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National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre argued on NBC’s Meet the Press that “there weren’t enough good guys with guns" to confront the shooter responsible for last week's Washington Navy Yard rampage and he insisted that "when the good guys with guns got there, it stopped.”
In his appearance on Meet the Press last December LaPierre warned that, “We have a mental health system in this country that has completely and totally collapsed. We have no national database of these lunatics.”
Lets be clear about something. Being ARMED, owning guns, isnt a privilege; its a RIGHT, just like any other RIGHT.
For these reasons, today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas—even in states where “open carry” is permitted—unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.
However, more "good guys with guns" is potentially counter-productive as increases the likelihood of these tragedies when one of the "good guys" goes through a phase and snaps.
Then why would a smart company like Starbucks risk infringing on said "right" ?
Private property is different than public property.
Although my property is very rural, the crime stats for all of northern AZ will reflect a below average violent crime rate.
reply to post by tanda7
Rural or city? And if city was the city's size small, moderate, or supersized? Size does matter.edit on 22-9-2013 by MysteriousHusky because: grammar
reply to post by butcherguy
Police are are extension of the government which has been appointed to protect the country. They differ from "good guys" in general as their mandate comes from the public via their government. Perhaps we should clarify the scope of the term "good guys" or at least set the perimeters.
Warren v. District of Columbia (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981) is an oft-quoted District of Columbia Court of Appeals (equivalent to a state supreme court) case that held police do not have a duty to provide police services to individuals, even if a dispatcher promises help to be on the way, except when police develop a special duty to particular individuals.
You got me thinking whether or not things had changed much since I lived there full time. I still have property there but haven't lived there since 5 years ago.
reply to post by tanda7
Wow that is really cool! A place where people can live comfortably really nice.