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Billy 1 year, 4 months ago on Firearms law exempts law officers in line of duty

I'm not sure why this was necessary; maybe the purpose behiind it is to curtail lawsuits. I have posted before that outside of citizen defense and officer use in line of duty, there should be no discharge of a firearm anywhere except firing ranges and licensed hunting properties. Maybe I made too strong of an argument...

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Billy 1 year, 4 months ago on Newton County deputy charged with DUI

Thanks for the comments, Cov; I swerved to avoid a collision with someone that deadstopped at a green light for no reason understood to man and was given a $180 fine by a GSP that enjoyed writing a ticket for going through a "gore" area, as if it was a major league crime; it was either that or an accident, but the diminutive man refused to see it that way. I see cop cars speeding all the time, obviously turning on sirens to run red lights, sitting in parking lots asleep on the job, tailgating me at the speed limit, and the worst, in speed traps, ready to give a ticket for 38 in a 35 to a working person. I hardly ever see a mercedes or bmw pulled over, but a car that you can tell is driven by a poor person--I've seen plenty of them. Then, they let other fellow officiers off more much more heinous crimes? I'm a big fan of the the police, but only outside of traffic cops. I see motorcycles pass me at 20-30 MPH over the limit 3-4 times a week and never once have I seen a motorcycle pulled over, and I'm 51 years old. Again, thanks for your comments...

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Billy 1 year, 4 months ago on Crowell, Jack Neely get repaired

I'll be glad when youse guys get around to paving Pace and Usher Streets...and to be respectful, thank you for paving over all the unused railroad tracks. Now, if you could only get rid of that traffic intersection circle at the lake, the one that backs up traffic to 278. Why they didn't reroute and combine Browns Bridge Road and Clark Street to make a more efficient intersection is baffling to the Nth power...

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Billy 1 year, 5 months ago on Firearms ordinance approved

Outside of defending yourself, there should never be a discharge of a firearm outside of a licensed firing range or hunting property. If you disagree, look up the concept of "other people." I'm pro 2nd Amendment more than anyone else on here, and vote that way, but I can't support any practice that threatens that right, and "I own property and a gun, and should be able to fire the weapon for any reason I please, at any time of day or night," does exactly that. Selfishness is not why the framers put that amendment in the U.S. Constitution. It was for personal defense and so the gov't can't threaten the people past a certain point. There is no legitimate argument to the contrary, other than "I can do whatever I want, whenever I want." Thinking like that I could never agree with or accept, especially on an issue as overwhelming important as this. Our gun rights will be taken away, not because the gov't passes a law, but because a majority of the public forgets the above framer's reasons, and that because of gun accidents where people are needlessly killed or injured, where irresponsible gun owners discharge weapons for the fun of it, or leave them for others (minors) to misuse. Better to have sensible restrictions on discharging the weapons than a ill considered "wild west" alternative where others will surely get hurt--or worse...

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Billy 1 year, 5 months ago on Firearms ordinance approved

Well, blast away, Stamm; don't worry about noise pollution, much less the safety of your neighbor. Outside of killing an attacking animal or defending yourself, there should never be a discharge of a weapon outside of a licensed firing range, PERIOD! Rich, poor, green acres, or in an apartment. (BTW, if you don't like "interlopers" in "your" county, you are also free to move). The Dukes of Hazzard days are long past. This county has more than 100,000 people living here. It's part of metro Atlanta now, has been for years and years... If people were responsible and considerate, you wouldn't have to have these laws in the first place. But, as the above post proves, people are selfish and irresponsible, couldn't care less about any one or anything other than themselves, so we have to regulate the discharge of firearms. Hate to have to state the obvious, but there's other people in the world who ALSO have rights...

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Billy 1 year, 5 months ago on Newborn mayor wants election changes

When John Douglas was my State Rep, he helped me and my mother in several different areas, when the people on the phone just said no, and were happy to say it. If you have a problem with him, you've never had a problem with state government...

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Billy 1 year, 6 months ago on JOHN PEARRELL: Bible is proof enough for the Creation account

I'm also convinced. Not necessary because of the creationism/darwinism debate, but because I know that JC is Lord. Anyone who truly wants to know will find out. To anyone who doesn't, it wouldn't make any difference if you produced JC on the spot. Believe what you want to believe; as for me, I believe in JC, anything that attempts to contradict that is wrong from the outset...

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Billy 1 year, 6 months ago on Several road projects happening in Newton this summer

Thank the Almighty for paving over long unused railroad tracks; having pickup trucks slamming on their brakes behind you at RR crossings because you don't want to bust a strut or knock your car out of alignment is a complete bummer. I wish they'd repave Pace and Usher downtown; it's long overdue...

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Billy 1 year, 6 months ago on Newton Schools narrows list to 3 for superintendent post

Yes, hopefully, someone with a track record of success with experience in this same type of office. This is not an OJT situation or AA opportunity; hire someone who can do the job w/o drama and nonsense...

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