User Profile: grfd703

Member Since: September 01, 2010


  • November 21, 2012 at 9:41am

    There is NO excuse for a minor to be in unsupervised possession of a handgun. Whomever the gun belongs to, (assuming it wasn’t obtained from a criminal element) is ultimately responsible for it’s misuse. I, as a responsible gun owner, NEVER leave my guns where they can be accessed by my kids or anyone else for that matter. They are either on my person, concealed carry, or in my very large, very secure safe. If I, as a gun owner, do not maintain proper security of my firearms, I am responsible for what happens with them. If they somehow were lost or stolen, then they would be properly reported as such. If you can get past my locked door, my dog, my alarm system and into my safe before the police arrive, more power to you. I have a 13 year old daughter. This hits home.

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  • October 8, 2012 at 1:24pm

    To all who are reading this story, please understand: They are NOT talking about your general purpose laser pointer used in classrooms and such. They are talking about lasers powerful enough to start clothing/paper on fire from significant distances. Just look up “Wicked Lasers” on google and you’ll begin to see the problem. They are selling these things to just anybody and that means that they are selling them to morons. These lasers have a visible beam in clear air for MILES. They cause eye damage in mere seconds. These things are no joke and the people using them to irritate pilots are either too stupid to realize the danger they’re creating or they are actually trying to disable the pilots. Either way, this is a crime.

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  • May 31, 2012 at 2:25pm

    A cop, in the store, witnessing this crime would NOT have had a justification to shoot, based on the information given in this article. The whole point of having and using a gun is for defense of self. If defense of property using a gun is illegal in his state, then he is guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, minimum, and attempted murder maximum. Sucks, but, you can’t shoot someone in this case unless they directly threaten your life. Take measures to secure the inventory, lock up the booze, whatever, but you can’t just shoot at people, regardless of the fact that they keep shoplifting. Flash mobs do this too. Does this mean we just start firing into a group of people for shoplifting? There is a HUGE difference between being “robbed” by someone blatantly walking out with your merchandise under your nose, and being actually robbed at gun or knife-point. Just my .02 cents worth.

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  • May 15, 2012 at 2:53pm

    FATJACK: Be careful what you have your wife carrying. Our wonderful federal gov. has made it a crime to use wasp spray for personal defense. The label clearly states, ” It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with it’s labeling.” So clearly, wasp spray is for deterring pests….wait a minute… pests…hmmm. I guess these thugs qualify! Nevermind!

  • April 12, 2012 at 2:08pm

    Please understand – My comments are my view of the world as I see it. Not as I wish it. I, like another person on this blog, forgive her for what she said. (I’m a Christian, and a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ). I’m not an idiot however, and therefore, while I forgive her, I will never FORGET what she said.

  • April 12, 2012 at 1:44pm

    I really don’t think the BPP and their ilk truly understand the enormous disadvantage they would have, should a true “race war” actually come to pass. There are around 300 million guns floating around in this country. The majority of them are NOT handguns. The majority of them are in the hands of VERY well regulated (practiced) deer/elk/moose/caribou/duck/squirrel/rabbit/ hunters. These people are very skilled in the art of camouflage, survival, (camping anyone?) fishing, (ok, we’re on probably equal footing on that one). My point is that the 13% minority would fare BADLY against the white, redneck majority who are quite accustomed to killing very large animals. It’s not too much of a stretch to apply skills learned over a lifetime of hunting to a “race war” survival situation. Actually, it would last more than a couple of weeks in my opinion. I know a LOT of guys that would actually LOVE for this to come to pass. (I’m not one of them). I’m just stating facts. People who run in MY circle of friends are EXTREMELY well armed and EXTREMELY well equipped to handle a “civil uprising” situation. Let’s not push it.

    As for me, apology not accepted. You spoke what was in your heart and got busted.

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  • December 1, 2011 at 5:26pm

    The current statistical estimate of annual PREVENTED crimes is approximately 2 million. That’s 2 million instances of crime thwarted simply because of the presence of a gun. The bad guy decided it wasn’t worth it and walked away. I’ve been carrying for 15 years, and I’ve had to present my handgun 4 times in that 15 years. In every case, the would-be perpetrator turned his ass around and walked away quickly. I never have reported these encounters to police, and I would imagine there are many, many more out there who have had the same experience. Now, there are some of you self-defense purists out there who would fault me for “brandishing” without firing. To them I would say that I don’t follow the purist attitude that if you have to clear leather, someone has to die. I’m extremely happy with the outcomes of my 4 incidents. It seems extremely plausible to me that the 2 million crimes that didn’t happen per year is accurate.

  • October 24, 2011 at 10:48am

    RANGERP is absolutely right. I put over 40 deer in the freezer in the last 15 years, and I’ve NEVER mistaken one for anything else. As a hunter, you MUST identify your target 100% prior to pulling the trigger. You MUST take an ethical shot in the proper “kill zone” on the animal to prevent undue suffering and pain to the animal. If you’re one of those so-called hunters out there, and you know who you are, that are only interested in the trophy aspect of your target, and must, at any cost bag that animal, then you are the problem. I’ve known people who take shots at moving brush, sounds in the woods, anything moving period. I refuse to hunt with, near, or around people like this. I’ve missed opportunities many times because I couldn’t properly identify a target and let them walk. In my state, even shooting the wrong classification of deer can get you into hot water. Mistake a button buck for a doe? Oh, well, you’re screwed. Shoot a 4 point (fork horn) in a 3 point rule area? Oh well, you’re screwed. There’s a lot more to hunting than simply shooting at an animal. It takes intelligence and discrimination to properly hunt. Idiots!!!

  • October 17, 2011 at 10:22am

    Trust God in every other area of your life except for your finances and you expect him to bless you? Read the following:

    Malachi 3:8-11 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, In what way have we robbed You? In tithes and offerings.
    (9) You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
    (10) Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the LORD of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
    (11) And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, Says the LORD of hosts;”

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  • October 17, 2011 at 10:17am

    By not tithing, you are refusing to be obedient to God. You are literally saying to God, “I have faith and trust You in every other area of my life except for my finances. I think I’ll handle this area myself.” How do you expect God to bless you financially, if you are defying him? This is why you struggle.

  • October 17, 2011 at 9:54am

    Ok, let’s try this again… (I left out “and to the republic” the first time)

    Yo hago juramento a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la republica a quien representa. Una nacion, bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos.

  • October 17, 2011 at 9:46am

    When I was in Spanish class back in the eighties, we were required to learn the US pledge of allegiance in Spanish. Very different, and still meets the intent.

    Yo hago juramento a la bandera de los Estados Unidos de America, y a la quien representa. Una nacion, bajo Dios, indivisible, con libertad y justicia para todos.

  • October 14, 2011 at 11:52am

    JROOK: Your analogy was based on the movie,”The American President” and here’s the direct quote:

    They don’t have a choice! Bob
    Rumson’s the only one doing the
    talking. People want leadership.
    And in the absence of genuine
    leadership, they will listen to
    anyone who steps up to the
    microphone. They want leadership,
    Mr. President. They’re so thirsty
    for it, they’ll crawl through the
    desert toward a mirage, and when
    they discover there’s no water,
    they’ll drink the sand.

    Lewis, we’ve had Presidents who were
    beloved, who couldn’t find a coherent
    sentence with two hands and a
    flashlight. People don’t drink the
    sand, ’cause they’re thirsty, Lewis.
    They drink it ’cause they don’t know
    the difference.

  • October 12, 2011 at 10:47am

    As much as I agree with you, you Ron Paul fanatics are going to have to get it through your thick skulls – Ron Paul is not electable. The reasons are hard to quantify, other than to say that, because of MASSIVE brainwashing in our public education system over the past 50 years, ideas that Ron Paul puts forward, while spot-on, are now considered by “mainstream” Americans as bizarre and extreme right wing. I agree wholeheartedly with Ron Paul and his positions, which make me, perhaps, just as bizarre and extreme right wing. Bottom line – like it or not, the reality is that Ron Paul is not electable. Waste your vote on him or vote for Cain (if he gets the nomination). My fear is that the RINO Romney will get the nomination. He will be better than Obama by leaps and bounds regardless.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:52am

    Rest assured, the people perpetrating these crimes are choosing very carefully who they mess with. They always escalate the incident once it becomes clear they’re dealing with one of the “sheeple” who aren’t normally in a position to excercise their 2nd amendment rights. They prey on the weak and run in packs. One of these days, these ass-clowns are going to bite off WAY more than they can chew and when the smoke clears…. well, I hate it for them.

  • September 21, 2011 at 1:20pm

    It’s “lose” not “loose”. Is anyone else tired of seeing this grammatical error?

  • August 29, 2011 at 12:27pm

    Warning other drivers of a hazard ahead should not be a crime, and in most states isn’t a crime, even if misinformed police ticket for it. A speed trap may not be a physical hazard, but it most certainly is a financial hazard to the drivers on the road. The flashing of headlights has a three-fold effect. 1. It causes people to slow down if they understand the signal. (increasing safety). 2. It warns the other drivers that an officer is operating ahead. (increases the officers safety, due to awareness of his presence and possible need to change lanes). 3. Gives drivers the opportunity to avoid the financial hazard presented by the officer. The police departments that have a problem with this behavior are most likely engaged in revenue generating speed trap activity as their primary purpose, and not the so-called purpose of “ensuring public safety through speed enforcement”.

  • July 7, 2011 at 6:18pm

    Actually, if she leads a repentant life from here on out, and accepts Him as her Lord and Savior, then yes, he WILL (actually already has) forgive her, for it is only through GRACE than any of us are forgiven, for none of us deserves it. None of us.

    Matthew 7: 1Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

  • July 7, 2011 at 5:20pm

    Ok, so if you notice, in the story about the crowd in Illinois, the police and firefighters had to retreat, fearing for their safety. This is a prime example of the power of the people who are armed. In this case, it was only fireworks. Albeit, some of the newer mortar style shells can inflict serious damage and probably even kill, these fireworks are NOTHING compared to a “well regulated militia”, aka, a well armed and practiced populace. I don’t agree with the actions of these morons, but it does make one step back and ponder what it would/will be like should our government decide to ban guns. Just a thought.

  • May 26, 2011 at 2:29pm

    To those of you who excoriate the president for being somewhere else during this horrible tragedy I say this: First of all, I’m no fan of Obama, at ALL, but being a 20 year veteran fireman, I can tell you that the LAST thing you want at a scene like this is the freaking president showing up. From experience, the first thing that happens when the president shows up is that they make EVERYBODY stop moving. No foot traffic, no vehicles moving, no chainsaws running… nothing. This actually hampers the rescue and clean up efforts for as long as the nitwit is on scene which can be up to a couple of hours. Trust me when I tell you that he’s better off being off somewhere else and out of the way of the people who can actually help these people directly. It’s not like he’s going to pick up a shovel or a chainsaw and start working. Let him do his job of declaring the town a federal disaster area, and perhaps give a heartfelt speech of condolence from afar. If he must visit, make it in a location AWAY from the actual damage path where people are still moving about normally. They’ll all have to stop moving too, but at least all that will have been interrupted will be somewhat normal movement and not search, rescue and clean up movement. Just my .02 cents worth.

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