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Old 04-16-2009, 01:07 AM   #256
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That's sad you feel that way.
If people felt like me there wouldn't be murder, the facts state otherwise.

Maybe someday we can all be emotionless robots for you.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:32 AM   #257
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #259
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I personally felt a lot safer with a side arm while in Baghdad. I know what you're thinking -- that's a war zone, of course you need a gun there. But I felt a lot safer in Baghdad than in East St. Louis at night.

Everyone can agree, that mutual disarmament is a great thing. If it were possible, let's do it. Unfortunately, I don't think it is possible. So, personal protection will always be needed in certain areas, at certain times, for obvious reasons.

I'd like to get rid of my anti-virus software on my computer, but I know I can't because I have people trying to break into my computer 24/7. If the hackers would agree, we could let down our defenses and save a lot of time/money.

Or we could round them up and shoot them.

Oh, and I prefer assault rifles, because it's easier to defend my home from a 100 yards or so.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:48 PM   #260
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Everyone can agree, that mutual disarmament is a great thing. If it were possible, let's do it. Unfortunately, I don't think it is possible.
It would take years for stricter gun control to impact the number of illegal guns and criminals with guns out there, but it would eventually happen.

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Oh, and I prefer assault rifles, because it's easier to defend my home from a 100 yards or so.
I understand you're being facetious, but can you imagine anyone feeling that degree of threat inside their home from someone 100 yards away?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:59 PM   #261
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I actually never understood this sheer feeling of threat that some Americans seem to feel on basically a daily basis and use as their justification for having guns. As somebody who grew up in a war zone, you'd think that a person like myself would be the one stockpiling assault rifles and what not to ensure that when I'm shot at again, I have a means of retaliating, but I don't. I absolutely don't comprehend on any level at all where this feeling, and the strength and conviction of it comes from. It's really bizarre.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #262
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I'd imagine anyone can understand the appeal, even if only in fantasy, of having some 'foolproof' means of instantly incapacitating anyone who tries to harm you--childlike daydreams of some magic shock-administering button that'd throw any attacker on their back for several minutes, stuff like that. Of course, in real life that'd be awful, because then everyone would have one and lots of people would wind up using them for situations having nothing to do with justified self-defense. But I can understand the appeal, particularly if you've been the victim of a physically injurious crime before.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:20 PM   #263
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I'd venture a guess that the vast majority of gun supporters have not been physically injured in a criminal manner before, though.

Like you said, I could understand the appeal, but the way the argument often comes across, it's almost like that's the primary goal and then I wonder whether these people ever step back and re-consider their lives and their circumstances, because the likely rational conclusion is that they don't need an assault rifle to protect themselves against...pretty much anything.
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I own an assault rifle for fun not fear. The ones who live in unjustified fear are those that would like to see them banned, and the Democrat leaders who fear enacting a ban.
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I own an assault rifle for fun not fear. The ones who live in unjustified fear are those that would like to see them banned, and the Democrat leaders who fear enacting a ban.
This is complete BS. I know many of gun owners who own because they live in unjustified fear...
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You know gun owners? Evil.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:27 PM   #267
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I think we are completely justified, as a free and democratic society, to impose gun control laws, and one of those would be to ban assault rifles.

It infringes on a person's fun the same way that prohibitions against narcotics infringe on mine, but dem's the breaks.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:00 PM   #269
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I think we are completely justified, as a free and democratic society, to impose gun control laws, and one of those would be to ban assault rifles.

It infringes on a person's fun the same way that prohibitions against narcotics infringe on mine, but dem's the breaks.

Well narcs do kill a hell of a lot more people than assault rifles, but I'm for legalizing those as well.
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legalize and control drugs and you eliminate a lot of gun crime
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