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@alferdpackerwrote:


 

Only a minority of Americans support and approve of trump...

 

Reality is sufficient unto itself, and stands alone with no need for outside right wing lies for support.

 


I don't believe I mentioned Trump but some here has an obsession with attacking him.  My comments was about those who think they can ban guns and magazines completely, or is obsessed with calling legal gun owners or those they don't support as crackpots.

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

@ChasKy53wrote:


The membership of the NRA is less than 5 million people. One young person's life is worth far more that 5 million NRA members being disappointed over having weapons like AR-15's banned or limited to a magazine capacity of 7 to 9 shells. In fact, one young person's life is worth more that disappointing all gun owners seeing those weapons banned or regulated to smaller magazine capacities.


Of course you think that banning magazines would save lives?  You want to confiscate all semi-automatic firearms?  What next?  Knives which was pulled in a fight at Parkland?  Sounds as if the students there are really broken up about the shootings doesn't it? 

 

Those that are being heard around the nation are a vocal minority, just like here about firearms and other liberal causes.


Indeed - a minority of 32% of registered voters became deranged crackpots and voted for trump - the NRA represents a minority of one and a half percent of Americans - that makes NRA members a minority of two and a half percent of registered voters - about 50 million Americans own guns - considering that NRA membership is 5 million - that means that about nine out of ten American gun owners do NOT belong to the crackpot minority NRA.\

 

Only a minority of Americans support and approve of trump...

 

Reality is sufficient unto itself, and stands alone with no need for outside right wing lies for support.

 

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@ChasKy53wrote:


The membership of the NRA is less than 5 million people. One young person's life is worth far more that 5 million NRA members being disappointed over having weapons like AR-15's banned or limited to a magazine capacity of 7 to 9 shells. In fact, one young person's life is worth more that disappointing all gun owners seeing those weapons banned or regulated to smaller magazine capacities.


Of course you think that banning magazines would save lives?  You want to confiscate all semi-automatic firearms?  What next?  Knives which was pulled in a fight at Parkland?  Sounds as if the students there are really broken up about the shootings doesn't it? 

 

Those that are being heard around the nation are a vocal minority, just like here about firearms and other liberal causes.

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@ChasKy53wrote:

 


The question was to Olderscout questioning his post.  


But you were still going off topic, right?


Are you?

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@smcawrote:

 

Let's get real already!  Each life - from that kitchen sink - was more important than the cumulative so-called rights of every gun owner in the country to own an AR-15 or comparable.  No civilian needs those types of weapons. 


That is only a personal opinion about AR-15s.  Owning an AR-15 is covered by the Second Amendment for any LAWFUL purpose.  And there are LAWFUL purposes a person  owns one.  You are infringing upon their rights when you say they don't need one.  There are purposes in just target shooting or even hunting.  Or just owned by a gun collector.

 

As far as carrying guns on board aircraft, this isn't only for civilian flights but in troop transport in the military.  Back in 1975 when we deployed to Germany in Brigade 75 we were required to rack our M-16s and other weapons upon boarding the C-130 transport.

 

But I haven't flown for 40 years, but prior to that I flew on aircraft all over the Pacific and Far East.

 

All this has nothing to do with the Parkland Shooting by a lone wolf young mentally disturbed young kid.

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

@Olderscout66wrote:

 

The semi-automatic operation and 30-round clip for the commercial AR-15 allows it to fire 120 rounds per minute with plenty of accuracy to hit human targets at close range. That "performance" has nothing to do with any legitimate use of a firearm and everything to do with killing lots of people quickly.



Questions....do you own an AR-15 and do you hunt or target shoot?  And how many use AR-15s to shoot people? 

 

Do you think that membership in the NRA is limited to Republicans and not Democrats?


The membership of the NRA is less than 5 million people. One young person's life is worth far more that 5 million NRA members being disappointed over having weapons like AR-15's banned or limited to a magazine capacity of 7 to 9 shells. In fact, one young person's life is worth more that disappointing all gun owners seeing those weapons banned or regulated to smaller magazine capacities.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

@alferdpackerwrote:


Answer - you're going off topic - again...

 


The question was to Olderscout questioning his post.  


But you were still going off topic, right?


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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@TxGrandpa2wrote:  What do you call 'reasonable action'?  Is it to punish an entire group of responsible gun owners just because several decide to do shoot up a school?  Now a kitchen sink fill of instances from over a period of time is being dragged out as justication?

Have you flown in an airplane recently Tx?  Everyone has to go through security & are restricted on what they can bring aboard.  Yep...an entire group of responsible hair-shampoo users & water drinkers can't take more than 3-oz containers of liquids on board.  And responsible shoe wearers have to remove theirs when going through security.  And yes, responsible gun owners can't take their weapons onboard either.  All because a very tiny # of passengers want to do others harm.  

 

Let's get real already!  Each life - from that kitchen sink - was more important than the cumulative so-called rights of every gun owner in the country to own an AR-15 or comparable.  No civilian needs those types of weapons. 

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@TxGrandpa2wrote:

 

May I suggest Dale Carnige's book, How To Win Friends and Influence People, or similar books?  As a major in psychology wouldn't you think that it would be better to persuade others rather than the direct challenging approach?

 

Carnegie's book might be useful - if hardback copies were worn four or more thick all over the body much as body armor is worn...

Since most of the mass murders are random and do not involve acquaintances - the book would only be useful as body armor...

 


 

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@smcawrote:

How many victims are needed before you think we should take some reasonable action? 

 

 


What do you call 'reasonable action'?  Is it to punish an entire group of responsible gun owners just because several decide to do shoot up a school?  Now a kitchen sink fill of instances from over a period of time is being dragged out as justication?

 

So if it isn't firearms then what next?  We've just seen a knife fight fight between students.                                                  

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