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Old March 22, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Quote from Professor John Lott in "Debacle"

“When I was first introduced to Obama (when both worked at the University of Chicago Law School, where Lott was famous for his analysis of firearms possession), he said, ‘Oh, you’re the gun guy.’

I responded: ‘Yes, I guess so.’

’I don’t believe that people should own guns,’ Obama replied.

I then replied that it might be fun to have lunch and talk about that statement some time.

He simply grimaced and turned away. …

Unlike other liberal academics who usually enjoyed discussing opposing ideas, Obama showed disdain.”
This does not surprise me, nor do I have any trouble believing it.

This does make me question the wisdom of avoiding discussion of politics, when politicians are known to be anti-gunners.
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Old March 22, 2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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This does make me question the wisdom of avoiding discussion of politics, when politicians are known to be anti-gunners.
While this thread should not veer into a political discussion . . . in one's private life, in the appropriate forum, it is good to be armed with the facts for whenever the opportunity for a useful political discussion may arise.
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Old March 22, 2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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The wisdom of avoiding pure politics is the wisdom of the owner of the Forum. This is not the public square.

In the past, TFL disappeared because of endless flame wars, bizarre insults and conspiracy crappola. For example - Shipping containers of Chinese troops are appearing Long Beach and the UN is massing on the Mexican border to take our guns. The president is being this, blah, blah.

No thank you.

While some political issues do get into L and CR, we are not going to referee such a mess.

Discuss Bush - flame war. Discuss Obama personally - flame war.

There are many forums that have such opportunities.

Remember the staff do this out of the goodness of our hearts for the cause and to have to monitor 'crazy' is not part of the job description.

That's the way it is. One can discuss it with Rich if you object.

And closed.

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