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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    By reading what you have posted here, I feel you have issue with regular citizens owning certain firearms and magazines. That to me is anti gun.
    All I said was a duty officer now a days may carry as much as 52 rounds plus back up, and that an average citizen should have the same level of protection if he so chooses. You are the one that went off the deep end from there about taking over DC repelling invasions machine guns and all the other extremes.
    You are misreading. I have always said I prefer to own anything I want, and it is a personal choice that I do not carry even though I have my CCW and an FFL. I merely am saying that these gun grabbing DNC nuts are probably being Constitutional when they banned my high cap mags in NY and banned them in Colorado. I never said I loved the idea, or even thought it would lower these wholesale killings going on in USA.

    To be EXTREMELY clear - the reason we are allowed to own guns Constitutionally is because of Article 1 Section 8, the 2nd Amendment, and the Militia Act. And anyone that does their homework knows why those provisions are in place. They were put in place for an unarmed militia to muster whenever there was the need to repel an invasion or insurrection (like the Whiskey Rebellion, which I told you about earlier). They are a copy of the rights that the British had as early as the 1600's; though the British clearly said the weapons rights were also for self defense. So if we are allowed high-cap mags; the question is merely "do citizens need the firepower that the military and police have?". The short answer is "I am not sure" and it seems that even Constitutional scholars and JD's seem to not agree on the topic.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Then leave your little ones as fish in a barrell for the next crazy person. I wonder how stressed the Newtown kids looking down the barrell of a gun?
    Yes, it's getting obvious that American school children aren't safe in their schools and so armed guards in the schools will probably become quite necessary.

    It would seem once again that's what the teabaggers really want, and they want to pay the taxes for those armed guards too!

    No wonder decent people consider the teabaggers as having a dishonest agenda of paying less in taxes when in reality they are mostly all about racist hate for Obama. That's what really makes them tick!

    As if school children wouldn't be negatively affected by having to see gungoons armed to the teeth in their schools! What are Americans thinking anyway? Is there no embarrassment that goes along needing to have armed guards in schools to protect little children from goons with guns?

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you know that is great you can do it. I was a pro level Pin and USPSA shooter. I shot at USPSA nationals, major pin tournaments etc. I have 3000 dollar race guns (Currently shooting a CZ Chechmate-back in the 90s I shot for EAA (similar to the pistol Eric Graufel won 5 world IPSC titles with) in open and a Fred Craig Para 1911 in limited. Before that, a Wilson LE Accu-Comp. And yes people have pictures of me shooting where the empty magazine has yet to hit the ground nor the last shells from that magazine while I am firing with the new magazine. But I trained all the time which is why i had national class times in speed events. And guess what, I shoot in a league ever week and I watch GM level shooters miss a reload, fumble a mag and I realize if people who train all the time and shoot on the clock 40-50 times a year miss reloads merely when trying to shoot at a bunch of steel plates, then the chance of an average to good shooter blowing a reload in the middle of the night when its dark and someone is trying to shoot them and they don't have a gun with a huge magwell as My IPSC or steel guns do is far more likely than what I see in competition

    I love 1911s. Made Class A back when that was the top rating. Set the Ohio pin records which have never been broken with a Gold Cup I built up into an unlimited pin gun. I am 54 and have been shooting one since I was ten when I inherited my grandfather's 1911 he carried in France in 1917-1918. But for the average person, a 17 shot glock is a better choice for most people which is why almost every police department including the USMS and FBI use them or the similar SW MP

    Free choice-you choose what you want, me I choose what I want etc. And I won't tell you you have made a wrong choice since you know your own limitations and skills better than I do. BUt I sure tire of people who have no clue about this subject and admit they don't "need" a gun telling people like me what we "need" or don't "need"
    I would never tell someone they need something or don't need something else; but I merely take the position that Legislators have a right to restrict weapon types if the SCOTUS says it's Constitutional. Of course that is a big "IF". SCOTUS needs to weigh in quickly on what happened to me in NY and to my friends in Colorado. I personally feel it was middle-of-the-night legislative bullsh1t and have told my senators so; but I think SCOTUS needs to decide. And as an American, I will abide by whatever SCOTUS says. BTW - I have a 1911 Delta Elite National Match Gold Cup that I had accurized back at the Colt plant in Hartford (they have a building off to the side that is the Colt Custom Gun Building and they will accurize your piece for you). I wanted to get involved in IPSC. Just couldn't find anyone that wanted to do it with me and I didn't think it would be fun doing it alone.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    average means nothing. What matters is what is a possibility. The incident I cited in April 2013, Fayettville NC involved one homeowner, four home invaders. He was wounded, he killed two, drove the others off. The news story do not report the number of rounds but if he had a hit probability of 50%-which is pretty high that would have required 8 rounds. You seem to denigrate what your rights should be. Cops are worse shots than your average police officers. MOST POLICE OFFICERS are not assigned to tasks that make them any more likely to engage in firefights than other civilians.

    You are buying into the nonsense that Boo and others spew. Part of my duties as an attorney for much of my career was dealing with police shootings. Nothing I have seen justifies claims that cops need more rounds than homeowners or business owners in light of the fact that other civilians ALMOST NEVER choose when a firefight hapens. YOur postings indicate to me someone who thinks having an FFL makes you somehow qualified to tell others what they need. I reject that and having represented Class III makers, major league retailers of weapons, LE agencies and a major NRA organization I have seen just about every bit of evidence useful in this discussion.
    I buy into the concept of a legislative branch and a judicial branch. If Legislators create restrictions and then the SCOTUS says it's Constitutional, I abide by the restrictions. Having an FFL means I am qualified to know what is presently legal to own in USA. Having common sense means I am personally qualified to have an opinion on what firepower I feel I need to repel a home invasion. And being a 3POX1 with quite a bit of weapons training and serving in a war qualifies me to have an opinion on how to return fire. But if you believe that the legislative and judicial system do not properly work with regard to the Second Amendment; I am all ears and would like to understand why you feel my rights are being violated by present day gun laws.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    You are misreading. I have always said I prefer to own anything I want, and it is a personal choice that I do not carry even though I have my CCW and an FFL. I merely am saying that these gun grabbing DNC nuts are probably being Constitutional when they banned my high cap mags in NY and banned them in Colorado. I never said I loved the idea, or even thought it would lower these wholesale killings going on in USA.

    To be EXTREMELY clear - the reason we are allowed to own guns Constitutionally is because of Article 1 Section 8, the 2nd Amendment, and the Militia Act. And anyone that does their homework knows why those provisions are in place. They were put in place for an unarmed militia to muster whenever there was the need to repel an invasion or insurrection (like the Whiskey Rebellion, which I told you about earlier). They are a copy of the rights that the British had as early as the 1600's; though the British clearly said the weapons rights were also for self defense. So if we are allowed high-cap mags; the question is merely "do citizens need the firepower that the military and police have?". The short answer is "I am not sure" and it seems that even Constitutional scholars and JD's seem to not agree on the topic.
    I pointed out that many officers today carry many more rounds than in the past.
    I dont feel it should be mandated that legal citizens should not have the same. That was my only statement. I felt that way as a sworn officer, I feel that way now and my police officer father felt the same way.
    Are there officers at the other end of that spectrum? Yes, alot of them. I know cops that relish taking every gun not belonging to another officer.
    I also know military that would jump at the chance to turn their weapons on our citizenry. Fortunatly those are in the minority.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you continue to pretend that there are no situations where people need more. You ignored the April 2013 incident I discussed and cited where a homeowner engaged in an extended gun fight with FOUR perps The homeowner was injured, two perps killed, the others repelled. you think that was a case where 7 shots would have been always sufficient? get back to me when you actually have trained with a pistol in such scenarios
    I know how things lay out in my house and I believe that while finding positions that target the enemy and protect me from direct lines of fire; that I could reload. If the firefight is at night I do prefer my XD. Not because of the 10 round magazines; but because I have TFO sights. In the daytime, I feel my 1911 is more accurate. I own a personal range at both of my homes and shoot at least every other day (I have a 300 acre farm in NY and a 66 acre farm in GA). My 25 meter 3 round groupings are tightest with my Kimber 1911, followed by my XD in 357 SIG. My worst groupings are probably my CZ52 or P38; and I cannot imagine those being my go-to life saving weapon in WW 2.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael66 View Post
    Yes, it's getting obvious that American school children aren't safe in their schools
    Should have stopped right there.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappo View Post
    I buy into the concept of a legislative branch and a judicial branch. If Legislators create restrictions and then the SCOTUS says it's Constitutional, I abide by the restrictions. Having an FFL means I am qualified to know what is presently legal to own in USA. Having common sense means I am personally qualified to have an opinion on what firepower I feel I need to repel a home invasion. And being a 3POX1 with quite a bit of weapons training and serving in a war qualifies me to have an opinion on how to return fire. But if you believe that the legislative and judicial system do not properly work with regard to the Second Amendment; I am all ears and would like to understand why you feel my rights are being violated by present day gun laws.
    In essence you are denying yourself rights as you feel the need to protect your home with a firearm. You are at the very least denying yourself peace of mind and the right to not have to be consumed with the need to protect yourself with a firearm or several firearms. One in every room as well as one under your pillow, one behind the toilet, one in your car, one in your belt as you walk the street.

    Do you remember the days when you didn't have to worry about 'outgunning' somebody or having more rounds than that imaginary boogeyman you need to be able to shoot down before he shoots you?

    If not then ask me and I'll tell you all about having the 'right' to not live in fear in Canada.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I also know military that would jump at the chance to turn their weapons on our citizenry. Fortunatly those are in the minority.
    I am out of the 176th in Syracuse. Before that I was at Dobbins for 11 years. I have never met anyone who would want to go head-to-head with their fellow citizens during an insurrection. We don't even train for that situation. We focus on search and rescue operations, and on high flight missions assisting homeland security with drug interdiction (drug dealers try and fly in with no flight plan and under 1K AGL). I have lots of weapons. As I said typically around 200. 100 of them are not for sale and are my personal permanent collection. I am very pro gun and feel every American should at least consider their obligation towards their own personal protection. I do however feel it's reasonable for the Senate and Supreme Court to weigh in on what is reasonable firepower for homeowners. At any rate - I have to take a buddy over to the VA. If you think I am off with my view of things you can say so and I will respond later. I suspect we just got off on the wrong foot and have a lot of the same views on weapons ownership.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Should have stopped right there.
    It would have been dishonest of me to not go on to talk about it and make light of it. The fact is, the ugliness of your country's gungoon mentality has dictated to Americans that they 'will' need armed protection for their children. It's almost like they want to pay more taxes to prove a point?

    So why not arm all the children and that would save a lot of money that would be spent on armed guards?

    LOL Pathetic!

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