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Author Topic:   Gun Control III
Percy
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Message 812 of 813 (853027)
05-21-2019 6:26 PM
Reply to: Message 809 by Hyroglyphx
05-21-2019 2:49 PM


Re: Is a lifetime of due diligence even possible?
Hyroglyphx writes:

Get rid of the guns.

I'd love to hear how you propose disarming a nation of over 350 million gun-toting citizens...

Current US population is 328.9 million, not "over 350 million."

Many people own multiple guns, which of course you knew, so there cannot possibly be "350 million gun-toting citizens." Only about 1/3 of US households have a gun, so most people do not even have access to a gun. Of those who do a great many are not "toting" them around, not counting those who are hunting.

...deeply ingrained in the 2nd Amendment...

According to the Gallup poll from last year, about 60% of Americans support stricter gun control. About 20% of Americans want the 2nd Amendment repealed.

...that, statistically, own twice as many guns as there are people....

As of a year ago there were about 393 firearms in the United States, so there are about 1.2 guns/person.

...oh, and all with a police force that you disarmed.

And that's wrong, too. You managed to get through an entire paragraph without saying a single correct thing, as well as going around in circles asking the same questions that have been asked and answered before. Since you've forgotten the answer I'll repeat it: I don't know how we get from where we are to where we eventually have to be, but some places to start are registration of all firearms, licensing of all firearm users, training requirements, and home safety inspections (particularly of homes with children).

Maybe this concept is lost on you, but the very people that choose professions involving firearms (military, police, etc) where do you think they land on the socio-political spectrum when it comes to private ownership of guns?

Is there even a concept in there for someone to lose? Could you be more cryptic, perhaps?

You can write whatever laws you want, Percy, but without someone like me in the trenches enforcing those laws, they're useless in practical terms.

What is it you do in your trench? You've never told us, just that you're not a policeman.

Will try to get the rest of your premises when time permits.

Popping in with little time is killing your accuracy, and spending little time here is causing you to forget that most of what you're saying you've said before, and people have answered it before. I'm not saying you should spend more time here or that you should respond more promptly, just that your current approach isn't working for you.

--Percy


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Percy
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From: New Hampshire
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Message 813 of 813 (853028)
05-21-2019 6:32 PM
Reply to: Message 810 by Taq
05-21-2019 4:57 PM


Re: Is a lifetime of due diligence even possible?
Taq writes:

By that same logic, we should throw out every law since almost every law has been broken. We have laws against murder, but people still commit murder, so let's get rid of that law. People still steal stuff even though it is against the law, so let's get rid of it.

Does this make much sense to you?

He's made this argument before, its idiocy has been pointed out before, but he keeps repeating it anyway.

--Percy


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