Gun Control

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

  1. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Why would they use potato guns for that? They have real guns they straw purchase. Less work to get a girlfriend or even a neighbor to buy a gun, give it to you, and tell the police the gun was stolen. Heck, I'm fairly certain more people are shot with a bow and arrow than a potato gun, but the potential is still there, as with black powder muskets and rifles.

    The simple fact is that, no, 100% of guns aren't made in factories. Most are, and the ones that are not have zero accountability.

    It's quite legal. Weapons made from scratch or from kits are perfectly legal to make and own, with no Federal requirement to register or report. California may be the only state in the US that requires weapons like this to be registered, but only after they are made, and so, again, no background check or anything up front, and of course, catching them after they are made is pretty much impossible.

    The same law applies to 3D printed guns. They're perfectly legal to make and own, you simply can't sell them.

    The most common weapons made from partially-completed receivers are the AR-15 rifle platform, but there are also metal blocks for the 1911 handgun and a few other weapons.

    The NRA began as a shooting sports and gun safety organization. It sponsors the Boy Scouts of America, 4-H, and a lot of traditional American groups. It also sponsors the "Eddie Eagle" gun safety program aimed to help children stay away from firearms.

    The NRA has a wing called the Institute of Legislative Action (the NRA-ILA) that is the lobbying section of the NRA. It's the section of the NRA that has all the lawyers, and people involved politics. It's this section that shifted the NRA towards becoming a gun rights group.

    And even then, there are growing groups that think the NRA is WEAK on gun rights. The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) is a "No Compromise" group on Gun Rights that spends more on lobbying than the NRA-ILA.
     
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  2. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Some US guy was found guilty of supplying gun parts into Finland for criminals such as MC-gangs etc. They handled the pay traffic through PayPal. So, yea, stuff like that happens, and USA isn't some isolated island when it comes to this. The value of the gun parts was over 100 thousand bucks.
     
  3. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    There's a scene in Waltz with Bashir where the APC machinegunner is told to simply keep shooting into the dead of night, ratatatatatata not aiming at anything, not taking his finger off the trigger, ratatatatatatata, that's how I imagine US-of-the-Future would do it, just ratatatatatatata round themselves, day and night, ratatatatatatatata

    I wonder what stopped them from taking advantage of the Breivik shootery to promote guns here
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Non-lead-poisoned drinking water and a public school system that works?
     
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  5. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    To add, the guy who did this was 60 years old, got the gun parts (M16-, M4, AR-15, Uzi) from gun auction sites. The American customs officials nabbed the guy and he's accused of a lot of stuff. Could face up to 3 years in prison. This was in the news yesterday.
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
  7. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Something about him just screams "menace" though. I can't put my finger on it!
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Bunch of idiots, she should have simply claimed that he was opressing her with his masculinity of not holding the door open or something. She would be already free.
     
  10. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    I know... that ugly degraded face makes me shiver in fear.
     
  11. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    So we actually did have a gun control thread in here.

    So, will something change after the Las Vegas - shooting? Will nothing change? What odds are the Vegas bookies giving? :D
     
  12. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Nothing needs to change.
     
  13. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Oh so it's:
     
  14. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Fact is guns are used for defense. We outlaw those then what? Knives are next. We really going to outlaw the right to self preservation because of a nutcase every few years? You can't outlaw crazy. If it's not guns then it trucks of peace.
     
  15. The Golden Mask

    The Golden Mask First time out of the vault

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    Oct 12, 2017
    I feel that while guns are dangerous we shouldn't use that as a reason to get rid of them. I mean, knives are dangerous but we don't ban those. How about automobiles, those are dangerous but we don't ban those, either. It doesn't matter what the object is, people will always find ways to inflict absolute harm unto others, it really boils down to which would be quicker. Would you rather be gunned down fast and most likely painlessly or would you rather be constantly stabbed in the gut?

    /edit: I should give you another warning point just for making me read through this post to fix it.
     
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  16. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Guns are used for offence. US has the highest gun violence/crime figures in the western world by far.
     
  17. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
  18. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    "Western world".
     
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  19. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    860
    Jul 30, 2009
    That's a good one. I just randomly stumbled here and this was the first thing to catch my eye (thanks to the red batch of text) and I actually laughed out loud.

    Is that the conservative US in a nutshell regarding this matter? Which way would you prefer to die most? Stabbed or shot? Think about it. :lmao:
     
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  20. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    If you stab someone, the force of how to kill someone plus the fact it's a melee attack means you'll only get enough time to kill one or two people until you're stopped/people runaway.
    Even then, it's easier for police to stop someone with a knife.

    A gun on the other hand can allow you to kill multiple people at once...

    Even with this argument being so thin on 'how many do you prefer dead?' The answer is... As few as possible.