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DC announces 'Guns Aside' month

Discussion in 'Legal' started by MikeK, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. MikeK

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    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.
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    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.
     
  3. ctdonath

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    The axiom of Leftism: "If we all just talk about it enough, everyone will agree with me and everything will be perfect!"
     
  4. Trip20

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    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:
     
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    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.
     
  6. Mongo the Mutterer

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    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.
     
  7. Mongo the Mutterer

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    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...
     
  8. Trip20

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    I agree. And I bet the NYT will endorse this pointless "initiative."
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. ArmedBear

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    Why are you a cop-hater?;)
     
  12. Mongo the Mutterer

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    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 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...
     
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    i am a fan of nwa.
     
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    But I always have a gun at my side... :confused:

    Oh - sorry, misinterpreted their idea.

    :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
  17. Coronach

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    I think we should have a national "Gun at my Side" campaign.

    Mike :)
     
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    lol wearing the braclet is like saying "hey, mug me! I'm unarmed!"

    who's side is police on again?
     
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    ^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."
     
  20. HankB

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    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 . . .
     
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    Aw, heck! I thought January was National Soup Month. Guess I'd better recheck my calendar.
     
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    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?
     
  23. Lupinus

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    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.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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