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Thoughts on Gun Control (Infographic)

Thoughts on Gun Control (Infographic)

 

Today, in the wake of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, one Republican representative from Texas posed the question, could the shooter have been stopped earlier if someone in the movie theater were carrying a concealed firearms?

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4:09PM PST on Jan 10, 2013

HOW TO UP-- ROOT THE MISUSE AND USE OF WEAPONS IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND THE BALANCE OF POWER IN SOCIETY.
5:02 the latest correction and maybe the last to my thought at this time on gun control may be a distraction. There are other issues: how to uproot the causes of the misuse and the use of weapons in the first place???
Do we remember the fight for freedom and the steps to downfall that took place before the natzi's tried to take over in world war two?
correction. Are we pawns in a behind the scenes system that would like people to think that they do not have to defend them selves and their loved ones -- from people who could and would if they could get these weapons -- and defend themselves and others from -- A partly good and partly excellent government system-- if the government turns against the civilians?
Do we remember the fight for freedom and the steps to downfall that took place before the natzi's tried to take over in world war two?
If I was about to get shot any where -- by some person who either planned it, or did not -- I sure would be grateful if some other person {without getting injured and without getting killed} stopped that gun from from going off. Guns are not the only kind of weapons that I would need to be defended from.
THIS DEBATE NEEDS TO BE ENDED. IT IS DISTRACTION FROM THE ROOT CAUSE OF WHY THE MISUSE OF WEAPONS.
The real useful conversation is about how to keep people happy, whole, healthy and sane -- so that people will not

2:08AM PST on Dec 25, 2012

Noted

1:22PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Assault weapons are specifically designed to kill as many PEOPLE as possible in a short period of time. Yet when somebody actually uses the gun for it's intended purpose we act shocked.

10:51AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Beth, I don't recall saying anything about being fearful: my weapon is near, but not clutched in my hand as I sleep. As for my ... physical attributes, I'll just say that my fiancée (who is 20 years my junior) is happy, and leave it at that. As for your other question, I'm retired Special Warfare and was involved in both Grenada and Desert Storm.

Guns are like condoms and fire extinguishers. Better to have and not need than need and not have.

3:13AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

concluding earlier post:
Besides pro gun people having a better grasp on reality and generally a much larger amount of common sense than anti-gun nuts, do you know what the difference is between our two groups Beth? We gun people don't say that guns are for everybody and we are not trying to force gun ownership and use upon anyone that doesn't want it whereas anti-gun nuts are more than happy to try and destroy that gun ownership and use for everyone bar none except for those hypocrites within your group who feel that your BS doesn't not apply to them. Everything else to the side: history, the law, actual facts and stats of gun ownership, carry, and use, it comes down to this: either you believe in self-defense or you don't. Anti-gun nuts clearly don't and they don't believe in it for because of a host of foolish and false ideas that ultimately come down to irrational fear on their part. Anti-gun nuts like to accuse pro gun people of paranoia but it is they who suffer from it. Posts such as yours prove it time and time again.

3:12AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Beth K.-"Matt B, your argument that it will not deter criminals to control gun sales, could be followed to the logical conclusion, that there is no use passing any laws."

Beth the word logic and any variant of it has no real connection to the anti-gun nut side of things. My argument as you put it does not have the conclusion that there is no use in passing laws. The logical conclusion of my argument is that basing criminality on the mere existence and ownership and/or use of a simple tool is both foolish and illegal (2nd Amendment Rights and all) where guns are concerned. My owning and carrying of a gun outside of work (I happen to be a cop) equals crime the same way that my buying and drinking of beer equals drunk driving as I happen to own a car as well. One does not automatically follow the other in the real world. In the world of gun nuts of course things are somehow different. In that twisted reality guns can and do kill people all by themselves, and when they are not doing that they are whispering in people's ears like a little devil on their shoulder convincing them to do evil. In the anti-gun nut world guns cause accidents and murders and no good ever has nor ever will come from their ownership and use except of course possibly by an anti-gun nut themselves because in their world they are smarter, better, more capable people than normal human beings and most especially those who support gun ownership and use for everyone. Besides pro gun people having a better gras

3:11AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Beth K.-"Matt B, your argument that it will not deter criminals to control gun sales, could be followed to the logical conclusion, that there is no use passing any laws."

Beth the word logic and any variant of it has no real connection to the anti-gun nut side of things. My argument as you put it does not have the conclusion that there is no use in passing laws. The logical conclusion of my argument is that basing criminality on the mere existence and ownership and/or use of a simple tool is both foolish and illegal (2nd Amendment Rights and all) where guns are concerned. My owning and carrying of a gun outside of work (I happen to be a cop) equals crime the same way that my buying and drinking of beer equals drunk driving as I happen to own a car as well. One does not automatically follow the other in the real world. In the world of gun nuts of course things are somehow different. In that twisted reality guns can and do kill people all by themselves, and when they are not doing that they are whispering in people's ears like a little devil on their shoulder convincing them to do evil. In the anti-gun nut world guns cause accidents and murders and no good ever has nor ever will come from their ownership and use except of course possibly by an anti-gun nut themselves because in their world they are smarter, better, more capable people than normal human beings and most especially those who support gun ownership and use for everyone. Besides pro gun people having a better gras

7:45PM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

Some would speak of propaganda, but given the news item that gave birth to this thread , the infographic in the article is most certainly propaganda.

Cites the percentages of people who believe we should enforce the gun laws , despite that all gun laws were enforced.

Cites the percentages of people who believe we should have harsher punishments for illegal gun sales despite that all the sales in this case were legal.

Cherry picks statistics to print large numbers knowing that to take a full accounting of intentional homicide and suicide statistics simply would not be near as compelling.

Even the constant propaganda that one must be right wing and/or a member of the NRA to want to maintain ones right to keep and bear arms.

Yes certainly there are those on all sides pushing the envelope to make their case, but certainly one must admit that each article presented here starts with propaganda to even paint the room

6:12PM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

Well, Kris, even though I do have a gun, I don't sleep with it clutched to my fearful breast. And I have no interest in your penis, it is probably .....

I ranched in Wyoming, we all had guns, but you might be surprised at how seldom we needed to use them. I ran off poachers, but that's about it.

Have you ever actually shot anyone Kris, or are you just a hero in your own mind.

6:01PM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

I'm going to express a hypothetical scenario. well, not really hypothetical, as it happens regularly and everywhere. Imagine, you and your family have just sat down to dinner. Four thugs slam through the font door of your house (perhaps the back door, too). They're masked, waving knives, baseball bats, perhaps even guns, and shouting orders. This happens in two different locations.

It happens at the home of someone who has no weapons in their house. The outcome is ... less than pleasant, even fatal.

Next, these animals try the same antics at the home of someone who believes in personal defense and preparedness. Someone who has a weapon in easy reach at all times. The invaders come in, and the situation is again less than pleasant, likely fatal. But with one critical difference.

I'd rather clean the blood of these criminal animals off my floors than the blood of my family. What about you?

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