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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JimmyS1985, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Why do we surround Obama with them? And why does Obama think its ok for his family to be guarded 24/7 by men with guns but he doesn't think us civilians should be allowed to do the same for our families?
     
  2. Asavage270

    Asavage270 eugene Active Member

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    cant like this enough
     
  3. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Stupidest thread ever.
     
  4. JimmyS1985

    JimmyS1985 St.Louis Active Member

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    Sorry for questioning the logic of the man you voted for Sling Blade.
     
  5. EUGENE the REALTOR

    EUGENE the REALTOR Portland Metro Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I don't think anyone is saying security personnel shouldn't be armed. Go ahead and hire armed security guards to protect your family.
     
  6. Mrand55

    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    Maybe we could afford it if we weren't paying for all the presidents security. Who do you think pays for his security?
     
  7. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    No problem. :thumbup:
     
  8. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    He has expressed how he likes that his family is guarded by armed men - he even joked as much when discussing his daughters becoming old enough to date - something to the effect of not letting his girls get taken advantage of, because they are surrounded by men with guns. It's OK for him and his family to be protected by men with guns, but it's not OK for the average citizen to own or carry the same weapons his secret service lackeys do.

    I also wonder how many Presidents would themselves carry, if their secret service protection only lasted for as long as they held office, and the day they hand over the reigns to the new POTUS their secret service detail went away. How many anti-gun congress critters and senators carry? Feinstein has a CCW in California, and stated it was because she's had death threats. It's OK for her to carry, but not her constituents. What about the anti-gun senator from Illinois who was caught at O'Hare with a loaded .25 in his baggage?
     
  9. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We are a lower class of people. He's a king ruling over us peons (in his mind...and looking at what I've seen of his voter base I can't really disagree). He has all the makings of a dictator. I guess we will see in the next 4 years.
     
  10. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Here's something for you guys to read. If you get stuck on a word, try and sound it out; if you still need help please let me know.

    Today, the Secret Service is authorized by law to protect:[5]

    The President,

    the Vice President (or other officer next in the order of succession to the Office of President, should the vice presidency be vacant), the President-elect, and the Vice President-elect

    The immediate families of the above individuals

    Former Presidents and their spouses for their lifetimes except when the spouse divorces or remarries. In 1997, legislation became effective limiting Secret Service protection to former Presidents and their spouses for a period of 10 years from the date the former President leaves office, making Bill and Hillary Clinton the last to receive lifetime protection

    The widow or widower of a former President who dies in office or dies within a year of leaving office for a period of one year after the President's death (the Secretary of Homeland Security can extend the protection time)

    Children of former Presidents until 16 or 10 years after the presidency.

    Former Vice Presidents, their spouses, and their children under age for up to 6 months from the date the former Vice President leaves office (the Secretary of Homeland Security can extend the protection time)

    Visiting heads of states or governments and their spouses traveling with them,

    Other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States and official representatives of the United States performing special missions abroad, as directed by the President

    Major presidential and vice presidential candidates[6]

    The spouses of major presidential and vice presidential candidates (within 120 days of a general presidential election)
    Other individuals as designated per executive order of the President

    National Special Security Events, when designated as such by the Secretary of Homeland Security

    Any of these individuals may decline Secret Service protection, with the exception of the President, the Vice President (or other officer next in the order of succession to the Office of President), the President-elect, and the Vice President-elect.[5]