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    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opin...8d885a678.html

    Talk about extreme? I've been called a lot of things, but according to the man who wrote this letter, I'm a terroristwhen I openly carry. He claims that no one can "feel safe or like we can bring our families and children to events where these terrorists show up".This implies that they can't feel safe anywhere an open carrier of a firearm might be. Anyone interested in pooling some money together to buy this guy some big-girl panties?

    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opin...8d885a678.html
    No one has ever walked away from a gunfight complaining that he brought too much ammo.

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    This guy has no business writing a letter to any editor, or a note to his wife for that matter,until he learns the meanings of the words that he puts on paper.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism


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    snip:
    They may be afraid of "socialism," but this blatant fascism is a far bigger threat to our democratic processes.
    Blantant fascism???

    Who was it that called out the union thugs to intimidate and beat up the opposition to government run healthcare? This guy doesn't have a clue about the fascist SA (Brown Shirts) during the 20's that went around starting brawls at meetings and rallies of the opposition parties, in Germany.

    I don't think people started packing guns to the townhall meetings until after the unions started their crap. Hmmm...... maybe he was one of the union members? Was he too intimidated to beat people up when they were armed?


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    rodbender wrote:
    This guy has no business writing a letter to any editor, or a note to his wife for that matter,until he learns the meanings of the words that he puts on paper.
    Well said.

    But similar solecisms[sic, advisedly] are hypocritically excused here on OCDO.

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    Terrorist and blatant fascism are what struck me. I thought it was in poor taste for the editor to print this because of the verbal/literal extremism. I know we've been hearing and reading similar crap from the anti's since Kostric showed up at the town hall mtg armed... but c'mon - embellish much?

    Another thing that strikes me as (slightly) funny is that he's trying to make us out to be terrorists, for one,and two, claims that a way to stop these "shows of brute force" must be found. Just the use of that terminology tickled me, since not one person carrying a firearm at any of these events had threatened anyone or assaulted anyone. The only acts of violence came fromsome who werenot armed! So the idea of "let's find a way to stop these assaults from happening" gives way to the idea of "let's find a way to keep folks from protecting themselves against assults". Because hey, let's face it, a person'swillingness to protecthimself scares those who won't.
    No one has ever walked away from a gunfight complaining that he brought too much ammo.

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    I wonder if this letter would have made it into the paper.
    Dear Editor: I'm especially appalled at the blatant intimidation authorized under U.S. and various state laws that allow the fringes to speak openly in public, including the challenging ofprivate citizens' rights tohold accountabletheir elected officialsfor heaven's sake, at mass meetings and political rallies. None of the rest of us is going to feel safe or like we can bring our families and children to events where these terrorists show up. And intimidation via open display of speech and ideasintended toinform people andencourage debateis terrorism, make no mistake.

    They may be afraid of "socialism," but this blatant fascism is a far bigger threat to our democratic processes. We must find a way to stop these shows of brute force masquerading as political opinion before it goes even one step further. There is nothing good down that road.
    No, probably not.

    My 2A rights don't exist, but their 1A rights have no limits, boundaries, accountability,or responsibilities, at least in their minds.

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    Fascism???Really??? Only a moron would use big words that they don't have the first clue what themeaning is.

    Fascism:

    dictatorial movement:any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism.



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    Hmm, I like radical, authoritarian, One World nationalistic political ideology with economic policies featuring corporatism rather than individualism and central control of state communism.

    Each and every attribute that I cited can be found in the Obamination.

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    Yeah a couple of hundred years ago the loyalists said lots of terrible things about our founding fathers. Use whatever language you want gun grabbers. Logic, public opinion and the rule of law are on our side.

    If you want to inject an emotional argument towards the gun grabbers you might ask them:

    Why do you hate freedom?

    or

    Whyare you opposed toa womanposessing a rape prevention kit?
    He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty

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    hopnpop wrote:
    Because hey, let's face it, a person'swillingness to protecthimself scares those who won't.
    There it is, in a nutshell!
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

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    hopnpop wrote:
    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opin...8d885a678.html

    Talk about extreme? I've been called a lot of things, but according to the man who wrote this letter, I'm a terroristwhen I openly carry. He claims that no one can "feel safe or like we can bring our families and children to events where these terrorists show up".This implies that they can't feel safe anywhere an open carrier of a firearm might be. Anyone interested in pooling some money together to buy this guy some big-girl panties?

    http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opin...8d885a678.html
    Wow! You have to have some stones to call the local police, who open carry, terrorists!

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    Huck wrote:
    hopnpop wrote:
    Because hey, let's face it, a person'swillingness to protecthimself scares those who won't.
    There it is, in a nutshell
    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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    Bikenut wrote:

    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Now, was a mean thing to say.

    I liked it.


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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    Bikenut wrote:
    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Now, was a mean thing to say.

    I liked it.
    Ditto, truth hurts...
    No one has ever walked away from a gunfight complaining that he brought too much ammo.

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    Bikenut wrote:
    Huck wrote:
    hopnpop wrote:
    Because hey, let's face it, a person'swillingness to protecthimself scares those who won't.
    There it is, in a nutshell
    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.

    Wait wait... this is just too good. I'm going to change one word and this post will make much more sense. See if you can pick it out...


    We all know that gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.

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    Fascists weren't all bad:Some of theirpolicies would clean up this country in short order...and that'd be a GOOD thing.

    Can't seem to get it done any other way...except maybe for secession and trying to start over.

    -- John D.

    (formerly of Colorado Springs, CO)

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    cloudcroft wrote:
    Fascists weren't all bad:Some of theirpolicies would clean up this country in short order...and that'd be a GOOD thing.

    ^^Proving the point of the letter to the editor. The moral right is good for endless laughs.

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    NigNog wrote:
    Wait wait... this is just too good. I'm going to change one word and this post will make much more sense. See if you can pick it out...


    We all know that gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Ah, always so nice to have a troll among us - thanks for butting in where you'r not wanted and joining in the fun. Hope you enjoy yourself.


    No one has ever walked away from a gunfight complaining that he brought too much ammo.

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    NigNog wrote:
    Bikenut wrote:

    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.

    Wait wait... this is just too good. I'm going to change one word and this post will make much more sense. See if you can pick it out...


    We all know that gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Now, NigNog, you've just demonstrated for us your lack of reading comprehension skills. Editing Bikenut's words in an attempt to reverse his statement back on gun folks fails misserably.

    It's the "anti-gun folks" that have been leveling "vicious responses to the inanimate object of the gun", with "emotion and spite".

    Why would "Gun folks" want to keep and bear something that symbolizes "everything they are not"? We wouldn't. It's anti-gun folks that fear the sight or existance of guns.

    BTW, this response was madeusing logic and facts, not "emotion and spite".

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    NigNog wrote:
    Bikenut wrote:
    Huck wrote:
    hopnpop wrote:
    Because hey, let's face it, a person'swillingness to protecthimself scares those who won't.
    There it is, in a nutshell
    We all know that anti gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.

    Wait wait... this is just too good. I'm going to change one word and this post will make much more sense. See if you can pick it out...


    We all know that gun folks don't operate from facts or reality but from emotion and spite. What could possibly engender such a vicious response to the inanimate object of a gun? I think it is simply the realization that the gun represents to them everything they are not... and never will have the courage to be.

    And that just hurts their puffed up egos.
    Saul? Saul Alinsky? Is that you?
    Gun control isn't about the gun at all.... for those who want gun control it is all about their own fragile egos, their own lack of self esteem, their own inner fears, and most importantly... their own desire to dominate others. And an openly carried gun is a slap in the face to all of those things.

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    cloudcroft wrote:
    Fascists weren't all bad:Some of theirpolicies would clean up this country in short order...and that'd be a GOOD thing.

    Can't seem to get it done any other way...except maybe for secession and trying to start over.

    -- John D.
    After weighing the options, secession would be the first choice for me.

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    Task Force 16 wrote:
    Why would "Gun folks" want to keep and bear something that symbolizes "everything they are not"? We wouldn't. It's anti-gun folks that fear the sight or existance of guns.
    The gun symbolizes all the self-esteem and self-confidence you don't have. It makes you feel special when you otherwise don't. It makes people fear you when they'd otherwise laugh at you. The gun is everything you are not. Get it now?

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    No, as that is inaccurate so far as I am concerned. Though you may not believe that.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    No, as that is inaccurate so far as I am concerned. Though you may not believe that.
    In your case, it very well could be. As a general rule, it's dead on.

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    Ahh. HankT's puppeteer.

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