I tried, tell me what you think (long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raysheen View Post
    makes me wonder what other peoples views of acceptable gun control are on a board like this...I mean for the most part we all carry a gun so I'm sure we all think that should be legal, but I wonder about other aspects of gun control and what people here think are "reasonable"

    I've been sickened to witness, on boards like this one (although not yet this one) a few denizens who clearly support their OWN right to carry a gun for defense (one even told of how he had drawn it and pointed at a large man in a parking lot when he felt threatened) but then seem to condescend to just about anyone else who owns or carries guns. I have read opinions about how it seems to them that so many people just don't have what it takes that they should be allowed to carry. Real elitist stuff. But for the fact that they own guns themselves, they might as well be written off as antis.

    So I don't feel that you can really conclude that someone who CCWs must be just generally in favor of CCW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    ...The two have nothing to do with each other.
    +1

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    Don't waste another minute on them, spend your time at other threads in places like this, in gun shops or on the range.

    Regarding the responses you received; to hear one person speak like that is frustrating, to know there is a whole group of them is depressing.

    We can sit here and recite the logic that we all know is true and correct, it only serves to frustrate even further. I'll not stop back at this thread, not because I don't agree with anyone here, for I agree with you all; it's just that it's a waste of time to commisserate about those who will not listen.

    Again, don't waste time on these people any more than you would on Sarah Brady. It won't change anything--you tried, so give yourself credit for that, now let it be and enjoy yourself.
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    JimmyC..very well said! thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    In the same year, there were 28,663 firearm related deaths in the US (of which 16,586, or 57.9%, were suicides.) This includes homicide (10,801, or 37.7%), accidents (2.7%), legal intervention (0.9%), and "unknown" (0.8%).
    I wonder what "legal intervention" includes. LEO shooters only? or justified homicides/self-defense? That would be a good percentage breakdown to have in there too, if the data is availible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zundfolge View Post
    Wrong wrong wrong.

    The reason that criminals don't have rocket launchers or tanks is because such weapons are not suited for virtually any criminal enterprise ... I guarantee you that there are illegally owned rocket launchers in this country right now, and if terrorists want them they can get them.


    I guarantee you can NOT name ONE SINGLE ITEM that is kept out for the hands of criminals and other bad people just by outlawing them.
    It's a lot harder to create a black market for tanks and rocket launchers as well, not so for guns, booze and drugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    Personal ownership of a gun represents a small bit of personal power. Anti gun people believe that all power (and all guns) should reside with the state, and individuals should do as they are told by the state. Anti gun people can also be called liberals, socialists or communists, depending on the fashion of the times. But they all share a belief in subordinating individual rights to the "common good". And they will determine the common good, since they are more enlightened and intelligent than the masses.
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    To me, the anti's are worse than sheep. Sheep are ignorant (they don't know the realities of what dangers there are). Anti's are stupid. Stupid and dangerous. They are either 1) buying into the crap that the media spoonfeeds them, or 2) they are the "elite", all-knowing liberals, who think they know what's best for everyone (this enables them to hold onto their "elite" status).

    Sounds cold, but the anti's should just keep up their beliefs. If they believe what they are saying, then they won't own or carry a firearm. When something comes to them in the form of a real threat, then maybe that will reduce the liberal population. Cold? Maybe... Do I feel bad about being cold? Not one bit. These people are as much a threat to mine and my family's safety, and the safety of law abiding gun owners and CCW'ers as some armed dirtbag on teh street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    I've been sickened to witness, on boards like this one (although not yet this one) a few denizens who clearly support their OWN right to carry a gun for defense (one even told of how he had drawn it and pointed at a large man in a parking lot when he felt threatened) but then seem to condescend to just about anyone else who owns or carries guns.:
    Yeah, there have been a few times when I saw someone with a handgun that my first impulse was to take cover and call 911, because they didn't look like my idea of a lawful CCWer. Then I realize that some people may think I fit the same description, and that I am STEREOTYPING people based on previous experiences, societal expectations, and what I have seen on TV. Whether it be a minority, poorly dressed person, biker, whatever. It would be nice if more gun magazines would feature "alternative" models and experts instead of the same old white dudes (of which I are one, BTW).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC View Post
    Don't waste another minute on them, spend your time at other threads in places like this, in gun shops or on the range.
    If we (responsible gun owners) don't communicate our thoughts, ideas and the (correct) statistics with them, who will? If we're lucky, one of them may be converted, if not, well... nothing's changed. Or maybe the seed of doubt just might be planted.

    Along the lines of "criminals will always find a way": There was a piece on the local news last night about how some group in England is opposed to the use of traffic cameras to catch speeders. They're not shooting the cameras (no guns), instead they're blowing them up.

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    some group in England is opposed to the use of traffic cameras to catch speeders. They're not shooting the cameras (no guns), instead they're blowing them up
    That's different - back a ways they just cut the buggers off with large disc cutters Now it's ''Boom'' huh - oh my!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffh View Post
    If we (responsible gun owners) don't communicate our thoughts, ideas and the (correct) statistics with them, who will? If we're lucky, one of them may be converted, if not, well... nothing's changed. Or maybe the seed of doubt just might be planted.
    Does anybody out there think you'll "plant a seed of doubt" by talking with a neo-nazi, or a Jiahidist at Guantanamo?

    These aren't just fence sitters who watch and believe misinformation they see on TV, these are the people who contrive and cultivate the conspiracy of deceit.

    That is NOT some group of sappy duck hunters, that is a front.

    Your effort would be better spent going to DU of Kos and arguing with those lunatics.

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