Gun Control Debate - Seattle, WA

Discuss the national Gun Control debate in Seattle, WA.

Would you support a ban on handguns?

Seattle opposes
Oppose
 
74
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5

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Since: Aug 07

United States

#41 Jan 22, 2011
Law wrote:
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Right. Happens all the time, huh?
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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.
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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.
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Point?
<quoted text>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.
That's because he was comparing Apples to apples and you're trying to compare Apples to rocks

Since: Aug 07

United States

#42 Jan 22, 2011
Gun bans would work is if
1. the police and other types of enforcers are not corrupt.
2. There is a search for guns to be confiscated a couple of times a year(one way to do this could be to get cops with dogs to sniff out gun powder and scan each home thoroughly which would prob do a lot of damage in the process)
3. Criminals caught using guns are put into prisons for a much longer period than they do now
4. We hire more Police officers and live in a state where a cop would be around the corner

But here is the problem, that'll cost a helluvalot of money, and it'll take away many of the perks in life such as not being able to speed anymore cause a cop would catch you in every street, very little privacy in public(we all know that nobody likes having a cop watch them) and of course corrupt cops.

Sorry for my poor grammar, I didn't proofread this shite. But I did post a way for a gun ban to work and lower crime rate. In the long run it wouldn't be all that expensive as there would theoretically be so few people in prison that the surplus of money could be spent on the cops and still have leftover for other stuff. However that would also mean that the first couple of decades of such a gun ban and increase of cops it would mean lots of expense until enough prisoners are let out or die.
STL

Seattle, WA

#43 Jan 22, 2011
Statistics show that when gun control increases, gun-related crime and violence also increase.
trulia

Pasadena, CA

#44 Jan 22, 2011
were you saying something?
Keep it Legal

Pittsburgh, PA

#45 Jan 22, 2011
Why shouldn't every legal gun be registered free of charge?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#46 Jan 24, 2011
DO WHAT CALIFORNIA DOES MOVE TO DUH-NILE" ITS THE ONLY STATE THEY CAN'T SCREW UP!

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#47 Jan 24, 2011
that would be the reason for the mass exodus out of the southwest and california! and mexico didn't steal it they were invited to take it with benefits! they owe much to californians wisdom! and in turn is kicking out all the californians from their prior residence(as if you could blame them)
guesswho

Kirkland, WA

#49 Jan 25, 2011
well as long as they're minorities" with guns or illegals its ok ya can't be racist when it comes to rights yknow! anybody but those evil white people making every neighborhood a crime watch neighborhood geez its not even safe to walk down the street these days without some white guy hassling ya !!
guesswho

Kirkland, WA

#50 Jan 25, 2011
see california figured it out pay mexico to expand their wonderful goverment and positive society norms to america ,then flee california to find jobs and affordable housing!! now thats progress!
guesswho

Kirkland, WA

#51 Jan 25, 2011
hmm well what about if the guns are black??? then you would have to be a racist for not allowing them in right?
2nd amendment enforcer

Seattle, WA

#52 Jan 25, 2011
Its called the second amendment
why

Baltimore, MD

#53 Mar 8, 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, and no one is trying to take away your right to a shotgun or rifle for home defense.
you must watch cbs abc news?? umm all countrys that have no guns or tight control have vere high crime rates murder included !!! look to our north canada a few years ago took hand guns away an limited long gus an in the first year crime went up over 400% thats for real not bs!!! so you seen msn cbs aplod canada but they did not show you the aftermath!!!
steve

Ukiah, CA

#54 Mar 9, 2011
This means handguns. not all guns.
although total gun control is planned.
All these other country's cry about our wild west attitude. But they don't realize once we lose our guns the Rothschild world banking system can take complete control of all nations, a world wide fascist regime called the new world order will oppress them all. As long as America holds out, some sort of democracy will exist.

I support a ban on federal spending.
Can I get a majority vote?
Aaron

Seattle, WA

#57 Apr 25, 2011
I like to shoot handguns. I don't need any other reason to own one.
Law

Omaha, NE

#58 Apr 25, 2011
monkeysellin wrote:
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That's because he was comparing Apples to apples and you're trying to compare Apples to rocks
That you can't figure out the similarities is not surprising.
Law

Omaha, NE

#59 Apr 25, 2011
monkeysellin wrote:
Gun bans would work is if
1. the police and other types of enforcers are not corrupt.
Nope. Criminals would never hand in their guns.
monkeysellin wrote:
2. There is a search for guns to be confiscated a couple of times a year(one way to do this could be to get cops with dogs to sniff out gun powder and scan each home thoroughly which would prob do a lot of damage in the process)
So you are a fan of police states. That doesn't surprise.
monkeysellin wrote:
3. Criminals caught using guns are put into prisons for a much longer period than they do now
Now you're on to something. Shouldn't that include ANY weapon?
monkeysellin wrote:
4. We hire more Police officers and live in a state where a cop would be around the corner
Yeah...that's your idea of a free society.
monkeysellin wrote:
But here is the problem, that'll cost a helluvalot of money, and it'll take away many of the perks in life such as not being able to speed anymore cause a cop would catch you in every street, very little privacy in public(we all know that nobody likes having a cop watch them) and of course corrupt cops.
Sorry for my poor grammar, I didn't proofread this shite. But I did post a way for a gun ban to work and lower crime rate.
And I shot holes in it for it's lack of logic.
monkeysellin wrote:
In the long run it wouldn't be all that expensive as there would theoretically be so few people in prison that the surplus of money could be spent on the cops and still have leftover for other stuff.
You haven't posted a cite to a credible source to back up your assertion. Why is that?
monkeysellin wrote:
However that would also mean that the first couple of decades of such a gun ban and increase of cops it would mean lots of expense until enough prisoners are let out or die.
Got evidence of that?
Law

Omaha, NE

#60 Apr 25, 2011
Keep it Legal wrote:
Why shouldn't every legal gun be registered free of charge?
Why should they have to be registered in the first place?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#61 Apr 25, 2011
YEAH 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHT TO ARM BEARS? IF AMERICA WASENT SO SCARED OF THEIR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO HIDE BEHIND THEIR 5TH!
Ernie S.

Seattle, WA

#62 Apr 26, 2011
Because you can't carry a cop in your pocket
Ernie S

Seattle, WA

#63 Apr 26, 2011
Sean wrote:
Civilian firearm ownership is severely restricted in Mexico and that's working out well...
and just how many thousands have been killed because they could not protect themselves

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