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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    29 million in India alone
    post the source of that. are you counting Muslim/Hindu violence against each other?



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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You are/where a cop correct? Was it a common occurrence to come across a crime being committed?

    Not really. Getting to actually STOP a crime in progress was a rare treat. I say treat, because it made the job worth doing, as opposed to the depressing and sordid business of cleaning up the blood afterward and writing the reports, which was by far what we more often did.


    I'm glad I live in a county where the Sheriff actively encourages the citizenry to go armed and stop criminals themselves.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    post the source of that. are you counting Muslim/Hindu violence against each other?
    Famine in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    also

    10 Evil Crimes Of The British Empire - Listverse

    seems like the conflict between muslims and hindus can also be blamed on the british

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Not really. Getting to actually STOP a crime in progress was a rare treat. I say treat, because it made the job worth doing, as opposed to the depressing and sordid business of cleaning up the blood afterward and writing the reports, which was by far what we more often did.


    I'm glad I live in a county where the Sheriff actively encourages the citizenry to go armed and stop criminals themselves.
    I appreciate your service but could never do the job, especially with the modern anti-cop thing.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I appreciate your service but could never do the job, especially with the modern anti-cop thing.


    Well, IMO the modern anti-cop thing has come into being because politicians have changed the mission of the police... from Peace Officer to Government Enforcer and Revenue Gatherer, and changed the face of law enforcement from Sheriff Andy to black-armored paramilitary jackboots. Combine that with 24/7 reporting of every questionable police use of force and you have a recipe for citizens coming to hate the police.



    Sad to say I chose to discourage my son's interest in following in my footsteps. The new LE model is not something I wanted him to be part of.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well, IMO the modern anti-cop thing has come into being because politicians have changed the mission of the police... from Peace Officer to Government Enforcer and Revenue Gatherer, and changed the face of law enforcement from Sheriff Andy to black-armored paramilitary jackboots. Combine that with 24/7 reporting of every questionable police use of force and you have a recipe for citizens coming to hate the police.



    Sad to say I chose to discourage my son's interest in following in my footsteps. The new LE model is not something I wanted him to be part of.
    The Anti cop thing has been going on long time. When I was a kid the hippies called them pigs.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    The Anti cop thing has been going on long time. When I was a kid the hippies called them pigs.


    This isn't that. The distrust and negativity is rapidly becoming mainstream.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Famine in India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    also

    10 Evil Crimes Of The British Empire - Listverse

    seems like the conflict between muslims and hindus can also be blamed on the british
    would you cite the part of that wiki article that supports your claims



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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by recalcitrant View Post
    Guns don't empower people, people empower people.
    I once read that those in possession of firearms are more likely to find themselves in a position to use it, and without having an issue with anyone feeling the need to arm themselves, it's this very reason I've chosen to live comfortably without a weapon.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by serato View Post
    I once read that those in possession of firearms are more likely to out themselves in a position to use it, and without having an issue with anyone feeling the need to arm themselves, it's this very reason I've chosen to live comfortably without a weapon.
    what does that mean?

    do you put a sign on your home proclaiming your house is gun free?

    do you walk the streets of wherever you live wit a sign noting you don't carry a weapon?



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