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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-11 05:45 PM
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81. One day, if you are lucky, you too will be an old fart.
I am an old fart. I can't run anymore. Even though I took karate in my youth, that was over 40 years ago. Can't do any kicks any more. My car has disability tags. Street thugs look for easy targets. They usually won't bother a young healthy man but will look for somebody like me. So I have my guns on me.
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  -Why not make CCW easier to get? VoteProgressive  Mar-22-11 11:53 AM   #0 
  - Why not just go Vermont Carry coast to coast? NT  RSillsbee   Mar-22-11 12:09 PM   #1 
  - What is that?  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 02:21 PM   #65 
     - Vermont Carry  RSillsbee   Mar-22-11 02:51 PM   #71 
        - Ok, I still think a simple test on gun safety and state CCW laws would not...  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 09:26 PM   #89 
  - Why not just stop carrying guns.  HERVEPA   Mar-22-11 12:16 PM   #2 
  - I'm sure that everyone on this forum respects your choice not to carry a gun  slackmaster   Mar-22-11 12:18 PM   #3 
  - As you probably know,  HERVEPA   Mar-22-11 12:24 PM   #5 
     - +1.  ThatPoetGuy   Mar-22-11 12:33 PM   #7 
     - Yep. It makes a lovely echo  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:07 PM   #19 
     - Liberals support control, eh?  Callisto32   Mar-22-11 02:33 PM   #67 
        - English fail.  ZombieHorde   Mar-23-11 12:18 AM   #97 
     - RKBA is a very liberal concept ...  spin   Mar-22-11 12:40 PM   #8 
     - Since we're tossing that word around, what I find reprehensible are so-called liberals  petronius   Mar-22-11 12:41 PM   #9 
     - And it cost us some major elections  RSillsbee   Mar-22-11 12:50 PM   #12 
     - Used to be liberals supported unions  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:06 PM   #18 
     - True liberals (IMO, of course) support keeping choices available to responsible people  slackmaster   Mar-22-11 01:40 PM   #40 
     - Strong gun control deprives most responsible people from being able to own firearms.  lawodevolution   Mar-22-11 07:28 PM   #87 
        - Then I oppose "strong gun control"  slackmaster   Mar-23-11 09:37 AM   #98 
     - "Used to be liberals supported strong gun control" - Yep, then liberals realized it was  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 01:58 PM   #47 
     - Well, despite the NRA propaganda you've been listening to,  ThatPoetGuy   Mar-22-11 02:11 PM   #59 
        - I'm waiting on an intelligent argument FOR it. Why don't you start with one.  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:23 PM   #66 
        - Then why are pro-gun control politicians losing so badly in elections? N/T  GreenStormCloud   Mar-22-11 05:39 PM   #80 
     - Hmm.  Callisto32   Mar-22-11 02:34 PM   #68 
     - Bigot  lawodevolution   Mar-22-11 07:26 PM   #86 
     - The vast majority of gun enthusiasts, such as the NRA, supports gun control.  ZombieHorde   Mar-23-11 12:16 AM   #96 
     - Only some  ProgressiveProfessor   Mar-23-11 03:17 PM   #103 
  - I 100% agree. If you can get the bad guys to stop then all of us will! nt  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 01:12 PM   #23 
  - How do you propose that I defend myself against violent street crime?  GreenStormCloud   Mar-22-11 05:35 PM   #79 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-22-11 12:19 PM   #4 
  - I have never ever heard a person express a fear of "one punch death"  petronius   Mar-22-11 12:42 PM   #10 
  - I just tried to copy about eight examples, but the software says  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 12:55 PM   #15 
     - Great story - fiction?  Hangingon   Mar-22-11 01:08 PM   #21 
     - Nope, skinniest kid.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:13 PM   #26 
     - Mall Ninja  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:13 PM   #24 
     - I am here to tell you that even in those supposed instances that guns are for,  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:15 PM   #27 
        - You are wrong.  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:20 PM   #29 
           - OK Gandhi, you are CCW, a punk is up in your business.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:23 PM   #30 
              - SHTF scenarios are a mall ninja's stock and trade.  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:25 PM   #31 
                 - It means nothing beyond idle chit chat, is why YOU dont deserve one.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:26 PM   #33 
                    - Since you can't help people when they need it  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:32 PM   #35 
                       - I didnt DECIDE anything. I am only telling you My exp.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:35 PM   #38 
                          - Well that makes sense.  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:38 PM   #39 
                             - I never said anything about how to do the policy.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:43 PM   #42 
                                - What's your point?  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:53 PM   #44 
                                - Point is, even if MANY are mature and responsible, MMMMMMANY arent.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:57 PM   #46 
                                   - Point is, CCW holders are LESS likely to be involved in ANY crime, much less a gun crime  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:04 PM   #49 
                                   - That is history. You are talking about bringing in greenhorns.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:07 PM   #54 
                                      - Huh?  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:10 PM   #58 
                                         - OP says, Why not make it stupid simple to CCW?  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:12 PM   #60 
                                         - But it has been getting simpler every year.  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:21 PM   #64 
                                         - Stay tuned, that will change. All those amassed weapons and ammo  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:47 PM   #70 
                                         - What will change? The only change will be the rest of the states going shall-issue CCW too.  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 05:15 PM   #76 
                                         - The same argument has been promulgated frequently since 1986 when CCW liberalization began  slackmaster   Mar-22-11 06:04 PM   #83 
                                         - "Any day now", amIright?  PavePusher   Mar-22-11 10:10 PM   #94 
                                   - Check my sig line dawg.  rrneck   Mar-22-11 02:09 PM   #56 
                                - Do you even understand what you are saying  rl6214   Mar-22-11 09:52 PM   #92 
     - Well, it sounds like you are just an all-around, chuck norris-like badass.  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:00 PM   #48 
     - Most of you were a lot MORE lucky. Not having faced nearly as many confrontations.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:08 PM   #55 
        - Considering I don't have those chuck norris skills you do, yes, I am lucky.  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:10 PM   #57 
           - Why? I just go about my business. Confrontations are a non issue.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:15 PM   #61 
              - Non issue? I thought you beat up "hundreds" of bullies and "herded" those trying to run you off  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:19 PM   #62 
              - My parents told me after so many, that they would beat me, if I didnt stand up.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 02:45 PM   #69 
                 - I have seen cat herding , but not car herding  Katya Mullethov   Mar-22-11 03:53 PM   #73 
                    - Congratulations! I think I might possibly finally understand your post  Starboard Tack   Mar-22-11 05:13 PM   #75 
                       - Quite simple really  Katya Mullethov   Mar-22-11 05:27 PM   #77 
                          - Cool! How did you do that?  Starboard Tack   Mar-22-11 05:33 PM   #78 
                          - It's a web site.  Atypical Liberal   Mar-23-11 05:09 PM   #109 
                          - You don't want to tell me how you did that Google thingy?  Starboard Tack   Mar-23-11 11:34 AM   #99 
                             - That is even simpler  Katya Mullethov   Mar-23-11 12:56 PM   #102 
              - You sound like, no you couldn't be, are you  rl6214   Mar-22-11 09:56 PM   #93 
     - One day, if you are lucky, you too will be an old fart.  GreenStormCloud   Mar-22-11 05:45 PM   #81 
     - It sounds like YOU have an anger management problem  rl6214   Mar-22-11 09:44 PM   #91 
  - Where did you hear that?  spin   Mar-22-11 12:52 PM   #13 
  - First off, if they have a knife, I run. If I KNOW they have a gun, I demure.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 12:58 PM   #17 
     - To be fair, most responsible people who carry concealed ...  spin   Mar-22-11 02:55 PM   #72 
  - You realize that CCW holders have caused very little problems in 25 years? nt  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 01:13 PM   #25 
     - ANd as has been said, most of them are ex or off duty cop, or highly trained.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:19 PM   #28 
        - Got a cite to evidence? n/t  PavePusher   Mar-22-11 01:26 PM   #32 
        - Well, I was in Orange County, and only the rich/connected, or cops were issued one.  WingDinger   Mar-22-11 01:30 PM   #34 
           - Ah, much clearer.  PavePusher   Mar-22-11 01:34 PM   #37 
           - Those rich/connected folks were probably the least-trained CCW holders of them all...  petronius   Mar-22-11 03:59 PM   #74 
           - CA is "may issue" which in practice is "no issue" for ordinary folks.  GreenStormCloud   Mar-22-11 07:59 PM   #88 
        - You are flat wrong about that. And cops shoot the wrong person 300 times a year.....  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 02:04 PM   #50 
        - really? Where did you get that info from?  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:05 PM   #51 
        - My Mom is neither, she is a 73yr old Great grandmother who has carried her 3" 38  oneshooter   Mar-22-11 05:52 PM   #82 
  - Why not just issue a handgun to each newborn baby?  FSogol   Mar-22-11 12:26 PM   #6 
  - You make your side of the argument ...  spin   Mar-22-11 12:54 PM   #14 
  - What is "my side" of the argument?  FSogol   Mar-22-11 12:56 PM   #16 
     - Obviously you are not a responsible gun owner ...  spin   Mar-22-11 01:10 PM   #22 
        - +1000000  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:06 PM   #52 
  - stooopid post of the day  rl6214   Mar-22-11 09:37 PM   #90 
  - All beginning hunters in Michigan and Wisconsin have to  shraby   Mar-22-11 12:45 PM   #11 
  - I have no problem with your idea ...  spin   Mar-22-11 01:07 PM   #20 
     - I don't remember any cost for the course, but we did have to  shraby   Mar-22-11 06:43 PM   #85 
  - Good idea. nt  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:34 PM   #36 
  - I have a better plan: OUTLAW IT.  damntexdem   Mar-22-11 01:42 PM   #41 
  - Damn straight  RSillsbee   Mar-22-11 01:48 PM   #43 
  - And booze. nt  rrneck   Mar-22-11 01:56 PM   #45 
     - And lima beans. nt  Glassunion   Mar-23-11 03:32 PM   #104 
        - !!! -- green beans -- !!! :) n/t  X_Digger   Mar-23-11 03:35 PM   #105 
           - And porn. nt  rrneck   Mar-23-11 03:47 PM   #106 
              - Now that's just silly. nt  Glassunion   Mar-23-11 03:54 PM   #107 
                 - Yep.  rrneck   Mar-23-11 03:57 PM   #108 
  - Yeah, and while we are at it, lets OUTLAW free speech....  cleanhippie   Mar-22-11 02:07 PM   #53 
  - I understand your point. But please explain how you are going to stop....  VoteProgressive   Mar-22-11 02:20 PM   #63 
  - Texas has been shall-issue for 16 years with no problems.  GreenStormCloud   Mar-22-11 10:56 PM   #95 
  - We can't outlaw things without some kind of rational justification  slackmaster   Mar-23-11 12:54 PM   #101 
  - Cost is just another form of discrimination  rl6214   Mar-22-11 06:32 PM   #84 
     - Reminds me of that new SD abortion law (nt)  petronius   Mar-23-11 11:42 AM   #100 

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