That is an amazing coherent statement from a brother that just lost his sister.
No, knee jerk legislation will not work, and pronouncing prayers are not good enough at a time like this was insensitive and only said to rally the anti-gun fanatics.
Ignoring the real problems to promote personal agendas is absolute egregious.
But it has been the norm for the last 8 years.
 October 5, 2015 at 12:20pm
Dear Dunkin’ Dounuts,
The local police department has decided to grant your request that your restaurant on Atwells Ave. in Providence R.I, shall be considered a “gun free” zone.
ALL LIVES MATTER
 October 5, 2015 at 2:29am
I am truly this family had to suffer for the sins of the son. My heart hurts for the father, and the mother, but the strongly held opinions of the father will only allow more people to suffer. And somewhere in that conversation there was a huge disconnect between the son and the father.
Furthermore, listening to the background the neighborhood had a few big dogs that liked to bark. Look further and you will see what seems to be the father’s front door with a metal security door mounted to the front, the ones you typically see on doors in high crime neighborhoods. He doesn’t live without caution, and I believe that man owns a gun.
For him to say that the only places he sees these things happening is in the United States – he is seeing only what he wants to see – called tunnel vision. People get this when you have a pre-formed opinion about a subject and nothing will change there outlook. The United States is the problem not the actions of his son.
He has managed to completely overlook the mass casualties which occur in other countries that, yes, have strict gun control laws, but the mentally ill killer manages to use something just as deadly.
The one that always sticks on my head is the murder of kindergarten children in China by an insane man using a butter knife. I believe he killed nearly twenty children. And this a just one of thousands of crimes that man manages to perpetrate against fellow men.
 October 3, 2015 at 1:01pm
You can advertise as -’gun free zone’, It won’t make a difference (just a laugh or two). You can advertise as a ‘guns OK zone’, and it might eliminate a few nervous mommys (who are nervous with newborns anyway), but your bottom line will not increase nor decrease.
When it is emphasized we are all responsible for our own safety, and the truth cannot be stated loudly enough.
To even allow one politician to write a paper or position, or be shown on television with an anti-gun message, it now becomes political posturing, and serves only to play into the president’s narrative that:
“guns kill people, people don’t kill people.”
 October 2, 2015 at 4:11pm
Well we knew this was coming.
And if you insist, I will ‘rethink’ the support I have for the NRA legislation organization.
………….Yep, I support the NRA, now more than ever…….
Yes, I love sport shooting, and I carry concealed, and you know what obama, you are the one that is making this an issue of my legal choices, instead of addressing the actual problem.
The system you speak of for approving firearm sales is staffed by people who do not answer the phone and take weeks to respond to any application for new gun sales.
You make it impossible for retailers to make a living doing something that is legal, and not addressing the B&E, robbery, black market sales, and glaring proof that gangs make a living off of selling guns (ammo is extra).
You have created this environment where black hate whites and whites genuinely feel, (nope make that ARE) threatened.
You are not a peacemaker.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was, and you don’t even begin to compare.
And now we are at at the precipice of a wave of immigrants, in which the radical psychopathic element is again using as cover to enter the United States and Europe.
And you want me to reconsider my position on firearm ownership?
Perhaps you should turn that around and reconsider your choice to covertly disarm Americans and to further the reach of government into the personal lives of every American, at a point when we are the most vulnerable.
 October 2, 2015 at 3:30pm
I was truly trying to look at this from a different POV, and greatly conflicted, thinking perhaps I may have a distorted view of ‘few million” refugees (tsunami style) coming into the United States with their benefit packages ready at their first step on American soil.
I wanted to believe they were only in need of food and shelter and assistance and were less likely be the black-garbed psychopaths featured in those You Tube videos.
Then I saw a film clip that has weighed heavily on my heart and mind……
It started as a clip of refugees coming into Germany, greeted by people clapping and cheering and yelling “welcome!”. Then the camera pans towards the passengers, most were smiling, waving and some were even crying.
Then a young man walks in front of the camera in a light grey hooded sweatshirt (hot pink trim), tied tightly around his face, and suddenly seeing the camera he pulled the hoodie even further over his face…..
….. and I began thinking, perhaps I am not as paranoid or racist as the progressives are attempting to convince the people who are questioning the logic of the rush to accept these refugees, and maybe we should stand back and really profile these people…..
ISIS has already stated that they are taking advantage of this situation. Not too much of a leap to figure out that they are telling the truth about that when Muslims are the ones writing up the immigration paper work on the other side of the world.
 October 2, 2015 at 3:29pm
I have noticed a recent and concerted effort to portray the movement of refugees into European countries (and United States ) as simple humanitarian and rescue effort.
The government is telling people we should have few concerns about the weight of the number of immigrants on the country’s economy, housing and resources. The people coming here are less likely to stay on assistance, and far more likely to work, create jobs.
Really, where is that information, and who collected it?
Yes, I am aware that we all are from immigrant backgrounds. But our ancestors wanted a better life, and were willing to plow dirt to make it a reality – if not for themselves then for their children and grandchildren. I had 1 grandfather, and 1 great grandfather that did just that, never finishing school. Thus the term ‘redneck’…. working in the sun all day, little education, and a a great deal of humiliation from other people who had just a little more. But they persevered.
And none of them were on a ‘covert mission to kill’.
The statistics on housing, economic burden and potential threats this really report was using was from the end of WWII, and the massive movement of refugees from war torn areas to neighboring countries in Europe or the United States. (population of both were far less than they are today).
 October 2, 2015 at 10:03am
This Marshall was following policy and procedure, all the time the punk in the house was trash talking and calling him names (of course he pronounced the Marshalls racists) and threatened the Marshall with his ’6 bullet gun’ (on the recording…smart guy).
And he was suppose to lowered his weapon while securing a ‘violent offender’ because the woman who is pregnant stood in doorway (underline) and was “afraid for her life”.
People who are afraid tend to have that ‘flight or fight’ reaction, her reaction was tepid at best.
 October 2, 2015 at 9:34am
The last thing we need is ground forces in this area. In this area, no one is as they appear, and the foreign forces will turn and run at the sight of DAESH, or maybe just turn around and kill our people.
Haven’t we been down this road before with “boots on the ground” and brought home too many men and women with horrendous injuries, or in flag draped metal boxes.
And for Russia attempting once again to appeal to the population with bombing runs still wants to put their own men on the ground when they got their bums severely kicked, is ridiculous. Too much vodka?….wrecks the short term memory?
Let the people who are still in in Syria fight their own war….don’t we give enough in financial aid they could buy their own weapons from Russia or China?
I’m flat-out tired of throwing money at countries to buy goodwill or friendships.
Send in the drones if you must, but the ground troops cannot possibly be sacrificed on the altar of the obama anymore.
 October 2, 2015 at 6:55am
Did anyone catch the the quick glimpse of the women sitting at the Afghanistan station? They were smiling (smirking).
This is so wrong. This is a General Council meeting where countries are encouraged to come together and work on their issues.
I Stand With Israel.
October 2, 2015 at 6:37am
As of 4:30am (my time) the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the crash (per Fox). The civilians in the crash were NATO advisors.
October 2, 2015 at 6:29am
This was my son’s graduation quote, along with the photo of him sitting in a mentor’s Globe Swift.
I reminded him this was written by a young British military pilot that was eventually killed on a mission.
October 2, 2015 at 5:45am
My heart and prayers go out to the families, loved ones and the ‘buddies’ of the fallen.
Let God be with you in this troubling time.
Note: read where this is a stock photo….just to remind people the size of a C-130J.
Crashing in Afghanistan—-hmm—-another incident which citizens will never learn the truth behind the incident (especially the loved ones of those killed).
 October 1, 2015 at 6:05am
Hahahaha, this is too good, and could not possibly be made up! Karma, justice, God’s hand, choose yours, but there was some Devine humor in this.
Although, I do feel sorry for the WH operator, even if she was following protocol to the letter, we all know what happens when you anger a Clinton….
October 1, 2015 at 5:49am
Remember was just some ol’ server down in Bill’s basement office (aka dog house). Hillary didn’t have a thing to do with it…..
….oh! and remember Martians are living underground in water cities on Mars…..
 October 1, 2015 at 5:39am
Trump, phenomenal is a good word, but not to be used excessively. It will lessen the weight of the word when you continue to use it, buy a thesaurus.
Don’t be politically correct, be honest. If you do business with Muslims, state it and if needed add they are decent or honorable people.
If you don’t think it’s a Muslim problem, then ask what the interviewer what he means with the question.
Then add it is the psychopaths functioning under the name of DAESH that is a huge problem. The intolerance of Muslims, who refuse to become apart of any society and support the objective to conquer the world for religious reasons, are a problem or a deep concern.
Just remember the word “phenomenal” should be avoided for a few months and after, used sparingly.
You have a message, and certainly a purpose in this campaign: you have given voice to a segment of society that has been persecuted (and convinced it is their fault) for 8 years—- the middle class.
Please, (please) continue on, but be aware of the opposition, and the support.
Oh, if possible, help Jeb Bush with suspension of his campaign.
Even my mother’n'law thought he was useless as a governor.
October 1, 2015 at 5:04am
This is absolutely ridiculous. Of the few men who understands he is working for his state on a federal level, and now, of all groups, the Secret Service–whom Hillary treats as smelly stuff on her shoes–is attacking Chaffetz because of their job performance (or lack thereof), and attempting to blackmail him into submission.
Someone signed off on this job, and if the Secret Service man or woman is not honorable enough to listen to their common sense, moral compass, or simply right/wrong, not only should they be fully investigated, a number of these people should be retired (along with the superior that began this illegal snooping).
FYI, Secret Service…..did you notice the Pope’s Vatican Security——kinda makes you look like the JV team—take notes, it won’t hurt to learn a thing or two
Jeez, this would be funny, If it wasn’t for the fact that the statement related was they would feel intimidated and hesitant to bring up controversial issues.
Like the one where students of one required course were required to print “God” on a piece of paper, place it on the ground and stomp it to shreds – and if not they would be given a failing grade?
Or the now popular “white privilege” trend, where students with an opinion, but are white (especially male) are promptly disregarded, if not out right persecuted for skin color.
Oddly, when I read the story, my first thought….universities are not about professors, they are about students.
And if a professor has this level of discomfort, perhaps they need to reexamine their curriculum and how much they attempt deviate from it to satisfy voicing their own personal opinions. (or is it material for the next thesis?)
 September 30, 2015 at 4:40pm
Moe, lib, et.al.
If you have ever allowed yourself to love a four pawed, super-happy-to-see-you!!! response every time you look at them, companion – you would understand this story.
It reminds you that loving and being loved in life, makes this life livable.
 September 30, 2015 at 4:31pm
Been there, had to make that decision…twice. As l’ve said, my GR will be waiting for me by the gate, and my son’s GS will be there too.
Your little pal is not hurting anymore, and I believe our best friends will among who will greet us someday.
Hugs and prayers to you and your children.