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    Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Who do you think the American Public see's as more rational on gun control in America? Republicans or Democrats?

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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    it doesn't matter.

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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it doesn't matter.
    It does matter. That's like saying you don't care if your door is locked at night.

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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    While I disagree with the Democrats on gun control the types of laws they have proposed, at the federal level, are not opposed by most Americans. Most Americans seem to be ok with more thorough background check, waiting periods, and limiting high capacity magazines. I don't think such laws will have any effect but most Americans find such laws rational and reasonable.

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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    It does matter. That's like saying you don't care if your door is locked at night.
    my door being locked or not is an observable and objective fact.... the public opinion of that rationality of a political party on a specific issue is not, in any way, objective.

    ya might as well just say " which is your favorite party?"... you'll get the same answers.

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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    my door being locked or not is an observable and objective fact.... the public opinion of that rationality of a political party on a specific issue is not, in any way, objective.

    ya might as well just say " which is your favorite party?"... you'll get the same answers.
    Yea. You might as well have just asked do you lean right or left.

    To be honest, both sides make rational arguments until you get to the extreme and illogical of either sides. My opinion is guns are not the problem, people are. America is divided along all sorts of lines and every side, race, belief seems to try and make people believe that are under attack in various ways creating the divisions and extremists. The divide in America is the problem. No matter how many gun laws get passed or revoked, it won't have any impact as long as people are hell bent on killing "the enemy".
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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    It does matter. That's like saying you don't care if your door is locked at night.
    Well in my case it doesn't, sometimes I don't lock my doors.
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    No one cares about your stupid hippy logic
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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    During the push for background checks on gun sales after the Sandy Hook School tragedy, I saw figures as high as in the 80 percentiles in favor - yet the NRA got the GOP to defeat the measure.

    So in that particular facet at least, I'd say the Dems had the pulse of the average American far beyond that of the GOP.
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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    Who do you think the American Public see's as more rational on gun control in America? Republicans or Democrats?
    Ha!, none of the above. Democrats blame inanimate objects and ignore the person. Republicans blame Democrats for being the likely political lean of the shooter, and/or blame violent video games and rap music. Either way, they are both way off the mark and not likely to legislate a damn thing that impacts mass shootings in this nation.
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    Re: Gun Control? Republicans or Democrats seen as more "Rational" by American Public?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    While I disagree with the Democrats on gun control the types of laws they have proposed, at the federal level, are not opposed by most Americans. Most Americans seem to be ok with more thorough background check, waiting periods, and limiting high capacity magazines. I don't think such laws will have any effect but most Americans find such laws rational and reasonable.
    Unlike laws mandating that any new cars sold get better fuel mileage or produce less emissions, magazine capacity laws seek to make legally purchased and owned existing products illegal to keep/own. The same is true with "registration" which seeks to make private gun sales/transfers impossible to be legal. Would you support a law that requires all used vehicle sales to involve a "certified" car dealer?

    The 2A is a compound right - it is a right to keep and bear arms. Many laws now seek to make the two rights separate with many more hoops to jump through (and more fees/taxes to pay) to legally carry a handgun that is currently 100% legal to buy and keep. Violation of traffic laws may prevent one from legally driving (result in suspension or revocation of one's driver's license) but they never demand the involuntary transfer (or surrender) of one's legally owned (and parked) vehicle.

    It is also curious that you would support new (and expensive) gun laws that will likely not have any effect.
    Last edited by ttwtt78640; 06-19-15 at 11:13 PM.
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