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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I can walk in on something at any time just as easily as any cop, I can come home to find someone in my home. I make be awakend by people in my home.
    Not really. They are doing more walking into than the average citizen.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Do you think that importing role models has any real impact? Like Big Brother programs or athletes and musicians who set more positive examples.

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    Some. Not as much as actual role models in your daily life. Connections, human connections pay off best.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    rejected as being contrary to known reality. You apparently don't know much about police matters either. Convenience store night shift workers and cab drivers are more dangerous professions in terms of being confronted by armed robbers than cops. Most cops never draw their weapons for self defense. But you are apparently afraid to tell us why honest citizens should be limited to 10-7-5 rounds when criminals and cops are not. It is because you cannot make a sound argument for that nonsense
    No, it isn't. The job demands involvement. And more, much more involvement than most ever see. That is reality.

    And I have made a sound argument. You just don't need it. 7 rounds are more than enough. And it might make bad guys have to reload more often. it's a minor thing all the way around. Minor effect on the crime they want to stop and minor effect on you. hardly worth anyone whining about.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
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    So show us?

    But nice dodge per the norm.
    What is it exactly I am suppose to show you? Another poster makes a drive-by post on theside of gun proliferation and I match it with my own poking fun at the very idea of proliferation.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its not over the top...its just outright moronic. Its stupid at every level. Kids dont have the right to own handguns and absolutely DO have the right to healthcare. Parents can buy a firearm and teach their kid how to shoot, just as they can buy their children healthcare. Pretty ****ing stupid to try to blame gun owners for the pathetic irresponsible parent that refuses to provide adequate support for their own child.
    It's over the top. The point it makes is largely true, that calls for family values usually lose to American mythology. That some get more worked up over the 2nd amendment than the health care needs of the nation, which includes children and the elderly, does show a priority that is not in keeping an honest definition of family values.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    In Canada we don't go to bed worrying about a burglar with a gun coming into our homes in the middle of the night and so we don't sleep with guns under our pillows, under the bed, in our noses, etc. Most Americans would love to have it the same way obviously.

    But the gungoons are different in that many of them are hoping and praying for a chance to use his gun against a armed burglar. If you listen to them and read what they say, it's pretty obvious that they wish it to happen. This is the American gungoon mentality. It's the same mentality that causes them to go out and buy AR type weapons and then to be seen using one at a range. Complete with the camo costume and all. They consider it's cool and it makes them look tough. Also makes up for their deficiency in the between the legs equipment they are lacking in.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not a comfort, it's a reality. Free is not safe by the very nature of freedom. I'm not making emotionalized arguments, I'm merely stating facts.
    Of course it is not a comfort to the the inocent dead or their families....... thus the sarcasm.
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Of course it is not a comfort to the the inocent dead or their families....... thus the sarcasm.
    It was a ridiculous comment built upon nothing other than wanting to get someone to respond emotionally rather than rationally. Not so much sarcasm as much as it is intellectually dishonest propaganda.

    Many people can die and will die on any given day from a variety of things. Freedom only increases the potential for the abuse and given enough people and time it will happen. It's statistics, probabilities and population distributions. Most freedoms cost lives in some way or another.
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Some. Not as much as actual role models in your daily life. Connections, human connections pay off best.
    I always thought that a potential byproduct of communication technology was the lack of real connections. Having 500 "friends" on Facebook doesn't mean you actually have 500 friends. Having an internet family is just not the same. I guess, for some, it is better than nothing and can be a nice supplement to real friendships and a pleasent escape. Maybe when it gets down to it though those connections are to innate a need in humans, perhaps all this tech love is just a temporary distraction. Derail...sorry
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Most freedoms cost lives in some way or another.
    Therein lies one of the major flaws in the libertarian mindset. It's a completely distorted view of what makes up freedom.

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