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I'm sure he meant to poke fun, but I thought it captured "a polite society" quite nicely.
 

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I am sure the irony is lost upon Gary....
 

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Match10 said:
I am sure the irony is lost upon Gary....
I've read his comics since the early 70's, insightful commentary has never been his strong suit.
 

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There's a poll halfway down the page...

Straw Poll

In reaction to the Arizona shootings a number of public officials have been arming up, and Texas Rep. Louie Gohmerts is drafting a bill that would allow members to carry concealed weapons onto the floor of the U.S. Congress. Meanwhile in Arizona, proposed legislation would allow both students and professors to carry guns on campus. "When everyone is carrying a firearm," notes AZ state Rep. Jack Harper, "nobody is going to be a victim."

The Question
Should we be a more fully-armed nation?

{A} Hell, yeah. When not only outlaws have guns, more outlaws will get gunned down. A properly prepared citizenry might have nailed Loughner in time. Millions have trained up on run-and-gun video games; let's not waste all that know-how.

{B} Not sure. There may be an equalizing effect to equal firepower, then again an armed citizen at the Giffords scene admits he almost blasted the wrong guy. How about we leave it to pros, but put more of them out there?

{C} No damn way. I can't even stand the way my fellow Americans handle their cell phones. Glocks all around? Shoot me now.
Code:
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Results:               {A}     {B}     {C}
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  Own Multiple Guns     35      28      68
  Own One Gun            9       8      50
  Own No Gun            28      55     482
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  Total                 72      91     600
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Fallschirmjäger said:
Match10 said:
I am sure the irony is lost upon Gary....
I've read his comics since the early 70's, insightful commentary has never been his strong suit.
Concur
 

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People who admit/boast that they have no guns and thus no familiarity with the subject pontificating about what those who do have them and are familiar with them should do.

Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
 

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NullMatrix said:
Fallschirmjäger said:
Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
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NullMatrix said:
Fallschirmjäger said:
Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
People who don't work in law enforcement aren't allowed to tell departments what to drive, what uniform to wear, what to carry, what grooming standards must be enforced, or a whole list of other things. Maybe the rest of us are missing an important point....... or maybe not.
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
NullMatrix said:
[quote="Fallschirmjäger":3vx2clzq]Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
People who don't work in law enforcement aren't allowed to tell departments what to drive, what uniform to wear, what to carry, what grooming standards must be enforced, or a whole list of other things.[/quote:3vx2clzq]
Except of course, when those people are FOOTING THE BILL for that law enforcement.
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
NullMatrix said:
[quote="Fallschirmjäger":1yzir0en]Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
People who don't work in law enforcement aren't allowed to tell departments what to drive, what uniform to wear, what to carry, what grooming standards must be enforced, or a whole list of other things.
Except of course, when those people are FOOTING THE BILL for that law enforcement.[/quote:1yzir0en]

By 'footing the bill' are you referring to the Georgia Legislature, County Commissioner, City Mayor or some other entity?

I may have missed it but I don't recall seeing anywhere that the Georgia legislature set the grooming standards for the Georgia Highway Patrol, nor where a city Mayor has mandated that a department carry a certain manufacturer's firearm. Would you be kind enough to show an example?
 

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I didn't know anyone fondled Glocks.... thought that was reserved for 1911's & wheelguns....
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
NullMatrix said:
[quote="Fallschirmjäger":37mxgy7l]Reminds me of people who don't own horses voting whether English or Western saddles should be what one rides.
Yep, and people who don't work in law enforcement shouldn't be allowed to criticize those who do.
People who don't work in law enforcement aren't allowed to tell departments what to drive, what uniform to wear, what to carry, what grooming standards must be enforced, or a whole list of other things. Maybe the rest of us are missing an important point....... or maybe not.[/quote:37mxgy7l]
No, they instead elect officials to either do it for them or appoint someone to do it for them.
 

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Fallschirmjäger said:
By 'footing the bill' are you referring to the Georgia Legislature, County Commissioner, City Mayor or some other entity?
I'm talking about us, the taxpayers who fund the activity (law enforcement) with our hard-earned dollars, and who, by the way, are also the ones who have empowered those officials to act on our behalf.

Fallschirmjäger said:
I may have missed it but I don't recall seeing anywhere that the Georgia legislature set the grooming standards for the Georgia Highway Patrol, nor where a city Mayor has mandated that a department carry a certain manufacturer's firearm.
Perhaps we as citizens should get more involved with those aspects of these, our public servants, who are acting in our name using our funding and wielding the power which we have delegated to them.

The point I'm trying to make here is that the "English version Western saddle" isn't a valid analogy.
 
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