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Old Yesterday, 09:18 PM
 
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Anyone who is that afraid has mental health issues. I hope you don't have a gun.
Oh, stop your silly projection nonsense. It isn't me afraid to go anywhere without a firearm. I'm not in the least afraid of guns. Was hunting before you were probably born (early 1960's) large game of all kinds in far northern wilderness you, living in the U.S., likely have no idea existed on the N.A. continent. Yes, I also carried a back-up Webley large frame . 455

The people with the mental health issues are those who think the owning and carrying of a firearm makes them somehow more manly. That's the real root of this obsession some of you have for your pocket soothers. It's subliminally evident in every post on here bosting of having them to defend yourselves from the bogeymen out there.

Americans have now created the paradox of proliferating firearms to the point you've totally abandoned the notion of primarily owning firearms to forestall a tyrannical government to now one solely of self defence from your fellow citizens; "but I needs my gun to feel safe going outdoors".

Cripes; it'd be an amusing kabuki theater show if it weren't so ineffably and sadly moronic.
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Old Yesterday, 09:32 PM
 
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Oh, stop your silly projection nonsense. It isn't me afraid to go anywhere without a firearm. I'm not in the least afraid of guns. Was hunting before you were probably born (early 1960's) large game of all kinds in far northern wilderness you, living in the U.S., likely have no idea existed on the N.A. continent. Yes, I also carried a back-up Webley large frame . 455

The people with the mental health issues are those who think the owning and carrying of a firearm makes them somehow more manly. That's the real root of this obsession some of you have for your pocket soothers. It's subliminally evident in every post on here bosting of having them to defend yourselves from the bogeymen out there.

Americans have now created the paradox of proliferating firearms to the point you've totally abandoned the notion of primarily owning firearms to forestall a tyrannical government to now one solely of self defence from your fellow citizens; "but I needs my gun to feel safe going outdoors".

Cripes; it'd be an amusing kabuki theater show if it weren't so ineffably and sadly moronic.
I have owned a gun since 1956. If you have used guns so much, why do you fear them? Just another tool.
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Old Yesterday, 09:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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If you are so paranoid that you are willing to give up everybody’s second amendment right, why aren’t you armed to the teeth when knowing a gun ban isn’t happening any time soon?

Are you paranoid or are you not?
We wouldn't even need to give up everyone's second Amendment rights - another lie we constantly hear in the name of the stupidest policies that put high-capacity assault rifles in the hands of any young lunatic.

I know nothing will change here, and maybe things will get so bad that I also have to arm myself to make it through the day. Looks like we are heading in that direction. At that point I probably will be paranoid. Probably a lot of other people as well.

But that will be the sign of a failed society, not a successful one.

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Old Yesterday, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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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.
Oh just stop with the comparisons already. The countries you want us to emulate are the size of one of our states. The United States was unique at its founding and, despite all the efforts of the socialists on the left, it remains unique. Do we have some problems? Yep, we do. Mainly that the illogical leftists refuse to look for actual solutions and wants big brother government to tuck us into bed every night all safe and sound.

Guns are not the problem. Itís more difficult to purchase a firearm than at any time in American history. If the proliferation of firearms were the issue, none of us would be here because our ancestors would have killed each other off. The issue lies in the way we are (not) raising our children to be decent human beings that have any regard for life.

Our society glorifies violence. We normalize it. We teach our kids to fantasize about it. Half of our population defended ADULTS who had crying tantrums after their goddess lost the election that she, in their minds, had such a lock on that many of them didnít even vote. Adults. Crying. Over a freaking popularity contest, and make no mistake that a popularity contest is exactly what 2016 was. That was not a Presidential election, because neither of the only two candidates that we were allowed to pick from were even in the neighborhood of Presidential. Itís like the two parties dared each other to nominate the biggest ******* they could find and both said, ďOkay!!Ē with a big Mentos thumbs-up and a cheesy grin. The main topic of discussion in society is whether or not Trump is an *******. For two years, thatís been the discussion. Funny thing is, everyone knows that he is. Itís just a question of whether the right ******* won that divides the country.

Thatís the example of adulthood that our children get, and itís been the example for about 4 presidents. No wonder the ones who canít retain their sanity donít care that they die. Itís amazing that anyone under 30 didnít try to crawl back into the womb about 2 minutes after they were born.

But yeah, go ahead and keep thinking guns are the problem.
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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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
Actually, I am wondering why more people aren't looking into body armor?
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 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.



So true..................
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Old Yesterday, 09:44 PM
 
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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
How sad this is what our country has become. People are so afraid that they have to carry guns. What happened to us.
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How sad this is what our country has become. People are so afraid that they have to carry guns. What happened to us.
Nothing to do with fear, it's called being prepared. Just like when a hurricane is approaching, it's not fear that sends people out to buy large quantities of water, canned food, propane tanks, gasoline for their cars and batteries to be prepared in case the storm hits. Better to have the tools and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 PM
 
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Just what the USA needs -- a whole bunch of folks not trained on guns carrying guns....YEAH!!!

Is this freedom - because if this is the 'land of the free' - it sucks.
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Old Yesterday, 09:52 PM
 
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Nothing to do with fear, it's called being prepared. Just like when a hurricane is approaching, it's not fear that sends people out to buy large quantities of water, canned food, propane tanks, gasoline for their cars and batteries to be prepared in case the storm hits. Better to have the tools and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
Iím sorry, it is fear. How many other countries walk around with guns because they are in fear of their lives. And please donít compare this to being prepared for storms because one has nothing to do with the other.
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