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Re: “Rally planned against Trump's new deportation order

Spot on correct, Odin!

Using Bill Burns' asinine theory even the Aztec, Sioux, etc are immigrants since humans all came to the Americas from somewhere else. In fact, humans would be immigrants everywhere except the savannas of Africa.

To try to claim that a person is an immigrant because their forebears came here from another county is patently absurd and demonstrates an inability to think beyond soundbites and Facebook memes.

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Posted by JohnEB on 02/25/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “DA rules officers justified in shooting man

I'll attest to the power of an air rifle. Some are powerful enough to kill pigs and deer, easily powerful enough to kill a human, and can range from little .177 caliber thru .50 caliber. I own .177 cal, .20 cal, .22 cal, .25 cal, and 9mm (.355 cal) air rifles.

As Dave H points out, these should not be confused with the airsoft toys which fire non-lethal, fairly harmless 6 mm plastic balls.

I would also point out that some of the airsoft toys are extremely realistic looking and without the orange tips, often cannot be distinguished from real firearms from a few feet away.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/29/2015 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"The fact is those people are dead and the police were to late to stop it all because in your own words it was not a priority. Not a one of you John Wayne hero's stopped it and the police were late. THATS THE FACTS. WHY? Because open carry by anyone is allowed."

What is your reading impediment? It was a priority 2 call. And it would still have been a priority 2 call if open carry was not allowed. There are 6 levels of priority, 6 being the lowest. So it was a priority. THOSE ARE FACTS.

"Why didnt anyone else stop it? Because most open carry guys only carry to make themselves feel like hot shots they havent stopped not one mass shooting. "

Because there was no one else carrying openly nearby. It has jack squat to do with how people feel about themselves. FACTS, not your hoplophobic hyperbole.

"Vermonters are such wonderful folks, it's where I live now, lot's of hunter - gun owners, we don't ever talk about this nonsense, ever, we talk about our wonderful craft brews, organic farms, maple syrup, biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, hunting. The energy here is happy, very happy people."

And guess what, Lil Mick? They not only have concealed carry without permits, but they also have OPEN CARRY! You are a complete hypocrite.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/22/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"We talk...we talk and we talk, we offer our opinions and more opinions. We never...ever...ever do the one thing we all need to do and that is listen."

Heed your own advice.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/21/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"I have answered this question several times, if you did not have open carry those 3 folks who were shot down in Colorado Springs could possibly be alive, happy, living just like you and I are now."

Complete assumption on your part.

"A lady called the police when she saw the individual with his guns walking down the road. The police told her due to open carry, there is nothing they could do, and so they did nothing!"

Not completely true. The police could have just said there was nothing they could do, meaning they did not open a call on it, but instead they opened a Priority 3 call on it and then upgraded it to Priority 2 (there are 6 levels of call priorities).

"Had your city not had open carry, those 3 folks might be talking about the holidays now, instead they are DEAD!"

If we did not have open carry, the police probably would have opened a Priority 2 call just as they did. Also, if we did not have open carry, the gunman may very well have just carried concealed, in which case the first call would never have happened.

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/21/2015 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

"John is that not exactly what I wrote?"

No. You wrote, "How can you be intimidated by something you dont see or know is there?" I never said anything about being intimidated by people carrying concealed illegally. I said "concerned". If you do not understand the difference between intimidated and concerned, then this conversation is not going anywhere until you figure it out. GET THAT!

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/21/2015 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Dear trial, guns, Pikes Peak Summit House, and more

Rocky Smith,

I told her she doesn't have a right to not feel intimidated by open carriers. I never said anything about being intimidated by concealed carriers, I said concerned. Two different words: intimidated vs concerned. GET IT?

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Posted by JohnEB on 12/17/2015 at 4:24 PM

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