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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    Many argue that having a gun is to protect themselves, but would you really shoot an intruder, or someone who breaks the law out in the street? The police are there for protecting people and I suspect they are highly trained in when and where to use a gun - well, even some policemen have misjudged a situation, so why do you think you can judge better?
    Again, I say, in my situation, what police? I shudder at the response time to my house if someone is coming in my back door in the middle of the night.
    Five minutes *if* the city cops will come out here? The Sheriff, is he 10 or 20 minutes away at this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysser View Post
    RICHARD, I think the mental illness factor is always overlooked and is very important too.

    I also have a problem with the way media does things when these tragedies occur. I never understood the "rating" system. It's like giving them glory or something. They freak people out for a few days, and what if in the mean time, someone else starts planning something with all the ideas they get from this one? Who is to say this kid wasn't watching the news when the Aurora CO shooting happened? Who is to say he didn't get any ideas from the media.
    Yes, I firmly believe that there is some idiot out there with the idea they have a 'better plan'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatepuppy View Post
    Again, I say, in my situation, what police? I shudder at the response time to my house if someone is coming in my back door in the middle of the night.
    Five minutes *if* the city cops will come out here? The Sheriff, is he 10 or 20 minutes away at this time?
    I lived 8 blocks from the LAPD station and if I needed a cop, I had to wait 40-60 minutes?

    Um......No.

    I may not have that much time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    I lived 8 blocks from the LAPD station and if I needed a cop, I had to wait 40-60 minutes?

    Um......No.

    I may not have that much time.
    Exactly. You may have seconds to react if someone's on their way in, should I waste that dialing 911?

    I might shoot myself? My dogs? Cats? I'll take my chances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatepuppy View Post
    Exactly. You may have seconds to react if someone's on their way in, should I waste that dialing 911?

    I might shoot myself? My dogs? Cats? I'll take my chances.
    I once was listening to a guy talk about a shotgun for home protection.

    I had this vision of shooting one inside of a house and just how much damage it would do.

    That's not really protecting your home?

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    I know they can get a gun somehow, but the less of them there are, the more difficult it would be. I also know that if these morons didn't have a gun, they'd probably use a knife, but how many people can you kill with a knife before someone stops you?

    I hope for everyone's sake that the weapon laws will be tightened.





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    Quote Originally Posted by catlady1945 View Post
    A person in a small town in Connecticut has a Glock, a Sig-Sauer, and an AR-15 type rifle. This is heavy duty stuff. Jack Reacher would not have such an arsenal. But we still have the right to have them on our dressers, don't we? More likely to shoot a family member or companion animal in any case.
    A kindergarten teacher in an idyllic small New England town.. Instead, the family member shot her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    I once was listening to a guy talk about a shotgun for home protection.

    I had this vision of shooting one inside of a house and just how much damage it would do.

    That's not really protecting your home?
    My home? My home is insured and is a material thing. My furkids and myself are living beings. Do I want to die and have them die at a scumbag criminals hand in my own home? NO! If it comes down to me or a criminal, I prefer this criminal die than us! Actually, I prefer one shot and the criminal run, but whatever it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlady1945 View Post
    "Richard" is brimming with specious reasoning.
    There are none so blind as those who will not see.

    Agreed. When confronted with obvious truth about the gun culture in the good old USA, just change the subject.


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    Banning ALL guns will likely never happen in the USA. Banning the sale of all automatic, semi auto guns could happen.
    What earthly reason could anyone have for owning a weapon whose purpose is to kill as many people/animals as possible
    in the shortest amount of time? There was, for a short time, a ban on these kinds of guns & it was allowed to expire. Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud View Post
    Banning ALL guns will likely never happen in the USA. Banning the sale of all automatic, semi auto guns could happen.
    What earthly reason could anyone have for owning a weapon whose purpose is to kill as many people/animals as possible
    in the shortest amount of time? There was, for a short time, a ban on these kinds of guns & it was allowed to expire. Why?
    I agree one hundred percent.

    Someone will pop back up and restate that the Newtown killer used handguns, not semi automatics, but I think the American right to bear arms is outdated.

    "guns don't kill people, people kill people". That may be true, but they sure make it easy to kill many people in a short amount of time.

    Even if they banned the sale of all guns now, there are so many in circulation, it probably wouldn't make a dent.

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    Guns do not kill people, bullet do, unless you are pistol shipped to death?

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    I can go to Dick's sporting goods, buy a semi automatic rifle, come home, go on the web and within a few days, have the parts to convert it to an full rock and roll gun.

    I just typed in a phrase on the websearcher thing and came back with 525,000 hits for ways to fix my gun to shoot like an MG.

    I could also buy 15-30 round mags or a kit to convert a gun to use those mags.

    The conversion kits are legal.


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    So,
    We limit large mags and assault rifles.

    You get an idiot that will show up with a 9mm pistol, that shoots 13 rounds, he pulls out another 13 shooter, then pull out a ANOTHER pistol - even a small .32 cal gun has 8 rounds.

    That's 32 rounds w/o having to reload.

    So while I am trying to become one with the tile floor, he's going to have time to reload at least one gun, shoot another 13 rounds.

    There's 45 shots, not counting the rifle he may have been carrying and depending on how many shots that gun is capable of?

    An idiot with the drive, hatred and means, can carry a small lethal arsenal.

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    Who was the joker that shot up the island overseas?

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    Actually, Richard, anyone selling parts to convert a semi-auto to FA to unlicensed people is breaking a few federal laws.

    In addition, to meet Federal requirements for sale, a semi atuo is supposed to require more than 8 hours of work by a competent (read: Skilled) gunsmith to convert to full auto, and no competent gunsmith is going to touch any work of the sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catlady1945 View Post
    A person in a small town in Connecticut has a Glock, a Sig-Sauer, and an AR-15 type rifle. This is heavy duty stuff. Jack Reacher would not have such an arsenal. But we still have the right to have them on our dressers, don't we? More likely to shoot a family member or companion animal in any case.
    Heavy duty stuff? Really?

    Please, that's not even serious target shooter levels of stuff.

    Nowhere near avid collector stuff.

    Media, media, media.......

    You're living proof of how easy it is to sensationalize and "put the skeer" in people.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by catlady1945 View Post
    I REALLY hope these are facetious comments, otherwise there is just no hope.
    This is just someone who really really loves his guns trying to put the "skeer" in you while he sneers at you.

    I fear there is no hope. We, as a nation, will just allow the insanity to go on. Too, too many people are more in love with guns than they are with their neighbor.

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