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Equality under the law

  1. lovemychris profile image62
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    I think we should have a new policy on gun-ownership.
    I think that before someone wants to buy a gun, they should have to watch a video depicting what really happens when someone gets shot.
    Show the graphic details of what happens to a person who is hit with a bullet.
    Blood and guts, gore and pain.
    That way, maybe more people can be persuaded not to buy a gun.

    1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have a better idea....that they be over 21 and have the ability to pay for it.

      Sorry, but I keep coming back to that whole pesky Second Amendment thing......

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ..as you interpret it, which is vastly different than interpretations given by legal scholars including the ones sitting on the supreme court who in 2008 declared your version to be a bunch of nonsense.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Which explains why all of us still own guns, I guess, right?

          Second Amendment is still the law of the land, my friend....

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            The actual one yes.  Your wet dream one...not so much.

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Why are you so angry?

              It's not good for you.

              I just bought a Beretta 9mm the other day in less than 30 minutes.

              Got 3 extra magazines with it.

              Suhweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

              1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
                BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I don't know why I even bother to respond to Ron anymore, his post making light of the tragedy in Japan demonstrates that there isn't much there worth debating....

                1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  You can keep trying to convince yourself that I was making light of the victims, but that won't make it so.

                  You don't answer me because facts are not on your side.  If you want to debate the 2nd intelligently, you should at the very least be familiar with District of Columbia v. Heller.

                  ...if you want.

                  1. Greek One profile image77
                    Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    exactly.. you conservatives can go to Heller!!!..
                    or the District of Columbia.. which is pretty much the same thing at night

              2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
                Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Your avatar is a sexually frustrated, grimacing man.  Mine is a T.Rex blissfully consuming a Jesus Fish.  Which one of us is angry.

                The Berretta is a piece of crap.  You should have gone with a Sig or a Kel-Tec.

    2. Aya Katz profile image82
      Aya Katzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Will the video also show how killing the right person at the right time can save the lives of countless other people that this person was about to kill?

      Also, how do you think sadists will feel about watching a video like the one you propose forcing on everyone? Do you think they might enjoy the show? Last time I heard, the liberals were pushing the line that graphic violence on TV promotes violent behavior.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You don't really expect a liberal to believe what they want to force on others do you.

        Mooshell Obama pushing fruit while she stuffs her face with sausage.

        The community organizer telling us all we must sacrifice while he spends, spends and then spends some more.

        Like I said before, listen to what they say and do the exact opposite.

        You wont be wrong.

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Equality under the Law?

    First off, Equality isn't Equal Rights.
    Secondly, Equality is a reference made with regards to America's "way of life"- It is each person's equal ability and opportunity to obtain the same status as those who are the wealthiest.
    Thirdly, the Law isn't applied Equally.

    As for your suggestion of a video, it should be part of the Educational foundation of Gun Ownership. However, people see the stuff presented as you want in movies all the time. You rarely see any videos of real people killing real people with guns.

    I would like to show a video(if your stomach cannot handle it, then do not click on the link). It's actually a music video, which depicts a man who decided that he wasn't going to take "NO" for an answer and attempts to take what he wants. He ends up being shot in the head.

    The song is by Tatu- it's called "All About Us". Again, if you don't have the stomach for it, then do not watch the video....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qjx8IXkgjE

    If you want to see the destruction a gun can have, you shall. Watch the entire video. Good song. smile

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, that link is useless. I didn't realize the one section needed to be seen is cut out. hmm


    Edit: Here is the uncensored version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTJBxvNKQcw

  4. BillyDRitchie profile image60
    BillyDRitchieposted 7 years ago

    Why does this idea remind me of drivers education class when they used to show all the films of car accidents complete with corpses......

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Billy, basically it would almost be the same thing. lol

    2. PrettyPanther profile image82
      PrettyPantherposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Does it remind you of anything else?  Think hard now....

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  5. barryrutherford profile image78
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    Like signing up to the military & going to war?

  6. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    They should not have to watch a video.. that's just silly.

    They should have to get shot... nothing serious mind you, just on the foot or buttocks.

    That would bring home to new owners the power of the weapon they possess... as well as slow them down a bit in case they purchased their firearm in order to go on a rampage

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You liberals sure are violent.

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        oh come on... you conservatives are such softies.. toughen up a bit!

    2. BillyDRitchie profile image60
      BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What's next?  Getting run over by your new car to encourage you to drive safely?

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That would just encourage pedestrian safety

  7. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I am totally missing what all this has to do with equality under the law?

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The point is that conservatives have as equal right to go nuts as liberals do...

      The problem is that when they do, they often have a Beretta 9mm handy

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Does the law prohibit liberals from buying the guns? If not, I still miss the point. smile

        1. Jim Hunter profile image59
          Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          A liberal with a handgun.

          Just remember the projectile comes out of the end with the hole in it, very very fast.

          1. Greek One profile image77
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Conservatives are more familiar with this concept due to their extensive research with penises

            sorry.. cheap shot.. but it was there for the taking tongue

        2. maven101 profile image78
          maven101posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm with you, Misha...I thought the thread was going to be a serious discussion on equality under the law, but instead find liberals pontificating about their abhorrence of the 2nd amendment...
          The only " equality " under the law is equal opportunity, not equal outcomes...Harrison Bergeron notwithstanding...

          1. Greek One profile image77
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ..so shoot me

          2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Antonin Scalia is a liberal?  Someone oughta tell him.  You should also read and try to understand the 2nd before commenting on it.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As of the original post...nothing at all.  We've turned it into potpourri like on Jeopardy.

  8. Jim Hunter profile image59
    Jim Hunterposted 7 years ago

    And sticking your finger in the hole wont stop the bullet from coming out.

    Just some advice for the liberal with a handgun.

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Advice for the conservative..
      "try putting it in your ear with when you pull the trigger.. both you and the bullet will emerge unharmed"

      lol tongue

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Violent liberals.

        1. Greek One profile image77
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          see.. i'm actually ok with that lol

  9. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

    No serious discussion here maven101. The only conservative Greek girl with a gun I've known, had no need of it when sexually frustrating men.

    1. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      gunS

      1. Alastar Packer profile image82
        Alastar Packerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Went over me head Greek One, still love ya!

  10. lovemychris profile image62
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    It's this:

    "Currently, several states have laws that require abortion providers to offer women the opportunity to view an ultrasound image of their baby before getting an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute. And two years ago, Republicans introduced a bill in Congress that would require abortion providers to perform an ultrasound and allow a woman to see the image before getting the procedure. Although the bill hasn’t gotten very far, it is a step in the right direction to finding a solution to the abortion issue."

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opi … -procedure

    The article makes is seem like a good, decent idea, but I don't know.....it's already an anguishing experience as it is.
    And why don't potential gun-owners have to see something like that? See what really happens when you shoot a person? Because I know there are repercussions for that too. Just ask a soldier.
    Seems to me that we treat one group of individuals much different than the other....and they both are dealing with the same issues, IMO.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Abortion isn't a good comparison to Gun Ownership. Just saying. hmm

      1. lovemychris profile image62
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why not?

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          One is a right of only half of the people and the other is a right of all people. wink

          1. lovemychris profile image62
            lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            There would BE no people if not for women!

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              So, and your point? Which I am sure will have nothing to do with the topic of this forum thread(which you started), but go ahead. lol

    2. Aya Katz profile image82
      Aya Katzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How about we don't force people to watch videos period. And that includes driver's ed.

      1. lovemychris profile image62
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, you'll have to speak with the Republicans in charge on that....but don't be surprised if your words fall on deaf ears.
        On this issue, women have no rights.

        1. BillyDRitchie profile image60
          BillyDRitchieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, I'm sorry, was abortion just outlawed?

          1. lovemychris profile image62
            lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            They're working on it.
            If a Repub appoints the next SC justice...it's a done deal.

  11. lovemychris profile image62
    lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

    Simple!
    Metaphorically speaking: I brought you into this world, and you can take me out.
    Both responsibilities should be treated equally!

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

 
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