Nov 12, 2013 at 11:55:09
“The accident was at around 1:00 when she hit a parked car. A neighbor near the accident called 911 but Renisha left the accident. She walked about 6 blocks or 2 miles to this persons house and it was around 3 am when she was shot.”
Arkm00 on Nov 12, 2013 at 13:39:40
“That is weird...Two hours and 2 miles from the accident.
Was she knocking on his door? Did she open the door.
She was shot in the back of the head. Was she walking away?”
“So soldiers shouldn't be allowed the freedom of worship?”
Dean J Smith on May 9, 2013 at 17:45:22
“Freedom has never included the right to have someone else pay for your obscure religious requirements. How about churches sponsor chaplains by compensating the military for their salaries, and offset some of the that cost from the offerings collected from troops?
I'm against chaplains who are redundant with what's available in the nearby community. I live near Fort Jackson, there are three mosques in Columbia SC, a Muslim chaplain isn't needed at Fort Jackson. Some bases are located in small towns that might not even have all the major Christian denominations, a Christian chaplain would be appropriate then. I also don't object to bases providing space for local clergy to conduct services on post, or the military providing transportation to churches that aren't represented on post.”
Dean J Smith on May 9, 2013 at 12:47:42
“Does freedom of worship require a minister being provided to you wherever you go? A counselor can provide the counseling, for the rest, I hear that whenever two or more are gathered in his name, he is there. Plus you can download sermons off the internet.
That said, I don't have a problem with keeping chaplains for overseas tours...it's keeping Christian chaplains on a base surrounded by Christian churches that bugs me.”
“During my 22 years in the Army the chaplains never forced their beliefs on anyone part of their job is to supply equipment for the different beliefs for the soldiers/ sailors. So for a example christian chaplain is required to get candles for a Wicca. Also they are there for support in cases of deaths at home or in country and coordinate with Red Cross for emergency leaves and so on. They also provide services for those that are of the same faith so a Christian chaplain will do a Christian services, a Wicca will do a Wicca service, a Muslim will do a Muslim service and so on.”
jrdobbs on May 3, 2013 at 16:58:18
“USAF (Ret.). Ditto.”
leyvadaniel on May 3, 2013 at 14:50:27
“I don't think our tax money should be paying for the religious choices of people.”
“My sister is a dead shot but doesn't allow guns in her house so when I visit her I put my pistol in her safe... I would love to take a sailboat to the Bahamas but I don't believe my Hobie 16 will get me there. Not to mention that I need a new trampoline.
Note if I came off disrespectful earlier I didn't mean to.”
“Well if I go to a gun show in Lakeland, FL the dealer should ship a gun that I purchase to a FFL dealer in my home state... You did notice that I said Dealer right... So have you been to a gun show in Lakeland, FL or anywhere for that matter.
The undercover video that you posted the first seller did ask to see ID (the others were wrong to sell) and please note I have never seen private dealers at any of the gun shows I have been to lately. Yes I believe that the NICS database should be available to individuals making gun sales (free of change or low cost)
Please note I didn't call you any names or call you a gun grabber so calling me a 2nd amendment nut shows your disrespect. I did challenge you to go to a gun show and check it out for yourself instead of listening to the media and their "facts".”
“Its a funny thing too...Im not totally against them...I just get crazy when I see guys falling down goofy when they see a cool gun..
My dad was a weapons instructor in the Marine Corp after WW2.. He taught my brother and I to shoot at a very young age. I had a .22 when I was 12.. I was an extremely good shot at that age... I would routinely score better at the range than the policemen that lived in our neighborhood.
I suppose your mindset changes as you get older... I just dont see much need for guns now. They just dont do anything for me..
Dont get me wrong... I had a Mini 14 that I kept on my sailboat when we went to the Bahamas and loved blowing big holes in the ocean.. but not any more..”
“That is a fable... all booths at gun shows that are selling guns have to have their FFL. Now there are some dealers at gun shows that aren't selling guns that don't have their FFL but again they are NOT selling guns. The gun show loophole refers to individuals selling guns outside of gun shows and yes that happens but they aren't opening up the trunks of their cars and selling them mainly because the organizers would run them off because they are taking business away from the show and the dealers that have paid to be part of that show. ”
fbrillo on Apr 25, 2013 at 17:07:44
“Im not an expert...I dont patronize gun shows.. I tend to use my brain for thinking rather than something else...”
“I don't believe they got it from a gun show since the dealers there have to run a NICS check on all purchases. Internet sales in a different state is suppose to go to a FFL dealer so the background check can be completed. I would bet they got them from either family member or a friend since that is the most common way that a criminal gets this gun.”
“So fighting for a freedom that a person feels is threatened is wrong in your world or are you just afraid that they might be right.
And yes they are trying to punish lawful gun owners for the crimes of a few. Considering that in the past 62 mass shooting since 1982 only eight have been done with Semi Automatic Rifles like the AR platform.
Do I believe that we need to do something about the gun violence the answer is yes... Do I believe that we need back ground checks then again the answer is yes... Do I believe that we need to keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill then of course the answer is yes.
But the laws that they have now just needs to be enforced. It is illegal now to transfer guns between states without going to a FFL dealer so the so-called internet loophole is bogus the laws that we have now just needs to be enforced. The Gun Show loophole is another myth. If they want background checks done then open up the NICS to anyone to check prior to selling a gun to someone we have smart phones and the internet it isn't hard and do so without a fee we already pay a fee for this service it is called taxes.”
bilbobuggins on Apr 18, 2013 at 19:00:24
“First of all, no one is infringing on anyone's freedoms. That is a sound byte, and an anger button, and you know it.Second, your take is correct, something needs to be done. But your final thought is flawed, simply because the laws we have are not working (and don't blame Holder or O, it's always been this way).If nothing gets done, nothing is going to happen. This movement to change the laws in a way that at a minimum tried, and captured that synergy was soundly thwarted by a diverting NRA and hard right that once again resorted to crying "my rights are being trampled".Quit blaming existing laws, and past failure as an excuse to do nothing. Now we'll get more "no enforcement" of existing laws. Why are those that loves guns so much not being as vocal about stopping crime as they are about "their" rights being trampled on?”
“How have legal gun owner demonized themselves? Can you explain your reason for believing that?”
bilbobuggins on Apr 18, 2013 at 17:40:37
“Gun owners are the ones constantly running at the spout how your rights are being trampled. It's all we've been hearing. That and how we're lumping you in with, or punishing you, instead of criminals.
For such a bunch of big men, I've never seen such a gaggle of henny penny sky is falling cry babies in my life. ”
“When Smith and Wesson made that pact with Clinton it devalued the company worth in half the gun buyers boycotted them and even today some with not buy a S&W gun because they remember... Now gun buyers are boycotting Remington for staying in NY because of what they see as a bribe by the government for a 80 million dollar contract and that includes the Freedom group. We will see what happens with that boycott.
As far as teaching the children that is one of the missions of the NRA to educate new gun owners and children in safe handling and marksmanship.”
cyclone70 on Apr 18, 2013 at 09:51:12
“"As far as teaching the children that is one of the missions of the NRA to educate new gun owners and children in safe handling and marksmanship. "
thats what they used to be about. I remember well when the NRA used to be about gun safety training. I took the course when I was a teen in the 70s. it was during the Reagan administration that the radicalization process began turning the NRA into the gun extremist organization it is today”