Ban guns? What's next?

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It is such a politically correct dangerous world. Guns kill people, so we must ban them. However, more people are killed by hammers, so why not ban hammers?

Knives kill people, so why not ban them as well? So many inanimate objects killing people – what will we do? Half our food supply is killing our children slowly by obesity. We cannot complete the subjugation of our children unless they eat right and go to public school? Christianity is a threat to our society and radical Islam is not, according to the media. Should we send all Christians to camps in Montana? Do we ban Bibles?

Pop-Tarts and cupcakes are a threat to the safety of our children as well. One child was expelled for making a Pop-Tart into a gun. I can think of no other danger to our society than to be hit in the face with a blueberry. Oh the stain! Oh the humanity!

Clifford Henning

Graniteville, S.C.

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myfather15
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myfather15 03/15/13 - 06:18 am
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Well......

I would say suger, salt and anything unhealthy, but in several parts of the Country, this is already happening.

I watched the debate yesterday between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein; where she told him the new legislation doesn't effect thousands of firearms and said "Is that not enough for people. Do they really need this type of firepower?"

He just sat there when she said this. Yes, I would have interupted her rant and said "Who do you think you are? It's not your business what the people need or want!!" This is a free Country that is indeed becoming less and less free, because of politicians. The audacity of these people is astounding. They are becoming increasingly more bold in their power grab. They can't even understand a simple term "Shall not be infringed" because they believe be superior to you and I. They believe THEY must protect us from ourselves, because we are too stupid to know whats best for us. Thats the TRUTH as plainly as I can put it.

These people no longer believe government should get out of the way and allow people to live; they believe they need to control us and everything about our lives. Leftists want to live in an "Anything goes" society when it comes to drug use, gay marriage and murdering innocent babies; but when it comes to me deciding what size beverage I can drink at a restaurant, Ooooh noooo. When it comes to which firearm I want to protect my home with, HECK NO!! When it comes to Freedom of Christianity, absolutely not!! Example; federal government FORCING Christians to go against their beliefs in supplying birth control to employees. Some State and local governments have actually restricted Bible studies to a certain amount of attendees; citing fire codes and regulations, IN A PERSONS HOME!!!

So, Federal goverment; I've got a small home, what if I have a barbeque and invite 50 people over, am I in violation of fire codes? Probably not, unless I conduct a conversation about Christ or the Bible. No, we don't see these sort of ridiculous incidents here in Georgia or throughout the south, because this actually IS the Bible Belt. The overwhelming majority of people in this part of the Country still retain their faith. Our officials don't want to restrict it, because they believe similar to us. But don't fool yourself, it IS going on in other parts of the Country.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/15/13 - 06:39 am
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There are certain guidelines

There are certain guidelines and standards in this Country which help us maintain a civilized morale society. Individual's right to own firearms IS one of them. It actually helps "We The People" to maintain safety in our lives; safety from bad individuals and bad government. Individuals owning firearms HAS prevented us from foreign attack before and that is a FACT. (Yamamoto; "You can not invade America's mainland, there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.") It's clear that his main focus wasn't on the might of the US military; he was more concern about every citizen having guns. This is EXACTLY what helped us win our War of Independance. Yet, they want to take this away from us; Why???

250 Million gun owners in the United States of America; since 1982 there have been 61 mass shootings. Count that again!! 61 mass shootings in the United States in over 30 years.

Ben Franklin once said "Those who would give up essential liberties for a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor saftey." Guess what? HE WAS RIGHT!! Yes, after he said this; the left would say "Well, the founding fathers never could have envisioned the firepower we would have today. Really? During those days, they knew what the most powerful weapons were of those times, and they still allowed the people to possess them. They didn't try to limit the citizens to only black powder PISTOLS or bow and arrow.

Matter of fact, if you wanted a Cannon in your yard, you were free to have one, until the point you USED it illegally against someone. They didn't panic when they would see citizens with high powered firearms, for those times. Why? Because they KNEW the hearts of the American people and TRUSTED THEM. Well, 61 out of 250 million? Yes, I think we can still trust Americans with high powered weapons. Yes, you will allows have crazies out there, you can't legislate that away; but you don't punish the general population for the acts of a few.

For the most part; if federal government would get out of the way with their ridiculous legislation, WE THE PEOPLE could make ourselves safe and prosperous. It is government that is ruining this Country, but the problem is that they believe it's their job to run everything. They believe THEY are responsible for our personal day to day safety and now even our health. If this continues to be allowed, this is absolutely NO END to where they can take this.

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 03/15/13 - 07:52 am
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This wouldn't be an issue if...

All this stuff going on with gun control wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't something Obama saw that he could use to further his agenda and attacks on our society. More government control, disarming citizens, reducing the military... We're becoming "ripe" for a takeover. Unfortunately, the majority of voters are too dumb to see the truth.

crkgrdn
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crkgrdn 03/15/13 - 09:40 am
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What's next?

Look in your kitchen. Knives, spatulas (I have one for the grill that could be considered extremely lethal), meat mallet, iron skillets, wine bottles (broken or whole), and then there are various large vegetables.
Next, there's the garage with its plethora of threatening tools and gadgets.

My, my, what a crazy culture we have.

Jane18
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Jane18 03/15/13 - 10:32 am
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myfather and Gary's comments

"...........because they believe they are SUPERIOR to you and I". "..the majority of voters are too dumb to see the truth". Would these same people be mostly democrats? Oh yeah.............................!(I know there are some sorry republicans in there too)

Darby
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Darby 03/15/13 - 02:25 pm
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Can we just do the sensible....

thing and ban Dianne Feinstein???

specsta
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specsta 03/15/13 - 08:21 pm
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Flawed Comparison

The comparison of guns to knives or hammers is pointless.

Knives are used to cut various objects, such as meat or a rope. The main function of a hammer is to drive nails and fasten materials together.

The use for an assault rifle or handgun? - TO KILL HUMAN BEINGS. There is no other function.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/15/13 - 08:30 pm
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And......

That is an absurd LIE!!! 100% absolute LIE!! There are MANY uses for assault rifles and handguns. This comment is so absurd, I'm not going any further with my rebuttal.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/15/13 - 08:31 pm
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I will finish with this; you

I will finish with this; you want my guns? Come get my guns!!!!

OJP
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OJP 03/15/13 - 10:45 pm
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specsta
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specsta 03/16/13 - 01:12 am
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@myfather15

I await your extensive list of the many, handy uses of assault rifles and handguns, apart from placing a bullet into human flesh.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 03/16/13 - 01:47 am
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For the love of Pete, they're

For the love of Pete, they're not assault rifles, or even "assault weapons". They're ordinary rifles that fire one bullet when you pull the trigger. They been tricked out to make them easier to handle and better suited to using them for self-defense purposes.

But the Second Amendment isn't about hunting or self-defense, it's about arming the people in order to give them a means to prevent their government from becoming a tyranny.

Read people! Just don't swallow everything that you hear in the media! Learn the truth for yourself. Look at history and what happened over and over again when governments took away the right of their people to bear arms.

Technically, a rifle is a tool that is designed to fire a projectile. Whether you aim it at a paper target, an animal or a person, it's purpose is to fire that projectile, not to kill humans. A hammer's purpose is to drive nails, but it can also be used to crush someone's skull. Knives can cut meat, veggies or human flesh. It's not the tool that's dangerous, it's the human wielding it.

Stop blaming guns for killing people, and stop the criminal humans who use them against their fellow men.

Guns save lives.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/16/13 - 11:26 am
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"The use for an assault rifle
Unpublished

"The use for an assault rifle or handgun? - TO KILL HUMAN BEINGS. There is no other function."

Specta....I have used what you consider an assault rifle and handgun for MANY years and gotten lots of enjoyment, and not ONCE have I killed anyone, so your statement is 100% false. Any chance you can admit that you are wrong?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 03/16/13 - 11:26 am
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OJP...who is TRYING to ban
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OJP...who is TRYING to ban guns? The Senate.

Darby
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Darby 03/16/13 - 09:29 pm
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"The use for an assault rifle

or handgun? - TO KILL HUMAN BEINGS. There is no other function."
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Specsta is HALF RIGHT... An assault rifle or handgun in the right hands is used to kill sub-human animals before they can harm innocent children or other productive and useful members of society.

An assault rifle or handgun in the proper hands is a force for good in a world turned upside down.

Come to think of it. Specsta is only about 5% right (or less).

Darby
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Darby 03/16/13 - 09:33 pm
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When Specsta and others of the.....

same bent can assure the world that a gun ban will result in all criminals turning in all their weapons and renouncing violence, then I will become a convert to his cause.

Until that time, he can and should just pack it in and find another Sisyphean endeavor to endorse.

Life and liberty will be defended in spite of all attempts to subvert freedom. Get used to it!

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