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Democrats are not taking away your guns!

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    gymrat:


    I found a source that claims that there are 240,000 machine guns registered with the ATF in the United States - and that was as of 1995:

    http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcfullau.html

    I also found more recent data that indicated that were a total of 300,000,000 firearms (rifles, handguns, and shotguns) owned by civilians:

    http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

    I hate to resort to name calling, but unless you're absolutely stupid, there is NO REASON to have more guns in this country, or to allow them in more places (which is why EVERY ONE of the legislators in Phoenix has gotten at least one letter from me.)




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    gymrat,

    No problem, we all make mistakes, it's just that some people will never admit it.  I certainly make my share. 

    I knew there were lots of machine guns out there but I had no idea there were so many.

    I don't know of any reason why anyone NEEDS a machine gun with a few exceptions:  museums, serious collectors...

    Arizona,

    I read that of the 240,000 machine guns registered in 1995, about half were in civilian hands. 

    I also read that murders and crimes committed with machine guns are very rare, thankfully. 

    "300,000,000 firearms" is a pretty amazing number.  That would be almost one gun for every man, woman, and child, right?
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    I'm always amazed by the people who want to go out and kill (wildlife) for "pleasure" and to "protect it" for future generations!

    Of course this kind of blind, thoughtless thinking comes from being conditioned into thinking this kind of behavior is not only "good" but necessary for the "wildlife". I wonder how the birds feel about it?

    When society allows bad behavior  (i.e. watch any Conservative, Right-Winger shooting their big mouth off about how they want to help the average American) long enough, the naive, under-educated, un-worldly members of society start to believe it's ok to think and act as they do. one only has to look at the results of advertising from the far-right. The very people that are/will be hurt by their theories and form of government are the ones who support it it the most. One only has to look at the faces of the people standing behind the current Republic political candidates, while they are speaking, to become very scared about where they want to take us!

    Most citizens have NO idea of what the candidates they support (Democrat or Republican) actually believe or who is really behind them. They make their decisions on who to vote for based on what their parents believe(d), who their church leader tells them will represent their needs best or some meaningless, self-serving sound-bite they caught on TV. Mitt Romney is a perfect example of the type of candidate these voters support. "I don't like him, but everyone says he will make a good president and most people are smarter than I so I'll vote for him"!

    It's disgusting!
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    More news this morning from the 4G network (God, guns, gays, and gynecology):


    On an interview of FOX News yesterday with Sean Hannity, George Zimmerman told the TV audience that he felt that his killing of
    Trayvon Martin was "all God's plan", which sounds very similar to the Islamic fundamentalists claiming that the victims of suicide bombings
    were "part of Allah's will".


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/os-george-zimmerman-sean-hannity...y
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    The difference is that the Islamic fundamentalists may actually believe what they say.

    Zimmerman was probably saying things that he was coached to say.  Wasn't his coach (lawyer) sitting next to him?

    I think everything Zimmerman said was to lay the foundation for his defense.

    While they may sound "very similiar", I don't imagine they had much in common at all.
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    Ahhhhh religion. Allowing people to shrug off personal responsibility for over 6000 years. The difference between terrorist, both Islamic and Christian, thinking is that they are acting in the name of a God. Zimmerman is just using his God to say it wasn't really his fault since God planned for Martin to die anyway. There is a difference, but both reasons are absolutely ludicrous. 
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    And I'm not sure that Zimmerman believes even HALF of what he is saying.

    It's ALL about his court defense.
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    The idea of "God's Plan" being a viable legal defense when a death is involved is more than unsettling
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    But if Zimmerman and his lawyer decide that is their best defense, then why wouldn't they go that route?

    Neither you nor I probably think it's a good idea, but neither you nor I are the ones on trial.  It's THEIR decision.

    We will not really know what they will do until he has his day in court.

    By then, maybe they will shift their defense to another theme.

    I think one can safely say that not all defendents have a good plan...or a good lawyer.
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    hi just dropped in to see what condition my condition is in....scripture speaks of weapons beatened into plowshords...guns dont kill its the bullets that kill  but who controls the trigger that releases the bullet...so maybe we should get rid of the trigger or the puller of the trigger or get rid of the bullet...right now  ol george zimmerman is now seeking to plea mental/insanity by using a god he worship to be the throw down gun.. george was the aggressor when he got into his vehicle at the starting point where he left from...armed makes you feel macho and ready to trigger that itch...practice on a live target just gimme a chance...rush to judge polices shoot but cuivil service commission law protects that stupidity.....in service we were taught  this is your weapon this is your gun one is for kikliling and one is for fun now figure that all out much to do yet just wanted to share Ol george's lawyer strategy no remorse self pity because I told ol geo on another response yur Brother's blood is crying from the ground now geoge's conscious wants to talk..confess...see ya
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    Another reason NOT to vote for Romney:


    In 2000, Wayne LaPierre (of the NRA) said that President Clinton tolerated a certain amount of violence and killing in order to strengthen the case for gun control.

    On the air recently, Rush Limbaugh said that Fast and Furious was a government plot to create mayhem, and take away everyone's guns.

    This morning, "ultra conservative" Bob Livingston gave his opinion on the theater shooting in Colorado. He believes that it was a government plot to give President Obama cover so that he could sign the U.N.Arms Trade Treaty:

    http://personalliberty.com/2012/07/30/the-false-flag-gun-grab/?eiid=
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    Another reason NOT to vote for Romney:


    In 2000, Wayne LaPierre (of the NRA) said that President Clinton tolerated a certain amount of violence and killing in order to strengthen the case for gun control.

    On the air recently, Rush Limbaugh said that Fast and Furious was a government plot to create mayhem, and take away everyone's guns.

    This morning, "ultra conservative" Bob Livingston gave his opinion on the theater shooting in Colorado. He believes that it was a government plot to give President Obama cover so that he could sign the U.N.Arms Trade Treaty:

    http://personalliberty.com/2012/07/30/the-false-flag-gun-grab/?eiid=
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    sbfriedman Wrote: Recent article shows that the NRA is actually endorsing several democrats for the upcoming election (58 to be exact).  The NRA is a bipartisan organization that backs and supports the rights of the second amendment.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/nra-backs-house-democrats/

    Given this, what more proof do we need that the Dems aren't trying to take our guns away.  At the very least, the support of the NRA is very helpful to the democrat party and can change their image against owning guns thus swaying voters.  Why wouldn't they?


    I am a very liberal liberal who still owns a 12ga pump. i sleep with it in a  nearby closet. My dog's barking is an alert that someone's approaching my house. My dog even barks if someone passes by on the road!  if an intruder actually enters my house, my theory is that shooting him would be unnecessary since the sound of a pump shotgun being pumped is unmistakable and would most likely cause him to flee in terror. I never leave the house, armed, however. If I lived in a society requiring that, I'll emigrate.

    I live out in the country, and was recently at a cocktail party in an urban area 200 miles away. i was speaking with a local, and he was amazed to learn that I never locked my doors at night. I really blew his mind when I said, "they're not even locked now".
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    Why I like the NRA:


    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2012/08/impeach-wayne-lapierre.html