It's time!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wry Catcher, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. Wry Catcher
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    Most Americans would agree - except for the fringe - that some people in society must have the right to keep and bear arms infringed. Felons, those with serious mental illnesses; those who use and abuse drugs and alcohol, domestic violence offenders, etc.

    Those who commit atrocious acts of violence, mass murder as we all saw yesterday, do not necessarily show up on LE Radar and thusly are not flagged in background checks.

    We need to come up with pragmatic solutions to a recurring problem and cannot do so unless both sides come to the table; a goal of reaching a compromise able to limit the ability of a crazed shooter to inflict the amount of carnage which we saw yesterday would seem palatable to all; all but the aforementioned fringe.

    We never hear ideas to prevent such tragic events as happened yesterday from one side of the debate. They generally post over and over about their rights but rarely acknowledge the rights of the victims of gun violence (that includes those who died, their families and friends, first responders, journalists, and the general public who watched yesterday's crime unfold on TV).
     
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    'k... we're at the table... what do you propose...?


    eta: the stuff in your sig makes it hard for me to take you seriously... jes' sayin'... :)
     
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    Come and take my guns away, asswipe.
     
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    I don't understand why people cannot just be caring human beings, Americans. Even if you don't have children, surely you can have some degree of feeling for the parents whose children were gunned down yesterday.

    I just heard that one of murdered little girls was going to be a angel in her school play.

    Does anything touch you?
     
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    This from the guy who can't wait for people to die violently so as to use it as a weapon against the GOP. Go fuck yourself dumbass.
     
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    How about restricting the US Gov't ability to run weapons to Mexico and in the Middle East?

    All Oppressive Gov'ts go after the guns because a disarmed populace is easily controlled.
     
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    That's because there is no way to prevent such tragic events. That's the point. Even in countries with outright bans on civilian ownership of firearms, it happens.
     
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    It happens too often in our country to be ignored or dismissed as a problem without a solution.
     
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    First, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the top 10 countries for homicide do not include the U.S.

    Second, those countries that have banned civilian ownership of firearms saw their violent and gun crime rates INCREASE.

    Third, you've offered NO solution!

    What do you propose that would actually work in preventing what happened yesterday? You have some way to un-invent firearms?
     
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    Did you think someone was coming after your guns, tough guy. Look up the word PARANOIA, and then the word STUPID.
     

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