Flake Works With Feinstein On Gun Control Bill [Poll]

In the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school last week, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announced he is working with Senator Dianne Feinstein to introduce legislation to raise the age requirement for purchasing rifles from gun dealers to 21 years.

Flake tweeted his intentions on Wednesday despite a plea from a grieving father, who called for politicians to avoid politicizing the tragedy. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the Florida shooting, made his plea while participating in a listening session hosted by President Donald Trump.

According to the Daily Caller, “When Pollack took the microphone and told his gut wrenching story, everyone went silent.”

Pollack called on politicians to “work together and come up with the right idea — school safety. It is not about gun laws. That is another fight, another battle. Let’s fix the schools and then you guys can battle it out whatever you want. But we need our children safe.”

31 Comments on "Flake Works With Feinstein On Gun Control Bill [Poll]"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | February 22, 2018 at 3:45 am |

    Our national metal illness problem far outwiegh our national gun problem. Without the first one the second is almost non existent.
    Jeff Flake simply needs to follow Gen. MacArthur’s lead from his famous fairwell address to Congress: “Old senators never die, they just fade away.”
    Please Jeff, please quickly fade away, please……

    The Oracle

    • Heather Dale | February 22, 2018 at 9:48 am |

      At least he’s leaving voluntarily. McCain should follow his example, but his ego won’t let him.

  2. I come back to my original points, its not the gun, its the parents that don’t have a clue how to be a parent. All the laws in the world won’t keep a person from killing others if they really want to commit the act of murder. However everyone has a better chance of parents become parents and just not friends and let their children do what they want. Society would be much better if parents took an active role in their children’s lives instead of just allowing the free reign to do whatever they want. But then again, that isn’t the liberal way and surely not the way the kids have been indoctrinated in the school systems. They simply don’t have a clue they are being used a pawns by the adults that have ulterior motives.

  3. Perhaps it’s time we amend one of the biggest errors Congress has made in modern times… we need to raise the voting age back to 21 (exception to military service members)as well as the ability to purchase firearms. That said, based on the immaturity level of today’s youth, perhaps we should raise the bar to 25 or even 30.

    • Hmmm – we could some other ‘adjustments’ to our inalienable rights as well. How about no-one over the age of 65 can vote or maybe no one under the age of 30 has free speech. Search and seizure – let’s just get rid of that. In fact, the entire Bill of Rights – yeah that’s the ticket, just repeal it.

      • What, Again -Don’t know how old you are but there was a time not long ago when the voting age was 21…until the Democrats decided they needed more votes. Lastly, the immaturity level of young adults is decidedly much higher than previous generations. My inference of raising the age to 25-30 was sarcastic.

  4. No gun control law has ever lowered the statistics of gun violence here in the USA. Teaching citizens to be respectful of one another, to not solve disputes with violence whether by physical or fire arms force was standard procedure not too many decades ago. In nearly every case of school or mass shootings, there were many warning signs ignored by family, friends, police both local and the FBI, and school classmates. Children and adults alike are no longer held to the maxim of accepting responsibility for the things they say and do. Inculcating that maxim into the minds of all US citizens by parents and others in our nation might lower most violence committed with any weapon.

  5. I grew up around guns took my first deer in the back yard with a 35lb recurve fiberglass bow.Distant distant of John Moses Browning. I say BAN all automatic riffles above 22. There is no need for the public to have these just a huge phallic symbol for those that need more. Limit big bore to bolt actions. limit/stop private automated ammo manufacturing allowing for hand reload of personal shotgun reloading. Limit all hand guns most killed by from this point on to 10 round clips. Caught with higher capacity clips will result in seizure of property where the clips were found same as reload equipment.
    Like the citizens just lately pointing guns at fleeing suspects and killing hitting errant rounds. This scares the shit out of me. I have been trained want a personal home protection get a shotgun and learn it. Then maybe think about going farther

    • More ignorance. Our constitutional rights are not based on need and you certainly can’t determine what my need is. For the most part automatic weapons are already banned. You don’t know that?

      A Joe Biden devotee – a shotgun for personal protection? Only if you have time to retrieve it from where it should be safely stored. Won’t do you a bit of good if the bad person is at your bedroom door. And it won’t do a think for self-defense outside of the home. .380 pocket pistol is my preference.

      Who cares what you shot a deer with? You imitating Mario Cuomo?

      • Wayne B (rain) | February 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm |

        Every time someone starts out giving their “credentials” as a gun person you know some anti-gun nonsense is to follow. Good answer.

    • Our friend Mr. Blunt knows nothing regarding crime, gun laws or societal problems. Automatic rifles? What are you talking about? Automatic weapons are 1. rare, 2. exceedingly expensive and 3. require an insane amount of government scrutiny. Additionally, they are never used in crimes. As a matter of fact, long guns in general are used in less than 3% of firearms related crimes. Clips? really? Watching too many Hollywood movies are we?? I could go on, but my cat needs a bath and the mailbox is in need of a fresh waxing. Please stop smoking so many blunts, you’re beginning to sound a little nutty.

  6. It is getting so dangerous out there I need to be ready and get me and 380 CC with it. If I see a obvious transient homeless alcoholic doing a beer run at Circle K I can shoot him in the commission of a crime. GUNS kill in the posession of errant minds in all cases of mass shootings forewarned and foreseen were clear and present. We as a nation pay the highest amount of any industrialized country for its mental care it has not worked as a preventive but solely as a maintenance oversight.

  7. I just wish the fools in Washington would realize that no amount of gun control is going to stop someone who really wants to do harm to others and that any new gun laws they enact are only going to affect the law abiding and not the ones the laws are supposed to be targeting.

  8. Heather Dale | February 22, 2018 at 9:52 am |

    So many violent movies and video games these days. This is what the younger generation is raised on.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | February 22, 2018 at 10:08 am |


    • You got that 100% right and add soft porn music videos and telephones, sexting, etc and most parents don’t have a clue and don’t want a clue what their children are exposed to and how they react to it. Be a parent and not a buddy. We would all be better off but as I have stated before, its not the liberal way. Let them do as they wish and be stupid their entire adult lives. Just the way liberals love them stupid and unable to think for themselves. They then will buy the liberal/Soros line all the time.

  9. If ever there was a man whose name was apropos, it is Jeff the Flake.

  10. The Founding Fathers knew, from personal experience, that a standing army is an instrument of oppression; thus, their reliance on the militia during the War of Independence. They had a regular army but disbanded it as soon as they could.

    At the end of the War of Independence both the militia and the regular army were trained, not well trained, but trained. Both were armed with long and short arms, artillery and cavalry with the militia privately owning their weapons. Now, fast forward to today and the regular army is well trained and armed with rifles, carbines, machine guns, hand grenades, artillery, armored fighting vehicles, chemical weapons and combat aircraft. The militia is not trained, and is armed with, perhaps, hunting rifles and pistols.

    Before you try to drag out the National Guard as the militia, they are not since only the Governor of the respective State can appoint the officers of the militia (US Constitution, Article I, Section 8) and the officers of the National Guard are appointed by the President.

    The militia is, by legal definition, every male citizen in good health over the age of 18 and up through the age of 45, with certain exceptions and additions.

  11. I call BS on Blunt. if you grew up with and around guns, you would know the diferrence between automatic and semi automatic. You would also know that handguns don’t use clips, nor does the AR-15, they use magazines.If you are going to buy a firearm for self defense, can I sugest some serious training before you buy it? If you shoot someone for simply robbing a store, YOU WILL and SHOULD GO TO JAIL. I would also sugest a caliber other than a 380.

  12. Voting age:21, guns:21. Heavy background checks, 3 to 5 day wating period. No bumpstocks, no AK-47 or other assault weapons. Security forces at schools, armed teachers with concealed carry permits with extensive training. Limit the amount of amo you can purchase at one time. Advertise that all schools are now armed…

    • the whole purpose of the background checks was to eliminate the ‘waiting period’ for legal buyers. as to voting age yes 18 is low, but enlistment and at one time drafing at that age was determined to be OK. Kalif still has a 10 day waiting period and ‘assault rifle’ prohibitions, yet san bernadino still occurred! Most stores do limit ammo purchases, wally world, sportsmans, warehouse but its easy to just go to another store to buy a limit, so are you advocating TRACKING of purchases? As to the last couple of sentences, that has been accomplished in some and the left is going nuts about it (except the ammo stuff). Just think if they would tie this in with work requirements to have food stamps?

    • How many times have you heard of bump stocks, prior to Las Vegas? Also, we had the so-called “assault” weapons ban in 1994 that banned all firearms that fell into what liberal anti-gun morons thought were the problem — based on such ridiculous items as looking like a military style firearm, but not being a military firearm. Bayonet lugs, pistol grips and flash-suppressors. Not sure why they thought that made them more lethal. Not a lot of bayonet killings reported. The bottom line is after exhaustive studies by the FBI and Justice dept. it was found the ban had NO effect on killings. They let the ban sunset. So it has been tried and it was a failure. As for bump stocks, I would opine they may have saved lives. There were a number of lulls in the shooting and it is surmised it was because the bump stocks were causing the firearms to jam. Regardless, the number of people shot doesn’t alter the fact there isn’t a mass of people shooting people. It was ONE person in Vegas and ONE person in FL. “One, one, one.”

    • The Oracle of Tucson | February 23, 2018 at 5:11 pm |

      @MaryAnn ASA
      You’ve convinced me, by the way just out of curiosity, could you even pick out an AK47 out of a pile of other non AK47 firearms?

      The Oracle

  13. Mike Styvaert | February 23, 2018 at 1:23 pm |

    Abel’s wife demanded legislation to ban clubs and started a boycott of affiliates of the National Club Association. She failed to realize the fault was with Cain. If all guns magically disappeared tomorrow some deranged soul would use a Samurai sword, mix up a batch of Seren gas, or build a portable lazer in their basement. There is evil in the world. Always has been and always will be. Secure the schools. Should have been done after Columbine but the opportunity was lost to political agendas. Also, have 2 armed guards. One does not seem to work.

  14. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) | February 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm |

    From comments here I’d say the citizenry and non-citizenry are somewhat upset. The “public schools” are befouled pools of ignorance and socialist instruction. This leads to—-egads!—-where we are. Getcher kids outta so-called “school”; teach them to read English, do real math, and learn American history. Practice our rights under the Second Amendment and shoot yer TV.

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