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Armed pols: An unfortunate Chicago tradition

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ilbob, Nov 21, 2009.

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  1. ilbob

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    A bit of a drive by post but well worth the read on how our masters have no problem disarming us while reserving for themselves the power to remain armed.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-oped1122chapmannov22,0,6848269.column

     
  2. Officers'Wife

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    I like the Mark Twain reference. At the risk of being redundant, this is the reason for the second amendment. It's not about hunting, it's not about a militia... it's a check against government arrogance. A check modern government seems unwilling to cash.
     
  3. Titan6

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    Apparently not, or so I have been told by the mods here.
     
  4. Blue .45

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    The Article left out one of my all time favorites.

    http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/06/mell-pushes-gun.html


    BTW, Dick Mell is the father in-law of impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
     
  5. Officers'Wife

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    The mods have a difficult task on this site and do very well. However, being an expert as a moderator does not mean they are experts on history. Given the choice between believing anyone on an internet board or Jefferson's comments at the time. I'll choose to believe Jefferson.
     
  6. akodo

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    If a mod told you that, he was wrong. I, however, suspect you are being intentionally obtuse.
     
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    What I didn't see in this story was Scott's connection to the failed attempt at the Olympics, and some question of his committing suicide.
     
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