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Balancing The Constitution’s Stance On Guns

May 5, 2013

Our county legislature has had two votes about gun violence, one vote each in its last two sessions. The vote in May was about newspapers printing the names of people who had gun permits....

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May-05-13 2:27 AM

Hoyer is an idiot! His interpretation of the Constitution is seriously flawed, because the Bill of Rights is very clear. The 2nd Amendment is very clear. It is about preserving life, which is self-defense. After all, none of the other rights in the Bill of Rights would have meaning if you are dead. The well regulated militia is in case of a too powerful government, like the one the founders left behind in England - and the one Hoyer would like to be the head of. The Federalist pspers of Hamilton and Madison say just that. Hoyer has an agenda. And, once again, is making criminals out of law abiding gun owners. His statistical quotes are out and out lies, made up by another liberal hack.

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May-05-13 2:39 AM

This authors stats are not only flawed, they are a blatant lie. The states with the most restrictive gun laws have the highest murder rate - examples of this would be D.C. and Chicago/Illinois. The accident statistics are wrong. People who lies to push an agenda are despicable.

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May-05-13 2:47 AM

I know Chicago and D.C. aren't states. In the case of Chicago, they took the restrictive gun laws of the state and made them more restrictive. In D.C. their laws basically prohibit anyone from carrying a gun outside their residence, very restrictive. These 2 places lead the country in murder rates. Then look at all these "blue" states, restrictive gun laws, high murder rates, NY, NJ, CA, just to name a few.

Who in the world elected this Hoyer guy?

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May-05-13 4:14 AM

MacKenzie the people of his district elected him. Scary, but maybe this time we will have better luck. You are right on the money with your comments. Now why can't someone like you run for office!

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May-05-13 7:40 AM

Hoyer says that it's best if you know if your neighbor's have guns. Why? Would your reactions to them be any different? Would he avoid them at all cost as well as any one else who carries a gun, even police? The whole concept of concealed carry that we have today is so that NOBODY KNOWS YOU HAVE A GUN on you. Duh! If Hoyer wants to know who is carrying guns, then he should push for open carry laws. There is no need to publish names. Everyone will know who has the guns, just wear them openly. Same thing as publishing names. Right Mr. Hoyer . Would you be comfortable with that.

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May-05-13 8:25 AM

I guarantee you Mr. hoyer's opinion on the press's right to publish names would change if someone at the PJ decided to post a list of names and addresses of the people who collect welfare benefits. After all, it's taxpayer money. Don't we have a right to know?

He, and other liberals would somehow magically find that right to privacy in the constitution if someone decided to do that.

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May-05-13 9:37 AM

What does Hoyer propose when someone wants to break into your home? Open the door, hold hands, and sing Kumbaya?

Remember, when seconds matter the police are only minutes away!

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May-05-13 9:46 AM

Very simple Tim, let's just assume that EVERY household has guns. It is not up to the government to provide this information. In the words of your fearless king, "if we can save just one life", then (my words) owning a gun for defense is worth it.

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May-05-13 9:53 AM

This Hoyer guy is twisted. I don't believe his statistic's. Every American need's to motive their government Representatives to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights at all costs. Those value's alone are what have made this the greatest nation on earth.

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May-05-13 3:29 PM

Gee, Monkeyboy, no one is ever attacked when they are away from home! There are no muggers, rapists, murderers or carjackers out there that would attack innocent, unsuspecting people. (sarcasm, for those that don't get it).

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May-05-13 4:56 PM

Thanks, carlaw, for the vote of confidence(pun intended), but I don't think the electorate has much of an appetite for candidates that think like you, me and many of the others here. They seem to prefer sleezy individuals, who have an agenda, think they know better than the rest of us, so they must push than agenda down our throats and ones that are "Santa Claus" and will give them things. Sad, but true.

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May-05-13 4:57 PM

that agenda, not than.

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May-05-13 4:59 PM

BTW, there is a female living in D.C., who was attacked. She fought very hard and now can carry outside of her residence. It's very difficult to get a permit for ANY gun in D.C., even one you would just keep in your home.

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May-06-13 3:30 PM

I carry 24/7, except when asleep. Then I have it 12 inches away. No paranoia here. It's simply that if my life is ever in jeopardy by some dirtbag, then I get to live and they don't. What's your choice?

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May-07-13 4:50 PM

Momkey, there is no negative comment from you concerning what Rev. Tim Hoyer, Democrat on the County legislature has said politically and keeps on saying politically to advance his poltical agenda as he is a cleric. What gives? Why not vent the criticism at him like you do me? I have a strong inkling that it is really not about separation of church and state as it separation of certain views that don't agree with yours from political policy.

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May-07-13 8:17 PM

The constitution doesn't have to spell out self defense or defense of one's home, family, or property. It is a natural law.

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May-09-13 4:51 PM

the paranoia of the right is simply amazing. we have a knucklehead here that admits he sleeps with his gun 12" away. I have looked at the crime statistics for the Jamestown area. Not a whole lot going on really and yet he "carries 24 hours a day" to feel safe from the dirt bags? Really? I think there is medication available for extreme paranoia but no cure for being a knucklehead LOL

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May-09-13 4:53 PM

another guy thinks that you could be sitting in McDonalds when someone comes in guns a blazing? Really? a McDonalds? jeez what's in your water man.

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May-09-13 4:54 PM

And Mel, you should be ashamed. A man of the cloth spewing forth the nonsense you come up with. Is that how you reach out?

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