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Open carry laws in some states provides more comfort for gun owners. But is Target's move an effort to protect everyone else?
David Montgomery July 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm
My biggest dilemma everyday is deciding which one to carry: my 9, 40 or 45.
David Brown July 9, 2014 at 07:20 am
David, my brother, please make sure you don't bring any of them into Target or Chipotle.=)
Dog Face July 11, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Well, making Target stores into "gun free zones" is having predictable results. Thugs nowRead More know that Target is a place to find plenty of unarmed victims, and customers are paying the price. http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/armed-robbers-shopping-for-victims-at-target/
An outage map shows power outages across Northern Virginia Thursday. Dominion Power map
McLparent July 4, 2014 at 06:52 am
Yes, the areas with the greatest tree canopy density lost power. Time to consider thinning/clearingRead More out this density.
PatC July 5, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Power lines above ground in the older neighborhoods with tree branches falling on them will alwaysRead More be the same scenario. You can't bury the lines as it costs too much so this will always be a problem.
Northern Virginia is under a Thunderstorm Watch Wednesday until 8 p.m. Patch archive photo
William Beale July 2, 2014 at 04:50 pm
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A couple in McLean successfully petitioned their condo board to be allowed to fly the American flag. Patch archive photo
Chris July 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
I have always felt young people should serve at least two years in the military to appreciate whatRead More the military is all about and what our service members sacrifice. The problem is our youth are not being taught history any more and do not relate or feel entitled to freedoms. They don't see how previous sacrifices have given them their rights and take them for granted. A lot of countries have their youths serve a few years and it makes sense,
Steve Wright July 1, 2014 at 11:51 am
Chris: While I agree with you regarding service, there is a fundamental concern, where parentsRead More aren't teaching their kids personal responsibility and boys are being raised to be "cowards" rather than being groomed to be a man. I am from a generation where we "just dealt with it" , carried our responsibilities on our own shoulders from a young age. That time has passed unfortunatetly.
Chris July 1, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Just sad sad sad to see. We have a bunch of spoiled, entitled ingrates who do not understand howRead More blessed they are to be citizens here. It is no longer what can I do for my country - but what can my country do for me. Sad!
A weather disturbance off the U.S. east coast. (Credit: CIMSS/ University of Wisconsin)
Mac June 29, 2014 at 08:38 pm
apparently jMichael has never been to Lakewood
Av June 29, 2014 at 08:41 pm
GOP sucks so does house speaker!!!
JOHN DILLMAR June 30, 2014 at 11:50 am
Av................Get lost
A McLean couple who want to fly an American flag outside their home is fighting a homeowner association rule in McLean with a petition. Patch archive photo
Debbie Ann June 29, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Ernie, you're a writer after my own heart! :) thank you for your commendations. Paolo and I fullyRead More understand taking down the Marine Corps flag because as Andrea (?) pointed out before, then we enter murky waters of what else we can fly. Who knows, maybe they'll expand the law one day to include American military banners. In my change.org petition perhaps I used a vague colloquial phrase when i said "hits at." I did mean "support." I meant to say "hits at" like "hits at the core." You're right! That's my syntactical error. Thank you again! And you're right again about those who are quick to say "rules are rules." But you know, I'm Happy that people are at least talking about this issue as a whole. There are others who are being threatened with fines and evictions. So whatever side of the fence you fall on, that's ok!
Paolo Amado Ill Advincula June 29, 2014 at 06:22 pm
The people who are "most embarrassed for shooting their mouths off and not researching itRead More first," is the Rotonda Board! That's what happens when all you care about are "rules" and you forget all about common sense and an intrinsic sense of right and wrong.
Chris July 1, 2014 at 09:10 am
Shame on the Rotunda for even going there in the first place. It disgusts me that this associationRead More has the idiocy to even consider such an absurd rule in the first place. We need MORE American flags flying in this country and MORE patriotism. No other country would tolerate any foreigners or citizens complaining about their home flag and if anyone comes here to live and enjoy the USA, prosper here and benefit from the freedoms our military has fought for then they need to leave and quit being citizens. They are simply traitors. It is pathetic that the managemrnt of this association even entertained the idea and they should be replaced because obviously they have poor judgement. And to suggest that especially to a Marine is offensive. The Marine who sacrifices his life to ensure our freedoms. Next thing you know some idiot will protest the 4th of July. This country has gone south since that traitor in office lied and took his oath. The decline in patriotism and appreciation for our freedoms has never been lower and that has trickled down from the top. People who are not even citizens act like their "rights" trump our citizens and there is this sense of entitlement with no sacrifice that prevails. Well dummies. How do you think we have gotten our freedoms? Our American flag is everything. 2016 can't get here soon enough. And the Marine flag? Excuse me but our military is what has kept our nation safe. We should honor their flags as well. Thank you for your service btw!
More Babies Die In Hot Cars: What You Say. Patch file.
Octo Slash June 22, 2014 at 09:24 am
Tons more kids get killed by cars hitting them than they do from burning up inside one. Why isn'tRead More anyone freaking over that? This happens, but it's not like there are a hundred thousand children cooking in cars every year.
PH June 23, 2014 at 01:03 am
Sorry, I never, EVER, left my child in my car. Never. I was and am a mom. My son is now 22 yo.Read More NO EXCUSE. I've never left a pet either, much less my child. Are these people sitting on their brains? Guess so.
Lone Stranger June 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
Its a rough world out there and people forget. It looks like the Atlanta guy may have something moreRead More than meets the eye going on with his case. I certainly hope not but that's what the cops are hinting at. In the case of some of these people that go to bars or where ever and leave kids in cars they need to be dealt with harshly. However it seems like we have lost all ability in this country to make rational decisions case by case at every level of this government.
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