Posted on Mar 6, 2017
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The day we choose security over liberty is the day we've lost the nation.
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SSG Jeffrey Monk
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Agreed emphatically.
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Liberty. Little by little, the rights we fight for Americans to have are being snatched away from them in the name of security. News flash, there will always be a crazy person in the world that wants to hurt others. TSA has not caught 1 "terrorist" (politicians love that word) but have had multiple lawsuits against them for abuse of authority.

Just a friendly historical reminder. Joseph Stalin took the firearms from the citizens of his nation and then massacred them. They gave up theor guns for security.

Lastly, if you believe gun control laws will prevent a criminal from getting their hands on a gun, you're in need of a reality check
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LCpl Todd Houston
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Yup!!! Well said.
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you are absolutely correct criminals will get what they want and need, but we the people need to no longer stand by and have our rights striped away, no longer shall we be the silent majority, but stand up and say enough is a enough, enforce the laws that are out there, don't create new ones to fit the situation, the Stalin thing well that was a revolution he only disarmed those that were part of the old regime, just as Hitler used a law that was against his party to disarm the enemies of the govt , Hitler never took guns away from the German people, but only those that defied the government, those that did not have the same ideology, he used a law specified toward his party, to disarm those that disagreed with the govt, sometimes karma is a real bitch, but survival is even more
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The answer is "both." This is the centuries old dilemma facing people in establishing and maintaining a government of any type to rule over them. Current events, including terrorist attacks across the globe, make many people believe security is more important. They are willing to give up some liberty to ensure they are secure in their homes and persons. I believe this is a good trade-off in the current environment. It's up to the legislature and courts to counter balance the executive branch making sure our basic civil rights aren't excessively infringed while keeping us safe from external threats.

Fortunately, many threats can be countered without limiting the rights of US Citizens. For example, strict border enforcement does not significantly limit the rights of US Citizens while making them safer. It also limits illegal aliens "stealing" the Citizens' money through consumption of welfare and other government-provided benefits paid for with tax money.
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Lt Col Jim Coe Great response sir.
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sir you have effectively stolen my thunder, one without the other is ineffective, how can you have liberty without security, and how can you have securities without liberty, to protect your property and family from those that would do harm, security, liberty to own under the 2nd amendment the instrument or gun to provide that security, this is simplistic but can be applied nationally, one without the other = fear and repression
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