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Originally posted by 11235813213455
Damn.... All my firearms were stolen in a break-in.
Originally posted by lilmehere
Originally posted by DanaKatherineScully
I know it is hard for you but have a think about how the gun loving people of America are perceived from the perspective of people like me & other from around the world.
I cannot understand it, it is not the wild west anymore & i am quite sure the founding fathers would have thought & hoped that the American people had progressed by now, guns are simply a cowards weapon.
We don't care how we are perceived. Perception isn't reality.
I'm not ashamed to admit it: I live in the best country in the entire world. I have freedoms that other people only dream of. I don't care that someone in another country with restricted freedoms doesn't understand the importance of every single one of my freedoms. And, if you want to call that arrogance, so be it. There's a reason people scramble to the US to live.
No country in existence became a country without the use of guns. You call that cowardly, huh?
You don't live in America. You can't understand our culture. Just as I cannot understand why England has a modern-day queen that doesn't do anything and why the British love her so much. I don't get it. I don't get why it's acceptable for the English to have bad teeth. But, hey... that's part of England's history and part of England's culture. Guns are part of my American culture that insure my freedom against tyranny.
You don't have to understand something or agree with it in order to respect it.
Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by charlyv
How about my rights, and the rights of others including children? The right to live in a world that is a little bit safer, and not to be peppered with an automatic or semi-auto with a large clip, just because some idiot is having a bad day.
I am a gun owner. I was in the military.
I was in the military too, and from what you just said, you are not my brother/sister! You joined the military for monetary reasons and you failed to understand your OATH to the Constitution of the United States of America!! You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!
Honor your Oath!!!!! Your a disgrace to those of us who do still honor our Oath!edit on 27-12-2012 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
Land of the free, i do not think so, it is a myth.
I do not like the Queen & for your information our teeth are no worse than yours, also we do NOT have free dental treatment 99.9% is private dental work that we pay for when we need it.
The problem is that instead of you the people owning the guns the guns now own you.
It seems strange that Americans hold their freedoms & values so highly that they try to diminish those of everyone else.
And I'm okay with pointing that out to you, by the way.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
I think it's time The South unites into The Confederate again - and welcomes tons of Northern states that will join over this issue. We have to band together as one to tell the FED - at gunpoint - to lay off OUR U.S. Constitution.
The thing is this is tried almost every year so most people think this will fail again but in light of tragedies/False Flags like the Ct school shootings ( take your pick) these gain ground a little more by citizens who are duped by propaganda. In La. they are turning over their guns in the droves - and getting IOU's or consumer coupons in exchange because La is broke. People need to keep their guns in a safe place not get rid of them. When the SHTF they won't be protected.
So you are saying that you are confident that you can protect your family with what you have now against whatever weapon the U.N. has? Is that what I should take away from your statement?
The public doesn't own any military class weapons (at least without a very expensive license).
As someone who was apparently in the military, you should know this, so that casts doubt.
A semi auto bushmaster AR is NOT an "assault" weapon. It is a sporting rifle. It is no more capable of rapid fire than any 9mm semi auto pistol. Large magazines don't make a weapon an assault rifle. They are just a result of a particular type of loading system.
Originally posted by Andromerius
Originally posted by VikingWarlord
reply to post by Andromerius
I stated that you live in a dream land, because if you feel you can just leave your windows and doors unlocked without consequence you are surely "dreaming". No contradiction at all. We have a serious methhead problem here in Oregon, and they will not hesitate to kill you over 10 dollars. You gave up your firearms, fine. Don't tell us to give up ours.
edit on 12/28/12 by VikingWarlord because: (no reason given)
But that is exactly what i meant by having issues to deal with that have nothing to do with guns.
If you have a serious meth problem then that needs to be addressed first so you do not have to live in fear of some methhead killing you right? If all this issues that you live in fear off are sorted, there will be no need to have guns.
Obviously, it will be difficult to completely eradicate all this issues, but a compromise can be reached where the impact on society is negligible and though almost invisible.edit on 28/12/2012 by Andromerius because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by knowledgedesired
reply to post by Merlin Lawndart
Did you see the rebuttal to the journalists mapping the gun owners?
I thought it was very creative...
I’ve received emails from abused women who were under protective order and in hiding, and they’re terribly afraid that now their names and addresses are all over the Internet and accessible through that map,”