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Open Carry in Action: A Slice of Gun-Toting Nirvana

Original post made by Curt, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 27, 2014

It is the dream of NRA and its former Klan membership that everyone in America will be armed to the hilt, and that this state of 2nd Amendment (apocalyptic?) bliss will put an end to violent crime. That everyone will be so petrified of his next door neighbor that there'll not be any communication, and therefore no words exchanged, no hard feelings, no violence conducted on either side of each neighbor's fence. Everyone will just stay shuttered inside, biting their nails. A glimpse of this NRA dream world is provided below. Note the type of characters who are most persuaded by this Open Carry Paradise.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I think little Curtee should maybe go down to Texas and experience some Open Carry Texas hospitality. Did you see any of those actors shoot anyone? I'd feel safer with them than walking through downtown Oakland. Or better yet, I'd like to walk through downtown with these armed gentlemen and see anyone try to mug us.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

Joe the Plumber has some choice words for you Little Curtee. A bunch of dead kids don't trump my Constitutional Right to bare arms. Read em and weep. And before you go off on one of your sanctimonious rants remind yourself that Joe votes for the Democrat Party.

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Posted by Curt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

So, Right, if I understand you and Joe the (still unemployed?) Plummer, you both believe the right to bear arms trumps the right to live?

The state tries to keep dangerous, dysfunctional vehicles off the street in order to protect the lives of citizens. The state posts speed limits and attempts to enforce those limits, also to protect the lives of citizens. But I guess the state shouldn't attempt to regulate gun ownership and use because ... the 2nd amendment says so? Sorry, but I don't see anything in the Constitution that bans the state from regulating the people's right to bear arms. Now, perhaps I'm mistaken. Along with unrestricted gun ownership and use, even for the mentally feeble and psychologically disturbed, you want unrestricted speeding on our neighborhood streets?

Seems to me all your puffed up concern about "rights to freedom" hasn't been thought out very well at all. You see, one can't be free if one is losing one's life to wacked out neighbors with unrestricted gun ownership and use.


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Posted by Right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

The American people don't agree with you Durt. Gun sales are through the roof especially since Obama and his sock puppet AG Holder don't want to enforce crimes committed by there own against real Americans. Only with these two do we see violent black militants chasing white people from the voting booths. In the United States the people know their best defense is to be well armed against the collectivist State and the tyrants and their petty minions who want to disarm us all.


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Posted by 2nd
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

Hey "Big Gov't Knows Best" Curtis,
Safer to be in Iraq or Afghanistan than certain areas of "uber gun controlled" Chicago.

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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on May 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

@ 2nd "Safer to be in Iraq or Afghanistan than certain areas of "uber gun controlled" Chicago. "

Don't play silly by saying that Chicago is "uber gun controlled". Unless Chicago has somehow magically transported itself out of the United States or surrounded itself with a high brick wall, it's still in a country with very lax gun control laws and getting guns into the city is easy.

Let's step back and focus instead on the "uber relaxed gun control" nation of the United States which has more gun deaths per capita than any other of the 27 developed countries of the world. ( Web Link ).

Does France have a higher rate of gun deaths than the US? No. Does Japan? No. Does Sweden, the UK, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Philippines, Peru, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Poland, or South Korea have a higher rate of gun deaths than the US? The answers are No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, and No. The US is #1 in per capita gun deaths among all of these countries.


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Posted by Curt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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Again, in Right's fantasy world -- in his own mind -- gun ownership is increasing. In point of fact, gun ownership has been consistently on the decline of the past 5 decades. As we become a more democratic nation, as Republicans beat their retreat, so we have less need for guns in our society.


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 28, 2014 at 6:11 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Damon, thanks for providing that list of countries you should be deported to.
Curt, an article from the left leaning ny times for more than a year ago? Couldn't you find a more out of date slanted article?

In any case, how does the Klan factor into the equation in your empty mind? And, do you really think that outlaws will turn in their guns just because your left wing leaders say so? You can't be that naive. Your plan would disarm legal, law abiding gun owners and leave them defenseless against the criminals intent on harming them. Is that really what you want for your neighbors in your trailer park?


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Posted by Curt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm

It is often difficult to know whether Disease is serious or just a left-wing troll who's spoofing us.

The NYTimes piece I offered as a link above, printed only a year ago, is actually pretty recent when the study it reports on is concerned with a trend that has been occurring for the past 4+ decades now. Care to comment on the study itself -- either its findings or its premises or methodology? (I personally like the photo that accompanies it: all those old white males anxiously stocking up for their war against anything "other" in the U.S.)

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Downtown
on May 28, 2014 at 6:46 pm

The NY times is considered one of the most credible news sources internationally. That article is legit, even if liberalism is a disease refuses to acknowledge it. The other funny thing about the NRA is that many of it's "members" are now dead, though the organization still counts them in their numbers. The good news is that it's mostly a bunch of old folks, who will soon die. Gun ownership will continue to decline, no doubt.


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Posted by Curt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2014 at 7:12 am

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Posted by condolences
a resident of Amador Estates
on May 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

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Posted by Curt
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

It appears one or more of the PW editors are uncomfortable reading someone's claim (mine) that the NRA is a terrorist organization that uses weak Constitutional arguments to justify its members owning guns for purposes of terrorizing those around them.

The censor's note says I was censored because I offered "unverified or personal information." I offered no such thing. I offered only claims that are easily defensible with verifiable information.

Some questions: Was censor simply being intolerant of another point of view? Is censor simply ignorant of the difference between a validity claim and "unverified information?" Or is censor expressing a fear that NRA members might be offended by my claim?


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 29, 2014 at 8:52 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

The censors are probably getting tired of your myopic rants.

I am curious where you live since you seem to be concerned about "wacked out neighbors with unrestricted gun ownership and use." Surely, if your neighbors appear whacked out to you, it could be that you are the problem not them. After all, who has time to post all day long as an unregistered user on a blog in a city where he can't afford to live?

I will concede that in your original rant you did make a valid point amongst your paranoid blathering exposing your irrational fear of legal guns: "everyone will be so petrified of his next door neighbor that there'll not be any communication, and therefore no words exchanged, no hard feelings, no violence conducted on either side of each neighbor's fence." Unfortunately, you errantly attributed this trend to legal gun ownership, when in fact, this trend is a result of overuse of the internet, particularly by trolls with a severe paranoia of guns.


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