grace Evans
  • Grace Evans

Sounds good to me!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I want to find out first, what you think is common sense solutions and real change - if it it still gun control I'm NOT in, because that is not the root of the problem. The root of the problem is all the psychiatric drugs that these kids are on, that no media will talk about because all the media is funded by the pharmaceuticals - if this petition will address that, which is the real cause, I'm all in!

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Anonymous

So how do you know the Newtown shooter was on "psychiatric drugs"? Frankly, he had far more severe problems than that.

George Hammersley
George Hammersley
  • Anonymous

Beverly Singel Molnar

George Hammersley
George Hammersley
  • Anonymous

His main problem was that he could take an everyday weapon and murder twenty six humans with it.

Bev Molnar
Bev Molnar
  • Anonymous

George, I agree.

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