Accroding to that train of thought, then, if there were no cars, there would be no drunk drivers. If there were no knives, no stabbings, no flammable materials, no arson. The logic of taking away guns means no gun violence is illogical. The list could go on and on. Stop taking away from responsible people and punish more severely those who commit crimes. I'm all for hangings and electric chairs again. Lethal injection is just to nice and relaxing.
I could careless about the NRA or fox news. I have not cited anything from either source during our conversation. I have only stated common facts about the automatic weapons you keep brining up and seem to think are the ones used in the shootings.
Landsnark, from what I have seen so far, you are the only one here unable to hold a civil conversation. It seems whenever someone challenges you and you can not come up with a reasonable response,you resort to childish sarcasm instead of trying to logically support your arguement. I commend you on your grasp/use of sarcasm, as that seems to be the extent of your logic.
What makes my statement not an honest part of the conversation? The fact I corrected the misuse of "military grade automatic assault weapons"? The fact you assume and say I'm trolling has just shown me you are reverting to personal insults. Did you actually see what I wrote about the meaning of "de"? And demilitarized is the opposite of militarized.
Your first point makes no sense. I never said they were no longer used. The automatic weapons you speak of are already heavily regulated and requires a class III license, which most people can not afford. SWAT uses shotguns, snipers use rifles in the same caliber as a civilian hunting rifle.
And as far as point 2 is concerned, Hummer, deuce and half, unimog, Jeep.
Point 3, shotgun loaded with buckshot in close quarters can do just as much damage, so clearly how fast the trigger is pulled or the capacity of the magazine is irrelevant, yet people still want them banned. Or better yet, just lock all the doors to a building and set in on fire, then it's the gasoline's fault for being flammable.
Point 4, the media is a biased, payed machine. It reports what will generate ratings, otherwise no one would watch it. People like misfortune.
landsnark, I believe cid95's response is to Gustavo, if so, Gustavo is talking about machine guns, that's what military grade assault weapons are, weapons with a selector lever for burst/automatic rate of fire. Civilian/demilitarized weapons only have a semi option. Demilitarized is the opposite of military. Usually the prefix "de" means "not"/"remove". So, to try and say they are the same, as you have done, "...were all executed with demilitarized M16s. Modified M16s. Military grade assault weapons.", does not work. And modified is such a broad term, putting a light on can be considered a modification. Don't make things sound worse than they are, the media does enough of that already.
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