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Gun Control

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 5:17 PM

my son the sharp shooter
My father-in-law sent me a fellow Texans' opinion on gun control.

My stance it this: if you come in my house to harm me or my family i will kill you.

If you try to car jack me, I will kill you.

I do not put up with theives, rapists, and the other such dregs of society.

I do not believe I need to house criminals for long periods of time with my tax money, and then they get out on the street to do it again.

I am all for capital punishment.

I had someone try to kill me around 22 years ago and the LAW told me to learn how to shoot and get a good gun. That was in Texas.

Best advice i ever got other than Kick The Bum Out!

My son can shoot also and handles a Mack 10 and a 357 with ease.

We believe in the freedom to defend our selves and protect our families...

See what fellow Texan Ted Nuget has to say about it.


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Absolutely! I can't fathom folks who advocate gun control as a way to reduce crime. Murder, rape robbery, kidnapping, etc. are already against the law, what will one more broken (gun)law mean to a criminal?

The police are only there to take reports and try to find the suspect AFTER a crime has taken place. Trusting the police to prevent criminals from hurting you is lunacy.

We, in America, need less laws and more real punishment for the laws we decide to keep.

Why does it take over a decade to execute a multiple murderer who admits their guilt and asks for execution????

Bring back public floggings, hangings, and the like and crime will drop accordingly.

-- Posted by quietmike on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 5:39 PM

The ONLY acceptable form of gun control is being able to hit the target.

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 6:55 PM

Well I am a gun owner and think it is my rite to bear arms and protect my family.

-- Posted by MSK on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 8:51 AM

Years ago, while in another Tennessee County, my friend lived on a quiet country road. He came home after dark (maybe 11:00 PM) to find a strange car parked in front of his house.

He called me because he did not have a number for the Sheriff. The Deputy told me he could not get a car there for at least 45 minutes.

When I asked for suggestions he asked if we had a gun. He said we could wait, or if my friend went in and was threatened at all, he should make sure he was the only witness.

Now I am not saying that is what Bedford County would tell you, but reality for many of us in the rural areas is that unless they happen to be cruising in the area, help is not just a few minutes away. No criticism meant whatsoever.

If I believe our lives are in imminent danger, I will not bet my family's well being on waiting.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 9:11 AM

Right to Bear Arms... Couldn't that mean Ursine Appendages?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 9:43 AM

I have a rifle. I don't shoot too well. Better be careful if you come in my house...oh yeah, the blue heeler bites and she doesn't mind me very well. I probably couldn't make her stop eating you up.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 10:44 AM

I can shoot straight if I don't have to shoot very far. But I probably wont wait for you to get that close.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 3:36 PM

I once joked with my insurance man about what we do with uninvited visitors. He had me take photos and send them to him.

I thought I was joking, but must have been very convincing.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 4:33 PM

EM...you're about half "touched", you know that? Yes, the founding fathers might possibly have meant that we have the right to hang the arms of grizzly bears in our living rooms...although I highly doubt it. You know though, it would lead to some pretty interesting moments in history I'm sure. You can almost picture the Confederate soldiers beating the Union soldiers senseless with the front legs of black bears from the Smoky mountains.

-- Posted by Thom on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 6:18 PM

I believe we all have the right to protect our home and our families. But i do not agree with this law that they are tring to pass to beable to take a gun into a bar. I believe that is asking for alot of trouble. When we go home to North Carolina or the Mts.of Virginia we always take our hand gun along with us. That is the only time we take it from our bedroom is when we are on a trip home. I am sure that it would come out fast if someone was tring to break into our home or harm us.

-- Posted by rebelrosecountrymom on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 9:52 AM

We may not have to worry about taking guns into bars if the Supreme Court nominee that Mr. Obama, has picked has her way. Judge Sotomayor wishes to take guns out of public hands. Her interpretation of the second amendment is that the right to bare arms is exclusive to the federal government, thus taking the ability of unseating a tyrannical government by the populous if that was to ever be necessary. The very reason the amendment was set in place by our founding fathers. This is not the rant of a conservative talk show host; these words came from her mouth. Please go to You Tube and listen to what this woman has to say. If you love to hunt, or shoot targets for sport call your congressman, and senators and ask them not confirm this woman as a Supreme Court Justice.

-- Posted by docudrama on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 10:13 AM

The legislation that our illustrious Governer vetoed wasn't to allow people to take guns into bars. It was so that people could carry their guns into restaurants that happen to serve alcohol, rather than leave them in the car. Personally, I would feel much safer about someone sitting down for a meal with their family knowing they kept their gun on them instead of taking it out to "hide" it in the car. That's just asking for problems when someone breaks into the car to steal the gun.

-- Posted by Thom on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 2:09 PM

I do believe in the right to bear arms and I am against gun control. Let me ask all of you that are for gun control. Do you think the criminals are gonna abide by those laws? Hello LOL and by the way bill or no bill I am sure there is guns in bars already.

-- Posted by johnnyreb on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 2:47 PM

Lesa you are the GREATEST!!

-- Posted by jim8377 on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 6:51 AM

The right to bear arms is deeply rooted in this country.Anyone remember the Revolutionary War? We would still be under Brittain's rule had we not been armed.All gun control does is take guns away from law abiding citizens,and makes them sitting ducks.Criminals dont bother to get a permit,background check,etc.

-- Posted by white_power88 on Sat, Jun 13, 2009, at 7:39 PM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.