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Rick Perry Challenges Andrew Cuomo

June 14, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a duel over which state is more business friendly. Unfortunately for Cuomo and New Yorkers, he’s coming to this gunfight unarmed....

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bluesman

Jun-25-13 12:04 PM

Most home invasions involve multiple intruders. The one recently did. I remember the Hallett murders very well. They took Bob and his wife and daughter into the basement and shot them once in the back of the head. They shot the young girl twice. Some thought she was probably crying and they wanted to shut her up quickly. Bob's older daughter Susan got in with a bad crowd and they were likely looking for drug money. I have friends in other areas who were in shootouts in their own home. One as he was coming out of the bathtub. One on three with everybody having the same weapon is not a fair fight. Cops, military, they want to "outgun" the enemy. Civilians should be allowed to do the same. I don't necessarily think I need a AR-15. But if somebody killed my neighbor and his family, I might think diffently. I should have that option.

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madman

Jun-25-13 7:58 AM

loneridder, that comment was actually meant for you and bluesman. After reading your responses to my comments, it was evident you folks know your weapons, are educated on the laws, and are legal gun owners. I have nothing against hunters or owners of weapons for protection. I have reservations about the high powered weapons, the large magazines, and the need for an individual to own "small arsenals".

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madman

Jun-24-13 8:04 AM

loneridder and bluesman, we agree on some of these issues. I am open minded to reading more about these weapons, and listening to legal, sane guns owner's point of views.

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bluesman

Jun-21-13 8:45 PM

That sob at Sandy Hook was about as sick as they come. Blowing away little kids who are hiding under their desk. Somebody that disturbed would have found another way. Maybe plow his car into them as they came out to the bus. Probably killed more. With a couple of hand guns maybe he kills 2 or 3 less. The only way to stop him would have been for an armed, trained teacher, maybe ex-military to put a bullet in his brain before he got to the kids.

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bluesman

Jun-21-13 7:43 PM

I don't hunt madman nor do I strap on the gun belt when I go out to get the mail. 99.999% of everybody who owns one of these "semi-automatic" weapons are honest law abiding citizens. About 400 people a year are killed by these weapons. 400 too many but not a high number. Once in awhile some wacko gets ahold of one of these weapons and does awful things with it. No matter what you do you can't stop every wacko, you just can't. Taking away guns and most of the ammo from millions who did no wrong is not the answer.

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madman

Jun-21-13 4:33 PM

Does that mean I am following the party line? Wouldn't your party support those examples? And lets be honest, you follow your party line more than anyone. Not a criticism, just a fact. If we need to lable, I would lable myself a fiscally conservative democrate, which I know does not exist to some. Believe me, there are alot of dems that are not "liberal". Maybe that explains my position better. No name calling.

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madman

Jun-21-13 4:29 PM

loneridder, let me ask you...during all of these mass shootings (colo, ariz, conn) what is the common denominator besides the killers being wackos? The killers all had assaut weapons that fire many rounds at once. All I am saying, is it necessary that those types of weapons and clips be available for the average person to buy? Can't say it is for hunting because those type of weapons would destroy an animal. It sounds like you know alot about weapons. Can't individuals like yourself come to some reasonable agreements as to what type of weapons are not good for the general public? Why does it have to be all or nothing? As for free speech, of course I am for free speech, and yes I do back limiting what can be said when and where. I do not want someone in a movie theatre yelling FIRE. I do not want some wacko walking the streets yelling racial slurs. I do not want people going around threatening bodily harm to our president or his family.

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bluesman

Jun-21-13 4:15 PM

You're asking a lot madman but I'll try. I remembered to take my meds today so maybe that will help.

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madman

Jun-21-13 7:52 AM

as for bluesman, stop being such a little paranoid gun totting tough guy. And please make statements that make sense, or you will continue to sound ridiculous.

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madman

Jun-21-13 7:46 AM

loneridder you don't scare me with anything you say or think. Honestly,I have never owned a gun. I have nothing against firearms and I support the 2nd ammendment. I cannot speak logically to your questions. They sound like good questions. What I find disappointing about you is that you probably have good points, but you refuse to present these points in a logical, respectable, adult manner. Perhaps if you and many others like you would do this for the general readers as well as elected officials, you could get parts of the Safe Act changed. But your constant attacking, name calling, bullying does not fly with me, and that is why I disagree with most of what you say. BUT, your questions seem fair on this subject.

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bluesman

Jun-20-13 1:33 PM

Lone-Stop talking about all those guns, you're scaring Irony and madman. In their mind, all guns are AK47s. Like they've ever held one.

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bluesman

Jun-20-13 12:41 PM

Check previous posts. It was the looney left that brought Ak47's, RPG's, and grenades into the conversation. All those things that they're afraid of.

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bluesman

Jun-20-13 12:34 PM

Madman-I don't fear somebody coming in my house while I'm sleeping. Nor do I think it will ever happen. But it has happened everywhere including Jamestown. Your argument that I shouldn't be prepared because it probably won't happen is nuts. Stay away from Irony, he's a bad influence.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jun-20-13 10:19 AM

bluesman apparently thinks if they come in with AK47's he's going to have any chance regardless anyways. I'm laughing imagining his movie-scene where he defends his home in his sleepy suburb with grenades and RPGs.

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madman

Jun-20-13 7:53 AM

bluesman, what color is the sky in your world. So you fear that someday a gand of thieves will break into your home with AK47s and you won't be able to defend yourself with your gun that has 7 shot clips. And according to you people are murderedin their homes all the time apparently by thugs who carry AK47s. Are you listening to the stuff you are saying? As for healthy snacks comments, who knows what you are saying. I chalk it up to you not taking your meds that day.

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madman

Jun-20-13 7:49 AM

loneridder, what questions haven't I anwered? Your problem, and people like you, is if someone makes a point or disagrees with you they are left wing liberals who know nothing. This is why your party has lost the last 2 elections, and will continue to lose elections due to your narrow mindedness. Keep drinking the kool-aid and praising people like Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Backman. Right up your alley.

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bluesman

Jun-19-13 12:59 PM

Madman-Do you have healthy snacks in that closet that you plan on hiding in if anybody ever comes to your house?

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bluesman

Jun-19-13 12:43 PM

OK madman, let's say I have a handgun with 7 shots, and the intruders have the AK47's. What are my odds? Oh wait, you probably think the bad guys will follow the law don't you. Why are so many people murdered when murder is against the law? People are murdered in their own home all the time. That one holds no water, but's it's all you got.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Jun-19-13 11:08 AM

"Right behind California and NEW YORK."

Oh wow, so it's a race to the bottom between Texas and New York! Thanks for bringing that up, considering nobody was hiding that fact.

The puffery with regards to the low-tax-but-high-debt Texas is what is at issue.

Oy.

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madman

Jun-19-13 7:55 AM

lonerider you really are pathetic. So bluesman the chance that your house will ever be broken into by multiple intruders and you are there is remote, but I will play the game. So multiple intruders break into your home...and you want the right to pull out your AK47, put in the clip with 30 rounds, and start blasting away rather than using a handgun with 7 shots? Thats your reasoning? And again, what right have you lost to defend yourself? Your agrument holds no water.

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bluesman

Jun-18-13 5:45 PM

You have lost the right to defend yourself against multiple intruders, you'll be outgunned. Remember madman,when every second counts, the cops are only minutes away.

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madman

Jun-18-13 8:13 AM

lonerider, again I ask what rights have you lost? The right to purchase a weapon??..NO! The right to bear arms?? NO..so you can no longer have a weapon that can shoot 35 rounds at a time, or you can no longer purchase a assault weapon that is used in real combat. Is that what you call losing rights? If so, you need to take a long hard look in the mirror. Or better yet, listen to one of those parents who lost a child in Sandy Hook.

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madman

Jun-17-13 8:01 AM

Fedup, fair comments. I don't totally agree with them, but fair.

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madman

Jun-17-13 8:00 AM

Mackenzie, just curious, what rights of yours have been stripped away?

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sonoma

Jun-16-13 6:03 PM

"Texas' economy is an example of what less taxes and less government regulation and oversight can do to grow business."

Texas state debt: 277 billion and counting.

What you failed to state was that Texas ranks #3 in total state debt.

Right behind California and NEW YORK.

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