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Published: Friday, March 1 2013 6:50 p.m. MST

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tlaulu
Taylorsville, Utah

What makes this criminal thinks he can hide behind a red barrier? I guess you can run but you can't hide eh?

one old man
Ogden, UT

Maybe he felt "threatened."

The NRA says it's okay to use your Second Amendment rights if you feel threatened. So who are we to say anything that might limit this upstanding patriot's sacred rights to pop caps when needed.

one old man
Ogden, UT

But maybe the poor guy felt "threatened."

After all, doesn't the NRA tell us that every patriotic American should be able to shoot any time they FEEL that they are being threatened by someone?

Who are we to tell this poor fella that he can't exercise his Second Amendment rights to self defense?

If the NRA says it's okay, then it must be okay. Right?

Jefferson
Kalispell, MT

One Old Man does NOT speak for the NRA nor can he find a policy statement supporting his contention that the NRA tells anyone that they can shoot any time they feel threatened or any time they feel like it. The NRA DOES support your right to defend yourself. It supports your right to keep and bear arms. It has pushed for tougher legislation to punish the criminal use of firearms than either political party has been willing to pass. It spends more money on child gun safety programs (stop, don't touch, leave the area, tell an adult) than all of the anti-gun organizations combined. Contrast that against this individual who wants to politicize a clearly criminal event and misrepresent the position of an organization protecting YOUR rights. Personally, if I were the pedestrian target I'd rather have the means to protect myself (as supported by the NRA) than hide behind a bush and pray that the assailant is as poor of a shot as he is a driver, though prayer works sometimes.

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