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    Fred Thompson has been going out of his way lately to write article that solidify him as a cona-fide conservative. I can only assume that he is going to throw his hat in the ring at some point, but I wish he would just get it over with.

    He wrote a great article on College Carry right after the VT shooting.

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    So Virginians asked their legislators to change the university's "concealed carry" policy to exempt people 21 years of age or older who have passed background checks and taken training classes. The university, however, lobbied against that bill, and a top administrator subsequently praised the legislature for blocking the measure.

    The logic behind this attitude baffles me, but I suspect it has to do with a basic difference in worldviews. Some people think that power should exist only at the top, and everybody else should rely on "the authorities" for protection.

    Despite such attitudes, average Americans have always made up the front line against crime. Through programs like Neighborhood Watch and Amber Alert, we are stopping and catching criminals daily. Normal people tackled "shoe bomber" Richard Reid as he was trying to blow up an airliner. It was a truck driver who found the D.C. snipers. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that civilians use firearms to prevent at least a half million crimes annually.

    When people capable of performing acts of heroism are discouraged or denied the opportunity, our society is all the poorer. And from the selfless examples of the passengers on Flight 93 on 9/11 to Virginia Tech professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor who sacrificed himself to save his students earlier this week, we know what extraordinary acts of heroism ordinary citizens are capable of.

    Many other universities have been swayed by an anti-gun, anti-self defense ideology. I respect their right to hold those views, but I challenge their decision to deny Americans the right to protect themselves on their campuses — and then proudly advertise that fact to any and all.

    Whenever I've seen one of those "Gun-free Zone" signs, especially outside of a school filled with our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, I've always wondered exactly who these signs are directed at. Obviously, they don't mean much to the sort of man who murdered 32 people just a few days ago.


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    Another comment about the original topic of illegal immigration. I think that we are all too often branded as anti-immigration when we complain about illegal immigration. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am very pro-immigration but anti ILLEGAL immigration. We must start out from a position of respect for the laws of the US.

    And how does this influx of illegal immigrants affect gun-rights?

    Immigrants who go through the proper channels are expected to have a basic civic understanding of American history and government including the rights recognized in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

    When illegal immigrants enter the US, they do so without the acclimation that allows them to be true citizens of the great land. By not getting that understanding, they bring the anti-gun attitudes of their home countries (many of which are police states) and are easily duped into the anti-gun mindset by the main-stream-media. This mentaility can last generations and we cannot afford to lose a single heart or mind in the fight for our gun rights.


    Just my 2 cents.

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    jpierce wrote:
    Another comment about the original topic of illegal immigration. I think that we are all too often branded as anti-immigration when we complain about illegal immigration. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am very pro-immigration but anti ILLEGAL immigration. We must start out from a position of respect for the laws of the US.

    And how does this influx of illegal immigrants affect gun-rights?

    Immigrants who go through the proper channels are expected to have a basic civic understanding of American history and government including the rights recognized in the Bill of Rights to the Constitution.

    When illegal immigrants enter the US, they do so without the acclimation that allows them to be true citizens of the great land. By not getting that understanding, they bring the anti-gun attitudes of their home countries (many of which are police states) and are easily duped into the anti-gun mindset by the main-stream-media. This mentaility can last generations and we cannot afford to lose a single heart or mind in the fight for our gun rights.


    Just my 2 cents.


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