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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv

Originally posted by seabag

Originally posted by kaylaluv

Originally posted by Logarock
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99.99999999% of gun owners have never shot anybody. But way to bigot them all out and sterotype the whole lot.



I didn't say they would. I said they would be able to. Isn't that what you all want? To be able to?


I can't speak for everyone but I certainly want to be ABLE to shoot someone in defense of myself or others.

I was paid to do that in the military with MUCH more powerful and devastating weapons (SMAW). Why should I not be trusted to exercise good judgement now?



Yes, you will be able to shoot 30 people at once, or one person 30 times (if you aren't that good of a shot). I don't know you, so you won't be upset if I don't trust you anymore than I trust that guy who killed Chris Kyle. Eddie Routh was in the military too, wasn't he?

And yet you seem to have full faith in a government who did this. thebellnews.com...




posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:42 PM
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Nobody appears to be reading my posts. I am not talking about self-defense. I am talking about the ability to shoot 30 bullets very quickly. This is not self-defense. This is a power thing. So, you say you want this type of gun because the criminal has this type of gun? Great, you shoot him 30 times; he shoots you 30 times. Who wins?

you're completely wrong. didn't you watch the video where the DHS statement was read that said the ar-15 platform with a 30 round clip is a very good choice for personal defense?


A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to defend himself and his 12-year old sister against two burglars at their home just north of Houston, Texas.

www.breitbart.com...
he hit one of them three times, and the police ended up catching them at a hospital.


www.13wham.com...

another story of an ar-15 saving people from armed home invaders. the presence of the gun scared them away and no one was injured, no shots fired.

a 30 round clip is very useful for home defense, and necessary to the security of a free state.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by billy82269


And yet you seem to have full faith in a government who did this. thebellnews.com...


The government that did that, way back when, would just bomb the heck out of us now. You could try shooting at a jet fighter plane, but I don't think it would do much good.
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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If you are a good shot, you don't need an AR-15 with 30 mag clip. If you aren't a good shot, you probably shouldn't own any gun until you become a good shot.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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The one key difference, to me, is their intent...

Me too. Its the intent on the part of one who uses anything to murder, not what he commits the murder with. Car, gun, hammer, is irrelevant.

If you were somehow able to "remove all guns" a person with murder on their mind is going to find a way.

The war on alcohol (prohibition), crime, poverty and drugs has been futile as far as it goes. Good lets start a war on guns now.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:14 PM
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If you aren't a good shot, you probably shouldn't own any gun until you become a good shot.

Being a "good shot" as a qualifier is your criteria? How do we find out? Rent guns?

Whatever. Murderers are good shots too. You know how I know? Because they shot and killed someone.

God shot... murderer. Where did you learn to shoot?

At the gun rental place. They taught me.

Is that kind of like the 911 terrorists learning to fly before going on "their killing spree"?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
reply to post by Bob Sholtz
 


If you are a good shot, you don't need an AR-15 with 30 mag clip. If you aren't a good shot, you probably shouldn't own any gun until you become a good shot.


this is a completely misinformed statement. firstly you completely ignore the real life situations where they were used to save lives, secondly, it has nothing to do with being a good shot. i suppose you ignored the part of the speech that went into shop owners protecting their businesses during the riot, and only succeeding because they had "high capacity" magazines.

why does the DHS need 7,000 FULL AUTO ar-15's and why did they label them as "personal defense weapons" while referring to semi-auto ar-15's in civilian hands as assault weapons?

cuz no government would ever confiscate weapons, then massacre the defenseless population
oh, wait...that's happened every time guns have been confiscated or made illegal. it may take a few years, but it is inevitable.

one last point: if it's only about accuracy, why do highly trained soldiers have 30 round mags? surely a bolt action rifle with a 10 round non-detachable clip would suffice. (proposed limit on guns includes all semi-auto weapons, all weapons capable of accepting a detachable magazine of any size, and any single action firearm with an attached clip of more than 10 rounds. excludes .22 tube fed)
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posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:29 PM
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I believe you've missed my point - the entire reason that the gun even exists is for killing, or at best to maim - either way, its intent is to cause harm. How is that a good thing?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
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The one key difference, to me, is their intent...

Me too. Its the intent on the part of one who uses anything to murder, not what he commits the murder with. Car, gun, hammer, is irrelevant.

If you were somehow able to "remove all guns" a person with murder on their mind is going to find a way.

The war on alcohol (prohibition), crime, poverty and drugs has been futile as far as it goes. Good lets start a war on guns now.


I never said that - in fact, I said the opposite - it's too late for a war on guns and it'd be about as fruitful as prohibition or the drug war, as you've stated. We need to rehabilitate the human race so that their perceived need for guns goes away.. that takes time and a lot of foresight..

And I totally disagree that someone with "murder on their mind" is going to find a way regardless - a gun sitting on a dresser makes killing a lot more accessible, a lot more possible and a lot less preventible than, say, a car in the garage, or a hammer in a toolbox. As I've said - guns exist to do harm, they have no other intended purpose. How that benefits us as a human race is beyond me - someday we'll look back on the 18-21 century and think "remember when everyone had guns and we used to kill each other all the time - god, we were stupid back then"...



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:56 PM
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Yes, because flare guns, signal guns, and starter guns are all lethal weapons. Or how about when riot police load their guns with rubber bullets?

Perhaps you missed it but when you state guns only exist for killing, but also maiming, you are attempting to conflate things hoping nobody would notice the contradiction. Killing and maiming are not the same thing. One will get you charged with murder, the other mayhem.

I will relieve you of your burden. You can stop trying to debate gun control because you lack the technical knowledge to actually debate what a gun is, what it does, and why it should be banned.

Perhaps, instead, you should share what will happen without guns in society and see if we agree?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by redtic
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I believe you've missed my point - the entire reason that the gun even exists is for killing, or at best to maim - either way, its intent is to cause harm. How is that a good thing?

They also exist to enjoy as exercise, competition, even meditation. Why is it you believe they exist to kill? Guns were not invented to kill the helpless, they were invented to defend against a superior force trying to kill you. The gun was originally invented to give light infantry the ability to stand up to heavy cavalry which usually slaughtered and rode right over them. It is the same way today, the gun allows the 95 lb female to save herself from the 250 lb thug, the lone person against the gang and the oppressed against the oppressor.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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Yes, because flare guns, signal guns, and starter guns are all lethal weapons. Or how about when riot police load their guns with rubber bullets?

Perhaps you missed it but when you state guns only exist for killing, but also maiming, you are attempting to conflate things hoping nobody would notice the contradiction. Killing and maiming are not the same thing. One will get you charged with murder, the other mayhem.

I will relieve you of your burden. You can stop trying to debate gun control because you lack the technical knowledge to actually debate what a gun is, what it does, and why it should be banned.

Perhaps, instead, you should share what will happen without guns in society and see if we agree?


WTF, now we're arguing semantics?? Obviously when I say guns, I mean the firearm, and not signal or starter guns. The gun was invented for war - to do harm to your enemy. To do bad things to other people. Period.

I'm not conflating anything - I believe I'm being very succinct. Guns are for bad, not for good - is that simple enough for you?

I don't give a rats a$$ about my technical knowledge of guns - if you want a signal gun or a starter gun, or a water gun, have at it. You win.

But to argue that guns are a good thing for this earth is totally illogical. And, as I've stated, it's too late - you can't just ban all guns and things will be hunky-dory. It will take a huge consciousness shift over many decades/centuries that I don't even know is possible anymore, much to our detriment.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by redtic

How that benefits us as a human race is beyond me - someday we'll look back on the 18-21 century and think "remember when everyone had guns and we used to kill each other all the time - god, we were stupid back then"...


I hope you're right about that. I think there are a few of us who are advanced beyond our violent species.

Unfortunately, I think it will be way beyond the 21st century before the human race as a whole evolves beyond the need for violence -- if ever. Maybe there's hope for the 31st century?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by redtic

Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
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Yes, because flare guns, signal guns, and starter guns are all lethal weapons. Or how about when riot police load their guns with rubber bullets?

Perhaps you missed it but when you state guns only exist for killing, but also maiming, you are attempting to conflate things hoping nobody would notice the contradiction. Killing and maiming are not the same thing. One will get you charged with murder, the other mayhem.

I will relieve you of your burden. You can stop trying to debate gun control because you lack the technical knowledge to actually debate what a gun is, what it does, and why it should be banned.

Perhaps, instead, you should share what will happen without guns in society and see if we agree?


WTF, now we're arguing semantics?? Obviously when I say guns, I mean the firearm, and not signal or starter guns. The gun was invented for war - to do harm to your enemy. To do bad things to other people. Period.

I'm not conflating anything - I believe I'm being very succinct. Guns are for bad, not for good - is that simple enough for you?

I don't give a rats a$$ about my technical knowledge of guns - if you want a signal gun or a starter gun, or a water gun, have at it. You win.

But to argue that guns are a good thing for this earth is totally illogical. And, as I've stated, it's too late - you can't just ban all guns and things will be hunky-dory. It will take a huge consciousness shift over many decades/centuries that I don't even know is possible anymore, much to our detriment.

To argue that they are not a good thing is the illogical position. The strong have always preyed upon and subjugated the weak. It has been that way since before recorded history and is a part of human nature. Anything that gives the weak an equal footing is an achievement for humanity. The gun has done that throughout it's history, In fact, there would be no such concept as human or civil rights were it not for the gun. Irregardless of what is written on a piece of paper, the only rights you have are those you have the ability to fight for.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv

Originally posted by redtic

How that benefits us as a human race is beyond me - someday we'll look back on the 18-21 century and think "remember when everyone had guns and we used to kill each other all the time - god, we were stupid back then"...


I hope you're right about that. I think there are a few of us who are advanced beyond our violent species.

Unfortunately, I think it will be way beyond the 21st century before the human race as a whole evolves beyond the need for violence -- if ever. Maybe there's hope for the 31st century?

I like to know how greed and the quest for power over others is going to magically disappear in some future utopian society. LOL



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by billy82269

Originally posted by kaylaluv

Originally posted by redtic

How that benefits us as a human race is beyond me - someday we'll look back on the 18-21 century and think "remember when everyone had guns and we used to kill each other all the time - god, we were stupid back then"...


I hope you're right about that. I think there are a few of us who are advanced beyond our violent species.

Unfortunately, I think it will be way beyond the 21st century before the human race as a whole evolves beyond the need for violence -- if ever. Maybe there's hope for the 31st century?

I like to know how greed and the quest for power over others is going to magically disappear in some future utopian society. LOL


Who knows - maybe 1000 years from now, we'll all be able to read each other's minds, so no one will be able to pull off tricks or manipulations. And everyone will know if you are planning to rob or kill someone, so they'll stop you before you can do it. After a while, no one will bother doing anything against anyone else, because they'll know they can't get away with even planning it. I can dream, can't I?



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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And I totally disagree that someone with "murder on their mind" is going to find a way regardless - a gun sitting on a dresser makes killing a lot more accessible, a lot more possible and a lot less preventible than, say, a car in the garage, or a hammer in a toolbox.

Actually a gun is a lot louder than hammer or a knife. Most murderers want to get away with their crime and shooting someone is a bit obvious. Guns are loud and there are bullets in the body. A gun is not the first best choice.

Unless they don't care. Those people don't care about "laws" or "consequences" either.

Keeping a "gun on the dresser" is asking for trouble, by the way. That person is irresponsible with firearm safety.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
reply to post by Bob Sholtz
 


If you are a good shot, you don't need an AR-15 with 30 mag clip. If you aren't a good shot, you probably shouldn't own any gun until you become a good shot.
What does it matter if you can't shoot good? I don't see that anywhere in the 2nd Amendment.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by kaylaluv
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If you are a good shot, you don't need an AR-15 with 30 mag clip. If you aren't a good shot, you probably shouldn't own any gun until you become a good shot.
That plane has to land sometime.



posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by billy82269

It has been that way since before recorded history and is a part of human nature. Anything that gives the weak an equal footing is an achievement for humanity. The gun has done that throughout it's history, In fact, there would be no such concept as human or civil rights were it not for the gun. Irregardless of what is written on a piece of paper, the only rights you have are those you have the ability to fight for.


Jesus (willing to be crucified for his principles), Gandhi (went on hunger strikes), and Martin Luther King, Jr.(peaceful marches) -- fought for human and civil rights with no guns. They were pretty successful too.





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