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NOW IT’S POSSIBLE TO “download a gun design to your computer … build it with a printer, and fire it minutes later.” This sounds absurd, but if it’s not, what’s to stop somebody from downloading the design and building an atomic bomb the same way?

TO THE PERSON wondering about single mothers: There are so many because it’s so much easier to flee your girlfriend than it is to support a child.

BOY, PEOPLE WHO WANT to raise an uproar in this day and age against a Union man who had confiscated Confederate territory to make it a national cemetery for war vets. The Civil War is long over. Slavery was abolished. No one got to pull land out of the U.S. possession. Get over it.

SOCIAL SECURITY AND Medi­care are not entitlements when we are forced to pay into it for our future. But welfare and extended weeks and months of unemployment should not be considered entitlements and should not be given any more. Strike those costs off, tax all the wealthy who make half a million dollars on up and get us off the fiscal cliff.

I AM APPALLED with the bus situation I witnessed when I visited your town. There is only the barest coverage of some areas, and most buses ended by 7 p.m. The bus riders seemed to have no sense of courtesy with the way they stride two to three seats across with legs and grocery bags and coats so people forced to stand up in the aisles. Thank goodness I’m back to a civilized service here in Atlanta. Our buses run 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. We run more than one bus every 80 minutes, and trains. Most riders mainly sit in one seat. Gentlemen offer seats to women, young and older ones. One improvement made since my last visit early this year was that the drivers were all courteous and proper this visit.

A RANTER SUGGESTS we outlaw cars if we’re going to outlaw guns. Maybe the shortest way to a common sense solution is to outlaw politicians.

WHY IS IT GOOD TO use a gun to protect our president, but bad to use a gun to protect our children?

RAVES TO KROGER FOR doing its part to help the poor. They donate so many shopping carts to the ghetto.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/12/13 - 01:00 pm
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Dang, I'm beginning to

Dang, I'm beginning to believe Fred Russell is the cause of all unrest in the western hemisphere.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/12/13 - 01:08 pm
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Turn This Gun Control Thing Around

Harley points out some great historical examples of the results of gun control. We need to turn this argument around. We have a constitutional DUTY to be armed.

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

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OpenCurtain 01/12/13 - 02:09 pm
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ATF LEGAL Built it yourself Kits

Google the above heading and found 3 offers.

a 1911 model frame at 80%.
and AR-15 lower receiver at 80%
With Gigs, cost under $300 each.

The ATF/FFL controlled part are the frames and/or Lower receivers.

All other parts can be ordered without a FFL or background check out
of common gun magazines.

Yet another example of businesses filling demand legally (temporarily)

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harley_52 01/12/13 - 02:29 pm
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"We have a constitutional DUTY to be armed."

Maybe you're just joking, but that's pretty much what I believe. Of course that personal belief is tempered by the knowledge that at least half the population has no concept of what the term "duty" really means.

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Riverman1 01/12/13 - 02:35 pm
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Harley, I'm not joking at all

Harley, I'm not joking at all about citizens having a duty to be armed. That's how I read the Constitution.

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harley_52 01/12/13 - 03:16 pm
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Riverman...

I read it as a Right, not an obligation. It's in the Bill of Rights and I'm not sure it could be made a duty since even the Founding Fathers recognized that we all have a free will. You can't force people to be armed. Some have religions or philosophical objections and those should be honored.

In the absence of those sincere objections and physical abilities, I personally believe everybody SHOULD be armed, not that it's a law, but it's a moral obligation as a citizen.

IMHO, of course.

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