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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by armoredman, Nov 1, 2008.

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  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    "Assault Weapon", kids shot, ex-felon in possession, etc... Damn. The timing couldn't be worse.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081101/ap_on_re_us/trick_or_treat_killing
     
  2. bdickens

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    I think the timing couldn't be better.

    for some....
     
  3. JR47

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    Let's see, a convicted felon, drug arrests, girlfriend running away with over $7000 in cash. Loaded AK47 in the house. Hmmmm.........is it just me, but does this sound like a dealer "protecting" his turf?

    He had an illegal weapon, as felons can't own firearms. He had illegal ammunition, as felons cannot possess ammunition. Exactly what part of illegal are we missing here?

    His actions are his own. There were no other reports of this happening over Halloween. Criminals, by definition, break the law.

    Move along, nothing to see here. Even the most rabid anti-gunners will find little traction in this with the public.
     
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    What we are missing is the proper placement of "illegal" in your statement. Corrected, it would say:
    He had a weapon illegally, as felons can't own firearms. He had ammunition illegally, as felons cannot possess ammunition. Exactly what part of illegal are we missing here?

    Then, the answer would be that it should be illegal that such people who cannot be trusted with arms are free.

    Woody
     
  5. KD5NRH

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    If anything, it should be another argument in favor of keeping dangerous felons locked up.
     
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    If guns are outlawed, ONLY OUTLAWS (read FELONS) will have guns!

    My first reaction was "why was this guy free to go?"

    If he didn't use a gun, he could have just as easily used something else to kill.
     
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    Whenever an obvious "anti-gun" person starts up with something like this, I generally counter with a comparison to some other form of senseless death.

    Auto accidents are a typical comparison.

    DUI is illegal, so we have a DUI accident with one or more deaths as a result. Sometimes the person committing the DUI walks away.

    Is there going to be a rush to new legislation? Probably not. DUI's are an unfortunate fact of life. The penalties are severe, but perhaps not severe enough.

    However, even if there was new legislation as a result (say MADD gets involved), would the new laws target automobile ownership? Almost a definite no. They would be about minimum BAC, harsher penalties, etc.

    So that's what I conclude with. How on earth do you think regulating ownership of the device is going to prevent criminal acts? Do you think it is feasible to eliminate guns completely? Criminals seem to get ahold of them anyway...after all, they have no respect for law or they wouldn't be criminals.

    How about strict enforcement of existing laws, with actual prison time? I've actually got a few to rethink their knee-jerk initial positions.
     
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