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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Its called proper english and grammar. If I killed myself I would not be killing "someone" I would be killing "myself". If Joe Blow down the street kills themselves then they are doing just that...killing "themselves"...not "someone". You're the one applying the word wrong. 'm just applying the same logic that you and sanga are applying. Don't blame me if you find that you can't face facts. As for staying on topic...well...considering the topic of the thread is about a man that had a gun in the open and not suicides then why are you talking about suicides? Exactly...yet I don't see you hollering for more restrictions on the use of cars near as much (if any) compared to guns.
    Actually what you are doing to trying to deflect from what Erod said. I did chuckle that you are trying to say by killing yourself you are not killing someone... you really are deep into spin.

    But the whole ball started downhill not because hammers are dangerous but because yet another 'gun' defender- EROD went waaaaaaaaay overboard. He said "gun' violence' and claimed Illinois had far more than Texas- which is false. Then a flying column of spinners came in trying desperately to change the subject.

    Fact- more people die from 'gun' violence in Texas than in Illinois.

    Now cars are highly restricted, from the design- see anymore cars with their engines in the back like the old Corvair or VW Bug? No sir you don't- deemed unsafe that design is no longer permitted.

    Speed limits and not just out on the highway but every public access road has them and the limits come in a myriad of levels.

    Seatbelts- try and buy a car without one.

    Airbags, and crash tests done by the Gubmint for safety ratings.

    Smog emissions- many states have inspections to regulate the pollution a car can produce

    Safety inspections before the vehicle can legally be driven, most states require a special sticker on the windshield.

    EPA MPG ratings- though a mythical number and some gas guzzlers don't get rated when was the last time you saw a new car without one?

    Insurance- can you legally drive without it?

    You have to have a license to operate a vehicle, and there isn't just one type either.

    And as new problems arise so too do restrictions- many states are banning texting and driving- some even just using a cell phone at all.

    So vehicles are highly regulated, far more so than firearms- do you want to see firearms regulated to the same level? Then admit vehicles are far more regulated and drop that flawed dodge. Not only that, new laws increasing that regulation while you operate one are routine. That YOU are not calling for more car regulations isn't the point- and that is yet another pro-'gun' dodge- show me where I called for more 'gun' regulations- please do that. (you just have to try and wiggle the discussion off topic and onto your favorite dead horse. )

    Bottom line Erod just made crap up and got called on it, the Rescue Rangers had to come rushing in to try and twist the discussion around...

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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Then what to you is a "sensitive area"? Because frankly from what I can tell you're just painting a broad brush despite the judge having mentioned examples. Can you name any area that does not include gun free zones and government buildings that are "senstive areas"?
    As you said, the judge mentioned a couple of examples. Nothing in the quotes indicates that they were the only examples of sensitive areas.

    As far me naming an area besides govt buildings and GFZ's, I already did - outside the White House. I would also consider any area where the president is a "sensitive area"
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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Well, you're totally wrong on that. You may like his policies or not; but he is the leader of our country. He represents all of us. He is the target for anyone who disagrees with ANY policy of our country.
    A man having no problem at all spying on and killing American citizens is no friend of mine and he does not represent me. That isn't even scratching the surface on why Obama deserves nothing but a jail cell, but rest assured I see no reason he deserves his protection paid for by the people. When he gets around to respecting the peoples life, liberty, and property I will start to consider it, but until then there isn't much to consider. He deserves to be arrested for treason.

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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    He said that he had planned to fire a couple of rounds. He is being charged with:
    Authorities charged Briggs with a carrying a pistol outside of a home or business, a felony charge.
    I hope that is a DC law only. It sounds too heavy handed for my town, but the President doesn't live here.

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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Do you think if he was from Chicago, it would begin "An Illinois man......". Of course not. Typical media bias.

    And by the way, a LOT more people die in Illinois from gun violence than Texas. And they have laws against guns.
    Yeah... that's not even remotely true. Texas is #2 in total gun murders and is pretty far ahead of Illinois in gun murders per 100,000 people as well.
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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Five more kids in Chicago died while you typed that. They're dropping like flies.
    so you are sticking with pulling numbers out of your ass instead of getting facts I see. Oh wells.
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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    You have to subtract those that are self defense. That doesn't qualify. Look at violent crime.

    Oh, and Texas has a border where the drug cartels are thicker than flies. That wildly skews the numbers.

    Just look at the gun violence in Chicago alone. It's embarassing. It's like Cairo East.






    Congratulations. You've managed to backtrack, move the goal posts and non sequitur yourself once again. I guess being caught making up stuff regularly sucks.
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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    What is significant is that gun ownership is 250% higher in Texas than Illinois, but almost no different in "gun murders."

    So the next stat someone should compare is the rate of violent felony crimes between the 2 states.
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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Yeah... that's not even remotely true. Texas is #2 in total gun murders and is pretty far ahead of Illinois in gun murders per 100,000 people as well.
    No point to you even pretending to have any intellectual integrity in your messages, huh?

    In terms of "gun murder" rates per 100,000, Texas is not #2 whatsoever. Not in the top 10. The highest rate is DC and the greatest number is in California due to population.

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    Re: Armed man arrested near White House wanted ‘fire a couple of shots,’ police say

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    A man having no problem at all spying on and killing American citizens is no friend of mine and he does not represent me. That isn't even scratching the surface on why Obama deserves nothing but a jail cell, but rest assured I see no reason he deserves his protection paid for by the people. When he gets around to respecting the peoples life, liberty, and property I will start to consider it, but until then there isn't much to consider. He deserves to be arrested for treason.
    Given the fact that Americans are notorious for trying to assassinate their own presidents I think any president of the US should be protected, no matter who or what their policies are.

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