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Do you think Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will cave and back President Obama next time Congress tinkers with the Second Ammendment?

  1. Yes
  2. Likely
  3. Unlikely
  4. No
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Apr-19-13 12:39 AM

All politics are local...Heidi will never support "tinkering" with guns,UNLESS there is a mass shooting here someday.

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Apr-19-13 1:23 AM

Coward, greed or fear. Pick two.

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Apr-19-13 1:54 AM

Obviously, the MDN lacks any intelligence when formulating questions. Most all third graders could compose this questionnaire selection better than the amateur who did. I did not see a question about Berg kissing up to Boehnor or the tea party. Well, I guess he did on every vote and that is why he was turn out despite all the Rove/Koch money.

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Apr-19-13 3:41 AM

At least independent Heidi has a mind of her own...Sen. Hoeven however will never have to "cave" on any issues...we know what he's all about straight down the line from the keystone pipeline(BIG OIL) to the military industrial complex.

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Apr-19-13 7:07 AM

Do you think Heitkamp will cave next time twenty first graders are gunned down at school?

There's a special place in hello for you people.

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Apr-19-13 7:51 AM

I don't trust her, just like Conrad she lied to us to get elected so why should we trust her now you can tell people like her are lying when their lips are moving...

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Apr-19-13 7:59 AM

Of coarse she'll back Obama(he's great) her words!She is a blue blooded liberal at heart,she only does what she has to, to get conservative N.D. votes.Look how she kisses up to the natives, that's what won her the election(0ld democrat trick)

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Apr-19-13 8:16 AM

Congress should concentrate more on immigration policy and tinker with that.

Especially immigrants from Chechnya, it would be a good idea to scrutinize the immigration policy concerning immigrants from Chechnya.

Better leave the second amendment just like it is.

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Apr-19-13 8:29 AM

Maybe Heidi read the bill and like a few other Democrats realized what they were trying to pass would not have stopped one single killing that has happened in the last mass shootings.

Why pass a law that doesn't stop what your using to "campaign on" Obama USED Sandy Hook parents to further his own agenda.. maybe Heidi was displeased with that action as most of the normal thinking people here in the USA are.

Obama= N3ever let a crisis go to waste.. He grabbed those people up and used them as a shield to try to push thru a law that would not have saved even one of those kids lives.

Said it before will say it again.. Obama is a slug, he uses people like a ladder..steps on them to boost himself up. Only scum uses someone else's sorrow to promote themselves.. Obamas just another ambulance chasing lawyer..

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Apr-19-13 9:37 AM

"Tinkers with the second amendment"? (my spell correction tells there is one "m")


What part of "A well regulated militia" don't you understand?

I have never heard a second amendment zealot quote the first clause of the second amendment.

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Apr-19-13 11:29 AM

Don't shoot me, I just a messenger!

A quote from 'One Gun Too Few' by Dr. Edwin Vieira dated April 20, 2007:

"First, that all so-called gun-free zones are exceedingly dangerous places. For all gun-free zones amount to self-defense prohibition zones for honest citizens, and therefore free-fire zones for psychopaths, terrorists, and other homicidal criminals. If common sense did not, certainly the experiences documented by researchers such as John Lott confirm that the less gun free an area is (in terms of firearms in the immediate possession of honest citizens ready and willing to use them), the less violent crime occurs there."


Looks like he's been right all along.

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Apr-19-13 1:43 PM

Ahh but VERITAS, my car has "Callifornia Emissions Standards". With only a small fraction of vehicles in ND compared to California we have no smog issues. Yet I have to pay additional dollars for my ND car because of California pollution? Maybe we should leave everything up to the States to decide based on how things are different in each?

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Apr-19-13 3:40 PM

When your kids, family members or loved ones are gunned down like worthless dogs -- you hoople heathens will change your tune.

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Apr-19-13 4:09 PM

Namexxx, I think the lessons being learned from families of people "gunned down like dogs" is that they very intimately recognise the problems in America's current gun culture: a thing which encompasses its laws, its attitudes, and to some extent economic conditions. People who needlessly lose a loved person to gun violence tend to support better regulation, with few retreating for their bunkers.

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Apr-19-13 4:45 PM

Veritas, verbose whining, but whining just the same. And the accusations of bribery are lame unless you can prove it.

I bet Heidi can just feel the love of Democrats out here in podunk.

By the way, good on ya, Senator, even if life ain't fair.

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Apr-19-13 6:27 PM

Actually V, it'd be more like 0.2228(etc)%. You've got to nudge the decimal over two places for it to become a percentage.

Still though, nominal sort of figure.

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Apr-19-13 6:45 PM

I agree. Veritas' point is nominal.

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Apr-19-13 6:50 PM

Veritas, are you in the running for homecoming royalty or something? Why the worry about buttons or lack thereof? Truth...

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Apr-19-13 7:58 PM

Well, again, you're right that 680,000 divided by 330,000,000 is 0.00206..., but that's not a percentage. You need to multiply that figure by 100. For example, 35 is 7 percent of 500, but 35/500 = 0.07. Do you see what I mean?

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Apr-19-13 9:14 PM

My, my, loco, is on the trail of righteousness again. The trail of money poured forth from the NRA and other gun organizations including a half million dollars the day of the vote to the Senators. Say, did you know that 42 of the 45 senators who voted no, received money from the NRA< the sierra club, gun organizations and guess what else--- gun manufacturers. Now about the majority rule thing according to the population. Now, 90% of the total population (approximately) wanted gun background checks... But, the bill was voted down with over half the votes (25) coming from the states with the smallest populations. So much for majority rules and doing what is best for the country. As to Baucus and Heidi, well they ran scared of the right wing minority.

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Apr-20-13 1:48 AM

We are the only country where majority of votes does not win? Our political system as well as our constitution needs an update!

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Apr-20-13 9:19 AM

The poll being cited on here was taken in three states and that is not a majority of anything.

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Apr-20-13 9:23 AM

So the Constitution applies only when leftists want it to?

Yeah, that explains a whole lot.

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Apr-20-13 9:35 AM

"...90% of the total population (approximately) wanted gun background checks..."

Two posters told me this figure was from a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT on Jan. 31, 2013. This is the poll that Pres. Obama cited, according to Quinnipiac's website.

quinnipiac . edu/institutes--centers/polling-institute/new-jersey/release-detail?ReleaseID=1842

The three states polled were Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So only residents in these three states matter? Is this the only poll taken on the issue? You mean national legislation is to be determined by a poll of three states' residents?

Statistics like these almost seem made to order.

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Apr-20-13 10:19 AM

willgrr, if the left shoe fits, put it on. The right shoe is there for debate.

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