Gun Control Debate - Seattle, WA

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Seattle, WA.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

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John Q Public

Kent, WA

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#21
Oct 17, 2010
 
all laws that restrict any arms are unconstitutional
B Schuldt

Seattle, WA

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#22
Oct 17, 2010
 
A 911 phone call travels at the speed of light...a bullet travels at about 1100 feet per second...the police car travels at 50 miles per hour...do the math . Protection is a personal responsibility. Keeping and bearing arms enables that responsibility. Handguns protect, police investigate.
Seattle Voter

Seattle, WA

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#23
Oct 25, 2010
 
Ban handguns? Ridiculous.
STL

Seattle, WA

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#24
Nov 1, 2010
 
Across the nation in D.C. the handgun ban was lifted, lo and behold, gun-related injuries and deaths drop drastically. An armed society is a polite society; who would want to be a mugger when anyone could be packing heat? I just think it's ridiculous to require people to buy "concealed carry" permits. Would they rather us openly carry firearms on city streets and parks? Ridiculous. It's just another sleazy way to earn revenue for the state.
Northie

Spokane, WA

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#25
Jan 11, 2011
 
Asking Topix visitors about handguns is no more "scientific" than asking Fox News viewers about them. The truth is that all other rich nations ban or tightly control pistols and enjoy much lower murder rates as a result, and no one is trying to take away your right to a shotgun or rifle for home defense.
noshellswill

Orange Park, FL

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#26
Jan 11, 2011
 
BIGMAC wrote:
Just look at DC Do you feel safe walking those streets?
Bad example. Guns are not the issue. Negro majorities are violent and unproductive in every large city world-wide.
Law

La Vista, NE

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#27
Jan 11, 2011
 
Northie wrote:
Asking Topix visitors about handguns is no more "scientific" than asking Fox News viewers about them. The truth is that all other rich nations ban or tightly control pistols and enjoy much lower murder rates as a result,
Trying to compare countries with vastly different demographics and socio-economic dynamics is something only MSNBC would do.
Northie wrote:
and no one is trying to take away your right to a shotgun or rifle for home defense.
Oh? What about handguns? Or is it your opinion that handguns somehow kill deader than shotguns or rifles?
Why would I want to use a rifle in home defense vs. a handgun?
Northie

Spokane, WA

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#28
Jan 11, 2011
 
Law wrote:
<quoted text>Trying to compare countries with vastly different demographics and socio-economic dynamics is something only MSNBC would do.
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Oh? What about handguns? Or is it your opinion that handguns somehow kill deader than shotguns or rifles?
Why would I want to use a rifle in home defense vs. a handgun?
Handguns pop out of pockets at all the worst times, and I've been there to see it. Most gun murders occur during disputes--usually because one party doesn't know the other is about to turn up the volume with a hidden handgun. And then there are the deranged assholes that whip out high-capacity pistols in classrooms, workplaces, restaurants and political rallies, and just mow down everyone in sight. That's rare outside the US.

Vastly different demographics? Hardly. One famous study compares Seattle and Vancouver BC murder rates over the course of a year. Two very similar cities, of similar size and density, with similar demographics, located next door to each other...yet Vancouver's murders are a fraction of Seattle's, because Canada bans handguns.

Handgun bans work well, worldwide.

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#29
Jan 20, 2011
 
why ??/ its not illegal in mexico ?why bother ? we already have half of california fleeing for the canadian border already.can't imagine why

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#30
Jan 20, 2011
 
funny the nw wants to pass a "gang act" deal where they're penalized for being part of the gang-so the ACLU chimes in with:" that would be unfair to minorities?" why would that be ?now its ok to be in a gang and kill,rob,steal as long as your a minority your protected?

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#31
Jan 20, 2011
 
now they want to impose mandatory healthcare take away peoples right to bear arms (supposedly because of that one crazy white guy in arizona) nobody mentions the weapons,drugs etc. and cartel murders going on in the sw everyday?

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#32
Jan 20, 2011
 
creeping socialism from the west coast already financing mexico and all its peoples for free ,freedoms,health care,welfare,paid to have babies and rights to vote -supporting the mexican federales by training their flip flop troops how to "combat" columbian drug cartels from taking over mexican drug cartels??REALLY??

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#33
Jan 20, 2011
 
MINDS CONTROLLED WITH MEDS
TAKE AWAY THE GUNS
MAKE STATE HEALTH CARE MANDATORY
FINANCE THE MEXICAN WELFARE STATE
TRAIN MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS
BACKDOOR ILLEGALS AND GIVE THEM FREE HEALTH CARE RIGHTS AND PAY THEM TO HAVE BABIES
INSTILL FEAR AND PARANOIA IN THE MEDIA
DIVIDE AND CONQUOR THE PEOPLE
WELL THIS CAN ONLY BE GOOD FOR AMERICA!
Law

Omaha, NE

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#34
Jan 20, 2011
 
Northie wrote:
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Handguns pop out of pockets at all the worst times, and I've been there to see it.
Right. Happens all the time, huh?
Northie wrote:
Most gun murders occur during disputes--usually because one party doesn't know the other is about to turn up the volume with a hidden handgun.
Most MURDERS happen during a dispute. Has nothing to do with the presence of a gun. you have no proof to your assertion about the hidden handgun.
Northie wrote:
And then there are the deranged assholes that whip out high-capacity pistols in classrooms, workplaces, restaurants and political rallies, and just mow down everyone in sight.
Yup, in all of those "Gun Free Zones" that the gun control proponents set up and assured us would keep just this thing from happening.
Northie wrote:
That's rare outside the US.
Point?
Northie wrote:
Vastly different demographics? Hardly. One famous study compares Seattle and Vancouver BC murder rates over the course of a year. Two very similar cities, of similar size and density, with similar demographics, located next door to each other...yet Vancouver's murders are a fraction of Seattle's, because Canada bans handguns.
Handgun bans work well, worldwide.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I said different demographics of the countries. You gave two cities within 140 miles of each other.
Compare Vancouver to East St. Louis, IL...or Detroit, MI...or Newark, NJ.
Please show how Vancouver has the same poverty level, drug crime and broken family situation. If not, then your comparison of Vancouver to Seattle is all too provincial.
guesswho

Seattle, WA

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#35
Jan 21, 2011
 
yes the infection will continue mexico boots californians out and so californians flee taking their "progressive police state" with them and poisoning yet another decent area with the same crime infested,trashed out,gang ridden,minority racist police state! they ran away from in the first place still in complete oblivious denial!!
trulia

Pasadena, CA

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#36
Jan 22, 2011
 
and don't forget increasing your property values.

you're welcome.

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#37
Jan 22, 2011
 
TRULIA -ah you should know! since most of your progressive" peoples can't walk down the street unless they're -walking a pit bull,carrying a skateboard,cane or gun!! it's no wonder half your state is running for the hills

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#38
Jan 22, 2011
 
you ban handguns then the gangs and cartels are free to rob,steal and loot whatever they feel !!
oh wait thats california! or um mexico1

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#39
Jan 22, 2011
 
TRULIA -yes you should be proud -it takes a lot of effort to raise you kids and kennel your pets-si pobrecito perros de califas!!en serio-don't worry we're feeding them and giving them their shots!heeehheehhehehheee the hard part is breaking them from the leg humping thing they just can't seem to stop!

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#40
Jan 22, 2011
 
because animals are people too and it seems they wanna be human too they just don't know how!

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