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2013-03-17 07:11:12 PM  
3 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: Clearly, your hunting trips in northern New England makes you an authority in defending yourself against animal attacks in Colorado.

Because there are no animals in Vermont at all.

I understand your point.

As a shark attack survival expert, I can attest to your feelings of frustration whenever people try to dismiss my expertise when I tell them that I gained my expertise from that one time when I went bass fishing.
2013-03-17 05:45:59 PM  
2 votes:
I fought the law and the law was indifferent
2013-03-17 09:01:02 PM  
1 vote:

redmid17: Cheviot: pedrop357: Cheviot: There is fairly easy to fix. The legislature can make it a felony to refuse to enforce state law. If a local sheriff still refuses, send in the state police and arrest them.

Prove he's not enforcing it.

Easy, just ask him. He's already incriminated himself. He seems very proud that he's not enforcing the law. His own public statements would be enough to get him arrested and then later convicted when he can't demonstrate in court that his public statements were false.

"I tried enforcing the law, but with no records requirement the law relied entirely on the word of the participants. We've had a few cases where it could have been successful, but the lack  of evidence did it in."

Do you seriously think that anyone could prosecute these sheriffs?

So you're saying the sheriff would commit perjury to avoid conviction? Do we really want people who would commit perjury to be sheriffs? Do you?

Why wouldn't the state prosecute a sheriff that refused to enforce the law?  And yes, the sheriff could say the things you suggest. Then the prosecution would ask about his public statements with regards to refusing to enforce the law. Then they would ask for any and all records for the cases he claimed to have investigated but dropped for lack of evidence.  The sheriff, of course, would have no records, as he's not enforcing the law. He'd be toast and you know it.
2013-03-17 08:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
At the rate the right wing is degenerating, it's only a matter of time before some Sheriff puts out a press release saying "And we'll lynch any n*gger that we catch trying to be uppity!"
2013-03-17 07:23:15 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: super_grass: cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: That's not something that you'd want when a bobcat is jumping at you. That shiat works in CAWADOODY, not in real life.

I've never used a hunting rifle in Call of Duty, but I have used one in the mountains of Vermont.

Clearly, your hunting trips in northern New England makes you an authority in defending yourself against animal attacks in Colorado.

Aside from the location and circumstance of your experiences, they are completely applicable and analogous to what we're talking about.

Well I've spent time in Colorado. Every summer as a kid, I lived in a mountain town of 700 people, and spent my days hiking alone around the mountains. For the past 20 years, I usually spend a week every fall camping and fishing around the state.

I've never felt a need to carry a gun. But I'm not a frightened bedwetter by nature.

You may be different.

No, no, I get what you're talking about.  I lived indoors all my life and never felt the need once to carry a fire extinguisher on my person. To be honest, I think these fire extinguishers are just a nuisance because people tend to misuse them so much.

I'm not afraid of fire, nor have I encountered one burning in my kitchen  and I look down on those cowards who do feel the need to get so called 'fire protection'. The same can be said about vaccinations, but that's for another thread.
2013-03-17 07:06:28 PM  
1 vote:

WhoopAssWayne: cameroncrazy1984: So by "packing up and went home" you actually meant "are still actively protesting"?

No, I mean packing up, toeing the party line, and sacrificing their integrity. When Obama was elected, liberals stopped protesting. They proved all of their previous protests were just hatred for one man, not any kind of concern about war, the people affected overseas, or our own troops. When the possibility of embarrassing the other side went away, so did they. They cared only about making a political point - same as with this Gun Rights grab.

(here is at least one empirical measurement, independent of my individual observations and opinions at least - not like you're capable of change.jpg or anything, but here it is)

Google Trends - War Protests, US - 2004-Present

We aren't stopping our protests against wars. Of the two wars, one against Afghanistan and one against Iraq, the Iraq War is the more egregious of the two because it really was against a peaceful country with no ties to 9/11 or Al Qaeda or the Taliban. Afghanistan, one could argue, was where Bin Laden was hiding out, at least for a while, so a war against Afghanistan in the attempt to capture or kill Bin Laden could be massaged into a reasonable rationale.  But almost all of us anti-war people opposed the Iraq war stringently and the Afghanistan war less so.

But make no mistake: we oppose all wars, even now with the drone strikes, the sustaining of the fighting in Afghanistan and any other incursions into any other countries. We were happy that the US was not militarily involved in the wars in Libya or the Arab Spring in Egypt, Yemen and other ME countries. We're not thrilled that we may have supplied arms or advisors (hints of Vietnam there) to those hot spots, but we're happy that we did not put US soldiers in harms way in those theaters of operation.

So no, it's not about the man (Bush). It's all about the policy. We're not happy that we still have a military presence in Afghanistan. But we do see it winding down and we were glad when we pulled out of Iraq. If you read various left wing sites, you will note a large number of posts opposing the use of drones and any sort of military action anywhere around the world. Very few liberals cheer what Obama is doing, militarily.
2013-03-17 07:06:14 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: I'm a gun nut's worst enemy: A gun-owning, gun-using liberal.

No, you're just a farking moron.
2013-03-17 06:33:52 PM  
1 vote:
FTHL : sheriff announces that he will no longer enforce laws he doesn't like

Please be sodomy laws... Please be sodomy laws... Please be sodomy laws...

*reads TFA*

/ damn
2013-03-17 06:11:36 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: Silly Jesus: Nobody would ever need more than 15 rounds for protection?  Right?  I wonder why law enforcement was given an exemption then...oh, wait, this just in, sometimes more than 15 rounds might be needed.

You must get into a lot of combat situations. That sounds exciting. Tell us all about your experiences.

So only those who have needed a gun in the past should be allowed to have one?  You must get into a lot of grueling intellectual contests with 3rd graders.  That sounds exciting.  Tell us about your experiences.
2013-03-17 06:10:10 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: iheartscotch: Due to bears and mountain lions; Coloradans actually need firearms. Giant mountain kitties think people are pretty tasty.

Totally just protecting himself against bears and mountain lions:
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These guys, too. Bears and mountains lions threatened them on a daily basis:
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This guy used fertilizer. Want to ban that too?
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2013-03-17 06:04:26 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: Fun fact: The SAFE act has nothing to do with hunting rifles,

The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting rifles either.
2013-03-17 05:57:15 PM  
1 vote:

Happy Hours: Somewhat related to this was a speech I saw on the Colorado version of CSPAN.

The ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds also (allegedly) includes wording which says something to the effect of "or could easily be converted to hold more than 15 rounds".

The guy pulls a 10-round clip out of his pocket and then pulls out a plastic extender magazine which slid right into it.

If he's right and that language was included in the final version it sounds like that particular law is a bunch of farking bullshiat.

I'm actually tempted to go buy a gun (along with accessories) while I still can. Then again, I suppose I could always drive down to Texas and get one if/when I ever really want/need one.

Or if such laws are passed nationwide, I could always seek out the black market.

You sound Soft on Crime and a no-good commie hippie!
2013-03-17 05:55:55 PM  
1 vote:
Hey, Subby ...

Upholding the Constitution is Job #1 for a Sheriff. Not standing aside to let the citizens of his County get it up the back hole from Libtards who claim to be writing them some laws.

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It must suck to be a flaming marxist in a free nation, but you can always fix that by moving to North Korea.
2013-03-17 05:54:01 PM  
1 vote:

LarryDan43: What about being in this country ILLEGALLY is so hard for you to understand! It is against the LAW for them to be here! Look, I don't have a problem with immigrants who follow the law and get here legally. But the law is the law and it should be enforced.

Uhh. What?
2013-03-17 05:53:28 PM  
1 vote:

dukwbutter: jake_lex: I bet the gun nuts who applaud this would call for him to go to jail if he said "You know, I think I'm just not going to arrest people for possessing pot anymore."

Pot is legal in Colorado idiot.

In violation of federal law. Federal law > State law. States nullifying laws led to the civil war.
2013-03-17 05:51:41 PM  
1 vote:
I want to be mad at about this...but damn, the moustache on that guy behind him is incredible

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2013-03-17 05:51:05 PM  
1 vote:

jake_lex: I bet the gun nuts who applaud this would call for him to go to jail if he said "You know, I think I'm just not going to arrest people for possessing pot anymore."

Pot is legal in Colorado idiot.
2013-03-17 05:49:51 PM  
1 vote:
I agree with the sheriff.

People should read whatever's magazines they want!
2013-03-17 05:42:44 PM  
1 vote:
So they passed gun legislation AND created a job.
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