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Do You Own A Gun

Of Course
21 (16.9%)
No
49 (39.5%)
I plan on getting one eventually
53 (42.7%)
I used to
1 (0.8%)

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #105 on: December 20, 2012, 11:09:52 PM »
I believe that as hard as a pill it is to swallow, the reality is that there's nothing we can realistically do to stop these mass murders, and we're gonna have to live with it, just as we have to live with hurricanes and tsunamis. There are evil/crazy people out there.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #106 on: December 20, 2012, 11:33:16 PM »
I believe that as hard as a pill it is to swallow, the reality is that there's nothing we can realistically do to stop these mass murders, and we're gonna have to live with it, just as we have to live with hurricanes and tsunamis. There are evil/crazy people out there.
There has to be a better way to lock the real crazies up.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #107 on: December 20, 2012, 11:52:22 PM »

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #108 on: December 21, 2012, 12:31:44 AM »
There has to be a better way to lock the real crazies up.
What grounds would there be to lock up - for example - Levi Aron, before his horrific act?
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #109 on: December 21, 2012, 06:02:30 AM »
I believe that as hard as a pill it is to swallow, the reality is that there's nothing we can realistically do to stop these mass murders, and we're gonna have to live with it, just as we have to live with hurricanes and tsunamis. There are evil/crazy people out there.
There are many things that have been done over the years to save untold amount of lives from hurricanes and tsunamis. The same can and must be done about these mass massacres!!!
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #110 on: December 21, 2012, 06:45:26 AM »
There are many things that have been done over the years to save untold amount of lives from hurricanes and tsunamis. The same can and must be done about these mass massacres!!!

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Man has free will, nature does not. Nature can be predicted, and thus prepared for; man can make unpredictable decisions.

Let's say you ban guns... what's gonna happen when some idiot goes nuts with a buzz saw in a McDonalds? You're gonna ban that, too? What if someone drives an SUV onto a sidewalk crowded with children, G-d forbid? Will you then ban vehicles? How about using fertilizer and fuel to make a homemade bomb? The list goes on and on...

People can get very creative and very crazy. To compare a murderer to a storm is ludicrous. You can predict what a storm will do, and guard against it. But unless your want to live in a police state where owning so much as a hammer will require a license, you can't predict what a person can do if he flies off the handle, and thus can't defend yourself from a madman as easily as you can from a storm.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #111 on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:57 AM »
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Do not take every example as a 1 to 1 correlation. It seems you are just accepting the current situation as the status quo. I guess I am just na´ve to believe changes can be made to help the current situation.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #112 on: December 22, 2012, 11:40:55 PM »
Do not take every example as a 1 to 1 correlation. It seems you are just accepting the current situation as the status quo. I guess I am just na´ve to believe changes can be made to help the current situation.
If there is no solution, then accepting the status quo is wise.
If there would be no guns in this world, and you G-D forbid wanted to kill 20 children, you could figure out a way to do it very easily. It's a scary world, for this problem I'm afraid all we can do is pray to The Protector.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #113 on: December 23, 2012, 08:26:17 AM »
If there is no solution, then accepting the status quo is wise.
If there would be no guns in this world, and you G-D forbid wanted to kill 20 children, you could figure out a way to do it very easily. It's a scary world, for this problem I'm afraid all we can do is pray to The Protector.

Yes but Adam Lanza's goal wasn't necessarily to kill 20 children... It was more likely an attempt to act out and guns made it that much more accesible and devastating.
There are many things that have been done over the years to save untold amount of lives from hurricanes and tsunamis. The same can and must be done about these mass massacres!!!

+1 there must be some precautions that can be taken... Which of those will be successful, only time and effort will tell.

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #114 on: December 23, 2012, 10:26:52 AM »
Watching Meet the Press with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. This guy is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He has lost touch with reality. Not sure if the first time in 30 years I will not be renewing my NRA membership.
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #115 on: December 23, 2012, 10:44:45 AM »
Watching Meet the Press with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. This guy is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He has lost touch with reality. Not sure if the first time in 30 years I will be renewing my NRA membership.
I think you mean not renewing

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #116 on: December 23, 2012, 10:49:40 AM »
I think you mean not renewing
I think you are right!!
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #117 on: December 23, 2012, 10:55:55 AM »
I think you are right!!
so what do I win?

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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #118 on: December 23, 2012, 10:58:40 AM »
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Re: Ban guns
« Reply #119 on: December 23, 2012, 12:13:57 PM »
...a thank you?  :)
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