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I have lived in KY for 38 years and I've NEVER hit a random checkpoint or a random stop to run a warrant check.
Originally posted by DarKPenguiN
I havta laugh at this-
Having lived in KY (Laurel Co.) I have to say it is the biggest Police State "commonwealth" in the nation... Sure, you can buy guns without even an ID or background check ("Flea markets" with "private sellers" are actually open air Gun markets) BUT Dancing is Illegal in many places (Laurel County for instance) and its a "moist" county (meaning only BARS can serve Booze and no "take out" meaning you have to DRIVE to have a drink unless you pick up small amounts from other countys and bring it back home- BUT you can be charged with "bootlegging" if you surpass the small amount allowed)- OH and Random Checkpoints everywhere, Random stops to run warrant checks if you are walking around, etc, etc, etc...)
Now, that said- I agree with the Sheriff, BUT KY is already a Police State where Law abiding adults are treated like Criminals and you are "guilty" until proven innocent.
Terrible State and thank God I am not there any longer-
Originally posted by exitusstatuquo
Kentucky Sheriff to Obama: No Gun Control in My County
Jackson County Kentucky Sheriff Denny Peyman is making it clear that no law that violates the Constitution will be upheld in his county.
I sure like reading this kind of article.This is a stand up fellow in my opinion. I think I will forward this link to my county sheriff. and see how much of a stand up guy he is as well. I encourage others to do the same. Send this link to your local sheriff and see how he responds and then come back to the thread with your reports.
Murray is wet now, they voted it in last year. My county on the other hand is still dry. We tried to vote it wet, but lost by a narrow margin.
Originally posted by coosta5k
I graduated from Murray State, great school, but i remember if you wanted to buy some beer for home you had to drive to the TN border to this tiny little drive thru shack in the middle of nowhere on the border. The guy who owned that must be a millionaire by now with a school of 10,000 down the road lol. I remember one year Murray Police set up checkpoints all over town saying everyone had to have a "city Sticker" on their car which was $50 if you didnt it was an $80 additional fine. Most college students from out of town had no idea about that law which was pretty lame.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
So he supports illicit images of children? I mean it's free speech after all. Posession and distributing that is. Not making. How bout nukes for the people too? Those amendments have been adjusted to modern times for good reasons.
Originally posted by kawika
reply to post by nihonjin
Japan was disarmed many years ago. What they ended up doing is developing martial arts with bare feet and fists, maybe a farm implement or two. I would not say those people are not armed, they do not have guns,or swords, but they are certainly armed and as dangerous as someone with a metal weapon if they get close to you.
Originally posted by vor78
Originally posted by nihonjin
Firearms are *illegal* in Japan for everyone, except the military. Cops can't have guns, no civilian can have guns, nothing. Japan has the second lowest crime rate in the world. Coincidence? .
Many of these countries would have low homicide rates even if you flooded the public with firearms. Its a difference of attitudes and cultures. Mexico and Russia have strict gun laws. What are their homicide rates? Canada has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world after the US. What is their homicide rate?
You see it here in the US, too. Several US states have homicide rates that are roughly in line with Western Europe, but have gun ownership rates as high as you'll find anywhere. And, of course, most of our cities have huge problems, despite having gun laws that are far more strict than the rural areas. Nationally, the homicide rate has dropped about 50% over the last 20 years, despite the fact that over 100 million new guns have been sold in the same time frame, most of which are probably handguns and 'assault' rifles.
The point is, in many cases...and its certainly true in the US...there is no direct correlation between gun ownership rates and the homicide rate.