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Even: time something really
i hall happens. Maple my out
Int safety. and the government
answers by taking rights may
from good neon's."
Penn Gillette
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User avatar #1 - kazorkthedork (12/17/2012) [+] (9 replies)
why do we post these pictures on the funnyjunk and not print them out and stick them on bulletin boards or telephone polls?
User avatar #9 to #1 - damnpolice (12/17/2012) [-]
Because we're on funnyjunk, plus its cold outside
#25 - triarii (12/17/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Everytime there is a shooting, the government wants to take away our guns.
#22 - jasonthedragon (12/17/2012) [+] (7 replies)
yeah, you are damn right! all those highly armed good people who won't be able to protect themselfs against all those other good highly armed people
User avatar #48 - allamericandude (12/17/2012) [-]
Education is more powerful than any amount of preventative legislation the government could dream of. Education will end the violence in the streets. Education will keep kids out of gangs and drugs. Education will give us a healthier, more stable economy.

But we Americans don't want long term solutions. We want a better country, we just don't want to work for it. We want superficial, quick-fix solutions so we can pat ourselves on the back, blame one person over another for what went wrong, and go to sleep at night.

Gun violence is a symptom, not the disease.
User avatar #136 - alfjnn (12/17/2012) [+] (22 replies)
Why is everyone bitching about TSA?
Have you people never been to an airport?
It's "Search with Wand, Take off shoes, good to go"
They don't fucking rape you.

And about gun control.

I have no strong feelings either which way, but I will point out that, statistically speaking, countries (such as the UK) with tighter restrictions on fire arms have drastically less gun related deaths than countries without them (ie: United States)

There is no real reason for every american to own a class 5 Assault Rifle.

If anything, I agree with our gun laws here in New York City:
Psychiatric Testing every two years, along with drug testing, and eye exams.

#90 - SilentRaver (12/17/2012) [+] (12 replies)
What people don't realize is that gun control isn't the only issue. If the government doesn't allow the basic right to bear arms, people would proclaim that their personal safety is being risked, allowing more regulations to be passed in response.
>TSA caliber security at schools and populated buildings
>Touching your assholes
>Busting you for other trivial things that are "illegal" but not at all dangerous
>More cops walking the streets searching for anything to ticket you with in order to fund the huge police force
>Cameras and voice recorders everywhere
>The government may give themselves the right to wire-tap your home without warrant
>And much more

It isn't too far fetched, it'll be easy to do because everyone will be okay with it since it's "for their safety". It may not be the case in other countries with gun control, but look at how much our government spends on defense compared to the world, and look at how much more easily Americans are consumed by fears instilled by the media.
#28 - pornomancer (12/17/2012) [+] (5 replies)
The USA has so much crime and people in prison because of how your society works, that taking away peoples guns is sort of like taking away peoples radiators, in Norway, or some other place above the arctic circle that's freezing hell in the winter, just to prevent more housefires.

Stop being douchebags protesting against guns when the shooter was a mentally ill youngster that everyone said "doesn't surprise me" about after the fact.

You can just as well flip it around and ask how many kids would have died if all the teachers had been carrying.
#42 to #40 - cobrafan (12/17/2012) [-]
I agree, the 2nd amendment is also to defend ourselves from a rouge government...
User avatar #77 - jewsburninindaoven (12/17/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Freedom gets in the way of safety. We have to decide whether or not the freedom is worth it.
#55 - jackbrook (12/17/2012) [+] (6 replies)
many people have argued that criminals will just obtain guns illegally when they don't pass a background check, but that wouldn't be so easy if america weren't so saturated with guns in the first place. countries where firearms are illegal have a much lower gun related homicide/crime rate, and in turn a much lower homicide rate in general. even after saying this, i dont think an all out ban is wise as the only people left with guns would be the criminals.

i think it's funny. the beloved right to bear arms that many people say gives americans freedom, has trapped america in a corner with no clear way out.
User avatar #68 to #55 - eight (12/17/2012) [-]
70-80 Millions Americans own guns legally in the US. Roughly 50,000 gun related crimes are reported each year, 12,000 resulting from homicide. Most of those homicides are committed by non legal gun owners. Less than 1% of the gun owning population ever intentionally kills another human being. I would say this is an accomplishment of peace if anything. We all have the power to kill, most of us choose not to. We can't let a few psychos drag us all down like criminals. People need to look at this logically and set aside their emotional response. Emotions are often misleading and should not be relied upon to make educated decisions. Right now the government is playing off of the peoples emotions.
User avatar #35 - scorcho (12/17/2012) [+] (19 replies)
i love how americans argue about how gun control doesn't work, when most (civilized) countries have it and it works almost perfectly.
User avatar #39 to #35 - volleys (12/17/2012) [-]
Switzerland has almost no gun control, and has the least gun related crime.
#33 - hauntzor (12/17/2012) [-]
Internet's face when government does stupid shit
User avatar #81 - maggotarms (12/17/2012) [-]
i think that at this point america is in too deep with guns, with like 50 million people owning one, if they ban guns now all the law abiding citizens will give in their guns and all the scum will keep it, leaving the law abiding citizens undefended while loads of shitheads will have their guns still
User avatar #66 - nucularwar (12/17/2012) [-]
regulartion =/= ban
User avatar #20 - triarii (12/17/2012) [+] (10 replies)
The right to own firearms is closer to anarchy than democracy.
User avatar #38 to #20 - allamericandude (12/17/2012) [-]
The right to own firearms has nothing to do with anarchy. At all. That's like calling Obama a Communist over his tax policy.
#135 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
hahaaaa it's funny because those "good people" are the ones responsible for most of the gun related deaths. By and large, most gun murders are committed by people who keep a gun for "self defense" (despite never actually using it as such ever) who lose their shit in a fit of rage one day and kill their wives or something.
#130 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
i keep seeing these posts criticising the suggestion that guns should be banned, but whats your solution??
i'm fed up of these posts now, you know what, you americans can just do what you want, and keep having these tragedies and keep telling yourselves what you want to hear because you have some near-erotic fixation with guns. i'm done.
#99 - bigrog (12/17/2012) [+] (6 replies)
I know this is kind of unrelated but this reminded me of a cool quote "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." it was said by Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Once again, unrelated, just thought it was cool and wanted to share.
User avatar #44 - liquidz (12/17/2012) [-]
People will always find a way to kill no matter what restrictions you put in place.

The system worked here, he did not own any guns he acquired them through other means.

The problem is this country needs to care for people with mental health issues better, we do little to nothing about caring for these defective people. The mentality is to give someone a drug, or hope someone else will take care of them.

Stop expecting someone else to solve your problems, or a pill to fix them and step the fuck up and take care of it yourselves.
User avatar #16 - tealkangaroo ONLINE (12/17/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I just don't get why anyone would need assault weapons in their homes or even farms, where I'm from the most we have are hunting rifles for killing pests.

However I come from a different culture so it is difficult for me to see it from an American point of view, for I come from a different culture...
#17 to #16 - anonymous (12/17/2012) [-]
It's just a deep-rooted part of America. One of the basic ideals this country was founded on was the right to bear arms. Plus it is a recreational activity, guns are fun to shoot.
#84 - Awesomecarrot (12/17/2012) [+] (28 replies)
Well that's just too bad. If you can't legalise guns without people
running around shooting each other, then they shouldn't be legalised at all.
Even if the majority of people are sensible enough to use them appropriately.
User avatar #85 to #84 - jittersfj (12/17/2012) [-]
Most of the psychos using guns to commit these massacres did not obtain them legally. The fact is that the bad people of this world will continue to get their weapons anyway, why not protect ourselves?
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