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Gun Ownership Quiz

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posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 01:27 AM
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for 9 and 10 - no

but i can recognize a systematic pattern of behavior...
which is not predicting the future but can tell what a persons
next though / move is...




posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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According to your answer to #1, your answer to number 2 should be "If I have children yes"


1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?
If you have children Yes
2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?
No


1)Relative to ones authority over another. Appropriately answered as such.
2) Relative to anothers authority over myself. I am not a child. Appropriately answered as such.


Ok, if someone else thinks they can conduct your life better than you can you are are you ok with them doing so? Or are you the only one awesome enough to do that?

4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?
YES!


I am the only one awesome enough yes.


Your answer implies that if something as asinine as breathing were made illegal you would call someone who did such a thing a "criminal' based solely on the reasoning that "its illegal" and that is the end of that...Do you have an opinion about the "law"? or do you just obey it regardless of your personal morals/ethics/standards etc...(assuming you have any)

5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?
Only if it is against the law and you are caught with the weapon.


Answered appropriately.
Legality is determined by law. Crime is determined by the transgression of law.
If the concept of the context of the question were applied as

5) Is the mere act of "emberscott urinating on the back of Sly1one's neck" a crime?
regardless of emberscott's personal morals/ethics/standards etc... (assuming emberscott as any)



The question is simple. Why suddenly make someone a "criminal" for doing something you said you didn't think was a "crime"...since you answered "no" to 6 and 7 the answer to this question should be "you shouldn't" or "they wouldn't be"


8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?
Wait... what?


My answer does not have to be what you want it to be. I still fail to understand the question. Answered appropriately



What is your reasoning for doing so? Why wouldn't you bring a gun?

15) would you bring a knife to a gun fight?
Absolutely.


I am a ninja.


It's not a strange question if you have read what some of the people in the anti-gun threads are implying...

16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?
Strange question. No


"un-invent" I suppose I got stuck there.



the key word in your answer is "USED"...a gun on its own does nothing but hold down paper...the answer to this question should be "no, people do"

17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?

If used properly Yes.


Who is answering these questions you or me? Tools must be used in order to serve a purpose. Weapons are tools. People are tools.
Maybe you should have posed the question as
"If a person uses a gun to kill another person, which is the owner of responsibility for the resulting death, the gun or the person using the gun?"


As crimes involving other means of violence increase and pick up the slack...knives, clubs, old fashioned ass whooppins, etc etc....would they be next to be outlawed? At what point would it stop?

18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?


Answered appropriately. I somehow missed all that extra stuff in the original question.



Maybe, but for some hunting isn't a sport, its to put food on the table? Do they not count? If you are merely wanting to put food on your table, why wouldn't you use the most efficient method possible?

19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?

Too easy to hunt with guns.




Why not add extra stuff to the questions for others who answered the original questions?
I am beginning to take this personal. Had I known you wanted specific answers I would not have posted.


After reading this. post by Sly1one I realize you are trolling. So I do not like you anymore. And I do not want to play with you anymore.


edit on 10-4-2012 by emberscott because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by Sly1one
1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?


Our government does it all the time, codified by the founding fathers with the first 10 amendments.


2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?

You believe in the constitution right? Obviously you believe you have the right to tell me how I can and cannot live.


3) Would you be willing to enforce a "no gun" world with "guns"??

Would you be willing to enforce a gun world with more guns?


4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?

The founding fathers believed that.


5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?

It can be, if society deems it necessary.


6) Does owning a gun make you a criminal?

If #5 applies, then yes.


7) Is someone suddenly a violent human being who cannot be trusted when they own a gun?

For the most part, yes.


8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?

They weren't so this question doesn't apply.


9) Can you predict the future?

No.


10) Can anyone predict the future?

With the right numbers, yes.


11) Do you believe statistics and probability enough to accurately predict the future?

I depend on it everyday when I read the weather report.


12) Do you believe statistics and probability is enough to justify laws that strip people of their rights and/or interfere with their lives?

What rights are they being stripped of? The rights that their government and society give them? Just as easy to take them away as it is to give them.


13) Do you believe in preemptive laws?

List me some and I'll tell you if I agree with them.


14) Do you believe in preemptive incarceration?

Yes, under varying circumstances. If a person has either a verifiable history of committing certain acts and has shown no distinctive ability to reform or has preemptively declared they would perform a certain illegal act then they should be incarcerated for 1) the protection of society and 2) rehabilitation for reintroduction into society.


15) would you bring a knife to a gun fight?

If I were that good with a knife, sure.


16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?

Some people believe 'laws' can disprove science. Why can't they un-invent things as well?


17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?

They make it a lot easier to accomplish.


18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?

It will greatly reduce it. The question also depends on what the meaning of 'violent crime' is.


19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?

If you'd like to hunt for personal use, you should be allowed to.


20) After taking into consideration history (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, etc) and the fact that even trained military professionals can lose their S*** and slaughter people for no reason what so ever (recent afghan slaughter)...what justifies them to have guns, while others cannot?

If the military is entrusted to protect the country they should be entrusted with weapons in times of war. We already have militias in the form of the national guard, there's no reason for private American citizens to have the arsenal available to them that they have now.


21) Do you believe people who are trained to kill other people for a living are less "violent" than your next door neighbor? If no, then why arm the military and strip common people?

Because your next door neighbor can join the military, it doesn't mean they have to have a weapon on them all the time.


I await answers anxiously...

The only reason I want a gun in my home is because of fear. Not of tyrannical governments but of right-wing crackpots who gleefully boast about their desire to kill liberals, socialists, homos and anyone else that doesn't fit their worldview.

I don't live with fear though, I'm sorry that you and so many others do.
edit on 10-4-2012 by links234 because: Changed #14.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Those questions go beyond gun ownership.

Believing you can predict the future and know best how others should live their lives are fundamental traits of all government.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?
A NO.
2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?
A NO.
3) Would you be willing to enforce a "no gun" world with "guns"??
A NO.
4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?
A NO.
5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?
A NO.
6) Does owning a gun make you a criminal?
A NO.
7) Is someone suddenly a violent human being who cannot be trusted when they own a gun?
A NO.
8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?
I wouldn't
9) Can you predict the future?
A NO.
10) Can anyone predict the future?
A NO.
11) Do you believe statistics and probability enough to accurately predict the future?
A NO.
12) Do you believe statistics and probability is enough to justify laws that strip people of their rights and/or interfere with their lives?
A NO.
13) Do you believe in preemptive laws?
define please
14) Do you believe in preemptive incarceration?
A NO.
15) would you bring a knife to a gun fight?
b-s question
16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?
A NO.
17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?
A NO.
18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?
A NO.
19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?
A. Ask the hunter - not relevant to this series.
20) After taking into consideration history (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, etc) and the fact that even trained military professionals can lose their S*** and slaughter people for no reason what so ever (recent afghan slaughter)...what justifies them to have guns, while others cannot?
A. Insert 100 loaded guns into a room. Lock it for 100 years. After that span, check to see how many guns shot another gun.
21) Do you believe people who are trained to kill other people for a living are less "violent" than your next door neighbor? If no, then why arm the military and strip common people?
A. People - aka: human beings, kill with or without guns. Killing was happening long before them and will exist long after. The problem is in the human condition, not the innanimate tool.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:41 PM
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1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?
Yes. The young and extemely mentally incapacitated
2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?
NO.
3) Would you be willing to enforce a "no gun" world with "guns"??
NO.
4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?
NO., except as noted in 1) above
5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?
NO. Unless you are a convicted felon, or noted in 1) above
6) Does owning a gun make you a criminal?
NO.
7) Is someone suddenly a violent human being who cannot be trusted when they own a gun?
NO.
8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?
NO CRIMINAL
9) Can you predict the future?
NO.
10) Can anyone predict the future?
NO. Well let me qualify this--not of this world.
11) Do you believe statistics and probability enough to accurately predict the future?
NO.
12) Do you believe statistics and probability is enough to justify laws that strip people of their rights and/or interfere with their lives?
NO.
13) Do you believe in preemptive laws?
CONTIGENT ON SITUATION/TYPE of LAW
14) Do you believe in preemptive incarceration?
NOT NORMALLY; STILL IS CONTIGENT ON SITUATION/TYPE OF LAW
15) would you bring a knife to a gun fight?
NO
16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?
NO.
17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?
NO. PEOPLE KILLING PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE
18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?
NO.
19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?
NOT A HUNTER YET--WOULDN'T KNOW
20) After taking into consideration history (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, etc) and the fact that even trained military professionals can lose their S*** and slaughter people for no reason what so ever (recent afghan slaughter)...what justifies them to have guns, while others cannot?
NONE
21) Do you believe people who are trained to kill other people for a living are less "violent" than your next door neighbor? If no, then why arm the military and strip common people?
NO; AND I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF STRIPPING COMMON PEOPLE EXCEPT AS APPLIES IN 1 above...

Now, OP, are you going to provide results, discussion, and/or related conclusions/ideas related to your quiz?



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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I have some questions..

Should a person have a right to own a "silencer" or suppressor?

Should a person have the right to own a fully automatic machine gun?

In most states, if you fill out some paperwork and pass a background check, you can own a "silencer" or to speak technically, a suppressor.

Also you can own a machine gun, again just takes paperwork and a background check (and $$$).

I am OK with this.



1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?

Yes. I believe I and all people have the RIGHT to FREE SPEECH. Nobody is forced to follow my suggestions.

2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?

Yes, everyone has the right to tell me anything they like. I do not have to subscribe to their opinions.

3) Would you be willing to enforce a "no gun" world with "guns"??

No.

4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?

I believe I conduct my life better than some, and worse than others. Yes, often times I can see how a person could improve their life. However, I do not interject myself in to their affairs unless it would not be intrusive. By trade I am an efficiency consultant, so I am especially suited to this kind of mindset with regards to business operations.

5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?

Laws very drastically around the country.
If I were dictator, no, "owning a gun" would not be crime.

6) Does owning a gun make you a criminal?

Nope.

7) Is someone suddenly a violent human being who cannot be trusted when they own a gun?

No.

8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?

What?

9) Can you predict the future?

Usually.

10) Can anyone predict the future?

Absolutely. For instance, everyday outside my office I see people predict that if they put one foot in front of the other and strategically shift their weight, they will be able to maneuver their body through the ether and arrive at a destination.



11) Do you believe statistics and probability enough to accurately predict the future?

Yes, when given enough valid data.

12) Do you believe statistics and probability is enough to justify laws that strip people of their rights and/or interfere with their lives?

Yes, if the statistics are proven to be valid and reliable.

13) Do you believe in preemptive laws?

No. However, I am not well versed on the subject so I am open to the idea that there may be a good argument for some preemptive laws.

14) Do you believe in preemptive incarceration?

No.

15) Would you bring a knife to a gun fight?

Yes, because I may run out of bullets.

16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?

Only the laws of nature. Knowledge can be forgotten through great disaster.

17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?

No

18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?

No

19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?

I would prefer hunters attend a basic safety class.
It is my understanding that many (most?) public regions require a hunting license to legally hunt.

For wildlife management purposes this seems reasonable.

On private property, I say let people do what they want.

20) After taking into consideration history (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, etc) and the fact that even trained military professionals can lose their S*** and slaughter people for no reason what so ever (recent afghan slaughter)...what justifies them to have guns, while others cannot?

If guns were more readily available to populations living under military occupation, would the level of violence be higher? (Assuming yes) Does this justify not allowing civilians in militarized zones gun ownership? The only safe answer here is a hurr durr.

Anything can be justified rightly or wrongly with "rationality".

Q: Is it ok to murder people?
A: No.

Q: Then why did you shoot him?
A: Because.... insert (ir)rationality

21) Do you believe people who are trained to kill other people for a living are less "violent" than your next door neighbor? If no, then why arm the military and strip common people?

Those who are trained to kill are not necessarily less violent than my next door neighbor, however they are probably a better marksman. The chance of a stray bullet killing an unintended target is higher when being fired by an untrained scared civilian.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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I just wanted to chime in and say there is nothing wrong with bringing a knife to a gun fight, as long as you also bring guns, body armor, and grenades. Be prepared!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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1) Do you believe you or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell anyone how they can and cannot live?
2) Do you believe I or any other number of people have the RIGHT to tell YOU how you can and cannot live?
3) Would you be willing to enforce a "no gun" world with "guns"??
4) Do you believe you know better how to conduct others lives than they do?
5) Is the mere act of "owning a gun" a crime?
6) Does owning a gun make you a criminal?
7) Is someone suddenly a violent human being who cannot be trusted when they own a gun?
8) If the answers to 5,6,7 are "NO" then why suddenly turn someone into a criminal for committing no "crimes"?
9) Can you predict the future?
10) Can anyone predict the future?
11) Do you believe statistics and probability enough to accurately predict the future?
12) Do you believe statistics and probability is enough to justify laws that strip people of their rights and/or interfere with their lives?
13) Do you believe in preemptive laws?
14) Do you believe in preemptive incarceration?
15) would you bring a knife to a gun fight?
16) Do you believe "laws" can "un-invent" guns?
17) Do you believe "guns" kill people?
18) Do you believe removing guns will eliminate violent crime?
19) What are your beliefs for gun ownership and hunting?
20) After taking into consideration history (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc, etc) and the fact that even trained military professionals can lose their S*** and slaughter people for no reason what so ever (recent afghan slaughter)...what justifies them to have guns, while others cannot?
21) Do you believe people who are trained to kill other people for a living are less "violent" than your next door neighbor? If no, then why arm the military and strip common people?


1) A society does have the right to set rules of behavior. A society also has the right to change those rules as situations warrant.

2) See answer number one.

3) Nope. Just because it's a law, doesn't make it right...

4) Nope. Society still has the right to set rules of behavior.

5) Nope. That's one of those pesky rules. It's ok to own many guns.

6) Nope. The mere act of owning one doesn't a criminal make. It's the action taken with, or with out, a weapon that makes one a criminal, or not.

7) Nope. Actions dictate that.

8) Not even sure what you're asking here...maybe I'm just dense today.

9) Not more than a couple of hours...

10) Some come closer than others...

11) Some come closer than others. Trends can perhaps be predicted...though specific events would be some what harder.

12) Nope.

13) Nope.

14) Preemptive incarceration? That would, of course only work if you can predict specific events with one hundred percent accuracy... So the answer would be no.

15) Probably not a good idea. If one must be in a fight involving guns, one should bring the bfg'est gun possible. Peace through superior firepower.

16) Nope. If guns are outlawed, I become one.

17) Nope. Guns are tools, it's the user that kills, or doesn't kill. Guns are inanimate objects incapable of independent actions.

18) Nope. The nastiest crime I ever witnessed took place with bare hands. As I recall, it took a "stun" gun to quell the individual.

19) Gun ownership is a constitutionally protected right. Hunting? If you like to, and/or need to, have at it. I like to. don't do a whole lot of killing, but the hunting is fun.

20) Soldiers carry weapons. That's why they train. For every one that goes nutso, there's quite literally millions who don't. The actions of a few, or one, do not affect in the slightest, my opinions of the majority.

21) I know several dozen, at last count, soldiers from various branches of the military...and from other countries, for that matter... Yes. They are less prone to solving "problems" with violence. They are, with few exceptions, much less likely to take violent action then say, me. Does that cover every one of the millions out there in the world? Hardly. I can only speak from my own experiences...




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