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Old 02-14-2013, 04:52 PM  
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Do you support the outright ban of "assault" rifles?

Simple...

yes or no.

This thread brought to you by a comment in DC stating we would be surprised by how few people in DC would support the ban. Figured we might as well get numbers.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #466
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In what way?
You have already stated that you are going by the AWB for your concept of an assault rifle. There is nothing in that definition that makes any substantive difference concerning mass shootings. By supporting a ban you are shilling in exactly the way that Pete described, whether intentionally or not.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #467
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"Freedom" isn't binary. It exists on a scale.

Freedom is regularly restricted for the concerns of society at large. That doesn't mean it ceases to exist. It's just less absolute.

You actually consider denying individuals the ability to protect themselves from crime and tyranny a form of freedom? I'm not sure there is a scale capable of measuring just how whacked in the head you are.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #468
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In what way?
Are you serious? You have demonstrated time and time and time again in this thread that you understand dick about firearms yet you continue to spew out leftwing BS. I correct myself, you spew out EXTREME leftwing BS because even most people on the Left think you're full of shit and clueless on the matter.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #469
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If I had to wait around for there to be a period of no mass shootings to push for gun control, I'd be waiting a very long time.

One mass shooting a month, since 2009.

If I pushed for gun control at any point in recent history, I'm standing on the corpses of whomever it was that's been most recently slain.

It's not unreasonable or immoral to look at the carnage of Newtown, Aurora, etc... take a look in the mirror and say "something needs to change."
Wow, nice to see you come right out and admit Rush is right, that you and the ghouls at the DNC are fine with a certain amount of tragedy as long as it helps you get passed what you normally couldn’t without stirring up an emotional response.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #470
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You actually consider denying individuals the ability to protect themselves from crime and tyranny a form of freedom?
Swing and a miss.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #471
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Are you serious? You have demonstrated time and time and time again in this thread that you understand dick about firearms yet you continue to spew out leftwing BS. I correct myself, you spew out EXTREME leftwing BS because even most people on the Left think you're full of shit and clueless on the matter.
That doesn't really answer my question, but have at it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #472
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Why don't you care about drunk driving deaths, Deflecshun? Seems like there are more than 100 drunk driving deaths for every victim of a mass shooting.

Shouldn't we crack down on the amount of alcohol in this country? Hold breweries and distilleries and bar owners and liquor store and grocery store employees and advertisers responsible for their crimes?

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #473
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You have already stated that you are going by the AWB for your concept of an assault rifle. There is nothing in that definition that makes any substantive difference concerning mass shootings. By supporting a ban you are shilling in exactly the way that Pete described, whether intentionally or not.
Assault weapons used in mass shootings have made mass shootings deadlier.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #474
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Wow, nice to see you come right out and admit Rush is right, that you and the ghouls at the DNC are fine with a certain amount of tragedy as long as it helps you get passed what you normally couldn’t without stirring up an emotional response.
It's pretty offensive to suggest I'm "fine" with Newtown in any shape or form.

Newtown, combined with Aurora, has definitively changed public attitudes towards gun control.

So... the only ethical response you'd prescribe for advocates of gun control is to not promot gun control?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #475
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Assault weapons used in mass shootings have made mass shootings deadlier.
So explain exactly how an "assault rifle", using your definition of "assault rifle", makes mass shootings easier.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #476
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I'm attempting to make killing people in mass shootings more difficult.
What makes you convinced that is what you're doing? Plenty of evidence has been presented that would challenge that notion...
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Assault weapons used in mass shootings have made mass shootings deadlier.
So have backpacks.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 AM   #478
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It's pretty offensive to suggest I'm "fine" with Newtown in any shape or form.

Newtown, combined with Aurora, has definitively changed public attitudes towards gun control.

So... the only ethical response you'd prescribe for advocates of gun control is to not promot gun control?
The poll here suggests otherwise....
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:25 AM   #479
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Swing and a miss.
Not according to the positions on gun control you support it isn't.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #480
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It's pretty offensive to suggest I'm "fine" with Newtown in any shape or form.

Newtown, combined with Aurora, has definitively changed public attitudes towards gun control.

So... the only ethical response you'd prescribe for advocates of gun control is to not promot gun control?
Precisely.
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