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Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
So know we are okay with wiki being a reliable source for info?
Funny how that is the case when it backs up our ignorant statement.
Automatic rifles (and pistols) are called autoloaders and are actually semiautomatic, since they customarily fire only one shot at each pull of the trigger.
Originally posted by thebeet
PLenty have been arrested at Obama rallies. Here is just one example it took me 5 secs to find. If the OP would put forth more effort b4 you post more BS propaganda.
39 Arrested at Obama Rally
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But show up at an Obama protest packing a loaded automatic rifle and you get respect and even your 15 minutes of fame. No arrests, no hassle, no disrespect or stepping on the Second Amendment by Obama or his Secret Service.
[edit on 19-8-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]
With all the talk about double standards between this administration and the last, I think it's important to be thorough and look at the whole picture. There are many stories about Bush protesters being arrested for wearing shirts with anti-Bush and anti-war messages on them. These are just a few of the many stories of innocent people exercising their First Amendment rights: West Virginia Maine Woman arrested for Unlawful Conduct (anti-war t-shirt) Women arrested and strip searched for anti-war sign Even McCain protesters were arrested: Woman arrested for McCain=Bush sign But show up at an Obama protest packing a loaded automatic rifle and you get respect and even your 15 minutes of fame. No arrests, no hassle, no disrespect or stepping on the Second Amendment by Obama or his Secret Service.
MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the United States Secret Service is to safeguard the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and to protect national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites and National Special Security Events.
How does the Secret Service "protect" the president? In order to maintain a safe environment for the president and other protectees, the Secret Service calls upon other federal, state and local agencies to assist on a daily basis. The Secret Service Uniformed Division, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the U.S. Park Police patrol the streets and parks nearby the White House. The Secret Service regularly consults with experts from other agencies in utilizing the most advanced security techniques. The military supports the Secret Service through the use of Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams and communications resources. When the president travels, an advance team of Secret Service agents works with host city, state and local law enforcement, as well as public safety officials, to jointly implement the necessary security measures.
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Say what you like...it's your politicians and celebs being shot up, and even though this is a conspiracy site, sometimes it is just a lone nutbar. Never mind the fact that it sure is a distraction.
Secret Service agents works with host city, state and local law enforcement, as well as public safety officials, to jointly implement the necessary security measures.
About 70 anti-war protesters shouted "bring the troops home" from Iraq near President Bush's ranch on Saturday, prompting two White House officials to come out to meet with mothers who lost children in combat in Iraq.
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer on Anti-war protesters:
"I think the president welcomes the fact that we are a democracy and people in the United States"
White House Press Secretary Trent Duffy on anti-war protests:
"The American people have a right to protest, and the right of free speech is something that we're fighting for in this war on terror"
George W. Bush:
"That's fantastic. Freedom is a beautiful thing. The fact that people are willing to come and express themselves"
How does that compare with the Obama White House?
The Democratic National Committee addresses health care protests:
The Republicans and their allied groups – desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill – are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on health care protests:
"I hope people will take a jaundiced eye to what is clearly the Astroturf nature of grass-roots lobbying."
Barack H. Obama: "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done"
Originally posted by TheTruthShallFreeYou
reply to post by anyone
4 weapons safety rules, required knowledge for any permit, range use, or military/police handling of firearms.
1) Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.
2) Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.
3) Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
4) Keep the weapon on safe until you intend to fire.
Are there idiots who may not follow these, and may lose their weapon to another idiot in the crowd?
Of course, just as there are drunk drivers/idiot seniors driving when they know they shouldn't/tired truckers/malicious people with anger issues behingd the wheel of the car that cause far more damage as a group than all gun owners collectively.
Please realize that there are many who know how to handle a weapon, and their reasons are not needed by the likes of you.
God, ain't freedom grand?
by the likes of you.
It is really sad how the actual topic of this thread keeps getting off track by mockery.