The think that people like ‘skunkbear’ will never truly understand is that, those people who do stand up and defend the United States, do so knowing full well that they are also fighting for those people who will denigrate and slander them. ‘Skunkbear’, would you do the same? Would you put your life on the line for people who, in their heart, find you contemptible?
Many people do. They call themselves Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Soldiers. I pity your self-righteous contempt.
December 7, 2012 at 10:14am
EXCELLENT DISCUSSION!!!! Loved it.
I recommend listening to Penn discuss government force…..clip #1 – 9:10. Now listen to it again.
The divisiveness that exists between Dem’s and Repub’s (or Progressives and Conservatives) is their drive to gather enough governmental power to “force” others to think and believe the way that they do. Libertarian-ism is the only thing that’ll fix this country. It’s on the rise and the next political power house will be the one that captures the Libertarian vote. Mark my words, and it’ll happen in our lifetime…..it’s already begun. Ron Paul was not an aberration, he was a signal of things to come.
December 3, 2012 at 8:03am
The correct question is: Should anybody deemed mentally incompetent be banned from purchasing a firearm?
The correct answer is: Yes.
However, placing these people on the same list as criminals is not the way to do it. Especially our veterans. What really amazes me, is the level of ignorance of the men and women we send to Capitol Hill. Truly mind-numbing.
There is only 1% of the U.S. population, either currently in uniform or a vet, like myself.
Easy target for them to go after.
If you have any history of mental illness, a question that is on the application for a purchase permit, you are already banned from owning a gun.
Sounds like a problem with the bureaucrats who make the forms to own a firearm. There is a major difference between severely persistently mentally ill (SPMI) and someone feeling grief because a loved one died. There are strict laws for confidentiality and the state does not (yet) keep track of people (non-SPMI) who seek mental health counseling. Maybe that will change with the "surprises" of obamacare.
October 22, 2012 at 8:21am
Big surprise here…..this was the whole point of going after Armstrong in the first place. The French couldn’t stand it that an American “pwned” their precious little Tour De Frog. :)