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Confessions of a
Liberal Gun-Owner

New York Times, by Justin Cronin

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/28/2013 9:22:52 AM

I am a New England liberal, born and bred. I have lived most of my life in the Northeast — Boston, New York and Philadelphia — and my politics are devoutly Democratic. (Snip) I am also a Texas resident and a gun owner. I have half a dozen pistols in my safe, all semiautomatics, the largest capable of holding 20 rounds. I go to the range at least once a week, have applied for a concealed carry license and am planning to take a tactical training course in the spring.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Msctex1, 1/28/2013 9:31:13 AM     (No. 9143791)

If this exercise in futility needed an Achilles Heel, this would be it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 1/28/2013 9:32:12 AM     (No. 9143793)

In Vermont, no permit needed to conceal weapon. Murder rate second-lowest in the nation after Hawaii

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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56, 1/28/2013 9:39:29 AM     (No. 9143808)

As a Texan, I hope you are still registered to vote (and pay liberal-inspired high taxes) in one of those northeastern states ... and not in Texas.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: haddison, 1/28/2013 9:41:40 AM     (No. 9143812)

I bought Cronin´s book, The Passage. It was billed as a thriller. I paid full retail. It was boring and uninvolving. I want my money back.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 1/28/2013 9:55:30 AM     (No. 9143837)

I would think Texans would prefer that cronin take his failed, bankrupt, immoral, unethical libtard supported policies and posterior back to New England where they belong.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/28/2013 9:59:44 AM     (No. 9143849)

Pistol packing liberals are nearly as crazy as the unarmed variety. Not enough restrictions to gun ownership, he bought one in a parking lot. Guess what duffus, there are many many more bought in the underground of American cities. Neither the buyer or seller is regulated and the gun has never seen the wisdom of registration nor will any of them encounter one whit of lawfulness until it´s too late!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/28/2013 10:10:56 AM     (No. 9143881)

He needs to take more than one tactical rifle class to see the wisdom in having an AR and more than 10 rounds available. Also, fail in not having his wife and daughter take some training too, if possible.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav, 1/28/2013 10:11:25 AM     (No. 9143882)

Still with the old long debunked "more likely to injure the homeowner" red herring. And he doesn´t mind the AR-15 regulations. Somebody oughta tell him his pistols are next, and are directly affected by Lucretia MacFeinstein´s proposed legislaton.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 1/28/2013 10:14:32 AM     (No. 9143893)

METROSEXUAL?

Is that liberal for a gelding? Sounds like it.

My guess this boy will wind up shootin´ hisself in the brain by accident... right between both cheeks a few inches below the rear middle belt loop in his Ralph Laurens.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Tusker, 1/28/2013 10:28:41 AM     (No. 9143934)

Shooting a bird is tantamount to killing a child. A metro sexual displaced New England liberal in Texas shooting himself, priceless.

Get the hell out of Texas and take Bow-Boy with you...if you are really here at all which I hope you are not.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: William1, 1/28/2013 10:44:17 AM     (No. 9143991)

What an imbecile. It may have taken a stupendous effort to avoid the obvious cure for a smokestacked round. Try removing the magazine and pull the slide back to eject it. If that doesn´t work, then engage the slide hold and shake it free. This guy shouldn´t be handling sharp objects, let alone firearms.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/28/2013 10:45:14 AM     (No. 9143994)

Sounds like he owns guns out of displaced fear of his neighbor Texans, and misses the point of the 2nd amendment- Fear of the government.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: logiclogger, 1/28/2013 10:54:01 AM     (No. 9144025)

Based on this article, I am now also in favor of gun control. No Northeastern Metro Sexual Liberal Girly Men should be allowed to own any weapon. As they say, for their own safety.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 1/28/2013 11:07:36 AM     (No. 9144059)

He may be a gun-owner, and even one that recognizes that gun ownership has legitimate purposes beyond hunting--and "skeet shooting". But he can´t help being a smarter-than-you-are liberal. He didn´t have any problems with buying a gun in a parking lot--but he doesn´t want you to be able to. And if he doesn´t need an AR-15, well, you don´t either. (Full disclosure: I don´t care for the AR´s myself, and when i worked a gun counter for a few months, the AR shoppers tended to vaguely annoy me. But my personal feelings aren´t the point, something liberals can´t seem to grasp.)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Liberty, 1/28/2013 11:09:41 AM     (No. 9144065)

How can you loathe the NRA that provides the guidance for the very firearms instruction that your daughter took....

What a smarmy tool Justin Cronin is. The AR-15 is not a "heavy" weapon. It´s a light weapon which is why we issue guns like that to individual troops. Lightweight and easy to shoot.

I made the mistake of reading the article and want that 5 minutes of my life back.

It won´t be too easy to buy a gun when this tool needs one. I never thought I would desire for a person to not have guns. I desire that Justin not have firearms. He is making the other gun owners look like smarmy d00che canoes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: busterman, 1/28/2013 1:50:09 PM     (No. 9144482)

Get out of my State, Justin. GO back to your cesspool and write from there.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/30/2013 2:40:29 PM     (No. 9148895)

Typical liberal Democrat- Justin picks and chooses which laws he would personally like to live by and then wants all others he dislikes to be taken from his fellow citizens. He also likes to raise taxes for others then flees to a lower tax state. What a dirty little Democrat jerk!

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