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What, slow down a little, turn on the durn headlights, they would have slipped by Steamboat's Finest. Minor details. This could have been Crime of the Week.
He's got three accomplices, to help ride herd over this town.
Some people never get over it. They go into journalism.
Reminds me of a story:
So Noah told the snakes to go forth and multiply, and they said "We can't."
"Why not?" asked Noah.
"Because we're adders."
Ken PS -- Of the 27 words in the Second Amendment, neither of those words appears. You thought that would fly?
Debbie -- Speak for yourself. You don't criticize everything you possibly can.
Okay, muzzle-loaders will be excluded.
The Blue Angel is running well, if not often enough. Then, NOTHING else matters. I was born again, the day we met. She's PERFECT. Well, close enough. We make a good team. The miles were never more fun.
You're right, we'd better hurry the horseshoes, summer is rapidly waning.
Ken -- No, I don't think police officers should have handguns -- I don't think ANYBODY should have handguns. If you can't hold off the Commies or Mongols with a good old .308, as the Constitution allows, a Glock won't save you. Meanwhile the crooks and Dirty Harry's are reduced to knives, and their wits. It'll take a while to clear them out, especially in the inner cities. And the collectors will bitch and moan. But it's got to be done, if we hope to ever get a handle on the crime rate.
I've told the tale, of when I tried to sneak a Ruger Blackhawk .357 into Canada, being unable to ship it, not returning that way... when the border guard found it, he shook his head, said "Everyone thinks this is the Old West. We don't even ALLOW handguns in Canada." (I had just left LA.) He was not apparently armed (but he had friends very nearby). I'm running low on Google oil, otherwise I'd find some friendly backup statistics.
For the same reason, I can't quote how many time police officer's or anybody's handguns are wrested from them and used against them. Shot by your own gun. You'll think twice about it THEN. I'll bet Officer Stiles is thinking about it now.
I'm up for horseshoes again, on some sunny day. Gotta keep things cool with The Posse!!
Hi Ken -- My guess is that it's largely handguns that did the deterring, and were it not for handguns, there would be nothing to be deterred. And anybody caught with one should be guilty of a felony. The current tragedy would not have happened. My 2¢ anyway.
Another relevant xkcd installment:
Not that the science is settled.
No s#!+. Juggle the numbers so they sound good, claim value that is not there, keep property values high, and bail out these rich people who can't make ends meet, all on tax revenues (only $173,000) which could go toward many other projects. Nice to have friends in the right places. The hell with the rest of us.
It will be interesting to see who goes which way in this maneuver, or if it is unanimous. So we can keep it in mind at election time. But those details are strangely absent, as of this writing, in this glowing account.
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