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GUN-FREE ZONES ARE FATAL MISTAKES

 
 
Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 06:04 pm
Gun-free zones are fatal mistakes
Friday, May 11, 2007 3:37 AM
By DAVE WORKMAN



Reacting to questions from reporters about how to prevent future outrages
like the murders of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech on April 16,
Texas Gov. Rick Perry dispelled any notion that common sense has been
eradicated by political correctness in the United States.

Perry's sensible solution:
Allow legally armed citizens to carry their defensive firearms anywhere --
schools, restaurants, churches. Perry correctly asserted that so long as
such areas are legislated as "gun-free zones," killers who don't care
about the law will enjoy risk-free opportunities in which good people cannot fight back.

Perry's remarks were in stark contrast to comments made in Oklahoma
recently by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. He's against guns on campuses,
yet he admits the nanny state approach is no panacea to violence.

"We can't guarantee complete security," he said.
"We need to see what we can do as a government -- on the federal level,
on the state level -- to ensure the safety of our students."

Gonzales is wrong and Perry is right.
Government should get out of the way and let people take care of themselves.

Perry's remarks brought wails of anguish from the anti-gun mob,
a political lobby more adept at dancing in the blood of murder victims to
advance its agenda than it is in offering common-sense solutions
that would help people keep from being murdered.

Perhaps self-styled "progressives," especially those in Texas,
have forgotten George Hennard, the lunatic who drove into the Luby's
Cafeteria in Killeen on Oct. 16, 1991, and opened fire, killing 23 people,
all of them disarmed by a then-existing state prohibition on concealed carry.
Survivors haven't forgotten. One of them, former State Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp,
ran successfully to change the law, enabling Texans to fight back.

Those who lobbied in state after state against concealed-carry statutes predicted
that such laws would lead to bloodbaths.
In a sense, they guaranteed such mayhem by demanding that some areas
be gun-free zones, where law-abiding citizens may not carry their firearms.
Armed citizens have gone through background checks and in many states
have taken mandatory gun-safety courses. How many anti-
gun liberals would tolerate such scrutiny and red tape just to exercise a constitutional right?

If there is blood on anyone's hands, it is on theirs.
The common denominator in all of this country's mass shootings
in recent memory is that they happened in gun-free zones.


Don't blame these monstrous crimes on the National Rifle Association or the Second Amendment Foundation.
Blame them on the anti-gun lobby for pushing limitations on the public's right of self-defense.

This country has tried it their way --
the way Gonzales would have it -- and all we have to show for it is a body count.



It's time for a different approach.
Perry's idea is simply a reminder of an earlier, simpler time,
when everyone thought with the logic of a Boy Scout: Always be prepared.

Why is it easy for Perry to understand that criminals and madmen
do not make appointments to commit violent acts,
but this fact eludes college presidents, liberal politicians,
an attorney general and far too many pundits?

Nobody is advocating anarchy. This is a matter of personal and community defense
because the police are not our shepherds.
In an emergency when seconds count and police are minutes away, individuals must act.
We should abolish the concept of gun-free zones.
Eliminate the term from the national vocabulary.
Criminals don't obey it, and they shouldn't make the rules or benefit from them.


Strengthen this philosophical shift with stand-your-ground laws that protect citizens
who defend themselves and others from civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.


Nobody can stop every determined criminal or madman,
but we might stop most of them, and save innocent lives in the process.
If that makes anti-gunners uncomfortable,
that's a small sacrifice for public safety. [Emphasis added by David]
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 06:09 pm
Too many victims of criminal violence
have discovered ( too late )
that the penalty for obeying gun control laws
is DEATH, with no appeal.
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 06:12 pm
get a life
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 06:18 pm
Here we go again Laughing


Hey Snood :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 07:34 pm
Boink!!! Boink!! Boink!!! Boink!! Boink!!!
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snood
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 07:35 pm
Hey, Montana Embarrassed
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 09:37 pm
snood wrote:
get a life

The victims of V.T. LOST their lives
from obedience to gun control intimidation.

If only a few of the students had VIOLATED
the gun control policy,
thay cud have and wud have blasted the murderer into hell
when he only started popping off at them.

Supporters of gun control are guilty
of complicity in murder.
David
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 09:44 pm
Hey, how's it goin David? Lookin for some more fun, I see.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 10:04 pm
Montana wrote:
Hey, how's it goin David? Lookin for some more fun, I see.


Actually, if the VT massacre had come after the coming divorce and it were only demokkkrats who got croaked.... yeah, it would still be a problem but it would be somebody else's problem from our perspective. You wouldn't have to listen to us bitch about it.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 10:43 pm
Montana wrote:
Hey, how's it goin David?
Lookin for some more fun, I see.

Yeah; that 's what life is all about.

As Richard Bach put it:
" We are the otters of the Universe. "

I challenge u to cram as much joy and beauty
into your life as u possibly CAN, Montana.
David
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paull
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2007 11:59 pm
I pack, legally.

No one knows, and no one will care.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 12:11 am
Well, if a disadvantaged youth tries
to rob u and kill u,
but u blast him FIRST,
then HE will care, and the politically correct folks who support him will care.


Thay will say that u treated him UNFAIRLY.
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snood
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 03:52 am
Do you go around talking about this **** in real life too?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 04:53 am
U shud clean your mouth.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 04:56 am
The question nobody seems to want to ask.....

A lone lunatic with two pistols managed to go on a two hour rampage at a major university, get off 170 shots and kill 33 people including himself before anybody could do anything.

What if it had been some sort of a five or ten man AQ team with AKs or Uzis??

You libs still think this "gun-free zone(TM)" thing is a good idea?? Like I say, after the divorce, it won't be a conservative or a republican problem, it'll just be dems and libs getting whacked.
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 06:00 am
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Montana wrote:
Hey, how's it goin David?
Lookin for some more fun, I see.

Yeah; that 's what life is all about.

As Richard Bach put it:
" We are the otters of the Universe. "

I challenge u to cram as much joy and beauty
into your life as u possibly CAN, Montana.
David


You don't even have to challenge me because I already cram as much joy and beauty into my life that I possibly can.
I planted some beautiful flowers last week and will be planting more in the coming weeks.
I have some nosey neighbors (they have guns, so you would like them), so I'll be planting a row of giant sunflowers and in turn, they will need to find another use for their binoculars ;-)

I love flowers and I find they're much prettier than guns :-D
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 06:01 am
gungasnake wrote:
The question nobody seems to want to ask.....

A lone lunatic with two pistols managed to go on a two hour rampage at a major university, get off 170 shots and kill 33 people including himself before anybody could do anything.

What if it had been some sort of a five or ten man AQ team with AKs or Uzis??

You libs still think this "gun-free zone(TM)" thing is a good idea?? Like I say, after the divorce, it won't be a conservative or a republican problem, it'll just be dems and libs getting whacked.


How does one live when they're always afraid of dying?
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 06:07 am
Why do you suppose your own ultimate hero, FDR, didn't deal with Hitler and Tojo by simply planting sunflowers??
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 06:09 am
I mean, I think I could just about tell you what FDR would have to say if he were alive now.....

Quote:

Son of a bitch, my party's been taken over by the simple minded.....
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 15 May, 2007 06:21 am
gungasnake wrote:
Why do you suppose your own ultimate hero, FDR, didn't deal with Hitler and Tojo by simply planting sunflowers??


The FDR is, by no means, my hero and the last I heard, it wasn't a bunch of gun toting citizens who took down hitler. I heard he killed himself, but who knows.
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