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Thread: Firearms - The Primary Problem

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    I am against gun control accept for maybe automatic assault weapons, but the problem is much more complicated than whether the problem is the gun or the person. Fact is is that if we remove the guns then there are no gun
    problems if you want to keep it simple.

    To see gangs and other killing each other daily is sad. Seldom do we ever hear of someone protecting themself with a hand gun. Sure it happens, but in comparison with the murders, the self defense angle is very small.

    The Primary problem question does not address the primary problem.

    primary problem seems to death usually for little or no reason.

    i like my guns, I enjoy going to the range to shoot them. I enjoy the companionship. I don't want to let them go. Yet people dying for no reason by the thousands in the USA, is a real problem.

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The true main problem with firearms is that there aren't enough, many have been forbidden to us, and more and more the government tries to encroach on our right to keep and bear arms. There should never have been an "assault rifle" ban (especially because it didn't ban a gun and people in Congress didn't know what they were voting on), fully automatic weapons should not be illegal, etc.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't it an "assault weapons" ban not an assault rifle ban? Not as a point of argument but as a point of clarity...

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by rsixing View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't it an "assault weapons" ban not an assault rifle ban? Not as a point of argument but as a point of clarity...
    true, the first assault rifle ban was in 1934 and then a complete ban for future manufacture was on May 19, 1986
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    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Yoy would be surprised to know how many people blame the weapon and not the man pulling the trigger..
    Why is there ANY blame, when I haven't even been shown any evidence that there is a PROBLEM ???

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    That's why there should be a major study conducted on the effects of video games on the youngest generation to determine if there is a cause and effect on young people committing random acts of violence.

    The 8 year old who killed his dad and the dad's friend seemed well adjusted to killing. Not just shooting, as his dad may have taught him, but killing.

    That may have come from an over exposure to violent games. Just as not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic, not every kid who plays "Grand Theft Auto" is going to go on a shooting rampage.

    But some may.

    We need to KNOW THE TRUTH about the effects of video games and acts of violence in this country.
    Does this mean you support a 'moratorium' on guns so that we can best study their effect? I mean obviously not every kid who's family owns a gun ends up killing people but a few do.
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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Invayne View Post
    Yes, I believe it is the intent to kill that is the problem. Should we ban everything that a person can kill another person with? If that's the case, everyone will have to have their hands chopped off.

    Step right up...the line forms to the left.
    My hand's primary purpose and reason for creation was not to kill people. Assault rifles firing armor-piercing bullets were created specifically for that purpose, and should be illegal.

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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Is it the weapon or the person pulling the trigger?



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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueKC View Post
    My hand's primary purpose and reason for creation was not to kill people. Assault rifles firing armor-piercing bullets were created specifically for that purpose, and should be illegal.



    nah dood. killing should be illegal......


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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    We need to KNOW THE TRUTH about the effects of video games and acts of violence in this country.
    Yawn. Same old crap.

    Before video games, the blame was placed on movies, TV, comic books, cartoons, D&D, the Three Stooges, etc.

    Guess what, the problem remains, the supposed causes come and go.

    Stop looking for easy, "sound-byte" fixes.
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    Re: Firearms - The Primary Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    nah dood. killing should be illegal......
    Then why don't I have the right to manufacture anthrax? That could certainly be defined as a weapon. I believe that it has been in plenty of military literature. Unless you think we should be able to buy smallpox at Wal-Mart too?

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