Comments on: Ohio governor tells gun owners not to fear Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Dan W. http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381083 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:48:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381083 WOW….I find it interesting and disturbingly sad that, on an all too disturbing level of occurrence, Obama (and to generalize Democratic) supporters attack on a personal level and do not discuss the issue with factual basis points. Interesting and sad to the point that I have decided to vote for Palin and John McCain simply because through observance of the majority of Obama followers / supporters, the zealot mannerisms and not-so-veiled accusations of racism without Obama votes, have kinda’ grossed me out and turned me to the Republican mindset. The presidency is not an office for a radical messianic mindset supported by persons who all too quickly decry racism. Not in my understanding of America.

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By: joeboy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381067 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:12:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381067 oh hell, yall… NO ONE is going to take the guns from law abiding citizens. You can legally carry a firearm, unconcealed, and walk around with it. If you take a gun safety class, you can carry a concealed weapon. there are no limits to the number of guns you can own. I own over two hundred! Besides…. would you give up your gun if some politician told you you had to turn it in? Hell no! So, be more worried about an old dinosaur dying and leaving an extreme bimbo no brain running this great country of ours. This republican CANNOT take that chance. Mccain blew it with his running mate! end of story!

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By: Robert http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381064 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:51:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381064 Guns shmuns. How many home invasions are there, really? I live in CT and agree that the recent slaughter of the family in the home-invasion case was absolutely horrible. Maybe some securely locked doors and a better policy about releasing dangerous guys (yes I do mean guys) from jail would be a better way of preventing this kind of thing.

I work in the inner city and I STILL don’t carry a gun. I have seen bullet holes in the morning, in the glass of my office window, due to the ill-aimed shots from the guys in the street, the night before. Call me a fool, but I believe the best defense is awareness.

Gun registration and user licensing is a great idea, just as driver registration and user licensing seems to work to regulate motor vehicle operation. Most rapid fire weapons are considered military, and should be more difficult to obtain and register. I have no problem with that. I also know that ex-military armored vehicles must have ther cannon disabled, which also seems OK with me.

Most of the people I know who actually carry a gun, outside of police work, are fearful individuals indeed. By that, I mean they are scared, or paranoid (in a subclinical sense). I do consider them weak. Many of them seem to have the political perception of a blind warrior, that is, paranoia about “communism” amd Karl Marx.

I have no interest in carrying a gun, and I am troubled by the accidental gun deaths that “hobby” and “self defense” gun ownership entails. Still, the second amendment is what it is. Unfortunately it is a riddle, with that “well-regulated militia” phrase. I still can’t figure out what exactly the writers meant, and apparently neither can some members of the Supreme Court.
Talk amongst yourselves . . .

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By: r dalton http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381039 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:51:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381039 If a dingy dimwit like Palin becomes VP to a 72 year old and then is maybe thrust into the Presidency the American people will have an endless list of new concerns and worries! The false notion Dems will impose major new controls on guns will pale as a concern, compared to the utter and complete diaster of a President Palin!

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By: azrael http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381033 Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:40:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381033 I remember when the current Ohio Lt Gov ran for Governor arm in arm with Sarah Brady and Handgun Control Inc. The odd couple tried to purchase a handgun from a Summit County dealer to show how easy it was with TV cameras rolling. The dealer, smarter than Fisher/Brady, locked the doors and closed the store. Before we assume Obama will not impose draconian gun legislation we need to review his voting record in Illinois. There are so many roadblocks to make gun ownership inconvenient while still avowing we all have ownership rights. The assault weapon ban was crap as any one knowledgable about real assault weapons will tell you. We should expect waiting periods, arbitrary bans against hi capacity magazines, gun and ammunition “rationing”, storage requirements and expensive permits/taxation.

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By: BRAD3000 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381029 Sun, 12 Oct 2008 19:22:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381029 Its frankly amazing that so many fools still “reason” that by removing guns from lawful & law-abiding owners, it will somehow miraculously take guns out of criminals hands.

Its just so incredibly illogical – the criminals dont obey the existing 28,000 laws now – why would new laws change this fact?

Bluesky74 – To suggest that gun owners are weak & obsessed is absurd and just plainly naive. Those “11,000” murders breakdown into many catagories incl. gang wars, police actions and legal self-defense.

I wonder how you plan to protect your family in a home invasion? Calling 911 and expecting the cops to arrive in time to save you, your wife or daughter from being raped or killed is just so idiotic that it defies your own intelligence. You know they wont get there in time. Hell, you could still be hold when the first family member is killed.

In case you are not aware, ownership falls into 3 main catagories – Sporting, Collecting and Self-Defense. The first 2 covers the 3rd. A semi-auto 9mm in the form of pistol, rifle or even UZI carbine is still a 9mm firearm. Just because its black (& ugly to some) and doesnot have pretty wood finishes does not change this fact. Banning a particular shape or style of gun is like banning a GM car becaused its painted black and has no wood trim.

That you dont want to own a gun is fine by me – just dont ram your gun paranoia down my throat.

Oneday you may need a gun to save your family from a 300lb thug with a knife in your home at 2am – lets hope you did not get them all banned before this. This happens at least 6000 times a day somewhere in America where a gun is used lawfully to protect self and families – otherwise it could be 6000 extra bodies added to the gun death statistcs.

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By: Coyote http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381018 Sun, 12 Oct 2008 14:51:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381018 [quote]The real issue is NOT guns!

It is the elephant-in-the-room issue of Obama’s skin color. This issue is petty yet drawn big by mendacity and hyppcrisy.

If the American people do not wish to be dismissed as a load of facile reactionaries they NEED to stop being racists and start acting like mature voters.

If they cannot overcome their own inate prejudice then America may be doomed.

Ignomy, failure and a rapid decline in influence will await an America that rejects people on the skin tone issue.

It is that serious people![/quote]

So your saying if we don’t vote for Obama we’re racists? Yeah keeping running with that thought :rolleyes:

I’m more concerned with the prospect of very liberal SC justices being appointed during an Obama term than direct gun control measures.

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381008 Sun, 12 Oct 2008 08:36:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381008 The real issue is NOT guns!

It is the elephant-in-the-room issue of Obama’s skin color. This issue is petty yet drawn big by mendacity and hyppcrisy.

If the American people do not wish to be dismissed as a load of facile reactionaries they NEED to stop being racists and start acting like mature voters.

If they cannot overcome their own inate prejudice then America may be doomed.

Ignomy, failure and a rapid decline in influence will await an America that rejects people on the skin tone issue.

It is that serious people! :-(

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By: paul vincent zecchino http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381001 Sat, 11 Oct 2008 22:34:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381001 Doesn’t ‘C4′, above, make a chilling, indisputable point? Do you remember the two druggies who invaded the doctor’s Connecticut home, raped his wife and two daughters, tied them to their beds – then burned them alive?

Many of us will never forget that abomination.

How would the messiah prevent that? By calling 911?

One gun-control stooge, above, claims guns ‘lead to crime, etc. etc.’?

Why do you think we’re all sufficiently stupid so as to believe that lie?

Isn’t that a jailhouse lawyers’ defense?

“Like, uh, if the gun wasn’t in my hand like, uh, I wouldn’a shot him…’?

Spare us your communist lies.

Guns do not equal crime. Guns do not cause crime. The past twenty five years of defeat for gun bans prove that gun control causes crime by shifting the balance of power to criminals.

Gun freedom laws enacted during the passed twenty five years reduced crime by creating the fear among criminals that citizens can now fight back – and no cynical pol can factually contradict that.

Do the Ohio governor’s statements seem incongruent? Why do they smell like soviet propaganda?

Because one candidate’s voting record is the most anti-gun, pro-thug record in congress. Because one candidate declared that he will confiscate all firearms – except those in the hands of useful thugs – and end States Rights when he implements federal rules outlawing concealed carry laws.

As if erasing the Second Ammendment isn’t bad enough, this messianic figure in the same breath told citizens that States’ Rights mean nothing to him.

Neither, apparently, does human life – provided it’s innocent.

Sometimes, the cruelest outcome occurs when useful dupes to get that which they demand.

As for the rest of us, best hang on and seek our Creator, while he may yet be found.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
11 October, 2008

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By: The Whole Truth http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-381000 Sat, 11 Oct 2008 21:32:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/10/10/ohio-governor-tells-gun-owners-not-to-fear-obama/#comment-381000 “so before you guys scream about your so called constitutional rights, you should remember that you people are aiding criminal behavior in this country”

Only criminals are responsible for criminal behavior, not constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. You would like to render the law abiding defenseless and tie the hands of the police so they can’t search known criminals on the street for guns unless they have already committed a crime. Typical Marxist, leftist Democrat thinking.

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