So I am curious how many PFers own firearms here.

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Having an open carry or cc is not an option for me as a MD resident. I need to vote these idiots all out of office.
Maryland is listed as a "licensed open carry" state. Not sure what the license entails.

I do agree with the latter part of your statement in any event..:smile:
 
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It should be Vermont carry or gtfo office
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
Take a hike.
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
Do you see any failed logic in the assumption that laws will prevent criminals from getting guns?
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
I have a number of handguns, including 2 pretty potent semi-automatics for home defense. Haven't killed anybody yet. If you live this far out in the woods (at least 20-30 minutes away from police response to a 911 call), you'd better have some means of self-defense.

I have only pointed a pistol at a person once in my life. My wife heard an intruder downstairs, so I padded down there naked with my .357 Python, swung around the divider to the kitchen, and found myself with that gun pointed right between his eyes. A not-too-close relative with a penchant for B&E and burglary. He stammered something about having car trouble and needing to use the phone. I gave him 2 seconds to get out that side door. Fixed his car, too, apparently. He was able to squeal the tires when he slewed off the gravel driveway onto the pavement. Creep!
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
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Look at the deaths for motor vehicles if you really want your mind blown.
 
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Look at the deaths for motor vehicles if you really want your mind blown.
That is a really dumb comparison. Why don't you pull up deaths from heart problems while you're at it, the statistics are just as meaningful in a discussion about guns.
 
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Extraordinary. You guys are scientists. Do you see any correlation between your ease of access to this kind of machine and the statistics of deaths by shooting in the USA?
For what it's worth, I agree. This whole conversation is another fascinating reminder of the cultural gulfs that can exist in this world.

Where I live, guns for hunting would be socially acceptable - but I hardly know anyone who does, and owning a gun does make them seem a little "weird". It is like they are into S+M or something.

Allowing people to own guns purely designed for killing people just seems sick. Detached from reality. Who would want to own a people-killer? I mean why?
 
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For what it's worth, I agree. This whole conversation is another fascinating reminder of the cultural gulfs that can exist in this world.

Where I live, guns for hunting would be socially acceptable - but I hardly know anyone who does, and owning a gun does make them seem a little "weird". It is like they are into S+M or something.

Allowing people to own guns purely designed for killing people just seems sick. Detached from reality. Who would want to own a people-killer? I mean why?
Good for you, wrong thread to post this in. Move along, nothing for you to post here.

For what it's worth, we tend to think of anti-gun advocates as ignorat, as Rose O'Donell supporting, libtards.
 
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For what it's worth, I agree. This whole conversation is another fascinating reminder of the cultural gulfs that can exist in this world.

Where I live, guns for hunting would be socially acceptable - but I hardly know anyone who does, and owning a gun does make them seem a little "weird". It is like they are into S+M or something.

Allowing people to own guns purely designed for killing people just seems sick. Detached from reality. Who would want to own a people-killer? I mean why?
Darwin obviously never visited your island
 
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Allowing people to own guns purely designed for killing people just seems sick. Detached from reality. Who would want to own a people-killer? I mean why?
As I understand the main argument behind is that you can protect yourself. It is not an convincing argument.

Further, I don't believe that there is any correlation between gun ownership in a nation and death due to shootings.
 
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Look at the deaths for motor vehicles if you really want your mind blown.
Ha, great cartoon!
 
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I'm afraid that this thread has veered off topic from the original topic of discussing guns for gun enthusiasts to discussions of using them to kill humans. The former is fine, the latter is not.
 

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