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Old August 23, 2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Bloomberg Gun Control rally in Richmond, VA draws crowd of 15...

http://mobi.timesdispatch.com/richmo...tguid=46aT9edC

The article claims the majority of Virginians resent Bloomberg's attempts to interfere in their state.

It cites a Washington Examiner article, that claimed one in 12 of Bloomberg's victims list were killed by LEOs or by armed citizens who acted in lawful self-defense, and that 12% or more of the "victims" were killed while committing felonies with guns.

(I assume the discrepancy means the additional 4-5% were killed by other criminals, EG gang fights.)
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Old August 23, 2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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I heard a report that advocates of various positions in many states find that Bloomberg's advocacy in their state is counterproductive.
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Old August 23, 2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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I think we're all pretty aware that any number/percentage/ratio that comes out of an anti's mouth is generated by manipulating a very specific data-set to achieve whatever soundbyte-of-the-moment they're promoting. Not that pro-gun groups are innocent of massaging a message occasionally, but you can be assured that EVERY number from an anti and the context it's used in has been carefully "crafted" in some manner.

As for Virginia... I'm a member of VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League)... they do an awesome job of representing law abiding gun owners in Virginia.

The New York machine has previously attacked VA as the source of all their problems. A major talking point of anti's is that no matter what laws one state implements, as long as something is legal in other states, the "issue" will cross state lines. This is one of their rally cries for reform at the federal level.

You'll find by following the Bloomberg Anti-Freedom bus tour, that it's a complete failure on both turnout and effectiveness. This hasn't stopped the various media sources from using very closely cropped images of the small groups of anti's who have bothered to show up to make it appear the crowd is larger, and being extremely careful to show zero photographic coverage of the pro-gun groups supported by VCDL, which have at least once outnumbered the anti's.

I live in VA, but am a member of several grassroots organizations in other hot-bed states so that I stay informed about issues at all levels. It's $25 to join VCDL, and even if you don't live in the state, know that you'll be supporting an organization that goes head-to-head with the New York anti machine. I promise your money will be well spent. http://www.vcdl.org/
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Old August 23, 2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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"I heard a report that advocates of various positions in many states find that Bloomberg's advocacy in their state is counterproductive."

Then by all means let him continue what he is doing.
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Old August 23, 2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Raleigh, NC on 8/21

http://www.wral.com/gun-control-advo...ange/12803605/

As shown in the photo below, they could not even get 15 in Raleigh.


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Old August 23, 2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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http://www.capitalnewyork.com/articl...desired-effect

Here's Schumer saying Bloomberg's fake progunner but says antigunner things won't work.

Ha.
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Old August 23, 2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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As shown in the photo below, they could not even get 15 in Raleigh.
Seriously, I could give out five-dollar bills and get more people than that to hold signs in front of the cameras for ten minutes.

Heck, Penn & Teller got hundreds to sign a petition banning dihydrogen monoxide. Show me a large unified and organized crowd, and I'll worry.
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Old August 23, 2013, 06:09 PM   #8
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Should we wish them continued success in burning resources?
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Old August 23, 2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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We folks in the south have had a problem with people from the north coming down and telling us what to do or think. My favorite bumper sticker is "WE DON'T CARE HOW YOU DID IT UP NORTH"
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Old August 24, 2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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"dihydrogen monoxide"

That's evil, evil stuff right there.

Won't someone think of the chillruns?
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Old August 24, 2013, 09:52 AM   #11
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"dihydrogen monoxide"

That's evil, evil stuff right there.

Won't someone think of the chillruns?
Oh, My yes! how many children die from the stuff every year?
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Old August 24, 2013, 10:31 AM   #12
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And, did you know that dihydrogen monoxide is a major component in cancer cells?

Really, it is...
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Old August 24, 2013, 10:36 AM   #13
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did I read that wrong or did schumer say he was a member of the NRA?
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Old August 24, 2013, 12:17 PM   #14
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Here in the Pacific NW, we are constantly exposed to dihydrogen monoxide.

Despite claims of climate change and global warming, I haven't seen any trend which makes me think the stuff isn't going to be an ongoing problem.

As a pro-active move, I have purchased several stainless firearms. ( )
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Old August 24, 2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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And, did you know that dihydrogen monoxide is a major component in cancer cells?
It's a well-known choking agent, and it kills dozens of children a year. In this post-911 world, won't someone think of the children?
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Old August 24, 2013, 04:40 PM   #16
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"dihydrogen monoxide"

That's evil, evil stuff right there.
But it is a good defense against witches
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Old August 24, 2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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Not if they weigh the same as a duck... But back to Bloomberg - how much trouble will the man cause when he longer has to spend time at City Hall?
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Old August 24, 2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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Here in the Pacific NW, we are constantly exposed to dihydrogen monoxide.
Well, you do get a lot of rain. You should be able to dilute it if it becomes troublesome.

We don't have so much of that here in Arizona.
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Old August 24, 2013, 07:46 PM   #19
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The clouds better hold off on peeing dihydrogen monoxide on tomorrow's match. I haven't shot in a month or two. It will rain the one time I get to go the range. On the other hand, I could tolerate it.

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Old August 25, 2013, 08:54 AM   #20
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I've heard there are similar problems with hydrogen hydroxide... it's a dangerous world we live in.

When will our Beloved Masters in DC mandate wrapping us all in bubblewrap to protect us? If not all of us, at least the children? (Of course, they'll have to remember to add a subsection to ensure breathing holes are present, or serious dioxygen shortages may occur).
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Old August 25, 2013, 09:28 PM   #21
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No, no, the REALLY dangerous stuff is oxidane.

In certain circumstances an amount of oxidane can explosively expand to over 1,600 times its volume.
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Old August 26, 2013, 03:36 AM   #22
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It's a real shame that Bloomberg can't stay in office any longer. He's gotten to be such a joke that he is actually counterproductive to his own causes. Whoever replaces him might well be more dangerous, just for not being as infamous.
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Old August 29, 2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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Re the comments of Bloomberg et al, and any possible relationship between them and the truth, the following comes to mind.

Was that anti gun politician lying? Were his lips moving?
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Old September 11, 2013, 12:25 AM   #24
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STEVENO,

yeah, it was confusing. He was attempting to tell how he would phrase an Advertisement saying (in a phoney accent) how he was an NRA member, blah, blah, blah.

He was trying to compare how, if he did an Ad, his Ad would be so much better than bloomberg's Ad was.
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Old September 11, 2013, 07:20 AM   #25
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The real problem with Bloomberg is that he's rich. If he had an average stash, he wouldn't be wasting it tilting at windmills in other states. He'd stay in NY, doing his job fixing New York's problems (like those huge soda containers!) and would not be spending his limited resources fighting to force his view of things on the rest of the country. I do agree with a previous poster who pointed out that, given his lack of success in exporting his beliefs to other jurisdictions, we should probably let him keep at it.
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