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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:15 PM

How does their right to own a war weapon outweigh my right to live?

There have been two threats against my child's high school this week, and two 15 year olds taken into police custody. 1 was found with a weapon. We CANNOT allow the NRA to dictate the safety of our children. What the hell is going on in this country? I am so scared.

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Reply How does their right to own a war weapon outweigh my right to live? (Original post)
onecaliberal Mar 2018 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 2018 #1
samnsara Mar 2018 #2
Calculating Mar 2018 #3
sfwriter Mar 2018 #7
LanternWaste Mar 2018 #10
sfwriter Mar 2018 #4
onecaliberal Mar 2018 #6
sfwriter Mar 2018 #8
onecaliberal Mar 2018 #9
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #5

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:17 PM

1. I don't believe that it does, however

you have hit precisely on the crux of the issue.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:20 PM

2. many threats here is wash state as well..

...not sure how many were credible.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:26 PM

3. You need to understand that the odds of personally falling Victim are very low

Like dramatically lower than the odds of simply dying in a traffic accident on the way to work.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:44 PM

7. seatbelts speed limits food regulation...

 

Lots of things are rare, and if preventable or reducible, we legislate them. In fact, WE DID with numerous gun laws over the years. Gun laws have become more lax since the 1990s.

Additionally, I think there is some sickness in gun culture. I've seen Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton targets on sale at gun shows. I've seen lost of racism, rebel flags and violent rightwing bullshit as well. This is all wrapped up in the marketing of guns to protect you from harm. (Another statistically rare occurrence.)

Have you EVER seen a left-wing meme at a gun show?

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Response to Calculating (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:27 PM

10. You need to understand you're simply not addressing the question.

Like dramatic avoidance of the question and simply answering a question no one has asked,.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:28 PM

4. It doesn't. Let's ban them.

 

Over my lifetime, I've watched the NRA become a manufacturers lobbying association and push product on the market, sow fear, and reduce regulation. I've watched these sorts of mass shootings become bloodier. For most of that, I was pro 2nd amendment. After Sandy Hook, I was out. I only wish I had destroyed my firearms (inherited) rather than sold them.

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:36 PM

6. We definitely need a ban. Look at how other countries have solved the problem.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:45 PM

8. I like Canada's solution.

 

They have a good balance and exceptions for sporting and utility use.

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 03:23 PM

9. Im good with that. I dont think you need an AR15 or any similar gun for hunting.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 12:28 PM

5. Your Screenname Says Liberal

Therefore we don't matter.

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