I didn’t see it as requiring a carry permit for open carry. The way I looked at it was extra protection for carry permittees. For example in my old home state in N.E. if you have a carry permit BUT someone sees your gun and reports it you are pretty much guaranteed you will lose your carry permit. One slip and someone spots your gun and you are done. So with this law if someone happens to report “seeing” your gun you are still in compliance with the law. That would be a welcome law in states like CT.
Florida was like that for yrs but last year incidental viewing is no longer illegal such as getting out of a car but full open carry is still illegal for handguns and there a few instances a longun can be seen but not slung walking down the street
March 17, 2015 at 12:38pm
“this idiot could have given that tp to….” Blah blah blah. Give it a break. I don’t care who ya are, that there is funny. ‘Course we could insist that the guy stop playing foolish games and get down on the corner dealing crack with the rest of the guys his age.
 March 17, 2015 at 12:11pm
I think that is still technically “possession”. So_ kill them both and report a murder suicide. Try this, “I really don’t know what happened. I came down stairs and found both of them laying on the floor. That guy with 4 bullet holes in his head must have been the suicide because he was holding the gun”.
 March 17, 2015 at 12:05pm
I don’t think any felony offense should result in an automatic permanent loss of citizenship without a specific case by case judgement. Do the crime, pay the time, and then either you are out or you are not. Prohibiting firearms or drivers license or whatever during probation is fine if that is part of the sentence but when the probation is up the default process should be to restore all constitutionally guaranteed rights. That lifetime firearm ownership restriction is pure bull.
 March 15, 2015 at 10:09pm
None of these cop will matter after Holder closes down the department. They will all be unemployed anyway. Should be a fun summer there. Toss in a few 90 deg days, a completely decimated police department, some rioting, a few buildings burned down, the national anarchists, a few race-baiting-money-sucking scum like Sharpton and ya got the perfect storm brewing . Oh it should be a great summer in Ferguson. If I were a cop in that stink-hole I would be floating my resume from Alaska to Florida to get myself and my family the hell out ASAP. No job is worth that sort of bs.
Find out where the rich liberals spend their down time….their bug out locations, where they go to get away from ” the madding crowds the hords ” …the places they NEVER will talk about or admit they
own property and have 72 months of food, supplies and ammunition stored. Around people that when it finally HITS the Fan ….they don’t have to worry about the locals going mid-evil zombie headhunter and regressing to sub Saharan cannibals .that’s where you want to be 24/7/365.
March 15, 2015 at 9:24am
of 5 ? So I am now but I can change my username :)
 March 14, 2015 at 2:32pm
You’ll need quad barriers soon enough. Then only allow televised spectators after that. See the problem is you can’t give up enough freedom to purchase complete safety in every circumstance. What we needed was the five people standing around to him to drop him to the ground and beat him senseless until the police arrived to rescue, arrest and charge him. If more people believed they might actually be held accountable for their actions they might think twice before pulling a stunt like this.
 March 14, 2015 at 2:12pm
Boy, Gita don’t I know it. Darn all those nasty protestant reformers. It has gotten so ya can’t even buy a half way decent indulgence now. Man I long for the good old day of the inquisition when priests were men and alter boys were_ well_ you know what they were. Hey its a hard job being infallible but someone has gotta do it. Otherwise how would the rest of us know right from wrong?
Hey, paulie – let me know what you have your first full day without sin. I want to come over and watch you be glorified. Thank God for grace and His judgment. Not yours.
 March 14, 2015 at 1:31pm
OMG that girl might have a gun! Argh! Argh! It looks like it might be a gun! Argh! Everyone run for your lives! Its a look-alike gun! Argh! We are all falling over of heart attacks. Argh! It’s scary! It’s scary!
Urbanite Americans have become so woosified there is little chance they will survive when the head chopping Muslims start showing up. Pitiful.
[-1] March 14, 2015 at 7:26am
While I agree with your theory if you put one big toe back in reality for a moment you will see that hitler would likely meet with even less internal resistance here is amerika today than he met in germany in 1920. The “yes you can” crowd has already taken over. Barack knows he could strangle a baby to death on live national TV and still have enough support either actively or passively (via apathy) to be elected for a third term.
 March 13, 2015 at 12:06am
I used to have a great deal of respect for LEOs., Since they have gone overboard with this asset forfeiture bull that respect for their departments has gone to zero. Counties like this are just looking to boost their revenue by STEALING from citizens. Guilty until YOU go to the expense of proving you are innocent and even then there is a REALLY good chance you will not get back anything they confiscate. No do process, no reasonable suspicion, no probable cause just give me some cash or goods or guns and I’ll take them and be on my way. This is increasing becoming a tool of the federal, state, county and city “so called” law enforcement. It is a top down directive. Go out there and bring us back some stuff. It is like living under mafia rule.
My state is loaded with the scum. Here we have “safety check points”. They aren’t about safety at all they are about raking in cash for the county with the criminals dressed in blue doing the dirty work. In my home town all the dumbest jocks, the worse trouble makers and the bullies grew up to be the policemen. How do ya think that is working out? Now they have unlimited power to rake anyone except minorities over the coals. I hope this guy sues the crap out of these hicks. Oh and I”ll be staying the heck out of Walton County GA. I wouldn’t spend a dime in that corrupt spot if it was the last place selling what I needed. Nothing worse than dirty cops and with their ticket to confiscate without cause they are getting dirtier.
 March 12, 2015 at 6:07am
We used to live in CT which is just more of the same. Over taxation, over regulation, hand wringing control freaks thick as thieves, only the state/town unions have representatives. 80% of the population is in some form of government dependency. Pretty much back on the plantation except now the plantation owners are the democratic party leadership. You can’t fight it and win. All you can do is run. So. We are in the south now but I see the exact same progressive mentality down here in TN. My state rep touts the magnificence of the TN state give-away collage tuition program as the greatest thing. What is it? Taking money from some folks in the form of taxes and giving it to others. Sound familiar? Wealth redistribution is the “hook” that Marxists use to gather support from the lazy or less fortunate. ESPECIALLY if they can convince them they are “less fortunate” like it is related to luck or something. Once there are more “less fortunate” (dependents) than contributors then the folks giving away the most of someone else s money get elected. Pretty simple. Coming to a state near you. Coming here to TN at a rapid pace. We are just a little behind our enslaved brothers to the north/east. LBJ understood the strategy, “I’ll have those “”your name or label here”” voting democratic for the next 200 years” and he has done it. Hey TN voters are easily fooled. I live in the town that sent you Al Gore so- not a lot to work with here.
 March 4, 2015 at 5:20am
Horse pucky. You don’t compromise with evil. We send our representatives to Washington to DO THE RIGHT THING. If something is wrong or unconstitutional or executive over-reach then it is wrong and we sent them there to make it right. I don’t give a flying crap if they lose every single vote or never pass a bill. Compromise is what got the country into this mess to begin with. Stand up for God and country’s sake and don’t vote in support of something you know in your heart is wrong. Going along to get along ain’t cutin’ it my friend. Frankly we have seen far too much of it already.
If it is "evil" or wrong, then the Democrats will vote to correct it as well as the Republicants. The partisanship hyperbole and "my way or no way" is not doing our country any good. Getting elected in their district or state is one thing, but after that, they need to deal with the rest of America, which may not have the same views as they do.
 March 4, 2015 at 5:12am
Here is a clue for all you slimy, blood-sucking, self-aggrandizing politicians. That would be any of these 75. Yeah you guys. Especially Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). Please, for the country’s sake, stop thinking about victory. “WINNING” isn’t the thing we sent you to Washington for. Let me tell you, since you apparently don’t know, why we sent you to Washington. I’m sure this will seem VERY strange to you and for many of you it might be the first time you ever considered it. We sent you to Washington to “do the right thing”. That’s it. Do what is right. If something is wrong we want you to “right” it. If executive amnesty is a constitutional over reach, making it wrong, we want you to make it right. Take your eyes off “can we win this one” for a few years and start praying to God that you are doing “what is right” in His sight and in ours. It’s a pity someone has to explain that to you this late in the game.
I hope you “get it” and I hope it isn’t too late. Don’t win one for the gipper_ Seek God’s will, then the will of the people you represent, and then search your heart and then do what is sometimes the hardest thing_ “do what is right”. Win or lose you’ll be a better person and a better elected representative.
 March 2, 2015 at 11:08am
Those aren’t rats they are mice. Mouse traps anyone? Gheez. The thing that grosses me out is the fact that people don’t know the difference between a rat and a mouse and don’t know how to get rid of them. Urbanites will die off after they take over. Defenseless morons.
The lack of common sense is appalling.... maybe that movie Idiocracy is coming true
[-1] March 1, 2015 at 6:30pm
I’m with ya on Rand Paul. Too much bad fallout from his father. Isolationists are not the answer. Ron Paul with his fundamental misunderstanding of Islam was a danger to our nation. Rand seems different but I don’t really trust him just yet. Scott is going to need a lot of financial backing going up against the Karl Rove / Mitt Romney party of elitist ruling class. The republican political machine is pretty solidly entrenched in Washington. They are a losing machine but they are heavily fortified with crony capitalism money. Just look at the loser candidates these corporatized clowns have pushed forward in the past two races. McClown? Romney? Really that is the best ya got? Now they are solidly behind yet another bush. Sad sad state of the party. The leftists will vote for hillary based on gender and nothing more. They don’t give a crap where the country goes they just want the next “really cool thing” elected. We look at substance and policy and issues and they look at what is cool. So the left is looking at what is cool and the republican machine is looking at someone to play ball with their cronies. Getting an honest man elected is going to be pretty difficult. I have my checkbook out. I hope you do too.
 March 1, 2015 at 11:18am
Republicans, democrats, libertarians, at this point what difference does it make? You are forgetting the worst threat of all. The worst threat is the forth branch of government that has taken control and does the bidding of which ever “old” branch has the most power at the time. Today we have the executive branch, the legislative, the judiciary and new most powerful branch of all – the bureaucracy. The newest branch has the most power because it isn’t elected, has zero accountability and has the ability to completely conceal all of the participants and operators. You can’t pin anything on them because there is so much smoke and cover the truth can never be determined. You can’t abolish them because they have woven their way into the lives of the dependent class so regardless of a person’s political view they will object to the elimination of any part of the bureaucracy. 47% of the population is directly dependent on them. More really is you count socialized security recipients. The remaining 53% are dependent indirectly but no less dependent. There is no part of our lives they don’t touch. Everything from prenatal care to collage to healthcare to funeral arrangements. The reality is cradle to grave dependency is here and WE are all participants. Sorry to say America it no longer matters much who you elect. Those ol’ elected offices are subject to the bureaucrats the same as all the rest of us. Have a nice day. Hopefully the bureau of the internet won’t censor me.
finally, someone who gets it!!! The bureaucracy is the new ruling class. No elections to win, don't have to spend anything and yet we get to set all (and I mean ALL) the rules of the game
 February 26, 2015 at 10:02am
The problem with peter king and most of the other folks “representing” us is they haven’t realized that ANY expansion of federal authority will result in abuse of power and corruption. At this point we can not safely enact ANY law that gives more power to ANY part of this corrupt executive branch. I don’t care if you even agree in principle with the idea that terrorists shouldn’t be able to buy guns it is CLEAR this expansion of the law will be abused. Anyone who doesn’t realize that is a fool.
 February 22, 2015 at 8:04pm
Absolutely. John is ashamed of himself? Well, John, a whole lot of us are ashamed of you too.
February 22, 2015 at 7:40pm
Pretty simple isn’t it? Only a truly obnoxious progressive would assume he “owned” public property just because he did some work to maintain it. It is a mental disorder. Tell ya what on the day there is no food or the lights go out anyone with an ounce of common decency and sense will steer clear of those zones.