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No chance the buyers are motivated by their own views rather than the machinations of dark schemers behind the scene?
How is it that arming oneself is the best defense against being attacked but such a stance is reserved for the morally just. IE; Iran and nuclear weapons. How are personal views detached from doomsday preachers and their expertise at fear mongering.
I guess the difference is most gun owners aren't preaching the direct annihilation of a race of people like the Iranian gov't has been doing. Rather they just don't trust how society will handle themselves in a crisis.
The Soviets and the Chinese once threatened human extinction if provoked but years of non conflict cooled their temperament. The reasons for continuous conflict in troubled regions is because of military imbalance.
the soviets and Chinese were following a bad political system but were relatively sane... Iran is stuck in the 12th century and really doesn't give a flip about such things as sanity or if civilization carries on the next 12 months.
Precisely, the docterine of mutually assured destruction only works when neither side wants to be a martyr.
I am not a Muslim or agree with insane religious practices such as religious martyrdom but without mutual respect there will be perpetual conflict. Business strategy as gun sales soar? Russians sell weapons to Arabs, USA sells weapons to Israel.
I believe the question only pertained to domestic sales. Not miltary sales. But maybe I am wrong.
The question did indeed refer to purchases by American citizens. I am puzzled over this line of reasoning. I have to admit the equation of that with international arms sales to belligerent nation-states escapes me.
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People with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other are the very ones who founded and built this country into a shining beacon on a hill for the world to emulate. I'll take that any day over a country that doesn't trust its own people with guns.
Yes and they did it all alone...
Silvie, are you getting more cynical with age? Not every gun owner is a "Bible thumper." Here in Montana with the grizzly bears it is a necessity if you want to be outdoors.
No Pat not more cynical but pretty sickened by how violent this country has become and the guns mentality not just the guns are a big factor.
Less than one half of one percent of all the guns in the country are used to hurt an innocent. If you want to look at why the country has become more violent look to Hollywood, the drug culture and the lack of fathers in the urban family
My guns are no threat to anyone, frankly. Unless, that is, you intend to come and try to take them from me. Then, all bets are off. And, just to make one additional point - I'm not a "bible thumper", as you condescendingly call them.
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All those little people out there clinging to guns and religion?
Not that, all the little people clinging to the fear of losing guns and religion.
Really, Sapper? So I must one of those stupid and easily manipulated people since I refuse to register the guns I own and believe that the second amendment was actually penned to protect me from an over-reaching government. You need to wake up.
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