Congressman DeSaulnier To Host Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall In Lafayette

February 20, 2018 15:42 pm · 101 comments

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will host a gun violence prevention town hall at Stanley Middle School in Lafayette on Saturday, Feb.24.

Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall:

  • Saturday, Feb.24, 2018
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Stanley Middle School, Multi-Use Room – 3455 School St. Lafayette
RANDOM TASK February 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM

LOL YEAH THATS WHERE GUN VIOLENCE IS HAPPENING
HOW MUCH ARE YOU BEING PAID DE SLACKER
TRY ANTIOCH PITTSBURGH OR YOUR HOME TOWN CONTURD YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF HOW FAR DOWN IT HAS GOTTEN SINCE YOU LEFT ….MORE OPRESSED VOTERS FOR HAND OUTS

Town February 20, 2018 at 4:09 PM

I laughed out loud at that too. Preach in the bubble and not where the problem is.

Anonsense February 20, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Uh, Parkland, Florida, Littleton, CO, Newtown, CT, etc. These are all middle to upper class communities. Parkland was named the safest community in Florida.

Dr Jellyfinger February 20, 2018 at 8:58 PM

So…. Maybe Mark should move the meeting to Blackhawk?

Joatmeal February 21, 2018 at 6:19 AM

What is wrong with supporting gun violence prevention? Who could possibly have a problem with this? Someone has to start the conversation. It certainly won’t be the NRA…or most of the people commenting on this blog post.

Mr White February 20, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Knee JERK, Knee JERK, Knee JERK, Knee JERK,

Rob February 20, 2018 at 4:34 PM

So how many kids need to be slaughtered in their classroom before it’s not knee-jerk?

Is there any upper limit?

The Columbine slaughter was almost 19 years ago…

Jerk February 20, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Rob, Your GROUPTHINK “Solution” is not the answer.

Yogurt February 20, 2018 at 8:05 PM

So we should do nothing hen? That seems to be working just fine.

NunYa February 20, 2018 at 9:37 PM

Yogurt, shouldn’t you be replying as Aspirin here?

Chicken Little February 21, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Yogurt,
Passing more laws banning things doesn’t seem to be working, either. Yet, the left keeps trying.

Elwood February 20, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Mark never misses a chance to jump on the bandwagon does he?

Original G February 20, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Would be hard pressed to find a conservative in that area.
But never fear armed security will be there.

Amy February 20, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Predictable.

Jerk February 20, 2018 at 4:41 PM

“We need to brainwash the public about guns”. – Eric Holder, 1995

MoJo February 20, 2018 at 4:44 PM

He’s just following the Democat’s # 1 rule “never let a good crisis go to waste”

Dawg February 20, 2018 at 4:46 PM

We have more gun laws today than we had 50 years ago, yet there is more gun violence today than we had 50 years ago. Even in the Old Wild West when everybody was packing, there was less gun violence.
Tell me again how more laws will fix the problem?

paranoid pablito February 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM

Dawg nails it! No laws will eliminate evil. The answer is not in Washington DC, and never will be.

Yogurt February 20, 2018 at 8:07 PM

The laws seem to be working just fine. Let’s leave it alone!

I mean, a mass shooting every few months isn’t a big deal right?

Rollo Tomasi February 20, 2018 at 9:27 PM

Yogurt, let us all know when you come up with a way to legislate the evil out of individuals.

NunYa February 20, 2018 at 9:38 PM

How has it been every few months? Man you liberals just can’t make up history… oh wait, you do!

Yogurt February 21, 2018 at 10:37 PM

So again the answer is do nothing? Better background checks, better mental health checks, bump stock bans etc etc

And how long ago was Vegas? How long ago was the last school shooting? Even if it was once a year it is too many.

The fact that we are arguing over laws that will save children’s lives is insane to me.

No one is taking your guns, but making it more difficult for people to have access to them that shouldn’t.

Rollo Tomasi February 22, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Yogurt, did you even what what a bump stock is prior to the Vegas shooting?
Let’s play with the numbers a little. Assuming~30,000 gun deaths per year, a bump stock has been used in 0.02% of gun deaths since it came on the market. Talk about low hanging fruit. I agree, ban the thing. I can create the same effect using my belt loop. Another ban that does nothing but help the ignorant feel better, much like the attempted soda ban in NYC.

NunYa February 22, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Good for you Yogurt. You admitted it wasn’t every few months, despite the Democrat’s narrative. That is the first step towards being a rational person. Good luck with the next steps.

Mariner February 20, 2018 at 4:49 PM

I’m so glad to hear today the Florida House said no to large magazine restrictions and a ban on “assault guns”. They aren’t gonna cave like the pansies in Ca.
Those students think they can all the sudden demand the government obliterate gun ownership and what we all the sudden can’t buy. It ain’t gonna happen…ever.

Go ahead lie down in the streets, maybe Mark should try that…yea excellent idea…

Oh ya know the schools are gun free zones, I guess the signs are no deterrent.

BH February 22, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Yet another chicken hawk too scared to face the real issues…we have a serious epidemic with gun violence in this society. Only cowards run away from making changes to laws. Let me know how you feel when a close family member gets gunned down in cold blood simply because accessing guns is easier than purchasing alcohol.
Laws were meant to be changed with the times. And in case you didn’t realize the 2nd amendment was designed to allow private citizens to carry single shot muskets…not assault rifles which can store tons of magazines. Anyone who owns an AK57 is doing so with the intention with hurting the masses, not “protecting” their family.

BURNBABYBURN February 22, 2018 at 8:49 PM

BH – Let’s get some facts straight. It’s an AK-47, not an AK57. And where in the 2nd amendment does it mention muskets? Assault rifles can typically house 1 magazine, not tons, so I don’t even know what that means. Finally, if everyone who “owns an AK57 ” was intent on hurting the masses, there would millions of dead people.

BITE_ME February 20, 2018 at 4:54 PM

When was the last time a Police station was robbed?
When was the last time a Bank was robbed, that did not have a armed security guard?

It only takes 2 brain cells to fix this.
Problem is most politicians only have 1.

nomansland February 20, 2018 at 5:23 PM

Are you saying the only way to protect the children is to protect the children? Common sense 101.

Mariner February 20, 2018 at 5:14 PM

You cannot argue the fact in ALL school shootings, armed teacher could of stopped the shooter faster than waiting for the cops.

I suppose teachers would rather throw themselves in front of a shooter to be shot dead and the shooter moving on down the hallway rather than defending themselves and students with a gun. I bet you every one of those teachers shot dead wished they were armed to defend themselves. Wake up people, you are on your own the police can’t protect you.

Arm the teachers and get the upper hand.

gunnar February 21, 2018 at 10:27 PM

I tried stating the fact of arming the teachers as well and someone told me I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about by giving an emotional teacher a gun . He acted as thought he knew everything but obviously he didn’t know know that in Colorado they had a vote after the Sandy Hook and they specially taught teachers how to use guns & there are teachers in some colleges that carry concealed weapons.

BH February 22, 2018 at 12:15 PM

Looks like Donald Trump has made a rare appearance on the claycord website? Arming teachers is such a laughable statement on your part.
So what scenario is playing out in your mind for this to work?
Teacher is going through the class material for the day, gunman walks into the building, and the teacher having extra quick reflexes immediately senses danger and pulls out his handgun to take down the suspect? That is not going to happen, Rambo.
Teachers are trained to develop minds and educate young people, not engage in military combat. In your fictional scenario, an armed teacher or even student would not be able to take down a gunman with an AK57 going on a rampage.
At least you didn’t suggest that if a person in a darkened theater has a gun he would have been able to take down James Holmes….oh wait, never mind.

Rollo Tomasi February 22, 2018 at 6:37 PM

AK57? That’s a new one. You know, Claycord now has an edit feature allowing comments to be edited before they are posted.

Boneguy February 20, 2018 at 5:17 PM

I wonder think dishonest Mark will be honest enough to admit his leftist goal is confiscation and control just like the healthcare system? – Probably not.

ManBearPig February 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM

How about enforcing the laws already on the books?

Why not start there?

RANDOM TASK February 20, 2018 at 5:28 PM

soooo I was thinking how about the dem media not grandstand these incidents yes if something happens report it ….yet the media blasts it all over tv and social media making it a statement and not a tragedy
we are talking about hormone crazy kids who have no clue about reality as they are stuck in a bubble at school only what their peers tell them and make fun of them for is how their life goes
families need to be more aggressive about being and talking with their teens to separate them from media hype and online comments meant to stir up emotions and teens are full of emotions and have no idea how to deal with them
start with information friendly advice not dem oh the sky is falling rhetoric
these are children being exposed to internet and tv at a furious pace and parents are not guiding their friends are and we all know how hard it is to get a teen up in arms and emotional right
stop being media grandstanders and talk to your teens watch their media and ask what they feel and how they can deal with it
the dem have taken away the simple task of having to deal with stuff …no one has to deal with anything and figure it out and come to a sensible action ….they go on a web site and loom for what they think is right or touches them emotionally and then act on that ….new moms go to mom groups ….pissed off teens go to pissed off teen groups etc …not very hard to figure out …OR MAYBE YOU CANT DEAL WITH IT YOURSELF and hope everything will work out ….just like the dems and the media want you to do ….hope in one hand and denial in the other

TIFOKCIS February 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM

More guns have worked so well, let’s create more!

How about stopping these quacks ‘doctors’ from medicating everyone that’s depressed over their cactus only blooming once a year or their BFF not returning a text within 15 seconds.

The sissification of the male is only amplifying the problem.

Martinez mom February 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Can not will not support MD. What a waste of taxpayer money. Surely there are better candidates than NP in training 🤔 I’m in favor of banning assault rifles and making a wait period longer, but not being s gun owner or advocate, I certainly don’t have all the answers. Wish I did, but MD is an idiot.

Rollo Tomasi February 20, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Assault rifles were essentially banned for civilian possession in 1986.

vandyposh February 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Congressman,
Do you bother to respond to emails sent to you? It would be nice to receive an acknowledge.

Fred P. February 22, 2018 at 8:42 PM

Over the years, I’ve only received canned email responses from him that never addressed the issues raised.

If he doesn’t say anything, he can’t be held accountable. That’s why he hides behind “issuing statements.”

Useless POS.

foothillsguy February 20, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Bandwagon – a particular activity or cause that has suddenly become fashionable or popular.

Vet1776 February 20, 2018 at 6:50 PM

Right on cue. Here comes the puppet. Markie boy, you need to be your own man. Offer common sense solutions, like hire armed vets to protect schools, install shot spotter technology and automatically locking doors for our schools. Support legislation to install metal detectors at all schools. Stop making schools and other places Gun-Free zones, they are a target. But then again , you and the Dems are not too bright.

Yogurt February 20, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Parkland had 2 armed guards. I’m glad that helped.

Tougher mental health checks is a start. Bump stock recall is a good start also. Federal criminal background checks too.

It’s a start, but can you really give me on good reason we need AR15’s?

Original G February 20, 2018 at 8:36 PM

Yogurt … Is a very large campus with three story buildings and over 3,000 students. Some people dig a little further, pulling up satellite an street view as well as looking for local news outlets.

“The only person trained and armed to fight back against an assailant at Stoneman Douglas is its one school resource officer, a Broward Sheriff’s deputy funded by the city of Parkland. But Maxwell said she doesn’t think he was on campus when the shooting happened.

“I have been told by a couple of sources that the SRO was either called off campus responding to something happening or it could have been his day off,” she said. “They are stretched very thin.””

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-20180215-story.html

Agree on background checks, too many killers slip thru because information is not sent on to FEDs.

Wonder if the Congressman is up to the task of making sure info makes it into database?

Rollo Tomasi February 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Bump stocks. Talk about low hanging fruit. Until the Las Vegas massacre, most people had never heard of them. They’re useless anyway. Got news for you – with an hour to practice I can mimic the action of a bump stock using my belt loop.

Can you give me a good reason we need vehicles that can travel more than 75 mph?

Chicken Little February 21, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Why did Rosa Parks need to sit in the front of the bus? She didn’t need to. But it was her right to sit wherever she wanted, and it wasn’t up to anybody else on that bus to tell her she had to sit in back.

Why do we need AR-15s? It doesn’t matter if we do or not. We have a right to own them as long as we don’t hurt anybody else. And I can guarantee you that taking my guns won’t save a single innocent life, because I’m not a killer.

Amigo - III%er February 21, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Yogurt, have you been anywhere other than CA? AR15 type of rifles are regularly used in the rural areas of many states by ranchers/farmers to control varments (prairie dogs, coyotes, etc). Also for personal protection since, like Concord, police response can be delayed by hours.

Anon February 20, 2018 at 6:58 PM

Why is this an issue about guns? PSYCOPATHS are the problem – how do we help or prevent people from becoming murderers? Let’s talk about solutions to THAT problem first, not about firearms, yet…

Yogurt February 20, 2018 at 8:33 PM

That’s what the mental health checks are supposed to help cover.

Town February 22, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Several calls to local law enforcement and the FBI and somehow AGAIN that information slipped through the cracks. Let that sink in.

Smee February 20, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Wish I wasn’t working, Mark, or I’d be there. Yes, anon, psychopaths are a problem that we need to deal with. But getting weapons designed to kill large numbers of people out of the hands of mentally ill and felons is a more immediate problem. Background checks everywhere, even at gun shows. No weapons of mass destruction. Finally start understanding the majority of citizens that would like common sense restrictions are not necessarily in favor of eliminating guns meant for hunting or personal safety. NRA kool aid at work there.

Clasping Forehead February 21, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Smee, thanks for being a voice of solid common sense.

Rollo Tomasi February 21, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Hunting and self defense have nothing to do with the 2nd amendent.

Mike February 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM

All firearms sold in CA require background checks. Gun shows included.

It’s currently a misdemeanor for a prohibited person (Felons) to be in possession of a firearm. Strengthening & enforcing any of 100s of laws on the book would be a good start.

Rollo Tomasi February 21, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Under California law, I can’t even transfer a firearm to my otherwise qualified child or parent without submitting a form to the DOJ recording the transfer, and that child or parent completing the Firearm Safety Certification.
All transfers to other immediate family members, including siblings, require the participation of a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer who is required to perform a background check and enforce the 10 day waiting period.
By the way, all of these laws were on the books at the time of the mass shooting in San Bernardino.

Willy February 20, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Keynote speaker Leland Yee will be speaking live via Skype from his prison cell.

NunYa February 20, 2018 at 9:40 PM

It is hilarious how that Democrat pushed for gun control until they got caught breaking the law. Then again once a Democrat, always a criminal.

#HillaryForPrison2018

Old Otis February 20, 2018 at 8:40 PM

STICK IT MARKIE!

Anonymous February 20, 2018 at 8:45 PM

This so Mark. Pick a subject in the news and he throws out a press release.

Lorelei February 20, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Come back after you actually DO something…………..

Dr Jellyfinger February 20, 2018 at 9:38 PM

I don’t understand the reasoning here…

17 kids are murdered by an expelled, psychotic student at a high school and Democrats are screaming for more gun control laws, background checks and vetting of those who might purchase guns and outright bans on scary looking semi-auto rifles….
But 3000 people get killed by Muslim fanatics crashing jets into skyscrapers and all the Democrats scream that we can’t restrict air travel to the USA from Muslim countries that are full of fanatics that want to kill us?

CSS February 21, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Well said…

Cautiously Informed February 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Another example of stupidity of the beliefs of liberal Democrats: ” The more laws we pass, the more the criminal element will abide by them.”

CSS February 21, 2018 at 10:58 AM

No hope for California and the sheeple who follow the Democrats…

Mark February 20, 2018 at 9:54 PM

So phony. C’mon, “Gun Violence” = “Gun Control” = Grab every gun in sight. Not happening DeSaulnier. Keep trying to punish lawful gun owners all you want, but more people die from beat by hands and feet than from rifles, so your little chat with the like anti-gun hive minds in Lafayette won’t do a thing.

Vasquez February 20, 2018 at 10:42 PM

A gun is a tool. If you put that gun on a table and leave it it will stay there and never kill one person. It’s only where some deranged person. Picks up the gun that other people die. The gun is not a problem people are the problem. I grew up on the 50s & 60s and never in that time in my life do I remember school massacres. My life as a kid was pretty safe. But I was raised with rules and responsibilities and expectation. I had purpose. Today much if that is gone. I believe the breakdown of the family and to much time. On smartphones has desensitized the youth of today. Many have no social skills and no connection to society. And that is the crux of the problem. IMHO.

NunYa February 21, 2018 at 3:38 AM

Amen

AlwaysBePositive February 22, 2018 at 11:53 AM

What is the job that the AR-15 tool was designed to complete? When a competent consumer buys that tool and uses it the way the manufacturer intended, what task will that tool be used for?

Randy February 22, 2018 at 11:58 AM

A gun is manufactured to kill things. That’s it’s purpose

NunYa February 22, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Randy it isn’t possible to kill an inanimate object it is? So when someone goes to use a firearm for target practice are they killing the target? Maybe the Democrat’s and liberals you listen to aren’t telling you truth.

Waldo February 21, 2018 at 6:46 AM

Funny how all the years the democrats controlled the three branches of government but did nothing on this. Now, it’s a crisis! What jackasses!!!!

No Thx February 21, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Gun Violence Prevention? In Lafayette? Why don’t you go to Pittsburg and have the same stupid, knee-jerk meeting?

Fred P. February 22, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Or North Richmond…. the Iron Triangle..

I’m sure most if the residents are democrats and he would be “welcome” there….

USA February 21, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Yes, let’s please get to the bottom of why this generation feels the need to go out and kill their friends, fellow students and teachers, even brag about it before it happens.

Let’s start at the cause, instead of what means they used. I’d rather not ban cars, alcohol, spoons, pressure cookers, planes, but instead maybe start with how society is broken causing these people to feel the need to be ‘popular’ by getting on the news.

Guns? The only thing that will stop these people ARE guns. Here’s some food for thought. Everytime a cop shoots someone, why is the gun NEVER blamed, but instead the cop is persecuted?

PH Dad February 21, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Excellent comments. The after action reports on all of these incidents end up focusing on the mental health issues and all of the missed warning signs. It’s a breakdown in society and too many kids feel “lost”.
Where to start on fixing the sense of loss and the endemic violence in our society?

Anonymous February 21, 2018 at 9:36 AM

So glad Mark is concerned with saving young lives, except third trimester babies.

Not a Trump Fan February 21, 2018 at 12:25 PM

The difference between saving young lives via gun control measures and third trimester babies is that the young lives killed by guns are decided for them by a stranger while third trimester babies are decided by the person having the baby. Not equatable!! Why can’t 2nd amendment hardliners who don’t want to be told what, when or where they can buy guns want to tell women what they can do with their own bodies? Far more people are killed every day by guns than by abortion. If you don’t want to be told what to do about your guns than what gives you the right to tell any women what they can do with their bodies. You have no idea why someone might need a third trimester abortion but these late term abortions are usually because there is a problem affecting the mother or babies’ life.

BURNBABYBURN February 22, 2018 at 9:03 PM

Far more people are killed every day by guns than by abortion?

Original G February 22, 2018 at 9:38 PM

A total of 652,639 abortions were reported to CDC for 2014.
652,639 divide by 365 = 1,788
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6624a1.htm

“Firearm —In 2014, 33,594 persons died from firearm injuries in the
United States”
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_04.pdf

33,594 divide by 365 = 92

Death by abortion per day 1,788
Death by firearms per day 92

Problem with liberal propaganda,
“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”

Dr Jellyfinger February 22, 2018 at 9:46 PM

More gun deaths daily than abortions?!!!!
That is a bald faced LIE!

USA gun deaths per day average 38
USA abortions each day average 2000

CSS February 21, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Our music celebrates drugs, rape, gangs and murder. Our movies make millions off scenes of crime, murder and gun fights. We teach our children they can do no wrong, then bash law and order and teach them to hate authority. Certain video games teach perverse behavior to our youth. California reinforces not having to accept responsibility or accountability for your actions for fear of inflicting negativity in our youth and condones and encourages drug use.
So…

Patriot February 21, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Mark,

I’m calling you out as INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST BEYOND BELIEF !

Protect our children and our teachers just like we protect money, jewelry and YOU ! With well trained armed personnel. Are our children not good enough for that ? It’s good enough for YOU !

Why can’t you guarantee a safe workplace for teachers? It’s good enough for YOU !

Why must you insist on placing our children in harms way by keeping schools “gun free zones”? YOU don’t work in a “gun free zone.” You have armed protection.

You don’t want a solution for your children. Instead, you want to use this tragedy to advance your gun control agenda. You are sick.

If I’m wrong, then why don’t you call a meeting with the school board TODAY and INSIST that they allow armed protection on campus? Anything short of that is so uncompassionate it makes me ill. Children are dying because of your dishonesty. How can you do that ?

THE 10yr ban on assault weapons was lifted as a result of the study compelled by the ban in which the DOJ determined that the assault weapons ban had NO AFFECT ! We already know gun control does not work. You are so dishonest it’s pathetic.

In the real world, where all of us subjects live, we need the same protection afforded to you. Protect our children like you protect yourself.- With well trained armed personnel.

Mike February 21, 2018 at 11:27 AM

66% +/- of “gun violence” are suicides.

I highly doubt mental health will be discussed by Mark

Town February 22, 2018 at 8:09 AM

” I didn’t call anyone names or talk left or right”.

But you sign in as Not a Trump Fan

Not a Trump Fan February 21, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Wow!! The hate and disinformation in most of these posts is mind-boggling.The lack of empathy is unbelievable. The 2nd amendment was written in a time when the US lived in basically a lawless society and it was appropriate to be able to protect yourself, property and hunt for food. If the guns they had back then were still the kind of guns we have today, there wouldn’t be any of these mass killing events. It is inconceivable to me that in Las Vegas, one man killed 58 and injured over 500 in a 13 minute shooting spree because he legally bought a device that increased his shooting capacity. This is what is unacceptable. Reasonable changes to gun laws could have prevented this. Just the fact that the NRA ranks our elective officials tells you all you need to know about their influence over this issue. A 19 year old in Florida who can’t even buy a beer or handgun had 10 rifles including an AR-15 which nobody needs to protect themselves or hunt with. Only law enforcement and the military should have access to assault rifles. If you are someone who wants to play with these dangerous weapons then maybe make them available at gun ranges to rent. Maybe if universal federal background checks were instituted and universal waiting periods of at least 10 days would give those doing the background checks the time needed to keep guns out of the hands of unstable people. Something has to be done. This is happening far too frequently. BTW, I am a gun owner but I can see the need for change.

Venice February 21, 2018 at 12:53 PM

It’s clear by statements you made that you are not a gun owner.
You’re just another leftist liar!

PH Dad February 21, 2018 at 1:03 PM

You make a few good points, but make one fatal error in your arguments. “Assault Rifles” are illegal for the general public to own. The definition of an “assault rifle” is that it is selective fire and failing to use the proper terminology of “semi-automatic rifle” will cause most gun owners and supporters of second amendment rights to not take you seriously.
There are many different types of semi-automatic rifles on the market that don’t have the look of “evil black guns” which have the same functionality. The Ruger mini-14 uses the exact same magazines as the AR-15 style rifles. It’s considered an excellent hunting rifle and the main difference between the two is appearance…
There are plenty of laws currently in place that should have prevented this person (won’t use his name as a matter of principle) from purchasing any firearm if they had been followed. His history of erratic behavior should have triggered local LE to secure his weapons. Too many warning signs were ignored in this and many other cases like this.
Then there is the whole issue of prescription pharmaceuticals and their “black box” warnings on suicidal or homicidal thoughts. The drug industry puts plenty of pressure on the media to not go down that rabbit hole.

Mike February 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM

None of the mass shootings would have been prevented by a 10 day waiting period.

The 2nd has nothing to do with hunting.
It was written because just before/as the revolutionary war was about to begin, the British realized a disarmed populace is easier to subdue…..
So the British banned (via permits & fees) powder & ammunition.
The founding fathers knew this, which helped to create the 2nd.

Rollo Tomasi February 21, 2018 at 3:52 PM

You may be a gun owner but you’re woefully ignorant in regards to guns.

Not a Trump Fan February 21, 2018 at 4:17 PM

Venice, you are exactly the type of person I was talking about. I didn’t call anyone names or talk left or right. FYI, my beliefs are somewhere in the middle. I am not a liar, I have a few guns locked in my gun safe.

PH Dad, thanks for the terminology lesson. I still don’t think the average person needs to own an AR-15 or anything like it.

Mike, how could you possibly know that a longer waiting period would not have prevented any mass shootings? It’s just one suggestion for a multifaceted solution.

Mike February 21, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Because none of the firearms were purchased days before they were used.

Cy Nical February 21, 2018 at 1:45 PM

Every time DeSaulnier posts, the replies (including mine) are overwhelmingly negative which leads me to a serious question,

Assuming Claycord.com is a cross section of the general population:
How does this clown get elected?

Is Claycord.com a haven for conservatives?
Are Claycord readers smarter and more well informed than average voters?
In his district will voters vote for anyone with a D after his name?

Opinions?

Mark February 21, 2018 at 7:20 PM

The D is what matters. The power brokers meet, decide who’s a good fit in their club, and give their blessing. Bingo, presto, the choice is made. Then the election is held. Every district should be competitive, but that’s the last thing we’ll see in our lifetime.

joatmeal February 22, 2018 at 7:05 AM

@Mark
And how is this different if the candidate has an “R” after their name in a red district?

Citizen February 21, 2018 at 5:36 PM

You people are so critical of Mark!! What is wrong with all of you?
Mark is great, positive and good for our country! I know he is very honest and forthright! He has all the missing qualities of our poor messed up President!! Mark is an elected official that had zero help from the commie Russians! Just get over your loosing spirits! He won!

CSS February 21, 2018 at 6:26 PM

I love your joke!!!

Cautiously Informed February 21, 2018 at 8:16 PM

Platitudes; nothing more.
He accomplishes nothing. He does nothing to make things better. He excels only at making banal hollow superficial statements. The typical inept incapable government official.

Ricardo February 21, 2018 at 8:20 PM

“The second amendment was written in a time when the US lived in a basically lawless society and it was appropriate to be able to protect yourself”; What the hell do you think we have now?? Point 2- I have a 308 Winchester, which to you laymen, is a 7.62 NATO round. It has a beautiful wood stock and it is not black. But it is clip fed and will do everything that “evil” black rifle will do. It was made in 1960 and I have hunted with it for years. But it is not an assault rifle, but again it is not an AR-15. But despite what Mrs. Nancy P says, an AR-15 is also not an assault rifle. An M-16 or an M-4 is an assault rifle.

Unon February 22, 2018 at 12:45 PM

How convenient that they had the sound bytes, talking points all ready to roll out.
Has the Soros fingerprints all over it, like Charlottesville and MANY others.

Of course using the ignorance of the youth – they are the ones who will have to live in and pay for the Police state they are asking for.
Problem/Reaction/Solution.

old-school guy February 22, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Congress did nothing about gun violence when one of their own was shot during softball practice. Not holding my breath that anything will change, but will be happy take my foot of my mouth if laws are changed.

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