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October 22, 2013

Just saying Dear editor: A recent Sunday morning, I watched the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on “Meet the Press” claim that more Americans should be armed and that is the way to stop these mass shootings....

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Oct-24-13 12:56 PM

Good one, Stone.

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Oct-24-13 11:56 AM


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Oct-24-13 9:03 AM

quiensabe, while law enforcement officers do an outstanding job defending the public, they do occasionally make mistakes. I remember back when OJ Simpson allegedly (I still think he did it) killed his wife. The police mistakenly arrested John Elway. It seems they responded to an All Points Bulletin (APB) to be on the lookout for a "slow-moving, white Bronco". Go figure it.

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Oct-23-13 8:57 PM

will you?

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Oct-23-13 8:57 PM

Anyone that chooses to arm themselves for their defense knows from the George Zimmerman case and others that even if they are fighting for their life, the ignorance of liberals await them in court. If one wins in criminal court, they will be penniless after their defense. Following criminal court is civil court and wrongful death suits. With that in mind, I'm not going to use my gun unless I'm personally threatened. If you don't care enough about yourself or your loved ones to protect them, that is your problem. I am not foolish enough to guard them from your irresponsible actions. While you are waiting for the police and you and yours are getting shot, I'm just going to watch. If the gun turns toward me and mine, I will take action. I refuse to be a victim. And I refuse to put my life and my property in jeopardy for someone who is not willing to be self reliant. So, from my viewpoint, should things go awry in the mall, it won't be the cartoon fantasy you envision. I'll be walking out

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Oct-23-13 3:59 PM

First off, before you remove your firearm from its concealed location, you should know your target! This would eliminate your scenario of everyone shooting everyone. The first thing anyone carrying a firearm is to do is locate and if possible seperate your target. Most armed people would NOT draw their firearms in a mall situation unless they were either in the line of fire or had direct eyes on the original shooter. Finding the original shooter is usually easier than you think as, everyone else is either laying down on the floor or running the opposite direction. Using statistics that favor ones argument is very easy to do, especially if you use biased information. Here is a NATIONAL statistic for you; Less than 0.06% of all crimes are committed with a legally owed firearm! Removing the guns from the citizenship will in no way help to eliminate crime, it will cause a dramatic increase overnight!

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Oct-23-13 11:15 AM

In 1785 Thomas Jefferson wrote to his fifteen-year-old nephew, Peter Carr, regarding what he considered the best form of exercise: "...I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprize, and independance to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

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Oct-23-13 8:41 AM

And these are people who supposedly undergo exhaustive firearms training.

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Oct-23-13 8:40 AM

Two women (one of them 71 years old) are recovering after their pickup was riddled by police gunfire in Torrance, in what investigators are calling a case of mistaken identity. The officers who opened fire were on the lookout for fugitive Christopher Dorner. Another vehicle was also mistakenly fired upon not far away. -- KTLA Los Angeles

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Oct-23-13 8:02 AM

Jimmy: "You don't draw your gun unless you know your target." "All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence." -- Fox News. Well, apparently not everyone.

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Oct-22-13 3:48 PM

Trying to talk facts, figures and static’s to someone that has a progressive/socialist view is like trying to push a chain up hill. It ends up being a waste of time and energy.

It was “God, Guns and Guts that made America Free” but we have already allowed God to be done away with. Now progressives want to do away with guns and it they get them, sadly there goes all of our freedom.

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Oct-22-13 2:20 PM

JO, Good one!

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Oct-22-13 2:07 PM

Allan, Shooter would have been dead for over 20 minutes by the time police arrived in your little scenario. MTO- I already have 5 bullets!

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Oct-22-13 1:36 PM

It's supply and demand for ammo prices. DHS is set to purchase more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years. It says it needs them for law enforcement agents in training and on duty.

That is about five bullets for every person in the U.S.

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Oct-22-13 10:10 AM

Since everyone will be pointing at the shooter. (Because you dont draw your gun unless you know your target) your little letter just got holes shot all through it!

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Oct-22-13 9:47 AM

So your idea is to let the shooter fire away at will without any fear of interference. NO THANKS. Knowing the targets may be armed themselves will prevent or reduce a lot of killings.

As for the price of ammunition increasing you can thank the #1 gun salesman of the year for that. As a result of Obamas attempt to ban or restrict firearms several million more new guns were purchased than would have been normally. Many of hem were the high capacity type. They all need ammo, lots of ammo, and the suppliers have not yet caught up to demand.

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Oct-22-13 8:02 AM

Allan, we LIVE in an area with an extremely large quantity of guns and ammunition. Do you see your ridiculously silly scenario playing itself out in Warren County? There are many reasons why the vast majority of murders occur in "gun free" zones, but you are too closed-minded to listen and I am already too bored to type them.

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Oct-22-13 6:08 AM


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Oct-22-13 3:32 AM

I... uh... that was painful to read. I have disagreed with far better arguments.

Setting up an unlikely scenario is no way to defend your position. You would have been better off citing other first world countries with similar laws and regulations that you envision to be proper handling of gun control regulations.

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