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Fred

Johnson City, TN

#101 Dec 30, 2012
Booker Phillips wrote:
The NRA reminds me of the liberal global warming bunch from a few years back. Both with agendas they are trying to fulfill with half-truths and manipulated research and statistics.
As this idiot is sharing a piece of a melting iceberg with a polar bear still holding an idiot transistor radio to his head listening to Conway Twitty.

People Unite. We must rid ourselves of this plague of utter stupidity. No offense.
John

Mountain City, TN

#102 Dec 30, 2012
Fred wrote:
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As this idiot is sharing a piece of a melting iceberg with a polar bear still holding an idiot transistor radio to his head listening to Conway Twitty.
People Unite. We must rid ourselves of this plague of utter stupidity. No offense.
You do mean the NRA, right?
Fred

Johnson City, TN

#103 Dec 31, 2012
John wrote:
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You do mean the NRA, right?
Right
Local law officer

United States

#104 Dec 31, 2012
And just how are you idiots going to protect yourself when the police are not there? There is going to come a day when society breaks down and we are going to be overwhelmed. We will then go protect our families. What are you liberals going to do then? And before you reply with some stupid answer about how it will never happen think about how Katrina affected that community.
John

Mountain City, TN

#105 Dec 31, 2012
Local law officer wrote:
And just how are you idiots going to protect yourself when the police are not there? There is going to come a day when society breaks down and we are going to be overwhelmed. We will then go protect our families. What are you liberals going to do then? And before you reply with some stupid answer about how it will never happen think about how Katrina affected that community.
I didn't say I didn't believe in guns. Just not the crap the NRA is selling. And you're a cop. Just curious; how does it feel knowing that anyone can walk out of a gun show show and be better armed than you are? I am not a liberal. I consider myself a moderate republican. What the NRA is calling for is a police state, the dream of the extreme right.
Local law officer

Irmo, SC

#106 Dec 31, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't say I didn't believe in guns. Just not the crap the NRA is selling. And you're a cop. Just curious; how does it feel knowing that anyone can walk out of a gun show show and be better armed than you are? I am not a liberal. I consider myself a moderate republican. What the NRA is calling for is a police state, the dream of the extreme right.
You know nothing about gun shows. I go to them all the time. The people inside a gun show selling guns are the same individuals that sell guns for a living - they have a FFL they must run a background check and log the transfer into a book. I know this for a fact. I too have a FFL. It doesn't bother one second that people can arm themselves. If someone is wanting a firearm they will get one. Banning gun shows will do nothing. You would actually be shocked how close gun shows are watched.
Action Needed Now

Johnson City, TN

#107 Dec 31, 2012
While everyone is fussing about the best thing to do about these mental cases, the students and teachers are still sitting ducks out there for another attack. All schools need some staff trained to defend themselves before another mental case decides to hit again. Airports and courthouses have protection and the crackpots know it, so they pick a school.
Girl

Johnson City, TN

#108 Dec 31, 2012
Automatic weapons need to be gone, we don't need them, the only reason they exist is for killing people. I also don't need a tank or a grenade launcher. I can protect myself with the guns I have just fine. And you can't outlaw crazy, people will continue to be born with mental disabilities.
JCM

Jonesborough, TN

#109 Dec 31, 2012
Action Needed Now wrote:
While everyone is fussing about the best thing to do about these mental cases, the students and teachers are still sitting ducks out there for another attack. All schools need some staff trained to defend themselves before another mental case decides to hit again. Airports and courthouses have protection and the crackpots know it, so they pick a school.
WRONG. Most all of the recent "school massacres" were committed by someone attending or that had attended the school, or by someone who had some type of tie with the school not some random nutcase just out to kill anyone who picked a school over an airport for lack of security. Basically the schools need protecting from the people they're churning out, armed guards if acting in the line of duty would most likely be firing back at a kid based on past incidents.
Pissed On

Johnson City, TN

#110 Dec 31, 2012
Action Needed Now wrote:
While everyone is fussing about the best thing to do about these mental cases, the students and teachers are still sitting ducks out there for another attack. All schools need some staff trained to defend themselves before another mental case decides to hit again. Airports and courthouses have protection and the crackpots know it, so they pick a school.
Good point. Churches are next. Well, everything's been hit, but know what? I wonder why no sporting events?
dumb

Jonesborough, TN

#111 Jan 1, 2013
JCM wrote:
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WRONG. Most all of the recent "school massacres" were committed by someone attending or that had attended the school, or by someone who had some type of tie with the school not some random nutcase just out to kill anyone who picked a school over an airport for lack of security. Basically the schools need protecting from the people they're churning out, armed guards if acting in the line of duty would most likely be firing back at a kid based on past incidents.
Putting a cop in a school gives the public a warm fuzzy that we're doing something to combat this problem but in practice does very little. If someone is intent on committing a mass homicide at a school they will just shoot the cop first and continue on with their killing. In addition, training teachers to carry and use weapons will do nothing to stem the killing occurring in other public areas (malls, theaters, etc). This problem needs a pronged approach which can partially be training and carrying small arms by some certified, trained people but it cannot ignore that lack of gun control and gun accessibility is obviously an issue and way out of hand. I've got no problem with people owning weapons but as someone already mentioned nobody needs assault rifles, 30-round magazines, etc which have no purpose other than to take down as many targets as quickly as possible.
Local law officer

Travelers Rest, SC

#112 Jan 1, 2013
Girl wrote:
Automatic weapons need to be gone, we don't need them, the only reason they exist is for killing people. I also don't need a tank or a grenade launcher. I can protect myself with the guns I have just fine. And you can't outlaw crazy, people will continue to be born with mental disabilities.
I don't know where you get your information but automatic weapons cannot be purchased like a typical firearm. In today's current firearm market it takes someone almost 8 months in background checks to get an automatic weapon. Those people that do purchase an automatic weapon are not going to use them to commit a crime. For one reason, just one automatic weapon will cost someone approximately $40K and up. The likelihood of someone paying that kind of money to use a gun in a crime is extremely unlikely. The same rules apply to tanks and grenade launchers. Actually those weapons are further scrutinized by the ATF.

The problem IS people with mental disabilities, not the firearms. Also, it is time that teachers, providing they are properly trained, are armed to protect the school. Before I became a police officer I knew nothing about guns or how to handle one. I was trained and I began reading about firearms, how they functioned, malfunctioned, and the scope of each firearm's specific tasks. I now consider myself proficient with firearms. The news media, consisting of mostly of anti-gun types, have NOT educated themselves about firearms and the laws pertaining to them. Therefore they are leading other people astray that are uneducated about firearms.

Think of it this way: before you started driving a car, did you just sit down behind the wheel, turn the key, put the selector in the proper notch, and drive off?? No, more than likely, someone educated you on the whole process.

I've said all of this to make this point: before you jump to conclusions, first educate yourself about the topic at hand.
whut

Jonesborough, TN

#113 Jan 1, 2013
Local law officer wrote:
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I don't know where you get your information but automatic weapons cannot be purchased like a typical firearm. In today's current firearm market it takes someone almost 8 months in background checks to get an automatic weapon. Those people that do purchase an automatic weapon are not going to use them to commit a crime. For one reason, just one automatic weapon will cost someone approximately $40K and up. The likelihood of someone paying that kind of money to use a gun in a crime is extremely unlikely. The same rules apply to tanks and grenade launchers. Actually those weapons are further scrutinized by the ATF.
The problem IS people with mental disabilities, not the firearms. Also, it is time that teachers, providing they are properly trained, are armed to protect the school. Before I became a police officer I knew nothing about guns or how to handle one. I was trained and I began reading about firearms, how they functioned, malfunctioned, and the scope of each firearm's specific tasks. I now consider myself proficient with firearms. The news media, consisting of mostly of anti-gun types, have NOT educated themselves about firearms and the laws pertaining to them. Therefore they are leading other people astray that are uneducated about firearms.
Think of it this way: before you started driving a car, did you just sit down behind the wheel, turn the key, put the selector in the proper notch, and drive off?? No, more than likely, someone educated you on the whole process.
I've said all of this to make this point: before you jump to conclusions, first educate yourself about the topic at hand.
Insert "semi-automatic" where she wrote "automatic" and the same justification can be made.
Im NotScared

Johnson City, TN

#114 Jan 1, 2013
I hate to place blame in this situation, but what about the mother of the shooter? Her son, the shooter, had psychological problems but his mother took him to the firing range and taught him how to use a weapon. WTF. She let him watch conservative "news" which probably convinced him he needed to take action??? Watching faux news and listening to rush limbaugh makes a lot of sane people have irrational thougts. Personally, I think the legal owner of a gun should be held liable if the gun is used in a crime.

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