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Why are guns so violently defended?


I know why gun manufacturers defend guns (it's their business) but why do gun owners defend it more vehemently than any other topic? People that are completely silent on other hot button issues suddenly pull out their megaphone to defend guns after another shooting. I understand that gun ownership is in the U.S. constitution, but I doubt the founders meant total lawless gun distribution. I just can't understand why people will stick up for guns to such an extreme that every form of discussion is off the table. An inflation of guns is just as slippery a slope as regulation.

 

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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    http://www.rationalityrebooted.com/ has thousands of stories of everyday people defending themseves from "evil" with their firearms. This outright denial of reality is the reason the public doesn't trust the gun bigots and why they get no traction.


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    Except the government has tanks, jets and nuclear bombs. Even if we stock pile pistols and assault weapons, we still wouldn't stand much of a chance.


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    I wasn't implying we had lawless gun distribution now, I was implying that the argument about gun laws not working (a frequent point for gun owners) suggests we shouldn't have gun laws at all.


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    I think responsible gun ownership, like you mention for yourself, is all gun control advocates are asking for.


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    I think the frustration comes when measures like limited gun clips and tighter background checks are thrown out because they're interpreted as an attack on the right to own a gun.


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    I believe a lot of frustration comes when gun advocates argue against a gun ban, when no gun ban is presented. I'm not saying that gun bans weren't proposed, but why can't we pass non-ban related measures?


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    It's true that guns don't kill people. But can you agree that they were designed to kill and they are exponentially more efficient at killing large amounts of people than say, a knife or a rope.


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    99.999% of gun owners hurt no one... I think we can tell who is 'paranoid" and who isn't.. and it starts with those who accuse lawabiding citizens of being "paranoid." And when your background checks don't work.... we know you will want more and more


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    M. T. Dremer 4 years ago

    True, but there are many responsible gun owners who also support gun control.


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    Jack Burton 4 years ago

    There ya go, dear readers. The exact reason why those who wish to "control" guns cannot be trusted. The very best he can do is come on and hurl meaningless, base insults with no concept of reality behind them. And we are to "trust" him, eh