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    Emily gets her gun (Washington Times)

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...-gets-her-gun/

    She has some good reasons for wanting to protect herself in DC.
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    To my pleasant surprise, he agreed with me. “The Glock looks like a brick,” he said, laughing. “And life’s too short to carry an ugly gun.” Since all the guns do the same thing, I might as well like the looks of if since it’s an expensive item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protias View Post
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/...-gets-her-gun/

    She has some good reasons for wanting to protect herself in DC.

    Mainly because the DC Metro PD, DC government, and the Brady CAmpaign probably have contracts out on her for "outing" their impossible-to-navigate gun registration program.

    If I were Emily Miller, I'd move to VA, email all my articles into the Times, carry 24/7, and NEVER set foot in DC unless I had an armed escort...
    Last edited by Dreamer; 12-11-2011 at 05:49 AM.
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    I would love to see a checklist of every state and dc to see what steps you have to go through to buy and own a gun. Virginia a business card, DC an encyclopedia size book.

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    That was a great read. She seems to have good taste in guns. I'll be looking forward to the poll, and if it comes down to the guns she's mentioned, I think I'll vote for the P229.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    That was a great read. She seems to have good taste in guns. I'll be looking forward to the poll, and if it comes down to the guns she's mentioned, I think I'll vote for the P229.

    You've obviously never consulted with a woman purchasing a gun.

    The correct answer to such a poll is "whichever gun SHE likes best"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uber_Olafsun View Post
    I would love to see a checklist of every state and dc to see what steps you have to go through to buy and own a gun. Virginia a business card, DC an encyclopedia size book.

    You left out the part where the VA business-card-sized instructions were COMPLETELY accurate and correct.

    And the DC encyclopedia-sized instructions were months out of date, constantly being changed by lawyers and bureaucrats, internally contradictory and inconsistent, constructed so as to be in DIRECT contempt of court with regards to the SCOTUS rulings, and fundamentally in violation of the US Constitution...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    and don't miss this related editorial.... DC May Flinch
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    Wow that's amazing what you have to go through to get a gun. That shows you what politicians will do to infringe on your rights. I would just move so I wouldn't have to deal with that. Hope she gets her gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    You've obviously never consulted with a woman purchasing a gun.

    The correct answer to such a poll is "whichever gun SHE likes best"...
    well, obviously. But I wouldn't think she'd make a poll if she had her mind made up between 4 or 5 of her favorite

    But you say that like us men aren't the same way. Once we've made up our mind, we've made up our mind and we HAVE to have the gun.
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    Link to the whole blog

    Here is the link to the whole blog...go Emily!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    well, obviously. But I wouldn't think she'd make a poll if she had her mind made up between 4 or 5 of her favorite

    But you say that like us men aren't the same way. Once we've made up our mind, we've made up our mind and we HAVE to have the gun.
    So true.


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    What disturbs me is that there are the elderly, females, the physically disadvantaged and other groups which really NEED and should have a handgun for self-defense.

    I don't know why they are so short-sighted with these laws. It's like they have tunnel vision and only CAN imagine some primitive knuckle-draggers who are blood thirsty and MUST be prevented from lawfully possessing and carrying firearms.

    They over look that their own grandmothers and daughters and wives and aged parents can't defend themselves. I think they're all chickens and cowards who make these laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    I don't know why they are so short-sighted with these laws. It's like they have tunnel vision and only CAN imagine some primitive knuckle-draggers who are blood thirsty and MUST be prevented from lawfully possessing and carrying firearms.
    A lot of people have been brainwashed into believing that guns are all evil and that everyone whom wants one is an uncivilized knuckle dagger, sometimes even a redneck. Oh the horrors! Even more people have been taught (to an extreme) that all life is sacred, or more specifically that human life is sacred. They are taught that it is never justified to take the life if another, no matter the circumstance. This belief varies in intensity and to whom it it's applied. But the most common is that it's wrong for a person to use legal force in self defense. There's more, but now I'm busy. TnA


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    These people don't care what is good for the public in general, only what they perceve is good for them personally. I was readin in the MD forun how one Mr. Conaway, one of the authors of MD and Baltimore's crazy gun laws, was caught with a pistol and an expired license...Do you really think they will do anything about it>>>not in murderland

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    I would not be surprised if these folks carried a firearm for protection. Remember, liberals are all about 'what is good for me, is not good for thee'.
    Those that are more equal, have paid hirelings who carry the guns on their behalf = bodyguards.
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    I like her article/blog.

    Gives perspective to those of us who have not experienced the black hole of stupidity that city has!

    Looking forward to her selection of pistol.

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    I think it is absolutely HILARIOUS that the city council had a meeting about the regulations

    Nothing like the bright light of the printed word to show how they were intentionally placing hurdles in the way of LAC acquiring a handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by okboomer View Post
    I think it is absolutely HILARIOUS that the city council had a meeting about the regulations

    Nothing like the bright light of the printed word to show how they were intentionally placing hurdles in the way of LAC acquiring a handgun.

    Any opportunity we have to use the First Amendment to support the Second Amendment, we should take it.

    The "First Two" are the most important--ALL other Rights and Liberties hinge on those two being intact. And the level of tyranny in a society is DIRECTLY proportional to the restrictions placed on speech, the press, and firearms ownership.

    Ms. Miller is indeed a patriot and a hero.
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    Take the poll...must log in to vote...

    Which Gun Should Emily Buy


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDT COX View Post
    To my pleasant surprise, he agreed with me. “The Glock looks like a brick,” he said, laughing. “And life’s too short to carry an ugly gun.” Since all the guns do the same thing, I might as well like the looks of if since it’s an expensive item.
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    Looks don't mean jack squat if it jams when you need it. Glocks may not be pretty, but they just flat work. IMO, life may become short if you prefer a pretty gun over a functional gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Any opportunity we have to use the First Amendment to support the Second Amendment, we should take it.

    The "First Two" are the most important--ALL other Rights and Liberties hinge on those two being intact. And the level of tyranny in a society is DIRECTLY proportional to the restrictions placed on speech, the press, and firearms ownership.

    Ms. Miller is indeed a patriot and a hero.
    - I was always taught that the 2nd GUARANTEES the 1st!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    Looks don't mean jack squat if it jams when you need it. Glocks may not be pretty, but they just flat work. IMO, life may become short if you prefer a pretty gun over a functional gun.
    Precisely why I hate guns that are pink or made to look feminine. It's a tool not an accessory to my outfit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    Looks don't mean jack squat if it jams when you need it. Glocks may not be pretty, but they just flat work. IMO, life may become short if you prefer a pretty gun over a functional gun.
    You know it is possible to have a gun that both looks good and shoots great.

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    Anyone have access to Emily?

    I notice that she has the XDm as one of her firearm choices, the only 1 that is legal in DC is the .45 sub compact, because it carryies less than 10 rounds, but even then it COMES with a full size magazine and extender in the package so it might be illegal too with that magazine along for the ride. DC does not allow any firearm that can hold more than ten rounds. It seemed she was mostly looking at 9mm semi auto, and all XDm are double stack, so no 9mm for her there. She needs to look into single stack if she wants to go with 9mm. I love the XDm line, but stupid DC beuracrats make the rules there >.<

    I don't know about the others she has on the poll, but I wouldn't want her to spend $5-600 on a gun only to find out it's illegal, even though that would make for a good story for her to write about... Supposing she survives the legal issues.

    I tried posting to the blog but the sign up proccess is bugging out on me and won't let me in. Can anyone warn her by email or such, or post this to her blog for me?

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