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40 Reasons For Gun Control
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Posted on 09/09/2001 11:16:40 PM PDT by unamused

40 Reasons For Gun Control

1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, DC, & Chicago cops need guns.

2. Washington DC's low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis' high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.

3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control but statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics."

4. The Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Ban, both of which went into effect in 1994 are responsible for the decrease in violent crime rates, which have been declining since 1991.

5. We must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time and anyone who would own a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.

6. The more helpless you are the safer you are from criminals.

7. An intruder will be incapacitated by tear gas or oven spray, but if shot with a .357 Magnum will get angry and kill you.

8. A woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet.

9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should "put up no defense - give them what they want, or run" (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don't Die - People Do, 1981, p. 125).

10. The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns; just like Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.

11. One should consult an automotive engineer for safer seatbelts, a civil engineer for a better bridge, a surgeon for internal medicine, a computer programmer for hard drive problems, and Sarah Brady for firearms expertise.

12. The 2nd Amendment, ratified in 1787, refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.

13. The National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons vehicles buildings and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a "state" militia.

14. These phrases: "right of the people peaceably to assemble," "right of the people to be secure in their homes," "enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people," and "The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people" all refer to individuals, but "the right of the people to keep and bear arm" refers to the state.

15. "The Constitution is strong and will never change." But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.

16. Rifles and handguns aren't necessary to national defense! Of course, the army has hundreds of thousands of them.

17. Private citizens shouldn't have handguns, because they aren't "military weapons", but private citizens shouldn't have "assault rifles", because they are military weapons.

18. In spite of waiting periods, background checks, fingerprinting, government forms, etc., guns today are too readily available, which is responsible for recent school shootings. In the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, anyone could buy guns at hardware stores, army surplus stores, gas stations, variety stores, Sears mail order, no waiting, no background check, no fingerprints, no government forms and there were no school shootings.

19. The NRA's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign about kids handling guns is propaganda, but the anti-gun lobby's attempt to run a "don't touch" campaign is responsible social activity.

20. Guns are so complex that special training is necessary to use them properly, and so simple to use that they make murder easy.

21. A handgun, with up to 4 controls, is far too complex for the typical adult to learn to use, as opposed to an automobile that only has 20.

22. Women are just as intelligent and capable as men but a woman with a gun is "an accident waiting to happen" and gun makers' advertisements aimed at women are "preying on their fears."

23. Ordinary people in the presence of guns turn into slaughtering butchers but revert to normal when the weapon is removed.

24. Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows.

25. A majority of the population supports gun control, just like a majority of the population supported owning slaves.

26. Any self-loading small arm can legitimately be considered to be a "weapon of mass destruction" or an "assault weapon."

27. Most people can't be trusted, so we should have laws against guns, which most people will abide by because they can be trusted.

28. The right of Internet pornographers to exist cannot be questioned because it is constitutionally protected by the Bill of Rights, but the use of handguns for self defense is not really protected by the Bill of Rights.

29. Free speech entitles one to own newspapers, transmitters, computers, and typewriters, but self- defense only justifies bare hands.

30. The ACLU is good because it uncompromisingly defends certain parts of the Constitution, and the NRA is bad, because it defends other parts of the Constitution.

31. Charlton Heston, a movie actor as president of the NRA is a cheap lunatic who should be ignored, but Michael Douglas, a movie actor as a representative of Handgun Control, Inc. is an ambassador for peace who is entitled to an audience at the UN arms control summit.

32. Police operate with backup within groups, which is why they need larger capacity pistol magazines than do "civilians" who must face criminals alone and therefore need less ammunition.

33. We should ban "Saturday Night Specials" and other inexpensive guns because it's not fair that poor people have access to guns too.

34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over handguns that private citizens can never hope to obtain.

35. Private citizens don't need a gun for self- protection because the police are there to protect them even though the Supreme Court says the police are not responsible for their protection.

36. Citizens don't need to carry a gun for personal protection but police chiefs, who are desk-bound administrators who work in a building filled with cops, need a gun.

37. "Assault weapons" have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.

38. When Microsoft pressures its distributors to give Microsoft preferential promotion, that's bad; but when the Federal government pressures cities to buy guns only from Smith & Wesson, that's good.

39. Trigger locks do not interfere with the ability to use a gun for defensive purposes, which is why you see police officers with one on their duty weapon.

40. Handgun Control, Inc., says they want to "keep guns out of the wrong hands." Guess what? You have the wrong hands.


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1 posted on 09/09/2001 11:16:40 PM PDT by unamused
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To: unamused
bookmark and bump
2 posted on 09/09/2001 11:23:17 PM PDT by JeepInMazar
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To: unamused
Bump, bump, bump!!

Somebody help me! Can I get a witness?! Amen, brother!!

I plan to have a copy of this when I have a BBQ (a vegan, pagan type) with sicko socialist friends in Santa Cruz, CA.

3 posted on 09/09/2001 11:29:17 PM PDT by dersepp
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To: bang_list
(Not sure if bang_list in keyword does same as in Reply To:)
4 posted on 09/09/2001 11:34:55 PM PDT by unamused
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To: unamused
Bump
5 posted on 09/09/2001 11:36:00 PM PDT by Marine Inspector
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To: unamused
These are great, bumped and bookmarked!
6 posted on 09/09/2001 11:41:16 PM PDT by xm177e2
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To: unamused
(Not sure if bang_list in keyword does same as in Reply To:)

It does not.

Bang_list specifically searches only for replies.

7 posted on 09/09/2001 11:42:09 PM PDT by xm177e2
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To: xm177e2
Thanx...I figured "better safe, than sorry."
8 posted on 09/09/2001 11:46:03 PM PDT by unamused
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To: unamused
Liberal "circular logic" in all its glory. The one argument that shows how ridiculous it is is the one where gun banners hold the military, the feebs and the local cops can carry but letting the hoi polloi do so will bring out their native easily provocable bloodthirstiness. What is never explained is when the government goes on a rampage is why the gun banners don't believe guns should be confiscated from such a homicidal monster. Hypocrites.
9 posted on 09/09/2001 11:56:22 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: unamused
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10 posted on 09/10/2001 12:21:09 AM PDT by Britton J Wingfield
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To: unamused
I love it.
11 posted on 09/10/2001 12:26:07 AM PDT by RLK
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To: unamused
Bump bumpity bump bump...

Copied, pasted, saved to hard drive! Priceless!

#41. Background checks, fingerprinting, and waiting periods are good. These give whoever is stalking you ample time to buy a gun out of the trunk of a car.
12 posted on 09/10/2001 12:28:10 AM PDT by VRWC_Member428
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To: VRWC_Member428
Good idea, everybody feel free to add to the list. All improvements appreciated.
13 posted on 09/10/2001 12:31:02 AM PDT by unamused
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To: VRWC_Member428
#41. Background checks, fingerprinting, and waiting periods are good. These give whoever is stalking you ample time to buy a gun out of the trunk of a car.

They also do a wonderful job of keeping you from murdering someone with one of the guns you already have in the closet...

14 posted on 09/10/2001 12:33:06 AM PDT by unamused
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To: unamused
9. When confronted by violent criminals, you should "put up no defense - give them what they want, or run" (Handgun Control Inc. Chairman Pete Shields, Guns Don't Die - People Do, 1981, p. 125).

I saw a news report two days ago on FR about a convenience store clerk in Salt Lake City who fully complied with an armed robber's demand for money and was then promptly shot to death anyway.

17 posted on 09/10/2001 1:57:17 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
[someone doesn't resist, then gets shot anyway]

This happens all the time. Why are you so surprised? Ask any large city's police department about murders that occurred in public in the last year and you'll probably find a few "robberies/rapes gone bad".

18 posted on 09/10/2001 3:06:36 AM PDT by tymesf
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To: unamused
Great article! Bookmark and bump!
19 posted on 09/10/2001 3:20:30 AM PDT by SouthernBelle
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To: unamused
So no gun control, and encouraging possesion (and use) of guns is a good thing to do?
20 posted on 09/10/2001 3:30:13 AM PDT by bluester
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To: unamused
Well, well.....finally a concise and acurate list of examples, showing how foolish the citizenry has been, about firearms. >/sarcasm off<

Great post!

Bookmarked with thanks.

21 posted on 09/10/2001 3:32:10 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: unamused
Very good! This is Freepology at its best!

Thanks!

FMCDH

22 posted on 09/10/2001 3:41:51 AM PDT by Wild Game
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To: unamused
Big clip b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-bump.
23 posted on 09/10/2001 3:59:47 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: unamused
#12, #13, #14......

Truth.

25 posted on 09/10/2001 4:31:02 AM PDT by xzins
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To: unamused
SIR....A Thompson 100 rd drum bump to you.... SIR!
Printed, displayed, Bookmarked, and remembered..
26 posted on 09/10/2001 4:35:44 AM PDT by cbkaty
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To: bluester
So no gun control, and encouraging possesion (and use) of guns is a good thing to do?

An unqualified YES.

27 posted on 09/10/2001 4:41:14 AM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: unamused
Guess what? You have the wrong hands

Bump

28 posted on 09/10/2001 4:46:27 AM PDT by oyez
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To: unamused
BANG!

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic!)

29 posted on 09/10/2001 5:19:07 AM PDT by LonePalm (Le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican))
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Hey, Bluester!! Time to wake up! Coffee's on!
30 posted on 09/10/2001 5:26:58 AM PDT by Misterioso
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31 posted on 09/10/2001 5:51:58 AM PDT by bluester
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To: dersepp
I plan to have a copy of this when I have a BBQ (a vegan, pagan type) with sicko socialist friends in Santa Cruz, CA.

It has been my experience that most vegans are too tough and stringy to barbecue well. It is also difficult to differentiate most of them from those who harbor intestinal parasites.

I'd suggest barbecuing those who eat meat instead.

32 posted on 09/10/2001 7:11:56 AM PDT by George Smiley (george.smiley@lycos.com)
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To: unamused
Bravo! and bttt
33 posted on 09/10/2001 7:19:59 AM PDT by Brasky
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To: unamused
major bump, sir!!
34 posted on 09/10/2001 8:23:31 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: unamused
Bookmark and BUMP!!!!!!
35 posted on 09/10/2001 8:39:04 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: unamused
Every moron who believes that gun control WORKS will put legs under that philosophy by wearing this tag each and every time he/she leaves home:


36 posted on 09/10/2001 8:45:42 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: unamused
#43: People can't be trusted to own firearms because they will shoot innocent people, which is proven by Barbara Graham and William Raspberry, who are responsible advocates of gun safety.
37 posted on 09/10/2001 8:51:59 AM PDT by TimSkalaBim
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Criminals, by definition, have a strict personal code causing them to adhere to public law. That is why gun laws work so well..........
38 posted on 09/10/2001 9:05:12 AM PDT by BlueNgold
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To: unamused
A tracered and belt fed bump to you.
39 posted on 09/10/2001 9:20:18 AM PDT by FreedomFarmer
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To: unamused
BTTT ... great post ... thanks U.
40 posted on 09/10/2001 7:26:07 PM PDT by 2Trievers
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To: unamused
> 34. Police officers have some special Jedi-like mastery over handguns that private citizens can never hope to obtain. Where "jedi-like mastery" includes being unable to hit the broad side of a house (see the santa clarita shootout).
41 posted on 09/10/2001 8:49:49 PM PDT by tymesf
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To: unamused
bump...
42 posted on 09/10/2001 9:53:19 PM PDT by unamused
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To: TimSkalaBim
#43: People can't be trusted to own firearms because they will shoot innocent people, which is proven by Barbara Graham and William Raspberry, who are responsible advocates of gun safety.

CORRECT VERSION:

#43 POLICE can't be trusted to own firearms because they will shoot innocent people, which is proven by the fact that about 11% of the time police shoot the wrong person, as compared to private citizens shooting the wrong person only 3% of the time.

Anybody have the source for that statistic? I haven't been able to locate it.

If all guns were taken away, then people would stab innocent people. If all knives, swords, etc. were taken away, people would bludgeon innocent people. If hammers, rocks, and all blunt objects in general were taken away, the universe would be made up of two basic elements: gas and liquid.

It's not the guns, it's the people. It's a fact that there will always be people out there who will kill others. It's also a fact that less people would feel free to kill others with impunity if they had to fear for their own life.

An armed society is a polite society.

If you forgot to add a < /sarcasm> tag, sorry for going off like that.
43 posted on 09/10/2001 11:37:20 PM PDT by VRWC_Member428
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44 posted on 11/01/2001 11:00:44 PM PST by JeepInMazar
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To: unamused
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45 posted on 01/02/2003 8:31:46 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: unamused
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46 posted on 01/02/2003 8:31:52 PM PST by GOPJ
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47 posted on 02/24/2003 9:30:51 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Take charge of your destiny, or someone else will)
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48 posted on 02/25/2003 2:06:00 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: VRWC_Member428
Thank you for your insight into a problem which gun control advocates do not seem to understand. I have never met a gun that killed or wounded any one by itself. My son was taught not to play with guns and for those liberal gun control parents, if you will teach your children on the dangers of IMPROPER gun handling, you too could have the peace of mind when you go to sleep.For instance if some idiot makes it thru the dogs in the yard they could find themselves in front of my brand new double barrel. Guns and fences makes better neighbors.
49 posted on 03/07/2003 6:47:27 PM PST by white cloud
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Excellent post:!
50 posted on 03/15/2003 12:33:29 PM PST by southland
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