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Bob Gorrell

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    The thing that’s only purpose is to kill people. The thing that can be used to murder 24 innocent children within a few minutes. The thing that is designed to penetrate the bullet-proof vests of policemen. The thing on the left.

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    One more thing, Mr. Gorrell: if you go with the Louie Gomert hammer-thing you should have at least mentioned his name, it adds clarity to those of us who know his outlandish statements from the past…

  2. Neeeol

    Neeeol said, over 1 year ago

    How about the one that’s designed specifically to kill people? Or how about this: ever hear of a mass hammering?

  3. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, over 1 year ago

    @Neeeol

    “… : ever hear of a mass hammering?”
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    Well Rev Moon DID marry all those people in Madison Square Garden. (Dredpiraterobt$, who used to post for me had a brother and sister in law in that ceremony)
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    But seriously folks,
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    Under the plan I propose gun owners can have automatic assault rifles out the wazoo, they just won’t work in populated areas. Win Win.
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    Why not make the discussion about a workable solution instead of false equivalencies?

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    Is that all hammers or just ball peen hammers? Is that all guns or just that model of assault rifles. There have to be more types of guns than hammers. Although, technically, more things can be used as hammers, so should the argument be extended to any objects used to beat someone to death?

  5. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 1 year ago

    The deceptive numbers notwithstanding, a hammer has other uses than murder.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    The only reason Alcoholic Beverages are made is to kill people. More people die from Alcoholic Beverages daily than any type of Gun.

    Using your logic, we must ban all Alcoholic Beverages to save lives.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Neeeol

    We have heard of Mass Stabbings, should we ban knives since knives are designed to kill?

  8. Rodent50

    Rodent50 said, over 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    It only took about 5 clicks to get the data from FBI.gov.

    323 is the number for all “Rifles”, not just SLRs (Scary Looking Rifles) and certainly not for just AR pattern rifles.

    Another interesting number is for “Hands, fists, feet, etc”: 728.

  9. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We can discuss all day all sorts of different objects we can use to kill other people. The bottom line is guns particularly assault weapons have one sole purpose. They are designed to kill as many people as possible in a short period of time. I could see the purpose for high capacity guns in the battlefield but not in the hands of ordinary citizens.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @ReasonsVentriloquist

    I guess you talk about technical solutions. Well, I initially thought so myself (for example RFID readers in the trigger-guard, you have to wear the right ring to fire the gun). But thinking a bit more about it I changed my mind. I’m an IT-specialist and have worked long years in computer security. It is not possible to solve this as long as an owner has unlimited access-time to his device (gun). Anything can be hacked, and the more complexity you build into the system the easier it gets. Believe you me, I’ve seen my share of “security by obscurity” and it never, ever worked…

  11. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    I disagree. Mostly because the process doesn’t need to be complex.
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    The firing mechanism is electrical. The GPS is an “On/Off” switch. GPS default is Off (0). GPS sensor has signal that is programmed as “OK” Connection is made and the trigger is “On” (1).
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    The only path to the trigger is through the GPS. No GPS, no trigger.
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    The biometric sensor is a different deal. It can be on the trigger, or on the handle and the trigger is no electronic so there need be no “Squeeze” to it. It’s a button inside a tube that your trigger finger slides into.
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    The RFID bullet is the other side of the electronic ignition. Two pieces of metal tape. When they touch they’ll carry the charge that ignites the gunpowder (We really won’t need that stuff anymore either, but…). When the RF Emitter is present, the metal tapes repel each other and the current can’t be carried to the charge.
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    Can somebody figure out how to overcome the system? Yeah.
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    Will they do so in great numbers? No.
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    Most gun owners are the LAGOs that they claim to be (for the most part) . Impulse shooting would be way down. And the mass killing threat would be mostly eliminated (If Adam Lanza is home trying to make his own bullets, the chances are he’s going to get himself blown up!

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The hammer is held in one hand,it is a hand tool. The rifle is a two-handed tool. The one handed pistol, or hand gun, was responsible for over 11,000 homicides in 2011, care to compare to the number of Jack Hammers (sorta’ automatics?).

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    I’d also like to know how many hammer swingers and how many trigger pullers to put additional perspective on this.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In 2011 – the latest year for which detailed statistics are available – there were 12,664 murders in the US. Of those, 8,583 were caused by firearms.

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/10/gun-crime-us-state

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, you guys as so great. All up in arms (pun intended) over this weapon killed 300 that weapon killed 700, the other one 11K and yet not one of you, not a single tear shed not a thought for the 350 thousand killed every year ( and 2012 was the best year yet and new high) by ABORTION.

    Talk about killing children. Hypocrites.

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