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Re: Gun Control

Postby GamePlayer » 12 Jul 2009 22:10

I love gun control. It gives an already power hungry government one more arm of right-abusing legislation over the populace, keeps guns in the hands of criminals and makes blowhard politicians looks like they're doing something for the weepy-eyed voters while another $250 million gets wasted on sponsorship scandals. Viva la bureaucracy! :lol: :P
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Re: Gun Control

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Re: Gun Control

Postby Eyes High » 18 Jul 2009 14:40

He's not afraid to give his opinion is he? :mrgreen:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Omphalos » 18 Jul 2009 21:02

Would anyone like a youtube embed function on this board? Let me know if that's wanted and Ill add it.

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Re: Gun Control

Postby GamePlayer » 18 Jul 2009 21:53

Sure, I'd love to see that feature.
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Re: Gun Control

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couldn't hurt could it? :think:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jul 2009 09:37

Go for it!
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Redstar » 21 Jul 2009 06:15

Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.

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Re: Gun Control

Postby Eyes High » 21 Jul 2009 10:04

Redstar wrote:Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.


Then in this my dear friend we shall have to agree to disagree. I think that would be a HUGE mistake. The people should have a right to defend themselves. And history has shown that governments do not always watch out for their people.

I respect those who do not wish to own guns themselves, but I want to keep mine (well my husband's) just where they are.

This is his newest one. Traded his black powder rifle for it.
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Rakis » 21 Jul 2009 10:20

Nice rifle, Eyes ! (somehow, this sounds odd...)... :)
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Re: Gun Control

Postby GamePlayer » 21 Jul 2009 10:58

I don't care what issue it is, the government should always have the least power possible.
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Re: Gun Control

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Jul 2009 11:46

Seriously, if I can make a post in this thread that isn't sarcastic - I do support people owning rifles. (Which is what people would use to fight the gov if they needed to anyways.) I would prefer if we slowly phased out handguns, but I'm not about to raise a stink about it. I have much bigger fish to fry than trying to slow people down slightly when they're trying to murder someone.

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Eyes High » 21 Jul 2009 17:10

A Thing of Eternity wrote:....

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.


We've got a few of those as well. :dance:

And a Long Bow too (somewhere) :think:


I did say I was a peacful person didn't I? :mrgreen:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Jul 2009 18:24

Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:....

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.


We've got a few of those as well. :dance:

And a Long Bow too (somewhere) :think:


I did say I was a peacful person didn't I? :mrgreen:


I've got a (short but 1/4" THICK) machete I picked up in Malaysia. That's about it, I don't even keep it sharp.

I would like a katana though, but that's getting extremely expensive (especially with the lessons).
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Rakis » 21 Jul 2009 22:47

Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:....

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.


We've got a few of those as well. :dance:

And a Long Bow too (somewhere) :think:


I did say I was a peacful person didn't I? :mrgreen:


You sure are, you're prepared for war ! :lol:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby SadisticCynic » 22 Jul 2009 10:18

Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:....

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.


We've got a few of those as well. :dance:

And a Long Bow too (somewhere) :think:


I did say I was a peacful person didn't I? :mrgreen:


I have a recurve bow, longbow doesn't really appeal to me, but then neither do the bows with lots of bits and pieces and mp3 players glued on so I shoot barebow.

Do you shoot at all (with the bow I mean)?

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Re: Gun Control

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 22 Jul 2009 11:55

I've never hunted, but I always thought it would be cool to go bow hunting. Guns for hunting are just so much less elegant.
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Re: Gun Control

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SadisticCynic wrote:
Eyes High wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:....

Now SWORDS - I've got to git me one of those to carry around.


We've got a few of those as well. :dance:

And a Long Bow too (somewhere) :think:


I did say I was a peacful person didn't I? :mrgreen:


I have a recurve bow, longbow doesn't really appeal to me, but then neither do the bows with lots of bits and pieces and mp3 players glued on so I shoot barebow.

Do you shoot at all (with the bow I mean)?

:violence-bowandarrow:


Not really. :oops: I have tried to shoot it but have trouble pulling it back far enough to get a decent distant. I can't even string it. :oops: :oops: I have to get my husband to string it. :shifty:

He told each of the boys when they could string it they could shoot it. Two have them finally were strong enough to bend it where they could string it. They got a chuckle out of the fact that they could string it and Momma couldn't. :roll:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Redstar » 22 Jul 2009 21:07

Eyes High wrote:
Redstar wrote:Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.


Then in this my dear friend we shall have to agree to disagree. I think that would be a HUGE mistake. The people should have a right to defend themselves. And history has shown that governments do not always watch out for their people.

I respect those who do not wish to own guns themselves, but I want to keep mine (well my husband's) just where they are.

My reason is because I'm all for the taking of rights by the government.

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Re: Gun Control

Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2009 21:14

Redstar wrote:
Eyes High wrote:
Redstar wrote:Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.


Then in this my dear friend we shall have to agree to disagree. I think that would be a HUGE mistake. The people should have a right to defend themselves. And history has shown that governments do not always watch out for their people.

I respect those who do not wish to own guns themselves, but I want to keep mine (well my husband's) just where they are.

My reason is because I'm all for the taking of rights by the government.


Care to expand on that? :crazy:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby SandChigger » 22 Jul 2009 22:41

Hang on while I make popcorn! :D

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Re: Gun Control

Postby GamePlayer » 22 Jul 2009 23:47

Redstar wrote:My reason is because I'm all for the taking of rights by the government.


Good news; you're definitely living in the right era :lol:
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Re: Gun Control

Postby Redstar » 25 Jul 2009 02:01

Freakzilla wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Eyes High wrote:
Redstar wrote:Haven't read the thread through and through, but I support taking guns from everyone but the government.


Then in this my dear friend we shall have to agree to disagree. I think that would be a HUGE mistake. The people should have a right to defend themselves. And history has shown that governments do not always watch out for their people.

I respect those who do not wish to own guns themselves, but I want to keep mine (well my husband's) just where they are.

My reason is because I'm all for the taking of rights by the government.


Care to expand on that? :crazy:

I was actually talking about this to a friend via AIM the day before I commented in this thread, so here's the transcript because I'd rather not sound pretentious by formulating an argument:

tsukinofairy (4:17:26 AM): why?
RedstarAnims (4:17:37 AM): People only ever want more
RedstarAnims (4:17:43 AM): They don't appreciate what they have
RedstarAnims (4:17:48 AM): Make them fight for it
RedstarAnims (4:17:53 AM): Revolution ever hundred years
RedstarAnims (4:17:57 AM): every*
RedstarAnims (4:18:27 AM): We're already getting a pretty stagnant society
RedstarAnims (4:18:42 AM): Internet is closing down borders, uniting countries socially, if not politically
RedstarAnims (4:18:55 AM): A little harder to go to war with China when you're WoW buddies with people over there
RedstarAnims (4:19:54 AM): Humans thrive off adversity and better themselves because of it. Peace breeds sloth and indifference. Apathy is killing us all.
RedstarAnims (4:20:13 AM): 50 years ago a black president would have been assassinated, followed by peace marches and revolution leading to social change.
RedstarAnims (4:20:24 AM): Now the KKK wont get off their fat drunk asses to do anything about it
RedstarAnims (4:20:37 AM): We think we've won, but really no one cares about anything anymore
tsukinofairy (4:20:42 AM): is that why you go on about me being apathetic about things?
tsukinofairy (4:20:47 AM): well not "go on" ..
RedstarAnims (4:22:10 AM): I think war, starvation, death, rape... All of that is beautiful, because it helps foster art and makes us appreciate what we do have. We're losing what makes us human, not because we're fighting for it, but because we simply don't care enough to make the changes... "Should I go to war? Nah... I don't care what they do over there." Peace through apathy breeds stagnation.
tsukinofairy (4:23:03 AM): well i do see your point

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Re: Gun Control

Postby SandChigger » 25 Jul 2009 02:19

If the only way to keep ourselves "human" and to "foster art" and make us "appreciate what we ... have" is "war, starvation, death, rape", well, maybe it would be better if, as a species, we were to just quietly go extinct.

Seriously.

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Re: Gun Control

Postby Redstar » 25 Jul 2009 02:42

SandChigger wrote:If the only way to keep ourselves "human" and to "foster art" and make us "appreciate what we ... have" is "war, starvation, death, rape", well, maybe it would be better if, as a species, we were to just quietly go extinct.

Seriously.

If that's what it takes... Might make the ultimate "statement" to our studiers.


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