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Hell most of them I dont even give two shits if they are killed after leaving office.
and some.... well fill in the blank don't need secret service knocking down my door

But agree, once they are out of office I'd like to see what the "justification" is for this lifetime protection etc.. seems like BS to me.


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First of all, ex presidents tend to have a lot of money. There's no need for the taxpayer to foot the bill
Truth. Ex-Presidents command $175-300K in appearence and speaking fees, per speech once they leave office. Figure in a bad year, they're going to make at least 10 paid speaking appearances.

Factor in the requisite memoir book deal, lobbyist and consulting firm fees, and the occasional Board Member position and you can guesstimate that an ex-President will pull down in excess of $10MM per year for their first few years once their term is over.



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Ruger huh?

How ironic.

William B. Ruger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ruger received criticism from gun owners for suggesting that rather than ban guns, that Congress should outlaw magazines holding more than 15 rounds.[8] On March 30, 1989, Bill Ruger sent a letter to every member of the US Congress stating:
"The best way to address the firepower concern is therefore not to try to outlaw or license many millions of older and perfectly legitimate firearms (which would be a licensing effort of staggering proportions) but to prohibit the possession of high capacity magazines. By a simple, complete and unequivocal ban on large capacity magazines, all the difficulty of defining 'assault rifle' and 'semi-automatic rifles' is eliminated. The large capacity magazine itself, separate or attached to the firearm, becomes the prohibited item. A single amendment to Federal firearms laws could effectively implement these objectives."
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January 14, 2013, 09:35 AM

I'm kinda on both sides of this. On one hand, I'm sure they make a ton of money from speaking engagements and pension that they could easily cover some, if not all of the cost of executive protection. On the other, since they keep the lifelong title as President of the United States even after leaving office, it would be a significant symbolic blow to the nation if someone was to take out a former president. I say split the difference. Let the taxpayers pay for the first 25 years and they cover a portion of the remaining until they die. Spouses and children should get protection depending on current threat levels but not make it automatic forever.


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January 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

Virginians have nothing to worry about. Marylanders are screwed.
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Virginians have nothing to worry about. Marylanders are screwed.
Your fearless leader said some of the dumbest stuff today (i.e. O'Malley)

Calling a sporting rifle a "Military Assault weapon" automatically disqualifies you from the conversation in my opinion.

If the states chief executive doesn't know the facts, he needs to shut his mouth.
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January 14, 2013, 04:46 PM

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Your fearless leader said some of the dumbest stuff today (i.e. O'Malley)

Calling a sporting rifle a "Military Assault weapon" automatically disqualifies you from the conversation in my opinion.

If the states chief executive doesn't know the facts, he needs to shut his mouth.
So basically, all of them?


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Congress's reaction to these letters:
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Congress's reaction to these letters:
TRUTH!


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Ruger - Take Action Now!

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