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Guns Master Thread
« on: December 16, 2012, 04:08:56 PM »
Starting to seriously believe that we would all be safer if guns would be nearly non existent-like in the UK- if a guy losses his marbles all he has is a cricket bat and a steak knife.
I know that its part of the US culture and constitution but seriously, things have changed since then- I would like to declare a war on guns. Whose on board?
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 04:10:32 PM »
I would like to declare a war on guns.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
Yup, because if you ban them then every criminal will just hand them in and will never be able to obtain another one on the black market.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »
Yup, because if you ban them then every criminal will just hand them in and will never be able to obtain another one on the black market.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 04:22:05 PM »
I have my pros and cons with each side but I feel at this point we'd be better off having more of the "good guys" carry guns so they could take care of situations quicker if/when necessary, like in Israel for example.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2012, 04:40:27 PM »
You would need to change the Constitution in order to ban guns.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2012, 04:43:08 PM »
You would need to change the Constitution in order to ban guns.

I know, slight problem there... the d*** constitution keeps on getting in the way.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2012, 05:02:54 PM »
Yup, because if you ban them then every criminal will just hand them in and will never be able to obtain another one on the black market.

I personally don't think that that guns should be banned, and people should be allowed to own guns to protect themselves and their families.

That being said, your point about criminals not handing in guns, and criminal access to guns on the black market, is not entirely relevant. Here in the UK, any criminal/gangster that wants to obtain a firearm, could do so if they wanted it bad enough. I, on the other hand wouldn't have a clue as to where to start looking for one. In the US, I would Google the closest gun shop, walk in with my drivers licence (in applicable states) and walk out 5 minutes later with whatever gun I fancied.

From my understanding, most of the major massacres that took place in recent history (Columbine, Virginia Tech etc.) were perpetrated by individuals with no criminal links/history. My guess is, that in a place like the UK, these individuals would not have been able to gain access to these weapons, thus preventing them from carrying out these atrocities.

My point is that, yes, criminals would still have access to guns, but we should be more afraid of your "average Joe" that goes crazy and takes an AK-47 to a building full of children.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2012, 05:05:39 PM »
Starting to seriously believe that we would all be safer if guns would be nearly non existent-like in the UK- if a guy losses his marbles all he has is a cricket bat and a steak knife.
I know that its part of the US culture and constitution but seriously, things have changed since then- I would like to declare a war on guns. Whose on board?

Yes, ban guns ::)

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2012, 05:09:04 PM »
Just look how effective our ban on drugs has been.
Did you think legalizing drugs will make the situation better?
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 05:18:34 PM »
I think they should just ban automatic and semi automatic guns, let the gun nuts have hand guns,
these massacres are done and can only be done with automatic guns.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2012, 05:19:01 PM »
these massacres are done and can only be done with automatic guns.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 05:21:23 PM »
I personally don't think that that guns should be banned, and people should be allowed to own guns to protect themselves and their families.

That being said, your point about criminals not handing in guns, and criminal access to guns on the black market, is not entirely relevant. Here in the UK, any criminal/gangster that wants to obtain a firearm, could do so if they wanted it bad enough. I, on the other hand wouldn't have a clue as to where to start looking for one. In the US, I would Google the closest gun shop, walk in with my drivers licence (in applicable states) and walk out 5 minutes later with whatever gun I fancied.

From my understanding, most of the major massacres that took place in recent history (Columbine, Virginia Tech etc.) were perpetrated by individuals with no criminal links/history. My guess is, that in a place like the UK, these individuals would not have been able to gain access to these weapons, thus preventing them from carrying out these atrocities.

My point is that, yes, criminals would still have access to guns, but we should be more afraid of your "average Joe" that goes crazy and takes an AK-47 to a building full of children.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 05:24:15 PM »
I think they should just ban automatic and semi automatic guns, let the gun nuts have hand guns,
these massacres are done and can only be done with automatic guns.
AFAIK all these massacres where done with semi-auto weapons.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 05:32:45 PM »
These masacres are done by middle class white kids who know nothing about obtaining illegal weapons. The only viable way to prevent further massacres is to eliminate the millions of legal guns from the homes and hands of these kids. You have a better solution?
The fact that in urban areas they are shooting at each other with illegal weapons is irrelevant. We need to stop the mass slaughters.,