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The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 27 Feb 2009, 12:01pm

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Noise Inspector » 27 Feb 2009, 5:32pm

Good, a step in the right direction anyways.

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Wolter » 27 Feb 2009, 5:37pm

Noise Inspector wrote:Good, a step in the right direction anyways.
Yeah, if you're not a fan of armed insurrection.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 27 Feb 2009, 5:48pm

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 27 Feb 2009, 6:16pm

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.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Still216 » 27 Feb 2009, 10:41pm

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.
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Post by Rat Patrol » 28 Feb 2009, 6:50pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:I like guns.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 28 Feb 2009, 7:44pm

SHOMER SHABBES!
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 07 Mar 2009, 3:39pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Flex » 07 Mar 2009, 6:35pm

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.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 12 Mar 2009, 8:17am

I guarantee the latest massacre is going to cause some a-clamorin' for gun control. Discuss?
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 12 Mar 2009, 3:25pm

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.

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 12 Mar 2009, 3:26pm

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.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by eumaas » 12 Mar 2009, 3:34pm

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.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 12 Mar 2009, 7:09pm

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.

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