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HURT: Gun-free zones are only for ‘the little people’
The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Charles Hurt

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:28:44 PM PST by marktwain

Living here in the shadow of our nation’s great Capitol in this fine Federal City, my neighbors and I enjoy the peace and serenity of a tightly enforced “no-fly” zone. By “peace” and “serenity” I mean that we are under near-constant assault by helicopters everywhere whapping just over our rooftops.

Sometimes they are orange, sometimes green, sometimes they are blue with an orange stripe. And, yes, sometimes they are even actual black helicopters flying just overhead. I have even seen them ride over my little house with a guy tricked out in tactical gear hanging out the door holding a machine gun, scanning the neighborhood as if searching for someone to shoot.

This also being a “gun-free zone,” we are mostly disarmed and defenseless. On one particularly busy day earlier this month, I counted 42 flyovers buzzing Capitol Hill rooftops.

They disturb dinner, rattle dishes and windows, shake pictures off the wall, startle children awake from naps and make it impossible to talk on the telephone. They fly in great yawning arcs across the neighborhood before circling back to fly right back overhead. They are not going anywhere. Just circling aimlessly overhead. Because they can.

The near-constant drone thunders deep into your spine. It is like a boot always just starting to exert pressure on the back of your neck. I understand why people living in a place like Iraq or Afghanistan seethe at being occupied.

In most of America, this would not last long. Too many guns. People would get tired of the constant whapping at their rooftops, the endless fading and mounting noise. Or, somebody would get drunk and test his aim.

There is a good lesson here these days with so many politicians making political hay out of 20 young children and six educators gunned down

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armedcitizens; banglist; dc; guards; guncontrol; secondamendment
There is no comparison whatever between an armed and disarmed man; it is not reasonable to suppose that one who is armed will obey willingly one who is unarmed; or that any unarmed man will remain safe.... - Niccoló Machiavelli, The Prince. 1537.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 6:28:50 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Gun Free Zones are for lunatics who, in their minds, see a big neon sign that says...

"Here's A Place You Can Go Bat**** Crazy And No One Will Stop You For At Least Thirty Minutes!!!"

2 posted on 01/30/2013 6:37:15 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye
"OR UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF AMMO"
3 posted on 01/30/2013 6:39:28 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: TigersEye

Yup, they know that when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

Long enough...


4 posted on 01/30/2013 6:40:58 PM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: bigheadfred
Two Shay!
5 posted on 01/30/2013 6:42:20 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain

Bttt.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 6:43:19 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: lightman

To a deranged mind a Gun Free Zone is an invitation. It’s like daring an eight year old to eat a whole pizza. It’s like putting up a sign on a straight stretch of road that says “Speed Limit 50 mph ... but no cops ever patrol here.”


7 posted on 01/30/2013 6:47:04 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain

8 posted on 01/30/2013 6:55:46 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marktwain

We need to put a stop this lie about “40% of gun sales occurring without a background check”.

It comes from a 1994 TELEPHONE SURVEY!!

Politicians and liberal Pol’s around the country continue to spread this utter nonsense!!

I don’t know any gun owners with an I.Q. over 90, who would answer a phone survey about guns!


9 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:54 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

Please provide a link to the referenced source.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 7:21:16 AM PST by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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