Send a Message
to armed_citizen

Comments

112

Joined

Jan 2, 2008

armed_citizen Profile

Forums Owned

Recent Posts

Public Opinion

Loop Road bridge in Guilford Township closed for sinking

A culvert that passes under a roadway does not equal a "bridge. " A bridge is specifically constructed structure. According to every online map I've seen, the bridge is indeed on Etter Rd. Both Loop Rd and Tallow Hill Rd connect to Etter. What's YOUR source?  (May 5, 2011 | post #9)

Public Opinion

Loop Road bridge in Guilford Township closed for sinking

UPDATE: I've had contact with a family member who lives in the area. They have traveled over the (actual) bridge since this article was published online. Loop Road IS closed between the west end and Etter Rd because the road surface, and a culvert that passes beneath it, has sunk. If you need to use the (actual) bridge, you can access it via the east end of Loop Rd. PO - please contact me for an address to send payment to since I'm now apparently doing a better job at reporting on this situation the the "professional s" are.  (May 5, 2011 | post #4)

Public Opinion

Loop Road bridge in Guilford Township closed for sinking

Uhh....there is no bridge on Loop Rd. The stream runs along the apex of the "loop", but the brige is perpendicular to the apex, and is actually part of Etter Rd. Fantastic fact checking PO! Would have taken about 30 seconds on Google Maps to figure out.  (May 5, 2011 | post #3)

Public Opinion

PO EDITORIAL: Avoiding all eye contact might just save yo...

You're wrong. This law in no way changes WHEN you can lawfully employ force to defend yourself (or another). The standard remains the same as it has always been. All it does is remove the requirement to make a split-second decision on whether or not you can SAFELY retreat before defending yourself when outside of your home. If you have a right to be somewhere - ANYWHERE - you have the right to defend yourself if attacked.  (Mar 6, 2011 | post #11)

Public Opinion

PennDOT adds regional traffic updates by Twitter

So traffic info is available for Potter county (and many other remote areas), but not for Franklin county? Nice.  (Nov 23, 2010 | post #1)

Public Opinion

Police find homemade exploded devices in Chambersburg

Again the police mis-state the law. (b) Grading.--An offense under this section is a misdemeanor of the third degree if the intent of the actor is to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, or if he persists in disorderly conduct after reasonable warning or request to desist. Otherwise disorderly conduct is a summary offense. There is no way they can declare it a misdemeanor at this point. If they don't know who it was, how do they know what the intent was, or if the actor had previously been warned or asked to desist. The use of the terms "bomb" and "explosive " are ridiculous, as no combustion took place. A plastic bottle burst because of a build-up of pressure inside. That's NOT a "bomb" any more than a tire blowout from over inflation is a "bomb".  (Nov 11, 2010 | post #19)

Public Opinion

PO EDITORIAL: A good way to bring about more mayhem

Major fails on the facts again. Current law does NOT excuse you from retreating if you are in your vehicle. Only if you are in your "dwelling or place of work", and there are further restrictions for your place of work. This legislation would absolutely NOT change the requirements of *when* you could use force, only remove the requirement to make a split-second decision on whether or not you can safely escape before defending yourself. A decision which is often second guessed by a prosecutor. The protection from civil liability in the absence of criminal prosecution is important as well. If it's good enough for the government (ie, the police), it's good enough for the rest of us.  (Oct 11, 2010 | post #20)

Public Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clarifying some traffic questions

Actually it does have a barrier in some spots, but not for the entire length.  (Sep 26, 2010 | post #6)

Public Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clarifying some traffic questions

He's wrong about the cell phone thing too. While some local municipalities *have* passed such limits, state law preempts their authority to do so, meaning that any such measures are invalid and unenforceable, and anyone cited should easily prevail if they challenge the matter in court.  (Sep 26, 2010 | post #2)

Public Opinion

Arrest attempt goes awry in Chambersburg

The officer needs to take a remedial reading comprehension course. "Causing alarm" is not enough to sustain the charge. ยง 5503. Disorderly conduct. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he: (1) engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior; (2) makes unreasonable noise; (3) uses obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture;or (4) creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose of the actor. I hope these gentlemen contest the charge. I believe they have an excellent chance of prevailing, even if they represent themselves.  (Aug 16, 2010 | post #40)

Public Opinion

Camera phones, other devices banned in Chambersburg Area ...

I wonder if this applies to Staff as well? The definition as codified also prohibits mp3 players, many gps units and laptop computers, because all are capable of storing and viewing image files.  (Jul 30, 2010 | post #48)

Public Opinion

Two charged with taking "rifle" and other stuff from unlo...

Given that the item in question was air-powered, the barrel was probably smooth-bored. So while it may have looked like a "rifle", there is a good chance it really was not.  (Apr 20, 2010 | post #9)

Public Opinion

100 rally for Chambersburg nativity

Rights are not bound by borders (within the United States). Any citizen has the right to redress grievances against any government body it perceives is exceeding or abusing it's authority. I have traveled both across this state, as well as out of state, to exercise my rights and speak out against governments that have, or are considering overstepping the bounds within which they must operate.  (Nov 28, 2009 | post #10)

Public Opinion

Guns stolen from Fort Loudon store

Seems like something as simple as a steel security door would provide more of a deterrent than a glass door - alarm system or not.  (Oct 24, 2009 | post #24)

Public Opinion

OUR VIEW: Blame domestic violence for death of gun-toting...

The local police have stated that Mr. Hain shot Mrs. Hain several times before going upstairs and taking his own life with a shotgun.  (Oct 14, 2009 | post #24)

Q & A with armed_citizen

Hometown:

Chambersburg, PA