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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its pretty sad that you think its ok for the government to deprive you of a weapon that holds less rounds than those issued to postal inspectors, game wardens, dog catchers, poultry inspectors, fire marshalls, Flight Deck Officers (private pilots armed by TSA), Railroad Retirement agents. Tax agents, etc
    What do I need with so much fire power,in a urban city? I don't hunt,and have enough fire power for self defense,anyone more the five feet away isn't a threat to me. My opinion!


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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    43 people are murdered in the US every day.

    You don't hear about the vast majority of murders, just killing sprees like Newtown that get way too much media attention (which then inspires more mass shootings)

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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    What do I need with so much fire power,in a urban city? I don't hunt,and have enough fire power for self defense,anyone more the five feet away isn't a threat to me. My opinion!

    What do you need? That's up to you. But you have no say in what I want, or need.

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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I read recently where the Supreme Court (might have been the Illinois state SC...I'll have to find the link) has told Illinois their laws regarding concealed carry are unconstitutional and MUST be rewritten to allow for concealed carry. Additionally they must be written to where they are not oppressive for a law abiding citizen to comply with and exercise their constitutional rights Interesting to see how it plays out.
    From what I understand Illinois basically gave SCOTUS the middle finger regarding concealed carry.
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    Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    From what I understand Illinois basically gave SCOTUS the middle finger regarding concealed carry.
    Yet to see how it all plays out, but the ruling was just made by the fed 7th court of appeals on Friday after the initial appeal was denied. So...we'll see.

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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Who gets to decide what item gets the (extra tax)? Why limit it to guns?
    Lets go ahead and add an extra tax on vid games and consules, going to the violent movies, buying popcorn at the movies or a large soft drink. How about hammers, knives, slingshots, bows, etc.
    Using your stance, if you can afford it pay the extra fee, it nothing, right?.

    Adding extra laws and fees will not curtail the violence. We have laws making it a crime to rob banks. Bank still get robbed. Its a crime to murder, but murders still happen.
    Maybe we need to get tougher on criminals and leave law abiding people alone.
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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I read recently where the Supreme Court (might have been the Illinois state SC...I'll have to find the link) has told Illinois their laws regarding concealed carry are unconstitutional and MUST be rewritten to allow for concealed carry. Additionally they must be written to where they are not oppressive for a law abiding citizen to comply with and exercise their constitutional rights Interesting to see how it plays out.
    I would love to read about this. Hope you find that link soon!
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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I would love to read about this. Hope you find that link soon!
    Gun advocates: Lawmakers must pass concealed-carry in Illinois | KMOV.com St. Louis

    Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban - Chicago Tribune

    Just a few to start. Understandably...MSM (which is not very keen on making firearm rights to law abiding citizens MORE accessible) has not covered it very much.

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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Gun advocates: Lawmakers must pass concealed-carry in Illinois | KMOV.com St. Louis

    Concealed carry: Court strikes down Illinois' ban - Chicago Tribune

    Just a few to start. Understandably...MSM (which is not very keen on making firearm rights to law abiding citizens MORE accessible) has not covered it very much.
    Thanks!

    If you can get a link on the ruling that'd be great too. In mean time I'll read these after I get back from work. Didn't expect such a quick reply.
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    Re: Mass shootings toll exceeds 900 in past seven years

    Quote Originally Posted by oncewas View Post
    What do I need with so much fire power,in a urban city? I don't hunt,and have enough fire power for self defense,anyone more the five feet away isn't a threat to me. My opinion!
    ideally you should decide what YOU need and let the rest of us make that decision for ourselves

    given every major law enforcement CIVILIAN agency has gone with 15-17 round handguns and 20-30 semi auto or select fire carbines, that suggests to me that such weapons are very suitable for the rest of us



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