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Re: “House Bill would require training, permit for open carry of handguns

In 2005 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling that received little attention when handed down, but which is extremely pertinent to today's gun debate, found that police officers are not constitutionally bound to protect citizens.

The cold hard truth of the slogan of commitment on Police Units "To serve and to protect" is dangerously false and misleading resulting in serious consequences or death that couldve been prevented by armed citizens. But our Government continues to maliciously disproportionately target minorities and the poor with less access to legal defense. The truth to the matter, there are those who believe in denying justice, enforcing poverty, prospers where ignorance prevails, and they make you feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, the truth is neither persons nor property will be safe.

I listen to those who oppose concealed carry and open carry including just flat out against having a firearm. What is obvious is about the antigun gun side, their beliefs are not at all based on facts and definitely ill informed. They have no practical experience or they must carry the tune from higher up with malicious intents. But most of all, they believe you must share in their own sickness (hoplophobia, n. Irrational, morbid fear of guns) and beliefs, there is no other way but there way. To own, to carry or not to own or not to carry should be left to ones own choices. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. Been robbed twice and in 98 I came face to face with Mohamed Atta and 4 others of 911. Im Not a Victim of Guns, But of Lawmakers Who Legislate Me Out of the Right to Protect Myself and My Family

-Clay Cooper

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Posted by Clay Cooper on 01/28/2017 at 11:15 AM

Re: “The battle for open carry reaches a Searcy Walmart

In 2005 Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling that received little attention when handed down, but which is extremely pertinent to today's gun debate, found that police officers are not constitutionally bound to protect citizens.
Those who oppose legalizing the right to self protection argue that we don`t need a right to self protection because of a relatively low crime rate (in their mind that is and one death is one too many in our book). In essence, these opponents are saying whatever the levels of deaths, rapes, assaults, robberies and other violent crimes every day constitute an acceptable level of criminal violence and they truly believe people’s lives are expendable to further their agenda and Law Enforcement show up just in time to draw the chalk lines with those hardest hit are the minorities and poor people with less access to legal defense.
For those who vote Democrat are Ignorantly Dumb and Purposefully Stupid but most of all they suffer from chronic Stockholm Syndrome!
I listen to those who are for or against concealed carry & open carry including just
flat out against having a firearm. What is obvious is about the antigun gun side, their beliefs are not at all based on facts and definitely ill informed. They have no practical experience or they must carry the tune from higher up with malicious intents. But most of all, they believe you must share in their own sickness (hoplophobia) and beliefs, there is no other way but there way. To own, to carry or not to own or not to carry should be left to one’s own choices. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position.” As one Luby Massacre Survivor to Senate: “I’m Not a Victim of Guns, But of Lawmakers Who ‘Legislate Me Out of the Right to Protect Myself and My Family’”
As for myself, I’ve been a victim twice, never again!

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Posted by Clay Cooper on 12/12/2014 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Pryor stands up to the American people

In 2010, 48,000 criminals were identified in the current background checks and out of that only 44 where prosecuted. History has proven that gun control doesn't work and if the bill would've passed, it will not have not one effect to stop the next shooting....
Senator Mark Pryor did right for voting no.
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CDC exposes gun-control myths

The Centers for Disease Control, an agency of the federal government, has conducted studies of many of the gun-control laws in place, such as waiting periods, registration, and bans on certain types of firearms. The results showed that the idea that gun control laws have reduced violent crime is simply a myth. The CDC is hardly a shill for the NRA. Political trends throughout the country have reflected the growing realization by the majority of Americans that restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens is not only ineffective as a means of combating crime, but counter-productive. All of the research over the last few decades bears this out. (One of many excellent sources is “More Guns; Less Crime” by former University of Chicago and current Harvard professor, John Lott).

As uncomfortable as it may be for the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board to understand, the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting, target shooting or even self defense. It is first and foremost, as intended by the Founding Fathers, a means to keep government in check. Gun-ban advocates may wish to dismiss as paranoid fantasy such notions, but any honest study of history supports this fact. The fact that a totalitarian regime in America seems far-fetched today is precisely because the 2nd Amendment has had the intended and desired effect, and it gives teeth to the rest of our great Constitution. The founders would be considered NRA “extremists” by the Sun-Times editorial board.

http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/letters/1…

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Posted by Clay Cooper on 04/19/2013 at 7:51 AM

 

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