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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:33 PM

Jim Carrey Tweet on buying an assault rifle

Jim Carrey‏@JimCarrey

Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\

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Reply Jim Carrey Tweet on buying an assault rifle (Original post)
Playinghardball Feb 2013 OP
Hoyt Feb 2013 #1
AAO Feb 2013 #2
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #10
AAO Feb 2013 #13
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #16
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #23
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #24
HughBeaumont Feb 2013 #11
Travis_0004 Feb 2013 #28
Hoyt Feb 2013 #30
Maineman Feb 2013 #3
dangerdoll Feb 2013 #4
hack89 Feb 2013 #7
lastlib Feb 2013 #17
hack89 Feb 2013 #19
jmg257 Feb 2013 #5
rwt1960 Feb 2013 #6
hack89 Feb 2013 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #18
Travis_0004 Feb 2013 #29
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #31
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #8
farminator3000 Feb 2013 #22
theKed Feb 2013 #27
triplepoint Feb 2013 #12
CanSocDem Feb 2013 #21
kyeshinka Feb 2013 #14
jmg257 Feb 2013 #15
Zax2me Feb 2013 #20
Skittles Feb 2013 #26
Skittles Feb 2013 #25

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. Tend to agree. Here are photos of folks lined up in Atlanta just one week after Newtown.


Losers lined up one week after Sandy Hook hoping to snag an "assault" weapon to fend off fellow citizens:








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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. I try to understand how their minds have been twisted by Fox, Limbaugh,

 

and others to make them this fearful, but frankly these people have taken a "break" with reality. The reality now lives in their own imagination, and they continue to seek out people and things that will reinforce their worst fears.

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Response to AAO (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:05 PM

10. Or perhaps they're just looking to make a buck.

Prices likely to go up after legislation. Sell for a profit.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:14 PM

13. We're probably talking sideways

 

I was referring to the fox-washed masses that need fox to help them think outside a paper bag.

When you are fox-washed, you are politically and morally a zombie.

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Response to AAO (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:26 PM

16. How do you know they're "fox washed"?

I didn't see a caption saying they were fox viewers. Perhaps they are, perhaps they're not. Most likely, some are and some aren't. This may be news to you, but many Democrats, liberals, progressives own guns. Ownership is not restricted to fox viewers only. It appears to me they are simply buying a weapon before new sales are banned, or before the prices go up. Chaulk increased gun sales up to being an unintended consequence of knee-jerk feelgood legislation.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:24 PM

23. why do you post the same thing over and over?

its a not-very-interesting blend of cluelessness and condescension.

you can tell by looking at them they ain't right.

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:27 PM

24. Whatever you say, Dr Frist.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:07 PM

11. America's problem in two photos.

AWGs.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:28 AM

28. And you know for a fact every person in that line is buying an assult rifle?

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:43 AM

30. That is what the article is about. I don't think they were there for a worthy cause.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:43 PM

3. A strategy to deal with the gun problem

There are reportedly 300,000,000 guns in the hands of Americans. (Outrageous!) So, limiting the sale of guns might be useful 200 years from now.

Background checks for all sales, of course, would be a good, but modest improvement.

However, background checks combined with owner responsibility should actually be quite effective. The story we hear is that most gun owners are responsible. Ok, let them BE responsible. The registered owner of a gun should be at least partially responsible for how the gun is used. What if the gun gets stolen? Not an excuse. Don't let it be stolen. Keep it safe, use security cameras, alarms, etc. If you sell a gun, do it properly obtaining a background check. Get it registered with the new owner. Get a bill of sale identifying the new owner. Keep the bill of sale in a safe place.

Anyone who buys a killing machine should be held responsible for how that devide is used and where it goes next. Guns are not toys. Gun ownership is serious business. Gun owners MUST be held responsible.

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Response to Maineman (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:53 PM

4. make them insure each weapon...

And base the insurance premium on the weapon's type and potential for destruction. I have to have insurance on my car because it can cause damage to people and property. I see no difference.

THEN watch how careful gun owners become.

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Response to dangerdoll (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:00 PM

7. My guns are insured - it costs a pittance

because when you cut through the hyperbolic BS, there are very few gun accidents relative to the shear number of gun owners. The risk spread over the population of gun owners would make insurance dirt cheap.

And of course you realize that liability insurances only covers accidents - it is of no benefit to victims of crime. As an analogy, if I was to use my car to deliberately run you over, my insurance would not pay you.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:38 PM

17. Liability insurance doesn't just "cover accidents"--it covers "Liability", ie...

whatever the insured is legally responsible for. If the insured is legally responsible for ANY death or injury resulting from the use of a covered firearm, watch how fast that insurance company is going to require the owner to a) secure the weapon from loss/theft/misuse, and b) be thoroughly trained in safety. And watch how high premiums will go for the Bushmasters, semi-automatics, etc. Insurance companies will figure out real quickly how to protect themselves from paying out big settlements.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:55 PM

19. Storage and training discounts are the norm

I got discounts on my car insurance by sending my kids to additional drivers training.

However, you will never pass a law that says that I will be responsible for the action of a criminal if he steals my guns. That defies several centuries of legal tradition and precedent. If I make a reasonable effort to secure my guns and if I were to report them stolen, I would have no more liability.

No insurance company will ever put themselves in a position of having to pay out for a Sandy Hook - they will most likely refuse to enter the market.

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Response to Maineman (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:55 PM

5. Need to determine the registered owner 1st. Not many procedures

in place for that.

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Response to Maineman (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:04 PM

9. Since very few guns are actually registered, I see the first problem.

secondly, your standard for guns being stolen is unreasonable - it would never pass court muster. Once a gun owner reports their gun as stolen they have no liability. Just like if someone stole my car and then killed someone in an accident - I would have no liability.

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Response to Maineman (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:49 PM

18. Regulate ammo....

When they run out they can use the guns as a wall ornament.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:30 AM

29. Which the supreme court would throw out.

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Response to Travis_0004 (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:08 AM

31. Oh sure, it's lead and explosive material often crossing state lines.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:00 PM

8. <rolleyes>

Anyone who buys an assault rifle after Newton has undergone an EXTENSIVE background check and licensing, and has $20,000 or so burning a hole in their pocket. An assault rifle is a fully automatic military weapon, ownership thereof is extremely tightly regulated by the government in the same way as machine guns.

What Jim Carrey, in his ignorance, probably meant was an assault weapon. This term has no concise definition. In the AWB an assault weapon was combinations of several cosmetic features. Connetticut has a state ban on assault weapons. The gun used at Newton was legal to own, therefore it didn't have any features prohibited under Connetticut's assault weapon law.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:21 PM

22. <puke lunch>

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:04 AM

27. Still dragging out that

tired old horse? I thought we put those arguments to bed.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:11 PM

12. Gun Nuts Are "Chasing the High" of Fear

 


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I am so frustrated with our slowly-evolving/quickly devolving species. We have to go through so much hardship before we EVEN consider changing our ways. Good thing we're on a planet that is tucked away in an obscure location of the Milky Way Galaxy!
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Gun Nutters Swarm Gun Shows (Let me know when you've had enough of this insanity--the gun nutters that is):
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http://www2.highlandstoday.com/mgmedia/image/0/0/168721/LAINSIDO1-gun-show-draws-a-crowd/










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"...We have to save each other because all victims are equal and none is more equal than others. It's everyone's duty to start the avalanche."

--Bartholomew "Barley" Scott Blair, "The Russia House"

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Response to triplepoint (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:18 PM

21. Appreciate the effort...



...and the sentiment that you put into this post. Good compilation.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:21 PM

14. Them's Real 'Mericuns!

 

Just looking at those pictures reaffirmed one thing: there's a reason stereotypes exist.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:26 PM

15. It is understood that people will want to turn to a loved one

in the aftermath of a tragedy.

What better way to make sure its possible then getting yours while you can?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 04:06 PM

20. Ouch. Judgmental.

 

So, a person who does must agree with the killings?
Moron.

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Response to Zax2me (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:23 AM

26. no

they simply care more about their guns than they do about America

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:22 AM

25. THANK YOU MR. CARREY

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