Sherwood_Eagle_Alum

Albany

Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 10 months, 4 weeks ago on Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2013

A gun safe can allow extremely quick access to your weapon if needed. You don't have to solve a Rubik's cube to gain entry. The safe can be in your bedroom, closet, or wherever you need. If you leave it out where it can be found, your children or grandchildren could find it and play with it.

It is very easy to preach about how everyone should have common sense, but in reality NOT everyone has common sense. Do your kids always do what you say? Just because you tell them not to play with your gun does not mean that they will do so when you are not around. If someone breaks into your home when you are away there is close to zero percent chance that they will steal your weapons out of a safe.

I'm not sure if your comments were in response to mine, but I feel they were. With that being said, notice that I spoke of untrained citizens and the need to qualify someone to own a gun. It appears that you would be a trained individual who is qualified to own guns. I would say that you are in the minority of gun owners. That, however, does not mean in the event of a break in that you would be able to access one of your strategically placed pistols even outside of a safe.

I would imagine that every illegal gun was once a legal gun. Perhaps a thief stumbled across a few dozen firearms during a burglary that were not properly secured in a safe.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 10 months, 4 weeks ago on Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2013

Gun manufacturers know that the government cannot take away all the guns, but if they ensure that sufficient rumors are spread (Faux News) they can artificially create demand.

What is different now than in December? Same gun laws - Rediculous amount of weapon and ammo sales.

Gun manufacturers are playing chess.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 10 months, 4 weeks ago on Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2013

What if this threat to change the commenting system was like the threat to take away guns? Orchestrated by the higher ups as nothing more than a publicity stunt to generate more hits on the website. I wonder if the gun companies weren't behind the scare tactics of the government supposedly trying to take away everyone's guns. Gun and ammo sales are through the roof.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 10 months, 4 weeks ago on Squawk of the Day - May 29, 2013

AH is sure trying to bait us into signing up for a FB account so we can "discuss" this topic. I am guessing that if Fryar and I don't post then it won't be a popular SOTD. If we do post, then it will be an interesting day...lol.

I guess for my last post as Sherwood_Eagle_Alum I will throw a little gasoline on the fire.

If you aren't responsible enough to safely protect your gun from unauthorized use then you don't deserve to own one. If you leave a gun in a vehicle unattended then you are being irresponsible. If you leave a gun outside of a gun safe unattended then you are being irresponsible. Irresponsible people shouldnt be allowed to own or possess a gun.

I don't believe untrained citizens should be able to purchase military-style assault weapons or high capacity magazines. I think they are too dangerous and serve no purpose other than as a "show-off" toy. I believe in enforcing the laws on the books and making it hard for anyone to own a gun.

If you are responsible you should be allowed to own a gun, but it shouldn't be like buying a lottery ticket. It needs to require extensive background checks and maybe even a psychological exam. Much like someone must be qualified to handle WMDs people should be qualified to own or possess a weapon. Obviously the qualifications are different for WMDs versus a gun, but there should be rules which are strictly enforced.

I understand that much of the gun-crime is done without a legally purchased weapon, but we cannot make this the Wild West and give everyone a gun to defend themselves. We are civilized...well most of us, and we must model our way of life to improve as citizens and responsible adults.

I will continue to post, but this is my last post under this account. I know I was not popular because of my controversial views on topics such as homosexuality, gun control, race relations, Christianity, and others, but I have tried not to resort to name-calling. Rather I have attempted to stick to discussing the topic at hand. Perhaps I will comment a little differently in the future as I have a career to keep intact.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

That is a neat idea, however, I don't think the number of people who would utilize this app would justify the money required to develop and maintain it.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months ago on Bright of the day - May 28, 2013

I am very thankful for the new location. It is closer to my home and is on the way home from work for my wife.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 27, 2013

You can still tax the "essentials" at a lower rate to help those less fortunate.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 11 months ago on Squawk of the day - May 27, 2013

I've read that experts estimate that a national sales of tax of as low as 23% would generate the same tax revenue the government gets today. Imagine hookers and drug dealers paying their fair share of taxes...

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