My personal belief: we are too far gone at this point. The ”GOP” has become too progressive. They are more liberal than conservative, and their real motivation is to stay in power and have access to the tax moneys. I further believe it will be years (10 or more) before things start to straighten out, if even then.
November 4, 2013 at 8:01am
You are the reason Republicans get beat. Compromising principles only weakens a party. Your ”mainstream candidate” idea is progressive, not conservative.
October 24, 2013 at 1:52pm
Dusty Hale. I served 22 years navy EOD Retired Chief Warrant Officer. 2 Combat tours Vietnam; Bronze Star with V for Valor and combat action ribbon. Small arms marksmanship INSTRUCTOR. 2 Navy pistol teams, 2 tours Persian Gulf during Iran/Iraq war rendering safe underwater contact mines. After retiring from Navy, joined Tampa Police dept. Served as commander hazardous devices team. Conducted explosive entry for SWAT team. After retiring from PD, joined DHS as Supervisory Explosive Specialist, teaching counter-terrorism and explosives to Air Marshals and others. I have been shot at by people wanting to kill me. I have shot people wanting to kill me. I have used my guns more times than I can remember. I am a Master EOD technician, jumpmaster, free fall, water insertion graduate of both navy jump school and Army Airborne. I am air assault qualified. I rappel and fast rope. So, when I say I know what happens during a gun fight, I do. yes, it’s from my personal experiences. So tell me what do you bring to this conversation? When have you puled a trigger? When has someone tried to kill you or a team member? Let me know and if you are a shooter with a proven background, I’ll respect your opinion. Otherwise, not so much….
October 24, 2013 at 9:09am
I guarantee, if I point a gun at you from 20-30 feet and you have a hand gun, you won’t hit me with any shots, let alone purposely in the shoulder. I’ve been in gun fights (retired military and police officer). I am an excellent shot. Multiple awards for marksmanship, member of several pistol shoot teams, marksmanship instructor etc etc. It’s nothing like TV/movies, so stop thinking you know what you are talking about. You don’t. When someone pulls a gun and you fear for your life, it doesn’t matter how you are trained or what your experiences are, fear is strong. Why do you think there are always multiple shots fired by cops? Cops who are at least somewhat trained, Because a gun fight with your life on the line is real. So, shut up with your opinion on a matter you have absolutely no expertise….
October 24, 2013 at 9:01am
So, a 13 year old can’t kill someone? So how many “kids” killed US soldiers in Vietnam (I served 2 tours there)? How many Somalia soldiers have you seen on the news about 13 carrying a gun? And more importantly, if this 13 year old kid pointed the BB gun at your family, would you not do everything to protect them? The cops have a right to stay alive. If a 13 year old pointed a real looking gun at me while on the job, I would choose to save my life too….
September 18, 2013 at 12:25pm
“‘You honestly can tell me that a weapon in those places is safe and that there isn’t a very good chance that something terrible can happen to someone BY ACCIDENT?”
Stupid people do stupid things. Smart people do stupid things. Is it your desire that everyone lose their right to have/own a gun because of the ”potential for an accident”?
”Its funny, I am 37 years old and have gotten into maybe 3 fights in my life (outside of ice hockey and boxing).”
”maybe 3 fights in my life”; Anyone try to kill you in one of those maybe 3 fights? Ever have someone try and kill a family member? As a former ”boxer” (as you say you are) were you ever knocked out? How easy is it even being a trained fighter to get knocked out? So, if you were confronted by an armed robber, intent on harming you/yours, would you choose to ”box them” or shoot them?
Give me an honest answer. And, yes, there is only one correct answer here….
I get from your posts your involvement with being a victim of crime is limited?
I have been in the ”shooting business” (as a bullet thrower) for over 41 years. Been in a lot of combat (military firefights with armed enemy trying to kill me/my team) and several gunfights (law enforcement). I’ve also attended college(s).
Many of my cop friends have been murdered. I know, with all certainty, if killing someone prevents me from dying, bad on them. I don’t grieve at all….
September 18, 2013 at 9:30am
I’ve dismissed Williams for what he is long ago. He does still piss me off when ever he opens his mouth. Hannity pisses me off for letting him get away with lying….and that’s exactly what he does.
 September 18, 2013 at 9:26am
From personal experience here (again) in 1970-1971 in Vietnam (I was there then) soldiers were prohibited from carrying guns while off duty in Saigon. I don’t mean while on base, but off base as well….Really! When soldiers went to bars/restaurants they went unarmed, but in uniform.
I had several times in Saigon while on liberty I needed my gun (luckily had one) and once in Saigon was shot at while driving the jeep. Jeep was hit but I wasn’t. I never went without a gun, ever. Saigon was a war zone just like the rice patty’s…
My unit simply didn’t comply. We might have been drinking heavily, but we weren’t stupid. If you are thinking of joining the military, make sure you get your @ss into a special ops unit. They seem to have retained their mission common sense….
September 18, 2013 at 9:14am
Having survived some gun fights, my experience is that firing 2 rounds while under fire, with your family in harms way, and hitting the target with both rounds, wonderful…and difficult.
It’s not Hollywood kids. Gunfights, even for the well trained, are something to avoid when ever possible. What’s the answer?….practice and mindset. Always know where you are, who’s around you, and be ready to kill anyone who is a threat…You don’t have time to ”get your head on” after you’ve been targeted. You need to stay ahead of the fight….
September 18, 2013 at 9:09am
Now I get it… The report clearly shows global warming…well, sure, in the most extreme case, and with a very, very low probability it will happen, and sure it states the models used were, uh, flawed, but heck, it’s science…It’s not like science needs to be definitively demonstrated/proved. Right?
I get all my hard science from Bill Nye by the way. He’s a real scientist….
September 18, 2013 at 9:02am
PTSD….I think I too have that. Sounds cool. Okay, from now on that’s what I’ve got. I’m going to use that excuse next time I get caught speeding.
I mean, now that I think about it, not only do I have PTSD, but I’m convinced I caused others to get it as well….
September 18, 2013 at 8:43am
So, I guess you feel carrying concealed takes away for 2nd amendment rights somehow?
It’s also the business owners ”right” to deny service to anyone they choose. I haven’t found many people more willing to sacrifice than I for the constitution, but if I had a business that openly served customers I wouldn’t allow open carry in my stores. Concealed yes, without a doubt.
Have any of you ever been at a business (not a gun store) and had someone walk up open carrying? I have, and it requires you to go to high alert. Sure it may be their right to open carry, but it’s my right to drop you if you make some stupid move towards your gun. Gunfights aren’t like the movies people. You don’t get a second chance. I’ve been in too many to ever get behind in a draw….
Is it really their right to refuse service to someone for ANY reason? Think about that, we already know that statement is not true.
So why can a store owner discriminate against gun owners, but not homosexuals? That's about as messed up as Hogan's goat.
"So, I guess you feel carrying concealed takes away for 2nd amendment rights somehow? "
Actually it does. you have a natural right to KEEP(own/posses) and BEAR(carry on your person) arms.
Carrying concealed requires a permit, to be clear your being required to get a permit to exercise a right. this is an infringement and violation of the 2nd, open carry on the other hand is the natural way to carry as the founders intended and as the people of this nation so carried for more than 100 years.
It is also a matter of convenience and choice. open carry is a deterant and a much more comfortable way to carry especially on hot days when you don't want to have to wear extra clothing or a SMF (shoot me first) vest. it is also much more effective. notice that our uniformed services and law enforcement always open carry.
September 18, 2013 at 8:35am
Again I’m amazed at the posting here of some people I will call, respectfully of course, friggin idiots!
Would your son do the same thing? If you feel all cops are your enemy then don’t ever call one when your @ss is on the line. If you think all cops (or even the majority) are dirty, quit your job, join the force and fix it from the inside.
I see most of you as worthless and weak. Get off your mom’s couch, go to the local PD and do a ride along in the ”bad part of town”, just once. I dare you….But, you never will. Or how about joining the military and getting your @ss in the fight overseas? I dare you…
Worthless and weak. Just walk up to the next cop you see, and tell him he’s dirty. He’ll want to kick your @ss, but he won’t. But he should….
September 18, 2013 at 8:27am
I like this…Hopefully enough truckers will play. I will track down their site and see what I can do to help.
September 17, 2013 at 8:32am
Just get Jay Carney to state the president has declared Syria a ”chemical weapons free zone”. and, also deny people the right to carry chemical weapons concealed. Uh, and no large sugary drinks too…..
September 17, 2013 at 8:22am
Yes, not allowing military personnel to possess guns on base is beyond stupid. Sure, not everyone in the military is a weapons expert, or even routinely trained with guns, but that should also be fixed.
We are now just another stupid country, with stupid people being lead by stupid politicians.
September 16, 2013 at 4:10pm
In the state of Florida, as a cop, I can approach anyone and ask them for ID. It’s called a citizen contact.
More importantly however, the citizen does not have to give an ID, or their name, or even stay around. They can lawfully walk away.
As a good cop, we don’t try and stop them. But a good cop doesn’t approach just anyone and ask for ID, they usually are trying to determine if something is unlawful. Again, if their is no suspicion of a crime, the citizen is under no requirement to comply.
Too often some cops don’t understand the constitution and the fact it limits them, not citizens.
Wasn't there reasonable suspicion that a crime may have happened. I don't know what the guy who called them said to dispatch or whatever. Simply because the police were called is reasonable suspicion to detain these people until it was determined whether or not a law was broken. A person is even detained at a routine traffic stop. Just try to take off while your stopped for speeding and see what happens. These people left on their own accord before the police showed up.
September 16, 2013 at 11:17am
The plan is working…and we can thank every progressive, on both sides.
September 15, 2013 at 9:01am
The border can easily (relative term) be secured. Although not everyone would be prevented from getting through, you could reduce the flow significantly.
We have troops trained in desert warfare. We have vehicles that can go almost anywhere. We have air superiority. We own the night. We have a stockpile of anti-personnel mines. We have barbed wire. Sensors. fences.
and most importantly great snipers….
I’m all in.
September 15, 2013 at 8:52am
Putin is a bad dude….no one can or does argue that point. Iran is a bad country, again without argument.
What is their end game? Think….
Putin wants Russia to win. Everything.
Iran wants Sharia law….
Putin will use Iran to achieve his goal.
Once Iran starts a nuke war, Putin will let others get destroyed and he’ll mop up the pieces with little resistance.