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July 26, 2007

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Discussion Topic Update: Should Biden Meet Townsend?

On Tuesday, we posted a video clip of the CNN/You Tube Democratic debate in which 30-year-old Michigan man Jared Townsend holds up an AR-15, calls it his baby, and asks the candidates how they would protect it.

Senator Joe Biden basically called the man a lunatic. Here’s Townsend’s response, from The Los Angeles Times:

Townsend called the Biden response "kind of off-kilter," adding: "I think he hurt himself. A lot of people who are out there said, 'We are all gun owners. He lost my vote.'"

Townsend picked up his interest in guns from his father. He said he used the rifle for target practice and to hunt for coyotes on Michigan's Upper Peninsula . . . .

For now, Townsend said he had e-mailed and phoned the Biden campaign, inviting the senator to come to Clio to discuss gun issues. "It would surprise me if I got a response."

Would it surprise you? Would the meeting do Biden any good?


Matt Mallery

I guess I'm a nut too by Biden's standards. Since I don't vote for people who insult me and call me crazy, my vote will be going elsewhere.

Mike Diehl

Biden's on my "don't go there" list. Unfortunately firearms owners 'list of allies grows thin.' Will we be in a position where none of the candidates will stand up for civil liberties?

BTW Matt Mallery, did you draw a tag this year? Which unit?

Sherrill Philip Neese

It would shock me if he even sent an email back.


What good would it do?

Biden has an obvious dislike for gun owners. That isn't going to change anytime soon.

I will stick with people like Bill Richardson who walks the talk on gun and hunting issues.

Matt Mallery


I did not get drawn. I put in for Elk and deer this year and did not get either. We put in for the Kaibab for our first choice for deer, which is ambitious. But I thought for sure we would get our alternate choices because they were along the border. But no luck. I will try for a left over tag. Did you get drawn?


Biden made his views on guns and gun owners about as clear they can be. I don't think there's ever been any secret about that.

Regardless of the topic, his personal slur against Townsend in a national debate showed him for what he is, another elitist jerk who wants to hold the reins of the greatest country in the world.

Mike Diehl

Matt - Yep. I put in for Unit 34A ML tag as 2nd choice (1st choice was the December hunt).

Bought bonus pts for the rest. I should be able to put in for a real nice elk hunt one of these days.

Sorry to hear you did not get drawn for your #2. Oh well there's still quail season!

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