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jediadept

I do understand his frustration, but what a moronic statement: “Somebody” could walk in the door and shove a can of Play-Doh up his ass; which, since his head also seems to be in that same location, could suffocate him. Let’s outlaw Play-Doh and things that can potentially suffocate people… You know, to feel safer.

We don’t NEED more/new gun laws until the ones we currently have are enforced properly and studied for efficacy. Thoughtful adjustments can then be applied instead of this knee-jerk reaction B.S..

tiki god

It was a sentence in a much longer statement discussing how people are free to just walk around doing whatever crazy thing they want to.

jediadept

I know Tiki, I had thoughtfully read the linked article before I commented. I agree with your point on how crazy things are getting; but a gun is simply a tool, being used by tools that are being wound up by knee-jerk reactionaries and hyperbolic journalism (If you can really even call it journalism anymore). I get it, people are scared and feel helpless, me too; but taking away tools this way is not the means to intelligent ends… take away one and it’s a slippery slope to what is considered the next dangerous tool/trend to be curtailed for our… Read more »

tiki god

My problem is people throwing their heads into the sand and plugging their ears every time someone suggests that we treat guns like cars, with required training, licenses, and even complete restrictions on certain types. why can I buy a 100 round magazine for my rifle? Sure it’s cool to shoot, but can I trust that everyone that buys one of those just wants to shoot 100 rounds at paper and not at me and my family?

a gun isn’t a simple tool, it’s a deadly tool. it’s a tool that 4 year olds should not have.

jediadept

Just two points in return, then I am done stirring the pot:
I endorse 4 year olds neither driving, nor using firearms.

I am not deaf to your concerns; I stand in the middle of the arc of all or nothing. No system is perfect, there will always, eventually, be a black swan, but the occurrence of such a thing can, and should be, mitigated; but the problem lays within the shooters, not the gun.

tiki god

but the shooters wouldn’t be able to shoot anything if they didn’t have the guns.

jediadept

And stabbers wouldn’t be able to stab without knives or forks… Damned mother forkers!
Tiki, you’re just messing with me using easy set-ups; I am now definitely out of here.

tiki god

but you keep missing the point. how many people could someone kill with a couple 100 round magazines vs those knives or forks? should four year olds be given machets? should mentally ill be given forks? should people with domestic violence in their history be given bowie knives?

Gropegrope

Guns actually encourage agression. There was a study…showcased on Mprgon Freemans documentary series…that showed the mere presence of a gun in a car increased agressive driving.
It’s not just a tool…it’s a whole mess of subconsious psychological reflexes as well.
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/05/gun-police-public-more-aggressive-psychology-weapons-effect

jediadept

I would restate that as the feeling of power encourages aggression, and then agree.

Gropegrope

Either way, we’re not wired up to deal with guns.