I really hate people

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    Why allow people to own some instruments of death and not others?
    Define what "instruments of death" are and are not.

    I can kill a person / animal with my car. Snail bait kills snails. A hotdog can be fatal. Tasars have killed a few people.

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    Our rules are no more logically inconsistent than anyone elses in that regard. Everyone allows things that could kill people; it's impossible not to.

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    But hot dogs and automobiles have other uses. Guns do not. Guns kill things. That's all they do. They don't sometimes tell the time; they don't keep your clothes smelling summer fresh with an extra attachment; and they don't double as a melon baller on the weekends. They just plain kill things, all the time, everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    But hot dogs and automobiles have other uses. Guns do not. Guns kill things. That's all they do. They don't sometimes tell the time; they don't keep your clothes smelling summer fresh with an extra attachment; and they don't double as a melon baller on the weekends. They just plain kill things, all the time, everyday.
    Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

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    And guns make it a hell of a lot easier.
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    Not easier, effiecent

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    Funny how people kill people with guns a whole lot more often in countries with more guns, isn't it?

    Why is it that the rest of the industrialized world (which has tough gun control) only has around one or two hundred gun deaths a year while the U.S. has tens of thousands?

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    >Where is the line and why do you draw it where you do.

    the line is gone right after i get my new rocket launcher attached to my car.

    >not enough and put too much trust into laws that seem destructive ( right to arm bears... err... whatever )

    haha, this is because politicians cannot be trusted.... but bears however dont understand deception and can.


    edit: and armed bears are why we need automatic weapons and tanks... Defend the home front!!
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    I think we should be attacked by aliens.

    I mean, we always end up fighting each other because of relatively minor differences (religion and ways of life, crap like that). But, if we were invaded by aliens, we'd just stop midwar be like 'wtf' and start shooting the aliens.

    Seeing as how we don't have aliens, we should declare war on china because chinese people look funny. And they're short. If we dumped several megatons of green paint on china, they'd be indistinguishable from funny looking little short green aliens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    But hot dogs and automobiles have other uses. Guns do not. Guns kill things. That's all they do. They don't sometimes tell the time; they don't keep your clothes smelling summer fresh with an extra attachment; and they don't double as a melon baller on the weekends. They just plain kill things, all the time, everyday.
    How about target shooting? Nothing dies there, and it's a legitimate sport. Hell, it's even in the Olympics.

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    So you're saying it's okay for tens of thousands of Americans to die every year for a sport?

    Gee, and I thought steroids were a problem ...
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    > So you're saying it's okay for hundreds of thousands of Americans to die every year for a sport

    OK, I let the "tens of thousands" comment go, but if you're going to say hundreds of thousands of Americans are killed every year by guns, you're going to have to back that up. That's a ridiculous claim.

    Hey, is it ok for thousands of people to die every year for easier transportation? I mean, sure, cars have other uses, but people die in those all the time! Hell, probably more than guns! Plus, buying gasoline and oil for them props up horrible dictators like Saddam Hussein! DOWN WITH CARS!

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    No, down with America's reliance on foreign oil

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    >>Hey, is it ok for thousands of people to die every year for easier transportation? I mean, sure, cars have other uses, but people die in those all the time!

    but automobile deaths are common in all countries that have them. The number of gun related deaths in the US is an order of magnitude larger than any other country. Surely there's a problem there.

    *disclaimer, i havn't read this entire thread. Im just commenting on the gun related deaths part above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshdick
    So you're saying it's okay for tens of thousands of Americans to die every year for a sport?

    Gee, and I thought steroids were a problem ...
    Geez.. you keep up this kind of logic and I'll have to ban you from ES.

    You take away our guns, and you're going to be overrun with animals. You take away our guns and you're going to take away a hobby from a lot of people. You take away our guns, you remove our right to protect ourselves from the government. You take away our guns, and you're going to take away food from millions every year.

    Get your head out of your ass. Guns don't kill people. People kill people. If they didn't have guns, they'd find other ways to kill them.

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