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We’ve become accustomed to madness

August 15, 2013

This was fun news in the little town where I live....

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Aug-15-13 10:43 AM

Right on Andy. We need to stop the gun lobby and the idiots who support it.

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Aug-15-13 8:32 PM

"Be honest: How many times have you sat there in the dark at the movies and glanced at the exit doors near the screen, waiting for a shadowy figure to slip in?"

Um, zero? Of course I check the exits when I take my seat and mentally walk through what I'll do if there is a fire, but I'm not paranoid and I don't constantly scan for "shadowy figures". This doesn't mean I am in condition White, just that I don't live my life in trembling terror.

"How many times have you thought, 'If it happens, I'll drop to the floor and play dead' or 'I'll charge him, I'm not going to be a victim'?"

Yeah, not so much; "charging" an active shooter is a great way to *become* a victim. If you have a clear line of fire just shoot the S.O.B.

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Aug-15-13 11:55 PM

That was my thought too, Bruce. I do not walk around in constant paranoia worrying about "shadowy figures." And to Andy, perplexed, and the rest of the anti-gun pinheads out there, let me just say this: tougher gun laws will not prevent a Sandy Hook or Aurora Colorado type of incident. If someone wants a gun to commit an illegal act, they are typically not the nice law-abiding type who will meekly go to a licensed firearm dealer, fill out paperwork, and jump through whatever other hoops the law requires. We, the law-abiding public, do that. The criminal and the nut case go and steal a gun themselves or buy a stolen and/or illegal gun from a thug on the street. When you can convince me that stricter gun laws will make us safer, I will support those laws. Good luck with that!

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Aug-16-13 10:32 AM

This whole article is written by a person that 1) has no concept what it's like to be a legal and law-abiding gun owner and 2) has nothing but fear in his life and is trying to project that on other.

The comment about "111 rounds" found in the car, as if this is the sign of some delusional madman, is funny. I have about 200rds of 9mm, and another 500 rounds or so of other calibers sitting in arms reach, because that's where my range-bag is.

The guy arrested in this story is a moron, but the gun has nothing to do with that.

And for the record, I'm not now nor have I ever been a member of any 'gun lobby' group like the NRA. I know my representatives, and I can call them myself.

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Aug-16-13 4:52 PM

I at one time lived in denial and delusion like you Andy; until one evening some human predator faked having a gun in his pocket and tried to mug me. We fought, luckily he didn't have a gun and luckily I'm 6'1" 220 lbs most of it muscle and I'm trained in martial arts, and still, I almost lost the fight.

So finally being shown the error of my ways, I started carrying a gun after getting training and practice in shooting the weapon.

It's now been thirteen years of carrying a weapon for defending myself and others from any predator, whether human or animal; if a mad man with a gun attempted to commit mass murder while I am present; I'll do my best to stop him.

Is it guaranteed that I will stop him without getting injured or killed myself? of course not; but I have a much better chance than if I dive to the floor or charge the mad man empty handed.

Cause in the end, the only way to stop a mad man with a gun is a good guy or woman with a gun.

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Aug-19-13 12:57 PM

"Apparently scaring the crap out of theater employees and anyone else who was aware of the armor and the gun isn't a crime." No Andy, actually it is NOT a crime to "scare the crap" out of people. If it was, would something like "Halloween" be allowed to exist every year? Would "horror movies" be banned? I'm sorry but where we live, isn't exactly an area where it's bizarre to see people with guns. If you get scared at first sight of a man with a gun, get out of the UP. This instance the guy was in the wrong, but it could've been an UPSET agent, an undercover/regular cop. This is one of those situations like, should people not shower because of "Psycho"? Or not go in the water because of "Jaws"? If people didn't freak out, I bet this guy wouldn't have caused any kind of situation.

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Aug-22-13 11:55 AM


I want freedom from people with guns.

I want freedom from people like you who blame ‘guns’ for everything…

When in fact, we as a society, do little for the nut-cases wandering through the population.

When in fact, politicians find it more ‘convenient’ to blame ‘something’ for problems,

not the people doing wrong with guns screwdrivers, hammers, scissors.

Why, then if we look at deaths,

rate the cause of deaths,

such as traffic accidents, roads, intersections, doctors, hospitals, pills, and police chasing other people for some fool reason such as …

No, it’s too convenient to ignore the cause of the problem,

but rather easier to blame the instrument used by the people who cause the problem.

Fix the people, otherwise when there are no guns left, they'll start using hammers.

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Aug-26-13 12:10 PM

Andy, You are exactly right....but it does absolutely no good. Because the people that are gun advocates are for the most part so closed minded nothing can get in. They are the truly fearful and jusp to the absurd conclusion that their deer rifles will be taken away. Additionally, they are usually closed minded on climate change, gay rights, President haters, and ad nausium. Their thinking has been around since the Kings of Egypt and the slave owners. Hateful, fear motivated, people.

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Aug-27-13 2:00 PM

Your right jesse!

Climate change - Yes, the climate changes every dang day!

Gay rights - Yes they have them. No they shouldn't get special rights.

President haters - absofrigginlutely!

Kings of Egypt - Yeah, anti-gun freedom thinking has been around since then too! Usually by those who want to maintain power.

Lastly, with all the NSA/IRS stuff can you honestly say you have absolutely no apprehension about our federal government and it's abuse of power it doesn't have?

Who's closed minded? Things are not all rosey around here.

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