As you said, the Sandy Hook murders Mother purchased those guns legally, even buying guns for her son as a Xmas present. What about the proposed "new" gun laws would have stopped that?
The issue is the media distorts the so called "Gun Show loophole". At any gun show in the US if you buy from a licensed gun dealer you must pass a background check unless you already posses a Concealed Weapns Permit.
What the media is really talking about is person-to-person sales. If the govt would enforce the laws ALREADY on the books many of the goals of the gun control crowd would be successful.
I'm not sure where this "90%" comes from....I don't know one single person who thinks MORE laws is the answer.
What it ultimately will slide into is a gun grab as we've seen in NY and several other states.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 20:02
Most if not all Golf tournaments "charge" their volunteers to work the tourney. You figure a golf shirt or two, hat, passes to the tourney and probably a free round of golf is worth a few dollars.
Most volunteers aren't concerned with paying it. It is a great deal in my book.posted @ Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 19:54
You need a photo ID to buy liquor or cash your welfare check...why don't you have one to vote?posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 19:15
Don't forget the 97% of Blacks that voted for skin color......posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 19:08
THX1138 = great movieposted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 19:02
" Hey, you can't park that car here. We're not parking it...we're abandoning it....."
@Logical: The gun did not take itself out of the gun safe, it did not get in the car and drive, it did not load itself, it did not walk itself into a school and it did not fire on those children.
A person did....posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:13
@Logical: While Japan doesn't have the access to guns we do here in the US, the suicide rate is much higher. They just kill themselves in other ways.
A gun grab or banning guns is insane. Hows does taking away my right and ability to defend myself make me safer??posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:10
We already have these laws on the books. They would have done NOTHING to stop any of these events.posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:42
I knew that having been there several times. The bentgrass used on the greens doesn't handle extreme heat very well either. Requires much water during the Summer months.
There is golf played on it 7 mos of the year. The course obvioulsy wouldn't be to tournament standards year round.
I just believe another tournament every year would add to the PGA tour and golf overall. Even though the Masters isn't "officially" a PGA tour event.posted @ Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 08:48
@dt4c: I doubt they would do it the two weeks after but evenly spaced out throughout the year would be nice too.posted @ Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 08:01
Changing policy or position to garner votes is a sure fire path way to anger the base voters.....posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:49
As someone who is in Afghanistan and sees this sort of thing take place almost daily I can assure you great lengths are taken to avoid civilian casulties.
BUT the fact the Taliban/Al Queda insurgents both use mosques to hide weapons and human shields of children and women is why this stuff happens.
They can retreat to these locations ans if ANSF or US-led airstrikes occur they trot out the dead bodies of women and children to win the PR war.
Karzai is completly in bed with these guys and hampers US efforts to help control the region.
As the US begins it's pull out from here the cockroaches are reappearing...posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:43
Go Dawgs!! Make us proud!!posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:29
I know the Masters is the most iconic golf course and tournament in the world (maybe the OPEN cahmpionship too) but I think a Senior Masters and dare I say it, a Womens Masters would focus the world on Augusta and Ga golf even more than it does this week.
My $.02posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 18:28
@Watchman: Amen Brother....posted @ Monday, April 8, 2013 - 10:01
@cyou299: Well with Dem Prez, a Dem controlled Senate and once a Dem controlled House.....it can't be the upper tier.
I could careless actually which party controls things. Both of them have screwed this country up ten ways from Sunday.
Basic sound financial principles shouldn't be a a Left or Right monopoly. Reform SS, means test Medicare, cut the horrible waste and fraud etc.
This country is headed down the tubes no matter who is at the helm.posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 10:27
No, yes and no.
Point out to me ONE govt program that has helped the Blacks overall in this country.
Unemployment is over 14% in the Black community, black-on-black violence continues to plaque the inner cities, Blacks on welfare programs has skyrocketed since 2008.
The worst part is the supposed "leaders" in the Black commnity continue the "blame whitey" BS instead of ewmpowering them with messages of hope and self-improvement. Rev's Al and Jesse won't even condemn Blacks leaders such as Jesse Jr's indictment of Federal fraud and embezzlement charges.
Did you see Al and Jesse condemn the shooting in Brunswick? No, they hide and continue to whip up the "woe-as me" mentality.posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 09:13
@Logical: If your quoting Nancy Pelosi as an expert on anything you've already lost the arguement...posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 09:04
@Logical: You must be using that Govt "fuzzy" math of it's not as big an INCREASE, it's a cut logic.
Obama said $6T in debt was "unamerican" when running 4 years ago. Well now the debt is $17T....what does that make Obama?
The issue isn't Left or Right...we as a country are spending more money than we have. That cuts across any political spectrum.
While our GDP is much more diverse than Cypress the basic priniciple holds....the govt is writing checks this and the generation after it can't cash.
Turn NPR, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, WSJ, NYT and Wa Post off....posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 09:00
Blacks are their own worst enemy these days. They continue to buy into the Liberal mind-set making them more and more dependent on big govt and cradle-to-grave entitlements.
Where are Jesse and Al condeming the violence in Brunswick? Where are they condeming the Chicago epidemic of black on black violence?
The left has bought the Black vote year after year with handouts and the "They'll put you back in chains" speeches.
Where is the pride and self-respect message? Where is the accountibility and responsibilty message?
Blacks have no one to blame but themselves for their current prediciment.
Surely Dr King didn't give his life for the opportunities Blacks have today to see them so poorly wasted...posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 07:53
@Logical: Just look to Cypress.....we ain't that far behind. England is $2T in debt and that debt is 90% of their GDP. The USA is $17T in debt and it is 103% of our GDP.
We (the USA neither left or right) can't keep spending what we don't have....financial collapse WILL happen if things don't turn down a different road.posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 07:23
Columbine shooters sister bought their guns, Newton shooters Mother bought his guns.....none of the laws currently being proposed would have stopped either of those events.
It's kind of like the immigration reform issue. Until you secure the border or until you fix the current gun background check system, there is no point in putting MORE laws on the books.
Let's use/enforce the laws we CURRENTLY have on the books first.posted @ Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 07:11
Funny, no one ever asks men which comes first? Men are expected to be the bread winners no matter what.
There are exceptions of course but society doesn't give men the choice. At least women have that...posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 07:07
@thepatrioticsob: When in doubt or lacking a point of view just hurl insults and call names.....nice job lefty.posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 - 15:57
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