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A flawed picture

February 11, 2013

Richard Reid tried to blow up an airplane with a bomb in his shoe more than a decade ago. We still can't get on airplanes with our shoes o....

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gavinf56

Feb-11-13 5:20 AM

"What's wrong with this picture?" = Dan Mason

Flying is a privilege, owning a firearm is a guaranteed right. If you were going to make a stupid analogy like that you might as well have added the hammer too.

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Premier

Feb-11-13 5:23 AM

While it's still a high number Mr. Mason is off by 270,000. Not bad considering the source.

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Premier

Feb-11-13 5:40 AM

Woops, missed the thity thousand part. too early.

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mikekerstetter

Feb-11-13 6:53 AM

Dan Mason-"We still can't get on airplanes with our shoes on."

Actually, you can, after they check them. But you aren't getting on with your firearm whether they check it or not.

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Josh84

Feb-11-13 7:29 AM

UGH, new week, same old &%#!.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-11-13 8:17 AM

This nation has pockets of intense violent crime....not all committed by firearms.

Chicago may have 500 firearm deaths in a year, but they have over 10,000 violent assaults. Not all assaults (with firearms, blunt object, etc) lead to death.

As a nation, our overall violent crime rate is far lower than nations with total bans on firearms.

Actually, it there is a far stronger correlation between high rates of violent crime and liberal leadership. In those cities under long-term liberal rule, we will find the highest rates of violent crime, including firearm crimes.

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CMReeder

Feb-11-13 8:24 AM

While I am a gun control advocate this letter is flawed.

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Josh84

Feb-11-13 9:05 AM

Welcome back Erik.

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wwhickok

Feb-11-13 9:53 AM

This letter..has almost no intelligent thought behind it. I'm sorry, but that's the truth.

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SteelerFan

Feb-11-13 9:56 AM

There are tons of gun laws already, time to enforce them.

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mahs81

Feb-11-13 10:23 AM

He complains about this right but likely supports a "right" that has resulted in the death of about 55 million Americans since 1972.

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CHayes

Feb-11-13 2:11 PM

" Actually, you can, after they check them. But you aren't getting on with your firearm whether they check it or not."

Holy decompression Batman. Someone seems to be implying that people should be able to board planes with firearms. Nothing like a shootout at 30,000 feet, in a plane pressurized to 8000 feet.

Somehow that reminded me of Mitt Romney's comment about how wrong it was that the windows don't open in airline passenger compartments.

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spike2

Feb-11-13 4:12 PM

so eriklatranyi - what's up with Williamsport?

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enigma

Feb-11-13 4:14 PM

CHayes,"Holy decompression Batman.... Nothing like a shootout at 30,000 feet, in a plane pressurized to 8000 feet."

Someone has been watching too many movies. A bullet hole will not cause explosive decompression in a commercial aircraft. That's not to say that I like the idea of a gunfight on a plane, but thousands of flights every day have a loaded gun on board. Too bad they're not authorized to shoot that idiot across the aisle who thinks he's the one person alive who doesn't have to turn off his cell phone.

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enigma

Feb-11-13 4:20 PM

spike2," so eriklatranyi - what's up with Williamsport?"

The same as the other cities who have these problems. For many years Williamsport had very liberal people running it and even now is not much better. Campana may be a Republican, but he is no conservative. It was liberal policies that brought in the influence from Philadelphia. Williamsport was a nice city until then.

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CHayes

Feb-11-13 5:34 PM

" thousands of flights every day have a loaded gun on board"

Not in the hands of anyone trying to board. Air marshals and pilots only, and that is the way it should stay.

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CHayes

Feb-11-13 5:43 PM

" A bullet hole will not cause explosive decompression in a commercial aircraft."

I would say you've been watching too many movies, because it doesn't take an explosive decompression at 30,000 ft to kill everyone on a plane.

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mikekerstetter

Feb-11-13 5:44 PM

CHayes-"Holy decompression Batman. Someone seems to be implying that people should be able to board planes with firearms. Nothing like a shootout at 30,000 feet, in a plane pressurized to 8000 feet."

Nope, not wanting one at all. Just stating a fact.

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msgjsheets

Feb-11-13 6:45 PM

HeyDan,how many lives have been saved because people defended themselves with firearms? How many people have died from cancer caused by cigarettes? How many have died because of use of alchohol or in automobile accidents? How many people are killed a year by falling in their bathtubs? Are we to ban everything that a crazy man or woman can use to inflict harm or death? Use you head and lay off the Kool Aid for a day or two!!!

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CHayes

Feb-11-13 7:10 PM

" Are we to ban everything that a crazy man or woman can use to inflict harm or death?"

I guess you didn't notice msgj, that cars, bathtubs, and alcohol serve a useful service in our society. I wouldn't call holding down a gun safe a useful purpose.

You people keep bringing up cars, and its nuts. Do cars introduce a certain element of risk to people's lives? Sure, but in return they provide a method of transport that is literally indespensible to the functioning of a modern society. Why don't you just compare cardiologists to Playstations?

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bryan48

Feb-11-13 7:22 PM

Our white population here has plenty of freeloaders who do little but expect the education system to raise their children. The issues here are not solely due to ""Philadelphia"" as I have learned is the term adorned by the cautious local racists. There are a ton of jails in the area, and I have never lived anywhere where less value was placed on higher education.

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JohnWilsonKlees

Feb-12-13 2:01 AM

I agree Byran, ever been to Walmart...Holy ****! I blame fracking.

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msamerica101

Feb-12-13 4:25 AM

I am glad we have this comedic section of the Sun-Gazette. It is very entertaining.

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spike2

Feb-12-13 8:28 AM

Liberal policies brought the influence of Philadelphia. You might want to travel a bit further back. Bloom was Mayor in the early 1990's. Want to count the Republican Mayors since then? Campana is not the first.

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Cattledude74

Feb-12-13 10:32 PM

guns are good for huntin. remmingtons always been good for that for generations. still protects the family just the same too.

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