Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun

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Fifteen Reasons You Should Own A Gun
By Dr. Marshall St John

Mouse Guns by Marshall St John
Mouse Guns by Marshall St John

Signal Mountain, TN – -(Ammoland.com)-1. Your right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America. “Use it or lose it.”

2. George Washington said: “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence…”

3. Bearing arms is the Christian thing to do. Jesus said: “If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…” (Luke 22:36 NIV)

4. Enjoying guns is not a strange weird thing, as some anti-gun people insist. People have been hunting with long guns for centuries. Shooting is an internationally recognized Olympic sport.

5. People without guns are assaulted or murdered daily by criminals who have guns. Having a gun makes you better able to defend your family.

6. If gun ownership is made illegal, criminals won't turn in their guns. Gun control makes easy prey out of law-abiding citizens.

7. We are grateful for the police officers of our communities. However, the police can't come to help you until AFTER a crime has been committed. Having a gun may enable you to stay alive long enough to call for help from the police.

8. American courts regularly return violent criminals to the streets to do their crimes again.

9. Guns in the home are safe, when gun owners keep guns responsibly. More children die every year in swimming pool accidents than in gun accidents.

10. It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns.

11. Self-defense is more honorable and better for society than being a victim. It is up to YOU to act responsibly for your own safety, and the safety of your family.

12. It is a fact that cities which impose strict gun control create the highest assault and murder rates in America.

13. It is a fact that most gun crimes in America involve gangsters shooting other gangsters. The average gun owner never uses his or her gun to commit a crime.

14. Most states issue permits to carry concealed handguns. Men and women who get permits take gun safety classes, and have extensive criminal background checks. These people make everyone a little safer, wherever they may be.

15. The “War on Terror” is likely to be a long war. People who own guns, and who are trained to use guns responsibly, are better able to serve their country than people who are ignorant about guns.

Eleven Excuses for NOT Owning A Gun

  1. I'm too busy to take the time to learn how to handle a gun safely.
  2. I believe that all guns are evil, even in the hands of the police and soldiers.
  3. I would rather let a criminal kill me or my family than try to stop him with a gun.
  4. I believe it was wrong for America's founding fathers to use guns to overthrow the rule of the British. We should have stayed a colony.
  5. I believe it was wrong for American soldiers to use guns to rescue innocent men and women from the Nazi death camps.
  6. I believe that I will never need a gun to defend myself or my family, because the police will be constantly watching over me to make sure that I will never be in danger.
  7. I trust our courts to keep violent criminals off the streets. It's not possible that I will ever be attacked by a criminal.
  8. If our government decides to make all gun owners register every gun they have, and then decides to confiscate all privately owned guns, I still don't think we have anything to worry about. I know other countries have become dictatorships, but that could never happen in America.
  9. I don't know much about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and I don't have any desire to learn more. I've heard that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of Americans to keep and bear arms, but I really don't care.
  10. Quite a few criminals have used guns, therefore the government should take guns away from all the good people who don't commit crimes.
  11. I don't care if my children will grow up in a free America. Things are pretty good for ME right now, and that's all I care about.
The USA Wants You To Own A Gun!
The USA Wants You To Own A Gun!

THINK ABOUT THIS…
Owning a gun for self-defense is like having fire insurance or health insurance. You don't really think your house will burn down, but it might. You don't really think you will have a catastrophic car accident, and huge hospital bills, but you might. You hope you will never need your insurance, but you have it just in case. The same goes for having a gun for self-defense. It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it, and not have it.

It is also important to own a gun simply to preserve your rights as an American citizen. With the advent of international Islamic extremist terrorism, we are living in a new world, different from any we have experienced before.

It is not difficult to imagine that the President, or Congress, in a well-meaning attempt to prevent another “9-11,” would take steps that would nullify the Bill of Rights almost overnight.

In the interests of “national safety,” many Americans would unthinkingly accept the curtailment of their civil liberties. This might mark the end of the free America we have known for over 200 years. It has happened in other countries. It would be naive and short-sighted to believe that “it could never happen here.”

We have also seen the disturbing sight of well-meaning public officials actually confiscating the firearms of law-abiding citizens in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, with gangs roaming the streets…exactly the time when the citizens need their self-defense weapons the most! These officials are well-meaning, but foolish, dangerous, and in violation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The only way to retain our Constitutional rights is to USE them. By owning guns, American men and women are taking concrete action in support of their rights and freedoms, and preserving those rights and freedoms for future generations.

It's just a small step, but it's very important. Don't you think you owe it to yourself, to your family, to your community and to America's future generations, to own a gun?

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Responsible Gun Ownership: Your right, your responsibility, and your duty as an American citizen to keep and bear arms.

About Mouse Guns:
Marshall St John is an active gun blogger and second amendment supporter who has blogged for many years in supports of guns and gun rights Visit: www.mouseguns.com

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    Dave Henrie
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    Dave Henrie

    Dear Moms & Dads: If you can enter your child’s school after classes begin without being challenged so can a lead head with an AR-15.
    All of which poses THREE issues needing solutions as quickly as anything in America can be solved:
    1. Secure all elementary and high schools,
    2. Increase cooperation between local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies as regards identificaation and apprenhension of lead heads who should not have weapons,
    3. Answer the basic question “Why do private citizens need guns”?
    Dave Henrie – Medium

    Andrew Simondet
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    Andrew Simondet

    Ok. The gun debate has picked up intelligence again. Even though im guessing im on the other side of the fence. Somewhat. Lets see. Your very correct. A lead head (mental incap) has been able to enter any classroom at any time since Columbine. At the same time, you can not board a plane without scrutiny because of boxcutters and muslim pilots who didnt train to land a plane, just fly it. So, keep in mind the comment about private citizens and guns. Your first two points i am in agreement. Secure the schools like the coward who had a… Read more »

    yerhomie
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    yerhomie

    I’m an eighth grader, and this is the most retarded thing I’ve heard in my life, this comment and article. I’m writing a paper on gun control right now, and I am not supposed to take a side of the argument. However after reading anything this terrible and stupid, it is hard to even remotely side with people saying that they should legally be allowed to own a semi automatic or automatic rifle. No one is going to go hunt with an AR-15, and a handgun can protect ones self just as effectively in self defense. No one should be… Read more »

    king
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    king

    -ar15 is the common hunting rifle in america
    -80% of all guns are semiauto. you would ban 80%
    -“magazine clips” dont exist. a magazine goes into the gun, a clip loads bullets in an internal magazine.
    -yes, they should be able to own these magazines. its a 2nd amendment right and noone wants a chiappa little badger as home defense.
    -you know nothing about guns so i suggest you never talk about them again. thanks

    Colton Develle
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    Colton Develle

    “Magazine clip??? you’ve got to be joking.
    You know nothing.
    A civilian AR will most commonly be found chambered in 5.56×45 (.223)
    .223 is one of the most common hunting rounds.
    I HUNT WITH AN AR ALL THE TIME. (raccoons, armadillos, possums, beavers, etc.)
    Plus handguns are semi auto so

    Abygale Hefler
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    Abygale Hefler

    I think we should own guns because of cra cra people like some of you!

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Aby, your a beautiful person with a bright mind. Folks like you should breed. Keep the good DNA in the gene pool.

    Billy
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    Billy

    What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this website is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Billy: HOOK, LINE, SINKER. Who’s the idiot?

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    BILLY: your retort, I have to tell you, is so good I can’t resist giving you the credit. It’s such a fantastic upper cut and it fits like a puzzle piece. “Everyone on this website is now dumber for having listened to it, may God have mercy on your soul.” That punchline had me on the floor, laughing, hurting. The gun debate was too lame to continue so I thought I would switch gears to comedy. Oldvet picked up the truth in it, but I confess to some eyebrow raising untruths. Ok…lies. I said it. My colleagues and I create… Read more »

    Abygale Hefler
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    Abygale Hefler

    That’s mean shut up please!

    Andrew Simondet
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    Andrew Simondet

    Aby, on 5M1: Im a God luvin, gun respectin fool for goodness, and I dont go straight to cussin, but I have a policy; ” I am the mirror reflection of my opponent “. He F’d first. For the kids our very own V.P. Uncle Joe Biden used the F bomb on national t.v. for the impressionable urchins regardin healthcare to Obama. ” this is a big F’N deal.” Its safe to say that all kids now have heard the word and recognize its meaning. This isnt necessarily all bad , as an urchin viewing this site might see that,… Read more »

    kayley
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    kayley

    I’m not sure what you mean bud, it made perfect sense, you clearly read all of it and understood it. So please, if you ever decide to use your time reading something, I recommend you choosing something you’ll enjoy reading, wouldn’t want your feelings getting hurt. Also I’m not sure, obviously by your point of views, that you could possibly get any more dumb. “God have mercy on your soul.”

    Andrew Simondet
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    Andrew Simondet

    Two thumbs up for Kayley! It does make sense. I just merged different stories together with one out of context , then I threw in a fake detail to get a libbie in a tizzie. I thank you for enjoying my creative writing, and throwing a jab on my behalf. Your advise is superb. Come back Bill. I meant no real ill will.

    Guy
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    Guy

    Billy: Here’s the scenario: A criminal starts a mass shooting in a public place with TONS of people. No one has a gun. Effect: Tons of innocent people die and no one could change that. Now picture the same scenario, but everyone has a gun. What do you think happens? Effect: Criminal shoots a few people and gets shot by proud, responsible gun owners. People can’t always rely on the police, it takes too much time for them to arrive. If everyone had a gun, the criminal would know and stop before he started. If everyone had a gun, they… Read more »

    Andrew Simondet
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    Andrew Simondet

    Guy is correct. How many mass shootings do you see at a shooting range? Protect the schools with common sense. This country has thwarted terrorists following 911, but we cant stop teenagers with a history of warning signs. Unbelievable.

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    So I ran out of gas but not through any fault of my own. The gauge wasn’t working properly. I was coming home from the vet this particular night and I had to pull over to the shoulder and block part of a busy two lane. It’s a small town and this street isn’t lighted particularly well. Fortunately I was close to an intersection so at least I had the intermittent red light to slow traffic as they passed to stop, hopefully to avoid a collision in the event that a drunk was at the helm. When I carry firearms,… Read more »

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    @andy… My MOPAR batts 2 of them powering a Cummins diesel went 9 years when I replaced them just because just before winter.

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Hi oldvet! Wow! That’s a record I have not yet heard of but I am willing to put that to the test myself. I have more than one vehicle and need to make a purchase soon. I read that Johnson Controls makes 99% of automotive batteries here in the U.S. They also makes Mopar batteries and they have a plant in Mexico. I always buy U.S. regardless of cost if given a choice. Consumer Reports says half of U.S. Made batteries are Johnson Controls with Exide and East Penn in tow. Thanks for the Intel, oldvet. https://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads For those of… Read more »

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Guns don’t protect you but you can use one to protect yourself. Jesus doesn’t protect us because of free will as God did not protect him from death as the term “deliver us from evil” doesn’t mean here but the afterlife. We don’t ask him for protection but for the strength to avoid temptation and do his will. Having said that, five intruders enter your home and you have your bible and your gun. God has provided the means to produce both. Which do you reach for?

    5m1les
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    5m1les

    Why is the choice between walking the old lady and leaving her alone is not just as much free will as munging the old lady or leaving her alone. Evil is not required for free will it is possible for a all powerful god to make people incapable of harming each other but also have free will in all other cases. Your god also determines which one you would chose anyway the existence omniscience requires a predictable universes other wise he could not know whether you would choose a or b that is how that has to work. So you… Read more »

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Jesus Christ. Looks like someone stumbled in drunk again. Fuck You

    Abygale Hefler
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    Abygale Hefler

    stop there are some children looking on this website you never know!!!!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @5m, What old lady? There is no such word as “munging”, so what are you blabbering about. “Your god determines…” is predestination, the opposite of free will. Why don’t you just say that you don’t want to be restricted by religion rather than trying to theorize? Believe what ever you want. That is free will, and we don’t care either way. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Hi Bill. There is an argument in there but it’s hard to ascertain what it is. Complete sentences, punctuation, and an understanding of the teachings of the religion I didn’t even mention would help……..and he calls me illiterate. ? My religion doesn’t dictate that evil be present for free will to exist. I don’t know why God doesn’t wipe out evil. (I don’t get a reply when I pray). All that is I need to do is believe in the Lord and praise. PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!!!

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Win, Merry Faith Based Christmas. I’d like to say more, but the the animals need feeding, just now.

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Thank you Wild Bill. You have interjected on 5m where I abandoned the thought that we are all Gods children. I’m very patient, but the attack with no provocation gets the same reply. At some point parents put kids in front of a device and manners went out the door. I don’t think they read this forum correctly. It’s 15 reasons you should own a gun. They need to go to 15 reasons you shouldn’t own a gun and leave the critical thinking to the folks here who practice common sense and courtesy. I’m washing my mouth out with soap… Read more »

    James Higginbotham
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    James Higginbotham

    i reach for my PISTOL lol.

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    JAMES! That is the correct answer and I am dumbfounded at how some get it wrong. You are proud living proof of two facts: you were not raised with victim mentality and Natures rule that the strongest will survive has been and always will be the standard for longevity. I don’t mind that these anti-gunners don’t want the means to protect themselves. I do mind that I am not sitting on a jury deciding the fate of the man who ruthlessly slaughters them. Let the gene pool weed out the dolts. I respect that you believe enough in what you… Read more »

    Ecneralc Htims
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    Ecneralc Htims

    Who will protect you. You can only pick one.

    A. A gun

    B. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (God)

    Barney Davis
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    Barney Davis

    BOTH

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Barney Davis, Yes, we and our gun, maybe God’s tool, at that moment. The “State of Grace” defense.
    “I did nothing of my own volition. My shooting was perfect, but I am a slow and slovenly shot.”

    M.M.B
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    M.M.B

    A gun is for physical protection but I believe that God will always be with you and if you didn’t do anything bad to deserve death by someone shooting you then God will be there…forgiving the shooter and taking care of you
    But that’s only what I believe

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    WTF?

    Datgirl
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    Datgirl

    A gun is for physical protection but I believe that God will always be with you and if you didn’t do anything bad to deserve death by someone shooting you then God will be there…forgiving the shooter and taking care of you
    But that’s only what I believe

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    With that philosophy you would make a great human shield. Bin laden would be proud of you. Good luck with the multiple personality disorder. Are you dating the uneducated datboi?

    Two Whores and a Divorce
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    Two Whores and a Divorce

    Are you suggesting that 6 million Jews and God should forgive Hitler? We may as well put Hell in a handbag. ( forgive the literal but spot on in metaphor.)

    Monse
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    Monse

    A gun is for physical protection but I believe that God will always be with you and if you didn’t do anything bad to deserve death by someone shooting you then God will be there…forgiving the shooter and taking care of you
    But that’s only what I believe

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Finally someone with a brain: Barney Davis.

    Two Whores and a Divorce
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    Two Whores and a Divorce

    Now what are the voices telling you?

    Tristin Ray
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    Tristin Ray

    YOUR ACTIONS!

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Tristin, You just passed the background check.

    Two Whores and a Divorce
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    Two Whores and a Divorce

    GUN. It’s hard to subdue a non believer with a bible verse.

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    GUN

    Abygale Hefler
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    Abygale Hefler

    I choose “B”

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    Jesus also picked “B”.

    Mitch MsDonald
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    Mitch MsDonald

    I often find that my favorite incarnation of the lord is holding an AR-15. So in a way, I choose both, but the lord will always be in my heart if I were forced to choose.m

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Consider American media enjoys reporting gun deaths more than other countries. Compare deaths in say Japan by knife or sword. compare deaths in the U S by bee sting, hammers, knives, even falls. We are subject to a biased media in this country.

    datboi
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    datboi

    True, very true. Studies (not biased and very real) show that more than 50% of Japanese people die from swords. It must be those samurai and ninjas.

    Two Whores and a Divorce
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    Two Whores and a Divorce

    @datboi. Intelligence in short supply….yes…YOU

    Zay
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    Zay

    @oldvet, may I use what you’ve said in a report I´m writing in school, please?

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Zay Be my guest I only wish I had references for you. I remember reading them in the past.
    sorry I didn’t see your request earlier.

    Pugman
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    Pugman

    Ammoland wants you to buy guns so they can sell you ammo.
    [Admin Note….. Thanks for the morning chuckle. Ammoland does not sell ammo. Carry On]

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Pandora’s box is already open. You can confiscate all you want and there will be more manufacturing to replace what’s lost. If not legally then a very lucrative black market will emerge. Utopia types are reaching too far to suggest that they can solve gun crimes with a simple idea for a complex problem. They align with a left wing ideology that they will successfully take all guns to save lives, while their government is not interested in lives but concentrating focus on taking control. It is self evident. A mass shooting occurs and the public pays with new laws.… Read more »

    datboi
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    datboi

    Just going to reply to the last part, because it caught my eye (all caps is pretty eye-catching). If you were to ask a Jew before the Holocaust if he needed an assault rifle, you might get a no I don’t need one. AND I WISH I FUCKIN HAD ONE RIGHT NOW! Once the shit hit the fan. Pull your head out of your ass. I’m not sure if you weren’t paying attention in history class (or how the American History Education System works) but the assault rifle wouldn’t have made a difference. No one told the Jews “Hey, get… Read more »

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    Well, datboi, you must have been asleep in history class yourself. Or perhaps you are too young to have been taught about the laws detrimental to Jews that were passed in Germany years before the “trains” started rolling. I guess you never heard of Kristallnacht either. The willing ignorance of some is sad.

    Collin kisor
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    Collin kisor

    God is great and Guns are good that is all that needs to be said

    datboi
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    datboi

    What an amazing, inspiring and just uplifting comment this is. I love how you present your arguments in such concise order; it really convinced me. You really showed how people who are against guns are wrong and your rebuttals to foreseen counter-arguments is splendid. Keep up the good work!

    Winchester
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    Winchester

    datboi… counter Collin with a common sense argument. This from a guy who shits in the sugar bowl at a party and is the first in line to pin a tail on the De Niro and the first to enter the “piss up a rope contest”.

    5m1les
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    5m1les

    Why? I would prefer concise examples pealse

    charles
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    charles

    You should really include sources for all your claims. “It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns”. If it’s a “fact” it is easy enough to include source links. This is the internet and anyone can make any claim they want, so unless there is sourcing I, and most other people for that matter, will completely disregard your points. “It is a fact that armed American men and women prevent two million crimes every year with their guns.”. [1] “It is a fact that most gun crimes in America… Read more »

    Tristin Ray
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    Tristin Ray

    Finally someone sensible

    Abbigail
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    Abbigail

    Yes we should own guns

    josh
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    josh

    yeah we should because they are used for saftey

    logan
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    logan

    if you are going to ban guns why don’t you bann forks,spoons.and pencils to

    bob
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    bob

    because if guns kill people then spoons make people fat and pencils misspell words

    5m1les
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    5m1les

    A pencil or a fork or a spoon has secondary uses other then as a weapon that are vital to society which is why you cant ban them a gun does not share that characteristic.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @5M1less, That is not true, A firearm need not even be fired to meet its secondary goals of wealth conservation or art. I have several firearms that if I shot them it would decrease their value, but unfired they increase value faster than gold. Some pretty. Some historic. Some belonged to someone important.

    michcle
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    michcle

    I think we should have the right to own guns because of crazy people

    Tristin Ray
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    Tristin Ray

    The problem arises where people with mental disorders aren’t diagnosed and then have possession of guns because there is nothing stopping them.

    bob
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    bob

    how can anybody read all of this information and not want a gun

    Leo
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    Leo

    I read it and laughed at how stupid the points were, based purely on assumption and no fact. The only fact was that 200,000 people last year were saved which is first wrong, and second irrelevant because they were saving themselves from other “law-abiding citizens’ with guns. If they banned guns no not all guns would be taken away but many would and you can move slowly from there until you have a safer environment.

    Larry Brigden
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    Larry Brigden

    Where is the evidence that ‘they were saving themselves from ‘other law-abiding citizens with guns’? Clearly, they were not defending themselves against ‘other law abiding citizens with guns’. They were generally defending themselves against quite the opposite sort of people, against violent, law breaking people. The sort of people who should be in prison and properly punished if the government had the backbone to do its job. But instead of taking real measures to address gun violence by punishing it severely, the government decides instead to attack the law abiding gun owners who find the need to defend themselves, precisely… Read more »

    The Magic Bullet
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    The Magic Bullet

    Larry! It’s hard to reason with someone who clearly has a lackluster reasoning ability. Think of this blog as Jacobs ladder. The higher you climb, two things will happen….you will find yourself closer to God and the conversation becomes more intelligent. Somewhere here around datboi someone pissed in the drinking water. Leave this one for Darwin. The remedy will find its own way and you won’t have to beat your head against the wall watching him walk into traffic while peering at his cell phone. It’s like talking to a bucket full of poo poo. Nothing useful in it to… Read more »

    Tristin Ray
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    Tristin Ray

    Show me the evidence to these “facts” and then go look at all the research done that actually proves that owning a gun undoubtly increases your risk of being involved with gun violence.

    Danny
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    Danny

    I’m doing research on these things currently. Highest deaths by guns, also tend to exist in the highest violent crime states, which also typically has highest suicide rates (#1 used item being a gun). And in most of the top states for gun deaths, gun registration is very low or not required at all for various weapons (handguns, rifles, etc) and gun control regulation is low. This is all taking in per capita results. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/13/24-7-wall-st-states-most-gun-violence/71003050/ And you can follow the links to the Federal website that tracks this information, as well as the CDC. Now, with comparisons to other countries… Read more »

    john k
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    john k

    I suppose correct grammar is too.

    John
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    John

    The jesus reason was stupid. Religion is bullshot

    Nope
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    Nope

    First religion is awesome if your a atheist you should just stfu because clearly saying God is dumb is messed up how was the world created aliens Nope no RLLY aliens R not real God made it God is Jesus and U should respect that and if u die u think that’s it living UR life under ground won’t be able to feel nothing like when u sleep and time goes fast same thing happens but not getting up not waking up that will be one huge head tic u go to heaven live life there if ur good if… Read more »

    Canadian Patriot
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    Canadian Patriot

    No wonder Christianity is dying out: their too dumb to even know how to spell!

    Paul Cahn
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    Paul Cahn

    Irony alert! I believe you meant “they’re” too dumb…? LOL!

    datboi
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    datboi

    It’s called hypocrisy. The fact you use “irony” wrong is well…

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    ….and the Winner with the most intelligence goes to Paul. The illiterate Canadian patriot is here because the U.S. took the difficult Normandy landings and datboi doesn’t know his history nor language. The irony is correctly used as situational irony (look it up) and the dot dot dot at the end of your sentence shows the absence of thought to prove my point. HERES A CAP FOR YOU…THE JEWS WERE TOLD ABOUT THE SLAUGHTER. If you look up the death camps where the JEWS became incredibly courageous, you will see their retaliation and you will learn how to spell and… Read more »

    5m1les
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    5m1les

    Do you think that every atheists almost on the planet hasn’t thought something like. That well they have you aren’t adding anything to the conversation so shut the fuck up.the response most atheists will give you is we don’t honestly give a fuck about you or hell are own feels. You should believe a extraordinary claim only when their is extraordinary evidence and definitely not when there is no evidence. You can’t control what you believe you can say you can but you can only control how you act. The bible pretty specifically says that that does not count so… Read more »

    datboi
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    datboi

    I think that is just the tiniest bit bigoted.

    Chad
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    Chad

    Thanks Bob Mcfarlane for you bigoted view of gun owners. There is no basis whatsoever that legal gun ownership is conducive to the acceptance of murder or genocide. If you are going to make such an asinine statement, have something to back it up. I hope that you live in a “gun free” zone because mass shootings never happen in those places. Maybe you can try some of Chicago’s finer neighborhoods and set up your soap box. I’m sure you will be fine in your gun free utopia! Most of the “first world countries” that you refer to had little… Read more »

    5m1les
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    5m1les

    the UK also never had guns sold in walmart or 1 gun for every adult person in their country and the requency of mass shootings in Australia are extremely low like literally zero sense the ban and they did have a violent history so cough cough… cherry picking…cough cough. Also the statistic about 2 million crimes prevented each year by armed persons must include outside the us because there is no more then 1.1 million arrests a year by the police. So pretty much stop asserting and get actual data behind you claims or shut the f*** up

    Bob Mcfarlane
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    There seems to be this bizarre opinion that there are is only black and white in the nature if criminality. That somehow the "innocent" must defend themselves against the violent. The very idea of this is incredibly false. With firearm legality it is creating the situation in which murder and genocide is viable. There are few other first world country that have had as many homicidal maniacs than the USA. The purpose of guns should be for either hunting, if done in a safe and established area. Shooting practice for sports such as the Olympics or for the armed forces.… Read more »

    Cristian
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    Cristian

    If everyone owned a gun, a robber would know that he will die if he breaks in a house. Robbers don’t exactly have a goal of being shot, so they should be smart enough to know they may die for breaking in a house. Not worth dieing to steal. If we lose guns robbers will be much safer to rob others of prized possessions, if someone breaks in my house I WILL shoot him untill he is on the ground in a puddle of blood. Banning guns dosent mean robbers and criminals will give up their guns.

    Joshua Parrish
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    Joshua Parrish

    Cristian makes a great point. But let me add on. Even if guns were banned, people would always find a way to illegally sell them, or steal them. When alcohol prohibition was established, did people stop selling and/or buying alcohol? No. In fact it led to a great rise of even more violence and criminality. So do you think the same will happen with guns? I sure do.

    Fraps
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    Fraps

    It’s a fact that countries which have banned guns and have done so for years have a massively reduced rate of shootings. When everyone carries a gun, all it takes is for Jason at work to be pissed off one too many times by his boss, and suddenly someone’s dead. It’s the normal people who aren’t thinking straight that truly terrify me, and it’s very difficult for a person like that to obtain a gun in the time it takes them to calm down and think twice. I live in Australia, and guns have been illegal here for over a… Read more »

    Larry Brigden
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    Larry Brigden

    Well, I live in Australia too and I think that it is criminal that we do not have the right to effective self defense by the use of a firearm. Our laws basically say to the people ‘We prefer you to be a victim than to be able to effectively defend yourself and preserve your own life and the lives of your loved ones’. That is simply outrageous. No government has the right to limit a citizens right to self defense, especially when the politicians themselves quite hypocritically avail themselves of that right by having armed bodyguards. If it is… Read more »

    Larry Brigden
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    Larry Brigden

    Well, in fact, gun violence is a very common occurrence in some parts of Australia. Have a look here at the rising rate of gun violence in Melbourne by criminals: http://www.theage.com.au/interactive/2016/gun-city/day1.html.

    The truth is that if you ban guns that does nothing but remove them from the law abiding citizens and so leave them defenceless – the criminals still have them and have a much freer scope to use them.

    datboi
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    datboi

    In this case, wouldn’t the robber be smart enough to, I don’t know, bring a gun? Also if they are trying to rob you they have the upper hand because they most likely have the element of surprise.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Hey Bob,
    Hahahahahahahahaha. I don’t know which is funnier your statement ( “…The purpose of guns should be for either hunting,… Shooting practice for sports such as the Olympics or for the armed forces. It absolutely should not be for the scared plebeians…”) OR YOU Thinking that YOU can dictate to us. Please stop. You are making my stomach hurt.

    datboi
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    datboi

    I think it’s funny that YOU think you can dictate to HIM what he can say. ALso I tHink It’S funny that YOU UsE Upper case to OftEn

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    I did not tell him what to say. This is an awfully old thread. Finally, you write like another troll that I have read. What other names have you used?

    datboi
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    datboi

    Actually, this is my first time commenting here tbh. Honestly, I’m just being satirical and sarcastic because a) this website doesn’t cite sources and is b) funny to read because it’s poorly written. Also, I’m surprised/flattered(?) that someone replied to this old thread.

    Andrew Simondet
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    Andrew Simondet

    Wild Bill, look at all of the other illiterate shit stupid comments and you will know what other alias he is using. He is a troll.

    MarkyRenton
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    MarkyRenton

    12 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD OWN A FIREARM 1. Because You Own a Fire Extinguisher. Bad things happen. You can still call 911, but when seconds count, you need to act quickly to save your life and the life of those you love. 2. Because Shooting Is An Olympic Sport. Shooting is an Olympic sport and the United States holds more gold medals than any other nation. 3. Because Most Americans Own Guns. You’ll be in good company as a gun owner; nearly fifty percent of households in the U.S. own a firearm. 4. Because You Respect The U.S. Constitution.… Read more »

    Wayne
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    Wayne

    I’m responding to a 4 year old comment I know, but 1 in 240 Americans are not murdered in a year. The figure is 4 in 100,000. This misinformation is percisely why gun activists somehow think that guns are absolutely essential to own. I, for one, absolutely respect the 2nd Amendment. Every law-abiding American holds the right to own a gun. What gun restriction activists are pushing for are a ban on automatic weapons and restricting unfit people from owning a powerful weapon. I see absolutely no harm in that.

    Andy Simondet
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    Andy Simondet

    Wayne, gun activists don’t know anything about what they want to ban. You are incorrect, we do not have automatic weapons. They are semi-automatic guns. We don’t use them as weapons. Also, they are less powerful than previous battle types. The military weapon of old was a deer round. The modern AR-15/M-16 has a much smaller projectile and approximately 2/3rds less powder charge. In the strategy of winning a battle it was determined that this smaller round weighed less in bulk, thus more to use. If that less potent round wounded a soldier, then one or two of his kind… Read more »

    Carlos Santiado
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    Carlos Santiado

    Don the you mean thirteen reasons why

    Matt
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    Matt

    Keep Guns America, Ya

    Rosen Otter
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    Rosen Otter

    Unfortunately, the Washington quote is false. Nobody's been able to turn this quote up in any of his writings. Other than that, this is a great piece.

    http://www.guncite.com/gc2ndbog.html covers it just fine. If you've got some real evidence that this is a real quote, please, SHOW it.