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It never ceases to amaze me how far we have come from the atmosphere of 2 centuries ago. I'd have thought that we'd have had a serious national interest in making certain that the knowledge about our liberty was widespread, so as to preserve the original culture for as long as possible. I guess that this is why civilizations eventually fall. However, people like Sheriff Cook are the reason why we'll be able to hang around for a bit longer.
1 posted on 11/21/2002 12:13:52 PM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: *bang_list
Sheriff Michael Cook bump.
2 posted on 11/21/2002 12:22:17 PM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: Ancesthntr
BRAVO!

Ignorance regarding an individual's right to own a firearm in this country is rampant, thanks to a liberal media that continues to "herd the cattle" in the direction of the anti-gun corral.

Sure, the world would be a better place without firearms or weapons of any kind. It would also be a better place without disease and death, hurricanes and tidal waves, lawyers and politicians, etc. However, the reality of things is such that those things do exist, and we must deal with them daily. It's a nasty world out there, folks... WAKE UP!

...and as long as it is a nasty world I'll be keeping my firearms close-to-hand, thank you!

V.T. Eric Layton
***Tempus Fugits***
vtel57@hotpop.com
3 posted on 11/21/2002 12:44:27 PM PST by vtel57
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To: Ancesthntr
Inspirational reading.

This Saturday in Minnesota and Wisconsin over 1 million heavily armed individuals will enter the woods for the deer hunting season. The argument that "guns cause violence" will be set aside for a week while a million hunters seek venison for the freezer.

I guess it never occured to the liberals that if guns cause violence the deer season should look like World War III. To their dismay, other than a few stupid accidents no one (other than the deer) gets shot.

4 posted on 11/21/2002 12:47:23 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Ancesthntr
Inspirational reading.

This Saturday in Minnesota and Wisconsin over 1 million heavily armed individuals will enter the woods for the deer hunting season. The argument that "guns cause violence" will be set aside for a week while a million hunters seek venison for the freezer.

I guess it never occured to the liberals that if guns cause violence the deer season should look like World War III. To their dismay, other than a few stupid accidents no one (other than the deer) gets shot.

5 posted on 11/21/2002 12:51:09 PM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Ancesthntr
It never ceases to amaze me how far we have come from the atmosphere of 2 centuries ago.

I would take that sentiment even further: how about 35 years ago, before the 1968 Firearms Control Act? That was a watershed in American thinking and social action, and not a good one.

I can remember as a teenager ordering a rifle and ammo through the mail and having it shipped direct via Railway Express. But, I didn't need to do that, except it was a particular military surplus rifle I desired. I could just as easily buy them (and did) at any number of places around, as the article states - in Sears, the local hardware stores, sporting goods stores, gas stations, just about anyplace. Nobody cared or even thought we were going to murder somebody. We even took them to school during hunting season and put them in the coat closet of our classroom so we could go hunting right after school was over.

Somebody tell me again how America has changed for the better since then?

6 posted on 11/21/2002 12:53:12 PM PST by Gritty
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To: Ancesthntr
Sheriff Mike for Director of the FBI!
7 posted on 11/21/2002 12:59:20 PM PST by RetiredArmy
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To: Ancesthntr
Well the 2nd Amendment was ratified in 1787 when the "militia" was defined as every able bodied man in America

Even now, the militia is defined in the U.S. Code as the "Organized militia", which is the National Guard, and the "Unorganized militia".

TITLE 10 > Subtitle A > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > Sec. 311. Sec. 311. - Militia: composition and classes

(a)

The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b)

The classes of the militia are -

(1)

the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

(2)

the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia

8 posted on 11/21/2002 1:02:12 PM PST by chudogg
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To: Ancesthntr
Last time I checked (about a year ago),there were about 700,000 cops in the US. In any given 8 hour shift, around 240,000 of them are on official duty. There are around 280 MILLION of the rest of us. That means about ONE cop for around every 1,200 of us. The math makes it a no-brainer to say that we're really on our own when it comes to personal security.

And the Supremes have ruled that the while the police have a duty to maintain law and order and preserve PUBLIC safety, they have no special obligation to any SPECIFIC citizen. On that basis, some cops -- like those who died on 9-11 and at other times actually trying to save individuals -- really ARE heroes!

Try as they might, the cops cannot be everywhere.

They are after-the-fact agents, usually arriving in time to string some yellow tape, chalk your outline on the pavement and help the ME's boys close the doors on the meat wagon.

Like Tony Soprano, you need to "...get yourself a gun."

Tony has several.

And HE lives in that relatively gun-free sanctuary known as New Jersey.

Questions?

13 posted on 11/21/2002 1:27:22 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Vic3O3
Good lawman ping! Why on earth can't we get more MEN like him elected! JBTs would be a thing of the past if the Pres. would post someone like this guy to the top post in the FBI.
14 posted on 11/21/2002 2:41:50 PM PST by cavtrooper21
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To: Ancesthntr; jd792; hosepipe; dixie sass; Memother; chesty_puller; mhking; Japedo; madfly; ...
BUMP PING
15 posted on 11/21/2002 3:15:46 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: Ancesthntr
Bump
18 posted on 11/22/2002 7:32:09 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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