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It's ironic that you try to comment on others in a 'comedian' context.
i want to see goodman and SAterp meet in person.
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Simply saying "simple" and "simply" doesn't really make any "solution" simple.
Also, I love how some people just assume that these "solutions" will only lead to responsible/good /smart people carrying guns who will only use their guns against irresponsible/dumb/evil/bad people.
As if the country would be a lot more safe if thousands of Annettes and Robert Kellys and Chrises and Chad Camerons and Hotchkisses were also walking around malls and movie theaters locked and loaded.
Precisely. I bet at least 75% of the people who carry are not properly trained and would either have no impact or a negative impact in an emergency situation.
The Annette's of the world are already CCW in a lot of states in this country with no problems. In fact in some of those states like VA, they can openly carry their gun in the plain view of the public yet there hasn't been a problem with it.
1. Open carry would probably be a better idea than concealed carry.
2. Are we completely going to gloss over the fact that gun violence isn't lower (but is indeed) higher in many of those states you list? If more guns are the solution, then why are states with some of the most lax gun laws also the states with some of the highest incidents of gun violence?
Where is the proof for that. And where is the proof that high legal gun ownership is the cause of that violence?
You can make that same argument and say that the cities with the strictest gun laws are some of the most violent cities (Chicago, DC, etc.). How did Gun control work in DC where criminals can run amok and rob innocent citizens of their Iphones/Ipads and the citizens can do nothing about it because they have nothing to defend themselves with?
Look, I'm a huge supporter of the 2nd Amendment, but the last few weeks have been some of the worst in recent history for 2nd Amendment supporters, especially given some of the stupidity coming from those who also support gun rights. Are we really going to sit around pretending that gun violence is lower in states with laxer gun laws? We don't need studies to show that is untrue, but if we did, there are about a thousand of them. Just pull up basic crime stats for states generally considered to have weaker gun laws.
Pulled from teh facebooks
This is an incredible letter from a Marine Cpl. Joshua Boston to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government's right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma'am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
If registration is required and he doesn't register, he should pay the consequences. Yes, he's a Marine, a government employee.
I don't see what is "incredible" about that letter.
Weird, I thought the whole point of being in the military was obeying orders and the law.
people think thats good writing I guess?
Robert Heinlein had it right. Only veterans could vote, or be citizens, run for office, etc.
A Marine wrote it so you're a bad person if you don't just accept it.
I don't think democracy works like you think it works
P.S. I'd fully support an Israel-like system where citizens were required to join the military or do some sort of public service function after they turn 18.
This post was edited by hgoodman 18 months ago
See, we're not so far apart.
Pretty terrible soldier to only be a corporal after 8 years.
I don't think the Marines work like you think they work.
I'll just go talk to all the marines I know.
An E-4 after 8 years? Not good.
You forget that being more of a "conservative" makes SATerp more of an expert on all things military.
No, having a brother who's a marine gives me some insight.
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