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Posted 1/5/13
Yeah people should have the right to own a gun, but only after a very good background check and a mental exam to see if their crazy or not.
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Well there are some potential problem makers. However, if every household was required to have a gun the crime rate would plummet. Most criminals are cowards and aren't going to assault someone if they know their target is armed. Sure you get a few brave ones that don't care, but most of them will look for an easier target. Also, the fact that many of the anti gun activist types seem to be conveniently ignoring is that the real criminals will have guns anyways. It doesn't matter how hard you try to wipe guns off the earth, the dangerous people will get them anyways off the black market, and there isn't a thing anyone can do to stop that. Anyone that says otherwise is just trying to convince themselves, wake up already.
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jujubee19 wrote:

Yeah people should have the right to own a gun, but only after a very good background check and a mental exam to see if their crazy or not.


I agree with this. People should be allowed to own guns unless they've been deemed a threat to others like convicted criminals or mentally unbalanced individuals. Guns used to commit crime are rarely obtained legally so legal distribution of guns is good and at least provides a trail of ownership.
Posted 1/5/13
What about half of the people in the military that aren't sane?
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dude it's in the constitution for a reason we have the right to defend our selves from enemy's near and far and taking away our rights to own guys is gonna make things worse most robber's murders etc bad people get there gun's illegally anyway we just have a way to defend our selves now so for you people that think no we shouldn't be allowed to own guns your a bunch of MORONS
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RapeMonster wrote:

What about half of the people in the military that aren't sane?


Your username + your age + your gender = epic halariousness at its most.





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People please, please settle down, it's okay. I want to ban guns as much as the rest of you, but for now, there are more pressing matters at hand. We need to figure out what to do with these evil disgusting hammers that keep killing people.

Assault rifles have only killed 323 peoyple this year, while hammers have killed a full 496!!! Now it's obvious that hammers are more evil, and that they should be banned in every country. We can start by laying it on light. Force people who own hammers to get background checks and mental exams.

We may want to consider banning sandwiches as well, as they kill more than 40 people every year by choking them to death.
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you should be able to own guns but have to take mental test. But no aloud to own a gun if you have had a police record or blindness or deafness
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BeyondAnyTherapy wrote:

I don't know about the rest of the world but America lives in a moral-less (not saying completely void of morals) society where any semblance of moral's is automatically assumed to be religious psychobabble. Morals and Ethics (in the most general sense omitting religion) should be the first thing taught in schools right next to economics and financial planning.

Guns don't kill people, moral-less societies with guns kill people.


Morality/ethics are subjective, so can you objectively argue that one society is less moral/ethical than another?
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owning guns should be mandatory
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I honestly don't know as this is an extremely debatable topic. If anything them being legal or illegal won't change much as the use of any weapon has to do with the beholder and their mental state. It could be good just as it could be bad. I can't find a right answer...
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ahatestory wrote:


BeyondAnyTherapy wrote:

I don't know about the rest of the world but America lives in a moral-less (not saying completely void of morals) society where any semblance of moral's is automatically assumed to be religious psychobabble. Morals and Ethics (in the most general sense omitting religion) should be the first thing taught in schools right next to economics and financial planning.

Guns don't kill people, moral-less societies with guns kill people.


Morality/ethics are subjective, so can you objectively argue that one society is less moral/ethical than another?


Statements like that lead to societies of anarchy so if that is what you are arguing then we don't have much room for discussion.

However ill bite

there are two main types of the objective and subjective partitions.

1. epistemological: subjective here meaning an abstract concept dependant upon cognition, objective meaning a concept that refers to an aspect of reality independant of cognition. In this sense morality is subjective; but so is mathematics and political science. When i talk about objective morality this is not the objectivity I mean.

2. ontological: subjective here meaning an opinion based on personal beliefs and such, there doesn't need to be any rational basis or real reason to hold this sort of view; the type of opinions someone might just intuitively know or feel is right to them. Objective meaning a position based on set logical principles, subject to things such as consistency, intellectual integrity and empiricism. Most philosophers argue objectively in the sense of piety, morality and ethics and not just from some religious point of view.

Morality can be objective by way of the explanation in two, yet at the same time be subjective by way of the first explanation.
Posted 1/5/13
Depends on the person, like a person with a history of violent crime and arrest with assault.
Yeah he/she probably doesn't need a gun.
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I'm all about more stringent laws but I dare someone to show up on my door telling me to turn mine in to the government. Knifes kill people, beer and cars kill people. Hell smoking kills thousands everyday so it will depend on how far people want to take it.
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I live in country were guns are not permitted on
Y police have them and they all ways have them on show holding them


There hardly any gun crime like 1 person a year dies from gun and that's drug related most time
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