Gun Control Debate - Houston, TX

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Houston, TX.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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#127
Jan 25, 2012
 
guns allow the old, the young, the handicapped, the minorities a chance to defend themselves on a more-equal footing from the brutes or the lynch mob. Empowering the disadvantaged is a profoundly democratic principle.
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#128
Jan 25, 2012
 
Is it not true that an estimated 50,000 people have lost their lives in Mexico, and someone wants to ban handguns in Texas.DAH! Are you serious? WTF!(This is a politically incorrect remark and I am not sorry)

“If you believe it, stand by it”

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#129
Jan 25, 2012
 
ussurf wrote:
Is it not true that an estimated 50,000 people have lost their lives in Mexico, and someone wants to ban handguns in Texas.DAH! Are you serious? WTF!(This is a politically incorrect remark and I am not sorry)
Nothing politically wrong with it. For several years I lived in South Texas and leased land for hunting. We used to watch the migrant workers move back and forth across the border. They came to the farms and ranches, worked and went back home when the job was finished. But, this changed and we started to see large groups coming in but not going back out. The Border Patrol began to patrol the ranch lands regularly. Drug runners began coming in. Our camps were broken into. First they only took food and clothing. But, soon enough, they began to steal everything and trash the place. It became dangerous to ride alone down a sendero. We always went armed with longgun and handguns. No longer was this a good place to camp and hunt. The new breed of illegal alien began to come...drug runners, criminals...and the cayotes who preyed upon them. I don't go there anymore...not worth the effort. I wouldn't go within 50 miles of the border today if it was not necessary.
Last night Barack Hussein Obama says he wants to pass "comprehesive immigration reform." That is bullshit, what we need is to enforce the laws we now have. Illegal aliens and those who hire them are the problem, not our immigration system.
And until we address this problem you had better have a weapon of some sort handy all the time.
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Richardson, TX

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#130
Jan 25, 2012
 
It always amazes me that the folks that don't like guns benefit from them, but will not admit it. If you don't believe me, put a sign on your residence indicating that you do not believe in firearms. The fact that you choose not to openly display your disdain for guns shows also, that you gun control advocates know this down deep.

I can hear it now "well, that's why nobody should have a gun". Guns are out there and you can't put the genie back in the bottle. That's evident by looking at how we are doing in the "drug war".
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#131
Jan 25, 2012
 
Mark wrote:
Having arms is my constitutional right and can't be taken away.
oh yes they can smartass.
Law

Omaha, NE

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#132
Jan 25, 2012
 
Client wrote:
<quoted text> oh yes they can smartass.
How so?
bobbie young

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#133
Jan 25, 2012
 
believe its our right to protect ourselves.
k craig

Houston, TX

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#134
Jan 26, 2012
 
i am a female and i need to protect myself and kids
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#135
Jan 28, 2012
 
seedtick wrote:
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This is one crude individual.
Agree some anger issues here. One person responds, and is not even disagreeing but supporting his right to who he loves, and he still craps all over her for agreeing.
QXK

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#136
Jan 28, 2012
 
Independent patriot wrote:
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It's my right to own a weapon under the Constitution. The US Constitution doesn't address sexual preferences or love lives.
It's your preference to have sex with whoever you have sex with and you can love anyone you want to love. It's your preference to have sex at all, or to love at all, actually. Why should anyone be concerned with your sex/love life, as long as you have willing partners who are of the age of consent?
Your life doesn't inform or affect my life, or anyone else's. As I said, do your thing. So you complain that I said 'do your thing?' I'm quite sure you don't fixate on the love lives of everyone else.
Bottom line: no one cares about your life except you. That's the way it is. You're the one who invited comments about your preferred lifestyle by posting it in a public forum. I couldn't care less about you, but I never pass up an opportunity to point out the kind of illogic and lack of reason as you possess. Get over yourself.
As a veteran to another veteran - you can kiss anyone's ass except mine. I don't want your obvious hate near mine. You have seriously sick anger issues - the kind that make owning a handgun necessary.
Correct the Constitution does not state sexual preference specifically. Though the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment, which addresses the Constitution more specifically does: Sex, Race, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation, and Disability. This would be a more detailed explanation of where the Constitution states All men are created equal.

The crazy thing is that not all of these laws are fully enforced, and I am sure many of us could point out exceptions to were they are not treated as equal.
QXK

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#137
Jan 28, 2012
 
seedtick wrote:
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Two good thoughts posted on here earlier:
"I can't carry a cop, so I carry a gun."
"When seconds count, the police are minutes away."
I know you don't like to hear stuff like this, but then you have another option...just lay down and take it.
The next time you talk to your local Chief of Police, just ask him what his estimated response time to a call is versus the actual response time was over the past year. Then ask him how you should keep a criminal out of your home until the cops arive. And ask him what you should do after you hide in your bedroom only to have an intruder kick the door down and come after you.
Many police officials will tell you that you should keep a firearm for protection while others will tell you that no one should own a gun...even when it means they will die while unable to defend themselves from an armed intruder.
To add to your examples. The police can keep a guy to protect themselves and others, but we are not? We need should have the same right to be able to protect ourselves. It is silly to think that someone will always be there to protect us, and that someone else will be able to do so before we are actually wronged. Referring to being able to stop the situation once it has started.

I will also point out that gun laws are only effective against law bidden citizens. If the person is not law bidden it would not matter to them if they are breaking a gun law. Hence, it puts guns in criminals, and disarms law bidden citizens. Thus empowering criminals, while making law bidden citizens more defenseless.

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#138
Feb 7, 2012
 
I think this is our freedom to use the gun but if it is needed for an emergency then we can use of it but in other situation we should not show it to the public that we are having the gun. We should be very careful in using because it can turn our life in to ups and down .First-class peoples use it for the protection and cheap rate peoples use it for the thief and murder work. So I cannot come in to the conclusion whether I can support or oppose
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#139
Feb 7, 2012
 
smithdennis wrote:
I think this is our freedom to use the gun but if it is needed for an emergency then we can use of it but in other situation we should not show it to the public that we are having the gun. We should be very careful in using because it can turn our life in to ups and down .First-class peoples use it for the protection and cheap rate peoples use it for the thief and murder work. So I cannot come in to the conclusion whether I can support or oppose
Just who are "cheap rate peoples"? Sounds to me that you think the right to defend one's self should be a means tested right.
Jerry

Houston, TX

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#140
Nov 20, 2012
 
Every American has a right to bear arms. Stop messing with our constitution.
Rick Coleman

Houston, TX

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#141
Dec 14, 2012
 
Duh !

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Houston, Texas

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#142
Dec 16, 2012
 
If someone tries to kill/harm you imagine how long it would take to try to escape, call 911, explain the situation to them, then wait for them to find you. The truth is you can't just say "I'm not going to be involved in violence." When someone attacks you they make the decision to put you in a violent situation. Plus don't you call the police to keep you safe...with their guns? Police authority wouldn't hold up well without the firepower to back it up.
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Whitney, TX

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#143
Dec 22, 2012
 
Gun Control can not protect anyone from being shot. It is just another attempt to control people. You can make a gun out of almost anything. Potatoe guns are all the rage amongst some teenagers. You might as well label it science control, because any science book can teach you how to make a gun or a weapon to be used for killing someone. And limiting the amount of bullets a gun can hold will only affect those people who can not skillfully reload their weapons. During the civil war single shot paper patch loaded rifles were outfiring revolvers ,and it was all because of the users skill level. Niter- which can be found under any type of decaying organic matter, Phosphorus- which is found in nature and by burning certain materials, and carbon- which can be found almost anywhere, are the major components of gun powder. An inmate in a maximum security prison made a single bullet and a ceramic gun in the prison and shot and killed a person there. You can not be serious about spending money on another even more impossible ban like alcohol and drugs. Today states are legalizing certain outlawed drugs because they are fed up with the inaffective ability to control them. Science would have to come to a virtual halt and with it economic prosperity would surely follow. Please read your history and start ignoring these people who live in other countries. Gun control in England did not work, the police there are back to carrying guns. It did not work in Canada, and all it accomplished in Australia was to make criminals more potent. The state that I live in allows you to carry a gun, but these people are doing something else to destroy the economy and violate peoples civil rights and it is forced addressing without any input or ability to appeal. The trouble that I have is that I know some of the people that are backing this stuff and I can not believe that they are this stupid. Those who do not know science or their own history are doomed to rediscover these things and how wasteful they were to the people. Save the people some money and stop trying to limit freedom. It will only cost you in the end. These restrictions are not going to stop the killings, they will just use something else. Restricting a persons freedom is usually what led to these events to begin with. Only GOD controls the world and you guys are not Him.
Purple Turtle

Hardy, AR

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#145
Dec 23, 2012
 
Guns Are Still NOT the Problem here...God has been banned from our Very Lives and the Lives of our Children...No God in Government..No God in our Schools..No God in most Homes. No God in our Daily Walk.....A Godless Society will not Excel...!! Prayers for Our USA...!!
Very Merry Christmas to All....Jesus is the reason for the season
Allrighty then

Carlsbad, NM

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#146
Jan 17, 2013
 
Ron wrote:
Mexico banned possession of almost all weapons in the 1913...and ever since its been rife with corruption. No one can defend themselves.
Now Mexicans are unable to defend themselves from billionaire drug cartels who have murdered over 1000 police officer this year, 7 mayors, and over 17000 citizens.
You take away gun, you no longer have ANY freedom. You then rely upon the government to be your master.
Look at England! Their ban resulted in a violent crime rate that is seven times ours! Australia's ban only increased the homicide rate. It's not like criminals cannot find another tool.

All of us grieve for the people that have lost their lives (by any method of murder) to evil people. I have four children at home and get both angry and sad when I think of the children killed in Connecticut. I am also still very angry and sad when I see the stories on 9-11-01 when the towers fell and when I see the photo of the crying firefighter carrying the dead child out of the ruins of the blasted federal building in Oklahoma City.

There are evil people in our society. Whether or not they have guns is irrelevant. Everybody needs to recognize this. Regardless of whether these bad people use guns, ammonium nitrate and diesel fuel, box cutters, or whatever, they will find some tool to perform the evil that they want to do. Infringing on the rights of the law-abiding owners of guns, box cutters, and/or fertilizer & diesel fuel will not fix the problem.

In the case of the recent shootings, I fully believe that a single armed and trained security guard or off-duty police officer at any of these places where these horrible massacres took place would have either stopped the incident from happening or given enough time to both evacuate the premises and have a prompt response by area police. Armed, trained air marshals and TSA officials have been very effective since 9-11 and the same would hold true in our schools. Iíll bet the violent crime rate is far lower at stores with armed security guards or moonlighting police officers stationed therein than those without.

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#147
Jan 24, 2013
 
NO Ban!

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