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This week the extrmely left leaning mayor issued a executive order to ban firearms on city owned property including parks, ect. There will be public hearings but he states that this doesnt require council approval. His next hurdle will be the state which with christine gregriore shouldnt be very tough anyways heres the article.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/northwest/story/385101.html

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Seattle has lost its mind. Hope they're ready for the increase in crime. Should've seen this coming -- after all, this is an administration that thinks a ban on beach bonfires will help prevent global warming. Of course, then there's Minneapolis enacting a law saying you can't let your car idle for longer than 3 minutes, or St. Paul saying you can't leave an idling car unattended.

I don't know when people are going to wake up and realize that the left wing is enacting more restrictions on civil liberties than the right could ever dream of. If left unchecked, they'd limit the food you eat, the things you say, the car you drive, and the activities you enjoy.

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The democratic party is the socialist party. They want more laws and fewer freedoms for all of us. I'm really not surprized.

It's just unfortunate that the city folks are forcing their politics on us poor country folks.

It's also interesting to note that Obama thinks us small town folks are just a bunch of stupid hicks that only care about guns and religion and we're all just bitter fools. I'm proud to be from small town America. The only thing I'm bitter about is the fact that the democrats want to ruin my outdoor lifestyle.

I'm proud of the fact that I grew up in rural small town America. I'm also proud of the fact that I've worked very hard my entire life to earn an honest living.

Where I'm from, you don't need to lock your doors and you can leave your keys in your vehicle without worrying about someone stealing it. This has a lot to do with the fact that most everyone has a gun and knows how to how use it.

Obama will not get a vote from this small town country boy.

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Ex, you missed an important part about the beach fires, they dont want you to have them due the the nasty pollution that burning wood puts out.........unless you buy a permit for one then you are clear. Also this is the same guy who a few months ago introduced a lovely new ordanace in which if you would like paper or plastic bags you will pay $.33 per bag for not having your own reusable shopping bags. I would think that of all people that the democrats would be pushing the paper bags most of them are recycled they create lots of jobs and they are a renewable resource. But I guess at some point someone has to chop down a poor defenseless tree. Im glad that I dont live in Seattle or King county(which makes up probably 4% of the state population but makes 99% of the decisions for the entire state) but I am concerned about other counties or citys following suit.

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Slightly off topic, but related is a discussion I had with my wife. She believes the government should step in and control gasoline prices. I argued against it that the government should not be able to dictate the prices a business sells its goods. Does it suck that the prices are high? Absolutely, but government should not control the prices - remove gov't subsidies from them yes, but not control the prices.

Start down this path and where does it stop? Milk is too high for the children so control the price of milk and so on. Her thought process is exactly like a lot of Americans - let the government take care of me.

The shootings the mayor alluded to would not have been stopped by the gun ban. Come on, its illegal to shoot someone, but they did it anyway so how is a ban going to stop it.

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Yes, I often wonder how many killing sprees have been stopped because the killer thought, "Dang...if it wasn't for that handgun ban I'd have my revenge."

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Since CVC brought up the gas prices: 4% of the price is profit for the gas/oil company, but 15% of the price is tax......and now the dems in congress want to tax the oil companies even more?.....and they think that's going to help us how?

We need to stop caving in to all of the environmental extremists and drill oil here in the U.S. At least that will help drop the per barrel price of oil.

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expatriate wrote:
Yes, I often wonder how many killing sprees have been stopped because the killer thought, "Dang...if it wasn't for that handgun ban I'd have my revenge."

Hey, don't knock those bans. When I went to purchase a sign declaring no guns allowed, I saw a wonderful device. It appeared to be a simple bell, but actually it was an anti-tiger attack device. I ring the bell each morning outside my home and it prevents tiger attacks. Honest to goodness it works - I have not been attacked by a tiger since ringing that bell. Evil!

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Whelland wrote:
The only thing I'm bitter about is the fact that the democrats want to ruin my outdoor lifestyle.

I'm proud of the fact that I grew up in rural small town America. I'm also proud of the fact that I've worked very hard my entire life to earn an honest living.

Where I'm from, you don't need to lock your doors and you can leave your keys in your vehicle without worrying about someone stealing it. This has a lot to do with the fact that most everyone has a gun and knows how to how use it.

Obama will not get a vote from this small town country boy.

The Bush administration has done more to potentially hurt hunters and sportsmen and their "Outdoor" lifestyle then Democrats ever have. Just google hunters and Bush Energy policy. As far as your romantic vision of the rural lifestyle, yes there are some wonderful things about it but don't pretend for a minute there isn't crime and atrocities that happen in the hinterlands. I've been around small town by the byway guys for a large part of my life and lots of ugly things (drugs, assaults, theft) happen out there as well.

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SoCoKHntr,

I strongly disagree with you once again. Small town, rural America has a much lower crime rate than they do in the cities. Therefore, I don't need to PRETEND anything. I don't lock my doors and I do leave my keys in the car. We've done so for many years now, and never had a problem.

I know it's your right to cast your vote for Obama, but you shouldn't be fooled into thinking it's good for your rights as a free American. You might not be able to shoot so often or so true any more if he's elected.

Don't listen to what he's saying now. Look at what he's said and written in the past and do a good solid review of his voting record. If you do your research, you'll find the truth.

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My friend, I am fairly confident he will be elected and if one year from now I have lost any guns or hunting rights I will come on her and admit I was wrong. I will do that every year if I lose one of my rights that I currently enjoy.

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