Very dumb...but since when is that cause for solitary confinement? Ever listen to MSNBC? They call for hell to be rained upon conservatives on a daily basis. Someone better get this kid out of jail pronto. If not, any one of us could be next...and will be. Obama is only starting to flex his as-yet untapped power.
July 3, 2013 at 6:22pm
I promise you the Most Transparent administration … HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
so when are we going to see oil price really drop? the price is killing any economy recovery
January 11, 2013 at 11:57pm
blah blah blah, I like these 5.56mm or 7.62mm semiautomatic rifles, but face it, we like them as cool “man-toys”, what other countries let you own these powerful awesome weapons?
2nd amendment?! my a$$, most people bring it up because they don’t want to lose the ability to buy and own these “toys”.
“Fight against tyranny govt.” yeah right, you are thinking that while you drool over these rifles with those high tech accessories. I don’t mince words, I’m just honest. For home security, a 9mm pistol or a .38 revolver is more than enough, these are overkill, BUT these are awesome “man-toys”.
January 11, 2013 at 11:31pm
Holder is a jerk, but make your blood boil? really? sometimes these Republicans are like their Leftist counterparts … way too emotional, way too sensational, way too exaggerating … no wonder my vote went to a guy that lost the presidential election, no wonder I started to see both sides are equally despicable.
January 11, 2013 at 11:24pm
I believe Ed is wrong, but the number of cases civilian stopped serious crime is infinitesimal compared to all the gun crimes, I’ll put my trust on on-duty off-duty cops.
I would rather trust the police to take care of these horrible situations as well.
But... There's always some jerk with a "but" isn't there?
But what about the folks living in rural areas? Many times police (often Sheriff's Deputies, as I am one of those; a little full disclosure) may be 20 minutes away, or longer. In my state (WI) a group of men were conducting burglaries, armed robberies and home-invasions in almost exclusively rural areas. We (rural patrols) try to get out to those areas, but the bad guys have scanners and spend time listening to our codes and jargon, and know when we're far enough away so they may move in, as this crew demonstrated.
Summary: best case scenario, let the cops handle it. Worst case scenario, you can't wait. And the bad guy might be armed, so you better be armed as well.
See John Lott's book 'Bias Against Gun', estimates range from 1.5 to 2.5 million crimes a year stopped or prevented by citizens with guns, usually without shot fired. Civilian justifiable homacides twice the police numbers
Good luck with that. When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
Obviously you are the kind of person who does take any personal responsibilty, or you'd take some personal responsibilty for what should be very important to you.
Seriously... Wake up.
Police carry guns to protect themselves primarily, not to protect you.
Houston claims their response time is 5 minutes, what they don't tell you is that is from the time the office acknowledges the call until the time he arrives on the street in front of the call. So, they have liberally dropped the call time, the time to dispatch and the time for the office acknowledgment which is another 5-10 minutes. Don't forget, when you need it most, traffic is not going to be your friend :)
@BOOGER71: Two things; 1.) Great name! Not even joking here. I love the name, and love it even more that you had to put a number at the end of it making me believe there is another "BOOGER" out there. Awesom.
2.) You said police carry guns to defend themselves primarily, not you (the public). I don't know what is being taught and/or practiced in your home state, but mine (Wisconsin) these are what we call the Life Priorites:
2.) Innocent bystandard(s)/ uninvolved parties
3.) Yourself/other involved police (or firefighters, EMT's, etc.)
4.) Suspect's Civil Rights.
Our (I'm a cop) firearms are primarily meant to protect the public first... us secondary.
January 11, 2013 at 10:11pm
these two idiots are lucky they didn’t get shot by a panicking police or over zealous CHL bystanders.