"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Jesus Christ. It's like I can't even find a poster anymore who's capable of addressing what is written instead of going on tangents and distorting posts. This place is getting more overrun with pathetic nonsense by the minute. Just disagree or agree. You don't have to deflect and distort in order to make a point.
I'll post what I said again in the form of simple, easy to understand questions to see if you can muster up enough honesty to address what I actually said: Do you believe in responsible gun ownership? Do you believe in shooting as a last resort? Do you believe in the value of human life even it's on your property?
Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 04-20-12 at 02:32 AM.
I started out on this board with a pretty liberal, in the literal sense, view on gun rights. I wanted some restrictions for severe mental illness and gun registration. I was definitely for things like Castle Doctrine and all that and at the beginning of the Martin/Zimmerman case, I had no problems with laws like Stand Your Ground. However, my time spent on this board reading so many posts like this has completely changed that mindset.
I based my original position on the assumption that most gun owners thought like me that killing others was a necessary evil rather than a seemingly frivolous, almost amusing thing where we joke about "Darwin awards" and make callous remarks like "screw him". So ****ing sick. It appears that it's not just the criminals who have a low regard for human life.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This is why "castle doctrine" laws are ****ing retarded.
Last edited by Kandahar; 04-20-12 at 10:04 AM.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
Could be the party goer was coming for retribution for calling the cops. Could be he's coming to rape his wife, could be he's coming to steal his ****. Castle doctrine laws are our right, it's a sad unfortunate tragedy, (one that this thread started and the article abused with the stupid "another unarmed black man killed" idiocy).
Let me ask you a question, if someone breaks into my house, when would it be ok for me to shoot them? before, during or after he tries to rape and kill my wife? Steal my ****? when? and when can I assume he is coming to do his worst and shoot him? on my porch? through my window? when?
Oh and, this "kid" is 20 years old, he's an adult.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.