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John Walsh, Host of 'America's Most Wanted,' on What He's Learned From Life and Loss
aarp ^ | august/september 2013

Posted on 01/06/2014 4:06:38 PM PST by lowbridge

Gun Control

I am for the right to have guns. I'm a gun owner. But nobody needs to own an AK-47. They say these assault rifles are great for hunting. You can't hunt game with an AK-47. And if you're a responsible gun owner, why wouldn't you go through a background check? The only people who don't want background checks are fugitives, tax dodgers and terrorists.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; guns; lessons; loss; secondamendment

1 posted on 01/06/2014 4:06:38 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Naaah !


2 posted on 01/06/2014 4:14:32 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: lowbridge

I was given to understand that people that had, as young kids, taken ADHD medicine, or veterans that had counseling possibly related to PTSD might be disqualified. Is that wrong?

HF


3 posted on 01/06/2014 4:15:19 PM PST by holden
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To: lowbridge
But nobody needs to own an AK-47

Sure they do.............if the government has them. When government no longer fears the people there's tyranny. Walsh should know that.

4 posted on 01/06/2014 4:17:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lowbridge

He is correct that no one needs to own an AK-47. So by that logic, let’s ban all minivans—no one needs one of those; 2 sedans work just fine. Let’s ban all recumbent bicycles—who rides those anymore, anyways? Let’s ban all houses with more than 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths—no one has large families anymore, right, so no one needs a big house. Oh, and we should also ban mechanical pencils—use a good ole number 2, people!

When you put it in those terms, the argument suddenly loses all its force, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 4:23:25 PM PST by lcms rev
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To: lowbridge
“aarp.org”

They delight in sending me these large beautiful four color packages of information on their organization.

I take even greater delight in throwing them away. I would tell them the are completely wasting their time, but hell, I didn't ask for the stupid package in the first place. Besides, since they see no reason for the 2nd amendment to exist, I see no reason for them to exist.

6 posted on 01/06/2014 4:26:43 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: lowbridge
And if you're a responsible gun owner, why wouldn't you go through a background check? The only people who don't wantSUBMIT TO background checks are fugitives, tax dodgers and terrorists.

Lawbreakers are gonna break the law. Meanwhile this administration illegally ran guns to narcoterrorists in Mexico, guns which have been traced to thousands of murders including US officials. The administration has lied and stalled investigations into these crimes.

If he was really against gun violence he would be putting pressure and public attention on this administration.

7 posted on 01/06/2014 4:31:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: lowbridge

And I don’t need some arrogant little ass telling me what kind of gun I should be able to have. SCREW YOU, JOHNNY.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 4:31:21 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
I take even greater delight in throwing them away

No, no no!
You send them back in their prepaid envelope, along with all the junk mail you got that week.
Stuff it all in there, and tape it closed if you have to... and let them pick up the tab.

9 posted on 01/06/2014 4:33:16 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: holden

Psycho-active drug users can kill people with guns, cars, knives, pillows, drugs/poison, etc.

If they have been determined to be unaccountable for their actions, then they should require a 24 hour legal guardian. Giving them more drugs and saying they are “functional” is a lie. They appear “functional” until they have a major malfunciton and kill people. If they were mandated to have an escort/house arrest/institutionalization there would be no rampage (gun or otherwise).


10 posted on 01/06/2014 4:33:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: I cannot think of a name

11 posted on 01/06/2014 4:35:14 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: lcms rev
He is correct that no one needs to own an AK-47.

Ask him if that includes the police, Social Security staff, etc.

The militarization of our "police force" (city and otherwise) is going on. So much for no standing army presence being applied to US citizens.

12 posted on 01/06/2014 4:35:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: lowbridge

Who in their right mind listens to anything the AARP say’s????


13 posted on 01/06/2014 4:35:45 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: lowbridge
They say these assault rifles are great for hunting. You can't hunt game with an AK-47.

Actually, yes, yes you can.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 4:40:40 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: grobdriver
No, no no! You send them back in their prepaid envelope, along with all the junk mail you got that week. Stuff it all in there, and tape it closed if you have to... and let them pick up the tab.

You stole my trick! I add nails or washers to add to the weight.

15 posted on 01/06/2014 4:42:05 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: hadaclueonce
You stole my trick! I add nails or washers to add to the weight.

Heh.
I'll be 58 in April.
I've been doing this for a while - and the dummies just keep sending me stuff.
Gluttons.

Ceramic tile scraps work well when there's little other junk mail - fits into the envelope nicely.

16 posted on 01/06/2014 4:53:46 PM PST by grobdriver
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To: lowbridge
These anti-gun arguments always kill me.

Walsh goes typically by the leftist playbook numbers:

(1) Announces that he, too is a gun-owner, in which the pro-gun reader is supposed to breathe a sigh of relief and be inclined to get on board.
Sets up the old assault-weapon/hunting strawman. Hey John. During the course of how many recent shootings, how many times did the killer had an actual AK-47 or similar weapon? What percentage of the killers AMW has profiled killed with an AK-47? FAIL.

17 posted on 01/06/2014 5:00:53 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: lowbridge

If he can tell me nobody needs to own an AK-47 then does that give me the right to tell all those left lane campers that nobody needs to own a frickin Prius?


18 posted on 01/06/2014 5:10:40 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: grobdriver

Exactly right!
I take the insert and write

OBAMACARE
GET BENT
NO MORE MAIL AT THIS ADDRESS

on it with a marksalot. These people sold us out, no need to be polite.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 5:16:32 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: lowbridge
Why can't people hunt with an AK? The AK round is the ballistic equivalent of a 30-30 Win cartridge. There have been more deer killed in this country with the 30-30 than any other cartridge.

This statement is just a straight up bold faced lie. Either that or he is just a gun ignorant moron speaking about a subject that he knows nothing about. Take your pick.

20 posted on 01/06/2014 5:34:32 PM PST by oldenuff2no ( .)
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To: grobdriver

someone told me that you can tape the return envelope on a box and seal it and send it.

That way they could get a big bill.

I have never been that bold.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 5:45:58 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: lowbridge

From AARP? Give me a break, the dude is addle brained if he belngs to that organization


22 posted on 01/06/2014 5:50:52 PM PST by Figment
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To: lowbridge

“But nobody needs to own an AK-47”

Hey John, it’s called the “Bill of Rights” not the bill of needs. No one needs a Ferrari either but they’re not outlawed


23 posted on 01/06/2014 5:53:28 PM PST by Figment
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To: oldenuff2no

“Take your pick”

Why does it have to be an ‘either/or’?


24 posted on 01/06/2014 5:59:50 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: lowbridge

Another blathering, blubbering Libtard doin’ the Gun Grabber Jive.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 6:06:41 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: lcms rev

Nobody really needs a Liberal - therefore Ban Liberals!


26 posted on 01/06/2014 6:08:02 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Yo-Yo

Hunting with AK-47s is like fishing with dynamite. Yeah, it can be done, in fact, it makes things a lot easier, but on some level, you are missing the point...


27 posted on 01/06/2014 6:09:17 PM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: lowbridge

John Walsh is rich, famous and “connected” both politically and in Hollywood. He has not lived in the real world for decades. He is a
typical liberal idiot who simply cannot understand the difference between
rights and privileges. His opinion and a buck “might” get you a cup of
coffee in a shi*ty restaurant.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 6:28:27 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: lowbridge

aarp? Won’t read it.


29 posted on 01/06/2014 6:29:41 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Don’t throw out the prepaid envelop ... place your read NRA, church, and other conservative materials in it (and really stuff it in) and return with a note asking them to consider the enclose materials. (should cost them a dollar or two for postage)


30 posted on 01/06/2014 6:47:51 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
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To: hadaclueonce

“someone told me that you can tape the return envelope on a box and seal it and send it.That way they could get a big bill.”

It was always my understanding you could legally only put in it whatever they send you. IOW, it would be a no-no to attach a business reply envelope to a brick. I do however, include the original envelope and make sure it is too lumpy to go through the sorter. Sorting by hand does cost them a bit more.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 6:50:02 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: lowbridge

Actually, John, I do need to own an AK-47. So suck it, you worthless kapo.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 6:50:16 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: lowbridge

” But nobody needs to own an AK-47.”

Nobody needs to criticize people who want to own an AK-47


33 posted on 01/06/2014 6:50:41 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: I cannot think of a name

Don’t throw it in the trash! Tape it to something big and send it to them with their post paid envelope. Old phone books work well.

My dad sent Good Sam RV a chunk of granite about the size of a pet tombstone with a note, once again, asking to be removed from the mailing list along with “I have bigger rocks!”


34 posted on 01/06/2014 6:53:42 PM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: lowbridge

The second amendment mentions nothing about hunting. Nothing.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 7:05:22 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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I have regular customers in my gun shop that are always around construction sites... Every so often I’ll have them bring me a concrete block or two. I’m always getting stock in heavy cardboard boxes...

Any time I get something in the mail from AARP (or some other anti-gun/liberal outfit) that contains a postage paid return envelope, I send them a well packaged concrete block on their own dime.

They don’t learn, either... I’ve sent out more than one to AARP!


36 posted on 01/06/2014 7:06:39 PM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: bk1000

I’ve mailed several concrete blocks with no repercussions...


37 posted on 01/06/2014 7:08:26 PM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: lowbridge

The 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting, and it isn’t about self defense. It is about the people having the power to resist corrupt, unconstitutional government. That means people have the right to own guns that serve no reasonable purpose beyond combat applications. While an AK-47 might have other applications, it has proven itself as an effective combat weapon. The Founding Fathers would approve.

Because of the 2nd Amendment, and the wisdom of the Founders to see that citizens are the standing militia protecting our freedoms, we can argue our right to hunt and provide for our sustenance, and we can argue for our right to be responsible for our own safety, and the security of our life and property, which requires many different types of firearms, like bolt action rifles, revolvers and high capacity handguns. They fall under the broader implications of the 2nd Amendment, and our need to preserve our God given freedom and liberties.


38 posted on 01/06/2014 7:10:24 PM PST by pallis
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To: I cannot think of a name

I used to get them. I took the BRC (Business Reply Card), wrote FU-AARP! large with a Sharpie, and put it in the paid return envelope, and sent it back. After 10-12 of those replies from me, they got the message, took me off their mailing list, and quit sending propaganda to me. Eff ‘em.


39 posted on 01/06/2014 7:34:55 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: lowbridge
They'll parse the Second Amendment all day long.

Why is it that these idiots never want to give up free speech?

40 posted on 01/06/2014 7:37:58 PM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: lowbridge

He’s either a tool or a fool.


41 posted on 01/06/2014 9:22:31 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Hunting with AK-47s is like fishing with dynamite. Yeah, it can be done, in fact, it makes things a lot easier, but on some level, you are missing the point...

No, not true at all. The AK-47 fires the 7.62x39 round, which ballistically is almost identical to the .30-30. Most states also have a magazine limit while hunting, so you can't use a 30 round magazine, either, but limited to 5. So I fail to see where you are "fishing with dynamite" with an AK.

But the AK itself is a decent hunting platform, and the cartridge is a very decent hunting cartridge.

Now, the AR platform with it's 5.56 or .223 round, that is not a legal caliber in most states. So the proper statement would be "you can't hunt with an AR."

But you can get the AR platform in other calibers such as .300 Blackout that is another dandy deer round.

42 posted on 01/07/2014 2:42:55 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: lowbridge
This guy is a moron. I killed 2 wild boar in Florida with a Saiga in .308.



An AR-15 platform is great for Coyotes.
43 posted on 01/07/2014 8:41:23 AM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: Still Thinking

He’s preening for the LEO community.


44 posted on 01/09/2014 10:39:37 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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