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Donnelly Defends Gun Rights After Colorado Shooting

In response to a call from Mexico's president to review the country's gun laws, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, lashes out on his Facebook page and writes "there is no need to further restrict gun rights..."

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), a staunch opponent of gun control, said on his Facebook page Saturday that "there is almost nothing that we can do about deranged killers like this guy in Colorado" and insists that there is no need for stronger gun laws.

Donnelly, who represents Glendora in the state Assembly, lashed out Saturday in response to a call from Mexican President Felipe Calderon asking the U.S. to review its gun laws after a man with an assault rifle and other weapons killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others in a crowded theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises" in a Colorado suburb on Friday.

Here is Donnelly's full post:

Nothing ceases to amaze me. This is outrageous that the failed nation of Mexico would dare lecture the United States--where gun ownership by citizens is illegal, but gun violence is at epidemic proportions with the Drug Cartels slaugthering 60K people in the past 4 years. For the number of guns in this country, we are a remarkably peaceful people. Unless you are on scene, and armed, there is al...most nothing that we can do about deranged killers like this guy in Colorado; there is no need to further restrict gun rights because it will have no effect other than to make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens from exercising their right to defend themselves, and Gov't has already done enough damage! Godspeed.

Joseph Probst July 22, 2012 at 08:58 PM
This is from the man who brings a loaded weapon to the airport. This is from a man who can't remember his loaded weapon and has children. If an individaul is to have a weapon there should be a way to test that they are responsible enough to have that weapon.
Chris B July 23, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Regardless of what he has done, his point is still valid about Mexico and our right to defend ourselves. Let us know when you have come up with a "test" to determine the responsibility of people. Then we would be able to apply it to more people and in different aspects of life.
Sparks July 24, 2012 at 06:29 AM
If we used our laws to the fullest extent possible for the violators of crime, I believe there would be greater fear by the violators to return to jail/death penalty...Instead we are attempting to remove the articles of defense from the millions of law abiding citizens. If we don't act smartly now we will soon be outlawing knifes, rat tailed combs, baseball bats and whatever else could do harm...Let's use our laws already on the books to stop the violators...outlawing guns will only limit the public's ability to defend itself, which of course is what the enemies of the states want!!
xxyzz July 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM
if the stats for crimes halted and/or deterred by firearms used by responsible citizens of the united states were reported the question would be put to rest.

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