Comments on: Nevada showdown http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: citizenactivist http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355217 Tue, 13 May 2014 20:24:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355217 Always remember, the patriot snipers were in answer to the BLM’s snipers. The BLM sniped first.

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By: ZenAce http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355184 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:10:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355184 From anonymoos post: “We are supposed to be civilized and intelligent; developed enough that we can work out our issues within the system and in a civilized manner.”

“Supposed” is the operative word, but it is obvious this is not how many people are.

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By: anonymoos http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355183 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:04:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355183 I find it very sad that it is 2014 and we are still so quick to resort to violence as a way to work out our differences.

There is absolutely no sense in this practice and it belongs in times long, long past (thankfully).

I, myself, have a license to carry a concealed handgun and do so when and where I’m legally allowed. I also enjoy shooting targets and have done so since I was around 12 and got sponsored into an Olympic-style pneumatic pistol team. But I whole-heartedly reject violence. My firearm is a survival tool that I keep for emergencies and it is NOT there for the purpose of hurting anybody or any thing under any circumstances other than someone’s life being in absolute and imminent danger. It is only for those situations when a firearm is the only thing that can stop a tragedy (hence why they call it “personal defense”).

Walking around with long arms (loaded or otherwise) and aiming them at PEOPLE is absolutely abhorrent and a disgrace to all of humanity. We are better than that. We are supposed to be civilized and intelligent; developed enough that we can work out our issues within the system and in a civilized manner. That is why we have the judicial system that we have in this country…

In my opinion, weapons do belong in the hands of law-abiding citizens, but not for the purposes that some are giving them.

And now that rancher is talking about slaves… Why? The last thing we need is more polarization. Keep your mouth shut unless you have something POSITIVE to say.

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By: Baribault210 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355181 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:46:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355181 There’s going to be a major hollywood movie about this after all is said and done. I swear to god.

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By: SiNdin http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355180 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:07:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355180 “Were we really at the moment where weapons were being aimed by Americans at other Americans?”

No, we’ve been there for far too long, we’re now at the moment where Americans are finally pointing weapons back.

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By: News24680 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355179 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:30:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355179 We have been in contact with colleagues covering this story and, as ever, appreciate their hard work and dedication. We were struck by Jim’s commentary, and also wonder how we have gotten to this place – where Americans are once again ready and willing to aim their weapons at one another.

It seems that the country is at war with itself on several fronts. It also seems that people are willing to resolve these conflicts with the use of firearms.

Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail.

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By: JSturr http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355178 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355178 Great write up — gripping stuff. Glad you were there.

JSturr

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By: silentsmile http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355177 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:14:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355177 To me it is frightening as the article indicates. It also shows how words can influence those with preconceived ideas to stand up for causes they have no real understanding of. This range land that “Mr Bundy”, talks about,has been in his family since 1948 and not 1877. The family’s water rights were not used into 1954. “Mr. Bundys” ancestry rights are dating to only the early 50`s and he was born the same year that the “BLM” was enacted. These militant groups are supporting a greedy rancher who will not pay his bills plus violates “Federal Law” with illegal cattle grazing. Peace

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By: Aravind123 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2014/04/23/nevada-showdown/comment-page-1/#comment-355176 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:30:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=46668#comment-355176 This article is well written with supporting pictures to take the reader to the thrilling and dramatic scenes.

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