Active shooter situation in Maine, 22 dead

rks7777

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Sometimes it seems the discussion about firearms runs parallel with cars.

Something that has become so integral to society that its necessary, yet once abused becomes a terror to that very society.

The main difference between cars and guns, is that cars (horse an buggy) are not included in our Constitution as a means of protecting a free society.

Even the Pennsylvania constitution states firearm possession is not even a question.
It is needed if for no other reason than to protect us from our own government let alone some other invading tyrannical power.

But like anything, man will corrupt the use of needful things. Even now the regulations for truck drivers hauling fuel or other hazardous materials continue to grow as needed for the safety of the public.

I expect it will be that same premise that drives legislation for firearms.

These days its very difficult to take driving privileges away from somebody,
though I suspect we have seen numerous individuals who should be banned from US roadways.

But there is a mechanism for doctors to suspend licenses. There are crimes - DUI - that have consequences.

Its not a perfect world, but we can come up with ways to increase the protection of society,
and still maintain the checks and balances of an armed society vs a dictatorial government.

We will never eliminate this horror of abused responsibility, we cannot even stem the flow of fentanyl...
But we should be able to reduce the occurrences.

I guess it takes a resurgence of the notion of Loving your neighbor, and being your brother's keeper.

But then that is a Christian responsibility, and when such ethos is rejected by society,
well, you get what you (the majority) vote for.
I have a 32 year old son who is blind. He has a good friend who is also blind. His friend is a member of the NRA. He owns 2 pistols and 2 assault type rifles. He loves to go target shooting. I have taken both him and my son target shooting 3 or 4 times. They both enjoy it. When they go shooting they have an instructor with them to assist them. Sam’s friend is very knowledgeable about firearms. If I were ever to purchase a gun I would seek out his advice. My son’s friend immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam back in 2000. One of the reasons he is so passionate about the second amendment is because of his and his family’s background from a communist country. He sees (ironic) the slippery slope of gun control legislation. I say all this to ask a question. Should a visually impaired person have the right to own a gun? In my own circle of family and friends that know about Hien’s gun ownership, quite a few don’t think he should be able to own a gun. I’m curious what the thoughts of others on RR are with regards to this question.
 

pixelpusher

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Yes. They should be armed if they want to. I think blind people must have a very good sense of their surroundings, especially in their homes and well traveled routes. And heightened awareness of other senses. There's no reason they shouldn't own firearms for enjoyment and or protection.
 

Wally

Choose Your Words Carefully...
It is amazing how people with physical challenges adapt to them. Often in ways we cant understand.

I would want someone who is blind to have special training and certification before granting them a firearm, although someone who owns, and goes blind should have the same training and need some time to adapt.

There is such a process for disabled truck drivers to get a CDL. A demonstration test with or without devices to help, is available to get a waiver to some physical requirements.

My opinion is based on safety and responsibility to others.
 

NavyMom

Active Member
I have a 32 year old son who is blind. He has a good friend who is also blind. His friend is a member of the NRA. He owns 2 pistols and 2 assault type rifles. He loves to go target shooting. I have taken both him and my son target shooting 3 or 4 times. They both enjoy it. When they go shooting they have an instructor with them to assist them. Sam’s friend is very knowledgeable about firearms. If I were ever to purchase a gun I would seek out his advice. My son’s friend immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam back in 2000. One of the reasons he is so passionate about the second amendment is because of his and his family’s background from a communist country. He sees (ironic) the slippery slope of gun control legislation. I say all this to ask a question. Should a visually impaired person have the right to own a gun? In my own circle of family and friends that know about Hien’s gun ownership, quite a few don’t think he should be able to own a gun. I’m curious what the thoughts of others on RR are with regards to this question.
I am legally blind and own guns. I cannot drive a vehicle but I can hit a target! I keep a Kimber in my purse and a Walter in my nightstand.
 

Sandra Lee

Active Member
Praying for all victims and families suffering loss from the evil abounding on earth. So much headache and sickness in today's world. Only Jesus can heal the hatred and mental sickness so many suffer from. Praying for the blessing of a humble and contrite spirit to overcome such evil and prevail. I cannot imagine finding out a loved one died in such a terrible and needless way. Blessings to all here on Rapture Ready today.:bible:fish:meet
 

lightofmylife

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Praying for all victims and families suffering loss from the evil abounding on earth. So much headache and sickness in today's world. Only Jesus can heal the hatred and mental sickness so many suffer from. Praying for the blessing of a humble and contrite spirit to overcome such evil and prevail. I cannot imagine finding out a loved one died in such a terrible and needless way. Blessings to all here on Rapture Ready today.:bible:fish:meet
:fish is the Great Physician so he can heal our physical and mental health issues. People who harm others have a heart :diablo issue of anger and hatred that needs to be dealt with so they don't act out hurting or killing others.They need the Holy Spirit living in their hearts. :pray:fish
 

maryrae

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My heart aches for our neighbours to the south. Such a tragedy. Only Jesus can bring comfort, peace and healing. We have had mass shootings here in Canada, but to hear the number that have occurred since the first of the year for the USA is honestly shocking. My prayers go out to you all.
 

Chris

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Maine mass shooting suspect Robert Card found dead with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
The mass shooting suspect was found by a dumpster
By Sarah Rumpf-Whitten , Michael Ruiz , Jacqui Heinrich Fox News

Robert Card, the suspect in Wednesday's massacre that killed 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, has been found dead, law enforcement sources tell Fox News. Law enforcement sources said that Maine State Police found Card on Friday night at 7:45 p.m. "Our community can now breathe a sigh of relief," Lewiston Police Department David St. Pierre said.

more........... https://www.foxnews.com/us/maine-ma...d-dead-apparent-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound#
 

maryrae

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The community can breathe a sigh of relief that the threat has been removed, but I grieve for the loss of a soul, and the "what could have been's". Suicide is the cry of a soul in torment, and my heart aches that he didn't find the peace that he most likely was searching for.
 

daygo

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The community can breathe a sigh of relief that the threat has been removed, but I grieve for the loss of a soul, and the "what could have been's". Suicide is the cry of a soul in torment, and my heart aches that he didn't find the peace that he most likely was searching for.
Agree wonder if part of problem was ptsd.
 

MapleLeaf

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It's hard not to think about mkultra. I'm not even sure I'm totally willing to go down that rabbit hole but sometimes it seems like there might be some legitimacy to the idea.
 

TrustinHim

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It's hard not to think about mkultra. I'm not even sure I'm totally willing to go down that rabbit hole but sometimes it seems like there might be some legitimacy to the idea.
Not sure what inspired him, but just as people were starting to think having an AR type rifle might be a good idea, in light of what happened to Israeli citizens and our wide open southern border. Then something like the latest shooter goes off, it makes me wonder if there is any covert human element behind the crime. These criminals are definitely under the control of Satan to do what they do to innocent people.
 
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