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    Wisconsin State Journal opinion page

    Hi everyone, I joined up here after hearing the Madison 5 incident on AR15.com.
    In today's WSJ editorial page, there was a whole bunch of letters from people on both sides of this issue (although I'm not sure why someone brought up codpieces as a form of manhood??). It seems to me that those who are against it are very ignorant. The first letter was from someone who clearly did not know any laws regarding open carry. He talked about "proudly showing gun registration and ID", and wondered if stores could post signs about guns (of course). And along similar veins in other letters.

    I wrote an email to the opinion page, refuting many of the claims, explaining the law, and saying a real man or real woman protects their family and loved ones.
    I also crossed a personal line. One of the anti's was a guy who claimed 2 tours in Nam, but its obvious he was a REMF for the most part, cause he claimed he went armed only a couple of times. The line I crossed was that I, a non-veteran (I'd be 4F), attacked a veteran for using his military experience to justify his views. However, this just ticks me off (any veteran calling for gun control ticks me off, btw).

    I forgot to save the letter to my files, and I'm sure they won't publish it because of the length-or they will heavily edit it as they have with my letters before.

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    Welcome aboard! It is rather odd why someone would say personal protection is just an "extension of ones 'manhood.'" Umm, I guess they forget a lot of women also carry for their protection. As for the veteran, he should know full well what he fought for. If he doesn't understand that, then just thank him for his service and correct him when he is wrong.
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    If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor

    I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcav8r View Post
    One of the anti's was a guy who claimed 2 tours in Nam, but its obvious he was a REMF for the most part, cause he claimed he went armed only a couple of times. The line I crossed was that I, a non-veteran (I'd be 4F), attacked a veteran for using his military experience to justify his views. However, this just ticks me off (any veteran calling for gun control ticks me off, btw).
    Ignorance is ignorance, in uniform or not.

    At Fort Campbell, KY last year there was a company commander who tried to force his Soldiers to register their guns and their handgun carry permits with the unit. The base commander squashed that order.

    RIGHT NOW AT FORT RILEY, KS the base commander has issued an order that (1) requires the registration, with Fort Riley, of its soldiers' privately-owned firearms kept off-base, and those of the soldiers' family members residing anywhere in Kansas, (2) prohibits soldiers who have firearm-carrying permits from carrying firearms for protection off-base, and (3) authorizes unit commanders to set arbitrary limits on the caliber of firearms and ammunition their troops may privately own. THIS ORDER CURRENTLY STANDS>

    .....ticked off yet?
    Last edited by jamesisel; 09-24-2010 at 04:46 PM. Reason: clairification

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesisel View Post
    Ignorance is ignorance, in uniform or not.

    At Fort Campbell, KY last year there was a company commander who tried to force his Soldiers to register their guns and their handgun carry permits with the unit. The base commander squashed that order.

    RIGHT NOW AT FORT RILEY, KS the base commander has issued an order that (1) requires the registration, with Fort Riley, of its soldiers' privately-owned firearms kept off-base, and those of the soldiers' family members residing anywhere in Kansas, (2) prohibits soldiers who have firearm-carrying permits from carrying firearms for protection off-base, and (3) authorizes unit commanders to set arbitrary limits on the caliber of firearms and ammunition their troops may privately own. THIS ORDER CURRENTLY STANDS>

    .....ticked off yet?
    WOW! that is just twisted.

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