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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The problem is evil people, who are willing to cause great harm to others.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The problem is evil people, who are willing to cause great harm to others.
    Are you meaning anyone doing any harm to anyone else? Because I can think of a few groups where that's acceptable.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Would you support more restrictions on guns if they had the potential to save lives?

    Yes, and I was very proud today to see country's leader state that he would support more restrictions to help save lives.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    The problem is evil people, who are willing to cause great harm to others.
    So, what do you DO to DEAL with the problem? Do you want to deal with the problem, or should we just accept that every now and again, someone will go into our schools and kill a bunch of teachers and students?

    Further, if we accept that it is very hard to predict behavior, and we don't arrest or commit people who MIGHT commit a crime, how would you deal with the problem?

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by finebead View Post
    I have been a life member of the NRA since 1978. It is time for a change. I can live with a total ban on all semi auto rifles with caliber or powder capacity greater than .22 rimfire. The Clinton assault weapon ban did not go nearly far enough to make any appreciable dent in crime. You could still buy a new AR-15, it just eliminated some Chinese SKS from competing with our assault weapons for sale. You could still buy used hi-cap magazines at any gun show. It just didn't go far enough.

    Enforcement of existing laws, especially making people serve full sentences for committing a crime while using a firearm, would help.
    Banning "assault weapons" will have virtually no effect on reducing crime.
    The majority of crimes are committed with handguns and shotguns.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Banning "assault weapons" will have virtually no effect on reducing crime.
    The majority of crimes are committed with handguns and shotguns.
    That's true, but I do remember a bank Robbery where the police were out gunned. Just for what it is worth.

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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's true, but I do remember a bank Robbery where the police were out gunned. Just for what it is worth.
    Yea, but that is a rarity.
    Now police have access to weapons that most regular folks can't put their hands on, without at least paying 5 figures.
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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.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Banning "assault weapons" will have virtually no effect on reducing crime.
    The majority of crimes are committed with handguns and shotguns.
    But it is an important "first step" to banning more types or classes of firearms. Once it is Constitutionally acceptable to ban the "scariest guns" then it is far easier to move to the next most "scary" type/class of gun. Many are already talking of magazine capacity and that nearly all magazine fed semi-automatic arms are "bad" and "unnecessary" for civilian ownership.
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    Re: Gun Control

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    But it is an important "first step" to banning more types or classes of firearms. Once it is Constitutionally acceptable to ban the "scariest guns" then it is far easier to move to the next most "scary" type/class of gun. Many are already talking of magazine capacity and that nearly all magazine fed semi-automatic arms are "bad" and "unnecessary" for civilian ownership.
    I not buy that. We had such a ban and did not ban other weapons. I think there is a case not to ban them, but the slippery slope fallacy really isn't one of them.

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