NRA convention venue seeks OK for alcohol, weapons

May 5, 2009 | Posted by: Top Ex Ed | Full story: hosted.ap.org

Phoenix Convention Center officials want state officials to suspend their liquor license - but only in part of the building - so National Rifle Association conventioneers can carry and exhibit guns.

Arizona state law bars people from carrying weapons in venues where liquor is served.

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So ~you~ say.
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Do ~you~ always take the one-sided view of history?
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Do >YOU< NOT know of the writings of others —on the U.S. side— who WERE involved in the negotiations, AND who had insider knowledge of events?
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Not a few of them have stepped forward and declared that the dropping of those horrible devices was UNNECESSARILY PUSHED by others behind the scenes if for no other purposes than to 'field test' those devices, and to pursue another agenda.
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So are you trying to say dropping the bombs did NOT bring an end to WWII?

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So, the only thing left for you is to remark of sexual innuendo?
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What about little kids who like to shoot guns? What sexual innuendo will you suggest about them?
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You'll tell us all about that, won't you?
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You are possessing of NO intellectual ammunition, so you hurl insults and denigrate the memory of a dead man in order to make yourself feel good?
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What does that say about you?
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I know what this posts says about you. You have a teeny weenie
because anyone protesting
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insecure in their masculinity.
Notice, most people realize it's
context and move on. It's the
insecure ones, like you, who
obsess and try to overcompensate
for their short comings...pardon the pun.
lmao

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So are you trying to say dropping the bombs did NOT bring an end to WWII?
It brought an end to 2 million people. In terms of intimidation, I'm sure it helped but it was the boots on the ground and the invasion of Germany that ended the war.

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It is so easy to put you folks on TILT.....I wish I could catch you in a poker game. But I don't worry about TILT in POKER, I worry about y'all being on TILT and ARMED. You can't keep your kool on a keyboard. Why would I imagine that in real life that you can keep your kool there either?
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<quoted text>It brought an end to 2 million people. In terms of intimidation, I'm sure it helped but it was the boots on the ground and the invasion of Germany that ended the war.
You lack historical facts but that's not the least of what you lack as your posts indicate.
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You idiots are like naive children. You are only embarrassing youselfs here.
Why not find the Telatubbiess thread and argue that Tinky Winky is not gay. This would be more appropriate to your thought proccess.
If you go back and read your posts, maybe you'll see that you're probably the most immature poster on this thread and that's saying something.
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Hmmmm... well, thankfully, for the time being, we live in a free country where morons like you are not able to curtail our rights to own firearms simply because you "think" as gun owners we're not able to keep our "cool". Well, "plumpkin", you worry about your proven inability to control your eating habits we it comes to all you can eat buffets and you let us gun owners worry about our proven ability control our temper when it comes to dealing with leftists morons such as yourself. Deal?
Your posts are a very clear indicator why there should be gun laws. Idiots as ill informed and hateful as you should be kept as far away from deadly weapons as possible.

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Hmmmm... well, thankfully, for the time being, we live in a free country where morons like you are not able to curtail our rights to own firearms simply because you "think" as gun owners we're not able to keep our "cool". Well, "plumpkin", you worry about your proven inability to control your eating habits we it comes to all you can eat buffets and you let us gun owners worry about our proven ability control our temper when it comes to dealing with leftists morons such as yourself. Deal?
Calm dowm! Now, remove your thumb from your mouth, uncurl yourself from the fetal position and, above all, quite sniveling like a little wheeny. The pouting and whining only works with your mommy.

No one wants to prevent you from sleeping with and fondling your pistols, rifles and shotguns.

We just want to place some kind of rational limit on the kind of firepower made available to anyone and everyone who happens to have a clean record. YOu can keep the 174 high-power rifles you "supposedly" have for rabbit hunting and the 264 pistols you think you need to protect your two bedroom apartment.

We just don't think it's a good idea to allow mentally unstable people like you to be able to acquire storehouses of assault rifles, hand grenades, bazookas, bomb-making materials, body armor, ammuntion and such.

After reading your deranged rant I'm more convinced than ever you pose a serious threat to your neighbors and anyone else who happens to encounters you in the street, mall, grocery store, church or workplace.

You can go snuggle up with your guns now, and try not to threaten or harm anyone you see who happens not to be sporting a NRA armpatch.

Have a nice day.

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I am hardly ill informed when it comes to this subject and any time you want to compare knowledge and facts on this subject you just let me know. As for being hateful, yes, I detest every one of you loathsome leftist maggots who “think” you have some authority to limit my rights to own firearms simply because you “think” you know better than me how to safely use them. Personally, I wouldn’t piss on a gun-grabbing scumbag such as yourself if you were on fire. The fact you can represent such a threat to gun owners and their freedoms and yet still not fear for your lives only proves just how law abiding gun owners are.
Violent, gun-toting, nutbag alert!!

Paranoid, psychotics like this one need to be watched VERY, VERY closely.

Psychiatrist: Sir, why did you gun down all those men, women and children in the grocery store?

Paranoid Gun-loving Nutbag: The "leftist maggots, gun-grabbing scumbags" were planning to take my 247 rifles, 162 pistols, 71 shotguns and 75,000 rounds of ammunition from me.

Psychiatrist: But, sir, they were just doing their grocery shopping. What makes you think they were plotting to take your weapons and ammuntion?

Paranoid Gun-loving Nutbag: I can read minds, plus they were looking at me funny.
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I am hardly ill informed when it comes to this subject and any time you want to compare knowledge and facts on this subject you just let me know. As for being hateful, yes, I detest every one of you loathsome leftist maggots who “think” you have some authority to limit my rights to own firearms simply because you “think” you know better than me how to safely use them. Personally, I wouldn’t piss on a gun-grabbing scumbag such as yourself if you were on fire. The fact you can represent such a threat to gun owners and their freedoms and yet still not fear for your lives only proves just how law abiding gun owners are.
Many a fool thought they were well informed. You fit that catagory. Surprisingly you'll even admit you're hateful. I'd hate to be a muslim and live next door to you.
Did you know Chicago had 600 deaths due to automatic weapons?? For your information, I own guns, hunt, have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and have a loaded 22 mag under the seat of my vehicle. I don't condone some of the whacko gunnies that mess with teflon coated slugs, mercury loaded into hollow points or automatic weapons that spew a hundred rounds/minute. In your twisted mind, that goes against peoples freedoms. I carry that 22 mag to protect myself from clowns like yourself that I suspect would exhibit roadrage if someone pulled out in front of you.
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Violent, gun-toting, nutbag alert!!
Paranoid, psychotics like this one need to be watched VERY, VERY closely.
Psychiatrist: Sir, why did you gun down all those men, women and children in the grocery store?
Paranoid Gun-loving Nutbag: The "leftist maggots, gun-grabbing scumbags" were planning to take my 247 rifles, 162 pistols, 71 shotguns and 75,000 rounds of ammunition from me.
Psychiatrist: But, sir, they were just doing their grocery shopping. What makes you think they were plotting to take your weapons and ammuntion?
Paranoid Gun-loving Nutbag: I can read minds, plus they were looking at me funny.
Does Hurricane Katrina ring a bell? A week of bloody torture...rape and violence?

Do you know that your president is cutting military and law enforcement budgets?

Do you know that your president has every intention of rewarding foreign illegal invaders with amnesty? THEY have loyalty to Mexico.

Doesn't it bother you that obama puts down the US, while praising the middle east...as a role model?

While the libs and gays are busy tormenting conservatives, your president is giving power to countries that loathe YOU more than me.

Why worry about law abiding Americans when those amnesty loving gang bangers have terrorist ties? I can assure you that they aren't applying for any cards or abiding by the law. Most of the weapons are purchased through the black market from foreign nations.

I don't know you...but I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt, and say that you are capable of making your own decisions.

obama on the other hand, thinks that our government needs to be bigger...and he wants to take away our power. THEY will be making our decisions.

You need to step off of your soap box and wake up. It is no longer a matter of lib against conservative....our entire nation is at stake.
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Many a fool thought they were well informed. You fit that catagory. Surprisingly you'll even admit you're hateful. I'd hate to be a muslim and live next door to you.
Did you know Chicago had 600 deaths due to automatic weapons?? For your information, I own guns, hunt, have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and have a loaded 22 mag under the seat of my vehicle. I don't condone some of the whacko gunnies that mess with teflon coated slugs, mercury loaded into hollow points or automatic weapons that spew a hundred rounds/minute. In your twisted mind, that goes against peoples freedoms. I carry that 22 mag to protect myself from clowns like yourself that I suspect would exhibit roadrage if someone pulled out in front of you.
How many of those deaths were a result of gang or drug activity?

We have a huge problem with gangs, like the Latin Kings. They have ties to MEXICO, which have ties to TERRORISTS!

THEY will always have weapons. Do you have graffiti in your neighborhood? I do. How easy would it be for them to take over a town? Many businesses are already paying "protection" money to the gangs. Do you want your kids to start paying "protection" money so they can walk down the sidewalk??

Wake UP!
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Many a fool thought they were well informed. You fit that catagory. Surprisingly you'll even admit you're hateful. I'd hate to be a muslim and live next door to you.
Did you know Chicago had 600 deaths due to automatic weapons?? For your information, I own guns, hunt, have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and have a loaded 22 mag under the seat of my vehicle. I don't condone some of the whacko gunnies that mess with teflon coated slugs, mercury loaded into hollow points or automatic weapons that spew a hundred rounds/minute. In your twisted mind, that goes against peoples freedoms. I carry that 22 mag to protect myself from clowns like yourself that I suspect would exhibit roadrage if someone pulled out in front of you.
Hate to tell you, but muslims are thicker than thieves. I have muslim friends, and believe me...they stick together. They don't even like people who own dogs because it is against their belief system.

Even though we are cordial, I am well aware that I am the outsider. Let's just say that I don't trust...with good cause. I KNOW that there are sleeper cells her. I KNOW that money is getting funneled through mosques in the US. I KNOW that Americans are the only real fools who trust people that they shouldn't trust.

Cum-bay-yah, right??

Sounds nice...isn't realistic.

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Rofl -- another "He's gunna take ma guns!" propaganda spreader. 100 days and counting and I'm still waiting for all the socialist gun control laws you guys are so certain is coming.
Hey idiot read my post again. There is a shortage because there are so many being sold, not because the are being taken away. And if you don't believe the left will try to take away our 2nd amendment rights just go back to sleep and wait. It will probably be a long process with a little taken away at a time which is the way they have been working at it for years. Many of them don't deny they want all guns taken away.

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So, you see no duty to defend your life at a moment's notice?
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"Most" you say?
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Is the rest of nation living in your apartment?
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If not, then do tell: Precisely ~how~ are >YOU< able to accurately qualify your thoroughly amorphous quantity 'most?'
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You'll get back on that, won't you?
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No, I do not.
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But since you raise ~that~ particular issue, may we —the rest of us— presume that >YOU< do, inasmuch that you seem fond of making that connection?
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Unlike yourself, I don't equate the keeping and bearing of arms to one or another Hollywood machination, or whatever other fanciful and baseless idea you'd care to immerse >YOUR OWN< opinionated intellect.
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I don't know why you purposely make your posts hard on the eyes.

Most Americans don't own guns for personal protection. I don't need a credible source to make that claim, it's just common freaking sense. If you want to live in a fantasy world where everyone is packing (hence my wild west comment) then be my guest.

As far as my "duty" to protect my life at a moment's notice, I accept the fact that the odds of me ever needing a concealed handgun are far less than the odds that the possession will just lead to harm. Believe it or not, most bad guys, if you encounter them, just want your stuff, and I'm not going to shoot someone to death to protect my credit cards and a few 20 dollar bills.

I'm not against guns. I own a ranch in Texas with many guns - shotguns, deer rifles, a glock .9, a .357 Mag revolver...with any luck soon I'll have3 a .223 M4...I love sport shooting. My mother's job involves her going to backwoods west Texas towns at 2am so she has her concealed license and carries for damn good reason.

Most of us don't need to carry concealed weapons, and if we did, there would probably a lot more harm than good coming of it.
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How many of those deaths were a result of gang or drug activity?
We have a huge problem with gangs, like the Latin Kings. They have ties to MEXICO, which have ties to TERRORISTS!
THEY will always have weapons. Do you have graffiti in your neighborhood? I do. How easy would it be for them to take over a town? Many businesses are already paying "protection" money to the gangs. Do you want your kids to start paying "protection" money so they can walk down the sidewalk??
Wake UP!
What you posted is true. It's the result of our politicians not doing what we elected them to do. Isn't checking the background of gun purchasers a good idea?? Keeping automatic weapons out of the hands of gun dealers isn't tramping on peoples freedoms in my opinion. They should only be in the hands of the military and possibly law enforcement. Do you think the status quo is working to resolve any of the problems you mention??
All the problems you mention could be resolved with a few strict laws and the enforcement of them. Selling an illegal firearm is automatic death penalty, with 6 months to appeal. Illegal gang activity now is a minimum 10 year jail term. Prisons are where gang members gather, continue illegal activity and get out hardcore thugs. Let's make that 10 year sentence hard labor, living in a tent, maintaining wilderness areas, road work, hand digging irrigation ditches, etc. A second offense doubles the sentence.
Oh, I suppose the gun huggers would be against that as it takes away peoples rights.

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<quoted text>Hey idiot read my post again. There is a shortage because there are so many being sold, not because the are being taken away. And if you don't believe the left will try to take away our 2nd amendment rights just go back to sleep and wait. It will probably be a long process with a little taken away at a time which is the way they have been working at it for years. Many of them don't deny they want all guns taken away.
Actually I've never met a democrat who wants all guns banned. I frequently meet democrats who think there should be stricter laws that make tougher standards for those who are allowed to possess them.

If you were a true gun proponent as I am, you would be in FAVOR of ensuring that guns are only possessed by the most responsible and respectful adults. EG, the strictest standards on who gets to legally possess them and the strictest punishments for those who use them illegally.

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Gun control is using both hands
Or hitting what you shoot at.

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WHERE in the U.S. Constitution —Article, Section, Paragraph/Clause— do >YOU< find ~ANY~ mention of 'foreign aid?'
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You'll be getting back to us on that, won't you?
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You clearly don't understand the point of the constitution, which is meant to be a framework for our federal government, not the say-all end-all for how our government operates.

I honestly can't believe you just pulled that one out of your hat. "The constitution doesn't say anything about foreign aid therefore foreign aid is illegal."

I DO recall something in the constitution about elected officials representing us, so if you have such a problem with humanitarian aid I assume you have written a letter to your congressman?
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<quoted text>Hey idiot read my post again. There is a shortage because there are so many being sold, not because the are being taken away. And if you don't believe the left will try to take away our 2nd amendment rights just go back to sleep and wait. It will probably be a long process with a little taken away at a time which is the way they have been working at it for years. Many of them don't deny they want all guns taken away.
Wrong...All guns will never be taken away. No gun control advocate has ever stated that. If the govt was unanimously for that, it would take a hundred years to even get close to accomplishing that. The govt wanted all gold coins to be turned into the govt with fines for anyone that didn't comply. That was around the late 1800's. There are still 10's of thousands of gold coins around.

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