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Re: “Kade Mislinski Takes Over Saguaro Corners with Promises of a Donut Program

"Formerly of Playground?" ???

Posted by Cranky Cowboy on 12/17/2014 at 7:02 PM
Posted by Constitution Defender on 12/17/2014 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

@skhart, since there are no replies in this forum...do you carry, if not you should if you have had a stalker for the last 3 years. Cain used a rock to kill his brother, there are many weapons that a person can choose to do crime with, however a gun is a longer range weapon (depending upon the barrel length of what you buy) that you can distance yourself from an attacker and defend yourself without allowing them to harm you.

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Posted by Constitution Defender on 12/17/2014 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Having had a stalker now for three years, and knowing the anti-stalker laws, I'm thrilled to see this issue being talked about. However, do you know how difficult it is to convict stalkers in the first place? I would love to have a hearty discussion with McSally about the kind of laws that need to be put in place before this legislation is even talked about. And a gun is only one weapon, we need to work on the other more damaging weapon s stalkers use. guns aren't the problem, the people who use them for crime and violence are.

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Posted by Skhart on 12/17/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

I'm not sure where to begin. Guns are not the problem, Sane, law abiding citizens should own and carry guns to protect themselves, and for whatever sporting things they like to do. The more people that carry, the more worried the criminals are that the person they are going to rob, may be carrying, and can diffuse the robbery. The gov't has put in place HIPPA laws to protect medical people from disseminating things to anyone about a person's health or mental status. The mental status is what should be revealed, but it can't be, and therein lies the issue. Background checks are worthless at this point, except for those with public criminal records. I have a conceal carry permit, to which I can not carry at my place of work, so I don't, but I do have 2 in my vehicle for whenever something may come to happen. I travel all over the country and the world for work and it disturbs me that I can not take a weapon with me to protect myself, as I have no idea what kind of area that I am going into..I can understand the foreign countries, but it sucks in the USA considering that I have passed all the background checks for purchasing and I have TSA pre-check that I can not take a firearm to another state without a whole lot of hassle having to put it in a checked bag, that someone (baggage handler) could steal (remember the electronics that were stolen from checked bags in MSP) that they finally busted them for after months of going through baggage and stealing things that were of value. My checked bags are always locked with a TSA lock, but I have no faith that the baggage handlers don''t have a key. WIth regard to that, why are not all conceal carry permits recognized by EVERY state, no matter where they are issued. This creates problems in driving from state to state and carrying a loaded firearm for protection

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Posted by Constitution Defender on 12/17/2014 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

A great day for DM, and southern AZ...Who better to lobby for our needs than an A-10 driver! Next to the Apache, the A-10 is a ground troops best friend!

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Posted by James Henry Archbold on 12/17/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

An elderly man I knew heard a noise late at night and armed himself with his Korean War commemorative Model 1911, .45 automatic. When the home invasion criminal opened the bedroom door, the elderly man pointed the weapon at the intruder and issued a warning. The intruder ran like a rabbit. The elderly man did not report his defensive gun usage because the police in his city do not support private weapons, although they are still legal. Fortunately, the elderly man did not fall for the propaganda of the gun-banners.

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Posted by Barry Contrary on 12/17/2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

I'm not afraid of guns. I'm afraid of the people who "need" guns. Likewise, I do not fear people who vote for Republicans. I fear the Republicans.

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Posted by Cascabel on 12/17/2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Guns made Ms. Giffords what she is today. Without guns she would be an unknown.

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Posted by Allen Thomas on 12/17/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

If stalking is a felony then no additional legislation is required, felons can't possess firearms. If it isn't a felony, make it one.

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Posted by Marvin Harrison on 12/17/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Update: McSally Wins Recount, Barber gives statement

90,000 votes each. next election we may have 50,000 illegals voting.

I wonder how many illegals are conservative. It can't be all of them.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/17/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Col. McSally is a combat vet, as is Capt. Kelly. Gabby Giffords took a bullet in the course of pursing the best ideals of government, doing so with the advice and consent of the governed. They differ on many political ideas but agree that convicted stalkers should not have guns. Nobody in their right mind, including the NRA to which I belong, wants them to have guns. Yet many here in these comments exhibit the maturity of a 7 year old and the meanness of a schoolyard bully in their posts, showing their ignorance and arrogance for all to see.

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Posted by Eric Rothman on 12/17/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

How far we have fallen when we cant trust our neighbors and put them in the same category as criminals. I grew up in an anti gun household, and it blows my mind that a fairly large minority of people live in such fear of others. I am now a gun owner and target shooter. I have been called a right wing, bible thumping gun nut just for enjoying target shooting. It has become quite humorous as the quality of there debate really exposes their ignorance and / or blatant lack of intelligence. If only these trolls actually got to know me. They would see the irony and i could probably convince them to stop treating me like a criminal. The best thing about living in this great country is that i do not need to defend myself against the rhetoric of an angry mob as we are a nation of laws and not a nation of mob rule. 99.99999999999999% of gun owners have never hurt anyone. So why target law abiding citizens. I asked my dad what he would do if someone broke in while he was home. He said he would hit them in the head with an aluminum pipe that he keeps close by. Does anyone else see the fallacy of his counterpoint? BTW, for those of you with lack of imagination and intelligence, a pipe to you skull is not pretty.

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Posted by relative reasoning on 12/17/2014 at 4:52 PM

Re: “A Post In Which I Say Something Good About Diane Douglas

David, thanks for taking our views into account. It's unfortunate that when most of us talk about public schools all we have experienced is TUSD. The only recourse we have if we object to their agenda is to support the cutting of funding, based on the waste, fraud and mismanagement.

And the man in charge of that is making more than $200,00 per year.

Thus our frustration.

But thanks for your balanced comments in regards to her.

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Posted by Rat T on 12/17/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

It really makes me sad to see that Giffords is still suffering so severly from her LIBERAL DEMOCRAT inflicted brain injury.

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Posted by Mike O'Lary on 12/17/2014 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Love it when the losers make demands on the winners.

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Posted by Lauren Lowe on 12/17/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

You want me to believe that the NRA wants convicted stalkers to have guns? I don't think so.

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Posted by WCDUB on 12/17/2014 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

Because good guys with guns never, EVER make a mistake and accidentally kill innocent people.

Right?

RIGHT??

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Posted by BenjaminDover666 on 12/17/2014 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

"Police across the country are under assault. They are our first line of defense."

*rolls eyes*

The Second Amendment is your first line of defense. Take some responsibility for yourself. The police aren't there to protect you. That's YOUR duty. The police are there to blast your pets and then take a report.

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Posted by Rick Burstage on 12/17/2014 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Giffords and Kelly: Congrats McSally, Now Get Working on Gun/Stalker Legislation

So Ken your solution for bad guys with guns is not to try to have fewer bad guys with guns but to have more good guys with guns? Let's have a big ol' shoot out at the OK corral and hope that some of the good guys are among those left standing. Awesome. With attitudes like yours, no wonder guns kill 10 times per capita the number of people in the US compared to Canada.

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Posted by Patrick on 12/17/2014 at 3:20 PM

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