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I Support the President

Blog Posted:12/19/2012 4:59:00 PM
Those of you that know me know that I'm a conservative, but know this, as former military that was a DI and taught young men how to kill other young men with what we referred to as weapons, I have the greatest respect for those weapons but they are not guns, they are meant to kill people.  There is no need for assault weapons to be in the hands of the general public and I have, for a long time, supported their ban from being sold as such. In addition all one has to do if they know what they are doing is one thing to alter them from semi-automatic to automatic.  I cannot watch the reports about these children in Connecticut without turning into a blubbering sobbing whatever.  I have a a customer in Newtown Ct. but I hesitate to call them, I think I'll send a card tomorrow---what does one say??? It's a small town where everyone is touched by someone else and now they have touched the world and certainly all of us.  I didn't vote for the president but support 100% of his recommendations regarding this situation.  Enough---God Bless and have as Merry a Christmas as you are able to.
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  1. Date: 12/21/2012 12:54:00 PM
    I suppose I am one of those NRA types. I worry about giving an inch for fear of them (government) taking a mile and eventually doing away with our gun rights. I understand and respect you position though.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:10:00 PM
    I applaud your stance here, Craig. I got an email from a friend the other day carrying on about how this whole event was being used as a ploy to take our guns from us. I don't understand how the entire world has laws against guns, and yet we simply want to outlaw at the very least, ASSAULT weapons, and the NRA types are "up in arms" hahaha. That was a good phrasing I thought. I just don't get it. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:25:00 PM
    I agree with you on all counts.

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    cornish Avatar craig cornish Date: 12/20/2012 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Also, parents have to take much more responsibility. If his mother were still alive she should have been convicted of negligent homicide for allowing him access to the guns.
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:52:00 PM
    Back online again -- ooops!(lol) I am curious wot the NRA will bring to the bargaining table, and I sure hope mental healthcare is explored on many different angles. Remember, I did not ever push for the banning of ALL guns. As far as the American government is concerned when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, it is the government's full responsibility to offer safety and security to citizens when aspects of the 2nd Amendment unravel. This is partly done via regulations, but as most of us know, regulations and legislation are only part of the whole answer. I find it comforting that part of the proposed legislation is to crack-down on the gunshow loopholes of not having to do background checks. Even so, a lot obviously comes down to responsible ownership. Mer....Merry Ch-Ch--Chris....Merry Ch-Ch -- Christmas!

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:17:00 PM
    Even a small change will be an improvement to the existing laws. Even Canadians are starting to question a change made to gun registration a few years back. But there is so much more going on then guns. Here we've had several horrible cases of child homicide that had already left me shaken, nearly shattered (hence some of my poetry as of late.) This had already made me sick. Then Children are being treated like garbage! Bless ya Craig. Try to have a Merry Christmas

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 7:57:00 PM
    Merry X-mass Craig.... enough is true.... PD

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Craig, a proposed ban on assault weapons is great news! After I posted my latest blog, I realized something, and now I am a bit confused regarding certain gun control legislation. Maybe you have some insight. Up here in Canada, the guns used in our two worst mass-shootings (Beretta CX4 Storm and the Ruger Mini-14 -- the Ruger was also used by the freak in Norway who killed 77 people)are not banned, because they are not supposedly assault weapons, but are semi-auto rifles designated for hunting. The AR-15 Bushmaster platform is functionally equal to many other semi-auto rifles, except the AR-15 has a plastic pistol grip, and a pimped-out looking stock with an exaggerated venting system(and a metal clip housed in front of the trigger -- I may not like a general public with guns, but I grew up with them). The AR-15 is modelled after the M-16(not in complete functionality), and was banned under the Clinton Administration. Hundreds of thousands of hunters use semi-auto .223 rifles for hunting, but those rifles aren't deemed as assault rifles. Many of these are more deadly than the semi-autos that ARE designated as assault platforms. The AR-15 looks nastier than it really is. A lot of the non-assault-style semi-auto rifles are actually deadlier and much more accurate. And wot about semi-auto handguns? The gang-land kids take the semi-auto handguns and easily convert them into fully-auto. If the supposed "assault rifles" are banned, there are nasty semi-auto hunting rifles that with a bit of time in the workshop, become fully auto(plus being able to easily extend the clip capacity). That's another question. Why does a hunter need a clip-load capacity of 30 bullets, as available for the AR-15? Any good hunter will agree, once a deer is lined-up skillfully, there is no need of a clip-load capacity exceeding 5 bullets. Many times it is the clip-load capacity that makes the semi-auto so much more dangerous, by speeding-up the overall process. If magazines are regulated more, then a loony has to reload 5 extra times, to get the same equivalent of the 30 bullets available for some magazines. Not only is there a time factor involved, but the homicidal maniac has to also handle and carry more magazines. In certain situations, this could give someone the chance to fight fire with fire, by possibly taking-out the wacko shooter. A lot of people don't want to discuss such details, but it is the details that give a better understanding of reality.

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