U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Who is responsible for your safety?
The government 4 6.90%
The police 2 3.45%
The politicians 0 0%
Other gun owners 0 0%
I donít know but not me. 1 1.72%
I am responsible for the safety of my family and myself. 51 87.93%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
4,950 posts, read 973,149 times
Reputation: 1996

Advertisements

Ideally, the politicians, the government, law enforcement, fire fighters, etc. Practically speaking, I would say friends and family members are the most-immediate entities responsible for one's safety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
5,686 posts, read 3,707,473 times
Reputation: 10634
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristramShandy View Post
Would you say that people who are schizophrenic are irresponsible? Somebody who has used a gun to commit a crime in the past? Somebody who has harmed children in the past?
To add to that:

Someone who has written a manifesto talking about how he's going to shoot up the Hispanic population at a Walmart?

Someone whose grandmother has alerted the police that he is planning a mass shooting?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
571 posts, read 324,265 times
Reputation: 2303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegabern View Post
Collective society.
??? They are WHY I have guns!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: SGV
25,162 posts, read 9,797,333 times
Reputation: 9806
Two people voted for the government. LOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 10:00 AM
 
24,480 posts, read 12,096,616 times
Reputation: 10422
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristramShandy View Post
Nope. I'm tired of hearing gun guy freak out over people taking his guns. The most tired talking point there is.
Just like the talking points promoting gun bans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:02 AM
 
19,139 posts, read 9,735,907 times
Reputation: 5360
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmw335xi View Post
Itís a combination of government which includes police, fbi, homeland security, fda etc and yourself.
Can you sue them for compensation when they fail to protect you?

If not, they arenít responsible for your safety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
67,041 posts, read 34,082,805 times
Reputation: 14403
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristramShandy View Post
I would say the 2nd amendment is even more anachronistic than I had previously perceived it.
It is to be expected, since most Americans are victims of the world's greatest propaganda ministry, and are loathe to read their own laws and history.
“It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.”


- - - George Washington; "Sentiments on a Peace Establishment" in a letter to Alexander Hamilton (2 May 1783); published in The Writings of George Washington (1938), edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, Vol. 26, p. 289.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
19,139 posts, read 9,735,907 times
Reputation: 5360
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eumaois View Post
Ideally, the politicians, the government, law enforcement, fire fighters, etc. Practically speaking, I would say friends and family members are the most-immediate entities responsible for one's safety.
Can you sue them for compensation when they fail to protect you?

If not, they arenít responsible for your safety.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:15 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
67,041 posts, read 34,082,805 times
Reputation: 14403
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristramShandy View Post
None of my property is responsible for purposefully killing 14,000 people per year.
None of my property is either and I'm armed for bear.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
67,041 posts, read 34,082,805 times
Reputation: 14403
Quote:
Originally Posted by TristramShandy View Post
I don't have the fear so it can't be reduced.

By the way, I'm not knocking the fear of being attacked, I'm knocking the fear of having your guns taken away.
If you don't have fear, why are you here in fear arguing that you fear other peoples guns.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top