US Political Discussion: Biden/Harris Edition (Rules in OP)

narad

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It's funny how that episode characterises most gun owners as responsible and appauled at Homer, yet most real life gun owners are Homer.

That's just to appease NRA people from boycotting fox. But spot-on in that a background check identifies someone as "potentially dangerous" and still allows them to purchase a variety of weapons. Though in the Simpsons the restriction was handguns only, and in real life there are no restrictions.
 

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Or can you have laws that are both able to reward safe firearm owners and hinder unhinged or illegal firearms.

One point that this argument misses though is that there is no such thing as an "illegal" firearm. They all started their life as legally manufactured and sold, and then they were stolen/lost/'fell off the wagon'/sold in grey markets. Or even more commonly in a lot of these recent mass shootings: The guns were straight up bought legally and then used in a crime.

Even here in Canada, our 'illegal' guns were almost all smuggled in from the US, where they were originally legally manufactured and/or sold. America's lax gun laws make not only itself less safe, but every country around it as well.
 

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One point that this argument misses though is that there is no such thing as an "illegal" firearm. They all started their life as legally manufactured and sold, and then they were stolen/lost/'fell off the wagon'/sold in grey markets. Or even more commonly in a lot of these recent mass shootings: The guns were straight up bought legally and then used in a crime.

Even here in Canada, our 'illegal' guns were almost all smuggled in from the US, where they were originally legally manufactured and/or sold. America's lax gun laws make not only itself less safe, but every country around it as well.
A huge number of guns used by the IRA were smuggled from Florida.
 

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This message brought to you by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Maybe it's just me but I don't think the current mayor of a city is responsible for the enormous number of guns on the street. Who do we get to blame for this?


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Maybe it's just me but I don't think the current mayor of a city is responsible for the enormous number of guns on the street. Who do we get to blame for this?


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Are we absolutely certain Russia hasn't also invaded America?

Because it kinda looks like it has
 

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Your grandparents probably weren't buying AR15s marketed as being part of their virility
I think you're into something there. Instead of discussing legislation how about a good marketing campaign explaining that women laugh at those who feel obligated to compensate for their small brains and pp ?

"The rich don't use guns, they give them to the poor and stupid so they kill each other"
"You're a quickshot. That's what she said."
 

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Maybe it's just me but I don't think the current mayor of a city is responsible for the enormous number of guns on the street. Who do we get to blame for this?


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Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to buy a bottle of beer?

I wish I knew; I can ascertain that someone or a group is profiting from it though.
 

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I think you're into something there. Instead of discussing legislation how about a good marketing campaign explaining that women laugh at those who feel obligated to compensate for their small brains and pp ?

"The rich don't use guns, they give them to the poor and stupid so they kill each other"
"You're a quickshot. That's what she said."

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