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Old 12-21-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack which led to several hundred thousand Americans of Japanese descent being deprived of their Civil Rights.

We are no better, smarter or less prejudiced now than we were 70+ years ago.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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We're not talking about rounding up gun-owners in internment camps like we did to Japanese families. So that's sort of a poor comparison. Have restrictions on something like high capacity magazines or what's being defined as assault weapons, isn't the same as being shipped off to the Eastern Sierra desert and basically losing your familes real estate...

You're sort of being a little over-dramatic in using one of the most shameful episodes of American history to compare to a possible set of regulations that will most likely end up not even happening or won't really do much...
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: California
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I haven't seen any panic over gun owners and wanting to get them locked up. Really I haven't. And the comparison to the Japanese during WWII is rediculous and makes light of that dark time in our history.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Both times with liberals leading the charge. FDR then, and Barack Obama now.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack which led to several hundred thousand Americans of Japanese descent being deprived of their Civil Rights.

We are no better, smarter or less prejudiced now than we were 70+ years ago.
Like after 9 11 and the patriot act.

Fear is an often used political tool. It creates perfect manipulation of the masses
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: under a rock
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I propose we get rid of weapons, and only allow NERF types to be used in warfare in the future. That way once all the aggression is let out, the two sides can come together and make something happen that is more sensical. Mazel Tov!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I haven't seen any panic over gun owners and wanting to get them locked up. Really I haven't. And the comparison to the Japanese during WWII is rediculous and makes light of that dark time in our history.
The comparison is perfectly fine. In both cases, a kneejerk reaction based on superficial notions targeting groups of people that had nothing to do with an atrocity, but shared a common characteristic with those who did. In one case, people of Japanese ancestry; in the other case, gun owners. And again, in both cases, the product of a liberal mindset.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The comparison is perfectly fine. In both cases, a kneejerk reaction based on superficial notions targeting groups of people that had nothing to do with an atrocity, but shared a common characteristic with those who did. In one case, people of Japanese ancestry; in the other case, gun owners. And again, in both cases, the product of a liberal mindset.
You know of some internment camps being prepared? Where are they?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Like after 9 11 and the patriot act.

Fear is an often used political tool. It creates perfect manipulation of the masses
Right now - the people acting out of fear appear to by the gun-toters. I've seen thread after thread about how they are buying out all the stores ~ just in case.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Like after 9 11 and the patriot act.

Fear is an often used political tool. It creates perfect manipulation of the masses
Agreed and it's way past time to repeal the Patriot Act and NDAA.
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