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    If the cost of being prepared for the extremely...

    If the cost of being prepared for the extremely unlikely event of your government being overthrown by evil was small then I'd say more power to you. But its not. Its 10,000 lives a year, most...
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    Well said. This highlights maybe another...

    Well said.

    This highlights maybe another reason why some people blame gun owners for recent tragedies. They accept the fact that others will be killed each year, as long as they can protect...
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    Are you calling me delusional when you think...

    Are you calling me delusional when you think theres a chance the American government could commit mass genocide on its own people?

    Do you honestly think a government that evil would be voted into...
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    So we are talking early last century or...

    So we are talking early last century or developing countries. Thought so.

    Seriously, you think I'm naive when youre afraid of tyranny in a developed country in this day and age. Let alone the fact...
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    And if youre a farmer with a genuine use for a...

    And if youre a farmer with a genuine use for a gun I said that was reasonable didnt I?

    However, a semi automatic weapon shouldn't be needed for farm animals should it?


    So how many developed...
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    Sure. Keep them locked away at your gun club....

    Sure. Keep them locked away at your gun club. Then no one can misuse them in the community.

    But surely everyone here would agree that shooting for enjoyment is not a good enough reason to allow...
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    Not American Do not fear my government, why...

    Not American

    Do not fear my government, why would I? Whats the worst theyll do? Make poor decisions and be voted out of office.

    Do not fear armed people in my country because there are very...
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    Not sure how I'm making your point by...

    Not sure how I'm making your point by demonstrating the things you are comparing to gun, like alcohol and transport, actually have a purpose and value in the community.

    But you've nailed it. I...
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    So countries with strict gun laws should fear...

    So countries with strict gun laws should fear their government? The paranoia of people with this view scares me far more, especially since theyre armed.
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    Ive already conceded farming is a valid reason....

    Ive already conceded farming is a valid reason. However shooting your animal with 100 rounds may be a bit of overkill.
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    So youre scared of government? Wow, that's...

    So youre scared of government? Wow, that's paranoia on a grand scale.
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    Ok, 1 reason in remote settings. However,...

    Ok, 1 reason in remote settings.

    However, since its not a protection issue maybe your guns could be locked away at the local police station and you could collect them when you go hunting. That...
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    in the last 50 year More than 50% of the worlds...

    in the last 50 year More than 50% of the worlds incidents of mass murder by guns have occurred in the US, which has only 6% of the worlds population.
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    The uses are clear in law enforcement, small in...

    The uses are clear in law enforcement, small in farming, and none in other areas. And thats exactly how the weapons should be available.
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    transportation such as cars are a pivotal part of...

    transportation such as cars are a pivotal part of society so we cannot ban them. Guns are not.

    A drink driver makes a tragic error in judgment. Their intention isn't to kill, its to travel when...
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    again with flawed logic. The purpose of alcohol...

    again with flawed logic. The purpose of alcohol is not to kill. Its a beverage for Gods sake! It plays an important part the relaxation or entertainment sector of our societies. If used responsibly...
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    So what are these uses for guns? All those...

    So what are these uses for guns?

    All those other things have uses, valuable uses, and are in our community for good reason. Ban swimming pools and the vast majority of people will never learn to...
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    Yes many law abiding citizens have guns. But...

    Yes many law abiding citizens have guns. But unfortunately these sound of mind people can change over time shaped by traumatic or stressful events, and eventually the gun becomes an easy option to...
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    If the consitution results in laws that cause...

    If the consitution results in laws that cause unnecessary death then it should be changed.

    Other countries with few guns don't have problems with crime so thats a cop out

    Sure, take a look at...
  20. How many times in the last two centuries have the...

    How many times in the last two centuries have the American people fought tyranny?
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    So a few gun enthusiasts were a little upset at...

    So a few gun enthusiasts were a little upset at losing their weapons of destruction. My heart bleeds. Since when does government policy please everyone?

    The fact is we had our line in the sand...
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    Now that you asked I was searching the Internet...

    Now that you asked I was searching the Internet about the very current issue of gun control in the US, which given recent events has been in the news globally. I then stumbled on this thread where a...
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    what a load of garbage propaganda! These are the...

    what a load of garbage propaganda! These are the sorts of lies the NRA will resort to to scare Americans into refusing to change laws.

    The figures for crime rates in Australia are freely available...
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    And how many times have you had to use that gun...

    And how many times have you had to use that gun to protect yourself?
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    Yes a rifle is a gun, and farmers have a...

    Yes a rifle is a gun, and farmers have a legitimate need for one, unlike people in metropolis.

    I never suggested you need more gun laws, just sensible ones.

    If youre feeling judged by my...
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