America: In guns we trust

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“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#1 Sep 16, 2012
2.4 million Americans die each year: 6,500 each day.

Most will die from sickness and disease, and then from accidents (mostly from car crashes) and then from homicide.

Guns are the least cause of death.

Since: Mar 11

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#2 Sep 16, 2012
I think that there is a serious lack of common sense about the issue of gun control in the U.S. and was guilty of being one of the individuals who used to have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "gun" in the past. Politically, I am a liberal independent.

I didn't know anything about guns and had never been around them since nobody in my family had ever hunted...in fact, I had never even handled one. As I learned more about them, I started to understand about trigger locks, safeties...etc. I now target shoot as a hobby.

You are correct about the leading causes of illness/death in the U.S. People are FAR more likely to end up leaving this world due to heart disease, cancer, or stroke (in that order) than they are due to an accident with a gun. Since I am relatively young, the thing that I do daily which is most likely to take me out of this world is drive the car.

Yes, a gun can be dangerous if handled improperly or if it is stored where children or other people who don't know how to handle it correctly can access it. It's just a matter of taking responsibility for learning how to correctly store and use it.

Thank you for your sane response to this article.
2016 The Movie

Canton, GA

#3 Sep 16, 2012
NRA’s Chris Cox Goes One On One With Governor Mitt Romney

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/11/one-on-one-...
2016 The Movie

Canton, GA

#4 Sep 16, 2012
BC Chica wrote:
I think that there is a serious lack of common sense about the issue of gun control in the U.S. and was guilty of being one of the individuals who used to have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "gun" in the past. Politically, I am a liberal independent.
I didn't know anything about guns and had never been around them since nobody in my family had ever hunted...in fact, I had never even handled one. As I learned more about them, I started to understand about trigger locks, safeties...etc. I now target shoot as a hobby.
You are correct about the leading causes of illness/death in the U.S. People are FAR more likely to end up leaving this world due to heart disease, cancer, or stroke (in that order) than they are due to an accident with a gun. Since I am relatively young, the thing that I do daily which is most likely to take me out of this world is drive the car.
Yes, a gun can be dangerous if handled improperly or if it is stored where children or other people who don't know how to handle it correctly can access it. It's just a matter of taking responsibility for learning how to correctly store and use it.
Thank you for your sane response to this article.
Great post.

I've taken several people to the firing range, who've never handled a firearm in their lives. Once I teach them the basics, and they become proficient they usually purchase a gun of their own.

I've seen countless people who were gun grabbers in the past, see the light after a few free training sessions.
Dr Freud

Germany

#5 Sep 16, 2012
BC Chica wrote:
I think that there is a serious lack of common sense about the issue of gun control in the U.S. and was guilty of being one of the individuals who used to have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "gun" in the past. Politically, I am a liberal independent.
I didn't know anything about guns and had never been around them since nobody in my family had ever hunted...in fact, I had never even handled one. As I learned more about them, I started to understand about trigger locks, safeties...etc. I now target shoot as a hobby.
You are correct about the leading causes of illness/death in the U.S. People are FAR more likely to end up leaving this world due to heart disease, cancer, or stroke (in that order) than they are due to an accident with a gun. Since I am relatively young, the thing that I do daily which is most likely to take me out of this world is drive the car.
Yes, a gun can be dangerous if handled improperly or if it is stored where children or other people who don't know how to handle it correctly can access it. It's just a matter of taking responsibility for learning how to correctly store and use it.
Thank you for your sane response to this article.
You are to be lauded for your levelheaded posit.
It's obvious that you didn't allow the MSM propaganda infect your mind with falsehoods. Keep seeking the truth in all matters.
Dr Freud

Germany

#6 Sep 16, 2012
2016 The Movie wrote:
NRA’s Chris Cox Goes One On One With Governor Mitt Romney
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/11/one-on-one-...
With all due respect, how do you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.
I trust Romney as much as I trust Obama: NOT AT ALL.
If Romney were even half as honest as he pretends to be, he would have very severely castigated the GOP leadership for the way they worked to cheat U.S. Representative Ron Paul out of standing for the convention, not to mention the way their operatives stole votes in several states, and completely negate the state of Maine's delegates.
2016 The Movie

Canton, GA

#8 Sep 16, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
With all due respect, how do you tell when a politician is lying? His lips are moving.
I trust Romney as much as I trust Obama: NOT AT ALL.
If Romney were even half as honest as he pretends to be, he would have very severely castigated the GOP leadership for the way they worked to cheat U.S. Representative Ron Paul out of standing for the convention, not to mention the way their operatives stole votes in several states, and completely negate the state of Maine's delegates.
I understand your post.

But at this moment in time " ANYBODY BUT OBAMA " !!!!!!!

WE MUST VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE !!!!!!!

A lame duck term for Obama would be disastrous for the economy, and he would FOR SURE install more gun grabbers to the US Supreme Court, and the lower courts.
Dr Freud

Germany

#9 Sep 16, 2012
2016 The Movie wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand your post.
But at this moment in time " ANYBODY BUT OBAMA " !!!!!!!
WE MUST VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE !!!!!!!
A lame duck term for Obama would be disastrous for the economy, and he would FOR SURE install more gun grabbers to the US Supreme Court, and the lower courts.
Don't allow yourself to be trapped in the either/or paradigm, because there are other far superior choices. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I've heard that plaintive cry 'But he stands no chance of winning!!'
He, whomever he might be, won't get elected if you keep voting for the 'lesser of two evils.' The lesser of the two is just more evil in the end.
2016 The Movie

Canton, GA

#10 Sep 16, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't allow yourself to be trapped in the either/or paradigm, because there are other far superior choices. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I've heard that plaintive cry 'But he stands no chance of winning!!'
He, whomever he might be, won't get elected if you keep voting for the 'lesser of two evils.' The lesser of the two is just more evil in the end.
If I thought Ron Paul could win, I'd vote for him. If I saw evidence that showed Ron Paul could take equal votes from the democrat's I'd vote for him as a third party candidate. But I've seen no evidence he can pull off a win in the general election.

So Romney will have to do.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#11 Sep 16, 2012
BC Chica wrote:
I think that there is a serious lack of common sense about the issue of gun control in the U.S. and was guilty of being one of the individuals who used to have a knee-jerk reaction to the word "gun" in the past. Politically, I am a liberal independent.

I didn't know anything about guns and had never been around them since nobody in my family had ever hunted...in fact, I had never even handled one. As I learned more about them, I started to understand about trigger locks, safeties...etc. I now target shoot as a hobby.

You are correct about the leading causes of illness/death in the U.S. People are FAR more likely to end up leaving this world due to heart disease, cancer, or stroke (in that order) than they are due to an accident with a gun. Since I am relatively young, the thing that I do daily which is most likely to take me out of this world is drive the car.

Yes, a gun can be dangerous if handled improperly or if it is stored where children or other people who don't know how to handle it correctly can access it. It's just a matter of taking responsibility for learning how to correctly store and use it.

Thank you for your sane response to this article.
I am a conservative independent, and I tremendously appreciate your post.
I'm so glad to see that someone that was not brought up around firearms was open minded enough to explore the joys of owning, shooting, and maintaining a firearm. I'm proud if you for doing so, and proud of you for voicing your experience.

I'll leave you with a story shared with me by my Concealed Carry Permit Instructor. There was a study conducted with children age 6, they came from two types of families. Those who own firearms and teach firearm safety to their children early on, and those who avoid firearms at all costs.

The study placed the children in a play room that contained a backpack with an unloaded revolver in it. In every instance the children found the backpack. In every instance the children found the firearm.

Here's what happened: in every instance, the children reared in homes that taught gun safety and responsibility, the child found an adult and told them about the gun.
In every instance, the children reared in homes that avoided guns at all costs, the child played with the gun, including pulling the trigger.
What a revolting development huh?

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#12 Sep 16, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>Don't allow yourself to be trapped in the either/or paradigm, because there are other far superior choices. I can't begin to tell you the number of times I've heard that plaintive cry 'But he stands no chance of winning!!'
He, whomever he might be, won't get elected if you keep voting for the 'lesser of two evils.' The lesser of the two is just more evil in the end.
I've made that same statement many times. And, I agree with the majority of your posts. The problem I've come to realize is that electors are appointed by residing politicians. There are Republican electors and Democrat electors. They will not vote for a third party candidate.
The key is to regroup, elect third party candidates in lower to mid level government, and have them appoint electors. Then, and only then can we elect a third party President.
We must get Obama out of office. We can give Romney the opportunity to follow Ron Paul's influence. If he doesn't, in 2016, we elect our third party President.
I have a list of 15 plus requirements to restore America to the country it once was. I would be willing to bet you would agree with 3/4 of them regardless of cincervative/liberal leanings.
Care to take my challenge?

Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#13 Sep 17, 2012
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
I've made that same statement many times. And, I agree with the majority of your posts. The problem I've come to realize is that electors are appointed by residing politicians. There are Republican electors and Democrat electors. They will not vote for a third party candidate.
The key is to regroup, elect third party candidates in lower to mid level government, and have them appoint electors. Then, and only then can we elect a third party President.
We must get Obama out of office. We can give Romney the opportunity to follow Ron Paul's influence. If he doesn't, in 2016, we elect our third party President.
I have a list of 15 plus requirements to restore America to the country it once was. I would be willing to bet you would agree with 3/4 of them regardless of cincervative/liberal leanings.
Care to take my challenge?
The fact of the matter is that US national security has been deeply penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood/Sisterhood (amply demonstrated by Barack Hussein Obama’s invite to the newly elected Egyptian President, a Muslim Brotherhood devotee – read here – http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Artic... ) via ways that have been kept under wraps-until now. Now, as is also said, the crap is hitting the fan, and much credit is due to those in Washington who still care whether or not the US survives, not as a shell of itself, but as a beacon of liberty, freedom and hope, thus leading the way for western civilization

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#14 Sep 17, 2012
Would you leave a loaded pistol on a table in a home with kids (present) who have been taught not to handle firearms ?

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