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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I wonder if they would have been equally outraged to register this theoretical gun......you know, since it's public record and all.

    Having all of his guns stolen from his home must have been really embarrassing for your Ex, wasn't he a policeman? Did he not go through all that rigamarole that you said policemen went through to hide where he lived so that exact scenario couldn't happen, or what? I guess it goes to show that simply owning guns is enough of a liability to having them stolen, even for a professional like a policeman. Perhaps it would be better if guns had to be locked up at central registers, like in some other countries, instead of in individual homes. Might prevent criminals from getting them.
    Actually having this list published probably just convinced many people to get their guns another way so their names won't be registered.

    Why would he be embarrassed? It is not embarrassing to be a crime victim or have someone burglarize your home. He was living alone at the time and lived out in the country, and as a policeman was working a lot of overtime so wasn't home much. They just randomly picked his home to break into and got lucky when they found a gun safe in the closet. He did end up getting some of them back when the thieves were caught a couple months later and they found some of his guns along with with some other stolen merchandise. In fact it was his guns that got the thieves convicted because they were registered and the other stuff that was stolen they couldn't trace back to who it belonged to to prove if it was stolen or not.

    What good would a gun do locked up somewhere? The kind of defeats the whole purpose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Seriously with all the other things we waste tax money on I don't think it should be an issue. I could find a thousand things we could cut to pay for an officer's salary. And if not absolutely would I pay the tiny bit extra it would cost spread out over all the property owners in the district. How do they pay for the officer that is stationed at your school? It sounds like you thought he had good reason to be there. I guess if money is an issue that we could go back to the plan of letting the teachers CC, I have no problem with that plan either.
    You don't want to pay more in taxes for a whole slew of different social-type programs geared toward the health and well-being of the average American, but you'll gladly pony up to put guns and ammunition in schools. And that's sensible to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Actually having this list published probably just convinced many people to get their guns another way so their names won't be registered.

    Why would he be embarrassed? It is not embarrassing to be a crime victim or have someone burglarize your home. He was living alone at the time and lived out in the country, and as a policeman was working a lot of overtime so wasn't home much. They just randomly picked his home to break into and got lucky when they found a gun safe in the closet. He did end up getting some of them back when the thieves were caught a couple months later and they found some of his guns along with with some other stolen merchandise. In fact it was his guns that got the thieves convicted because they were registered and the other stuff that was stolen they couldn't trace back to who it belonged to to prove if it was stolen or not.

    What good would a gun do locked up somewhere? The kind of defeats the whole purpose.
    You mean like an illegal way? That would be stupid and a shame. I would think that it would be embarrassing to a police officer to know that he was responsible for putting multiple guns in the hands of criminals, but thats just me. Again, if a trained professional isn't able to keep his guns out of the hands of criminals that reinforces the idea that people simply not be allowed to have more than one revolver (like, a gun that can shoot 6 bullets at a time) in their home, in my opinion. Anything else ~ like the gun SEamus uses for hunting, ought to be registered, insured, annually inspected, and locked up at a gun club, and only taken out when he is using it for hunting, then returned. Guns like that should not be in homes, IMO. The more reasons I hear about why people want guns, the more I think that they are simply insane (To make a militia. That is nonsense. No gun on earth could over take our Military.......To stockpile in case of Civil War....again, paranoid delusional.........or for personal protection. Okay ~ shooting the bad guy 6 times will suffice. So have one revolver. You just don't need to shoot a bad guy 237 times, or wear full body armor to do it). So if you want those guns, to "target shoot" or whatever, you can own them, but not in your home. They should be insured and only allowed when used at gun ranges, and locked up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    You don't want to pay more in taxes for a whole slew of different social-type programs geared toward the health and well-being of the average American, but you'll gladly pony up to put guns and ammunition in schools. And that's sensible to you?
    Absolutely. The governments primary job is to keep people safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    You mean like an illegal way? That would be stupid and a shame. I would think that it would be embarrassing to a police officer to know that he was responsible for putting multiple guns in the hands of criminals, but thats just me. Again, if a trained professional isn't able to keep his guns out of the hands of criminals that reinforces the idea that people simply not be allowed to have more than one revolver (like, a gun that can shoot 6 bullets at a time) in their home, in my opinion. Anything else ~ like the gun SEamus uses for hunting, ought to be registered, insured, annually inspected, and locked up at a gun club, and only taken out when he is using it for hunting, then returned. Guns like that should not be in homes, IMO. The more reasons I hear about why people want guns, the more I think that they are simply insane (To make a militia. That is nonsense. No gun on earth could over take our Military.......To stockpile in case of Civil War....again, paranoid delusional.........or for personal protection. Okay ~ shooting the bad guy 6 times will suffice. So have one revolver. You just don't need to shoot a bad guy 237 times, or wear full body armor to do it). So if you want those guns, to "target shoot" or whatever, you can own them, but not in your home. They should be insured and only allowed when used at gun ranges, and locked up there.
    You are entitled to your opinion, just glad it is in the minority because that will never happen.

    It's kind of ironic that after this newspaper published this list and they started to get heat about it the first thing they did is hire armed guards for protection. So I guess as long as you have the money to hire someone else with a gun to protect you it is ok, but for the normal person you are not allowed to protect yourself with your own gun. Makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    You are entitled to your opinion, just glad it is in the minority because that will never happen.

    It's kind of ironic that after this newspaper published this list and they started to get heat about it the first thing they did is hire armed guards for protection. So I guess as long as you have the money to hire someone else with a gun to protect you it is ok, but for the normal person you are not allowed to protect yourself with your own gun. Makes sense.
    You never know You once said that about gay marriage too, and just look at where we are today! Hopefully sanity may prevail with guns in this country too. And yes, it is amazing. We hire our military, and we hire our police force to protect us. Its so logical and wonderful. We don't need random yahoo's with guns when we have a trustworthy and well armed and trained and well paid group of people designed to do exactly that ~ protect us. I trust them. Its a shame you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Absolutely. The governments primary job is to keep people safe.
    I would argue that keeping people healthy is keeping people safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I would argue that keeping people healthy is keeping people safe.
    And I would disagree with you.
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    Just for understanding what does make up protection/safety for citizens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    You never know You once said that about gay marriage too, and just look at where we are today! Hopefully sanity may prevail with guns in this country too. And yes, it is amazing. We hire our military, and we hire our police force to protect us. Its so logical and wonderful. We don't need random yahoo's with guns when we have a trustworthy and well armed and trained and well paid group of people designed to do exactly that ~ protect us. I trust them. Its a shame you don't.

    History has proved time and time again that taking guns away from everyone except the military and police leaves citizens open to being ruled by their government instead of governed by their government.

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