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sarisataka

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Hometown: St Paul MN
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Member since: Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:41 PM
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What I learned at the Red Lake school shooting

We may need to arm schools, at least for now. We need to control the deadliest weapons. And we need to hunt down the next mass killer before he starts shooting.
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It is with trepidation that I write this. I seem lately to have a foot in two diametrically opposed worlds, each populated by people vociferous in their positions and dismissive of those with whom they disagree.

I'm disheartened by the invective hurled about in the wake of the Connecticut atrocity committed by a disturbed young man. I fear that in the justifiably horrified revulsion to the Sandy Hook massacre all pretense of civility will be abandoned, the polarization of this country will continue, and we will lose what I consider an essential right enjoyed by all Americans.

http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/185098771.html

It is a long read written by the FBI agent who has initial command after the 2005 shooting. I put forth that it is worth the time to read his opinions on stopping mass shootings. Everyone will likely disagree with one or more of his proposals, yet it is an open assessment of the problem and what may reduce these shootings.

So the Myans were right

-Plan "B" Fails
-A Dem President is willing to cut SS
-the NRA will create an armed force to guard schools
-weathers shuts down a large area of the county--again
-Syria is dropping cluster bombs and launching SCUDs at its own people
--->>>

It is the end of the world. They just didn't tell us it would be a slow death

My brother asked a question I have not seen in the media...

With the Mayan end of the world less than a week away, is this recent spate of extra-senseless violence due to nihilists and those who buy into such looking to go out in a big way?

Or is it people trying to out do each other? I think it was ABC had a Top 5 School Shootings graphic... seriously are we going to start ranking them??

George Zimmerman Sues NBC for Portraying Him as a 'Racist and Predatory Villain'

I can accept that he deserves a fair trial, but really?

George Zimmerman, the man facing second-degree murder charges in one of the most racially charged and controversial cases in recent memory is seeking damages against NBC for portraying him as a "racist and predatory villain."

The suit, filed this afternoon, claims, "NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy, but as an opportunity to increase ratings."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-sues-nbc-news-portraying-racist-predatory/story?id=17897214#.UME57oNRiN8

Happy Birthday Marines

237 years and we still look good

Semper Fi

Wife is updating her facebook tag...

"51% of America does not have their head up their ass--Thank You"

Bubble tea...

What is it, is it different than normal tea, is it good?

There is a shop opening near me and as I like a good cup of tea am thinking of checking it out.

Did I miss something?

I had the wonderful opportunity to listen to Rush today and he was preaching on and on and on and on about how Romney showed he was Obama's equal in foreign policy.

Now I was not able to see the end of the debate but when I left Romney was holding his backside in a nice gift-wrapped package, with a bow, that said "From: Barack" So was there some sudden reversal in the last 15 minutes or so where Romney was able to complete a sentence without using "um" at least twice?

Sometimes it all works out

Maybe we all can agree this turned out well...

Cops Credit Calif. Hostage for Ending Standoff Peacefully

A hostage situation ended peacefully after a gunman walked into a sporting goods store in Yuba City, Calif., and held a female employee at gunpoint for hours, officials said.

The suspect, identified as Juan Carlos Alvarez, 29, eventually surrendered to police on Sunday in what authorities believe was a botched robbery inside a Big 5 Sporting Goods store. The hostage, Allyson Taylor, 18, was able to escape the harrowing incident without injury thanks to some quick thinking on her feet.

Cops say that Taylor opened up a dialogue with her captor, which eventually led to a peaceful end to the standoff. "She knew when to push, she knew when to let him be. You can't help but thank her enough and be in awe of that young girl," said Shawna Pavey, operations support manager of the Yuba City Police Department.

"He didn't want to die that day. He wanted to be able to see his daughter again and so I knew that… as long as, 'You don't hurt me you can see your daughter again,'" Taylor said.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/cops-credit-calif-hostage-ending-standoff-peacefully-133943045--abc-news-topstories.html

Kudos to the young lady. She kept cool under pressure

What is reasonable gun control...

Nobody even really gets around to a straight answer; at least not any that allows for much debate. I have had way too much time on my hands the last few days so I submit this for debate/argument/flame

Conflict of interest disclaimer- I own and carry a firearm daily, wherever legal. I am required to be an NRA member for business reasons but give no support beyond basic membership.



It will be assumed prohibited persons will be similar as is today

The NFA of 1934 and GCA of 1968 will be repealed. In their place will be the following restrictions:

1) The following may be purchased with an instant background check. No record of sale shall be required
A. Revolvers holding no more than 6 rounds
B. Non-semiautomatic rifles with a fixed magazine
C. Non semiautomatic shotguns with fixed magazines of no more than 8 rounds
D. Semiautomatic rifles with fixed magazine holding no more than 5 rounds
E. Semiautomatic shotguns with fixed magazines holding no more than 5 rounds
F. Any pistol or rifle of caliber .22LR or less, regardless of capacity
G. A onetime fee of $20 shall be charged at the time of purchase to be used as in 9) below

2) The following may be purchased with an instant background check and permanent file with local law enforcement to be updated at any transfer of the gun
A. Semiautomatic pistols
B. Semiautomatic rifles with fixed magazines of greater than 5 round capacity
C. Semiautomatic rifles with removable magazines
D. Magazine capacity will be capped at 30 rounds.
E. Owners of previously made magazines may turn them in, receiving a number of 30 round magazines equivalent to the capacity of the surrendered magazine, round up to the nearest number.
F. Non semiautomatic and semiautomatic shotguns of capacities greater than listed above
G. Shotguns with removable magazines
H. A onetime fee of $50 shall be charged at the time of purchase to be used as in 9) below

3) The following may be purchased with a 30 day background check and permanent file with ATF to be updated at any transfer of the gun through local law enforcement. Renewal of registration shall be made every 5 years through local law enforcement
A. Pistols capable of full automatic fire
B. Rifles capable of any burst or full auto firing
C. Rifles that are converted for bump firing
D. Pistols capable of generating muzzle energy greater than 200ft/lbs
E. Rifles or other long arm capable of generating muzzle energy of greater than 5000 ft/lbs
F. A fee of $50 shall be charged at the time registration, renewal or transfer, to be used as in 9) below

4) Open carry of firearms shall be permitted with government issued ID and completion of 16 hour course of training on justifiable use of force and shooting skill. Law enforcement may inspect ID with reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity or during a traffic stop. Openly carrying a gun is not grounds for suspicion of unlawful activity.

5) Concealed carry of a firearm shall be permitted with government issued ID, concealed carry permit and completion of 16 hour course of training on justifiable use of force and shooting skill. Training must be renewed every ten years. Law enforcement may inspect ID with reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity or during a traffic stop. A onetime fee of $100 shall be charged at the initial permit application to be used as in 9) below

6) Ammunition purchased in person will require a government issued ID and instant approval check

7) Ammunition
A. Ammunition purchased online must include purchasers government issued ID number to instant approval check
B. Online purchases of greater than 1000 rounds will be delivered to customer designated law enforcement where they shall be picked up in person upon confirmation of ID
C. A fee of $.01 shall be charge on each cartridge at purchase to be used as in 9) below

8) Opt-out
A. Businesses who do not choose to opt-out of allowing open or concealed carry shall be immune to civil liability suits
B. Businesses open to the public who choose to opt-out of allowing legal carry of firearms are assuming responsibility for their patrons and are liable to civil suits from any injury resulting from legal or illegal gun use
C. Businesses not open to the public who choose to opt-out of allowing legal carry of firearms are assuming responsibility for their employees and are liable to civil suits from any injury resulting from legal or illegal gun use
D. Private home owners may choose to not allow firearms into their dwellings without liability
E. Landlords may not prohibit their tenants from keeping firearms in rented property unless cohabiting with the landlord and the prohibition is included in a written tenant contract
F. Churches may choose to not allow firearms into their buildings without liability
G. Schools may choose to not allow firearms into their buildings without liability
H. Areas and building designated as ‘high-security’ locations may prohibit firearms. These locations must provide on-site armed security and conduct entry checks with metal detectors and/ or physical searches
I. Cities or other municipalities may enact greater restrictions on carry of firearms as follows
1. Prohibition of open carry- the entity shall pay a yearly fee of $10 per citizen, as of the most recent census, to be used as in 9) below
2. Prohibition of concealed carry- the entity shall pay a yearly fee of $25 per citizen, as of the most recent census, to be used as in 9) below
3. Prohibition of all carry- the entity shall pay a yearly fee of $50 per citizen, as of the most recent census, to be used as in 9) below
4. Prohibition of firearm ownership- the entity shall pay a yearly fee of $1000 per citizen, as of the most recent census, to be used as in 9) below. In addition, the entity is are assuming responsibility for their citizens and visitors therefore are liable to civil suits from any injury resulting from legal or illegal gun use

9) Usage of fees
A. All fees collected through the above shall go to the Justice department
B. Monies collected shall be put into an interest bearing fund to be used, as directed by Congress, with the following priorities
1. Benefit fund to the victims of gun violence or their families
2. Violence reduction programs
3. Liability insurance for gun owners. Yearly fee may be set by Congress for participation, not to exceed the median cost of similar private insurance
4. Gun buyback and amnesty programs for those prohibited by law from owning firearms


OK let 'er rip
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