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Calif. gray whale found shot with .50 cal machine gun

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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 05:03 AM
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Originally posted by jedimiller
I mean come on. it's enough..machine guns or whatever other weapons should be BANNED!


Guns don't kill people. People kill people. It is our constitutional right to bear firearms. I don't own any, but comes the time I would need one I'm sure I would wish I had one.

What do you plan to do without a gun if we are under martial law and looters are breaking into your home, stealing your stuff, and raping your children? You plan on using a whale harpoon to take them out?




posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by apc
All this time I thought the aliens were just pissed at us for killing all the whales...


They were. Didn't you see Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home?



Originally posted by FreeThinkerIdealist
I personally would like a Star Trek TNG kind of world, where money is abolished as well as poverty, starvation, discrimination, etc. for the most part. Traveling through space and seeing the sights wouldn't be bad either.


And even in Star Trek, they had weapons. They had hand-held phasers, phaser guns, and photon torpedos.

[edit on 9/12/2007 by pjslug]



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by pjslug
What do you plan to do without a gun if we are under martial law and looters are breaking into your home, stealing your stuff, and raping your children? You plan on using a whale harpoon to take them out?


no, whale harpoons should be banned too. Also, being mean or negative should be banned. Everyone that wants to buy a gun should just go and read "the secret" and take some yoga. This world would resolve all of its problems if everyone knew the secret.
[/bleeding with sarcasm and disdain]



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 05:36 AM
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Truthfully, if every househeld had a gun, there would be far less criminal activity. It's like the principle of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) -- having weapons is a deterent.

Canadians have a lot more guns then Americans and they keep their doors unlocked. They also have a much less angry and hostile media. Their crime rate is a fraction of what it is in the U.S.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:12 AM
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Uhh, I wouldn't go as far as saying that Canada has more firearms in their homes than Americans do. That's a big void to fill in difference. I think what you meant to say was that crime in Canada is so low that people trust each other enough to keep their doors unlocked.

And yes I saw Bowling for Columbine.

Quite frankly it sucked.

Shattered OUT...


apc

posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by FreeThinkerIdealist
I personally would like a Star Trek TNG kind of world, where money is abolished as well as poverty, starvation, discrimination, etc. for the most part.

With the progress genetic engineering is making this just might be possible seeing as you would have to completely redesign human nature.

As much as I love me some TNG, Star Trek was largely Socialist propaganda with characters usually used to portray opposing economic ideals as barbaric and unevolved.



I find hunting sick. I am angered that anyone in these times are still allowed to hunt whale, dolphin (porpoise), or mostly any other animal.

Hunting is necessary as humans have displaced many natural predators. In America for example, we no longer have the numbers of bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes and wolves that we once had, as humans have expanded into their former habitats. Without hunting, the deer population for example would explode causing a great deal of ecological damage before nature restored balance by starving most of them to death.

I appreciate your overall attitude towards guns however. I think it all boils down to freedom of individual choice.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by Thousand

There is absolutely no reason that a private citizen needs to own a 50 cal. None at all. It can't be used for personal defense, and if an 'enthusiast' wants to use one for target practice, he should have to go to a licensed firing range and use one there.

[edit on 10/9/2007 by Thousand]


let me try to translate.

there is no reason in YOUR life as to why YOU would need a .50 cal so YOU are going so far as to say NOBODY should have one...

why can't it be used for personal defense?


save it dude...

just about anything can kill. i can kill you with my coffee cup if i wanted to



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 09:58 AM
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Whoa Boondock! We should ban coffee cups then. Careful what you do.

Shattered OUT...



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