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mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5764 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Did you hear about the mass stabbing in Texas a couple weeks ago too?! It was barely mentioned on the news..."


No, I didnt hear about that at all! But the point is, if someone wants to go on a killing spree they will find ANYTHING to do it with. That proves they dont need guns. I think thats why they arnt making a big deal out of it. Killers kill. Banning guns or making them harder to get will not stop anyone from killing people

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Yep. To shoot anyone who tries to harm my family.:D"


We have a gun for that reason, too. And for that reason only.



I have no issue with people having guns but I do think background checks should be stricter and I don't see the need for a normal citizen to own assault rifles.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Crystallee Newton:" I agree, the constitution says anyone should be able to go to a gun show and pay cash for gun with no ... [snip!] ... no registration process or background check. That's a really, really good idea. We should continue to allow that to happen."


The constitution certainly does not say that....
Anyways, back to the question at hand. What do you think about the sell of items like pressure cookers? Should we regulate them?

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Crystallee Newton:" I agree, the constitution says anyone should be able to go to a gun show and pay cash for gun with no ... [snip!] ... no registration process or background check. That's a really, really good idea. We should continue to allow that to happen."


No that isn't what it says. But obviously you only get your info from the main stream media and have never actually bought a gun at a gun show, or you would know that is not how it works at all.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nutmeg.:</b>" I really have no political agenda. I'm not big on politics, period. Just a common sense question that popped into my head while reading a news story."</blockquote>



Idk how it makes sense to ban pressure cookers, nails, etc. Although I strongly believe in owning guns, I don't see how stronger background checks and smaller magazines could ever be compared to nails or wood planks. How do you regulate those?

EasyComeEasyGo 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8030 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:</b>" No one is trying to ban guns. I feel like a broken record saying that over and over again. They are trying ... [snip!] ... And yes I'm aware that guns are used for hunting and some people collect them but the sole purpose of guns is to shoot, no?"</blockquote>




Ding ding ding! I'm SO sick of this debate.

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
17th Apr '13

What I really think we need is more help for people with mental illness. Maybe intervene before this stuff happens. Obviously we can't stop everything, but I'm sure if we paid more attention some stuff could be stopped

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs. C. (Emmy&Jazzy!):" Of course it is the actual person that commits the crime that is responsible. They need to place the ... [snip!] ... a crime, and wants an illegal weapon to do so, they will find a way to obtain it. Making it illegal does not make it disappear."


Right. You can regulate every item I purchase (and I'm not even very crafty!) but I'm sure I could figure out to harm someone with something, anything if I wanted to...

The ℰffin' D! 2 kids; New York 26316 posts
17th Apr '13

Even if they were banned, which I don't see happening because we need most of those things, someone will always find another way or another set of materials.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5764 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting jazzzzz*:" What I really think we need is more help for people with mental illness. Maybe intervene before this ... [snip!] ... this stuff happens. Obviously we can't stop everything, but I'm sure if we paid more attention some stuff could be stopped"


The problem with that is, these people dont ask for help! How the hell are we supposed to help them mentally if they dont ask for it.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" No one is trying to ban guns. I feel like a broken record saying that over and over again. They are trying ... [snip!] ... And yes I'm aware that guns are used for hunting and some people collect them but the sole purpose of guns is to shoot, no?"


:twisted::twisted::twisted:
I KNOW IT f**king DRIVES ME NUTS!!!!!!
ahhhhhh people need to stop reading facebook posts lol

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3501 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" No one is trying to ban guns. I feel like a broken record saying that over and over again. They are trying ... [snip!] ... And yes I'm aware that guns are used for hunting and some people collect them but the sole purpose of guns is to shoot, no?"


:!:

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Always♥Faithful:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nutmeg.:</b>" I really have no political agenda. I'm not big ... [snip!] ... how stronger background checks and smaller magazines could ever be compared to nails or wood planks. How do you regulate those?"


It just seems like a slippery slope to me!

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
17th Apr '13

Because the sole purpose of a gun is to shoot things/people/animals.



The items commonly used in bomb making have other purposes, as do knives. That's a bit silly.



Also, just my opinion, but most of the people who I know that own guns are the exact people who don't NEED them. The kind who go waving them around every time they get pissed off. If you want to own one for protection or hunting that is fine and dandy with me, but way too many people confuse the right to own a gun with the right to shoot whoever the hell they want. (This might not be the case everywhere, I live around a bunch of rednecks.)

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Mama♥Sweetpea:" We have a gun for that reason, too. And for that reason only. I have no issue with people having guns ... [snip!] ... guns but I do think background checks should be stricter and I don't see the need for a normal citizen to own assault rifles. "

If more than one idiot was attempting to harm you or your family (ie: A gang) a hand gun would do little to no good. If there was a natural disaster (Like Hurricane Sandy) and there were gangs looting, and I was standing on the front porch with an assault rifle, I am pretty sure they would change their minds about trying to come and steal my families source of food...