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Call to Duty Follow-up

In 2nd amendment, gun control, police on December 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Local Police Officer Volunteers Time To Patrol Schools After Numerous Threats

One police sergeant has won the hearts of staff and parents alike in Baltimore, Ohio for volunteering his time to patrol the schools in their district.  It’s obvious from the video which was aired on WBNS 10 TV, Columbus, Ohio.

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Some Gun Control May Be Necessary

In 2nd amendment, gun control, police, Uncategorized on December 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I am not an avid gun collector or hunter, but I do expect the 2nd Amendment to protect my rights as a citizen to be able to protect my family, myself and my property. In light of the recent shooting in Connecticut, I have given much thought to the current status of the laws regarding gun shows. I feel that if I go to a gun store to buy a firearm and have to stand around for an hour while they do a background check on me, people purchasing firearms at a gun show should have to undergo the same process. No one should be permitted to buy a gun, in my opinion, without the seller knowing he or she is not selling to a felon or a nut job.

Having said that, I do not want to see a ban on assault weapons or any other weapons, for that matter. The current problems in this country that cause mass shootings in schools and shopping malls is not the availability of guns to the general population, but rather it’s a mental health issue.

Once we begin to enforce the current laws on the books, we need to make every effort to get unstable and mentally ill people the help and/or confinement they need in order to protect the general population. It seems that in most cases, someone somewhere has picked up signs that the shooter was in serious need of some mental intervention.

And another thing……. for any of us who have been to court, whether a juvenile court or felony court and especially family court, you have to go through metal detectors. I personally would like to see the same thing at shopping malls.  Each entrance should be equipped with a metal detector and an armed security guard or police officer. If you want to enter with a firearm, you would have to produce your badge and ID or your concealed carry permit. Otherwise, you go to jail for CCW (carrying a concealed weapon).

Our country is changing. Our population is changing. Maybe it’s time some other things change as well. Most changes needed would not halt our freedom of movement, just slow it down a tad.

Just my opinions.

Call To Duty

In police on December 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

We could immediately halt the murders of our children if masses of police officers would volunteer their time to guard the exteriors of our schools.  Just one armed, off duty officer at each school’s exterior would thwart the cowards coming for our children.

“Good men are able to sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf”- George Orwell

This call to duty is from S. Wagner who is doing this very thing right now.

Think about it.  Come on officers.  Get involved.

School shooting

In 2nd amendment, gun control on December 15, 2012 at 12:25 am

First of all, how could anyone target little kids?  I don’t understand how anyone could be that unstable or just plain crazy to do that.   My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

I’m sure now the main topic in Washington is going to be gun control and the 2nd Amendment.  How can they ban and confiscate all personally owned firearms in order to ‘prevent terrible crimes’ such as what happened today.   The president has already mentioned that he will be trying to deal with this problem. 

You and I know that removing firearms from law abiding citizens will accomplish nothing.  When the only personally owned firearms are in the hands of criminals, we’re all screwed. 

President Obama won’t be able to get congress to go along with a gun ban, but he may try to use the United Nations to accomplish this.  A treaty through the U.N. could effectively make ownership and possession of any firearm illegal. 

I know this topic is all over the internet and I’m not a prepper or a total conspiracy nut, but I do worry that the 2nd Amendment could be in jeopardy.

What are your thoughts on this?  Talk to me.