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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM
 
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Nobody buys a fire extinguisher because of fear their neighbours or a stranger might kill them with another fire extinguisher.
Anyone who is that afraid has mental health issues. I hope you don't have a gun.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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The mindset that produced these paragraphs seems unhealthy and unreasonable.
The mindset that actually promotes this IS unhealthy and unreasonable.

This is what we hear every time another massacre goes down: the problem isn't too many easily accessible guns; the problem is NOT ENOUGH guns!

Everyone needs to be ready to shoot back! More guards! Barbed wire! Gun turrets! More, more, more guns for everyone! Just for God's sake..no restriction on every nut's easy access to things like high-capacity assault rifles.

If more guns made us safe, we should be the safest nation on the planet by now.

And if we have to live like a patrol on active duty back in Vietnam to make it through regular civilian life, then we have already long lost our way. That's what conservatives don't realiz.
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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM
 
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it has been said many times over the years, when seconds count, the cops are just minutes away, sometimes as much as 90 minutes away(it took that long for TPD to respond to a 911 call where the guy was being beaten. when the cops finally showed up the guy was DEAD).


we have to take responsibility for our own safety. we cant rely on the cops to be right around the corner and jump every time we call 911.



and you dont have to carry a firearm for protection if you choose not to. but you MUST be aware of your surroundings, and you MUST be in touch with nature so you can recognize the signs of impending danger and react accordingly.
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Old Yesterday, 08:26 PM
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Location: New York
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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...-carry-permits

and, from what i hear from 5 local gun stores, sales are skyrocketing for women
Good!!!

Evereything rbohm said above.




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The mindset that actually promotes this IS unhealthy and unreasonable.

This is what we hear every time another massacre goes down: the problem isn't too many easily accessible guns; the problem is NOT ENOUGH guns!

Because it's the truth!


We live in an armed society. If you have gun-free zones who do you think these armed cowardly lunatics will target?


If they believe there are people ready to put the fools down they will stay in their caves.
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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it has been said many times over the years, when seconds count, the cops are just minutes away, sometimes as much as 90 minutes away(it took that long for TPD to respond to a 911 call where the guy was being beaten. when the cops finally showed up the guy was DEAD).


we have to take responsibility for our own safety. we cant rely on the cops to be right around the corner and jump every time we call 911.



and you dont have to carry a firearm for protection if you choose not to. but you MUST be aware of your surroundings, and you MUST be in touch with nature so you can recognize the signs of impending danger and react accordingly.
You at least want a gun for your house.

Sit and get robbed and wait 20 minutes for police or blow them away, or get them on the ground dead to rights and neutralize the threat.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The mindset that produced these paragraphs seems unhealthy and unreasonable.
The mindset that the paragraphs discuss (which are unreasonable and unhealthy) can be found right here in the P&OC forums. You don't have to look far either.

Last edited by Jowel; Yesterday at 08:55 PM..
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Originally Posted by ambient View Post
The mindset that actually promotes this IS unhealthy and unreasonable.

This is what we hear every time another massacre goes down: the problem isn't too many easily accessible guns; the problem is NOT ENOUGH guns!

Everyone needs to be ready to shoot back! More guards! Barbed wire! Gun turrets! More, more, more guns for everyone! Just for God's sake..no restriction on every nut's easy access to things like high-capacity assault rifles.

If more guns made us safe, we should be the safest nation on the planet by now.

And if we have to live like a patrol on active duty back in Vietnam to make it through regular civilian life, then we have already long lost our way. That's what conservatives don't realiz.
Ah, the common tactic of pushing the opposing argument to the extreme so that you can make it sound bad. Not surprising.

Nobody is recommending that everyone be armed. If you donít want a gun, donít get one. But stop trying to take that right of choice away from others. 99.9% of firearms in this country will never harm anyone. Stop blaming guns and law abiding gun owners for the actions of psychopaths.

If you really want to ban guns, you have one option. Itís spelled out in the Constitution. Read it and perhaps youíll understand why your argument gets nowhere.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Good!!!

Evereything rbohm said above.







Because it's the truth!


We live in an armed society. If you have gun-free zones who do you think these armed cowardly lunatics will target?


If they believe there are people ready to put the fools down they will stay in their caves.
It's only the truth because conservative gun nuts have made easy proliferation of high-capacity firearms the status quo in this country, fueled by false, self-serving arguments about how we need more guns to finally make us safe.

Your argument is basically a self-fulfilling prophecy: make a society where high-powered firearms are proliferated, and the result is a lot of public massacres that scare the rest of us into arming ourselves just to make it through the day. We'll, sure, under such scenario I guess I and everyone else will have to plan to live in a war zone.

But it's not the truth in other developed nations on the planet who take a common sense approach to firearms restriction.
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Old Yesterday, 09:09 PM
 
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The mindset that actually promotes this IS unhealthy and unreasonable.

This is what we hear every time another massacre goes down: the problem isn't too many easily accessible guns; the problem is NOT ENOUGH guns!

Everyone needs to be ready to shoot back! More guards! Barbed wire! Gun turrets! More, more, more guns for everyone! Just for God's sake..no restriction on every nut's easy access to things like high-capacity assault rifles.

If more guns made us safe, we should be the safest nation on the planet by now.

And if we have to live like a patrol on active duty back in Vietnam to make it through regular civilian life, then we have already long lost our way. That's what conservatives don't realiz.
If you are so paranoid that you are willing to give up everybodyís second amendment right, why arenít you armed to the teeth when knowing a gun ban isnít happening any time soon?

Are you paranoid or are you not?
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Old Yesterday, 09:14 PM
 
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Shop online or hire a personal shopper if you are that scared.
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