[quote]angry chicken wrote:
Of course, about 50% of our country now consists of whining, left-wing, tree-hugging, liberals so only about HALF of us would be armed. Guess who the bad guys would go after? LMAO[/quote]
I do not think the average Dem. buys it either[/quote]
Well the average liberal Dem is a fucking idiot.
You don’t think that a person would think twice about committing a crime if he thought someone might be ARMED and ON HAND to stop it?
People that commit violent crime are NOT trained soldiers, they are opportunists. They find a weakness and exploit it. How many Armored Cars to you see getting robbed (besides in the movies)? Why? Because they’re ARMED.
I spent roughly three years associating with drug dealers, armed robbers, thieves and even a few murderers. Methodologies WERE discussed, I assure you - I got away with that lifestyle for over two years. After I got busted, I spent four years in prison (as in the MD Penitentiary, not the county jail) with even more hardened career criminals. I got stabbed five fucking times. There I was also was exposed to EXPONENTIALLY more methodologies for scams, robberies, burglaries, getting away with murder, etc… It was essentially crime school.
The common denominator in discussions with criminals on the outside and the inside was to GET AWAY WITH IT CLEANLY. Not to have to shoot someone (necessitating a murder investigation), not to risk getting shot, not to risk getting busted, caught or snitched out. Ipso facto, you DON’T target people or places that are know to be (or have a high probability of being) ARMED. Now that’s NOT a very hard concept to wrap your head around. And of course, it doesn’t touch on the the idiots out there who are cracked out or otherwise desperate and are stupid enough to rob the store next to the police station at shift change.
Now out of all of the posters here at PWI, I am the ONLY ONE (that I know of) who has been convicted of a felony and served some serious time. It was 20 years ago and I’ve since turned my life completely around and made a decent contribution to MY community. And I’m sure there are a few judgmental folks out there who just see me as a piece of shit felon and feel that I should still be in prison. But I feel that the majority of you respect my opinion and at the very least don’t think I’m some troll.
Regardless of you personal opinion of me, I don’t think you can LOGICALLY argue that I’m not uniquely qualified to offer a FIRST HAND opinion on matters involving crime and punishment. I don’t have an ax to grind, nor do I have ANY personal motivation or agenda to promote the 2nd Amendment - I’m a FELON, I can’t legally OWN a firearm! I’m also 20 years older than I was when I was running the streets, been married, started businesses, had kids so my perspective has changed drastically over that time. I’m a non-religious conservative libertarian: I want less government interfering in my life, I don’t care what two consenting adults decide do in their own home, and if you want to worship the purple spaghetti god it’s fine by me as long as it stays out of politics and doesn’t infringe on my, or anyone else’s rights to believe as we wish.
I’m not some right or left wing nut job and I’m not the dumbest person out there either. Granted, I’m not the most “formally educated”, but I’ve read the Great Books and then some and have taken pains to educate myself on the topics that interest me - namely, the human mind, history, economics, business, industrial electronics, nautical, “survival” and social dynamics/sex. When I offer an opinion is with my Country, my Family and keeping future generations in mind.
So when I talk about an issue or make an argument about a topic that I have DIRECT EXPERIENCE in, it MAY behoove one not to simply dismiss it outright.