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Amid gun-control fight, new photo shows Obama shooting skeet

I like the fact that he's respecting hunter's rights and traditions. Hunting rifles are fine -- assault rifles, high capacity ammo clips are not. Only the police or military need those types of weapons. I'm also against pistols because you don't hunt with a pistol, you conceal a pistol.

February 3, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. suggest removal

Top-10 2012 Mahoning Valley Biz Stories

Was there supposed to be a numbering system to these stories? It says 11 and 22 several times... kind of hard to read.

December 28, 2012 at 8:28 p.m. suggest removal

Obama to send Congress gun proposals in January

76Ytown, I think the answer is 80/20 guns and please here me out.

First and foremost, I am a hunter who comes from a family of hunters. I grew up with shotguns and crossbows and fully stand by the right to own them. Now on to my answer...

Obviously it takes someone who is seriously disturbed to commit these crimes but to kill as many people as we've seen recently in such a short period of time (before the police or anyone else can intervene) is only achievable with access to high powered weaponry.

If one of these nutjobs (and I don't really care about being politically correct) could only get access to some sharp knives or a crossbow or even a just a standard hunting rifle or shotgun, the death toll would not be as high.

Unfortunately, in today's climate, any crazy moron can easily get handguns & assault rifles (I'm surprised we haven't seen grenades yet) and mow down scores of innocent people in minutes. I know tons of people in the Mahoning Valley who own pistols and even some idiots with AK-47s. They brag about these guns, they feel powerful shooting them and when I ask them what use these weapons serve, they hide behind the 2nd amendment.

It would be nice to see some laws created to address both issues of mental illness and gun control. Though I fear that too many dimwits in this country have already purchased (legally and illegally) so many handguns & machine guns that their mentally inept relatives can find them and wipe out whomever they'd like whenever they want. I hope some laws do get passed and it has a positive effect but I'm also cynical and feel like it may be too late.

Once an effective law is finally passed outlawing handguns or machine guns, the paranoid losers who carry them won't give them up without killing someone. Hopefully, it's just themselves.

December 20, 2012 at 3:02 a.m. suggest removal

Federal dollars at stake in the Valley

The editor of this website has fallen off the Spelling & Grammar cliff. On the homepage caption of this article it says "If Congress failes to act..."

I don't think there has ever been a more appropriate time for someone on the internet to say EPIC FAIL.

November 18, 2012 at 5:02 p.m. suggest removal

2013 mayoral race off to a fast start

I'd nominate Phil Kidd too. Come on Phil you've got this!

October 2, 2012 at 9:06 p.m. suggest removal

Change in latitude, change in attitude for Pavlik

If you're reading this Kelly, don't listen to the chumps and the haters. Go rep yourself and do your best.

You've got what it takes to be champ again - good luck.

July 1, 2012 at 6:05 p.m. suggest removal

Mom arrested after driving off, forgetting infant on car roof

Mitt Romney aka Clark Griswold straps his mutt to the roof of his car all the time:

June 3, 2012 at 10:27 p.m. suggest removal

Boardman, Fitch wrestlers start slow

Keep your heads up & come back stronger guys. Wrestling is the toughest sport in high school athletics. It's one-on-one, mentally & physically brutal and generally has no fanfare... but it helps build strength, maturity and character. Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz once told me that if you can make it through four years of high school wrestling, you can make it through anything in life. Good luck.

February 18, 2012 at 10:07 p.m. suggest removal

Austintown bank robbed

When Tebow knocks your team out of the playoffs, you do funny things :P

January 26, 2012 at 2:06 a.m. suggest removal

If the election were held today, would Barack Obama or Mitt Romney get your vote for president?

To all the Obama haters on this site, here is some information on the accomplishments of our current President through his first term thus far...

Gave the green light for a team of Navy Seals to enter a foreign country and kill Osama bin Laden...

Made a very politically risky move by saving General Motors which is now once again the top auto maker...

Cut prescription drug cost for medicare recipients by 50%...

Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years...

Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history...

Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans...

Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids -- 4 million of whom were previously uninsured...

Issued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research...

Established Credit Card Bill of Rights, preventing credit card companies from imposing arbitrary rate increases on customers...

Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage...

Require health insurance plans to disclose how much of the premium actually goes to patient care...

Significantly expanded Pell grants, which help low-income students pay for college

And if you doubt anything listed on this post, I can provide links to proof. So go ahead and keep those blinders on if you want but the people who actually pay attention will know who to vote for.

January 22, 2012 at 11:57 p.m. suggest removal