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Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:42 AM

 

Run For Office On A Platform To Melt Down All Guns

I would love to see it.

Soon it will be be a more popular position than anyone can imagine.

Melt them all down.

Immediately.

(and I am a gun owner.....)

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Reply Run For Office On A Platform To Melt Down All Guns (Original post)
Yallow Dec 2015 OP
LonePirate Dec 2015 #1
Yallow Dec 2015 #2
GGJohn Dec 2015 #7
Throd Dec 2015 #18
branford Dec 2015 #52
Warpy Dec 2015 #54
GGJohn Dec 2015 #3
Yallow Dec 2015 #9
GGJohn Dec 2015 #22
Electric Monk Dec 2015 #14
Yallow Dec 2015 #17
former9thward Dec 2015 #4
Post removed Dec 2015 #5
Trajan Dec 2015 #10
Yallow Dec 2015 #12
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2015 #29
kentauros Dec 2015 #13
Yallow Dec 2015 #6
Trajan Dec 2015 #8
Waldorf Dec 2015 #11
Yallow Dec 2015 #15
Waldorf Dec 2015 #20
GGJohn Dec 2015 #25
ManiacJoe Dec 2015 #30
Yallow Dec 2015 #34
ManiacJoe Dec 2015 #38
951-Riverside Dec 2015 #16
Yallow Dec 2015 #19
sir pball Dec 2015 #21
Yallow Dec 2015 #23
951-Riverside Dec 2015 #24
Throd Dec 2015 #26
Yallow Dec 2015 #27
GGJohn Dec 2015 #31
Yallow Dec 2015 #40
GGJohn Dec 2015 #41
TeddyR Dec 2015 #28
Yallow Dec 2015 #33
GGJohn Dec 2015 #36
Yallow Dec 2015 #32
Yallow Dec 2015 #35
GGJohn Dec 2015 #37
Snobblevitch Dec 2015 #39
virginia mountainman Dec 2015 #42
GGJohn Dec 2015 #43
Yallow Dec 2015 #46
GGJohn Dec 2015 #47
Recursion Dec 2015 #44
Yallow Dec 2015 #45
GGJohn Dec 2015 #48
Recursion Dec 2015 #51
branford Dec 2015 #53
davidn3600 Dec 2015 #49
WillowTree Dec 2015 #50

Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:43 AM

1. I would donate to that candidate.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:44 AM

2. Americans Are Too Stupid, and Angry To Own Guns

 

When something goes wrong, they want to be John Wayne, and take their gun and make things right (in their mind).

Ingrained mass murder.

Our society.

Make them use knives I say.....

It is time to have the conversation.

Americans obviously can't handle deadly weapons.

Anyone with half a brain can see it.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:49 AM

7. Put your money where your mouth is

and run for office on that platform.
Let's see if you're right.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:59 AM

18. Then why do you claim to own one?

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Response to Yallow (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:47 AM

52. So, your campaign platform would essentially be,

 

"you're too stupid and angry to do what you want, no less own guns, I know better than you, please vote for me?"

Good luck with that.

Thankfully, the Democratic Party is not so incredibly foolish as to run on a "ban all guns and melt them down" platform, no less insulting voters' intelligence, that would ensure we would be sent to the political wilderness for generations.

While you ponder new and radical ways to destroy the electability of Democrats across the country, you might want to refresh your memory concerning the actual, and far more moderate, Democratic Party Platform on firearms.

https://www.democrats.org/party-platform

Firearms. We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole—so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 03:31 AM

54. People in cities and burbs seem to be

People in rural areas respect them as tools, nothing more, for hunting for meat, keeping predators away from stock, and bears out of the garbage. NM has had family shootings. ND and WY are bristling with guns and have had no mass murders.

Whatever it is, the second amendment should be scrapped and gun laws turned over to the states. Either that or liability insurance needs to be required, cheap for the rural "get the job done" guns with limited fire power and expensive for the semi auto, large magazine guns favored by paranoid suburbanites and mass murderers.

Something has to be done. I know I'm not alone in being sick of every oaf with a screw loose being able to get a gun. Rights have to be balanced with responsibility and that's just not happening with guns.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:45 AM

3. And you really think someone running on such a platform would have a chance

of being elected?

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:49 AM

9. Hi GG

 

Another day, another mass shooting. Sound familiar?

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Response to Yallow (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:03 AM

22. Hi Yallow,

another day, another fantasy calling for confiscation and melting them.
Sound familiar?

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:56 AM

14. I think they'd have an excellent chance

 

of being shot...



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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:58 AM

17. Killer Cartoon

 

Monk.

Pray some other madman isn't gonna kill 20 kiddies.

Like that is gonna fix it.

Jeebus.....

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:47 AM

4. So run for office.

On that platform. Let us know how it turns out...

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:50 AM

10. Because they fell on their heads ?

 

I dont know ... I love them so much, I became one !

Now ... be gone, vermin .... Your seconds are numbered ....

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:52 AM

12. Corpses Maybe?

 

Americans obviously can't control themselves.

There is a reason they don't sell nukes at WalMart.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:14 AM

29. But I really want a nuke

 

hiroshima size of course. Larger than that and there goes the whole city.

because some people will miss it.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:54 AM

13. If you can't figure it out

then you might want to start at the source, by looking in a mirror.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:48 AM

6. You Can't Say Keep Guns Out Of The Hands Of Crazy People

 

Half this country is crazy.

They watch Fox News, and listen to Rush, and think up is down, and Jesus would cut food stamps. They think the world is 6,000 years old, and Reagan was a saint. They think trickle down worked, and cutting taxes for billionaires creates jobs. They think illegal immigration is America's #1 problem, and climate change isn't happening.

The list goes on for about a thousand miles.

In fact they don't think. They just repeat what they heard on Fox. That way they never need to use their brains.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:49 AM

8. You've raised the hackles of our resident Gungeonitic afficiandos ...

 

I raise my glass with a little XTC ....

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:51 AM

11. As a gun owner.... I say no to your idea. And I would not vote for such

a candidate.

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Response to Waldorf (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:56 AM

15. Gun owners more often kill themselves than others - Denver Post

 

"Public-health researchers have concluded that in homes where guns are present, the likelihood that someone in the home will die from suicide or homicide is much greater."

Go Figure....

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_9747969

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Response to Yallow (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:01 AM

20. Is that like going from a 0.08% chance of committing suicide/homicide to a 0.10%?

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Response to Yallow (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:06 AM

25. If that were true,

then why is the rate of firearm deaths falling in this country?

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Response to Yallow (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:18 AM

30. That is a misquoting of the Kellerman study.

The misquoting is very common.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #34)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:29 AM

38. I cannot tell if you agree or not with the misquoting of the Kellerman study.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 12:57 AM

16. When it comes to gun violence its a war of attrition. Gun humpers will lose no matter what

 

Its just a matter of how many losses of innocents they are willing to shed and how long they want the country be shut down when there are waves of mass shootings like we've never seen before.

Either they're going to get sick of it and come to the table with some common sense solutions or the American people are going to get sick of their arrogance and cavalier attitudes and take their toys away.

No matter what, they lose when the people are forced to choose between mom and dad getting killed in another mass shooting or billy bob having the right to play with his AR-15.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:00 AM

19. We All Knew Billy Bob Was Crazy

 

I mean reeeeeeel crazy.

How could he do such a thing!!!!

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:01 AM

21. Oh ffs, almost nowhere on Earth is that extreme.

Jamaica maybe, but did you know..

In Germany, not only are AR-15s legal but so prized that they make their own domestically?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:03 AM

23. Another Mass Shooting Today - Overshadowed By Other Mass Shooting - Maybe We Missed Some More?

 

"The San Bernardino mass shooting wasn’t the only mass shooting today. Four people were shot in Savannah, Georgia, early this morning, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027406307

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Response to Yallow (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:06 AM

24. +1

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:09 AM

26. I wonder if anyone has tried that platform before?

I would like to know how far they got if they did.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:14 AM

27. Difference Between Rational Gun Owner / Hunter And A Psychopath?

 

We better figure this one out while some of us are still alive.

Most gun owners are not insane or murderers.

We just haven't got a clue as to what to do about the ones that are.

Zero answers so far.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #27)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:21 AM

31. Yet your solution is to punish all firearm owners for the actions of criminals?

Bizarre, very bizarre.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #31)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:30 AM

40. You Explain How We Keep Angry People From Killing Innocent People With Guns

 

And you can keep all your guns.

(crickets chirping)

If guns, why not nukes!

Nuclear weapons on sale. Get yours today. 10% off! Sarin gas closeout on isle 5.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #40)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:34 AM

41. I don't have to explain anything

and I still get to keep my firearms.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:14 AM

28. I doubt there's

 

A single place in the U.S. where that platform would carry the day.

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Response to TeddyR (Reply #28)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:25 AM

33. Today Maybe - There Is Hope For Tomorrow

 

If any of us are still alive.....

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Response to Yallow (Reply #33)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:28 AM

36. Quit being so melodramatic.

If any of us are still alive.....


Drama much?

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:28 AM

35. When I Go Drinking I Always Take 2 Guns

 

I might lose one....

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Response to Yallow (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:29 AM

37. Then you are part of the problem.

What fool goes drinking while carrying?

Oh, wait...............

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:30 AM

39. I have lived almost my entire life in Minnesota,

one of the most blue states you will find. (Minnesota voted for McGovern in '72 and Mondale in '84), but a Democratic platform that included any gun ban/meltdown would be a disaster. DFL candidates have lost in Minnesota in the past on the gun issue.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:37 AM

42. Talk like this

Is a large part of the reason we democrats find ourselves largely a regional party

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:40 AM

43. You keep spouting this nonsense,

yet even here on DU, you're in the minority, just think how your proposal would be received IRL.

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Response to GGJohn (Reply #43)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:16 AM

46. Maybe They Could Launch Their Campaign

 

From a graveyard.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #46)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:17 AM

47. Oh my, what a brilliant reply.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 01:47 AM

44. What would I do about coyotes when I'm on my grandfather's ranch in the summers?

Rattlesnakes, too.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #44)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:15 AM

45. Uh Let Them Live

 

Gee Gomer.

Not a hard one.

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Response to Yallow (Reply #45)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:19 AM

48. So if predators are attacking our livestock,

I'm supposed to just let them?
How idiotic is that?
Here's my answer to you: NO!!!

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Response to Yallow (Reply #45)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:25 AM

51. Right, well, that makes it much harder to keep the cattle alive, you see

Which is kind of the whole point of having the ranch (at least until the point is to ship them off to the slaughterhouse, but they have to survive that first year or two to do that)

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Response to Recursion (Reply #51)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:54 AM

53. Apparently some Democrats believe only urbanites have rights and interests.

 

It sadly helps explain why the Republicans control the Senate, House, and a clear majority of statehouses and governorships.

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:21 AM

49. People were killing people thousands of years before guns were invented

 

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Response to Yallow (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 02:23 AM

50. Ah, but there's that pesky old Constitution to contend with.

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