Gun Control Debate - Utica, NY

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Law

Des Moines, IA

#104 Jan 28, 2011
common sense wrote:
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Most liberals are not against owning guns. It's the automatic weapons like Uzi'and large bullet clips that seems senseless. So your saying we do nothing and continue to experience mass killings. Just make it easier for criminals to get guns. In Europe this is not a problem. very strict gun laws. I can't understand why anyone would ever need a gun that shoots hundreds of rounds a minute to protect themselves.
Autopmatics have been available for years (with the proper stamps). How many crimes have you read of wherer automatics wereused?
common sense wrote:
The argument that people kill not guns is STUPID and IDIOTIC.
Only to idiots that think guns can up and shoot themselves.
Law

Des Moines, IA

#105 Jan 28, 2011
Pho Shure wrote:
Banning handguns won't keep all of them off the streets, but it's a start to try and control the violence in America.
Really? Are you going to guarantte that criminals will be the 1st in line to hand in their handgun?
You don't think a woman should be able to use her handgun to thwart a rapist's attack?
Pho Shure wrote:
Violence has gotten way out of control in this country,
Exactly right. America doesn't have a gun problem. America has a crime problem. Got soultions?
Pho Shure wrote:
It's more like it was in the wild,wild west! Put down your guns and surrender.
You still buy into the Hollywood version of the so called "Wild West"?
You really do want the law abding to surrender. How noble.
me123a

Rome, NY

#106 Feb 28, 2011
MY AMERICAN RIGHT to protect myself
josh maracchion

Baldwinsville, NY

#107 Mar 16, 2011
from my cold dead hands
44magnum

Utica, NY

#108 Mar 16, 2011
It's my right to own a gun and protect myself
crazy

Worcester, MA

#109 Mar 18, 2011
I don't think any firearm should be banned for protection of your family and property, Its bad when police departments lock their doors at a certain time at night and they Are armed to the teeth lol,

“There is no such thing”

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Since: May 08

as a reasonable person

#110 Apr 3, 2011
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! Adolph Hitler [1935] The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson
Law

Kansas City, MO

#111 Apr 4, 2011
Lil Ticked wrote:
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! Adolph Hitler [1935] The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson
The first quote is bogus.

http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcbogus.ht...

“There is no such thing”

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as a reasonable person

#112 Apr 4, 2011
Law wrote:
<quoted text>The first quote is bogus.
http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcbogus.ht...
You are right.. My bad.
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1791...
82 nd airbourne 3/504th pir

Utica, NY

#113 Jan 25, 2013
2 amendment doesnt matter till thet try to take it away! our for fathers faught with there lives for freedom and warned us of big gov. Love my country but it been takin over by bankers and tyranical wolrd goverment crazys. bill of rights was writin to pretect the people from this sort of tyranny. a man with arms is free , a man unarmed is slave.
Patriot

Danielson, CT

#114 Jan 26, 2013
It would only help out criminals.

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#115 Jan 26, 2013
Molon Labe!
Knows Better

Utica, NY

#117 Mar 3, 2013
hotMESS wrote:
I could never understand how some people, like me, can go through life with never a thought about owning a gun, and for others - it is a must-have.
You, then, have never been the victim of a crime or witnessed a crime close to you. It is a fact of nature that predators prey on the weak, and criminals seek the unprotected to violate and steal from. They embolden themselves with weapons of many kinds - they don't want a "level playing field". They will acquire weapons by any means available to them to use against you or another victim. Laws don't affect them!!! Any law compromising your ability to purchase equivalant firepower to protect you, your family, your friends and neighbors and the possessions you worked hard to acquire, aids the criminally intent individual and gives him or her the upper hand!
Knows Better

Utica, NY

#118 Mar 3, 2013
Why would anyone support a law whereby only criminals would or could have guns?
Knows Better

Utica, NY

#119 Mar 3, 2013
common sense wrote:
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Most liberals are not against owning guns. It's the automatic weapons like Uzi'and large bullet clips that seems senseless. So your saying we do nothing and continue to experience mass killings. Just make it easier for criminals to get guns. In Europe this is not a problem. very strict gun laws. I can't understand why anyone would ever need a gun that shoots hundreds of rounds a minute to protect themselves. The argument that people kill not guns is STUPID and IDIOTIC.
STUPID and IDIOTIC? Please explain how a gun can kill on its own. I don't know if most liberals are against owning guns, but I can assure you that most who would keep law abiding individuals from owning guns are LIBERALS!!!! A Liberal "Feel Good" mentality would disarm the Law Abiding population, and by default, only criminals would have guns. The most dangerous places to be are now the "Gun-Free-Zones"! What is it about this concept that you can't get your brain around? Why weaken our defences?!? The strong prey upon the weak, and a criminal with a gun feels Omnipotent knowing there is no defense against his actions. Enforce the current laws on the books, and 95% of the problems you have with guns will disappear.

By the way, what gun is it that can shoot hundreds of rounds a minute? Can I conceal it or transport it easily? Exactly when was this weapon used in a criminal manner? Obviously, no thought was put into New York's new gun laws. They were just a knee-jerk reaction to a mentally ill individual's abomination.

I merely want to be certain that the Deer I shoot is dead before it gets away, and a Bear is dead, and not just enraged after I have shot it. I am prone to missing a shot here and there in the "heat of the hunt", and want to be ensured I have enough rounds to finish the job. Having a few more rounds in my rifle doesn't make me any more of a threat to you. Next you'll be limiting the number of magazines an individual can own, then the number of guns or the size of the guns or the ability to use a scope. The agenda is clear.

Since: Mar 13

New Hartford, NY

#120 Mar 16, 2013
hotMESS wrote:
I could never understand how some people, like me, can go through life with never a thought about owning a gun, and for others - it is a must-have.
It's a lot like the idea of having a fast car. It's not that the speed is there to outrun everyone on the streets but it's there in case of an emergency situation.

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