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Everything posted by NewGuy2005

  1. You can't be serious. You can't define your worth by whether or not some random guy in a completely different part of the country notices your existence or not.
  2. If they had taken him to the Capitol, this would all be over.
  3. That doesn't mean it's not true.
  4. I think ignorance fuels anger and people love to feel angry.
  5. In last week's primary, I took a Republican ballot and voted against her and all incumbent Republicans. In Arkansas, you can pick either party in the primary. Whoever runs against her will have very little chance of winning.
  6. That knucklehead's daughter is about to become the next governor of our state. I'm not looking forward to that.
  7. Sounds like that might work. Can you post a link? ;-)
  8. It's going to be an army, an army of thugs.
  9. The nausea is a tandem phenomenon. It happens all the time. On the other hand, I've never heard of it happening to someone jumping solo, unless there was also an underlying health problem.
  10. Surely this was mass shootings per year, not total. Am I looking at it wrong? We are already well over 200 so far this year.
  11. Wait until you hear him talk at the NRA convention this weekend. We'll get a peek into that awful world.
  12. Have their been more firearm restrictions? Serious question. I don't know the answer.
  13. We both know that's not going to happen. However, we can start by having more honest discussions about what the problem is. Beyond that, I have no answers.
  14. You're not hearing me. Need is irrelevant. You can have your guns, need them or not. You don't need to defend whether or not you should own guns as an individual. I'm saying that as an entire society, we have let this get out of control. Way out of control.
  15. Let me add: You wouldn't, as a responsible gun owner, leave your guns lying around where kids, crazy people, and criminals can pick them up and start shooting, correct? That is exactly what the entire gun community/culture/industry has done. Since you and I and millions of other are responsible for that mistake, we have a responsibility to correct it.
  16. Hey Porpoishead A minigun and 30 ARs? That's what I call "all in." I own an AR as well as a semi auto pistol. I don't think I need them. I have never carried concealed and every time I have carried one in my car on a trip I have regretted it because it's a big responsibility that I don't want. As a general rule, I feel safe without them. The problem is not your guns, or my guns. The problem is the number of guns that are in circulation and the ease with which a person can get their hands on one. I won't quote any statistics. I'm sure you already know them. Another issue is not just the number of guns, but the mix of the types of guns that are in circulation. More and more of the American civilian stockpile are AR type rifles and semi auto handguns. Although any gun can kill a person, some are more effective than others. The other day, I heard a guy from Palmetto State Armory say that they ship something like 2,000 ARs or AR kits every day. That's a lot of black rifles. Add to the mix the issue of people that have mental health issues, either openly apparent, or in the case of Billy, hidden. Maybe Billy didn't even have any mental health issues until the day he killed his family. Who knows? How many others are like him? I think that problem is getting worse, not better. You say you are surrounded by evil? Wouldn't you prefer that Evil didn't have the most effective killing tools in existence? Wouldn't it be better if you had the guns and Evil did not? With that in mind, don't you think that we should at least take better measures to assure that the bad guys don't have guns? The measures we are taking now are not working. Guns are approaching the status of a religion. Let's see if that is not confirmed this weekend at the NRA convention. I'm sure the politicians speaking there are going to sound like preachers in the pulpit. I don't want you to give up your impressive collection. More power to you, but mark my words, this is going to end with nobody (legally) owning guns.
  17. We will soon find out. The NRA is holding it's big annual meeting in Houston this Friday. The keynote speaker is Donald Trump. Texas' Governor Abbott and Ted Cruz will also speak. I bet they open with a prayer for the victims of today's shooting.
  18. Trust me. This is not "the" problem, just one of the problems.
  19. There you go. In that world, anything can be anything. Much like a child's world.