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another blood sacrifice to gun god ... children must die to protect the Precious ...

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+Michael Brown thank you for some sanity - not something I get too often in these conversations ;-)
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Even in NJ they are seeing more laws don't stop criminals or make anoyone safer. Only make law abiding felons.
 
When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the young security guard never imagined his legally owned gun would be confiscated -- and the incident would make him a convicted felon. #FoxNews http://ow.ly/KwXYD
When Steffon Josey-Davis was pulled over by police along a New Jersey road two years ago, the 24-year-old armed security guard never imagined what would become of his legally owned gun -- and his life.
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+Timothy Crawford, this will probably be one of the last, if not, the last times we face. I have this to say: please watch this video and Want to see all firearms banned? Watch this!. One of my last arguments is, that, according too 5 Facts About Guns, Schools, & Violence, the crime and violence rate is still GOING DOWN. Though tragedy still happens, it is increasingly getting rare. Along with that, please go watch UK to ban KITCHEN knives? - Sacrificing freedom for security? and Stealing citizens' property via ban: RCMP prohibited Swiss Arms Classic Green rifle . And some of my other arguments are: if you really want too be 100% safe, then lock yourself in a bunker with a onboard electric generator (preferably powered by woodgas, and/or have solar panels), water well, and aquaponic system with no physical contact with society except for maybe medical attention. That's about as safe as you're going to get. Is life worth living being locked up in a bunker (not to be confused with using it a shelter, ie, a stand-in for a regular home)? Not in my view. We take risks: that's just what most of us do.
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+Michael Brown I totally agree!
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Notification of a debate on "Guns should be banned in the community" at the Debating Chamber G+ community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108219159728178201016).  At this posting both debate participants and voters may still join in.
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DEBATING CHAMBER is the name of the community.  The link again is https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108219159728178201016 .
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oddly enough these are not covered as much by the media....wonder why.
Yesterday while working, a bunch of coworkers and I responded to a shooting that took place in an apartment complex, one that we visit on a fairly regular basis. This was by no means the first shooting in this complex, BUT this one was definitely different.
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+ 1 for finding and sharing one of these examples of how the media creates a narrative and then only reports to reinforce that narrative no matter how dishonest that may be.

http://www.reddit.com/r/dgu
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before the NRA became the propaganda arm of the gun manufacturers - they had a different view of things ...
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Of course, darlin. I'm a side profile, just because you can't make any sensible response. Have a nice night.
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this is what a police state looks like. occupy the nra.
The shooting death of an unarmed African American 19-year-old by a Caucasian police officer has led to local protesters to take the streets Saturday. But
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This is what a police state occupy the NRA.... Occupy the fucking police state jesus christ how fucking dense can you be?
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Been awhile
February 26, 2015 was the third anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of an armed, Neighborhood Watch, volunteer; the shooter would be acquitted thanks in part to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.  Trayvon ...
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"the shooter would be acquitted thanks in part to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law." That statement tells me two things.  1) the writer doesn't know anything about the actual trial or the laws that he is referencing, and 2) is writing on hearsay and without any sources or research.  For those two reasons alone there is no point in reading it.
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how crazy and stupid gun nuts look the rest of the world ... and they're right ...

I'm not going to bother to argue with the crazies - but I will sit back and laugh at all of you having your temper tantrums and hissy fits in the comments ;-)
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His "Gun in the safe" joke is spot-on though lol. Gotta keep one handy
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It's missing a graphic illustration of the couple hundred million people needlessly slaughtered during the 20th century in acts that would not have been possible if not for 'gun control'.
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Texas Soccer Moms are srs fucking bsnss.

And at what point did she stop being the 'good guy with a gun'?
Can one of you ammosexuals answer that please?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/texas-mom-pulls-gun-daughter-rival-girlfight-article-1.2131269      #ResponsibleGunOwnerOfTheDay  
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I don't need  a job, son. YOU pay for my (substantial) income. You wish you lived where I do.
Bottom line: You suck, I rule. 
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GUN CONTROL NOW! "A time comes when silence...is betrayal." -MLK Jr.
 
Interesting.
 
Crime stats published by the FBI and relied upon by the media distort the gun violence and leave the public with the impression "mass shooting" incidents are a much bigger threat than they really are, according to a criminologist and Second Amendment scholar. #FoxNews
The FBI may be cooking the books when it comes to collecting and releasing data of mass public shootings in the US.
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+Xenophrenia I can read, you can edit comments, you still look like a moron. Kthx.
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Wonder why no one posted this gun related killing?  Is it because this doesn't fit the racial profile for a problem ?
A Philadelphia man out for a walk last week was gunned down by three black teens in cold blood, and when police found the man’s body, they made a heartbreaking discovery next to it.
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Exactly.
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Though I know this is quite late (a month or so after the fact), but a good thing that came was that Bat-boy (you know who he is) is gone! Now he won't be pestering anyone on the community with his insults and unsupported views.
 
I'm sorry that I let myself not honor everyone like I should to this group, but there is virtually no action here. However, I refuse to pull it down. Long live liberty, and justice, for all!
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+Michael Brown Thanks for the comment Michael.  My main standard for posting is that the content is a meaningful contribution to the discussion and and the points are on target.  Particularly for a comic accuracy of details is less central.  That does not mean that correcting the careless or oversimplified is unwelcome.  Please do.

Regarding the comparison to slave ownership, I took the point to be that just because people have come to accept something doesn't mean it is right.  To emphasize the point he offered an extreme example.  The point was not that owning a gun was comparable in stature to owning a gun.

This is actually a pet peeve of mine.  I'll illustrate my point my comparing myself to Adolf Hitler.  Adolf Hitler had two legs; I have two legs.  Indeed, not only that but we have much more in common, Adolf and I.  Comparisons can be made with an effort to subtly suggest a much broader association.  I didn't take that to be the case here myself.

Thanks for weighing in Michael.  I know this issue generates visceral responses and appreciate your efforts to step back and be thoughtful.

Cheers, Paul
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The NRA shoots themeselves in the foot--again!
I was at a "visibility" focused on the minimum wage and other economic issues and in the course of conversing with one of the participants, the group in Harrisburg that is part of the "Black Lives Matter" movement came up.  I...
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Reference your own blog and seem smart. Might as +1 your own posts too. Calling green tip armor piercing is like adding the word "assault" before rifle, or "rational" before gun control. It's just dressing it up to meet your need without changing any facts.
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this is the saddest part of all ... they've spent years getting you to associate your gun with your manhood - or just guns in general with 'being a man' (the whole protection line and what not) ... then they use that to scare you into thinking some black man is gonna come take your manhood away ... and you buy more guns and they laugh and laugh and laugh while you kill your kids, your wives, your husbands and yourselves because you bought it - hook line and sinker ...

it's so sad to see grown men manipulated so blatantly and know they are blind to their own fleecing ... sigh

and yes - this is an old graphic ... it's 6 years now - but you're still lining up when they say jump aren't you? just watch the pattern - mass shooting = $millions in sales ... every time - like Pavlov's dog ...
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you don't think I spend a great deal of time checking my comments to you do you? you're not worth the effort my dear ...
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Just a heads up but our government hasn't been "of the people - by the people - for the people" for a long ass time. 
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this is what a police state looks like. occupy the nra.
Police were heard to say "drop the gun" before firing.
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The fact that the U.S. is becoming more and more a militarized police state is all the more reason to support the 2nd amendment. 
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3 myths on gun control

Myth #1: You have to have a license to operate a car. Why shouldn’t you have to have one to own a gun?

Reality Check: Owning a car is not a right; it’s a privilege. Owning a gun is a right. There is no enumerated right to own or drive a car. A license generally isn’t required to own a car, or to operate it on private land. Also, gun-control advocates who make the “treat guns like cars” argument would probably be strongly opposed to a reciprocity system for those licensed to carry firearms that was as good as the reciprocity system for driver’s licenses. (And if they say guns are more dangerous, point out how many people are killed by cars every year.)

Myth #2: The Second Amendment specifies that owning a gun is only for serving in “a Well-regulated militia”—what we now call the National Guard. That means gun ownership is a collective right of the people (not individuals), and that guns must be controlled by the government.

Reality Check: First off, the opening to the Second Amendment is a dependent clause. It helps explain and justify the independent clause that follows, but is not essential to making that clause true. Moreover, back in the day when the Constitution was written, “well regulated” didn’t mean “controlled.” It meant “well practiced” or “well drilled.” And the militia wasn’t anything like today’s National Guard:All able-bodied males were deemed to be in the militia in time or threat of war.

Further, in order for “the people” to indicate the citizenry as a whole rather than the individual, the Founding Fathers would have had to use it to mean an individual in the First Amendment, then the collective in the Second Amendment, and back to an individual in the Fourth, Ninth and Tenth amendments. In the landmark 2008District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Supreme Court agreed, stating: “Nowhere else in the Constitution does a ‘right’ attributed to ‘the people’ refer to anything other than an individual right.” D.C. v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 580 (2008). This led them to the conclusion: “There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms.” D.C. v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 595 (2008).

Myth #3: The Founding Fathers couldn’t have foreseen the technological developments that have led to such things as “assault weapons.” The Second Amendment right was intended only for muzzleloading flintlocks.

Reality Check: When I hear this, I always ask people if they know what a phaser is. “Oh,” they’ll say, “that ray gun fromStar Trek.” Then I’ll point out that they don’t exist, even though we “know” what they are. Imagination didn’t begin in the 20th or 21st centuries. To say that men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin—who were among the leading inventors of their day—couldn’t have foreseen technological advancements is patently absurd. Moreover, some technological concepts that we think of as modern are quite old. For example, there is a 12-shot flintlock in the NRA National Firearms Museum. Manufacturing techniques and the absence of industrialization were more limiting factors than imagination back then.

Perhaps most compellingly, if the Second Amendment referred only to technology extant at the time it was drafted, then the First Amendment doesn’t apply to radio, movies, television or the Internet. Once again, the Supreme Court agrees, stating: “Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms of search, the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.” D.C. v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 582 (2008)

Calmly and politely explaining these facts can go a long way to change someone’s mind about the Second Amendment and what it means. Spread the word!

Thanks to the NRA Family InSights team for this great article.

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http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/16/busting-the-top-3-myths-about-the-second-amendment/

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/guns-supreme-court-second-amendment-privilege-not-right

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The project of disciplining all the militia of the United States is as futile as it would be injurious, if it were capable of being carried into execution. A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, or even a week, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry, and of the other classes of the citizens, to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well-regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people, and a serious public inconvenience and loss.
-Federalist Paper #29
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