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Those common folk can be so irritating, huh Mayor Bloomberg?

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  1. persecutor says:

    As we say, “Concealed carry is for when seconds count and the police are minutes away!”

  2. pamelarice says:

    I’m glad I don’t live in the country of Bloombergastan. It is actually quite disturbing to see the mask slip off of those that would seek to take away our liberties. Disturbing also that there are enough citizens that would willingly comply. “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” (Ben Franklin).

  3. Shifra says:

    I lived in Israel for two years, in Jerusalem, and the Israeli attitude to guns is, understandably, much different than here in the U.S. First of all, everyone serves in the IDF (Israel Defense Force) for two years, so people are very familiar and comfortable with weapons. Despite what you may see on the news, Jerusalem is a very safe, peaceful city. At first, I was taken aback by the sight of soldiers on city buses, carrying their Uzis, but I quickly got accustomed to it, even appreciated their presence.

    After the Ft. Hood massacre, Israelis were very shocked to learn that U.S. soldiers were *not* allowed to carry weapons on the base. In Israel, soldiers must carry their weapons everywhere, on buses, in cafes — *everywhere.*

    About a year ago, an Arab commandeered a bulldozer in Jerusalem, and tried to crush a car (with the driver inside.) Another driver saw what was happening, pulled out a gun from the glove compartment of his car, and *bang* — end of would-be terrorist attack. And end of terrorist. Added bonus — no hysteria from the anti-gun lobby, because there is none.

  4. persecutor says:

    Want my guns? Molon Labe, baby!

    For the Kenneth W. Royce book, see Molon Labe!.

    The words ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ as they are inscribed on the marble of the 1955 Leonidas Monument at Thermopylae.
    The Ancient Greek phrase μολὼν λαβέ (molṑn labé; reconstructed Ancient Greek pronunciation [molɔːn labé]; Modern Greek pronunciation [moˈlon laˈve]) means “Come and take them”. It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.

  5. trevy says:

    I was raised on a farm in northeastern Oklahoma. I knew how to shoot a gun before I knew how to read. It confuses me that some people are scared of a gun, about 2-3 pounds of steel with a few bullets. But not scared of a car, about 1 1/2-2 tons of steel with about 20 gallons of very volatile explosive in the back.

  6. n9zf says:

    My local gun store has troubles getting re-stocked. Gun mfr’s are running 2 and 3 shifts trying to keep up with demand. A custom rifle I ordered is going on 90 days. Obama has been very, very good for domestic weapons sales. And of course, the DHS orders for 450 million rounds of .40 S&W hasn’t hurt either…

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