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  1. WSCO ... you misread me entirely.


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    Give me some stones;


    Give me Beatles


    Give me some Beach Boys


    Give me some Pink Floyd, Black Oak Arkansas, Alabama, ...etc.etc. and even throw in some Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens and some more stones, Beatles and Woody Guthrie and Arlo and end up with:


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    iassjustplayinwithya. Awesome list btw.



    OH OK you wanna go one hit wonders now eeaahh?




    I know every single word to Meatloafs "Paradise by the Dashboard Light".



    I remember when the Safety Dance video came out, freakiest video I had ever seen. Those little people scare the crap outta me.




  3. To me that would be like the guy who got the DUI petitioning to have his DUI case dismissed based on the grounds that if your son had not caused the wreck he would not have had contactto with thethe police and gotten a DUI. PLEASE don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be a smart@$$, just pointing out how trying to negate guilt could go both ways like that. With that said, go to court, if your son has a good driving record they shouldn't have a problem witholdong adjudication (or Georgia's equivalent ) and then it shouldn't affect your insurance.

  4. Anyone want to meet around Hiram/Dallas for lunch today? And yeah, ill buy,,,,, as long as it is Kyrstal or the dollar menue at Mcdonalds or something, otherwise seperate tickets. lol. you up for lunch Pubby????

  5. And the reason you're carrying is largely because of concerns about someone else getting the drop on you. Feeding this concern are incessant media reports of crime. Not a night goes by that there is not news of a robbery, murder or home invasion. Surveys that measure people's perception of crime and incidence show that people believe that crime is continuing to increase.


    The only problem with this WSCO is that crime is actually declining and has been for the last twenty or so years.


    Folks - gun owners - are much more likely to commit suicide (including murder/suicide) than thwart a thief or protect their family from a stranger. The presence of guns everywhere just guarantees that motive and opportunity turns into a shooting death probably ten times more often than in other western cultures.




    Of course the big problem with lowered crime is that if that is accepted as the reality, the perception that you're at great risk of being the victim of crime may drop and with that drop, the demand for guns. And if that ever happened, the political clout of the NRA would diminish. Oh the horror ;)




    Irrational fear is irrational first.


    Pubby, that seems like an “it won’t happen to me” mentality. And the fact that crime has dropped in recent years, well, those numbers can be skewed. Either way one is playing the odds with that kind of thinking. Im not a gambling man. If one went with the numbers, one could argue that of the 400 thousand or so officers in the us only a small fraction are murdered in the line of duty each year, and only a small portion of the others ever encounter a situation where they will need to employ deadly force in their careers, so there’s REALLY no need for them to be armed.

    Its not an irrational fear, its an acknowledgement of a threat that is real and present, yet random and a choice to be ready should I encounter that threat.

  6. I just saw on Meet the Press the interview with Bill Cosby and he reference guns.


    His point was simply that at the moment you strap a gun on your hip, you've made the decision that you're ready to shoot and kill someone.


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    Indeed, you've got to have that attitude or else your gun is likely to be used to kill you.


    It used to be that by common consent, no one would bring a gun and while you could die - a whiskey bottle over the head, a sharp object, etc. to the heart ... and generally speaking as long as you keep your distance there is no threat ... and, more importantly, no one had made the mental leap to be prepared to take a life.


    When you think about it, knowing the presence of a gun means that the person has made that leap is what makes carrying a gun so creepy.




    It is sort of a mental preparedness thing. The shrinks that get into cops heads call it "hypervigilance" I don't know what they call it for the rest of the folks.

    But it comes down to this, I live in a free society, I am responsible for my own protection and know there are people out there who prey on others. Uniform on or bot, concealed or exposed, when I have a weapon on my person, I know a time may come when I have no recourse but to resort to the use of that weapo and have no reservations about its use of it comes down toprotecting .ysrlf or others from the threat of eminent death or great bodily harm

  7. If I saw a guy like that at the Steak n Shake, I'd ask him out for a date. ;)



    <note to self, when @ steak and shake DO NOT carry concealed,,,,, possible date opportunity by carrying exposed >>>> :)

  8. OK so I’m eating at the steak and shake in Hiram, this guy comes up to the counter to PAY his bill, dressed in jeans and a non-descript T-shirt. He has a glock on his belt, EXPOSED.

    The place was crowded and no one really seemed to notice or be bothered.

    My reaction? < thinking to myself> Dude,,, why did you waste your money putting that stupid lazer sight on that thing?

    He did have an FOP hat on though, so I ASSUMED there was some sort of LE affiliation.

    Just thought I’d share…….. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO

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  9. I think having a gun is good, if you are not wearing it in plain sight. People, like myself, feel intimidated by conspicuous (eye-catching) displays, such as carrying a gun in a doctor's office where patients are sitting around waiting to see the doctor.


    Having the courtesy to conceal a deadly weapon in public, if you are not an obvious officer of the law, is my idea of good behavior on the gun carriers part. drinks.gif



    WHOOAAAHHHH, TP did someone hack your pcom account? That actually makes sense. Not saying I necessarily agree, but it is an opinion that I can respect. And presented in such an eloquent manner. :drinks:

  10. Possibly, another assumption-I did pull it to kill!! I also was trained in self defense. Actually, I fired the gun because I was surprised, but knowing that we had homeless persons on site, and teenagers who hung out, and even some tenants who would answer alarms themselves, my other training kicked in,( you know, the one where they teach you to use good judgement and good sense when shooting someone) and I did not fire directly at the person. Did almost shot his foot off! We were at very close range.

    Luckily, in that split second, I was able to determine that possibly I might be making a mistake. I still had the opportunity to shoot him, and it would only have taken another second to do it. I'm glad I read the situation right, and that I did not kill an inocent person. It would have been hard for me to live with-which is why I was prepared, even at that moment, to use my head despite my instinct to shoot to kill immediately.

    Oh, there was no Barney Fife available. The police always showed up an hour or so later. It was up to a 120 lb. 5"3" woman to answer the burgular alarms-no matter what time of night . Didn't shoot myself either.Seems to me that the police are also taught to shoot to kill when they are threatened, but often don't(even though they have their guns out!). Why? Because they are also trained to identify a REAL threat, and react to it, but to not kill if it isn't absolutely necessary. Most do that-thank God!!



    uhmmm, anyone proprely trained in the use of deadly force knows, you NEVER "draw" or shoot to kill. Say that on the stand and your done.

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  11. Either way there is going to be civil unrest, if charges are filed or not. Yep, the state will proceed with a speedy trial with little evidence; there will be a not guilty verdict. Then there will be a replay of the Rodney king riots and the monkey will be off of the governments back because they “did their job”.

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