Last login: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Good morning Paul – Thanks for taking the time to explain some of the thought processes of the City Council. First, it takes a great deal of moxie for you to go on to the forum and engage in some of the issues, especially with some of the “full time” VA residents.
Second, I’m not aware of any other council members that have gone onto the VA web site and explained their position as you have (nothing against them, I’m just now aware of any instances), and I hope that you will continue to do so because it does add to transparency. You are not in my district, but it helps me understand the insight of the council a little better.
And lastly, even though you believe that you are doing the right thing by the people of Victoria, there will always be those who criticize, second guess, and arm chair quarterback. Until someone “sits in the seat”, they will bloviate upon their belief of how they could do it better or different. Keep the faith.X
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Interested- “So if everyone had a permit to carry a gun, then everyone would have been shooting....and I guess that there is not a case where a "bad guy" would get a concealed handgun permit and be just like all the other gun toting people on campus so there could be one big shootout and see who gets left standing?”
So you’re saying it would be like the Wild West right? Yeehaa! Your argument is the same one that was used to try to sway the Texas House against passing the CHL law back in 1995. So CHL has been allowable for more than 16 years, and I defy you to find one instance, just one , where there has been a Wild West shoot out since the law was passed. On the other end, I can provide you case after case where a person with a CHL stopped a violent crime. Let’s compare statistics and crime reports.
If a person has to pass an FBI background check, be finger printed, qualify on the range, and pass a written exam to carry a concealed weapon, why are they LESS qualified to carry beyond a brass threshold of a collage class? I’m qualified to be armed on one side of the street, but I’m less qualified or less safe on the other side of the street? You are either qualified or you’re not.
You say that you are all for just police being armed? How long do you think it will take for the police to respond once the call has been made? If you live through the violent encounter, they will make a report. If you DON'T live through the violent encounter, they will still just make a report. Bottom line, you are on your own for your safety. Don't fool yourself into relying on others to provide for your security.X
lajensen - "I find it very interesting that some people think that adding more weapons to the mix would have been beneficial."
Being able to go home to your wife and kids at the end of the day is extremely beneficial. Cowering behind a desk hoping not to get shot is only beneficial to one person – mr. bad guy. But I’m sure Lajensen that if you were on your knees begging for your life that most bad guys would be sympathetic to your plea.
Incredible! A convicted felon with a firearm? I can’t believe it. Doesn’t he know that it’s against the law for a felon to be in possession of a firearm? Hasn’t he read the Penal Code? And to carry on a college campus of all places. Doesn’t he know that it’s against the law for anyone to be in possession of a firearm on a college campus? Surely he saw the sign when he drove up.More gun laws and more signs would surely solve these types of incidences. And God forbid we allow any of the adult students and faculty to be able to defend themselves from insane drugged up ex felons. After all, the government and the system are here to protect us from such evil things. We must all have faith that the system will be there to take care of us and protect us from harm. X
I agree with tinstar. After all, this IS south texas. Its not like we have drug runners driving up and down the highway. Might as well help the cartels move inventory, right? Amber alerts, kidnappers, felons, hey everybody deserves to be warned of a ticket potential.
It amazes me how people have "no idea" of whats running down the road. But yet these are the same people that will gripe about drugs and crime, and how enough isnt being done.
Nick is one of the finest young men that you would ever want to meet. He is a true inspiration for all the younger boys, and he will go on to more great things. Good job Scout!
Thanks Riverboat. He truly was an inspiration. I believe that he will go down in history as one of the greatest Popes in history, and we are blessed to be around to see his beatification.X
I think we should round up as many Victoria drivers as we can, fly them to Afghanistan and give them a car. We would wipe out the entire country in less than a year and win the “war on terror”. Might as well utilize our resources.X
Mr. Pozi is the sole reason that I made it through Cal1 and 2, and Trig. He is the "master of math". Thanks Mr.P for all you do for the kids. In all of high school and eight years of college, you are by far the best teacher I have ever known.
Good job guys!