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  1. m17xr2b

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    I've been curious about this for a while.

    US people, why the guns fascination? Is it a small penis thing?

    I've travelled to a few EU countries and CA, I've never seen the need for the ability to instantly end another life.

    @LetMeBeFrank, asked a valid question about fast food or knives. Knives when used for harm are in the same category(almost), fast food or any related self harm intentional or otherwise isn't in the same ballpark.

    As I see it, if anyone has a problem with another human being if the law doesn't suffice, fist fight or trial by combat is the way to go unless the other party doesn't agree. Man to man is where it's at, guns offer a cheat code I don't see honourable.

    I understand the need for self defense a while ago when it took quite a whole to reload. I believe the US constitution gives the right to bear arms but that wasn't written in the context of semi automated uzi. Is there a valid reason in this day and age for any sane or otherwise person to have access to this technology?
    In recent news I find it silly Walmart pulled video games from their shelves for being too dangerous...

    I could be wrong but my non gun friendly mind just sees this whole thing as profit focused guns manufactures using lobbyists to push the agent at any expense.

    I'd be happy if someone can point the flaws in my arguments.
     
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    Ftfy.
     
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    We shot you dorks in the face so we wouldn't have to listen to your drivel anymore

    Stfu euro
     
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    Unbridled patriotism mixed with racism, xenophobia and generalized paranoia. Though some really are just hobbyists who are good people and like shooting targets, geese, etc.

    As far as lack of sensible laws... powerful lobbyists in bed with the NRA. Money money money. The oldest recipe.

    And then there's the practical problem of there being something like nearly half a billion guns in the country. Who's going to confiscate all that hardware without some kind of major civil conflict?

    It's not going away any time soon if ever. What I said after Sandy Hook and continue to say is, if a bunch of dead middle class white children wasn't enough, nothing will be.
     
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    Oh, and the fascination probably comes from Old cowboy westerns dovetailing into 80s Ahnold and Stallone shoot em ups in the 80s. One man army here to sustain his way of life. Ending up in orgy like The Matrix fight the system/government fantasies... videogames. Guns do look cool too.
     
  6. Senorx12562

    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    There is no point in arguing with someone whose mind is made up. That said, honor has nothing to do with my right to defend myself, my family, or my property against a wrongdoer. I just want to kill the motherfucker (s) as quickly and efficiently as possible. It's the honorable thing to do.
     
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    ColtMrFire Writes better gear impressions than you

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    I always liked Jim Jeffrie's take on it.

     
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    People who really care about the 2nd Amendment but been hijack by the following:

    - $$$$$ and lobbyist saying no to any laws with regards to gun laws.
    - Extreme voices saying no to gun laws since "they are coming for our guns!"
    - Political Right in the US don't want to rock the boat with the NRA come out for gun control and lose donations.

    Funny about this thread, I was just listening to my local public radio station which had my elected Congressman on a show today. He pretty much saying more for "Red Flag" laws (which I don't like due to constitutional concerns on due process), but saying no to banning guns period. The callers where mostly from the same political party as the Congressman, who stated do something! One was a lifelong Republican who stated no one needs 100 rounds of ammo if you are just hunting in the woods. Also funny when the Congressman stated he will not do a Town Hall since it doesn't work. Not like he needs to, he was elected with over 70% of the votes the last two elections. Fun times.
     
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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Hilarious. But irrelevant.
     
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    Bambi never hurt anyone.

    It's Europeans who deserve a lead injection to the forehead for making stupid threads like this.
     
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    MrTeaRex His head's not fat, he's my brother!

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    Not true, Australian comedians are the best source for sound policy advice.
     
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    With this tone, this thread will be heading towards the lock ASAP. I do believe @m17xr2b was serious with his question.
     
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    Try visiting DC or Baltimore then.
     
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    We, as a collective? What the fig do you as an individual have to do with any US soldier in Europe during the war?
     
  15. Senorx12562

    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Yeah, the small penis argument certainly seemed serious to me.
     
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    Oh no, please don't wipe this stupid thread. Anything but that!
     
  17. Senorx12562

    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    I think he was speaking of the revolutionary war.
     
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    As far as I can tell, you’re the one who has nothing to offer besides ad hominem.
     
  19. YMO

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    I have relatives overseas who think similar to the "small penis argument" with regards to people love with guns.

    Full disclaimer: I'm part of the Libertarian Party where we believe in the Second Amendment. Speaking with people who came to the US overseas over the years, they still don't understand about why we need this many guns + why our bread is sweet?
     
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    I'm surprised this thread has lasted this long. Politics and religion are the first thing that will drive wedges between friends. I can see how it would be best left out of here.

    As a Canadian (and a legal gun owning one also) I still always find it fascinating how divisive this issue is in the US. Gun control is certainly a political topic here as well, but basic stuff like background checks, licensing and safe storage seem pretty much accepted by everyone, even the right wing parties.

    In the US it seems like no gun control at all, whatsoever, period is a popular stance. Not my place to judge and I just accept that given the US considers itself the hallmark of democracy in the world that the society they have is the society they want.

    Still I'm happy I live here. That is all.
     
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