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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:43 AM

"Big Bang Theory Of Self-Defense:

THU JAN 31, 2013 AT 11:19 PM PST
I'll let Mike Royko speak for me on guns.
by Bob Johnson

The late, great Mike Royko, beloved Chicago newspaper columnist, wrote many columns on guns and gun control, all of them hilarious, pointed and smart.

one snippet:

Those of us who are not crack shots have long been discriminated against by federal regulators. There`s nothing new about it and I've complained in the past.
...

As an elderly spinster told me: "Plinking away with a pistol, what chance would I have? But if I could plant some land mines among my roses and petunias, as well as my front lawn, and let loose with a fully automatic Uzi, I could get some of the buggers before they get me."

Well put. And her sentiment is one of the reasons I have always supported the right of all law-abiding Americans to buy the weapons of their choice. And to carry them wherever they go.

That`s why I have never joined the National Rifle Association. It is too namby-pamby. I once proposed that it not only be legal to carry a weapon in public, but also mandatory that all citizens be armed at all times.


WAY MORE:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/01/1183820/-I-ll-let-Mike-Royko-speak-for-me-on-guns

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:34 AM

1. Mr. Royko Is One Of the Immortals, Ma'am

The originator of my favorite charge:"Mopery with intent to loiter".

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:37 AM

2. One of the greats.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:48 AM

3. If I could bring Royko back to write one more column on a theme of my choosing, it would be...

"WTF is the deal with John Kass?"

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