Yahoo news notes the anniversary of the Columbine shootings with the gathering of “dozens” of protesters — but can’t be bothered to note that nearly a million Americans protested last week across the country!
Dozens ‘lie down’ at Capitol for Columbine event
DENVER – Dozens of people participated in a “lie-down” at Colorado’s state Capitol Monday to demand stricter gun control and mark the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. Thirteen people representing those killed at Columbine lay like spokes of a wheel at the west steps of the Capitol. They had wrapped blue and white ribbons around their necks, the official colors of the suburban Denver school.
“Dozens”? What’s that — less than thirty? Sheesh — give me a break!
Others kneeled nearby as the names of the 23 injured in the April 20, 1999, attack also were read.
Quite possibly nauseated at the sight of all those liberals making fools of themselves.
Among them was Mallory Sanders, granddaughter of slain teacher Dave Sanders, and Steve Wewer, godfather of slain student Daniel Mauser.Daniel’s father, Tom Mauser, said he realized some might question his appearance at a ceremony with a political, though not partisan, overtone on the solemn occasion. But he said he doesn’t think the country has done enough to stop gun violence since Columbine.
In other words, only 2 blood relatives and a hanger-on our of all the other relatives.
Monday’s event was sponsored by Colorado Ceasefire, a gun control group.
Yes, yes — I know you’re as stunned as I am. What a surprise!
“I don’t necessarily think we need to get rid of guns entirely,” said Richard Castaldo, who was partially paralyzed at Columbine. But he insisted background checks are needed at gun shows. “We need to know who they are.”
Sorry, but we **DO** know who they are. Background checks are already required at all gun shows. Even people who privately buy at gun shows are limited to people who have already undergone background checks. The Columbine kids got their guns by stealing them and by misrepresenting themselves.
Columbine students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, armed with guns and pipe bombs, killed 12 students and a teacher. Harris and Klebold later killed themselves. Harris and Klebold obtained three of the four weapons they used in the massacre from an 18-year-old friend at a gun show, where she wasn’t subjected to a background check. The friend later insisted she believed the guns would be used for hunting or collecting.
And why has this friend not been prosecuted? She got them the guns illegaly — no matter what she thought.
After Columbine, Colorado’s Legislature failed to pass a measure that would have closed the so-called gun show loophole. Colorado voters then passed a ballot initiative to do so. People who buy guns at a gun show must now undergo criminal background checks by a licensed gun dealer, just as they would if they bought a gun from a federally licensed gun store.
The reader who sent me this link added this:
The mainstream press and the “antis” never cease to amaze me. No, No, NO, you cannot buy a gun at a gun show without undergoing the required background check, period! If the dealer selling the gun cannot conduct the background check from the gun show location he can go ahead and “sell” the gun, but the buyer must, MUST go to the dealer’s place of business and complete the background check.
The “gun show loophole” that the lib press likes to dwell on is the fact that some attendees bring their own personal guns for sale, and then sell them to other attendees in a private deal not involving a licensed dealer. Most reputable gun shows prohibit these personal sales on their property out of liability concerns.
But what do I know, I’ve only been a licensed dealer since 1998.
That’s a year before Columbine, all you libs who can’t count.
Well said Colonel.