John 3 years, 3 months ago on Advocates push idea of requiring gun insurance

My liability insurance combined with legal insurance for when the family of the idi0t burglar (or perpetrator of other crims) sues me, costs a grand total of $10 per month. They have had 250 suits in the last 3 years and lost nary a one.


John 3 years, 3 months ago on Marine pleads guilty to urinating on Afghan corpse

Been there. Been shot at and missed, been shot at and hit. Have shot at others and missed and shot at others and hit.

Yes, adrenaline starts pumping. Yes, you (we) get angry when we get shot at or suffer other violence, whether it physically harms us or not. Yes, we want to respond in terrible ways that you cannot imagine. Yes, we resent it when our enemies do violent or rude things to our military members, whether to their dead bodies or to their live bodies (ask John McCain or many others).

However, there ARE pesky little things like, Rules of Engagement, Code of Conduct, and . . . here comes the biggie . . . . the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

This Marine's career is over. He has been convicted of a felony. He has brought shame upon himself, his fellow Marines, the military in general and, by extension, the United States of America.

It does not matter whether you agree or not. He was found guilty. . . . that pesky thing called the UCMJ.

Semper Fi to all my brothers (and sisters)


John 3 years, 3 months ago on Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

I will try again. They are NOT assault weapons. These used in these mass killings are NOT for war. They are NOT military nor military-grade. They ARE the same kinds of rifles that have veen available for years.

"Let's get the facts straight." Yep, you are correct, Please Get YOUR facts straight.


John 3 years, 3 months ago on Sheriff: School security needs beefing up

And you know this how? Based upon what data have you decided it will not work?

And yet, you believe that disarming those who have broken no laws will help?

You really do live in a delusional world.


John 3 years, 3 months ago on Missouri Guard retiree takes ownership of local barber shop

Actually, "The National Guard is a division within the Department of the Army who may be commanded by Governor Nixon at the pleasure of the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces ..." is not quite correct.

They are NOT a division within the Army. They are an asset to be utilized when they have been released to the United States by the governor.

The Missouri National Guard serves the United States government at the pleasure (permission) of the governor of MO. When they are not "federalized" or "nationalized" they are paid by the State of Missouri, not the United States of America. Now that is not to say they are not dedicated, professional, and heroic. They just work by different rules.


John 3 years, 4 months ago on Are you in favor of an assault-rifle ban?

No, your definition is NOT accurate nor is the terminology correct. However, you did write your thoughts and made it clear that you believe my rights and the rights of others (that pesky 2nd amendment thingy), should be limited because of your feelings.


John 3 years, 4 months ago on Your Opinion: Response to Sampson on gun control

"It remains a fact that none of these murders could have a occurred without the murder weapon. And those are merely the lethal incidents." Now THAT is a "duh" statement.

How can you modify the word lethal; "extremely lethal weapons"?

"They perhaps should have waited until after the funerals to call for more guns in schools as 'security,' ..." I suppose it was alright for the liberals to immediately begin using such a tragedy for political fodder burt it was NOT okay to respond?


John 3 years, 4 months ago on Hot rhetoric, tiny numbers separate Obama, Boehner

I would say you are correct. Especially if you think a buzz word cannot be a cliche'.

And, it must be YOU who thinks the word, cliche/, is a million dolllar word.

None of your diatribe changes what I wrote, nor does the followup by 3633.


John 3 years, 4 months ago on Shooting renews argument over video-game violence

Actually, very few military grade weapons are sold to civillians. Even when they are -- they are limited to small caiibler, high power, automatic rifles and even then, ONLY, to special license holders who have undergone extensive background checks and interviews.

Data, you ask? Why try the National Association of Broadcasters. They have been studying this very thing and studying data for 40 years. . . .

If commercials sell product, especially when using repitition, then repeated violent acts in a game sell violence.


John 3 years, 4 months ago on Hot rhetoric, tiny numbers separate Obama, Boehner

Yeah, Graceful. Give up on principles, don't voice your opinion in the liberal wilderness (Isn't it they who lalk about openness?), get a grip -- and all those other cliche' buzz words they use.