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Old 07-28-2016, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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From watching the political landscape over the last few years, it seems to me that if you identify yourself as a Democrat then you pretty much have to be pro-gun control. The two appear to be inseparably linked. Sound reasonable?
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:51 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Nice sweeping generalization. I've been an owner and shooter since 1965.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:55 AM
 
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Democrat gun owners hide in closets.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:57 AM
 
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Democrat gun owners hide in closets.

And another bit of slander.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Nice sweeping generalization. I've been an owner and shooter since 1965.
Is it reasonable to say that you're against any AR-15 type rifle?
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:31 AM
 
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From watching the political landscape over the last few years, it seems to me that if you identify yourself as a Democrat then you pretty much have to be pro-gun control. The two appear to be inseparably linked. Sound reasonable?
Pro-gun control isn't anti-gun.

If anything, it's pro-gun. Only crazies think there should be no rules whatsoever when it comes to the 2nd Amendment. As with all Constitutional amendments, allowing something does not mean regulation isn't warranted. There are limits to free speech, there are limits to an armed citizenry.

For some reason, NRA nuts have been successful in convincing a small but fervent number of gun owners that gun control is somehow anti-gun. I don't get it. Gun owners have families too. Gun owners are members of society too. Why wouldn't they generally support gun regulation?
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:35 AM
 
Location: louisville
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Not party affiliated but many definitely are. It's not a left/right issue.... it is about government influence in daily life.

The BOR were restrictions on the GOVERNMENT, not rights that government grant us.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:37 AM
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Location: On the Border
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Democrat here. I have a mini-14, .357 Mag revolver and two shotguns.

I support common sense gun regulations and do not support the NRA (or manufacturers to be more specific).
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:37 AM
 
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I would say most democrats are not anti gun and won't support further gun control. They'll pay lip service about it and those who can't have them legally will want others disarmed, but go to any major gun store in urban areas and you'll see people from all walks of life buying firearms. I live in Pa and at a nearby Cabela's, the place is always packed with people from NY and NJ who are buying firearms. The last time I was in a gun store a middle aged Mexican couple were looking at handguns. Another Mennonite man was buying a rifle for his wife and daughter to use. I worked with an African American woman who had a CC permit. Likewise a spanish man who carried one in church as security. I don't know if either are democrat or republican.
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:37 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Is it reasonable to say that you're against any AR-15 type rifle?
I own a fully functional Browning M2 .50 cal. MG. I like to rock and roll. I don't care for the Mattel gun, however. It makes a middling varmint rifle.
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