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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.
    Not really true, but I also tend to carry a knife, kubaton, and pepper spray; just in case they might turn out to be handy as well.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yeah cause wanting an effective means to defend yourself against a criminal is just people being paranoid. (sarcasm)
    Just saying when using fear over little or nothing to promote this means is paranoid.
    Remember when Obama came to power? "Obama gonna take yur guns!" "Obama is going to disarm Merica!" "Obama is going to ban ammunition sales!"... What happened? Oh yea... Nothing!


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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    Appealing to fear is only wrong when that fear is irrational. Considering the anti-gun movement appealed to fear in order to ban bayonet lugs and pistol grips on weapons which present no rational threat, I'd say your side appeals to the irrational and/or ignorant.
    Well saying Im pro gun and personally im just not going to be afraid over ignorant statements...


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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure appealing to fear is ever legit, not when it puts reason aside.
    That's my point, your side puts reason aside by banning firearms with cosmetics that look scary, to the ignorant.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.
    Well if you're out of acme anvils and such, you may have to resort to a gun. Or cower in fear and take your chances of being shot.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its a silly idea, that only a gun can stop a gunman.
    "Only"? No. But, it certainly and significantly betters one's odds.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    So is the understanding that when SECONDS count, the police are ony MINUTES away.
    If they recognised that it is their responsiblity to take care of themselves in such circumstances, then they would have to acknowledge it elsewhere. They claim that groups like the NRA uses fear as a political weapon but refuse to recognise that their political stance is based upon fear of actually having to be responsible for themselves and that they would have to live or die on and with the results of their own choices and actions.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    What would you use?
    John Kerry's spit-ball cannon, perhaps.

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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    According to data released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, 880 people applied for the state-approved background checks on Friday, 13 July, days before the shooting.

    On Friday, 29 July, the day following the shooting, the number was 1,216, and on the Saturday, 1,243. In total, 2,887 people were approved to buy a gun over the weekend, an increase of 43.5% on the weekend before, said the bureau.

    "What they're saying is, 'they want to have a chance'," he told the Denver Post. "They want to have the ability to protect themselves and their families if they are in a situation like what happened in the movie theatre."

    BBC News - Aurora shooting: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings
    My theory on why purchases have risen so dramatically so soon afterward...

    a) People feel the need to protect themselves,
    b) People feel the need to get a firearm while they still can... before more restrictive laws are enacted,
    c) Both of the above.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Colorado gun sales up after cinema killings

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Just saying when using fear over little or nothing to promote this means is paranoid.
    Remember when Obama came to power? "Obama gonna take yur guns!" "Obama is going to disarm Merica!" "Obama is going to ban ammunition sales!"... What happened? Oh yea... Nothing!
    Obama would clearly impede gun rights if it weren't for the NRA and an activist population of Americans who would punish his party (like 94').

    Well saying Im pro gun and personally im just not going to be afraid over ignorant statements...
    A pro-gun socialist? You're a rare bird. Considering the largest mass murders in history were carried out by socialist governments on an unarmed populace. Thankfully, socialism/communism are being relegated to the dustbins of history. It is rational to afraid of being a violent crime victim, and arming yourself to prevent that is rational.

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