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commented on Mike Lester
2 days ago
Will people who have no experience with guns or knowledge of existing gun laws (beyond what the media and politicians tell them) ever stop believing they are experts on the subject? Have some humility and stop lying to yourself, saying you know what you are talking about. Just because you feel so strongly about the topic, doesn’t mean you have enough knowledge about it to be helpful. Feelings don’t create knowledge. Nor are they an appropriate substitute.
commented on Candorville
3 days ago
The irony of the Star Trek analogy is that while humans on earth had evolved beyond things like using violence to settle their differences, the federation was constantly under attack by those (Romulans, The Borg, etc) who couldn’t care less about peace or tolerance.
You can achieve all the peace, tolerance, understanding, and coexistence you want in life, but there will always be somebody who does not share your beliefs and means to bring you harm by any means necessary. If you intend to meet their means to harm you with equal or less than equal force, you will lose your life to someone who doesn’t value life. Nobody will sing praises at your funeral for you having taken the high road. It’s your life; protect it.
Umm, how does insurance or a test prevent someone from committing a terrorist act?
commented on Mike Lester
7 days ago
I believe that a mentally ill individual who owns a gun is not a problem until they attempt to use that gun to hurt someone else. Just like mentally ill people can own (and do own) knives, matches, scissors, axes, lawn fertilizer, diesel fuel, chainsaws, fireworks, and pipe sections from home depot. The problem is not with the object that does nothing but sit unused without human intervention. The problem is with the mind and heart of the human; and that human does not require a gun, or any weapons to murder one, two, or multiple people.
Also, a person with a history of violence can change. Should a 80 year old lady who lives alone be denied a gun purchase because she was a wildcat who was convicted for fighting over a boyfriend when she was 19?
The only gun control and confiscation they ever talk about is how to control the LEGAL purchases. They never discuss how they plan to keep them from being obtained illegally or confiscated from those who have them illegally. And in my area, virtually all guns are obtained illegally. Background checks and mental screenings are a joke to the gangs and degenerates in my zip code, who steal their guns, or buy them using drugs as currency. There is no plan for them. The plan is to let you die in a pool of your own blood so that they have one more “gun violence” victim that they can add to their list of martyrs.
“The Australian example; that was a buyback program. The Australian government offered a good price for buying hundreds of thousands of guns, and then they basically clamped down going forward. I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level if that could be arranged. So I think that’s worth considering. I don’t know enough details to tell you how we would do it or how it would work, but certainly the Australian example is worth looking at.” – Hillary Clinton
“We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. " President Obama
both of those countries used confiscation.
" I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about, is that it will happen one very small step at a time, so that by the time people have “woken up” — quote — to what’s happened, it’s gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the beginning of the banning of semi-assault military weapons, that are military weapons, not “household” weapons, is the first step." – Barbara Fass
“Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option." – Andrew Cuomo
To ban something is to eliminate it. If I cant have it lawfully, then you have eliminated lawful ownership of it. America’s leaders on gun control, not just anti-gun zealots, call for confiscation. Michael Bloomberg, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, President Obama, Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton – all of these gun control leaders have openly advocated for confiscation.
“If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns’ – I would have!” – Diane Feinstein
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