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commented on Michael Ramirez
3 months ago
Has even one of Obama’s supporters ever actually defended his policies? All I ever see from them is silly insults and attacks on straw-men. Every response is blame Bush, Romney, racism, Nixon, the Tea party, giant asteroids or Leprechauns.Of course, it is hard to defend the indefensible, so I suppose they don’t have much choice.
commented on Prickly City
6 months ago
The permanent delay tactic used is worse than being denied.An application denied means that a revised application can be submitted, or an appeal made, or a lawsuit filed.Permanent hold means limbo. Free speech denied, while hard left pressure groups own the major networks.Never ending demands for illegal questions serve to intimidate, while gathering data that the IRS then illegally releases to their favored leftist groups.
Since that doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker, it’s too complex for you, but there it is anyway.
And thanks for making it clear that leftists will destroy the country if that’s what it takes to steal elections and hold power.
commented on Michael Ramirez
8 months ago
So auctioning a perfectly legal object is a sign of mental illness? That kind of extreme attitude is actually why we are saying “enough is enough” on gun control. There doesn’t seem to be much room for compromise with people who think that just owning a gun, or just being a republican, is proof of mental illness.
Here are two more “gun victims” from Friday:
Those two will count toward the year’s “killed by guns” total, but somehow I don’t think we’ll see much about that incident outside the local news.
Link?Google shows me lots of hysterical reactions to the auction that mention Lanza, but I don’t see where the GOP referred to him.
“No Reasonable Accommodation”Except for NFA ’34, GCA ’68, various “sporting use” tests implemented by bureaucrats or executive orders, 20,000 state and local gun laws and of course the existing background check system, which passed with NRA support.And with every law passed so far demands for the next one start instantly.
Where would any of you draw the line? How much gun control would be enough? If the 4 million members of the NRA and the other 80-90 million US gun owners agreed to give up more of their rights, how would you guarantee that you won’t just come back for more? Go ahead, tell us your plans.
Do you really mean to say “That makes a huge majority of gun deaths caused by people with no criminal record.” ??I have to admit that I don’t have a statistic in hand for homicides committed by people with a clean record vs. past criminal history, but my guess is the opposite is correct: Most homicides are committed by people with prior records. (Just checked, that data is not there or not easy to find at fbi.gov, will keep looking)
Looking at recent stories is a poor way to gather statistics. “The plural of anecdote is not data.” You won’t read stories about the 100 million gun owners who did not shoot anyone yesterday. You also won’t read about the thousands of people who scared off a burglar or rapist last week without firing a shot. You didn’t read about the copper thief I caught and turned over to the deputies a few years ago. You probably won’t even read about a perp shot dead in the commission of a crime unless there is some secondary reason for it to be news.
By the way, my state has no car inspection and registration is only needed if I want to drive it on public roads. The ranch truck has no tags, but also never leaves the ranch. Things are not the same all over this great country.
Are you really saying that you think gun owners should be forced by surprise inspections to keep all guns locked in a safe at all times? Yes, that would somewhat reduce the self-defense potential. If so, then please just keep it simple and say you want a 100% gun ban.
“feel safer knowing the police knew how many weapons he had” (Sigh) It just does not work that way. Even with full registration, the police still only know about registered guns. And even if they took all of those hypothetical guns, it still leaves a near-infinite selection of other weapons nicely suited to murder. Will you have his hands cut off?If my daughter were threatened, I’d want her to take a wide variety of precautions, and high on that list would be having the means to protect herself. A firearm is the among the best tools for that job.
If someone is such a threat to society that they can not be trusted with guns, then why don’t we put them in jail?
Back to exploding ammo: If it is hot enough for ammo to “cook off”, then nobody is going in, ammo or not. It’s not likely there will be life left to save in those conditions, and as you say, saving life would be the only reason to risk life.
“1. Chicago has 6 times as many guns”Not really a good argument for gun control is it?
“2. Chicago is… state has”I actually do know that. How many guns actually used in a violent crime in Chicago were purchased legally, even outside the city?
“3. “Most of the guns seized in Chicago come from out of state” Then existing laws are being broken. It is illegal to buy or sell a gun across state lines without an FFL.
“4. Chicago’s homicicde rates are dropping.”Yes, good. Homicide rates are dropping across the US, even as guns fly off the shelves, even as state after state allows concealed carry. We have more guns than ever in the US, yet homicide is dropping.
“5. Speaking of gun control why not bring up New York?” I’ll have to check that stat. But how about DC? Oh, yeah, same thing, eh, people from DC go to other states to illegally buy guns. But people from NY don’t.
In any case, if gun bans work, or if guns cause crime, why does Chicago have a higher crime rate than those places the guns come from? As you say, the rest of Illinois has “lax” laws. So there should be more guns-per-capita outside the city. But there is not a higher crime rate, is there? Or does the Chicago gun ban actually cause more people to have guns?
I was going to point you to a chart showing no correlation between guns-per-capita and homicide rate on a state by state basis, but, sadly, I can’t find one with easily verified and credible source data. Will have to make one myself, later. Finding data will be a bit interesting since there is no actual government source for gun ownership rates. Which leads me to wonder where the Atlantic article you cited got the “6 times as many” stat.
Lastly, even if you got the national registry (or national ban) that you want, do you really think it work any better than the war on drugs has?
Right, dtroutma, I should have said something like “It’s very rare”, instead of giving the impression that it never happens.
Good on proper storage. Even if the risk is low, no reason to completely ignore it.
“Less guns on the street = Less violent crime. No brainer.”
That’s why Chicago has no violent crime. It’s a paradise, I tell ya’.
No brainer, indeed.
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