Rangel: ‘Some Of Southern Areas Have Cultures We Have To Overcome’


rangel1Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), speaking on “MSNBC Live” on Jan. 16 said that “some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome” when it comes to gun control.

Rangel was asked by anchor Thomas Roberts whether new gun control measures passed in New York State should serve as models for other states:

“If you’re proud of what New York has done, obviously there is not going to be any perfect policy or perfect law that everybody is going to agree on from both sides saying that this is key perfection but do you think that New York, and what has been done in this state, could be used as a role model for other states that would like to enact something of New York’s model?”

Rangel responded by saying: “Well I hope so. New York is a little different and more progressive in a lot of areas than some other states and some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome.”

He added: “But we do have a model set of what Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals have come together and put the party labels behind them and come forward with something that says ‘Hey, we may disagree, but one thing is clear that we have to do something’ and that’s exactly what they have done.'”

Last week, New York State passed stricter gun control measures in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14. The new law calls for an expanded assault weapons ban, and a new registration of already owned semi-automatic weapons.

The new law also calls for a limit of seven rounds on magazine clips and for mental health and law enforcement officials to be informed when it is believed that a patient is likely to be a danger to themselves or others.

The bill passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 43-18 and the Assembly by a vote of 104-43. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law on Jan 15.

Source: CNS NEWS

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  1. Really? Has he been to his district and many like it? The real gun culture and violence reside in the inner cities primarily by African Americans.

  2. Parts of the East coast and West coast have a certain metro LIBERAL culture that we also have to overcome.

    It’s far worse than people who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

  3. It’s called a “culture of honor” by psychologists – meaning people react to insults as if they were a physical attack, and have to respond with physical force, including killing the insulter. It’s why the rural and small-town South and West have the highest homicide rates in the country outside of the inner-city drug-industry types. Read Richard Nisbett’s “Culture of Honor.” Why do you think most of the mass shootings have taken place in the West? Why did it turn out that the Newtown killer was raised by a mother who was a “survivalist” – which is mostly associated with the South and West – and kept an arsenal in the house? It’s a matter of what you’re taught, and if you’re taught that you’re not a “real man” if you aren’t willing to use a gun when you feel slighted, then you’re a danger to the rest of us.


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