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Old 03-05-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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All legislation is control...ironically...at gunpoint.
Left-Statists--Cops are racist pigs!
Also Left-Statists--Only cops should have guns!

Right-Statists--The government is corrupt!
Also Right-statists--Support your police and military!
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Left-Statists--Cops are racist pigs!
Also Left-Statists--Only cops should have guns!

Right-Statists--The government is corrupt!
Also Right-statists--Support your police and military!
And don't forget to pay your taxes!

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Old 03-05-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Less ironic than merely factual. Every government on Earth enforces its laws, policies etc. with punishment. It is literally the only thing government is capable of.

People who expect government to "do good" are relying on the good nature of the people in government.

Which works as far as it goes... but government tends to populate itself with people who are not good-natured.

Which is why government must be far more heavily restricted than its citizens.
Better yet, abolished completely.
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Old 03-05-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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And don't forget to pay your taxes!

Or we'll send people with assault weapons to your house to arrest you and throw you in prison for wanting to keep your own money!
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I have no problem with the word control. Basically everything that is potentially dangerous needs to be controlled one way or another, be it drugs, medicine, cars, etc.
I think even knives and scissors would be controlled if their design purpose were to kill people

Also, controlling is not the same as abolishing.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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One guy have a good sense of humor by mentionning in a tweet, some other retailers who are pro-gun control like Dick's Sporting Good to not sell to folks under 21 years old. The retailer in question is the defunct Blockbuster video store.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Only people who vote democrat would be stupid enough to think that "gun reform" is anything other than a new label for the same old gun control movement.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:42 AM
 
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Better yet, abolished completely.
Immigration and Naturalization Service. Completely done away with.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Less ironic than merely factual. Every government on Earth enforces its laws, policies etc. with punishment. It is literally the only thing government is capable of.

People who expect government to "do good" are relying on the good nature of the people in government.

Which works as far as it goes... but government tends to populate itself with people who are not good-natured.

Which is why government must be far more heavily restricted than its citizens.
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Better yet, abolished completely.
No, government is a necessary evil, and actually has legitimate functions. See the U.S. Constitution, Article 1 Section 8, for a handy list. The fact that government is frequently used to abuse people's rights instead of protecting them, doesn't mean it shouldn't legitimately protect them. That's like throwing out the baby with the bath water.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:16 AM
 
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Be VERY concerned about any group who seeks to change language to push their agenda. IE Illegal alien becomes undocumented immigrant that then just becomes immigrant.
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