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OT: Why is owning a gun a big deal for you Americans?


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Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:29:44 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
Potatos and beer should be outlawed in Ireland.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:29:51 PM PST
new Tron says:
Because, unfortunately, there is a lot of violent crime in this country, and many of those committing those crimes have guns.

Believe me, I'd love it if I lived in a country where I felt safe without one, but I don't here.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:31:16 PM PST
JWK says:
"And if the perpetrator does not have a gun also, there should be no issue."

And if the perpetrator *does* have a gun? That's the point.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:31:36 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:31:58 PM PST
If somebody breaks into my house I am not interested in giving him a fair fight. Down he goes until the police and paramedics haul him off.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:33:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 4:39:51 PM PST
JWK says:
You could save a thousand times more lives by banning cars. Soo... ban all the cars, then?

How many lives have been lost because someone slipped on tile floor? Ban all the tile floors!!!

How many lives have been lost because an innocent child stuck his finger in a light socket?? Ban electricity!!!!!!

How many...

You get the point. Wait, no you don't. You started this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:33:35 PM PST
No worries about a pub arguement and the loser goes to his car, grabs a gun and shots the winner.
-Happens bi-weekly in my city alone.

No accidentily shooting your 15 year old step son who was playing a prank on his aunt.
-Well, yeah you got me.

No random black kid getting shot by the neighbourhood watch.
-That's kind of racist... but whatever. You've shown where you stand on the issue and it isn't worth arguing against your point. You have your opinions, we have ours. We live in different situations.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:34:03 PM PST
If I find them there at night, they'll be found there in the morning. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:36:29 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
Why? we would all die?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:37:05 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:38:00 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
Do you know anyone that has had their home broke into while they were there?

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:38:25 PM PST
Gameresq says:
The same reason I own so many video games - they are so much fun to play

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:38:38 PM PST
Fett986 says:
Why would he be breaking into your house, if he is not allowed to break into your house?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:39:13 PM PST
JWK says:
*facepalm* Seriously... no, seriously seriously? "Why does he have a gun?!" Because he's a f****** criminal!

Holy sh... I don't even... How could you not...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:39:17 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:40:34 PM PST
JWK says:
I think the existence of this thread is the silliest statement on this thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:40:47 PM PST
Fett986 says:
I'm going to have to disagree and say that your statement about why a criminal has a gun is the silliest statement in this thread...

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 4:41:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2012 5:10:52 PM PST
This thread smells of troll

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:42:06 PM PST
Mojie55 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:42:28 PM PST
Didn't you see my post? Criminals are surprisingly honest.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:43:05 PM PST
Fett986 says:
Instant jail time for breaking into your house? I fail to see how your argument makes sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:43:08 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Maybe that comes down to where you live. I don't own one and I've never felt unsafe not owning one. I'd kind of like one, as discussed in the other thread, but it's not very important to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:46:17 PM PST
Do you really think people don't have illegal things? Most fireworks are illegal where I live but in the summer I always end up with a decent supply. Illegal guns aren't that hard to score.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:46:36 PM PST
JWK says:
Yeah, I saw it. Honestly, that's the only thing that matters. The U.S. also banned drugs. And that was it. We never saw a single drug ever again.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 4:47:02 PM PST
Yes. Not unusual for California.
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