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Artemis Entreri 
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Message 217 of 236 (669075)
07-26-2012 7:34 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Phat
07-21-2012 11:15 AM


Re: Violence Hits Home
quote:
1) Changing gun laws won't stop these types of incidents, though the criteria as to what types of guns are allowed to be purchased might be considered.
2) Just because it is a disturbed white guy, it is as much an act of terrorism as it would be had the shooter been black and/or Muslim.
3) People will be ever more willing to trade in personal freedoms for greater public security...and our society will continue to change.
4) There are no easy answers in faith to tell people. I believe, for the record, that God had nothing to do with this, nor any sort of devil, though some fundamentalist friends whom I know would argue the latter to be the case.
1) I agree with you, though wasn’t the theater a gun free zone? As in aren’t people prohibited from bringing firearms into that theater? Really just two examples of how more laws won’t do anything.
2) I have to disagree here. Terrorism is inducing terror in people as a means of coercing them into doing something. This was more a random act of violence, it was two unorganized for it to be terrorism, and the perp was not doing it out of some goal or reason to use fear to convince people to do anything. This event definitely does not fit in what I see from my POV as terrorism.
3) In some localities and states sure, but I doubt it will happen across the board. In Virginia there was a mass shooting at Virginia Tech, and afterwards people did not trade in for security, in fact some gun free areas ceased to exist after that spree.
4) I have no comment on this point, belief in God is a personal thing, and is about as well proven as the effectiveness of gun control is.

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Artemis Entreri 
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Message 222 of 236 (669098)
07-26-2012 9:33 PM
Reply to: Message 220 by jar
07-26-2012 9:07 PM


Re: Gun control question
It appears that specifics are very imporatant here, especially from this Dr. adequate fellow.
This also has a pistol grip but is not a pistol, even though most uniformed people will say otherwise
While we are on the topic of specifics. Dr. Adequate linked a firearm that had a pistol grip but was not a pistol, what makes that weapon a pistol
for instance is this a pistol

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Artemis Entreri 
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From: Northern Virginia
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Message 230 of 236 (669126)
07-27-2012 7:56 AM
Reply to: Message 223 by jar
07-26-2012 9:54 PM


Re: only marginally related content
for some unknown reason the admin is closing this thread down, so I guess we have to talk about this in another thread.

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