Anyone here lived in Europe for any amount of time? Not on a base--
They live with bombs, and terrorists everyday. Police in Germany can literally yank you out of your car--through the window and beat hell out of you if they want. Ever visited a European jail? YIKES (no I didn't spend time in one went to one for a story I did) In Germany you can't have a gun, you can be stopped and asked for papers to tell who you are, where you live, and your citizenship--they set up check points where you can your car can be searched with no reason at all.
Has it saved them from terror attacks? No, they are far more prevalent in Europe than here on any given day. So their freedom is taken but it hasn't stopped the terror.
I could site several examples from my almost 5 years there--didn't live on a base, drove a German licenced car, had a International Driver's permit. They don't have the freedoms we do--are they safer--yes, in some ways. Even in a pretty good sized city people walked around at night without much fear. You rarely heard of children being taken off the street. But, those things I think were more fear of police and jails than any anti freedom laws. And you can't sue anyone there because you teased their dog and got bit--you teased the dog it was your fault dumb bell.
But all their the government must know laws have not stopped terror attacks.
Our nation is fast becoming a place where freedoms are being taken away, all in the name of "It's not my fault" it has to be someone else's. And this goes right along with thinking that it's ok, even good to let the government take "some" freedoms to take care of us because we are to dumb to do it ourselves--heck, we can't even figure out coffee is hot or a wet floor is slippery.
The PA is wrong for that reason. We lived in a safe bubble, that won't happen here that stuff only happens in Europe or the middle east. So things were ignored. The PA isn't going to help any more than what was already known--it can only take freedoms from us that once gone require revolution to bring back--but wait, with the PA how would we even do such a thing? It could turn into a nasty circle that ends up curtailing everything we do.
I don't much care for Texas--sorry Brady. It's hot where I am, I hate big bugs, and I miss snow--but one of the reasons we are buying a house here--at least this state does allow some freedoms other states have taken away.
Got bit by one of my non-domestic cats--happened once in another state. Bit bad enough I needed stitches. In other state--your cat did this? The doc tried to make me bring the cat to be tested for rabies (killed so they could) and he called the police. MY OWN CAT BIT ME! But the law says if it is a mean animal etc etc--I told him to go to hell. But he really made a mess for me and the permits I needed --lord!
Here I registered my "exotic" cats and that was it. Inside? Yes, they don't go out at all. Vaccinated for Rabies? Yup, here's the vet's number and their papers. Ok, long as they are inside and don't go out, you are fine. Oh and if they do go out, and they are a cougar they have to have a top on the fence and yadda yadda.
So I go into the ER, arm streaming blood--doc says--Holly cow, big cat. I say yup. He says --your cat or wild cat? Mine--Ocelot. Huh, good thing it didn't get you with all four teeth. Stich stich stich. Stick--antibiotic and tetnis shot. That's it.
I look at the PA like that--it will curb freedoms in the name of protections we don't need until the goverment has a right to tell us how many squares of TP we can use after taking a dump.