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On top of all that, crowds disperse for cover when someone starts shooting. Mass shooters seldom go to ground or seek cover because they need to move around to pursue victims. They also obviously don't want anyone within arms-reach of them because they will be tackled and disarmed. So, no, they generally aren't in positions to create cross-fire problems if cops, security, or armed citizens attempt to bring them down after they start shooting. Never mind the fact that most self-defense weapons and ammunition are chosen for stopping power, where a bullet lodged into the target and transfers all it's momentum into the assailant rather than rips right through them. It looks like all Ms. Marsden learned about guns she learned from Hollywood.
Sorry, but this was a painful read filled with failures of logic and uniformed opinion. The track-record shows that insane killers that perform mass shooting incidents almost always per-meditate and consciously choose their venues. The CO theater shooter, for example, skipped overqualified 5 more convenient theaters to get to one with a no weapons policy posted. He wore body armor. He was deliberately acting to lower his chances of being threatened by armed resistance. Then there's the idea that violent crimes are stopped only by shooting the assailant. Statistically, most criminal incidents stopped by a firearm end when the crimal has a gun pointed at him. He surrenders or flees. He doesn't get into a shoot out.
People wouldn't spend so much time and effort if Gerrymandering wasn't highly effective. Redrawing districts to chase pesky black men out of office has been a Democrat tradition since the end of the Civil War.
Of course, the assertion that the Social Issues on the conservative platform are places Republicans are intruding on Liberty is demonstrably false - but people shy from debate. Abortion: Government arbitrarily created a non-human class of human to die like chattel. INTRUSION. Women's "Health": Forcing taxpayers to finance contraceptives and abortion pills and forcing insurers to provide such is an obvious INTRUSION. Gay "Marriage": Expanding the Common and Natural Law definition of marriage for pandering to a special-interest. Extending privilege without a Public Interest. INTRUSION.
The biggest problem is never rebutting the demonstrably false assertion that the Social Issues on the conservative platform are government intrusions. Abortion: The Government has created an artificial and un-scientific "non-human" class that can be slaughtered like chattel. Women's "Health": Nobody has a platform banning contraceptives, but forcing taxpayers to fund them and businesses to insure them is horrific. Fertility is not a disease. Gay "Marriage": Expanding privileges without a Public Interest - essentially discriminating against all partnerships that don't involve sex just to pander and "normalize" behavior contrary to Natural and Common Law. These are intrusions and usurpation that real Conservatives fight.
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The Malicious Mangling of the Virgin Mary

mlund Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:43 PM
More to the point - without those Apostles and their successors, guided by the Holy Spirit, there would be no Gospel Canon. The Apostolic Tradition predates the Bible by hundreds of years and is the foundation upon which the Bible was compiled.
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GOP Turns Sure Victory into Defeat

mlund Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 1:00 PM
THANK YOU MICHAEL. Somebody had to say it. God bless your father. The Republican Leadership has spent 24 years paying him lip-service while running directly away from everything he believed in to the loving embrace of a socialist-light governing record. Everyone seems ready to cut one leg or another off the 3-legged stool and no one is willing to sell conservatism by pairing competent articulation with sincerity. And that is why Republicans lose - because even the Republican base doesn't think they believe the platform.
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Don't Blame Romney

mlund Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 10:58 PM
I don't blame Mitt, Ann; I blame you and your ilk. You poisoned our primaries with garbage about "electability" that always, ALWAYS boils down to running to the Left to be more like democrats. All this "don't spook them" nonsense just leads us to candidates that can't credibly market the 3-legged stool because they, like you, don't really believe in it. We need candidates that believe in conservatism, in American fundamentals, and can defend it as vigorously, articulately, and sincerely as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan. We do not need more RINOs that don't realize you can't out-bid Santa Claus for free stuff making meely-mouth, aw-shucks, passive-aggressive campaigns of "I'm the lesser of two evils." Garbage in, garbage out.
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7 Examples of People Who Are Not Victims

mlund Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 4:24 PM
Hillary Clinton's campaign would like to have a word with you. Fact is, if Barrack Obama wasn't a black man he's never have made it into the nomination process, let alone won the nomination as the designated "Not Bush."
"Pay no attention to the massive Labor Union contributions to Barrett's campaign - especially not the 10s of millions of dollars worth of cash, materials, and labor being shipped in from out-of-state 'brother and sister' Union organizations," says the Wizard of Oz. How dare people raise money from private citizens instead of embezzle tens of millions of dollars in government-mandated Union dues and laundered tax-payer dollars. :P :P
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