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Gun laws in the USA,,,

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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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My thoughts.

Our gun laws are stupid.

1. I m for the second amendment. We have the right to own guns for a reason. TO stop the government from terrorizing their own citizens. ie... england, okinawa or just about any place where the only people who are allowed to own guns are the military or the police.

2. Full auto ban I can accept.

3. States that ban a magazine or weapon from holding more than ten rounds are lame. I live in california. I think bullet buttons and ten round magazines are BS. there is no logical reason to think that a ten round magazine is any less dangerous than a 30 round magazine.

4. States that ban guns simply on the way they look are stupid. In california AKs can only be sold with a rifle butt and stock but ARs can have a normal hand grip instead of a rifle style stock. THats stupid. I often ask people at gun stores why is this rifle legal but this one is not. They fire the exact same round, they have the same performance specs, they have the exact same amount of ammunition capacity. SO why is this gun illegal and this one not. Usually its because the dip S that made the bill to ban said weapons were simply thought one rifle looked more intimidating than the other and so have banned said rifle. Pure ignorance and stupidity.

5. More people own guns than the general public know about. I'd say it's close to 1 out of 5 people in a typical room. A lot of them women.

6. Most of the people I've ever taken to shoot a gun for the first time loved it afterwards and are now totally all for guns.

7. A knife is a hell of a lot more lethal than most guns. We should ban kitchen knives for the amount of homicides a year committed with them.

8. THe 50 cal is banned in california but the 408, 416, 338 and 300 WinMag aren't what gives. Some of those rounds out perform the 50. So why only ban the 50 cal. Oh yeah ignorance.

9. I've taken british citizens shooting before. THey have no exposure to firearms really over in england. They were nervous at first to be firing a real gun or rifle but then quickly got into it and completely enjoyed the experience wanting to do it again and even making sure they got plenty of photos of them shooting to make their friends back home envious. I feel if the laws changed in the UK plenty of the british would fall easily into the gun culture and be as supportive of the right to own firearms as the US feels.

10. I can kill people in plenty of worse and efficient ways than a gun. I live in LA. we have castor bean plants growing all over the city naturally. THey grow from gutters. in side yards, on parkways, in backyards, in city parks. Their latin name is ricinius. Because thats where Ricin comes from. You know the chemical used for chemical warfare. The same one that the crazy Moon Sect Cult or whatever used to kill all those people on that japanese subway a few years ago. How bout I pry open a manhole cover and sprits some of that into the water supply. But guns no they're the real problem.

11. Guns don't kill people. people do.




posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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OK so there were 9,146 gun related murders in the US in 2009, total murders 15,241

39 gun related murders in the UK, total murders 648

The questions i want to ask is this an acceptable price you pay for gun ownership. Why is the US so obviously a violent place to live ( not the worst i know but the statistics aren't great)

What can be done to lower the murder rate ? or should we all just accept it.


Source - Guardian
edit on 20-7-2012 by Hopeforeveryone because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E


Defend your country on foreign soil? You mean take over a country so you can use their resources to continue a consumerism way of living? Thats defending?



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
OK so there were 9,146 gun related murders in the US in 2009, total murders 15,241

39 gun related murders in the UK, total murders 648

The questions i want to ask is this an acceptable price you pay for gun ownership. Why is the US so obviously a violent place to live ( not the worst i know but the statistics aren't great)

What can be done to lower the murder rate ? or should we all just accept it.





The u.k is MUCH smaller then the US.
Its not like they are going to get off. They are going to go to prison. Witch brings up another point, prison just makes people more violent. Should we really be throwing a much of horny gang bangers in the same place? just push them in the corner?
edit on 20-7-2012 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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reply to post by Juggernog
 


it was a speech of a Congresswoman, no one was allowed to bring firearms in.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E


Defend your country on foreign soil? You mean take over a country so you can use their resources to continue a consumerism way of living? Thats defending?


I agree the USA went to war when they had no right too!

that's something they have to justify every day!

E



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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reply to post by Infi8nity
 


US pop = 310 million
UK pop - 60 million

Stats are not precise but close enough. UK still has a much lower per capita murder rate, and your point is ?

Way to dodge the question too ! i did notice
edit on 20-7-2012 by Hopeforeveryone because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Look there is only one thing that matters in regards to the 2nd amendment. Its design and purpose is not out of date..

It's designed to protect us from people like you.


People like me????????????????????????????

Care to explain??

E


People who desire to dominate our lives with their opinions. You don't like guns, fine, don't have one. I do, I wish to have the ability to protect myself and family in any number of possible, whether probable or not, scenarios. People like you are the bane of freedom, who see threats against peace as excuses to rob others. Yes, my gun primary reason for existence is self protection from likely threats. It's secondary is for the possible likelihood of someone trying to rob me of my right to self defense. I categorize villains and people like you together because your goal is the same: Degrade my sense of security. There's a reason why gun loving Americans have motto's like "from my cold dead hands" and "come and get em" ... because that's what they're there for .. protect us form people like you.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
OK so there were 9,146 gun related murders in the US in 2009, total murders 15,241

39 gun related murders in the UK, total murders 648

The questions i want to ask is this an acceptable price you pay for gun ownership. Why is the US so obviously a violent place to live ( not the worst i know but the statistics aren't great)

What can be done to lower the murder rate ? or should we all just accept it.


Source - Guardian
edit on 20-7-2012 by Hopeforeveryone because: (no reason given)


You also need to put this numbers in a per capita context, figure those numbers by population and adjust them to match the American population.

I would be curious to know what the mused rate was for all of western Europe since that would be closer to being a relative population.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
OK so there were 9,146 gun related murders in the US in 2009, total murders 15,241

39 gun related murders in the UK, total murders 648

The questions i want to ask is this an acceptable price you pay for gun ownership. Why is the US so obviously a violent place to live ( not the worst i know but the statistics aren't great)

What can be done to lower the murder rate ? or should we all just accept it.





The u.k is MUCH MUCH smaller then the US


if we had the same population with the laws we have we would be safer....

You think half of these wackos owning ARs and the like should own guns??

E



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by sparky31
 


As it has been explained on the other threads, the psycho chose a place where weapons were not allowed. He threw tear gas,and chose a confined space where people were trapped. It was an absolutely cowardly move.




are use not grasping the fact that cause weapons are so freely available that its the reason it happened.......i,m sure every psycho tries to hit where no weapons are allowed rather than have n army face him.....what the fck?



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E


Defend your country on foreign soil? You mean take over a country so you can use their resources to continue a consumerism way of living? Thats defending?


I agree the USA went to war when they had no right too!

that's something they have to justify every day!

E


Then why are you telling people to defend their country on foreign soil when defending the US on foreign soil does not exist? No one is going to start war with us unless we are posing a threat. 700billion dollar military budget, the highest in the world. The second is china 100billion. Whos going to declare war? We are apart of the U.N.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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There will always be nuts who want to kill.The way to stop this one would have been a leg shot so he couldn't run then aim at his hands.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Different gun laws in each european country so the figures would be misleading.

Per 100.000 people the UK has a total murder rate ( all causes) of 1.23. The US has a rate of 4.8.

My source was wiki though so it maybe garbage.
edit on 20-7-2012 by Hopeforeveryone because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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The question of what would happen if some law were passed to confiscate all guns. I think the police would have a very difficult time enforcing that law. One most citizens who own a gun have far superior weaponry than the police. Your a cop, with a pistol or maybe a pump shot gun or AR and you want to confiscate the .338 some civilian owns and has in their home. Good luck. Body armor. Won't help. Hiding behind squad car. WOn't help. Shooting with no effect you're little pea shooter won't help. A helicopter won't help. You would literally need a cop with another large bore rifle who is a crack shot (good luck finding a normal cop who is a crack shot, or can even shoot straight) and can magically predict where said individual is in the house. You really want to approach a house where there is a good chance a 338 is trained on you? No cop will go for that. They will stay in their squad cars and write traffic tickets instead. Also thats just one house. Got 1 more for just this block. Would be literally impossible to disarm the US population.

A cop walking door to door trying to confiscate guns from people who are far better armed then them is suicide. No cop will go for it.



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by Infi8nity

Originally posted by EqualizerUK

Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by EqualizerUK
 


Why don't you just come for my guns yourself and find out?


I don't want your guns....thats the problem with the pro gun lobby ....there always trying to defend to the death there right to bare arms....yet how many have actually defended there beloved USA on foreign soil ??? not many !!

I don't think you should have guns with your attitude...

E


Defend your country on foreign soil? You mean take over a country so you can use their resources to continue a consumerism way of living? Thats defending?


I agree the USA went to war when they had no right too!

that's something they have to justify every day!

E


Then why are you telling people to defend their country on foreign soil when defending the US on foreign soil does not exist? No one is going to start war with us unless we are posing a threat. 700billion dollar military budget, the highest in the world. The second is china 100billion. Whos going to declare war? We are apart of the U.N.


No one will declare war on you guys....my best guess is you will get nuked!! with in 10 years....you will be clutching your guns in vain!

E



posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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Yes actually. I was in a sex shop (don't laugh, it was a classy one...I was with a girl...I wasn't there to buy porno...I swear) the other day and saw a brand of lubricant called gun oil. I asked later some marines about gun oil and uhhh... other uses. Yep. they use it for personal lubrication sometimes too when deployed.



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