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Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Tank on March 31, 2023, 12:39:21 PMGuns are not the problem.People are the problem.Then why do we allow the problem to own guns?
Quote from: Tom62 on March 31, 2023, 04:21:16 PMQuote from: Tank on March 31, 2023, 12:39:21 PMGuns are not the problem.People are the problem.Then why do we allow the problem to own guns?Some people are the problem. Most people are able to handle guns with responsibility. It is a tiny minority that don't. If you allow those people to get their hands on guns, shit will happen.
Quote from: billy rubin on April 02, 2023, 05:23:24 PMthe problem with that is that there are lots of guns that do the same thing that are not AR15s. that just happens to be the most popular long gun right now.for example, for US$1900 you can buy an FN P90. this gun was designed with a 5.7 x 28 cartridge specifically intended to penetrate ballistic vests.850 rounds per minute, 50 round box magazine. its a good gun for killing coyotes, they say, and is not a big powerful cartridge. but its perfect for killing elementary school children and then fighting off the police if they show up. so the need is to go back to a generalized ban on a generalized weapon.most killings in the US are with ordinary handguns anyway. the distinction with AR15-style guns is that while not as commonly used, they kill a lot more people at one time, so they make the big headlines.
Quote from: Asmodean on April 01, 2023, 02:07:00 AMWhy do "we" get to "allow" an autonomous entity anything? Are people being referred to here children?I suppose it's a matter of perspective, but I do not see the society as allowing me anything - I claim "what's mine," and the society gets to make certain counter-claims in so far as "what's mine" interacts with it.So, "just to own?" Yeah, I'm for nukes for everybody.