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I work for a sheriff's office in central Florida. I am assigned to our motor unit. My area has a lot of retirement communities. Today, I had just finished writing a warning. I had just dailed the phone number of my favorite gun dealer so I could order a new Springfield Mil-Spec. A gentleman pulled on his golf cart. He wanted to ask me a question. He stated he was a retired police officer from New York state. He wanted to know why everyone had guns down here and why were they so easy to get.

I explained to him how one purchases a gun, the ATF form and the three day waiting period. He told me that when he retired he got rid of his gun. He thought you should go through a judge and a licensing proceedure.I tried to expain HR 218 on how he could carry nationwide.

As lifetime NRA member, and Second Ammendment foundation member, He had picked the wrong person to speak to. He went on about how much more dangerous it was to be a cop down here. I told him I felt safer down here than in New York.

He said that some people shouldn't own guns. I told him was right. But ,I also said a lot of people shouldn't be allowed to drive.I told him I was responsible for the safety of my family not the goverment. I wanted honest citizens armed

After he left, I ordcered my new pistol. I figured he was either a retired chief or a lifetime member of the I.A.C.P. He could never have been a street cop.
 

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I don't know if he was a Cheif, but he was a "damn Yankee". If you don't like the south, there are plenty of roads that lead back north.:D
 

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dep2386 said:
I explained to him how one purchases a gun, the ATF form and the three day waiting period.
That is true only if you are purchasing from a dealer and do not posess your CCW..


The reason everyone in FL has guns, is becuase they are simply a cash sale item for private citizens....

Gotta love it...

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There's a old saying IF YOU LIKE NYC SO MUCH TAKE I-95 AND DONT STOP TILL YOU GET THERE! You see a lot of bumper stickers in FLorida that say that.. I have to agree...
 

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You should have simply told them: we take our Oath to the Constitution more seriously, and treat the second just like the first.
 

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He is a product of the Guliani machine - consider that to be a small sample of the kind of thinking his regime produces and don't vote for him. Guliani will do for America what he did for NYC so no gun owner should ever vote for him. I'm as offended as you are that these idiots believe the lie - but we need to place the blame where it belongs - on the people at the top who institutionalize and mandate the lie - people like Guiliani, and that's why he will never get my vote. Sorry if this seems like a thread hi-jack but that dude worked for Guliani as an employee of NYC and look at the result.
 

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He probably was...

dep2386 said:
I figured he was either a retired chief or a lifetime member of the I.A.C.P. He could never have been a street cop.
I think it is one of those occupational hazard things you hear about. The higher up they go the less oxygen gets to their brains. Some can make it for the short term but very few survive long term. I retired at 50 and never looked back.

The big complaint I had with Florida is how long it took to get the HR218 proceedure established. They took care of that last year, now I just hope they get more instructors certified to run the qualifications. I was lucky enough to find one last year but I had to do some long distance traveling.

Maybe after the latest church shooting people will get the hint. The BG reportedly had 1,000 rounds in his back pack. I wonder what the body count would have been if the female security guard/ex cop had not been there?
 

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dep2386 said:
I figured he was either a retired chief or a lifetime member of the I.A.C.P. He could never have been a street cop.
Or, he just might have been a typical New Yorker...you know, the kind of dolts who'd send Schumer and Klinton to the U.S. Senate and hold Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld up as male role models! :cool:
 

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Or, he just might have been a typical New Yorker...you know, the kind of dolts who'd send Schumer and Klinton to the U.S. Senate and hold Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld up as male role models! :cool:
Or think Rudy would make a good Prez
 

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Sounds like my old Chief I used to work for :dope:

All kidding aside, one of my buddies who works in a different precinct is from the northeast and said the citizens who owned firearms upstate were few and far between almost to the extent of being frowned upon. He also voiced a little concern on how easy it was to LEGALLY buy a firearm in Missouri.

Of course, that only lasted until he bought his first gun here.:biglaugh:


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Attitudes towards firearms in New York always amaze me. I live in upstate NY and even among gun owners the opinions are provincial. Deer hunters don't understand black rifles, trap shooters don't understand handgunners, and the police don't understand the legally licensed firearm owner. The only exposure people here have to firearms is through the movies or the thugs they read about in the morning paper. My only glimmer of hope is my children. They may not share my passion for firearms but they will defend my interest in them to teachers and friends. More people need to see guns as a tool and not the devil incarnate.
 

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Sounds like ole' chief should worry bout keeping his golf cart on the cart path rather than concern himself with how us "dangerous southerners" acquire our firearms with such ease.... and I'll finish with a "dangerous southern" cliche, GO BACK TO NEW YORK!! WE DONT WANT YOU HERE!! LOL
 

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Attitudes towards firearms in New York always amaze me.
Atttitudes about a lot of things by a majority of New Yorkers defies understanding. The city is full of like-mined people talking to like-minded people, reading the New York Slimes, a like-minded newspaper, etcetera. They never get any outside input, and if they do, they look at you like a border collie does when you read it Shakespeare! Complete lack of understanding.

It's like when anything with a view different thant theirs talks to them they hear the muted trumpet noise they used for the teacher's voice on old Charlie Brown cartoons.

The few conservatives I know in New York feel like sojourners in a distant land.
 

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It's like when anything with a view different thant theirs talks to them they hear the muted trumpet noise they used for the teacher's voice on old Charlie Brown cartoons.
Whaa-whaa-whaa-whaaaa. :dope:

They think everyone in "flyover country" are a bunch of uncivilized, uneducated hicks.
 

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A yankee with a U-Haul.
 

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No, "he" and I use that term loosely because he surely wasn't a man, was just another mouthbreathing idiot.

Idiots shouldn't be allowed to spawn.
 

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It's dipsticks like this

who give the rest of us New Yorkers a bad image. As Kyle7491 stated, it really is amazing the types of attitudes between different groups and the Liberal rags do not help with their sensationalism and ignorance. Add to that the near communistic/socialist Public Politically Correct school system and you have a wonderful breeding ground for sheeple. I'm in Central NY and my son graduates from one of the largest school systems in the state next year. I could fill volumes of the crap that, if I hadn't intervened, would have filled his head. Don't get me wrong, I love New York. It's the corrupt crud at the top (who get elected by the sheeple who believe the bs) who ruin it for the rest of us. (That and the freakin' TAXES!)
 
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