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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-29-03 07:34 AM
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72. I "love" his statements on guns
* Arm pilots. Many are ex-military and trained to use weapons anyway. Flight attendants, too. And if we're REALLY serious, allow all qualified passengers - at the very least cops, military personnel and other law enforcement officers - to pack heat, as well (they can be given airplane-safe bullets upon check-in). Not knowing if the nun in Row 7-C has a Colt .45 or a Bible under her habit will give would-be terrorists something else to think about.

* Pass national conceal-carry legislation. It's no accident that most of our recent horrific mass murders have occurred in gun-free zones: churches, schools and airplanes.

* Repeal the ban on assault weapons. I recall former presidential candidate Elizabeth Dole questioning why anyone would need an AK-47. Well, who wants to confront an AK-47-toting maniac picking off kids in a playground, or senior citizens in a shopping mall, with a pea-shooter?

I think his idea is to arm the entire populace and let them shoot it out. If that many people on planes had guns, I wouldn't fly. There is an increasing number of road rage cases and vigilante justice (i.e. people getting beating following traffic crashes). People beaten with fists are more likely to recover than shot with bullets. And if that's not enough, I think we should arm them with more powerful guns.

Somehow I can imagine him having fantasies about using an AK-47 to gun down those awful liberals at a peace vigil.
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