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#79292
Jan 30, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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I agree. I also think the idiot whose gun went off at a gun show in NC about a week ago, should be banned from owning guns. I mean, really, if you are that dumb to bring a loaded gun to a gun show in the first place, you shouldn't be allowed to own a gun. There is no mechanism right now to prevent irresponsible dopes such as this guy from owning guns.
And I saw a recent news story on gun shows, and all of them had similar rules: No loaded guns allowed, clips must be separate from the gun when you're bringing it in as a private seller, etc.

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#79293
Jan 30, 2013
 
I thought these pics were pretty cool.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/death-defying-se...

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#79295
Jan 30, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
I thought these pics were pretty cool.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/death-defying-se...
Those were cool. If I tried that there would be one picture. That picture would probably be pasted to the memorial board at my wake.

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#79296
Jan 30, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
Hanging out at the DMV to renew my license. It's been 40 mins so far and I'm not even in the line yet (you show your documents to a receptionist, then wait for them to call your number so you can stand in line).
Sorry. Hang in there.

At least you have us to entertain you.

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#79297
Jan 30, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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I don't have a problem with the waiting periods and background checks. I think that is a good idea. I think it is only common sense to make sure folks who shouldn't have guns, for whatever reason do not get them.
However the real problem with these massacres are mentally unstable folks. Background checks are really only good at preventing those with criminal records from obtaining guns. Psychiatrist records are confidential in almost every instance ... absent the most mentally deranged. So, while I support the law, it's not because I think it will be very effective at preventing massacres, but rather to prevent criminals from obtaining guns, mostly.
The most cogent statement I've seen any of you guys offer so far on this subject.

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#79298
Jan 30, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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Those were cool. If I tried that there would be one picture. That picture would probably be pasted to the memorial board at my wake.
HA!!!

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#79299
Jan 30, 2013
 
Note to self...
Dont use egg slicer on soft boiled eggs, it just doesn't work.

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#79300
Jan 30, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
I thought these pics were pretty cool.

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/death-defying-se...
They are very cool! I am very lightheaded just from looking at them, though (pretty bad fear of heights).

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#79302
Jan 30, 2013
 
The train track one is the best, you can feel your belly lurching, and your eyes are drawn to not only him, but all through the picture.
That would make a great poster.
squishymama wrote:
I thought these pics were pretty cool.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/death-defying-se...
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Jan 30, 2013
 

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News Item: Former Marine infantryman speaks out against allowing women in combat, saying fellow Marines "forced to be naked in front of the opposite sex" might find it "traumatizing."
Add Marines to the list of things that aren't what they used to be.

We Have Seen the Present, and It Does Not Work:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists grass as an unsafe playing surface for children.

News Headline: "Missile launcher shows up at Seattle gun buyback."
Or do you question an American's right to hunt deer and protect his home with a missile launcher?
Some people will never understand the Second Amendment.

News Headline: "U.S. debt headed for 200 percent of GDP."
All right.
But before we all run screaming into the streets:
The national debt is now a little above 100 percent of the gross domestic product.
This is about where it was after World War II.
And it is still rising, although this has slowed significantly because federal revenues have risen and annual deficits have fallen over the past four years.
So, yes, the debt is headed for 200 percent.
Have you ever driven from Chicago to Milwaukee?
You were headed for the North Pole.

Q: Why did the mechanic sleep under his car?
A: Because he needed to get up oily.

HA HA HA!

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Gomer Pyle got married and Surprise, Surprise, Suprise....

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#79305
Jan 30, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Gomer Pyle got married and Surprise, Surprise, Suprise....
Heh, not really much of a surprise.:) What's more surprising is a relationship in Hollywood lasting 38 years!

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#79306
Jan 30, 2013
 
I'm using y'all as a resource and sounding board because I'm being lazy. Does anyone have stats on how many gun homicides were committed by people who obtained their guns illegally?

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They live in Honolulu. So that may explain it.
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Heh, not really much of a surprise.:) What's more surprising is a relationship in Hollywood lasting 38 years!

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#79308
Jan 30, 2013
 
Illegally is a broad term (giving a rifle to a kid under 18 is illegal, but if he does not go wonky till after 18, was the gun obtained illegally, even though at present he could legally posses the weapon).

A better stat would be how many lawful gun owners (crazies not included), actually commit a homicide with their weapon.
Jess in NJ wrote:
I'm using y'all as a resource and sounding board because I'm being lazy. Does anyone have stats on how many gun homicides were committed by people who obtained their guns illegally?

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#79309
Jan 30, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
I'm using y'all as a resource and sounding board because I'm being lazy. Does anyone have stats on how many gun homicides were committed by people who obtained their guns illegally?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

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"An expert on crime gun patterns, ATF agent Jay Wachtel says that most guns used in crimes are not stolen out of private gun owners' homes and cars. "Stolen guns account for only about 10% to 15% of guns used in crimes," Wachtel said. Because when they want guns they want them immediately the wait is usually too long for a weapon to be stolen and find its way to a criminal."

"The report states that "of the 120,370 crime guns that were traced to purchases from the FFLs then in business, 27.7 % of these firearms were seized by law enforcement in connection with a crime within two years of the original sale. This rapid `time to crime' of a gun purchased from an FFL is a strong indicator that the initial seller or purchaser may have been engaged in unlawful activity.""

"ATF officials say that only about 8% of the nation's 124,000 retail gun dealers sell the majority of handguns that are used in crimes. They conclude that these licensed retailers are part of a block of rogue entrepreneurs tempted by the big profits of gun trafficking."

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#79310
Jan 30, 2013
 
So, it doesn't really answer your specific question re: homicides, but it does paint a good picture about how guns get moved around.

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#79311
Jan 30, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Illegally is a broad term (giving a rifle to a kid under 18 is illegal, but if he does not go wonky till after 18, was the gun obtained illegally, even though at present he could legally posses the weapon).
What? Illegal where? Minors in Minnesota can have rifles.

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#79312
Jan 30, 2013
 
I remember watching a news program about an East Coast city (I wish I could remember which city, but I don’t) that established a “three strikes” law. But part of that included funding to inform the public about this law – that if you get caught with a gun while committing a felony and it’s your third strike, you are going to prison for a minimum of X (20, 25) years, just for starters. They put up billboards, signs in bus stops, really informed the lower income parts of the city.

And the use of guns in crimes dropped dramatically. The cops and prosecutors said “No one wants to go to prison. So while these guys didn’t stop committing crimes, at least they didn’t carry guns as much as in the past.” Which is a very good thing. I see that measure as a win all around.

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#79313
Jan 30, 2013
 
Jess in NJ wrote:
I'm using y'all as a resource and sounding board because I'm being lazy. Does anyone have stats on how many gun homicides were committed by people who obtained their guns illegally?
I thought this was a very thoughtful, well put together article.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows...

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