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madts

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585 days ago

We need to restrict guns. The US of A has too many guns in the wrong hands and this should be stopped.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.


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lumberdog

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#1 posted 585 days ago

You can restrict guns all you want, and those wrong hands are still going to have them.Gun restriction is not the answer.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 585 days ago

It seems Those who would always have guns if guns where restricted are those who break the law any way. perhaps bigger sentences for those who have illegal guns. Even with more strict laws in place I’m afraid the last two incidents still would have happen.I really don’t know what the answer is.

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OnlyJustME

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#3 posted 585 days ago

Give everyone a gun. Then at least the good guys that follow the laws can protect themselves. I think there would be an increase of shootings for a few years but then it would drop off drastically since all those would be shooters will have been shot already.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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madts

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#4 posted 585 days ago

ME: I think that they tried that during the civil war, and that did not work. Ban guns.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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madts

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#5 posted 585 days ago

Lumberdog: Then what is the answer?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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OnlyJustME

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#6 posted 585 days ago

Banning guns wont work. It has been done before in Washington DC and there were still shootings all the time there.
If they can’t get guns they will use knives or pipe bombs or chemicals. There will always be something to use to do this evil. The world trade centers were brought down with box cutters. As long as there is evil in the world there is nothing that can be done to prevent these tragedies.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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cutworm

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#7 posted 585 days ago

Myself? I think better parenting as a start. Kids raise there selves The TV is the babysitter. The problem is that there is an infinite number of ways to commit these terrible crimes. Remove one and it’s still infinite. I pray for the families.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 585 days ago

It’s not the guns, it is the poor values from the people committing the crimes. They will get them no matter. We are just too tolerant of criminals; adapt tougher laws and shorter death penalty sentences for horrific crimes like rape of children and murder. Why is that when gang members get in shootouts with police we ever let them out of jail? They have made they’re statement that they do not care and will not follow the rules of society. Our prisons have become big business is why. Just my 2 cents worth.
Having guns in my house to protect my family is every American right, even though the government is trying to take that away.
I did a paper in collage about gun control in Florida. When the citizens were allowed to carry them in cars as long as the chamber was empty the politicians cried. Stating, “they’re would be so many more shootings.” Result’s: Shootings went down, criminals got worried that everyone was going to shoot them or shoot back.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 585 days ago

I want to ban spoons. They made me fat. And Chevy pickups…they ran over the dog. Ban all green veggies, they give me gas. Ban all food coloring and sugar. They make kids go crazy. Ban the loud music and digital games cuz kids don’t exercise any more. Ban all motorcycles so we won’t have any more gangs. Also ban the use of the colors Red and Blue…gang colors. Every once in a while, some goofy cop somewhere beats the crap out of a purp…..lets get rid of all cops. And, no more power tools or sharp tools. They cut off fingers and other serious damage to bodies. And, from now on…no one gets to have a brain. Brains think and come up with bad ideas like shooting innocent people. NO BRAINS for anyone any longer

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Tedstor

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#10 posted 585 days ago

In the grand scheme of things, the US is a safe, civilized place to live….....today. Most of us currently live in safe communities and can count on the police/government to provide a reasonable level of protection. So it might make sense to ban/restrict (non-hunting)guns…....today. Afterall, who needs a gun to protect themselves in a county (like mine), that has virtually no violent crime?

BUT- what about ten years from now? Or 50 years? What if our fed/state/loccal governments go bankrupt, or otherwise can no longer be counted on? Heck, what happens if the government BECOMES a threat (see Syria for the most recent example). Then the 2nd amendment might make more sense to the gun control advocates. Of course, if you write off the 2nd amendment today, its highly unlikely we’ll ever get it back…....even if our society becomes less civilized than it is currently.

I personally believe that gun ownership is a sacred liberty…......and a huge liability. I’m glad I have the right to bear arms. But I also realize that my right does have a catch. I also have the responsibility to keep my weapons locked in a metal cabinet and take all other reasonable measures to ensure my children and/or burglar cannot access them. In this case, this 20yo was in possession of two handguns. Since you must be 21yo to own a handgun, he obviously did not procure them legally. I’m willing to bet his 24yo brother is missing a couple handguns.

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JJohnston

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#11 posted 585 days ago

Did you notice that when alcohol was banned, how the rate of drinking/drunkenness/alcoholism was zero? Pretty cool, huh?

You know, that gives me an idea: Instead of having a “War on Drugs”, why don’t we just ban drugs? Then there wouldn’t be any!

Wait, wait, wait….I just had my finest inspiration yet. No one wants murder, right? So we ban it. Think what would happen. No murders.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Jorge G.

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#12 posted 585 days ago

Madts, Texas and Florida have concealed carry permits, you rarely if ever see this kind of news in these states since the laws were passed.

Here in Mexico, guns are banned, we had approximately 100000 deaths in the last 6 years because of the “drug war”. Here only criminals have guns. The only one who gets the full weight of the gun laws here in Mexico is the honest citizen who is trying to protect him or herself. Criminals do not care nor have they anything to loose by going to jail.

Banning guns is not the solution, nor is it passing laws that restrict the ownership of said guns to honest people. What has to be worked out is how to prevent criminals and unstable people from getting them. This is a difficult situation, how to reach a balance between freedom and security. Unfortunately there will always be someone that will break the laws because of greed and will make guns available to those who are willing to break the law. Until someone far brighter than me comes out with a solution, I rather have the freedom to own a gun and at least have a chance to defend myself without risking the rest of my life in jail, than be at the mercy of a criminal because I know that if I kill him I am going to jail because of the ban on guns.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Jimbo4

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#13 posted 585 days ago

To all those gun fanatics who supports your local coward who murders the innocent.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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eddie

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#14 posted 585 days ago

rosebudjim you are right cowards who murders the innocent, its not the guns no more than the car that is driven by a drunk but the person

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 585 days ago

“bigotry is the root of all evil”

I agree.

And the word bigot is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions”

Like the belief that any law, limitation, or restriction policy would have had any effect whatsoever on a lunatic that would go an kill his own mother and a room full of innocent children is pure stupidity.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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