The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Hey, two minutes away from my place, great. Also, one working firing pin away from a multiple-death school shooting on my main throughfare to-and-fro. That would have been inconvenient./probably inconvenient for the victims too
Theaetetus: MBooda: No point in warning the savvy men of FARK, but ladies: Don't Scissor Crazy.[www.postandcourier.com image 638x439]... just because the article says the word "lesbian" somewhere in it does not mean that she's a lesbian.In fact...In a rambling statement in bond court Tuesday, Boland said she went to the school because "I wanted to make a political demonstration about problems in my life relating to the fact that racist feminists, including institutions like that where I was demonstrating ... have been causing me these alleged mental problems ever since I met a lesbian professor."... isn't the "racist feminist" likely to be the lesbian professor whom she hates?
cmb53208: If it helps, she's from Beaufort. I woulda guessed Walterboro but hey...
Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gun crime is a cultural problem in the US. Of that I am certain. We need to change the culture and if making it more difficult or expensive to obtain a firearm is a less than perfect plan, it can be the first step until we get through the generational changes necessary to make that change in culture. It's a decent first step that can be fine tuned as we go and will discourage gun ownership, which would help decrease gun crime by default. However, the truth remains that until we change the cultural view of firearms in the US, gun crime, whether the firearm was obtained legally or illegally, is not going away. It won't go away completely no matter what we do, but it can be reduced with those changes, in addition to a few more, including the ones you mentioned.
Surool: Hector Remarkable: Surool: We need more guns within guns within guns.
Hector Remarkable: Surool: Hector Remarkable: Surool: We need more guns within guns within guns.
Farktastic: Real Women Drink Akvavit:If someone is legally purchasing a gun, there's no excuse for not being trained in its proper use and taught the laws about guns in their state and community. Those "I just want a gun, no training or testing, because the second amendment!!1!one1!" types are huge problems waiting to happen and make us non-nutty gun nuts look bad with their vast amounts of stupid. I'm really surprised that the second amendment hysterics either don't realize this or refuse to acknowledge it. I'm going with "refuse to acknowledge it".This is why I think that liability insurance is the way to handle gun purchasing in America. You want to purchase a gun? Enhanced background check you pay for, training course you pay for, registration you pay for, and liability insurance you pay for, hopefully to the tune of a couple thousand dollars. Then you get to buy a gun. You want to buy something that is not a hunting rifle or basic shotgun (assault weapons, handguns, etc), you apply to buy the weapon and pay for the application, submit to weapons and storage inspections which you pay for, and a shiat ton more liability insurance is added on. If you are a safe owner who doesn't end up with mental problems or in trouble with the law the insurance costs will eventually level off. If you are not a safe owner, become a nut or a criminal you could have your firearms confiscated. Think of it like new driver's car insurance, with the threat of losing your car as well. It will be a cost to every owner, but responsible owners wouldn't be fronting all the costs, just like safe drivers don't front the costs of new drivers. The money could be used to pay for better training and background check programs, and to pay victims of gun violence.Obviously this doesn't deal with the illegal gun trade, but it will hopefully convince the small dick compensators that owning a gun to look cool isn't worth it.
MNguy: Sounds as if she had had proper training on how to properly use a firearm a lot of people would be dead right now.
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