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Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog View Post
I think some people go too far with wanting to ban some guns. I don't feel that wishing guns were more regulated is an afront to the Constitution or their fellow Americans. But I know many do.

Would they have written the constitution the same way if there were Ak-47's,Ar's, Glocks with extended mags, and bump stocks available? Something tells me there'd be a bit more nuance.

I think some of ya'll should be trading in some of your guns for fishing rods smh.
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Old Today, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Absolutely no reason why I shouldn't own one, or 1000 of them. My property, my business. Gun grabbers can jump off a cliff if they donít like it.
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Old Today, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I don't have a hand gun because I'd prefer not to have to shoot somebody; I'm fine with hunting and sports shooting though. I also keep a baseball bat by the bed in case I have to brain some idiot.
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Old Today, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Would they have written the constitution the same way if there were Ak-47's,Ar's, Glocks with extended mags, and bump stocks available? Something tells me there'd be a bit more nuance.

I think some of ya'll should be trading in some of your guns for fishing rods smh.

Probably because you have to remember two things.


First, the Puckle Gun, Cookson repeater, and the Kalthoff repeater predated the Constitution by decades if not centuries.


Secondly, people back then could own cannons.
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Old Today, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Just over the horizon
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I shouldnít have a gun because I havenít been trained to shoot or about gun safety. I have nothing against guns, and if I get one, Iíll make sure and learn the things I donít know.


This is a perfect reason not to have one.
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Old Today, 12:07 PM
 
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Don't want the drama. Don't want the responsibility for arming a criminal if my house is broken into. I don't hunt, I'm over target shooting, and I handed over my service weapon as I emigrated many years ago. And I have better uses for my money.

Also, I don't feel like associating myself with the slightly wild-eyed US contingent who seem to consider firearms some sort of political, patriotic statement.
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
Location: los angeles county
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because i don't know karate, but I know krazy


Also, I'm not trained to handle a gun. If people can't shoot straight, they should not be eligible to have a gun.
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Old Today, 12:18 PM
 
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I should not have a gun because I know the government will take care of me. Throughout world history, and the US history, it has been shown the government has and always will have the people in its best of interest, and do all they can to protect them. The government will not inflict harm on its people, and if you need the government's assistance in an emergency, they will be there within one minute. There is no reason to hunt, you can buy food at grocery stores. Sport shooting does not require individual ownership, a company can own the guns you use at the shooting range.
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Old Today, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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You double downed by having a car and a bathtub.

You should get rid of both dangers before saying I can't have a gun that will statistically never harm anyone.
FYI, even the NRA moved on from that lame talking point. Perhaps it is time for you to also.
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Old Today, 12:19 PM
 
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Probably because you have to remember two things.


First, the Puckle Gun, Cookson repeater, and the Kalthoff repeater predated the Constitution by decades if not centuries.


Secondly, people back then could own cannons.


I bet people were a bit more dignified back then, less drive by shootings, mass killings,etc..


I suppose we need modern laws to support the modern climate we live. Time to update the operating system. 2nd Amendment 2.0 if you will.
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