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    Posted: 28 December 2012 at 4:46pm
I think Clarkson is satirical, not really racist.
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Originally posted by BARREL BREAK BARREL BREAK wrote:

Clarkson is also a racist and a blithering idiot, despite making one of my favorite TV shows, sooooo.


Difference between Clarkson and Morgan. Is Clarkson talks about cars, Morgan talks about subjects he has no knowledge on.
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Clarkson is also a racist and a blithering idiot, despite making one of my favorite TV shows, sooooo.
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Saw a screen shot of Jeremy Clarksons twitter, saying it took them 40 years to get rid of Morgan, and they don't want him back.

I rather have that rambling idiot support anti-gun, than a well educated American arguing for stricter gun control.
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http://www.salon.com/2012/12/26/british_create_a_petition_to_keep_piers_morgan_in_u_s/

"A petition calling to deport pro-gun-control CNN host Piers Morgan back to England has easily surpassed the 25,000 signatures that requires a response from the White House."

"A new petition called “Keep Piers Morgan in the USA” has emerged:

We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA.

There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment.

Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back."


Well played, UK.  Well played.

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i had a fun conversation with someone very anti gun about registering "assault weapons" as NFA items. they thought it was a good idea to treat them the same as machine guns... until i explained how if i have to spend the money and take the time to register as NFA i would not register them as "assault rifles" but one of the scarier already restricted classifications such as "short barreled rifle" or "Any other weapon" which would cover the current configuration but let me turn it into a much different class of firearm :D. given the fact i would already be doing all the work adding an extra form to build a silencer would be a must...
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http://www.policymic.com/articles/21525/dianne-feinstein-assault-weapons-ban-is-political-suicide-for-democrats
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CA Senator Diane Feinstein has released a summary of her new 'Assault Weapon' Ban to be introduced in January:

Summary of 2013 Feinstein Assault Weapons Legislation

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
-- 120 specifically-named firearms
-- Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
-- Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds

Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
-- Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
-- Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
-- Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans

Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.

Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
-- Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
-- Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
-- Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons

Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
-- Background check of owner and any transferee;
-- Type and serial number of the firearm;
-- Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
-- Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
-- Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=10993387-5d4d-4680-a872-ac8ca4359119
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Kind of related, this made me chuckle-


http://thepatriotperspective.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/david-gregory-violates-dc-gun-law-on-national-tv/

Also....

http://m.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gregory-mocks-lapierre-proposing-armed-guards-sends-kids-high-security-school_691057.html

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Was the NFA enacted to protect the public, or allow the prohibition agents to keep their jobs?
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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:



AgentWhale007, going by numbers fully automatic machineguns should be totally de-regulated then.
 

Fully automatic weapons are kind of a good example here -- when their danger in society was noted, legal roadblocks were put up to make it difficult to obtain said weapons, even though they were still obtainable. In turn, the use of automatic weapons in crime is really, really low. 

Everything I support is based, generally, on that concept, just with a much lower legal roadblock due to the nature and presence of handguns in society. Let the roadblock match the item -- which, for rifles and shotguns, would be little to none. 

Quote The number of true automatic weapons used in crimes in the states is sitting at something below 0.3% IIRC
 

Mostly due to lack of availability because of the lack of an overwhelming volume, prohibitive pricing, all due to proper legislation. 

Quote Even back in the 80's when Miami was "machinegun Mecca" they only recovered two automatic weapons in years of police work.
 

I've never heard of Miami called that, and Google searches of the term only yield posts on anti-gun-law websites. 

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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:



Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

That right there is the main problem with the shooting community. It is such a wide and encompassing field that there is literally people from every walk in life in it.

. . .

Anti gunners seem to be a more or less homogenous group and this makes it easy for them to band together.
 



You may be right, but I did say it SEEMS more like it, not that it IS like that. However I have heard various anti groups applauding the efforts of other groups even though they have not achieved the main aim of the first group. One step and all that.
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Nuclear weapons? Probably not. Mostly because I don't think the average citizen has the correct security for true WMD's.

I don't think there should be much law covering Diesel and Fertilizer though.

I routinely use explosives in my hobbies. Mostly black powder I will grant you, but it is still an explosive.

The people trying to get hold of a nuke will be slightly better equipped and slightly better motivated than someone possibly breaking in to your house to steal a firearm.

AgentWhale007, going by numbers fully automatic machineguns should be totally de-regulated then. The number of true automatic weapons used in crimes in the states is sitting at something below 0.3% IIRC, and that number was from before the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act. Even back in the 80's when Miami was "machinegun Mecca" they only recovered two automatic weapons in years of police work.

I wasn't specifically replying to you, I was just saying that I've even heard people say they don't care what happens to X gun so long as they get to keep Y gun.

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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

Originally posted by BARREL BREAK BARREL BREAK wrote:

So, KBK, going back a bit, you have no problem with people having fully functional nuclear arms? They are just tools, after all.
 

I guess both ideological extremes in the gun control debate are fans of absurd hyperbole for the sake of. 
That's what's known in some circles as a joke. 
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Originally posted by BARREL BREAK BARREL BREAK wrote:

So, KBK, going back a bit, you have no problem with people having fully functional nuclear arms? They are just tools, after all.
 

I guess both ideological extremes in the gun control debate are fans of absurd hyperbole for the sake of. 
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I feel like I've got a thread full of people arguing against something I'm not arguing for. 
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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

That right there is the main problem with the shooting community. It is such a wide and encompassing field that there is literally people from every walk in life in it.

. . .

Anti gunners seem to be a more or less homogenous group and this makes it easy for them to band together.
 

Yeah this is kind of a classical cognitive bias that is pretty widely recognized. 

Quote There is a lot of "I don't need it, so why should you" going on.
 

Not from me, I don't believe. 

Quote I stand by my argument that legislating against the legal use of a tool is the incorret method in dealing with the killings.
 

I concur, in dealing specifically with the massacre in Connecticut. Nothing short of an all out ban and total confiscation (Which is not only unconstitutional but also near impossible) could do that. 

However, base-level "legislating against the legal use of a tool," specifically in the U.S., has been going on for quite some time now (Since we've been a country, at least) and has a set level of legal precedent. Even the decision and majority opinion in Heller v. DC noted that the 2nd Amendment is as open to sculpted limitation as any other amendment, as long as the ingrained purpose of allowing for defense is upheld. 

Quote Totally random "qualities" that have been decided make a weapon more dangerous are questionable at best. I'll grant that a semi automatic action does make a firearm a little more "killy" as does an easily replaceable box magazine, none of which are truthfully needed to be dangerous.

We do have statistics, however, that point to handguns being the main tool of firearm-based homicide. It's why I'm a proponent of handgun licensing. 

I concur with you, however: Arbitrary things often contained in AR bans are often based in nothing more than random guesswork. 



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So, KBK, going back a bit, you have no problem with people having fully functional nuclear arms? They are just tools, after all.
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That right there is the main problem with the shooting community. It is such a wide and encompassing field that there is literally people from every walk in life in it.

Hunters, birders, clay shooters, bullseye shooters, long range shooters, IDPA, IPSC, people training for combat, people just plinking, some totally dedicated to whatever avenue they persue, some just having a passing interest and pretty much everything in between.


Anti gunners seem to be a more or less homogenous group and this makes it easy for them to band together. Even if their aims are not totally in line they wil back pretty much any move if it going to futher their agenda.

Shooters don't do that. While there are some that will back everyone's use there are also many who are willing to sacrifice other's useage to prevent the gun grabbers taking their own. I know plenty of cops who think only cops should have guns. I know plenty of hunters who think anyone with a pistol or a semi auto rifle is a hazard and should be locked up. I know wing shooters who think anyone with any sort of rifle or pistol is a thug. I know Olympic Pistol shooters who are happy to have their pistols kept at the club because they only ever shoot there and think anyone who shoots out doors needs their head read.......

There is a lot of "I don't need it, so why should you" going on.

IMHO if people want to try something and don't "get it" or even if they don't want to try it and still don't "get it" that is fine. I'm happy for them to live their lives how they want. I just want that same respect shown to me.

I happen to like guns. They are fantastic pieces of machinery and the skill to use them effectively is beyond many people. Many people can use them to a level of acceptability, but to truely wring them out, those are few and far between.

Yes I will happily admit firearms get used in crimes and many of those crimes are heart wrenching. No to sound callous but they are also in very much a minority. The number of people who are killed by illegal use of firearms, especially in mass shootings, pales in comparison to many other forms of untimely death that are taken for granted with very little call to legislate against them.

I stand by my argument that legislating against the legal use of a tool is the incorret method in dealing with the killings. Totally random "qualities" that have been decided make a weapon more dangerous are questionable at best. I'll grant that a semi automatic action does make a firearm a little more "killy" as does an easily replaceable box magazine, none of which are truthfully needed to be dangerous. Plenty of people died from stripper clip fed internal magazine bolt action rifles over the years. Plenty other were killed by tube fed lever action rifles. Single action pistols also took their fair share.

It isn't the tool, it is the person doing the killing that needs countering when it happens and preferably treatment or confinement before it happens.

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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

 
Reason that I ask is that you're probably the most liberal person I know that owns firearms (classy ones, IIRC). 

I own two handguns which I don't keep in my apartment any longer. I just never really got into the gun thing. 
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