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48. "Only an armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty."
-V.I. Lenin
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  -This, folks, is why I own guns. arbusto_baboso  Jun-11-09 09:57 AM   #0 
  - When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.  konnichi wa   Jun-11-09 10:02 AM   #1 
  - How's that old saying go?  notesdev   Jun-11-09 10:23 AM   #14 
  - Or..  Statistical   Jun-11-09 10:45 AM   #31 
  - LOL. My best friend's husband is a state trooper. I wish I could have him  Jennicut   Jun-11-09 11:39 AM   #67 
     - Learning to handle firearms well helps clear up fears and clumsiness! (nt)  SteveM   Jun-15-09 11:17 AM   #143 
  - Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Disagrees ...  Sensible321   Jun-11-09 11:47 AM   #72 
     - but....she's an hispanic female!!!!!! nt  tomp   Jun-11-09 04:14 PM   #100 
     - Marvelous. No big surprise although I didn't know - I have been extremely UNimpressed by her from  konnichi wa   Jun-11-09 05:21 PM   #103 
     - Fortunately the Heller case settled the matter.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-11-09 05:23 PM   #105 
  - Right there with you. I hesitate to think about what they want to do next.  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 10:02 AM   #2 
  - Yep, everything is online  WeDidIt   Jun-11-09 10:03 AM   #3 
  - Pure Insanity  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 10:05 AM   #4 
  - You actually equate my post with right-wing hate-rhetoric? REALLY?  arbusto_baboso   Jun-11-09 10:20 AM   #11 
  - More guns, more killing, more violence  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 10:24 AM   #15 
  - SIGH. I didn't start any violence, nor will I incite any.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-11-09 10:27 AM   #16 
  - Your post fuels it  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 10:37 AM   #24 
     - So you rather have another corpse than allow someone to defend themselves? {nt}  Yukari Yakumo   Jun-11-09 10:43 AM   #30 
     - Or they believe in don't ask/don't tell or abstinence only when it comes to guns.  sybylla   Jun-11-09 11:59 AM   #77 
     - ***dup*** nt.  sybylla   Jun-11-09 12:01 PM   #78 
     - It is not the ownership of the guns - it's the boasting about it. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-11-09 12:25 PM   #88 
        - Boasting where on earth did you get that?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-11-09 05:23 PM   #106 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-11-09 10:47 AM   #35 
     - Then the Government needs to start cracking down on the right-wing terrorists  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 10:53 AM   #43 
     - There you go, that's the problem  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 10:55 AM   #45 
        - Whoah - how am I not demanding real solutions be enacted?  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 11:03 AM   #50 
           - That was a generic "you", not a personal you  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 11:29 AM   #60 
     - A gun in my hand doesn't solve problems, it prevents problems.  patriotvoice   Jun-11-09 11:10 AM   #52 
     - people will use swords, hammers, stones  patriotproud   Jun-11-09 11:38 AM   #65 
        - The State of North Carolina trusts me, as does the United States government.  patriotvoice   Jun-11-09 11:54 AM   #74 
        - The state of North Carolina??  Hissyspit   Jun-11-09 11:58 AM   #76 
        - What I think  patriotproud   Jun-11-09 12:09 PM   #84 
           - How you vote has nothing to do with what you think about me, which was your line of argument.  patriotvoice   Jun-12-09 12:18 AM   #120 
           - After all, is there ANY state which passes the political virgin test? (nt)  SteveM   Jun-15-09 11:23 AM   #144 
           - Unless you get a vote on the Supreme Court it doesn't matter.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 12:35 AM   #122 
        - Fortunately your trust has nothing to do with his Right.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 12:34 AM   #121 
        - In Great Britain since they have removed all guns  rl6214   Jun-12-09 01:39 PM   #132 
     - Actually, posts like yours fuel extremism.  madeline_con   Jun-11-09 11:17 AM   #54 
     - Oh my god - don't pass laws and scare the domestic terrorists!!!  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 12:11 PM   #85 
        - We're knee deep in laws.  AtheistCrusader   Jun-11-09 06:57 PM   #119 
     - Guns do solve problems, that's the point.  proteus_lives   Jun-11-09 12:36 PM   #89 
     - A gun solved the problem of von Brunn.  gorfle   Jun-12-09 09:52 AM   #128 
  - "psychotic paranoia?"  MicaelS   Jun-11-09 10:46 AM   #32 
  - Wow. This could win a psycho post award n/t  sandnsea   Jun-11-09 10:54 AM   #44 
  - Coming from you that's a compliment n/t  MicaelS   Jun-11-09 11:02 AM   #47 
  - Projection. Get professional help.  konnichi wa   Jun-11-09 05:25 PM   #108 
  - Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad  one-eyed fat man   Jun-15-09 09:14 AM   #140 
  - I'm in favor of the death penalty, but your suggestion would only work...  BreweryYardRat   Jun-11-09 05:05 PM   #102 
  - the problem I have with the death penalty is the execution.  one-eyed fat man   Jun-14-09 10:26 AM   #139 
     - Was that an inadvertent pun? (n/t)  Euromutt   Jun-15-09 09:20 AM   #141 
        - It was deliberate; double entendre n/t  one-eyed fat man   Jun-15-09 02:14 PM   #147 
  - You Might Want To Research "The Innocence Project"  Sensible321   Jun-11-09 05:51 PM   #112 
     - Precisely  gorfle   Jun-12-09 01:08 PM   #131 
  - I agree  sellitman   Jun-11-09 10:49 AM   #37 
  - STFU about it?  aikoaiko   Jun-11-09 12:45 PM   #92 
  - If you're looking for a logical conversation about guns, end this sub-thread now  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Jun-11-09 10:56 AM   #46 
  - You actually equate my post with right-wing hate-rhetoric? REALLY?  arbusto_baboso   Jun-11-09 10:20 AM   #12 
  - Not sure about insanity  gratuitous   Jun-11-09 10:28 AM   #17 
  - But it COULD work.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-11-09 10:46 AM   #33 
  - Seatbelts don't save every life.  Statistical   Jun-11-09 10:49 AM   #36 
  - And more citizens have been killed by their own, or a familty member's, firearm  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-11-09 12:39 PM   #90 
     - The vastly overwhelming number of  rl6214   Jun-12-09 06:51 PM   #133 
  - I missed where the poster said they carried a firearm.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-11-09 05:27 PM   #110 
     - Aw, y'all are just soooo cute!  gratuitous   Jun-11-09 05:48 PM   #111 
        - I likely won't ever need my guns, I don't need my golf clubs either.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-11-09 05:59 PM   #113 
        - I appreciate the compliment.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 07:33 PM   #135 
  - +1  hiphopnation   Jun-11-09 12:03 PM   #80 
  - How about I stay out of your bedroom and you stay out of my gun room?  konnichi wa   Jun-11-09 05:22 PM   #104 
  - Ultimately, the 2nd A. exists to ensure access toarms to protect yourself and others from oppression  aikoaiko   Jun-11-09 10:08 AM   #5 
  - right there with ya..  backtoblue   Jun-11-09 10:10 AM   #6 
  - Just like that poor armed guard was able to protect himself, huh?  katandmoon   Jun-11-09 10:10 AM   #7 
  - Just like the other armed guards who were able to stop the madness  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 10:12 AM   #8 
  - No, that "poor armed guard" protected everyone else.  MindPilot   Jun-11-09 10:16 AM   #10 
  - +1  havocmom   Jun-11-09 10:36 AM   #22 
  - Exactly  Statistical   Jun-11-09 10:51 AM   #39 
  - By one account...  jeepnstein   Jun-12-09 10:30 AM   #130 
  - Really...  Rebubula   Jun-11-09 10:30 AM   #19 
  - I shudder to think what would  leftynyc   Jun-11-09 10:34 AM   #21 
  - Hey, von Brunn got some holes in him...  backscatter712   Jun-11-09 10:41 AM   #27 
  - The fire department  zipplewrath   Jun-11-09 10:15 AM   #9 
  - I wish I could figure out a way, too.  arbusto_baboso   Jun-11-09 10:21 AM   #13 
  - Our volunteer fire department has a perfect record  one-eyed fat man   Jun-15-09 10:01 AM   #142 
  - I've said for a while  leftynyc   Jun-11-09 10:29 AM   #18 
  - Visit the "Gungeon" and espousing your POV will label you a "Right Wing NRA Stooge"  DonP   Jun-11-09 10:41 AM   #28 
     - You are speaking of people  leftynyc   Jun-11-09 11:06 AM   #51 
  - Would they shoot up the welfare office before or after  ecstatic   Jun-11-09 10:31 AM   #20 
  - Yup. I don't carry but I keep them around in case I might have the need some day.  Ganja Ninja   Jun-11-09 10:36 AM   #23 
  - I think you may a bit paranoid  G_j   Jun-11-09 10:39 AM   #25 
  - k+r  Blue_Tires   Jun-11-09 10:41 AM   #26 
  - Same here.  backscatter712   Jun-11-09 10:42 AM   #29 
  - Hehehehe. I've got one of those bad boys sitting in my closet right now.  EnviroBat   Jun-11-09 10:53 AM   #42 
  - Excellent!  proteus_lives   Jun-11-09 12:54 PM   #95 
  - Correct  bridgit   Jun-11-09 10:47 AM   #34 
  - I own guns because I like to fire them  tularetom   Jun-11-09 10:50 AM   #38 
  - Are you in Tulare County, Tom?  doodadem   Jun-11-09 11:40 AM   #68 
  - Mariposa actually, at about 1500 to 1800 feet  tularetom   Jun-11-09 12:52 PM   #94 
  - dealing with varmits  patriotproud   Jun-11-09 11:41 AM   #69 
     - And would you be willing ...  bvar22   Jun-11-09 01:02 PM   #97 
     - So I've heard  tularetom   Jun-11-09 01:13 PM   #99 
        - We've relocated a number of Rattlers  doodadem   Jun-11-09 04:50 PM   #101 
           - Wow...I appreciate that! (vaccination for rattlesnakes) I had no idea they existed!  konnichi wa   Jun-11-09 06:06 PM   #114 
  - I'd perfer to see our old armories reopened  galledgoblin   Jun-11-09 10:51 AM   #40 
  - Yes, open up the armories...  patriotvoice   Jun-11-09 11:18 AM   #55 
  - i. don't. own. guns.  spanone   Jun-11-09 10:52 AM   #41 
  - "Only an armed people can be the real bulwark of popular liberty."  SOS   Jun-11-09 11:02 AM   #48 
  - How's that working for us now?  Doctor_J   Jun-11-09 11:20 AM   #57 
  - Just fine.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 12:36 AM   #123 
  - Always makes me laugh, someone like Lenin talking about liberty.  proteus_lives   Jun-11-09 12:42 PM   #91 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-11-09 11:03 AM   #49 
  - I agree  symbolman   Jun-11-09 11:14 AM   #53 
  - Bravo and well said - I'm sorry you had to see it first hand  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 11:27 AM   #59 
  - Your gun wouldn't have done any good in that situation.  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-11-09 11:19 AM   #56 
  - It's interesting to compare the two sides and their reasons for wanting guns.  Gregorian   Jun-11-09 11:22 AM   #58 
  - The reason you own a gun is to protect yourself from a crazed  walldude   Jun-11-09 11:29 AM   #61 
  - I have often been told the odds of being called for jury duty was about the same as  madmom   Jun-11-09 11:46 AM   #71 
  - I serve the most progressive church for miles around,  Critters2   Jun-11-09 11:32 AM   #62 
  - ita! nt  create.peace   Jun-11-09 12:09 PM   #83 
  - Out of curiousity, would you rather the Holocaust Museum guards been unarmed?  benEzra   Jun-11-09 06:48 PM   #117 
  - I own guns because  Terry in Austin   Jun-11-09 11:35 AM   #63 
  - delete  Terry in Austin   Jun-11-09 11:37 AM   #64 
  - Until hate radio is silenced this kind of thing will continue. nt  anonymous171   Jun-11-09 11:39 AM   #66 
  - I don't see were fueling/participating in the paranoia is going to help...  Blue Belle   Jun-11-09 11:43 AM   #70 
  - Glenn Beck caused me to buy a rifle this year.  TheWraith   Jun-11-09 11:51 AM   #73 
  - Same here. I'm in a red area  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 12:06 PM   #81 
  - yep  hiphopnation   Jun-11-09 11:56 AM   #75 
  - Good luck finding ammo!  CANDO   Jun-11-09 12:03 PM   #79 
  - Yes they have. Prices are inflated beyond belief  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 12:08 PM   #82 
  - awww.....sheesh how much ammo do you need?  create.peace   Jun-11-09 12:18 PM   #86 
  - You really don't have a clue, do you?  TornadoTN   Jun-11-09 12:22 PM   #87 
  - Enough.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 12:37 AM   #124 
  - I saw .45 LC for $47.95 a box of 50! A buck a frickin' round!  DonP   Jun-12-09 09:55 AM   #129 
  - That's why many of us reload our own.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-11-09 05:26 PM   #109 
  - Many good points.  proteus_lives   Jun-11-09 12:51 PM   #93 
  - Since you're in CA. I see your point. CA has the most  Fire1   Jun-11-09 12:59 PM   #96 
  - California has more than 1/6 of the country's population  Euromutt   Jun-12-09 01:05 AM   #127 
  - Should be getting my CHL in about 6 months  X_Digger   Jun-11-09 01:03 PM   #98 
  - Agreed. This is why I would own one.  Taverner   Jun-11-09 05:25 PM   #107 
  - I just hope we can paint celtic crosses on our shields  Baclava   Jun-11-09 06:09 PM   #115 
  - Living in irrational fear- and running out and arming yourselves  depakid   Jun-11-09 06:18 PM   #116 
  - Shrug. I've had a carry license for around 15 years now.  benEzra   Jun-11-09 06:52 PM   #118 
  - Says the Australian who is scared of shark attacks.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jun-12-09 12:38 AM   #125 
  - So much  Merchant Marine   Jun-12-09 12:46 AM   #126 
  - Says the guy who has to irrationally  rl6214   Jun-12-09 07:03 PM   #134 
  - haven't tried irrational fear yet - anything like the pathetically posting  votingupstart   Jun-15-09 02:12 PM   #146 
  - How does somebody else tell.......  Xenotime   Jun-12-09 08:48 PM   #136 
     - You assume that two people would be standing.  X_Digger   Jun-12-09 10:20 PM   #137 
     - Most gunfights  Merchant Marine   Jun-13-09 12:11 AM   #138 
     - Disarm yourself when it is safe, and before the cops arrive...  SteveM   Jun-15-09 11:50 AM   #145 
 

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