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The Right Way to Combat Gun Violence

Rick3801 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 9:29 AM
Can we _please_ stop using the progressive's terms? "Gun violence"? Do the guns commit evil acts? We never hear about "knife violence" or "fist violence". Seriously, people in their right minds are responsible for their behavior, not the object in their hands. If they're not in their right mind, then we have a different problem.
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The Role of 'Educators'

Rick3801 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:16 AM
Well put, sir!
Ms Marsden, This may have been mentioned before so my apologies. The Second Amendment does not _give_ anybody any rights. It recognizes and [hopefully] protects them. Conventions of a number of the States...expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added. [from the preamble to the Bill of RIghts] Under these circumstances, to have to beg for permission from what may be a tyrannical government is hardly what the Founders could have meant. After all, they just won a war of arms against a government who tried to disarm them.
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Romney and Ryan Turn the Tables on Obama

Rick3801 Wrote: Aug 21, 2012 8:27 PM
I'm wondering: does the 16% defense share today (compared to 39% in 1970) take into account how bloated the current federal budget is?
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Futile Remedies for Mass Shootings

Rick3801 Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 10:42 AM
Regarding killers reloading, I believe that there are two. The first was Kip Kinkel in Oregon. Two brothers (who were Boy Scouts) realized that when Kip was reloading, he couldn't fire. So they rushed him and, even though Kip had finished reloading and shot one, the boys tackled him and ended the assault. The other one was the LL RR shooting. As I recall, during the second time that Colin Ferguson was reloading his only magazine, passengers tackled him.
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