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    http://www.dallasobserver.com/2008-1...-is-a-warm-gun

    Happiness Is a Warm Gun

    By Patrick Williams
    Published on December 03, 2008 at 10:02am

    Draw, pardner: How many times has this happened to you? You're out doing the grocery shopping, picking up the dry cleaning, etc. You get back to your car and realize you left your lights on. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, the lead starts flying. A crazed gunman has opened fire. You reach for your hip, forgetting momentarily that—damn!—you had to leave your hog leg at home because of a pesky Texas law that doesn't generally let citizens walk about the streets strapped. Don't you just hate that? Isn't that inconvenient?



    Subject(s):open carry, concealed handguns
    Oh, and on top of that, your car battery's dead.

    What's that you say? You haven't been in a situation lately in which you felt the need to slap iron, and you don't think a return to the Longbranch Saloon is a good idea? Well, la-dee-dah, Mr. Civilized 2008 Person, you must be one of those types who go about blissfully unprepared for life's exigencies: no spare stamps in your desk, no jumper cables in your trunk and no desire to hang a Peacemaker from your belt.

    Lucky for the rest of Texas, a group called www.opencarry.org has started an advertising drive and petition effort aimed at persuading state legislators to get with the times—the times being, apparently, 1870—and pass a law allowing Texans to carry unconcealed weapons. Supporters want the law, one of them told The Associate Press, for "the same reason I wear my seatbelt, carry a spare tire and have a working fire extinguisher." Right-o. Because putting out fires, fixing a flat and driving safely are activities in the same class as plugging one of your fellow men in the spleen with a lead slug. Better safe than sorry!

    The effort to have Texas join the ranks of "open carry" states is part of what promises to be an entertaining 2009 legislative session, Second Amendment-wise. State Senator Jeff Wentworth is promising to propose a bill that would allow holders of concealed-weapon permits to carry guns on college campuses. As Wentworth noted in his online column in August, under current law, only people 21 and older can obtain concealed-carry permits except for active or honorably discharged members of the military. So under his proposal, Wentworth wrote, there wouldn't be many guns on campus. Professors and seniors, presumably—those students old enough to legally obtain alcohol and who face graduation into a cold, cold job market—would be those most likely to have permits. That could make for some lively Socratic debates about midterm grades, one imagines, which would potentially reduce the number of snot-nosed punks willing to do your job at half the wages.




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    Umm...well..yeah... I can't come up with a comment for that piece of ignorance and sadly...some of my peers have this happy go lucky attitude that believe that our society is perfect and doesn't warrant such a bill.



    If I could open carry on a campus I would go back to school at the very liberal college I attended. That would be fun.

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    This guy is a work of ART! What's this phraise "STRAPPED"? when they carried in the earlier days of statehood the phraise was "HEELED"-simply meant that you were carrying! And this scenerio, he must have been reading some "DIME" Novels.

    Someone needs to let him know that "THE LONGBRANCH SALOON" is in DODGE KANSAS, The WHITE ELEPHANT is in Ft WORTH.

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    We used "strapped" for it in the 60's 70's. Some of us used "heeled" around people we didn't know so they wouldn't know what we were talking about.
    The thing about common sense is....it ain't too common.
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    There are so many things wrong with that it isn't worth the time to point them out.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    This just reminds me why I am glad I don't live in the Metroplex where I might come in contact with this piece of dung newspaper. I have read it in the past and I knew very quickly thatthe slant of this rag wasnot something I would agree with.

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    Why do we need to be able to carry on College Campuses?

    April 16, 2007.

    Thirty-twocivilized college students died that day.

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    Wait... so if I were willing to shoot a professor because of a midterm grade a law prohibiting me from carrying a firearm would prevent me from committing murder?

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    This just reminds me why I live on the west end of the metroplex!!

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    Whew! I'm relieved that Mr. Williams knows that in his future there will not be a need for him to be "strapped". He and his loved ones are safe. Now, for the rest of us, Mr. Williams, please tell me where I can get one of those crystal balls you have. I would love to know that I will never have to be concerned about such things as defending myself or my wife.

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    What a complete nimrod. Would love to sit this fella down in the middle of one of our OC dinners here in VA.



    He would probably go to pieces and he could then be swept up with the rest of the trash.
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    This is just another example of an ignorant anti-gunner trying to convince people that open carrying is somehow going to bring back the image of the wild west. It's a pathetic ploy to chisle away at our 2nd amendment rights by painting gun owners in a bad light.

    We must stand up to this type of non-sense.

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    Yeah, I do hate that and it is inconvenient, to answer his unfunny rhetorical question. He's obviously never been the victim of a violent crime before - not that I wish that upon him or anyone else. All places and situations are safe, until they aren't. What then, funny man?

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    Well I gave him my 2Cents.. 13 comments so far. Not a single one in support of his position.

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    ..........................uh.






    Yeah.




    Someone should tattoo "black and decker" on that man's butt.

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    It's a good thing that there is not a freedom of speech permit, if there was I am sure his would have been suspended by now.

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    You might like this... A shirt that says Do you have a freedom of speech permit?





    http://www.cafepress.com/sandbarcreation.335204722#

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    SilentKTexan wrote:
    You might like this... A shirt that says Do you have a freedom of speech permit?





    http://www.cafepress.com/sandbarcreation.335204722#
    That's awesome!! I want that shirt!

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    SilentKTexan wrote:
    You might like this... A shirt that says Do you have a freedom of speech permit?





    http://www.cafepress.com/sandbarcreation.335204722#
    I do, I think they are great, I saw them the other day, that's where I got the "freedom of speech permit" line. I am going to order three shirts in support oftheir workand give two of them tomy friends. Thanks.

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    Wonder if he ever heard of Suzanna Hupp? And the lead flying?

    http://www.gunownersalliance.com/hupp-10.htm

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    I notice the comment form has been disabled by removal of the verification code.

    Seems the sniveling douchbag has backup.
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    Tyranny with Manners is still Tyranny.

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    Yep, as soon as they saw, he had no support on this article they pull the ability to comment.. why would we excpet anything less..

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    Keep an eye out for all the comments to disappear...
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    "Be not intimidated ... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your Liberties by any pretense of Politeness, Delicacy, or Decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for Hypocrisy, Chicanery, and Cowardice." - John Adams

    Tyranny with Manners is still Tyranny.

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    I was gonna give this guy a comment too.

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    I was able to log in and drop a steaming pile of what I thought about this guy's article. It's up now (you just have to click on "show/hide comments." Heck, even signed it with my real name and hometown -- let the fun begin. Here's the text of my comment, should my voice somehow get lost in the digital din of censorship.

    What utter tripe. The author of this used Kleenex passing as editorial journalism deserves nothing more than to be ripped from his world of DVDs and Tivo'ed episodes of Gunsmoke and OZ and be allowed to confront what are utterly safe and sane people who, carrying in the tradition of assuming personal responsibility for their security before crying out to police who may or may not be around to help, live normal and healthy lives with firearms close at hand. "Strapping up," "slapping iron" and brandishing a hogs leg?? Really?? This is what passes for journalism in the Bastille of Bush? One lone liberal arts major screaming out in the night against those who'd push him into the ranks of those asking if you'd prefer special sauce at 11:06 PM on a Wednesday night with a Mac and a voice will not bring the demise of 80 million American gun owners who do not commit crimes, cherish our traditions, and would prefer to put down a criminal than watch our families fall victim to him? You, sir, are a joke.

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