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Found this at the Imperial Firearms Advisor’s:

By Steve Bailey, Globe Columnist | July 20, 2007

There is an epidemic of handgun violence in Boston’s poorest neighborhoods, and the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating me?

How horrid! And why, pray tell, are they investigating lil’ ol’ you?

Twenty months ago, a lifetime in columnist time, I wrote in this space about going to a gun show in New Hampshire. The idea was to see how easy it would be to buy a handgun just across the border from Massachusetts, which has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. The answer: not very hard at all.

I went with John Rosenthal, the Boston gun-control advocate the gun lobby loves to hate, a cop named Andrew Heggie, and a former prison guard, Walter Belair. I also took my kids, who got in free. The cereal makers may be cutting back on marketing to kids, but the gun industry knows it is never to early to target the next generation.

We shopped till we dropped. Someone beat us to the used grenade launcher (price: $190), but it took Belair, a New Hampshire resident and licensed gun owner, less than 20 minutes to complete the purchase of a trashy little .38-caliber revolver, perfect for a night out in Dorchester. The gun, which retails for $349, was bargain-priced at $240, which I had given to Belair. (And, of course, expensed to the Globe.)

Well lookee what we’ve got here. That’s what we call a straw purchase, you silly little GFW moron, and it happens to be very much against the law. As a matter of fact, I seem to recall you GFWs forever whining about straw purchases and the horrible consequences they have for The Childrrrrreeeeennnn™, so why would you do do such a thing?

More importantly, why exactly would you expect to be allowed to walk away from deliberately breaking the law? Because your heart was pure and full of righteousness?

I love the Imperial Firearms Advisor’s analogy (go read it, dammit), but I’ll offer my own nonetheless: I suppose it’s alright that I demonstrate how easy it is to commit burglary by going to your home address, Mr Bailey, breaking in, terrifying you and your family and making off with all of your possessions? I mean, as long as it’s for “research” and I return the belongings to you later, of course.

Moron.

Belair could have bought 100 guns in tax-free, no-limit New Hampshire that day, and I could have put them in my trunk and driven (illegally) home. That was exactly the point I was making. That is not what I did. Belair took the gun with him; I’m afraid of guns.

Scary critters, aren’t they? You’re blissfully unaware and asleep and then, suddenly, it jumps out of its drawer, loads itself up and goes on a killing spree through the house. Boo!

This was all ancient history until 10 days ago when Rosenthal and I talked about our trip to the gun show on WRKO-AM’s “Finneran’s Forum,” where I am a daily (paid) guest. The loonies went off again. On Wednesday the Second Amendment Foundation issued a press release headlined: “SAF calls for firing of Boston Globe columnist in straw purchase.” It asked the ATF to open an investigation.

Which, of course, they did. It’s their job, after all, and it’s somewhat heartening to see the BATFE morons for once doing what they’re supposed to do instead of trying to shut down gun stores because of a misplaced comma on an 18 year old invoice.

I know it’s redundant since you’re a GFW, but I simply have to point out the sheer cosmical scale of your ClueTardedness™. How fucking dumb do you have to be to deliberately break the law and then brag about it on public radio?

This is how it works. Intimidation is the stock in trade of the National Rifle Association and all the NRA knock-offs out there.

I wasn’t aware that the BATFE were a “knock-off” of the NRA. I think I may have to write LaPierre and ask him about that, because that sure as Hell comes as a surprise to me. But it’s pretty cool if they are, because then we can fire them as well.

Dare to say we need fewer, not more guns in this country, dare to say we need a uniform system for monitoring gun sales in this country and you become a target to be hunted down.

From the Libtard Dictionary™:

“Hunted down” = “being investigated for deliberately breaking the law and bragging about it in public.”

Oh, and there’s this little thing about people openly declaring themselves in opposition to the Constitution that annoys a few of us. It’s that whole “against all enemies, foreign and domestic” thing that gets us fired up, but it’s unlikely that you twats are familiar with the phrase since the only oath you ever swore was to never rest until the government controls everything.

As to your “uniform system”, you can go kiss my Federalist arse. If you slaves and serfs of Masso’twoshits like to live in a police state in blatant violation of the Constitution then have at it, but you don’t get to decide what the residents of the rest of the various states should put up with. If you’re so fucking horrified about citizens of the neighboring states retaining the rights that the Constitution guarantees, then I suggest you surround your little totalitarian shithole of a state with a fence and a bunch of checkpoints, complete with full body cavity searches for anyone trying to enter.

It wouldn’t bother me none, seeing as how I’m more likely to permanently move to Cuba than ever setting foot in your Workers’ “Paradise.”

Fucking wankers.

34 Responses to “Plaintive Bovine Whine of the Day”
  1. LC NCLivingBrit Comment by LC NCLivingBrit

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    Well, from what I hear the overriding majority of Mass. voters want some cross between a King and a Nanny to run their state, freeing them from the ghastly burden of thinking for themselves.

    I’d love to see this guy when he saw my first (completely legal) firearms purchase in the car park outside the gun show, for cash. He’d probably soil himself at the sight of me walking around the gun-show with it slung, with nothing more than a plastic tie wrap preventing the rifle from going bezerk and butchering everyone in a five mile radius.

    And these reactions are of course why I am so desperately poking the budget in order to buy further firearms. Every dollar that makes a GFW cry is a dollar well spent!

  2. BITOA Comment by BITOA

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    F**K THAT LITTLE CRUSADING ASSHOLE.

  3. LC NCLivingBrit Comment by LC NCLivingBrit

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    Oh and know I mentioned the first rifle, here’s how my “tacticool” conversion project ended up. I had so much fun with this one I’m already started getting the bits for my next one (a 16″ barrel folding stock SKS w. a red-dot, for a truck gun). Here’s some pics, as I’m damn pleased with how it turned out :)

    All those in the know, excuse the horrible sling discipline, I just got it and it’s my first tactical type sling. I’ve since located the correct rear mounting point and adjusted it so it carries just the way I want :)

    $33 for a custom one made to my exact specs wasn’t to be sneezed at, especially as all the strapping is the good stuff, not that 1mm crap on the similarly priced slings online. If anyone wants one, I’ve put a link to his ad/contact forum the pics

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  4. LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR Comment by LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

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    Dare to say we need fewer, not more guns in this country, dare to say we need a uniform system for monitoring gun sales in this country and you become a target to be hunted down.

    Dare we say, I hope the BATF educates you about GFW crusades. I’m sure your impeccable journalistic skills and ideology will provide you a job within the Federal Corrections system, that is between shower parties. Somehow I believe that some time in the pen will cause your irrational fear of guns to morph into a rational fear of shivs.

    Snot-Weasel done stepped into the steaming pile of shit.

  5. BITOA Comment by BITOA

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    YEA !

  6. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    Rosenthal and I talked about our trip to the gun show on WRKO-AM’s “Finneran’s Forum,” where I am a daily (paid) guest

    So he does a daily report from the disgraced leftist ex Speaker of the House. Shocking! :em72:

  7. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Lemme see if I have a handle on this little issue:

    1) Fuckwidt breaks law. Not, I note, some little, obscure, possibly misunderstood statute, not some minor shit like 10 over the speed limit, or coming back to his parked Maybach 5 minutes late, oh, no, this is one of the big, red letter “THOU SHALL NOT”’s. Fuckwidt breaks law, not thorugh some inadvertent rule bending, but by KNOWINGLY and WILLFULLY shattering the law in question. If this gunshow is anything like the ones I have been to in 28 other states, there is a big-ass sign outlining what Fuckwidt did as being a felony, posted in several places on the grounds, placed specifically so that Fuckwidt and his clones have no “I didn’t know” excuse.

    2) Fuckwidt then, with stupidity aforethought, goes on the public airwaves and brags about # 1, above.

    3) Fuckwidt is then shocked, SHOCKED!, I tell ya that the Federal Po-Po picked his stupid ass up, put him in bracelets, book him with the other felons. 5-0 then proceeds to prosecute his iggerant butt for Felony Aggravated Dumbass and Misdemeanor head in ass. In a fit of niceness, G-man does not press conspiracy charges, even though that would necessarily flow from his on-air confession.

    4) Somehow, this is my fault, even though I was eight states away at the time Fuckwidt was playing his silly games.

    Did I miss something, or does that just about cover this little issue?

    Fucking Librul.

  8. Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P. Comment by Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P.

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    This just about defines “Aggravated Conspicuous Stupidity In A Public Place”.

    (Unfortunately, the penalties in this case are not as severe as trying to rob a gun store with a knife…)

  9. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Ya, know, Guido:

    (Unfortunately, the penalties in this case are not as severe as trying to rob a gun store with a knife…)

    I’ve actually seen that done, down in Mrs. M’s neck of the woods. About 2 miles from Fort Polk, gun store on LA Highway 10, young Darwin contender tries.

    Ya could’a opened him up for a lead mine.

  10. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    Oh wait, Deej, I think I need to borrow it for THIS guy. Aw why not both?

    RH

  11. Unregistered Comment by Bruce and his .45

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    I ripped Bailey a new one (again), and had fun tearing Rosenthal apart over his stunning non-grasp of statistics, here. Enjoy.

  12. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Fucking coward. Somehow he being a gutless wonder is to bolster his argument guns are bad. Guns are tools, you fool. Fun tolls, to be sure, but just tools. You broke the law, you should be punished. You tell your buddy Bloomberg he can bail you out of jail. Now one point of agreement, a universal gun law. We have one, called the second amendment. My right to own a gun shall not be infringed, not by you, not by anybody. You don’t want to break the law? Horseshit! You just did. Legalize guns everywhere and the problem is solved, no worries about transporting across state lines whatsoever. What a cretin! Loser and coward.

  13. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Consider the opportunity here…..wouldn’t sentencing this fool to say, ten years in prison, demonstrate present laws can work? Enforcement the key. Doing that you could eliminate most of them anyway.

  14. Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P. Comment by Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P.

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    Ya could’a opened him up for a lead mine.

    Perfect outcome, Wil. That one is up there with robbing a bank located in a federal building. On payday. At closing time. (Yes, it’s been tried.)

  15. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    I swore I wouldn’t post, so I could fill out some legal papers and get some work done. Oh well.

    We do need a uniform system for monitoring gun sales, and they are implementing one with the support of the NRA. As I have said before, our recent psycho mass postal murderer had been forcibly institutionalized, but was able to buy a gun in New Mexico, even though she was known around town as the crazy lady. I don’t think anyone could argue with having as much information nationally as possible about people who have been institutionalized or are known criminals, so they cannot buy guns. Could this be what he meant, instead of something more nefarious?

    Why are the damn things so expensive? I wasn’t expecting to spend $260 on a handgun (purchase aborted by worried spouse). I would guess that the cheap ones misfire more easily, and that it’s not very smart to buy them? Is that fair?

    What’s a GFW?

    Parts of Massachusetts are just delightful to live in, although you have to be careful in Boston. Although I never cared about buying a gun while I was there. And I was renting, so I don’t know how bad house regulations are.

  16. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Why are the damn things so expensive? I wasn’t expecting to spend $260 on a handgun (purchase aborted by worried spouse). I would guess that the cheap ones misfire more easily, and that it’s not very smart to buy them? Is that fair?

    You get what you pay for (generally speaking. There are some guns out there that are just ridiculously overpriced).

    And yes, it’s a simplified but quite fair summation you’ve got there.

    Cheap guns are less likely to hit (less accurate) and, even worse (since you don’t really need all that accuracy at 3 to 7 yards, which is where you’ll likely find yourself should you, Heaven forbid, ever have to fire one in anger), they’re less reliable, which translates to a greater likelihood of the gun going “click” when it ought to go “BANG!”

    Not a good thing to have happen to you. If you’re looking for cheap but reliable, go for an old-fashioned wheelgun (revolver).

    What’s a GFW?

    Gun Fearing Wussy. One of those irrational people with a neurotic fear of inanimate objects that like to use their primitive superstitions to annoy the rest of us who, unlike them, are afraid of what the bastard holding the gun might do instead.

    There’s nothing neurotic about being afraid of being shot by somebody with a gun. It’d be sort of strange not to feel that way. Assuming that the dead object itself holds some evil power that, by its mere presence, can kill you is, on the other hand, something requiring lots of psychological treatment.

  17. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Misha
    Thanks–have not yet mastered the terminology on this site. I see nothing wrong with having a phobia (having a number of them!). The problem is regulating other people based on your phobia. I could see someone being creeped out. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to view them as scary things that are used to kill people. Obviously, it’s not going to do that just sitting there untouched, but if you think of them as evil, you wouldn’t want them around. Protecting yourself or your family is not the first thing that comes to mind when many people think of guns. Actually, that’s something I have become more aware of since following posts here.

    I have stuff sitting around that can’t hurt me that I view as evil. I have a Klan membership application on my desk. It disturbs me. I keep it to show someone the bizarre questions–like are you a law enforcement informant!

    I’ve always been terribly afraid to ask this. How do you justify individual gun ownership when the constitution specifies a well-regulated militia? I thought the courts tend to uphold the militia view. Now–no screeching banshies! I’m just asking–not saying all guns should be banned.

  18. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    when the constitution specifies a well-regulated militia?

    No way. It’s just a preamble. Nothing at all specified that.

    “well-regulated militia” meant “well-practiced” in that day’s parlance. All it meant was they wanted the citizens armed and ready if needed.

  19. DдrтH бдкфи Comment by DдrтH бдкфи

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    Psychochick,

    The rest of the Constitution and Bill Of Rights describe our individual liberties. Why would this one amendment alone address a collective liberty in that case?

    A militia- not to be confused with a standing Army- is composed of unaffiliated individuals. Had the intent been for the state to keep all the guns locked up, only to be distributed to the ‘militants’ at the discretion of the authorities, it would say so. This, in fact, is exactly the opposite of what our brilliant and prescient Founders intended.

  20. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Thanks–have not yet mastered the terminology on this site. I see nothing wrong with having a phobia (having a number of them!).

    I don’t see anything “wrong” with them either, depending on how you define “wrong.” I have any number of silly things that creep me out for no good objective reason too, so when I say “lots of psychological treatment”, I mean that you need it if you want to get rid of them. You don’t have to if you can live with them. Like you, the only time I have to put down my foot is when your personal phobias start dictating how you think that everybody else should behave.

    I’ve always been terribly afraid to ask this. How do you justify individual gun ownership when the constitution specifies a well-regulated militia? I thought the courts tend to uphold the militia view. Now–no screeching banshies! I’m just asking–not saying all guns should be banned.

    It’s a question that is central to the whole controversy and it is a perfectly reasonable one to ask, so no screaming from me.

    I’m sure some of the more knowledgeable Rotties will be able to give you a much better and more detailed explanation (and they SHOULD, because it’s a fair question), but here’s a short summary:

    The whole “well-regulated militia” argument boils down to some people believing (either honestly or for argumentative reasons) that it refers to a trained military force like, say, the National Guard. This is wholly incorrect and quite easily refuted.

    First, “well-regulated” means (or used to mean) “well-trained” and, in more general terms, “capable.” It doesn’t mean “arranged into a military hierarchy officially run by the government.”

    Second, “militia” does not refer to a military unit. It is defined in legislation all over the country as “all able-bodied males between the ages of 16 and 45″ (or something like it. It varies from state to state and I’m sure I got the exact ages wrong).

    The gist of it is, however, that “militia” refers to ordinary citizens who, in times of crisis/war, can be called upon to provide for the nation/state’s defense. It does not refer to a trained military unit with every member ranked and contractually obligated to show up for training at specified dates. It’s “the man on the street” picking up his gun(s) and rushing to the nation’s defense.

    And he needs to be “well-trained” (capable), which he can only be if he has the weapon in his possession and is well-acquainted with the proper use thereof, hence the individual ownership which is spelled out in large letters in the closing clause, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    I would be absolutely useless to the militia if I weren’t allowed to possess and train with the arms that I was supposed to be using if the proverbial shit hit the fan and the nation needed warm bodies in a hurry. We wouldn’t have a militia if that were the case, unless you plan on fighting with sticks, pitchforks and kitchen utensils. The only alternative would be to enroll every single adult in the nation in the armed forces for life.

    And keep in mind that armed citizens rushing to the aid of the nation was exactly how we won the Revolutionary War. We didn’t have a standing army, and if it hadn’t been for armed citizens with an intimate knowledge of their personal weapons grabbing their guns and rushing out toward the sounds of the guns, we’d still be an English colony.

    THAT’S why the Founding Fathers were so adamant about keeping that armed citizenry alive and well.

    Oh, and finally, keep in mind that every single other mention of “the people” in the Bill of Rights refers to individuals. Why on Earth would the Founders have included, as the SECOND, one that only refers to the rights of states?

  21. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    PC

    I’ve always been terribly afraid to ask this. How do you justify individual gun ownership when the constitution specifies a well-regulated militia?

    First define a militia. I’ll go with Madison “And I ask you sir but what is the militia? It is all able bodied men…” (heavy paraphrasing, don’t feel like breaking out either the Federalists Papers, or the Second Amendment Primer, may even have mis-attributed the quote). We are the militia, as specified by USC 310 sect C. The intent was for the people to have the use of arms (infantry weapons, IE eeeeevil assault weapons today) to serve as a check against government tyranny.

    I thought the courts tend to uphold the militia view.

    Not really. No court has ever ruled it as a “collective right”. The only USC case was Miller where the court ruled a sawed off shotgun was not suited to military use. Miller (who was dead by the time the case was heard) was prosecuted under the 1934 NFA. He was not a member of either the US armed forces or the state guard, so therefore by simply ruling in the case the USC held that Miller, as an individual, possessed the 2nd Amendment right, not any state organization.

    There have however been a few other cases where the supremes have referenced the 2ndA along with other individual rights, thereby setting the precedent of it being an individual right just like the others enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

    The collective right theory was advanced by academics (heavy scorn) in the late 20th century and has no basis in either historical fact or legal precedent.

    Lastly, the Founders said the People, capital P. Thays us darlin, not the state.

    Well not really lastly, there are dozens of other points on this, but it’s late and I’m bushed. Nite all.

  22. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    Thank you Misha–that makes sense to me.

  23. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    and Crunchie, too!

  24. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    One last thing before bed since something in Misha’s post reminded me of it.

    Switzerland’s military is a compulsory militia, mandatory two years service active and then you go home with your assault rifle.

    The Swiss are world renown for their marksmanship.

    Just prior to WWI Kaiser Wilhelm I was on a state visit to Switzerland and watching the militia on manoevers. He had plans to invade Switzerland in the event of hostilities.

    He asked a young Swiss militiaman, “Private, I admire your marksmanship skills, but if I were to invade your nation with an army of 1 million men, what would your militia of only 500,000 possibly do to stop me?”

    The private looked at the Kaiser and said “Shoot twice and go home.”

    Wilhelm scrapped his invasion plans and Switzerland remained secure.

  25. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    sorry–missed the previous posts, not to go on endlessly and be annoying (as if such a thing were possible)

    This is great actually, because I had always been puzzled, and now it makes sense.

  26. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    Psychochick,

    Also, keep in mind, the language as written holds the meaning, not today’s bastardization of the lexicon. For instance, if, in 1920 you were to say, “He’s a gay fellow.”, it would have a totally different meaning than if you said those words today.

    So, using the langauge of the times, you may accurately define militia. Take this passage from the 5th amendment:

    …except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger;…

    Clearly, there is a difference between the land and naval forces, and the militia. Otherwise, why make the distinction?

    Since Amendments One through Ten were all written during the same time frame, the language used is the same.

    When CNN refers to a “Militia” today, they really mean “A group of slack-jawed inbreds who hate brown people.”

    That’s just Gay.

  27. Xystus Comment by Xystus

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    Hey! The Emp’s got a new avatar!

  28. chuck Comment by chuck

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    PC
    I’ll add one more item to hekp you understand the meaning of the second ammensment. It is an articl titled “THE UNABRIDGED SECOND AMENDMENT”. O think you will find it enlightening.

    http://www.usconcealedcarry.com/public/890.cfm

  29. psychochick Comment by psychochick

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    chuck
    The site is too hard-core for me, but the analysis was really interesting. If he was looking for a top-notch linguist, wonder why he didn’t take it Noam Chomsky? LOL

  30. Unregistered Comment by T

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    Psychochick - one thing not said above: Thank you for asking a question. It is refreshing to see someone who wishes to gather information before coming to a conclusion, rather than cherry picking data to support a pre-chosen position. You seem to have more than a little bit on the bubble.

    Keep up the good work.

  31. ziske68 Comment by ziske68

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    You know, you’d think that totalitarians would understand the concept of ‘rule of law’…. :em96:

  32. Unregistered Comment by CKO1986

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    Having been a Globe reader since I was old enough to spell “newspaper”, I can safely say it’s time for the executive staff to take a long and hard look at their hiring practices.

    Oh, and Bruce…welcome to the neighborhood. :em93:
    Nice to have a fellow Mass. native around.

  33. Unregistered Comment by winstonsmithy

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    I suggest another research project for Bailey: go out one night and meet your cop friend at a bar a long distance from home, drink until you both are shitfaced, then take the long way driving home. When you get arrested for DWI, claim its the evil alcohol lobby that’s looking to intimidate you.

  34. MegaTroopX Comment by MegaTroopX

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    First define a militia. I’ll go with Madison “And I ask you sir but what is the militia? It is all able bodied men…”

    And might I add that our American tradition of expanding rights might include able and armed women in the definition?

    Patriotism cares little for plumbing, and a warrior’s heart can beat in any chest.