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  1. Thread: Gun Control

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    My apologies for getting it wrong. I'll start a new thread when I have a break. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Thread: Gun Control

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    How about more stories about the Peace Corps or other humanitarian work. Tie it in with gun control, violence, human nature, etc.

    People are influenced by personal stories. I mean protect your...
  3. Thread: Gun Control

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    I'm just saying come up with interesting discussion points, because it's rather dull in here :)
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    It's interesting when someone feels the need to duhumanize those who don't agree with them. I mean if your argument is strong, you don't need to resort to school yard name calling. Feels like...
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    Let's see how this goes :D



    1) The victims of the navy yard shooting are the true "first responders"

    According to USA Today, it was 7 minutes from the first 911 call before police entered...
  6. Thread: Gun Control

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    I have to admit Reagan wasn't very bright, but he was charming in that (molesting?) grand fathery way.




    I think unions were important when they first appeared, but anything good can be...
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    I have no clue. Does being supportive of gun ownership automatically make me Conservative (TM)? I don't consider myself Conservative (TM). Perhaps I'm just confused and don't realize I'm Conservative...
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    Yup, Zimmerman is losing it (if he hadn't already a long time ago). Not surprising that O'Mara is distancing himself from him.

    Gun owners who say, "Better to be judged by twelve than carried by...
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    Re: Life and Death in Assisted Living

    Your friend is blessed that you visit her, Kalalau, even though it can be a depressing experience at times.




    It's unfortunate how society doesn't integrate our elders into the fabric of...
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    Life and Death in Assisted Living

    PBS documentary on the dark side of assisted living:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/life-and-death-in-assisted-living/


    There's a big difference between a nursing home and an assisted...
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    Re: Zimmerman timebomb

    The Texas police officer didn't seem too concerned that Zimmerman was speeding or had a gun in the glove box :)
  12. Thread: Flossie

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    Good advice. Home Depot Honolulu was down to 8 propane tanks earlier today, when 2 customers showed up to buy some.

    On a side note, a simple head lamp will keep your hands free if you need light...
  13. Thread: Gun Control

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    One self defense lawyer's opinion of why "stand your ground" didn't apply to Marissa Alexander:





    Yeah, her husband hit her in the past, but at that specific moment he didn't. The law's a...
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    For those who are curious, a collection of court documents related to the Zimmerman trial can be found here. The website is pro-Zimmerman, so I suppose they could choose not to present all the...
  15. Thread: Gun Control

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    Thanks for sharing this image, Matapule:

    http://infoglaz.ru/wp-content/uploads/0_c160f_8744bbb1_XXL.jpg

    The father in this picture is showing good practices with his daughter. She has proper...
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    Marc MacYoung is a former LA street thug turned self defense trainer. He's been on both sides of the law. Check out his definition of "self defense".

    Also worth reading is the difference between...
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    I found Andrew Branca's (self defense lawyer) commentary on Day 5 testimony to be interesting, since it involves the best eyewitness to the fight (John Good).

    Massad Ayoob's (self defense expert...
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    I agree the odds are stacked against Black males. Yeah, there are heroic stories of a few pulling themselves out of poverty, but the majority have a grim fate.




    I dunno if people "like...
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    Are you saying SYG laws are solutions to society's problems?




    I have good role models :)
  20. Thread: Gun Control

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    Uh...feel free to call me an arse, but I don't think it was Martin I was making fun of... ;)

    I'm sorry to see you've chosen to be offended. I hope you find inner peace in your life.
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    Would it be less bravado and more acceptable if the gun was only half loaded? :D

    Technically the Kel-Tec PF9 has an internal hammer block safety. Perhaps the term you're thinking of is an...
  22. Thread: Gun Control

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    Snippet of criminologist David Kennedy's op-ed in the LA times:

    The downside to this strategy is it sounds like racial profiling. More importantly, it only tackles gun crime, which is just a...
  23. Thread: Gun Control

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    In business and politics, a lot of ideas sound good on paper until you actually have to implement them.

    Politicians don't have to be experts in law enforcement to draft and vote on new laws. What...
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    RUT-ROH!

    Gun nuts are training police officers!?!? They may infect them with gun nuttiness!!!

    :eek:


    OH NOES! It's 2 LATE!

    :(
  25. Thread: Gun Control

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    Good question. Politics and public outcry definitely have an influence on our justice system, no doubt.

    I'm guessing the most effect it would have had on Zimmerman would have been he'd get...
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