Davidson Deac II

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  1. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Thought this was interesting although I am not sure if this particular event really qualifies as a mass shooting.  Does three dead and one wounded qualify?  
     
    Anyway
     
     
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  2. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic How to watch Pre-season games   

    Turn on the televison to the local channel showing the station, sit and watch and try not to yell at the TV to much. 
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  3. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Most memorable Packer Panthers game   

    My guess is that some of these guys are to young to remember that one.  Hard to believe, but it was 15 years ago. 
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  4. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Most memorable Packer Panthers game   

    That one is it for me.  Brett F had been clowning around with Kevin Green earlier, but one of the most shocking calls in Panther history ended his fun. 
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  5. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Will the Panthers win Super Bowl 50?   

    Depends on your definition of Athleticism.  If its the ability to run and jump are all that are judged, then you might be right.  But if timing, throwing, and hand eye foot coordination are included, then baseball players are every bit as athletic as other sports.  
     
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  6. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Will the Panthers win Super Bowl 50?   

    I don't know.  I mean if you look at it, certain teams tend to dominate.  Over the last 10-15 years, the team with the best quarterbacks, or occasionally the best defense, tend to dominate.  This year, one can look at about 8 teams or so, and one of those 8 teams is probably going to win it.  A surprise might pop up (like the Giants a few years ago), but more than likely, its going to be Green Bay, or Seattle, or New England, or Denver (if Peyton has another good year in his arm), Baltimore,  or maybe Indy.  Mostly the same group as last year. 
     
    I do think that Gettleman is slowly getting us to the point where we might have a shot at being in that yearly conversation though.  Unless some really surprising things happen though, we won't be in it this year. 
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  7. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Same here. And its to easy to get personal information on Facebook.  If someone gets really made at me here, oh well.  If they do it on Facebook, to easy to find  real name and address.  To many crazy people in the world to allow that to happen. 
     
    My wife and I have family scattered all over the US and the World.  We use Facebook as a way to keep in touch with them, and that is about it. 
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  8. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Overall, violent crime is down, so I don't think there is any evidence of a trend.  But it could become one if people listen to rabble rousers on social media instead of more calming influences. 
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  9. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    I beg to differ.
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/311
     
    (a)The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.(b) The classes of the militia are—(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and(2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia. The national guard is very well organized, especially in comparison to the colonial era militias. 
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  10. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Fwiw, this is a mostly esoteric discussion anyway.  Any laws congress or the states might make are going to quickly run into issues in the courts, given how the SC ruled in Mcdonald vs City of Chicago. 
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  11. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    The Cartels do get them though.  And if they were all of a sudden outlawed in the US, the profit margin would sky rocket.  We would see manufacturing spring up in a number of places.  I don't think we would ever see the volume of smuggling as we do with drugs, but it would occur, and increase as the years rolled along. 
     
    Regarding the manufacture of them, its not as hard as you would think.  Although the quality wouldn't be as high.  And given the number of weapons in the world, and how long they last, there would be plenty to smuggle until small time manufacturing could start up.  I even read that 3d printers can make some guns now.  Imagine the market expansion that would occur should the worlds largest market suddenly outlaw them.
     
    Like I said, I am willing to try it.  But I am not so certain the impact would be all pie in the sky as some supporters claim it will be. 
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  12. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Fwiw, I support stricter gun laws.  And yes, gun laws work better in Europe.  Of course, drug laws also work better in Europe, even in countries that have laws similar to those in the US. But we would also risk creating a new way for Organized Crime to make money.  Legalize drugs, make guns illegal, and the Mexican cartels go into the gun smuggling business.  Which could end up making guns easier to get, instead of harder. 
     
    In my opinion, its just not so cut and dry.  That being said, I would be willing to give it a try.  
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  13. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    They might stop a number of murders, those more along the lines of shooting someone because I got angry type of killings.  But events such as this where someone planned it for a while, well I consider it unlikely that stricter gun control laws would stop it.  The guy used a gun because it was easiest, but if he wanted to kill so much so that he put considerable effort and thought into it, then he would have found another way. 
     
    Fwiw, while the US does suffer more of these mass killings, the ratio is not as significantly different between the US and other nations as one might expect. 
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/22/barack-obama/barack-obama-correct-mass-killings-dont-happen-oth/
     
    Also, it needs to be pointed out again that not one single serious law that I have seen proposed would have stopped this guy from obtaining a gun. 
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  14. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Yes, and the stricter we get, the more of a black market we will create.  Even though I support stricter gun laws, I am not convinced those stricter laws will work any better than prohibition did in preventing alcohol consumption.
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  15. Davidson Deac II added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    He was racist and a nut.  Just like the Charleston Shooter. 
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