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  •  I think we were complacent (6+ / 0-)

    we thought that rational people would agree that 100 bullet magazines were a tad excessive, and that background checks were reasonable.

    Who would have thought the NRA would become an industry shill whose sole purpose is to make profits for gun manufacturers, at any cost to public health and safety?

    Naive, we were, I guess. We surely underestimated the passion that comes with making a lot of dough.

    That's why I suggested a boycott today--against Georgia and other states that push "guns everywhere" legislation. People in those states don't want extreme gun legislation--and their police, and restaurants don't want it either--but they may need a tangible way to show their legislatures and their governor that they're not alone, and that such extremism may not be a good idea for the state.

    •  That's becoming a common thread in these "pro" (6+ / 0-)

      gun legislative pushes - public safety experts, police, big parts of the community are against it, but because the Tea Party has gotten its claws into state legislatures over the past 10 years, especially since 2010 or so, the gun lobby has the legislators in their pockets doing their bidding.

      It's overreach and will come back to bite them - hopefully sooner than later.

      "Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." — Ray Bradbury

      by We Shall Overcome on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:46:23 PM PDT

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      •  "Police"? Huh. How have the sheriffs taken (0+ / 0-)

        the recent gun control policies in your home state?

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 07:25:28 PM PDT

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        •  Yep, police ... (2+ / 0-)
          Police Chief Jack Cauley said the majority of his department did not want the ban repealed. The Public Service Commission recommended the ban stay in place, Stevens said.
          http://www.denverpost.com/...

          According to the dictionary, sheriffs are sheriffs, and police are police.

          "Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." — Ray Bradbury

          by We Shall Overcome on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 08:16:22 PM PDT

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          •  Police Chief is a political position. (0+ / 0-)

            Survey of rank and file police always show a support for individuals being able to defend themselves.  I'll point you towards a police only forum (that requires police verification); http://www.policeone.com/...

            •  I guess you didn't read the comment: (2+ / 0-)
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              Police Chief Jack Cauley said the majority of his department did not want the ban repealed.

              "Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." — Ray Bradbury

              by We Shall Overcome on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 04:59:54 PM PDT

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              •  You have far more faith in what a politically (0+ / 0-)

                appointed position has to say about what the majority actually want than I do.  I'm sure he has done a blind poll of his department to make sure his words match observable reality. Could you link or at least show where this speaker obtained the data necessary to make his statement?

                I linked a nation-wide response of certified LEO officers so even if his statement is valid its not the norm.  

                •  What's the relationship between "Police One" (0+ / 0-)

                  and the NRA? It seems mutually beneficial:

                  Video: 2013 NRA Annual Meetings- Concealed Carrie - PoliceOne
                  Watch 2013 NRA Annual Meetings Concealed Carrie and other Female Police Officers videos on PoliceOne.
                  www.policeone.com/...6253230-2013-NRA-Annual-Meetings-Concealed- Carrie

                  Video: NRA 2013: Lights, Sights, Lasers with XS Sight Systems
                  At the NRA 2013 Annual Meeting Wes Doss of Khyber Training caught up with Stephanie Pastusek of XS Sight Systems to discuss the Lights, Sights, Lasers ...
                  www.policeone.com
                  ...6507076-NRA-2013-Lights-Sights-Lasers-with-XS- Sight-Systems
                  NRA awards Texas department with grant
                  Apr 16, 2013 ... The Vindicator LIBERTY, Texas The Liberty Police Department was awarded a grant by the National Rifle Association Foundation (NRA) for ...
                  www.policegrantshelp.com
                  ...6198325-NRA-awards-Texas-department-with -grant

                  NRA 2012 Public Service Award presentation | BLUtube
                  Sep 22, 2013 ... On 14 September 2013, Brian C. Smith on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Self- Defense Institute accept the 2012 Public Service Award during ...
                  blutube.policeone.com/...2685679833001-nra-2012-public-service-award- presentation

                  Video: NRA Training: Bringing the Street to the Range - PoliceOne
                  Watch NRA Training Bringing the Street to the Range and other Handguns videos on PoliceOne.
                  www.policeone.com/.../5955842-NRA-Training-Bringing-the-Street-to-the- Range

                  http://www.policeone.com/...

                  "Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." — Ray Bradbury

                  by We Shall Overcome on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 09:46:57 AM PDT

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    •  Most owners of firearms that can accept (0+ / 0-)

      100 round mags find them excessive.  This is why they aren't commonly found.  They are pricey and jam frequently while being a pain to load.  The market is niche and mostly explored by those interested in novelty.

      You do understand there are a great many states that have allowed firearms in places that Georgia is now and a boycott over that range of goods and services is fundamentally impossible to enact as a movement?  I'm going to assume that the answer to both parts of that questions is "no".

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