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  •  What should we ban next? (0+ / 0-)

    Should we ban deputies? No? How about wives? I've seen "snapped" on lifetime. How do we stop wives from killing?

    What about banning 4 year olds? no? How about beds? There's something! On "snapped," they are usually killed on a bed you know.

    Cookouts! Do you know the staggering number of people who have died at cookouts? And they're easy to ban, cause you can smell a cookout from all over the neighborhood.

    I could do the cars that they drove that day, but it's too easy.

    Let's talk relatives. Most people are killed by relatives. If we ban relatives, look what we could do to the murder rate! Why stop at guns?

    Think about it folks, most deputies are required to carry a sidearm even off-duty. As a community, we want them to protect us 24/7. You can hate gun owners all you want, but this is different. This deputy obviously had a tragic accident happen to him, one that perhaps he could have prevented, but nonetheless, class counts almost as much as logic, and, well, you might be a little short in both columns.

    I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

    by heybuddy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 12:01:30 PM PDT

    •  How about banning stupid people with guns (1+ / 0-)
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      then at the least we might protect some innocent bystanders. I don't want the deputy's gun confiscated, I want his job confiscated. He's empowered to use deadly force and he's too stupid to protect his own family from his own gun. He needs to find a different line of work, preferably without guns. We'll all be safer.

      •  What if he accidentally left his keys in his car (1+ / 0-)
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        and the four year old climbed in it and killed his wife?

        Would you still want him fired?

        But I'm with you, stupid people and crazy people shouldn't have guns. The question is not whether we should ban guns, or ban certain kinds of guns, but how to decide how to keep more dangerous people away from the many different ways they could cause harm to others. It's a tricky issue, personal rights versus public safety, and it deserves a thoughtful, thorough discussion.

        But we are not off to a great start; I mean how does banning certain guns prevent anything? Rifles make up something like one percent of gun murders, and here we are focused on magazine sizes that really only apply to rifles. Some want a universal database, as if tracking gun owners at the federal level will magically reduce gun crime. Without laws that deal with the mentally ill, the database makes zero sense. But a database would be necessary if confiscation was the future goal. People aren't this stupid. One third of gun owners are Democrats, you know.

        Some people shouldn't be near guns, that seems obvious, right? But you can't get there by banning some or all guns. You might raise the price of illegal guns with bans, but with 300 million guns out there, and the new technology that "3d prints" them, you just aren't going to get rid of guns. If the fact that something can be used to kill other people, even a lot of people, makes it worthy of banning, we have an awful lot of crap we need to ban... buses, gas stations, dams...

        We could just try rounding up illegally owned guns, after all, the vast majority of gun crime is caused by criminals who own their guns illegally, but I heard that "stop and frisk" wasn't going over well. Criminals are already banned from owning guns. We should try to enforce the law more. No gun ban will take a single gun away from a single gang member, it will simply leave their prey unarmed, and everyone knows that.

        I'm afraid that my signature won't match the mood of my comment.

        by heybuddy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 03:04:50 PM PDT

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