View Poll Results: What should we do?

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  • Nothing, Cat is out of the bag and this is the cost of our "freedom"

    6 5.45%
  • Prison Time for gun owners who lose or have their gun stolen

    22 20.00%
  • Background checks and a waiting period for 100% of transactions

    89 80.91%
  • No semiautomatic anythings...

    41 37.27%
  • Tax gun sales with additional fee to go to mental health

    49 44.55%
  • Register ALL firearms and require insurance (car analogy)

    72 65.45%
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Pretty sure everyone calling for better gun control is also holding pharmaceutical companies responsible for their part in the opioid epidemic.
    I believe I'm correct in saying $32B is the total opioid settlement number, so far.

    Is Leroy suggesting a similar solution with the firearm industry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    I don't mean this offensively, but are you on the spectrum?

    You seem only capable of looking at your own perspective and extending that to how you think others should perceive the world. You seem incapable of putting yourself in the shoes of others, and adjusting accordingly, even when led by the nose to that trough!

    Your tone deafness makes your words wasted (and you invest considerable time in writing dubious quantities) even if there is a point to glean.
    Nope. I can put myself in your shoes, but honestly dude, disconnecting from the news for a while puts this all in perspective. With what it does to you sympathetic nervous system, its a drug, the news is a mind altering drug. You can read whats going on in the world without exposing yourself to that. I have huge amounts of empathy for human suffering, and for those I encounter face to face who share their own vulnerability and emotions. Many in this thread start from the perspective that those who disagree with them have no possible reason to do so other than insanity and that is a mind numbing and mind closing way to go through the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    I think you are assuming a particular meaning to "pro 2a" when there is a range. Similarly narrow in definition, there are "pro 2a" people who consider me "anti" because I support things like universal background checks.
    Culturally to me it seems like saying one is 'pro 2a' is the same as saying 'from my cold dead hands'. It could just be my read and image search though.





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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I believe I'm correct in saying $32B is the total opioid settlement number, so far.

    Is Leroy suggesting a similar solution with the firearm industry?
    No, but for the pharma companies part in the mental illness epidemic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    Nope. I can put myself in your shoes, but honestly dude, disconnecting from the news for a while puts this all in perspective. With what it does to you sympathetic nervous system, its a drug, the news is a mind altering drug. You can read whats going on in the world without exposing yourself to that. I have huge amounts of empathy for human suffering, and for those I encounter face to face who share their own vulnerability and emotions. Many in this thread start from the perspective that those who disagree with them have no possible reason to do so other than insanity and that is a mind numbing and mind closing way to go through the world.
    Doubtful. You are clearly so far up your own ass you haven't seen daylight for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ex-powderbroker View Post
    Culturally to me it seems like saying one is 'pro 2a' is the same as saying 'from my cold dead hands'. It could just be my read and image search though.





    I think its like saying that you're "not anti vax" before any criticism of anythign even remotely connected to that cus you have to virtue signal certain things or else there is zero chance anyone will evnl listen to you.

    Of course the pro 2a thing started with politicians with anti gun voting records that had to assert they're pro 2a because somewhere one of their relatives has a shotgun and they shot it once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schuss View Post
    Doubtful. You are clearly so far up your own ass you haven't seen daylight for years.
    Feed me your hate brother I'll eat it up and spit it out as love to all those I meet.

    If you had soemthing to say you'd say it. Insulting me is just an angry childish little tantrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    I think you are assuming a particular meaning to "pro 2a" when there is a range. Similarly narrow in definition, there are "pro 2a" people who consider me "anti" because I support things like universal background checks.
    So how are you pro 2a? I notice you didn't answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    *word vomit*
    You accuse others of being a brick wall but insist on slamming your head into it repeatedly. For what? Do you enjoy reading your own posts that much?

    If you can't meet people where they are, wait for them to move.
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    bla bla gun control doesn't work because Chicago. Chicago is the perfect example of why Gun Control MUST be NATIONAL, not local. If anyone tries to say Chicago gun violence isn't fueled by the ease of getting guns right next to Chicago you're full of shit. Any meaningful gun control MUST have border crossing inspections around said gun control area. It's gotta be at the national customs and border level to truly be "gun CONTROL".
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Nobody here thinks gun control would solve all of the problems associated with gun violence and nobody here at least is talking about taking guns away from law abiding citizens.

    This has all been discussed at length in previous threads and the facts are it's not necessary to remove guns to lessen gun violence. Even though there are exceptions on average per capita places with stricter gun regulations experience less gun violence and less gun related suicides than places with fewer gun restrictions.

    In reality people importuning "mental health" or "criminals" have little interest in closing loopholes, let alone stricter measures, that would deny guns to the mentally unwell or people who commit violence against women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Has the 1994 assault weapon ban expiration in 2004 been mentioned yet? We have the same argument over and over which is just so sad.

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    So why so few mass shootings before the ban took place? Why did they not drop precipitously when it was enacted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I wish people woudl stop thinking of the left and right as these monoliths. Oh some people support this while some others support this.

    There are plenty of people who are in favor of abortions being legal despite being pro 2a and actually pro life in their personal lives. Tons.
    Not familiar with 2a. But here in MN tons of folks hunt and Iím fine with that and the protection of their rights to own guns.
    There could also be stronger rules around buying guns and no need for assault weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    No my stance is those terrible thigns happen to unarmed populations. There is more nuance to history than you believe. You guys believe gun control will solve our problems because you're experiencing emotional reactions to a fucked up situation. There is no indication that your efforts will be successful in removing guns from a country with almost 500 million of them, or in making it safer, other than you emotionally want to believe that would be true. There is also no consideration of anything other than believing that it would be unequivocally good. No idea of long term vs short term benefits, just an idyllic vision that this would be great and we'd all get to be safe because its 100% about the guns and nothing else because pharma companies are a sacred cow and everything that is fucked up with how we as a society raise people and raise our children is less gratifying to rant about.

    I'm fine supporting reasonable common sense gun measures, but those don't include anything that creates a registry or de facto registry of gun owners. A nice old gent who fought in the Dutch Resistance in WWII gave a talk at my school in college, when asked what we should do to prevent it happening in the USA, he said don't have gun registries, he then described watching the Nazis go door to door demanding peoples guns and if you couldn't produce the item they had listed the shot the male head of household and asked again.

    I think they are just going to keep taking rights and freedoms from us progressively and see how much we will put up with. Roe v wade being a significant erosion of the rights of the individual to have autonomy instead of safety before they even exist. If we don't stop squabbling over which rights are precious to us and which we think are stupid they're going to keep taking them from us. Regardless of our feelings about guns and wanting a safer world, we need to apply them to the world we actually live in, where both the left and right wing of our political apparatus have low approval ratins, low levels of trust, are basically openly owned by companies with ties to hostile authoritarian foriegn powers, and our country is becoming increasingly destabilized and divided. The only thing the L and R wing politicians seem to agree on is making this coutnry become increasingly authoritarian. With this being reality I don't see now as being a time to ban all guns unless you're a grown man clutching a teddy bear.
    this is why kids die

    having a gun keeps tyranny at bay and that is worth the loss of life we suffer year after year from guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    You accuse others of being a brick wall but insist on slamming your head into it repeatedly. For what? Do you enjoy reading your own posts that much?

    If you can't meet people where they are, wait for them to move.
    It wasn't word vomit to me, in fact they express somethign I feel deeply, that those without the ability to empathize with those who disagree with them should tend their own garden before they take part in the political debate. but I see you will dismiss it instead of interacting with it. Your choice. Why even bother replying?

    I see the reasons people want gun control. There is some validity to them, but much magical thinking in how they imagine solutions and discuss them. They like to say there is no reason anyone could disagree with them, and do not view that is a fault in and of themsevles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikesalot View Post
    Not familiar with 2a. But here in MN tons of folks hunt and I’m fine with that and the protection of their rights to own guns.
    There could also be stronger rules around buying guns and no need for assault weapons.
    Whats an assault weapon?


    I think the definition is 'whatever scary traits they want to ban next'
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    Look at this thread. Look at the responses.
    This is all lip service.

    Nothing is going to change in this country. Everyone is out for themselves here. Caring about others has become too problematic. Americans will blame anything they can do as to not feel any responsibility.

    Iím disgusted with humans right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    So how are you pro 2a? I notice you didn't answer.
    The way that tends to piss off both ends. In the same way that other rights are mostly inalienable (certain criminals can't vote or own guns), I'm not about to outlaw fireworks (not a right) because some dumbass held on to the M80 too long, but we can have fireworks bans during extreme fire danger. You have to be more delicate with actual rights.

    So if we wish to mitigate the downside through "reasonable restriction" (1A no yelling fire in the theater) and avoid abuse (voter registration and ID are completely reasonable) you can also have things like universal background checks and some other qualifications/disqualifications. However, if you are going to reasonably restrict a right for the public good, the burden must fall on the public both in the name of individual protection and so as not to make a it a privelage of wealth. Just as poll taxes are illegal, so too should be background check fees etc. The government general fund bears the cost of voter reg and an election and so too should it be for background checks or any sort of carry permit or class requirement is a public interest and thus a public burden when it pertains to conditionally enabling a right. Similarly, there must be extraordinary safeguards and no individual costs when doing something as invasive or with abuse potential as red-flag laws, again, in the name of public safety at the curtailing of individual rights.

    I'm not keen on feel-good and cosmetic rules that accomplish nothing, like mag size limits and "assault weapon" bans generally crafted by people who get their gun knowledge from CNN and anti-gun activists... while clearly crime associated limitations like destructive devices, machine guns, barrel length restrictions, and handgun age restrictions are arguably legitimate to curtail in various extents. I like urban/rural targeted rules rather than blanket rules... like open carry in a city is fucking asstardery while banning it the countryside is also fucking asstardery.

    That ought to be enough to make everyone unhappy with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    Feed me your hate brother I'll eat it up and spit it out as love to all those I meet.

    If you had soemthing to say you'd say it. Insulting me is just an angry childish little tantrum.
    I already did. You have nothing to offer but your word vomit that you clearly impress yourself with - thus my comment above. You can't even see how obnoxious you are because you're so convinced you're in a superior moral position that no, everyone else is the asshole. I have no hate for you, that would be pointless.
    All you have is your whataboutism, no data, no actual solutions, just your own smugness and endless time to spend on a keyboard.

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    What resources are out there explaining things clearly on what could/should be done with gun control in America, and what non profits for gun control are out there that have clear goals and mission statements?

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    Stop fighting fucking Leroy. Everyone here reading TGR knows he is completely full of shit, has nothing to offer and wallows in his own shit.

    Just ignore.

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    What kind of sick son of a bitch goes into a 4th grade classroom, chases little kids around, while he blows their guts and brains out?

    Yes, guns need to go, but think about the level of insanity that requires, and think about the pre conditioning it takes a mind to commit such acts.

    This shit was not happening 25 yrs ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    the mental illness epidemic.
    You certainly make it difficult to forget that.
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    Columbine was 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cono Este View Post
    What kind of sick son of a bitch goes into a 4th grade classroom, chases little kids around, while he blows their guts and brains out?

    Yes, guns need to go, but think about the level of insanity that requires, and think about the pre conditioning it takes a mind to commit such acts.

    This shit was not happening 25 yrs ago.


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    Nah, just wasn't reported as much - https://www.k12academics.com/school-...-united-states

    As far as options - there are a lot, but some of it has been impeded by the outlawing of firearm study by congress thanks to gun lobbyists, so they can't do federal studies on it as a health thing.

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