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Old 03-04-2018, 09:18 AM
JohnnyO JohnnyO is offline
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Many of us can relate to this.

https://townhall.com/columnists/dere...57078?amp=true

We must stand our ground.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:40 AM
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Many of us can relate to this.

Precisely why we should not cede any ground at all. I was reminded by another forum member that compromising with these folks will only gain me more restrictions and more infringements of my 2A rights.

At this moment, the only talk is restricting law-abiding gun owners. No real discussion on the PROMISE program that “enabled” this shooter to fly underneath the radar. In other words, LE hands were tied and his bad behavior was allowed a pass. He could have been charged with a misdemeanor domestic abuse in 2014. Right there he would have been barred a firearm.

“There is no compromise with someone who doesn’t want you to exist, there is only incrementally losing ground until you no longer exist. A right diminished will never return, government does not cede back power once seized.

The NRA is right to hold its ground, it’s why the organization exists in the first place. Liberals are not honest brokers when it comes to the issue of guns, and neither is the media. Trying to appease leftists never works because nothing short of everything they want is ever enough for them.”




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Old 03-05-2018, 02:20 PM
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Here's a copy of the letter I just sent to one of our local papers in response to a "letter to the editor" that was just published.

Dear Sir(s);

I don’t normally respond to letters published in the paper, but I cannot let the statement published in your January 3rd edition entitled “Fewer guns will fix school shootings” go unchallenged. The writer stated that: “The real cause of this disaster is the wide-spread availability of semiautomatic weapons and the lack of restrictions on who can purchase them. Middle- and high-school-aged children, especially those suffering from mental illnesses, should not be able to walk into a store and easily purchase a deadly weapon.”
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not their own facts! The current gun laws prohibit any person under the age of 18 from buying a rifle or a shotgun. The law further prohibits any person under the age of 21 from buying a handgun. Given those facts, no middle-school aged children can legally purchase a firearm in any store. In addition, very few high-school students would be old enough to legally purchase a firearm.
I would submit that there are multiple causes for the number of school shootings in recent years and simply making it harder for law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms will not solve the problem. A simple review of the failures of local, State, and Federal agencies related to the latest tragedy in Florida identifies plenty of areas needing improvement. Fixing deficiencies in the current NICS database and the background check process would be a relatively easy place to start. Dealing with mental illness, the excessive use of drugs on school-aged children, lack of responsible parenting, and the general social decay in this country will be much more difficult.

Sincerely,


My further comment was that years ago, editors were responsible for authenticating and verifying information before it was published. That is obviously no longer the case.

I also sent a copy of this to my US. Congressional representative. No point in sending it to my two Virginia Senators or our Governor since they're all liberal Democrats.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:45 PM
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Here's a copy of the letter I just sent to one of our local papers in response to a "letter to the editor" that was just published.

Dear Sir(s);

I don’t normally respond to letters published in the paper, but I cannot let the statement published in your January 3rd edition entitled “Fewer guns will fix school shootings” go unchallenged. The writer stated that: “The real cause of this disaster is the wide-spread availability of semiautomatic weapons and the lack of restrictions on who can purchase them. Middle- and high-school-aged children, especially those suffering from mental illnesses, should not be able to walk into a store and easily purchase a deadly weapon.”
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not their own facts! The current gun laws prohibit any person under the age of 18 from buying a rifle or a shotgun. The law further prohibits any person under the age of 21 from buying a handgun. Given those facts, no middle-school aged children can legally purchase a firearm in any store. In addition, very few high-school students would be old enough to legally purchase a firearm.
I would submit that there are multiple causes for the number of school shootings in recent years and simply making it harder for law-abiding citizens to acquire firearms will not solve the problem. A simple review of the failures of local, State, and Federal agencies related to the latest tragedy in Florida identifies plenty of areas needing improvement. Fixing deficiencies in the current NICS database and the background check process would be a relatively easy place to start. Dealing with mental illness, the excessive use of drugs on school-aged children, lack of responsible parenting, and the general social decay in this country will be much more difficult.

Sincerely,


My further comment was that years ago, editors were responsible for authenticating and verifying information before it was published. That is obviously no longer the case.

I also sent a copy of this to my US. Congressional representative. No point in sending it to my two Virginia Senators or our Governor since they're all liberal Democrats.
Agreed.
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Old 03-05-2018, 04:55 PM
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I write to my congressional representatives all the time, probably because I have the time now. Not sure what good it will do. Probably just therapy for me. Nevertheless, I let them know what I think and what I think of them too.


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