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  • Im a right leaning American, yes.

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  • Im not American, yes.

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  • Im a right leaning American, no.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You just described, perfectly, why human nature would never allow communism to succeed. Congrats, X... you're human.
    The problem is the transverse.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    A) The wikipedia entry on that book is almost as heavily dedicated towards criticism of the book's methodology as it is describing the author's work. Not a good sign the work is particularly well respected.
    No. You dont GET to be intellectually lazy and use that weak excuse. Over 100 million people died show some respect and stop hiding behind your compensatory mechanisms.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    B) You're still not demonstrating that Marxism killed anyone, you're still merely demonstrating that malevolent dictators are bad for the safety of their citizens --a point which we're already in agreement.
    EVERYONE MENTIONED IN THOSE LINKS WERE MARXISTS. Own it.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Guns are a machine for killing. They make killing easier and less personal. Like any good machine, it empowers the operator.
    Like many tools, it depends on how they are used. Many of mine are for punching holes in paper and knocking steel and long ranges.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Yes as we all know marxists have killed everyone who has ever died
    Strawman. I accept your concession.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It's about some old white men fighting for their freedom and rights (But not for the freedom and rights of blacks and women.)
    And yet American led the way for both. No other nation resolved slavery without one side being killed or expelled, we did. And women have always been treated fairly well here. Lets not forget zeitgeist.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And a lot of help from France.
    France brought guns.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Is it turns out, the only answer to that question is "kill other people". And when it comes to Americans carrying weapons, those other people are usually other Americans. Unarmed other Americans who they feel they have the right to kill. Guns empower people to create a little bit of tyranny in their immediate vicinity. It's pretty sad to hear people raise a fuss about government tyranny and then celebrate their ability to kill their fellow citizens on a whim.
    Guns in our own past were a vital tool, it allowed defense but not just from people, and it was also needed for food. In much of the world they still are. Lets not foget this.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    "constitutional republics" have killed plenty of people
    Many because of blood thirsty hoards of invading communists.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    You should probably read the article you just referenced. It doesn't support your claims.
    There are varying numbers, all of which are huge.

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    Re: Do firearms empower people?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The ideology IS itself a problem, if it can never actually exist or be achievable, and yet hundreds of millions die, Im comfortable saying there is something wrong with the ideology.
    You can be comfortable, but you'd be wrong. Killing is not part of the ideology. That's man's doing and what happens when an idealistic and impossible ideology is attempted to be applied.
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