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Christin Sander says
I read that story too. Broke my heart. Maybe we need an intelligence test for owning a gun? Here's a question for it: at what age should a child own a gun? If you answer "5", you fail.
The "Goldilocks" style of gun bans, eh. Ban guns that are too small, too big, too powerful, too black and scary, too easily loaded....why WE don't want to "ban guns." We will leave you with a single-shot musket that was popular 200 years ago.
Christin doesn't know that there is NO internet gun sale loophole... and that ALL guns bought and sold at gunshows and all buyers and sellers must meet all state and federal laws concerning the buying and selling of guns. But she comments anyway?
The five year old boy is a perfect example of the failure of gun laws and why they will never work... and why there will always be a demand for more... more.... more.... . What parent who leaves their kid in this situation is going to follow a "law"
I'm totally guessing here, but I bet that 5-year-old had a child car seat in mother's car, as did his sister. I'm sure there are people who refuse to buy child car seats. Should we get rid of that law?
I refuse to engage with angry people like Jack who won't use reason, only condescending answers. I know what I am talking about I am very familiar with the law and how it works. some people don't like debate they want to fight or argue no thanks.
That's a good approach. Instead of discussing his position, Jack wrote a screed comparing gun ownership to writing, which isn't an answer, just another tired analogy. The comparison is irrelevant and a way to obfuscate the issue.
Well, crank, what you want to do is to punish the people who are already putting cars seats in for their kids by making them jump thru even more hoops in your misguided effort to correct those who don't use car seats in the first place.
I don't think that's what Crank is saying.
christin confuses "angry" with "I can't really answer Jack so I'll call him names." And u ~don't~ know the law. Otherwise u wouldn't make an elementary mistake such a "internet loophole." This type of willful ignorance is why we can't have dialogue.
I am always happy to leave it to the readers as to what is a "screed" and what is meaningful. But the fact is, you and you ilk want to take away "selected" freedoms but when it is a freedom you happen to like, why, by God, that is protected.
No, Jack, that's not what I mean at all. I wonder if you will ever answer the question. I take it that you believe in no gun control whatsoever? If so, that's fine. That's an answer.
Actually, I wrote a hub on what I think is a highly effective program that will reduce guns getting into the hand of those who may do harm to others. It certainly makes much more sense than the proposals out there now...
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Alberic O says
Al... take a look at my proposal "A Gun Law Everyone Can Support" and tell me what you think.
Jack Burton says
Not sure I can tell where you stand on the question. Of course there's a continuum of gun control. There are people on both sides of the issue from one end to the other, so there's a political continuum. That's just objective fact.
Yes, there is a continuum of gun control. It doesn't range from no gun control to lots of gun control, though, It ranges from stupid and bad gun control to evil and malicious gun control. Those who want no gun control are not on that continuum.
illogical argument. Writing doesn't kill people - guns do. You can not kill a person by whipping out your bic pen and writing a poem give me a break.
A political continuum, by definition (and perhaps I should have used the word spectrum), contains all possible opinion, not just the opinions you think it should contain. I'm not arguing the validity of the opinions, just that they exist.
Christin, perhaps you can explain to my guns what an utter failure they are since they've never "killed" anyone in their decades of existence. And niether have the 99.999 guns in America. And if you don't think "words kill" you don't know history.
And crank, you are still misusing the concept of continuum.
Fine, I'm misusing it. Consider the spectrum then. My question is about where on the political spectrum you land on the gun control debate or where you think gun control should fall on that spectrum.
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