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Why North County owns guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shermacman, Nov 17, 2004.

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  1. shermacman

    shermacman Member

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    Wanna look into the mind of a Liberal? Here it is, guns, hyper-activity, John Wayne syndrome, and the best part: guns on their SUV's roof racks! Choose your barf bag!

    By: BRIGID BRETT - For the North County Times

    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/11/17/news/columnists/brett/21_16_2311_16_04.txt

    It's 2 a.m. Except for the occasional cry of a coyote, the night is deeply silent. The rest of my family is asleep, but I'm lying here wide awake, thinking about guns. I'm thinking about how, when I lived in Los Angeles for 15 years, I knew nobody who owned a gun ---- not even those who lived in rough neighborhoods. And how, here in this peaceful rural enclave of Valley Center, almost everyone around me has at least one firearm.
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    Most people tell me about the Second Amendment and their inalienable right to bear arms. They talk about the Founding Fathers and the Constitution.
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    Sometimes they like to remind me that guns don't kill but people do.
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    None of this makes much sense to me. I've lived in North County long enough to see that many men here in the land of big boulders and horse ranches have Wild West fantasies. This is, after all, John Wayne country, the place where real cowboy and Indian games were played out. There's a little bit of a Texas mentality in Valley Center ---- if people could get away with driving around with guns on their roof racks, I have no doubt that many of them would, even if there was no logical reason for it.
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    By 3 a.m., I'm wondering when there'll be another Columbine or Santana High massacre. I'm also wondering why President Bush, who cares so deeply about eliminating weapons of mass destruction around the world, should care so little about eliminating the weapons of destruction right here on our own soil: semiautomatic assault weapons. Will I ever get any sleep?
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    The solution to her problem is simple. She should quit whining, pack up her trash and move back to Los Angeles.
     
  3. Old Dog

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    This woman perhaps has a deep-seated anxiety disorder if thinking about legally owned firearms keeps her awake all night ... Wonder how she'll deal with having one of those coyotes kill a house pet or some of her livestock ... she'll probably call a government agency and demand that it remove all the problem coyotes from her area.

    Hard to believe she lived in L.A. and knew no one who owned guns. Guess L.A. folks don't talk about their guns the way those evil North County residents do ...
     
  4. El Tejon

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    Please have consider North Korea! First-class free health care and first rate gun control.

    I will drive her to the airport. :)
     
  5. Justin

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    Good.

    I hope that exercising my civil rights causes her no end of heartburn.
     
  6. squadfounder

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    Has no clue...

    It would be interesting for her to take a look at statistics of gun crimes in LA vs North County. But she won't, for that would topple the house of cards that her irrational fear is built out from. After all, an armed society is a polite society.
     
  7. Robert J McElwain

    Robert J McElwain Member

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    She would probably feel much safer if she moved to England or Australia where, according to the law, there are no guns.

    And if anyone believes that England and Australia have no guns, I've got a brand new bridge I'd like to sell them.

    Also, there was no drinking of "Demon Rum" during Prohibition.

    Bob
     
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    "I've lived in North County long enough to see that many men here in the land of big boulders and horse ranches have Wild West fantasies."

    I've seen this sort of statement so many times I've lost count.

    Gun grabbers are the ones with the fantasies. They invariably think that the presence of guns equals a return to Matt Dillon's Dodge City (itself a much exaggerated fantasy). Hell, she herself called a place where almost everybody owns a gun a "peaceful rural enclave".

    Tim
     
  9. joab

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    But yet none of them go out a kill anybody People must just raise their guns right in the country
     
  10. JohnBT

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    "if people could get away with driving around with guns on their roof racks"

    Roof racks?
     
  11. DigitalWarrior

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    I wrote her

    I invited her to go to the range with me. I think it might make an interesting article.
     
  12. HEiST

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    That woman more than likely has had some intelligent DNA in her body..

    until she got rid of it.
     
  13. Wingshooter

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    This in itself would make an interesting thread. She seems like a very odd woman. Probably very difficult to talk to, but infinitely easy to talk about.
     
  14. thefitzvh

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    No one bad mouths me and gets away with it.

    I'm drafting a letter (I am a North County gun owner)

    James
     
  15. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I don't have a microscope. Sorry.
     
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    My letter to the editor...

     
  17. bobby68

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    Hello and about this lady

    Hello, i'm new to this website and also a new gun owner. I look forward to meeting you all.

    About this lady in the newspaper, i did a search on her and it looks like she's some kind of writer for the paper. Probably a wantobe professional journalist. I usually try to avoid trashing people but i can't stand people who distort and condescend.

    I do hope somebody gets resopnse though. Does anyone know what the political leaning of this newspaper is? Here in San Luis Obispo our biggest paper, The Tribune, is left leaning and i hate it.

    Nice to meet you all.
     
  18. thefitzvh

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    Welcome, bobby.

    I don't know about the "lean" of the NC Times, but It seems to me they aren't too bad.


    Cheers. What kinda gun didja get?
    :)
     
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    The first of the two quoted paragraphs probably explains the reference decried in the second.

    I know what you meant, Fitz, but I can also see how it reads to someone like Ms. Brett.

    ~G. Fink
     
  21. thefitzvh

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    A desire to defend oneself does not make one John Wayne.
     
  22. Gordon Fink

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    I know that. It’s the way you said it that will confirm Ms. Brett’s opinion about gun owners’ “Wild West fantasies.â€

    ~G. Fink
     
  23. thefitzvh

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    Point...

    Oh well. Not like she would have seen the light, anyways.
     
  24. STW

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    What a twit. I'm a resident of North County too and a past resident of LA County. I owned guns in LA county and own more guns in North (San Diego) County. No cowboy guns. (on the list) My cowboy fantasies revolved around my grandfathers 150K acre Wyoming cattle ranch when I was six, not around Valley Center, home of orange and avocado groves. I believe she's confusing being self sufficient with being a cowboy. I suspect some nice doctor will eventually find a drug store to help her sleep.

    I feel much safer here than I did up in LA.

    (BTW - The North County Times is not much of a newspaper even if they have published letters I've written.)
     
  25. Gordon Fink

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    Unfortunately true. :(

    ~G. Fink
     
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