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I once was asked by Google if I meant to be looking up Kardashian when I was searching for a detail about the Cardassians. Stupid Google.But seriously, it surprises me that Robert de Niro has a carry license. He's noted for closing his eyes every time he has to shoot a gun in a film. I like Clint Eastwood's explanation for gun control: If there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Weren’t you just trying to tell me that permits in California aren’t issued this way?
What way is that, TS. Celebrities and billionaires who often receive death threats from gun owners like some of the ones you keep defending, have a good case for "need."Joe Blo who wants to carry a gun to feel like a man, may not.
MikeB: “What way is that, TS”I think you just answer your own question. Permits go to celebrities, politicians, and the very wealthy. It sounds like you agree with this policy. I agree that they have a good case for “need”, but still less so than people who live in high crime low income areas. I don’t think their life is any better than Joe Blo. Beside, you keep saying that victims should just give the criminals what they want, but it is ok for a Billionaire to carry a gun because they are more likely to get robbed? Losing their wallet won’t hurt them financially- why are you defending their “need” over the common citizen?
Mikeb would weep if someone stole the Donald's hair. You and I are free to get robbed or murdered.
I am pretty sure Mike is no fan of The Donald. Why he would defend his right to carry concealed over mine is baffling, especially considering he has people all around him 24/7 and some of them are probably professional armed security. It is not like he ever walks home from the subway alone and late at night.By the way, does anyone know what YSL stands for? You Suck, Losers?
It looks like the logo for Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion house. That's about as grotesque.
I've never had a problem with celebrities and wealthy people getting a permit in a "may issue" state. But I do have a problem when people with an obvious need are turned down. But let's face it, most of you guys don't have that need.
"But I do have a problem when people with an obvious need are turned down. "Right, I remember reading that in many of your blog posts. Oh wait, no I don't.
Do you think celebrities suffer from a higher rate of violent crime victimization then the rest of the masses?
Anonymous, you've never seen me condone the abuse of May Issue that you guys keep talking about. I think you're exaggerating about it, but the abuse that does go on, I'm against.TS, yes, because of their profile in the public eye they're targets of harassment, stalking, shakedowns, and a lot of other good stuff the the average Joe is not.
Sure, they get harassed. Do you think it is ok to shoot someone who is harassing you? I know you don’t think it would be ok for common folk to do that- is it just celebrities and Dog Gone?Show me how they have a higher victim rates from these things that are justifications for DGUs: Murder, rape, brutal beatings leading to grave bodily injury, kidnapping. I know there are certainly cases of these things happening to them, but show me how the rates are greater than the rest of the citizenship.
"most of you guys don't have that need" WTF, do you understand that most violence is random.... You are a moron.
Mikeb, how do you square your acceptance of permits for celebrities and the wealthy with your position on the Occupy movement? The One Percent needs guns to defend themselves from the Ninety-nine Percent?