"Despite numerous times that Obama has spoken of his committed Christian faith" I wonder what they've been smoking? Numerous? Unless they count all the times he disavowed his following Jeremiah Wright. Even if he did claim to be Christian, his actions speak far louder than his words.
A group that pushes the philosophy of "loving yourself and your fellow man rather than a god" is attacking...their fellow man. Sounds like they got things figured out, doesn't it? Useless billboard, Jesus is savior. Sounds more like reality to me.
Pastor in chief? Does that mean we should vote based on the candidates theology? Would it be better to re-elect someone who is pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-sharia and socialist? Doesn't take too many brain cells to figure that one out.
Scott, Public does mean public, but are you willing to have all of your public records displayed openly for others? As the old saying goes,"Fool's names and fool's faces..." Sometimes people do things that become public record, but don't look very good when displayed for all to see. (Example: The DUI you got as a young adult is public record, but when it stops you from getting a job now that you are in your 50's, just because someone happens upon it instead of having to search the records, it isn't much fun.) Let the records be kept, but not displayed, publicly.
"Actually quite a few doctors are refusing medicare/medicaid patients because they need for money for covering country club fees, etc."
The plastic surgeons don't have to worry about that. They take cash up front on their procedures. And the others are taking Medicare that didn't in the past because the other insurance companies are charging them just to be listed as one of their providers. I had one company tell me that to remain on their list, I would have yet to pay them $5000.00 Since my annual income from their patients averaged $3000.00, I dropped off their list. And I have never paid country club dues in my life. But, now that I am in a different field, perhaps I will take up golf.
solutions wrote: "This is not an emotional response it is pure pragmatism since I live in a Country with NO gun shops. Thus we don't have a regular annual massacre."
Do you live in a country that does not have crime as well? Japan took away the gun shops and crimes committed with edged weaponry actually exceeded that previously committed with firearms. Great solution (no pun intended) there. Switzerland, where you can carry your firearm onto public transportation and just about anywhere (Oh, yes! And they do have gun shops.) has had one of the lowest crime rates of any country for many years. Emotional or not, it doesn't add up. Suicide bombers rarely use guns and you can get the equipment to make a vest legally and easily. Bottom line is there is no way to completely eliminate human stupidity, especially when it comes to their treatment of fellow humans, so don't take away our ability to defend ourselves and others in the name of creating a more peaceful society. As was stated at the beginning of this mess: Prayer is called for. Much prayer is called for. Only God can change this. Don't believe me? Ask Cain. He didn't have a gun, nor did he need one to do what he did.
Barry from Ky - Our forefathers did not envision a lot of things. As to why in the world anyone would "need" a 100 round magazine, I hope I never find out.
Josh Stone - Very well said and I agree.
Mike - You may want to check your law book as it might be out of date or specific to New York. 100 round magazines (clip is incorrect terminology) are very legal and are sold daily through a variety of sources (cheaperthandirt.com, etc.)
jpw - We agree on this one. (Except the TSA. I don't think the TRANSPORT Safety Administration would have much to do with this. Perhaps you meant BATFE.)
Rufus - Bravo! I could not have said it better.
solutions - 12 people died because of a single man with a twisted mind, not because America wants anything of the sort. 12 families are mourning because of the death of a loved one, not the ease or difficulty of gun purchases. So, take away all the guns? Great idea. Remove the gun shops so criminals will be the only people to obtain guns. Just because Mr. Holmes obtained them legally does not mean he wouldn't have obtained them by other means if he already had a plan to do this. BTW, 99% of the population who do carry a gun do it to protect themselves and others, not to kill someone
Religious leaders should call for prayer. They should not involve themselves in legislative edicts like gun control, however. Leave that to those who understand what happens when you take away people's ability to defend themselves in a world where criminal activity is on the rise and criminals don't obey gun control laws in the first place.