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A Personal Quest to Make Gunsí Toll Visible


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#1    questionmark

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

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WARWICK, R.I. — It happened a few minutes before the beginning of Jim Langevin’s junior cadet shift back in 1980.

He arrived at the police station here early, as usual. Two officers were standing in the locker room admiring a new .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Thinking the chamber was empty, one of them pulled the trigger. A bullet ricocheted off a locker and went right through the boy’s neck, severing his spinal cord.

At 16, he would never walk again and never fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer.
Now, three decades later and seven terms into his career as one of Rhode Island’s two members of the House of Representatives, Mr. Langevin, 48, is the only quadriplegic ever to serve in Congress. And his story, unknown to many of those who work with him every day in the Capitol, has thrust him into the raging national debate over gun control.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Anyone who carries or touches a gun ,is libel for any accidential ,or purposeful lose of life .Wether they carry a badge and a warrant ,or not .


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I guess along with being underpaid and overworked we should force police officers to buy gun insurance too.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

We should ban underpaying and overworking.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

so dumb azz neglegent cop shot him by accedent, and he is on personal crusade against guns????

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

See he is an example of what happens when you negligently discharge a firearm.

Most people shot by guns, not nessessarily killed but shot, are shot by accedent.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

He should be campaigning for strict gun safety training within the police force, instead of being a ****** *** and try to take away our right to bare arms.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

You have have all the bear arms you want. You just have to hunt the bears first.

I watch all this stuff down in the US and I agree that people should have the ability to own and use firearms for hunting, and in rural areas, property/livestock defence.

I dont beleive that people should own snub nose pistols, should be allowed to conceal carry pistols. You can effectivly defend your home with a hunting shotgun. A pistol is more likely to miss the target then hit the target, due to the short barrel.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:36 AM

It's always the gun's fault. Colt, Ruger, S & W and all gun manufacturers need to stop putting brains
in their firearms so those weapons can't think for themselves and shoot people.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:13 AM

View PostThanato, on 09 February 2013 - 02:28 AM, said:

You have have all the bear arms you want. You just have to hunt the bears first.

I watch all this stuff down in the US and I agree that people should have the ability to own and use firearms for hunting, and in rural areas, property/livestock defence.

I dont beleive that people should own snub nose pistols, should be allowed to conceal carry pistols. You can effectivly defend your home with a hunting shotgun. A pistol is more likely to miss the target then hit the target, due to the short barrel.

Handguns are lot more easier to handle in your own or long hallways, due to the fact you don't have to raise your pistol to fire. It makes it much more easier to aim at the perp who is breaking into your home with intent to kill you.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 09 February 2013 - 03:13 AM, said:

Handguns are lot more easier to handle in your own or long hallways, due to the fact you don't have to raise your pistol to fire. It makes it much more easier to aim at the perp who is breaking into your home with intent to kill you.

Easier to handle yes, easier to aim no. Most people cant hit a target with a pistol with out lots of practice at a static range. They are inaccurate due to the small barrel. A millimeter off your aim will mean inches or even feet down at your target. Many people dont realize this and the problem only gets worse the shorter the barrel. You might hit the person breaking into your home, or you might hit Timmy in the next house over. Or you might empty your mag and not hit a damn thing but the broad side of the barn. I've had a pistol when I was overseas in Afghanistan, and I knew that if it came down to it I'd have better luck throwing it at the Taliban then shooting with it.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:21 PM

Sounds like the officers needed to take the NRA gun safety course.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

View PostThanato, on 09 February 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

Easier to handle yes, easier to aim no. Most people cant hit a target with a pistol with out lots of practice at a static range. They are inaccurate due to the small barrel. A millimeter off your aim will mean inches or even feet down at your target. Many people dont realize this and the problem only gets worse the shorter the barrel. You might hit the person breaking into your home, or you might hit Timmy in the next house over. Or you might empty your mag and not hit a damn thing but the broad side of the barn. I've had a pistol when I was overseas in Afghanistan, and I knew that if it came down to it I'd have better luck throwing it at the Taliban then shooting with it.

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First gun I ever shot was a pistol, I could easily hit my targets. Maybe it is because I got a steady hand, hand/eye cordination, and I have a firm understanding how guns work. I got like 2 pistols now... 40 and 45 caliber.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

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I guess along with being underpaid and overworked we should force police officers to buy gun insurance too.

I respectfully disagree with this statement when the average patrol officer who works maybe 1hr out of his 12 hr shift the rest is sitting in the car and talking bs with his partners as underpaid. They can often make over 100k a year with overtime. There overtime comes from securing the scene for other detective types that need the patrol cops to hang around hours beyond there shifts and just stand around. Not exactly overworked.

I will agree elements of there job can be high risk but those are very quick and end quickly episodes.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

View PostAsteroidX, on 09 February 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

I respectfully disagree with this statement when the average patrol officer who works maybe 1hr out of his 12 hr shift the rest is sitting in the car and talking bs with his partners as underpaid. They can often make over 100k a year with overtime. There overtime comes from securing the scene for other detective types that need the patrol cops to hang around hours beyond there shifts and just stand around. Not exactly overworked.

I will agree elements of there job can be high risk but those are very quick and end quickly episodes.

Some of my family members work as police officers. I wanted to become one too, to bring some good into it. You know... to serve and protect the people, instead of viewing them as the enemies.

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