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Gun law brings ‘radical’ thoughts

February 20, 2013

The expression “It’s gonna be 1776 all over again” has replaced “Pry my gun from my cold dead hands” as the mantra of gun zealots....

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Christopher

Feb-20-13 5:32 AM

Excellent commentary, Mr. Wilson. Be prepared for the onslaught coming your way.

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judeye

Feb-20-13 7:41 AM

EXCELLENT!!!

This commentary hits on almost every point in a logical rational manner.

Thank You Mr. Wilson for an excellent commentary!

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Dcronlg

Feb-20-13 7:43 AM

Indeed, you persuasively articulated the "emperor-has-no-clothes" truth with gun control. Get ready for all the chest-pounding coming straight at you, all that loony red-blooded manliness which is inversely proportional to both the number and length of the barrels of their guns.

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 8:48 AM

Great writing Dennis. Paint the people wanting the Constitution defended with the same brush as radicals and zealots. Use the impressive visuals like "Perhaps to eliminate fumbling for second or third magazines, or to allow a killer to pump several rounds into each kindergartner?" That is exactly what would happen if another maniac decided to do the same thing. What part of insane is so hard to understand? Using a stop sign to losing a car as an analogy? Yeah, that would definitely ring the truth bell. The fact is this is and has been a mental health issue from the word go, taking every weapon from every citizen isn't going to stop whack jobs from finding a way to get their fifteen minutes of infamy. Another fact being reported are several states want to make laws to confiscate legal weapons. That's the anger inducing part to most.

Then there is Dc, insulting as usual to anyone with a different opinion. You are almost as persuasive as Steiner Dc. Not quite but you keep try

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Steiner

Feb-20-13 8:52 AM

Excellent replies from our local libs ! All adjectives, no facts. Dennis proves again that compromise is a repub having to agree with a liberal. Gun owners are portrayed as nuts when the libs believe the end of the planet is near. Libs , when is the end ? the LAPD shot up trucks and luckily did no kill their owners. So much for the end of cops shooting civilians. The LAPD removed their cycle riders from highway for fear of being shot.That is our brave unionized first responders. Shoot our children, not us ! Somehow we got hundreds of millions of guns under a misinterpretation of law. What else can the libs do but call people who disagree with them nuts.. You do not mention the nutty people who made gun free zones. there are no guns here , no shootings either ! You are implying that the US govt will bring out the gunships to put down gun owners. This denies the premise that our govt is safe. His article falls apart.

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localresident

Feb-20-13 9:06 AM

Dcronig, ever the misogynist.

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Steiner

Feb-20-13 9:38 AM

This is special for our liberals. A bit of history which you always seem to lack. WW1 was a battle of the chemists, led by Fritz Haber, father of chemical warfare. WW2 was the battle of the physicists to make the A bomb. There is yet another battle brewing. the battle of the newtonians(darwin types, democrats) vs the Bohr extended model of the atom types(non newtonians for those of you who know a little science). This is a huge thing in science, but the libs are too dumb to know it. The extended model people believe in an energetic world, where physical things can be engineered into reality. This would include mental activities, which the dems swear do not exist by their you did not build that belief. Virtually all my postings have been mocked on this. You posters mock then the greatest science minds ever. This non newtonian world has been dominated by men since the get go. the women actualy shun it. It can actually topple govts libs, but your mind is so dull, you will mock this.

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bulldog10

Feb-20-13 9:46 AM

We have bigger problems to worry about in this country then guns.

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bulldog10

Feb-20-13 9:50 AM

Since your into the constitution Mr. Davis. At the time it was written were all men created equal? Or was it just some men? Were women equal?

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 9:59 AM

Bull, are you asking if I realize those words are from the Declaration of Independence or the meaning at the time they were written?

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benny790

Feb-20-13 10:09 AM

Steiner, Your posting ar emocked because of their irrational, bigoted, and rambling rants. This particular one may have had a chance if there was some coherence to it.

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DarkStar

Feb-20-13 10:18 AM

"...the "emperor-has-no-clothes" truth with gun control."

Are you talking about the fact that those supporting these new laws claim "no one wants to ban private ownership, while at the same time many of those behind these laws have long stated that eliminating private ownership is in fact their ultimate goal?

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 10:42 AM

Oh Darkstar, I thought that statement meant that even if they do pass all these laws, and do confiscate the so called assault weapons, that that was as much good as it will do. It's a smoke and mirrors ploy. A whack job will find a way to commit murder and mayhem with whatever is available. That seems to be the part the control crowd doesn't understand. You can't legislate to criminals and insane people. They don't give a rip about the law. But when has that ever stopped the "this is for your own good" mentality of the anti side of any argument?

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 10:48 AM

I am wondering, what is the final outcome everyone wants here that is for the ban on assault weapons? So if there is another mass murder and an assault weapon is used, then what? Death penalty? Longer prison term? Do any of you really feel that either of those make one iota of difference to the perpetrator of the crime? This whole dog and pony show of banning is nothing but a political show to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling of safety. And it's just as real as the tooth fairy.

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joew

Feb-20-13 11:01 AM

Sorry Dennis but your first sentence containing the word "Zealot" pretty much told me where you were going and it was as I suspected. That I want to own a semi-automatic rifle is no darn different than someone wanting to own a 5 godzillion HP corvette is it? It's my right as a law abiding citizen to own either! No legislation,no laws,no restrictions on magazine size or the kind of grip will prevent what happened in Connecticut or Webster. Background checks I agree with,I and all law abiding citizens I doubt will have any issues with that. The bill that was ramrodded down our throats by Andrew and Sheldon was nothing more than a stepping stone toward 2016. God help us if that comes to pass.

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Dcronlg

Feb-20-13 11:08 AM

Darkstar -- yesterday, when VP Joe Biden -- the head of Obama's gun control policy task force -- tells a woman to go buy a double barrel shotgun, then instructs her how to use it to defend herself -- I have zero issue with that. Z-E-R-O. If you paid attention to my stuff before about gun control, I shared that my late widowed grandma slept with a loaded .22 under her pillow -- she lived in very rural NW PA, without 9-1-1. I myself have a shotgun. I have no qualms with the right to guns for hunting (heck, shoot more deer...there are too many) or defense.

My problem is that "arms" turn into "arsenal", and "arsenal" becomes this anti-tyranny, anti-government, Timothy McVeigh wrapped-in-the-flag paranoia goofiness. So, yes, the "arsenal" emperor has no clothes.

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American

Feb-20-13 11:13 AM

Why haven't they outlawed or attempted to ban manure yet? After all Timothy McVeigh took 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. So If your reason is you can kill more faster with high capacity magazines or so called assault rifles then you should be screaming for a ban on cow and horse dung.

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Regelski

Feb-20-13 11:17 AM

The usual cast of 'characters' is represented, already defending US agaist their paranoia and selfishness. Mike Davis, Steiner, I await with anticipation 1laona. The current article is well-written and reasoned (and even the spelling is correct).It deserves considerable thought, not the reflex fear mongering of the self-appointed echo chamber from the far right. I hope that more people will chime in than the usual crowd that hates the American way and fears anything they can't plug into their already made-up ideology. America is at much risk from such self-appointed militias than from any foreign source. The US constitution is built on "us"--by the people, for the people, of the people. It about time to see recognition of this, beyond the second amendment. They don't seem so keen on the first amendment, except that it lets them shout "fire" (and other epithets) whenever they feel under duress. Can we imagine an open meeting to discuss such matters in a civil

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Regelski

Feb-20-13 11:17 AM

The usual cast of 'characters' is represented, already defending US agaist their paranoia and selfishness. Mike Davis, Steiner, I await with anticipation 1laona. The current article is well-written and reasoned (and even the spelling is correct).It deserves considerable thought, not the reflex fear mongering of the self-appointed echo chamber from the far right. I hope that more people will chime in than the usual crowd that hates the American way and fears anything they can't plug into their already made-up ideology. America is at much risk from such self-appointed militias than from any foreign source. The US constitution is built on "us"--by the people, for the people, of the people. It about time to see recognition of this, beyond the second amendment. They don't seem so keen on the first amendment, except that it lets them shout "fire" (and other epithets) whenever they feel under duress. Can we imagine an open meeting to discuss such matters in a civil

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Dcronlg

Feb-20-13 11:24 AM

Localresident -- Misogynist? No, hardly. But I've been in far too many locker rooms to know that when a guy crows the testosterone-laden braggadocio of things macho manliness, he is doing so in an attempt to compensate for other obvious, er, short-comings.

So, to all those 2nd amendment "Stupendous Men...enemies of tyranny, defenders of liberty and the American waaaay!!" fantasizers, then yes, their number and length of barrel braggadocio is inversely proportional to their manhood.

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 11:31 AM

Tom, again with the "fear mongering" and "paranoia". Do even read what I write or do you just start all your commentary with those words? How often in history has banning anything worked? Start with Eve and work your way through history. Please enlighten me as to when it worked. I stand by my statement. This is, has been, and always will be a mental health issue. Any sane person knows it's wrong to kill another human being with rare exception.

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American

Feb-20-13 11:31 AM

I like it when Regelski double posts then I can give him/her 2 disagrees. :)

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American

Feb-20-13 11:32 AM

" their number and length of barrel braggadocio is inversely proportional to their manhood" So would that mean because you don't btrag you have a short barrel?

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MikeDavis

Feb-20-13 11:32 AM

How did this become a commentary on your infatuation with looking at other men's junk in locker rooms Dc?

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localresident

Feb-20-13 11:50 AM

Yes, thank you, Joe Biden, the foremost expert on home security and protection. He is a horrible liar. I highly doubt that a guy with a full security detail even showed his wife where the gun is (if it even exists). It's easy for him to claim a d-b shotgun is enough, He's got about 200 other rounds in the many Secret Service guns nearby. His eyes are turning brown.

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