- TIM LAUR, FRIEND AND CONSERVATIVE ACTIVIST
The police dept. in my city had to lay off personnel due to budget cuts. The Sheriff was on the news saying, you ned to be more pro-active in defending yourself against criminals, calling 911 will not help when the response time is 4 minutes, and someone is holding you at gunpoint Now.There are too many guns on the streets in hands of criminals and not enough in the hands of law-abiding citizens. There is no problem whatsoever with a law abiding citizen packing a concealed weapon. that has just never been an issue. BUT THEN: the mayor gets on the news as cutting down the sheriff, saying things like 'We don't need a city full of Dirty Harrys running around killing people. So What does the mayor expect the sheriff to do? tell everyone to call 911? the manpower cuts have doubled the response time. Like I said, there just are not any problems with law abiders carrying heat. But there are a lot of dangerous situations that have been averted by same.
VERNE STRICKLAND -- USA Dot Com We run around in circles, ignoring the only clear answer. Good citizens will not misuse their guns (few at least.) Nor will the police and other professional keepers of the law (but rarely.) Then the rest of the guns are in the hands of aggressive people with no regard for the law -- many criminals who have not yet been imprisoned. They kill every day. Want to wrest the guns from them? That will only be by force of arms. Or perhaps we could "buy" the guns back? Tried and failed. Finally there are the masses -- protectors of the Second Amendment. Are we talking about insurrection? We can let the fuse burn down. What then? Violence and a round-up of those who respond by resisting (opening fire.) Are we ready for this? I honestly couldn't say. But it's clear that decisive action is called for, with a clear show of force by free-thinking Americans. I think we'll choose inaction. Until the inevitable is the last choice left.
- USA Dot Com TIM: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS -- IT IS STREET-LEVEL EVIDENCE OF WHAT WE ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS SO CLEAR THAT IT'S CRIMINAL FOR OUR "LEADERS" TO BE UNAWARE OF IT. MY BELIEF IS THEY DON'T WANT THIS GUN MADNESS SOLVED. YOU'VE GOT THE MESSAGE WE NEED TO GET OUT!