“But I don’t think the people of Mississippi would want to lose the SEC over this.”

Mississippi legislators ask themselves the tricky political question about whether their constituents are more passionate about Southeastern Conference football or packing heat at football games.  Tough call.

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10 responses to ““But I don’t think the people of Mississippi would want to lose the SEC over this.”

  1. Butler Reynolds

    If campus police in Mississippi are anything like UGA’s dynamic campus wonder-cops, I’d want to pack heat too.

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    • Uglydawg

      How can you say that after the way they distinguished themselves in the BB gun crisis a couple of years ago?

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      • Cojones

        Are you referring to that great detective work of searching containers that begged to reveal their ganja or the astute observation that, along with the smell of ganja smoke in the room, the roaches accumulating on the ground outside their window was not of the insect variety? Or the BB indentations in all soft wood available to energetic young athletes trying to wear down a brand new Daisy or Red Ryder? Or almost losing their footing on loose BBs in the hallway? A blind pig probably wandered around until it got lost in that den of iniquity.

        Individual untrained civilians packing heat at a large gathering of other humans packing nothing but blood to defend against bullets is the most insane and irresponsible reasoning I’ve ever heard, even from Republicans.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Your masters appreciate your faith in their “training” giving them moral cover to keep the populace unarmed.

          If you’re really concerned about safety around football games, just ban alcohol. Turn counties dry on Saturdays that they host football games and enforce strict open container laws for people trying to sneak in their own supply. That would be much more successful for keeping people safe than clutching your pearls about the possibility of a tailgating massacre from an “untrained” citizen exercising his Constitutional rights.

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  2. Dawgdoc

    Alcohol, guns and SEC football. Cant think of a better combination.

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  3. Walt

    Why are people such chickenshits that they feel the need to carry a gun in Athens? I live it Athens, and it’s not a dangerous city.

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    • Cojones

      You could ask Mac that question?

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      • Macallanlover

        He could, but anyone that feels people carry guns because they are “chickenshits” are usually too dumb to carry on a for real conversation. As for you, in case you are wondering, I don’t carry a gun most of the time; depends on where I am traveling to, and under what circumstances. When I think it might be wise to have one with me, I do.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      What level of risk would you deem legitimate for one to exercise one’s Constitutional rights?

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      • Trbodawg

        The level of risk that impedes upon MY Constitutional right to peaceably assemble. Not to mention life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

        I have hunted, own rifles, (but no handguns) and this debate/question has troubled me for some time, so forgive my rambling but here goes. . .

        In medicine, we perform risk/benefit analysis all the time. Deciding which medicine will do the most good with the least amount of harm. Mistakes are certainly made and people die as a result.

        To my mind (and you are certainly entitled to you opinion) the RISK of having loaded weapons in an environment like Sanford stadium on any given Saturday far outweighs any BENEFIT that may accrue. You may feel safer, and I trust you (probably) with my life. But can you honestly say you’d trust 93,000 other people with your life or the lives of your children?

        It just doesn’t make sense from a risk/benefit perspective.

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