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    The gun lobby uses anything to strike fear into their people. Any actual gun control measures would result in a short term spike in gun purchases. That's not a reason not to put some measures in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeandBake View Post
    agreed. cash in pocket and gun off the street win/win.
    Right. There isn't a perfect time coming up for this until Back-to-School, except maybe Valentine's Day or Memorial Day for vacation money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    The gun lobby uses anything to strike fear into their people. Any actual gun control measures would result in a short term spike in gun purchases. That's not a reason not to put some measures in place.
    It is also driving up the prices. My business partner just sold an AR-15 (legally through an intermediary with an FFL) that he bought for $800 for $2200.

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    yeah but money is good anytime. Especially a no questions asked cash for guns deal. Eventually the bad guys and potential bad guys would take the money

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    Don't even act like those 2 year olds wouldn't just get guns from the black market regardless.

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    you wanna know what really keeps the govt. in line? Freedom of speech and the right to assemble. the first amendment is what protects americans, not a misapplication of the second
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiltdeac View Post
    Don't even act like those 2 year olds wouldn't just get guns from the black market regardless.
    lol

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    I really think we just need more guns. These toddlers are blowing their brains out because they are playing with just one gun. If they had two, they couldn't pull the trigger.

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    As of this morning, 409 people have been killed by guns since the Newtown Shootings

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._shooting.html

  10. #230
    the number would be eleventy billion if we had less guns

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    Obama earned an "F" from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

    He has only made it easier to carry guns since his post-2008 grade.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...ure?intcmp=239

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    As of this morning, 409 people have been killed by guns since the Newtown Shootings

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._shooting.html
    27 of them under 18. 6 of them under 13. fucking embarrassing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lectro View Post
    Obama earned an "F" from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

    He has only made it easier to carry guns since his post-2008 grade.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...ure?intcmp=239
    what is your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lectro View Post
    Obama earned an "F" from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

    He has only made it easier to carry guns since his post-2008 grade.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...ure?intcmp=239
    No arguments from me. He has done a piss poor job on that front.

    Of course, 18 months ago we said he had done a piss poor job on the equality front as well, and then he went and repealed DADT and came out in favor of same sex marriage. So there is still a possibility he can turn things around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milhouse View Post
    what is your point?
    Nothing new to any of us. No real point other than to show (again) how our politicians, regardless of stripe, define "leadership" as the capacity to determine which way the wind blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    As of this morning, 409 people have been killed by guns since the Newtown Shootings

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._shooting.html
    I wonder how many of those 409 are drug-related. If we get rid of the guns AND legalize drugs, our problem will be solved. People will be too mellow to commit violent gun crime, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milhouse View Post
    the number would be eleventy billion if we had less guns
    At least.

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    in these instances where a child shoots themselves with a gun found in the house, how many of the gun owners would have considered themselves "responsible" gun owners prior to the incident. whenever something happens, these so so-called responsible ones come on here and say, "well if they were a responsible gun owner then they would've..."

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    Also, being a responsible gun owner is not a requirement to own a gun. We should take the responsibility out of people's hands when it comes to kids.

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    What do DC and Alaska have in common?

    GUN DEATHS PER 100,000 PEOPLE

    # 1 District of Columbia: 31.2
    # 2 Alaska: 20
    # 3 Louisiana: 19.5
    # 4 Wyoming: 18.8
    # 5 Arizona: 18
    # 6 Nevada: 17.3
    # 6 Mississippi: 17.3
    # 8 New Mexico: 16.6
    # 9 Arkansas: 16.3
    # 10 Alabama: 16.2
    # 11 Tennessee: 15.4
    # 12 West Virginia: 14.7
    # 13 Montana: 14.5
    # 14 South Carolina: 13.8
    # 15 North Carolina: 13.6
    # 16 Georgia: 13.4
    # 17 Kentucky: 13.1
    # 17 Oklahoma: 13.1
    # 19 Missouri: 12.3
    # 19 Idaho: 12.3
    # 21 Indiana: 11.7
    # 22 Colorado: 11.5
    # 22 Maryland: 11.5
    # 24 Florida: 11.1
    # 24 Virginia: 11.1
    # 26 Texas: 11
    # 27 Michigan: 10.9
    # 28 Oregon: 10.5
    # 29 Pennsylvania: 9.9
    # 30 California: 9.8
    # 31 Illinois: 9.7
    # 31 Kansas: 9.7
    # 31 Utah: 9.7
    # 34 Vermont: 9.6
    # 35 Ohio: 9.3
    # 35 Washington: 9.3
    # 37 Delaware: 9.1
    # 37 North Dakota: 9.1
    # 39 Wisconsin: 8.1
    # 39 Nebraska: 8.1
    # 41 South Dakota: 7.9
    # 42 Iowa: 6.7
    # 43 Maine: 6.5
    # 44 Minnesota: 6
    # 45 New Hampshire: 5.8
    # 46 Rhode Island: 5.1
    # 46 New York: 5.1
    # 48 New Jersey: 4.9
    # 49 Connecticut: 4.3
    # 50 Massachusetts: 3.1
    # 51 Hawaii: 2.8

    Weighted average: 11.5

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