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Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:44:26 AM PST
So, basically they just said, "Hey, we don't want to be a scapegoat for an insane person, so let's find something else. Hey, look. Here's a video game."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:44:33 AM PST
I'm all for testing/licensing, just like with driving.
I don't think we need annual registration, as that's just a tax to help pay for other things. But a one-time registration for a nominal fee, for each weapon, wouldn't be a horrible idea either.

A course teaching muzzle awareness, basic marksmanship fundamentals, and backstop awareness would do nothing but good. The "backstop awareness" part is what a lot of people ignore. Bullets go through walls, and a lot of people seem to forget that. It's why I think shotguns are better for home defense, incidentally. Less penetration and therefore less chance of collateral damage in a residential area.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:44:43 AM PST
FOGE says:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-10/20/c_131918918.htm

26 killed in car accident in southwestern Iran
English.news.cn 2012-10-20 15:03:46 [RSS] [Feedback] [Print] [Copy URL] [More]

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) - A car accident on early Saturday morning in southwest of Iran claimed the lives of 26 people, the state IRIB TV website reported.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:45:26 AM PST
Emily Sedai says:
First they came for the extra large sodas, and I didn't speak up ;) rofl

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:46:17 AM PST
LESS penetration? Oh, we're talking guns, that's right. Carry on.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:47:00 AM PST
Hah!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:47:09 AM PST
FOGE says:
Though I agree that "extra large sodas" are to blame for obesity, I believe it is our right as Americans to make that decision.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:47:49 AM PST
FOGE says:
Im not gonna lie. I was seriously expecting it to have happened in either Mexico or India.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:47:55 AM PST
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Cinema Fan says:
That was a bus, not a car. Try harder. Click on more "car" accidents "reported", they are all buses, which probably don't have safety restraints.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:49:44 AM PST
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Voice of god says:
<<<"Isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?" LaPierre said.>>>

LaPierre then added, "Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to the gun range to shoot people-shaped paper targets in the chest."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:49:48 AM PST
Emily Sedai says:
And that's the essence of the discussion... frankly, after 35 years of doing it, I'm sick of paying the price for other people being screw ups! *laugh*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:54:11 AM PST
DVvM says:
I think that to avoid "they're going to take our guns" hysteria the certification and testing should grant you you the right to use [certain class of firearms] in [certain situations] rather than for specific guns. If you are certified, and you want to buy another gun that you are certified to use, that's nobody's business but your own.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:55:46 AM PST
FOGE says:
Ok, it actually has not ever happened apparently.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:59:06 AM PST
C. Zajic says:
"I feel that a sort of "driver's ed for guns" would certainly help, if actually done well."

Who's going to pay for that?
Don't raise my taxes!!!
Joking aside, there needs to be certification for much more than just cars and guns. There should be a certification program any object, gas, liquid or solid that has the potential to cause harm.
In fact there needs to be a certification program for people that conspire in the creation of an individual, that may potentially misuse these objects to cause harm.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 12:00:18 PM PST
Anthony says:
I'm disappointed in the NRA. its not like i was an avid supporter of them or anything, but i do believe they serve a legitimate purpose, to an extent. this kind of drops the respect i had for them quite a bit.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:00:52 PM PST
DVvM says:
You need a certification to use the grill in your backyard? That's pushing it.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 12:01:44 PM PST
Kr155 says:
so his idea is to protect gun rights, by attacking our freedom of speech? if you have to take the good with the bad on gun rights then you have to take the good with the bad with freedom of speech.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 12:02:02 PM PST
C. Zajic says:
car kills 9

http://articles.cnn.com/2003-07-16/us/farmers.market.crash_1_russell-weller-accident-pedestrians?_s=PM:US

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 12:02:29 PM PST
Ann Perkins says:
"Like, does anybody except Activision think it would be a bad idea to make it harder for 12 year olds to get their hands on Call of Duty?"

A bad idea? No, why?

But does anybody here other than LaPierre think it would actually have a significant impact on violence in our culture? I doubt it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:02:30 PM PST
FOGE says:
Actually, Ive been saying for years that their should be a certification for people that want to procreate.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:04:04 PM PST
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C. Zajic says:
"You need a certification to use the grill in your backyard? That's pushing it. "

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2011/05/exploding_bbq_propane_tank_damages_oregon_city_home_kills_family_dog.html

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:04:52 PM PST
FOGE says:
I agree. I also think that banning assault weapons will not have a significant impact on violence in our culture.

According to this Wikipedia link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_vio..._United_States

Since 1976, handguns account for over 1/2 of all homicides each year, while all other firearms account for approximately the same numnber of homicides as knives and "other methods" (see the chart in the section "Violent Crimes Related to Guns"). The "other guns" category would include shotguns and single shot rifles as well as assault rifles. According to another study I saw recently (which, of course, I can't find now) shotguns, regular barrel and sawed off, account for the majority of the "other gun" homicides. Assault rifles accounted for less that 2% of all homicdes. I know Wiki is not always the best source, but it does match the other study. I'll try to locate that cite.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:09:13 PM PST
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Keller says:
That was my take on it. I think videogame developers should release a statement blaming TV, then TV can blame movies and movies can blame the NRA. Why should we stand together when we can all fall together? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:10:57 PM PST
FOGE says:
Im going to blame the hipsters. Im sure they are to blame because they always do it before everyone else.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:15:39 PM PST
GUEST!! says:
Yeah, man, every time I play Mortal Kombat I want to go on a shooting spree.
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