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Letter: Liberals miss on gun laws

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It is time for a “see, I told you so” letter to the liberals. This one has to do with the changes made to the Carrying a Concealed Weapon law.

In 2013, the General Assembly approved changes to where a CCW permit holder could carry their weapon. The first one had to do with having a gun on education property. It is now acceptable to have your gun on an education property as long as it remains locked in your car. The liberals claimed there would be a massive increase in the number of car break-ins on college campuses.

The second one had to do with carrying your gun into a place where alcohol is served on the premises so long as the person carrying said gun didn’t drink alcohol. The liberals claimed that there would be shootings in bars and restaurants. The law has been in effect for more than five months now. No increase in either has been reported.

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everyday we read about violence in this paper

Something isn't working.

It's obvious what the problem is...

...and the problem is not armed law-abiding citizens. Look up the names of those arrested for violent crime (every day on Reflector pg 3) here: http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/offendersearch.do I have never found one that wasn't already convicted of something. It's almost always drug/violence related. Why are these people set free? As long as they are I'll be carrying everywhere I legally can. Laws that will disarm me and other law-abiding citizens make the problem worse, and make society less safe.

It's obvious what the problem is...

...and the problem is not armed law-abiding citizens. Look up the names of those arrested for violent crime (every day on Reflector pg 3) here: http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/offendersearch.do I have never found one that wasn't already convicted of something. It's almost always drug/violence related. Why are these people set free? As long as they are I'll be carrying everywhere I legally can. Laws that will disarm me and other law-abiding citizens make the problem worse, and make society less safe.

Psalm 22:16

"For dogs have surrounded Me; the assembly of the wicked has enclosed Me" I couldn't help it, you people make it too easy. Same trite snarks and garden variety condescension, I'm glad to see I'm here even when I'm not. It means I'm planting seeds you won't be able to UNplant. All I do is advocate for Christ, hold up the mirror and see who hisses the loudest. I battle institutions and ideologies based in darkness, I have nothing against any individuals, I pray for all, even all in this world, but if people want to stand up and go to bat for that darkness, usually of greed, mammon, power hunger, hatred, bigotry, and on & on, then they have bigger problems than my opinions. This time I was just going to advocate for Christ with His Words, and leave it at that, but I got so many encore calls here to chime in, how can I deny my favorite useful idiots for the darkness, and I mean that in the best way. I am no Christian scholar, never claimed to be. I just study the Words of Christ as He has seen fit to Illuminate my Heart. Seek & ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened. Ask and ye shall receive. I have asked for Everything to work out Perfect for Everyone, beyond that, it is up to each individual to make their choices and deal with the consequences of those choices. It called Free Will, mixed with Personal Responsibility and equalling Karma. Karma may be an Eastern word, but it basically means what ye reap, that also shall ye sow. What goes around comes back around. What you loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven. In this world, by your fruit you shall be known. You are your Intentions, that is why my original comment went to the core of Intentions, saying that sports hunting is murder and sports fishing is a type of cruelty that your Soul may have to answer for. There is no rationalizing bloodthirst, and that is not of the Light. When Christ filled the fishing nets, it was to feed people, not to hurt anything unnecessarily. As for His words about weapons of death, Christ referred to swords three times. He told one to sell a garment and buy a sword, fair enough, I have my sword to protect my family. But then when it came time to use it, He told Peter to put away his sword. So what is the Message? Buy a sword to have one, but don't use it? That makes sense to me. Christ knew the consequences on the Soul when a violent Intent is manifest in violence, Karma is Real. It's like 'speak softly but carry a big stick', if you have a weapon, have one so that you never have to use it. And if you have to use it, your karma might be mitigated if you use it only when necessary and only to stop rather than to kill. Christ never endorsed ending human life, he even had Peter put up his weapon rather than use it to stop His own arrest and eventual execution. That is the sentiment I follow. I'm not a 'Christian', if that means accepting another's dogma about whales & pillars of salt and blowing down walls, that stuff either happened or it didn't. Maybe 'Christ Follower' is more descriptive, knowing that we are all flawed, but the Higher we strive the farther we see. I concentrate on His Words and what they say to me, an that is what I advocate for. His Words speak to me in Universal Truths. Be not conformed to the world, He Taught. The Kingdom of Heaven is Within you. But that is different than fighting the Good Fight against darkness and greed. That is where His third reference to swords kicks in to me, 'Think ye that I came to bring peace? Nay, a Sword'. Then He went to talk of family divisions, mother agains daughter, father against son, etc. You can interpret anything any way you want, according to your faith, be it unto to....but I take that to mean that Christ will in Essence divide 'families' because there are those who will go to bat for the darkness, and thus the division. What I see here is many going to bat for the darkness, and when I quote Christ constantly, that is the Universal Truth I live by. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything. I stand for Christ, who I've given my Heart & Soul to for more than 30 years. Call me anything you want, they did worse to my Savior. But what it does is illuminate YOUR heart, for instance long after Obama is gone, he only has a set time in power, it will be YOUR hatred and racist sentiments that will remain illuminated. And you people want so much for me to represent the 'other side', so you can lump in, dismiss, mischaracterize at will, but since I never voted for either party, that doesn't work on me. I call it like I see it, and what I see going on is straight up hypocrisy, how can I let that slide by my Good Fight. You say Obama is a weak leader, but then your side made a blood vow on inauguration day to oppose EVERYTHING connected to the man, that is HYPOCRISY. Pure and simple. Our Founders used cooperation and consensus to bring together radically different states to form a union, your leader Boehner said HE REJECTS THE WORD COMPROMISE. That is either pure hypocrisy or outright UN-Americanism. You represent the OPPOSITE of what our Founder represent. How can I let that slide by my Good Fight? Then you call Obama a dictator, which is just plain contradictory.....which is it, is he a dictator or a weak leader? The HYPOCRISY comes in where none of you will even ADMIT that Obama's number of executive orders is much LESS than Bush's, it's like you people live in some sirt of irreality, an artificial construction based in denying facts and reality some sort of echo chamber where you end up just talking to yourselves and each other, growing more shrill in your hypocrisy, thinking that the louder you scream and foam at the mouth, the more ground you make, but it just really shows the opposite, that you are so desperate that you think your own shrillness creates reality. It really is something. You decy deficits, but then never say a word as your Republican Party gets in there and uses artificial pretexts to start very real wars based in lies ('we will only go to war as a LAST RESORT'), when it has come out now that Cheney's 'energy task force' pre-advised the November before to be ready by Feb the next year (they took us to war in March to beat the dust storms) all involved parties, that war was to raise the stock of Halliburton, who PAID CHENEY a king's ransom even as he was Vice president, conflict of interest at the very least, bald-faced corruption more likely, but downright evil if those war decisions were based in ANYTHING but DIRECT defense of national security, which it WASN'T. And you people RAH RAHed all the way through it. I never heard any of you hypocrites decrying deficits then, borrowing from China at a clip of TWO AND A HALF $BILLION PER WEEK, and conveniently KEPT OFF THE BOOKS. Corrupt AND transparently evil. And that is the kind of thing you people go to bat for. And I'm supposed to let your HYPOCRISY slide when you blather and wail about Obama's deficits, when you supported the guy (Cheney) who said REAGAN PROVED DEFICITS DON'T MATTER? What bizarro hypocritical world do you people live in? And it was Obama, who I didn't vote for, that ADDED all those costs of the wars & Medicare Part D socialism for bigPharma and the contrived wars you guys dragged the country into, his actual budget is DECREASING from the boondoggle budgets one party Republican rule he inherited, as the total debt continues, largely because of those Republican tax cuts that Obama rolled over for and kept during that 'fiscal cliff' nonsense, he should have let all tax cuts lapse, then put forth targeted job creating and workingman tax cuts, putting the Republicans in the position to either go against middle class tax cuts or trying to shill to BigMoney interests to reinstate the tax cuts Obama let stand, so no, Obama is showing me what I already knew about being another corporate democrat, but comparatively against the republicans, is MUCH LESS DANGEROUS to this country than the republican party, which defines HYPOCRITE and antichrist, pure & simple. And by the way, with my military background, I know full well what fubar means, there are 2 varieties of that acronym, the one I use is 'fouled up beyond all repair', but there are others also. And no matter where I look, things seem to be more & more fubar. But I'm not going to forget that CheneyBu$hCo and their one party Republican rule (it really doesn't matter who the figurehead of the day is, it is all of the same darkness) left us LOSING 750,000 JOBS PER MONTH, and at hot war the entire time by choice, and that is where the Republican Party would take us back to. I have a whole different area to cover, but don' even get me started. But it is fun when you do, if you must.

what

does fubar stand for? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_slang, too funny, and appears to fit

HB 937

Great letter from this guy. As usual, the communists fanned the flames of hysteria, saying that there would be blood in the streets. What they forgot is that the CCW holder goes through a lot of work to get that little card, and he/she is the LEAST likely person to misuse a gun, or leave it unattended. As a side note, FUBAR must be ill. His rant about "dying by the sword" was only 10,000 pages long instead of the normal 100,000 pages long. Also, John has a good point about the political agenda of the UNC administration at large. But I can't say much about that--gotta pay the bills and I work for a large group of vindictive liberals. PS: Blackbeard....don't remind him. He might change his name. The FUBAR moniker is very appropriate, and it gives the reader all they need to know about his commentary.

Thank you for the letter Mr.

Thank you for the letter Mr. Steffes. It was nearly this time last year when The ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard mass harassed the ECU faculty with his liberal panderings urging everyone write and call our state government to oppose this bill because Ballard insisted that old-west style gunfights would break out all over campus. Of course this didnt occur and his barking was obviously nothing more than a pretentious gesture to create the impression that he is attentive or actually doing something with his time during the day. He has not yet apologized for attempting to stir a false sense of hysteria nor admitted he was wrong. Thats something only a real man can do.

In damming defense of Ballard...

He may have just been doing the bidding of his boss, rabidly anti-Second Amendment UNC President Tom Ross. Despite this, there's no excuse for anyone to support attacking fundamental liberties.

there you go again fubar

Taking Bible Passages out of context to attempt to prove your liberal agenda. Let me straighten you out. In the first place, Jesus Christ was not a liberal or a conservative. He is the Son of God. He preaches equal rights and equal justice for all. God has NO POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS. Period! Your calling his Son a liberal is at best an insult and at worst it is blasphemy! Shame on you! If our Creator didn't intend for us to defend ourselves, as you imply with your ignorant comment, then explain to the readers here and to me why He created us with the instinct and the will to survive. The problem for you is that you can't. You are not a Bible scholar fubar and you prove it with every comment that you cut and paste on this site. Fubar playbook rule number 1. When you are cornered like a rat, drag out Bible verses and use them to deflect from the writer's "gotcha". We see through you, even though you are muddy water.

And you're ...

... a Bible scholar, Math Teacher? God speaks so directly to you that only you (and a handful of others) are allowed to channel the "true" meaning of Bible versus? How delightfully dogmatic of you.

gadfly. take a course in reading comprehension.

I did not say that I am a bible scholar. I simply said that fubar isn't one. And what does his use of the KJV have to do with the fact that the letter writer is right? Explain that to me oh great gadfly.

Thank you ...

... Math Teacher, for the comment. First, how do you know as a fact that the poster is using the KJV? (I suppose a Bible scholar would know, though.) Second, your post surely read as if you were locating yourself as a Bible scholar. Third, whatever version of the Bible the poster referred to indeed has nothing to do with any reader's value judgment of the letter writer's letter. My response aimed solely to call out a bully on the comment board.

kjv is the most common bible in the south

And as always, you who are a liberal, are wrong again. How do I know that you voted for obamaa? Because you are a liberal based on your comments and your support of fubar. That in of itself is laughable, but proves my point. And calling me a bully is an attack on me from you. So you aren't clean either! Face it gadfly! You can't win this debate because you have no good ideas. And you use talking points from liberals like Chris Matthews and Wolf Blitzer. Have you ever had an original thought?

The KJV

The King James Version has been the standard English interpretation for 400 yrs. & is the only reliable source for the Holy Bible in my opinion, but hey, I'm old school

Hidden

Jesus always kept his gun hidden under his robe just in case. Except for one Friday when he forgot and left it at home.

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william g wrote:
Jesus always kept his gun hidden under his robe just in case.
Firearms weren't around in the time of Christ, but he was known to carry a whip on one occasion ( & use it )

For gun fetishists:

That liberal Christ said, THEY WHO TAKE THE SWORD (gun) SHALL PERISH BY THE SWORD, so the opposite intent is antichrist, is it not? Watch your intentions, read the words of Christ. And hunting for sport is cold blooded murder, like sports fishing is sadistic cruelty that only deserves the same type of pain as future karma. WHAT YE SOW, THAT ALSO SHALL YE REAP.

*no way fubar wrote this

*no way fubar wrote this post. too short

peppe

I agree. Maybe he is ill.

fubar wrote:That liberal

fubar wrote:
That liberal Christ said, THEY WHO TAKE THE SWORD (gun) SHALL PERISH BY THE SWORD, so the opposite intent is antichrist, is it not? Watch your intentions, read the words of Christ. And hunting for sport is cold blooded murder, like sports fishing is sadistic cruelty that only deserves the same type of pain as future karma. WHAT YE SOW, THAT ALSO SHALL YE REAP.
There is nothing wrong with dying by the sword. Our honorable men and women in uniform die by the sword everyday defending your sorry butt. As far as your comments on hunting and fishing, you are a loon.

still

i can't believe you are still calling yourself "fubar" after i pointed out what it means? very funny.........................

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