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- A couple of things. About Steve McCraken's "you don't live in California" comment. Well I do, and here in the beach area we had overweight, tatooed bikers flouting a loophole int the gun laws called "open carry". As long as their guns weren't loaded, they could carry them around to intimidate people and show how "tough" they are. Since it takes about two seconds to slap a clip in a gun the police hated this, but that is what I was thinking of when I said that I think guys who use guns to make people think they are tough are really wussies.
A second point is about regulation. No one is going to convince me that any individual needs an assault weapon. If you think need it because Obama is going to send his shock troops go get you, then they will get you even if you have an assault weapon.
Gordon Liddy - who I can't stand,made a good point on his right wing radio program years ago. He said no one really needs more than a revolver. If you can't get out of whatever trouble you are in with six shots, you are not going to get out of that trouble anyway.May 19, 2012
- .. I live in Australia .. scroll up ..
This is an issue law enforcement agencies need to deal with.
"Manuel Ramos, a police officer from Fullerton, California, has been charged with second degree murder for allegedly beating a mentally-ill homeless person to death last year. His co-worker, Officer Jay Cicinelli, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force".
The system is not perfect by any means & these situations occur from time to time. All you are focusing on is a few instances of police abuse to based your arguments on yet when you look at the statistics of police call outs to call outs that end in police beatings .. these incidents are few & far between.
They are people like you & me .. human. They have a job to do which in itself is dangerous enough. I'm not saying what they did is right or excusing them for their actions. But look at the overall picture before you single out 1 or 2 instances & imply this is all the reason why the average person needs a gun. Laughable & flawed logic ..May 19, 2012
- Perhaps everyone should be entitled to own the same kind of gun Washington had. The law and the piece matching might make more sense...May 19, 2012
- So sorry I wasted your time and glad you had a good laugh. good night..May 19, 2012
- It is not really true to suggest that we don't have gun crime in Australia. We do but by comparison to the US much less of an issue. From our perspective guns as a precaution and for anyone not using them on the land such as a farmer to control feral animals or sports shooting clubs it seems very strange that so many in the US have and consider guns a solution. Having spent quite a long time in the US it is less strange to me now and frankly I am not sure it would be possible to reverse the reliance (emotional) on guns even if that was desired. I think that is totally unlikely to happen given the generations of imprinting as a 'right'.May 19, 2012
- I'm browsing your G+ dashboard since 30 seconds and I already found 4 or 5 very original pics I like a lot... Compliments :)May 25, 2012