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Southern Illinois:Carbonale Mayor joins Bloomberg Group.

Discussion in 'Activism' started by BCCL, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. BCCL

    BCCL Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    So. Illinois
    Hear is my reply: (trying to be nice) :)

    > First of all, as a gun owner myself, I am not opposed to the Second
    > Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, when the writers of the
    > Second Amendment wrote about the right to bear arms, they had
    > muzzle-loaded, flintlock rifles in mind so,

    So, does the 1st Amendment only apply to quill pens?

    > I hope that I’m not wrong to assume that you wouldn’t support letting every Tom, Dick, or Harry walking down the street to freely have such a permit.

    Yes, you would be wrong. "shall not be infringed", means exactly what is says. Anyone of legal age, that is not otherwise prohibited by prior acts, should be allowed to carry, without a permit of any kind. We should not need a permit from government, to exercise an inherent right.

    > It seems that some people, that responded to my Press Release, believe
    > that the 20 children that were recently slaughtered via gun violence,
    > and every other child or innocent adult that were gunned down before or
    > since then, are considered acceptable collateral losses; in order for
    > them to enjoy their “toys” which may be capable of piercing armor plate
    > a state away. I, on the other hand, do not.

    Nor do I, it was a horrible tragedy, but we must not allow rampant emotionalism rule us, and take steps to prevent them further, that will work, which gun control against lawful gun owners, will not. We need to look at the mental health system in this nation first and foremost, to facilitate proper identification and treatment of people with mental health problems. BTW, your labeling them as "crazies" doesn't help.

    > It is my hope that one day this great nation of ours will join the
    > civilized world and give up our barbaric ways of slaughtering our own.
    > I understand that even U.S. military personnel are more likely to die
    > from gun fire here in the U.S. than while stationed abroad (even in
    > Afghanistan and previously in Iraq).

    And yet, according to every statistic on the issue, violent crime is on the decline in America..............

    > It is time for all Americans, who believe that we all have “…certain
    > unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit
    > of Happiness.”, to say, “Enough is enough.”, and take back control of
    > “our” country from the crazies and the criminals.

    And Constitutional concealed carry, along with better mental health work, will do a lot to get us in the right direction, piling on more laws and restrictions on law abiding citizens will not, if it did, Chicago would be a utopia, instead of a slaughter house.

    > Feel free to shop wherever you want but, as a mayor of Anytown, USA, it
    > is my sole duty to stand for my neighbor’s children and provide for the
    > public’s health and safety. I would encourage you to run for a public
    > office in your community or county so that you would understand the
    > responsibilities that comes with being a public servant. Perhaps in 27
    > months, when this term is up, I’ll decide to relax but, until then I’ll
    > continue to fulfill my Duty to God and Country.

    I sincerely hope you continue to serve, but that service also includes standing up for the rights of everyone in your city, including lawful gun owners. Carbondale has suffered some horrible black marks in recent years, several shootings, violence on campus, and gun violence, even from "high profile" individuals stolen firearms. I hope you have great success in cleaning up Carbondale, before people not only stop shopping there, but stop sending their kids and tuition dollars to SIUC.

    Best of luck, you've got a lot of work ahead of you, take care.

    NOTE:On the "High profile" individuals thing, the Carbondale Chief of Police had his handgun stolen from his car, finally reported it, and had the report buried in an Animal Control file, hoping nothing would come of it, then the gun was used in a murder in Carbondale..............
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