Damn five minute edit window.
...then every single American has a right to a gun. Are you going to tell me I can't arm my 3 year old daughter? Who gives you that right? Are you going to tell me I can't pound down a quart of questionable bathtub gin on top of my already very unsteady mental state and walk around town open carrying a goddamn Browning .50?
And if you are going to tell me that, how do you justify it if you have a view of the Second Amendment that is absolute?
And if you don't have that view, then where do you draw the line between acceptable and unacceptable restrictions that run counter to what's actually in the Constitution? Do you rely on activist judges? Or only the ones you agree with?
How does all this work?
The conversation on these stories never once gets past the usual surface bullshit of "guns are bad" versus "guns are good" and it's just tiresome.
"You totally got me on this important topic."
It's far better than going over all this gun shit again.
I mean, let's face it: there are gun restrictions in place, right now. That's a violation of the Second Amendment, but there they are. There are speech restrictions as well, in violation of the First Amendment.
But we largely tolerate those restrictions, right? Because most people understand that America in 2016 is not America in 1790. Or 1890. Or even 1990.
If the Second Amendment is literally interpreted, then every single American h
"There is no 'old mustache guy piece' in Monopoly. Now, or ever."
You totally got me on this important topic.
I revise my comment to the little dog humping the shoe. We good now?
Something like 37% of US adults is a gun OWNER.
Trump is going to ride the gun issue to the White House in the same way Republicans used gay marriage to get Bush reelected. Incidentally, Bush had the higher unfavorability in 2004.
I lived near the rail yard off Dorchestra and Montague a long time ago; to this day I sleep through earthquakes.
There is no "old mustache guy piece" in Monopoly. Now, or ever.
Mario - interesting worldview, dude. I mostly just go to work, hang out with friends and family, and enjoy life. Good luck with the ethno-power-transformation-sharing-insecurity. There's a probably a self-help group for that. You might need to wear a furry animal costume to join though. :)
Lee - Stop the imaginary arguments with "you guys" (we say y'all here, BTW) and the "fuck right off" argument, they just make you look like you don't know how to reason. Get serious, please, or else it's no fun. You're probably the guy playing monopoly who likes to have the old mustache guy piece pretend to hump the little dog piece every time it's your turn, but you're the only one laughing.
If you're like the ACLU and you support almost the entire Bill of Rights (except for the 10% that you want repealed), that's fine. Otherwise, come join the NRA, we're BoR 100%'ers.
Mass murders with firearms are <1% of all American murders. Why do you not care about the rest? You know, the ones that enforcement of the hundreds of existing firearms and violent crime laws could massively reduce? Also, why do murders without firearms (1 out of 3 US murders) not matter to you? Enforcement of existing laws would reduce those too.
Lastly, since incarceration for breaking laws is such a bad idea, what will the penalty be for illegal possession of a firearm in your new post-Bill of Rights America? Execution? Who will conduct the arrests? Oh, a bunch of guys with guns? You seem like a real trigger-happy hombre!
Spare me the conservative crocodile tears over CIVIL LIBERTIES.
Considering how little reverence you guys hold for voter rights or civil rights at large, you can fuck right off with that argument.
Furthermore, as long as you guys keep clinging to the 'ARMED SOCIETY IS A POLITE SOCIETY' trope while ignoring mountains of evidence that increased gun ownership makes us all less safe, your opinion is forfeit.
i agree with Cid95, we have got to stop these crazy gun laws!
how else will i cope with the realities of power sharing in a world characterized by growing ethnic, racial, and gender diversity brought about by the post-WWII transformations of our traditional manufacturing and agricultural-based economies?
guns make me feel safe and manly. they already took away my flag! what's next? please help! i'm a very frightened and insecure man!
Sure, you should advocate for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment. That's your right.
While you're at it, what other civil liberties should be restricted / removed? Isn't free speech dangerous too? So many offensive ideas are out there, we could fix that!
Also, if the police could walk into your home any time and search it, and search you on the streets at any time, it would make us all safer, right? You've got nothing to hide, right? Get to it, you've got a lot of work to do!
They can't fly around all day. Where is their nest mainly? I'm thinking a little Dawn,a liquid hose sprayer, water,and kill a good portion of their living habitat.
Yes, incarceration is the answer, Cid. It's always 'the answer.'
Perhaps we should reconsider the idea of private gun ownership and the myth of the Responsible Gun Owner--especially considering that most mass shooters were Responsible Gun Owners right up until the moment they weren't.
I Like the quote on the top of that report:
Joe Biden: ‘We Don’t Have Time To Prosecute Everybody Who Lies’ On Background Checks'
But yet we want to expand background checks.
We have hundreds of laws regarding purchases and transfers of firearms. There is some good data at the link below. Note the 40,000 or so NICS denials in 2010 for a felon or fugitive or court-determined mental incompetent trying to buy a gun. Each of these lied on and then signed the ATF form 4473 and, in so doing, broke the law and subjected themselves to a potential federal 10 year sentence.
Now look how many were prosecuted: 62
ONLY SIXTY TWO!
And only a handful of those were convicted. GET SERIOUS ABOUT ENFORCING OUR LAWS! Prosecute and incarcerate people that violate firearms laws! Instead, we often see that gun charges locally are the first ones dropped in plea bargaining.
A few questions that I have are:
South Carolina has less restrictive gun laws apparently, so.... How is a 'straw purchase' different in South Carolina than it is in say, California?
If the majority of crime guns that end up in New York City are obtained through straw purchases, why not increase the penalty and publicity for this type of crime?
In 2009, the number of guns exported out of South Carolina was twice the national average. How do they know since firearms are not tracked after purchase?
If the ATF cannot release which dealers are responsible for the bulk of straw purchases, how did Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg know to sue Mickalis Pawn Shop in Summerville, S.C. for supposedly selling a large number of firearms to straw purchasers? If Mayor Bloomberg says the ATF is 'asleep at the switch', how then is that the fault of the dealer who does the required background check and is told by the ATF that the sale is approved? If the ATF is asleep at the switch, how will requiring even more background checks resolve the problem? Sounds like we need to fix the ATF and get them to enforce the laws we already have.
Senator Grahams refusal to support Donald Trump leaves no doubt that the pledge he sighed at the beginning of the primary season isn't worth the paper it was written on nor is his word. Here is a man with no integrity and should be kicked from the party to which he claims he belongs. I will be sending money to his opponent the next time he runs for office. What a loser!
Then, your employer violates your rights by drug testing and firing you.
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Apt and funny about AFAs boycott based on inclusiveness and respect:
This all sounds amazing.
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