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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 01:21 AM
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25. What do you consider a gun grabber?
I've been called a gun grabber right here on this board because I think the .50 caliber sniper rifle should be illegal for civilians to own. I was also called a gun grabber because I thought that some students at a college shouldn't be allowed to walk around campus with empty gun holsters on their belts in protest of a policy that prohibited concealed weapons on campus.

As a side note I own two shotguns, a .22 rifle, and a .45 caliber handgun. I love going to the range and blowing holes in a target as much as the next bloke. I know of very few people that are outright "gun grabbers." Most people today acknowledge that responsible and reasonable gun ownership should be allowed. The key word there is reasonable. I am not against restrictions that make guns a little more difficult to obtain so they don't fall into the wrong hands and I'm not against limits as to the level of firepower that one should be allowed to own. What I've noticed is that the crowd that loves to throw out the term "gun grabber" has a very loose definition of what that is. I think one can support the right to bear arms but also favor regulation of how that right is implemented.

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  -"The key to freedom is the ability to be able to defend yourself" gorfle  Dec-06-09 08:21 PM   #0 
  - In Rome  Old Codger   Dec-06-09 08:25 PM   #1 
  - That is a great fact.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 08:45 PM   #5 
     - It was made of wood  Katya Mullethov   Dec-07-09 11:46 AM   #47 
        - The rudis was a training sword  OttavaKarhu   Dec-07-09 06:45 PM   #74 
           - Ow! Ow-ow-ow-ow-ooooowwwwww!  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 07:10 PM   #75 
  - Gun Control,, is a tight shot group..nt  lazer47   Dec-06-09 08:30 PM   #2 
  - +1  D23MIURG23   Dec-06-09 10:57 PM   #23 
  - Awesome video.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 08:38 PM   #3 
  - Really? Lots of banks,lots of guns,and no minarets.  virgogal   Dec-06-09 08:45 PM   #6 
     - Did you even watch the video?  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 08:51 PM   #9 
        - Of course I watched the video and how on earth do you know what  virgogal   Dec-06-09 08:53 PM   #11 
           - The sneer from your first comment.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 09:22 PM   #14 
              - Of course I do. Always have,always will.  virgogal   Dec-06-09 09:32 PM   #16 
                 - Thank you for answering.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 09:42 PM   #19 
                    - Believes in RKBA but digs the Red Sox, hmmmmm.......  Tejas   Dec-07-09 05:11 PM   #72 
  - The Swiss:  onehandle   Dec-06-09 08:40 PM   #4 
  - Did you even watch the video?  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 08:46 PM   #7 
  - Hey, I didn't vote to suppress the largest religion in the world.  onehandle   Dec-06-09 08:49 PM   #8 
     - I agree that was a bigoted decision.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 08:52 PM   #10 
     - No.  onehandle   Dec-06-09 09:04 PM   #12 
     - Wow, you're narrow-minded.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 09:21 PM   #13 
     - You need help, dude....  rd_kent   Dec-07-09 04:26 PM   #71 
     - I thought we did?  safeinOhio   Dec-06-09 09:28 PM   #15 
        - We do.  proteus_lives   Dec-06-09 09:39 PM   #18 
           - What do you consider a gun grabber?  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 01:21 AM   #25 
              - Well....  proteus_lives   Dec-07-09 03:09 AM   #26 
              - How do I view walking around an educatinal instituation with a gun holster?  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 06:18 AM   #31 
                 - Thinking something is "stupid"...  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 11:04 AM   #42 
                 - Your pins are more dangerous  taurus145   Dec-08-09 05:30 AM   #81 
                 - I agree with you.  gorfle   Dec-07-09 11:05 AM   #43 
                 - Because gun-free zones have been such a success right?  proteus_lives   Dec-07-09 01:57 PM   #65 
              - Well, I would probably consider you a grabber.  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 05:43 AM   #27 
              - So do you think automatic weapons should be legal?  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 06:07 AM   #29 
                 - I support civilian ownership of fully automatic firearms.  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 06:11 AM   #30 
                 - Then we are not going to see eye to eye  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 06:22 AM   #33 
                    - Agree to disagree.  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 07:36 AM   #35 
                       - I would also like to hear a defense of these possitions. (nt)  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 11:07 AM   #44 
                 - You'll have to do better than that.  taurus145   Dec-07-09 06:28 AM   #34 
                 - How many people were killed with automatic weapons from 1934-1986?  metalbot   Dec-07-09 09:03 AM   #39 
              - Speaking for myself, I don't care for the term  Euromutt   Dec-07-09 05:47 AM   #28 
              - I never said they weren't allowed to voice their opinion  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 06:21 AM   #32 
                 - Those "kids" are all legal adults...  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 07:39 AM   #36 
                 - You still have to obey certain regulations of the institution you attend though  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 12:48 PM   #49 
                    - 1.In many places it's not illegal.  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 01:24 PM   #58 
                       - You spelled it right  Katya Mullethov   Dec-07-09 03:56 PM   #68 
                          - I wish I could come up with quotes as quickly as you.  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 04:18 PM   #69 
                          - Actually, he didn't  Euromutt   Dec-07-09 11:38 PM   #77 
                             - Euromutt for the win.  PavePusher   Dec-08-09 06:05 AM   #84 
                                - It's because I'm Dutch  Euromutt   Dec-08-09 06:30 AM   #85 
                                   - I'm a somewhat atypical American in that...  PavePusher   Dec-08-09 08:43 AM   #88 
                 - I don't understand.  gorfle   Dec-07-09 11:00 AM   #41 
                 - Courts have ruled that schooled have the right to ban things like the Confederate flag,  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 12:59 PM   #51 
                    - wow, what an enlightened attitude.  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 01:03 PM   #53 
                    - And again, don't really care what you think of it.  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 01:07 PM   #55 
                       - Run for your lives!  taurus145   Dec-07-09 08:50 PM   #76 
                       - No, it means you value an educational environment where *you* can feel comfortable and safe  Euromutt   Dec-08-09 01:15 AM   #79 
                    - That's not what I'm not understanding.  gorfle   Dec-07-09 01:10 PM   #56 
                       - Maybe it is stupid in your mind  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 01:17 PM   #57 
                          - By that chain of logic...  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 01:27 PM   #60 
                          - So it's about feelings?  gorfle   Dec-07-09 01:36 PM   #62 
                          - Interesting rationalization there.  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 01:43 PM   #63 
                          - Oh, it's about 'FEELINGS'  X_Digger   Dec-07-09 01:44 PM   #64 
                          - Are you serious?  taurus145   Dec-08-09 05:41 AM   #82 
                 - You may have a missed a few decades of First Amendment jurisprudence...  Euromutt   Dec-08-09 12:30 AM   #78 
              - How about .416 caliber sniper rifles?  benEzra   Dec-07-09 08:08 AM   #37 
              - Non-automatic assault weapons?  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 12:50 PM   #50 
                 - I do have a problem with that.  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 01:01 PM   #52 
                 - Well, California and most blue states with gun control do have  Downtown Hound   Dec-07-09 01:05 PM   #54 
                    - All states have gun control.  eqfan592   Dec-07-09 01:26 PM   #59 
                    - Bwwwwwaaaaaaaha, hahahahahaaaahaha, haaaaahahaaaa!  PavePusher   Dec-07-09 01:29 PM   #61 
                    - With a 20+ year ban, can't wait to hear your wisdom concerning  Tejas   Dec-07-09 05:14 PM   #73 
                    - Unsupported assertion is not evidence  Euromutt   Dec-08-09 01:54 AM   #80 
                    - Good catch there  eqfan592   Dec-08-09 08:50 AM   #89 
                    - California is the ONLY state with an AWB that strict.  benEzra   Dec-08-09 08:11 AM   #87 
                 - If you are going describe in public what constitutes an "assault weapon" in CA...  beevul   Dec-07-09 02:45 PM   #66 
                 - He's sort of right, but he's missing a major detail  Euromutt   Dec-08-09 08:53 AM   #90 
                 - We're not far apart on that issue, then, although I differ with the pre-1860's capacity limit.  benEzra   Dec-08-09 08:09 AM   #86 
              - Ban the .50BMG and next week a gun maker will introduce the .494.  GreenStormCloud   Dec-07-09 08:38 AM   #38 
              - On .50 and holsters.  gorfle   Dec-07-09 10:58 AM   #40 
                 - Regardless of the stated reasons...  beevul   Dec-07-09 02:51 PM   #67 
     - Which religion are you referring to when you say, "the largest religion in the world"?  ZombieHorde   Dec-06-09 09:47 PM   #20 
        - I'd say they've had it up to "here"  Katya Mullethov   Dec-07-09 11:40 AM   #46 
           - Islam is not the world's largest religion, but I do appreciate the picture. nt  ZombieHorde   Dec-07-09 11:56 AM   #48 
  - What the fuck are you talking about? make some sense, please.  rd_kent   Dec-07-09 04:26 PM   #70 
  - So much for the "the swiss don't actually _use_ those guns.."  X_Digger   Dec-06-09 09:33 PM   #17 
  - What I noticed most GOVERNMENT PROVIDED AMMO!!!!  Hoopla Phil   Dec-06-09 10:18 PM   #21 
  - I love the GOVERNMENT PROVIDED AMMO!!! U.S. Constitution Article 1  Hoopla Phil   Dec-06-09 10:27 PM   #22 
  - I wonder if we could get the right to go along with slashing the defense budget  AtheistCrusader   Dec-06-09 11:58 PM   #24 
  - I seriously doubt that.  Hoopla Phil   Dec-07-09 11:33 AM   #45 
  - Once upon a time ...  DonP   Dec-09-09 11:45 AM   #93 
  - Mmmmm sexy  taurus145   Dec-08-09 05:46 AM   #83 
  - Absolutely correct  JonQ   Dec-08-09 11:02 AM   #91 
  - It's obvious, they are afraid to let people post comments! NeoCon tactics  Unrepentant Fenian   Dec-08-09 08:54 PM   #92 

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