Open Carry, a good idea?

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    Feb. 13, 2010

    Huntsville, Alabama
    A women opened fire in a biology faculty meeting at the U of Alabama campus on Friday, killing three people and injuring three others, two of them critically.

    Des Moines, Iowa
    A 12 year old boy was charged Friday with murder and other counts in a shooting that killed his stepfather and wounded a five year old girl.
     
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    Wow.

    Sounds like some law abiding citizens there. I'm sure if there was a law prohibiting them from owning a firearm they would abide by it.

    "Dammit, I was going to go hold up a bank today, but for that peksy law...."
     
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    You don't think those shooters would still be out shooting people if carry was not allowed?

    Use your damn head.
     
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    is it your position that if open carry was illegal where these crimes occurred that they wouldn't have occurred?
     
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    'oh shit, they criminalized firearm carry, how will I ever manage to go spray up a college campus now!!"
     
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    Think in realistic terms Paulie. :lol:
     
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    Murderers are ALWAYS willing to abide by gun laws. ALWAYS.
     
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    Thats been my experience

    :lol:
     
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    Yeah, and ever since there have been speed limit laws in place, I haven't seen a single person exceed the limits.

    There's a lot of people using and selling drugs, too. We should make that illegal so we can put a stop to it.

    Oh wait...
     
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    here in massachusetts we have very strict gun laws, no open carry, and no one hardly ever gets shot by some murderous lunatic.



    The Wakefield massacre occurred on Tuesday, December 26, 2000, at the Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States, during which the gunman, Michael "Mucko" McDermott, an application support employee, shot and killed seven co-workers.

    He was found by police sitting calmly and stated that he didn't speak German. At trial, he stated that he was born without a soul and that God had allowed him to earn a soul by traveling back in time to kill Nazis. However, the prosecution asserted that the killings were motivated by his employer's garnishing of his wages to the IRS, to pay back taxes.[citation needed]

    The weapons he used were an AK-47 variant, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a .32 caliber pistol. He fired off a total of 37 rounds, shooting his victims in the back of the head repeatedly.

    He was found guilty of seven counts of first degree murder and sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

    In the court session following the crimes, McDermott claimed he had "Travelled back in time and killed Hitler and the last 6 Nazis."

    In 2008 this case was studied on the psychology programme Most Evil.

    McDermott is also cited in the 2003 Psychology book "Why We Hate" By Rush W. Dozier - McGraw-Hill pub

    Wakefield massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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