Gun Control Debate - Eau Claire, WI

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Would you support a ban on handguns?

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yousheepneedment alhelp

Mantua, NJ

#1 Sep 27, 2010
those of you who voted 'support' should put a large bold sign on your front doors that reads: "ROB, RAPE, and KILL FREELY HERE, NO ONE WILL STOP YOU!!"
john

Philipsburg, PA

#2 Sep 29, 2010
criminals do not enter my house because they know i have a gun. I dont call 911 I call .357
Rick

Philipsburg, PA

#3 Sep 29, 2010
do we ban the spoon from rosie odonell no cause it is not the sppon that kills her
Guns dont kill people do
o gosh

Hartland, WI

#4 Oct 1, 2010
if our goverment doesnt listen to us now y do u think they will listen to us when we arnt armed?
gezz

Hartland, WI

#5 Oct 1, 2010
hmm no good
chuck

Chippewa Falls, WI

#6 Oct 2, 2010
Guns don't kill people,people kill people
You can kill with a car too,should we ban those too.
yobi

Eau Claire, WI

#7 Oct 2, 2010
Death
jr

Eau Claire, WI

#8 Oct 3, 2010
Constitution "Right to bear arms"
Ron Purvis

Saint Croix Falls, WI

#9 Oct 20, 2010
Why would anyone support the loss of rights of the 2nd amendment when every bit of data across the US says crime drops when more people have guns? What do anti gunners have against the elderly, minorities, and women, for whom the greatest drop in crime occurs when concealed carry is passed?

Since: Aug 10

Eau Claire, WI

#10 Nov 22, 2010
Sheep are the only ones that would want the rest us to give up our rights. You won t give mine away. Wisconsin is pro-gun
Iamasheepdog

Eau Claire, WI

#11 Jan 30, 2012
I have a God given right to protect myself and my family. NO government has any right to take that right from me!
Gun owner

Eau Claire, WI

#12 Jan 17, 2013
My handgun is for defending my family if the need ever presents itself I will never give up my 2nd amendment rights!
zipp

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 17, 2013
Gun owner wrote:
My handgun is for defending my family if the need ever presents itself I will never give up my 2nd amendment rights!
You will not have to. Anyone who tells you different is inciting you.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#14 Jan 20, 2013
Are you nuts....ban politicians from speaking if all they can do is talk SHlT !!
zipp

South Elgin, IL

#15 Jan 25, 2013
I see on Senator Feinstien's list of proposed weapons to ban is the Barrett M82A1. With detachable magazine. This is a .50 cal. That weigh over 40 lbs loaded and measures almost 60 inches long. It costs almost $9000. Is that something that you see a wacko grabbing for to run into a school or movie theater? Try running with it. Not easy.
Andy Johnson

Menomonie, WI

#16 May 10, 2013
Criminals wouldn't comply leaving us, the law abiding citizens, defenseless.
zipp

Menomonie, WI

#18 Aug 22, 2013
To address the issue of banning the 50 Caliber that you hear some talk over, here's why I don't think it's valid:

There were 21 total incidents from 1989 through 2007 involving 50 caliber rifles used for criminal purposes. With these, were three out of the 21 in which the 50 cal was actually fired at persons during the commission of a crime. There was one instance where it was mounted to a homemade armored vehicle as a threat to be used during a crime. There was one instance where its use with incendiary ammo caused a forest fire. In the fire incident, the perpetrator was firing into a tree stump in a wooded area. At best, the 50 cal seems Impractical, cumbersome, inconvenient, and in some cases cost prohibitive for the majority of criminal activities involving a gun. Measuring 5 feet long or more in length and up to 40 pounds, it certainly does not match the description of a weapon of convenience or concealability. A rifle of this type may cost more than $10,000 and ammunition can cost three to 10
dollars per shot. Keep in mind that proper use of this rifle to achieve its best accuracy and performance requires skills and experience that may go beyond the pail of the average shooter, let alone an unfocused and disturbed subject. For civilian use the 50 cal is well suited for punching holes in target paper and doing so at long range. Some who would be bored to tears in this pursuit may ask: What's so great about that? Or, If you don't use it to hunt with, why would you need it? I don't cut on your hobby of building model airplanes, do I? In fact shooting targets and competitive marksmanship have been a well accepted and challenging sport for a long time, even represented in Olympic contests and national tournaments . The 50 cal adds another dimension to this complex sport. Just because one person doesn't like or appreciate it, doesn't mean that it becomes invalid. We are a world
based on ratings and popularity. The more popularity the more interest; the more interest the more support; the more support the more money and resources available to strengthen the cause. The sport of 50 cal shooting and competitive shooting may be a smaller segment appreciated by fewer numbers, but it is a challenging dimension of a complex sport that is worthy of greater interest and more importantly, realistic understanding

“Deport them all deport Now”

Since: Aug 13

The Woods

#19 Aug 25, 2013
It's the same old story, If there is a ban of guns or any part of a gun it can only be taken from the law abiding person. There are millions and millions of illegal guns on the streets. So all the street thugs will have there's leaving us unarmed and defenseless. But I guess that's what some want.

“Deport them all deport Now”

Since: Aug 13

The Woods

#20 Aug 25, 2013
zipp wrote:
To address the issue of banning the 50 Caliber that you hear some talk over, here's why I don't think it's valid:
There were 21 total incidents from 1989 through 2007 involving 50 caliber rifles used for criminal purposes. With these, were three out of the 21 in which the 50 cal was actually fired at persons during the commission of a crime. There was one instance where it was mounted to a homemade armored vehicle as a threat to be used during a crime. There was one instance where its use with incendiary ammo caused a forest fire. In the fire incident, the perpetrator was firing into a tree stump in a wooded area. At best, the 50 cal seems Impractical, cumbersome, inconvenient, and in some cases cost prohibitive for the majority of criminal activities involving a gun. Measuring 5 feet long or more in length and up to 40 pounds, it certainly does not match the description of a weapon of convenience or concealability. A rifle of this type may cost more than $10,000 and ammunition can cost three to 10
dollars per shot. Keep in mind that proper use of this rifle to achieve its best accuracy and performance requires skills and experience that may go beyond the pail of the average shooter, let alone an unfocused and disturbed subject. For civilian use the 50 cal is well suited for punching holes in target paper and doing so at long range. Some who would be bored to tears in this pursuit may ask: What's so great about that? Or, If you don't use it to hunt with, why would you need it? I don't cut on your hobby of building model airplanes, do I? In fact shooting targets and competitive marksmanship have been a well accepted and challenging sport for a long time, even represented in Olympic contests and national tournaments . The 50 cal adds another dimension to this complex sport. Just because one person doesn't like or appreciate it, doesn't mean that it becomes invalid. We are a world
based on ratings and popularity. The more popularity the more interest; the more interest the more support; the more support the more money and resources available to strengthen the cause. The sport of 50 cal shooting and competitive shooting may be a smaller segment appreciated by fewer numbers, but it is a challenging dimension of a complex sport that is worthy of greater interest and more importantly, realistic understanding
How many 50 Calibers are there in the U.S. how many were used in a crime? I understand one crime is one to many but stop blaming the gun. 50 Caliber and all gun crimes are very few when you look at how many guns there are.
zipp

Chicago, IL

#21 Sep 24, 2013
squeezers wrote:
<quoted text> How many 50 Calibers are there in the U.S. how many were used in a crime? I understand one crime is one to many but stop blaming the gun. 50 Caliber and all gun crimes are very few when you look at how many guns there are.
Agreed, my statement is in opposition to banning the 50.

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