Posted on Dec 19, 2015
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http://www.channel3000.com/news/police-respond-to-report-of-shots-fired-at-east-towne-mall/37047430

Once again the liberal left leaves us vulnerable and another shooting occurred. Here at the mall where my family has been shopping we had a shooting just one hour ago 15:00 19DEC15.

The letter of the law states that no weapons are allowed inside the mall. This means I had to take my weapon off my hip each time and leave it in the car. It defeats the purpose! Today, yet again, it defeated the purpose. So do these cowardly civilians believe signs are going to reach out and keep people safe? Maybe the fat mall renta-cops that couldn't get into the military or the police academy will do better than the signs. Again, no. Criminals don't give a crap about the damn signs other than knowing they can go into these "gun-free" zones and open season like the railroad days and the buffalo massacres.

We need to be able to put a stop to this. Maybe normal civilians should have some reasonable restrictions. However, I know that I was not the only service member around out of the thousands of people out there shopping for the holiday. I also know that we deserve a different standard, because we are not the same as civilians, even after ETS. It's a hard pill to swallow since everyone these days gets a participation trophy, but it's a fact.

So how do we get legislation passed to get a federal concealed carry for soldiers and veterans? I suggest we both go through specialized training and get certification before we do. Perhaps the certification should allow for us to be trained and certified as reserve deputy LEOs. We've been called out in places like Baltimore and Ferguson anyway.

One thing I know is that my weapon will not come off my hip unless I am at a courthouse, or an airport. My life and the life of my family come first, before any law of lesser power than the constitution. So should yours.
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SGT Damaso V Santana
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Capt Seid Waddell - This woman could be said to be the precursor to the Nazi party.
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Capt Seid Waddell
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SGT Damaso V Santana, this is one of the disgraceful policies that gave the Progressive movement a bad name and made them start calling themselves "Liberals" instead.

Their policies did not change however, and now that the term "Liberal" has developed a bad reputation they are changing back to "Progressive" - figuring that those from Sanger's time that knew what Progressives represent are now long dead.
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TSgt James Arnold - You have a very warped viewpoint on conservatism and libertarians. I think you have been drinking the MSNBC water too often. Groups cannot be simplified on a linear scale, certainly not through history. Many of your opinions are just plain wrong. Most of these issues are addressed in our constitution, primarily in the 10th Amendment. You also misunderstand the bill of rights if you consider it a document granting citizens rights. It is clearly written as a document that prohibits the Government from taking certain actions.
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Elect better people to Congress and the White House
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MSgt Doug Miller
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It's hard to elect better representation when the voters don't know squat diddly about the voting process and the people they vote for. I must agree with the architect of ACA that a vast majority of eligible voters are stupid. They either vote their wallet or don't vote at all.
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SPC Ken Sawyer - Barbara can eat a _____ (insert your own mad-lib, I'm going to say, late night lukewarm hot dog from a convenience store in Mexico).
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SFC John La Voie
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If this shows up twice, tell me and I will delete the first version - my computer went nuts on me while I was typing. Now then, fire all of the clowns on Capitol Hill and start from scratch. The new representation should be on a pay scale similar to the military system and they will have to earn their pay raises by actually doing their jobs. While we are at it, pull the Ultimate Golden Parachute and Fringe Benefits package from them, make then contribute to a retirement plan and pay for medical benefits just like the rest of us do. Of course, we go back to the way it was originally intended, they are in a voluntary position that is UNPAID, they are provided with a place to live, a place to work, a small staff - as in 2 or 3 people that are paid minimum wage and that is it. Nothing else, if we can do that, then they might actually look at some of the laws they are passing and realize how ridiculous they are. Who knows, we may even get them to do what the People want, like pass a National Reciprocity, write a tax code that the average person can understand and eliminate things like the ACA that actually cost jobs. OK, rant over, time for me to wake up and stop dreaming.
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SPC Ken Sawyer
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Cpl Shaun Smith I whole Hartley agree with you but it is how democrats think. For the life of me I don't know how any service man or woman can vote democrat
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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Or we could go with Freedom. As an American, I prefer Freedom as the default answer to questions of politics. If we were to truly implement Freedom in this matter, we would have Constitutional Carry across the Republic.
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Yes, but who's freedom wins? Is it my freedom as a property owner to deny anybody access to firearms (a supposed safe zone), or is it your freedom as a gun owner to carry where ever you want?
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PO2 Nick Burke
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SGT (Join to see) - You as a PRIVATE property owner can deny access. But if general public access is granted that is a different situation.
There is no "winner".
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TSgt John Hotelling
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Thankfully in Maine the note on the door is not a binding law in the case of a mall. If you catch me with my concealed weapon all that would happen is Im asked to leave. and may be banned, I will take my chances when I wish to protect myself and family and others around me. I do follow the law and do not carry into the lawfully prohibited places. Besides when I am carrying there should be no way anybody but I should know
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SPC Elijah J. Henry, MBA
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SGT (Join to see) I'm talking about carry in public, not on private property. I believe you have the right to prohibit firearms on your property (not to say that the sign on the door should have the force of law, but you can ask people to leave, and they could be charged with trespassing if they remain), but I also believe that when you choose to prohibit firearms, you take on an increased responsibility for the welfare of those on your property. You should be liable if they are injured in some way as a result of being disarmed per your request.
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