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The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 12:01pm
by eumaas

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 5:32pm
by Noise Inspector
Good, a step in the right direction anyways.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 5:37pm
by Wolter
Noise Inspector wrote:Good, a step in the right direction anyways.
Yeah, if you're not a fan of armed insurrection.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 5:48pm
by BostonBeaneater
I like guns.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 6:16pm
by eumaas
Wolter wrote:
Noise Inspector wrote:Good, a step in the right direction anyways.
Yeah, if you're not a fan of armed insurrection.
Lord knows that only the military, the police, and criminals should have guns. That's common sense.

By the way, these assault weapons bans are just silly on the face of it. They do nothing against common crime (that's handgun territory--good luck banning handguns), nor against the big time gangs (who get better, military-grade shit than what is legal in the US).

Based on history, I think it's damn sensible that we have means of resistance.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 10:41pm
by Still216
eumaas wrote: Lord knows that only the military, the police, and criminals should have guns. That's common sense.

By the way, these assault weapons bans are just silly on the face of it. They do nothing against common crime (that's handgun territory--good luck banning handguns), nor against the big time gangs (who get better, military-grade shit than what is legal in the US).

Based on history, I think it's damn sensible that we have means of resistance.
Yeah, that news article you posted here basically conveyed the opinion "yeah, if we ban assault weapons in the US, yeah, the problem in Mexico with the drug cartels and all their illicit money buying illicit guns, yeah, it'll kinda maybe sorta go away". Because Mexican drug cartel leaders don't have access to other countries with a much looser idea of drug control and drug money and gun control. Sure. If there's a reason to impose gun control, it's got to be better than that.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2009, 6:50pm
by Rat Patrol
BostonBeaneater wrote:I like guns.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 28 Feb 2009, 7:44pm
by eumaas
SHOMER SHABBES!

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 07 Mar 2009, 3:39pm
by eumaas

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 07 Mar 2009, 6:35pm
by Flex
Obviously an overreaction on the professor's part. I'm not sure there's enough information in the article to deem whether it was just post-VT twitchiness or a reaction to a political disagreement. In any case, the moral is people (in this case, the professor) need to chill the fuck out.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 8:17am
by eumaas
I guarantee the latest massacre is going to cause some a-clamorin' for gun control. Discuss?

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 3:25pm
by 101Walterton
eumaas wrote:I guarantee the latest massacre is going to cause some a-clamorin' for gun control. Discuss?
Alabama, Germany or both ? These mass murders with guns dont do much to persuade me gun ownership is a good thing.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 3:26pm
by eumaas
101Walterton wrote:
eumaas wrote:I guarantee the latest massacre is going to cause some a-clamorin' for gun control. Discuss?
Alabama, Germany or both ? These mass murders with guns dont do much to persuade me gun ownership is a good thing.
While still objecting on ethical grounds, I'd certainly see it as more fair if they also disarmed the police and the military to the same degree.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 3:34pm
by eumaas
The only gun control that would work would be the kind that stops the manufacture of weapons and destroys existing weapons... and that's not going to happen.

Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 7:09pm
by 101Walterton
eumaas wrote:The only gun control that would work would be the kind that stops the manufacture of weapons and destroys existing weapons... and that's not going to happen.
So lets do nothing and let the killing continue.