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#193 - icouldgetsome (01/25/2013) [-]
these gun nut arguments have always sounded to me like a ten year old trying to argue with his mom. The false equivalency of trying to compare a baseball bat with a gun, the sarcastic tone, the whiny indignation at perceived persecution. You know very well why there is "NO outcry to RESTRICT baseball bat ownership??!!" "VENDING MACHINES KILL MORE PEOPLE EVERY YEAR, WHY DOESN"T OBAMA BAN VENDING MACHINES????!!!!" Gimme a break.
User avatar #195 to #193 - restrict (01/25/2013) [-]
too long, didnt read.

only came because i saw my name
User avatar #192 - cubanwhiteman ONLINE (01/25/2013) [-]
I don't remember a mass baseball bat massacre, do you?

I'm fine with gun ownership, I'm not fine with guns being out in public, held by civilians, rather than security. Who's to say that gun won't accidently fire? Who's to say that person is sane? It makes people feel uncomfortable when something that can kill someone with the single pull of a trigger.
#206 to #192 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
y is security so much more trustworthy than the citizenry?
User avatar #198 to #192 - Ruspanic (01/25/2013) [-]
S,o do background checks and don't sell guns to mentally ill people or felons.
#190 - doctorhorrible (01/25/2013) [-]
Lets just make it illegal to die, that will solve everything
#189 - jldragon (01/25/2013) [-]
And how many of these are capable of killing a room full of children in a single morning?
And how many of these are capable of killing a room full of children in a single morning?
User avatar #227 to #189 - pseudobob **User deleted account** (01/25/2013) [-]
Well, you can shoot them, bludgeon them, push them out a window, inject them all with lethal doses of something, poison them, mow them down with a scooter, amputate their heads, or hotbox the room with thousands of cigarettes. And that's just what's on the list.
User avatar #212 to #189 - themaaster (01/25/2013) [-]
All you need is a container of gasoline and a match.
User avatar #201 to #189 - kinglobster (01/25/2013) [-]
chainsaw would be fun. or home made explosives.
User avatar #194 to #189 - gggfrt ONLINE (01/25/2013) [-]
Non-firearm weapons, poison, motor vehicles
#188 - anonymous (01/25/2013) [-]
yeah idk i mean its not like some guy can run in a high school and kill mass amounts of people with a baseball bat hurr durr
#186 - anonymous (01/25/2013) [-]
I like the idea of gun ownership. I'm not going to hurt anyone, so why can't I own guns? Do I need them? More than likely, no. Imagine if "violent video games" were outlawed because people don't really need those either... It just comes down to a matter of freedom.
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User avatar #185 - littlejessicaxox (01/25/2013) [-]
I live in England where guns are restricted. You are able to use a gun for sport under controlled condition or in your own property with a license. I understand the frustration of Americans who thinks that guns provide them with protection, but from a country with such restrictions as England I think it is absurd that you are able to walk into a chain supermarket and buy such an easy weapon. I also notice that I hear a lot less news stories about shootings in the UK and I have seldom seen a news story where I had thought a gun would have protected a victim.
#208 to #185 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
that's because gun for protection doesn't make a good story. guns are used for protection 2.5 million times a year
User avatar #210 to #208 - littlejessicaxox (01/25/2013) [-]
good point.
#182 - anonymous (01/24/2013) [-]
What in the world would someone need an assault rifle for anyway? It's crazy that weapons like that are so extremely easy to get ahold of in the US.
User avatar #217 to #182 - themaaster (01/25/2013) [-]
Do you understand why the founding fathers made the 2nd amendment? Do you understand how this country was formed?
#209 to #182 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
it's a right, therefore no justification is needed
#181 - anonymous (01/24/2013) [-]
I don't know... I'd be able to kill a lot more people with an assault rifle than with a baseball bat.
User avatar #180 - Rodghhh (01/24/2013) [-]
I'm not from the USA, I just don't know why most of you go ******* when it comes to this "gun control" thing, can someone tell me why? I don't see why is it bad, actually I think it's the proper thing to do...besides, I think this comparison is out of place, you just can't compare any firearm with a baseball bat. You can hardly go on a killing spree with a bat without someone beating the **** out of you before you even kill someone.
#211 to #180 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
does it matter if 20 people die individually or at once? no
#187 to #180 - exploiterguyone (01/25/2013) [-]
It's just a culture thing- we have long had firearms, and shooting is a very popular, stress-relieving sport. Hunting is also a big part of many American's lives (yes, we do use magazine-fed semiautomatics to hunt, unlike many politicians would have you believe). We just don't think it's fair that people are pre-criminalizing us when shooting actually is one of the safest sports- comparable injury rates to table tennis.

Granted, most people don't die from ping-pong, and it is easier to kill many people with a gun than a baseball bat, but the average number of shots fired in a gun crime is 3.2. If people want to murder a lot of people, they can make a bomb for a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a gun. We gun owners merely believe that if you take the guns out of the hands of all citizens, the people most harmed are those who follow the law and use guns for sport, food, or protection.
User avatar #202 to #187 - Rodghhh (01/25/2013) [-]
Now, is this whole thing about banning firearms or just to control it's traffic? I'm aware that a lot of you guys are good people and actually use firearms just as protection...but I also think that is really dangerous to allow almost anyone to have a high-powered rifle...I don't know if there's some sort of psychological test (or any kind of test) that you need to pass in order to buy a gun. That's what concerns most people outside the US, at least here in Mexico.
#224 to #202 - exploiterguyone (01/25/2013) [-]
The whole thing is banning certain types of guns purely on the basis that they look like military weapons. Assault Weapons Ban really banned magazine-fed rifles from having two or more of a:
-folding stock (because making a gun 6" shorter makes it 1000000X as deadly...)
-pistol grip (because it....looks...deadly...I guess)
-bayonet lug (Practically trillions of crimes are committed with bayonets each eon)
-integral grenade launcher (seriously. Because so many guns have these.)
-muzzlebreak (it just reduces recoil and muzzle flash. That's it. Not a silencer or anything)
The problem is that these guns are very common and popular, and taking them away means that we lose the products that have been made to modify them and make them more enjoyable to use, that are only developed for these rifles because they are so common. It is like if 60% of people in pokemon used zubats, and they were made illegal (not the best metaphor, but just bear with me).
To buy a gun you must fill out a form 4077 Firearms Transfer form. the gun shop owner takes it to his computer and background checks you for criminal record and mental instabilities.
The thing about those "high-powered rifles" is that the rounds an AR-15 uses are actually pretty low power. They aren't really sufficient for most game bigger than a mid-sized deer, and the military finds them to be lacking.
#219 to #202 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
"high power" is misleading. the ar15 uses one of the smallest calibers available. it isn't even legal for deer hunting in most states because it is too small to kill effectively
#215 to #202 - nkprives (01/25/2013) [-]
if you have a criminal or mental health problem history you are forbiden to own firearms
#174 - anonymous (01/24/2013) [-]
you cant kill mass amounts of people with baseball bats in a few seconds though
#184 to #174 - thechosentroll (01/25/2013) [-]
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User avatar #172 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (01/24/2013) [-]
OHHHHHHHHHHHH, baseball BATS!

For a second I thought it said "Ban baseball hats. According to the FBI, the #1 weapon used in violent crimes... is a baseball hat"

I was REALLY confused for a second
User avatar #169 - kanatana (01/24/2013) [-]
Guns don't kill people, baseball players who come home early do.
#168 - anonymous (01/24/2013) [-]
"See guys only 11k deaths guns aren't so bad!"
Is that what you're trying to say?
User avatar #173 to #168 - Durn (01/24/2013) [-]
compared to the others....
User avatar #163 - scorcho (01/24/2013) [-]
****** JESUS! I don't ******* care! Who the **** are you trying to convince?! You think anyone will change their opinion on here? And even if you did manage to convince someone, what difference would it make? Just SHUT THE NEGRO HELL UP ALREADY!
#162 - haseotakaeda (01/24/2013) [-]
Because you don't open fire on a classroom full of children with a baseball bat
Because you don't open fire on a classroom full of children with a baseball bat
#156 - eluamous (01/24/2013) [-]
OP is right, we should all play baseball with firearms.
#164 to #156 - xMGx (01/24/2013) [-]
trying to picture this...
#153 - draxdiesel (01/24/2013) [-]
and i'm sure it's just as easy to carry out mass murder with a baseball bat as it is with an assault rifle
and i'm sure it's just as easy to carry out mass murder with a baseball bat as it is with an assault rifle
User avatar #149 - MurphyUK (01/24/2013) [-]
Well most of the ones on top are things you do to yourself.
#142 - wersand (01/24/2013) [-]
Just **** it, I'm not arguing on the internet today.
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