Would you disarm to meet a candidate?
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I agree with you on that . However given todays environment for anyone who wants to serve ...
September 13th, 2008 06:00 PM
I agree with you on that . However given todays environment for anyone who wants to serve ( yes i do know that is a pipe dream ) I will " disarm " to see them . As pointed out this does about as much good as other no gun zones . But if it makes the powers that be feel better well ok . I have worked enough security for folks that i will say, its not the fella who shakes hands that worrys me , its the fella 1/4 mile or more away . The fella up close i get to eyball , and i may make a mistake . The fella 400+ yards away i dont get to see to make a choice . Thank the dietys there are few riflemen in this world .
nothing they have to say is that important.
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September 13th, 2008 06:00 PM
September 13th, 2008 06:02 PM
Nope. I'd be forced to wear a full body wetsuit, hip waiders just wouldn't be enough.
September 13th, 2008 06:06 PM
No. The only politician I would care to meet is buried on a hilltop in Simi Valley. If I had a chance to meet him, I would disarm. I salute you, President Reagan.
September 13th, 2008 06:09 PM
Maybe the candidate should "arm" to meet me!
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September 13th, 2008 06:11 PM
Nope. Nothing so special about any of them I care to disarm to meet.
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September 13th, 2008 06:12 PM
+1 I agree with that one.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
September 13th, 2008 06:22 PM
Ha Ha.. disarm to meet a political candidate? They are the reason I am armed, they keep going after the innocent people to punish instead of the real criminals. Politicians that slap the wrist and let murders go about their deadly business are the real criminals.
Disarm to meet them? Why on earth would I want to meet them?
"Gun Free Zones" is where only criminals carry guns.
September 13th, 2008 07:33 PM
I have met several politicians and none have ask me to disarm to meet them. One even invited over to his house for a sit down. He was a state senator running for a Federal House seat. He was very pro-2A and said he supports the right to carry 100%. I also met sitting Federal Congressmen and wasn't ask to disarm. I know of no requirement to disarm in anyone's presence that is not being protected by the Secret Service. I would hope they make it clear when they are present and disarming is required!!! I was walking around the US District Attorney and the County Sheriff, all of which are pro-2A. Only time in Colorado that make us disarm is when the Caucasus is in schools.
September 13th, 2008 07:36 PM
I don't care to meet any of them...
and If I do get to meet Sarah... Im Packing ;-0
September 13th, 2008 07:37 PM
Me, and my vote, come with my gun.
"...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."
Gary D. Mitchell, A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man and the Rifle, P. 103, NAL Caliber books, 2006, 1st Ed.
September 13th, 2008 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by XD in SC
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September 13th, 2008 08:08 PM
Yes, there are Secret Service all over the place. I'm not that paranoid I guess that I worry about being attacked all the time. I would like an opportunity to meet and question a hero like John McCain and perhaps the first female VP and maybe down the road President.
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September 14th, 2008 12:51 AM
Yes, I would disarm to meet Gov. Palin or Sen. McCain. The other candidates I'd avoid like the plague regardless.
I recall being at a speech given by presidential candidate Mayor Ed Koch. I was armed and chatting with a local officer. Don't remember the year, so I might have been on the police force (reserve) or not. Nobody screened us and concealed was concealed.
When Gov. Mike Dukakis was running for president, I had the opportunity to get special seating for the Boston Pops July 4th concert, but when I was told that Mike (and SS) might be there, I thanked the person for the offer (he was in charge of event security) and decided to stay home and watch it on TV. I didn't want to be within 1/2 mile of Mike Dukakis! A year or two ago, I was in Costco's and Mike Dukakis was there, mumbling to every person he passed . . . he seemed crazy as a loon!
Any lesser politicians . . . no way I'd disarm, and I have no desire to meet almost any of them anyway.
September 14th, 2008 12:58 AM
To remain armed. "Making a point" to someone else is hardly the purpose.
Originally Posted by JG01
The purpose is, of course, to be prepared for a crime whose time hasn't yet come and whose time cannot be predicted. Am not saying that anything would happen at the meeting itself. But, disarming involves both the coming and going, as well. It's a lot like businesses indicating that no firearms are allowed on any property owned by them, which takes out the coming and going by the carrier. The only way around that? Don't do it.
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the number of victims?
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September 14th, 2008 01:06 AM
yea just for Sara Palin maby ?
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