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Angus86 Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-06-11 08:06 AM
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37. Neither King nor Gandhi were anti-gun
For instance, I bet you didn't know that King owned a number of firearms. He even applied for an Alabama concealed carry permit after receiving numerous death threats, but was unconstitutionally denied based on the color of his skin. This is one of the reasons why I believe King would have supported "shall-issue" concealed carry laws.

And as for Gandhi, in his autobiography he wrote: "Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." So obviously Gandhi did support the use of arms at certain times, although he is most remembered for NOT using them in open revolt.
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  -Disgruntled and Upset gunner kills 2 ileus  Oct-05-11 12:30 PM   #0 
  - Ban safety meetings... It's the only way we'll be safe.  Glassunion   Oct-05-11 12:37 PM   #1 
  - It will be interesting to see if he waved any red flags ...  spin   Oct-05-11 12:44 PM   #2 
  - Why do beer makers support drunk driving and the deaths they cause?  hack89   Oct-05-11 01:00 PM   #3 
  - We like Beer, people dying from drunk drivers is ok....guns kill people.  ileus   Oct-05-11 01:10 PM   #4 
  - Oh shit, all my guns must be broken.  AtheistCrusader   Oct-05-11 01:30 PM   #6 
     - As the king would're a criminal waiting to happen.  ileus   Oct-05-11 01:51 PM   #8 
  - funny thing about those pool owners - you don't see them running  DrDan   Oct-05-11 01:22 PM   #5 
  - So what background check do pool owners go through? How are dangerous owners screened out?  hack89   Oct-05-11 01:49 PM   #7 
  - no paranoia over pool ownership on the part of pool owners  DrDan   Oct-05-11 02:05 PM   #11 
  - And yet you are more dangerous then a gun owner - so what's your point? nt  hack89   Oct-05-11 02:08 PM   #12 
  - Yet in a thread I posted a year or so ago in GD I suggested  pipoman   Oct-06-11 09:49 PM   #55 
     - Did not see the thread  DrDan   Oct-07-11 03:50 AM   #56 
        - Some cities already require this type of fence  pipoman   Oct-07-11 05:45 AM   #57 
           - well - the "I don't have kids" is a ridiculous argument  DrDan   Oct-07-11 06:01 AM   #58 
              - We agree..  pipoman   Oct-07-11 08:01 AM   #59 
  - According to latest stats avail from WISQARS  russ1943   Oct-05-11 10:35 PM   #34 
  - I get 848 drownings and 98 firearm deaths nationally in the age bracket 1 to 17 for 2008  hack89   Oct-06-11 05:50 AM   #36 
     - What u get & what is, seem to be different.  russ1943   Oct-06-11 03:59 PM   #46 
        - How about fixing your link so I can actually see your stats  hack89   Oct-06-11 04:32 PM   #48 
        - WISQARS gives me 9286 drownings and 1189 firearm deaths from 1999 to 2008  hack89   Oct-06-11 04:43 PM   #49 
           - Get it, yet?  russ1943   Oct-09-11 10:09 PM   #66 
  - See, your pool is far more dangerous than my guns.  gravity556   Oct-06-11 10:50 AM   #39 
  - We pay more for our insurance, and put up fences....all baser toters should do the same.  ileus   Oct-05-11 01:54 PM   #9 
  - agreed!!!! Can you imagine the outcry.  DrDan   Oct-05-11 02:02 PM   #10 
     - Anyone who owns OR rents a home would be foolish not to have a liability insurance policy  slackmaster   Oct-05-11 02:16 PM   #13 
  - Dead is dead, dosen't matter. If you REALLY wanted to cut down on  rl6214   Oct-05-11 03:32 PM   #18 
  - or you would start where no other redeeming qualities were forthcoming  DrDan   Oct-05-11 05:10 PM   #22 
     - So, you pledge never to call the police then, amIright? n/t  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 05:17 PM   #25 
     - Yeah, dosen't really matter HOW MANY are dead  rl6214   Oct-05-11 07:44 PM   #30 
     - There are many redeeming qualities of firearms.  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-07-11 11:05 AM   #62 
        - "many redeeming qualities of firearms" - what a load  DrDan   Oct-07-11 02:50 PM   #65 
  - Criminals don't break into your house to steal your pool....  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 05:16 PM   #24 
  - Guns are designed for killing. Beer is for drinking. Pools are for swimming.  Gregorian   Oct-05-11 02:41 PM   #14 
     - Of course we both know that is a  Riftaxe   Oct-05-11 02:56 PM   #15 
     - Automobiles are designed for transporation.  Gregorian   Oct-05-11 03:07 PM   #16 
        - So the intent of design is all that matters?  OneTenthofOnePercent   Oct-05-11 04:23 PM   #21 
        - Design does not equal intent OR morality.  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 05:18 PM   #26 
        - Who are they designed to kill? nt  rrneck   Oct-06-11 11:20 AM   #42 
        - Ooooh - does that mean you now support private ownership of...  We_Have_A_Problem   Oct-07-11 11:07 AM   #63 
     - Isn't the issue we are discussing the misuse of items  hack89   Oct-05-11 03:28 PM   #17 
     - I thought it was about a guy who killed people with his gun.  Gregorian   Oct-05-11 03:59 PM   #19 
        - It was the anti-NRA rant in the OP that I was commenting on.  hack89   Oct-05-11 04:16 PM   #20 
        - So you endorse domination of the weak by the strong.  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 05:19 PM   #27 
        - I'll side with Martin Luther King Jr. and Ghandi on this one.  Gregorian   Oct-05-11 06:20 PM   #29 
           - well, you don't seem to know your Ghandi or King very well....  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 07:45 PM   #31 
           - Neither King nor Gandhi were anti-gun  Angus86   Oct-06-11 08:06 AM   #37 
           - I stand corrected. I have been reading up on MLK recently.  Gregorian   Oct-06-11 12:33 PM   #44 
              - Actually, Jesus instructed his disciples to carry a sword.  Angus86   Oct-06-11 04:28 PM   #47 
              - There is question whether this is metaphorical or literal. It's very interesting.  Gregorian   Oct-06-11 05:06 PM   #50 
                 - I do agree with your interpretation  Angus86   Oct-06-11 06:04 PM   #52 
                    - I've got a lot to think about. Things I've put off most of my life.  Gregorian   Oct-06-11 09:03 PM   #53 
                       - Hey no problem  Angus86   Oct-06-11 09:33 PM   #54 
              - "I have to say it doesn't fit in with his Love Thy Enemy speech."  PavePusher   Oct-06-11 05:32 PM   #51 
           - Just some food for thought on Gandhi...  Glassunion   Oct-07-11 09:17 AM   #60 
              - I never thought of it in those terms.  PavePusher   Oct-07-11 10:59 AM   #61 
                 - Gandhi was a very interesting dude. I don't 100% agree with him.  Glassunion   Oct-07-11 01:15 PM   #64 
        - So... Murder with sticks and stones is morally superior to a firearm?  Glassunion   Oct-06-11 11:01 AM   #41 
     - EXACTLY! - But if you were looking for that "real leap of logic", you are in the right place  DrDan   Oct-06-11 03:39 AM   #35 
  - " of which was a fully-loaded AK-47 or SKS assault rifle..."  PavePusher   Oct-05-11 05:14 PM   #23 
  - pretty fucking bizarre  iverglas   Oct-05-11 05:43 PM   #28 
  - typical anecdotal thread . . .  Tuesday Afternoon   Oct-05-11 08:32 PM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-05-11 08:58 PM   #33 
  - who was that masked poster?  iverglas   Oct-06-11 09:10 AM   #38 
  - It was the swipe at the NRA that derailed the thread. nt  hack89   Oct-06-11 10:55 AM   #40 
     - I derailed my own thead...  ileus   Oct-06-11 11:49 AM   #43 
  - Update : gunner is a goner.  ileus   Oct-06-11 01:27 PM   #45 

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