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Gun Laws!!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Token Runner, Oct 4, 2017.


Was owning rifles, snipers, etc meant in the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms?

  1. Yes

    36 vote(s)
  2. No

    10 vote(s)
  1. A gun in a safe is as good as no gun at all.

    "Hold a moment sir! I know you want to murder me but I can't remember if it's 32 to the left or 32 to the right..."
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  2. why are you so scared for?
  3. What are you so naive for?

    What protection does a locked up gun provide?

    You gonna fumble around with a lock at 2 am cuz some junkie broke in to your house?
  4. Damn, your petrified. Do you drive or cross roads? Worry a satellite is gunna crash on ur head to?
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  5. #425 Azzanadra, Oct 13, 2017
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    I'm still waiting for a real argument but it seems when you have nothing you fall back on witless goading.

    Just as well, your arguments don't hold much and when they crumble you back track
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  6. #426 Lucky Luke, Oct 13, 2017
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    I'm not arguing with anyone, why do you want an argument for?
    How am I back tracking?

    Worrying that someone may break into my home (door is normally unlocked, so technically they wouldn't be breaking in) when I'm asleep is not something ive ever worried about. Why would I be scared of something that has a very low chance of happening?
    Statistically buglers work between 10am and 2pm, Its when houses are normally empty. Id rather they didn't have to break anything to get in (we have never had a break in in the street). If they want the TV and shit they can have it..its insured for new replacement.
  7. Be the change in the world that you want to see.
    Get them ebil guns off teh street!

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  8. #428 IRON-EYES, Oct 13, 2017
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    Just wait'll you wake up with Harvey
    lubing yer backside
  9. If you can't remember this seemingly very important number, I wonder if you are mentally fit to own a gun.

    Good idea though to keep little kids from killing themselves or others with firearms....
    We're a first world country and have been trying to fix the problem I would expect to exist in Liberia.

    No need to be stupid about it. Cars have been made safer do to reasonable regulations over the years, where you can survive a flip, a head on collision and major accidents.
    Can't remember how to use anti lock breaks... Right?
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  10. 1. Your friends and family are trained in firearms safety and operation? Or you want accidental discharge so they can get each other?
    2. If it's broken, do the same thing as you do with your vacuum cleaner. Return/repair.
    3. Pick the one you like the best. Own multiple during different times. Do you own ten cars?
    4. Art is arguably a much better collector's item. Most expensive gun sold at an auction ~ 1 million, most expensive painting ~ 100 mil.
    5. For now.
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  11. Learn how to fight. If you're scared of a junky breaking into your house.... Not sure a gun can help you.
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  12. What's the point of arguing with you. You don't understand that laws (and constitution) should evolve over time. You seem to think that people (kids) dying because some morons don't know that a gun should not be left fully loaded in a cookie jar, is absolutely normal. And fail to understand that sensible gun control is better than some fucked up ruling that Democrats will pass sooner or later.

    What do you have to bring to this argument other than memes and pointless quibble?
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  13. Well neither you nor I are part of Congress or legislative process.
    While I appreciate your good wishes (and same to you)... Unfortunately our yapping on GC has the no real effect on the real life.
  14. The right is as insecure, ludicrous, and wrong about cannabis as the left is insecure, ludicrous, and wrong about weapons.

    But at the end of the day i dont think either side has a lick of common sense.

    I mean 900ish people were once killed with koolaid. And we all know the stats on cigs and alcohol...but guns and weed are bad...ya ok.
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  15. #436 IRON-EYES, Oct 13, 2017
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    This has been a continued argument when fact is vilifying guns LEADS to these types of incidents the less mysterious(thus interesting)guns are to kids the less those types of incidents happen
    you gotta teach kids firearm safety
    Both of my kids can shoot and have they're own rifles
    BUT WOULD RATHER DRAW ANY DAY because guns are familiar (boring)to them not mysterious and interesting
  16. Exactly. Firearm safety and responsible ownership are a MUST, not a good idea.

    But this is not what's happening today. Mommy who is on five antidepressants forgot a fully loaded gun in her purse or kitchen counter. This is not an unreasonable scenario.
    Her husband gifted her a gun because now everyone is "safe", she didn't have to pass any tests nor demonstrate knowledge of how to even properly clear the chamber.

    You must have some knowledge prior to operating a gun or even owning one.

    You can't operate a fucking tractor without a proper license. But guns? Pfftt... Everyone appears to be a Rambo by default.
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  17. You're missing the point. Guns are bad when they are in the hands of a clueless owner. Just like alcohol is bad for an alcoholic. Both will eventually kill you, or someone else. Just a matter of time.
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  18. While I do agree people should be allowed to own weapons ect. I see no reason to have fully auto, or Bump Stocks to allow for more rapid fire operation. I say if you want that feature, that it may possibly be ok to rent them at a gun range, and even maybe fire auto weapons at such facilities. But not personally own them.

    Extended Magazines ??? While I see no need after a certain point, I think a compromise by both sides on capacity of magazine. Id say 20 Rounds is a pretty good amount for home protection.

    In reality a .223 is not a devastating hunting round, and theres plenty of rounds that are much more fatal. But they are very accurate, you can carry a huge amount of rounds, don't kick, a small woman can easily fire 1, are not heavy, and were really made for Maiming the target vs killing them, although of course, they can easily be fatal. But in reality, its only a high velocity .22, and while they look like a real Military Rifle, its just basically a Semi Auto .223.

    If the weapon looked like a Winchester 30/30, and was still Semi Auto, it would be just as dangerous, and lethal as the so called Military Style Rifle.

    Also consider I am for having better backround checks, stopping gun show loophole, and barring some with certain Mental Health Issue for obtaining weapons. Some people just shouldn't be armed. Sorry.

    Also consider I'm a convicted Felon. I had 1000 clones, no Weapons/Violence ect, and did almost 13 years with the Feds. So I cant Vote, nor can I have a Firearm.

    I also believe concealed carry is potentially ok, but I also feel that Businesses ect, also have the right to not allow them on their property.

    The Supreme Court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment is not without limits.
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  19. The Supreme Court Ruling on the 2nd Amendment Did NOT Grant an Unlimited Right to Own Guns
    by David Ropeik

    Have you read the 2008 Supreme Court decision that gives all Americans the right to own guns? Probably not. I hadn’t, until the other day, when I was stunned to find that the decision is hardly the blanket protection for gun ownership that the National Rifle Association and adamant gun rights people claim. Nor is it the sweeping defeat that those who want gun control lament. Reading it, in fact, offers some real hope that a reasonable middle ground may be possible as America gropes in these polarized times for a solution to gun violence that protects the rights of gun owners and public safety.

    There is no question that District of Columbia v. Heller was precisely the sort of judicial activism the conservative justices of the Supreme Court promised not to do. In a 5 to 4 decision those justices ruled that the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to own guns for personal self-defense, despite the amendment’s opening language - “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, ” - which pretty clearly says that gun ownership was specifically preserved by the founding fathers in the interest of the common defense against a tyrannical government (remember, this was the issue on their minds back then). Gun rights advocates cheered. Gun control advocates cried foul.

    But even though the 5-4 majority ruling makes an intellectual end run around the language of the Second Amendment to get to their ruling, they very clearly state that society (government, convened to collectively protect us from what we can’t protect ourselves from as individuals) has the right to, and legitimate interest in controlling gun ownership, in several specific ways.

    On pp. 54 and 55, the majority opinion, written by conservative bastion Justice Antonin Scalia, states: “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited…”. It is “…not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

    Nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.”

    “We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. Miller (an earlier case) said, as we have explained, that the sorts of weapons protected were those “in common use at the time”. We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons.’ ”

    The court even recognizes a long-standing judicial precedent “…to consider… prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons.”

    That language refers to many of the gun control ideas being discussed now. Prohibitions on carrying ‘dangerous and unusual weapons’ certainly might apply to assault rifles. Ammunition clips that hold 100 bullets…30…even 10, are hardly ‘usual’, certainly not for self-defense, or hunting.

    “..conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.” might include requiring that everybody who wants to own a gun has to get a permit, and have a background check, conditions and qualifications that already pertain to purchases through gun stores, but not through private gun shows.

    “…laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings.” That certainly seems to challenge the NRA’s idea that more guns in schools is a good idea.

    And perhaps most striking, the majority ruling in Heller specifically leaves open the question of whether the public has a right to carry “concealed weapons”, a bedrock claim of gun rights advocates.

    Despite these critical qualifications, gun rights advocates say they are protected by the 2008 Supreme Court ruling, yet selectively ignore the many ways the court allows for some forms of gun control. And despite the way the court enshrines gun ownership as a personal right, gun control advocates criticize the ruling, yet selectively fail to acknowledge or try to take political advantage of the ways it gives them the legal ammunition to accomplish much of what they want. Why is that?

    First, of course, because few of us have read the ruling. We take our news in bits and bites from the media, and rarely dig any further. (I hadn’t read the ruling until just the other day.) In fact, many of us don’t really read or watch or listen to the news at all. We get our information from advocates, or friends, or social connections, sources who generally share and thus only reinforce our ideologies and basic values.

    Those values are what the fight over gun control is really about, of course. It’s not about weapons or self defense or even the specific right to own a firearm. It is a surrogate for the battle being waged in the United States over the basic way society should be organized and operate. The most adamant most closed-minded gun rights advocates want guns less to protect themselves against physical danger and more to fight back against the threat of a society they feel is taking away their ability to control their own lives. You can hear that message laced through the recent Alex Jones interview by Piers Morgan.

    As I wrote just after the Newtown shooting,

    “People with these concerns have been identified by research into the Theory of Cultural Cognition as Individualists, people who prefer a society that grants the individual more freedom and independence and leaves them more personally in control of their individual choices and values. Contrast that with the sort of society preferred by Communitarians, who feel most comfortable, and safest, in a ‘We’re all in it together’ world of shared control and communal power, a society that that sacrifices some individual freedoms in the name of the greater common good. These deeply conflicting worldviews drive the central conflict in the fight over gun control.”

    Those deep underlying tribal affiliations are important to us social animals, since we depend on our tribes for our health and safety. Being a member of the tribe in good standing feels safe. Disagreeing with the tribe risks social rejection, which feels scary. So when a Supreme Court ruling supports an Individualist sort of society, Individualists celebrate, and selectively reject or ignore how the ruling also supports Communitarian goals. Communitarian gun control people do the same sort of selective perception, criticizing the ruling because it threatens their sort of society, and failing to acknowledging the parts that support them, because doing so would weaken their attack on the ruling's support of Individualist goals.

    There is actually a ray of hope in all this. There’s legal support in the Heller ruling for both sides. More than that, the ruling protects some of the underlying tribal imperatives of both Individualists and Communitarians. That allows each tribe to give some ground but maintain the vital self-identities that truly motivate this conflict. If more people were aware of the details of Heller, the ruling may provide grounds for some compromise in this battle, and undermine the credibility and impact of the people at the extremes (mostly the virulently closed-minded ‘take no prisoners’ gun rights folks, I have to say) who think their values matter more than playing by America’s basic rules.
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