Gun Laws Debate - Marion, VA

Discuss the national Gun Laws debate in Marion, VA.

Does the US need to reform its gun laws?

Marion thinks US gun laws are fine.
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Cathy

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jul 28, 2012
Law abiding citizens-follow the law.Reform the criminals.
curiousguy

Marbury, MD

#2 Jul 28, 2012
No theres no need to make it even harder for a law abiding citizen to purchase and own a firearm or even carry that firearm concealed

Since: Apr 12

Marion, Va

#3 Jul 28, 2012
Gun laws only keep the honest folks unarmed. Crooks like tough gun laws because they have guns and the victims don't.
caesar

Hillsville, VA

#4 Jul 28, 2012
People have been killing each other since the beginning of time.If you melted every gun in the world, and someone wanted to kill someone, they would use a spear, club, rock, whatever.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people with guns.
The problem is our judicial system. When someone kills like the Colorado killer, the Fort Hood killer, the Tucson killer,when there is no question who did the killing, give them a good supper, and hang them at sunup.Hang them on the courthouse lawn in the city where they did the killing. Broadcast it live on national television so all the other idiots that are thinking about doing something like that will see what happens when you kill innocent people. Stop this insanity plea crap. Of course they are insane, sane people don't kill innocent people. Quit using that for an excuse to piss away millions of tax payers dollars keeping the killer alive for years and years. Hang em.
haha

Scottsville, VA

#5 Jul 28, 2012
guns don't kill people, people kill people. let's see you can smash in someones head with a shovel, brick, or another inanimate object so why aren't they being brought up to make illegal. even knives are used but where is the effort to make them illegal. government at it's finest
for guns

Salem, VA

#6 Jul 30, 2012
enforce laws, not guns
slingshot

Bristol, VA

#7 Jul 30, 2012
haha wrote:
guns don't kill people, people kill people. let's see you can smash in someones head with a shovel, brick, or another inanimate object so why aren't they being brought up to make illegal. even knives are used but where is the effort to make them illegal. government at it's finest
When someone walks in to a building with a pocket full of rocks, a shovel, or a arm load of bricks, or 10 knives and kills 12 people and hurts 50 more you might have an arguement, until then, I would ask, if you are going to kill me please come at me with a brick, I just might have a knive. I have many guns but I have never seen or know of anyone using a AK47 to hunt with unless they were hunting people.
haha

Scottsville, VA

#8 Jul 30, 2012
ok slingshot answer this if government told everyone to give up there guns and every single gun was melted down. do you honestly think mass murder will stop because i highly doubt so. people will find other ways to kill other people in mass so what in the hell was the point of getting rid of guns? you criticized what the "weapons" above. How about fire bombs, pipe bombs made from household chemicals you anti-gun people have no clue about weapons all you're ever focused on is the "object" not the gang members or psychos. so you just keep thinking that way and when the sh*t hits the fan in the u.s.a i hope you can manage a crowd of people looking to kill you and your family food or it could be a race war, hell even an invading country but whatever it is i wish you good luck in your journey to dispose of all the guns. and by the way before judging this sit back and think if you have to think with.
haha

Scottsville, VA

#9 Jul 30, 2012
as for the ak-47 and ar-15 they are semi auto and illegal to convert to fully auto and most hand guns are semi auto and a lot of people use these rifles for shooting competitions. i don't hear of responsible gun enthusiasts killing other people. just like driving a car there wierdos who plow into groups of people standing on the sidewalk should we ban automobiles because they can cause death? a driver that is dui in an automobile is like a gang member with a gun. they "choose" to do it.
Justsoyouknow

Scottsville, VA

#10 Jul 30, 2012
I'm going to give my two cents for what it's worth. I don't like guns, don't know a heck of a lot about them, But even though I don't like them doesn't mean I'm against them. Guns, if used for the right purposes aren't harmful, even if they are used for the wrong purpose guns just don't lift themselves up into the air, load themselves, Aim, and pull the trigger on their own free will, it is the person that owns the gun whom chooses to be reckless and twisted when they go off killing people!!! One main point to this whole thing is, if it wasn't for these weapons of choice to hunters then don't you think we'd be overrun by so many animals that it wouldn't even be funny "Deers, Bears, Coyotes, fox" and the list goes on, or how about even just the usual person who owns one who keeps the population of snakes at bay. They don't need to reform the laws and do away with them, if anything they need to update it and make it better. Guns can actually save a life if and when the circumstance calls for it too.
slingshot

Bristol, VA

#11 Jul 30, 2012
haha wrote:
ok slingshot answer this if government told everyone to give up there guns and every single gun was melted down. do you honestly think mass murder will stop because i highly doubt so. people will find other ways to kill other people in mass so what in the hell was the point of getting rid of guns? you criticized what the "weapons" above. How about fire bombs, pipe bombs made from household chemicals you anti-gun people have no clue about weapons all you're ever focused on is the "object" not the gang members or psychos. so you just keep thinking that way and when the sh*t hits the fan in the u.s.a i hope you can manage a crowd of people looking to kill you and your family food or it could be a race war, hell even an invading country but whatever it is i wish you good luck in your journey to dispose of all the guns. and by the way before judging this sit back and think if you have to think with.
You must not have read what I said. I HAVE GUNS, 15 to be exact. I am NOT anti gun. I was trying to say, that such guns as AK47s are not needed. Gun control must start somewhere. Yep, the guy that kill those folks in the theater was a gang member wasn't he.NOT. There is no doubt that people have been killing people sense time began. The easer it is made for people to kill, the more will be killed. As far as gangs. I think we have a trained, paid army, why not use it to stop gangs. You want to use semis, put 4 marines in each subway car with semis, and that will make travel much safer. Put them on these big city streets and put a stop to the killing there. And please do not pull a Romney and miss quote me or twist what I say.
haha

Scottsville, VA

#12 Jul 30, 2012
why do you want obama and his administration telling you what you can do and have or any other administration. it's already bad enough we are mandated to pay a tax coming 2014. what's next? oh by the way you wanna talk gun control try starting your bud obama who gave 2,000 guns to mexican drug lords..no no don't blame obama he is the best president we ever had sorry sling shot the government is as corrupt as n korea say one thing but do another have fun with it. i never said he himself was gang member i more referred to him as a psycho. so try preaching to yourself about twisting things around

Since: Apr 12

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#13 Jul 30, 2012
People that want guns outlawed....must be outlaws...who else is scared of a law abiding citizen with a gun?

Since: Apr 12

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#14 Jul 30, 2012
slingshot wrote:
<quoted text> When someone walks in to a building with a pocket full of rocks, a shovel, or a arm load of bricks, or 10 knives and kills 12 people and hurts 50 more you might have an arguement, until then, I would ask, if you are going to kill me please come at me with a brick, I just might have a knive. I have many guns but I have never seen or know of anyone using a AK47 to hunt with unless they were hunting people.
Maybe we're hunting the people that are hunting people. And yes...you or I can be killed with a brick, and if you or I have a knife....isn't that the same as having a gun? Hell if I have a cannon strapped to my chest, It should be my business...as long as I don't hurt innocent people with it. If guns are outlawed....outlaws will still have guns....duh....that's what makes them outlaws.
slingshot

Bristol, VA

#15 Jul 31, 2012
Ford, you missed the whole point. The point is,and you should try this, walk in a bank with a brick in you hand a yell "this is a hold up". Then walk in with a cannon and "yell this is a hold up", and see which one gets you laughed out of the building and which one gets the money. If you think a rock is the same as a gun, both should get you the money.

Since: Apr 12

Marion, Va

#16 Jul 31, 2012
Putnam says Florida’s concealed weapons permit holders are overwhelmingly law-abiding citizens.

About 6,200 gun permits have been revoked out of 2.2 million issued since 1987. Records show 168 permits were revoked for gun-related crimes.

Permit holders can lose their gun licenses if convicted of a felony.

Since: Apr 12

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#17 Jul 31, 2012
slingshot wrote:
Ford, you missed the whole point. The point is,and you should try this, walk in a bank with a brick in you hand a yell "this is a hold up". Then walk in with a cannon and "yell this is a hold up", and see which one gets you laughed out of the building and which one gets the money. If you think a rock is the same as a gun, both should get you the money.
No you miss the whole point. I don't rob banks......crooks rob banks. People that abide by the law have a right to protect themselves, their family, and their property. Confronted with a crook, I feel better with a gun....but I can also throw a brick, rock, etc. Not only might my gun save my life....it just might save yours.
slingshot

Bristol, VA

#18 Aug 1, 2012
Ford, can't you read your own writing. You said and I quote, "And yes you or I can be killed with a brick and if you or I have a knife...isn't that the same as having a gun?" The answer to that is,no it is not the same. A thrown brick travels at about 35ft per sec. bullets travel at around 900ft. per sec. Which would you rather have coming at you. Sure we can stand still and be killed by a brick, and why would you feel better with a gun to confront a crook. Bricks and guns are the same according to you. haven't you ever read about otherwise good decent people getting mad and killing someone, most time with a gun. They were not your standard "bad person". My word I saw a man get so mad at a ref. at a football game that he tried to kill him. Again, I have and like my guns, I enjoy them, but all of us should have a strict background check before being able to purchase a gun. That is all I will have to say about this topic.

Since: Apr 12

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#19 Aug 1, 2012
slingshot wrote:
Ford, can't you read your own writing. You said and I quote, "And yes you or I can be killed with a brick and if you or I have a knife...isn't that the same as having a gun?" The answer to that is,no it is not the same. A thrown brick travels at about 35ft per sec. bullets travel at around 900ft. per sec. Which would you rather have coming at you. Sure we can stand still and be killed by a brick, and why would you feel better with a gun to confront a crook. Bricks and guns are the same according to you. haven't you ever read about otherwise good decent people getting mad and killing someone, most time with a gun. They were not your standard "bad person". My word I saw a man get so mad at a ref. at a football game that he tried to kill him. Again, I have and like my guns, I enjoy them, but all of us should have a strict background check before being able to purchase a gun. That is all I will have to say about this topic.
Yes I can....can you? All I'm saying is that you don't need a gun to kill or hurt some one. If I'm a person getting paid to, or am just a natural born killer, I'll have a gun, or a bomb, or a damn brick to do the job with. Guns.....or bricks don't friggin kill people, lowlife people do, and they always will...regardless the weapon of choice. What did a damn cave man have? And I really don't want a brick OR a bullet coming at me! I do have my permit by the way.
haha

Scottsville, VA

#20 Aug 2, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/chinese-teen-kills-eigh...

So are we going to reform knife laws. Even though it didn't happen here it can be done. See the knife didn't use it magical powers to kill these people the dumba** using it killed them. He could have easily killed more people than that

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