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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    If my boss ever complains about my opinions I will kick his skinny little but up between his shoulder blades, being self employed has it's advantages.
    Yes it does but then you gotta watch out for those other female bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    It COULD also cost lives.
    Unlikely but in this universe odder things have happened.

    To turn your phrase back around on you, there is no credible evidence to support this proposed legislation.
    But we do have credible evidence on the weapons used in these mass-shootings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    This means you can not give your son a family gun without govermant approval.
    Adam Lanza was someone's son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennac View Post
    Hey corny you had your chance to take out a criminal but you called 911. Sounds like you are all bark and no bite here. LOL. Thank you very much
    He did have the good sense to follow the recommended procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Three words.


    Pay.


    Per.


    View.


    Get Mark Burnett and his clan and you could turn that into a reality show that would blow American Idol out of the water.
    Given the American populace, that kind of show would undoubtedly be a hit.

    Might even crush Duck Commander in the ratings war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
    Unlikely but in this universe odder things have happened.

    But we do have credible evidence on the weapons used in these mass-shootings.

    To use your phrase, correlation does not equal causation.

    An AR-15 didn't CAUSE the Sandy Hook shooting.

    It didnt' CAUSE the Aurora theater shooting.

    No more than a car causes a car crash or a pool causes a drowning.


    The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure of the body without the soul.

    Plato: Republic:382 BC.

    I'd suggest that, if a "WHOLE" approach were taken, then I bet that we'd find an assault weapons ban to be frivolous and unnecessary.

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    Rome failed....horribly....

    Plato was probably one of "them" too....

    One of them.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZX-sUGWt6o
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    How in the world did this conversation wind up being thrown up on with homosexually oriented video and geer gas?

    Simply put, a firearm can make any potential victim equal to or greater than any potential assailant. American's need to be judged on our actions, not our possessions.

    If we take the top 10 ways that people in the U.S. are killed by others, the statistics are really skewed toward making it seem that the use of firearms is the main method for homocide. Let's look at that top ten list;
    10. Explosives
    9. Drowning
    8. Narcotics used for murder
    7. Fire induced killings
    6. Strangulation
    5. Asphyxiation
    4. Use of blunt objects
    3. Personal body weapons
    2. Knives and cutting instruments
    1. Firearms

    OK, so what the statisticians have done is to water down all of the "non-firearm" related killings by dividing them into small segments. In reality, just the three methods in red far exceed firearms killings. Add to this, the fact that most of the firearm killings are bad guys shooting other bad guys, and firearms becomes a relatively minor factor for murders of victimized citizens.

    Now, take into consideration the millions of incidents where a citizen has prevented a crime by being able to brandish a firearm and it becomes very clear that unless there is a way to magically make all firearms just disappear, so that the bad guys cannot ever have them, it is much better that every citizen be able to make themselves less vulnerable to the bad guys by being able to own and carry a firearm.
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    ...masquerading as its own cure…
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    To use your phrase, correlation does not equal causation.
    An axiom the gun enthusiast crowd should embrace.

    An AR-15 didn't CAUSE the Sandy Hook shooting.

    It didnt' CAUSE the Aurora theater shooting.

    No more than a car causes a car crash or a pool causes a drowning.
    Statements I have never made.


    The cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole. No attempt should be made to cure of the body without the soul.
    Gotta start somewhere. Limiting the availability of the weapons used in mass shootings would be the logical first step in a comprehensive program.



    I'd suggest that, if a "WHOLE" approach were taken, then I bet that we'd find an assault weapons ban to be frivolous and unnecessary.
    I suggest this is no more than wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corny View Post
    Rome failed....horribly....

    Plato was probably one of "them" too....

    One of them.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZX-sUGWt6o

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    Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
    I suggest this is no more than wishful thinking.

    How so.


    Logically, one would conclude that if we were able to reduce or eliminate the number of people in society that wish to do harm to others, then with NO OTHER CHANGES, we'd see a reduction in crimes that cause harm to people.

    So, it stands to reason that a WHOLE approach would be the best and most effective approach to take, rather than saying "let's ban guns and see what happens" which is what the gun grabber crowd is doing.

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    that explains it
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    American = I Can, Republican = I Can, Democrats = Rats


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    that explains it
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