Alex Channon
Alex Channon

I'm not an American citizen but I have to say this law and especially its application in Florida is an affront to mankind. I've never been able to comprehend the American obsession with guns. How many people have to die in the USA before before something is done about the 'wild west ' attitude to carrying weapons.

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Alex Channon

I take it you have never known a rape victim… You obviously, from your "wild west" remark, know absolutely nothing about American history, including American legal history. While I note that you do not mention what country you are from, precluding a fair observation of criminal misuse of combat tools in your own country.

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  • Alex Channon

have u mr, lombardia..historian??

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  • Alex Channon

Er um i do agree some do seem to have an obsession with guns..owning multiple types,years ect. Sheesh!!

Ken Soderstrom
Ken Soderstrom

Kinda hard to stand your ground on your back having your head slammed onto a sidewalk. SYG is necessary if only to keep liberal, gun-grabbing DAs from further terrorizing crime victims.

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  • Ken Soderstrom

research the subject sir..

Ken Soderstrom
Ken Soderstrom
  • Ken Soderstrom

Research Mike Nifong. Libtard DAs w/an agenda make SYG laws essential.

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  • Ken Soderstrom

You r a Gun Collector also Sir?? Southern Colors??

Stuart Stephen Strickler

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the stand your ground law. Personal protection is a God given right. Leave the law alone!

Robert Bradford
Robert Bradford
  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

There is a great deal wrong witht he law it needs to be made clear... When this law started to protect people that are seemingly guilty without trail that is a problem. I agree that we all have the right to protect ourselves and believe this law will be great if revised.

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  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

Robert Bradford: I'm with u but look out here comes Lane to say we're wrong!!

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  • Stuart Stephen Strickler

SSS!! look on his FB page "GUN LOVERS OF AMERCIA UNITE". How can one "LOVE" a Gun???

Shirley Fashano
Shirley Fashano

"Stand Your Ground" I would like to see everything equal. Why does one ask the color of ones skin? BAD is BAD WRONG is WRONG when we will we all get it straight.
If Zimmerman is wrong in this case than it should be because he is wrong not becasue the color of the skin. If Martin is wrong than it should be because he is wrong not the color of his skin. In fact the 911 operator was the first to ask about the color of skin. Zimmerman had not noticed, all he knew were robbers had in the...

"Stand Your Ground" I would like to see everything equal. Why does one ask the color of ones skin? BAD is BAD WRONG is WRONG when we will we all get it straight.
If Zimmerman is wrong in this case than it should be because he is wrong not becasue the color of the skin. If Martin is wrong than it should be because he is wrong not the color of his skin. In fact the 911 operator was the first to ask about the color of skin. Zimmerman had not noticed, all he knew were robbers had in the past gotten away and he called for help. If we really want to get along and get out of the racism than we need to start looking at the crime and not the color.

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  • Shirley Fashano

Shirley copenhaver; ur living in fantasy land hon!!

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  • Shirley Fashano

What the world needs now is Love Sweet Love..but ignorace breeds racism breeds ignorance..not u jus stating in general....

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  • Shirley Fashano

Listen to what zimmermon uttered to 911 operator about Treyvon!!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

when color becomes a variable then to ignore it is to make an opinion without access to the variables, sort of like obama did when he interfered after the police had evaluated all the evidence and closed the case, obama brought it on, for one reason, misdirection

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby yup you were there, like the police and know all the crime scene evidence, I wonder why you didn't close the case ijke the professionals did ?

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Shirley Fashano

untold thousands of south africans die of starvation, its their own fault, they have a mentality problem, blaming everything, and everyone, but where the real fault rests, within their own ranks

Gwen Bornhoft
Gwen Bornhoft

It was never intended for what happened to Treyvon but people take things out of context ususally when they need to so it jsut should not be there...Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch he broke every rule thatis in place for everyones safety, ie, No weaponms, do not pursue, do not confront, call police, keep as low a profile as you can..I think when this all comes out he will be guilty of something, such a shame two lives and ttwo families are lost for one persone to be a herro....He is what...

It was never intended for what happened to Treyvon but people take things out of context ususally when they need to so it jsut should not be there...Zimmerman was Neighborhood Watch he broke every rule thatis in place for everyones safety, ie, No weaponms, do not pursue, do not confront, call police, keep as low a profile as you can..I think when this all comes out he will be guilty of something, such a shame two lives and ttwo families are lost for one persone to be a herro....He is what he is and no amount of arguing will ever change that, I have bern Neighborhood Watch for a long time and wow have never had to shoot anyone, imagine that!

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Gwen Bornhoft

gwen he was not neighborhood watch at the time, but going shopping

Michael Cosine
Michael Cosine
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Get you facts straight he was not Neighborhood watch when this happened!

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  • Gwen Bornhoft

Gwen Bornhoft: Respect to u,,for ur comment..well said and true..oh so true!!

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  • Gwen Bornhoft

Gwen: ur right sweetie!!

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  • Gwen Bornhoft

Michael Devlin he thought he was a bounty hunter mr.Devlin [:

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Gwen Bornhoft

Jewbaby VP Jewbaby · please provide evidence for your libelous accusation.

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day

I find it very disturbing that is is so easy for people in the States to obtain weapons of any kind...all the violence on the TV just encourages people to attack and ask questions later...the world has become a very unsafe place and as far as I am concerned the sooner the Lord returns to take his people home to safety the better...I feel so very sad for Trayvon's family THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.....

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day
  • Janet Pearson-Day

sorry Paula, but never in my house...

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Janet Pearson-Day

You referred to "weapons of any kind". Do you know all five types of weapons?
1. Sticks (All manner of pole arms fall into this category to some extent as well as a hiker's walking stick, a cricket bat, or a broom. Are you suggesting that sale or possession of brooms be banned?)
2. Blades (This includes pen knives, kitchen knives, scissors, machetes, swords, halberds, axes, etc. Again, are you proposing the ban on sale or possession of anything that can hold an edge?)
3. Flexible weapons (A...

You referred to "weapons of any kind". Do you know all five types of weapons?
1. Sticks (All manner of pole arms fall into this category to some extent as well as a hiker's walking stick, a cricket bat, or a broom. Are you suggesting that sale or possession of brooms be banned?)
2. Blades (This includes pen knives, kitchen knives, scissors, machetes, swords, halberds, axes, etc. Again, are you proposing the ban on sale or possession of anything that can hold an edge?)
3. Flexible weapons (A rope, without or without weights, a chain, with or without weights, or even the belt holding up a person's trousers all fit this description.)
4. Projectile weapons (This covers bow & arrow, crossbow & bolt, sling, slingshot, a thrown rock, and, of course firearms. Are you suggesting that all rocks small enough to be thrown be ground to sand?)
5. Combination weapons

Now that you know the 5 weapon types, all I can say is of course weapons are easy to obtain; but not merely in the US. I submit that you can obtain at least one of the weapons described above in any major city in less than an hour in any country in the world provided you had the currency to pay for it.

In woodland it's even easier. It should take you less than ten minutes to find an object that will serve as a weapon under the definitions above.

Your statement that you "find it very disturbing that is is so easy for people in the States to obtain weapons of any kind" tells me that you had no idea just how broad the term is and how, by definition, plentiful they are.

The most important weapon of all sits between the ears of every living human being.

Janet Pearson-Day
Janet Pearson-Day
  • Janet Pearson-Day

Sir, as I said before, never in my house....whatever I may have hanging around will not and I repeat not be used as a weapon...I have the only weapon I need and that is Almighty God....

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Janet Pearson-Day

Janet Pearson-Day Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the test.

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Janet Pearson -day; am sooo in agreement with you! shalom!! Love and Light!!also May God Bless you!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Lane : its ur bedtime again!!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

janet, yes the sooner the better and don't think it will b long... if mankind don't kill each other first!

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  • Janet Pearson-Day

Lane Lombardia lol!!!

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Janet Pearson-Day

rest in peace

Joan Conlee
Joan Conlee

This law sucks so they r saying just because he (says) self defence he has the right to kill someones child! Well my daughter was killed in Feburary and I know how this family feels He should be behind bars and this law needs to be gone it wasnt in self defence He was a coward.

Jessie Rawlins
Jessie Rawlins
  • Joan Conlee

If your daughter had been carrying a gun and knew how to use it would she be dead?

Lane Lombardia
Lane Lombardia
  • Joan Conlee

les reed You think it is the "norm"? Are you referring to law abiding citizens or criminals? What statistics have you been reading? With regard to getting rid of drugs, how many people are already in prison or dead over the "War on Drugs"? Do you see any credible evidence that the brute force method being employed is working or is even workable? How, exactly, would you propose to "get rid of" drugs?

Joy Adams
Joy Adams
  • Joan Conlee

And you know this how? Were you there? He is somebody's child too!

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Joan Conlee

les reed wow now you said something worth while

Ted Perry
Ted Perry
  • Joan Conlee

some where that drug dealer has gave someone a drug somewhere that has o d ed so there for he s committed a murder treat them as so no life in prison thats to easy we pay for it if you re not infringing on other s why whine and cry if you mind you re own bussiness then you wont get shot

Ted Perry
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  • Joan Conlee

Lane Lombardia i do bang

Sheryl Koroleski
Sheryl Koroleski
  • Joan Conlee

Jessie Rawlins ,I agree with you.I had some trouble once & I told the bugger I had two friends he could meet,smith& wesson.I wasn't sfraid to shoot a pretty deer & if he came through my door as he said he would I'd have no problem pulling the trigger.I believe,the facts need to speak for themselves.You should be able to defend yourself& stand up for your rights & if someone has it in for you ;no matter what color or religion,they will try to harm you.If you make it known that you will not...

Jessie Rawlins ,I agree with you.I had some trouble once & I told the bugger I had two friends he could meet,smith& wesson.I wasn't sfraid to shoot a pretty deer & if he came through my door as he said he would I'd have no problem pulling the trigger.I believe,the facts need to speak for themselves.You should be able to defend yourself& stand up for your rights & if someone has it in for you ;no matter what color or religion,they will try to harm you.If you make it known that you will not stand up & not be a door mat;I believe criminals would think twice about committing a crime.

Jessie Rawlins
Jessie Rawlins
  • Joan Conlee

les reed http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/local/sun_coast/soldier-stops-bank-robbery-suspect-05312011
All it takes is one person who knows what they are doing to stop a criminal. As long as law abiding citizens out number the criminals I say arm them.

Stephanie Hatfield
Stephanie Hatfield
  • Joan Conlee

Jessie Rawlins Toe Tally Agree

Thor Kuniholm
Thor Kuniholm

The easy availability of weapons in the U.S. certainly contributes to the high rate of murders, especially in the urban areas--witness the efforts of big city mayors to control their use. The Second Amendment to the Constitution was passed at a time when the federal government had no standing army, thus, stipulating the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms..." to provide for the defense of the country. This situation no longer applies and therefore stricter gun laws should be passed...

The easy availability of weapons in the U.S. certainly contributes to the high rate of murders, especially in the urban areas--witness the efforts of big city mayors to control their use. The Second Amendment to the Constitution was passed at a time when the federal government had no standing army, thus, stipulating the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms..." to provide for the defense of the country. This situation no longer applies and therefore stricter gun laws should be passed to reduce the incidence of violence in this country. In my opinion, "stand your ground" laws should apply only to one's home or business.

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Thor Kuniholm

I almost agree with you sir. I believe stand your ground is to protect your life and the lives of other innocents from those who would do harm, and you fear for your and/or their lives. Businesses and houses can be replaced, but to avoid a home invasion situation I think the use of a firearm is quite a good solution.

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  • Thor Kuniholm

Thor Kuniholm...Respect for ur Wisdom sir.

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  • Thor Kuniholm

Sir..wisely stated..i applaud u..unlike some of these peoples statements!!

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  • Thor Kuniholm

I agree to this mr.

. Stearns

Jackie Cox
Jackie Cox
  • Thor Kuniholm

what ? only criminals should have guns, about like it is now with all the mass shootings, If people were armed the shooters would think twice about getting themselves killed when thy take out a piece in a crown and start firing. Have live in places where people were the guns on their belt, in places where you are not allowed to have a gun, I much prefer the gun on the belt, it eliminates crime. The statistics show it to be true. The 2nd amendment is the law of the land until some fancy...

what ? only criminals should have guns, about like it is now with all the mass shootings, If people were armed the shooters would think twice about getting themselves killed when thy take out a piece in a crown and start firing. Have live in places where people were the guns on their belt, in places where you are not allowed to have a gun, I much prefer the gun on the belt, it eliminates crime. The statistics show it to be true. The 2nd amendment is the law of the land until some fancy lawyer who all carry try and take our guns so they can do whatever they want.

Linda Rizzio De Santis
Linda Rizzio De Santis

This law is intended for innocent people to be able to protect themselves against someone try to hurt them.If you want it repealed this law you never felt threatened and do not know what that fear is like.

Ron Meyers
Ron Meyers
  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Refine it- maybe. Repeal it- NO! Everyone has the right to defend themselves against anyone intending to do them bodily harm- armed or not. Don't want to get shot- mind your business and respect the right of others to be left alone.

Maureen Masonbrink
Maureen Masonbrink
  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Ron Meyers Sure, Ron. But while you are minding your own business, etc., follow the instructions given you by an officer of the law while you are on the phone with him or her! DO not become a vigilante and take the law into your own hands...That man may have been a member of the neighborhood watch but he was not a sworn in officer of the law!

Glenn Vincent Stearns
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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen Masonbrink Do you know for a fact that is what happened? If so you will be the first, and I would like to know how you know that? There has been no evidence backing the accusations of the media that Zimmerman continued to follow Martin after being told to stand down; in fact one eyewitness account has Zimmerman walking back to his SUV when Martin attacks Zimmerman breaking his nose etc., let's let the courts do their thing and Ron is correct in my opinion, and I am a retired...

Maureen Masonbrink Do you know for a fact that is what happened? If so you will be the first, and I would like to know how you know that? There has been no evidence backing the accusations of the media that Zimmerman continued to follow Martin after being told to stand down; in fact one eyewitness account has Zimmerman walking back to his SUV when Martin attacks Zimmerman breaking his nose etc., let's let the courts do their thing and Ron is correct in my opinion, and I am a retired Federal Officer BTW. If Zimmerman were threatened with his life and feared for his, or even that he may go unconscious and then would be helpless against someone smashing him in the face... We need answers though before we jump to conclusions. The law is good; the application is why we need to watch the police and the judges so that it is applied only when it fits.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen Masonbrink U r right Maureen.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Glenn Vincent Stearns What?? You can hear him (Zimmermon} breathing hard as hr chases Treyvon and try's to talk to 911 operator..After being told to retreat..and in another breath calls Treyvon a Dam-- Coo--..go back and listen to the taped calls in high quality..i did!! and i listened to the delight in his voice as he thought of his "catch" ,,Zimmermon is one of the sickest puppies around with obvious emotinal problems ,,including the need desire to b the "Hero" "Deputy Dawg...

Glenn Vincent Stearns What?? You can hear him (Zimmermon} breathing hard as hr chases Treyvon and try's to talk to 911 operator..After being told to retreat..and in another breath calls Treyvon a Dam-- Coo--..go back and listen to the taped calls in high quality..i did!! and i listened to the delight in his voice as he thought of his "catch" ,,Zimmermon is one of the sickest puppies around with obvious emotinal problems ,,including the need desire to b the "Hero" "Deputy Dawg syndrome.".federal Officer (BTW)?? retired i'm sure...at the end of the day he is also a sad excuse for a man..shooting down a teenager..when he could have avoided it if he had listened to police.

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Yes Sue!! What u said!!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Glenn Vincent Stearns Listen to the 911 tapes..Listen Intently..and then say what u said!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

maureen masonbrink: and that dear, is exactly what Zimmermon did!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Exactly Maureen Masonbrick!!

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  • Linda Rizzio De Santis

Maureen..well said dear!!

Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

I live in FL, I DO NOT own a gun. I NEVER WILL. Guns are not the answer. It's not civilized! We are not living in 1787 when the Constitution was written, nor are we living in the wild west - but it sure feels that way... more and more each day... Children die playing with guns, deranged adults kill or maim doing senseless foolish acts. I say adjust the Second Amendment. Restrict guns to Police, Military, FBI and the like. - Get them off the streets. But that won't happen 'cause the highly...

I live in FL, I DO NOT own a gun. I NEVER WILL. Guns are not the answer. It's not civilized! We are not living in 1787 when the Constitution was written, nor are we living in the wild west - but it sure feels that way... more and more each day... Children die playing with guns, deranged adults kill or maim doing senseless foolish acts. I say adjust the Second Amendment. Restrict guns to Police, Military, FBI and the like. - Get them off the streets. But that won't happen 'cause the highly funded NRA rules - overshadowing "we the people." How many more innocents have to die? Stupid is as stupid does... "Imagine all the people Living life in peace," "You may say I'm a dreamer - But I'm not the only one - I hope some day you'll join us - And the world will live as one." JL.

Roy Rodriguez
Roy Rodriguez
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

gee vanessa you quote john lennon a drugged out britt. but he had enough $ to get his fix and not have to steal for it ... smart thinking

Gayle Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa you're right we're not living in the wild west.. we're living in an age WORSE than the wild west with the drugs and ganbangers who have no reguards for human life. GUNS DO NOT SHOOT THEM SELVES.. they dont hop off of a shelf and shoot.. And the day they shoot themselves I'll jump on the bandwagon for banning them.. Its usually the GANGBANGERS that are shooting people and killing them.In chicago another little girl asleep on her couch was shot through the house walls ... let me...

Vanessa you're right we're not living in the wild west.. we're living in an age WORSE than the wild west with the drugs and ganbangers who have no reguards for human life. GUNS DO NOT SHOOT THEM SELVES.. they dont hop off of a shelf and shoot.. And the day they shoot themselves I'll jump on the bandwagon for banning them.. Its usually the GANGBANGERS that are shooting people and killing them.In chicago another little girl asleep on her couch was shot through the house walls ... let me guess that gun was outside alone and shot the house. NO it was a SCUMBAG gangbanger that shot that gun. LAW ABIDING Citizens dont go shooting people. People have them in their homes for protection against SCUMBAGS who feel it is their right to break into your house and take things they didnt work for. OR to harm your family. I refuse to be a victim of one or more of these PUNKS. GET A JOB, EARN YOUR OWN money and buy your own things . Its NOT GUN VIOLENCE as the lamestream media loves to word it IT IS GANG VIOLENCE that is the problem. PERIOD.

Gayle Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

the reason children die from "Playing with guns" Is Irresponible gun owners who do not lock them up.. there are plenty of ways to keep guns out of childrens hands. LOCK THEM UP or have trigger locks on them. again I agree with you STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES.

Teresa Donaldson Peal
Teresa Donaldson Peal
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa , if you try & take all the guns from the law abiding citizens , that leaves us helpless , because ur not going to get the guns from the criminals , they don't register their guns , that is a dumb statment if ever I heard one .... wake up & smell the coffee ... a lot more innocent people will die if our guns are taken away & the criminals keep their's ... I for one will never support this & hope it never happens in America . The police will have their guns & the criminals will have...

Vanessa , if you try & take all the guns from the law abiding citizens , that leaves us helpless , because ur not going to get the guns from the criminals , they don't register their guns , that is a dumb statment if ever I heard one .... wake up & smell the coffee ... a lot more innocent people will die if our guns are taken away & the criminals keep their's ... I for one will never support this & hope it never happens in America . The police will have their guns & the criminals will have their's , so tell me what will we have for protection ???? a ball bat ... I think not I can just imagine trying to defend myself aganist an intruder with a gun & I myself armed with a ball bat !!!!!

Michael Cosine
Michael Cosine
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Gayle Sikorra Well said I agree completely!

Gayle Cindy
Gayle Cindy
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Michael Cosine Thank you.. I just hate it when people blame "The Gun" And aren't responsible. You hear of children being killed "shooting themselves" or by a " friend" because daddy or mommy left the gun on the dresser or in a drawer and the kids thought it was a "TOY". So to me that is a weak argument on Vanessas part.

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa, if guns are outlawed then only outlaws would have the guns. People in countries with strict gun laws still have high violent crime rates. By the way, Washington D.C. had the strictest gun laws in the country and comparable with the most docile in the world, yet was the undisputed MURDER capital of the WORLD for decades. They lost that title the day they allowed citizens to carry weapons again. Try to rape a .38; the police are only minutes away when seconds count right? Hope you never meet evil people, like I have.

Glenn Vincent Stearns
Glenn Vincent Stearns
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Gayle Sikorra Well said! I totally agree.

Bob Washburn
Bob Washburn
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa, our founding fathers wanted us to be armed because as a last resort we might have to overthrow a tyranical government, just as they did in 1776. Gun control works. Just ask the Germans, the Russians, the Iraqis, the Chinese etc..... The key to everything is proper punishment for violating laws and teaching the Constitution to each and every citizen so people will know when the laws are being violated, not resticting our freedoms. Read Bastiat's "The Law." One of the crucial points...

Vanessa, our founding fathers wanted us to be armed because as a last resort we might have to overthrow a tyranical government, just as they did in 1776. Gun control works. Just ask the Germans, the Russians, the Iraqis, the Chinese etc..... The key to everything is proper punishment for violating laws and teaching the Constitution to each and every citizen so people will know when the laws are being violated, not resticting our freedoms. Read Bastiat's "The Law." One of the crucial points he makes is that in order to control the people "the poison and the antidote must be made in the same laboratory." Gayle, it's a tragedy when children die from playing with guns. Again it goes to the education and not restriction. All my children were brought up around guns just as I. There was never a curiosity about them. I knew what they were capable of doing, learned about them as tools and how to take care of them as such. A gun lying around was the same as a hammer that is to be used at the proper time and only as such. Parents that don't expose their children to guns from day one and expect them to not be excited about touching or using such a powerful tool are negligent in the upbringing of their children. Lastly, it is a violence issue. When we can curtail the violence and punish the perpetrators rather than coddle them like little babies, the violent deaths will end. People in countries without guns kill by other means. The government wants us to be disarmed for their own benefit period. I'm not a fanatic right-winged wasp. I believe in the Constitution and personal responsibility. I still belive that if our country would unite we could vote in the correct people to make us a strong nation again. Let's excercise these rights while we still have them and quit debating all the small things that break us up.

Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
  • Vanessa Staros-Schaefer

Vanessa that was so well said. You were very thoughful and insightful especially when it came to your understanding of humanity. Thank you for speaking the truth. We are losing our humanity more and more every day.

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