DC announces 'Guns Aside' month


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MikeK
January 11, 2006, 02:00 PM
WRC-TV
WASHINGTON - January is about to be named "Guns Aside" month in the District of Columbia. The resolution will be announced Wednesday morning. The Justice Department and several victims' advocacy groups are using the program to address growing gun violence in D.C. D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey recently lifted a state of emergency, due to an 11-percent increase in gun-related crimes, including the recent murders of two teenagers. The guns aside program encourages students to wear a bracelet and sign a pledge to stay away from guns. A national "Guns Aside" campaign will begin in March.

But I thought handguns were illegal in DC.

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ArmedBear
January 11, 2006, 02:31 PM
If we have to get students to pledge not to shoot each other, we have a serious cultural problem. I should say a particular subculture that exists in DC, but that would be SO un-PC. We have to pretend that it's a bunch of middle-class white kids in gangs. Never mind the fact that middle-class white kids like myself and my friends in high school were armed to the teeth, but wouldn't have given a second's consideration to using our guns on anything but targets or jackrabbits.

I, for one, am SICK and TIRED of trying to live a good life along with everyone I know, and bearing the brunt of anti-gun and other nut-case "progressive" schemes to stop crime by taking more of the money we earn and more of our God-given freedoms, rather than doing what works: LOCK VIOLENT CRIMINALS UP and keep them there. I don't give a RAT'S ASS if that results in a "disproportionate" number of people of some ethnicity or another in jail. That's not my problem and I don't want to make it your problem.

We, the mainstream of America, do not deserve to deal with people who are known violent felons. Ever. We do not deserve to have our money taken from us by force and given to others who did not earn it. And we do not deserve to pay to lock up stoners, either. Let drug "criminals" out of jail, keep violent offenders in. I'll willingly pay for that.

ctdonath
January 11, 2006, 02:43 PM
The axiom of Leftism: "If we all just talk about it enough, everyone will agree with me and everything will be perfect!"

Trip20
January 11, 2006, 02:47 PM
This is the epitome of "feel good BS." :fire:

Maybe I'm wrong, and the people who choose to sign a pledge, and wear a bracelet are not just good normal law-abiding college students and such. Maybe the gang-bangers, and other criminals will see the error of their ways and turn a new leaf. :rolleyes:

A rise in gun violence in a town where guns are illegal should be absolute proof that gun control does nothing to curb gun violence. It should also be absolute proof as to why good people, law-abiding people, should be allowed to protect themselves from those who disregard the law and who prey on us each and every day.

:cuss: :banghead:

carlrodd
January 11, 2006, 02:58 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! SERIOUSLY....the people that organize these circuses......who in the world do they really think will participate? i know who....poor old lester jones from 12th st n.w.......he's tired of all these young punks spreadin violence and fear around the city. when he was a young man, people had respect, and this street was safe to walk on at night. he thinks the guns aside is a great program. it let's the criminals know we're not afraid and we're gonna take back our streets. meanwhile, two doors down, three eighteen year old criminals get ready to go steal a car at gunpoint across town, and a young girl three blocks away takes one in the chest and bleeds to death as a couple of rounds miss the intended target of a drug/turf war drive-by. the knuckleheaded representatives and heads of local law enforcement that miss the point then beat their chests and lament the loss of another innocent to evil scurge of handguns, and begin planning the next anti-gun program, instead of throwing their effort and resources into tracking down and punishing the criminals who use them, and addressing the domestic concerns that create an environment in communities that nurtures hate, greed and violence.

Mongo the Mutterer
January 11, 2006, 03:03 PM
The axiom of Leftism: "If we all just talk about it enough, everyone will agree with me and everything will be perfect!"You hit it! The next time a lefty gives you the old "one thing everyone can agree on" stuff, no matter how much you agree, say "nope, can't agree with you there". It makes their heads explode... They can't get to first base.

Mongo the Mutterer
January 11, 2006, 03:05 PM
By the way, I'm sure this program will make the family of the New York Times reporter who was BEATEN TO DEATH either Saturday or Sunday feel a lot better...

Trip20
January 11, 2006, 03:10 PM
I agree. And I bet the NYT will endorse this pointless "initiative."

Tequila_Sauer
January 11, 2006, 03:11 PM
I just don't understand how certain ideas are expanded.

Stop criminals from committing gun violence by making non-criminals wear bracelets that they won't use guns to defend themselves and advocate staying away from guns.

..................:what:

Also, let's stop the North Koreans from making nuclear weapons by getting Indonesia to sign a pact that THEY won't make nuclear weapons.

Anyway, this whole thing sounds more like something an opportunistic criminal could use to his/her advantage. I wonder if the bracelets are glow-in-the-dark so when these anti-gun noncriminals are walking down the street late at night, a criminal can be sure they're not packing anything and rob them without a problem.

ArmedBear
January 11, 2006, 03:27 PM
By the way, I'm sure this program will make the family of the New York Times reporter who was BEATEN TO DEATH either Saturday or Sunday feel a lot better...

Was he the usual terrorist-collaborator or one of the three NYT employees who DON'T actively spread propaganda for Al Qaeda and the Iraq "Insurgents"?

I am wondering how I should react to his death.

ArmedBear
January 11, 2006, 03:28 PM
the knuckleheaded representatives and heads of local law enforcement

Why are you a cop-hater?;)

Mongo the Mutterer
January 11, 2006, 05:06 PM
Was he the usual terrorist-collaborator or one of the three NYT employees who DON'T actively spread propaganda for Al Qaeda and the Iraq "Insurgents"?

I am wondering how I should react to his death.I hear you Armed, but he was an American Citizen who wanted to take a walk around his neighborhood. A right all of us should have.

BTW from the story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/08/AR2006010801179.html) I gathered it was in a ritzy neighborhood as well. People were shocked, shocked.

Maybe the fact that they gave the criminals a risk free victimization zone might sink in...

carlrodd
January 11, 2006, 05:08 PM
Why are you a cop-hater?;)


i am a fan of nwa.

Preacherman
January 11, 2006, 05:09 PM
But I always have a gun at my side... :confused:

Oh - sorry, misinterpreted their idea.

:D

carlrodd
January 11, 2006, 05:14 PM
But I always have a gun at my side... :confused:

Oh - sorry, misinterpreted their idea.

:D


hahahaha. you could really frustrate them with that one. write a letter to the editor of the Times pledging your full support for guns aside, praising the organisers for embracing their constitutional right to bear arms, and promising to spread their brave message.

griz
January 11, 2006, 06:11 PM
The guns aside program encourages students to wear a bracelet and sign a pledge to stay away from guns.

Maybe we could get violent felons to wear the bracelets and pledge to be good. In exchange they would get a lighter sentence. Now I admit my plan isn't fool proof, but they started this game by assuming that guns are the real problem.:scrutiny:

Coronach
January 11, 2006, 06:12 PM
I think we should have a national "Gun at my Side" campaign.

Mike :)

ka50
January 11, 2006, 06:47 PM
lol wearing the braclet is like saying "hey, mug me! I'm unarmed!"

who's side is police on again?

McCall911
January 11, 2006, 06:48 PM
I think we should have a national "Gun at my Side" campaign.

Mike :)

^5 Coronach

And on that day the crime rate wouldl be about--what? Zero?

As someone's signature goes: "An armed society is a polite society."

HankB
January 11, 2006, 06:58 PM
By the way, I'm sure this program will make the family of the New York Times reporter who was BEATEN TO DEATH either Saturday or Sunday feel a lot better...Obviously, this shows we need more gun control.

At least, when a young man from the Midwest was stabbed to death in NYC trying to defend his parents from a mugger, that's what then-mayor Dinkins did - in his response to this stabbing, he called for more gun laws.

Read my .sig line . . .

Standing Wolf
January 11, 2006, 09:00 PM
Aw, heck! I thought January was National Soup Month. Guess I'd better recheck my calendar.

XD_fan
January 11, 2006, 09:04 PM
lol wearing the braclet is like saying "hey, mug me! I'm unarmed!"

who's side is police on again?


Exactly. The question is do the criminals have to check their victim after a robbery? Or do they just punch the tag so the victim can hold it up and say, "I've already been robbed."? Is there a daily limit? So many in possession?

Lupinus
January 11, 2006, 09:11 PM
Have the goverment issue everyone a gun and inact a manditory weekly range time for all able bodied adults. The animals will shoot each other like they already are, the innocents will shoot a few of the animals when they are threatened, and in a few months the animals will either all be dead or wised up enough to know that crime is no longer as safe as it was.

Janitor
January 11, 2006, 09:30 PM
If we have to get students to pledge not to shoot each other, we have a serious cultural problem.
It's actually much, much worse than that. They think you might grow to like guns.

That's all.

No guns.

Forever.

Unless, of course, your a bodyguard for somebody of import.
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rero360
January 11, 2006, 10:36 PM
why can't we just take all the violent criminals in the country and transport them to an island somewhere and, oh I don't know, carpet bomb the whole place, put it on cable too, every channel, tell you what crime will go down aftr that. D.C. is a rat hole, you know how they say birds of a feather flock together, well that would explain why there is so much crime in the nations capital, the crooks are attracted to the politicians.:evil:

by the way I wonder what color they'll pick for the wrist bands, pink and yellow are allready taken, both sissy colors in my mind, how about a brown, to show that those people are full of sh*t, or some bright pukey green that just makes your head hurt just looking at it.

Chrontius
January 12, 2006, 03:30 AM
Anyone remember the public school (New Yuck I think) where they handed out Lance Armstrong style cause bracelets showing support for an end to bullying?

First, can anyone tell me why this is a DUMB :cuss:ING IDEA without reading any further?

The people that wore them were targeted by the local bullies and beaten up until they no longer wore the bracelets and morale failed. This seems like a non-sandboxed version of that plan, and I worry for the people who sign up.

OTOH, would CCWing while wearing one count as hunting over a bait pile? :evil:

xd9fan
January 12, 2006, 02:32 PM
wow these people really dont have a clucking fue do they?


Just wondering if the "guns Aside" month was for the cops or the criminals???

cuchulainn
January 12, 2006, 02:52 PM
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya
Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya
Oh Lord, Kumbaya

I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

:rolleyes:

John Hicks
January 12, 2006, 03:34 PM
But I always have a gun at my side... :confused:

Oh - sorry, misinterpreted their idea.

:D


No, you have it wrong, it's "A gun a-side month". They want to encourage us to have a gun on each side of us. :D

Skeptic
January 12, 2006, 04:22 PM
I work in the district ..... after a while you become uncaring, immune or apathetic to the moronic nonsense that the elected officials and dc metro police leadership spout. You would not believe the things that the dc metro cop leadership and the dc city council say. And believe it or not, the socialist element eat it up and repeat it as gospel.

This latest stupidity does not suprise me......

Yes, chief ramsey..... I'm sure that the good criminals will not rob/hurt/molest me if I wear this bracelet. The guy needs a clue... Anyone know where he can rent one to use?

carlrodd
January 12, 2006, 05:37 PM
No, you have it wrong, it's "A gun a-side month". They want to encourage us to have a gun on each side of us. :D


it seems to me there is way too much confusion about the intentions of this 'initiative'. do they want residents to carry one gun or two? if it's only one, does it matter which side of the body it's carried on? should it be a specific caliber? i want this thing to go off with a bang:evil: .........so i've prepared the following editorial piece for submission to washington d.c.'s chief of police:


dear sir,

i am so excited about your "guns aside", responsible firearm ownership initiative. there's no better way to tell the criminals to "give us back our streets", than a responsible show of force. if i could afford to purchase a handgun for every peace-loving citizen of your city, i would.....in a heartbeat. what a deterent to crime it would be......hundreds of thousands of patriots in our capital city, exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protect themselves and their communities. i myself do not live in your fair city, but i have many friends that do. i want to do my part to encourage their participation in this bold program, but i'm afraid i am confused about a number of details that i'm hoping you can clarify for me. firstly, which 'side' of the body are you recommending people carry their guns on? i was always under the impression that it was a matter of preference for the gun owner, and largely dependent on which hand was predominant. is there some new legislation or guidance in place regarding this that i am unfamiliar with? secondly, do you recommend that people carry more than one firearm in public? practically, i know it makes more sense to not over burden oneself, but maybe special considerations are being made specifically for this initiative. lastly, will there be a parade scheduled? a large gathering on the mall perhaps? so many fine causes have been championed by millions coming together on the mall, why not another?

again, i cannot praise you enough for doing what you can to promote and preserve our right to bear arms. in a time when so many are doing their best to disarm law-abiding citizens, leaving them as helpless prey for increasingly numerous and violent criminals, it's good to see enlightened communities with leaders that haven't completely lost their minds. can you believe sir, that in one city, they sought to promote an initiative where citizens, many of them young children, were encouraged to wear bracelets that virtually identified them as being unarmed? the authorities may as well have printed t-shirts that said "please rob, rape and murder me, as i am unarmed, and delusional enough to think that you criminals will be participating in this initiative as well." unbelievable. Thank YOU sir for being one of the level headed. your sensibility and understanding of troubled, crime-ridden communities, and how best to address their problems is a shining example. thank you, and thank you again.

Mongo the Mutterer
January 12, 2006, 07:29 PM
....

Excellent. Send it to the press. Betcha it won't get published.

dpesec
January 12, 2006, 08:59 PM
cuchulainn you for got to add Let's all hold hands and sing....

Taurus 617 CCW
January 12, 2006, 09:29 PM
Why don't we have a "cars aside" day as a result of an increased number of automotive deaths? After all, there are far more deaths due to vehicle accidents than firearms. :barf:

Kodiaz
January 12, 2006, 10:08 PM
I will never understand why liberals can't apply their own logic to the crime problem.


AIDS problem hand out clean needles so the druggies don't spread AIDS.


Preggers problem hand out condoms and if you still have a problem there's always abortion.

Crime problem hand out loaded guns and if you still have a problem well there's always abortion by JHP.

As a matter fact why don't we call self defense shooting abortions or attempted abortions then we might not have so much gun control

Chrontius
January 13, 2006, 03:47 AM
I will never understand why liberals can't apply their own logic to the crime problem.

AIDS problem hand out clean needles so the druggies don't spread AIDS.

Preggers problem hand out condoms and if you still have a problem there's always abortion.

Crime problem hand out loaded guns and if you still have a problem well there's always abortion by JHP.

I was about to tear into you for liberal bashing, and then I realized that this actually sounds like a good idea. :neener:

Burt Blade
January 14, 2006, 10:40 AM
They want you to give up your guns, because guns make you tempted to disobey your betters.

"Back to your toils, serfs! Obey!"

If you would just be good sheep, the fleecing could proceed uneventfully.

Hook686
January 14, 2006, 06:13 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!! SERIOUSLY....

the knuckleheaded representatives and heads of local law enforcement that miss the point then beat their chests and lament the loss of another innocent to evil scurge of handguns, and begin planning the next anti-gun program, instead of throwing their effort and resources into tracking down and punishing the criminals who use them, and addressing the domestic concerns that create an environment in communities that nurtures hate, greed and violence.

It is so simple and cost effective to focus on the gun ... it is easy to see, to equate to violence and hold up as a killer ... it is a lot more difficult, and costly, to identify an individual, try him/her and incarcerate ... the longer held, the more costly.

Anyone for return of "Road gangs" (ala "Coolhand Luke"), forced labor for public works projects ... ?

natedog
January 15, 2006, 04:45 AM
I WANT ONE!!

I wonder if they have shirts, too...

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