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    Today, Virginia; tomorrow, THE WORLD!

    You'll be surprised at what huge quantities of money can do for a candidate - just this morning, I heard that Bloomberg has bought three congressman's endorsements. And he's not really a democrat, either - my understanding is that he's actually a Zionist, and affiliated himself as a democrat...
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    WSJ - Dr. to Patient: Do You Have a Gun?

    Have I been kissed by the Handsome Prince?
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    There is one circumstance in which that could apply, and that's where one is making a left turn. There is a totally ridiculous statute in Virginia (or was last time I checked) that says, when you make a left turn, you have to make your left turn immediately upon entering the intersection, then...
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    Not exactly what I had in mind, I was really just making a sociological observation; but now I'm thinking more of "be as innocent as doves and as wise as serpents". A former chief of police in Alexandria once told me, "Don't have any chinks in your armor." He sort of specialized in not doing...
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    Thinking about this point again, it occurs to me that we get what we deserve. I am constantly amazed at how little regard we as citizens have for our law. I've argued that the law is like a set of rules for a game that we've all agreed to go by (directly or through representation doesn't...
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    No question, you shouldn't listen to me. You should listen to that function variously known as "the Holy Spirit", "gut instinct", "women's intuition", etc. (it doesn't care what you call it, it works the same regardless, if your level of awareness is sufficient to allow you to "hear" what it's...
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    WSJ - Dr. to Patient: Do You Have a Gun?

    As a practical matter, how could this be an issue. If I go in for my quarterly examination, I take the gun off and lay it on the doc's counter, along with keys, wallet, etc., since the pants are coming down. How could he not know I have a gun? But if one wished to keep it secret, I suppose...
  8. user

    Uh oh.....

    Neither referendum nor recall exist in Virginia.
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    Today, Virginia; tomorrow, THE WORLD!

    In Virginia, where I live, primary elections are open to all registered voters - no one registers by their party affiliation. I've been trying to motivate Repubs. to vote on March 3 in the Demo's primary to get Sanders nominated. (The polls today show Bloomberg and Sanders in the lead with 22%...
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    "Civil War"?

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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    I don't deny that the "we protect our own" mentality is endemic, and political corruption among law enforcement agencies has been around since "police" was invented in Boston and New York in the Seventeenth Century. "Police", as distinct from the traditional (and in the U.S., popularly elected)...
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    That's just plain hogwash. Propaganda put out by the prosecution and echoed without any investigation in newspapers and on the internet. I'm intimately familiar with that case, by the way, having handled the defense. I've spent a lot of time defending people accused of misuse of firearms...
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    "Civil War"?

    It amazes me that there has been zero response to my suggestion that we should vote in the Demo primary on March 3 for Bernie Sanders. Polls out this morning say Bloomberg and Sanders are neck and neck in Va., and that they're leading the pack. And all Bloomberg's done is spend money on...
  14. user

    "Civil War"?

    It's not just logic, it's pre-existing law. But I agree with the purport of your comment - tells you a lot about the state of the judiciary, doesn't it?
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    "Brandishing" as justification for LEO's use of deadly force

    If former Culpeper police officer Dan Wright can be charged with murder and convicted of manslaughter because he shot a fleeing felon who represented a continuing threat to the population of Beautiful Downtown Culpeper at the height of weekday mid-morning business activities, after she'd just...
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    Surry County and Preemtion

    Knowing only what I've read here, it sounds like this is not an NRA course, but one implemented by a local municipal government. Thus, there can be no lawful regulation of the possession of firearms or ammunition in the course, unlike the ones taught by NRA certified trainers. Ok, so let's...
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    "Civil War"?

    I heard Larry O'Conner interviewing Pam Coulter yesterday on the radio, and they were both going on and on about how clever Rudy Giuliani was to implement "stop and frisk" in NYC, and how dumb Li'l Mikey is to go around apologizing for it. My reaction was, "What, are you NUTS ???". Has Larry...
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    "Civil War"?

    In this case, the fascist movement has been working on its own civil war since the Wilson administration. I suggest anyone with knowledge of the history of Germany, 1920-1935 compare the parallels to present-day America. How, for example, is "moms demand action" different from Mao's "red...
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    FBI investigating run of the mill local crime

    True. The United States has no general law enforcement authority under the Constitution. The police power is entirely and pre-emptively under the control of the states. When FBI agents impersonate police officers, they have no more authority than any other citizen would. But, the System...
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