Statements about Guns
Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., celebrates gun ownership even in the face of school shootings.
"Even members of the NRA, when they were polled recently, were under the impression that everyone has a criminal background check."
Since 1968, "more Americans have died from gunfire than died in … all the wars of this country's history."
In 2011, more people were murdered with knives, "hands or feet" or "clubs and hammers" than with any type of rifle.
In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
Says George Washington said a free people should be armed to guard against government tyranny.
"Connecticut has the fifth toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapons ban that bans 35 different weapons."
"Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting."
"You see 34 people (are) murdered every single day" by gunfire in America.
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
Says the Obama administration plans to ban all weapons for U.S. citizens through international treaties.
Says black women are "fastest-growing demographic group in ... Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses."
Bill Nelson voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, "who signed a Supreme Court opinion saying Americans do not have an individual right to own firearms."
Says that "you can’t destroy the guns purchased in a (gun) buyback program as the city (of Memphis) wants to do."
"Bill Nelson voted for a ban on millions of commonly owned firearms, which included many popular hunting and target rifles."
"Fast and Furious" began under the Bush administration.
Says Charlie Crist "was pro-life, pro-gun and vehemently anti-tax."
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