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Bick wrote:And what Europeans think matters because...?
In case you couldn't tell. It has a sarcastic tone.

They're making fun of our love affair with guns.
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Were they also making fun of our love affair with guns when we freed their butts some 70 years ago?
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You forgot "out of the goodness of our hearts"
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Bick wrote:Were they also making fun of our love affair with guns when we freed their butts some 70 years ago?
Those Americans using guns were much different than those in this country who believe they are going to take on that same army.

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Seems to me the country that allowed its citizens to legally own guns was asked for help by the countries whose citizens weren't.

I believe all of our constitutional freedoms make up our system of government that's allowed our country to prosper. As a rule, any abridgment of those freedoms needs to be thoroughly and objectively discussed before being implemented.

Unfortunately, objectivity and honest discussion has gone out the window at this time. I believe the most important thing we can do as Americans is to make that the first order of business again. If not, we'll be looking at power swings and increasingly more radical leadership IMO.

You, and most everyone on this board don't like who is in power today. I thought the vitriol directed towards Obama was unprecedented, and if you're at all objective, you'll agree that it pales in comparison to what's happening to Trump.
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I don't know anything about the gun laws in France, Poland, England or Russia (wellll, Russia, maybe) in the '30's but I'm sure they weren't allowed to own tanks and bombers, which were what was required. Saying that Europeans shouldn't criticize something that's obviously so open to criticism is about as silly as that whole "Freedom Fries" thing. Our recent guests from France were still laughing about that one.
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You missed the point.
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I thought the vitriol directed towards Obama was unprecedented and for the most part untrue or uncalled for (think the birther thing, Benghazi etc.), and I think that largely, you wouldn't agree that whether or not it "it pales in comparison to what's happening to Trump", in his case he largely brings it upon himself, and he deserves every bit of it.
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Bick wrote:by Bick » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:40 pm

Seems to me the country that allowed its citizens to legally own guns was asked for help by the countries whose citizens weren't.
A very good point. The 2nd amendment is said by the left to mean an organized militia. It may not be organized, but it would be a problem for any invaders.

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We spend about a $1T+ on national security. If that doesn't protect us from foreign invaders then we are all victims of the biggest taxpayer scam ever.
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New info not revealed before has come out in the shooting, apparently a hotel maintenance
worker notifed hotel dispatchers that a security guard had been shot, this was six minutes before
the actual mass shooting started, thoughts?
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The 2nd amendment is said by the left to mean an organized militia

Maybe that's because "the left" has read the actual amendment, you oughta give it a try sometime
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The Mandalay Bay may be in some trouble if they find that the Hotel ignored the reports of a security guard being shot and that subsequently allowed the shooter to kill and injure so many people. They certainly have some explaining to do. Questions being asked are:
1) What occurred that allowed a person to amass such an arsenal in their hotel room.
2) Even though nobody could have predicted this particular action, the shooting of a security guard should have raised numerous flags regarding the safety of their guests.
3) Are all the security cameras trained on the casino floor? What might we learn about what was done (or not done) from Hotel security footage?
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not4u13 wrote: 1) What occurred that allowed a person to amass such an arsenal in their hotel room.
It's Nevada. Specifically Las Vegas. There is a gun show practically every week.

As long as the Do Not Disturb sign is posted no one ever saw what was happening inside the room. I rarely have Housekeeping clean every day when I travel.
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Yep, have to agree with Wabash, you can put the "do not disturb sign" out and housekeeping
will never bother you - if one sees you in the hall they might ask you if you want anything
but that's it. I also, never have housekeeping clean the room every day when I travel, if by
myself MAYBE once every third day, that's it.

Nevada is an open carry state like Arizona, I believe..
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Actually, I once worked for a 300 room hotel that had a rule that housekeeping had to be admitted during a certain time period. It was a long time ago, so I don't remember what that time period was. It might have been once a week, or once every three days, or who knows. But the point is that some hotels may have a requirement to allow housekeeping access at least every so many days.

Having said that, my experience as a traveler has been that if you put out the do not disturb sign, even just to delay housekeeping for an hour or two, good luck getting them to come at all, even if you take it down hours before their shift is over.
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So let's assume housekeeping is allowed in the room. All Paddock has to say is that he's getting ready for an upcoming gun show.

I would bet they excuse themselves and it's forgotten.

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27 dead in a mass shooting at a Texas Church.

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Repeat after me: More guns, bigger guns, better guns
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The Texas shooter already was legally forbidden to own a gun. So more gun laws would have done nothing to stop this.
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