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Old 10-25-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Nothing. She happens to be a Republican, so some people feel compelled to defend her, although there is nothing to defend her from. She is not accused of doing anything wrong. She left her AR on the counter and someone stole it. That's it. This is a non-issue and reported only in some paper called "gawker" and some NC local papers.
Look at the title of this thread; it doesn't say "AR15 stolen from congresswoman's garage" it says "AR15 stolen from GOP congresswoman's garage" The original title for the article read "Unsecured AR15 stolen from pro-gun congresswoman's home"

I realize ignorance is bliss, but lets not pretend that political persuasion makes no difference here. It obviously mattered to the OP as he inserted "GOP" in to the title, and it obviously mattered to the author of the original article as he made sure his readers knew she was "pro-gun". Like chuck said, if it didn't, then we would never have heard about this story. It'd just be another theft among the thousands of other thefts that occur daily.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: On the Group W bench
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I bet everything I own that if your house was burglarized and your insurance company decided to not honor your claim because your tv, iphone, and jewelry were not "properly secured" you'd blame Bush and the evil Koch brothers and Wall Street.

It was in their home. I've come home a hundred times and realized a window was left open or the door wasn't locked. That hardly gives some scumbag thief the right to steal my stuff.
No one has the right to steal your stuff.

But stuff gets stolen all the time. I have it on good authority from your precious NRA that, you know, criminals don't obey laws. Ergo ... stuff gets stolen all the time.

I also have it on good authority from the NRA that gun owners take their responsibilities seriously, knowing that guns are, you know, weapons when they're in the hands of criminals, the mentally ill and children.

But I suppose someone who sees no difference between a gun being used in a crime and, oh, say, a TV being used in a crime, is incapable of living up to those high standards set by the NRA.

Though I have heard of people being mugged by guys wielding scary diamond rings.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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No one has the right to steal your stuff.

But stuff gets stolen all the time. I have it on good authority from your precious NRA that, you know, criminals don't obey laws. Ergo ... stuff gets stolen all the time.

I also have it on good authority from the NRA that gun owners take their responsibilities seriously, knowing that guns are, you know, weapons when they're in the hands of criminals, the mentally ill and children.

But I suppose someone who sees no difference between a gun being used in a crime and, oh, say, a TV being used in a crime, is incapable of living up to those high standards set by the NRA.

Though I have heard of people being mugged by guys wielding scary diamond rings.

I suppose you realize that America's obsession with the couch and TV kills more every day than AR-15's do in a decade.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:16 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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I suppose you realize that America's obsession with the couch and TV kills more every day than AR-15's do in a decade.
No way Jose'! No way.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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Default AR-15 rifle stolen from GOP congresswoman's garage

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No way Jose'! No way.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm


Yes way, Jose!

Obesity and heart disease are stone-cold killers. Sony and Samsung and LazyBoy manufacture assault televisions and assault furniture.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:24 AM
 
Location: On the Group W bench
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I suppose you realize that America's obsession with the couch and TV kills more every day than AR-15's do in a decade.
What a silly thing to say.

Seriously, how many crimes have been committed with TVs and couches?

You gun people say the craziest things to deflect attention from your complete lack of principles. "Gun owners are responsible." "We need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Or, "Never mind. We didn't mean any of it."
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:30 AM
 
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What a silly thing to say.

Seriously, how many crimes have been committed with TVs and couches?

You gun people say the craziest things to deflect attention from your complete lack of principles. "Gun owners are responsible." "We need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Or, "Never mind. We didn't mean any of it."
All predicated on someone breaking in someones house.....

Yep, critical thinking does not work for you does it....

And the criminal is NOT at fault....only the homeowner because the homeowner left a gun unsecured in their house....

Yep talk about saying something stupid....
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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What a silly thing to say.

Seriously, how many crimes have been committed with TVs and couches?

You gun people say the craziest things to deflect attention from your complete lack of principles. "Gun owners are responsible." "We need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Or, "Never mind. We didn't mean any of it."
I'm not a gun person. The few I have are in a safe and seldom see daylight.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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What a silly thing to say.

Seriously, how many crimes have been committed with TVs and couches?

You gun people say the craziest things to deflect attention from your complete lack of principles. "Gun owners are responsible." "We need to keep guns out of the hands of criminals." Or, "Never mind. We didn't mean any of it."
Perfectly rational. If we are going to blame inanimate objects for the damage they inflict, there are plenty of objects that are far deadlier.

And most of them aren't under lock and key!

Last edited by TrapperJohn; 10-26-2013 at 09:03 AM..
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Fort Myers Fl
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Sorry folks, as a gun owner this is the reason there are too many guns out there. People who do not respect the responsibility of gun ownership should be held at fault.

Gun ownership is a const. right that needs to be protected. One of those protections is to keep your weapon secured.
Hey dirtbag who just broke into my home at 2 AM could you hold on just one moment, I need to get my gun out of my safe so I can shoot you.

My house, my gun. If I want it sitting on my table and loaded that is my choice. Their are only two people living in this home and they both can handle firearms just fine.

Now the part that really made me laugh is, "People who do not respect the responsibility of gun ownership should be held at fault".

Come on, do you really own a gun?

So if you are a criminal just steal the guns nothing else, you won't be at fault.
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