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Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Hey Ron, the Suppressor lowers the volume, it does not eliminate it. When you see a movie where the guy shoots with a suppressor all you hear is a pffft, pffft, pffft. That's all Hollywood.

The suppressor lowers the sound by about 30 decibels. That takes the volume from a jet engine down to a subway train. Its still loud, but doesn't damage your hearing. We have used suppressors, but still wear ear plugs while doing it. Some small caliber, reduced load rounds, such as a sub-sonic .22LR, is pretty quiet, but the range is very limited, and it still sounds much louder than James Bond shooting the bad guys.

So, why use them if they do not make it quiet? Well, for one, it saves your hearing and the hearing of those around you. Shooting a firearm in an enclosed area, like a hunting blind, without a suppressor and hearing protection, can destroy your hearing with only one shot. Second, it reduces recoil of the firearm allowing you to shoot more accurately.

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Posted by Jshicke on October 11, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Homeless and hungry at America's most beautiful College

i am no longer amazed at how a parent could turn their back on their child because they are LGBTQI. I used to be but I have seen it occur on far to many occasions. It saddens me to know that even our youth have become disposable items that will be discarded when some parents become more concerned with their standing in the community than their child.
It is estimated that close to 50% of all homeless youth are LGBTQI with a disproportionate number of them being transgender. Many have been abandoned by faith, family, and friends simply because of who they are. On the streets they fall prey to pimps and pushers, often within 48 hours of being rejected. Easy targets for the predators they are viewed as a commodity to be used, abused and then discarded in favor of fresh victims who appear on a far to frequent basis.
I beg you. If you have a child don't try to make them into someone they are not. Love them for who they are.

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Posted by Lee Anne on October 11, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Charleston Arts Festival's 'Myth of an Atom,' explores the relationship between light and sound

Tickets available at

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Posted by Andrew Walker on October 11, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “14 downtown Charleston restaurant projects we're watching and waiting for

Excellent update on the pulse of Foodery around town I have read in years.
I will be following along on this new spy thriller. C.

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Posted by Dan Hatchell on October 11, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

Serious question: Many people carry in order to potentially protect themselves and others from other people with guns. Isn't loosening the restrictions on silencers kind of counter-intuitive to this? A person firing a silenced weapon into a crowd seems to be way more of a danger than a person firing a gun one can more easily detect.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 11, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

He is the best comedian, i like him to battle at twitter

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Posted by Chaman Ali Chaodhry on October 11, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Charleston comedian Jeremy McLellan is crushing it in Pakistan

What a great comedian! I can't wait to see him perform this week!

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Posted by Cynthia Wisehart on October 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Rep. Jeff Duncan's "Hearing Protection Act" is tone-deaf

thanks for your opinion of the 2nd Amendment. Many do not feel this way, including the founding fathers, records of their quotes on the 2nd amendment say otherwise. Please read their thoughts on it, instead of telling people that your opinion of the 2nd is a fact. There is no shortage of quotes explaining it from the people who wrote it.
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms."
- Samuel Adams, Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788…

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Posted by Randall Floyd on October 11, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Herd Provisions makes its operation mobile with new food trailer

These guys make one of the best burgers Ive ever had. I will be there Saturday!

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Posted by jbaxley on October 10, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “City officials set to decide the fate of Charleston’s Low Line park this week

I think this improvement to that area is a great idea. However, it goes through some of the worst areas with regard to crime in Charleston. How will the area be monitored, and patrolled, to keep those on bikes and walking safe? I see a few walls going up, but those tend to help the crooks and the "hood" hide until a victim gets there.

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Posted by Dale Hutchison on October 10, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Is this the price we pay for hating government?

This kind of rampant problem is enabled because you have crook like Rick Quinn, Henry McMaster, & Jean Toal using their offices to take bribes and when the citizen that just asked Henry McMaster "to prevent con artists attacking senior citizen retirement accounts, HENRY MCMASTER & RICK QUINN proceeded to attack the citizen "under color of law" in their effort to cover up the fact they were using their office to take bribes to supplement Jean Toals "drunkard needs" and HENRY MCMASTER'S political campaign. Just this week a "powerful democrat was arrested because he "bribed" a federal judge". HENRY MCMASTER bribes two federal judges-Terry L. Wooten & Cameron Currie, so they will continue to deny the citizen's Constitutional rights to force these crooks into court and have the jury to see and hear the evidence. HENRY MCMASTER is low life white trash and any "judge" that would protect this scum bag should be charged with treason and prosecuted.

Posted by Samuel Smith on October 9, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Two-way conversion of Spring and Cannon streets begins Oct. 2

"Discouraging speeders and bringing attention to local businesses" is an overtly fake reason for this change. As mentioned in a previous comment, you'll bounce your head off the roof of your car if you speed down Spring St. This change makes everything about driving downtown MORE DIFFICULT. Sad attempt to fool the public as to what the real motive is. Another area to avoid downtown. We've only got a few areas left where traffic flows semi-efficiently. Terrible idea for all parties. No one is "thrilled".

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Posted by Chris Santos on October 9, 2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: Free to enjoy the sort of fall weather

Where is this weeks?

Posted by Angela Judy Lmt on October 9, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

The gun debate is already settled. Elementary school children getting murdered didn't change anything, so nothing is going to. We just have to accept the fact that many many many people are going to have to pointlessly die so angry, insecure men can feel like their rights aren't being trampled on.

Funny how with all of the Second Amendment fellating around here, no one ever mentions the "well-regulated" part.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on October 9, 2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “The Top 10 versions of Gershwin's 'Summertime'
the best ever

Posted by geronnymo kar on October 9, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “John Oliver pitches Stephen Colbert as Confederate monument replacement

Too bad Calhoun died over 10 years before the Civil War started. He is not a Confederate.

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Posted by RED318is on October 9, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Charleston History Commission grapples with reconciling Calhoun’s legacy and bigoted beliefs

John C Calhoun is the source of economist James McGill Buchanan's state protected property rights and used by Chas. Koch as basis for take over of the Republican Party. Please read new book by Nancy MacLean, "Democracy in Chains The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America". These people would like to bring back the pre civil war interpretation of the Constitution that was enforced by the Southern Justices always appointed to the Supreme Court. YIKES, I had my eyes opened and I am a gun owning Democrat.

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Posted by Eileen Stafford on October 9, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “As Trump dumps DACA, three Charleston-area Dreamers face an uncertain future

"These people want nothing more than to improve the lives of others" They are? How? Maybe Alyssa should take in a family and pay for there schooling and housing and tuition. She wants me too.

Lee Anne- BS they do receive public assistance: Schooling, medicaid, children receive food stamps, child tax credits, US government willing lets them use stolen SS ID #'s ect.....

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Posted by Randall Floyd on October 9, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Charleston Rep. Savrinakis calls for ban on bump stocks in wake of Las Vegas shooting

If bump stocks are made illegal, I'm going to buy 10,000 knives and try flinging them 1200 feet, at rapid-sling, to hit my paper targets. Or maybe, I'll try 10,000 hatchets because they "fling" better. Hey, I know - a rapid fire bow and arrow or cross-bow. Simple solutions for simple minds.

When the founding fathers founded this country, there were no such thing as automatic or semi-automatic weapons - all were muzzle loaders (revolvers weren't introduced until 1836 by Samuel Colt) that took a minimum of 10 seconds (for the accomplished) to load and pack their rifles for another single shot. Somehow I don't think the founding fathers had envisioned rapid fire weapons when penning the Constitution. Rapid fire only came about in 1862 around the time of the Civil War in the form of the "Gatling Gun".

But hey, I could care less about disarming of automatic weapons because I don't go to public gatherings and am not in danger of being mowed down and I don't care about anybody but myself anyway, so there. /snark. I mean, once you pay for the tickets at your favorite public gathering, you can't afford health care and if you can afford health care, you can't afford the tickets.

And about outlawing the truck - which is USEFUL. Fully automatic weapons are only useful for killing on a mass scale - MILITARY style. And, no, we don't outlaw the truck but we make the truck safer by doing all kinds of modifications - pedestrian friendly shapes and materials for the front end, autonomous braking, etc.

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Posted by tupper29406 on October 9, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Why I left Charleston fine dining for fast casual

Great concept and health eating too. Now I know where to send my patients for casual health that is affordable.

- JP Saleeby, MD

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Posted by JP Saleeby on October 9, 2017 at 7:24 AM
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