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Old     (MooSeMan)      Join Date: Sep 2017       02-23-2018, 3:55 PM Reply   
If you want to shoot an AK~47,then you go to a Special compound where all thay shoot is semi Automatic weapons,so everyone there has a AK~47 and you shoot targets,,,But then you watch these AK~47 shooters will be wondering if the person shooting NEXT to them is crazzzzy,,,You watch how fast these guys want gun control...
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-23-2018, 8:36 PM Reply   
Lol what? I have shot around a bunch of guys like that, wasn't skeered.
Old     (MooSeMan)      Join Date: Sep 2017       02-23-2018, 11:22 PM Reply   
But Did you wonder,what If???
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-24-2018, 3:54 AM Reply   
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But Did you wonder,what If???
Not at all. When are are driving down the highway with cars coming at you and ever think "What if one of these people are craaaazy and intentionally hit me head on"? Ever been in a plane and look around thinking "wonder if anyone plans on meeting 40 virgins tonight"
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-24-2018, 12:27 AM Reply   
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But Did you wonder,what If???
They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-24-2018, 7:58 AM Reply   
I have shot an AK with a bunch of dudes and did think, How is this legal oh and it is a lot of fun.
Old     (MooSeMan)      Join Date: Sep 2017       02-24-2018, 7:51 PM Reply   
Smoothie ,I have had a Driver jump the center divider and hit me @ 70 MPH,That is why I've been hurt for 32 years ...I can see how Shooting an AK~47 can be FUNNNN,But besides that,WHAT is it good for ,do you hunt with an AK~47???its made for per destruction,So why should the general population be able to buy this Toy???Nobody should be able to buy this toy ,its a military Tool...
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Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-26-2018, 1:55 PM Reply   
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Smoothie ,I have had a Driver jump the center divider and hit me @ 70 MPH,That is why I've been hurt for 32 years ...I can see how Shooting an AK~47 can be FUNNNN,But besides that,WHAT is it good for ,do you hunt with an AK~47???its made for per destruction,So why should the general population be able to buy this Toy???Nobody should be able to buy this toy ,its a military Tool...

It is made for destruction. It's a military grade weapon and we have them because of the 2cd amendment. The 2cd amendment exists so that the people can fight the government if needed. How are the people going to fight if they don't have serious weapons?
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-26-2018, 2:34 PM Reply   
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It is made for destruction. It's a military grade weapon and we have them because of the 2cd amendment. The 2cd amendment exists so that the people can fight the government if needed. How are the people going to fight if they don't have serious weapons?
Maybe 200 years ago, you may have had a valid argument. People need to give up this archaic idea. It makes you sound stupid.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-26-2018, 2:46 PM Reply   
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Maybe 200 years ago, you may have had a valid argument. People need to give up this archaic idea. It makes you sound stupid.
So being defenseless and "protected" by someone else is the noble thing to do???
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-26-2018, 2:47 PM Reply   
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Maybe 200 years ago, you may have had a valid argument. People need to give up this archaic idea. It makes you sound stupid.
Kinda like the people in Afghanistan? Oh wait......
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-26-2018, 5:53 PM Reply   
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Kinda like the people in Afghanistan? Oh wait......
Comparing the US to Afghanistan? That's rich.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-27-2018, 11:04 AM Reply   
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Maybe 200 years ago, you may have had a valid argument. People need to give up this archaic idea. It makes you sound stupid.
Why is this no longer a valid argument? No need for insults. Try to have a rational conversation.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-26-2018, 2:54 PM Reply   
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It is made for destruction. It's a military grade weapon and we have them because of the 2cd amendment. The 2cd amendment exists so that the people can fight the government if needed. How are the people going to fight if they don't have serious weapons?
That argument is such a bunch of I've watched "red dawn" too many times horse crap.
You and your personal stockpile of weapons isn't going to do Jack against the Government. They have drones, they have ballistic sniper, they can kill you from space. Your personal arsenal is as usefull as my daughters teddy bear. It makes you feel good so you can sleep better. You certainly are NOT the last line of defense against a tyrannical government, because the government will kick your militarily puny A$$.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-26-2018, 3:27 PM Reply   
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That argument is such a bunch of I've watched "red dawn" too many times horse crap.
You and your personal stockpile of weapons isn't going to do Jack against the Government. They have drones, they have ballistic sniper, they can kill you from space. Your personal arsenal is as usefull as my daughters teddy bear. It makes you feel good so you can sleep better. You certainly are NOT the last line of defense against a tyrannical government, because the government will kick your militarily puny A$$.
I see. So you're in the camp of "they'll kick my ass anyway, why put up a fight" ??

Fighting the gub'ment is what made the 2nd so important, but I don't think it applies any less to anyone else. As Americans, we reserve the right to defend ourselves. Against anyone.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-26-2018, 5:52 PM Reply   
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I see. So you're in the camp of "they'll kick my ass anyway, why put up a fight" ??

Fighting the gub'ment is what made the 2nd so important, but I don't think it applies any less to anyone else. As Americans, we reserve the right to defend ourselves. Against anyone.
Oh yeah? Well, you know there were also amendments that declared blacks as 2/3 citizens and barring women to vote.

Maybe when the government and citizens had the same arsenal, your argument may be valid but when the US Navy could launch a tomahawk up your ass from a 1000 miles away, I'd say "fighting the gub'ment" is no longer a viable argument. But if that's what you need to keep you comfortable at night, keep on keepin' on.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-26-2018, 8:30 PM Reply   
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I see. So you're in the camp of "they'll kick my ass anyway, why put up a fight" ??

Fighting the gub'ment is what made the 2nd so important, but I don't think it applies any less to anyone else. As Americans, we reserve the right to defend ourselves. Against anyone.
No, the second amendment was put in place because the US didn't have a standing military and needed to have a way to defend itself against foreign invaders. I know how NRA people like to ignore the whole "A well regulated Militia" part of the 2nd.

Turns out its not about arming every idiot for fun, it was about having an armed coast guard.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-27-2018, 11:18 AM Reply   
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That argument is such a bunch of I've watched "red dawn" too many times horse crap.
You and your personal stockpile of weapons isn't going to do Jack against the Government. They have drones, they have ballistic sniper, they can kill you from space. Your personal arsenal is as usefull as my daughters teddy bear. It makes you feel good so you can sleep better. You certainly are NOT the last line of defense against a tyrannical government, because the government will kick your militarily puny A$$.

American gun owners represent the largest army in the world. Man to man, weapon to weapon, american gun owners are very powerful. Another part of the argument is....what would our brothers and sisters in the military actually do if it came down to the people going to war with the government? People serving in law enforcement and the military are typically conservatives that value and believe in the purpose of the 2cd amendment. So would they side with their families and become "the people" and fight the government, or would they fight for the politicians?

To your comment about my guns being as useful as your daughters teddy bears.....I'm not sure what to say about that, except that you seem like the type to exaggerate a lot and make pretty outlandish examples. It's difficult to take you seriously.

I have my beliefs and you have yours. The purpose of the 2cd amendment is what it is, whether you believe in it or not, it's there for the reason I stated and that's a fact. I believe in the purpose, and I'm the type to fight back for the principal. Maybe you aren't that type and that's okay.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-27-2018, 11:30 AM Reply   
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The purpose of the 2cd amendment is what it is, whether you believe in it or not, it's there for the reason I stated and that's a fact.
No it is not a fact. If it was there wouldn't be the "Well regulated Militia" part of the 2nd.

If my kid hits another kid with a stick I don't blame the stick but I do take the stick away.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-28-2018, 3:52 AM Reply   
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American gun owners represent the largest army in the world. Man to man, weapon to weapon, american gun owners are very powerful. Another part of the argument is....what would our brothers and sisters in the military actually do if it came down to the people going to war with the government? People serving in law enforcement and the military are typically conservatives that value and believe in the purpose of the 2cd amendment. So would they side with their families and become "the people" and fight the government, or would they fight for the politicians?

To your comment about my guns being as useful as your daughters teddy bears.....I'm not sure what to say about that, except that you seem like the type to exaggerate a lot and make pretty outlandish examples. It's difficult to take you seriously.

I have my beliefs and you have yours. The purpose of the 2cd amendment is what it is, whether you believe in it or not, it's there for the reason I stated and that's a fact. I believe in the purpose, and I'm the type to fight back for the principal. Maybe you aren't that type and that's okay.
What happened in Las Vegas?

Despite what you think, a gun does not make a person "powerful". Let's be honest here, the majority of this US gun owner army you describe would not be able to pull the trigger in the heat of the moment.
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-25-2018, 1:37 PM Reply   
I have hunted deer with it, and believe it or not is a smaller round than a popular 308 or 270 hunting rifle.

An AR 15 can't be used to hunt deer here because it isn't powerful enough.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-26-2018, 9:55 AM Reply   
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An AR 15 can't be used to hunt deer here because it isn't powerful enough.
I'm not a fan of it, but some give their youngsters the AR or a bolt action variant of .223 for taking deer. a well place shot with a .22 will kill one.

What's with all the AK hate? don't even need a special stock to bump fire one

Have you ever been in a McDonalds and wondered how many people around are you going to die from diabetes?
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-26-2018, 10:47 AM Reply   
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I'm not a fan of it, but some give their youngsters the AR or a bolt action variant of .223 for taking deer. a well place shot with a .22 will kill one.

What's with all the AK hate? don't even need a special stock to bump fire one

Have you ever been in a McDonalds and wondered how many people around are you going to die from diabetes?
The people dying for Diabetes walked into the McDonalds of their own free will knowing that their "food" isn't good for you. It's not even close to comparable.

As for the argument that there are lots of other guns that are as powerful as an AK.. Fine we shouldn't be allowed to have those either.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-26-2018, 12:20 PM Reply   
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The people dying for Diabetes walked into the McDonalds of their own free will knowing that their "food" isn't good for you. It's not even close to comparable.

As for the argument that there are lots of other guns that are as powerful as an AK.. Fine we shouldn't be allowed to have those either.
You can speak for yourself. Everyone has freedom of speech. I for one would choose to keep my constitutional right to bear arms. I own an AR15 as well a a bolt action .223. The same damage could be done with both rifles. I also own several semi automatic handguns which could do more damage in less time than either rifle. Evil people are the problem not guns. Guns are for your personal protection,hunting and competitive as well as recreational shooting. It's already against the law to murder someone. All these nuts broke those laws , what makes you think just because they can't buy a gun legally they won't find a way. Drugs are illegal and that doesn't stop drug addicts. Driving drunk is illegal but it still happens.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-26-2018, 2:35 PM Reply   
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You can speak for yourself. Everyone has freedom of speech. I for one would choose to keep my constitutional right to bear arms. I own an AR15 as well a a bolt action .223. The same damage could be done with both rifles. I also own several semi automatic handguns which could do more damage in less time than either rifle. Evil people are the problem not guns. Guns are for your personal protection,hunting and competitive as well as recreational shooting. It's already against the law to murder someone. All these nuts broke those laws , what makes you think just because they can't buy a gun legally they won't find a way. Drugs are illegal and that doesn't stop drug addicts. Driving drunk is illegal but it still happens.
So why don't we scrap the laws against drunk driving?
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-26-2018, 2:39 PM Reply   
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Driving drunk is illegal but it still happens.
It would happen a lot less if there were no commercial establishments with vehicle parking that served alcohol.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-26-2018, 1:18 PM Reply   
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The people dying for Diabetes walked into the McDonalds of their own free will knowing that their "food" isn't good for you. It's not even close to comparable.

As for the argument that there are lots of other guns that are as powerful as an AK.. Fine we shouldn't be allowed to have those either.
you should read the thread. It's a bit outlandish, but OP lays out a specific scenario
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-26-2018, 1:58 PM Reply   
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I have hunted deer with it, and believe it or not is a smaller round than a popular 308 or 270 hunting rifle.

An AR 15 can't be used to hunt deer here because it isn't powerful enough.
The AR-15 is a suitable hunting rifle. The .223 round comes in hunting, bolt action platforms. You would use a heavier grain round.
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-26-2018, 5:40 PM Reply   
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The AR-15 is a suitable hunting rifle. The .223 round comes in hunting, bolt action platforms. You would use a heavier grain round.
I understand most states allow it, and that it is capable of killing a deer. It does not have the terminal shock of a larger round and is therefore not allowed in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia. Those states require a larger round.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-27-2018, 11:20 AM Reply   
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I understand most states allow it, and that it is capable of killing a deer. It does not have the terminal shock of a larger round and is therefore not allowed in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia. Those states require a larger round.
I'm aware. Thank you. Personally I hunt big game with a Remington 700 7Mag. But a .223 can still be used where appropriate (and legal).
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-27-2018, 2:45 PM Reply   
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I'm aware. Thank you. Personally I hunt big game with a Remington 700 7Mag. But a .223 can still be used where appropriate (and legal).
LOVE the 7mag. got the ruger M77
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-26-2018, 2:46 PM Reply   
LMFAO. Yeap lets ban bars!!!!!!!

The AR also comes in a 308 called the AR 10. I have one and use it for deer hunting.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-26-2018, 3:45 PM Reply   
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LMFAO. Yeap lets ban bars!!!!!!!
Are you disagreeing with my statement or just pretending I said something I didn't say?
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-26-2018, 5:41 PM Reply   
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LMFAO. Yeap lets ban bars!!!!!!!

The AR also comes in a 308 called the AR 10. I have one and use it for deer hunting.
I have an AR in 223, bolt action 223, AR in 7.62x39, and AR in 308. My go to hunting round is 7.62x39
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       02-26-2018, 4:45 PM Reply   
Dont ban bars...just eliminate parking spaces.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-27-2018, 9:30 AM Reply   
Why are we spending over a 1/2 trillion a year on a military budget when all we need to do is give everyone a gun? Just like Afghanistan.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-27-2018, 10:09 AM Reply   
So if that does happen and half the military sides against the government, the other side has good weapons too.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-27-2018, 11:00 AM Reply   
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So if that does happen and half the military sides against the government, the other side has good weapons too.
Republicans can't give the military enough money, while at the same time they claim they need to weapons to defend themselves from the govt. I guess that's the same logic republicans use when they claim they are deficit hawks while at the same time raising deficit spending.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-27-2018, 11:01 AM Reply   
Lol.

I don't have guns to feel safe. I have guns for sport.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-27-2018, 11:01 AM Reply   
If we wanted Afghanistan, you can trust their piddly guns would be no match.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-27-2018, 3:42 PM Reply   
^^ Good point. You can keep your Ar’s LOL LOL
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       02-27-2018, 4:09 PM Reply   
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They believe in protecting themselves.
Curious, from what?
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       02-28-2018, 4:36 PM Reply   
So do you disagree with the claim that not allowing alcohol being sold at establishments with parking would lower drunk driving incidents? I'm asking because you didn't directly address my claim. Instead you act like you are refuting it by presenting strawman arguments. I didn't say that there would be no drunk driving. It's a strawman argument to pretend like I did when I know that the one point I made would not completely eliminate drunk driving. And I never suggested it would.

"There would still be drunk drivers because people that don't obey the laws won't start obeying them if you make another one. "

So are you claiming that people who drive drunk want to break the law so bad that they will open their own establishments with parking lots and serve alcohol if it were illegal? I'm pretty sure most people don't drive drunk because they want to break the law as you suggested. I believe they drive drunk because they enjoy partying at bars and still have to get home.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       02-28-2018, 8:02 PM Reply   
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So do you disagree with the claim that not allowing alcohol being sold at establishments with parking would lower drunk driving incidents? I'm asking because you didn't directly address my claim. Instead you act like you are refuting it by presenting strawman arguments. I didn't say that there would be no drunk driving. It's a strawman argument to pretend like I did when I know that the one point I made would not completely eliminate drunk driving. And I never suggested it would.

"There would still be drunk drivers because people that don't obey the laws won't start obeying them if you make another one. "

So are you claiming that people who drive drunk want to break the law so bad that they will open their own establishments with parking lots and serve alcohol if it were illegal? I'm pretty sure most people don't drive drunk because they want to break the law as you suggested. I believe they drive drunk because they enjoy partying at bars and still have to get home.
I think they drive drunk because they like to socialize with friends or like minded people. Whether it be tailgating at a sporting event,going out boating with friends,going over someone's house that's having a party. They get wrapped up in having fun and everyone else they're with has been drinking and No one stops them from driving. I know this because i'm always the DD because I don't drink. People make choices and have habits and if they enjoy those habits they keep doing them. Changing the rules just makes them adjust their stradegy. I offer to take people home but usually the host of the party will let them spend the night to avoid driving. Still other party goers may stay longer and you fi d out later they drove home by themselves. You can't save everyone, you just try and help those that will accept help.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-01-2018, 3:43 AM Reply   
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I think they drive drunk because they like to socialize with friends or like minded people. Whether it be tailgating at a sporting event,going out boating with friends,going over someone's house that's having a party. They get wrapped up in having fun and everyone else they're with has been drinking and No one stops them from driving. I know this because i'm always the DD because I don't drink. People make choices and have habits and if they enjoy those habits they keep doing them. Changing the rules just makes them adjust their stradegy. I offer to take people home but usually the host of the party will let them spend the night to avoid driving. Still other party goers may stay longer and you fi d out later they drove home by themselves. You can't save everyone, you just try and help those that will accept help.
You still didn't answer his question. You are trying to justify why people make the decision to drive drunk. That's not what he asked you.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 7:54 AM Reply   
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You still didn't answer his question. You are trying to justify why people make the decision to drive drunk. That's not what he asked you.
Exactly. I made a simple statement that I don't think anyone could disagree with. Yet somehow he manages to keep avoiding that point apparently so he can pretend he's refuting it.
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       02-28-2018, 8:27 PM Reply   
^good post and NOT a straw man argument. I agree 100%
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 7:56 AM Reply   
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^good post and NOT a straw man argument. I agree 100%
Yeah, but I was able to say it in one sentence...

"I believe they drive drunk because they enjoy partying at bars and still have to get home."
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-01-2018, 8:08 AM Reply   
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Yeah, but I was able to say it in one sentence...

"I believe they drive drunk because they enjoy partying at bars and still have to get home."
Gold star is in the mail, ETA 8-10 days.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 8:16 AM Reply   
Keep it. I can get one from Amazon Prime much sooner.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-01-2018, 8:46 AM Reply   
This whole thread is about people who are familiar with guns and comfortable handling them trying to reason with people who are scared of guns and not comfortable with private citizens who own them. Let's break this down real simple for everyone. If a Policeman with a gun saves your life,he's a good policeman. If a Policeman with a gun takes someone's life without a lawful reason he's a bad policeman. You don't take away all policeman's guns because you would be defenseless against criminals. If you don't think policeman are human then I can't reason with you. I personally think policeman are human first and policeman second. There are good and bad in every profession out there. We already have laws in place to control the sale of guns all we as a nation need to do is enforce them. More laws won't make bad people obey them . Good people shouldn't be penalized for obeying the laws. For all the people who say you don't need a gun. What's the first thing you would do if someone broke into your house after midnight? Call someone with a gun and hope they got there in time to save you.How many people have a fire extinguisher in their house but have never had a fire? This is no different than owning a gun and not using it till it's needed. Although I would recommend going to a shooting range and practicing with your gun so if you did need it you would be effective with it.You may ask why I use a fire extinguisher as an example? Both Guns and Fire Extinguishers are legal to own and both can be used for good and bad things. Also both can be owned and never needed. You may ask what can be bad about a fire extinguisher? A fire Extinguisher can be used to hit someone over the head or shoot into someone's eyes. Most good people would not do those things with a fire extinguisher to an innocent non threatening human being.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-01-2018, 10:31 AM Reply   
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We already have laws in place to control the sale of guns all we as a nation need to do is enforce them. More laws won't make bad people obey them . Good people shouldn't be penalized for obeying the laws. .
There are NO laws that say mentally ill people can't own guns. What do you have against a law like that?

The police can NOT take a gun away from someone who is on the DO NOT FLY list. What do you have against a law like that?

Why do gun people feel the need to stop reasonable gun laws. I had to pass a test to drive a car. I can't just sell it to anyone without filling out paper work. What is the problem with having the same laws for guns?

The laws in place that "control the sale of guns" have no teeth. We need to write new laws that do have teeth. Do you expect anything to change without writing new laws? Or do you think the idea that you might have to fill out some paperwork or wait a few days to get a gun to much of an inconvenience and its worth the risk of more guns in the hands of nut jobs?
The only reason to be against these kind of common sense laws is if you are a criminal, nut job, or own stock in the gun manufacturers.

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For all the people who say you don't need a gun. What's the first thing you would do if someone broke into your house after midnight? Call someone with a gun and hope they got there in time to save you.
No I would yell get the hell out of my house and they would run away. Burglars are not interested in fighting you they just want to grab something they can sell. Besides which the whole premis is wrong. The VAST majority of burglaries happen on weekdays between 10 and 2 in the afternoon when they think the house is unoccupied. The notion of night burglars takings hostages is as realistic as the idea of a paid assassin.

Why are gun people so afraid of the world around them?

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How many people have a fire extinguisher in their house but have never had a fire? This is no different than owning a gun and not using it till it's needed. Although I would recommend going to a shooting range and practicing with your gun so if you did need it you would be effective with it.You may ask why I use a fire extinguisher as an example? Both Guns and Fire Extinguishers are legal to own and both can be used for good and bad things. Also both can be owned and never needed. You may ask what can be bad about a fire extinguisher? A fire Extinguisher can be used to hit someone over the head or shoot into someone's eyes. Most good people would not do those things with a fire extinguisher to an innocent non threatening human being.
If fire extinguishers where 10 times more likely to explode and kill a family member then ever be used to put out a fire they would be illegal.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 10:51 AM Reply   
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There are NO laws that say mentally ill people can't own guns. What do you have against a law like that?
Deemed unconstitutional by the 2008 SC that you can't take away guns without due process.

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The police can NOT take a gun away from someone who is on the DO NOT FLY list. What do you have against a law like that?
Deemed unconstitutional by the 2008 SC that you can't take away guns without due process.

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Why do gun people feel the need to stop reasonable gun laws. I had to pass a test to drive a car. I can't just sell it to anyone without filling out paper work. What is the problem with having the same laws for guns?
Deemed unconstitutional by the 2008 SC that you can't take away guns without due process.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-01-2018, 11:37 AM Reply   
[QUOTE=fly135;1976132]Deemed unconstitutional by the 2008 SC that you can't take away guns without due process.
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Which is why we need to change that. Its called an AMENDMENT for a reason, the founding fathers wanted us to be able to change it. Tomas Jefferson wrote a letter to James Madison where he asked to put into the constitution that all laws and constitutional AMENDMENTS expire after 18 years and the new government of 18 years in the future can decide if it is still a good idea.

The 2nd Amendment has no place in the modern world so lets get rid of it.
It doesn't make you safer, it doesn't protect you from the government coming to get you, it just kills people unnecessarily and makes small people feel bigger.
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-01-2018, 12:06 PM Reply   
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This whole thread is about people who are familiar with guns and comfortable handling them trying to reason with people who are scared of guns and not comfortable with private citizens who own them. Let's break this down real simple for everyone. If a Policeman with a gun saves your life,he's a good policeman. If a Policeman with a gun takes someone's life without a lawful reason he's a bad policeman. You don't take away all policeman's guns because you would be defenseless against criminals. If you don't think policeman are human then I can't reason with you. I personally think policeman are human first and policeman second. There are good and bad in every profession out there. We already have laws in place to control the sale of guns all we as a nation need to do is enforce them. More laws won't make bad people obey them . Good people shouldn't be penalized for obeying the laws. For all the people who say you don't need a gun. What's the first thing you would do if someone broke into your house after midnight? Call someone with a gun and hope they got there in time to save you.How many people have a fire extinguisher in their house but have never had a fire? This is no different than owning a gun and not using it till it's needed. Although I would recommend going to a shooting range and practicing with your gun so if you did need it you would be effective with it.You may ask why I use a fire extinguisher as an example? Both Guns and Fire Extinguishers are legal to own and both can be used for good and bad things. Also both can be owned and never needed. You may ask what can be bad about a fire extinguisher? A fire Extinguisher can be used to hit someone over the head or shoot into someone's eyes. Most good people would not do those things with a fire extinguisher to an innocent non threatening human being.
Uhhh, no it's not. I'm not "scared of guns", I own two of them. I took a hunter safety course when I was a kid, I qualified with an M-16, and I have a concealed carry permit.

My argument is there are too many guns in this country. It's really simple:

MORE GUNS IN A POPULATION = HIGHER INSTANCES OF GUN VIOLENCE IN A POPULATION

Now, yours and others solution is more guns means more safety. Guess what, it really means higher instances of gun violence.

So you can choose to do two things. Ignore it, but don't get upset or outraged when some deranged individual shoots up a school and kills innocent children. Or we can come up with something sensible and ignore the profits of gun manufacturers. That is the sole purpose of the NRA, maximizing profits.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-01-2018, 2:11 PM Reply   
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Uhhh, no it's not. I'm not "scared of guns", I own two of them. I took a hunter safety course when I was a kid, I qualified with an M-16, and I have a concealed carry permit.

My argument is there are too many guns in this country. It's really simple:

MORE GUNS IN A POPULATION = HIGHER INSTANCES OF GUN VIOLENCE IN A POPULATION

Now, yours and others solution is more guns means more safety. Guess what, it really means higher instances of gun violence.

So you can choose to do two things. Ignore it, but don't get upset or outraged when some deranged individual shoots up a school and kills innocent children. Or we can come up with something sensible and ignore the profits of gun manufacturers. That is the sole purpose of the NRA, maximizing profits.
Your statement about more guns = more gun violence doesn't hold water. Some gun shows have in excess of 10,000 weapons in a acre or so building. No reports of violence. Why? Because guns are inanimate objects. People are the problem. We need a database of people with mental health issues and violent incident arrests. Then a gun dealer can really do a background check . The law is already in place. The information to enforce the law isn't in the database.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-01-2018, 2:54 PM Reply   
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People are the problem. We need a database of people with mental health issues and violent incident arrests. Then a gun dealer can really do a background check . The law is already in place. The information to enforce the law isn't in the database.
Until we close the private sales and gun show loophole, the law that is in place is ineffective.
Why are you against expanding that law so that it works?

FYI: The Vegas shooter had no history of violent incidents, or mental health issues and would have passed the database check.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-05-2018, 6:19 PM Reply   
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Until we close the private sales and gun show loophole, the law that is in place is ineffective.
Why are you against expanding that law so that it works?

FYI: The Vegas shooter had no history of violent incidents, or mental health issues and would have passed the database check.
There's already a law that you can't knowingly sell a gun in a private sale to a felon or someone with a mental history. One problem is enforcement. Same problem with all government laws, enforcement.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 9:24 AM Reply   
Wonder how long it's going to be until we have a mass fire extinguisher clubbing now that it's been revealed that their danger can be compared to guns.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-01-2018, 9:54 AM Reply   
Fire Extinguishers are used everyday to commit crimes. It's commonly known among thieves that fire extinguishers shot all over where the thief has been makes it nearly impossible to get fingerprints after their crimes. I learned that from the police after a break in.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 10:49 AM Reply   
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Fire Extinguishers are used everyday to commit crimes. It's commonly known among thieves that fire extinguishers shot all over where the thief has been makes it nearly impossible to get fingerprints after their crimes. I learned that from the police after a break in.
So your point is that mass killing and covering fingerprints are in some way equivalent enough to bring up this point? Could you be any sillier with your arguments?
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-01-2018, 2:15 PM Reply   
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So your point is that mass killing and covering fingerprints are in some way equivalent enough to bring up this point? Could you be any sillier with your arguments?
I could try, but the fire extinguisher was the best I had without really thinking about it.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 12:10 PM Reply   
If you could just get a SC majority that doesn't ignore the parts of the 2nd they don't like you wouldn't need another amendment. Maybe we could get a SC that ignores the part about not being infringed and only cares about the well regulated part. Wouldn't that be sweet! LOL.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-01-2018, 1:46 PM Reply   
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If you could just get a SC majority that doesn't ignore the parts of the 2nd they don't like you wouldn't need another amendment. Maybe we could get a SC that ignores the part about not being infringed and only cares about the well regulated part. Wouldn't that be sweet! LOL.
So you care more about keeping your guns, than kids getting shot up in schools.
This is an honest question, do you feel that your right to bear arms outweighs the danger it poses to the kids at school?

Oh and on a personal note, talking about kids being killed is not something you should
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LOL.
unless you want everyone else to think you're a _______________
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-01-2018, 2:15 PM Reply   
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So you care more about keeping your guns, than kids getting shot up in schools.
Pretty sure you didn't get what I was saying.
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-01-2018, 4:01 PM Reply   
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So you care more about keeping your guns, than kids getting shot up in schools.
This is an honest question, do you feel that your right to bear arms outweighs the danger it poses to the kids at school?

Oh and on a personal note, talking about kids being killed is not something you should
unless you want everyone else to think you're a _______________
Absolutely. "Its for the children". B.S.. Do you spend your weekends trying to shut down abortion clinics? What about all the kids that die from drugs, what are you doing about that? Teen car accidents?

I'm simply saying, taking guns away will NOT make kids any safer, and in fact, will make mine LESS safe. I WON'T be able to protect them either at home or out on the town without a firearm.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-01-2018, 4:59 PM Reply   
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I'm simply saying, taking guns away will NOT make kids any safer, and in fact, will make mine LESS safe. I WON'T be able to protect them either at home or out on the town without a firearm.
So your saying that you wouldn't pass a screening. So do you have a history of violent behavior or mental issues?

How much gun protecting have your children historically needed? Get into a lot of fights and need to pull your piece on a regular basis?
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-01-2018, 5:55 PM Reply   
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So your saying that you wouldn't pass a screening. So do you have a history of violent behavior or mental issues?

How much gun protecting have your children historically needed? Get into a lot of fights and need to pull your piece on a regular basis?
I would pass a screening, and I did to get my CCW in the firdt place.

I carry daily and have never needed it. Just like my car and house insurance, spare tire, and fire extinguisher.

Are you saying I shouldn't be allowed to protect my family because you don't protect yours?
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-02-2018, 8:47 AM Reply   
Besides which, you get to keep your worthless toys. Why are you against sensible laws to keep them away from the crazies?
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-02-2018, 12:07 PM Reply   
What stats? You guys talk about a buddy who once knew a guy who said some bs you agree with. That is not a stat.
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-02-2018, 12:46 PM Reply   
^yes it is dam it!!!
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-02-2018, 1:31 PM Reply   
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...41825593184165
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-02-2018, 2:57 PM Reply   
I think he is saying you are wrong for having a gun in the first place because it's dangerous for kids, but now that you know it's dangerous you need to turn them in if ONE life is saved.

Nothing said about 11 teenage drivers that die per day from texting and driving though.
Old     (plhorn)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-02-2018, 10:33 PM Reply   
No what I'm saying is we should not give guns to people with a history of violence or mental issues. No-one needs guns that are specifically designed for military use.
We need some common sense regulations but gun nuts are keeping us from getting them.

Oh and on a side note if you are hoarding guns to protect your family I personally think you are an idiot and a coward. And I have ACTUAL stats that back that up.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...ical-attitudes

bunch of wimps thinking that "bad guys" are coming to get you. You still sleep with nightlights too?
Old     (Smoothie)      Join Date: Feb 2018       03-03-2018, 5:35 AM Reply   
Lol I don't know how reputable psychology today is, but that article has a clear bias and agenda. Fake News might be too harsh, but it seems close. Oh, and the article has no stats to back up your view that having guns is bad, or are for idiots or cowards?

You call people wimps and state no one is out to get us, yet you think we should take away guns because there are bad people out there with them who intend to do others harm.

Which is it, are people out there dangerous or are they not?

Btw, your Mom just said it's time to come upstairs for dinner.

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Old     (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       03-03-2018, 8:30 AM Reply   
the problem is most pro-gun people equate common sense gun laws with taking guns away. What is wrong with closing the gun show loop hole or making background checks mandatory on every single purchase (even used guns)? What is wrong with denying gun rights to convicted domestic abusers? If you truly are an upstanding citizen, you will have no problem getting a gun. Does anyone on here really want or think that banning all guns will ever happen, or that the gov't is going to try and take their guns away?
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-03-2018, 9:36 AM Reply   
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the problem is most pro-gun people equate common sense gun laws with taking guns away. What is wrong with closing the gun show loop hole or making background checks mandatory on every single purchase (even used guns)? What is wrong with denying gun rights to convicted domestic abusers? If you truly are an upstanding citizen, you will have no problem getting a gun. Does anyone on here really want or think that banning all guns will ever happen, or that the gov't is going to try and take their guns away?
Exactly, the NRA has them convinced that any type of gun restrictions will result in all guns being seized.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-03-2018, 10:10 AM Reply   
Wake: like most of your statements they are based on your own personal opinion and NOT facts.
Example
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Exactly, the NRA has them convinced that any type of gun restrictions will result in all guns being seized.
Let me fix this statement for you
Real life laws have NRA convinced that any type of gun restrictions will result in all guns being seized.

Baby steps my friend baby steps. Never invite a vampire into your home. Never give the anti gun folk Anything!
Old     (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-03-2018, 1:30 PM Reply   
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Wake: like most of your statements they are based on your own personal opinion and NOT facts.
Example
Let me fix this statement for you
Real life laws have NRA convinced that any type of gun restrictions will result in all guns being seized.

Baby steps my friend baby steps. Never invite a vampire into your home. Never give the anti gun folk Anything!
Sure thing, but let's not pretend you're upset when innocent kids are gunned down at school.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-03-2018, 2:07 PM Reply   
2 schools had Social Media posted gun threats that closed 2 schools down on Friday. I guess gun are to blame for this!

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