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Old 06-22-2011, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Originally Posted by reloop View Post
I feel compelled to point out that I don't care where a person lives. I don't care what the crime statistics are (or aren't for that matter).

My point is, that they have a right to carry a weapon for personal protection - be it in their car or home.
Yes.

Assuming that the person lives in an area where this 'right' is allowed, and has complied with local regulations, then they do have this 'right' to be allowed to carry a weapon.

Right up until the moment when their 'right' is revoked.



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... Just because someone hasn't been personally affected doesn't necessarily mean that we should all be gun free if we choose not to be is all I'm saying.

Controlling the weapon (be it a gun, knife, or 2 X 4) doesn't control the actions of the person using it.



K - I'm done now.
I agree.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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When I first saw this thread I thought it was announcing "Bring your Gun to Work Day". All kidding aside, our HR person was not real happy about this.
Great idea! It sure beats 'Take your daughter to work day' or 'Take your dog to work day.'

Besides, many HR people are just social justice robots doing all they can to avoid lawsuits by the moonbat lawyer contingients.

It is high time we got rid of this notion that the work place as one big social engineering experiment. Just look at the mandated employment posters in every business. There is even an office of poster compliance. This issue goes much deeper than just guns in the parking lot.

It is time to roll back regulation in the work place. Stop the madness. If you are not happy with the way your employer runs the shop, you are free to find other employment. The employer's job is to make as much money as productivity will allow, not cater to every special interest group that insists on imposing it's will on them.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:08 AM
 
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Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. btw, if you happen to see a deer (during hunting season, of course) on your way to or from work, might be your best chance for the season--worked for my dad.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:11 AM
 
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Not only do you have 2 legged vamints yoiu also have the 4 legged variety as well as I understand it the coyote problem is getting worse in many places. Lots of Rabies is around as well.

Unfortunatly in these troubled times many folks can't take care of their pets and releasing them on the roads to fend for themselves and many get sick with various diseases and then come to see anyone [as they have been ingrained to do when sick] IF hou break down at 2 AM and have such critter [2 or 4 legged] like that wouldn't you like some protection? I know I would.

I myself have never woried about having a gun while working it was part of my uniform. BUT I always had one in my vehicle [with a couple of boxes of ammo.

ALSO think of this also as part of your preps for in case of a disaster and you need to get to safety. Many have a firearm in thier bug out bag in the trunk of their cars for such thing as well NOW they can do it without anymore worries if found out.


IF
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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I am referrring to the people on the thread that seem happy with the new law. Hence the "you all"... that is all. Of course, I don't include 1.3 million people in the state of Maine. How would you get that anyway? I am merely responding to the thread. I would certainly hope that 1.3 million people don't feel the need to do this.

I read the heading of the thread and that kinda did it. Silly me!!
It's just as much about freedom and rights as it is about need, probably more about freedom and rights than need in most cases.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I was showing a piece of land to a lady. I wear a vest with my radio, cell phone, GPS, compass etc. There was a branch leaning over the trail and as I lifted it up for the lady, my vest lifted up on my right side exposing my revolver.

"Is that a GUN?" exclaimed the lady.

"Yes, indeed."

"Wha, Why would you carry a GUN?"

"It is the responsible thing to do. If a coyote comes running, snarling and staggering up this trail I can't outrun him to the truck and neither can you. I have to deal with it right then."

She thought about that for a while and said, "OK." She had been told all her life that citizens should not be allowed to have firearms and had never questioned that violation of human rights. This was the first time she had ever seen the simple practicality of carrying a firearm.

Most of these people are strongly pro-choice in certain categories. Many people carry daily. My town has a population of about 900. A few years ago I had permit # 525R. That's 525 permits and mine has been renewed. As I said, it's the responsible thing to do. Remember the lady who had her arm torn off by a pit bull last year? There are many reason for the responsible person to carry. Those who do provide a valuable community service.

I pulled in to a lot beside a post office. There were no cars parked in front. There were three vehicles on the next property. Their drivers were in the post office. My passenger asked me why I parked next door. I knew the other vehicles. I told my passenger that those other vehicles had firearms in them and it's illegal for those citizens to park at the post office. He seemed surprised. He didn't know.

It is the responsibility of law enforcement to apprehend criminals. It is the responsibility of citizens to prevent crime in the first place.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I pulled in to a lot beside a post office. There were no cars parked in front. There were three vehicles on the next property. Their drivers were in the post office. My passenger asked me why I parked next door. I knew the other vehicles. I told my passenger that those other vehicles had firearms in them and it's illegal for those citizens to park at the post office. He seemed surprised. He didn't know.
My CC permit (in MA) was suspended for a year*** because I left my sidearm in my truck when I went in to pick up a registered letter...not for violating PO rules, but for "improper storage of a firearm".

After re-reading the PO regs, I noticed that they said that the carrying of weapons in the PO was prohibited "...except on official business." As far as I can determine, picking up your mail or whatever would be "official business" and that as long as one does his business and leaves there is no violation. That's my interpretation anyway, and may or may not be incorrect. I may have to make an inquiry for an official determination.

***(And for a sphincter-tightening experience, try responding to a liquor store hold-up alarm in a notorious neighborhood of the Roxbury section of Boston...unarmed and looking very 'out of place'.)
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Not only do you have 2 legged vamints yoiu also have the 4 legged variety as well as I understand it the coyote problem is getting worse in many places. Lots of Rabies is around as well.

Unfortunatly in these troubled times many folks can't take care of their pets and releasing them on the roads to fend for themselves and many get sick with various diseases and then come to see anyone [as they have been ingrained to do when sick] IF hou break down at 2 AM and have such critter [2 or 4 legged] like that wouldn't you like some protection? I know I would.

I myself have never woried about having a gun while working it was part of my uniform. BUT I always had one in my vehicle [with a couple of boxes of ammo.

ALSO think of this also as part of your preps for in case of a disaster and you need to get to safety. Many have a firearm in thier bug out bag in the trunk of their cars for such thing as well NOW they can do it without anymore worries if found out.


IF

A gun's also good to have handy if the friendly neighborhood pit bull suddenly snaps for no reason, and decides to rip you apart.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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That's right.

There's already a law against hunting humans, but that doesn't stop people from going postal.

So why should a law against having a gun stop people from going postal?
I watched a guy go postal with a baseball bat one evening, I was glad I was viewing the show from a distance. At one point in time he noticed me watching, slung the bat over his shoulder and took three or four steps in my direction. I pulled out a large caliber revolver and laid it across my lap. He turned around and went away.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Only in America. No wonder we have so many shootings across the board in this country.
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