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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:14 AM

 

We're all done talking about your rights to use guns.



Forwarded to me by David Gerrold, the guy who is a fantastic author and responsible for "Trouble With Tribbles."

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Reply We're all done talking about your rights to use guns. (Original post)
Whovian Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
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former-republican Dec 2012 #2
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #3
Daemonaquila Dec 2012 #4
Hekate Dec 2012 #5
_Liann_ Dec 2012 #6
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #7
avaistheone1 Dec 2012 #8
Recursion Dec 2012 #9
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #10
NashvilleLefty Dec 2012 #11
green for victory Dec 2012 #12
JohnnyRingo Dec 2012 #14
Vestigial_Sister Dec 2012 #13

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:16 AM

1. I can think of 20 dead children that would agree with this post nt

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:16 AM

2. .

 

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Response to former-republican (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:48 AM

3. Huh. I haven't seen that one. Interesting. Thanks for posting. nt

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:18 AM

4. Except for the other 50% of us..

Who are done with the sanctimonious chest-beating of the anti-gun zealots.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:21 AM

5. 20 little closed coffins, 20 little graves. I gotcher sanctimony right here.

Are you sure you have the hearts and minds of 50% of the population on your side at this time?

I doubt it.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:25 AM

6. The NRA-GOP is something like 30% N/T

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:28 AM

7. You are insane. Please report to the nearest FEMA relocation center. And bring your guns with you

 

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:29 AM

8. k&r

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:38 AM

9. I know it's crazy, but let's start out by mutually assuming sincerity

Everybody on DU wants to end gun violence, and there are some very strong disagreements about what will and won't actually do that.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:11 AM

10. How much would I be compensated...

...for my 100 year old 1908 Model Colt Hammerless Auto, and where will the money come from? I've owned it for over a third of it's total age, and it's appreciated considerably as a mint condition antique since then.

If the answer is "nothing", then I gave it up it years ago to settle a gambling debt. See how well a utopian ban on private gun ownership will work out?

On edit, a lot of good democrats hunt or have collectible firearms. Not everyone on the left shares your vision:

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:27 AM

11. You have completely missed th point.

You have bought into the "they're gonna take our guns" meme so much that you can't think rationally anymore.

I pity you,

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:32 AM

12. Be sure and save some pity for the kids that have been droned into the next life

 

it's a bleak holiday for their families, no?

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Response to NashvilleLefty (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:35 AM

14. If your point is strict regulation and registration...

..then I'm on your side. I agree that federal background checks, and even waiting periods should be reinstated. The NRA has been too successful in rolling back common sense legislation that ensured only those with good intent buy a gun.

Since I haven't bought a gun for myself in 20 years, I've been happy to abide by every regulation ever written to obtain lawful ownership, including the 5 day waiting period.

I don't fear anyone's going to take away my couple of guns, and indeed I spend a great deal of time trying to convince my conservative friends, who turned on democrats because the NRA told them Obama's jack booted thugs are coming for their guns and sending them as slaves to FEMA camps, that they're worrying about a fund raising fantasy, so fuck your pity.

I simply challenge anyone who demands a civil ban, as you seem to, to explain how such a logistical nightmare can be achieved. I don't think a national "throw your guns in the trash day" would be very effective.

Is that rational thought, or do you have your own plan to rid the country of 300 million guns?

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