Gun Control Debate - O'Fallon, MO

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in O'Fallon, MO.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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DebM

Wentzville, MO

#41 Dec 30, 2012
The second amendment simply states 'arms'. this is a vague term, thus we have the discussion of handguns/ gun control. Under the blanket statement citizens have the right to bear arms, each citizen would have the right to own a tank. I doubt anyone could seriously say that was the intent of the amendment.

As for the changes, the majority of mass shooting have taken place in the past 25 years. The changes? Legalization of assault-style weapons. The mass prescribing of medications that lead to depression/thoughts of suicide, bouts of aggression.

Not only should the gun industry be scrutinized, but the pharmaceutical industry should be investigated fully as to their part in the over-medication of America.
HalfBubble

United States

#42 Dec 30, 2012
The descritpion "arms" in the 2nd Amendment was made vague with great vision and purpose so the rights of the people would be protected then and in the future as well.
Law

Papillion, NE

#43 Jan 1, 2013
realistic wrote:
Gun laws aren't more lenient today than they were 25 years ago,
Prove it!
realistic wrote:
...

and I can't think of an instance of school shootings 25 years ago. Maybe we should figure out what's changed.
6556
Ever think that all of the people on pharmaceuticals might have something to do with it? The guns haven't changed.
Law

Papillion, NE

#44 Jan 1, 2013
DebM wrote:
The second amendment simply states 'arms'. this is a vague term, thus we have the discussion of handguns/ gun control. Under the blanket statement citizens have the right to bear arms, each citizen would have the right to own a tank.
Strike one. tanks are a form of ordnance. There is a difference between arms and prdnance.
DebM wrote:
I doubt anyone could seriously say that was the intent of the amendment.
Will you be telling us the intent of the amendment?
DebM wrote:
As for the changes, the majority of mass shooting have taken place in the past 25 years. The changes? Legalization of assault-style weapons.
Wrong. First, what is an "assault-style" weapon? What makes it any different than any other weapon? Second, they were legal 25 years ago and more.
DebM wrote:
The mass prescribing of medications that lead to depression/thoughts of suicide, bouts of aggression.
BINGO!!!!!!!!!!
DebM wrote:
Not only should the gun industry be scrutinized, but the pharmaceutical industry should be investigated fully as to their part in the over-medication of America.
The gun industry is already scrutinized. Ever hear of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, FIREARMS, and Explosives?
Law

Papillion, NE

#45 Jan 1, 2013
HalfBubble wrote:
The descritpion "arms" in the 2nd Amendment was made vague with great vision and purpose so the rights of the people would be protected then and in the future as well.
Exactly!
jason

Alton, IL

#46 Jan 29, 2013
drobins5 wrote:
"Gun violence in the United States has become an epidemic. From the Civil War to the present, 567,000 Americans have died in combat; but since 1920, over 1 million American civilians have been killed by firearms (Pacific Center, 1994). Guns are unnecessary. A gun is specifically designed to bring about the death of someone/something. It has no other purpose than to kill or injure, the entertainment value of target practice a simple bonus.
Obesity leads to 300,000 plus deaths a year(and rising)yet we never discuss banning fast food. Guns are just easier to pick on than people, you can't hurt their feelings.
Seriously

Antioch, TN

#47 Jan 29, 2013
jason wrote:
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Obesity leads to 300,000 plus deaths a year(and rising)yet we never discuss banning fast food. Guns are just easier to pick on than people, you can't hurt their feelings.
Come on Jason- not the same thing- although I'm totally for all of us being armed. It's time to stop playing nice with the mentally ill and time to protect the sane. Don't pussy-foot around someone you think is crazy- get them help or put away- that's where the politically correctness needs to end!
Concealed carrier

Wentzville, MO

#49 Feb 22, 2013
If someone starts shooting and killing innocent people around me, maybe I can take then down with my firearm before any other bystanders are harmed. If more people are armed, then the mentally ill shooter would have to change his plan/assault.
Concealed carrier

Wentzville, MO

#50 Feb 22, 2013
The 2nd amendment only states that the people have the right to bear arms when needed. Like if the government tries to control us like the civil war or another government/country tries to take us over . But until then it does not say you can have guns to be prepared for this.
carpet guy

United States

#51 Feb 24, 2013
And who gets to decide when we use them for gov take over because the gov is already taking over
DebM

Wentzville, MO

#52 Feb 25, 2013
Law- maybe you can grace us with your definition of ordnance and arms so we can compare. Mainstream dictionaries seem to use the terms interchangeably.
And as for the comment that it was made vague intentionally, great- that just reinforces the reason why this topic is open to discussion.
common sense

United States

#53 Feb 26, 2013
Criminals look for easy targets. Banning handguns just advertises the fact that you are defenseless.
carpet guy

United States

#54 Feb 27, 2013
We all know guns are tools and can't shoot by themselves so let's ban everything then we won't have to worry and I wouldn't have to go lay carpet today so ban everything!!!
Pale Dago

Saint Peters, MO

#55 Feb 27, 2013
Why in hell is everything showing up as "CAPS"?
john

Harrisonville, MO

#56 Mar 18, 2013
if gun control works, why does chicago and other big cities in U.S have a high crime rate? chicago has some of the toughest laws in the country.theres murders going on all the time but nobody reports them.
devin dannemann

Saint Louis, MO

#57 Mar 20, 2013
not a way to solve anything.
Happy as Hell

Saint Louis, MO

#58 Mar 23, 2013
just bought a new Sig Sauer M11-A1 and I support our troops and the second amendment. Nothing better than the smell of a new firearm
Proccw

O Fallon, MO

#59 Mar 24, 2013
Happy as Hell wrote:
just bought a new Sig Sauer M11-A1 and I support our troops and the second amendment. Nothing better than the smell of a new firearm
Right On!!!
Michele

Saint Louis, MO

#60 Mar 27, 2013
Single woman protection for home defense
Arch Ringgenberg

Saint Louis, MO

#61 Mar 29, 2013
I have the freedom to have guns.

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