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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-04-09 01:25 PM
Response to Reply #51
54. "If you think you would be safe if there were not guns, PROVE IT"
Edited on Sat Apr-04-09 01:45 PM by depakid
If you get a chance to travel a bit, you can see it for your own self in many places around the world.

Me, I happened to fall for a Welsh, and later an Aussie girl.

As to the latter, there are plenty of things one can be afraid of on the continent. Sharks, snakes, spiders, -even trees.

One thing we don't worry with- and outside of members of bikie gangs, almost nobody worries with- are irrational, paranoid people with guns.
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  -Guns protect average people. Tim01  Apr-04-09 09:21 AM   #0 
  - All the people who died in Binghamton yesterday were average people.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 09:27 AM   #1 
  - He would have killed more with some gasoline.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 09:31 AM   #2 
     - Gasoline isn't prepackaged in a handy little device designed to kill people.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:02 AM   #12 
     - Molotov cocktail  rrneck   Apr-04-09 11:12 AM   #38 
     - I'll bet he wasn't the problem until yesterday.  Old and In the Way   Apr-04-09 10:14 AM   #18 
        - Therefore... (logical conclusion?)  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:23 AM   #22 
  - I agree Tim  safeinOhio   Apr-04-09 09:36 AM   #3 
  - Did you know a .50 has never been used to commit a crime in the U.S.?  Tim01   Apr-04-09 09:40 AM   #4 
     - Sure,  safeinOhio   Apr-04-09 09:50 AM   #7 
        - Cripes, not the plane thing again..  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:10 AM   #16 
        - Yup  Furyataurus   Apr-04-09 10:13 AM   #17 
        - Not much way to do that.  rrneck   Apr-04-09 11:18 AM   #39 
        - A .50 could be used for bad stuff.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 12:16 PM   #49 
  - Let's arm a bunch of half blind scared senior citizens  tularetom   Apr-04-09 09:41 AM   #5 
  - That is a good reason to  safeinOhio   Apr-04-09 09:54 AM   #10 
  - In most states CCW holders are licensed already...  spin   Apr-04-09 10:25 AM   #23 
  - I had to take a class  rl6214   Apr-04-09 11:27 AM   #42 
  - Guns are like cars.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 09:56 AM   #11 
  - It sure as hell was not the case 50 years ago when my mom bought those guns  tularetom   Apr-04-09 10:08 AM   #15 
  - Register every gun, license every gun owner.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:16 AM   #20 
     - Well let's all just do what YOU want  guardian   Apr-04-09 10:36 AM   #26 
        - I think the Constitution sis a living document which should be reexamined from time to time  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:45 AM   #30 
           - Then get back to us when you've repealed the 2nd. n/t  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:48 AM   #31 
           - Something needs to be "re-examined"  guardian   Apr-04-09 10:50 AM   #33 
           - Sure, God carved the Constitution is stone & handed it to Thomas Jefferson  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:56 AM   #35 
           - I think the Constitution sis a living document which should be reexamined from time to time  rrneck   Apr-04-09 03:07 PM   #60 
           - You lost me at "Give me a fucking break"  poboyross   Apr-05-09 06:33 PM   #69 
  - I don't think  rrneck   Apr-04-09 11:19 AM   #40 
  - The 4 cops shot in Pittsburgh had guns.  MrPerson   Apr-04-09 09:45 AM   #6 
  - Guns seem not to have protected the Pittsburg cops wounded *today* after yesterday's mass shooting  villager   Apr-04-09 09:53 AM   #8 
  - Give up your computer  rl6214   Apr-04-09 11:30 AM   #43 
  - If you can think past the NRA talking points....  villager   Apr-04-09 01:43 PM   #57 
  - and you conveniently ignore that a gun was used to subdue this particular shooter  aikoaiko   Apr-04-09 11:41 AM   #47 
     - The question is -- do you believe in any reasonable resriction on any weapon  villager   Apr-04-09 01:58 PM   #58 
        - Ok, you ask three good questions.  aikoaiko   Apr-04-09 09:59 PM   #66 
  - So, if we are going to generalize, let me suggest this...  HereSince1628   Apr-04-09 09:54 AM   #9 
  - good point  safeinOhio   Apr-04-09 10:05 AM   #13 
  - Owning and carrying firearms is a hobby.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:06 AM   #14 
  - Nice try to marginalize the second amendment  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:16 AM   #19 
  - #11 Guns are like cars.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:17 AM   #21 
  - I was adressing you, not the OP, but..  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:29 AM   #24 
  - The 2nd Amendment no longer reflects the realities of our society  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:39 AM   #27 
     - Perhaps you wish to share...  jeepnstein   Apr-04-09 10:43 AM   #28 
     - Its not the job of the police to protect the public?  baldguy   Apr-04-09 10:49 AM   #32 
     - Talk to the SCOTUS  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:54 AM   #34 
     - That's right.  jeepnstein   Apr-04-09 05:08 PM   #63 
     - They enforce laws and arrest criminals.  Tim01   Apr-05-09 07:27 AM   #67 
     - *crickets* n/t  X_Digger   Apr-05-09 01:06 PM   #68 
     - I think you are asking for a lot  guardian   Apr-04-09 10:57 AM   #36 
     - A civillian police force  rrneck   Apr-04-09 11:26 AM   #41 
     - No, my reason for owning firearms  rl6214   Apr-04-09 11:38 AM   #46 
     - "The 2nd Amendment no longer reflects the realities of our society"  Iktomiwicasa   Apr-04-09 12:20 PM   #50 
        - If society devolves to a point where armed revolt is a reasonable response to overreaching govt powe...  baldguy   Apr-04-09 03:30 PM   #61 
           - It'll help more than you.  jeepnstein   Apr-04-09 05:08 PM   #64 
              - If you believe that, you're delusional and will be among the first to be killed.  baldguy   Apr-04-09 06:31 PM   #65 
  - A car can't protect you if you are walking down an alley.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 12:41 PM   #52 
  - The Second Amendment is  safeinOhio   Apr-04-09 10:36 AM   #25 
     - I'd suggest some contemporary reading..  X_Digger   Apr-04-09 10:45 AM   #29 
  - And you don't get to determine  rl6214   Apr-04-09 11:37 AM   #45 
  - facepalm.  aikoaiko   Apr-04-09 11:42 AM   #48 
  - My responsible (and legal) carrying might *be* important to your family's safety.  poboyross   Apr-05-09 06:47 PM   #70 
  - All you did is say we are wrong. That doesn't make sense.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 12:52 PM   #53 
  - Kind of apples and oranges. But your point about mega-thieves  villager   Apr-04-09 02:01 PM   #59 
  - This post very good example of the dysfunctional nature of fear and obsession  depakid   Apr-04-09 11:03 AM   #37 
  - The fear of guns is irrational and emotional.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 12:23 PM   #51 
     - "If you think you would be safe if there were not guns, PROVE IT"  depakid   Apr-04-09 01:25 PM   #54 
        - You have offered no evidence to support your point of view. None.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 01:34 PM   #55 
        - "I am not going to continue this particular argument. "  depakid   Apr-04-09 01:39 PM   #56 
        - That's because America has a monopoly on crazy folks....period.  poboyross   Apr-05-09 06:48 PM   #71 
  - There y'go.  rrneck   Apr-04-09 11:32 AM   #44 
  - 3 teens rob and then beat a man to death in chicago.  Tim01   Apr-04-09 03:38 PM   #62 

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