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Fescue4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-03 11:23 AM
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83. No, but the Democratic party changed my mind on Gun Control
I was pro gun control until about 1994/1995.

Thats when gun control peaked and the Clinton/Gore gun grab began.

At the beginning I supported the effort however the more I looked into it the less it made sense to to me.

Then when I saw the staggering losses the Democratic party took due to their attack on guns I started to swing to the pro gun side.

Over the years, I've become more and more pro 2nd ammendment...Both as an intrinsic belief and as I watch the damage that ant-gunners continual to inflict on the party.

As for the forum, it helps solidify my beliefs. When I visit here Im almost suprised at how thin the antigun arguments are. Indeed most anti-gun arguments are generally just insults shrouded in a veneer of self-righteonous.

Interestinly, I've only got one person on my ignore list and thats a troll to this forum. He's on my ignore list because his posts never contribute anything of value, and is almost always a baseless anti-gun insult.
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  -Has the Justice/Public Safety forum changed your opinion on gun control? GeneralZOD  Oct-28-03 10:21 AM   #0 
  - If Anything, It's Made My Opinion Stronger  CO Liberal   Oct-28-03 10:24 AM   #1 
  - It's made me MORE determined  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 10:27 AM   #2 
  - Somehow I believe your mind was already made up  Liberal Classic   Oct-28-03 11:06 AM   #5 
     - Gee, might as well go to the personal attack, pal  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 11:20 AM   #6 
        - Now, now. I did not attack you, only your tone and demeanor  Liberal Classic   Oct-28-03 11:26 AM   #7 
           - Well, duh.......  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 11:28 AM   #9 
              - The Benchley dost protest too much, methinks.  Liberal Classic   Oct-28-03 11:47 AM   #11 
                 - And that's why a lot of us have him on Ignore  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 11:56 AM   #12 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-28-03 11:58 AM   #13 
                 - Hey, I'm not protesting at all....just laughing  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 12:10 PM   #15 
                    - We have nothing left to laugh about including ourselves  Liberal Classic   Oct-28-03 12:24 PM   #16 
                       - I got plenty left to laugh about  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 12:56 PM   #17 
  - not really  Romulus   Oct-28-03 10:31 AM   #3 
  - No.  GOPFighter   Oct-28-03 10:55 AM   #4 
  - Yes, it's strengthened my resolve to support the RKBA  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 11:27 AM   #8 
  - It has only strongly reinforced my beliefs.  Township75   Oct-28-03 11:43 AM   #10 
  - Same here...  juancarlos   Oct-28-03 12:06 PM   #14 
  - It has strengthend my resolve to support the RKBA  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 01:14 PM   #18 
  - It has helped me realize how little substance the gun lovers have  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 02:12 PM   #19 
  - Please define "the gun lovers"  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 02:40 PM   #20 
  - What are you referring to?  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 03:11 PM   #22 
     - Let's try the most recent example.  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 03:14 PM   #23 
        - So sorry I had other things to do  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 04:04 PM   #29 
           - I certainly knew who you meant  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 04:27 PM   #34 
           - Regarding Franklin's relevancy to today  Liberal Classic   Oct-28-03 04:33 PM   #35 
           - the quotation is perfectly relevant  iverglas   Oct-29-03 08:09 AM   #75 
              - Thanks for the reply, iverglass  Liberal Classic   Oct-29-03 09:18 AM   #78 
                 - not so  iverglas   Oct-29-03 10:31 AM   #81 
                    - RE: Balancing act, difficult to find center of gravity  Liberal Classic   Oct-29-03 10:57 AM   #82 
                       - I knew I should have been clearer ...  iverglas   Oct-29-03 12:03 PM   #86 
                          - Guess we'll have to agree to disagree  Liberal Classic   Oct-29-03 12:20 PM   #87 
           - OK, let's take a close look at your definition  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 05:13 PM   #41 
           - Is CarinKaryn ducking the question again?  slackmaster   Oct-29-03 08:53 AM   #76 
           - Would that also be  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 05:53 PM   #47 
           - I resemble that remark  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 06:01 PM   #52 
           - Guns contribute greatly to my safety and security...  DoNotRefill   Oct-28-03 06:14 PM   #55 
           - And who defines safety and security? (nt)  Valarauko   Oct-31-03 07:28 AM   #100 
  - Exactly so  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 02:55 PM   #21 
  - So is this ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 03:15 PM   #24 
  - So what -  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 04:12 PM   #30 
     - you got that right  Romulus   Oct-28-03 04:25 PM   #33 
     - The Fifth Circuit Court  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 04:34 PM   #36 
     - Gee if that were true  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 04:37 PM   #37 
        - I can't speak for the NRA  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 04:52 PM   #40 
           - You are claiming the NRA won't sue because they don't want to win?  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 05:44 PM   #43 
           - I don't know why the NRA won't sue  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 05:55 PM   #48 
           - read post 49  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 06:00 PM   #51 
           - Yeah, surrrrrrrre....  MrBenchley   Oct-28-03 08:07 PM   #63 
              - cite please  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 09:18 PM   #65 
                 - Just did  MrBenchley   Oct-29-03 07:46 AM   #74 
     - Let me tell you why this hasnt happened  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 05:57 PM   #49 
        - That is basicly what I said in post #40  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 06:05 PM   #54 
  - Too funny  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 05:50 PM   #45 
  - I'm new here  Booger   Oct-28-03 03:27 PM   #25 
  - If someone breaks in at 3:00 AM  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 03:28 PM   #26 
     - hey there  Booger   Oct-28-03 03:38 PM   #27 
     - nice knowing you - not  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 04:17 PM   #31 
        - huh?  Booger   Oct-28-03 04:20 PM   #32 
           - You cleaned that up nicely  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 04:41 PM   # 
           - You cleaned that up nicely  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 04:41 PM   #38 
              - this is fun.  Booger   Oct-28-03 04:46 PM   #39 
              - That's a shocker  Hrumph   Oct-30-03 03:01 PM   #99 
     - "No-Knock Warrants"  jhfenton   Oct-28-03 11:36 PM   #72 
  - No, but statements and citations by numerous DU members have  jody   Oct-28-03 03:42 PM   #28 
  - Since I've been posting here in J/PS  Superfly   Oct-28-03 05:15 PM   #42 
  - Nope  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 05:46 PM   #44 
  - Man, that gallery of yours is  Superfly   Oct-28-03 05:53 PM   #46 
     - There are some interesting pics there  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 05:58 PM   #50 
     - I am gonna get a different gallery  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 06:04 PM   #53 
  - One notion I've had changed  leanings   Oct-28-03 06:25 PM   #56 
  - Fuck, amen  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 06:28 PM   #57 
  - Let me add a "Shit, amen" to that fuck, amen  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 06:45 PM   #58 
  - Almost correct  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 06:52 PM   #59 
  - CarinKaryn, are you familiar with the concept of Straw Man?  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 07:19 PM   #60 
  - I don't think this is so hyperbolic  CarinKaryn   Oct-28-03 08:03 PM   #62 
     - I can usually recognize sarcasm or lampoon when I see it  slackmaster   Oct-28-03 08:47 PM   #64 
     - I got my first gun the day after i was born  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 09:54 PM   #69 
     - It's a matter....  DoNotRefill   Oct-28-03 10:36 PM   #70 
     - Youth rifles  jhfenton   Oct-28-03 11:49 PM   #73 
  - By "assault gun in their lunchpail" (sigh)  leanings   Oct-28-03 08:00 PM   #61 
  - cry me a river  Withergyld   Oct-28-03 09:27 PM   #66 
  - "Well said."  jhfenton   Oct-29-03 11:56 AM   #85 
  - HAhaha  1a2b3c   Oct-28-03 09:52 PM   #68 
  - I would say A-Fucking-Men to that if I weren't...  Township75   Oct-28-03 09:44 PM   #67 
  - I agree completely with your astute observation. Now we need the  jody   Oct-29-03 09:04 AM   #77 
  - funny, that  iverglas   Oct-29-03 09:28 AM   #79 
     - "vast majority of Democrats"  jhfenton   Oct-29-03 11:42 AM   #84 
        - Sorry, jhfenton...if you're against gun control...  DoNotRefill   Oct-29-03 12:33 PM   #88 
           - "Oh, well..."  jhfenton   Oct-29-03 12:42 PM   #90 
  - "Opinions on gun control"  jhfenton   Oct-28-03 11:17 PM   #71 
  - Yes it has  Spoonman   Oct-29-03 10:14 AM   #80 
  - No, but the Democratic party changed my mind on Gun Control  Fescue4u   Oct-29-03 11:23 AM   #83 
     - I've just come here recently  Booger   Oct-29-03 12:37 PM   #89 
     - "glorified"?  DoNotRefill   Oct-29-03 12:50 PM   #92 
     - Thanks for taking a stand!  CarinKaryn   Oct-29-03 12:44 PM   #91 
     - And thank YOU...  DoNotRefill   Oct-29-03 12:52 PM   #93 
     - People who lose elections don't get to set policy  slackmaster   Oct-29-03 01:00 PM   #94 
     - there's no straw man  Booger   Oct-29-03 01:16 PM   #95 
        - "guns are wrong"  Fescue4u   Oct-29-03 01:24 PM   #97 
     - Not at all.  Fescue4u   Oct-29-03 01:21 PM   #96 
     - I was never a fan of gun control  slackmaster   Oct-29-03 01:31 PM   #98 
 

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