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The gun debate

March 3, 2013

Last summer I went to the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises in Williamsport....

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clw1162

Mar-06-13 10:31 PM

Bobby 2,I am by no means a parasite,I have le a very live life,worked since I turned 16 years old,and paid for my college education. I personally do have Life insurance,but I'm sure many of the families affected by gun violence do not. We are all made to pay at the bare minumum liability insurance to own a car, and some of you gun nuts have commented that cars are a deadly weapon.

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localguy

Mar-06-13 11:39 AM

Dan, come on now; that was so low even for you. I do own a truck, it does not have any oversize tires; it is all stock. I do not hunt, at all; although I enjoy eating deer but that is about it. Last time I checked my wife was not chained up in my basement, nor do I need to rape her! I do like the confederate flag, but I think that falls back to my childhood of watching the Dukes of Hazard! I know you Dan, so without saying more, I will end my words with this. Your a sad case, really!

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GoBB62

Mar-06-13 7:54 AM

Since libs hate stereoyping you have to wonder where chuckles, hazy, buff, & sham are at? Don't wanna throw one of your own like Yoxtheimer under the bus? Surprise us. Show us some consistency!

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wwhickok

Mar-06-13 6:25 AM

apparently you can't say red n ecks.. lol.

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wwhickok

Mar-06-13 6:24 AM

it's probably about time that you stfu. Both of your comments on this article are both distasteful and needlessly disrespectful. Furthermore, it has little to do with or add logic to the actual article but more so absolute ridiculous comments in an attempt to paint all gun owners as bad people.

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wwhickok

Mar-06-13 6:22 AM

Yoxtheimer, I really thought that you could not possibly say anythng more stupid than your first statement...and then you did. Did you really just suggest that all 'typical' Williamsport citizens are '********, with confederate flags who lock women up in basements, and rape them at will?'

First of all..Williamsport isn't some backwater West Virginian hillbilly-ridden town. It's a city, not a big city, but a city never the less. There isn't too many ******** that actually live here, not on a ratio basis anyway. Secondly, I am a Williamsport citizen, have been most of my life, I don't rape my wife and keep her chained in the basement (or any other woman for that matter) nor do I abuse her. I personally don't even hunt, I'm not racist, nor do I own a confederate OR American flag, that's not to say I don't support America by the way. Don't be so idiotic to generalize and stereotype an entire city.

You've yet to add anything of substance to this article. With the utmost respect

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clw1162

Mar-04-13 3:53 PM

how about all you gun owner's pay a liability insurance for your guns so that when tragedy's happen the victims families have some compensation,or what if someone is found guilty of comitting a crime using any type of gun gets automatic life in prison.

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Fish25

Mar-04-13 1:44 PM

the writer should atleast "arm" himself with some knowlege if he doesn't want to own a gun

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Fish25

Mar-04-13 1:40 PM

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localguy

Mar-04-13 1:37 PM

wwhickok, you've gotta know the person behind the original letter!!! He is as off the wall as it gets. You almost got to feel sorry for him. His letters are as comical to me as Jeff33 is. Dan is quite special!

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 1:24 PM

"the NRA would advocate distributing hand grenades to pre schoolers"

This is by far the stupidest thing I've heard yet in this whole 'anti-gun' arguement that has been going on for the last few months with such agression (the latest episode of it anyway). And I've heard some really stupid ****.

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 1:20 PM

The people who choose to ignore the logic and the reality that the real problem is Mental Health and how it is related to the purchase of guns and responsible or rather irresponsible ownership of them are nothing but self-righteous, Party-Blind wannabe-politicians. You don't live in the REAL world with the rest of us. You live in your own little world where, in your mind, everything should be done the way you say it should be. Not the way its best and most morally correct for the majority of us.

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 1:17 PM

All you 'Gun Owner Haters' want a comment you can really disagree with? It's people like those disagreeing with my earlier comments who are the biggest problem. Ignoring the real issues, such as Mental Health and targeting guns. Using the real problems to attack issues that they have personal agendas for, such as banning guns and diminishing the 2nd Amendment. Because let's be honest with each other, you should at least have enough respect to do that; This isn't about creating a safer country, this is about getting rid of something you don't believe in or agree with; Guns. This is about a personal vendetta against and using tragedies to lobby for legislation that has no business in our country.

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USABorn

Mar-04-13 1:02 PM

WHY does Homeland Security require 1.6 BILLION rounds of ammo, mainly .40 caliber and 9mm? They don't arm our local/state police, OR the U.S. military!

Better yet, WHY has DHS also purchased 2,717 Mine Resistant Armor Protected Vehicles (MRAP) that are being retrofitted for service on the streets of the U.S.?

Guns, tanks, and drones, what IS going on? Is the America of our founding fathers dead or is it on life-support? They must be spinning in their graves.

NOTE: BEFORE THE LIBS START ON "CHAIN EMAILS AND CONSPIRACIES," THIS INFO DID NOT COME FROM AN EMAIL, BUT FROM ACTUAL NEWS ARTICLES.

IF IN FUTURE YOU HAPPEN TO RECEIVE IT AS AN EMAIL, IT JUST MIGHT BE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO "PASTE" ONE OF THE ARTICALS INTO AN EMAIL AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE ON MY ADDRESS LIST. "BIG SIS" AND "HER BOSS" ARE LOOKING MORE TREACHEROUS EVERY DAY.....

OK LIBS.....READY, SET, START YOUR FINGERS!!! (NOTICE I DIDN'T SAY BRAINS)

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Fish25

Mar-04-13 12:50 PM

So it would be okay if the crazy guy with a gun killed 10 people with a hangun that had 10 round magazine but 30 dead with an AR-15 with 30 round magazine is too many? Making certain guns illegal doesn't solve the problem. Use the brain god gave you and think outside the box!

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localguy

Mar-04-13 10:23 AM

Dan, please go hug a tree; that is being cut down!!! I feel sorry for those who do not own guns or even enjoy the opportunity to own them. My AR15 does not hurt you, nor do the many 30 round magazines; I own with it. It is a good release target shooting with my family/friends and teaching kids about the proper use of guns, who have never held one before. I've created gun lovers just by a couple hundred rounds and a couple of hours of fun. Stop spewing your anit gun rhetoric!

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spike2

Mar-04-13 9:33 AM

Has this topic been covered yet?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-04-13 8:27 AM

Yoxtheimer said:

"George Zimmerman was looking for trouble."

Prove it.

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 7:20 AM

Enigma, we can both agree that we do not always see eye to eye. But your comments in this thread, imo, are right on.

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 7:19 AM

Continued-

Banning Guns doesn't change that, nor will it solve the issues related to Mental Health. I'm not a doctor, I'm not a lawyer, judge, cop, etc, I'm just an every day citizen. I don't have the answers nor do I pretend to, I just know that banning guns won't solve the problem. My 1 year old is smart enough to know that; figuratively speaking (if he understood the concept of guns).

Don't blind yourself with emotional response. Look at the issue as it truly is, not how 'it makes you feel when tragedy strikes.' I've said before, you have to be responsible when voting, I know I'm not the only one that feels that way. When Gun Control is the same way, you have to be responsible when voicing an opinion or enacting a belief. You have to be 100% sure you're making the right decision and not a decision based solely upon an emotional response to a tragedy.

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wwhickok

Mar-04-13 7:15 AM

I'm not going lie, I expect more people to disagree with my opinion than agree with it. I am at peace with that; 90% of the arguements in these 'Gun Control' articles are ridiculous and this one is as bad as I've seen it yet. There was a good point made, that if our government was so 'mighty' we wouldn't be in Afghanistan right now. The bit Rick brought up about a woman losing a case because she feared for her safety and shot someone...are you kidding me? If I were a judge overseeing that case, I would gladly set her free. For one, if a woman feels that unsafe, I have to believe there is a reason, something about the 'suspect' is clearly sending her a major red flag.

The issue seems to always come back to "you don't need it" or "this is how I feel and I don't care who you feel" or "I don't own a gun so you shouldn't either". The whole argument about these shootings that have occurred as reason to ban guns.. THE ISSUE SHOULD BE MENTAL HEALTH! Banni

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CHayes

Mar-03-13 10:14 PM

And can I assume then enigma, that you are unable to name any current, proposed federal legislation that "disarms" anyone? Not even a single bill?

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GoBB62

Mar-03-13 10:14 PM

"They are as irresponsible as just about any gun owner in America."

No, what is irresponsible is this idiotic, generalized sweeping statement about gun owners.

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CHayes

Mar-03-13 10:12 PM

"So what you're saying is that the pending legislation is pointless and will have no effect. If so, why do you support it?"

I neither said that or think that. It will have a small effect at first, and a bigger effect over time. I've said openly that I'd like to see the effect made bigger by requiring people that want to keep these weapons pay an annual tax for each prohibited weapon they keep, to make up for the additional costs to society. But I'll certainly settle for attrition.

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cheyenne

Mar-03-13 9:49 PM

Yoxtheimer's leeward ear whistles when caught in a crosswind.

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