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  •  I don't need to argue with you. (1+ / 0-)
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    not4morewars

    40+ "shall issue" states, the ability to procure licenses in some of the rest, and only two real de-facto "no issue" (NJ and HI) states.

    Your opinion on concealed carry is completely irrelevant, even if it wasn't totally nonsensical, which of course it is.  "You can't carry a gun unless you're 100% sure of ...."  Gosh, by that criteria even the Navy SEALs shouldn't be allowed firearms.  Here's a hint: If anything was 100% we wouldn't need firearms, because we'd be 100% certain of avoiding situations wherein our lives are in jeopardy.

    By the by, your claim to have killed someone in the line of duty smells fishy to me.  I've met my share of people who have taken human life, soldiers, law enforcement, and a family member who was nearly raped.  They've all got one thing in common: They don't talk about it.

    There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

    by Crookshanks on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 01:33:42 PM PST

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    •  So rather than debate my point (2+ / 0-)
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      Glen The Plumber, coquiero

      You will simply call me a liar and be done with it.

      I could pick them apart if I was so inclined, but what's the point?  You'll just make another appeal to authority, or skip the actual question you were replying to.
      Really, because I haven't seen any of that, just a lot of name calling and mud slinging.

      And, FYI, this is what an appeal to authority actually is

      Argument from authority... where it is argued that a statement is correct because the statement is made by a person or source that is commonly regarded as authoritative.
      Link

      Something I never did...

      I merely corrected the assumptions another person made about me by telling him who I was and what I have done.  

      As far as I can tell, you want to wave your arms and make pronouncements, call people liars, say you can do this and you can do that, but never actually do it... because.

      So

      Either put up

      Or

      Shut up

      The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. -Charles de Montesquieu

      by dawgflyer13 on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 02:22:53 PM PST

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      •  You are a liar. (1+ / 0-)
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        Kasoru

        Your behavior is contrary to every person I've ever known who had to employ lethal force.  They don't talk about it.  It rips a hole into your soul and the last thing you want to do is talk about it, much less use it to prove a point in an internet argument.

        You're also lying about not making an appeal to authority, because that's EXACTLY what you did.  You listed all of your credentials, even throwing out the tidbit about allegedly killing someone in the line of duty.  What was the point of all that if not to try and bolster your argument?  You even used the words "I would say I qualify as an expert" so best of luck trying to claim that wasn't an appeal to authority.

        What's funny is I might be inclined to believe the bit about killing someone, if you had mentioned it as a way to tamp down on the gung-ho attitude frequently evidenced by people who haven't been there.  But you didn't do that.  You used it as part of an appeal to authority, which reinforces my belief that you're full of shit.

        There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

        by Crookshanks on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 02:54:13 PM PST

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