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Old 12-28-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
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Out of curiosity, how many times per forum does this false equivalence need to be debunked before you broken-record dumbasses stop regurgitating it? I would think a few dozen would suffice.
Alas, if they were bright enough to recognize the fallacy they probably wouldn't say it in the first place. I've tired of talking to these fools.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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People are so sad. Spill coffee on yourself? It's the restaurant's fault! Fat? Well, that's because there are so many fast food offerings everywhere. Committ mass murder? It's because of the guns! Run into someone while texting and driving? It's because of cell phones! Etc, etc...

Exactly... This entire country wants to blame objects for peoples actions.. This is not solving the problem.

If someone runs into a school and beats someone to death with a rolled up newspaper we'd have people writing legislation restricting how may pages the tribune could print in their Sunday edition.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Exactly... This entire country wants to blame objects for peoples actions.. This is not solving the problem.

If someone runs into a school and beats someone to death with a rolled up newspaper we'd have people writing legislation restricting how may pages the tribune could print in their Sunday edition.
So true. And if people used cars for mass murder, we'd have politicians and busy bodies demanding that at the very least, we require so-called "common sense" regulations such as licenses, age restrictions, and insurance. Crazy talk!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
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If someone runs into a school and beats someone to death with a rolled up newspaper we'd have people writing legislation restricting how may pages the tribune could print in their Sunday edition.
That's absurd and in any event a poor argument for not controlling certain kinds of guns. Do you realize how stupid you look making such an argument? Does this superficial nonsense impress the idlers up at the local tavern?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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So true. And if people used cars for mass murder, we'd have politicians and busy bodies demanding that at the very least, we require so-called "common sense" regulations such as licenses, age restrictions, and insurance. Crazy talk!

And with all those common sense regulations over 30,000 Americans are killed every year in car accidents.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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So true. And if people used cars for mass murder, we'd have politicians and busy bodies demanding that at the very least, we require so-called "common sense" regulations such as licenses, age restrictions, and insurance. Crazy talk!
I hope you realize driver licensing, age restrictions and insurance are all determined by the state, not by the feds. JUST like gun licensing, age restrictions and registration. I'm not sure what point you were trying to make, but I do agree it's a state issue not a federal issue.

I don't know why anyone needs a 400 horsepower sports car outside of professional racers. We should enact common sense vehicle laws. The average citizen doesn't need more than 150hp to get to work on time.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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And with all those common sense regulations over 30,000 Americans are killed every year in car accidents.
Clearly this is a strong and valid argument in favor of looser restrictions on driving.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Clearly this is a strong and valid argument in favor of looser restrictions on driving.

Maybe someone might even suggest putting parking lots at the locals bars so the patrons can go drink and then drive their 400-horsepower cars home at twice the legal speed limit.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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So true. And if people used cars for mass murder, we'd have politicians and busy bodies demanding that at the very least, we require so-called "common sense" regulations such as licenses, age restrictions, and insurance. Crazy talk!
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to oakparkdude again.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Clearly this is a strong and valid argument in favor of looser restrictions on driving.
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to oakparkdude again.
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