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Time to take the gun from the American public!

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Dear OP,

You must not be from around here, nor do you really understand history in the sense of a nations right to defend itself under the guise of a established democracy.

a few points to shoot across yer brow if i may, and we've beaten this horse before.

1) Taking guns away will not stop crime.

2) A armed society is a polite society.

3) if someone is hell bent on doing you harm, gun or no gun, they're gonna find a way to do it.

4) Guns are the reason why this country has not been invaded by another country, and the last 2 that tried was stopped short of their effort due to the fact that everyone here owns guns.

5) A gun is a tool, much like a power drill, a sledge hammer, a knife, even a lowly ole frying pan. If applied with force to a human body, it will likely kill you.

6) Guns aren't the problem, the laws set forth by the government to hinder its citizens to their god given right to defend themselves is.

Are you starting to understand? I have no interest in what you choose to buy and what you choose to do in your life....they are your actions and none of my business. I would appreciate if you would stay out of mine and stop trying to dictate how lawful people should live theirs. I assure you the problem isn't as big as you think it is.

Maybe you should be trying to get guns banned in Africa where the dictators there like to kill thousands of their own for no good reason...why not? By your logic thats murder also isn't it? Betcha if some of those african villagers had guns...less of them would be dead.

America will only remain free if we are allowed to defend ourselves, guns are the tool that makes that assertion easier. Those who would give up freedom in place of security deserve neither.




posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:27 AM
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Originally posted by Sly1one

No guns is the reason the american patriots will have to bail europes collective arses out of yet another dictatorial jam like in WWII...



i don't actually remember americans picking up the handguns they keep in their homes to protect themselves, jumping on a plane or a boat and rushing over to shoot a nazi with it?

WWII was a conflict between countries and their armies. It had nothing to do with american citizens who arm themselves in their home.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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This thread makes me want to shoot guns.
I think I'll break open a case of ammo and shoot it all just for the OP.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:28 AM
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Ever heard of the Phoenix Project,SOCOM or even the term infiltration?
You evidently know squat about jungle, urban warfare and reconnaissance,history and you obviously have never been in a war.My Cavalry squadron (A combined arms battalion)would die in Compton,with air,with artillery.Why?
Because even Black widows die in ant hills.
We could do damage but that would just make it far worse.Then they would steal our guns and weapons to go after the next hapless unit.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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LOL

Australian Police carry guns because Australia is full of immigrant crime families from Russia, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Africa, Europe, United States, Latin America, Phillipines, Middle East. They all have guns and the Australian Police are S*&T scared of them..


Also a lot of the country hicks have guns and they do shoot just about anything that moves for fun.

We have armed Indonesian Fishing fleets that constantly invade the AU coastline as far south as Sydeny, because their fishing grounds are empty. We have religious crackpot organisations detinating small nuclear devices in our outback and poachers killing/smuggling our wildlife (Fisheries and Wildlife officers also carry guns).

We have Gang Warfare and violence on our transport systems and now our Transport Potective services also carry sidearms.

People seem to think that Australia is such a lovely place to visit and that we are the lucky country...lol

We are just as swamped with violent crime as the rest of the world and it's worse for us, cause we have about 1/5 the population of the US. So the crimes are more noticable.

Don't make any difference that the majority of Australians were disarmed two decades ago, the people who do all the crimes still have them and the victims are the ones who didn't have them to protect themselves.

The law here clearly states that it is illegal to protect yourself. That is the job of the police, Victims of crime should never fight back. The victim should always allow criminals to rape or even kill them (or face being charged themselves). But it's OK, The law will eventually avenge you by catching the criminal and put him in prison for 5 - 6 years (you usually only get longer than 10 years for repeat offences...lols)

Americans have it so damn lucky with the freedoms they have. I hope you shove your guns down the throats of anyone who tries to take them from you and blow them clean away..!!

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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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Seriously. Good luck.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:35 AM
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Can't tell if trolling, or just ignorant.

Ask Pol Pot, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and all your other idealist, utopian world buddies about gun control. It's funny how people so open minded that their brains fall out all have some "perfect world" perception that only sounds nice in their delusional mind that in application would turn society into "1984" on steroids.

The irony is that in such a situation you "peacenics" would die fast, and hard. Most people who own weapons also train their most important weapon, the mind. You guys are too busy scheming up how to hand the world over to the next despot. If you got what you asked for it would be the end of you, and all you can do is scoff at the people with enough intestinal fortitude to protect themselves, and the sheeple by proxy.

The crime rate in America is going down, and by a considerable rate. It's the sensationalism of what crimes still happen that has increased. Goose step back to the socialist hole you poped out of before someone without a perception issue with reality hurts your feelings further. Your eternal potentate of the new world order isn't hear to bring you solace just yet. He still has us "gun nutters" to deal with first.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by lacrimaererum
 


I don't know what I find more disturbing. You wanting the american public disarmed or this.




Well did you ever think it might be time to change the constitution. Its 2012. Maybe its time for a new one?


I am not surprised.
You are clearly fond of living in the past with avatar that has Hitler in it. So you are 'no to change' kinda guy? The constitution is sacred and cannot be changed.

How is society ever going to progress. Its days like these that we are living in with so much turmoil and disater that people need to stand up.

Start addressing our problems with our solutions. Not with solutions created over 230 years ago.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:40 AM
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Originally posted by lacrimaererum

Originally posted by thehoneycomb
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I don't know what I find more disturbing. You wanting the american public disarmed or this.




Well did you ever think it might be time to change the constitution. Its 2012. Maybe its time for a new one?


I am not surprised.
You are clearly fond of living in the past with avatar that has Hitler in it. So you are 'no to change' kinda guy? The constitution is sacred and cannot be changed.

How is society ever going to progress. Its days like these that we are living in with so much turmoil and disater that people need to stand up.

Start addressing our problems with our solutions. Not with solutions created over 230 years ago.


If this is so true, then shouldn't that also apply to Christians who revolve their lives around a book that was written over 2000 years ago..>


Because a lot of the people calling for these reforms are mainly christian group, who want guns out of peoples hands. They are being very contridictive by saying that a 230 year old proclimation should be voided, but will never give up their own bible, which is just as oudated...!!
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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Originally posted by lacrimaererum

why now?

we are supposed be becoming more educated, more aware, more enlightened, more understanding, more compassionate, more intelligent, better people?

there is no future for a society where a person carries a weapon in his pocket that can end the life of another human (quite often a child or a relative) in the blink of an eye.


WOW...just wow... First of all, where are you from?

Second of all, the more educated, more aware and more enlightened, and understanding people in the world know that civilians need to be able to defend themselves...

Pretty words are not going to stop any criminal, and the police more often than not arrive too late at the scene of a crime to stop criminals from killing people...

You sir, or mam, are neither enlightenened, aware, nor more intelligent, on the contrary you are another ignorant person who doesn't know what he/she is talking about.

It has been demonstrated time and again in these forums that countries where citizens are disarmed experience MORE CRIMES, and including crimes with guns, and including handguns, than it was before the draconian laws banning citizens from owning firearms.

We do not need a new Constitution, we need the government to abide and protect the U.S. Constitution and the PEOPLE they are supposed to represent.

For your information even Ghandi knew that allowing citizens from owning firearms is important to keep a nation free and safe.


Mahatma Gandhi - _Gandhi, An Autobiography_, page 446
- Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.


and...


Mahatma Gandhi -
- In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.



Mahatma Gandhi -
- It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.



We don't need the military to roam the streets advocating Martial Law, we need more citizens armed, so when another criminal, or criminals decide to commit a crime they can be stopped by the citizens.


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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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1) Taking guns away will not stop crime.


Very true, I can't see anyone disagreeing with that but I don't think anyone has claimed it will stop crime. It will reduce the number of shootings though. Even if you take out the number of armed criminals you will have a number of people involved in shootings that either have just had the day from hell or they are on a melt down. How many lives have been saved by the victims having a gun? That's a very hard figure to work out.




2) A armed society is a polite society.


So is an unarmed one, depending on the values and culture.




3) if someone is hell bent on doing you harm, gun or no gun, they're gonna find a way to do it.


Sure, but with the ease at which guns can be acquired the chances are that person will use a gun.




4) Guns are the reason why this country has not been invaded by another country, and the last 2 that tried was stopped short of their effort due to the fact that everyone here owns guns


I seriously don't think the reason you've not been invaded is due to everyone owning guns. It's more to do with the strength of your military.




5) A gun is a tool, much like a power drill, a sledge hammer, a knife, even a lowly ole frying pan. If applied with force to a human body, it will likely kill you


It's the fact that they have range and can pump out multiple shots is the problem. Sure I can see the benefits of having one for defence if you are being attacked but you'd have to have prior warning, enough to unclip, aim and fire.

6) Guns aren't the problem, the laws set forth by the government to hinder its citizens to their god given right to defend themselves is.

You could say nukes or explosives aren't the problem but the people who use them.
We have a grey area on defending yourself which has been addressed and we can use 'reasonable force' on an attacker. Yeah, great if you're fit and able but the reality of you becoming a statistic of violent crime is very low.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:51 AM
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Come on and tryin take my guns bubba. I'll give it to you barrel first.
I cant argue with the instances that you provided where people killed someone with guns. I can say however why not go and check the statistics on deaths related to automobiles in the country or even in your own country. I guarantee you the number is even higher than that with guns. Then check out the number of guns to the number of crimes related to guns. The media shows people all the deaths and pshycos but they never show the responsibile gun owners because that dosent make for good news.

Trust me on this even if they were to take guns away it wouldnt make a difference. Criminals will still find ways to get their hands on guns. The only ones that are going to benefit from a gun ban are the criminals because that shows them that all law abiding citizens will now be unarmed therefore become easier targets. The second one that would benefit would be the government folk who then would have unarmed pesants that they could then totally dominate. Trust me if guns were takin out of the hands of responsible owners like myself and many others the crime rate would double if not quadruple because people would become easy targets. I'm sorry but most criminals will hesitate if they believe that the person they are choosing to victimize may be packing heat.

My point here is guns dont kill people. People kill people. (as do husbands that come home early) If someone is dead set on taking the life of another they are going to find a way no matter what. They will use knives, clubs, vechicles, poison, explosives or their bare hands even. So bottom line is taking guns from responible citizens isnt going to solve anything. I dont know where you are from but I apologize that you do not get to experience the piece of mind that comes with being able to own your own gun. But I respectfully ask dont try to take my freedoms away as well.






GET SOME!
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
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Remember what the Nazis did to their own citizenry. They brainwashed them into thinking they were nothing. They can easily call Americans they dont like terrorists and that will automatically send up the patriot flags and the soldiers will kill without hesitation. Its already happening. The soldiers will not revolt. They need their paychecks.

Fair enough on the ability to demonize a segment of the population. You're right on that. Half the nation was ready to go lynch militias after the 1995 OK bombing. I suppose another incident of that kind played hard in the right directions for public sympathy could do terrible things for things to follow.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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It always amazes me how Americans just dont get it when it comes to guns, despite the fact its legal for most of you to carry weapons for "safety" you have by far and away the highest number of gun deaths in the world. More even than all those backward barbaric African countries where killing the next tribe is an acceptable practice.

American society as a whole is sick and therefore guns should be banned across the board, You talk about protecting yourselves from your own government, why not make a stand and get a government whom you dont need protecting from?
Lets just say they do send the military after you to put you in some camp, how long do you think you and your family are going to be alive after you shoot the first soldier that knocks on your door? I reckon 10 min if your lucky

About needing them in the face of a foreign invasion... thats just ridiculous. If any foreign army can best the worlds most technologically advanced and most experienced army then your semi automatics with night vision and laser scopes arent gonna do you much good.

You want criminals to have no guns, make guns completely illegal and impose a mandatory jail sentence on anyone caught with a gun, Give it 10-20 years and America should be in line with the rest of the civilised world.

The whole countries attitude needs to change, it should never be acceptable nor necessary to own a gun



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 03:55 AM
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I don't know what drugs you are on, but I would get off them quickly, because if any of those supposed "sh*t scared police" find you, you'll be arrested on the spot for transporting narcotics.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:08 AM
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Originally posted by Domo1


Seriously. Good luck.


Damn that picture was hard to take. The stupid envelope threw off the camera in my cell phone. Envelope and writing looks good, can't see the gun, gun looks good, can't see the writing. Need to learn how to use my real camera.

Is OP mad that it took me 15 minutes to have that gun in my hand, legally owning it? Is OP mad that it takes me the same amount of time to buy a handgun? Remember when you fill out that transfer form the first question is YES, the rest are NO.

OP should find some brief happiness thinking about how long it took me to get that damn EoTech zeroed in. Another 10 minutes.

The awful wait between buying a new AR, slapping on an old holo sight, bore sighting then zeroing. Oh wait, YAY Ars are fun.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:13 AM
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It always amazes me how Americans just dont get it when it comes to guns


I used to feel that way too. However, when you consider the age of the Country and it's early history, you can understand how gun ownership is popular amongst its citizens. Not that many generations have past from tits early days. Give it a few hundred more and it will be a different story. Maybe they'll still have them, i don't know.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:16 AM
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Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Come and take them, skippy.

I'll give you the ammo first. Think I am kidding? Try me.


What you are seeing is the result of years of anti-gun lies and rhetoric, making people afraid of guns. Looks like it worked on you.

So people don't carry them for protection like many should. Businesses don't allow guns on their property as a condition of employment, rendering their employees helpless to defend themselves when some disgruntled ex-employee saunters through the front door to melee on their former boss and whoever else happens to be around.

Guns aren't allowed on college campuses, rendering the students helpless to defend themselves when some half-baked student cracks under pressure and decides to take it out on the people around him.

Sorry to say you are going to get shouted down and schooled. Brace yourself.


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How about, we give all afghans the same right to bear arms as you have so they can defend themselves too
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posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:23 AM
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I am not sure that some people get it. When most of the people I know say "From my cold dead hands." its not just some saying they like to spout out. We mean it. There are not enough police and military in the nation. It would be a bloodbath, but perhaps that is what they want I suppose. Gungrabbing advocates, just remember that people like you brought the bloodiest war in the history of the world upon the nation if it ever does happen. Hope you got a bulletproof house and a bomb shelter, because it will get ugly, and wherever you live will not be immune to the death and destruction that would be rained down.



posted on Apr, 4 2012 @ 04:24 AM
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I S&F your article b/c I believe ppl need to be aware of the dangers of ppl like you, and your way of thinking.

And I hope I don't end up sounding like a douche, b/c that is not my intent.

Rather than go on and give yet another example of why this is so horrendous, via the Constitution and criminals having guns only argument, I have to ask a more not so obvious question; do you even bother READING what else is on this website?

I'm not being factious here, truly, I'm asking you do you NOT absolutely see, an incremental trend in tyranny worldwide? It's the boiling frog syndrome, but it is still on the rise, and day by day our rights get stripped away.

Ppl run their mouths off, thinking just because THEY don't see their rights stripped away, or they have "nothing to hide", that nothing is going on. Well I'm sorry you have had your head up your bum all these years, maybe you should read/watch something other than MSM news and see what's really happening.

Fourth amendment gone in Indiana, "free speech zones" near capitol buildings. (Wave bye bye first amendment) President ordering the death of American citizens, (Bubye due process) Implosion of the economy by DESIGN, and the ppl responsible getting away with it again and again and again.

Now, having said all THAT, I HAVE to ask the OP, when the SHTF, (and it will eventually happen, despite those who live in an alternative reality) what are we supposed to use against those that come against us, harsh language? Are we supposed to get on our knees and beg for our lives? (Like the jews in the Polish ghettos?) Are we supposed to believe that "they will do the right thing" when they haven't been doing the right thing by us for DECADES?

Your kind of thinking only helps the Elite and would make all of us slaves even further and faster.



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