CBS Legal Exec: No Sympathy For Vegas ‘Because Country Music Fans Often Are Republican’

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  1. mancha

    mancha Alabama morghulis

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    duh. God wants us to have weapons designed for the specific purpose of killing people. It says so in the Bible.

    Nothing spells freedom more than owning 30+ automatic and semiautomatic weapons.
     
  2. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    The percentage of gun deaths by assualt rifles compared to hand guns is the issue.

    Hand guns make up over 90%.
     
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    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    Just so we're clear, "semiautomatic" simply means the process of cocking the gun to fire is handled by the gun itself. Pull the trigger, and the gun fires one round, clears the chamber and loads another round for firing. "Automatic" means that, so long as there are rounds in the magazine, the gun will fire repeatedly as you hold the trigger. Automatic weapons are illegal for sale to private citizens anywhere in the US. However, aftermarket kits that will convert a semiautomatic into an automatic are readily available. I'm not an advocate of gun control, but I would have no argument against outlawing the conversion kits.
     
  4. Winston1

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    That's correct and includes pistols and shotguns with the same features. I know many who own 20+ "guns" including pistols used for target practice and hunting, several types of shotguns used for different types of game as well as skeet and trap competition and of course several type of rifles used for different hunting as well as target practice.
    So tell me how do you differentiate between these people and the crazies like this guy??? Why should there be a limit??? Is there a limit on the number of running shoes or cars or houses or anything else people can buy legally?
    As I've said before no right is unlimited and that includes the right to bear arms. I'm good with preventing military grade arms, automatic weapons including the pieces used to convert weapons to full automatic fire. I'm good with background checks registration and even requiring a gun/hunter safety course with EVERY purchase or the like.

    However nothing will ever stop things like Las Vegas unless there is a fundamental change in our society. There is a dangerous combination of intolerance of others coming from all sides and a depersonalization of the opposition that makes violence seem too reasonable.
    You can't control people's actions by controlling things....you can't control people by force. You don't get a civil society by control....it comes from inspiration and providing hope by fairness and opportunity for all.
     
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  5. mancha

    mancha Alabama morghulis

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    Come down from the clouds Winston.

    We have laws because people cannot handle their shit. That is a time-immortal fact of human nature.
    We have immigration restrictions to help protect us from terrorism.
    We have financial regulations to help protect us from greedy individuals who cause market crashes. When those regulations are eased, a crash follows.
    We have child pornography laws because people exploit children for perversion.
    We have DWI laws because people kill people driving drunk.
    And on and on.

    None of these laws PREVENT these things from happening but they, along with education, reduce the frequency of events. Why do guns not apply to this formula that is applied everywhere else in our society? Why is it just the price we have to pay for freedom?
     
  6. dachsie

    dachsie Freshman

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    Am not advocating this by any means but have a question. Could the number of firearms a person purchased in a year be restricted? I believe this guy started buying up a lot of weapons over the last year, which should have been a red flag.
     
  7. Winston1

    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    So how do you do that. I know people who buy from several different vendors in more than one state. Only a national registry would be capable of correlating like that. Does anyone want that?
     
  8. dachsie

    dachsie Freshman

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    Ok thanks. That's why I asked. I don't own guns but fully support the right to own. I probably should get one for protection but its not been on my radar to do so. thankfully I live in a very safe town
     
  9. LSUpride123

    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    We DO have gun laws. Why is that not understood?
     
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    LSUpride123 Boobies make everything A OK!!!

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    Why not restrict the number of cheese burgers you can purchase a year because of heart disease and the strain on our health system?
     
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