Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3537, June 20th, 2017

First off, I am very sorry that Representative Steve Scalise was gunned down at a baseball proactive. He is in my thoughts and prayers and I wish him the very best.
That said, Scalise has not had a very “Christian” record on gun violence in America. I saw this on Facebook from one of my friends, David Macekura and wanted to share it. (He gave me his permission). While Scalise is a human being who did not deserve what he got, perhaps the other victims since he took office in 2009, whose safety was opposed by his polices, deserved the same.
Fact: In remarks on the House floor in 2013 after a gunman killed 20 elementary school children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, Scalise called the Second Amendment “incredibly sacred.”
“It’s unfortunate that some try to take advantage of disasters to go and try to chip those rights away,” Scalise said.
Fact: Scalise voted along with other House Republicans in January to reverse a federal rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental-health problems from buying guns. The measure succeeded following a Senate vote, and the repeal was signed by Trump in February.
Fact: Scalise is among 148 co-sponsors of a bill to loosen restrictions on silencers that had been set for a hearing Wednesday.
Fact: Over his congressional career that began in 2008, Scalise has introduced four times a measure to ease interstate firearms sales. He has supported bills to repeal gun-control measures in the District of Columbia and to allow people with state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons do so in other states.

Congressman Lou Barletta (Photo: LuLac archives)
Congressman Lou Barletta recently said that members of Congress should cut back on hosting town hall forums after an Illinois man shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.
Barletta  was on WILK and host Sue Henry asked him if members of Congress should "curtail" town halls "until we agree that we need to be more civil."
"I think absolutely. There's no question," Barletta answered.
I heard the interview and Barletta said that his emotions were running high on that day. I get that. 
He continued, "I've been at the end of some of those town halls where the police had to carry people out and I get concerned not only for your own safety, but for the safety of the people who are there, who actually come to be heard and even if you have an opposing opinion, that's great. That's what these events are for, but there's a level, you know, when people cross a line to actually inciting other people and when individual safety becomes an issue then the purpose of doing it is lost."
Barletta, who earlier this year said he felt that in-person town halls had become a "circus." went on to say that he'd tried to find other ways to hear people's concerns, but added that town halls "have become such really, just targets for people to try to incite other people and it's not good."
Barletta who castigated Paul Kanjorski in his run against him in both 2008 and 2010 for having phone meetings (Kanjo had plenty of face to face turnouts) now says face to face contact with his voters should be curtailed.
Barletta hasn’t had a non controlled face to face for years. His events are carefully screened.If you added up the time spent in front of Pennsylvanians by REPUBLICANS Pat Toomey, Tom Marino and Barletta, (I'm being generous here) I bet they wouldn't total 48 hours. 
Just saying.


At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would stricter gun laws have stopped this tragedy? Would it have prevented people from being run down by a car? Knifed? Blow up with home-made explosives?
Until we realize, as your guest poster so eloquently put it, that the cause of violence is the mind of man, we will never achieve any meaning prevention of these types of tragedies.
Take away one instrument of destruction, those that have no respect for life, will find another.


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