Gun Laws Debate - Brooklyn, NY

Discuss the national Gun Laws debate in Brooklyn, NY.

Does the US need to reform its gun laws?

Brooklyn thinks US gun laws are fine.
Not at all

Vote now in Brooklyn:

Since: May 12

New York, NY

#1 Jul 23, 2012
Crimes with guns are committed by criminal evi42l minds.

Since: Jul 12


#2 Jul 25, 2012
It is restrictive enough as it is
Reality Check

Hicksville, NY

#3 Jul 27, 2012
We are better than this...

Massapequa, NY

#4 Jul 31, 2012
I had an interesting discussion with a friend about the AK-47. He argued that its net benefit to humanity
outweighs its net cost. Before the AK-47, you had all these victimized groups that were fighting their
opressors with rifles and handguns. Then this mass produced gun comes along, cheap, reliable and deadly -
just what the little guy needs to stand up to the big guy. It acts as a force equalizer. So on one hand you
have millions of people killed by AK-47′s, but on the other hand there are an unknown number of people who
would be subjugated or dead if they hadnt had AK-47′s to defend themselves.

Raleigh, NC

#5 Aug 1, 2012
Democrats just couldn’t hold it together. With less than 100 days to go before the election, the left let slip its vision of a second term for President Obama that will be the end for the Second Amendment.

They’re riding on an emotional wave created by James Holmes, the suspected Aurora, Colo., movie-theater shooter who was charged with 24 counts of murder on Monday. As the courtroom proceedings in that case unfolded, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, New York Democrat, took to New York's city hall to introduce legislation making it much harder for law-abiding citizens nationwide to purchase ammunition.

The liberal duo would restrict ammunition sales to licensed dealers and require buyers to show a photo ID at the time of purchase, effectively banning people from doing their shopping online. Also, the dealer would have to maintain detailed records for each ammunition sale and report anyone purchasing over 1,000 rounds.

This is going back to the bad old days of 1960s-era gun-control laws, which banned mail-order sales of ammo and required logs to be kept. These restrictions did absolutely nothing to help law enforcement, as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms admitted when Congress repealed those provisions in 1986.

Mr. Lautenberg also wants to turn back the clock with a Senate vote this week reinstating a ban on “high-capacity magazines,” which he defines as any that hold over 10 rounds. The New Jersey Democrat wants to attach his bill to pending cybersecurity legislation, but his leader, Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is opposed, knowing the political reality for his vulnerable members.

The Senate’s third-ranking leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, couldn’t restrain himself from taking to the floor Thursday to plead for more gun control:“Maybe, maybe, maybe we could pass some laws that might, might, might stop some of the unnecessary tragedies that have occurred.”

In a statement on his bill, Mr. Lautenberg said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, among others,“publicly expressed acceptance or support for some form of gun regulation since the Colorado shooting.” That’s a rather fanciful interpretation of what Justice Scalia said on “Fox News Sunday” this weekend. Justice Scalia, who penned the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller decision striking down the District’s 30-year gun ban, said the ruling left open the possibility of limitations on guns.

“What the opinion in Heller said is that it will have to be decided in future cases — what limitations upon the right to bear arms are permissible,” said the justice.“My starting point and ending point probably will be what limitations are within the understood limitations that the society had at the time. They had some limitation on the nature of arms that could be borne. So, we’ll see what those limitations are as applied to modern weapons.” He gave the example that cannons wouldn’t qualify because they aren’t carried by hand.

The shape of those future limitations will change should Mr. Obama win his last political election. The switch of a single vote would put Justice Scalia and the originalist interpretation of the scope of the Second Amendment in the minority. Millions of gun owners will have this in mind as November approaches.

Emily Miller is a senior editor for the Opinion pages at The Washington Times. VOTE OUT THESE ASSHOLES 2012

Central Islip, NY

#6 Aug 1, 2012
John Pike, the pepper spray cop from UC Davis, is no longer a cop. His employment ends today.

Central Islip, NY

#7 Aug 1, 2012
Police shoot person in the back for running away from them when approached. No weapon.

Neighbors gather. Police fire rubber bullets and let a dog go on women and children. Here's a video and breakdown of events:

People then get angry and march to city hall the next day...

People join up and march down the street.

Cops tell them to disperse or get arrested.

A few people throw rocks and plastic bottles (possibly undercovers)...

1000 police start shooting paintball guns at EVERY protester.

Then people light dumpsters on fire.

Police still fire at every person that looks like... idk... a person.

Here's a journalist getting fired on by police just for walking down an ally and being associated with a protester yelling "fuck pigs". Video here:

Live streams that have a lot of videos of the protests. There's archive of it all on there.

Police are even going to creepy tactics to running out of vans to snatch and grab people:
Reality Check

Brentwood, NY

#8 Aug 1, 2012
Its surreal that we live in a world in which this needs to exist. Three days after the shooting in Aurora, the City of Houston released this Department of Homeland Security-funded instructional video on surviving mass shootings at work. Watch on repeat so that you can begin drilling the Run. Hide. Fight mantra into your brain:


Wellsboro, PA

#9 Aug 6, 2012
I love meat guns that spew love yogurt.

“Heart is still in Meriden!”

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Aug 25, 2012
Bloomberg's gun control worked real good at the Empire State building!

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