OK so us REGULAR folks can’t do anything but drive but cops can do the following; talk on the phone, text on the phone, type on a laptop and talk on the radio along with operating the lights and sirens all while speeding!
I’m sick to death of all this control the government in getting into.
I drive all day long from appointment to appointment. Most of my communication with customers is by email or text. If I pulled over every time I had to respond, I would not make it more than 5 mile per day. I text, talk and type on my laptop while driving……just like the police do. They are NOT super humans….in fact many of them have motor and driving skills that are not as good as mine!
If I’m texting with my phone up in the line of sight of the road am I really more of a threat than Ma and Pa Kettle ricocheting off parked cars going down Main St. on any given day? Answer: NO but we leave them alone.
I’m sick of the laws being drawn up to the lowest common denominator. There should be some discretion involved. Not everybody is created equal folks.
So it's perfectly ok for you to be looking down at your phone while driving a vehicle that weighs 3000 lbs? I've been behind you. First you drive 20+ miles under the speed limit, which causes other drivers to make a sudden lane change, and then you're weaving all over the road...waaaay over to the left....now waaaaay over to the right. You look like a drunk trying to get home to sleep it off.
"The cops are NOT super humans"..but of course you are because you have superior motor and driving skills? I assume you've been to law enforcement driving school...right? Those officers are probably typing in the plate number of one of your buddies whose also doing their "office work". Ma and Pa Kettle? Oh please.
Sounds like you have an inflated ego. Get voice command and keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Sorry but it's not ok for you to do doing that and sooner or later your going to wreck, hurt yourself and potentially hurt somebody else, damage property and perhaps kill someone. There are voice command products and vehicles that are compatible with cell phones for hands free dialing and talking. GET a different car, phone or program for your laptop that is voice activated and you'll still do business and be legal. If you refuse then you deserve a ticket and potentially jailed if you cause harm to others in any way shape or form. Not saying it's all that safe or fair that the cops can use computers while the rest of us can't but it's the way it is so get used to it. If a cop is following someone who is breaking the law, potentially driving a stolen car, or looks like somebody who has a warrant out for them it would be damn hard for the cop to pull over to run their plates and see the information while NOT losing the person they are checking out. Think that is the reason they use the computer while driving! Have to use a radio when they need back up etc.. YES some cops abuse these things, seen plenty speed to get thru traffic, use lights to get thru a red then drive on normally NOT responding to a call. That crap SUCKS!!! But not all cops are abusing these things!!!
January 21, 2014 at 9:55pm
Deshawn……..hmmmmm, you get one guess as to his ethnicity.
January 21, 2014 at 9:34pm
If I admit that Bush was wrong for using drones and killing children in the process, will you agree that Obama has done the same and should be held accountable as well?
January 13, 2014 at 8:36pm
First of all, that’s a dumb story.
Secondly, the first reaction should be to help your fellow man, not dig in your pocket, get your cell phone, open the camera app, change to video mode and film the guy, then connect to the wifi on the plane, log in to Facebook and post the video of the poor guy who is likely over worked and just trying to survive in this hideous economy.
We are pathetic!
October 21, 2013 at 5:40pm
Something like that ever happens to me and I guarantee you there will be more than a few dead “children” laying about. I would have not gotten out but I would have floored it and flattened any of them in my way……too damn bad!
September 3, 2013 at 1:13pm
OK, nobody risked their lives here. The car was NEVER going to blow up. That never happens in real life, just in the movies folks.
Not trying to take anything away from the people that helped. I’m glad they did, it’s simply what any person should do if they find themselves in this situation. Help your fellow man….PERIOD.
YES!!! Cars do blow up in real life.
I knew a young man who was in an accident and his car blew up just as bystanders were running toward his car to rescue him. The young man burned to death.
I knew two guys that this happened to. I also knew a guy who was a better one-upper than everyone else.
SADLERTS, yeah, well I know a guy who was a better two-upper than everyone else.
March 10, 2013 at 2:06pm
Worse yet, it’s the armpit of the ******* of the internet.
March 9, 2013 at 12:10pm
In 2011, there were 356 people killed in the US by so called “assault rifles”. The US has 311,000,000 people living in it. That means that your odds of being killed by an “assault rifle” is .00000114. That number is so minuscule that I don’t even know how to pronounce it. It might be one millionth of a percent…..maybe less even, not sure.
Rich California Progressives moved there to get away from the mess they made of California.....the progressive disease spreads.
Colorad has been Californicated..... SKI UTAH!
March 9, 2013 at 11:37am
If you are a criminal, there are only two things you fear while committing your crime: getting caught by the police or getting killed by your victim.
So pretend for just a minute you’re a criminal. What one thing could society do to make your chosen profession safer? Create gun free zones of course. In one fell swoop you eliminate the single greatest fear any criminal has. They must sit around and just laugh at this kind of lunacy.
March 9, 2013 at 11:34am
If only she had known that she could have gone to a “safe zone”. If she was not able to physically get to a pre-ordained “safe zone” then she could have simply declared her bedroom a “safe zone” and of course all hostilities would have ceased. I mean after all, it’s a “safe zone” and all violent rapists respect the power of the “safe zone”. It’s like a cross to a vampire, kryptonite to superman, it’s all powerful of course.
Why is it that liberals are completely incapable of logical thought?
March 1, 2013 at 9:37am
We need to take a couple pages from the liberal playbook and use it against them.
1. Massive civil disobedience as in simply do not comply with the law. Nobody should comply with an unconstitutional law anyway.
2. Demand that any laws restricting firearms for the public should have NO EXEMPTIONS for police or security personnel. After all, if these laws work so well then there is no reason they need them to counter them in the hands of a bad guy right?
3. Start teaching kids about guns and their safe use and handling. People fear what they don’t understand. The libs start indoctrinating children from kindergarten, we need to do the same. Get to them early.
4. If you have a friend or work associate who opposes guns, offer to take them shooting. As I said before, people fear what they don’t understand. I have converted quite a few “anti-gun” people over the years by taking them out for a few hours of target practice.
5. Don’t be quiet! When you hear anti-gun talk at work or in public, POLITELY engage and educate the people. No yelling or cussing, just politely educate them.
We can win this because this country is in a different place now than it was in 1994. We have had many natural disasters where the people have come to the conclusion that the government CAN NOT protect you. We also have a majority of Americans feeling this country is going in the wrong direction and they wish not to lay down their last resort to turning it around.
February 24, 2013 at 4:05pm
Good for him for what he said and not backing down or apologizing.
It pisses me off to no end when these libs, having turned their home state into a mess, move to another state to escape what they created. Once there, they work feverishly to turn the new state into the same hell hole they just left! It makes no sense at all. Just stay where you were and reap the rewards of the seeds you sowed.
February 23, 2013 at 3:39pm
This country is completely divided with no hope at all of finding common ground. How can two groups of people going in completely opposite directions ever agree on anything? Answer, they can’t.
The “Progressives” have strayed so far from the founding principles of this country that there is no going back for them at this point.
The only solution anymore is to divide the nation either peaceably or by force. That’s it. If you game this out in your head, what other conclusion can you come to? The only question now is how soon?
I have preached this for so long to those that I thought sympathized. I quickly realized that I was greatly outnumbered even amongst those that agree that a change must come. I was ostracized in many places including here. The chasm runs too deep, the philosophies too opposed, the ideals too vastly different, and the mindsets so far apart as to be alien to the other. We find ourselves in a world in which once strong self reliant, common sense ideals that made us the envy of the world, are now under relentless attack. A most vile and destructive word was introduced into our national thinking and it has nearly destroyed the country It has caused vast division between the peoples and fractured the very foundation of our civilization. That one word has caused more damage and harmed more people than any other known to mankind. That word is, Tolerance. That one word opened the door to every deviant, dangerous, anti-social, immoral, self destructive, openly defective & degenerate idea to become "Accepted" & in so doing recognized as equal to everything it opposes. The result? A divided nation where those that are irrational & destructive attempt to force upon all others their ideals while all others resist. I'm afraid that "the all others" by being suckered into believing in "tolerance" have allowed the tide to turn against them. Now the demand for the others to bow to the irrational has reached a breaking point. The results WILL be catastrophic, the dead many. No other outco
February 20, 2013 at 11:23pm
I understand what ArmaLite is trying to do. They don’t want to deprive individual officers from purchasing their rifles for themselves. I understand they are law enforcement officers themselves and I get it.
Here’s the problem though. If they cut off all sales, even private sales to officers in New York, the laws will change even faster!!! What do you think Cuomo will do when he is getting flooded by calls from officers to ditch the law?
Grow a sack ArmaLite and cut it off entirely! You have to understand if you are a firearms manufacturer or seller that as soon as they eliminate the civilian market, you all go out of business. You can’t survive on just law enforcement sales and that goes for Glock, Ruger, Colt’s, Winchester and all the rest of the big boys.
February 20, 2013 at 12:38pm
I’m a big fan of shotguns for self defense but they have a few important limitations, recoil not being one of them. After all in a home invasion situation, my wife would rather have a sore shoulder for a few days than an acute case of permanent rigor mortis!
Problem is the length of most shotguns unless you go with a shortened barrel model like a Mossberg 500 or the like. Secondly, if you use 00 buck shot in a home, NINE .38 caliber pellets come flying out the end each time. Those can do a tremendous amount of unintended damage. You simply can’t safely use that in a home where there may be loved ones anywhere near a perpetrator. A handgun or rifle makes more sense there.
Solution, have a rifle a shotgun and a handgun…….right tool for the right job.
February 15, 2013 at 8:51pm
You need to get into the heads of the liberals to understand what they are trying to do here.
Let me tell you how this will play out. They are going after assault weapons first for three reasons. They are owned by far fewer people, they are scaring looking and they stand the best chance of getting that through congress. As soon as that is done, this is what you will hear from some left wing lawmaker: “We just passed sweeping legislation to ban assault weapons, we are all safer now. Now, did you know handguns kill 7 times more people than assault weapons? How can we not do something about those terrible handguns. After all if we can save just one life, isn’t it worth it?”
This is a calculated move on their part I can guarantee you that much. We can not give them a single inch because this is their action plan.
The surge in gun sales means that people want the guns before big government attempts to take away their 2nd ammendment rights.
"If tanks start rolling?" Tanks can't be manned all the time, and are mostly ineffective in urban situations, look at Iraq.
The current surge is because incompetent a-holes are attempting to take peoples god given rights from them, and people want to be a step ahead of big brother.
Your next point says "a childish resistance to authority" what a stupid thing to say. The authority comes from the people, not from a few liberal wackos who want to deprive Americans of their right to defend themselves.
"That money could be better spent elsewhere?" Protecting yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your freedom is the highest responsibility that there is. The money I spent today purchasing an AR10 from a private buyer may just be the best money I ever spent.
If you want to remove guns from the United States, do it the way the founders set. AMMEND THE CONSTITUTION, or leave the 2nd Ammendment alone! It pretty clearly states "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!"
I don't know and don't care. Yes there are conservatives like myself who just really don't care about the gun issue beyond supporting the 2nd Amendment.So seriously, I am soooo sick of this gun issue thing - it's like every other article on Blaze is about friggin guns!! I am a 53 yr/female and I will never own or buy a gun but I repsect other's right to do so. I am just TIRED as heck of all the gun crap on here ever since Sandy Hook. The real discussion should be about mental illness but nobody brings that up - on either side.
Nope. The attempt to ban assault weapons is just a feint. Wait for a 'gang of...' to suddenly announce a compromise that 'preserves the 2nd Amendment while doing something to stop blah blah.' Listen to the enemy and they will tell you what they are up to as they communicate the talking points to the foot soldiers. Universal Background Checks. Anytime they open their hole and crap out a talking point you hear that phrase. Only way that works is if it is indistinguishable from universal registration, even if they don't demand back registering anything. They are patient. They are evil. They won't stop. Ever. They must BE stopped.
Democrat Delenda Est. Zero is a good number of D congresscritters. Dream big.
I think you are right. The government went after Gangster Guns in the Thirties, then they went for Saturday Night Specials and now they are after Military Style Weapons(again) . They are pealing away gun rights by dividing the universe of guns into arbitrary classes. We should be able to have automatic weapons because the government has automatic weapons. I don't want one because it would be too expensive to become proficient with it. I am also too lazy to lug it and its ammo around, but I think people should be able to have them if only for collection purposes. As long as gun rights is treated as a public policy issue rather than a gun rights issue, the Left will always come up with some kind of social engineering "improvement" that moves the goal post down the road of submission. We re withing one supreme court judge of losing the rights we do have.
They are going for the weapons with the greatest rate of fire first, to reduce the danger to them when they come after the rest of all private firearms. Then they will enact new laws at an ever increasing rate enslaving us, making the tyranny of Hitler and Stalin look like sesame street in comparison. Thousands in fines soon for not having health insurance which will not give you said coverage. Don't pay and it's a year in a federal factory making products they profit from. Slavery is the proper term. The next year no money for the fines, it starts all over. In effect the fines are extortion money you pay for the freedom and life God gave you. Illegals are the new elite class exempt from this slavery because their votes keep the new maffia in power, and you will pay for all the benefits and free health care for this new class of law exempt illegals. If we speak out against it we get threats from libs like this:
YOURSENSEI "Mr or Ms LIVES FORTUNE AND SACRED HONOR, This is what you must know You assume I live gun free. That’s your first mistake. This country is full of peace-lving liberals like me who can’t wait for the idiot conservative guntards to take the first shot. Then we’ll end it but quick. You won’t know what hit ya. And yes, those deaths will be on our heads. And we’ll sleep like babies."
Knowledge is power you fool and some of us are very powerful. You will 'Sleep like babies'?
Miles to go before we sleep.
February 15, 2013 at 5:26pm
I have thrice in my life used a firearm to defend myself. Twice there was not a shot fired and no police report filed as the ner-do-wells both fled immediately. I’m just one person, now imagine how many times this happens every single day in this country!! One other time while hiking my group was being shot at by some lunatic who was hidden and was taking pot shots at us. Who knows if he was a bad shot and was trying to hit us but missed five times or if he was intentionally missing. One thing for certain though is he didn’t count on my having a Ruger Mini 14 with me with a loaded 30 round magazine with which I promptly returned fire and that was the end of that situation! He must have scattered as he stopped shooting. That time we called the police, filed a report and of course he was never found. I believe that my having one of those god aweful assault rifles with me that day may have saved a life or two and you know, “if we can just save one life…..”.
I will NEVER, EVER, EVER register my guns or give them up, NEVER!
Furthermore, if the presence of a firearm does nothing to deter crime, why do the police carry them? After all according to the California police chief, they are not for defense, only offense.
These liberals are getting so balled up in their inconsistencies that it’s hilarious to watch. Logic and common sense will always prevail. The problem for them now is there is just too much evidence out there to combat their lies.
You are exactly right. We will never know how many times a gun saved a person, persons, a family because the incident was never reported. And when it gets reported to law enforcement, there is no relevant database to record the incident in many cases. The gun haters will incessantly repeat statistics of people harmed by guns (even when the person doing the harming is a gang banger shooting another gang banger) but they will totally ignore the known statistics of incidents where a gun save others from death, beatings, rape, robbery, etc.
My father and I rolled into a rest stop one night about 3 am two guys came out of the stall wanted my fathers wallet I let go of my pecker and just pulled the hammer back on my gun that's all they needed to hear they changed their mind we used the pay phone called the cops and left we could not stay till the cops got there
They should have checked the nearest dumpsters for his loaded shorts!
thanks for keeping the word thrice alive
February 8, 2013 at 4:20pm
I’m a native Californian but if this passes, not only will I not register a single thing, I will pack up and leave. This state is going to hell in a hand basket and I don’t care to be here when it blows up.
I’m looking at Texas for the most part. Arizona is nice too but the lib insanity is creeping in there too.
February 3, 2013 at 3:23pm
That’s a fiberglass mock up. You can see it in the pictures if you look close. You can also see an edge of the fiberglass where the inside of the cockpit meets the outside. Also, the canopy is just formed plexiglass and they didn’t even have the sense to wipe it down with a soft cloth and plexiglass cleaner so it’s all scratched up.