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    Re: Gun Control

    Wow. This link is interesting.

    “For all the attention given to America’s culture of guns, ownership of firearms is at or near all-time lows,” writes political scientist Patrick Egan. The decline is most evident on the General Social Survey, though it also shows up on polling from Gallup, as you can see on this graph:



    Six facts about guns, violence, and gun control

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    “Slippery slope” is not always a fallacy. With regard to the 1994 “assault weapon” ban, the Brady organization boasted that once they got that in place, they would “show us the rest of the camel”. The promoters of this fraudulent ban openly admitted that it was a first step, to open the way for even more outrageous violations of the Second Amendment to come afterward.
    the only thing that stopped those odious scumbags from trying to pass say a 6 round restriction or an "arsenal tax" was the ass kicking the dems took in the 1994 elections mainly due to their unconstitutional gun control schemes

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Wow. This link is interesting.

    “For all the attention given to America’s culture of guns, ownership of firearms is at or near all-time lows,” writes political scientist Patrick Egan. The decline is most evident on the General Social Survey, though it also shows up on polling from Gallup, as you can see on this graph:

    Six facts about guns, violence, and gun control
    Either that or since the AWB survey respondents have learned the word "none".

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I quite disagree. The Brady bill was far from a ban, and assault weapons never had a huge following. But there was nothing close to banning all weapons. Congress would never even take up such a notion.
    the real purpose of the awb was to set the stage to desensitize people to other more sweeping bans.

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I wouldn't, I still like the meat from hunting that is not available in the super market and there are still coyotes, raccoons, possums, wild hogs and others that still present a danger to myself, my domesticated animals and garden/crops in my areas. The county does have a trapper/hunter for these problems, but only one for the whole county. The places where I live, these critters, not stupid humans are the main threat.
    Well, I could probably give up my coyote hunting if it meant saving my grandchild's life. But I'm funny that way. I would most likely take up my compound bow and just go Native American on the hogs. LOL!

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I have already posted one thread in regards to the mass shootings, trying to bring together ideas on the most effective way to slow gun related violence and try to eliminate these mass shootings.

    This poll is more black and white because I am simply wondering would you be in favor of more gun control if it had the potential to reduce violence.
    Gun control is NOT the subject to be discussed when trying to impact violence. I could just as easily kill a person with a knife as a gun. That has been proven in the UK. How so? They have a 6 people stabbed to death a week in the UK. Yep. People who wish to resort to violence...do. I don't think the choice of weapon is that big of a deal. Their motivation is. So the question isn't how to disarm them...it is how to demotivate them to go on a killing spree.

    Maybe we should start giving out free puppies? It is hard to want to go on a killing spree when I have to take care of an adorable puppy. Or maybe we should promote some peace and love? Or make it mandatory for ALL news networks to shut off for 12 hours of the day and play a puppy channel, or at minimum play happy moments. If there is a naturaly disaster and the world is ending (so the 21st)...they can cancel it. But unless we know for sure...puppy superbowl.

    Seriously. Why is this still a topic? I know. The talking heads are still talking about guns are bad. How guns possess an ability like that of J.R.R. Tolkien's 1 "Ring to Rule Them All" and they poison the hearts of men. That guns are possessed by the souls of Manson, Hitler, Jack the Ripper, and Bin Laden all at once. Guns are NOT the cause of people resorting to violence because they are angry, or they have some wire plugged into the wrong place in their brain. It is just that. People having their wires mixed up cause the problem.

    Maybe we should start with detection systems? We already have gun control laws that say a mentally defective person can't buy a firearm. Maybe we should start figuring out who is mentally defective? I certainly wouldn't allow a news caster or politician to have a gun...they think the world is a dangerous place and guns are only for killing innocent people en mass. I certainly don't want someone to have access to something if they think that is all it is good for. Then we can take their typewriters and soapboxes. I don't want someone thinking that to influence people.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Show me what country has 10,000 knife killings a year?
    do you consider machetes "knives"

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the real purpose of the awb was to set the stage to desensitize people to other more sweeping bans.
    Always the conspiracy? Are we desensitized?

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    And we need to do this quickly. We are fast approaching technologies that will be by their very nature accessible to all...fearsome indeed, if used to harm or kill. You're afraid of guns? I'm afraid of the future...
    I'm afraid of the ancient weapons: soapboxes and politicians.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    So you have an objection of my incorrect usage of "result" but you bristle when someone points out your incorrect spelling. Got it!




    Nope, I am pointing out that in most massacres in the US and Mexico, the gun of choice is one that will accept high capacity magazines.

    Mexico bans most guns for most civilians so that is a worthless comment

    most killings in the USA with firearms involves handguns-often low powered revolvers and rim fire semi autos

    the most traumatic assassinations in the USA involved low capacity bolt action rifles or a 22 caliber revolver (JFK, MLK and Robert Kennedy) using YOUR "logic" you basically want to ban just about everything. the stuff you call assault weapons are still not nearly the most popular criminal tool

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