This is a discussion on If It's Any Consolation, I Am Going To Shoot Myself After I Kill All Of You within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Rev9mm I may not agree with what he says at all, but I will defend to the death his right to say ...
I remember after 9/11... SNL wasn't running (and when they came back on the air they even asked, "Is it okay to be funny?" ... to which Guliani responded, "Why start now?")...and everything was very serious. But quite possibly the first thing that made me REALLY laugh was this article from the Onion:
Hijackers Surprised To Find Selves In Hell | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
I'm sure it offended a lot of people, but I loved it.
The facts are indisputable. There is more data supporting the benefits of Conceal Carry than there is supporting global warming. If you choose ignorance, in light of all the evidence, in order to bolster your irrational fear of guns, you are a greater threat to society than any gun owner.
I don't get the article. I found it in poor taste, a waste of electrons, and a waste of my time.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Who is John Galt?
Wow, this is turning into a North versus South civil war. Life is too short to let a silly little newspaper ruin your day. If you want, buy the newspaper and take it to the range for target practice. That way you can truly say that their stories are full of holes. Ok , I know, THAT was a bad attempt at humor.
Chill out. It is nothing but satire pushing the need for self defense. Oh I forgot to mention, that kind of stuff never happens to me or anyone I know - so if it is not satire, so be it.
I didn't find it "funny," but very cutting satire. He pretty much nailed the social conundrum of "how do we deal with this?!?" on the head.
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The deranged mind feeds on this type of mental process. The kids that shot up Columbine expressed similar thought patterns. Some may see this as humor and others may see this as totally sick and distasteful. The reality is that there are people out there with just this type of thought process which feeds their twisted mind. In their attempt at humor they are closer to the truth than they will ever realize. All the more reason for each one of us to keep prepared and ever on the watch, equiped and able to immediately deal with the threat at hand. This week in Dayton Ohio an Air National Guard police officer received the highest medal of honor in the Air Guard for his personal actions taken after a store robbery near his house left the store owner and an assistant dead on the floor. The off duty officer took his personal pistol and responded to the area and captured one of the shooters just outside the store. This is Second Ammendment rights in action.
By Andrew McGinn
Monday, April 07, 2008
SPRINGFIELD — In more than four years as a military police officer at the Springfield Air National Guard Base, Robert Bragg has never had to pull a gun on anybody.
But for pulling his personal 9mm pistol on a pair of gunmen in Dayton last summer, he was awarded the Ohio National Guard's highest honor.
Staff Sgt. Bragg, a 2001 Tecumseh High School graduate, was given the Ohio Cross Sunday, April 6, by Gov. Ted Strickland at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.
"This is something special," Bragg said before the ceremony at the base.
But for Bragg, Sunday's ceremony — complete with a reception and photo op with the governor himself — was bittersweet.
"As far as the pain," he said, "it doesn't make it any easier."
Off duty at the time, Bragg was sitting on his Dayton porch last August when he heard shots fired, then saw two men in ski masks emerge from a nearby grocery store with guns.
The store's 71-year-old owner and an employee were dead inside.
Armed with courage and, as wing commander Col. Mike Roberts put it Sunday, "the hardware guaranteed by the Second Amendment," Bragg went into action.
He personally forced one of the men to surrender.
"I never thought about my life being in danger until it was over," Bragg, 25, confessed.
Just the ninth recipient of the Ohio Cross, the medal honors members of the Guard and Reserves for gallantry.
A senior at Wright State University, Bragg still lives at the same place — which serves as a daily reminder of the incident.
"It's hard for me to even look down that end of the street," he explained. "It's still very real."
Just read the article....my thoughts are, "what a jackass."