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Please Take Away My Right to a Gun
The New York Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | Wendy Button

Posted on 01/19/2013 9:50:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A FEW years ago, I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to more than a “rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” It was a full-force pounding of a body trying to break into my little house in Washington, D.C. It was the sound and scenario that, as a single woman living alone, I feared more than spiders in the house.

Because I was writing political speeches at the time, my BlackBerry slept on the pillow beside me. I grabbed it and looked out my bedroom window at the stoop below. There he was: tall, dark clothes, big. He backed up and then raced to the door, pounding his body against it. Then he kicked at it the way actors take boots to the heads of bad guys in the movies.

I dialed 911 and ran downstairs, my 100-pound Newfoundland with me.

I gave the dispatcher my address, let her know that I lived around the corner from a police station and said, “Please hurry.” She heard the loud noise and remained on the line with me.

I put the BlackBerry on speaker and pushed a heavy armchair toward the door. I watched as the wood expanded with each pound. The white paint splintered some. The deadbolt held at the top, but the bottom half of the door popped open, letting in the steam heat from the summer night. I took that chair and slammed it so the side pushed the door back in line with the frame. I held that chair with everything my 5 foot 3 inches had. My dog sat right by me on the rug, ready...

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; sheeple
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Wendy, get help with your mental problems, otherwise keep your nose the hell out of my business and safety.
21 posted on 01/19/2013 10:25:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: AlmaKing

“...and again in May 2012, after testifying in the federal criminal trial of John Edwards, my former boss. If I had purchased that gun and it had been in my possession, I’m not sure I would have been able to resist and would be here typing these words.”

People like this don’t off themselves with guns. This one would go for tranks, pain pills, sleeping pills, or something painless...all the while hoping someone she called would find her manipulating self in time to save her worthless a$$.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 10:25:52 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can relinquish her righy to own a firearm, but leave me to hell alone.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 10:27:04 PM PST by Joe Bfstplk
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To: ConservativeInPA

I think the rule should be that if you call for the elimination of a particular amendment to the Constitution - then you get your wish and that amendment no longer applies to you. I am also in favor of a constitutional amendment that says that if you complain about taxes being too low - your taxes automatically get raised by 10%. And each time you complain again, your taxes go up another 10%.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 10:29:00 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But since most people like me are more likely to harm ourselves than to turn into mass-murdering monsters, our leaders should do more to keep us safe from ourselves.

Please take away my Second Amendment right. Do more to help us protect ourselves because what’s most likely to wake me in the early hours isn’t a man’s body slamming at my door but depression, that raven, tapping, rapping, banging for relief.

I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.

Holy crap.

I had to double check to make sure this wasn't from the Onion or some other satire site.

I assume that during this woman's depressive period she also didn't have access to a razor to slit her wrists, or ropes, belts, or power cords to hang herself, or buildings to jump off of, or subway trains to jump in front of. The ONE thing that saved her is that she didn't own a gun.

Oh, and by the way, lady, the government may be able to infringe upon it, but they can't "take away your second amendment right". Your rights are not given to you by the government, they cannot be taken away by the government.

25 posted on 01/19/2013 10:30:24 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Brad's Gramma

She sure does seem to be around John Edwards a lot.


26 posted on 01/19/2013 10:31:25 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: spodefly
She is arguing that if she had a gun she might lose her battle with depression and kill herself. I heard a similar argument once from an anti-gun college professor ... he said that if he had a gun he would have killed someone by now.

So their claim is that with free access to guns, there would be fewer stupid liberals, yet they then go on to use that as an argument FOR gun control??? Hmmmmm, strange....

27 posted on 01/19/2013 10:32:00 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: MestaMachine

In her depressive state of mind, I don’t think she should be allowed to drive.

She is clearly a danger to the community.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 10:33:24 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she had really wanted to off herself, there are plenty of things in her own home she could use: knives, pills, household cleaners. Is she going to ask the government to ban those as well? Just because SHE can't be trusted, doesn't mean most of the rest of the country can't.

How about we have a voluntary registry of people like her who think they can't be trusted with guns? Then, if they have the urge to buy one, the registry can be checked and they can be denied.
29 posted on 01/19/2013 10:34:02 PM PST by grateful
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To: piytar
And then read the comments. Many, in fact most, apparently agree with her.

I read their comments and agree that if because of severe depression they don't feel comfortable or don't trust themselves to own guns then they shouldn't have them.

And they shouldn't own or operate a car...

Operate heavy machinery...

Be around small children...

Sharp objects...

OR Electric appliances....

But the government is the LAST to to deny them or me a constitutional RIGHT!!!
30 posted on 01/19/2013 10:38:10 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well ain’t that just peachy. If she recognizes that she shouldn’t have a gun, then it is real simple, don’t buy one stupid. But don’t prevent me from having one because you can’t handle it.

This example is like having someone that drinks and drives tell the rest of us that we shouldn’t drive either.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 10:41:01 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

And THAT doesn’t bode well with me. Or the validity of this stupid article.


32 posted on 01/19/2013 10:41:56 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: grateful

Her kind are why we had insane asylums until the ACLU emptied them all.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 10:41:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Please take away tall buildings I can jump from, drugs I can overdose on, subway tracks I can fall on, trains and cars I can jump in front of and sharp objects so I can use to cut myself.”

What did I miss?


34 posted on 01/19/2013 10:43:14 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

Rope for hanging?


35 posted on 01/19/2013 10:47:12 PM PST by Girlene
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To: basil

liberals don’t call it suicide anymore, trhey call it ‘late term self abortion’


36 posted on 01/19/2013 10:47:36 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: spodefly
>”She is arguing that if she had a gun she might lose her battle with depression and kill herself”<

I guess she never heard of the one thing that will always be there should people decide to commit Suicide, GRAVITY.

Even Pharaoh Obama cannot outlaw that.

37 posted on 01/19/2013 10:47:56 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think everybody who feels and thinks as she does should roll up a copy of the New York Times and move north of the Mason-Dixon line. Leave the sane people down here in America. Y’ll have fun up there.


38 posted on 01/19/2013 10:49:24 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: MestaMachine
If I had purchased that gun and it had been in my possession, I’m not sure I would have been able to resist and would be here typing these words.”


Yet if we denied her "right" to end an unwanted prengancy she would argue it was her right, depression or not....

Following that logic, She should be allowed to do with her body wantever her wanted to... including her own life with the most effective process possible at the time...


Most homocides listed are, in fact people combining both "rights', to do with their bodies what they see fit at the time...

39 posted on 01/19/2013 10:50:17 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[Her kind are why we had insane asylums until the ACLU emptied them all.... and they all ran for office and won”]]

I finished the sentence for you


40 posted on 01/19/2013 10:54:34 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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