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  1. Profile photo of ForSquirel
    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 8:01 am
    sigh...
  2. Profile photo of Torq
    Torq Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2014 at 8:59 am
    anti-gun looks at pro-gun like ignorant neanderthals.
    pro-gun looks at anti-gun like sheep.

    given the choice i`d rather be a caveman than someone else`s victim.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 9:43 am
    @ Torq and look who the lil sheep run to when they`re in danger? someone with a gun...
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 10:03 am
    Torq

    "someone else`s victim."

    Persecution complex and / or delusions of grandeur.

    I own a gun. In 32 years want to know how many times my safety or property has been threatened in ANY way? None.

    I feel like the guys at McDonalds with the mock assault rifles think they are ready to overthrow the governmnet or be an action hero. The first is laughable the second rarely works out so well. Just ask the guy from the Nevada Walmart.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 10:06 am
    MelCervini

    "someone with a gun..."

    Someone TRAINED well with the a gun, not the nearest redneck.

    I assume you were in the marines. Therefore I assume you know how to handle a weapon. Most gun nuts don`t. Not like that. I like the Israeli model where you can own a gun after military service. GUNS don`t scare me, idiots with persecution complexes with guns scare me. The kinds of people that strap on a rifle to go into taco bell scare me.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 10:32 am
    @HolyGod.. I was active yes, and I do, but I have to disagree on the "most" thought. "Gun nuts" DO train ALL the time... they/we train constantly, always at the range, honing skills and keeping guns in tip top shape. (when we can afford the ammo that is)

    I DO agree that carrying my AR into taco bell is asinine and horrifically impractical. YES they have the right to do so, but you can exercise your rights without being a d*ck or only doing it to "prove a point". That`s NOT what our 2nd amendment was put in place for. Be practical when you carry, period.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 10:54 am
    MelCervini

    "Gun nuts" DO train ALL the time... "

    I`m not talking about going out in the woods and shooting bud light cans, I`m talking about the kind of tactical training that police and military get. You think the two dips.hits that walked into Chipotle have that level of training?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 11:03 am
    Holygod - You think the two dips.hits that walked into Chipotle have that level of training?

    HG, that`s where we poor saps have done you wrong all this time. We didn`t realise you were all highly trained green berets in your spare time.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
    2194 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm
    @HG you don`t get out much do ya? lol seriously! there are TONS of tactical ranges alllll over the place both indoor/outdoor with highly skilled instructors on site at all times and its a complete blast and a load of fun(see what i did there? :D ) but you`re honing your skills at the same time so that you CAN contribute rather than sit back and let the wolves descend... putting yourself in danger and be that barrier to those that choose not to carry, which is FINE. Case in point: Yet NO WHERE is this on the mainstream media (or buried 20 pages in)
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    The day a nutter stops taking his meds, gets a legally owned gun, manages to evade all the security at a US airport, hops onto a plane, then also successfully smuggles a gun in through a UK airport, and then goes on a killing rampage in one of our universities....that`s the day I start giving more of a poo what the law says about gun ownership in a country I don`t live in.

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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    MelCervini

    "you don`t get out much do ya"

    Huh? I never said the places don`t exist. I said your average gun nut is not adequately trained to the level of police or military. You really debating that with me?

    "Case in point"

    Funny. He was my case in point too in my reply to Torq. He died for no reason. They told everyone to leave. He could have just left. They weren`t threatening anyone at that point. "Heroes" get killed more often than they help.

    That guy died for nothing. If I have my gun and someone walks into walmart and starts shooting or threatening people I`d act. If they walk in and just tell everyone to leave, then I`m leaving.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    @HG I was kidding about the getting out because those things ARE prevalent... and I`m not disputing that the training is 100% equal...I WILL offer that some is superior.. have you seen the `trained professionals` the police academy are churning out lately? You`re better off with the rednecks in SO many instances. Now on to the last... yes.. he could have just left, but apparently he wasn`t that kind of man. He did NOT die for `nothing` he stopped a spree IN A WALMART, or did you miss that part of the story? He intercepted Nut #1 and kept many many many people from being slaughtered like sheep before Nut#2 shot him in the back.

    "If I have my gun and someone walks into walmart and starts shooting or threatening people I`d act."
    "After executing two Las Vegas police officers at CiCi’s Pizza, Jerad Miller *****entered a nearby Wal-Mart, at Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, fired a round in the air and ordered everyone to leave, sett
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    * setting off a panic. It was at that point, instead of running, Wilcox approached Jerad Miller from behind.

    Sorry.. that by definition is a hero.
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    jay Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    Torq: there are probably only as many "anti-gun" nuts out there as there are nut jobs that think they SHOULD be allowed to own a bazooka, tank or whatever they want.

    The issue is about gun control, not absolute bans on all guns. It`s about the issue of carrying (should it be allowed, and if so, concealed or open?). It`s about the issue of a "well regulated militia" vs. "private militia". Personally, I would really like to see better training, testing (incl. Psych. Eval.) and licensing across the board.

    As for the more pro side, quite frankly I look at them as sheep as well as ignorant hypocrites. Sheep for the big business, politic influencing NRA machine...that later complain about the corrupt system only when it doesn`t go their way.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    MelCervini

    "He did NOT die for `nothing` he stopped a spree IN A WALMART, or did you miss that part of the story? He intercepted Nut #1 and kept many many many people from being slaughtered like sheep "

    What am I missing?

    "fired a round in the air and ordered everyone to leave"

    They weren`t shooting people at walmart. They just told everyone to leave. Yes they did just kill two people at another location but he had absolutely no way of knowing that.

    He died for nothing. He didn`t protect anyone. They weren`t shooting or threatening anyone at the time, at least not according to what I`ve read. Had he left everything would have ended the exact same except he would be alive.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    "Had he left everything would have ended the exact same except he would be alive."
    You know that for a 100% fact? Your crystal ball told you they had no intention of shooting people after coming from shooting people.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm
    Denogginnizer: "You know that for a 100% fact?"

    HG doesn`t deal in facts, you should know this by now.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm
    Denogginizer

    "You know that for a 100% fact? Your crystal ball told you they had no intention of shooting people after coming from shooting people."

    Well if they wanted to shoot people it seems they would have just shot people instead of firing INTO THE AIR and telling everyone to LEAVE.

    He didn`t stop them from doing anything they were going to do.
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    jay Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 5:13 pm
    I for one think that if he was given the option to leave, but refused and later died, then yes, he quite likely would be alive today if he just left. Did he know about the other shooting?

    Truthfully, we don`t know for sure. What we do know is that statistically speaking, a civilian trying to intervene in a situation such as this rarely turns out well....
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    pudfinster Male 50-59
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    June 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm
    One of the last questions asked at any shooting spree. "anyone here have a gun?"
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    pudfinster Male 50-59
    29 posts
    June 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm
    No, have you tried a vibrator?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm
    Gun nuts are so easy to troll
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    pirhomaniak Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 11, 2014 at 2:48 am

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    June 11, 2014 at 5:03 am
    drawman: You didn`t need to post the same pic twice, honestly.

    Btw the "well regulated" part applies to the "militia" part not the "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" part.

    Please note the "shall not be infringed", funny how you anti-gunners leave that part out.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2014 at 5:29 am
    Drawman: it basically says because there is a "well regulated militia", the people have the right to bear arms to prevent a tyrannical government. That`s the gist of the 2nd amendment. How much it matters anymore, I don`t know. The population has no chance against the military, but at the same time I don`t see how we can translate that to mean disarm or make it extremely difficult to purchase a firearm.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 7:06 am
    And once again anti gunners resort to penis jokes because they have no actual good arguments. Tell me would the female gun owners need viagra too......
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 7:10 am
    @drawman61

    Funny you pick that part and ignore the part that clearly states " the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Aren`t you the one that goes on about how the government here is a big conspiracy out to get us yet you want us to disarm too.....riggght.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 7:11 am
    notice it says THE PEOPLE not militia.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    June 11, 2014 at 9:30 am
    Drawman, I think you need to bone up on the history and usage of the term `Well Regulated`. It did not mean `regulation`. I +meant `well functioning`.

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    jay Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    So, after changing the definition of "assault rifle", now the US is also changing the definition of "regulated"? What`s next, spelling changes of common English words like colour? ;)

    Seriously tho, I am we`ll aware that the second amendment acknowledges and protects an individual`s right to own a firearm. I am also aware that it doesn`t specify exactly what types of firearms...is anybody actually saying that we should ban ALL GUNS?

    More importantly, I also know that while many governments make similar acknowledgements, there isn`t usually as much emphasis on it....Do you really teach your children that one of their most important rights is to own a firearm when they get older? It seems that many adults have a difficult time understanding the context of it all, so why expect a child to?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    anybody actually saying that we should ban ALL GUNS?

    "If I could have banned them all - `Mr. and Mrs. America turn in your guns` - I would have!"
    - Diane Feinstein

    “I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns.”
    - Barack Obama (during conversation with economist and author John Lott Jr. at the University of Chicago Law School in the 1990s)

    "We just have to be repetitive about this. It`s not enough to have a catchy ad on a Monday and then only do it every Monday. We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way." - Eric Holder

    Ya sure you don`t.......
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    jay Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    Perhaps I should have clarified, "anybody here on this forum".

    As I have said earlier, I am sure there are probably just as many genuine anti-gun nuts out there as there are gun nuts who think there should be NO restrictions..Are any from either extreme commenting here? I know I haven`t suggested we ban all guns.

    Thank you for the quotes though. I noticed the quote from Obama was from the 90`s....is this still his stance today? In any event he was elected into office, so are you suggesting that most people agree with him?

    I admit I had never heard of Diane Feinstein, so I quickly googled her...Do you suppose she said that comment before or after she succeeded the former mayor who was assassinated?

    As for brainwashing, I certainly don`t agree...that takes a page out of the NRA handbook...although I think it wouldn`t hurt if the US changed its way of thinking about guns...and probably more. ;)

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