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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:13 PM

The people who rushed to buy assault weapons after the Newtown School massacre

are the very people who, in my humble opinion, should not own guns. If we required mental competence exams prior to purchasing guns, the vast majority of those people would have failed the test.

Did anyone see that completely unhinged gun nut on Piers Morgan last night? Can you imagine yourself or your child being in a room where he's carrying?

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:22 PM

1. If you have to have a gun, and are not in danger, those around you are.

This is why I want to know Who has guns, and what those guns Are.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:39 PM

3. 1/3 to 1/2 of the population...every third/every other house..

the rest is just peeking in the medicine cabinet..100 million+ gun owners, 100 thousand injuries involving guns.... .1% not taking account that many of the 100k injuries are suicides and cases of one offender committing multiple acts... .1% of gun owners annually...it's none of your business what the other 99.9% have or don't have.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:55 PM

4. But most weren't screwed up enough to buy an assault weapon after Sandy Hook like these f&*kers

Yahoos lined up at Atlanta gun show to buy assault weapons only one week after Sandy Hook



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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:53 PM

5. No, they're lined up to go to a gun show

I've stood in these lines waiting for the doors to open. Why? To buy non-gun antiques and collectables under value by being first in the door. Were some in the line there to buy an AR-15? Maybe, most are there to sell their Japanese sword, or buy a Japanese sword, a pocket knife, a gun case, a flashlight, a holster, ammunition, spicy peanuts, Winchester baseball bat, T-shirts, mostly kick tires...there is always a line at gun shows, flea markets, even crappy craft shows.

You said, "This is why I want to know Who has guns, and what those guns Are."(sic), I simply stated it is none of your business.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:00 PM

6. Nope, they were there for assault weapons. AJC interviewed a number of them.


The last line in your post must have been someone elsem not me. Hope you aren't mistaken one day while toting your gun(s) in public.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:37 PM

2. I agree. Anyone whose "gut" reaction to that massacre was to rush out

and acquire (more) guns has some serious issues.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:07 PM

7. Its a reaction of talking about bans, not a "reaction to a massacre".

People vote with their wallets all the time, and on all kinds of issues.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:17 PM

8. If you thought you might want to buy one in the future

and then you thought you might never have a chance to buy one, I think it is totally normal.

If reading about the massacre made you WANT one when you didn't before, I'd think you had serious issues.

There is a meaningful distinction.

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Response to fried eggs (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:19 PM

9. Fearful, selfish, callous...sure. But totally stupid? Apparently not.

Nothing like telling someone they won't be able to get something to cause them to want it all the more.

Edit the only hope to avoid this in the future is get rid of grandfathering.

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