Quote from: SmileyFaze on 2015-12-14, 04:36:43Sounds like these lil hoplophobic cretins,...Oh, so when all rational argument fails, gun proponents adopt the attitude of gay marriage proponents, and the topic becomes how everybody is homophobic/hoplophobic. That's a cute diplomatic turn and really helps people to genuinely understand your point of view, right?
Sounds like these lil hoplophobic cretins,...
Quote from: ersi on 2015-12-14, 07:07:39Quote from: SmileyFaze on 2015-12-14, 04:36:43Sounds like these lil hoplophobic cretins,...Oh, so when all rational argument fails, gun proponents adopt the attitude of gay marriage proponents, and the topic becomes how everybody is homophobic/hoplophobic. That's a cute diplomatic turn and really helps people to genuinely understand your point of view, right? Nahhh....I just don't care if you understand my point of view or not.....I have guns, ...
[My emphasis...] The lack of funding for gun research is well-documented. In the mid-'90s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began exploratory gun research to documented the risks associated with having a gun in the home. After several studies backed by CDC money were published in prestigious medical journals, the gun lobby made the argument that federal dollars were going to support gun control. The resulting political pressure culminated in the 1996 Dickey Amendment, which has effectively forbidden the CDC from funding research on guns.(source)
We have reached a major milestone. Gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths in America have converged.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/17/guns-are-now-killing-as-many-people-as-cars-in-the-u-s/
For the first time in more than 60 years, firearms and automobiles are killing Americans at an identical rate, according to new mortality data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2014, the age-adjusted death rate for both firearms (including homicides, suicides and accidental deaths) and motor vehicle events (car crashes, collisions between cars and pedestrians, etc) stood at 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people.The convergence of the trend lines above is driven primarily by a sharp drop in the rate of motor vehicle fatalities since 1950. In the late 1960s, for instance, there were well over 25 motor vehicle deaths for every 100,000 people in the United States. Since then, that rate has fallen by more than half.Over the same period, gun deaths rose, but by a considerably smaller amount. Gun homicide rates have actually fallen in recent years , but those gains have been offset by rising gun suicide rates. Today, suicides account for roughly two out of every three gun deaths........
A victimless crime is a term used to refer to actions that have been made illegal but which do not directly violate or threaten the rights of any other individual. It often involves consensual acts, or solitary acts in which no other person is involved.
[...] I left Primary School for senior school at 11, I put away childish things [...]
Despite a decades-long smear campaign that has been ratcheted up to hysteria in recent months, new polls show that Americans recognize NRA's positive influence on the country, and that the public is less likely than ever to support a ban on popular semi-automatic firearms.A Rasmussen poll conducted November 30-December 1, asked individuals, "[t]he NRA supports gun policies that make all Americans safer. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with this statement?" 61-percent of respondents stated that they agreed with the statement, with over a third of all respondents answering that they strongly agreed.These numbers illustrate that a majority of Americans see through media depictions of NRA, to our work on gun policies that empower individuals to provide for the defense of themselves, families, and communities, along with our programs that educate the public on the safe handling and use of firearms............ Continued
I am one of those few who don't need a fire-arm to protect me and mine...
At least you know that if you did, you have that option available because the Second Amendment guarantees your right won't be infringed upon.
Quote from: SmileyFaze on 2016-03-13, 00:48:14At least you know that if you did, you have that option available because the Second Amendment guarantees your right won't be infringed upon.Nah. I live in California... Our local Sheriff is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment.But many localities hereabouts offer much less of that "guarantee"; and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is based here... Need I say more?
I'd put my full faith in the Constitution if faced with a trip into the 9th Circuit...rather that than them having someone I can't hear moaning a eulogy over my capped tail because I was unarmed (which would never happen 'cause I have a special issue CCW Permit recognized everywhere in the USA valid until 2025.....even California).
..... unfortunate that Smiley evidently lives in a neighborhood like the Hunger Games arena, expecting to be forced to defend himself.
Actually, SF, that amendment explicitly defines the need, namely "being necessary to the security of a free state."
Do you somehow suggest that I have to have some sort of "Need" in order to own my firearms? (and the rest of the ranting canned response)
As far as I'm concerned, anyone that commits suicide, regardless the choice or method, is actually doing society a favor by removing their sick, sorry, meaningless, selves from the roles of the unproductive living! Good riddance!
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