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MD Governor stops sniper attack! (Bans all firearm discharges in 4 counties by executive order)
Fox News Alert ^ | 15 Oct 2002 | DCBryan1

Posted on 10/15/2002 4:14:40 PM PDT by DCBryan1

Shepard Smith on Fox News just confirmed that anti-gun MD Gov. Paris Glendening has, by executive order, made illegal ANY discharge of a projectile weapon in four (4) counties around Washington DC.

This ban also includes bow/arrow and muzzloading hunting that are about to come into season, and all practice and recreational shooting.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: antigun; firearms; guncontrol; maryland; sniper
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Looks like Paris Glendining is using the sniper as a tool to get what he wants...a total firearm ban in MD.

HEY PARIS! DO YOU THINK THAT BY PASSING THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER (READ LAW BY PEN) THAT THE SNIPER WILL CEASE ALL SNIPING?!

Idiot politicians. None of them have been shot (yet).

1 posted on 10/15/2002 4:14:40 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1
Does Glendening think this will really stop the sniper(s)? Or does he think it will head off some vigilant action? What a stupid order right now.
2 posted on 10/15/2002 4:15:37 PM PDT by Utah Girl
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To: DCBryan1
Yep, this'll make the enemy soldiers quake in their sandy oil-stained boots alright.
3 posted on 10/15/2002 4:16:28 PM PDT by Sender
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To: DCBryan1
Great Idea! HEY- Let's make it illegal to kill people too!! That will sure stop them...
4 posted on 10/15/2002 4:17:45 PM PDT by Mr. K
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To: DCBryan1
"Is violation of this executive order a felony or misdemeanor? I mean I don't want to really get in trouble!" -a direct quote from the DC Sniper upon hearing of the governor's unanticipated brilliant strategy.
5 posted on 10/15/2002 4:18:49 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: Sender
I just hope we nab the sniper in VA. Fairyland doesn't have the stomach to do to him what we would do.
6 posted on 10/15/2002 4:19:17 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Utah Girl
Do you not understand the reason for it? How many guns are fired during hunting season? Do the cops need to be chasing down hundreds of reports of shots fired at this point in time? Hunters can go elsewhere if they just HAVE to hunt.
7 posted on 10/15/2002 4:19:52 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: DCBryan1
Hope some hunters get the SOB's, on their way to another county!
8 posted on 10/15/2002 4:20:21 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: blackdog
"Is violation of this executive order a felony or misdemeanor? I mean I don't want to really get in trouble!" -a direct quote from the DC Sniper upon hearing of the governor's unanticipated brilliant strategy.

Gee. If he's a felon, he couldn't carry a gun anymore! The irony.

9 posted on 10/15/2002 4:21:06 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: DCBryan1

"MD Governor stops sniper attack! (Bans all firearm discharges in 4 counties by executive order)"

Uhhh...'scuse me, but where is the major, total, unconditional, "REVERSE EVOLUTION IN ACTION"

DUH !!

Alert?


10 posted on 10/15/2002 4:21:12 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: DCBryan1
So I'll sue this dumb son of a bitch for the cost of my indoor shooting range membership fee when the courts open tomorrow......
11 posted on 10/15/2002 4:21:49 PM PDT by tracer
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To: DCBryan1
If the law against murdering someone didn't stop this sniper, what makes the governor think this will?????? Intelligent minds want to know.
12 posted on 10/15/2002 4:22:44 PM PDT by rudypoot
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To: DCBryan1
Already posted here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/769730/posts
13 posted on 10/15/2002 4:23:13 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed
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To: DCBryan1
I guess we can send law enforcement home. They cannot use their firearms to stop the sniper without breaking the law. . .

Wouldn't want them losing their jobs because they violated the total ban on firearms discharge. And I really don't think it is in the job description to catch a violent criminal with butterfly nets.
14 posted on 10/15/2002 4:23:34 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings
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To: Trust but Verify
Do the cops need to be chasing down hundreds of reports of shots fired at this point in time?

Good point. That pesky Constitution. If they admitted that Maryland is considered a war zone, I'd be more understanding. Right now, it's just a crime ridden area.

15 posted on 10/15/2002 4:23:37 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: DCBryan1
IF this doesn't motivate the GOP base, nothing will. The projected turnout for GOP'ers should go up significantly after this gets circulated.
16 posted on 10/15/2002 4:24:07 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: Trust but Verify
Given the accuracy this sniper has displayed, only those reports of gun fire within range of a victim need to be attended to. The governor of Maryland is an idiot.
17 posted on 10/15/2002 4:24:11 PM PDT by ExpandNATO
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To: Trust but Verify
Do you not understand the reason for it? How many guns are fired during hunting season? Do the cops need to be chasing down hundreds of reports of shots fired at this point in time? Hunters can go elsewhere if they just HAVE to hunt.

Please tell me that you are kidding. I would hate to think that a Freeper was stupid enough to write this statement and mean it. I'm telling myself that you have to be parodying the idiot liberals, but I'm not totally sure.

WFTR
Bill

18 posted on 10/15/2002 4:25:53 PM PDT by WFTR
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To: DCBryan1
waddafoo.

I wonder what would happen if all the people in these counties disregarded the e.o. A little civil disobedience might go a long way. Someone ought to tell him that lawful gun owners will only comply with his order until the next killing. After that, he'll know that his order is useless.

19 posted on 10/15/2002 4:26:00 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Trust but Verify
First of all, hunters are already in a shotgun only zone. I don't even think you are allowed to use a rifle to hunt in Maryland. I don't think too many people will be too keen on walking around suburban Maryland with long guns for quite some time. If they do, they have a need to see Darwin.

I am sure the sniper feels a whole lot safer now! How's this for a catch 22....You have a pistol in your posession, you see the sniper and dispatch him without hesitation, only to face a 20 year conviction for violating the governors order and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. It would happen you know.

20 posted on 10/15/2002 4:27:09 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: DCBryan1
WHICH FOUR COUNTIES? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. I live in this area and am all set to hunt on Thursday.
21 posted on 10/15/2002 4:28:19 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: DCBryan1
LOL! The Guv must have thought Commisioner Moose was getting too much attention, so he decided to try looking even more foolish!
22 posted on 10/15/2002 4:28:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Trust but Verify
...This ban also includes bow/arrow...

Ok. You had a good explanation for a gun shooting ban, since its a possible war zone. What about bows and arrows? Why did the governor ban them?

23 posted on 10/15/2002 4:28:43 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: DCBryan1
I don't think that this has any legal force, and I don't see how it could have any practical effect.
24 posted on 10/15/2002 4:29:20 PM PDT by stndngathwrthistry
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To: DCBryan1
I'm sorry but this Gov is a complete @$$ for doing this stunt


25 posted on 10/15/2002 4:29:56 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
"I just hope we nab the sniper in VA. Fairyland doesn't have the stomach to do to him what we would do."

I'd laugh if it weren't for the fact that I'm dead serious...whilst out today, I fell into a conversation about the sniper with a total stranger...he mentioned an option (which I share) that I'm afraid to mention online...then I said a little later that the sniper stands a better chance of being caught in Virginia, where the locals (in general) haven't been infected with the PC Anal Retentative to the Point That it Drops Your IQ into the Negative Numbers bug yet...(paraphrasing, of course)...I'm from PA and he was from NY State. He agreed with us...in fact, he finished then expounded upon the thought for me.

26 posted on 10/15/2002 4:30:34 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: blackdog
What about banning bows and arrows? Is the governor feeling ok? He might need some quiet time.
27 posted on 10/15/2002 4:32:24 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I would disagree with banning bow hunting.
28 posted on 10/15/2002 4:33:10 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: DCBryan1
The Democrats, and Liberals in general, have a penchant for including innocent citizens in the crimes of lunatics.

With ridiculous actions like these, the political elite illustrate their contempt for law abiding citizens.

Now the Gov can say he had a hand in the solution as he spends tax dollars to take sacraficial lambs from the population and slaughter them on TV in the name of doing somthing.
29 posted on 10/15/2002 4:33:29 PM PDT by Pylot
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To: DCBryan1
Which is exactly why we moved from that democRAT infested
haven for socialists.God forbid little kathy kennedy townsend get elected as governor.She'll ruin Md more than it already is.
30 posted on 10/15/2002 4:34:31 PM PDT by Methos
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To: Mo1
Pre-existing condition......
31 posted on 10/15/2002 4:34:36 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: Renfield
Sorry man, you're gonna have to ax your Governor to reimburse your lease fees.
32 posted on 10/15/2002 4:34:46 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
He probably banned bows and arrows in order to discourage the native Americans from making a takeover attempt. (Liberal idots know no bounds)

33 posted on 10/15/2002 4:35:03 PM PDT by ARCADIA
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To: Trust but Verify
"Do you not understand the reason for it? How many guns are fired during hunting season? Do the cops need to be chasing down hundreds of reports of shots fired at this point in time? Hunters can go elsewhere if they just HAVE to hunt."

WHAT?? The sniper attacks are taking place in URBAN AREAS where HUNTERS DO NOT HUNT

What part of the galaxy are you from?

34 posted on 10/15/2002 4:35:17 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: DCBryan1
On the popular children's television show, Dora the Explorer, children are able to prevent a character named "Swiper" from taking things by yelling 'Swiper, no swiping" three times. Apparently, the writer of this law believes in magic and that by saying "Sniper, no sniping" he can prevent a lawless person from committing a crime. On the flip-side, he may have enacted the temporary ban to cut down on the false alarms among a hysterical public. But bows and arrows? Makes no sense.
35 posted on 10/15/2002 4:35:27 PM PDT by lsee
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To: Trust but Verify
I would disagree with banning bow hunting.

Would you disagree with shooting back at the sob?

36 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:10 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: redlipstick
Ping
37 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:13 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Trust but Verify
thats all fine and good, but all it takes is a silencer,and then blam, you dont have a clue anyway... not many of these killings happen out in the woods ya know... its just a gungrabber nutcase wanting to use it as a reason to violate our rights. only a killer has a reason to shoot on the streets, which is where its happening, not in the woods.
38 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:14 PM PDT by MacDorcha
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To: cake_crumb
Well, I live in an urban area and there is hunting in every county in the state, both urban and rural.
39 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:29 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify
Real hunters dont hunt in malls, gas stations, etc. He and you are both wrong!
40 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:36 PM PDT by texson66
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To: DCBryan1
" Stupid is, as stupid does !!!!??
41 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:38 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: cake_crumb
...that the sniper stands a better chance of being caught in Virginia...

I wish I could puff up with pride, but my fellow Virginians got tricked into thinking Governor Warner was a conservative. Amazing. The sniper could probably trick them [especially Northern VA] into thinking that he's just an actor shooting blanks.

42 posted on 10/15/2002 4:36:42 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: DCBryan1
How much bow hunting is going on in Maryland Metro areas these days? Where is Trafficant when you need him? Sheesh.
43 posted on 10/15/2002 4:37:15 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Absolutely not! I say if someone gets a shot at him, take it! And if the Governor wants to prosecute someone for that, well I think we all know better.
44 posted on 10/15/2002 4:37:45 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: No Truce With Kings
The cops in MD could talk the sniper to sleep reading Gov paris' speeches!
45 posted on 10/15/2002 4:37:50 PM PDT by texson66
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To: blackdog
Here is a question for the Governor with NO Brains

What if a person comes in contact with this sniper and has a chance to stop him from killing another person ... should this person kill the sniper or say .. I must follow the governor new BS law??
46 posted on 10/15/2002 4:37:54 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: WFTR; All
Seems to me that an armed citizen would be a good thing right about now, especially if that armed citizen were at the right place at the right time and killed the wanted murderer. Saw someone earlier say this guy is not a "sniper" per se...so far haven't all the victims been pretty stationary targets.
47 posted on 10/15/2002 4:38:15 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Trust but Verify
Absolutely not! I say if someone gets a shot at him, take it! And if the Governor wants to prosecute someone for that, well I think we all know better.

Phew! For a minute there I thought you had your mind snatched.

48 posted on 10/15/2002 4:38:56 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Renfield
"WHICH FOUR COUNTIES? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. I live in this area and am all set to hunt on Thursday"

As long as you're not hunting for deer in gas stations, Michael's parking lots, auto dealer parking lots, Slow Zones on the sidewalks in front of middle schools or Home Depot parking lots, you're probably OK...

49 posted on 10/15/2002 4:38:57 PM PDT by cake_crumb
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To: DCBryan1

50 posted on 10/15/2002 4:39:05 PM PDT by archy
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