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11:37 AM on 01/16/13 
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loveisdead
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I wonder how many people died from race cars in the last year.
11:37 AM on 01/16/13 
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If I am in a mall that someone decides to start shooting up. I sure as shit am not relying on the armed security guard, who is likely an ex-high school football player who failed out of junior college, to help. I hope that there is one of those blasted "gun nuts" there with a conceal carry.
11:41 AM on 01/16/13 
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That's always a tried a true response to a legitimate question.

If cops have assault weapons, and criminals have assault weapons...then why should I be denied the right to own one to protect myself and my family?

I have said it a million times, I don't want to live in a country where the only two groups of people with these guns are criminals and the government.

I'm pretty sure shotguns are considered hunting guns....There pretty useful against threats to your family.
11:42 AM on 01/16/13 
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If I am in a mall that someone decides to start shooting up. I sure as shit am not relying on the armed security guard, who is likely an ex-high school football player who failed out of junior college, to help. I hope that there is one of those blasted "gun nuts" there with a conceal carry.

Why don't you just get a concealed carry permit yourself and remain armed while out in public? Do you have the mental capacity to act quickly when witnessing potential danger, take out your firearm in time, accurately aim it at the threat and pull the trigger in time before anyone is else harmed?
11:43 AM on 01/16/13 
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The problem is that there's no way to keep all the non-law-abiding citizens from getting them. Furthermore, I feel like if you're looking for assault weapons, you're up to no good.
11:44 AM on 01/16/13 
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I wonder how many people died from race cars in the last year.

That's irrelevant. Unless of course you only measured gun deaths which were accidental and occurred outside the boundaries of the law by a citizen who was licensed to use the weapon.
11:44 AM on 01/16/13 
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I can picture that mall scene now. Man with assault rifle fires shot. A thousand other people with assault rifles fire back. And they obviously only hit their target and nobody else. And the poor high school drop out football player missed out on all the ruckus.
11:46 AM on 01/16/13 
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Why don't you just get a concealed carry permit yourself and remain armed while out in public? Do you have the mental capacity to act quickly when witnessing potential danger, take out your firearm in time, accurately aim it at the threat and pull the trigger in time before anyone is else harmed?

I own a handgun, but do not have a conceal carry. The only time it leaves my safe is when I take it to the gun range once a week.

I do not own it to protect myself or my loved ones, I own it to go to a gun range to blow off steam every now and then.

I am nowhere near a strong enough shot to accurately hit a moving target.

But I do not represent the entire population of gun owners. I have known gun owners that could certainly hit their targets. They are well trained and responsible.
11:48 AM on 01/16/13 
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I can picture that mall scene now. Man with assault rifle fires shot. A thousand other people with assault rifles fire back. And they obviously only hit their target and nobody else. And the poor high school drop out football player missed out on all the ruckus.

If gun ownership was more widely adopted with required training, what is the likelihood that someone is going to pull that stunt.

How often does someone shoot up a police station? Or rob a gun shop?
11:50 AM on 01/16/13 
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I watched a little bit of his press conference, heard the bit about funding research trying to link violent crime to video games and I just rolled my eyes. That said, there really isn't anything in that that's truly unreasonable.
11:51 AM on 01/16/13 
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The problem is that there's no way to keep all the non-law-abiding citizens from getting them. Furthermore, I feel like if you're looking for assault weapons, you're up to no good.

If you are a criminal and your intention is to harm others, do you go to a gun shop and submit yourself to the rigmarole it takes to buy a gun that can be easily traced back to you, or do you buy your gun out of some dudes trunk?
11:53 AM on 01/16/13 
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If you are a criminal and your intention is to harm others, do you go to a gun shop and submit yourself to the rigmarole it takes to buy a gun that can be easily traced back to you, or do you buy your gun out of some dudes trunk?

More often than not, you have a friend or family member do the former.
11:54 AM on 01/16/13 
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If gun ownership was more widely adopted with required training, what is the likelihood that someone is going to pull that stunt.

How often does someone shoot up a police station? Or rob a gun shop?

I think you're giving human beings way too much credit.
11:54 AM on 01/16/13 
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More often than not, you have a friend or family member do the former.

Which would put the friend or family member outside of the "law-abiding citizen" criteria.
11:55 AM on 01/16/13 
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Pretty sure most cops do not carry what would be considered assault weapons. Think those are usually left to special forces.
Perhaps I'm wrong but I'm sure most squad cars out there in the US have an AR-15.



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