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Comments on Topix forums : CULLOWHEE Law enforcement officers are more likely to be killed in the South in the last decade than the rest of the country.

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Since: Jul 07

Iron Station, NC

#1 Jun 19, 2008
from the article:

"With the slaying Tuesday of Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. during a traffic stop on Interstate 40, that deadly trend continues, said criminologists at Western Carolina University.

'The South is not only the Bible Belt. Unfortuntately, it’s the Gun Belt,' said Lisa Briggs, Lisa Briggs, a professor in Western’s department of applied criminology."

So, I guess Obama had it right, guns 'n' bibles.
Jackson County

Cullowhee, NC

#2 Jun 19, 2008
The Ref wrote:
from the article:
"With the slaying Tuesday of Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. during a traffic stop on Interstate 40, that deadly trend continues, said criminologists at Western Carolina University.
'The South is not only the Bible Belt. Unfortuntately, it’s the Gun Belt,' said Lisa Briggs, Lisa Briggs, a professor in Western’s department of applied criminology."
So, I guess Obama had it right, guns 'n' bibles.
Well to be quite honest, Lisa Briggs and Obama are right.
brio

Asheville, NC

#3 Jun 19, 2008
yeah, it sucked watching him have to defend that comment, because it is so totally correct - but of course, no one wants to hear about their drawbacks.
Better Journalism

Denver, NC

#4 Jun 19, 2008
Good for the reporter for finding a way to give some depth to the usual polic blotter "staff reports" the Citizen-Times relies on.
nooner

Summerville, SC

#5 Jun 19, 2008
Guns aren't the problem. Twisted sick people are....
Many more law abiding good citizens are becoming legally armed. I'm one. Whenever I see a traffic stop I look very closely for any sign of trouble the officer can't handle. I'd help in any way if I was needed. There are way too many wackos out there- don't know how we fix that.
Hiker

AOL

#6 Jun 19, 2008
The Ref wrote:
from the article:
"With the slaying Tuesday of Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. during a traffic stop on Interstate 40, that deadly trend continues, said criminologists at Western Carolina University.
'The South is not only the Bible Belt. Unfortuntately, it’s the Gun Belt,' said Lisa Briggs, Lisa Briggs, a professor in Western’s department of applied criminology."
So, I guess Obama had it right, guns 'n' bibles.
Oh, okay. I guess that makes him qualified
to run this country? Yea,right!
nobody

Princeton Junction, NJ

#7 Jun 19, 2008
guns don't kill people....people do
McCainery Burns

Huntsville, AL

#8 Jun 19, 2008
If you agree in general with this posting, please feel free to forward all or parts of it to family/friends, or to re-post in on the internet.

Didn't you know: Everyone is entitled to have an uzi sub-machine gun and several automatic weapons...

...at home
...in the car
...maybe keep a few at work and a few at home!

What could possibly go wrong?

The "gun nuts" love to quote the 2nd Amendment, but they always leave out the first part which clearly indicates, to me anyway, that the writers' intent was to speak of something similar to the National Guard: "A well regulated militia."

I guess if everyone could also have a nuclear weapon, we would all be EVEN MORE SAFE!

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