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Coragyps
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Message 2 of 5179 (683932)
12-14-2012 3:39 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
12-14-2012 3:25 PM


Grrrrrr. I would sure like to see it as a standard, prominent bit of news reporting - and I guess it's getting there - whether guns used in this sort of senseless stuff are legally obtained or not.

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Coragyps
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Message 11 of 5179 (683942)
12-14-2012 4:49 PM
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12-14-2012 3:46 PM


My point is really very limited: I'd just like to feel fully justified in telling all my NRA-member co-workers to STFU about theie Sacred Constitutional Rights.

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Coragyps
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Message 2706 of 5179 (732641)
07-09-2014 9:29 AM
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07-09-2014 8:07 AM


And remember, the goal when you shoot someone is not to kill them but to stop a behavior.

Oh, bullshit, Jar. Stopping all behaviors permanently, I guess?


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Coragyps
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Message 2714 of 5179 (732650)
07-09-2014 11:02 AM
Reply to: Message 2713 by New Cat's Eye
07-09-2014 10:50 AM


So people have a right to self-defense that includes defending their property.

Your property is not your self.


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Coragyps
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Message 2794 of 5179 (733511)
07-17-2014 7:37 PM
Reply to: Message 2792 by vimesey
07-17-2014 5:30 PM


What I perceive is an almost visceral, emotional attachment amongst the defenders of widespread gun ownership to the concept of an absolute right to self defence. Nothing is more important.

I hear a LOT of this here in the wilds of West Texas, some of it from people with advanced degrees. NONE of them, to my knowledge, ever take a portable lightning rod with them when they golf or fish, even in the month of May when violent thunderstorms are pretty common. But they will take a pistol - I presume for self defense against all the other folks that don't have lightning rods, either.

And yes, there are a fair number of gun deaths out here - three that I know of in this county of 15,000 people so far this year. None at the golf course. None at the lake, either, but it's dry, so there isn't much fishing.


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Coragyps
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Message 2797 of 5179 (733522)
07-17-2014 9:35 PM
Reply to: Message 2796 by mram10
07-17-2014 9:32 PM


Oh, do you have a portable lightning rod?

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Coragyps
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Message 2800 of 5179 (733534)
07-17-2014 10:28 PM
Reply to: Message 2799 by mram10
07-17-2014 10:07 PM


Re: So, you like people having weapons of mass destruction?
You want the criminal to fear you.....

Do you have a "protected by Glock" sign in the front yard? If you do, perhaps the burglars will move down the street to a house with a "protected by parakeets" sign. But barring that, how the hell do they know who to fear? And, besides, a nice Glock pawns for a lot more money than a DVD player or even an XBox! Certainly more than a cageful of parakeets.

Don't be calling Moose's arguments illogical until you have vetted your own. Motes and beams, y'know.


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Coragyps
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Message 2837 of 5179 (733696)
07-20-2014 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 2835 by mram10
07-20-2014 12:09 PM


Ah! We have a plan now! "Change people's hearts and mind set, etc."

Is there any specific sub-plan about how we do that?


"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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Message 3387 of 5179 (755942)
04-13-2015 8:17 PM
Reply to: Message 3385 by Percy
04-13-2015 4:41 PM


Re: Will Charges and Potential Convictions Change Gun Attitudes?
The untrained 73-year-old "deputy" in Tulsa who got his title by donating stuff to the sheriff's office. Yeah, like he'll even go to trial. I've been to Tulsa.
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73! That's even older than me!

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Coragyps
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Message 3609 of 5179 (760396)
06-21-2015 1:27 PM
Reply to: Message 3597 by Faith
06-21-2015 6:26 AM


Re: 9 dead in SC
Does anyone know if the shooter in Charleston had the legal right to have his weapon?

And Faith, do you normally take a pistol to church? Do you know people who do?


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Coragyps
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Message 3615 of 5179 (760402)
06-21-2015 2:08 PM
Reply to: Message 3612 by anglagard
06-21-2015 1:46 PM


Re: 9 dead in SC
On top of all those, Anglagard, you probably get a bunch of them damn Snyder residents over there too. They worry the hell out of me, and I'm one of them! (Maybe an atypical specimen).

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Coragyps
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Message 3616 of 5179 (760403)
06-21-2015 2:13 PM
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06-21-2015 1:39 PM


Re: 9 dead in SC
They all were there to attend a fucking Bible study, Faith. Not a drug dealer's convention or a biker get-together in Waco. Why in hell should anyone ever think they would need a sidearm for II Colossians?

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"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken

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Coragyps
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Message 3655 of 5179 (760455)
06-22-2015 6:59 AM
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06-21-2015 11:16 PM


Re: 9 dead in SC
And Stillwater, Oklahoma had a man beheaded by a Christian who apparently thought he was practicing witchcraft. So folks should also carry guns when playing cards with friends.

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Coragyps
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Message 3753 of 5179 (765547)
07-31-2015 4:51 PM
Reply to: Message 3752 by NoNukes
07-31-2015 1:00 PM


Re: "Stay out of the South"
If the mall took up Rick Perry’s suggestion

One more month, and "open carry" is legal here in Texas.

In our last safety meeting they were talking about "dangerous states," but I'm pretty sure they meant states of mind, not geopolitical entities.


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Coragyps
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Message 4768 of 5179 (778661)
02-23-2016 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 4767 by Percy
02-23-2016 8:41 AM


Re: Is Bullet Caliber Part of the Problem
A pump-action 28-gauge shotgun with no shells is plenty big enough, if you pretent to chamber a shell in a dark room.

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