Mrs. Madison, welcome and thanks for your interest on hearing us, regarding all "gun free zones" it is quite simple, criminals, etc. by definition do not obey the law much less a sign on a door. All that is accomplished by negating the right to carry anywhere is to create an unprotected haven for the wrong people, simple common sense is to make every effort to stay away from places like this in order to protect your well being.
This is a good read on a related issue:
Nice article from Massad Ayoob:
"And, if you will, one more stark and simple thing: Americans have historically modeled their choices of home protection and personal defense handguns on what the cops carried. When the police carried .38 revolvers as a rule, the .38 caliber revolver was the single most popular choice among armed citizens. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, cops switched en masse to semiautomatic pistols. So did the gun-buying public. Today, the most popular handgun among police seems to be the 16-shot, .40 caliber Glock semiautomatic. Not surprisingly, the general public has gone to pistols bracketing that caliber in power (9mm, .40, .45) with similar enthusiasm. The American police establishment has also largely switched from the 12 gauge shotgun which was also the traditional American home defense weapon, to the AR15 patrol rifle with 30-round magazine…and, not surprisingly, the law-abiding citizenry has followed suit there, too.
The reasoning is strikingly clear. The cops are the experts on the current criminal trends. If they have determined that a “high capacity” semiautomatic pistol and a .223 semiautomatic rifle with 30-round magazines are the best firearms for them to use to protect people like me and my family, they are obviously the best things for us to use to protect ourselves and our families.
Another thing, "AR-15" is the designation given of the civilian version of the M-16 used by the US military, they have been available to US citizens for some 50 years now.
Last edited by bruchi; 01-10-2013 at 02:25 AM.
If this post is non welcomed, I can always give you a recipe for making "tostones".
Even though i am from the uk, i wish the media would stop using the term "assault rifle"
according to wikipedia
Copy and pasted from wiki
An assault rifle is a selective fire (selectable among either fully automatic, burst-capable, or, sometimes, semi-automatic modes of operation) rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine.
please use the term semi automatic and teach rather than demonize firearms, the public get their information from you the media and wint bother doing their own research
report on where gun bans are already in effect, chicago is a good example
,how about doing an article where thesefirearm deaths are happening are they gang releated, im pretty sure they are, the media seem to ignore this as well
Last edited by tigman.uk; 01-10-2013 at 02:13 AM.
In my state such a sign carries no weight. I can ignore it and go in if I so choose and generally that is what I do, if they notice and ask me to leave I must do so or risk a charge. IF I hear of or see or get hassled myself then I will not visit that store unless it was by someone who had no right to bother me to begin with. However I will note that nearly every gun shop that I visit has just such a sign. Their sign is not meant for someone like me who has a permit and would never dream to drag my loaded carry piece out to see if a holster fits but more the guy who might bring a firearm in to sell or have work done and is meant to remind him to be sure such firearm is not loaded. One nearby shop has the sign, a shop a few miles down the road owned by the same people has no sign.
Gun control advocates have not a clue in my opinion. Gun control will never work as they seem to believe it might. I suggest someone ask them how the drug control laws are working in their area. This govt can not prevent criminals in prison under lock and key from somehow getting firearms. It is impossible to prevent someone not under lock and key from getting a firearm.
Some plumbing supplies, some lumber, couple of hose clamps, a tire tube, a soda bottle and some epoxy putty becomes an air rifle over night.
Some plumbing supplies, some metal straps, some lumber and some epoxy putty become a revolving shotgun over night.
When I was in school we learned the formula for gun powder in history class. Everything one needs to make gun powder is in their home or yard. I know everyone can find a rock that will spark.
You are more than welcome to use anything I may say.
Wielding the Hammer of Thor first requires you to lift and carry the Hammer of Thor. - Bigslug
I draw a hard line on who I will support.
A company that doesn't respect an employee's fundamental right to live...and would fire them over simply defending their own life does not need my business.
I'm happy to stand with Mr.Scott Sullivan on that.
Paul Jones of Massachusetts.
Yes I did say Massachusetts!!!!
Now as far as concessions on the Second ammendment.
I think the line needs to be drawn and not crossed.
Backround checks I'm ok with.
Why would any law abiding citizen "need" more than a 10 round magazine ?
I guess we could just rely on the nation guard to safe guard us after a natural dissaster.
To protect against looting and such
After all aren't they sworn to uphold the constitution of the USA
That worked pretty well after Katrina didn't it ?
Well maybe not weren't they the ones confiscating arms from the law abiding citizens
When they may have needed them most ?
Last edited by Weatherby; 01-10-2013 at 04:44 PM.