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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:50 AM
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A letter I posted to Kerry's website
This is from the Southern perspective, I guess you could say. It is sort of like what I wish I could have told Al Gore before he ever campaigned out this way.

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I have been trying really hard to support John Kerry. He was not my pick, Edwards was. I knew little about Kerry before he decided to run for President. The more I find out about him, the less I like him. I came to this web page hoping to find a reason to like him. His policies on firearms and crime have been among the biggest issues for me. I see him posing with a shotgun as if that means he wishes to convey the message that he believes the 2nd Amendment is about an individual right to own firearms and not a collective one. He uses information provided by the Brady Bunch that he knows, or should know, is either incorrect or misleading. His work against the "lawsuit immunity bill" shows that he either does not read bills or is too entrenched in politics to vote for what is fair.

I understand that when you are in politics you have to make statements you know are patently untrue but Kerry goes overboard.

It is my hope that Kerry, if elected, will adopt an approach to fighting gun crime like that found at www.psn.gov, will realize that our approach to fighting the trafficing of illegal drugs has failed in every way except to create an efficient and resilent network that carries not only drugs and other contraband, but guns, and makes our streets a war zone of competing gangs. So, Mr. Kerry, while you are out blaming the NRA for all of our society's ills and embracing the Brady Bunch as our savior please take a moment to consider doing something effective to combat gun violence instead of spending time on red herrings like the "assault weapons" ban.

And the link I will post below will show that there are bigger things to worry about than some low power imitation military weapon. Guess what caused this big blast. Ammonium Nitrate. Also known as Fertilizer.



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brainoverload Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:14 AM
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1. Dude
Somehow you linked to Democracticunderground.com. Please find the virus on your machine and eliminate it so that your future comments can be directed to whatever republican site they were intended.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:24 AM
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2. This may be news to you, but lots of liberals own guns. n/t
n/t
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brainoverload Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:26 AM
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3. yep
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:28 AM by brainoverload
and I loved the testimonials - not to mention photos - of every democrat's heros - GWB and JA - front and center at the link you provided. Ummm... and not to mention that there are other priorities these days.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:30 AM
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4. It's not my fault that somebody in the Bush administration, or...
...lack thereof, got a clue about handling violent crime. This program has worked quite well in my state.
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brainoverload Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:54 AM
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5. look dude
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:55 AM by brainoverload
I edited many times how I referred to you.

Kerry wasn't "posing with a shotgun." Obviously you haven't heard the scoop. Despite being from an unimaginably wealthy family, John Kerry volunteered not once, but twice, to actually serve in combat in Viet Nam. This is where the photo you viewed came from.

This also -by the way - completely distinguishes him from your "heroes" who "support" the right to arms. This support by Bushco simply stems from their being so far removed from reality that they can't even contemplate the actuality of someone being drunk or tweaked on some other drug so much that they'd "in the heat of passion" kill someone else. Actually, Bush and pals probably could imagine such a scenario - the just don't give a fig.
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:04 AM
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6. Vietnam is looking a little barren in that photo.
http://www.johnkerry.com/communities/sportsmen /

And who said I support the Bush administration? Supporting a policy that has been credited to them does not mean that I support the whole administration.

Your type of thinking is exactly what led to the temporary Republican takeover in my state. No jailing for minor drug possession? Done. More jail time for violent criminals? Done. Republicans taking all three branches of state government for the first time since Reconstruction...done.
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brainoverload Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:16 AM
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7. props
your right on the photo - it's not from Viet Nam
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JayS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:21 AM
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8. It could have been taken...
...during the dry season. :)
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