The amazing thing is that none of the anti-gun articles ever point out how many lives are saved by citizens with guns. Any killing is front page news but guns used to save lives hardly gets mentioned and buried on some back page.
What I don't get is why did you write this article if not to bash Christians? So your friend is off-base in his views. His views are not Biblical views or widely shared. I've never heard any fellow Christian claim that using our calendar system makes someone a believer in God. I know of no Christian who denies there are atheists. The Bible itself describes them. We also know that prayers made in foxholes are not always prayers of faith. Many are prayers of desperation by someone who is under extreme duress. So while it is slightly amusing to hear of your friend's views it hardly seems worthy of being made into an article for BW. It is though in keeping with the general anti-Christian bias of BW and frequent misrepresentation of our views.
I don't think people walking around in public with guns bothers me. What bothers me are the dishonest people who claim to do it for "the common good" who do it because it gives them a rush to be so boldly provocative. I consider most open-carriers and people who brag about their CWP's to fall into that group.
@boi22toy, I would argue they are not well regulated. Certainly not soldiers. Definitely not competent, in Mr. Reed's case, to operate a firearm safely.
Guarding soldiers who are not allowed to defend themselves is doing a lot more than the libtard solution of the old "no guns allowed" sign. How's that working out by the way? Of course if you really wanted to make a difference, you could stop ridiculing people from behind the safety of the internet and act as an unarmed human shield for our men and women in uniform. Heck, you'd be the first useful liberal in human history.
Bill, don't get so excited. These people are just a well-regulated army of civilian soldiers (militia, if you will) guarding our regular soldiers. The regular soldiers may not want them there to guard them, but we do live in a free country.
Who would run the country better...Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
I'll "GO Trump" any day of the week.
I'm not Democrat or Republican, I vote my conscience.
This GOD thing is particularly interesting if you were to consider that the PEOPLE are in fact GOD and that we came here to manifest GOD in the FLESH. This manifested as a people that are self-governing and each individual freewill sovereigns. This is who and what we are. HUMAN DIGNITY.
Hi Bill. Your comments reminded me of my experience in the Methodest Church in Caldwell back in the depression days of the 1930's. We (my older brother and me) were born in Eastern Idaho and because my mother threw a fit up in Teton Basin when she was eight years old and would not go to be baptized we were raised as secular humanists, though we didn't know it at the time, and ended up, as the belivers like to say, "Unchurched". Anyway, I see that my comments are limited to 200 words and I can't do justice to my story of being eleven years of age and going to a church for the first time in my young life in such a short tweet like format. I have to say you are a ray of light in this pit of blackness called Idaho.
Good article Bill, your Mom would not agree but your Dad may have. Always enjoy your articles when you talk about real people and real times of the days in Meridian.
Another charming anecdote of little billycope's early days in Meridian.
"If you want to change America's relationship with firearms you have to change the independent clause in the Second Amendment."
To which the SCOTUS responded, a priori:
"The right there specified is that of 'bearing arms for a lawful purpose.' This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence." - U S v. CRUIKSHANK, 92 U.S. 542 (1875) 92 U.S. 542
If anyone thinks that the Dalai Lama is some kind of deity, they should click on the link below and find out about the real Dalai Lama
Found this article earlier today and, well, I got a bit peeved. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gritz when I was a teenager, up in Kamiah, where I grew up. Nice guy, with common sense about our country. I disagree with Mr. Cope's opinion about North Idaho, across the board, primarily because I doubt the fool lived there 20 years and has little idea of the quality of individual up there, who actually have a clue about what's going on. Kind of makes sense that Cope resides in Boise, the liberal "bastion" of Idaho, where his completely misguided and outright ridiculous nonsense will actually be read by some receptive people. Luckily, we still outnumber these muppets.
Get out of Idaho.
I want that job. Not your job. I want Cecil's job. I can put the extra $$ toward my HS dipploma.
Exactly Sam, it's garbage.
What is this garbage?
Liberals are now just as bad as the conservatives they hate. Spewing stereotypical, bigoted, hate speech any time anyone disagrees with their point of view. The drivel above is proof. How hateful you have become.
Well just exactly where are all these techno geniuses from Silicon Valley who have so carefully nurtured their eager young proteges with their capitol and wisdom and now have time to serve their country by running for elective office? By not engaging in the process and therefore not encouraging debate on important issues they are creating the vacuum that the clown car thrives in. How much easier to simply reign as Yachtmasters of the Universe, ensconsed in custom made clown clippers, pausing occasionally to hand out trinkets to the natives, eagerly chanting their mantra, I phone, I cloud, I tune, I, I,I.
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