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What gun control means

January 23, 2013

Gun control. When I use the term, I mean you're going to make sure of your target, have a good backstop, take careful aim and fire, once all safety requirements are me....

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CMReeder

Jan-24-13 9:27 AM

"If it makes you feel any better Phil, I understood what you meant the first time."

Look the other pea!

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CMReeder

Jan-24-13 9:17 AM

Well Phil did not understand Chris and I from the beginning either, you still don't.

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mikekerstetter

Jan-24-13 4:08 AM

Ritty, I don't like shoveling so much. But I sure do like plowing it with my Suzuki Kingquad. I can plow all but a foot or two of my walks and the steps. Bring on the snow.

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CHayes

Jan-24-13 12:13 AM

Oh yeah Relene, it's just a terrific letter. Well, at least until you consider that gun ownership in the town in question isn't actually any higher than in the rest of the country, or that the local law enforcement there says the ordinance has nothing to do with their crime rate.

And that's without even getting into the fact, that not a single conservative here, can provide any real world information at all about how you could keep from forcing "criminals" and the mentally ill (like you), from buying firearms.

So essentially if you are willing to overlook the fact, that factually the letter is a complete piece of horse hockey, then it's a terrific letter.

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rmiller

Jan-23-13 10:04 PM

Great letter, Wayne!

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 9:26 PM

"I like to shovel snow"

This old man has a giant walk I'd like to introduce you to. Maybe next year I'll get a blower.

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Ritty77

Jan-23-13 8:08 PM

I like to shovel snow, and I regularly clear snow at work.

Big snows slow things down. They bring out neighbors and friends and helpful people pushing people out.

A fresh fallen snow is beautiful, clean and white, and that muffled sound...ah, the simple joys of life.

Also, clearly, it's good for the water table.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 7:14 PM

" As long as the cold air is in place, it would be nice to see a coastal low throw a couple of feet of snow our way"

Clearly you don't live in a house on a corner, have to clear snow from a large area at work, or have to drive much for work. Two of the above situations apply to me, and I have several friends the third applies to, so I'll keep hoping that snowfall is confined to ski areas.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 6:42 PM

" Mr Hayes if your using that logic to backpeddle"

I'm not backpedaling on anything. My point being that its just terrific to say "no guns for criminals or the mentally ill" , but when you actually look at the situation, you have no way in reality to identify these people. If you have a secret way, please share.

Also not sure if you noticed, by I pointed out this entire story is bs. The gun ownership in the town in question isn't really higher than the national average, and the local law enforcement says the law has virtually nothing to do with their crime rate.

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Premier

Jan-23-13 5:24 PM

"I mean you understand Premier, that most criminals don't have a criminal record, and over one quarter of the US population suffer from some sort of mental disorder, and the vast majority are undiagnosed, right?"

Mr Hayes if your using that logic to backpeddle then the only thing we can do is lock up all these people who are slipping under your radar. Point them out and we'll have your friends at the ATF and Secret Service pick the up.

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Ritty77

Jan-23-13 3:41 PM

NAALCP says Bloomberg soda ban is racist.

Drink!

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Ritty77

Jan-23-13 3:35 PM

As long as the cold air is in place, it would be nice to see a coastal low throw a couple of feet of snow our way. Alas, there are no coastal storms on the horizon. :(

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gavinf56

Jan-23-13 2:30 PM

Yep Chris, it can start warming up any day now.

My battery is still the original from when I bought the truck 8 years ago. Still worked this morning.

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rick424

Jan-23-13 2:12 PM

"Cold enough for you Gavin?"

I know I am waiting for Global Warming.

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philunderwood

Jan-23-13 2:06 PM

“"Government shouldn’t force anyone to do anything. Laws should be limited to punishing illegal behavior. Is that plain enough, Chuck and Chris? "

That is what Kennesaw did Phil. Is that PLAIN enough for you.”

Chuck, you’ve reached a new low in understanding what you read. Just what do you think I was saying in the above post? I guess it WASN’T plain enough for you after all.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 1:43 PM

Cold enough for you Gavin? Wife's car wouldn't start today when she was going to work today, and had to jump it. Good thing I was off work today. Guess it's time for a new battery.

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gavinf56

Jan-23-13 1:40 PM

If it makes you feel any better Phil, I understood what you meant the first time.

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CMReeder

Jan-23-13 1:36 PM

"Government shouldn’t force anyone to do anything. Laws should be limited to punishing illegal behavior. Is that plain enough, Chuck and Chris? "

That is what Kennesaw did Phil. Is that PLAIN enough for you.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 1:31 PM

In light of my recent comments Fredzz, it sounds like you may be implying that the law in GA the letter writer is talking about, is essentially "making criminals" out of the half the population that choses not to own a gun even with the law.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 1:28 PM

Thank you sir. Plain as day. My apologies for mistaking your comment as implicit support for the letter.

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philunderwood

Jan-23-13 1:21 PM

Government shouldn’t force anyone to do anything. Laws should be limited to punishing illegal behavior. Is that plain enough, Chuck and Chris?

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Fredzz

Jan-23-13 1:17 PM

"" How exactly do you "make" someone a criminal.""

You can't.

But, the Law can charge a person with a Crime and make it stick. That makes the person a criminal in the eye of the Law. Just because they didn't know the law exists.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 12:35 PM

"not trying to make criminals of law-abiding citizens"

So criminals are "made" rather than born? How exactly do you "make" someone a criminal. I law is passed and people CHOSE to follow the law, or break it.

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 12:32 PM

And then there's this tidbit:

"Graydon estimates about 50 percent of Kennesaw owns guns today, and that many residents don’t know the law exists."

So the gun ownership there is about the same as the rest of the country, many people don't even know the law exists, and the police in the town say that any drop in crime that's happened since the law was passed had ZERO to do with the law.

Remind why this letter was written again? Why wouldn't the letter writer have taken the 30 seconds to find this out BEFORE submitting the letter, or was the letter just another attempt to deceive?

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CHayes

Jan-23-13 12:28 PM

It's interesting that when you look into the facts surrounding this case you find the following (the man quoted in the article has been with the local police for over 26 years):

Gun-rights advocates extolled the law as proof that more arms increase safety, crediting it with Kennesaw’s relatively low crime rate and a drop in burglaries after it took effect.

That image of Kennesaw is also exaggerated, said Graydon. He credits police work and community cooperation with achieving a crime rate that compares well with the city’s neighbors. He also debunked an oft-repeated claim that the community has had no homicides in 30 years. It’s had nine, fewer than half involving guns, he said.

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