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12:23:35, Jan 8th 2013

dixiechicdana says:
Thank you Sir for so eloquently saying what we have all been "trying" to tell people who would have us give up our rights.


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3:01:52, Jan 9th 2013

Ihavea Brain says:
Attention Colonel: It appears that you're missing the point when it comes to guns. Why in heaven's name would any civilian need military-style assault weapons to defend him or herself under the parameters of the second amendment? Can you honestly say that you or any American needs a high-powered assault weapon with 100 rounds in the chamber to make it through the day in America? Give me a break. And can you honestly say that this style of weaponry is needed by a hunter or sportsman? Let's get real. The style of gun that was used in Connecticut was meant for one thing--taking out as many human beings as possible, as quicly as possible. Most fair-minded Americans that are in favor of making changes to gun control legislation aren't out to ban ALL guns. Let's just be reasonable and get rid of these super high-powered assault weapons that are only meant for mass slaughter and carnage. And give me a break about wanting school employees to be carrying and concealing. I am an educator, and the day that I'm asked to do that will be the last day of my career in education. Your letter is short-sighted and quite frankly asinine.


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1:27:01, Jan 10th 2013

Kim Wentworth says:
Ihavea Brain-
Asinine, is the mere thought of an educator being so liberal, oh wait, that is asinine of me to think that, sorry. I don't know how one gets to believe your position, but i guess when a liberal has exhausted all other options, of having facts not going along with his/her belief then it is time to play the one last trump card in your deck. The cry "we have to do it for the children". How is it you know or think you know what we need, want, or have a right to when it comes to the ownership of guns? That would be like me telling you how much you really need of the 1st amendment. The 2nd amendment having to do with trap shooting, hunting, or even personnal protection is all secondary to one fact. The 2nd Amendment protects the citizens against tyranny. As an educator i am assuming your ability to read. In the course of World history many times there have been examples of governments becoming say..out of touch, Hitler being one of the first that comes to mind. When a person or group of people want to take over the rest of a country the first step that has always been taken was to take away the publics guns. I will immediately change my position to agree with you the first time i see a gun kill a person.


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6:59:48, Jan 11th 2013

Ihavea Brain says:
Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Kim. Unfortunately, you have missed my point. No, I'm actually not an extreme liberal. I even voted for Mitt Romney last fall. Surprised? Don't be. There are plenty of moderate people around that are agreeable to things such as an assault weapons ban. It never ceases to amaze me that when a discussion about gun control comes up some people immediately ASSUME that this means folks are out to ban all guns and take away ALL the rights granted under the 2nd Amendment. This is simply an over-reaction. The type of weaponry used in Conneticut only belongs in the hands of a trained soldier or possibly a law enforcement professional. These huge clips that are able to hold dozens and dozens of rounds are just not needed by any of the general public. Let's be reasonable about this. Let's keep guns legal. Let's get rid of super high-powered assault weapons and gynormous clips. There's no need for these. Let's compromise. Let's be reasonable.


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1:10:47, Jan 15th 2013

Kim Wentworth says:
Ihavea Brain- Your response while typical, made me laugh just the same. As an educator what kind of word is gynormous? What exactly is a "super high- powered assult weapon". Voting for a person like Mitt Romney does not remove the liberal tag from you. The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, or Bill of Rights, are not up for compromise sir. The argument for smaller clips is an exact example of liberal thinking. Whether one has a fifty round clip or ten clips with five rounds, in a gun free zone the number of victums is at least going to be the same, probably higher as each new clip entered,the point of aim is refocused. Saying certain guns only belong to trained soldiers or law enforcement is the tip of a very slippery slope. I think we need to focus on stricter enforcement of excisting laws and on our mental health system as it is today in America. In closing, i humbly offer this analogy: if you went to your doctor with a severe sore throat and he told you to first get undressed and put a gown on and then bend over the exam table, would you not put up an argument that he not only was looking at the problem from the wrong angle, he was also looking for a solution in the wrong area?


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