Voted yes. 60/40.
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Voted yes. 60/40.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
Voted yes only on the principal. 60% yes this morning. Would I open carry, No.............I would not be caught at a Hobama gathering of any kind. Someone might think I supported that trash. I figure the fewer true Americans who show up the better.
Government is out of control
"If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying -- " Sen Orrin G. Hatch
I really don't see what the uproar is all about. Even the Secret Service says it's no big deal.
When Teddy Roosevelt was president people carried guns to his events all the time. They would even fire them in the air, much to his delight. I guess that's the difference between a president that respects the Second Amendment and one that doesn't.
"First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand."
Edge of Darkness
[One Nation Under God]
For upstanding people, carrying a gun is no different than putting on the brown shoes, or grabbing the wallet. The elected "kings" should stop acting as such, and accept it for what it is. It is not about wanting to see them endangered; rather, it's about wanting to stop bending over with a witless smile while we lose everything we stand for. It's about stopping the corrupted morass, one step at a time. It's about time, absolutely.
For criminals, though, absolutely string 'em by the toes when they transgress. No different than at any other time.
61.5 Yes to 38.5 No,
even on MSNBC.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Hit it! 2nd amendment has the advantage!
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Votes Yes, 62% Yes versus 38% No. Surprising results based on where the poll is being conducted. Some of the comments against are hilarious.
"Carrying guns in the USA actually violates Amendment 2 of the Bill of Rights. It needs to be restudied by many folks to get it right!"
Wonder what country 2nd amendment she is referring to.
"Anyone carrying a weapon at a public gathering is implicitly threatening and endangering others at the event."
"It's outrageous. A bunch of nuts with guns, how do the cops know who is authorized to even have it at that point. Idiocy!!"
I voted yes, as I believe it is appropriate for a free citizen to exercise their Constitutional Rights at their own discretion. That's kinda' the point of having them...
Would I do it? No, not likely.
But I'm not certain that this isn't just an open invitation for more gun laws. The "No firearm within X Distance of a Government Offical Law" would then be an easy sell.
Also, if there was a shot taken (please Heaven forbid) at whatever Official was present, the guy doing the OC would certainly be on a short list of addresses for bullets to be delivered. Not that the Secret Service would intentionally shoot an non-guilty party, just that they hear "GUN!", then pop-pop-pop, and they know where at least one gun is.
I just gotta feelin' that it's a bad idea...
Washington Post 06/28/2010 re: Supreme Court Decision
"The court's decision means that the enigmatically worded Second Amendment... identifies an individual right to gun ownership, like the freedom of speech, that cannot be unduly restricted by Congress, state laws or city ordinances. "
I voted "no"
Ok who am I kidding. I voted "yes" but only because they didn't have a stronger option.
63 to 36 in favor as of 5:42 PM 08-26-09
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