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Mass shooting @ Connecticut elementary school. 20 children killed.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by cj9788, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Bottom line Gun Control isn't going to do Sh^&.

    You are not going to stop someone from getting a gun Period. Criminals steal,they lie, the will obtain a weapon reguardless.

    People . Tell me how better gun control would have worked in this situation?

    They weren't his GUNS!

    Ban AR's???, Ok let me run out and get 3 15 round clips for my 45.

    Unless you are going to ban guns all together, there is no such thing as gun control.

    I don't want a country without guns. GUNS DON'T KILL, PEOPLE KILL!

    Lets work on tighter school security, lets work on getting people better special help.

    YEA,Lets Ban the public from owning assult weapons like that matters
    Its obvious this family was a bunch of wackos look at their mothers Arm's collection.
     
  2. SayWhat?

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    Gun nuts can never see through the powder haze.

    Granted, we can't pull all the guns back in, but if we stop selling ammunition and reloading supplies, rifles will become nothing more than fancy clubs.

    How many people can you kill by throwing a Glock?
     
  3. djlong

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    In colonial times, "Well-regulated" meant well-trained. It meant you knew how to service and use your weapon. The militia, as you noted, was everyone who could answer a call to defend. Yes, the term "militia" has come to *colloquially* mean the National Guard, but that doesn't take away from the intent of the writers of the Constitution.

    There *is* some middle ground here. I don't know how public this link is, but a writer by the name of J. Michael Straczynski ended up starting a conversation with a post on Facebook. An overview of what happened is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-...story_fbid=510091049025763&id=139652459402959

    If you can't see it, in short, after a heated flare-up of people form the left and right, a real conversation started to take place. In less than 24 hours, there was a 7-point list of things that might help cut down on this sort of thing in the future - and yes, 2nd Ammendment supporters were in on this.
     
  4. trh

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    Your comments don't make sense.
     
  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    The last sentence was sarcastic.
    I fixed it
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Guess you never heard of the black market. If the sale and possession of ammo were banned that's where people would turn next. They've done that with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. And what about hunting? Are hunters going to be able to bag their game by throwing a Glock at it? :sure:
     
  7. MysteryMan

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    Again, when describing our rights and liberties in the Constitution the framers repeatedly use the word "people", not collective groups.
     
  8. MysteryMan

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    The first words my wife spoke after that incident were "Think what could have happened to us if you hadn't been carrying your gun"!
     
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    Wow...just disturbing. Embarrassing.
     
  10. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Archery.

    And yes, I know there was a recent school killing using a bow.
     
  11. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Try bagging deer, elk, bear at long range with a bow and arrow.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    I've gone bow hunting for deer. I enjoyed the challenge a lot actually but I'd still rather hunt with a gun.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    Over time there have been school killings with just about everything. Guns, knives, bow/arrow, crossbow, pencils, bare fists, etc. Should we ban pencils and bare fists too? Should make writing interesting.
     
  14. SayWhat?

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    Still popular, but there was a time not too long ago when entire populations fed themselves that way.

    Gives the animal a better chance too. ;)
     
  15. SayWhat?

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    Yes, but they're one or two at a time and at closer range. Not 20 or 30 in a few seconds from a distance.
     
  16. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    So 1 or 2 deaths is ok in your book?
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    You do realize hunting is necessary and part of the natural order of nature?
     
  18. SayWhat?

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    Didn't say that.


    No, it isn't. Nature does just fine without humans managing it. Nature did fine before humans. Nature does fine on continents with few (or no) humans.
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Oh no it does not. Man has eraticated nature's predators (Wolf, Coy Dogs, Fox, ect.) from their once natural habitat. Without hunting by man the hunted species would overpopulate and die from hunger and disease.
     
  20. KK in CT

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    I'm sorry, but that is not a good reason why you have to "own" one. Can't they just be accessible at the range for you to go and use whenever you want? I'm assuming you're not practicing with assault weapons at home, but maybe that's not the case? If this isn't possible today, then maybe that is what needs to change - have a place for those that need to practice frequently to actually go and practice in a safe, controlled environment.
     
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