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Old 07-20-2012, 09:50 AM  
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Gun Control

We have all heard about what happened in Aurora, Co, and I think that Gun Control is going to be a huge topic in the following months.


What measures need to be taken? Do you have any ideas that will help prevent this kind of thing from happening again as it pertains to guns?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #796
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Epidemic? I wonder what percentage of American kindergarten students made it home alive yesterday.
Too small.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #797
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I'm not betting anything because I have no idea. That's an assumption on your part.

And that's fine, but I'm not joining in on it just yet.
An assumption. You mean like the basis of this thread and your comments as well?

Precisely!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:44 AM   #798
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I agree, we need to regulate sick people with mental illnesses more. What's that got to do with guns?
My post was actually about guns, but you already know that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #799
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I'm not betting anything because I have no idea. That's an assumption on your part.

And that's fine, but I'm not joining in on it just yet.
The difference is that I am willing to put my money where my mouth is, you are merely typing to cause controversy.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:45 AM   #800
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You are correct. The legislation worked great in Norway. That guy only killed 4 times as many people as murdered yesterday.

And because of lenient wackos he is eligible for parole in 20 years.

The model is fantastic!
I'll take Norway's gun-related death total any day of the week, compared to ours.

I'm pretty sure you would too.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #801
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To what? School shootings?
Arm, train, staff members.
Because staff members in schools never lose their goddamn minds, either.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #802
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The most recent info I can find states that in 2010 there were 8,775 murders by firearms in the US. There were 12,996 murders overall.

I'm not even saying fewer guns would lessen these numbers. Lot's of countries have as many, if not more guns than we do, and they don't have nearly these numbers. We're a nation that likes to kill each other, and I don't know why.
Most nations have a unified culture - they aren't dumping grounds for divergent groups of people who have no interest in adapting or blending with other cultures.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #803
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Thank God then, it isn't your preference that designs my free will.
What?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #804
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Because staff members in schools never lose their goddamn minds, either.
Every single one of them, all at once?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #805
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An assumption. You mean like the basis of this thread and your comments as well?
I'm assuming we have a morbidly high rate of gun attacks in this country?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #806
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Too small.
Do you even know what the word "epidemic" means?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:47 AM   #807
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The point is, they're still parents. And those kids will be alive to have nightmares.

I'm not saying knives for everybody. I'm saying, any society would prefer knife attacks to gun killing sprees.
Both attacks were by human beings with the same mental condition. On the same day, near the same numbers of innocents. Both in an elementary school. One was with a legally purchased firearm that will not be affected by you gun control laws, and the other by a common kitchen knife. the common denominator in both situations is a human being with a medical, mental disease we know too little about. Stop focusing on guns and start focusing on humans.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #808
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Besides, I personally do not want to have to pick between a quick death by a gun compared to a near death knife attack that I have to learn to live with. Neither is acceptable to me.

I guess I'm not as lucky as you and already know how to deal with torture.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:51 AM   #809
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I love the way gun grabbers always say "You are missing the point"
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #810
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Both attacks were by human beings with the same mental condition. On the same day, near the same numbers of innocents. Both in an elementary school. One was with a legally purchased firearm that will not be affected by you gun control laws, and the other by a common kitchen knife. the common denominator in both situations is a human being with a medical, mental disease we know too little about. Stop focusing on guns and start focusing on humans.
Perfect.

Anyone who uses yesterday's tragedy as a springboard for gun control either wants to outlaw all guns to all private citizens or isn't informed enough to make a decent decision. Either way, I don't want that person deciding what is best for me.
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