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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:12 PM

"We are not curtailing your rights. We are curtailing your hobby."

I read that somewhere on DU, and it says it all.

"We are not curtailing your rights. We are curtailing your hobby."

Pass it on.

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Reply "We are not curtailing your rights. We are curtailing your hobby." (Original post)
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 OP
The Magistrate Jan 2013 #1
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #2
derby378 Jan 2013 #3
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #5
derby378 Jan 2013 #6
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #7
truebluegreen Jan 2013 #9
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #8

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:23 PM

1. True, That, Mr. Pitt...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:33 PM

2. My response to a wingnut who says banning assault rifles would "punish" law-abiding gun owners:

Making assault weapons no longer available for purchase is not "punishment" any more than telling a child he can't have the latest monster-style Tonka truck when he has plenty of other Tonka trucks in his fleet of vehicular toys.

Gun "enthiusiasts" need to grow up and out of their obsession with assault rifles, or find a different way to grow a pair.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:55 PM

3. Rationalize it all you like...

...but you are still telling law-abiding Americans that when they wake up the morning after the ban passes, they are going to have fewer rights and freedoms than they had the previous day.

That's why I have to call bullshit on your premise, even as you try to belittle a right into a "hobby" and so on. I've been involved in Democratic gun activism ever since 2005 (and have tried to be nice about it all along, unlike some of these Teahadist mouth-breathers), and even after Sandy Hook, I see no reason to throw in the towel.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:59 PM

5. My fucking hero.

You're losing the argument.

Comprehensively.

Bone up on your coping skills. You're going to need them.

In the meantime, whatever you do, please don't go fuck yourself. It would be a bitter shame if you went and fucked yourself.

So don't. Fuck yourself, I mean.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 08:11 PM

6. For what it's worth...

You could have been a lot harsher on me, but you weren't. And I appreciate that.

Hell, Ginny loved you, and I know she'd have been on your side if she was still here.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:37 AM

7. There is no Constitutional "right" to assault weapons.

Hell, even Scalia said (in the conext of the assault weapons ban) that certain types of guns can be limited. Fully automatic weapons have been banned since 1934. It's your premise that's bullshit. Quite obviously the line can be drawn; it's just a question of where. That will be determined by Congress, and upheld or struck down by the SCOTUS. Looks like the bigger hurdle is Congress, not the Court or the 2nd Amendment. There is no legitimate civilian use for assault weapons.

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Response to derby378 (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:46 AM

9. "...going to have fewer rights and freedumbz than they had the previous day."

Fixed it for ya.



P.S. Fuck the NRA

Edited to add: Why is it the only right and freedom the gunners get excited about is the right and freedom to keep their guns?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 07:56 PM

4. kick 1000

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:49 AM

8. If General William Tecumseh Sherman had just completed the job after reaching the Atlantic

Ocean, we would not have that problem now. The South should have been Shermanized. FUCK THE GUN NUTTERS.

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