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    Quote Originally Posted by G'day Mate View Post
    You know, I'm just old enough to remember when smoking was cool
    I remember a day when Marlboro demo pack of 5 was delivered by mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overpowered View Post
    I am sometimes amazed at how many people still smoke. Smokers have been a minority for a while but they are still all over the place.

    The ban on smoking in businesses open to the public seemed to make a huge dent.
    I'm surprised more of them haven't switched to E-cigs, they're so much less anti-social, even though the jury is still out on some health aspects, I think they're MUCH more acceptable than regular cigarettes to most people....no bad smell, no cig butts everywhere, no yellow teeth, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk View Post
    I remember a day when Marlboro demo pack of 5 was delivered by mail.
    I remember lying awake in bed, trying to fall asleep while my parents were watching TV, and hearing that theme song...

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    http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/16/...nst-terrorism/

    Former Navy SEAL: The AR-15 Is A Citizen’s Best Defense Against Terrorism

    "Why would you want to ban the gun you pray for police to show up with?"


    JUNE 16, 2016 By The Federalist Staff

    In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, the deadliest strike on U.S. soil since 9/11, Democratic lawmakers and progressive activists have responded by attempting to limit access to firearms — particularly the AR-15, which was incorrectly reported as the weapon the terrorist used to kill at least 49 people and injure another 53.

    In a new video, former Navy SEAL Dom Raso explains why the AR-15, the most popular rifle in the country, gives Americans the best chance of surviving in an age of terror.

    “The only way for us to stay free was by having whatever guns the bad guys have,” he said. “This firearm gives average people the advantage they so desperately need and deserve to protect their life, liberty, and happiness.”

    Choosing to defend one’s home with an AR-15 is a commonsense choice, as it is powerful, accurate, and easy to shoot, Raso said.

    Gun control legislation doesn’t stop terror attacks, heexplained, citing the two terrorists who who weren’t deterred by California’s assault weapons ban when they killed 14 people in San Bernardino last year. Nor would any gun ban have stopped the Boston Bombers when they detonated a bomb at the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding at least 260 others.

    Ironically, both of those incidents of terror were brought to a stop by armed police officers responding to the scene with AR-15s–the same weapon legislators are trying to ban.

    “Why would you want to ban the gun you pray for police to show up with?” Raso asked.

    Raso said Hillary Clinton’s desire to ban rifles like the AR-15 is hypocritical since she herself relies on guards armed with them for her protection.

    “I fought this enemy face-to-face for 12 years,” he said. “I know how they think, and I know the hatred that burns inside them.”

    “Thank God we have the Second Amendment.”

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    That's a whole lotta missing the point
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    Seriously. This one time a terrorist was in my kitchen making a sandwich when I came home. Fortunately I had my AR15. No more hometown terrorist threat!

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    I support more regulation, which involves car license style testing and LEO-style vetting but I don't think a ban would accomplish anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesameguy View Post
    Seriously. This one time a terrorist was in my kitchen making a sandwich when I came home. Fortunately I had my AR15. No more hometown terrorist threat!
    Boston marathon bomber hid-out in someone's garden.

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    1. The AR-15 is legal in California with some restrictions. Large capacity magazines are not but they are easy to obtain with a day trip to Arizona or Nevada or Oregon.

    2. It was SWAT with AR-15's (and full body armor and training) that stopped the terrorists in San Bernadino. Luckily the local SWAT team was doing a training exercise not far from the incident and so was able to get there quickly. It was not regular citizens without training but with AR-15's.

    3. The Boston bombing wasn't stopped by police at all, AR-15's or no. The suspects were hunted down after the fact by police, FBI, ATF, DHS and the National Guard. There may have been AR-15's, M16's or even M4 carbines among them but I can't find information on that. In any case, they didn't stop the attack. They only killed/apprehended the suspects.

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