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Derek Bowen

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Knives are also banned at this state's capital but Ms. Carol Oates makes no mention of them. Is she saying that items banned at the Austin State House are equally dangerous to the public simply due to their banned status?

Should both guns and knives receive the same level of scrutiny in regards to their danger to the public if they are equally banned in certain government buildings?
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Alan Lovejoy
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Why the principle of "proportional defense" is ethical nonsense.
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Oh, home invaders, that's a totally different story as it's much more clear cut... I was talking about on the public street, out in the world... One can certainly stand one's ground in Canada if one is being attacked and the attacker initiated the aggression. You just can't kill someone for slapping you, that wouldn't be an appropriate response. Avoiding a fight is one of the best ways to live and is an appropriate response at times, and is a method taught in martial arts classes as a better option to fighting as fighting has highly unpredictable outcomes, however one can't always flee risk free. Male bravado not withstanding flight is an option in many situations, for those that it isn't, fighting those that initiate aggression with an appropriate level of response may be the only path to continued life and freedom.
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therightpovblog

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The Second Amendment
In 1791 Congress adopted the Bill of Rights. In this legislation was the Second Amendment, which protected the rights of all Americans to bear arms. The primary reason for the Second Amendment was so the states could maintain a well regulated militia. Each ...
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marcus easterling

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Police Have No Duty To Protect Individuals. by Peter Kasler. Self-Reliance For Self-Defense -- Police Protection Isn't Enough! All our lives, especially during our younger years, we hear that the police are there to protect us. From the very first kindergarten- class visit of "Officer Friendly" ...
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Safety Technology

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Self defense is one of the most important civil rights we have. 
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Teresa Norman

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I love our God given rights!!
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David, David...it never fails. There's one of you on every conceivable corner. Let it go. Try to enjoy life. I won't debate with you on this or any other subject. Your approach was so obviously crude. Have a awesome night! 
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Michael Sternberg

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This will shock
 
This=f'ed up.
College kids To Activist Prankster: “No Problem!” “sounds about right.” Steve Watson Infowars.com. February 3, 2014. Political prankster Mark Dice has once again documented how many young Americans are completely disconnected from reality, capturing California college students signing a fake ...
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They raising the future generation that will carry out the gun grab.
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Alan Lovejoy
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Either the laws must apply to everyone equally (meaning the laws themselves can't define exceptions,) or else you have serfs and nobles.
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Time to move to Indiana
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Ed Towel

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Manteca Police officer, John Moody
 
This cop is a piece of shit. Shot an unarmed man 11 times! Three of those shots occurred while the victim was on the ground! The police officer was later, and unsurprisingly, cleared of any wrong doing.

What's is wrong with America?

Beware, very strong material. (~8 mins)
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+Alan B'Stard M P Nerves and inexperience I would guess. 
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Alan Lovejoy
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The right to self defense requires the unfettered ability to keep and bear whatever arms the criminals might have.
WARNING: Mexican Cartel at Texas Border Has Russian RPGs
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Whatever arms a soldier can bear, there is an inalienable self-evident right to use for self defense against death or grave injury of yourself and other innocent parties. Deadly force is justified only when undertaken to prevent imminent and otherwise unavoidable danger of death or grave bodily harm to the innocent. This requires an assessment of the ability, opportunity, and intention of an aggressor necessary to cause serious or lethal harm.The use of persuasion and conflict reduction rather than resort to the use of force is requires assertiveness and courage, but there is a limit.
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Ed Towel

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This latest shooting creates an existential dilemma. With the power of hindsight, wouldn't it be better to carry even in places that are outlawed because you just don't know when/where the next mad man will strike? However, you do know that he will most likely strike in gun free zones. I would rather be alive and kill a mad man in a church than be dead with my gun in the trunk of my car. 
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+Charles Schluessler I'm starting to think the same way with very few exceptions. 
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Andy Watts

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Patricia Holloway

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What this 911 caller tells this elderly women, will make you want to pull your hair out.
 
We’re not sure what they’re teaching 9-1-1 emergency operators these days, but the bad advice given to one individual seeking emergency services might just get you killed. An 80-year old woman in Florida who was recovering from hip surgery was relaxing in … Continue reading →
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Aaron Gamache

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I feel more and more that we will loose our 2nd amendment right and the right to self defend our self. 
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Yes they are dumb! They have to much power. They have been corrupted by it. I feel bad for them in a way. Most of our military will not follow the illegal orders given to them. The militarized police im not so sure, they kill us on the streets anyways with no problem. I have faith our military will stand with us.
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Alan Lovejoy
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Firearms training does not address the moral issues of using a weapon, nor does it cure insanity, inoculate against ethical lapses, or treat anger management issues.

In contrast, carrying a weapon does accomplish at least some of those things, for the reasons eloquently explained by Eric S. Raymond:
My essay on the thics of firearms ownership
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Yes, I recognized the byline +Alan Lovejoy and I had only recently circled him on G+
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Alan Lovejoy
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If criminals obeyed the laws...they wouldn't be criminals. 
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Dennis VW

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“Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Alan Lovejoy
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"King, an advocate of nonviolence, wanted to legally arm himself in 1956 after his house was bombed...the police denied the civil rights leader permission to own a gun. The NRA and the Republican Party rallied behind King’s right to bear arms, but were ultimately unsuccessful."
Some African-Americans say tighter restrictions on guns rob them of their civil rights
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+Chuck Dahmer Probably the drug war thing too. I've seen examples of some very strong communities taking back there, well, communities. Being armed en mass might scare away the drug dealers from gun fights as well. Overall, we agree.
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