Vapid, Jarrid, Most of us can hold more than one thought in our head at once. We can be appropriately saddened (devastated if that makes you feel better) by the evil and violence demonstrated in Oregon, while also being fully aware that we are about to face, yet again, the mindless screeching of those bent on taking away our right to bear arms to defend ourselves.
I don’t love plastic and metal more than I love people. I don’t know anyone who does. What a stupid accusation. I and others do love our right to defend ourselves and our families, though, Something wrong with that?
So you enjoy shooting and you own guns, huh? Have you turned them all in now? If not, what is your point in writing this article? To make yourself feel that you are better than everyone else?
It's obvious this pastor really does not have a grasp of the issue. Just the typical knee jerk emotional response without looking to the deeper issues. Amazing how criticizes those who commented on their 2nd amendment rights, but had no criticism for Obammy doing essentially the same thing from the other side of the argument. Meh, this fellow and his opinion is irrelevant and I say that as a a fellow Christian.
I don’t love plastic and metal more than I love people. Is a fault argument a straw man. A gun makes a 90 pound woman equal to a 220 pound crack head with a murderous rage. Without a gun the chalk outline will always be hers. With a gun and training it might be his. NRA was started to stop violence against the weak who without a gun had no chance.
 October 5, 2015 at 9:12am
“One of only 16 Mormons in a 435-member Congress, he represents less than 4 percent of the House membership”
So “representation” is based solely on religious affiliation? And 4% is too low to qualify? By Jennifer’s metrics, I guess Boehner’s “representation” was preferable.
@Tin Soldier --- Agreed. I was taken by surprise by the fact that Cuban didn't vilify Trump, because I had heard they had personal differences. Damn big kudos to Mr Cuban for being big enough to set aside the personal stuff and being smart enough to know that this country is in a crisis mode.
Mavs now become one of my favorite teams.
 August 5, 2014 at 6:18pm
Ignorance and evil have always enabled one another.
 June 3, 2014 at 5:49pm
Not in any dictionary I’ve seen. Inability to grasp the difference accounts for a lot of misery in the world.
 June 3, 2014 at 5:05pm
Altruism and individualism are not contradictory. Compelled, coerced, collective altruism is not altruism at all. Only individually, freely chosen, freely given altruism is real. Anything else is counterfeit.
June 2, 2014 at 8:20pm
I’m not suggesting that anyone limit the right–just saying you don’t always have to do something just because you can. I’ll defend their right to open carry an AR into Dairy Queen at the same time I maintain it may not be the smartest thing to do.
 June 2, 2014 at 4:00pm
I understand and agree that their “in your face” tactics are obnoxious. I don’t think I suggested running away with our tails between our legs. I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with you in defending against their push to take away our rights. I’ll even defend your right to open carry all you want. I just won’t agree that it is a good idea in all circumstances or that doing so will achieve the normalization you seek.
 June 2, 2014 at 3:44pm
Agree completely. I just don’t believe that slinging an AR on before going for a burger and shake wins a lot of folks to our way of thinking.
[-1] June 2, 2014 at 3:38pm
Agree. Going to extremes in exercising rights does not always make a strong statement in favor of the person exercising them. Fore example, the Utah Supreme Court recently ruled that a man was within his rights to flash young girls while wearing a diaper. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57547900-78/bagnes-diaper-sexual-court.html.csp. While he might have been within his rights, my respect for him isn’t positively impacted. His own attorney said “Mr. Bagnes’ conduct is certainly unusual, strange, creepy, weird.” Amen. I don’t judge open carriers the same way, and I believe their hearts are in the right place, but there is room for a little discretion.
"Going to extremes in exercising rights "
Open carrying is NOT "going to extremes" Stop allowing the Left to dictate the language and to dictate how and where you exercise your freedom.
Discretion is a polite way of saying you are afraid to speak up...FEAR is what the Hoplophobes deal in...its what the Progressives wield as a weapon to control the masses; They have already begun to destroy our way of life and the truly scary part is all they used was carefully planned mental terrorism...
I am sick to death of being expected to hide...I am fed up with all the talk and discussion and empty promises--it is all we get from the NRA because they are complicit...its time to be confrontational and I for one will not go quietly while scum trashes everything I cherish...
Open Carry may not be everyone's choice but it is still a SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT and not supporting it is essentially the same thing as saying you doubt the Constitution and its Writers...
Choose a side--but choose wisely because ACTIONS are speaking a whole lot these days
 June 2, 2014 at 3:22pm
I get your point. I don’t like the idea of requiring a permit to exercise a right either. My point goes more to the open/concealed choice. I am bothered by liberal/progressives, whose lack of judgment is often only exceed by their demand for recognition and attention. I don’t want to be like that.
 June 2, 2014 at 2:59pm
I have to agree with the NRA on this one. What is the purpose? CC works just fine.
CC is not just fine.
CC requires a permit. A permit means permission. Some of us are uncomfortable with asking permission to do something we were born with a right to do. I'd rather go unarmed than ask permission like a serf.
Not to mention that CC requires money.... it isn't free and in most cases costs between $200 and $400 to get your first permit.. by the time you go to classes, pay for range time, get fingerprinted, background investigations, and the cost of the permit itself..... is it fair to say that those that can afford it can carry a gun and be protected while the poor folks just have to make do... Kind of like hunting in the UK... it is not outlawed but the average bird hunter will pay $5000 to $10,000 per year just to hunt a couple of caged and released birds.... You see there in the UK they have to account for every single shell used and the guns are kept at a club house, an exclusive club house, and must have written permission, a regestered guide, a safety plan endorsed by the establishment, and on and on..... The second amendment was a simple 2 sentence statement that has been perverted for decades...
"I have to agree with the NRA on this one. What is the purpose? CC works just fine."
It's called the constitution.
As soon as you put a limit on rights, someone will come along and attempt to put more limits.
The right to bear arms is a RIGHT. The NRA is liberal in that it treats it as a PRIVELEDGE, something that must be given to us by a benevolent Government!
The NRA is WRONG! As long as someone does not have freedom to exercise their RIGHTS, they do not have that RIGHT.
February 14, 2014 at 4:54pm
My thought too. That is more unnerving than the hold-up
November 27, 2013 at 9:00am
November 3, 2013 at 9:10pm
Thought you didn’t…
August 14, 2013 at 10:23pm
Does that guy Look like Beavis or Butthead? I can’t remember which is which . . .
April 3, 2013 at 10:35pm
Posing and sanctimony. No one believes he is feeling any financial pinch in his personal life. How about no more multimillion $$ vacations this year?