Matthew Stoddard

Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Richard Lorne Eedy: Canadian difference

Some could say it's also dead wrong to automatically bestow a weapon to someone, based on the same reasons you just mentioned.

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Richard Lorne Eedy: Canadian difference

Oh, and I don't believe the average citizen needs more than 7 round magazines in any type of situation. If you do, I'd probably be calling into question as to what sort of activities that person involves themselves in to need a higher capacity.

As a tanker (possibly, since hand weapons weren't our specialty) when I was in, qualifying with the M-16 or .45 meant knocking the target down, not head or heart or the like. We were told that once you knock them down, you have just given yourself more time to fire again, if needed.

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Richard Lorne Eedy: Canadian difference

Nope. As I posted earlier, I knew people in the Army who should never be allowed a weapon, in my opinion. I'm all for the 2nd Amendment, but I'm also for full background checks on every purchase.

And for those saying it's not the weapon, it's the unbalanced people...well, some people become unbalanced at different times. I give you all Christopher Dorner as an example. I'm sure we all remember him from 2 months ago, starting LA's biggest manhunt, ever. Most of his history, from what I've seen, would never have led people to believe he go off the deep end...but he did.

I kept wanting to bring that up each time Jerry Carlton kept asking on different 2nd Amendment threads of people who didn't share his view of weapons, if they had served on the force or in the military. So now, I did. Christopher Dorner served as an LAPD officer and was a Naval Reservist (O-3), also.

As for me, arrested 6 times (one was DUI) in my life; 3 before graduating High School here in Steamboat. Not sure why Hartless was bringing that into play. And, I was still able to join the Army and drive a tank. Luckily, I'm just not the guy who drove one up I-25 toward Castle Rock when I was in.

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Richard Lorne Eedy: Canadian difference

Never fired sidearms with the NBC gear, but going the the CS Chamber in Ft. Knox?? Never again! LOL! "I'm a bird! I can fly!!" Had to flap your arms and yell at the top of your lungs to clear them out. River of mucus coming out and this wasn't even the harshest grade of stuff.

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Richard Lorne Eedy: Canadian difference

Yep. Tankers personal weapon of "choice" due to space inside was Remington or Colt .45 pistols when we still had the M60A3s. Had to qualify once or twice with the M-16. I can honestly say there are people in the military who should never have a weapon within their reach.

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year ago on Northwest Colorado waits to assess financial impacts of recent gun laws

Disparaging business owners who turn this to a plus for themselves. A true patriot, I guess. Great job to Straightline for finding a way to make what others see as a detriment to their business as a possible plus.

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