boarch: whither_apophis: Bah, they probably were holding the guns gangsta style, no accuracy, and no hand strength for a good trigger pull.Because .22's are known for not being accurate and requiring lots of hand strength.
aagrajag: godxam: aagrajag: luthia: aagrajag: OMG! We're All Gonna Die!: aagrajag: Let's see... Brazil? South Africa?Oh, yeah... America. Have some more guns; everybody will be so much better.Bonus troll: "These kids need them s'more Jeebus!"I'll swear to any god or lack there of: I'll give up my guns the day everyone else does. Until then stay off my lawn.Trolling aside, I really pity you guys; your entire country is one gigantic Mexican standoff.That's no way to live.Wait, how did he get his car in a basement?You don't gotta be Stonewall Jackson to know you don't want to car jack someone in a farkin' basement.Am I failing to understand a film reference, or something? Because I don't understand your post at all.yes you are failingSo help me out, man.
RembrandtQEinstein: best quoteBecause of their age, the boys could not be taken into custody at a juvenile detention center, so they were returned to their families, police said.The 11-year-old tried to escape his parents' house but was quickly caught by officers and returned to his parents.I'm of the opinion that until a kid is emancipated his parents should also be charged with any crime he commits.
aagrajag: Doom MD: aagrajag: TwowheelinTim: aagrajag: I really pity you guys; your entire country is one gigantic Mexican standoff.No it isn't. Do you really believe the entire country is like this? Given the size and population of the U.S. of A, do you understand what the odds are of encountering something like this in a lifetime, much less on a continuous basis as you might be suggesting?My comment was in response to his about: "I'll give up my guns the day everyone else does."I likened fact that he cannot reasonably disarm until everyone else does to a three-way standoff. Of course, everyone else feels exactly the same way, so nothing can change. Fear begets fear, rational or otherwise. It's downright sad.I don't need a weapon because no one else has one. I very much like it that way.Being able to defend oneself isn't a desire stemming from fear but rather a natural right. This is to say nothing of the other purposes of firearms (shooting targets, sport, hunting).The primary function of a gun in as a weapon. Hunting, target shooting also? Sure. But, people don't use .22s for that, though, do they? Their sole function is to wound and destroy human life.I enjoy living in a society in which I need not worry about defending myself. I like not having a good reason to keep lethal weapons around my home.I sincerely wish that you and your fellow countrymen didn't have to.It's 2:30 am where I am. Have a good night.
aagrajag: Of course, everyone else feels exactly the same way, so nothing can change.
grinding_journalist: occamswrist: You sound like you don't have any children.Even if he doesn't, why does that make his opinion less valid?Holding parents responsible for their kids' actions seems like it would go a long way towards teaching some parental responsibility. Don't wanna to go to jail for rape/assault/robbery that your 14 year old committed? What kind of parent are you that your kid thought this was acceptable?If it is truly a "his friends made him do it/it was only one time/he's a good kid" the courts would bear this out.Priotip: Don't raise your kids to be gangsters. The only thing I ever got arrested for while I was underage wasn't something you'd spend time in prison for anyway, and I guarantee I got it worse from my parents (for about 18 months afterwards) than the fine/SIS/DL probation that the courts gave me.Not being for this idea screams "I don't want to be responsible for my kids' actions." Well, fark that. As a parent, you farking are.
aagrajag: cherryl taggart: Aw crap, a couple of my kids have clones. Well, at least now I know where the bio family moved to.What did yours do?
aagrajag: RembrandtQEinstein: best quoteBecause of their age, the boys could not be taken into custody at a juvenile detention center, so they were returned to their families, police said.The 11-year-old tried to escape his parents' house but was quickly caught by officers and returned to his parents.I'm of the opinion that until a kid is emancipated his parents should also be charged with any crime he commits.If you keep a dangerous dog that gets off its leash and mauls someone, you're darn tootin' you're getting sued.I fail to see how this is much different.
luthia: I feel the "guns for protection" debate is a very small piece of a larger debate over why that protection is needed to begin with. Education, social programs, poverty yadda yadda.
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