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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:10 PM

When it comes to gun control, this is what we're up against, folks.

This letter appeared in my local paper today:

I loved the idea of folks having to get a license to keep a concealed maniac. The news has reported that the Newtown, Conn., shooter’s mother had already begun paperwork to have him committed. When housing a maniac, usually, getting to the point of actually seeking professional help only occurs after a visit or two from the local police department. That drives home the point that the problem is just too big to handle at home. I have not heard it reported whether police had been called to that home in the past or not. To those thinking more gun laws is the solution, that’s something to think on.

I hear a lot of folks saying that firearms enthusiasts don’t need automatic weapons or even semi-automatic weapons or high capacity magazines. If guns were only for hunting or target plinking, that would be true. However, our forefathers, when drafting our Constitution, guaranteed us the right to keep and bear arms. They did not qualify that with, “for hunting or target plinking.” The main reason they wanted the citizens armed, was so we’d have the means to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government. Remember, they had only very recently had to do so. In order to protect ourselves, we need access to the level of weaponry we’re having to defend ourselves from. By that reasoning, law-abiding American citizens have a right to own anything in the government arsenal. With what’s transpired in Washington, D.C., over the last 50 years, it’s becoming more obvious everyday that we are once again living under a tyrannical government.

Buy guns! Teach your kids to use them! They will need to know! For those harboring unlicensed maniacs, please disregard the last three sentences.

http://swtimes.com/sections/opinion/how-you-see-it/letter-patriots-do-have-need-arms.html

I can hardly wait until the loonies around here start lobbying for rocket launchers and nukes to defend themselves from our tyranical government.

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Reply When it comes to gun control, this is what we're up against, folks. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2013 #1
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #2
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #6
GreenStormCloud Jan 2013 #9
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #10
GreenStormCloud Jan 2013 #14
abelenkpe Jan 2013 #16
GreenStormCloud Jan 2013 #18
moondust Jan 2013 #3
GreenStormCloud Jan 2013 #4
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #7
sellitman Jan 2013 #5
VOX Jan 2013 #12
VOX Jan 2013 #8
nick of time Jan 2013 #11
VOX Jan 2013 #13
nick of time Jan 2013 #15
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #17

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:17 PM

1. I have 2 drones on order...n/t

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:20 PM

2. This is

what separates sane responsible gun owners from gun nuts. The people I know who have a gun for home protection or hunting are generally responsible people who keep their firearms locked away from curious children and have no fear of registration or background checks. Then there are the fearful people who stockpile weapons for fear of a tyrannical government or collapse of civilization. Some call them doomers or preppers or whatever. Personally I think those people are mentally unbalanced and are the very people who should not have a gun.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:28 PM

6. That's right. I actually have no problem with responsible gun owners.

I would just like to see the process of obtaining a gun weed out as many irresponsible gun owners as possible.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:42 PM

9. Collapse of civilization is a possibility.

There are several things that could cause a rapid collapse of everything and put us back hundreds of years.

Carrington Event - Happened in 1859. Super storm on the sun. If it happens again, and is pointed at Earth, all of Earth's unshielded electronics will be destroyed.

Internet collapse - Almost happened a few years ago. A hacker could find a way to crash the whole system.

Global pandemic - Humans are not immune to the laws of biology. As numbers increase the vunerability of a species to a highly contagious, very deadly disease gets greater. Huge swaths of humanity live in extreme poverty with no hygene, making an excellent breeding ground for mutated diseases.

Nuclear War induced climate change - The Cold War is over, but there are other countries with nukes and hostile neighbors.

It isn't crazy to be prepared.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:47 PM

10. I've lived through earthquakes

I'm prepared for disaster. There is a huge difference between sensible preparations and the insane concerns of preppers. They are insane.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:56 PM

14. You are prepared for local disasters, not for larger scale ones.

You are claiming that large scale disasters can't happen.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:00 PM

16. No im not

I'm saying it's insane to think one needs an arsenal to protect themselves in such a situation. Are you a prepper trying to justify such behavior?

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:23 PM

18. No, I am a dyer.

In the event of such a large scale disaster I will be among the dead. If civilization collapses I won't be able to get my meds and will soon die, so I don't worry about it.

I do realize that there a several things that are possible that can bring about the complete collapse of modern civilization.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:23 PM

3. Whoa! Somebody at the NRA can spell!

Probably a spell checker.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:23 PM

4. Rocket launchers are legal.

They are nothing but empty pieces of pipe, usually with a battery, some wires, and a switch attached. FWIW, you can make a rocket launcher with nothing more than a length of rope and two trees to tie it to.

Your nukes suggestion is silly. Lots of gun-banners like to bring up nukes and then think that they have been smart. The second amendment doesn't cover weapons of mass destruction.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:35 PM

7. I have no interest in banning guns. I just find it hilarious that those who are championing

their right to own any kind of weapon they choose fall back on their possible need to defend themselves against a government that they consider to be tyrannical.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:24 PM

5. I'm holding out for a suit case Nuke

Imagine the Governments surprise when all us patriots get one. No more tyranny!

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Response to sellitman (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:48 PM

12. You sir, are a patriot's patriot. Weapons for everyone!

It's the only way to protect our precious freedoms, blah, blah, blah.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:36 PM

8. A backyard intercontinental ballistic missle silo is the only way to go.

Let the gum'mint varmints peel THAT from my cold, dead hands.

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Response to VOX (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:47 PM

11. Oh you can have the silo

 

but getting the missile might get the attention of the men in black suits and shades.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:54 PM

13. Let them varmints come! I'll be a-sittin' here on my porch, jes' waitin'!

I mean, they are tyrannical.

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Response to VOX (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:57 PM

15. No no no.

 

I meant these men in black.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:33 PM

17. I couldn't begin to reprint the stupid, hateful things that appear in our local version of the

same rag, NWA times.

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