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Weapons and Freedom
theledger.com ^ | 5/10/2014 | BRUCE KISTLER

Posted on 05/11/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT by rktman

Thanks to the National Rifle Association and its lapdogs in Congress, Americans may possess semiautomatic rifles and other firearms designed to kill humans in offensive mode; that is, they are not just for self-defense.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrolnazis
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Hmmmmm. I wonder if the writer really considered the words towards his closing paragraph: "Those who would take up arms to force their will on others are threatening our freedom, not defending it." Once a dolt, always a dolt. Some of the responses are uh, shall we say, interesting.
1 posted on 05/11/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Only the King’s men should have semi-automatic & automatic weapons, for dealing with peasants who get out of line, like Cliven Bundy.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: rktman

If it’s true that “assault weapons” are “weapons of war” and don’t belong on the streets of America, why do the police need them? Who are the police at war with?


3 posted on 05/11/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Cliven is old news now. The domestic terry wrists have moved on to Utah now. Besides, what difference does it make at this point anyway? :>}


4 posted on 05/11/2014 8:26:34 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

BARF ALERT


5 posted on 05/11/2014 8:26:36 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rktman
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6 posted on 05/11/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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Besides, what difference does it make at this point anyway? :>}

LOL! :)

7 posted on 05/11/2014 8:29:27 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: rktman
It seems that Holder's plan to brainwash people against guns is working in some circles.

Here is another sentence but writer mush not have understood. "In a civil society, policies are established by the legislature and disputes are settled by the courts.

Society has long ago ceased to be civil in some areas. People that live in the uncivil areas arm themselves for safety against the uncivil. Those in safe areas arm to stay safe. Legislative policies are not designed to resolve disputes, they are designed to give certain people more power over others. Most legislation removes freedom rather than secure it. People arm themselves to protect there families, towns, counties etc. against the ever oppressive government. The latter is exactly what our forefathers were concerned with.

8 posted on 05/11/2014 8:35:30 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: kiryandil

Lever action and pump action have been around a while.
Semi autos are not that much faster.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 8:36:37 AM PDT by Paladin2
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10 posted on 05/11/2014 8:41:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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By the time the militia reached Pittsburgh, the rebels had dispersed and could not be found. The militia apprehended approximately 150 men and tried them for treason. A paucity of evidence and the inability to obtain witnesses hampered the trials. Two men, John Mitchell and Philip Weigel, were found guilty of treason, though both were pardoned by President Washington. By 1802, then President Thomas Jefferson repealed the excise tax on whiskey.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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As far as the left is concerned, Americans cannot
be trusted with these high capacity lead delivery systems.



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12 posted on 05/11/2014 8:46:15 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Dutch Boy

.......yes, this writer can have my guns when he manages to rid this country of it’s worst people, a lot of whom end up in legislatures around the country.

This is to say nothing of appointed (unelected) people like Holder who clearly should be in jail along with fellow enablers and ass covering buddies like Obama and Reid.....

No, what the writer speaks of is a long ago fantasy.


13 posted on 05/11/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Iron Munro

Lol.....GOOD ONE!!!!


14 posted on 05/11/2014 8:47:23 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: rktman

ANY firearm can be used in an offensive or defensive mode.

Schmuck.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 8:51:16 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Paladin2

Lever actions are not “black”, at least were not when immortalized in westerns.

But you should look at how they were ‘customized’ by indians (yup).

Brass tacks, carvings, feathers, ... really scary and turned them into ‘assualt rifles’.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 8:52:47 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: rktman

Read this letter in the paper yesterday and came unglued! What a friggin’ idiot! But, the Ledger WILL always print those kinds of letters, now that it’s part of the St. Pete, err, Tampa Bay Times!


17 posted on 05/11/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: rktman

Now you see why the Feds are so intent on dumbing down our kids through Public Schools.

They fail to recognize the Tyranny imposed OUTSIDE of the Constitutional process this writer pretends to be the source of the Tyranny.

We have courts and executive orders circumventing the Constitutional process to impose Tyranny, and this clown can’t see that.


18 posted on 05/11/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: rktman

The Lakeland Ledger was a collectivist rag back when I was growing up in Tampa. Even though it was a business account of my father’s, I knew from him it was as “liberal’ as the St Pete Times of Poynter Institute infamy.

Commies have been active in Florida for generations.

Electronic media is killing them off.

;-)


19 posted on 05/11/2014 9:12:05 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: rktman
The anti-gunners have done a complete 180 turn on the significance of the Militia clause of the Second Amendment.

Initially it meant EVERYTHING. Only members of a government-controlled "Well-Regulated Militia" could own weapons, which would obviously include M16s.

Now that the Supreme Court has explained that the right includes weapons for self-defense, the anti-gunners would now state that the Militia clause means NOTHING. Only the government can possess M16s and the citizenry is limited to weapons that are only suited to self-defense and no other purpose.

We can only hope that soon the anti-gunners will become dizzy and pass out from exhaustion so that we get a break from their illogical nonsense.

20 posted on 05/11/2014 9:13:33 AM PDT by William Tell
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