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originally posted by: INEVERQUIT
Listen up people. I have some venting to do. Since this is the rant section, a ranting I will go.
Let's get this straight------>
Guns do not kill without assistance from PEOPLE.
Bombs do not explode without assistance from PEOPLE.
Cars do not crash without assistance from PEOPLE.
Drugs do not cause death without assistance from PEOPLE.
Everyone wants to blame everything for anything on something, but they all have one very important common
denominator, what could that be I wonder, hmmmm, oh it must be PEOPLE.
I want to make it clear, I am a PERSON so I am included. I just get so angry when the obvious gets overlooked. I personally, have tried very hard to avoid being the type of PERSON that refuses to accept responsibility for their own actions.
That is why, I do not own a gun, I do not manufacture bombs, I do not drive impaired or while texting or talking or Blue Toothing or being distracted by something, I do take pain pills and if I overdose on them it will be because I did it.
End of Rant
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: INEVERQUIT
Well, it's difficult to ban people, or certain tyoes of people.
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
No, sorry, people kill people.
My gun is right over there and it's not running around shooting any one. My shotgun has been hanging on the rack for....can't remember the last time I shot it.....and it's not killing any one. People do these things. Whether they do it with a gun, a hammer or a golf club, it's not the weapon, it's the maniac on the other end.
Anti 2nd keep saying we should ban assault weapons. Define assault weapon. Any gun used is an assault weapon. There are so many guns that do exactly the same thing, but folks want to ban a gun because it looks like a military style weapon, without realizing that the only difference between an AR and a hunting rifle are purely cosmetic. Same round, same capacity, but the one looks scary and the other, well that's ok, because it doesn't look like the other.
This is the same gun with cosmetic changes only and the ignorant want to ban the one that looks scary.
ETA - Do nuclear weapons launch themselves.......or does it take a person to make that decision to push the button?
originally posted by: Bybyots
a reply to: seasonal
I'm talking about not providing military grade, "ball"-type" ammunition. the kind I was provided with in the military for my assault rifle, to civilians.
You get .22lr for your little fantasy life, if there is one, and that's it.
Then rapiers and single-shot dueling pistols.
Believe me, the rapiers will become WoC when it come to CC.
?? please embelish on this i dont understand.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
Well, you can also argue we should allow people to own nukes, grenade launchers and chemical weapons. We shouldn't have to worry about it because these weapons don't kill people, people do! I don't know about everyone else, but I wouldn't be comfortable allowing people to own those weapons.
There is no way that our founding fathers could have foreseen how guns would develop to the point where you could kill a regiment of soldiers in a matter of seconds. The 2nd Amendment was clearly designed to meet the need for a militia.
I don't see a problem with gun ownership. However, owning automatic rifles, machine guns and other guns that can wipe out a crowd of people in a matter of seconds is insane! They simply shouldn't be in the hands of the general populace. It's foolish to think everyone is mentally stable and responsible to own such a weapon that can kill on a massive scale.
Ask yourself, if your next door neighbor had an arsenal of automatic weapons who displayed bouts of uncontrolled anger, would you feel comfortable standing up for his right to own these weapons?
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Saying guns don't kill people people do is the most stupid argument second amendment advocates have.
Guns kill people just acsept it.