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Need Examples For City Council Speech

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The EXTREMLY anti-gun police chief and the "still lives at home with mommy" mayor of Lincoln,NE got together and drew up a proposal for a city ordnance. It would ban firearms ownership by persons with any of the following misdemeaners: stalking,
violation of a protection order,
criminal child enticement,
impersonating a police officer,
concealing the death of another person,
second degree false imprisionment,
third degree sexual assault,
first degree criminal trespass,
debauching a minor,
resisting arrest,
obstructing a peace officer,
carrying a concealed weapon,
unlawful possession of explosives,
used of explosives without a permit,
obstructing government operations,
criminal attempt (when the crime attempted is a felony or one of the listed misdemeanors),
introducing contraband or escape implements,
furnishing minors with firearms, ammunition or weapons,
unlawful discharge of firearms.

Well, I have to admit that on the surface, its seems that maybe people convicted of most the following misdemeanors should probably not own weapons. However, local gun restrictions are always a bad idea, because it makes it much more difficult to be aware of all the regulations and laws pertaining to firearms. This should be a state issue, not a local one. Then again, if these violations are so critical as to ban ownership of firearms, they should be made felonies, not misdemeanors.

There are a couple misdemeanors that I feel should not be on the the list. Anyway, here is the info, its up to one to make their own opinion on it.

What I need is some examples of ways of getting any of those charges without it being in a violent way. I've thought of several,but if anyone has other ideas I'll use them. The public forum on this matter is on Mon night.


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Yeah, I think this has the potential to be like that domestic violence law that came out a few years ago. All of a sudden,police,security gaurdsand military persons had to quit their jobs because of somthing that happened years ago.

I was thinking of opening up with that famous segment of Hitler's speech,(I think we all know what I'm talking about) and then going into some examples of ways people could be charged with some of these crimes WITHOUT being violent. I was thinking also to ask what new statistics prompted such action (has there been a rash of violent crimes committed by persons with this kind of background?)

I was then thinking of mentioning the irony of my old Marine unit (15thMEU 1st Marine division fighting for freedom in Iraq,and me also fighting for freedom HERE!) Or does this seem sappy?

I was thinking of ending by saying somthing like: History has shown us why Hitler wanted to disarm his people. We are know seeing why Sadaam wanted to keep his people from being able to defend themselves. I was wondering what YOUR motivation is!!??


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By the way,what exactly is "debauchiung a minor"?
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