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I Am For Gun Control

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    I definitely believe in the Second Amendment to

    the United States Constitution. However, I believe in common sense when it comes to owning and having weapons. We do need to continue back ground checks to prevent felons and mentally ill patients from getting their hands on any kind of weapon so they can go out and carefully...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 46-50, F 10 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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    I'm All For Banning

    While most gun enthusiasts and owners say that we can't ban guns because there will still be people who have them illegally. While that is true, that's not my biggest concern. My biggest concern is the people who obtain guns legally, have no legal record, are deemed in good...
    viperman viperman 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    How Many Armed Psychopaths Is It Going To Take To Change The Gun Law And Increase Spending On Mental Health!

    It happened again today!  To many shootings lately! It's becoming routine...something is very wrong with this picture!  Budget cuts to mental health programs are the first to get slashed....due to the economy failing...way to much has been cut, in mental health...that's a key...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Dec 14, 2012

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    I an for Gun Control in the form of safer guns,

    Guns that are chipped. Guns that are easier to be locked/secured. Guns that are safer to use. Ye that is possible. I am for Gun control not by removing who can buy them simply because they fall into a group, but more by control because of their behavior their actions. If a...
    RisingPhoenix54 RisingPhoenix54 56-60 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    Like Clint Eastwood said,

    if there is a gun around i want to be in control of it.
    alexwttwu alexwttwu 16-17, M Jun 28, 2015

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    If more guns make us more safe

    why don't we allow guns in airports past security?
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    Practice Makes Perfect!

    Gun control is very important. There is nothing worse than missing your intended target, especially when that target is trying to kill you or someone else. With proper training, practice, and the right attitude though, excellent gun control can be obtained making the world a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 22, 2014

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    Gun Crazy In America! The Lobbyists That Support The Right-wingnuts Who Want Them!

    American Idyll: The Gun Lobby and the Killing of Children So now children in Connecticut are dead and dying because we are too chicken to get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Too chicken or too crazy: Apparently too many people would rather kiss guns...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Circling on endless repeat: Mad child

    murderer Gun slinger Exacting some hallucinatory revenge Bodies not yet cold Screaming for gun control While gunslingers wave their weapons Invitations to pry the steal from cold dead hands Whispers of legal drugs backfiring horrifically Fingers pointing Pointing Pointing...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    SapphicHeart SapphicHeart 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    After children were murdered in a mass shooting

    the President addressed the nation and called on Congress to put up a vote for legislation passing common sense gun laws the majority of gun owners agree with. Failing to pass any meaningful legislation the President passed an executive order of meaningful gun legislation.
    TawaliOkonodo TawaliOkonodo 41-45, M Jan 7

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    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M May 25, 2015

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    NRA

    The NRA is the biggest gun lobby in the US. What does that acronym stand for? N - Nuts. Arming school teachers? The kids will find ways to pilfer any guns they can find. A shootout with an invader? Maybe in Hollywood. R - Racists. Why do they hate President Obama? He has...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Sep 19, 2013

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    I absolutely hate arguments like this.

    I find them ignorant and just plain illogical. I grew up in the Midwest, a country girl. My father loves to hunt and owns many guns. The last time I spoke to him about guns I asked him how many he owned and I believe he mentioned it was over 20 now. For the most part they are...
    CovertInk CovertInk 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    I love how anti gun control people constantly

    make the argument that cars are also dangerous, as if driving weren't subject to a mandatory process of licensing, registering, insuring and abiding by clear regulations.
    Auberon89 Auberon89 36-40, M 14 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    Why Does It Take A Tragedy For Better Laws?

    Over the years, we have heard of many horrific shootings in schools, shopping malls and political events. We wonder why this happens, could it be mental illness, family values, technology, lack of gun control?  And now we've heard the most heartbreaking story of all, little...
    Carrie7 Carrie7 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    My Piece

    It's 5am for me now, and I was woken up by my brain philosophising over this. I'm 100% for gun control. NOBODY needs to be wandering around with a semi-automatic. Nobody. No matter what the situation. (This isn't counting the military) The big pictures is that if you maintain...
    ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc ThisIsMediocritiesOldAcc 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Sorry America! I love my country .

    I know how passionate are you for guns. But: how many people have been killed because because of gunshot wounds? Do not give me the argument it is the people , not the gun. The buyback program implemented in Australia successfully reduced the firearm mortalities close to zero...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 46 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/3/1456623/-MO-bill-would-apply-abortion-restrictions-to-gun-buying?detail=email?detail=email Missouri bill makes buying a gun as complicated as getting an abortion in that state. Obviously it won't pass, but ridiculous abortion restrictions...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    Five thousand seven hundred

    and forty children and teens died from gunfire in the United States, just in 2008 and 2009. Twenty more, including Olivia Engel, who was seven, and Jesse Lewis, who was six, were killed just last week. Some reports say their bodies weren’t shown to their grief-stricken parents...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    I believe that in America people do have the

    right to own guns for hunting and self defense. I can respect the many gun owners who are rational about their beliefs. But the most vocal gun advocates seem to be scary extremists. Resisting any and all efforts towards controlling gun violence is crazy. Let this serve as a...
    teezey teezey 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    The Time Is Now. Be Bold.

     What a sweetheart she is.  Now we know why congressmen from both sides of the aisle proclaimed affection for her .  Her spirit shines.   
    LilAnnie LilAnnie 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    Now So Much More Than Ever Before

    And when the gun nuts go on their diatribes... it makes me even MORE sure they should not be allowed to own them.
    SabrinaNYC SabrinaNYC 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    Some days I think maybe we should just start

    handing out assault weapons for free to ANYONE who asks and let the gun problem solve itself.
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 19, 2013

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    I Control My Guns'.!!!!

    Gun control is placing the bullet RIGHT where I aim.!!!!!! My person gun is always on me and in CONTROL.!!! My second gun is locked in a safe that is hidden. Another part of gun control is keeping a mentally ill jerk from getting them and shooting innocent kids ina school...
    CBRguyspanks CBRguyspanks 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    I am a gun control advocate.

    Mr. President and Congress, mental health is the issue that needs addressed in the area of gun control. Very little is being done with this subject regarding gun control. Mental health professionals must start reporting these mental case patients to law enforcement...
    momonbeach momonbeach 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

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    If u take away guns from the citzens u just

    leave them helpless when the criminals who receive guns illegally come along. Even if u were to wipe out all guns, ur just gonna make everyone turn to something else some as knives. Chicago, the city with the strictest gun control laws, is the most deadly global city. The more...
    jmarquart jmarquart 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2015

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    Don't Be Afraid, Mr President -- You Can Take On The Gun Lobby

    From: Alternet.org December 15, 2012 BARACK OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN TOO TERRIFIED OF ANGERING GUN OWNERS TO REALIZE THEY CAN WIN WITHOUT THEM. There is no disputing that the Democratic Party has regressed dramatically on the issue of gun violence over the past...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    Let's Be Real

    I just heard about the shooting in Aurora, CO. That hit me harder than most of these do. I've been to Aurora ... more than a few times. Hell I may have driven by that theater. Two of my kids were at a Batman premiere last night .... that shooting could have happened anywhere. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Some Perspective From The North

    I am Canadian. My father has always owned firearms, and has always been very responsible with them. We have fairly strict gun control, but none of us have ever worried that "they" (the government, I presume?) would try to take our guns away. The government insists that we be...
    guavachick guavachick 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Bvll Sh*t! Guns, God, And The Blame Game, Sandy Hook-Explaining how God and Prayer in schools does not prevent school shootings

    The 9/11 terrorists were religious, look where prayer got them!!! What about the shooting in that Colorado Movie theatre this past summer...Did that happen due to no one praying before the start of the movie?!  No way!   Also I guess if teachers are taking guns to school in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    To The Anti-Gun Control People Who Have Posted In This Group.

    Friday, December 14, 2012. Why have ANTI-gun control people dishonestly joined this group in order to post inflammatory stories which do not reflect the central premise of this group?  They are NOT for gun control, so why have you joined this group under false pretenses in order...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

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    another mass killing in the US,

    thank god I live in a country that has controls on guns, not allowing just anybody to have a gun..............
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2015

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    Some People Shouldn'T Have Them

    Some people are not mentally stable enough to own a gun.
    mandi420 mandi420 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Okay so what's more dangerous a little

    chocolate egg, with a toy inside it. A harmless toy. Or a fully automatic assault rifle that with 1 magazine can kill several people and possibly severely injure more...obviously the assault rifle is safer.
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    I Live In A Strict Gun Control Country

    Here in my country, Japan. We, Japanese, are not allowed to own hand guns. In fact, I've never seen a hand gun in my entire life, although shot guns are allowed only for hunting use, but the background check is so strict that it takes lots of time till you have one. Stats shows...
    MttDocomo MttDocomo 66-70, M 5 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Sad how this experience page is taken over by

    gun nuts and p*ssies who don't feel safe without pistols, rifles and shotguns in the supposedly beust country on Earth, the very civilized and free US of A.
    RevSnowfox RevSnowfox 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 4, 2015

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    Another Innocent Life Lost Through Gun Culture

    A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle has been shot and killed by police in California. Officers in Santa Rosa said they opened fire when the boy, Andy Lopez, refused repeated orders to drop the rifle - which they thought was real.
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    I am not a radical or a finical person

    but want to use common sense when it comes to gun control. I just read an article by a wife and mom posted here at EP last April 2014 under the same topic. She is totally right and I fully concur. This President and Hillary Clinton wants to totally disarm Americans by...
    maturewifeandmom maturewifeandmom 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    Christine and Beth

    Christine Belford & Beth Mulford, our friends and neighbors, yesterday morning were gunned down entering our courthouse. Our city of Wilmington ground to a halt, our streets were blocked off, and the center of our city became an armed encampment for a day. We have seen this...
    sarahc302 sarahc302 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    $$$ CONTRIBUTIONS BY NRA 2014 For

    Democrats: $24,262 Against Democrats: $15,200,018 For Republicans: $10,823,998 Against Republicans: $92,034 I'm no analyst but I'd say they're playing both sides. One to buy politicians and the other to prevent politicians who won't be bought from preventing...
    TawaliOkonodo TawaliOkonodo 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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    I think it is interesting how we regulate bombs,

    grenades, RPGS and tanks and such and weirdly enough we don't generally have criminals using those weapons in attacks. It's almost like restricting access to deadly weapons has some kind of effect...
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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