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  •  Why do you find "stockpiles" so offensive? (1+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc

    Why should those who choose to amass a large collection of weapons be held apart? What have they done wrong?

    •  For what? (1+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101

      Why would anyone need to amass more firepower than needed for legitimate hunting or self-defense uses?  

      Most of the time I'd wager it's either paranoia or a right-wing political statement.  

      Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

      by Mark Mywurtz on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 03:54:20 PM PST

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      •  Or perhaps... (2+ / 0-)
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        They enjoy collecting, or have a passion for a certain variety of firearm. Collecting is not limited to antique items, after all. Many of the rifles and pistols being made today are of a quality level few could have imagined even twenty years ago.

        These are real people that you're talking about. People with families, jobs and other responsibilities. People that aren't crazy. Why do you feel the need to demonize them?

        •  Ah yes, "collecting" (1+ / 0-)
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          Give me a break.  There's a million things a person can collect--why would so many of them collect Glocks, AR-15s, and Bushmasters??  Their rarity?  Aesthetics and fine craftsmanship?  Antique value?  

          They're killing tools.  Might as well be collecting fucking pipe bombs.  

          I guess we have to accept the availability of weapons with no legitimate use, that make killing dozens of people in less than a minute possible so these "real people" can collect their toys.  Nothing less will do.  Apparently.

          What happened to collecting coins?  Stamps?  Cars?  Fishing lures?  Baseball cards?  Sports memorabilia?  Faberge eggs?  Beanie Babies?  Attractive antique guns with walnut stocks that lack the ability to fire dozens of rounds a minute?  

          I guess none of those make up for other, ahem, shortcomings like a wall full of assault rifles and glocks.  

          Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

          by Mark Mywurtz on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:32:07 PM PST

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          •  Yes, firearms are designed to kill, (0+ / 0-)

            and always have been. How does that suggest malice on the part of their collectors?

            All you just did is mock gun ownership, flippantly dismiss that a weapon can be admired as both a machine of function and a work of art, and then suggest it is a result of some sort of sexual insecurity.

            On any other subject, in any other place on this site that would be deemed fully worthy of a hiderate.

            •  So HR me. Twice. With sprinkles. (0+ / 0-)
              All you just did is mock gun ownership
              Not all guns.  The sooner the RKBA crowd figures out that not all guns are the same, the sooner it will be possible to have a productive discussion with them.  
              flippantly dismiss that a weapon can be admired as both a machine of function and a work of art
              Might be possible, but I'm seriously doubting you're going to find much art in your average collection of Glocks, Bushmasters, and AR-15s.  It's a flimsy excuse for buying up these weapons with no real, legitimate use in mind, only paranoia, compensation, and a mentality that they are cool, manly toys that happen to double nicely as a political statement.  
              then suggest it is a result of some sort of sexual insecurity.
              I just may have.  

              Oh yeah--this one:

              firearms are designed to kill
              Just some of them are designed to kill game or a small number of people in a self-defense situation, others are designed to kill large numbers of human beings.  But, you've already demonstrated in a pile of comments that you can't or won't see a distinction.  

              Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

              by Mark Mywurtz on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:47:03 AM PST

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    •  As long as we limit the ammo , as Israel does, (0+ / 0-)

      no problem.

      you don't believe in evolution, you understand it. you believe in the FSM.

      by Mathazar on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 03:57:43 PM PST

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    •  Stockpiling weapons is a form of mental illness (0+ / 0-)

      and mental illness should disqualify you from owning ANY guns.

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