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Hey, East Valley Tribune, how about a followup?
It's been TWO YEARS now.
Where is the epidemic of people "shoving a gun down their pants and shooting themselves?"
Where are all the people who were going to bring their guns into a bar or restaurant with no concealed carry permit?
Same place as all the "blood in the streets" and "shootouts over fender benders" that these same clowns promised us when Arizona created CCW licenses in the first place. Same place as the "deadly bar fights" we were promised when we got to carry our firearms into (wine-licensed) Denny's to have breakfast.
Nowhere, that's where. Absolutely NOWHERE.
Hey, media -- you give these Chicken Little idiots all these column inches EVERY TIME we pass a law to regain some of our constitutional rights. They are ALWAYS wrong, and you NEVER go back and point it out. They have clearly proven that they DON'T understand the issues, and they have NO skill at predicting the consequences. Instead, they just make STUPID claim after stupid claim, and not only do you never call them on it after it's clear they are wrong, but you go back to them next time you have an article to write.
Do the followup. We DESERVE the followup.
3 days ago
Still, we can all learn something from this article:
1) Alcohol is responsible for ten times the deaths of firearms.
2) The US tried prohibition of alcohol. It was only a dismal failure, it made the problem WORSE by spawning organized crime, increased violence, and an alienation between the average citizen and his government. It was the only portion of the constitution that was ever repealed.
3) Today, Democratic radicals are moving to attack the "gun problem" with… prohibitions on guns and gun accessories. What will the results be?
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
-- ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.
-- ALBERT EINSTEIN
To know the correct answer to question #3, you don't have to be as smart as an Einstein -- just smarter than a Feinstein.
5 months ago
Why is Jan Brewer unable to think straight?
Her PRINCIPLES are wrong. She invokes the Second Amendment -- which is a right of THE PEOPLE -- to support a program where GOVERNMENT AGENTS (police) can be armed inside schools… but not THE PEOPLE. Hypocrisy.
Her ECONOMICS are wrong. Instead of a program where state-licensed adults (teachers, administrators, staff) VOLUNTARILY arm themselves against extremely LOW-PROBABILITY threats FOR FREE, she proposes PAYING police officers to stand around IDLE on "school duty." Why pay for what people are willing to GIVE YOU?
Jan Brewer doesn't understand liberty, and she doesn't understand the constitution.5 months ago
The Federal government has been emboldened by the results of their last uch latter, after which California rolled over and spread 'em. But Arizona ain't California, and they're about to learn that.May 7, 2011
"Daykin said one issue concerns what happens if police, responding to an emergency call, enter a room and find multiple people with guns."
Answer: They same thing they would do in EVERY OTHER ROOM IN ARIZONA that ISN'T on a college campus.
They haven't figured out yet what that is? Well, either that's because it's a TRUMPED-UP SITUATION THAT NEVER OCCURS, or they need to do their homework instead of just denying people in ONE situation their constitutional rights.Dec 23, 2010
And yet these items are legal in dozens of other states, where existing safety data proves that the residents of these states are demonstrably not the drooling idiots that the elitist city fathers of Mesa and Tempe apparently believe their own citizens to be.
Well, perhaps they are… after all, they elected those city fathers, didn't they?Oct 10, 2010
Now here's a truly stupid observation:
"According to Dan Furbee, a retired Mesa police officer, licensed police range master, NRA-certified firearms instructor and owner of Ultimate Accessories Firearms Training Academy, 'I’d say about 75 percent of the civilians I’ve trained didn’t have a clue about the law that allows a citizen to use a firearm to protect themselves. Some didn’t even know how the gun they just bought works..'"
Gee, maybe that's WHY THEY CAME TO YOU TO BE TRAINED, do you think? You're a gun instructor, not a hiring manager for security guards. If these people knew all this stuff before coming to you, you'd be out of a job!
Sep 17, 2010
And obviously, the cops don't even listen to what their own mouths are saying:
“We believe it’s a tool that’s been taken away from us. Before, if we asked someone if they were carrying a gun and they said yes, but didn’t have a permit, we could charge them with having a concealed weapon without a permit. Criminals and gang members are going to carry a gun anyway, and they’re the ones who wouldn’t tell you if they were.”
So, in other words, we just got rid of a tool you could use to arrest somebody who was UP TO NO HARM, while changing absolutely nothing about the work you need to do to detect actual criminals.
What's wrong with these cops?Jul 23, 2010
Look, let's go to the instant replay here.
When the Arizona concealed weapons permit was proposed, the police organizations were AGAINST IT. It was going to create anarchy and all that. And guess what — they were WRONG.
When the recent "guns in restaurants" law was proposed, the police organizations were AGAINST IT. We were going to have hundreds of drunk rednecks shooting up the town. Today, an inexplicable lull in bar shootings continues into week 39 with no violence whatsoever.
Now there is a further relaxation in gun laws. And guess what? Surprising absolutely NOBODY, the police organizations are again AGAINST IT! And we should listen to them THIS TIME, I suppose, because they have such an incredible record of BEING RIGHT about this stuff?Jul 23, 2010