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Kansas Right to Bear Arms Question, Constitutional Amendment Question 1

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“Sounding off for the citizens”

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The purpose of this amendment is to preserve constitutionally the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for all other lawful purposes, including hunting and recreation.

A "YES" vote would constitutionally preserve the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose.

A "NO" vote would provide for no constitutional right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose.

How will you vote on November 2?
Beaner

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I for one will be a yes vote.
Bradley Wichita

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It seems that some people just have a simple fear or phobia toward guns. Like some people fear snakes or wasps they fear guns. There is no amount of reasoning that will ever change their minds. To them a gun can only result in harm. It is indeed a simplistic view to think that banning guns will stop gun violence, injury, and death. The Center for Disease Control puts out estimates of between 30 and 50 thousand gun related deaths by murder, accident and suicide per year. Suicide being the leading cause. By contrast auto deaths in the nations highways were reported to be over 54,000 in 1972 and over 34,500 in 2007. Why does no one call for the banishment of cars?
Bradley Wichita

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It seems that some people just have a simple fear or phobia toward guns. Like some people fear snakes or wasps they fear guns. There is no amount of reasoning that will ever change their minds. To them a gun can only result in harm. It is indeed a simplistic view to think that banning guns will stop gun violence, injury, and death. The Center for Disease Control puts out estimates of between 30 and 50 thousand gun related deaths by murder, accident and suicide per year. Suicide being the leading cause. By contrast auto deaths in the nations highways were reported to be over 54,000 in 1972 and over 34,500 in 2007. Why does no one call for the banishment of cars?
wow

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i vote no guns for any one
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wow wrote:
i vote no guns for any one
So only the bad guys would have them because that is exactly what would happen. My hypothesis anyway
Deb Jacobsen

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wow wrote:
i vote no guns for any one
Britian has tried this. Not terribly successful in reducing crimes. Their street officers are not armed, and that calls for very brave law enforcement.
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Deb Jacobsen wrote:
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Britian has tried this. Not terribly successful in reducing crimes. Their street officers are not armed, and that calls for very brave law enforcement.
Do they still do this, I would think they would at least carry a taser this day and age.
Phil Cook

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Bradley Wichita wrote:
Why does no one call for the banishment of cars?
Because you can't conceal a car in your waistband. I read a news item from Florida (Sorry, can't find the link) where two gung-ho gun enthusiasts were both packing legal concealed handguns. They got into some trivial, petty argument and murdered each other. I just had to laugh.

The easy availability of handguns lead to impulsive acts. This is a factor in many handgun suicides. A break-up or loss of job will cause a temporary irrationality combined with a nearby handgun in the nightstand leads to tragedy. With no gun, no easy way out, a potential suicide victim will endure the stressor and live through it. I read that in the Journal Of the American Medical Association.

You said people fear guns and rightly so. They were designed to kill things. Cars were designed for travel. The manufacturers of arms are always coming up with more sick, sadistic and twisted ways of killing like Black Talon bullets designed for maximal tissue damage for example. Why are gun owners so scared and paranoid of home invasion is what I'd like to know?
Dick

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wow wrote:
i vote no guns for any one
Then that means that only those people who are up to no good will be the one with the guns and they can ride roughshod on the rest of society. Cops can't be everywhere to protect everyone.

There is no better deterant to crime than the potential for someone having a gun and being trained to use it in defense of themselves and their property.

The key to gun ownership is gun responsibilty. A responsible gun owner will make sure that they have been taught how to use a gun safely and accurately. A jugdemental pistol course doesn't hurt a gun owner; infact it will help the gun owner know when and when not to shoot at a "target". A responsible gun owner will keep guns out of the hands of children until they are of an age to take gun training and safety and be responsible themselves.

Back when the U.S Constitution was written, all able bodied male citizens of each state were required to belong to the state militia and provide their own firearm and ammunition. It is unfortunate that we drifted away from that concept of required membership in the state miltia.

Ask citizens of the UK how gun prohibitions have worked out there. Only outlaws have guns and they are using them with greater frequency.
wally515

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It is my personal property. It is my right to chose if I own one, carry one, and or use one in self defence. this will only LIMIT government intrusion on my RIGHTS. the 2d amendment was good enough for the United States, why would it not be good enough for an individual sovereign State?
Door King

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"Why does no one call for the banishment of cars?"

Because almost everyone needs a car, and almost no one needs a gun?
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Speaking of roughshod, look at the cartels down south of the border. Not sure the Mexican police even want to mess with them. What's that all about?
Door King

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"There is no better deterant to crime than the potential for someone having a gun and being trained to use it in defense of themselves and their property. "

How will your gun ownership keep me from smoking pot?

In addition, the quoted statement is pure and simple b.s. A well-trained and adequate police force is a better deterant than an 80-year-old huddled in his bedroom with a loaded Mega-pistol.
tired

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Every country in the world that has banned guns has had an increase in violent crime or the people controlled by the ones that did.
Blue Healer

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Every country in the world? How knowledgeable you are.
emma nim

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guns dont kill people, stupid people with guns kill people and you are all stupid.
bang

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Any government that would take away weapons from the otherwise law-abiding citizenry deserves to be lined up against the wall and shot
Dick

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Door King wrote:
"There is no better deterant to crime than the potential for someone having a gun and being trained to use it in defense of themselves and their property. "
How will your gun ownership keep me from smoking pot?
In addition, the quoted statement is pure and simple b.s. A well-trained and adequate police force is a better deterant than an 80-year-old huddled in his bedroom with a loaded Mega-pistol.
Do I have to spell it out for you?

We are not talking about you doing some blunt; we are addressing the issue of home invasions which are on the rise. I have a right to defend my self and property in my home from some thief who thinks it would be just fine to relieve me of my property or my life.

Some 80 year old is as entitled to defend themselves as anyone else and could be a Korean or Vietnam veteran with experience with firearms.

Regardless, if more people were armed, there would be less home invasions and probably fewer trials to worry about also.
Dick

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Door King wrote:
"There is no better deterant to crime than the potential for someone having a gun and being trained to use it in defense of themselves and their property. "
How will your gun ownership keep me from smoking pot?
In addition, the quoted statement is pure and simple b.s. A well-trained and adequate police force is a better deterant than an 80-year-old huddled in his bedroom with a loaded Mega-pistol.
Try this BS on for size. At night when most home invasions happen, there are fewer cops on duty, I don't care what city you live in.

They can't be everywhere; it doesn't matter how well trained they are and how many of them there are.

How big a police force are you willing to pay for? 25..100..200..?

An armed citizenry is a safe citizenry. Safe from thugs.

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