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REDNECKS (re blog on gun control)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Holy cow ........ I placed a blog a few days ago in response to the Colorado shootings regarding putting into place some type of gun control and couldn't believe some of the responses I got.

Many agreed and were in favor of some type of legal control being established, however there appears to be lots of folks that feel this 'right to bear arms' stuff if really a good idea, come on now, do you people really need an assault rifle, what ever would this be used for ???? Shooting people in a theatre, or a school, or a McDonald's restaurant perhaps??!!

I gotta say it, get real Rednecks!

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ELFANGOR87 8/10/2012 3:40PM

    Personally, I like the way the Swiss do things. Every young man is drafted into the army at age 18, taught how to use an assault rifle appropriately, and required to keep and actively maintain skills with said rifle until they are 25. And they have the lowest violent gun crime rate in the world. Coincidence? Perhaps. But I know I would be a little more careful and courteous to everyone if I thought any twenty-something could be armed with an assault rifle. And just imagine if someone in Colorado had been armed and prepared. It wouldn't have prevented the tragedy, but it may have been cut short. Gun control has never stopped the criminals from having or carrying guns (most violent crimes being committed with handguns). They have only stopped intelligent, law-abiding citizens from having the means to defend themselves.

P.S. - Since you live in Canada, why do you feel the need to tell citizens of the United States how they should live? Or insult the majority of us, who believe that we deserve our constitutional right to bear arms? Just wondering.

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/24/2012 9:10PM

    My father owns several assault rifles. We take them to the range on Sundays and shoot. It is a lot of fun. We also shoot pistols. I enjoy my time at the range shooting a variety of firearms.

I am far from a "redneck" as you put it. I do feel there need to be more in depth checks before purchasing a gun of any type, but banning them is not the answer. If criminals want guns, they will get guns.

And, an FYI - if you know how to, you can turn ANY gun into an assault weapon. In fact, there are instructions on the internet that tell you step by step... you can buy kits to do so if you want.

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/24/2012 8:01PM

    Different here in Australia with gun laws. However, some people seem to be able to get them if they really want them, to do some sort of mischief with them.

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    Right because if we had gun control, this guy would have never gotten a gun. Pfff.

If gun control made guns disappear, I'd be in favor. But to think it would somehow curtail random acts of violence is naive at best, dangerous thinking at worst.

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GUN CONTROL .... I gotta say it ....

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Well, sorry all you 'right to bear arms' folks down there in the USA, forget the constitution, it was written in a different time, we are no longer playing cowboys and indians, now is the time to put into place a program for some serious gun control down there!

Your government needs to get some balls, and forget the next vote by doing something about this before more of your citizens die!

I may sound harsh, but this is a big issue with me. Here in Canada, we have troubles too as does the rest of the world, however not anyone and everyone can go buy any old weapon they feel like. What does one need with an assult weapon for goodness sakes? We have a gun registry, and although many disagree with it, it is at least a step. We don't allow any ordinary citizen to purchase the types of weapons that are used and purchased there, or any other type of gun for that matter.

Sure, things happen here but the guns for the most part are pistols or some types of rifles (hunting is a huge thing in Canada and this is the only reason for rifle sales) that cannot spit out ammunition by the hundreds per second!

I am not denying that guns can be and are obtained illegally by people, if you know how and where to go of course. However for the majority of people the purchase of a gun is done through legal means, and they have to first be approved, they are not just sold over the counter to any random person, they are thoroughly checked out first, and only after approval is the purchase is made, and the gun released.

Please gets some guts and speak out about this if you agree! MAKE YOUR GOVERNMENT AWARE OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE TO BE GOOD AND RIGHT .... REMIND THEM THEY NEED TO GET SOME GUTS PLEASE AND PUT A PLAN OF GUN CONTROL INTO ACTION, or the next time one of your 'right to bear arms' citizens may cross the border to our country or any other accessable country and kill us too!

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HEALTHY14REAL 7/21/2012 2:59PM

    I'm glad you live in Canada.

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KGWINDER 7/21/2012 2:56PM

    Having grown up around 22s and 45s, I have to reflect that the word gun is too general. We never knew hand guns or assault rifles (totally agree with you here), but these were the tools to get deer, elk and chuckers. I have attended classes and have a license. The laws weren't written in different times, as there are still rural areas where people depend on these for their yearly food supply. As a single mom living on $10 a week for food, hunting and fishing were a major part of survival as was gathering green and berries. I now as still limited on income, but use u-pick farms and garden with very little meat in my diet, so I don't hunt. However, I would encourage you to have gratitude that you have the ability to afford food and consider that there are some that need ways to get food for less. Additionally, hunting is extremely important for the survival of certain areas of sheep and deer. In certain years when resources are abundant, populations soar and disease takes over. Managing herd size help prevent starvation during winter and disease. I agree more limits need to be in place, but there is a time and a reason.

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SHERYLDS 7/21/2012 2:47PM


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On behalf of your Canadian neighbors, so sad to hear of Colorado shootings....

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another shooting tragedy. What is with this world I ask? The news was just on and this was the lead story ..... I guess nothing happens in Canada, huh?
Anyway, to all of you affected by this true tragedy, my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, I am very saddened by this news story.

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OMMAMMA 7/21/2012 3:03PM

    One of the young victims of this tragedy was also at the Eaton Center in To just a couple of weeks ago when there was shooting there. What is this world coming to indeed. Blessings to all. emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 7/20/2012 9:57PM

    Very sad!

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SHERYLDS 7/20/2012 7:04PM

    It's unfortunate that the violence in entertainment keeps escalating while there are a lot of sick minds out there. In the US, we don't have a sure way of keeping weapons away from those sickies. And the truth is ... there are plenty of warped people that can pass psyche tests. This guy was dropping out of a PHD program in he had to be intelligent.
Warped and smart is a deadly combination.

Between the fear of terrorism and the random shooting incidences...people need to develop a routine of checking out exit strategies and have basic emergency plans, as a normal habit. There are still people that don't have ANY kind of plan that they teach their families in the event of an emergency...even in case of fire...never mind being separated in a crowd.

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/20/2012 6:30PM

    I haven't seen the news but I agree - what is with this world.

We had a young 18 yr old by king hit in Sydney a couple of weeks ago - just minding his own business - and he died.

Thoughts and prayers with you all too.

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Call me one proud mom .....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Well, I always was proud however today my pride became swollen twice it's usual size. My youngest daughter (I have two) just passed a HUGE exam to finalize her position in a new university program, well, new for her anyway. she was accepted pending one mark required into their Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

She has finally decided what she would like ti do with her professional life after already receiving to university degrees, one in Arts, which was a prerequisite required for her Education degree. While out there student teaching, she decided this was not for her, and got serious about what would better suit her now that she is mature enough to make a decision based on more that getting the summer off and a not too bad pay cheque.

I guess getting to the point she obtained a mark of 99% in the prerequisite exam today! She is finally on her way, as I know her well enough to know this is so much more suited to who she is.


She was so much more difficult than my first daughter who wanted from Grade 2 to become a Dr., and the only decision with her career from then forward was just what specialty she should go into. She decided on geriatric care of the elderly and absolutely loves it. She runs the Alzheimer's Clinic at our local hospital, has her own clinic on the side and does hospital work with the elderly patients there that are in the last days of their life.

Now, I will have two girls pursuing medicine, and I could not be more proud.

I do wish their dad would have been alive long enough to see it all. He passed away just as our eldest daughter finished med. school, and prior to our youngest finishing her Education degree. I do know he was looking down on us all today and was partially behind the results of the exam, he too is very proud today! .....
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HEATHER1969 7/19/2012 5:02PM

    THAT is FANTASTIC! So happy for you!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/19/2012 4:59PM


You should be proud!


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SHERYLDS 7/19/2012 8:07AM

    good job Mom emoticon emoticon

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ALICIA214 7/19/2012 12:55AM


Hubby is probably bustin his buttons with pride, both with his daughters and their Mum
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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow ......

Monday, July 16, 2012

with pretty flowers, bushes, and trees, it grows just fine. I spent almost 3 hours out there today, I think I am running out of things to garden, but loving every minute of it!
I am totally exhausted from the sunshine, fresh air and the work/exercise.

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COCHESE321 7/17/2012 7:51PM

    We have a ton of green tomatoes, quite a few zukes forming, my purple beans are flowering and I have already used some of my snow peas in a stir fry. I love home grown stuff!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 7/17/2012 2:51AM

    Pleased to hear you are enjoying your garden so much ... I love gardening .... didn't get out today as I went out for lunch.

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AUNTHELEN 7/17/2012 2:30AM

    Wow! 1 hour and I was done this morning at 7:30. Getting hot so early now. Still love it though. Have a lovely day! emoticon emoticon

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