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Gun Control & RKBA

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discntnt_irny_srcsm

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Sun Jul 8, 2012, 09:12 AM Jul 2012

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Last edited Thu Jul 12, 2012, 11:20 AM - Edit history (1)

Please describe your view of those in lawful possession of firearms, by selecting an option. Also, please explain your choice.

I'll be happy to add a description for you if you reply.


36 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Generally reasonable folks who've made a short-sighted or foolish choice.
1 (3%)
The majority are stand-up responsible citizens but there will always be a few bad apples.
27 (75%)
A small %age will always remain responsible but many are or will become careless, criminal, unsafe or some combination.
0 (0%)
A group made up of an unacceptable number of vigilantes and overly macho cop-wannabes.
8 (22%)
While most are responsible they also worry daily about the coming zombie apocalypse. ;)
0 (0%)
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Please select your view [View all] discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 OP
As a firearms owner and CCP-holder, I can assure you there are too many .... Scuba Jul 2012 #1
That's been my experience as well. Recognizing/admitting it is laudable. Hoyt Jul 2012 #2
Please elaborate on the percentage... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #5
The only percentage he has permatex Jul 2012 #7
And you know this because? Scuba Jul 2012 #9
Because according to him permatex Jul 2012 #11
Better check the thread over... the "he" you're referring to is me. Scuba Jul 2012 #13
No permatex Jul 2012 #14
I have no idea what percentage, but even one is "too many".... Scuba Jul 2012 #8
I'm aware... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #15
Perhaps one in 10 or 20, but my sample size is too small to be of much use... Scuba Jul 2012 #17
Wouldn't a "closet vigilante"... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #19
As I said before, I have no idea.... Scuba Jul 2012 #20
IMO... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #21
And what aspect would that be? I can't find the SOP. Scuba Jul 2012 #22
The SOP: discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #24
Judging by your post Trunk Monkey Jul 2012 #49
You read my post correctly. Welcome to DU. Scuba Jul 2012 #50
Thanks NT Trunk Monkey Jul 2012 #55
I get this mental image... krispos42 Jul 2012 #78
Can I get an idea of... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #4
If that is the case hack89 Jul 2012 #16
Citation, please. Scuba Jul 2012 #18
Here you go hack89 Jul 2012 #48
Sorry, this doesn't support your claim; it doesn't show number of shootings. Scuba Jul 2012 #51
So there were more shootings but fewer deaths? OK. hack89 Jul 2012 #59
Data I've seen suggest there is little change in shooting related crimes.... Scuba Jul 2012 #61
There are fewer people being killed by guns hack89 Jul 2012 #62
Well, George Zimmerman is one too many. Scuba Jul 2012 #70
Here you go permatex Jul 2012 #72
Here you go hack89 Jul 2012 #77
I vote for #2, safeinOhio Jul 2012 #3
Every legal conceal carrier I know permatex Jul 2012 #6
Firearm owners are no different than car owners or Hummel figurine collectors in that respect slackmaster Jul 2012 #10
The second option... Lizzie Poppet Jul 2012 #12
Are we so materialistic and shallow rrneck Jul 2012 #23
In a way. discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #25
Um, gee, on their actions? Scuba Jul 2012 #26
This forum is about gun control/rights discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #30
we can judge people by their actions/reactions.n/t Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #27
but we don't discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #31
Lots of folks - - - Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #32
No argument here :) n/t discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #37
What we do. rrneck Jul 2012 #36
judging others based on their stuff discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #40
I agree. rrneck Jul 2012 #43
Many have bought the lie... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #44
If we assume that the primary goal of government rrneck Jul 2012 #45
Questions for you :) discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #53
That's how (successful) societies have been run rrneck Jul 2012 #56
But still the question remains... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #63
Equitibility and porn have a lot in common I guess. rrneck Jul 2012 #71
Honest??? discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #73
+1000 rrneck Jul 2012 #74
I first heard that... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #76
As with any group, there will be some bad apples Bluzmann57 Jul 2012 #28
I don't much care for... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #33
Problem is: It ONLY takes one. e.g. Look at the chain-reaction that George Zimmerman set off. patrice Jul 2012 #29
"...it's not the guns themselves..." discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #34
How does numbers and types play into this? Clames Jul 2012 #42
Too generalized group just us Jul 2012 #35
responsible gun owners discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #38
As a non-hunting gun owner... MicaelS Jul 2012 #112
No biggie but... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #113
Ouch, sorry about that. Got in too big a hurry. MicaelS Jul 2012 #114
And if I remember correctly permatex Jul 2012 #39
so you use a Ruger number 1? gejohnston Jul 2012 #41
Automatic hand guns? You mean as in a Stechkin, Schnellfeuer, or the like? Marengo Jul 2012 #46
Welcome. Good example of a truly responsible gun owner. Wish more had your view. Hoyt Jul 2012 #80
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha permatex Jul 2012 #85
He or she makes more sense than you guys. And gun owners like that Hoyt Jul 2012 #88
Your just as uninformed as he/she is permatex Jul 2012 #90
Man, you crack me up. l'll give you that. Hoyt Jul 2012 #91
Thank you permatex Jul 2012 #93
Exactly. The 2nd Amendment does not allow you guys to "hunt" citizens. Hoyt Jul 2012 #94
Thats so fucking stupid permatex Jul 2012 #95
That's funny. I don't care how many guns you carry. Hoyt Jul 2012 #96
yup permatex Jul 2012 #98
"Reputation? " Hoyt Jul 2012 #99
If you don't get it by now permatex Jul 2012 #100
Yes you do. Clames Jul 2012 #102
At least I can walk down streets -- even dark ones -- without a gun. Hoyt Jul 2012 #107
Good for you permatex Jul 2012 #109
I do all the time. Clames Jul 2012 #117
Most intelligent people don't carry guns because they know the odds are so low of a situation. Hoyt Jul 2012 #121
Many intelligent people carry guns. Clames Jul 2012 #123
Who's using "assault rifles" for hunting? PavePusher Jul 2012 #87
IMI Desert Eagle, semi-automatic handgun oneshooter Jul 2012 #89
IMO it's self evident Trunk Monkey Jul 2012 #47
Exactly sarisataka Jul 2012 #57
Many of those... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #75
But what we don't have Trunk Monkey Jul 2012 #79
the honest man does not need laws and the criminal will not follow them discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #82
Options two an four are not exclusive. Warren Stupidity Jul 2012 #52
What's this... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #54
True. Lizzie Poppet Jul 2012 #68
Any complete answer would involve qualifying one's own... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #69
I see by the votes that the line has been drawn at the usual place. While, I may have worded #2 Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #58
I see the real issue... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #66
Number Two question needs to be reframed so that we educate and prevent those Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #97
I must confess... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #116
Once the criminal has learned that he can resort Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2012 #122
I can't believe I'm saying this........ wandy Jul 2012 #60
Thanks for contributing. discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #64
Wouldn't that depend on the size of you're kazoo? wandy Jul 2012 #65
Wouldn't that be a personal matter? discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #67
Guns! We need more GUNS! bongbong Jul 2012 #81
grow up discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #83
Sounds to me he has grown up. Or, has always had a mature attitude toward the dang things. Hoyt Jul 2012 #92
Only you would believe that permatex Jul 2012 #101
You own guns yourself... Clames Jul 2012 #103
I think it is painfully clear permatex Jul 2012 #104
Definitely not here promoting more guns, more carriers, relaxed laws, etc. Hoyt Jul 2012 #106
And yet more guns, permatex Jul 2012 #108
Before Zimmy shot unarmed teen, he was just like you guys -- supposedly a "law abiding" gun carrier. Hoyt Jul 2012 #110
I knew it permatex Jul 2012 #111
Disruption bongbong Jul 2012 #119
Do you have anything intelligent to add? permatex Jul 2012 #125
Sure I do bongbong Jul 2012 #134
For you as well discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #137
Excellent addition to the discourse. cherokeeprogressive Jul 2012 #84
finally permatex Jul 2012 #86
Gun religion bongbong Jul 2012 #133
I'm sure #2 is the reality SecularMotion Jul 2012 #105
Well, if you're "sure"... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #115
That would require effort... Clames Jul 2012 #118
I'm sorry if you feel insulted by my post. SecularMotion Jul 2012 #120
No you are not. Clames Jul 2012 #124
an aside handmade34 Jul 2012 #126
Personally... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #127
I see it all... handmade34 Jul 2012 #129
Oh my! discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #131
Took the final option because I honestly have no idea. n/t NRaleighLiberal Jul 2012 #128
Why are so many posters voting for #2. Aren't all gun owners supposed to be right-wing nuts? AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #130
The only logical conclusion is... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #132
The poll is flawed and cannot prove anything. Glassunion Jul 2012 #135
Everyone... discntnt_irny_srcsm Jul 2012 #136
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