Is it time to talk about guns?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Balbus, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    I mean the usual arguments are been put forward – again - including that ‘this isn’t the time to talk’ but are things changing – is there a glamour of light at the end of the tunnel that prudent gun laws are needed and should be implemented?
     
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  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

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    "Thoughts and Prayers"...
     
  3. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    Jen

    Haven't you been in other gun issue threads?

    So what would you think would be prudent?
     
  4. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    Prudent -

    Careful and avoiding risks - (Cambridge English Dictionary)

    Marked by wisdom or judiciousness (good judgment) - (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

    Wise or judicious in practical affairs - (Dictionary.com)
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Village Idiot

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    In 2019 a guy opened fire outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio with an assault rifle with high-capacity magazines. He was shot and killed by police in 32 seconds.
    Within those 32 seconds, he shot 26 people.
    There is absolutely no legitimate reason why anyone in a modern society should be allowed to have that degree of leathality at their fingertips.
     
  6. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

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    There is always "home protection"... You know.... Just in case Antifa shows up at the front door.

    Also those kind of gun are fun to shoot in your back yard after several beers...

    And... "hunting" (also tied into "several beers")
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Village Idiot

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  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Village Idiot

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    None of which are mentioned in the text of the 2nd Amendment.
     
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  9. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment Lifetime Supporter

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    The only part of the 2nd these idiots know is "shall not be infringed"... and it has something to do with "guns"...

    Other than that it's "stock up on ammo, they gonna take our guns"

    (Excuse me for being sarcastic, but I live in rural Ohio)
     
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  10. stormountainman

    stormountainman Soy Un Truckero

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    I think it would be prudent to send these gunslingers to a doctor so they could be checked out for meth use and alcoholism before the gun sale. Meth rotted teeth should be an immediate disqualifier.
     
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  11. stormountainman

    stormountainman Soy Un Truckero

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    They are afraid the Blacks, Mexicans, and Muslims will start having sex with their Dorritos corn chip fed wives.
     
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  12. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    Jen

    So you must have read them to have made even just a few comments – meaning you must know the kind of prudent gun control measures people here have suggested.

    Why not? I mean you must have wished to participate otherwise you wouldn’t have posted at all?

    Why do you think giving the definition was aimed at you, I mean I didn’t post it in the reply to you?

    I actually posted it as a general statement to define better what I was going for - I wasn’t accusing anyone of been illiterate why would you jump to that conclusion?

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    Mal

    Why did you like this post – is it because you are unwilling to debate any of your views that you like it when other say they won't either?
     
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  13. soulcompromise

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    You forgot wild hogs
     
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  14. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    I thought it was Bears - i've had bears brought up a few times by gun supporters (or maybe it was beers:))
     
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  15. Piobaire

    Piobaire Village Idiot

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    Can't be too careful; it's bear nesting season.

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    PART TWO!!
     
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  18. Twogigahz

    Twogigahz Senior Member

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    They always seem to miss the part of the 2nd Amendment that says "well regulated militia" or they suit it to their liking. Also, the 2nd was written in the context of muskets, bows and arrows and clubs, not 100 shot clips and bump stocks.
     
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  19. Piney

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    Well, its Glimmer of Light, and yes if the US Supreme Court is as originalist as they state they are then they can follow post #20.
     
  20. Balbus

    Balbus Senior Member

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    The problem is that originalism is a basically a con – it’s a way for a judge to make a decision, then blame it on someone else, so that they don’t have to take the blame for their own decision.

    Judge – I’ve looked back at what the framers thought and have come to this decision

    Advocate – Well that does fit in with your known political views but that seems like a bad decision because A,B,C,D and E

    Judge – don’t blame me for that decision ask the framers why ‘they’ though that way

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    And it doesn’t make sense we do not live in the 18th century.

    Imagine you went to a Doctor and they said they had got back all your results from the X-rays, MRI scan, and full blood analysis and it all points to you having Gregs Complaint which can be cured by taking this cocktail of drugs BUT then they tell you that they are going to disregard all that and instead use a book written in by 1788 by a group of long dead physicians that says you have an imbalance of humours that can be treated by you been bleed by leaches.

    You complain and the Doctor says it is out of their hands and blame it on the long dead physicians
     
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    The 2nd amendment was written in order to protect citizens from a tyrannical government , in order for it to be effective citizens need access to the SAME HARDWARE the said government would use against them whatever that may be.
     
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