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Circumventing

January 21, 2013

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the......

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CMReeder

Jan-22-13 9:46 AM

Enigma you just showed how big an idiot you are. You are not just arming the citizens but in turn you are creating a need for more police, more guards, more surveillance creating a bigger police state.

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SteelerFan

Jan-22-13 8:51 AM

"I simply pointed out that our society has it's share of extraordinarily incompetent, and irresponsible people"

they all voted for Obama.

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Premier

Jan-22-13 6:45 AM

Jude, the key is the words "to the best of my ability".

Give the guy a break.

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USABorn

Jan-22-13 2:19 AM

spike2 - 2:05 PM

"why so many under 21's are acting like animals."

POOR PARENTING!!!!!!!!!

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enigma

Jan-21-13 8:40 PM

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."--Thomas Jefferson

I agree with Jefferson on this. Allowing all law abiding citizens to own guns may carry some risk, but it beats living in a police state. The police in this country can carry "assault weapons" and any size magazine they can get. Why should citizens live under a different set of laws than the police? Forget military weapons for the moment. These are weapons that are "on the street". The police carry weapons for the same reason that private citizens do; personal protection. Are they more important than you? Only in a police state. Crazy people will kill whether we're free or not. Why not stick with freedom?

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 6:34 PM

"chayes you're quite adept at bullying those with whom you disagree."

Please point out where I bullied anyone. I simply pointed out that our society has it's share of extraordinarily incompetent, and irresponsible people. Since there are people here who advocate full access to the public to military hardware, I think it's a pretty good question how you keep dangerous weaponry out of the hands of people that shouldn't have it. I mean considering when they have an "oops", a bunch of innocent people could wind up scattered about in heaps.

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 6:30 PM

"I was wondering the same thing about the right to free speech."

Stupid words never lead to a trip to the emergency room or morgue.

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enigma

Jan-21-13 6:05 PM

CHayes,"Does anyone have any proposal to keep these extraordinarily dangerous weapons out of the hands of idiots?"

I was wondering the same thing about the right to free speech. There was a time when we tried to keep those idiots from voting, but the Supreme Court said we can't limit the rights of a person just because they're stupid, and lucky for Chris they did.

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spike2

Jan-21-13 2:05 PM

Raising kids - sometimes like herding cats, blah.blah. Poor comparison or why so many under 21's are acting like animals.

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richardson

Jan-21-13 1:57 PM

chayes you're quite adept at bullying those with whom you disagree. Never the less; How about the nitwit who stole his mother's guns. At close range he shot her in the face and went on to perform most evil. You got kids C? If you do then you know that parenting sometimes is like herding cats. You want to restrict them but not so much they never learn to do for themselves. Like the feed trough the govt would have us all eating from.

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 1:03 PM

How about the nitwits that let a two year old play with a loaded .40 cal handgun without supervision?

Does anyone have any proposal to keep these extraordinarily dangerous weapons out of the hands of idiots? Considering 5 people were accidentally shot at 3 different guns shows on Sat alone, I'm guessing the answer is no.

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 12:59 PM

I was wondering who here thinks adults that would let a small group of their children, ages from about 4-10, sit in their yard, in town, unsupervised, and randomly fire a bb gun, even hitting parked cars, should be allowed to own an AK47?

Maybe they should be declared mentally ill, and housed in a govt mental institution on the taxpayer dime for life, so you can dress up funny, go out in the woods, and pretend you're overthrowing our duly elected govt?

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richardson

Jan-21-13 12:18 PM

Tedeaux, Sideliner: In your view I am a hypocrit because I accuse your choice for president, it must be that I approve of the same actions taken by my choice,Bush. Not true. I did write a LE about my objections to The Patriot Act in that it denies liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

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SteelerFan

Jan-21-13 11:40 AM

my apologies to the SG this time, forgot the post was elsewhere :-)

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SteelerFan

Jan-21-13 10:54 AM

I'll try this again since the SG Nazi seemed to purge it first time.

The 2nd Amendment gives us the right to keep and bear arms, not keep and bear arms if we're not careless or not stupid. Let's enforce the extensive number of laws already on the books. We need a common sense approach to mental health in regards to gun ownership. We need both sides to sit down and have a sane discussion. Even if all of the above occurs, which is doubtful, dreadful events will still happen because there is no guaranteed solution to end the violence.

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 10:25 AM

" Only in America do you have to have a background check done to buy a box of bullets but you dont need one before you take the oath of office as the President!"

Are you joking? No background check? Maybe you should ask Bill Clinton, or Herman Cain, or Mitt Romney, or President Obama, about that. They would beg to differ. Having an army of reporters working full time trying to dig up dirt on you for months, and publically reporting the results for the world to see, is a pretty extensive background check.

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Tedeaux

Jan-21-13 9:02 AM

Only in America do you have to have a background check done to buy a box of bullets but you dont need one before you take the oath of office as the President! Colorado and Washington State pass state laws saying they will no longer enforce Federal drug laws and the Federal Government wants to pass more stringent laws they can currently enforce that are clearly a violation on the Constitution!

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CMReeder

Jan-21-13 8:59 AM

When you have a Congress that refuses to do it's job this is what happens even when it does it job the executive places an executive order on a bill with an executive signing statement.

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idiottwo

Jan-21-13 8:03 AM

"President that does something?" What action has he taken after Fast and Furious killed several hundred Mexican's and a boarder patrol agent? What actions has he taken after the Fort Hood killings? What actions to fix the unemployment rate? Bengazi....The Healthcare Bill was to lower costs, they are sky rocketing. Our taxes weren't going to go up, they have! How many times will he raise the debt ceiling that he called his predicessor reckless for when he amassed a fraction of what the current one has. I wish people were less blinded by their party.

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USABorn

Jan-21-13 7:49 AM

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Anyone know when he is going to begin? He hasn't done a thing to defend it in the LAST 4 years, what makes you think he is going to do it in the next 4?

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Alsever

Jan-21-13 7:44 AM

Executive Orders are generally ignored without any reprisals. Any one know of any that are actually enforced?

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rick424

Jan-21-13 7:12 AM

The right wants a president that does something. We have a president that is doing something and they are still not happy.

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Kelaine

Jan-21-13 7:06 AM

When I first glanced at this LTE's title, I thought it said "Circumcising"! Hahah! And I immediately thought "Oh goodie! Another controversial subject to debate!"

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 6:36 AM

I had no idea that the Second Amendment said anything about background checks. I read the part where it protects the right of a "well regulated militia" to keep and bear arms, where's the part about the mentally ill?

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CHayes

Jan-21-13 6:33 AM

"President Obama promises to circumvent the Constitution and Congress with regard to the 2nd Amendment through Executive Order"

But isn't it the right wing interpretation of the Second Amendment, that you should be able to buy a fully armed F-14 Tomcat jet fighter at a gun show? But, you couldn't do that BEFORE President Obama took office.

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