You have to realize that each state piles up on top of federal regulations. Getting people to the range has nothing to do with the NRA – they have tons of educational information, programs, and materials for people to help each other with. Their main purpose is a member based, citizen-led representation for when craptastic legislation is brought against the 2nd amendment, etc.
Their are all kinds of things you can do to help, or at least find out so others can help. In Missouri, our conservation department has a bunch of outdoor ranges, and I think 5 of them are manned and maintained (all of the lead reclaimed, etc.), with training staff available.
So that means there are a multitude of unmanned archery and gun ranges throughout the state with simple notices to pick up after yourself. It works too. Amazing, ask responsible people to take care of something they want to use… and it gets taken care of.
Private landowners are starting shooting ‘clubs’ more and more. It can be done, but the personal networking has to happen first. Can’t blame an organization (the NRA in this case) for we the people slacking on the job.
 June 28, 2016 at 10:06pm
Bukowski – the one problem with your argument regarding the Constitution, is that if the Supreme Court was never wrong, then it would never be overturned. As well, it should always be a 9-0 / 8-0 decision on all cases since everyone on the court should know the Constitution and what it means above all others.
Yet, somehow there is disagreement and ideology involved in decision making even in the Supreme Court.
So yes, there are many people who question the court’s motives. It is not so much the knowledgebase they have, but the fact that they ‘bend the rules’ to form their decisions is not the way the rule of law is supposed to work so… you end up with a lot of questions without answers, and laws that end up overturned over time.
We can only hope that one of those will eventually be Obamacare for example.
 June 28, 2016 at 9:48pm
Nah, if you re-watch that carefully, he does a double take of which way he should veer and that thing wobbles off, then it straightens out and looks like it may keep straight or wobble the other way just as he starts to veer toward the center, right at the same time it starts to pivot the same way.
At that point, any of us that have ridden know – you’re out of time and out of luck. Just try to straighten it up as best you can, or lay it down and push away depending on the circumstances.
Otherwise you’re going to wipe even worse trying to lean all the way past center in such a short time span and likely still clip on top of that.
Might not have been the best rider, but I can’t really fault the kid on this one. I can see how the unfolding event was confusing and the seconds faded away.
Exactly what I was thinking. He did what made sense in the situation, but the load was completely unpredictable. He might have been able to move better once it stabilized, but that's really hard to say without being in the situation. In any case, I can't fault him, he stayed awake, he just couldn't figure out where it was going.
Doesn't look like he has the instinctive braking yet. Major lag in time cuz of fear of hard stops.
He is right tho.........inexperienced.
He first needed to slow once the item fell off, he never slowed down. Poor choice to go highway riding in shorts as well. Then needed to drive to the shoulder if he was unable to stop in time. This idiot tried to drive around it and made a horrible choice not to steer left when the item was rolling right. Don't all you haters slam me, I've avoided plenty of hazards on my bike, this would have been just another of many had it been me.
 June 28, 2016 at 10:52am
@Dem_Soc – Never said I was clueless about the issue, just this specific case which my wife had a particular perspective on and I tended to agree with so I posted my opinion with an honest caveat about it. I know – foreign concepts are a pain.
Chicks occupying Poland? Really? If you want to offend someone just for the sake of doing it, at least come up with something that has a sliver of reality and has a bit of relevancy. You know, make it count.
 June 28, 2016 at 10:21am
Not that there is a leg to stand on, but I would have thought she would have gone all out an sued for the big money… like ‘how am I going to pay for this child’s life and future?’. 18 years of I don’t know, all because of some doofus with a stethoscope telling me I was good to go?
I don’t necessarily agree with any of it, but like I said – I’m surprised that argument wouldn’t win these days, as opposed to a mere ‘oh I had a rough time being pregnant when I didn’t want to be…’?
We still need a loser-pays system.
It will obviously win. Just not on theblaze. Theblaze commenters frequently miss the point of articles. Check out the comments on an actual news site not a propaganda one. The American public is behind this woman .
The same way they stood against Jon kasich when he tried to ban down syndrome abortion.
 June 28, 2016 at 2:21am
Heathen – First of all, just by the numbers it wouldn’t work out. Secondly, if you do it per capita, there is a staggering difference in the favor of ‘religious Americans’ which includes any number of belief systems. Most stats are anywhere from 65 to 69% of religious persons donate to charities – while as little as 49 to 56% of non-believers give to charities.
That’s been pretty consistent over the last 20 years and given a wide margin of error to prove out either side.
The only studies showing the opposite, use tiny sample populations in given areas where there are a higher ratio of atheists or non-believers, then gloss over population and location stats.
Enjoy your quick google search – I found all of that in the first 10 search results.
Sucks when someone takes you up on your BS doesn’t it?
 June 27, 2016 at 10:28am
I think that is probably her point here fellas. Fighting for ‘feminism’ rather than ‘Feminazism’. There is a huge rift between the two. Women who stay home to take care of children, house, and home are often lambasted as unequal to a ‘working woman’ and counter to ‘the cause’.
Supposedly, feminism supports women’s choice to do whatever, whereas feminazis demand you hold certain views. I have no idea, I’m just a dude. This is what my wife has tried to explain to me. lol
 June 27, 2016 at 3:31am
Wow I can’t believe it. This actually worked! All of the people telling success stories that all started just the day before yesterday I at first thought – well this must be a bit shady, but what the heck… so I signed up and immediately made $50,000,000 and have a new house, new car, and two chicks on the side that call me “MIM” (Most Interesting Man – of course).
 June 24, 2016 at 4:38am
So, people make a great choice, I and millions of others make a profit, including the people that made the price go up! So it’s a down vote? You libs are nuts.
Don’t you know why Bitcoin went up? People over there put their money into places like Bitcoin, precious metals, etc. because they are protecting themselves for the upcoming separation. They even made themselves money by doing it by the market going up!
Yeah – smart people! And, it will make their recovery all the faster having people that actually have wealth.
To be free of the brainfreeze of the left. It is a wondrous thing. I don’t want to be poor, so I’m not. I may not be rich and ‘independently wealthy’, but I shall never be poor. Because I choose otherwise. In this country, the only deciding factor is effort. Edumacation is a false premise. Get your HS diploma or GED and be a success. Pay your own way through college if you want, otherwise work your butt off, live cheap, and make it big! :)
 June 24, 2016 at 4:03am
I am loving my Bitcoin right now that I bought back for under $100. Oh yes.
So, people make a great choice, I and millions of others make a profit, including the people that made the price go up! So it's a down vote? You libs are nuts.
Don't you know why Bitcoin went up? People over there put their money into places like Bitcoin, precious metals, etc. because they are protecting themselves for the upcoming separation. They even made themselves money by doing it by the market going up!
Yeah - smart people! And, it will make their recovery all the faster having people that actually have wealth.
To be free of the brainfreeze of the left. It is a wondrous thing. I don't want to be poor, so I'm not. I may not be rich and 'independently wealthy', but I shall never be poor. Because I choose otherwise. In this country, the only deciding factor is effort. Edumacation is a false premise. Get your HS diploma or GED and be a success. Pay your own way through college if you want, otherwise work your butt off, live cheap, and make it big! :)
 June 19, 2016 at 10:37pm
Not only that, but he was *calm* and did not resort to a bunch of slang lingo and get all puffed up. Confident, proud, and intelligent. Man I have this shred of hope that gets a little bigger as I see more and more of this in the 18 and lower age group these days. It may just fall on them to wipe up our mess. I pray for many, many more of them.
It doesn’t matter if you like Trump or not – this is what we need more of.
 June 19, 2016 at 10:20pm
Left wing whackos are the only ones who don’t realize that they live on their knees and don’t even bother with the kneepads. Just kneel to your masters and keep agreeing your way forward into sameness.
At least ‘right wingers’ will keep getting back up and fighting for their own and even your rights, rather than hand them over on a silver platter to those that would take them away in the name of that very sameness.
 June 16, 2016 at 11:05pm
“… and to build up municipal budget reserves.”
Haha, hahaha, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa *Cough* *cough*
Oh… man. I’m ok.
 June 16, 2016 at 8:05pm
It will be interesting to see what kind of court rooms she is willing to enter. With that kind of anxiety – unable to even take an exam without having a panic attack – then she won’t even be able to interact with a crowded court room for a standard speeding ticket case.
What a whack job. Not for her disability, but for wanting others to compensate for her disability in an environment that is inherently and necessarily outside of it entirely.
Then you have an odd idea of some kind of mindset. Nowhere in this country do they force terminally ill people to keep on suffering by ‘keeping them alive’ or something. People have the right to refuse treatment, they just don’t have the right to ask another person to kill them. In most states anyway. So it is just a matter of ‘hey, we understand you don’t want treatment anymore so all we can do is try to make you comfortable until it happens’. That’s the same story all over this nation. Happened with many of my grandparents and great grandparents. Just old age, worn out, didn’t want to be without their husband/wife anymore, whatever the case. Please stop treatment. Well, ok then.
 June 15, 2016 at 10:56pm
There is no way to kep on top of it 100%. There’s something like 1.5 million gators in the southern most areas of Florida. Right where this park is in the middle of. Warning signs all around not to go in the water. Warning signs all over the state parks, waterways, etc. regarding alligators specifically as well.
Anyone you ask in Florida that has any conservation, trapping, or other natural reference position will tell you that if there is a waterway of any kind to be had, then there is /are alligator in it.
It just sucks. Feel so bad for this family.
June 15, 2016 at 6:49pm
Full of malarky. End of list. There is no way he bruised his shoulder and had PTSD – no matter how momentary – from an AR-15 regardless of the model. Loud? Uh, ear protection? What a bunch of junk. Whatever.
[-1] June 13, 2016 at 7:11am
“I am a Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Advocate” – I don’t think so. I actually have a wife that is a social worker and works specifically with young women who have been abused. That deals with spousal, sexual, and psychological abuse. It is a huge umbrella.
Also, upon reading *thoroughly* your ridiculous source that everyone and their grandmother tends to unfortunately use, it is an outrage that they cook the books using conglomerate resources that use alternate definitions of what things are and group them under singular categories from multiples to create extreme slants to outright falsehoods.
There is nothing more defiling and denigrating to those that have suffered, than to abuse them even further by minimizing what happened to them and stepping on their experiences to further someone else’s lies.
There is no way you are a social worker / work with victims of rape or abuse, or you would never come up with this garbage. Ideological, holier than though, trying to sound smart, jackarses like you make me sick. I’ve looked these people in the eyes on a regular basis and I’ve had to restrain myself from just beating the ever loving ***** out of who it was that hurt them because retribution is unfortunately breaking the law. As few of these jerks that go to jail I sometimes wish it wasn’t.
Troll on. I’m done with your sorry excuse as a person.
 June 12, 2016 at 5:25pm
It is an awesome response and how many of us landowners feel to be sure. However, I would absolutely not allow them onto the property ever, no matter how good of a guy he seems to be. I don’t want to take a risk of getting anyone into trouble so no details of even what agency or why, but we were very fortunately warned to stand our ground and say no regarding a particular innocent sounding request with no mention of endangered species or anything. We spread the word and we were all spared the fate of a few people about 30 miles down stream. They now have a *10 acre* limitation from allowing any livestock closer than that to the stream, and cannot use that land for 50+ years. They are being compensated a pittance one-time purchase, plus a couple hundred bucks per year. Basically a loos of tens of thousands of dollars by force and untold amounts over time. Hell, some people with small farms along a stream only have 10 to 20 acres that start at the stream bed and move out, or on either side of the stream. Natural water sources – farms were just laid out like that and survive that way today. So you’re taking away over half or even all of someone’s farm in this fashion! Good grief.
 June 11, 2016 at 12:06pm
“…may help to explain the unique and painful symptoms…”
They had a bunch of crap blowing up around them, killed people, watched their buddies be killed and / or be vaporized right next to them.
Yeah, I’d say it’s pretty self explanatory what messed them up. Physical and emotional trauma that none of us can begin to understand that have never been in that situation.
Thank you troops for everything. Sorry it’s all messed up right now, but most of us out here really appreciate all you do.