Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008, 02:03 pm
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Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, This is priceless... I don't think it could be stated any better than what you have here! Mind if i repost this on myspace and or even add it to my profile?
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Please do -- that's the purpose.
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Not offering that -- only saying that 100% gun-free is workable only inside a prison.
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
This is exactly what I think every time newspapers tell about one more crazy gunner in school. If everyone could have self-defending weapons they could defend themselves.
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
It made perfect sense to me.
Also; walls and checkpoints will be more effective at keeping the victims IN than in keeping a perpetrator out. If someone goes to a school to kill people, the first victim is going to be the guy at the checkpoint. That's no obstacle at all, unless you install a whole squad of armed gatekeepers, yet the walls and barriers would keep the victims penned in pretty well, as there would be only a few, small exit points.
The problem with the Left is that they do one thing and one thing only, repeated in thousands of variations: They want to make restrictions on freedom work for them. The only ‘solution’ to any problem is, in their minds, the imposition of more restriction. To suggest that lifting restrictions and simply staying out of the way could solve anything is akin to suggesting that you could walk to the moon. That's not how things are done. It simply does not register. -- Lyle
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Typo on the heading. "Murderes" should be "Murderers."
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
This version is much clearer and I don't believe there could be a mistake in it's message now.
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
tlekas: Link problem and Students for Concealed Carry
The image above is a link but when I click on it the image cannot be found on your gallery.
There is an organization, Students for Concealed Carry, http://www.concealedcampus.org
that might find this or other of your images useful. Their web site claims that they have over 13,000 members and that after recent media attention they are growing at 1,000 members per day.
I sent them an email about it and copied you.
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Speaking as a college student, what would be a good (but not super-expensive) CCW? Anything in particular that would have adequate stopping power, but not weigh a ton?
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Mon, Feb. 18th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
tlekas: Concealed Carry
The first thing to consider is how you will carry the firearm. There are a number of considerations:
Since you don't know when you will need it I recommend carrying at least any time it is legal. If carrying the firearm is not comfortable, after a while, you will find that you will not bother.
How important is concealment? In some states you can get into trouble if your firearm is not concealed. If you carry where it is legal but not "approved" it may be expensive if someone notices the firearm. For example, carrying in the work place where that is against the rules could get you fired. Of course, if you choose to carry where it is illegal concealment is essential. (Not that I recommend that)
How quickly can you get the firearm out and have it ready to fire? There tend to be trade offs between this and Concealment and Comfort.
If you have the firearm concealed on your person this is not a big problem. However, if you carry in a purse, day planner, briefcase, etc. You have to make sure that unauthorized people cannot get a hold of your firearm.
After you decide that can meet the above criteria consider cost. If you select something cheap that does not meet the above you will find that you do not carry, it is seen, or you will not be able to use it when you need to. If what you initially select does not work well for you it will cost you more in selling it, buying something else, and having a drawer full of holsters you don't use.
There are less expensive options out there. If it meets the other requirements a used revolver can be a good solution. Used firearms in general can be good as long as you get them from a reputable dealer or have someone with experience check them.
I don't have time at the moment or the info at hand to recommend books and other resources. I am sure others will or I will when I get a chance.
The NRA has a new course out, Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home, that covers this issue and much else.
Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
garzan: Re: Concealed Carry
I saw an interesting take on the 'control' issue. It can be a problem forgetting backpacks, planners, and the like--and that is a ~big~ issue when you have a firearm in one. The suggestion I saw was to use one of those Kid Keeper radio beacon things. The ones where if your kid wanders more than a few feet away from you, it starts beeping. If you keep the kid portion in your backpack, your backpack will remind you not to forget it when you leave an area.
I thought that was a pretty good alternate use of technology.
Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
I like version two better than the first. This one parses better for me.
Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Comforting as opposed to comfortable is what carrying a defensive handgun is all about. My HK45 (not USP) is considered to be a full size handgun, but it is VERY comforting to carry it. For everyone who lives in Tennessee, check out proposed Senate bill 3730 & companion House bill 3014. If passed, they will authorize staff at all levels of education (grades 1 - 12 & college) to carry weapons, with proper training. Call your represenative & show support for it. Also, ask them to extend it to qualifying students.
Sun, Feb. 24th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
awesome! i love it going to steal it and post around. also i friended you love this journal.