Friday Apr. 18, 2014
Comments on:
Supporters said they are needed to correct past mistakes on gun restrictions
Let’s be civil.
The Flathead Beacon encourages vigorous discussion and lively debate, but we will delete comments that attack other readers, make accusations we can’t verify, stray too far off topic, criticize local businesses (call them if you have a problem), accuse someone of a crime, use profanity or are simply judged to be in bad taste. We don’t always have someone moderating comments, so we ask for your help: If you see a comment that violates these ground rules, or you simply deem it offensive, please e-mail webmaster [at]

The views expressed in the comments section do not reflect those of the Beacon.

  Newest First
By RussCrowder on 02-14-13 @ 7:37 am
9 up | 14 down

What ever we do we must not allow our public school teachers the means to defend themselves or the
children in their charge while in the workplace.  Far better to ensure an ample supply of future “victims”
to justify the Democrat attacks on the 2nd Amendment and the United States Constitution.
By fcb on 02-14-13 @ 11:28 am
8 up | 11 down

Criminals do not obey Murder and other laws.
By pik20e4me on 02-14-13 @ 12:51 pm
12 up | 11 down

My head spins.

According to this article, gun rights advocates now desire that silencers become readily
available.  Their rationale is that “the silencers only make the rifle quieter and safer on the ears
to use, with one calling the ban a “Nazi” and “fascist” law.”

So hunters need silencers now?  If stealth and silence is their objective, spears and long bows
are equally effective.  Evidently ear plugs and other hearing protective devices are too
inconvenient at target ranges?  And poachers are so self-aware and sensitive that they are
concerned about noise bothering their neighbors?

These same folks are the first to tell us that “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have
guns.”  Does it escape their logic that those same outlaws will be early adaptors if silencers on
weapons become readily available?

Can anyone here imagine the dystopian scenario of a Newtown shooting with silencers, or
some wacko sniper wannabe taking out a bunch of folks who don’t even benefit from the
warning of hearing the report of a rifle?

I started shooting at age eight and continue to have guns, so don’t bother going there.  My vote
is for sanity.
  • LETTER: Campaign Litter
    James Conner said: "Durational limits on political signs are unconstitutional. If Flathead County’s current ordinance on durational limits were challenged in court, it would be struck down. See…
  • Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care
    bopho said: "Gators - You should let everybody know that the article you refer to in the WSJ is an opinion piece and not a news article…
  • Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care
    iceman said: "The really scary part of this is the fact that this is unfunded. It is proppped up with iou’s. They did nothing to attack the…
  • Job Hunting in Lincoln County
    montanaeasy56 said: "Oh, for a return to the good old days. Back in the day, democrats owned Lincoln County politics. Even known republicans ran as democrats to…
  • Obama: 8 Million Signed Up for Health Care
    Gators said: "WSJ Article today 4/18.  Sweden, has socialize medicine.  The article stated the avg. family pays $20,000 to cover this so called free system.  Almost everything…
Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown5h
"If we made decisions on permits this way in MT, our economy would grind to a halt" @GovernorBullock on #KeystoneXL delay
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish2h
Montana leaders sound off on Keystone XL delay #mtnews #mtpol
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy2h
@natashavc @TaraAriano @allyzay Oh no, I've been thinking it's a room for all your types of mustards. Recalibrating my ideas now.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott16 Apr
Your Survival Guide To Coachella via @IamJessicaLima
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines3h
Baucus Casts Wide Shadow Over Montana Senate Race