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I am the NRA

January 21, 2013

Dear editor, I am a 70 year old, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. I have a daughter who teaches elementary school and a granddaughter who attends elementary school....

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MTOMTO

Jan-25-13 1:50 PM

Can you report yourself? I wish they would let me agree with myself, just once.

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st0newa11

Jan-25-13 1:39 PM

Heydrich, I actually went into the WTO office to ask them for the ground rules regarding deleting posts. Bottom line, if ANYONE finds what is posted offensive they can just hit the button, and "poof" your opinion no longer exists. Too easy , if you ask me.

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Heydrich

Jan-25-13 12:08 PM

I love when deleted posts render the remaining posts irrelevant because they have no meaning unless someone read them in advance of their removal. I guess my statement should have said that the members of the national media were politically motivated, cherry picking weasels, NOT all newspapers. I'm sorry if I offended those at the WTO.

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Sasquatch

Jan-24-13 3:26 PM

I have a Glock23 for my CCW, I also have a Ar-15 that I use for target practice. Funny thing is, I've never been compelled to shoot anyone at a school, theater, mall or anywhere else. Never crossed my mind. Guess there's something wrong with me... Well, according to main stream media at least. They don't get it, the more they report on something, the more people don't listen. Boycott Chick-fil-a, they sell out of chicken. Boycott Hobby Lobby, they post record sales. Go figure.... Wait, I need a new gun.

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sdjkfas

Jan-24-13 3:06 PM

Can we be clear that we do not live in a Democracy! I keep hearing that and I truely fear the day when we do. We (the USA)are a Constitutional Republic, there is a big difference!

Thats why when you repeat the Pledge of Allegiance, it follows.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the "Republic" for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 12:10 PM

LOL, actually it was funny that I got done typing my thoughts, click the home button, and the Fontana article popped up. Sometimes karma intervenes to make one shoot himself in the foot, but the article was way too good and too important to not reference. Oh well.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 12:00 PM

MTOMTO, I knew that would be said, but you know the media is just setting up these people to look like fools when the next incident occurs, so they can say "I told you so". It's all a game to them.

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MTOMTO

Jan-24-13 11:49 AM

You certainly shot down that arguement.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 11:49 AM

"Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December — a week before the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Over the holiday break, the district's 14 school police officers received 40 hours of training on the rifles. Officers check them out for each shift from a fireproof safe in the police force's main office." BRAVO, Fontana, CA.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 11:44 AM

Actually, I should have said POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, cherry-picking, deceptive weasels.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 11:33 AM

brazil, just for the record, a ball-peen hammer is NOT a gun. A fluorescent light is NOT a gun. A cordless telephone is NOT a gun. A rifle, however, is generally considered to be a G-U-N.

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Heydrich

Jan-24-13 11:27 AM

I just love how the pro-ban people determine that revolvers, pump-action shotguns, and bolt-action rifles are "acceptable" weapons according to THEIR ideas. Why do THEY get to pick this "imaginary spot" on the timeline of gun evolution? THEY say that these are acceptable hunting weapons, when in fact, at the time the 2nd Amendment was written, NONE of these had even been developed. So for their argument to be consistent with their interpretation of the writers, we should not even be able to use modern day cartridges, let alone the previously mentioned weapons. You can't pick an imaginary spot on this timeline to suit your own thoughts. It's either 1789 or it's current technology. I choose now.

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MTOMTO

Jan-23-13 3:21 PM

It seems to depend on what names you are calling.

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colorado

Jan-23-13 2:14 PM

mtomto----Typical response from a anti gunner--All the anti-gunners have been doing for the last few weeks is damming the semi-auto rifle and all the rhetoric has been how we need to ban or regulate them and high capacity magazines for the safety of the citizens. Once you confront them with proof that they are lying to the people and those firearms are seldom used in crime of any kind they have two choices-----call you names or "change the subject". I doubt name calling would be permitted on this site.

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MTOMTO

Jan-23-13 1:31 PM

Rifles aren't guns?

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Brazil

Jan-23-13 1:12 PM

The subject is guns Colorado - G-U-N-S. Not rifles

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MTOMTO

Jan-23-13 11:03 AM

Bureau?

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colorado

Jan-23-13 8:31 AM

What part of FBI data don't you understand? FBI 2011 report weapons used in murder (latest available) = knives 1694, hands/fists/feet 728, hammers/clubs 496, all rifles 323. AS I SAID, the modern rifles are black, scary looking and seldom used in crime. You don't stomp on the rights of 315,000,000 citizens because of a couple of mass murders committed by the mentally ill. Address the problem of drugs, gangs, and the mentally ill and there is no so called gun problem

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Brazil

Jan-22-13 10:30 PM

Colorado - Take a look in the backyard. I think the black helicopters are landings.

Please provide factual data on your hammer statement

Would you characterize the Newtown semi automatic weapon as an assault weapon? I wonder if the parents in Newtown would be relieved with your statement about the number of murders committed with these types of weapons

Please explain the suffering of the people of Europe, Japan, Australia etc. have gone through due to the much tighter controls on guns. I know their murder rates are anywhere from 3-30% of what ours are but I need for you to explain more of the suffering they have felt from this

Please

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colorado

Jan-22-13 7:06 PM

archaeol--- The new semi-autos are black, scary looking and are used in crime or assault the least of any firearm and even less in murders than knives or even hammers. Banning them is nothing but a political attempt to fool the public into thinking the politicians are looking out for them. It is just the first step in disarming the public and the same template has been used in every other country that has a gun ban.

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archaeo1

Jan-22-13 5:36 PM

Tom,I agree ..Guns in themselves are not the problem. People are, and if they cant be responsable enough to have certain guns, They shouldnt be allowed to have them.How does one know who can have such a weapon. As for semi auto's..Well they werent real popular in the 50's and 60's.I say if your going to gun people down.Try your luck with a pistol or a hunting rifle.Leave the semi automatics for Trained military and police.You may not need to fill bodies with as much lead if you actually have to aim and shoot.It really shouldnt take up to what 11 rounds to kill. Assult rifles arent for everyone.

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Brazil

Jan-22-13 5:33 PM

Sure if there were also signs stating this house contains an assault weapon. That way I would know to steer clear and make sure my wife and three kids steered clear as well.

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Brazil

Jan-22-13 5:31 PM

St0newall - I also am troubled by the use of executive orders though I am more troubled when Bush used them then when Obama uses them -LOL - an you probably vice versa. However the ridiculousness of our House and Senate in ensuring virtually nothing ever gets done makes me understand the use of executive orders. Still, I am with you as far as being uneasy by the overuse of them by both political parties when controlling the White House.

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MTOMTO

Jan-22-13 4:54 PM

Would anyone here put a sign in their yard that states that your home is gun free?

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st0newa11

Jan-22-13 4:31 PM

Brazil, believe it or not, I'm in your corner on this one. I am opposed to any and all presidential decrees, no matter who is in office. They are used to circumvent the checks and balances so wisely designed by our founding fathers. It seems every day we stray further and further from our Constitution, and the results are NOT favorable.

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