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Well Bunny, are you stocked up enough on ammo and reloading components? I sure hope you are.

I used to worry a lot about our democrats leaders here in Colorado. And some still need to be watched with a vigilant eye. I will say that Mark Udall is one democrat who's done some stuff in favor of gun owners here in Colorado where some republicans have fallen short. He voted in favor of CCW interstate reciprocity, even though the bill didn't pass. He is also working on a bill that would divert federal funding to build, manage, operate, and maintain target shooting ranges on Federal land. Something that will promote the sport and help exercise our rights in addition to bringing some revenue into Colorado. All at the same time that Scwartznagger is doing what he can to destroy the right of gun ownership and the sport of shooting and kill revenue in Kalifornia. What part of "shall not be infringed" do some of these politicians not understand??? Brick Wall,)

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If the Republicans have any sense, they'll realize that the issue coming to a head across the country is personal liberty. People are getting tired of government's constantly increasing drain on their lives, and having things taken away from them...for what??

Have years of political correctness made us a more civil nation, or is it worse? Have trillions of dollars taken from the successful to eliminate poverty done so?

Jefferson said "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness." He based that on John Locke's "life, liberty, and property." People want to enjoy the fruits of their labors without someone else always getting in their business. This country was founded on the idea that the individual was king, and society needed to sacrifice in order to allow individuals the freedom to live their lives as they see fit. Somehow it seems we turned it around.

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This government spends so much time creating new laws than they do enforcing existing ones. We've taken so much responsibility away from the average teenager in this country these days that we now have young adults in their 20's who are so irresponisble and immature they still behave like high school freshman who were left on their own for the first time. Seems like the more safety nets we provide for people in this country the more we actually regress as a society.

Not to get off subject, but here's and example: I was reading up on state laws through out the history of this country and found that there was actually a time in the US prior to 1933 when only one state (Wisconsin) had a minimum drinking age for both consumption and purchase of alcohol beverages. No minimum drinking age existed in any other states up to that time and Colorado didn't set 18 years old as the min age until 1945. My father grew up in rural Colorado before WWII and didn't seem to think that drunkeness was much a problem at all among the teens he grew up with. Mainly because parents typically enforced their own rules in the household. No doubt that there have always been alcoholics and people with drinking problems. But, he never knew what binge drinking was among teens, the soldiers he served with in WWII, and even college students in his day. He'd just never seen it much at all in his youth and that was at a time when no drinking age law existed in our state.

Come to think of it there was a time in this country when most of the laws against personal freedoms we have today didn't exists, and for most of our history society got along just fine. Not saying we don't need laws, just saying that when you pen society in like pigs and nanny them suddenly they become incapable of being able to properly handle freedom and the right to chose and decide.

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The rallying cry for upcoming elections could be just one word: ENOUGH!!

It's becoming painfully obvious that the more power you give some people, the more they seek. Thinking we'll improve things by accomodating them is like thinking you can reform an alcoholic by buying him a case of beer.

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Expat wrote,

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It's becoming painfully obvious that the more power you give some people, the more they seek. Thinking we'll improve things by accomodating them is like thinking you can reform an alcoholic by buying him a case of beer.

Sad but accurate. Personaly liberty is becoming an obstacle rather than a goal to our elected officials on both sides of the fence.

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BunnySlayer wrote:
Sad but accurate. Personaly liberty is becoming an obstacle rather than a goal to our elected officials on both sides of the fence.

Well said Bunny.

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