Your isolated incident of the day


In a church. During Mass.

Fortunately, the victim was not killed and is expected to recover.

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6 thoughts on “Your isolated incident of the day

    1. comradedread Post author

      So in response to my story about a man who shouldn’t have access to a gun who committed a crime, you post a story about a man who shouldn’t have had access to a gun who committed a crime.

      Instead of arming priests, maybe we can try and do something to keep people who shouldn’t have access to guns from getting access to them.

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      1. lwk2431

        “…you post a story about a man who shouldn’t have had access to a gun who committed a crime.”

        I posted a story about a law abiding citizen who used a firearm to defend himself and his family. The point is simple. Guns are used and misused. According to who’s research you believe Americans use firearms 100,000 to 2,500,000 times a year in self defense. The true number is probably somewhere in between those two numbers, and it dwarfs the misuse of firearms.

        So you can pick and choose to post your stories on the misuse of firearms by some, but it only underscores the hypocrisy of not being able to see the good that is done with firearms every day in America.

        lwk
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      2. comradedread Post author

        And the point I’m making is simple.

        If our gun laws are so ineffectual that anyone can get a weapon regardless of their mental state, background, capacity to handle a weapon of destruction, or sanity, then we need to change them to be more effective.

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  1. lwk2431

    “If our gun laws are so ineffectual that anyone can get a weapon regardless of their mental state, background, capacity to handle a weapon of destruction, or sanity, then we need to change them to be more effective.”

    There are two problems. First, those “effective” laws will most likely deny people the right to defend themselves. Secondly, it is clear that background checks are a ruse to establish a national firearms registry which would be used for confiscation (as has already happened in the U.K. and Australia). The bottom line is that government can’t be trusted and the 2nd Amendment is more important.

    The people who should have a gun, who have a clear right to have one, may be denied by these checks, whereas people who probably shouldn’t have them will not be deterred and will get them through other channels.

    How about a background check to buy cocaine or crack? Oh, I forgot those are illegal and people have no problem getting them. So why do you think people who can easily buy crack would have any problem buying a handgun illegally?

    lwk
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    1. comradedread Post author

      First, those “effective” laws will most likely deny people the right to defend themselves. Secondly, it is clear that background checks are a ruse to establish a national firearms registry which would be used for confiscation (as has already happened in the U.K. and Australia). The bottom line is that government can’t be trusted and the 2nd Amendment is more important.

      Right. It’s not about trying to stop potential homicidal lunatics from becoming actual homicidal lunatics, it’s about grabbing your guns.

      The people who should have a gun, who have a clear right to have one, may be denied by these checks, whereas people who probably shouldn’t have them will not be deterred and will get them through other channels.

      That’s an untested assumption. You don’t see a huge market for machine guns in the US despite the severe restrictions placed on ownership. And as far as the occasional innocent would-be owner denied purchases, we build in an appeal process and the possibility of judicial review.

      How about a background check to buy cocaine or crack? Oh, I forgot those are illegal and people have no problem getting them. So why do you think people who can easily buy crack would have any problem buying a handgun illegally?

      Market demand and logistics. While there are tens (if not hundreds) of millions of potential customers for substances that allow for escapism, there simply are not tens of millions of potentially violent customers that would support a wide-spread production and distribution network of illegal firearms. You will note that despite having severe restrictions on the possession of and a ban on the production and sale of machine guns that we don’t have a huge black market of illegal machine guns, grenades, and RPGs.

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