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  1. Lumberton Band Booster Theft

    Yes, theft is terrible. Theft from children is worse.   But as gun owners we make the same argument. It isn’t the gun but the person. If a person is willing to commit mass murder for which there is significant chance if death at the scene or the death penalty later, what is another law or rule going to do?  I think that two signatures is reasonable and my union does that. It might give a person a bit of pause and rethink the issue. A person who is addicted to gambling and willing to risk prison time to keep it up? I am not sure that anything will stop that except getting caught. 
  2. Lumberton Band Booster Theft

    Absolutely......  but if I was willing to steal $70,000, don’t you think that I could justforge the other person’s signature?  I am not sure that any law can stop a criminal. The only thing that stops a person from a theft crime is honesty or fear of paying a penalty.  Once the crime has been committed then the law only provides a punishment and no deterrent at that point. 
  3. 2nd Amendment

    ..... pun intended!
  4. School Shooting

    Reading comprehension and the ability to reason are essential in this case.  The OP talks about a lack of discipline, tolerance for perversion, etc., as being a driving force in today’s school.  When I was 8 years old my father would have me walk to a convenience store about two blocks  from my house. When I got there I would buy a  box of .22 short bullets for 25 cents.  Then my father and I would go to the canal near my house and shoot at turtles and snakes and things floating in the water etc. Sometimes I would do the same thing but he was not with me. So here is a young child allowed to buy bullets and walk on a public roadway with a rifle. No one bothered, no one called the police, no one challenge anything and just excepted that as life.  The point is that anyone could have a firearm and anyone could buy bullets yet we had no mass murders and probably nowhere near the violence of today. There were no gang shootings, people did not have fear to live in a city for being shot randomly, etc. We drove around town with shotguns and rifles exposed in the back of our trucks window racks.  We sometimes brought them to school. People did not call the police and we were in no fear of people breaking into our pickup trucks in a parking lot just to get their hands on any gun that was seen.  In fact there was almost no need because you can simply buy one.   So what has changed? Why could a small child get his hands on a firearm and buy his own ammunition and yet there was no fear in society?   It isn’t the number of guns that is the problem. It is not the access to guns that is the problem because they are much more restricted now than when I was growing up.   Not all but much of the problem is exposed in the OP.   Everybody gets a trophy, no one gets their feelings hurt, you get to walk across the stage and get a diploma even though there is no way you will ever earn one, and other such nonsense of tolerance and no punishment for bad behavior is much of the issue   It isn’t access to guns that is remotely the issue in American society today    
  5. My Trump Supporters

    Absolutely. I have said it many times in many forums. Trump is a schoolyard bully. He sufferers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  He can serve out his term and then be re-elected or he can resign or be impeached and then removed from office tomorrow, making Mike Pence the president.  Either way, Hillary Clinton is not nor ever will be the president.  That is all that more than 50% of Trump voters ever wanted and they got their wish.  The left is completely obsessed with going, “See, we told you!!! Blah blah blah....”.  Yep, and Hillary still lost to a natcissistic bully which in the end, is all that Trump supporters ever wanted. At this point it is just entertainment watching the left come unhinged with each tweet. 
  6. What Are Your Favorite Quotes ?

    You got the right guy in Teddy Roosevelt... you just missed his best quote.    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
  7. Game   Nederland 3-2
  8. Bottom of 6, Nederland 3-2
  9. Rally over. Top of 6 coming up.  Nederland 3-2
  10. 3-2 Nederland bottom of 5, still batting. 
  11. Top of 2 coming, PNG 1-0
  12. Nederland won the flip and will defer.  Oops, forgot to swap forums.....
  13. If I remember correctly, that same law makes it a crime up to a year in jail and removal from office for a sheriff or chief to institute such a santuary policy.  I am looking forward to some chiefs and sheriffs being arrested ........
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  15. Florida Shootings

    That is not completely untrue about design..... kind of.  The AR, like other combat rifles, was made to kill humans at some very long ranges.  It can easily reach out over a quarter of a mile to hit a target.  However...... No school shooting has ever taken place at over a quarter of a mile. In fact most if the victims are within a very few feet, up to point blank range. At those ranges the AR isn’t particularly well suited. It is almost impossible to conceal, reloading can be much slower than with handguns. It is more cumbersome to get on target rapidly at close ranges (defeating your claim of shortest amount of time) and carrying a lot of ammo is a pain in the butt and way more difficult than with handguns.  It would not be a stretch that in most school shootings a high capacity handgun would have produced more fatalities than the AR.  So if  you do not think that those kinds of rifles should be owned by anyone,  great. If you are trying to claim that if no one owned that type of rifle, these school shootings would be different, you’re out of your mind.