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    The Bristol Herald Courier ran my guest column about the Virginia Tech shooting today. Let me know what you think.


    John


    http://www.tricities.com/tristate/tr...6-25-0001.html

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    Excellent job!!

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    Excellent article! We need more people in the media and press like yourself! Keep on writing, you definately have a way with words!

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    *clap*
    -Unrequited

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    unrequited wrote:
    *clap*
    hehe....you gave John the clap....

    Excellent article John!

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    How dare you use facts & logic to argue against the emotional knee jerk actions of the people who wish to disarm us. Do you want the entire system to collapse?

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    good op-ed piece.

    short, to the point, and without a lot of chest thumping.



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    My congratulations, John. Excellent piece.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    Bravo! Very well done!

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    Good job

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    Nicely worded article, I enjoyed it.

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    Outstanding!!
    I am amazed that it was actually printed!!

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    A quibble:

    "THIS WAS the case at Virginia Tech where an administrative ban on the legal carrying of firearms by adult students (emphasis added) had left those on campus helpless before Cho’s madness."

    The administrative ban applys to everyone, including the thousands of faculty and staff who commute to campus daily. "Students" connotates irresponsibility in some minds, so I have started emphasizing these other catagories. Surely there are some responsible adults among the academic ranks.

    At the risk of hijacking the thread, I'd like to organize some informational sessions for faculty and staff regarding self-defence, the law vs. school policy, and practical concealment. I won't tell anyone to risk their job, but I'd love to let people know that they can carry in deep concealment and policy be damned. I'm not good at causing trouble so suggestions would be appreciated.

    Otherwise kudos to John.

    Clint

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    Thanks, John. Great column. I've passed it on to many I know.

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    Bravisimo!!!! Molto Bene!!!!! Complementi!!

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    I noticed there was an email address for replies in the column. Get any interesting replies yet?

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    I noticed there was an email address for replies in the column. Get any interesting replies yet?

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    I noticed there was an email address for replies in the column. Get any interesting replies yet?

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    All supportive so far. A local female LEO was the best.



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    Great, great article. Well written, well presented. A+

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    The Handgun Gospel according to John

    Great article. Almost poetic, but not in a sissy way.

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    Just read this.

    Excellent job!
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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