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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Capt Seid Waddell - This woman could be said to be the precursor to the Nazi party.
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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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SPC Ken Sawyer
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Hell I believe it was Barber Boxer that wants all Vets to be labeled with PTSD and there by disqualify us from even owning a weapon never mind cc
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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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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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Do you see a need for any additional training or licensing requirements or would a DD214 or CAC be enough? My issue with a blanket CCW permit is that only a minority of military actually get training on a pistol. I work with a Captain who has served 18 years (prior enlisted) and never fired a pistol. So I don't equate military service with small arms proficiency. I would hope that people who do carry take the time to train on their own weapon(s) but I would not feel that comfortable with just giving every SM or veteran a CCW based on service.
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I agree. There is definitely a need to complete a training course. Not only the course but there needs to be a performance evaluation and the instruction needs to be auditted randomly and often. Unfortunately, many miltary courses give participation awards too. While the density of competent individuals is higher in the Military than with civilians, not every Soldier or Veteran should be allowed based solely on status
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Sir I would say that every one could benefit from more training if we were to get CCW's. I would want the training to make us better not to stop us from getting the CCW like some in polotics have done
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SSG Uh 60 Crewchief
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I agree. Military service does not equal proficiency. However, in Virginia proof of military service is enough to "demonstrate competence" in order to receive a CCW.
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TSgt John Hotelling
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The original law in Maine all it took was a DD214 or was active duty to get a permit As I was a permitted concealed carrier while I was military and continued thru to today. Todays law to have a paper permit in maine also still has DD214 and a background check. But recently past law allows everyone to carry concealed without any training or background also known as constitutional carry. I will keep my paper permit as it is only 20 bucks for 5 years and has a few other advantages plus wont be dependent on possible future political changes
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