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gun control [Oct. 12th, 2004|10:41 am]
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rnbwsktles
I have a group presentation on Gun Control and I was hoping someone could point me to some sites that have good information on recent gun control laws(national and NJ), or if you know of any credible sites that show the effects of gun control. I would really appreciate any help I can get.
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Pro-Gun Rights vs. Anti-Gun Rights [Sep. 12th, 2004|03:11 am]
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kmilligan
Yesterday we had a post on this group talking about the expiration of the Assault Weapons ban this Monday. The original poster, after deleting a number of comments she felt were "childish", deleted her post. This is a debate community, so deleting of comments, even ones you think are childish, I think is a bit uncalled for.

But it brings up an issue that I've been thinking about a lot lately, because I've had to defend the ban's expiration to a number of people in the past week. I think we often don't do a great job of communicating these issues to people who don't agree with us, or to people don't really just don't know anything about the issue, but may or may not have reflexive opinions about it based on what they've heard.

Let's admit it; we live in an echo chamber sometimes, and spend more time bouncing our own arguments off each other than we do to people who either don't agree with us, or have minimal exposure to the arguments. Using the assault weapons ban as an example, is there any way to frame this issue, or gun rights in general, that can be persuasive and non-threatening to non-shooting folk?
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The Only Legally Owned Machine Gun To Kill [Jul. 17th, 2004|01:00 am]
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scout_sniper_15
[mood |blahblah]
[music |Movie, Way Of The Gun]

The Only Legally Owned Machine Gun To be Used to murder some one in the United States, was used in 1934 and was used by a police officer. If you have more information to add to this please do. May I also get a list of members that are Pro. Gun and ones who are Anti Gun and why. Thank you
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Pro-gun and Anti-gun movies [May. 25th, 2004|02:22 pm]
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_hollow_point_
I'm new to the community and I thought it might be cool to get a nice list of pro-gun and anti-gun movies. :)

I only know a few off the top of my head, but here goes...


Pro-gun:
Red Dawn - Teenagers start with hunting rifles, and move up to captured AK-47s, RPGs etc, and hold their ground against their enemies, the Soviet/Cuban armies.
Death Wish - Anti-gun guy's family is killed and he realizes guns aren't evil.
Both the original and the remake of Dawn of the Dead - A Small group of people hole up in a mall and defend against zombies. The people in the mall even loot weapons from a gun shop in both films.
Night of the Living Dead - A small group of people barricade themselves in a secluded farmhouse and defend it with hunting rifles and shotguns.
Terminator 1, 2 and 3 - Kyle Reese (Michael Beihn) steals a revolver and a shotgun from police to use against the Terminator. Then again, the Terminator kills a gun shop owner and steals various weapons including an Uzi, a Benelli 12-gauge shotgun and a .45 longslide pistol, so that may not exactly be pro-gun. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) has a huge stash of weaponry in preparation for judgment day in parts 2 and 3.


I can't really think of many, but...
Anti-gun:
I heard Runaway Jury was but I haven't seen it.
Wrong Turn seemed anti-gun to me because of the fact that the teenagers in it had chances to get firearms (which more than likely would've saved their lives), yet pass up the oppurtunity.


Feel free to add more or criticize my lists. :)
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??!!""!!?? [May. 9th, 2004|06:28 am]
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rebl_tcm
[mood |grumpygrumpy]
[music |My Bloody Valentine-]

umm im new to this community, but i just wanted to ask, Do you really think that not allowing guns,and making them harder to get, is gonna stop the violence? or stop someone from Killing themselfs or others.. There are many other ways to kill yourself and if you really wanna shoot yourself, well then its just gonna be harder to get the gun..And if ppl are really serious about going out and Killing other ppl(talking about teenager mostly), think that by not selling guns legally that its gonna make any difference in the matter? if the person is really gonna do it,he/she wont let anything stop her... And if that happenes,well that just proves that that person was never gonna go thru with it anyways.. Just wanted to let ya'll know.. or something...
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excessive [Apr. 20th, 2004|08:21 pm]
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portugesepunk
how is a gun like the one in my default picture anything short of way too much firepower. Please enlighten me to it's use.

P.S. it's full auto
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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2004|04:37 pm]
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rock_for_light
[mood |contentcontent]
[music |Zero Boys]

Guns, pros and cons:

Pro:

1. Self-defense
2. The constitution protects it

Con:

1. Children have easy access to guns
2. The wrong people can get guns too easy
3. 11,000 people die in this country from guns each year

So yeah, there's some things. But I'll let everyone else add to it.
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(no subject) [Jan. 7th, 2004|07:34 pm]
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drivebyfruiting
WHOSE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE??

My friend killed himself September 4,2003. Now I want to promote more gun control.
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2003|11:49 am]
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theyshine
is there a such thing as a hot pink or pink handgun?
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Kids and Guns [Nov. 25th, 2003|12:42 am]
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empyre74
"the other gun group" recently raised questions about age appropriate gun education. For either side: What age is appropriate to begin to teach kids about guns? What do you teach them? What do you not teach them?
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