Recently another 20 or so citizens from one town in our
neighboring nation to the south, Mexico, were gunned down in
drug/cartel action. Hopefully none were innocent bystanders. And
all we in Arizona seem to care about is SB 1070.
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No doubt about it. Owners are responsible for the welfare of their own dogs and any other dogs they harm. But that little shitsu who, thinking it's a big dog, barks at another dog bears considerable responsiblity, particularly when being approached by the bigger dog, renders the first bite. Typically smaller dogs have the stronger defense and fear response which more often than not is manafested in both the bark and the bite. The bigger dogs are both curious and also defensive. Watch the tails. A dog's mood is manafested in their tail and "hair on the back of the neck" responses. So if the little dog starts barking, owner watch the tail and the hair. If the tail is not wagging and the hair stands on end, better move to another location before Lassie finishes your little dog off.
/S/ The owner of a little who never hirt a flee that was not biting him first. He likes cats, too. And he likes the attention of children so we walk in the park near the swings.3 months ago
And tonight my fries are sweet potatos. Ever had any? They are fantastic!4 months ago
Allow me to be more specific. Word limits make submitting a detalied proposal impossible.
I would store a personal pistol, automatic or not, meant for self defense in a drawer near my bed. I would store my rifles, assault or hunting in a safe. Safes large enough for rifles can hold up to 5 and cost less than $300. If the lady in Newtown CT had locked her weapons of mass destruction, that AR15, in such a safe, perhaps she would be alive today, as would 27 others, 20 children, 6 teachers, and her son.
If today's well regulated militia store their huge numbers of assault rifles in secure arms rooms, as did I years ago, then today's non-militia ought to be required to do the same. After all, the second amendment is founded on well regulated militia.4 months ago
I recall vividly when women were first allowed into my field, Explosive Ordnance Desposal, EOD or the Bomb Squad. We dealt with IED's improvised exposive devices. I suspect that women are as competent today to deal with IED's as was anyone I knew 35 years ago. I rated a female second lieutenant. Her failing was not technical competence, it was leadership of an all male unit of subbordinates. She let me know she had lost all interest is staying.
But today may be different. We have an all volunteer army and with the end of don't ask, don't tell, we have full disclosure so no one need hide. If a woman wants to do what once was viewed as a man's work, more power to her. Let her give it a try.4 months ago
Amnesty? No it ain't. It ain't even 1% amnesty. Read the provisions and see. Stop listening to Faux News!4 months ago
What is an assault weapon? Do not allow others to confuse the issue. An assault weapon is a rifle designed to be used when assaulting a defensive position and in any other situation where deemed by the military who first developed them to fight in the modern age of soldiers who typically have poor marksmanship skills, especially when under fire. Where the M1 Garand could fire a .306 caliber bullet hundreds of yards accurately, even without scope, the M16 was designed to fire a much smaller bullet in rapid fire with a large magazine, comparatively inaccurately when conditions do not permit expert marksmanship.
The AR15, the M16 and their progeny are assault weapons. No sensible citizen needs any of this sort of weapon to protect themselves in a domestic environment. All legitimate users are in the "well regulated militia" we now call the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces and their assault weapons are locked up tight in safe and secure arms rooms.
I am amazed that one of our commenters claims to use an assault weapon to hunt javelina. That is truly unsportsmanlike. Shame on him.
We can bar all assault weapons, all extended round magazines and not infringe on anyone's second amendment right or common law right to weapons for self defense, for hunting, for target practice, etc. Doing so does not harm any legitimate right. All it does is make it harder for people of questionable motives to kill others en mass. For in our civilian society, an assault weapon truly is a weapon of mass destruction.
4 months ago
If possession of that AR 15 in Newtown CN had been prohibited such that it could not be used to murder it's owner and 26 others, then used as an instrument of suicide, perhaps Newtown CN would have gone unnoticed.
The problem is not that we own too many firearms and too many extended capacity magazines, that too many guns are sold without background checks, that too many guns are owned and used illegally, and that better laws and law enforcment would solve our problem. Our problem is us, ourselves. We have met the enemy and they are us.
It's it high time that we learned from Isaiah 2:5 to turn away from instruments of violence and towards instruments of peace, both here and abroad? Aren't His Ways supposed to be better than our ways? Or are we just faking a devotion to a Higher Authority?4 months ago
Spam control strikes again! [smile][smile][smile]4 months ago
Sure it's not perfect and needs to be improved. So do these other programs. Let's see what President Obama has to say about both his "second term agenda" and Dr. King on Monday, then we can talk about it again!
And for any of you "hidden agenda-2nd Amendment destruction" fear mongers out there who would be listening for hints at taking over government once guns are all gone, try reading Isaiah 2:5 tonight and pondering what a 2nd Amendment would mean once we learn of His Ways. The Department of Agriculture will have more plows and pruning hooks than needed if Isaiah get's His ways.
4 months ago
And surely linking Dr. King and his work to President Obama's work is not somehow abhorent. King wanted racial equality and Obama wanted a more universal healthcare system, one run by private enterprise but with Federal supervision. How is the Affordable Healthcare Act so different from Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare? Isn't it the next logical step forward?
4 months ago