Gun Control Debate - Marion, VA

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Marion, VA.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Sep 24, 2010
Ken Heath

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 24, 2010
The Smyth County Chapter of the Friends of the NRA will be holding their annual fundraising auction and banquet on Saturday, November 6 at the General Francis Marion Hotel. Lots of great prizes, plus tons of collectibles, knives, guns and more at the auction.

Proceeds support nationwide youth programs.
Bubba Duh

Burlington, VT

#3 Sep 24, 2010
Guns are not the problem. People that know and keep guns generally are the safest people. The problem lies more so in the type of people gun bashers use for poster children. If someone wants to hurt, kill or injure someone that lies within them. They will find a way to do so with or with out a gun. Taking my rights to own and carry a gun, that I -as a crime free, record free and respectable person-have is wrong. If they put a ban on guns, it is not really going to stop any crimes, those that commit the crimes obviously dont care much what the law says. It is us lawful people that will have no protection against the thugs that are going to have the problem. If you dont want a gun, dont buy one, but do not try to take my right to have them.

High Point, NC

#4 Sep 24, 2010
Barry Ellison

Wirtz, VA

#5 Sep 25, 2010
I believe in a persons right to protect himself, his family, and the innocent where ever he goes.A citizen is required to be armed,a subject is is not allowed to be.
a mom

Chilhowie, VA

#6 Sep 28, 2010
Handguns yes...ALL guns no
Crystal Rae(:

Coeburn, VA

#7 Sep 28, 2010
thats dangerous. you may think that theres not gangs around here but they're is actually alot of people in them. and that could endanger a kids life and cause a higher death rates.

United States

#8 Sep 29, 2010
I think everybody has a right to own a gun

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 1, 2010
I'm a gun owner and always will be

Knoxville, TN

#10 Oct 1, 2010
Both my husband and I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Everyone should and they should be carrying.

Clintwood, VA

#11 Oct 14, 2010
Its my right too owne a gun and who's to tell me that i cant.

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Oct 29, 2010
Its not the guns. Its the hands they get in. Stricter checks need to be made and everyone should have a license for a gun.
Melissa G

Coeburn, VA

#13 Oct 29, 2010
I think every law abiding citizen should be able to own guns and most definately should know how to use them.

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Oct 29, 2010
The way the judicial system operates, the law giving the crooks a free ride, it looks the only way a person can protect themselves is to carry a piece. After all, when the police make an arrest, one of the first thing out of the officers mouth is "if you can't afford a lawyer, we'll get one for you at the tax payers expense.

Marion, NC

#15 Mar 9, 2011
to hell and back with the people who oppose my right to bear arms.
Colt Browning

Clintwood, VA

#16 Mar 9, 2011
Average emergency response time for law enforcement, from time of call to your door, is at least six minutes in town, and upwards of fifteen to twenty minutes out in the county. That's not from when the bad guy breaks in your door, that's from when you get to a phone, call 911, and give them the information. How much damage can happen in that time? Get a gun, learn how to safely store it and how to properly use it, practice often, and be prepared to protect yourself and your family.
a mom

Chilhowie, VA

#18 Mar 11, 2011
i feel handguns are too easily concealed and cause the majority of violent deaths. rifles on the other hand are usually purchased for hunting and such. to me, handguns are more dangerous and that is why i said there should be some control where they are concerned

Monroe, VA

#19 Mar 11, 2011
a mom wrote:
i feel handguns are too easily concealed and cause the majority of violent deaths. rifles on the other hand are usually purchased for hunting and such. to me, handguns are more dangerous and that is why i said there should be some control where they are concerned
Ma'am, where do you get that hand guns kill people?? people kill people "with" hand guns. The judicial system is the problem, take that idiot in Arizona that killed all those people and injured many more, yes he used a hand gun, they should have hung him at sunup the next day, instead the tax payers will spend millions trying to get him out of the killings because some idiot lawyer will claim he is "insane" of course the idiot is insane, sane people don't go around killing innocent people. I carried a concealed .38 for nine years in my job and I never once killed anyone.Lets start hanging the people that kill with anything and the idiots that kill innocent people will find out they better not do that anymore. After all, 10,000 years ago if a cave man wanted to kill another cave man, he used a rock or a stick. Do we want to outlaw rocks and sticks???
Gun Rights

Coeburn, VA

#21 Mar 11, 2011
Gun control only disarms those who would purchase, and use them legally. It is a fact that the largest percent of handguns used in any crime were obtained by other than legal means! so disarming law abiding citizens will not make the rate of violent crime go down, just make it easier for the criminals, because there will be no fear of getting shot!

Since: Aug 10

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#22 Mar 11, 2011
Law wrote:
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No, the cause of the majority of violent deaths are criminals. So do you have a problem with a woman that has to walk to her car after work through a dimly lit parking lot arming herself with a handgun concealed in her purse or on her person?
<quoted text>Rifles are usually more powerful and kill just as dead as handguns.
Hello Law. Law, has some good points people. He's almost made a believer out of me, almost. Law, I'll get back to you, its date night!

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