Gun Control Debate Thread: So we don't trash the Texas Thread

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  1. THF

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    i am curious for those who are pro gun control what they expect to accomplish.

    I say this as an owner of a handgun and a shotgun.

    I mean every single person on this board if they wanted could find Heroin within 24 hours. Yet that is illegal. It's against the law to own or sell Heroin or any other controlled substance without a scrip.

    So I ask what would a gun ban on handguns or assault rifles accomplish? Besides making it more difficult for a rightful citizen to obtain one?
     
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  2. Frank Martin

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    it's not about completely eliminating guns. It's about making them harder to get access to.

    and no not everyone here can go out and score heroin tonight.
     
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  3. Toast

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    Here for the hot takes.
     
  4. THF

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    For who?

    Who do we need to limit access to guns to? The mentally insane? That's already limited. If it's felons then that's already limited as well.

    And yes if needed every single poster on this board could get grade A black tar heroin. Tonight.
     
  5. Fidelio

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    Guns bad. People good.
     
  6. THF

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    God that's such a douchebag term.
     
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  7. Emma

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    Better mental health policy, planning & service development
     
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  8. UncleItchyBalls

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    Ban guns and the black market price on them goes through the roof. Can't compare it to heroin.
     
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  9. Frank Martin

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    No they couldn't. I love drugs as much as anyone on here and there is no way I'm scoring heroin tonight.
     
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  10. THF

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    Seriously? You can 3d print guns now. It goes through the roof? So is that your barrier to entry? To raise prices? Shit tax the hell out of guns to the point it's 200% and I promise the gangs will still get them.
     
  11. THF

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    I hate saying this but that is the solution.

    Sell some of the bullshit military equipment going to our police departments and use the funds to provide better mental illness treatment.

    It's terrible the amount of money we spend on prisons compared to the money spent on mental health care facilities.
     
  12. THF

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    I wish I was as naive as you. Trust me there is a part of town. What ever town you are in where heroin is being sold right now. If you wanted to do it you could find it within a few hours.
     
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  13. ~ taylor ~

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    Aren't a lot of these mass shootings done by rightful citizens who went nuts? Maybe if rightful citizens couldn't lawfully access these weapons it wouldn't happen as often as it does.

    I'm sure every talking point will be hit in this thread, but the idea that limiting access to guns wouldn't limit access to guns is retarded. It wouldn't solve the problem, but it would likely curtail it some.
     
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  14. THF

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    Well I would argue that every single one of these people who participated in mass shootings were suffering from a mental illness. So I believe if that is the common denominator then stop worrying about what the sane people buy or collect and put some funding towards the population who has some screws loose.
     
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  15. Frank Martin

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    it's like you don't even understand how your easy access to guns allows those other folks easier access.
     
  16. Frank Martin

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    prove it. Go score some heroin within the next 24 hours.
     
  17. THF

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    Oh no I understand that I can obtain anything I want to with enough effort.

    What I am asking is what does Gun control do for the population?

    You dont seem to grasp what most do. That obtaining illegal goods is not a real challenge.
     
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  18. JBF76

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    I made my feelings pretty clear in the other thread but Guns should't be outlawed. I don't think it solves the problem. I don't know how anyone can justify taking the rights away from citizens who have done nothing wrong because of shitbags like Storm Roof.
     
  19. THF

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    Lol my need for validation is not enough to put my career or life at risk. But thanks for the response.
     
  20. Emma

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    Being "mentally ill" (the term in and of itself adds to the problem) carries a stigma. Turning the patients out onto the streets, where they may be publicly judged and harassed, is accomplishing nothing.

    Individuals with mental and emotional challenge(s) are/can be functional, productive members of society who simply need the assistance and services of medical professionals. Make that assistance accessible and being "mentally ill" will lose its stigma - and those who need care will get it.
     
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  21. ~ taylor ~

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    I think both objectives are worthy. Better identification and treatment of mental health issues is necessary, but not every psycho is identifiable before he grabs a bunch of mom's guns and kills 20 children.
     
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  22. THF

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    God this is a great post.
     
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  23. JBF76

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    This is a major factor in why I feel the way I do, and I said as much in the other thread.
     
  24. THF

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    See I disagree. I think with better funding and resources that people like this can be identified. It won't solve the problem but I think it's a better solution to trying to outlaw guns.
     
  25. Frank Martin

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    thanks for proving my point. The fact heroin is illegal already haw prevented you from doing it.
     
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  26. jokewood

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    Ban handguns.
     
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  27. THF

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    Does it stop those who want heroin?

    And outlawing guns would have the same impact. It would restrict guns from those who have shown the responsibility to have it.
     
  28. Arkie Proud

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    I would have absolutely no idea at all how to 'score' some heroin in the next week, much less the next 24 hours. I might be able to get some pot weed refer chronic marijuana, but even that's iffy.
     
  29. THF

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    Really? You couldn't show up down near Central or in Pine Bluff or White Hall; if you REALLY wanted some?
     
  30. ~ taylor ~

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    I can't argue that one is better than the other. I can say unequivocally that both will work better than one or the other.

    And I'm not advocating the outlaw of all guns. I own a rifle and come from a family of hunters. But I also don't believe in slippery slope arguments that banning some guns leads to a ban on all guns.
     
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  31. AptosDuck

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    Theoretically, since a gun ban in this country isn't feasible in the foreseeable future, making guns illegal takes them out of the hands of more casual owners/users. These are the people who are much more likely to get shot by somebody they know, or use it against themselves, or be involved in a gun accident, than actually use it in the defense of themselves, their family, or their property. Those listed instances constitute the majority of gun homicides in this country. Nobody buys a gun expecting that they'll get shot with it because their wife is pissed at them fucking the neighbor lady, but that's what happens. Nobody buys a gun thinking their kid is going to put a hole in his little brother's thorax, but that's what happens. Nobody buys a gun thinking that they're going to splatter their brains on the dining room wall in a few years when something bad/sad happens to them and they can't take it, but that's what happens.

    I don't see a criminal element out there just waiting for law-abiding citizens to have no means of protecting themselves during home invasions or street muggings. Stupid people still hold up convenience stores pretty much knowing that the person behind the counter probably has a .38 under the counter near the cash register. Street muggers know that pretty much anybody out there isn't armed, because it's unlawful to carry a concealed firearm in most states unless you have a concealed carry permit, which very few people have. Home invaders generally look for easy targets, where people aren't home, doors and windows are open/unlocked, no dogs, etc. I just don't see some spike in crime because law-abiding people don't have firearms to protect themselves. Especially in this day and age when cameras are everywhere.

    England has almost no firearms, and has a very low gun crime rate. Switzerland has an assault rifle in the house of every able-bodied man 17-45, and has a very low gun crime rate. Obviously, not all the problem lies with availability. I think part of the problem in the US is a frontier mentality/culture of rugged individualism (even though we officially closed the frontier in 1910). You see it in our westerns, in mafia movies, 24, etc. Real men solve their own problems, don't rely on the police or impersonal institutions, and frequently escalate conflicts to deadly levels in order to get their way. So, Joe Idiot feels he needs a gun because, well, you never know when you have to take matters into your own hands. This mentality may have been useful when we were a nation of gentleman farmers going off to hunt dinner on the north forty, but it doesn't work particularly well in the urban, industrial/postindustrial media-seeped society that we've developed into.
     
  32. Emma

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    Correct.

    Elliot Rodger's acts had little to do with guns. His acts could have been prevented had the therapists and officials working with Elliot and his family taken action.

    Elliot Rodger slipped through the cracks, selfishly taking 6 individuals' lives. The system will continue to recycle itself until the laws and policies of both firearms and mental health are reformed rather than be discussed on the nightly news. If not, we will continue to disgrace ourselves again and again.
     
  33. burnttatertot

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    "On this Thanksgiving weekend, let me say this: God Bless America the only country on this fucking planet where you still have the freedom to build AKs in defense of Motherland! The only country where a shit-shovel can become an awesome weapon of death and destruction.

    Do you love gardening, do you have a tool shed?

    Please be aware that hiding in your garage, there may be dozens of Killy, high-clip-capacitated, school-penetrating, children-hating, Assault Weapons of Mass Destruction! Please send this message to all your libtard friends to make sure that they call 911 when they encounter anything that looks like a shovel. Thousands of hardware and home improvement stores are selling AKs through the "shovel" loophole to anyone!

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    When I was driving through VT backroads this fall, I stopped at a gun shop and seeing a few ARs made me feel gay enough to visit a dilapidated "antique barn" where farmers sell authentic garbage from the local dump to idiot tourists. When I smelled a much stronger odor of cow shit, I saw this shovel and the image of the AK handle came to my exasperated mind. Flustered old dude was suspicious of a comrade in a BMW, on less traveled gravel roads of VT, who barely spoke English and needed a shit shovel "for my trunk" but let it go for $2. That's the best $2 I ever spent, closely behind that one time in Montreal - but that's another story.

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    I cut the handle from the shovel and fashioned it into a buttstock for my Bulgy AK with ever changing furniture. This new butt stock had proven to be surprisingly comfortable.

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    What kind of AK is it?

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    What kind of stock is it?

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    Did you start drinking again?

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    Well, this is not the end, it's a beginning, because one night I was drinking with the shovel and contemplating what to do with it. It's funny, when you are sober, you can't understand how a shovel can share with you a delicious drink of vodka. So I said to shovel, I will re-unite you with your handle and we had another round of drinks to celebrate! ... and then I cut it up.

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    To start, I wanted to anneal the shovel and pound it flat enough. To accomplish this I pissed into the furnace and lit it on fire. Then I added some waste motor oil to get to higher temps.

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    This was a sunny day, but furnace temperature is considerably brighter than any surface around, so camera makes it look like night.

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    The layer of oxide is completely indestructible.

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    To get rails straight, the trick is to bend them first.

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    Then you trim and ground them with an angle grinder. Receiver came out as straight as Liberace in drag thumbing through gay porn magazines. I do not however discriminate between straight AK receivers and those that chose different orientation.

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    After that, receiver can be bent just like a regular AK receiver from a blank.

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    I even added Maadi style dimples.

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    Various holes were cut free hand with plasma torch, as you can see by the jagged edges I haven't been drinking.

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    And now we fit a highly collectable Romy trunnion.

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    I had a few strips of shovel left after cutting the top rails.

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    So I decided to bend them into internal rails like these from a stock flat.

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    Dimension wise, I just eyeballed them to get close enough and sandblasted them for welding onto receiver.

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    Spotwelding them did not work out too well, as receiver thickness is a bit thicker than regular AK receiver flats, so I cut 1/4 inch holes to weld rails through.

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    While at it, I figured to cut out the selector key hole.

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    Then the rails are welded around and to the receiver.

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    Looks good!

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    Now for the barrel blank ... I am working with a cheapo $200, barelles kit so I figured I need to make my own barrel. I got a barrel blank ($30), profiled trunnion end, chambered it and cut extractor wedge. The chamber is probably barely good enough to be a machine-gun chamber, definitely not a precision job. I lobbed off the end of the blank to bring overall length to 16.25".

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    Here are populated AK barrel, virgin AK barrel and ... my blank-barrel thingy.

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    I have then rivetized the trunnion.

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    Barrel was hammered in (press is broken again) and headspaced.

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    Since I was on a roll, I riveted a scope side mount that was kicking around.

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    Here is a pic of an AK receiver and Shovel AK receiver. The latter is almost 2.5 times thicker and it feels like a rock. Shit, I tried to pound some dents out of the receiver and the hammer got dented, because in communist Massachusetts receiver dents you!

    This receiver turned out to be stiffer than me watching full-featured film of Michael Kalashnikov doing Polina Porizkova in a heavy KVI tank on board of a navy destroyer in a midst of a battle.

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    Then I riveted a whole bunch more shit.

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    Sight block, gas block and front sight were just welded onto the barrel.

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    My awesome and super-collectible Romy kit included kick-ass furniture, like this gas tube with "Mihaela" on it and 12 notches. I don't get it, Mihaela is a Romanian female name and the guy only scored 12 of them.

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    I drilled the gas port after gas block was welded.

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    Assembly complete!

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    I put a $30 cheap scope with a double rail and WTF, since it had a second rail I added a cheap laser to go with it. The bolt on the scope needed periodic tightening, may be I need lubricate them with cat turds? Laser took off after about 20 rounds.

    After 50-60 rounds, the barrel was slightly warm. The height adjustment knob on the scope came off, which explained why it would click sometimes and sometimes not. Once I pulled it off, I could adjust fine.


    Here is my target at 50 yards:

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    Let's summarize:

    Shit Shovel: $2
    Romy sans-barrel kit: $200
    Barrel blank: $30
    Compliance parts: Free from Martha Coakley (... in exchange for a golden shower)

    The look on your competitor's face with an expensive AR15 when he finds out that he has been outshot by a $2 shit-shovel .... Priceless!





    In the name of Michael Timofeevich Kalashnikov ... and Flintoid ... and Vodka ... you are no longer a shit shovel, you are glorious AK for defense of Motherland!"

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  34. soulfly

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    Go get some heroin and post a pic here
     
  35. Cornfed Buffalo

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    Nope.
     
  36. soulfly

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    And if anyone is naive it is you. I mean, I live in a pretty notorious drug city and I've hit dry spells for weed in the past.

    Point is, none of us know where to get heroin short of asking around in a "seedy" area and likely getting laughed at if not facing physical harm.
     
  37. Arkie Proud

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    In theory I guess. I'm a 47 year old white guy with no history if drug use and no criminal record, so I have zero connections and zero knowledge of the drug subculture. So I'd be probably laughed at, at best, or killed, at worst.
     
  38. cutig

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    Did not read the thread, but your premise of every single poster here being able to find heroin is pretty fucking stupid.
     
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  39. soulfly

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    Yeahhhh this happened not too long ago in my hometown. Feel free to go around looking for heroin, though

    "Yakima police have found the body of Gary Snell, who has been missing since December 4th. Police and sheriff's deputies acting on a tip found Snell's body today at a residence on the 2200 block of Butterfield Road. Snell was shot to death and was found underneath a back porch

    Snell was last seen Saturday December 4th outside the Pizza Hut off of North 40th Avenue. Police say he may have been involved in a drug transaction at the time.

    Police arrested 20 year old Sebastian Looney, who has been booked under a charge of murder in the first degree"
     
  40. fattus

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    LOL you go to a seedy area of town where no one knows you and ask to buy drugs you get labelled cop and murdered.
     
  41. Daniel Ocean

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    I'd have no idea where to go to buy heroin. I have no idea buy an illegal hand gun. Are you implying that since people will break the law there is no point in having laws?
     
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  42. miles

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    Just here to once again lol @ the idea that anyone can just go get some heroin if they close their eyes and click their heels together
     
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  43. fsugrad99

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    Yeah, heroin analogy was a bad one. Whatevs.

    I'd ask the NRA crowd (I'm kind of caught in between, I'm pro some gun control but not total) why the AR-15 should be legal...and my dad owns one.
     
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  44. The Banks

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    Do you think a rifle for hunting game for a subsistence lifestyle should be legal? If so, what difference between an AR-15 and that is there aside from magazine capacity and its more aggressive look?
     
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  45. Cut68

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    Guns are a byproduct of a murder culture, not the other way around. Most gun crimes are not committed with legally owned weapons. Most stabbings, on the other hand are. Would you feel any better if the victims were pushed out of windows? If the kid blew up the church with fertilizer? Stop blaming guns and blame the people
     
  46. Jim Brockmire

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    Very pro-gun, but this thread was doomed less than 5 posts in.

    Will watch for a laugh.
     
  47. BudKilmer

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    And less rascist assholes
     
  48. leroi

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    it probably would've prevented this charleston incident, for one. i would bet that there's a the father would not have given the kid a hangun if it was illegal.

    i am generally pro-gun, but if the experience of foreign nations is considered, you have to say that gun restriction leads to less gun crime. i would say something like : make all handguns illegal, except for anyone over age 25 who has taken an extremely boring state-mandated safety course.
     
  49. Jim Brockmire

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    You do realize that people have been murdered in churches without the use of handguns, correct?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing
     
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