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Potential victim

March 22, 2014

This letter is in response to Michael Shulski's letter of March 15,2014. entitled "The Gun Issue" I suggest it's worthwhile reading for anyone who wants to get a good idea of "Liberal Speak....

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Nobody

Mar-22-14 1:00 AM

I agree with your letter Marlin D. Lilley Jr.

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Nobody

Mar-22-14 1:02 AM

Yoxtheimer: As long as consumers buy the cheapest products available, unions or not, the only way this can imposed on foreign made anything.

That would bring back a whole heck of American jobs. But unions now? To what end. The working wage in China is less than $2/hour Unions can't change that.

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Nobody

Mar-22-14 1:04 AM

correction:

the only way this can be fixed is tariffs imposed on foreign made anything.

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Capricorn1

Mar-22-14 4:45 AM

Mr. Lilley, don't put much stock into anything Shulski (RealAmerican) says. He has shown his true colors on these boards and personally I don't give him any creditability. I wouldn't be surprised if his experiences that he outlines were fabricated in an attempt to make his misguided point.

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mikekerstetter

Mar-22-14 5:21 AM

Capricorn1-"I wouldn't be surprised if his experiences that he outlines were fabricated in an attempt to make his misguided point."

Yeah, right after he got back from 'Nam.

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 6:40 AM

"As for myself, I will remain armed, and anyone who likes, may feel free to call me a "*******" and for those who choose to be un-armed, I will refer to you as a "Potential Victim." - Marlin D. Lilley Jr.

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We're ALL "Potential Victims", of those folks who profit, mo$t, from keeping us at each-others' throats.

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See:

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Makes ~$1 Million A Year - Business Insider

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CaveFelem

Mar-22-14 7:12 AM

Maybe Mr. Shulski can answer this question for me.

I live in a rural area. We have township police, but they're not always on duty. The wait for State Police can be 30 minutes or more.

Question: if someone is breaking into my house, would he deny me access to a shotgun to hopefully hold the intruder at bay, or chase him off, or should I fend for myself and hope the police arrive before I'm beaten or killed? Or perhaps I should verbally reason with the intruder?

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eriklatranyi

Mar-22-14 7:19 AM

Yoxtheimer asked:

"Is anyone taking your guns right now?"

Yes, Connecticut is threatening to confiscate firearms.

New Orleans confiscated firearms after hurricane Katrina.

It is happening here....today.

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AmericanCitizen

Mar-22-14 7:55 AM

I hope Mr. Lilley is aware that Shulski is grinning ear to ear right now, overjoyed at again seeing the exact results he intended.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-22-14 8:46 AM

It is wrong-headed thinking that suggests that the people of Pennsylvania should tell the people of Connecticut or the people Louisiana how they would govern themselves.

Our freedom would be less threaten by federal bureaucracy if state sovereignty actually meant something, if the Commerce Clause of our great Constitution were not interpreted so broadly as to nullify the 10th amendment, and that we all lived out lives that not only with the expectation that we all have more say in the choices of out government but that our participation is expected and required.

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 8:54 AM

Yoxtheimer asked:

"Is anyone taking your guns right now?"

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"New Orleans confiscated firearms after hurricane Katrina." - eriklatranyi

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Yeah...sure they did...

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 9:08 AM

See:

Katrina's Hidden Race War: In Aftermath of Katrina, Vigilantes Shot 11 Blacks in New Orelans(1 of 2) - YouTube

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 9:29 AM

"Our freedom would be less threaten by federal bureaucracy if state sovereignty actually meant something..." - JerryfromRI

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The concept, of "states' rights", SOUNDS pretty-good...until you check our track-record of applying the concept...and, the "limited" freedom it (actually) provided.

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See:

Musarium: Without Sanctuary

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sideliner

Mar-22-14 9:37 AM

It certainly seems like there is a lot of paranoia out there. Or are people really out to get you??? (to gun owners) And if so, why not go somewhere a little bit safer?

Is this country, this state, this region that deadly that I am either armed to the teeth or a potential victim? Do people even hear themselves when they say these things? That is just insanity at its best...

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JerryfromRI

Mar-22-14 9:39 AM

Sham, I don;t see the connection between governing ourselves and lynchings. Maybe you could help connect the dots.

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CMReeder

Mar-22-14 9:57 AM

Sorry but this time Erik is correct firearms were confiscated after Hurricane Katrina. It just depends on who you want to believe in the story. New Orleans police said it was guns that were already stolen or had been left in abandon homes. They still have the guns and have come to an agreement with the NRA to return the guns to their owners.

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Ritty77

Mar-22-14 9:58 AM

"It certainly seems like there is a lot of paranoia out there. Or are people really out to get you???"

Why is our "paranoia" any less important than yours about people poisoning your air and water, or starving the poor, or throwing medicare patients off a cliff, or suppressing your vote. Heck, there's a "WAR on women." No "paranoia" there, right? Are the people really out to get you?

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Premier

Mar-22-14 10:10 AM

"It certainly seems like there is a lot of paranoia out there. Or are people really out to get you??? (to gun owners) And if so, why not go somewhere a little bit safer?" - Sideliner

You mean like where the elderly couple in Liberty that were gunned down? WHERE IS A SAFE PLACE?????

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rick424

Mar-22-14 10:18 AM

"For anyone to suggest that law-abiding citizens need not be armed to protect themselves and their families, to me, is the height of arrogance and naivete."

Why am I consisted arrogant or naive because I choose not to own a gun? Why am I victim because I do not own a gun? I am no more of a victim of crime than a gun owner. For the two people that I know that were killed by guns recently, by them having a gun it would not have made a difference. In fact in one case it might have made it worse for others near them. Another dumb letter.

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Premier

Mar-22-14 10:19 AM

It's a liberal thing Ritty, they are the only ones allowed to be paranoid or scared.

Reminds me of the cop who after stopping a motorist discovered the person had a legally purchased 45 under the seat, a 9mm in the glove and a shotgun behind the seat. When asked what they were afraid of the person said "I'm not afraid of anything".

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underwood

Mar-22-14 10:19 AM

Side, who are the most paranoid, those owning guns for protection or those afraid of the guns?

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JerryfromRI

Mar-22-14 10:29 AM

"Why is our "paranoia" any less important than yours..."

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I can only speak for myself of course, but I agree with you on that point. Being fearful your protected rights will be infringed by overreaction to a trajectory seems perfectly reasonable to me, however I'd say being fearful of UN black helicopters is probably paranoia. I also completely agree there is plenty of paranoia and over reaction on both sides, left and right.

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rick424

Mar-22-14 10:40 AM

Let me ask you a question Phil. If you are walking down the street and a person runs out of a house with a gun. Are you going to continue your forward movement? Is that a law abiding citizen or a "thug" running out of that house? Call me paranoid but I would turn around and walk the other way.

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Ritty77

Mar-22-14 10:48 AM

"Why am I consisted arrogant or naive because I choose not to own a gun? —Rick

You've pledged to hysterically flee a restaurant, mid-meal, at just the sight of a gun. You're well beyond "arrogant or naive."

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MrShaman

Mar-22-14 10:57 AM

"Sham, I don;t see the connection between governing ourselves and lynchings. Maybe you could help connect the dots." - JerryfromRI

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You're that young, are you?

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"As a young congressman, Lott was among those who urged Reagan to deliver his first major campaign speech in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three civil rights workers were murdered in one of the 1960s' ugliest cases of racist violence. It was a ringing declaration of his support for "states' rights" — a code word for resistance to black advances clearly understood by white Southern voters."

See:

Lott, Reagan and Republican Racism - TIME

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