Gun Control

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Throatpunch, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2021
  2. Dayglow Drifter

    Dayglow Drifter Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 25, 2018
    To be fair Moonies are in no way an exclusively American phenomenon
     
  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    You know there is a an actual gun topic. this is the anti-gun topic for people who hate guns to call gun owners barbarians and the people who troll them....er debate them.
     
  4. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Of course not.

    It's also not the topic for silly coments aimed at creating hostility and trolling. This topic has been going for 260 pages where as many before it have been closed for one reason or another. You can disagree with people without making hyberpolic statements and silly exagerations. I am pretty sure no one for the last, I don't know 100 pages called for gun owners to be seen as barbarians or what ever. Recognizing issues and talking about them - sometimes even very strongly - isn't the same as snarky comments which add nothing to a debate.

    Or in other words, why not play nice, eh?
     
  5. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
     
  6. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    It's very difficult to tell sometimes if your joking or trolling. And you continue with it by calling me a moron. You and me, we have a history here. Ever heard the expression you walk on thin ice? I don't like you. So why should I take this not as an insult now rather than a "joke"? Particularly as you haven't even taken your time to actually reflect over what I said.
     
  7. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    lol
     
  8. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
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  9. Malpais Dominus

    Malpais Dominus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 1, 2020
  10. KingArthur

    KingArthur Johnny K deserved better

    Jun 25, 2018
    It’s sad to see @Crni Vuk and @TheGM argue.

    Why can’t mommy and daddy stop fighting :(
     
  11. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Dude, this is not arguing.
     
  12. iridium_ionizer

    iridium_ionizer Mildly Dipped

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    Jul 24, 2007
    So anyway ...

    You've probably heard the saying "Guns don't kill people. People kill people."

    So it logically follows that we don't need gun control, we need mind control. :crazy: I'm just joking with this (mostly).

    However, there is something more serious I have been wondering about. California has a mental health gun confiscation law, which basically means that police are supposed to confiscate the firearms of an individual that is currently in the midst of a mental health crisis (see this Google search). Many gun aficionados oppose this because it literally is "the government comin' for your guns" and the slippery slope argument. But most people would probably agree that it is dangerous for someone that is suicidal to have access to a firearm. So if you are a gun owner, where do you stand on this specific issue? If you are against it, would you ever pressure a friend that was spiraling downward to give you their guns until they recover a bit?
     
  13. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    ...And that would be proper parenting for the most part, but its a lost art, and borderline illegal in many places.
     
  14. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    IMO, it's a catch 22. Best thing would be a case by case basis, done through the courts.
     
  15. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well guns do not kill people. Bullets do.
     
  16. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003


    Humorous.
     
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  17. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    The sad case of Jon-Erik Hexum; unintentionally killed himself with blanks.

    (I have to think that —like most people— had he been trained in firearm safety, that this would not have happened.)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum
     
  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Firearms trainig? What are you? A communist!

    Been saying for a long time that if people decide to get a fire arm - which is their right of course - they should get at least proper training with it.
     
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  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-executive-orders-gun-violence_n_605e1737c5b65d1c28154a2a

    It just feels a little unsettling the more walled off DC is getting the more they want to get rid of rifles. Take away the 100 round mags that jam anyway because I don't think civilians should own them. But taking away my rifle feels like cutting off my nuts and I won't do it. Goddamnit just limit us to 15 round mags or something. I just know these morons are going to ban all scary looking gun accessories that have black parts on them.
     
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  20. Serifan

    Serifan Orderite Orderite

    Aug 3, 2006
    That’s because Democrats are the real fascist.