the MAYOR of a Japanese city was shot and killed,and Japan has very strict
gun control. Tell THEM about "sensible and reasonable" or "live in a safe
Of course,their Yakuza makes a -business- of gun-running.
EVERY nation onthe planet has gun crime and people getting shot,killed or
simply robbed at gunpoint by armed criminals.
On which planet do you reside, Quark?
Oren will vouch for me on this.
In Las Vegas, Howard Hughes bought huge tracts northwest of town, intending
to make golf course retirement communities, high end properties, condos,
shopping centers, all high end.
Which is exactly what he and Del Webb corporation did. People started
moving in to these properties, thinking that they would be safe in these
havens behind fences and guard shacks, but in some cases with the nice
houses, but not the really high end stuff, they were just houses on the
streets. 2 out of three people paid cash, indicating a upper clientele.
Soon, people would leave their garage door open during the day, thinking
they're in this snitzy neighborhood way away from the real 'hoods. People
would stop by like it was blue light special time at K Mart and pick the
best stuff in the garage. Then there were the daylight burglaries when
people were at work. The hot prowls with people sleeping. Then brutal home
invasions with people viciously assaulted, tortured, and yes, murdered. The
not so secure security gates where you just sit there and follow a car
through, and you can be driving a moving van, and you go in and clean out a
The people were howling to the City Council and County Commissioners saying
that the reason they moved to Snitzy Heights was to get away from the crime,
and lo and behold, it followed them. They looked like fools on television,
doing their bwahaahaa bawling interviews about how the city and county
needed to do their jobs and protect them, and ain't it awful. I guess they
were like you, thinking that if you live in a nice neighborhood, and have
money, the bad guys will magically stay away. John Dillinger was asked why
he robbed banks. "It's where they keep the money," was his response.
If you think that neighborhoods and security measures can protect you, think
again. Steve Wynn, one of the richest men in the world, with a compound
second only to Fort Knox, had men come in and kidnap his daughter. Layer
upon layer of security. Luckily it all worked out for the best.
There's no place on this planet, Quark, that is safe. Not even 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue. I guess it's different on your planet.
Heart surgery pending?
Read up and prepare.
Learn how to care for a friend.
I lived in Summerlin for 10 and finally moved after I "quit" working.
Now I live in a single story home. Surrounded by other LEOs.
That quote was wrongfully attributed to Willie Sutton (Snopes), the
11th person on the FBI Most Wanted list.
[Willie]"Sutton was an accomplished bank robber. He usually carried a
pistol or a Thompson submachine gun. "You can't rob a bank on charm
and personality," he once observed. In an interview in the Reader's
Digest published shortly before his death, Sutton was asked if the
guns that he used in robberies were loaded. He responded that he never
carried a loaded gun because somebody might get hurt. He stole from
the rich and kept it, though public opinion later turned him into a
perverse type of Robin Hood figure. He allegedly never robbed a bank
when a woman screamed or a baby cried." (Wiki)
NONSENSE,all of what you wrote.
You expect elderly or small weak people to go hand-hand combat with
bigger,stronger,or more numerous attackers?
that might have weapons of their own,guns,knives,clubs.
these days,even good neighborhoods experience violent crimes.
Accidents happen. Sometimes with regrettable results. I, however, am willing
to accept the unfortunate cost of these accidents as the price one must pay
for access to a useful tool. The same attitude can be said of power tools,
swimming pools, and other common items.
* "911 - Dial-A-Prayer"
* "I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop"
* "I carry a .45 because they don't make a .46"
* "I carry a gun for exactly the same reasons a cop does: protection for
himself and others"
It's a federal law. No one under a domestic violence restraining order may
possess a firearm or ammunition [18 USC 922(g)(8) ]
One of the problems is that a divorce petition and answer often include
these boilerplate restraining orders.
The penalty for violation of this act is ten years in the Grey Bar Hotel
and/or $250,000 fine.
On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 14:27:59 -0700 (PDT), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
You crack me up, laughing. I'm the owner of all my guns -- in "active
possession". Locks and safes do not make a gun any safer.
Build more prisons -- but NIMBY ism won't help either.
I will agree that gun stores should have trigger locks on guns, just
so no numbskull places a round in the chamber and goes all postal.
Since age nine and given guns and knives at age sixteen for my
birthday, nobody has ever been harmed.
Heck I sleep with a gun and it has never harmed anyone!
But women get hotter when they know there is a big caliber gun next to
them. Makes 'em wanna kick the covers off, it gets so hot. The smell
of gun oil (Men's Discount Cologne) has some interesting effects on
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