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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  1. #351
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    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?
    https://giffords.org/
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    I have to stop reading this thread. It's as out hand as a potential thread here in Germany when it comes to introducing a general speed limit, only much much worse and with far more terrible cosequences.

    And I definitely have to Block leroy. Jesus Christ.....
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    I don't have anyone on Ignore but I sure ignore some people. My Eyes Glaze Over as they say.

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    I see fewer guns and more restrictions as the best answer. The appropriate changes likely require amending or reinterpreting the 2nd amendment. The founders were reasonable people, and the current level of gun violence is unreasonable. They would do something different and so should we.

    Less panic may also be appropriate. Do school shooters kill more kids than school buses? There's a lot of folks who (wrongly) believe guns are more necessary to society than buses, so it'll be difficult to get rid of guns quickly. Every kid dying is surely a tragedy. While many of us think those dying to shooters are unnecessary tragedy, the scale of tragedy is similar to kids killed by school buses.

    Guns and cars cause a similar amount of death. If we have to keep guns for now, perhaps we should regulate them similarly. Registration, insurance, training, regulations on where and how they can be used - similar policies could work for both.

    Meanwhile, for the 2A fans (fan as in fantasy), keep working the idea that their (peashooter) assault weapon doesn't do crap against an Abrams. If the 2A doesn't include the full modern arsenal including the Abrams and nuclear missiles, it's not useful against modern tyrannical governments. The 2A tyranny prevention myth is just that. Methinks it's primarily a marketing meme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    I don't have anyone on Ignore but I sure ignore some people. My Eyes Glaze Over as they say.
    Nothing really worth reading here anyway from anyone (including myself), just some updated stats as time moves forward.

    Pull up any past thread after a mass shooting, copy and paste posts here, save some time.




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    I agree totally w the above.

    In countries that banned assault rifles and pump shotguns after mass shooting gun deaths went down drastically in the following decade. It’s not rocket dentistry. If your argument for guns goes anywhere past “ but I like guns!” You need a real dose of reality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    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.

    I’m disgusted with humans right now.
    I'm just disgusted with americans right now. NZ gets it

    That same night, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shooting, as both a politician and a mother, in an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. After two consecutive mosque shootings in 2019, New Zealand collected thousands of weapons through a nationwide buyback, and lawmakers voted to ban almost all semi-automatic weapons.

    When asked by Colbert how the country was able to take that step, Ardern described New Zealanders as "very pragmatic people."

    “When we saw something like that happen, everyone said never again, and so it was incumbent on us as politicians to respond to that," she said. "Now, we have legitimate needs for guns in our country, for things like pest control and to protect our biodiversity — but you don’t need a military-style semi-automatic to do that.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    reading comprehension.

    You and leroy should be kicked in your cunts
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    I no longer care about arguing with people about universal background checks, abortions, climate change, etc. It doesn't work. Simply volunteer to help get voters out in mass in a few Senate swing states and these assholes (a controlling minority) are completely marginalized. We're so close it's only a matter of a time, but the sooner the better. It's the only realistic solution. Not saying the Democrats are perfect by any means, but at least they aren't the GOP.
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    ^^^ Word.

    Congressional race here in MT for a new seat created after the last Census. Choice looks like Ryan Zinke VS a D.

    There are some interesting candidates. Monica Tranel looks to be the best of the lot from the D side. https://monicatranel.com/issues/

    The thought of Ryan Zinke back in the house brings anger to the surface. Really? Ryan FUCKING Zinke? https://www.google.com/search?client...+FUCKING+Zinke
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    I'm absolutely 100% PRO 2nd Amendment... the whole thing, not just the last sentence..

    Second Amendment
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
    I'm 100% in favor of well regulated STATE MILITA and the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed (as long as it's for that purpose and being well regulated) .

    SCOTUS got it 100% wrong with Heller extending that right to individuals unaffiliated with any documented, well regulated State militia.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    see yours, LSL - Thank you.

    I still believe school Safety is part of the equation.

    I support ideas about regulation of firearms, and the belief that citizens should be allowed firearms that are intended to kill people just leaves me cold. including firearm "collectors" .

    buses and guns is a False comparison, unless one is claiming children are being killed with buses intentionally And I do not believe you are.


    I am sad for what has happened to the usofa -
    I believe there were some good things that were done in the aftermath of 9-11 that thwarted further attacks,
    I really have to go back to the exploration of Space to see an achievement that I believe merits National pride
    ( I see another - but the critics would howl. )

    A nation divided cannot stand.

    a decade ago, I read Sandburg's 'Lincoln', trying to find a sense of the Man.
    what I found was largely a chronology of events...
    I don't know if the current social climate would allow a leader. Maybe we are left to our individuality
    ( I appreciate that. )

    I would support more gun regulation. and safer schools ( facility operation, Not armed guards. )


    good luck. tj

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    I see fewer guns and more restrictions as the best answer. The appropriate changes likely require amending or reinterpreting the 2nd amendment. The founders were reasonable people, and the current level of gun violence is unreasonable. They would do something different and so should we.

    Less panic may also be appropriate. Do school shooters kill more kids than school buses? There's a lot of folks who (wrongly) believe guns are more necessary to society than buses, so it'll be difficult to get rid of guns quickly. Every kid dying is surely a tragedy. While many of us think those dying to shooters are unnecessary tragedy, the scale of tragedy is similar to kids killed by school buses.

    Guns and cars cause a similar amount of death. If we have to keep guns for now, perhaps we should regulate them similarly. Registration, insurance, training, regulations on where and how they can be used - similar policies could work for both.

    Meanwhile, for the 2A fans (fan as in fantasy), keep working the idea that their (peashooter) assault weapon doesn't do crap against an Abrams. If the 2A doesn't include the full modern arsenal including the Abrams and nuclear missiles, it's not useful against modern tyrannical governments. The 2A tyranny prevention myth is just that. Methinks it's primarily a marketing meme.
    School bus passenger deaths in school bus-related crashes, United States, 2010-2020

    2010 10
    2011 4
    2012 8
    2013 6
    2014 7
    2015 5
    2016 9
    2017 4
    2018 9
    2019 4
    2020 1

    Source National Safety Council

    So that's no, not similar at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    I'm absolutely 100% PRO 2nd Amendment... the whole thing, not just the last sentence..



    I'm 100% in favor of well regulated STATE MILITA and the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed (as long as it's for that purpose and being well regulated) .

    SCOTUS got it 100% wrong with Heller extending that right to individuals unaffiliated with any documented, well regulated State militia.

    My thought is if one thinks gun rights is about the Second amendment, one has the right to join the National Guard...

    ( if one thinks it gives one the right to amass a personal armory see the comments up-thread about the plagues of Fear and plague of Hate... )


    tj
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    Keeping the slaves in check is what the 2nd amendment is all about. Fuck you all you 2a types. I have some SAKO copper 06 ammo coming in the mail today. Tranel was a aid to Burns, in his knee walking drunk days. Somehow she is the reasonable choice. The USA is exceptionally self centered and diluted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiJ View Post
    My thought is if you think gun rights is about the Second amendment, You have the right to join the National Guard...

    ( if you think it gives you the right to amass a personal armory see the comments up-thread about the plagues of Fear and plague of Hate... )


    tj
    The 2nd A is about "arms" I think of "arms" as weapons of war, not tools designed to hunt game.. Back to the no high body count designed firearms in the hands of random unregulated folks..

    re trying to say if we ban guns people will just use cars trucks, knives, bats, etc.. We give up far less net social utility banning semi auto weapons than we do banning cars and knives for citizens. Definitely not apples to apples to say we have to ban xyz if we ban guns.. No, we don't. We only need to ban the things that are strictly recreational but highly dangerous if repurposed to harm others. Banning legit productivity tools is totally different than banning recreational stuff..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    There's a lot of discussion in this thread about the fact mass shootings account for only a small portion of gun deaths. Mass shootings on the other hand also evoke large policy responses but not in a way most outside observers might expect. Instead of increasing gun control, mass shootings in America result in a loosening of gun restrictions.

    In reality Democrat-controlled legislatures tend not to enact restrictions after a mass shooting while Republican-controlled legislatures loosen restrictions: "when looking at bills that were actually enacted into law, the impact of mass shootings depends on the party in power. The annual number of laws that loosen gun restrictions doubles in the year following a mass shooting in states with Republican-controlled legislatures. We find no significant effect of mass shootings on laws enacted when there is a Democrat-controlled legislature, nor do we find a significant effect of mass shootings on the enactment of laws that tighten gun restrictions. " + "This effect increases with the extent of media coverage."

    Source: https://www.nber.org/papers/w26187

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    re trying to say if we ban guns people will just use cars trucks, knives, bats, etc.. We give up far less net social utility banning semi auto weapons than we do banning cars and knives for citizens. Definitely not apples to apples to say we have to ban xyz if we ban guns.. No, we don't. We only need to ban the things that are strictly recreational but highly dangerous if repurposed to harm others. Banning legit productivity tools is totally different than banning recreational stuff..
    Reminds me of the quote "don't let perfect be the enemy of good." Yes, there are people who will still manage to kill innocent people without guns, but I predict it would be a whole lot less.

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    Not sure if it's been posted yet this go around, but helpful viewing


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    Maybe the solution is to give the GOP carte blanche for a solution. Give them,say, five years, and if they haven't solved the shootings, they have to give the dems.five years of legislative carte blanche.

    No doubt we will be sacrificing a lot of.people, including kids, but save millions(?) In the long run.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Reminds me of the quote "don't let perfect be the enemy of good." Yes, there are people who will still manage to kill innocent people without guns, but I predict it would be a whole lot less.
    Having to smash 8 year olds in the head with a framing hammer sounds difficult. Even going full bore Jack Torrance with an axe is beyond the ability of most maniacs bent on mayhem. Only way to perpetrate mass murder on the scale we are now so used to seeing is with a gun. Sure you could do something with a bomb but explosives are highly regulated. Oh, right.

    Tranel was a aid to Burns, in his knee walking drunk days.( 4 months in 2005/06) Somehow she is the reasonable choice( Well there is Neuman and a dead guy). The USA is exceptionally self centered and diluted. (you are not wrong)
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

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    I don't like the dehumanization of murder victims into stats and percentages that look small and tidy and therefore it's an argument to not change our country. There are more victims of these shootings than simply who is killed. It goes beyond their relatives, it even affects people who have never met the victims.

    And I don't buy the 'against tyranny' or 'home protection' arguments - I've met, am friends and hung out with you gun guys, let's get real on why you want your rights. People want to shoot guns for fun and feel macho - but they hide behind the argument of needing guns to protect their families and not let the government take over, and they are not going to sacrifice their fun (I mean their rights) for anyone because look at the small percentages guys! Look at how everything that tried to regulate guns has failed! Let's keep things as they are so I have the right to play with guns! My hands are tied!

    And thanks PNWBrit for the link - I'll look into it later.

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