Gun Control Debate - Rapid City, SD

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Bob

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#1
Sep 28, 2010
 
The FBI statics for crime for the last reporting year show an 11% decrease in violent crime. During that same time all firearms sales increased dramatically. There is a direct correlation between the two. The framers of the constitution thought the right to keep and bear arms was important enough to make it the second amendment of the bill of rights. The supreme court correctly ruled twice in the last two years that the second amendment applies directly to the individual. It's been shown time after time that the cities and states with the most restrictive firearms laws have the most violent crime.
Edward M Randazzo

Rapid City, SD

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Sep 29, 2010
 
The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution gave me the right to bear arms. No laws of any kind should modify or abridge my right to do so.
citizen gun owner

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#4
Oct 3, 2010
 
Gun bans only remove guns from the law abiding, they don't get guns away from criminals.
Love this land

Scottsbluff, NE

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Oct 10, 2010
 
This topix is about hand guns not all fire arms. When a drive by happens to you, it will be by hand gun, not by 22 rifle. Far and away most of the hand guns in this country are in the hands of gang members and common thugs. Just remember that as you are weeping over the grave of your loved one. Nobody, not nobody, is out to take away the right to bare arms. This is about making it harded for thugs to shoot you and yours. The NRA doesn't want you to know that. Just saying.
Christopher Colegrove

Belle Fourche, SD

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Mar 28, 2011
 
The British would have loved to ban guns. Would have helped quell the Revolution before it began. "The Answer to 1984 is 1776." Why disarm the innocent?
Law

Omaha, NE

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Mar 30, 2011
 
Love this land wrote:
This topix is about hand guns not all fire arms. When a drive by happens to you, it will be by hand gun, not by 22 rifle. Far and away most of the hand guns in this country are in the hands of gang members and common thugs.
You are wrong about that.
Love this land wrote:
Just remember that as you are weeping over the grave of your loved one. Nobody, not nobody, is out to take away the right to bare arms. This is about making it harded for thugs to shoot you and yours. The NRA doesn't want you to know that. Just saying.
More lies.
J Feltz

United States

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#8
Apr 10, 2011
 
the second ammendment to the constitution grants us the right to keep and bear arms and this right shall not be infringed, end of the story!!
BlackStack

Chicago, IL

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Aug 3, 2011
 
Handgun sales went up dramaticly because violent crime went up 11%...duh

“Uzi Does It”

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Aug 3, 2011
 
BlackStack wrote:
Handgun sales went up dramaticly because violent crime went up 11%...duh
No, fruitcake, per-capita crime is decreasing since the mid 1990s according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. If you don't like their numbers, have your senator or congress push for a GAO investigation into the DOJ.
Just an average guy

Rapid City, SD

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Jan 25, 2012
 
Handguns provide the average citizen with the means for self defense that is his birthright. Such a ban won't stop criminals from having handguns, it just makes it more dangerous for the law abiding person.
Just Me

Rapid City, SD

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#12
Jan 26, 2012
 
Criminals do not go through legal means to obtain guns therefore, taking guns away from law abiding citizens just leaves a whole lot of people open for victimization with no means of protection.

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Jan 27, 2012
 
Just Me wrote:
Criminals do not go through legal means to obtain guns therefore,
Wrong.
Just Me

Rapid City, SD

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Jan 27, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong.
How so?

“Uzi Does It”

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Jan 27, 2012
 
Just Me wrote:
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How so?
Your statement assumes that everyone that commits a criminal offense with a firearm, was not in possession of the firearm having previously obtained it through the highest of legal channels, for example;through a dealer, such as in the case when Brynn Hartman shot SNL commedian Phil Hartman. This shooting occured in California, where some of the most strictest laws on fireearms exist, such as a 10 day waiting period and firearm registration laws, to name a few.
Packin

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Jan 27, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>Your statement assumes that everyone that commits a criminal offense with a firearm, was not in possession of the firearm having previously obtained it through the highest of legal channels, for example;through a dealer, such as in the case when Brynn Hartman shot SNL commedian Phil Hartman. This shooting occured in California, where some of the most strictest laws on fireearms exist, such as a 10 day waiting period and firearm registration laws, to name a few.
Proof gun control does not work.
Just Me

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Jan 28, 2012
 
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>Your statement assumes that everyone that commits a criminal offense with a firearm, was not in possession of the firearm having previously obtained it through the highest of legal channels, for example;through a dealer, such as in the case when Brynn Hartman shot SNL commedian Phil Hartman. This shooting occured in California, where some of the most strictest laws on fireearms exist, such as a 10 day waiting period and firearm registration laws, to name a few.
You make a very valid point but those cases are rare. Typically, when someone is going to commit a crime with a gun, they want no traces or ties to them so they don't go through legal measures. Also, many who commit crime already have a record and can't legally obtain a gun. California has some of the strictest laws yet they have murder and crime rates beyond belief. There was some sort of law or something passed in a town, I believe it was somewhere in Geordia that mandated that every family owned a firearm. Crime fell drastically and they hadn't had a murder in over 25 years when I read the article.
Just Me

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#18
Jan 28, 2012
 
Sorry, meant Georgia, hit the D by mistake.
KennesawGA

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#19
Jan 28, 2012
 
Come see us some time. Be sure to bring your gun. You won't need it here but it is the law to have one.

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Jan 28, 2012
 
Just Me wrote:
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Also, many who commit crime already have a record and can't legally obtain a gun.
Legally obtain, what does that mean? Don't you mean, "legally possess"?
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