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WI: hit this anti-CCW editorial

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Monkeyleg, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Member

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    The editor of the Wausau Daily Herald can always be counted upon to slam any concealed carry bill that's introduced. Yesterday was no exception.

    Please take a minute to respond. The editorial is here.
     
  2. HighVelocity

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    So journalists can do background checks? :eek: :banghead:
     
  3. Gray Peterson

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    As sniveling as this editorial is and for the wrong reasons, he does have a point at least as far as the prohibited areas. However, the reasons why the prohibited areas were added was due to political grandstanding and the fact that this law needs a veto-proof majority.
     
  4. Trip20

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    The notion that you have to "be" anything in order to protect yourself is sickening. :barf:
     
  5. Trip20

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    Dick, heard any good news lately?

    Anyway, here's my response:
     
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    Here is the reply that I posted.

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    Why is it that anti-gun types claim that the world will end if law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry handguns thru the use of
    a CCW license?

    With 35+ states now having CCW licenses that allow law-abiding citizens to
    carry guns and with many people doing so one would expect that there would be mass chaos if the fears of the anti-gun people were true.

    Thankfully these claims of mass chaos and death in the streets and every corner are lies and in truth violent crime is reduced in the states that have
    CCW licenses. How do you explain that?

    It is our Constitutional right to have a gun to protect oneself. How can one
    protect themself if they are not allowed to have said gun with them to be available for protection? This contradition stems from the fact that the
    founding fathers did not mean for men to be disarmed as noted by these several examples where Thomas Jefferson states:

    "The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
    --Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824


    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man
    may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
    --Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and
    Punishment (1764)


    It is only right that free men (women too) be allowed to protect themselves from the criminal that would do harm. It is a fact that the police cannot be
    everywhere to protect everyone. Even the individual states have ruled that people have no right to expect police protection. If this is the case, then whose duty is it to protect me but mine own duty? How can I uphold this duty with the sufficient means (weapon) to do so?

    I suggest that you do research on the subject of CCW licenses and in an unbiased manner review the various states that have this capability and compare them with the states that don't and see for yourself that states with law-abiding people having CCW licenses and carrying handguns
    have a reduce amount of crime (violent crime in particular) than non-CCW states.

    I would love to hear your feedback on my comments. In fact, I would love to see them posted in your editorial section so that others can comment on
    them as well.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    Why not a public list of welfare recipients? Why not a public list of women who've had abortions? Why not a public list of people who subscribe to certain magazines? Why not a public list of people who own sewing machines? Why not a public list of... well, journalists, say? Why shouldn't we learn all about journalists?
     
  8. Henry Bowman

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    Let me understand this... In WI they are proposing to give you a gun with your CCW license? Wow. Do you get to pick your model and caliber or is it "one size fits all" supplied by the owest bidder? Either way, here in OH we had to buy our own gun. What's that? You mean this bigot was using hyperbole to promote his agenda? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!
     
  9. Mongo the Mutterer

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    Why not licensing of journalists? The arrogance of journalists in this nation and the world is appalling. Where do they get their power? When did the people give them this overarching power?

    You just have to watch them scream about blogging and forums like THR to see that they realize that they have lost their power, and are losing it more each day. While I'm concerned about the vacuum it would leave, I'd like to see every one of these egotistical "professionals" put on the street with a tin cup.
     
  10. Trip20

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    Dick, they printed my letter along with a few others in the Wausau Daily Herald. Click here to read the reader's letters on line.

    Here's what they printed of my response (you can view it in it's unedited form above in post #5). They chopped it up pretty bad. It makes me want to :cuss: :

     
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    Good job Trip.

    They didn't have too many responses which were pro the article did they??

    Mongo
     
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    Mongo - thanks. They printed 6 letters and I believe they were all pro ccw. You can read them here if you like.
     
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    Trip20, congratulations on getting your letter published, even if the editor did cut it up.

    It's very common for editors of liberal newspapers to slice-and-dice letters. Sometimes they do so for the purposes of brevity, and other times they even do so to remove the most pertinent points.
     
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