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Old 05-20-2010, 10:19 AM
JPD
 
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don't be a sheep...

-a|ex
I've never been in a situation where I needed a gun. I don't expect to ever be, although it is a possibility.

I don't feel it's worth the trouble to purchase, license, train and carry a gun and ammo with me everywhere I go.

Just as I don't feel it's worth the trouble to wear a helmet everywhere I go just because I might trip and hit my head someday.

So, how does this make me a sheep?
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Actually, you've said a lot about yourself on this thread, so assuming you're telling the truth I feel I know quite a bit.

You love to carry guns, and you're ready and willing to use it anytime, anyplace.

Hopefully if I ever find myself gunless in a gunfight you or someone like you will swoop in like a superhero and save the day.
It wouldnt be the first time that I, or someone like me, had to do so. I take my Oath of Office seriously. Regardless of the flippant attitudes that some people exude.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:45 AM
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It wouldnt be the first time that I, or someone like me, had to do so. I take my Oath of Office seriously. Regardless of the flippant attitudes that some people exude.
Yeah, well, I say that to you as a person and as a gun rights crusader, and not as a police officer.

I assume you'd still feel the same way about guns if you were in some other line of work.

No disrespect intended towards your profession.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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Yeah, well, I say that to you as a person and as a gun rights crusader, and not as a police officer.

I assume you'd still feel the same way about guns if you were in some other line of work.

No disrespect intended towards your profession.
Yes, I would still say feel the same way. I try to keep my profession out of my politics. It can be a double edge sword at times though, but I do advocate for citizens and always will.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Tyrone, GA
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I've never been in a situation where I needed a gun. I don't expect to ever be, although it is a possibility.
So, how does this make me a sheep?
that doesn't apply to everyone because some have used it to save their life. sheep ignores reality and believes they will never be victimized.

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I don't feel it's worth the trouble to purchase, license, train and carry a gun and ammo with me everywhere I go.
So, how does this make me a sheep?
no one is forcing you to own or carry/conceal a firearm. sheep thinks an armed society means everyone should carry guns. an armed society is one that doesn't infringe on a qualified citizen's right to bear arms (doesn't matter if it's for self protection or marksmanship practice).

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Just as I don't feel it's worth the trouble to wear a helmet everywhere I go just because I might trip and hit my head someday.
So, how does this make me a sheep?
wearing a helmet is protecting oneself from self injuries, owning a firearm protects oneself from others. see the difference? sheep doesn't see the difference.

-a|ex
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:56 PM
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that doesn't apply to everyone because some have used it to save their life. sheep ignores reality and believes they will never be victimized.

wearing a helmet is protecting oneself from self injuries, owning a firearm protects oneself from others. see the difference? sheep doesn't see the difference.

-a|ex
I acknowledged that I may at some point be vicimized. So, how does that make me a sheep?

One could easily be tripped or knocked over by someone else (either on purpose or by accident). One could also get hit in the head by falling construction debris or an item someone happens to throw at you (either on purpose or by accident). As you can see, wearing a helmet is not simply a means of protecting oneself from self-inflicted injury. So how does that make me a sheep?
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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I prefer to be a sheep than a wolf. As a Christian, I don't find "sheep" an insulting term, but rather an apt metaphor, in some respects.

"a | ex" is badly afflicted with a form of hubris that's common in Western society, i.e. the belief that one can be the master of one's fate.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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I prefer to be a sheep than a wolf. As a Christian, I don't find "sheep" an insulting term, but rather an apt metaphor, in some respects.

"a | ex" is badly afflicted with a form of hubris that's common in Western society, i.e. the belief that one can be the master of one's fate.
With regard to "the belief that one can be the master of one's fate," what you call hubris another can can call prudence, even self-reliance. We all have choices we are free to make, which do indeed relate to and have a bearing on the outcome of our respective fates.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Aside from the overall gun laws debate going on, I see two issues being discussed here: Whether to allow guns in the terminal, and whether to allow guns outside the terminal.

Personally, I see no reason to ban guns from outside the terminal. IMO, the same laws that apply out in the open should apply in the parking deck. The fact that you can't even carry a concealed weapon in your car, even in your trunk, when driving to Hartsfield is absurd. But again, with guns in the terminal, I want to see some statistics on gun-caused fatalities in airport terminals.

As for the overall debate, here are a couple of maps that compare gun violence:

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to the strictness of gun laws:



The scale goes Green (least strict) -> Yellow -> Gold -> Orange -> Red (most strict).

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Old 05-20-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Tyrone, GA
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I prefer to be a sheep than a wolf. As a Christian, I don't find "sheep" an insulting term, but rather an apt metaphor, in some respects.
i choose to be a sheepdog... wolves are the bag guys.
the lord isn't your shepherd, it's the media...

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"a | ex" is badly afflicted with a form of hubris that's common in Western society, i.e. the belief that one can be the master of one's fate.
i'm asian (naturalized citizen)... i believe in shinto and also christ. one can change one's fate by creating opportunities other than waiting for opportunities to happen. it will be difficult to stereotype me if you don't have all the details.


-a|ex
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