Gun Control Debate - Allentown, PA

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KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#1 Sep 24, 2010
The gummit would have to kill me to take them away.
Kerry

Fairport, NY

#2 Sep 24, 2010
2nd amendment right
Mark

United States

#3 Sep 25, 2010
About time to get away from hiding behind the constitution. Stop living in the past. Ban guns once and for all
Barbara

Douglassville, PA

#4 Sep 25, 2010
Banning handguns is the first step in banning all guns. Banning all guns is the first step to totalitarianism, etc. The Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights for a good reason. Giving up our rights leads to a loss of liberty.
Mark

United States

#5 Sep 25, 2010
Barbara wrote:
Banning handguns is the first step in banning all guns. Banning all guns is the first step to totalitarianism, etc. The Second Amendment is in the Bill of Rights for a good reason. Giving up our rights leads to a loss of liberty.
I am sick and tired of people hiding behind the second amendment. Time to do the right thing. Guns kill, Guns terrorize people. and people who use the guns for these events are ruining our rights to use guns properly. Yes to banning
Barbara

Douglassville, PA

#6 Sep 25, 2010
Mark wrote:
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I am sick and tired of people hiding behind the second amendment. Time to do the right thing. Guns kill, Guns terrorize people. and people who use the guns for these events are ruining our rights to use guns properly. Yes to banning
What makes you think banning guns will end killing and terrorism? The 9-11 hijackers used box cutters. Shall we also ban all sharp objects like the schools do now?
You would only succeed in disarming honest people. Criminals will still have weapons and honest people would have no defense against them or a future gov't that might take advantage of the situation. Totalitarian governments love gun control.
Adam

Allentown, PA

#7 Sep 27, 2010
Not a chance....
Adam

Allentown, PA

#8 Sep 27, 2010
Mark wrote:
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I am sick and tired of people hiding behind the second amendment. Time to do the right thing. Guns kill, Guns terrorize people. and people who use the guns for these events are ruining our rights to use guns properly. Yes to banning
Let's just see how well bans work... We banned drugs and we still have a drug problem, we tried to ban alcohol and we still have DUIs... banning guns will only disarm people who care about the law.

FWIW, guns are not the issue, the revolving door at the prisons is the problem. Guns are nothing more than chunks of wood, iron and now plastic and are incapable of doing anything but collect dust and rust by themselves.

You can say what ever you want, but I have a safe full of guns that have never hurt anyone...
unbelievable

Germansville, PA

#9 Sep 27, 2010
can you believe there are people who want to ban guns? That's the first thing hitler did in his rein was to ban gun ownership. You people are sad. I'd like you to do a search on the number of people with registered guns that killed any law enforcement people. People kill people, guns are just one method, I think we should ban all baseball bats, or claw hammers, or automobiles, or ...

Since: Sep 10

Milford, PA

#10 Sep 27, 2010
Mark wrote:
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I am sick and tired of people hiding behind the second amendment. Time to do the right thing. Guns kill, Guns terrorize people. and people who use the guns for these events are ruining our rights to use guns properly. Yes to banning
You are a frigging moron!

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#11 Sep 27, 2010
unbelievable wrote:
can you believe there are people who want to ban guns? That's the first thing hitler did in his rein was to ban gun ownership. You people are sad. I'd like you to do a search on the number of people with registered guns that killed any law enforcement people. People kill people, guns are just one method, I think we should ban all baseball bats, or claw hammers, or automobiles, or ...
I fully support gun ownership by law abiding, adult citizens. But your comment about Hitler is totally false. Actually, Hitler relaxed most gun laws, expanding who could purchase them.
The 1938 German Weapons Act, the precursor of the current weapons law, superseded the 1928 law. As under the 1928 law, citizens were required to have a permit to carry a firearm and a separate permit to acquire a firearm. Furthermore, the law restricted ownership of firearms to "...persons whose trustworthiness is not in question and who can show a need for a (gun) permit." Under the new law:
Gun restriction laws applied only to handguns, not to long guns or ammunition. Writes Prof. Bernard Harcourt of the University of Chicago, "The 1938 revisions completely deregulated the acquisition and transfer of rifles and shotguns, as well as ammunition."
The groups of people who were exempt from the acquisition permit requirement expanded. Holders of annual hunting permits, government workers, and NSDAP party members were no longer subject to gun ownership restrictions. Prior to the 1938 law, only officials of the central government, the states, and employees of the German Reichsbahn Railways were exempted.
The age at which persons could own guns was lowered from 20 to 18.
The firearms carry permit was valid for three years instead of one year.
Jews were forbidden from the manufacturing or ownership of firearms and ammunition.

Now I'm not arguing your point, just ensuring that you don't make the mistake of using such flawed information as your evidence again.
Taxpayer Revolution

Allentown, PA

#12 Sep 27, 2010
Every citizen has the right to denfend themselves per the Constitution.
Taxpayer Revolution

Allentown, PA

#13 Sep 27, 2010
To anyone thinking of using 911 instead of a gun, google "Brittany Zimmerman" and get back to me.
Kate

United States

#14 Sep 27, 2010
An armed citizen is a free citizen
WLH

Allentown, PA

#15 Sep 28, 2010
No need to explain. It's establish law.
Vallery

Allentown, PA

#16 Sep 30, 2010
Because if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. The crime rate will sky rocket because the criminals will know we can't protect ourselves.
KeepGitmoOpen

United States

#17 Sep 30, 2010
Attention Pennsylvania Gun Owners:

Your State Representative Must Hear from You Immediately!

Please Contact Your State Representative Today!

Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun forces are plotting to attach a plethora of anti-gun amendments to House Bill 40 when the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session Monday, October 4.

Such amendments include: a ban on semi-automatic rifles; “one-gun-a-month” purchasing restrictions; a prohibition on the use of out of state Right-to-Carry permits by Pennsylvania residents while inside the Commonwealth; mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms; mandatory storage of firearms within the home; and increased regulations of firearm ownership in Philadelphia. Two other amendments to this anti-freedom laundry list are currently pending.

HB40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), is the “Castle Doctrine” bill that would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.“Castle Doctrine” would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

Please contact your State Representative and urge their support of HB40 without any anti-gun amendments. Pennsylvania lawmakers need to stop criminal coddling judges from putting the rights of criminals before the rights of the law-abiding. Contact information can be found by clicking here.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#18 Sep 30, 2010
KeepGitmoOpen wrote:
Attention Pennsylvania Gun Owners:
Your State Representative Must Hear from You Immediately!
Please Contact Your State Representative Today!
Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun forces are plotting to attach a plethora of anti-gun amendments to House Bill 40 when the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to session Monday, October 4.
Such amendments include: a ban on semi-automatic rifles; “one-gun-a-month” purchasing restrictions; a prohibition on the use of out of state Right-to-Carry permits by Pennsylvania residents while inside the Commonwealth; mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms; mandatory storage of firearms within the home; and increased regulations of firearm ownership in Philadelphia. Two other amendments to this anti-freedom laundry list are currently pending.
HB40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), is the “Castle Doctrine” bill that would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.“Castle Doctrine” would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.
Please contact your State Representative and urge their support of HB40 without any anti-gun amendments. Pennsylvania lawmakers need to stop criminal coddling judges from putting the rights of criminals before the rights of the law-abiding. Contact information can be found by clicking here.
I don't see a problem with a provision that requires one to report a lost or stolen gun.
Citizen

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Sep 30, 2010
I will not do away with the ability to defend myself and my family. This goes doubly for a dangerous place such as Allentown, where I have lived my whole life and seen many atrocities. NO WAY!
US Citizen

Kempton, PA

#20 Sep 30, 2010
The sad reality is, if you ban handguns the criminals will still have theirs and we will be even more at their mercy.. At least now we can still defend ourselves...Now we just need to have the "Castle Doctrine" passed.....

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