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SL Tribune editorial: LEOs need ability to kill large #s of people
Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 24, 2013 | Salt Lake Tribune editorial

Posted on 01/25/2013 2:05:02 PM PST by kiryandil

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To: kiryandil

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51 posted on 01/25/2013 6:35:45 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: sergeantdave

‘The world is in fact so broken, why are you all so upset worrying about the next maniacal individual? What is a certainty is the fact that all the individual criminals and maniacs the world has ever known have not come close, could never come close, to racking up a death toll anywhere near any of the totalitarian regimes of the last century.
They murdered, under color of authority, over 150 million of their own subjects. And countless billions were left living in fear and slavery and squalor as a consequence. How much less effective would those murdering regimes had been had their subjects been privately armed as are Americans?

George Will


52 posted on 01/25/2013 7:34:17 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Tublecane

“Besides, Miller was bogus.”

I agree yet in recent past years the antis have quoted parts of Miller as justification for their positions.

The “military style” arguement now prevailing in the anti rhetoric is equally bogus given the intent of the Framers to preserve the people’s right to overthrow a government’s tyranny.

The Kentucky and Pennsylvania rifles common to the general population were superior to the military muskets of the day. To assert that the people should be restricted to inferior weapons than the government is equally bogus.


53 posted on 01/25/2013 8:06:25 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: CodeToad

BTTT....thank you for that list!!!


54 posted on 01/25/2013 8:14:08 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: .44 Special

Of course, yes.


55 posted on 01/26/2013 4:44:13 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kiryandil
The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a mere statistic... Joseph Stalin
56 posted on 01/26/2013 7:06:50 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: dirtboy

“...along with DiFi’s gun-grabbing bill ...”

If she succeeds then she will soon have to write a follow-on bill covering pitchforks, baseball bats, hairspray & potatoes, etc.

Spud Gun Bullet thru Car Fender http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP8oCvacvAg

Weekend Project: Potato Gatling Gun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHUyKrJeNv0

Wait until “those bitter clingers” in “Flyover Country” start bringing out the heavy artillery.

Punkin Chunkin 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWjHlU5rGiY

Watch for Background Checks and a Waiting Period at the Produce aisle next.


57 posted on 01/26/2013 7:15:58 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Tublecane

“There is call for police to be slightly more heavily armed than civilians.” - TC

Not even close - It is the citizenry that is responsible for keeping the security of the free state. Keeping it free from enemies of the constitution both foreign and domestic. These enemies are like to have full-auto battle rifles, tanks, fighter planes, and helicopters.


58 posted on 01/26/2013 7:59:22 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: onyx

Well written.


59 posted on 01/26/2013 2:42:48 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Tublecane; Political Junkie Too
There is call for police to be slightly more heavily armed than civilians.

Not according to Alexander Hamilton (he got this one right). His retort from Federalist #29:


...if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens.

(hat tip to PJ)

60 posted on 01/26/2013 2:52:54 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Thanks.

I do think it's ironic that Hamilton was killed by a handgun.

-PJ

61 posted on 01/26/2013 3:33:23 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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