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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Donnachaidh   » Wed May 17, 2017 10:40 pm

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That's more or less my thoughts on it.

My understand from what gcomeau has posted is that gcomeau's contention is that the "average" owner of any gun other than a hunting rifle fits into that irrational category you described.

Daryl wrote:Gents, from outside your discussion it appears that you are each saying much the same thing in different ways.
My take is that most gun owners are responsible, but a small percentage are irrational believing that they have to carry a gun at all times to be safe.
An analogy is the current North Korea situation, where fat boy believes he needs nukes to protect himself, whereas if they weren't developing them no one would have paid them any mind. As it is the potential for an attack has risen because they are seen as a threat.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by noblehunter   » Thu May 18, 2017 2:42 pm

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Aren't a significant proportion of guns owned by gun nerds? I.e. people who own them because they're nifty bits of tech rather for self-defense or other functional reasons.

I really only posted this so I could type gun nerds :D
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by Imaginos1892   » Thu May 18, 2017 3:58 pm

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Daryl wrote:An analogy is the current North Korea situation, where fat boy believes he needs nukes to protect himself, whereas if they weren't developing them no one would have paid them any mind. As it is the potential for an attack has risen because they are seen as a threat.

If North Korea wasn't developing nukes and making noise about it they would be completely irrelevant, and a certain fat little spoiled brat just couldn't stand being irrelevant. So they waste resources they can't spare, just to be a nuisance.
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by smr   » Thu May 18, 2017 9:08 pm

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A disarmed populace that attempts to fight back. This is scenario that is happening in Venezuela. Socialism that is excuse for seizing companies by corrupt government to benefit the supporters of the current regime. We can go back to seizing the oil fields from private companies to seizing the telephone and cellular companies to the systematic looting of this economy. This country has been disarmed for a long time and look the government is arming the government sponsored militia with machine guns. At one time, this country was the wealthiest country in South America. This country was exporting numerous products especially agricultural products and now they can not even feed their country. Recently the government has been caught on tape preparing to train individuals to assassinate the leaders of the street protests. The people are starving in that country.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article151329772.html


So Gcomeau, I going to ask some basic questions are you an American citizen? If not from the good old USA where are you from?
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Re: Guns, Guns Guns
Post by gcomeau   » Mon May 22, 2017 12:03 pm

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smr wrote:A disarmed populace that attempts to fight back. This is scenario that is happening in Venezuela.


DISARMED?

There are guns *everywhere* in Venezuela. Just the legally registered guns in the country place it middle of the pack globally for per capita firearms but there are illegal firearms all over the place. It's probably one of the most gun saturated nations in the world after the US.

So Gcomeau, I going to ask some basic questions are you an American citizen? If not from the good old USA where are you from?


Nope, Canadian. But lived in the US for 20 years.

I will now wait for you to draw whatever conclusions you think you can from that.
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