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Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
To be clear, I am not saying ban all guns or ban the gun overnight, what I am saying is that you lot need to grow up and some proper gun regulation. You need gun reform, it’s very simple, none of you gun enthusiasts needs 40 guns with 1200 rounds of ammunition.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Having just read what the POTUS said I think your gun laws are going to change.
Originally posted by Golf66
There is no foolproof way to eliminate violence. Humans are violent creatures, we have had violence since time immemorial. Well before the advent of automatic weapons we had, muzzle loaders, before that bows and sword and before that sticks and stones and before that our bare hands. The problem is people - not the tools they use.
Originally posted by macman
reply to post by SaturnFX
I would like all gun owners to do that, but it goes against my Libertarian beliefs.
The state nor Federal Govt have the Constitutional power to do so.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by boymonkey74
Any repeal of the 2nd amendment would no go over too well.
The U.S. could plunge into another civil war.I will be honest,
it will be a cold day in hades before I turn mine in.
Originally posted by VekTorVik
Just two weeks ago a was looking at handguns to purchase. I own a shotgun and a rifle. The only thing I have ever shot was a copperhead I found lying underneath a log pile.
While shopping I considered the situation in which I might have to use a handgun. In my mind I would be threatened by someone who was also wielding a gun. Now consider this, if I draw a gun one of us is now committed to firing a shot, since neither of us knows the full intent of the other. If I don't draw a weapon and he is only threatening me we could both live to see another day. In all likely hood I would draw a gun and get shot. Needless to say I haven't made the purchase.
I could easily defend my house from an intruder with a shotgun.
If any of the poor parents of these innocent children asked me to turn in my only two guns I would probably do that as well. I have children of my own and hope to never have to go through what they are experiencing. If someone with more experience tells me gun ownership is not the answer, I am willing to listen. My thoughts and prayers will be with them for a while.
Originally posted by Malynn
I'm all for the government trying to ban guns. It would be the quickest way to start the revolution we so desperately need. Because it isn't ever going to happen. US civilians have more guns than the US Military.
To those of you who are not American looking down your noses at the barbaric Americans:
If you don't like the freedoms we enjoy you're certainly welcome to not move here. But it's going to be those guns that are going to save us from the tyranny of our government. Not saying you won't be able to defend yourselves with your knives and molotov cocktails but it's certainly going to be more difficult. Enjoy that.