Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Scribble, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

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    We must do more to ensure that there are always background checks whenever the NRA wants to buy a senator.
     
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  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And repeal the Second Amendment.

    Fun fact: The only reason the 2nd was ever created ia because, at the time, we had no standing army. So all adult gun owners were meant to BE that army. And so, now that we have a strong military, the amendment is useless and can be done away with.

    That’s what the gun nuts keep forgetting. The amendment was meant to STRENGTHEN state security, not destroy it!
     
  3. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It seems that there will be pigs in orbit before that happens... according to everything I am told about it that is.
     
  4. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I have no problem with people buying handguns and hunting rifles, given a proper background check, gun safety class, and no violent crime convictions. Just need to perhaps clarify the second amendment is not a blank check for anyone in the country to have implements of mass murder.
     
  5. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Except that the NRA is so powerful and intransigent that they won't allow the smallest alteration of that amendment, except maybe to make it, even more, gun-friendly (although I don't think that's possible).
     
  6. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The amendment itself says “Well regulated militia”. It’s just not specific whether “Keep and bear arms” means all arms or not. And rulings that challenged it said it was right to keep and bear arms for “Traditionally lawful purposes”.

    This interpretation of the amendment that’s been supported by the courts for a century intrinsically supports background checks and excludes semiautomatic weapons without any modification.

    I would argue though the amendment wasn’t just about having an army, it was about the individual right to defend one’s self. Both against domestic criminals and against a tyrannical government.
     
  7. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I remember seeing some footage with a weird-looking guy with a gun conspicuously jutting out of his belt in the middle of a stadium full of people. Only in America!!!

    He looked like the kind of guy who would shoot his own balls while trying to draw his gun!
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That’s what the police are for.

    Which doesn’t work either. If our government turned against us, we really wouldn’t stand a chance. Good luck shooting down that drone with an AR-15! :lol:
     
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  9. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm pondering the usefulness of having bear arms in a fight. I guess they'd be strong, and the claws could do some serious damage. But where to keep them?!
     
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  10. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like the right to bare arms, especially in Summer when it's really hot!!! People with long sleeves suffer!!!
     
  11. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    When seconds count, the police are just minutes away. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Everybody being armed could be also the reason why often the Police shoot first and ask questions later.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I trust the police. I do NOT trust some random nutbar with a gun.

    Face it, the more people on the street who are armed, the more likely it is that somebody could get shot for trivial reasons. You wanna take a bullet just because the person next to you doesn’t like your face? Because that’s what you’ll get when everybody’s packin’ heat.

    And before anybody brings up what happened in places like El Paso, arming more people isn’t going to help that either. It’ll just make sure more innocent bystanders go down. :(
     
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  14. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    Random thought. What the the fup was that noise outside. Comments on face book group over several miles apart asking the same. Probably just the power station, the nuclear one, one of them, says the consensus. Great.
     
  15. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There was a situation a few days ago in Time Square, where a motorcycle backfired or something, and it caused a short panic because people thought it was a gunshot. Just imagine just one of those people thinking they were under fire had a gun.
     
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  16. Butters

    Butters Commodore Commodore

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    Some days you can’t find a hair band for love nor money, some days they’re everywhere you look.

    It’s either too early or I’m slowly losing my mind. I was just about to hit the post reply button on another thread having just typed ‘I like that’ in response to the previous post when I remembered that there’s a button for that.
     
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  17. Discofan

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    What would happen if everybody flushed their toilet at the same time in New York?

    A giant waste of water!
     
  18. PSGarak

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    I'm not sure what it says about me that I had to read this three times before realizing you meant something you'd put in your hair and not the Great White, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot types.
     
  19. Discofan

    Discofan Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I am guessing that those were bands from the movie "Hair".
     
  20. Worf factor9

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