Poll: Do you Support Assault Weapons Ban?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    And if that cost was the life of your child or grandchild in a school shooting, do you think you would continue to believe it’s a cost worth paying?
    Yes I would. And I would be advocating for stronger security at the school, with some there armed well enough to help prevent another such tragedy and reduce the lost of lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    And if that cost was the life of your child or grandchild in a school shooting, do you think you would continue to believe it’s a cost worth paying?
    Why not? We all make that cost benefit analysis everyday with thousands of items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    TBH, I find that very scary. You generally come across as a reasonable person, but your reply leans toward a religious fanaticism for an object designed to kill.
    Why is it scary? , when one of my children could die in a car crash also. Would depend on why they did. I would not instantly go into melt down and demand no cars or if it was alcohol related, do away with beer, whiskey or wine. I would weep, be very sadden. But also realistic. I consider a firearm as a tool. Not something which kills on it's own.

    I can tell you this, if my daughter was to be raped and killed and she had no firearm to help prevent such, I would be very upset the scum was not shot and killed before he could. Which by the way, she does carry a firearm ready for such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    It’s scary to think that you, a reasonable guy, see the schooling shootings as part of the cost of having the freedom to own firearms, even if those dead children were your own. Maybe it’s cultural difference, but I really struggle to understand you view.
    Do you support Prohibition?

    I ask because I'm trying to get you to see that all the dead people from drunk driving accidents, you see them as part of the cost of having the freedom to consume alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    It’s scary to think that you, a reasonable guy, see the schooling shootings as part of the cost of having the freedom to own firearms, even if those dead children were your own. Maybe it’s cultural difference, but I really struggle to understand you view.
    You do understand that down thru more than 200 years, blood as had to be shed in order for us to maintain the freedoms we have here? There is a cost for freedoms. There is a cost of lives to keep having the privileged to use private transportation. Think of it in that state of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    And if that cost was the life of your child or grandchild in a school shooting, do you think you would continue to believe it’s a cost worth paying?
    Most people understand that nothing that has been proposed will stop these actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tollshot View Post
    TBH, I find that very scary. You generally come across as a reasonable person, but your reply leans toward a religious fanaticism for an object designed to kill.
    My child is more likely to die from a distracted driver than getting shot, the odds aren't even close. So lets ban cell phones, more lives will be saved, and not just school children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    My child is more likely to die from a distracted driver than getting shot, the odds aren't even close. So lets ban cell phones, more lives will be saved, and not just school children.
    So in your eyes there is absolutely no problem.
    Not even worth debating this.
    Because school shootings are not a real problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    So in your eyes there is absolutely no problem.
    Not even worth debating this.
    Because school shootings are not a real problem.
    There is a problem, but I know just banning guns will not fix the problem. The main problem is people focus too much on the HOW and not the WHY.
    Last edited by zenkai; 2018-06-18 at 07:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    So in your eyes there is absolutely no problem.
    Not even worth debating this.
    Because school shootings are not a real problem.
    What we are saying is, that:
    1. There are other dangers that have more of a chance of happening then getting shot in school or getting shot in general.
    2. That there hasnt been anything proposed (short of a complete ban) that would stop these events from happening.

    It would be beneficial if you just took a step back, let go of the emotion of the subject and then debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    There is a problem, but I know just banning guns will fix the problem. The main problem is people focus too much on the HOW and not the WHY.
    Why?
    Because they can do it legally, In My Opinion

    There will always be bad people in the world. Nothing we can do about it, IMO

    But i bet, 100% sure, that IF in my country a 18y old could get a gun legally we would have here many school shootings.
    But they cant, so there are no school shootings or "gun incidents".

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    Quote Originally Posted by petej0 View Post
    It would be beneficial if you just took a step back, let go of the emotion of the subject and then debate.
    I will try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    Why?
    Because they can do it legally IMO

    There will always be bad people in the world. Nothing we can do about it IMO

    But bet, 100% sure, that IF in my country a 18y old could get a gun legally we would have here many school shootings.
    But they cant, so there are no school shootings or "gun incidents".
    The why is because someone can buy a gun legally to do something illegal? WTF?
    A guy who wants to murder people will stop if he can't buy a gun?
    How can you believe this with a straight face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    The why is because someone can buy a gun legally to do something illegal? WTF?
    A guy who wants to murder people will stop if he can't buy a gun?
    How can you believe this with a straight face?
    If a person can't buy a gun...how can he/she do a school "shooting"?
    They can go on a stabbing spree with a knife, but thats way easier to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    If a person can't buy a gun...how can he/she do a school "shooting"?
    They can go on a stabbing spree with a knife, but thats way easier to stop.
    So murder is fine as long as they don't shoot you. Nice logic there chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    So murder is fine as long as they don't shoot you. Nice logic there chief.
    If you were in school and you could choose between:
    A) A School Shooter with a legally bought AR-15
    B) A murderous teen with a kitchen knife

    Which one would you prefer...if you had to choose one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    If you were in school and you could choose between:
    A) A School Shooter with a legally bought AR-15
    B) A murderous teen with a kitchen knife

    Which one would you prefer...if you had to choose one?
    Because kitchen knife is the only other way to murder someone?

    Perhaps you haven't heard of the Austin Bomber or what happened in Nice France, I suggest you look those up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    If you were in school and you could choose between:
    A) A School Shooter with a legally bought AR-15
    B) A murderous teen with a kitchen knife

    Which one would you prefer...if you had to choose one?
    Thats a false choice. We shouldnt allow any weapons in school if we had proper security in place. Problem students should be expelled. Students that run afoul with the law should be kicked out. Students shouldnt bully other kids to a point they kill themselves or others. Strangers or people not enrolled in school should not be allowed in school without an escort.

    All of this is to say if someone is really intent on killing a specific person they can wait until after school hours where they can shoot, stab, or run over with a car when the person is in public. I mean, guns have been around for only a few centuries, we have been murdering each other for millennia. With technology and information at anyones finger tips these days a persons death toll is only limited to their imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenkai View Post
    Because kitchen knife is the only other way to murder someone?

    Perhaps you haven't heard of the Austin Bomber or what happened in Nice France, I suggest you look those up.
    And how many bombings in school did you have in America?
    Maybe almost none because its not easy to do so? And because people cant buy bombs legally in stores at 18y old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petej0 View Post
    Thats a false choice. We shouldnt allow any weapons in school if we had proper security in place. Problem students should be expelled. Students that run afoul with the law should be kicked out. Students shouldnt bully other kids to a point they kill themselves or others. Strangers or people not enrolled in school should not be allowed in school without an escort.

    All of this is to say if someone is really intent on killing a specific person they can wait until after school hours where they can shoot, stab, or run over with a car when the person is in public. I mean, guns have been around for only a few centuries, we have been murdering each other for millennia. With technology and information at anyones finger tips these days a persons death toll is only limited to their imagination.
    But we cant stop people from being bad. There is nothing we can do in that department.
    What we can do is...take away weapons from people.

    What else can we do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    But we cant stop people from being bad. There is nothing we can do in that department.
    What we can do is...take away weapons from people.
    But as you say, you cant stop people from being bad. So a bad person will always find a way to kill. You only take guns away from people who use them for legal purposes. Those who want to kill will always be able to find and have guns. Drugs are illegal, yet people always are able to find drugs.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    What else can we do?
    Stay vigilant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowpunkz View Post
    And how many bombings in school did you have in America?
    There would be a lot more if they couldn't get a hold of guns. Or they would just mow down students leaving school, take your pick. This is why focusing on the WHY is more important.

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