My doctor ask if I own a gun
crazy southern frieds

Denver, PA

#67 Jan 18, 2013
i would be the first to admit the real problem in connneticut was a lone individual and a bad combination of events.

a mental person, with access to weapons, with what appeared to be a very controlling mother, whose parents had gone through a messy divorce, who apparently harbored a grudge over family problems, whose mother let the cat out of the bag she was going to put him in a mental hospital, a mother who mistakely thought she had a hold on a powder keg situation.

thats not the fault of guns, or video games, or society. thats just unfortunate sad random chance. statistically speaking, in a population of three hundred million people, problems will randomly develop. this kid was a unique rare qualifing event.

i think the school kids were just collateral damage to the kid. perhaps he thought his mother favored those kids more than him. perhaps he was getting back at her through them. its at least a possibility.

so i do on some level get the point that the weapon itself is not generally to blame nor truly thee fault of that particular situation. however any dangerous item or substance should have measured controlled regulations if nothing else to somehow limit the possibilty of tragic combinations of events such as this.
crazy southern frieds

Denver, PA

#68 Jan 18, 2013
any dangerous or hazardous material or item should naturally be looked at and registered to minimize the likelyhood of tragedy. thats just an example of responsible safety measures.

how many items do we buy at the store that have been safety tested. how many foods at the restaurant are safety inspected. how many dangerous or combustable materials in a production plant are registered and monitored. the concept of safety from a potential dangerous or hazardous material is not a new concept in society. it is a social responsibilty to minimize potential harm to the community.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#69 Jan 18, 2013
crazy southern frieds wrote:
enlighten me.
what does your ownership of an unlicensed, 30 round semi automatic military weapon bring to the table? how does that better society and humanity?
It's more about having the rights we are suppose to have and not having them taken away. It's about the government overstepping boundaries when the constitution makes it clear. We have the right to bear arms, to protect ourselfs against vandals and tyrants. Having that right makes society better, in my opinion.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#70 Jan 18, 2013
I think there are a couple of things that are overlooked by those yelling for tougher gun laws. First, the medication/drugs that most of these shooters have been on. Second, the video games, videos and violent entertainment now. We've always had guns as a part of life, but we have not always had this type of games and entertainment as we do now. We used to have the John Wayne movies or the old cowboy and indian movie when one was shot or killed they would just fall of the horse or on the ground. Now, the focus is the wounding and killing of someone with extremely detailed visuals, which I believe hardens some minds toward people in reality. The transition from entertainment and games is easier to reality more than ever before. Again we've always had guns but we have not always had the medication/drug and violent entertainment/games as we do now.

Ok, enough of my thoughts for now.
just sayin

Denver, PA

#71 Jan 18, 2013
a lot of the popular games are reality military based shooters such as Call of Duty or Splinter Cell or Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six.

this country requires a strong military, and that is a job that requires an attraction toward the very real possibility of gun violence. so i dont think games that indirectly contribute to a real nature of combat are necessarily at fault. they are just realistic simulations of what military shooting combat would be like.

for every one person like this kid in conneticut, there are thousands up on thousands of kids playing video games who do not do something like that. so i do not feel video games are to blame.

by the way, the 1990's called for NRA's LaPeirre. they want their mortal combat argument back. that game is no longer popular representation of video games. as soon as i heard the guy reference that game i knew he was throwing video games under the bus. that game is several game generations old by current game standards.
just sayin

Denver, PA

#72 Jan 18, 2013
when video games are proven to lead to gun violence in hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of act of criminal violence, then i would believe video games are a problem.

but this was one kid, reportably with mental issues, whose mother was going to lock him up in a hospital and she had a ton of weapons in the home. thats nothing more than bad combination of events. to throw any and all subjects into the fray is irresponsible and throwing those subjects under the bus to take a fall.

Since: Feb 11

I'm your conscience.

#73 Jan 19, 2013
crazy southern frieds wrote:
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you people who are so freaked out over someone supposedly trying to take your firearms sound like those fanatics that hold up in compounds not recognizing federal authority.

if the military were to move into action due to speratist behavior, your small stockpille of firearms would be hopelessly outmatched by the national military stockpile of firearms.
Definitely true.

I love watching the kids on Doomsday Preppers. They think it's all a big game & laugh at it.

And, of course, they're right!
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#74 Jan 22, 2013
Crisco Goodshine wrote:
<quoted text>
Definitely true.
I love watching the kids on Doomsday Preppers. They think it's all a big game & laugh at it.
And, of course, they're right!
Expecting the Constitution to be upheld doesn't have anything to do with doomsday prepper.
crazy southern frieds

Texarkana, TX

#75 Jan 22, 2013
Canon wrote:
<quoted text>
It's more about having the rights we are suppose to have and not having them taken away. It's about the government overstepping boundaries when the constitution makes it clear. We have the right to bear arms, to protect ourselfs against vandals and tyrants. Having that right makes society better, in my opinion.
i suppose that depends on how clear your interpretation of a technologically 226 year old outdated constitution is by today's social standards? with that line of reasoning any and all constitutional additions made in the year 2013 are set in stone for people in the year 2239 without question or authority to revision whatsoever.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#76 Jan 22, 2013
crazy southern frieds wrote:
<quoted text>
i suppose that depends on how clear your interpretation of a technologically 226 year old outdated constitution is by today's social standards? with that line of reasoning any and all constitutional additions made in the year 2013 are set in stone for people in the year 2239 without question or authority to revision whatsoever.
The Constitutuion DEFINES our government.
crazy southern frieds

Texarkana, TX

#77 Jan 22, 2013
a 226 year old definition that does not specifically cover all social issues or technological advances since that time.

the founding fathers were not new testament apostles. there were a few of them who owned slaves.

it took 16 presidents and 78 years until the 13th amendment condemning slavery was officially enacted in late 1865. that was a blatant moral inconsistancy left unresolved by the constitution. so it is not beyond updates and revisions from time to time.

Since: Feb 11

Turn around - and bend over.

#78 Jan 24, 2013
Just tell your doctor that you don't remember if you own a gun.

Having a bad memory isn't a crime.
Jeremy Price

Texarkana, TX

#79 Jan 24, 2013
crazy southern frieds wrote:
a 226 year old definition that does not specifically cover all social issues or technological advances since that time.
the founding fathers were not new testament apostles. there were a few of them who owned slaves.
it took 16 presidents and 78 years until the 13th amendment condemning slavery was officially enacted in late 1865. that was a blatant moral inconsistancy left unresolved by the constitution. so it is not beyond updates and revisions from time to time.
I hope you are referring to the amendment process and not the subversive methods that so many have used to "revise" our constitution.
crazy southern frieds

Lititz, PA

#80 Jan 24, 2013
the amendment process
bonnie blue

Charlotte, NC

#81 Feb 2, 2013
I will be alert to this info. from now on, Thank you and will pass this along to friends and family...
Addtoo

Show Low, AZ

#82 Feb 5, 2013
anyone who thinks they dont need more than 10 rounds to go hunting then they haven't been hunting with my wife.

(not that the 2nd amendment has anything to do with hunting)
TexasLadyBird

United States

#83 Mar 1, 2013
powersearch wrote:
Strange as it sounds; I just left my doctors office; hes not an obam supporter; he was almost cursing; he said he had triplicate paperwork to fill out now and he MUST ask me a series of questions; the first one was: Do I own a gun? second question: Do I wear my seatbelt. and on and on and on......... my neighbor had the same thing happen to her. why would my doctor need to know if I owned a gun; also why would my neighbors doctor ask her also; shes retired.
whats going on????
probably because the new health plans. They're trying to see who is at risk. Like an auto insurance place asks you if you're male or female and age. It's all about risk. I'd rather pay less and be asked questions than pay twice as much and get ripped off without question.
What lol

United States

#84 Mar 3, 2013
I don't know but my health premiums were almost $190 per month and I was dropped later on
Rhonda

Imperial, MO

#85 Mar 3, 2013
If my doctor asks me if I own a gun, my answer is:
"What traitorous anti 2nd Amendment Democrat wants to know?"
What lol

United States

#86 Mar 3, 2013
Rhonda wrote:
If my doctor asks me if I own a gun, my answer is:
"What traitorous anti 2nd Amendment Democrat wants to know?"
that's stupid. They ask because of risk. Just like if you're a smoker, your premiums are higher bc you are a risk, not a liberal okay?

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