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by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 2821
Views: 31844

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Pence's pouting was embarrassing but nitpicking over Don's choice of words in his tweet says more about the nitpicker than it does about the nitpickee.
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

Or, in layman’s terms: The rule would have allowed bureaucrats within one of our federal agencies to bar American citizens from exercising a constitutional right — and on the highly questionable grounds that to be incapable of managing one’s finances is, by definition, to be a “mental defective.” O...
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 2821
Views: 31844

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

There should have been spaces after the commas. [-X

No, I don't see anything wrong with it, either.
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

As I suspected on the "scripted question 'scandal'", it was a matter of Colton Haab's question being a monologue rather than just a short statement and a question. https://www.snopes.com/did-cnn-give-shooting-survivor-questions/ His original "question": Opening statement: page 1 ...
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

Who's behind it? The NRA is. It's become an extremist organization that doesn't even resemble what it was 30 or 40 years ago.
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

MDDad wrote:Qr Bbpost Why do you think it would take that long?

Well, they'd have to stop for gas, take the weekend off, take in the sights, do some fishing, you know.
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

As useless as I think tanks are in modern warfare, a battalion of them could roll over Northern Idaho in about a week.
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

569628 I still couldn't find the hunting reference anywhere as the primary purpose for 2A. I still come up with the fear of tyranny angle. Did I miss it? I was only pointing out how guns were primarily used at the time. What Hamilton described was pretty much the National Guard (and possibly conscr...
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

569626 The writings of the Federalist Papers give a good indication of what the Founding Fathers believed. They give a good indication of how two well educated guys from somewhat egalitarian New York and one aristocrat from Virginia thought. No input from New England, the peace freaks in Pennsylvan...
by John Q. Public
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

569629 As for a possible root cause of this, and nearly all crime...how about starting with fatherless kids? Funny you'd say that after quoting the fatherless Alexander Hamilton. Just sayin'. And it really doesn't have a lot to do with the problem, anyway. Considering that part of the greater issue...
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

He invented the National Guard. Where did that clip come from? It's edited strangely and rearranged. Here's the original if you're interested. To the People of the State of New York: THE power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times of insurrection and invasion are natural...
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

At the time the Constitution was written, guns were primarily tools to get food with. Their secondary purpose was where the "militia" part came in. They were rarely used for personal protection and they were never carried in town.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

They make it biased. It's part of their strategy to protect their income. Not a whole lot different from the olde tyme union bosses.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

As a Marketing guy, I find it interesting how the different sides of this issue are being sold. Democrats and Moderates see it as a safety issue, which is sort of a softer version of fear. Conservatives and the NRA are calling it a political issue and their method is fear, fear and more fear. Fear t...
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

Cops aren't usually who people are referring to when they use the term.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

"1. In every mass shooting, it took a good guy(s) with a gun to stop the bad guy."

You sure of that? The last one ended without gun play and the ones in Vegas and Virginia Tech ended with suicides, which is what I'd guess as the most common end to mass shootings.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

I guess you didn't see where I said "every school shooter and most every other mass killer". How much time did the kid in Florida do? Is killing frogs a misdemeanor or a felony? Like Wabash said, a good guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun up until he becomes a bad guy with a gun.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

Ahem! Every school shooter and most every other mass killer was a law abiding citizen at the time they acquired their weapons.
by John Q. Public
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: National
Topic: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans
Replies: 329
Views: 2558

Re: Why the gun industry doesn't like Republicans

I only know (a little) because I "owned" an automatic and a machine gun in another life. :lol:

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