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Re: “How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina

I'm a little confused. Was your point in writing this to bring people over to your side of the discussion? I fail to see how insulting people and mislabeling things serves your purpose. Is it effective? Do you bring many over to your way of seeing things?

FYI, I have a "killing machine" in my gun cabinet that hasn't killed anyone. Is it broken? Am I using it wrong? And did I screw up going through a NICS check when I bought it at a gun show? Did I get in the wrong line and go through that background check for nothing? I hate it when I waste my time like that.

Taking my AR-15 won't make you safer. I'm not the one you have to worry about. As for just making sure, why don't we deport every Afghan immigrant from America just to make sure events like Orlando don't happen again? Obviously you have no problem with punishing the innocent members of a group just because one of them committed a heinous crime. If you're willing to do it to gun owners, why not do it to Afghans as well? What's the difference?

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Posted by Jay Hanig on 06/15/2016 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Republicans are silent after voting to allow firearms at the State Fair

WaltB, you've made an error when you think I carry a concealed weapon to protect those around me. If you don't care enough about your personal safety to protect yourself, why should I worry about you? I carry to protect *me* and my family. I feel no obligation to extend that protection to you. You can wait for trained people to show up. Obviously time is not an issue for you so no worries.

I'm willing to take my chances with the cops.

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Posted by Jay Hanig on 10/16/2014 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Chapel Hill leaders question gun law; proponents threaten to sue

Unfortunately, North Carolina doesn't appear to keep statistics on the relative criminality of the the general population vs that of its concealed carry permit holders. Texas, that wild and wooly old west state, does. You'd be amazed: according to them, 120 permit holders were convicted in Texas of crimes in 2012... out of a total of 63,272. In other words, permit holders like me were held responsible for crimes in Texas 0.19% of the time. Ordinary citizens like you accounted for 99.81% of the crimes.
http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/Reports/ConvictionRatesReport2012.pdf

You might find it instructive to note that only 605 Americans of all ages were accidentally killed by firearms in 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf

That is out of an estimated population of 315 million Americans. And murdered? 3501 Americans were murdered by the use of firearms in 2012 (the latest data released) http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/20tabledatadecpdf

It's not people like us you ought to fear; it's those people NOT like us you should fear. Think about it: a shooting by a legal CCW permit holder would be heralded by the gun control folks everywhere and yet you can't come up with a case where a CCW permit holder ever shot a child in a park. If you can, I challenge you to present it here along with its URL to a legitimate news source; not just somebody's blog or website. I backed my assertions with solid citations from the FBI and the CDC: you should do the same.

This is a huge tempest in a teapot. You are worried about the sky falling. The municipality needs to obey the law and you need to stop worrying about CCW permit holders shooting your children. If you want to worry, worry about the general public instead. You represent a bigger danger to your kids than we do.

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Posted by Jay Hanig on 01/22/2014 at 2:57 PM

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