Nadie_AZ: Local officials have announced compensation of 25,000 rupees ($435) each for the families of the deceased, the Press Trust of India said.I think this might just be the saddest part of the article.
tirob: Why not try attacking both the causes of crime that you cite *and* experimenting with restrictions on semiautomatic weapons to see if such restrictions put an end to the Columbine/Virginia Tech/Newtown events that we have been hearing about over the past few years?
namegoeshere: Okay, US Farkers. We need to start differentiating between Casino and Call Center, because when I read "Indian" and "axe," I'm thinking Mogwai.
INDIA, WHAT THE FARK?!
tirob: That CDC study came out before Virginia Tech and Newtown. It may be obsolete now.
tirob: I focus on this particular weapons platform because I believe that the benefit of restricting semiautomatic weapons would outweigh the inconvenience to law-abiding citizens of not being able to buy them legally.
tirob: It is true that there was some militant union activity going on
tirob: Pribar: tirob: Unfortunately for the legal owners of private semiautomatic firearms, however, there have been several notorious mass murders recently in which such weapons have been used, and it appears to me that if we do nothing in response to such mass murders, we can expect to see more of them in the futureSee the problem is even if we ban the "bad" guns there will still be mass shootings.Will there be as many? As often? We won't know until we see if restrictions work.If you read my posts here you will see that I don't think it's either practical or advisable to regulate further either small pistols or bolt-action rifles. And I'm entirely in agreement with the idea that we should spend more time trying to figure out why some people go out and try to do in other people en masse.
tirob: Unfortunately for the legal owners of private semiautomatic firearms, however
tirob: The Firearms Act of 1934 was passed in response to a flurry of murders and other crimes in which automatic weapons were used
tirob: I just don't think you can (or should) try to write laws restricting the legal ownership of small pistols.
tirob: Why not try attacking both the causes of crime that you cite *and* experimenting with restrictions on semiautomatic weapons to see...
tirob: I think you could reduce the size of your theoretical hay bale exponentially by concentrating on certain kinds of firearms.
tirob: If only it were so simple. Doing these things helps to prevent some violent crimes. But by no means all of them.
Spanky_McFarksalot: Great, now I'll have to put up with my right-wing fb friends posting this like a brazillion times with some pro-gun statement.Thanks a lot guy from India!
tirob: way south: When someone commits an unthinkable crime, our focus should be on that person rather than their tools. Examining the weapon only explains the mechanics of how people died, not why the perpetrator decided to kill. As a result, controlling one tool only leads to deaths by different mechanics.That isn't the outcome we're really interested in.I'm all for focusing attention on the perpetrator of a crime, or even on the potential perpetrator of a crime, but I don't think it follows that we shouldn't focus attention on the means that perpetrator used to commit that crime. If the weapon of choice of psychopaths is a semiautomatic rifle built on an AR-15 platform, or a semiautomatic pistol with a large capacity magazine, I think we need not only to try to identify psychopaths before they get their hands on such weapons, but also to ask ourselves whether the benefits of permitting such weapons to be available to the general public are outweighed by the fact that such weapons are favored by psychopaths.
tirob: BroncoFan_17: You anti gun people crack me up. When someone breaks into my house, intent on hurting my family members, I'm going to respond within seconds..........with a gun.You're going to call a guy some dispatcher who is going to send you a guy........with a gun............who's going to take several minutes to get there.Wouldn't you be doing your family a great service by just learning to use a gun yourselves?If only the issue were as simple as you make it out to be.There are many issues that arise when you have firearms at home. A burglar can break in and steal them while you are out. It has not been unknown for a family member to shoot another family member, or a guest, accidentally or otherwise, with a firearm that someone bought for home protection. There have been cases--the recent tragedy in Connecticut being a notorious one--where a family member uses a firearm bought for home protection for a criminal purpose instead.The answer to your question is yes, you would be doing your family a service by learning to protect them with a gun. But how do you know that the gun you buy to protect your family will be used exclusively for that purpose?
BigNumber12: Cuteness is a survival tactic.The rational guy who made up 100% of me before fatherhood also realized that. There have definitely been "fark this parenthood business" times that she was able to turn right back around by being cute. Pure evolution, making sure that we nurture these taxing little bundles of need through their most vulnerable period.But I'm okay with that particular biological instruction.
fusillade762: Yeah. When my house catches fire I'm not gonna call some guy with a hose to put it out for me, I have my own hose.
vudukungfu: Ban axes
Rufus Lee King: sheep snorter: India man versus against Florida man. Florida man eats faces. While India man supports the core GOP policy(women are slaves as per the bible).English is not your first language?
sheep snorter: India man versus against Florida man. Florida man eats faces. While India man supports the core GOP policy(women are slaves as per the bible).[i.imgur.com image 634x424]
Pocket_Rocket: If ya axe me, they had it cuomin
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