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I agree with the comment highlighting California, that was pretty short sighted and sounds a bit political lean motivated. Past that I agree pretty much with the over all intent of the letter, and this is from someone who grew up being bullied, picked on, etc. I got over it just fine thanks to going into the Army right out of High School. Being a tubby kid growing up, Basic Training took care of that, and through my training and my career I discovered what I was capable of doing.
By the way, Thank you folks for paying me to learn, grow, and enjoy the many weapons and other hardware I got to use, and for the experiences and training that have made me the man I am today. To thank me for my service truly isn't appropriate, it's the other way around indeed!
These days, it seems too many want to molly coddle their kids through childhood and on into their adult years. So many want their kids to be adults or at least take on many adult functions before they even get out of elementary schools. How many commercials have kids foisting adult products and coming off as knowing more about said products than an adult should or would? You see it on the news daily, in the stations efforts to bring 'human interest' stories, some youngster filling an adult role, when the kid should be enjoying being a kid, and the driving force; the almighty $ it will bring in for the parents, or for the parent (and child) to get their 15 minutes of fame.
Being a kid used to be simpler, a lot more fun, and a lot less being driven to succeed before having a chance to grow up. It was less cluttered with electronic iCarp, and kids were outside using their minds in creating fun, not inside glued to some electronic device. It's not California, this unfortunate set of circumstances is everywhere, and it's beginnings can't be pinned to any one state.
Nice story but any point to be made is quite muddled. As an Army Infantryman with 22 years of service, I was a huge fan of the M-16, the AR-15 being the civilian version. My fellow comrades and I always discussed how it would make a nice varmint hunting weapon, other than that it's more of a novelty weapon. In combat, a 20 or 30 round magazine makes quite a bit of sense, heck if we could have got our hands on a 100 round drum it would have been nicer yet, though heavier and a lot more cumbersome.
My point is simple though, and as many have stated, any hunter worth his salt doesn't need anything more than a 5 round magazine (not a clip), and if you can't drop your prey with that many rounds, it's probably time to retire form hunting. This is directed at AR-15's, AK's, SKS's, and the like are basically the same sort of weapon, but with a larger caliber projectile, so let's not kid ourselves about their use as hunting weapons. Yes they can be used for such, but I myself would prefer a true hunting weapon, with a nice scope, and sure as heck no 20 round (or larger) magazine.
Thanks, Ninja, I try to keep things simple because even simple confuses most 'normal' users. But your breakdown, even stated quite simply, makes the point. It's much easier to feign any facts regarding the issue of the Clinton's email server, just like the ongoing takeover of Texas by the Military. Facts, who cares about those pesky little things anymore, ha-ha!
And just what gives you any indication of, our right to, assign me to any side? Just because I state there's nothing wrong with I-594, as in I don't get why so many have made such a mindless big deal out of it, I also state quite eloquently and thoroughly my love of weapons. I became a member of the NRA 42 years ago, but I also note that there are some radical, gas-bag idiots that assume the mouthpiece role for the NRA. Some of their leaders today make the nuttiest statements one with any sense should be shuddering over.
My point was very simple, this call from the loudest of the 2nd Amendment defenders, one that was to supposedly openly defy a Law imposed by all legal manners, makes me, and it should many others, wonder just what law they don't like are they ready to openly defy next. I sure as heck don't wish to be identified with, or encourage such behavior by anyone, no matter what may be at stake.
Read, comprehend, understand, then comment. Or to put it more succinctly, as my dad used to say; 'Put your brain in gear before you put your mouth (keyboard punching fingers) in motion.
Wrong again, except for the last paragraph (minus the last sentence), thanks for that bit of honesty.
I swear dude, you just post things to type letters and waste them. Are you serious? I have very open mind, but got his implications as they were exactly intended. I ride my Harley at all hours of the day and night, I'm not one of the 'pretty bots/ and have been stopped (profiled) on numerous occasions for absolutely NOTHING! In Castleman's opinion I would be a hooligan.
To go against my very grain, in this case you need to have a huge cup of shut the 'F' up.
Wow, it just never ceases. Just one hole in your little bubble without totally slashing it; there was never, ever, any article or report of her wiping her server clean. The news was that she deleted some emails from a server at their home. This is such a far cry from wiping a server, and I'm guessing you have little clue what the process entails, or even what it is about. As for the emails, if they were government emails sent to government people, they are or should be backed up as a part of the recipient's mailbox. Now if you folks had any clue whatsoever of IT related matters, and email servers and mail systems in particular, you would know that. But who cares about facts when gossip is so much easier, and the chance of blowing smoke up someone's 4th point of contact is fairly slim (having someone with the knowledge take the time to read your nonsense), or from fellow believers who are too busy patting you on the back for your bile so are too busy to worry about inconvenient things like facts.
That's statement is so moronic, but your showcasing of your interests makes sense now, and I'm confident your very well versed on any of them. I will also bet your lack of weapon knowledge is equal to your lack of marijuana knowledge. Two subjects you yammer on about incessantly as if you have some actual knowledge of, yet your yammering's are clear proof you lack even a basic though of either.
Mr. Potts, I've unfortunately read your letters to the Editor for far too many years. Once in a great while you have a valid point, but in my humble opinion you're running about 3-5% on valid points over the years. I'm not going to pull an English Teacher assessment on this, but when you say Nixon 'was hectored into resigning. ' I'm not sure you've done your homework to know what you speak of. Hectored means to treat with insolence; bully; torment, and I remember those years very well. Nixon got caught with his hand in the cookie jar, so to speak, he was guilty as hell. Now I personally liked him as a President, thought he did a pretty god job of getting us on the road out of Vietnam, a war we should have won, could've won if the politician's would have stayed the heck out of the way.
All that said, what is the point of your letter anyway? I couldn't tell if you're blaming Dems for the way things happened, or if it was the GOP's or if your point was to even blame someone. But even more to the point, why the heck do children need to know all of these things? I sure don't believe we can ever have world peace, too many nutcases out there and many running countries. Bringing up past events in negative ways, or with slanted viewpoints, what is that supposed to teach anyone? Truth is a hard pill to swallow sometimes, but try it, with a little water anything will go down smoothly. And let's teach our kids things that will do them good, not stir up bad memories.
Potts has a habit of penning nonsensical things, I sure wouldn't credit him with insulting anyone, that in a sense leads some credence to the abysmal context of his writing.
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