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Thommy Berlin
Thommy Berlin

So let's say I have a gun and I'm going to rob you. You have a gun too. Sadly, yours in the glove box, or your holster, with the safety on just like they teach you in concealed weapons class. Result: if you go for your gun, you're dead, and I get your wallet and your gun. If I see your gun, I get your wallet and your gun. People watch too many movies.

Thommy Berlin
Thommy Berlin
  • Thommy Berlin

lol, as long as you don't call me late for happy hour...

Joseph Brzoska
Joseph Brzoska
  • Thommy Berlin

I just walk around pointing it at everybody....just in case

Al Gagne
Al Gagne

An acquantance asked me why anyone would need an AR-15 with 20 round magazines. I told him why does anyone need a HumVee or a large expensive SUV? Why does anyone need a home with 30 rooms? Why does anyone need 3, 4, or 5 & 6 homes? This is America That's why. Because if you can afford it and you want it then you pay for it. No one else's business what you do with your own hard earned money. Then again Obama wants us all poor and dependent democrats depending on government handouts...

An acquantance asked me why anyone would need an AR-15 with 20 round magazines. I told him why does anyone need a HumVee or a large expensive SUV? Why does anyone need a home with 30 rooms? Why does anyone need 3, 4, or 5 & 6 homes? This is America That's why. Because if you can afford it and you want it then you pay for it. No one else's business what you do with your own hard earned money. Then again Obama wants us all poor and dependent democrats depending on government handouts while he lives in luxury. Screw him and his Socialist Elite Moochelle. Vote Revolt. Vote them all out in November.

Al Gagne
Al Gagne
  • Al Gagne

Actually I have several 50 round mags for my Mini 14.

Art Frailey
Art Frailey
  • Al Gagne

Amen, Al. By the way, all is spelled A L L ! (you didn't mispell, I'm Just emphsizing) Politicians and baby diapers should all be changed often, and for the same reason !!!

Russell Harrington
Russell Harrington

guns don't kill bad people do.how many people will die when they try to take are guns!

Michael DeMars
Michael DeMars
  • Russell Harrington

spoken like t true redneck!

Russell Harrington
Russell Harrington
  • Russell Harrington

yea!if they only had guns!!!!

Douglas Parker
Douglas Parker

There is NO Constitutional Rights to bear assault weapons (or submachine guns, bazookas, grenade launchers or shoulder-fired missiles.)

Douglas Parker
Douglas Parker
  • Douglas Parker

I agree. (And I have no idea how that extraneous "s" got into my comment: it should obviously have read "NO Constitutional Right.")

Ned Webster
Ned Webster
  • Douglas Parker

Good gracious. Such... vociferocity. DP, we don't apologize for typos on FB.

Perry Svensen
Perry Svensen

You have about a .0003% chance of being shot by a gun based on population by percentage of gun deaths, the number of homicide gun deaths is about the same as the DUI deaths number.
Just because you own a gun, a smart phone or like a drink doesn't mean you are going to kill someone, or that you want to kill someone.

Drew Tedd
Drew Tedd
  • Perry Svensen

you know i love ya buddy......but let's translate percentages to hard numbers...The CDC estimating 52,447 deliberate and 23,237 accidental non-fatal gunshot injuries in the United States during 2000

Drew Tedd
Drew Tedd
  • Perry Svensen

52, 447 is a high number no mater what percentage of somthing it is.

Drew Tedd
Drew Tedd
  • Perry Svensen

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Ushomicidesbyweapon.svg thought you would find this interesting...this is the actual # of deaths across the u.s relating to handguns vs. other weapons. The stats that i posted above where just injuries.

Perry Svensen
Perry Svensen
  • Perry Svensen

I am just fed up with all this crap that keeps getting posted and sent to media (yes social media is media) by people who really don't bother to care about facts just their opinion and they bombard us with their opinions everyday. Squeaky wheel concept I guess, so sometimes I get annoyed and try to show another side of a coin. The system we have for handguns ownership here in Canada is so superior in my opinion to what they use in general in the USA, you would not believe it unless you...

I am just fed up with all this crap that keeps getting posted and sent to media (yes social media is media) by people who really don't bother to care about facts just their opinion and they bombard us with their opinions everyday. Squeaky wheel concept I guess, so sometimes I get annoyed and try to show another side of a coin. The system we have for handguns ownership here in Canada is so superior in my opinion to what they use in general in the USA, you would not believe it unless you actually went through it to own a handgun here. Long guns here are also hard to get here legally because you must go through a course, police checks and then when you purchase a gun you must show the related federal ID to buy one. Yes we don't actually have to register the long guns, but that is because we have already jumped through more hoops than almost any other country for the ability to legally own and possese said guns. when it comes to male ownership especially for handguns, the RCMP even interview spouses and or other females like siblings to make sure we are stable, they also do mental health checks, criminal conviction checks before they issue you a classification to own a handgun, and then when and if you acquire a restricted weapon you must get a special ATT permission to transport from Point A to B, and only between your legal residence and a registered shooting range. So no you can't take a restricted weapon out in your back yard and shoot tin cans Legally.
SO the criminals are illegally owning guns and they are not registering them or carrying cards to identify themselves or their legal right to own said guns.

Perry Svensen
Perry Svensen
  • Perry Svensen

Drew will notice I dumbed this post down from a side conversation we have been having, mostly because cut and paste is easier than retyping the same sentiment 2 times.

Janet Esposito
Janet Esposito

Two of my three children work in NYC. I couldn't get on the phone with them quickly enough this morning to make sure they were safe and, thank God, they are. But, again, we have tragic loss of lives and injuries from random a shooting. This is not the Wild West! We do not have to walk around armed and spoiling for trouble. Tighten gun control!

Ad Bavoso Benvengo
Ad Bavoso Benvengo
  • Janet Esposito

My son is a LTD. in the NYPD, thank God, God is always looking after him. Today he was on vacation.

Marie Maggiore Garofano
Marie Maggiore Garofano
  • Janet Esposito

Glad they are fine . I have a relative that is a manager at Foley's which is 30 feet away from where the shots were fired . He is fine too .

Goldie Holzer
Goldie Holzer
  • Janet Esposito

Ina: That's what Hitler wanted and got and look where that country ended up. those of us who remember Hitler will not willingly let that happen here. And I'll say THIS again....if you don't live here...SHUT UP! It's none of your business!

Goldie Holzer
Goldie Holzer
  • Janet Esposito

And I'm talking to anyone not from here. Ina may be from here and in that case has a right to speak, not that I or most of us on here will agree with her.

Marge Pancari
Marge Pancari
  • Janet Esposito

So glad to hear all your family are safe. lol marge

Benjamin Bowman
Benjamin Bowman

You can try and take my guns. I'll give you a bullet before I hand over the gun. I have a right to protect myself. How can I protect myself from a person wielding a gun, if I'm not wielding a gun?

Adam Malmo
Adam Malmo
  • Benjamin Bowman

Stay out of bad neighborhoods with crime. I think your pretty safe w/o a gun in Big Rapids. Just sayin...

Benjamin Bowman
Benjamin Bowman
  • Benjamin Bowman

But I want a gun, not so that I can kill people, but so that I can hunt, and shoot targets. Because its fun. If I have to have protection, I want protection.
I wont give them up.

Adam Malmo
Adam Malmo
  • Benjamin Bowman

I'm all for the right to bear arms too. I'm just saying I wouldnt worry to much about getting robbed or held at gunpoint in BR

Benjamin Bowman
Benjamin Bowman
  • Benjamin Bowman

Lol, yea, all the murders that have taken place here in the last 10-15 years (1 murder) was with a knife... go figure...

Adam Malmo
Adam Malmo
  • Benjamin Bowman

You could walk around the worst neighborhood in town flaunting a million dollars at 2 am and still be relativley safe

Eduardo Martinez
Eduardo Martinez

On common sense basis, I have always wondered why the USA citizens believe they need fire arms to defend themselves.
We have over 200 countries on the Earth. Do USA citizens believe they are cleverer than the rest of the world population and that is the reason why they assume that is the right decision?
Or is it possible that they are ill educated bringing forward a habit necessary when the Far West was wild?
Eduardo Martinez, CHA, USA

Maximo Barderas
Maximo Barderas
  • Eduardo Martinez

I think it's the second reason. The cowboy culture is in the roots of their society.

Vanya Miguel
Vanya Miguel
  • Eduardo Martinez

Dear uncle soy david I have to unfortunatley disagree inmensely with you on this point as I own a gun myself for protection just to let you in on two examples when nikita was 3 months old three robers came into our house ready to do wrong and I used my gun in self defence another one is while my wife and I were at work I had to rush home to find out 3 men had come into my house and put a gun to nikita and tristan and the maids heads asking them for money tell me should I not arm myself when...

Dear uncle soy david I have to unfortunatley disagree inmensely with you on this point as I own a gun myself for protection just to let you in on two examples when nikita was 3 months old three robers came into our house ready to do wrong and I used my gun in self defence another one is while my wife and I were at work I had to rush home to find out 3 men had come into my house and put a gun to nikita and tristan and the maids heads asking them for money tell me should I not arm myself when if u ever had the time I can tell you the most horrific stories you ever heard just a quick one listen to this I have friends where the whole street of nieghbours have been either killed or shot now think twice before u even imagine when countries like america and south africa need to arm themselves un abrazo

Vanya Miguel
Vanya Miguel
  • Eduardo Martinez

Unfortunately we don't live in Europe, where violent crime is unheard of, but for countries like SA and the USA we have drug lords, rapists, and murderers roaming our streets daily and freely, at least in America the death penalty still exists in some states, but in SA, you kill someone and 2 years later you are out killing again, because they don't believe in that here in SA, so our jails are over crowded, so our only means of protection is a gun, and if we didn't own one we wouldve just...

Unfortunately we don't live in Europe, where violent crime is unheard of, but for countries like SA and the USA we have drug lords, rapists, and murderers roaming our streets daily and freely, at least in America the death penalty still exists in some states, but in SA, you kill someone and 2 years later you are out killing again, because they don't believe in that here in SA, so our jails are over crowded, so our only means of protection is a gun, and if we didn't own one we wouldve just been one of the statics of murdered people. It is sad but that is how we have to live to survive, it has nothing to do with being a cowboy society, but for pure survival

Eduardo Martinez
Eduardo Martinez
  • Eduardo Martinez

I fully understand your point of view but I would like to add some items not consider in your comments:
1. Thousands of children get killed every year in USA by having access to fire arms.
2. We have suffered in our own family the consequences of having the facility of owning a gun to commit suicide.
I imagine if we had arms in Spain, instead of getting about 100 people killed every year (wives, husbands, children, grannies), we would have thousands of them. On top of that, our suicide...

I fully understand your point of view but I would like to add some items not consider in your comments:
1. Thousands of children get killed every year in USA by having access to fire arms.
2. We have suffered in our own family the consequences of having the facility of owning a gun to commit suicide.
I imagine if we had arms in Spain, instead of getting about 100 people killed every year (wives, husbands, children, grannies), we would have thousands of them. On top of that, our suicide figures which are at the moment approximately 3.300 men and 700 women every year, would jump to stratospheric figures.
We have had one very important incident in Spain because royalty has the right to have arms. The actual King of Spain killed his elder brother by accident when they were children. If we all had arms at home, those incidents would be of a similar nature to that of USA. I don't know the statistics about that type of incident in South Africa.
3. To summarize, I do believe the need to have arms, show that there is a very big problem in those countries where it is necessary. The solution is not to give arms to everybody. The root of the problem is of a different nature and it has to be addressed in order to solve it. Otherwise, I recommend you leave the country and come to live in Spain as soon as you can.
Honestly, if I had to carry an arm myself because of just sheer insecurity, I would leave the country, whether S.A. or U.S.A. or any other one…
Lots of love to my dearest family in S.A. Your uncle Eduardo

Walter Royal
Walter Royal

The shooter in New York only fired 3 bullets, all of which hit his former employer. He wounded no one else. The police responding opened fire on him and emptied their magazines at him killing him and wounding all of the other people who were injured. It's funny that most shootings happen in areas where gun ownership is highly restricted or banned outright. Maybe you anti gun zealots should take the hint: Gun control doesn't work!

Walter Royal
Walter Royal
  • Walter Royal

Yep

Walter Royal
Walter Royal
  • Walter Royal

Gntp NH I think there is a link on FB, I'll try to find it and send it to you

Russell Harrington
Russell Harrington

lets only let the IDIOTS! have guns hide in your closet dumb ASS!

Michael DeMars
Michael DeMars
  • Russell Harrington

My brother.... what happened? Did some pinko commie liberal hippy fag touch your gun?

Russell Harrington
Russell Harrington
  • Russell Harrington

better not!

Russell Harrington
Russell Harrington
  • Russell Harrington

ok archie bunker ha ha!

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