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History Channel's Top Shot winner gives his views

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    History Channel

    History Channel's 'Top Shot' winner gives his views on gun control

    By Michelle Reed

    History Channel's Top Shot third-season winner, Dustin Ellermann, might be a master marksman, but in the wake of the Connecticut shooting that killed twenty-six people last week, he is also voicing his opinion on gun rights.

    "It is wrong for the government to disarm you and make you a helpless victim where ever you are. Gun safe zones are stupid and foolish and there's some sort of illogical mindset that if we put up zones, that we are safe and that's not true," Ellermann said. "Bad guys are bad no matter what. If someone's bent on murder, he's going to do so and they pick the places where they can wreak the most havoc."

    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama ordered his administration to come up with a new proposal to curb gun violence. Speaking at the White House, the President said it's time to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004, and that the massacre of little children was a wake up call to everyone.

    "We won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. It won't be easy," President Obama said.

    Gun sales spiked over the weekend as people rushed to get their hands on weapons. Ellermann believes it's because people are beginning to realize they have the ability to protect themselves with arms.

    "You can't look for other people to be responsible for you and to keep you safe and to use common sense and situational awareness. That's every person's own responsibility," Ellermann said.

    "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, whether he has a badge or not. Think of it this way...if a cop had stopped the murder would that have been awesome? Yeah, it would've been great. What if it had been an armed security guard? That would have been awesome, too. What if it was just a volunteer with a gun that heard the noise and stopped them short? That would be great. Why not a teacher?" Ellermann explained. "Why are we legislating and disarming the good guys and putting them in a criminal safe zone? It's just a criminal protection act is what a gun safe zone is."

  2. JT 27

    JT 27 Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    Too bad that our government does not use facts and common sense. Everyone should search and read Bob Shultz's comments. Bob and Dustin are right, police are just minutes away and that is too long. Also search post about my good friend Bill Poole's widow, 85 years old, house broken into and she runs them off with a .38. Empty death row, "the Texas way" and put felons on hard labor not parole. If they are crazy, lock them up for life.
  3. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio
    100% in agreement - but those things won't happen until one State gov't says they've had enough and begin secession action. Others may follow.
  4. Coyote 270

    Coyote 270 Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    could someone post this so it is readable?


    Alot of very good info.
  5. Herb Roach

    Herb Roach Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    I have posted this somewhere before. Lets get rid of the law which allows a doctor to shield a person with mental disorders. Make a new law read that any medical person treating or who believes their patients have mental problems must notify the local law enforcement, plus, make progress/regress reports on those persons. It that nut from CT had been in a Dr.'s office for his mental condition, he MIGHT have had police surviellance. We have a few people in the medical profession on here, maybe we can get an opinion. Herb
  6. crusha

    crusha TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Herb, that's the smartest thing anybody's said on here in two weeks.

    There is NO ACCOUNTABILITY in the treatment of the mentally ill. It's all between the doctor and the mommy of the shooter-kid, with about as much oversight and accountability as there is for handing out handicapped parking stickers.
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