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Introducing legislation that would ban targets, cross hairs, or perceived threats...

By Yahoo! News yahoo! News – 2 hrs 17 mins ago

By Ken Paulson
President, the First Amendment Center

A Pennsylvania congressman is targeting bull's-eyes.

In the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the murder of federal Judge John Roll, Rep. Robert Brady, D-Pa., says he plans legislation that would ban language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening federal officials and members of Congress.
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Pointing to an existing federal law that criminalizes threats against the president and vice-president, Brady suggests the same provisions should apply to others in the federal government. But he goes further, saying his bill would mean "You can't put bull's-eyes or crosshairs on a United States congressman or a federal official."

Really? one thing had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER.

Why is that so hard to fathom? The article goes on to explain why this idea is unConstitutional...read more at
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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 8:51 AM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the murder of federal Judge John Roll"


    honestly I don't care too much about either of these - they are adults and put themselves in the political "spotlight", the muder of Judge Roll is a tragedy for his family, but again, he was an adult and made that chioce. What I do care about is the little girl who died in all of this and the media seems to glancing over - her death is the major tragedy in all of this. I think the proposal is absurd and it's high time that federal officials realized they are not gods and should not be treated as such.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 8:57 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • They just don't like the facts. It's better for them politically to keeping spinning this crap and pushing legislation through to use later for their political agenda.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • But they probably have no problem with the Democrat rep from PA (ex rep) Paul Kanjorski stating that Florida Gov Rick Scott should be put against a wall and shot.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:58 AM on Jan. 12, 2011


  • Just because a politician was shot, doesnt mean it was POLITICALLY motivated.. Hello John Hinkley JR..
    PestPatti

    Answer by PestPatti at 9:00 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Yeah, because THAT'S what causes schizophrenia


    going crazy

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:02 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Idiots.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 9:07 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Shootings like this are rare so the over reaction by some is insane.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Jan. 12, 2011


  • Just because a politician was shot, doesnt mean it was POLITICALLY motivated.. Hello John Hinkley JR..

    I forgot about that point- ! I guess the more you are out in the public eye- the more likely you are to be targeted by someone. I wonder why more celebrities and sports figures are not shot- do they have more security? Anyone have any ideas?
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 9:37 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • "attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the murder of federal Judge John Roll"


     


    honestly I don't care too much about either of these - they are adults and put themselves in the political "spotlight", the muder of Judge Roll is a tragedy for his family, but again, he was an adult and made that chioce.


    The choice to be a federal judge and a politician means you are risking your life?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:39 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • The choice to be a federal judge and a politician means you are risking your life?

    The not even a choice to be a 9 year old girl does? Way to miss the point completely.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:41 AM on Jan. 12, 2011

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