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Of the 12,644 homicides committed in the U.S. in 2011, 68 percent (8,583) were the product of gun violence. Knives or other cutters were the culprit in 13 percent of cases, or 1,694 deaths, according to the FBI. A big difference.
Irresponsible is the only thing we can say about our right-wing nut jobs from both parties running our Congress. ... Bridges you drive on are falling down as we speak. They destroy our government, country, schools, police force and our aged.
Will the 90 percent that the Gazette says support gun control be there in the next election, or will they disappear?
We need to thank Paul Ryan and the small band in Congress who bravely stood up against the anti-gun tyrants in order to protect our Second Amendment rights!
Since when did Jerry Falwell become principal at George Washington High School? Such a stupid decision at Charleston's "smart" school.
The supporters for tighter background checks said that this was just the beginning. So what's next on the gun-control agenda? Registration or confiscation?
If the Gazette is right and 90 percent of Americans support gun control Palumbo, Manchin should have no problem in the next election. But I think they're in trouble for ignoring the people.
I see a horrible day of reckoning coming for this nation. We have largely become a country of self-absorbed, self-loving, amoral gun-toting narcissists.
Outlaw buying bombs and ricin! Or at least require background checks so they won't be so easy to buy.
Kudos to WCHS-TV News anchor, Rick Lord! His op-ed in Wednesday's paper was spot on!
I was fed up with the local TV news long before Ed Rabel wrote his op-ed. ... Rick Lord's column didn't do anything to change my mind. I had already sworn off watching any of the local news and the only thing I miss is the Spencer Adkins weather report.
The Democrats want to take away our guns. ... Do the research, America!
The fact that the Boston Marathon deaths were caused by a bomb and not a gun is irrelevant and does nothing to negate the argument that we need universal background checks and better gun regulation. Don't be fooled by the NRA's smoke-screen tactics.
Once again Republicans prove they care more about guns than the lives of children. Any future gun attacks should be blamed on them.
I didn't realize that the attorney general was elected for job creation. I thought they were to take care of the state's legal matters.
If a caller got his refund quickly from the state, lucky him. Mine has been more than two months and nothing in sight or ... on their webpage about how much longer it will be.
The "nobody died in the knife attack" people are missing the point. Guns or no guns, mentally unstable and evil people will find a way to attack, injure and kill.
We absolutely have the best Congress money can buy.
I knew it would happen. The day after the Boston bombings, I heard someone on Fox News say that possibly the bombings were the result of President Obama's Middle East policies.
A victory for our constitutional freedom! We will not let our guns be taken or our right to own guns be infringed on by any anti-gun groups, Sen. Joe Manchin or Obama! Fight this hard to put dangerous mentally ill people away and enforce the laws we already have!
Our deepest condolences to the families of those injured and killed at the Boston marathon. Terrorism is just that -- an effort to bring a nation to its knees using terror. Let us draw on our courage and overcome this new form of warfare.
On Monday oil on the stock market dropped almost $3 a barrel. It dropped to $88 a barrel. So service stations, gas stations, we'd like to see a little drop at the pump.
I believe that if our borders had been guarded, our laws against illegals enforced, then the terrorist culture would not be invading our country. If it is not foreign extremists that are responsible for this, I believe their influence is. Now try and take my firearms.