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(Washington Post)   The Democratic paradise of Washington, DC has some of the most restrictive handgun laws in the nation, which means that the 1400 armed robberies that took place there last year are, like, totally a figment of your imagination   ( divider line
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985 clicks; posted to Politics » on 05 Jan 2014 at 12:20 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-05 10:47:30 AM  
3 votes:
So we should, like, have the government hand out free guns to every citizen?

Wait... That's socialism...
2014-01-05 12:23:39 PM  
2 votes:
Try banning water from the center of your bathtub.
2014-01-05 10:58:09 AM  
2 votes:
submitter's logic:

murder is illegal

there are still murders

therefore murder should be legal.

2014-01-05 11:09:15 PM  
1 vote:
The Name:

How does it make you feel that the 2nd Amendment will never be repealed in your lifetime, and the only thing you can do is a) biatch about it on Fark and b) sit back and take it

Does it make you mad?
2014-01-05 10:07:58 PM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Doom MD: He doesn't like the elderly, females, or the poor being able to defend themselves.

Access to guns - The only time conservatives actually give a sh*t about the elderly, females, or the poor. Like spotting a unicorn in the wild. Shhhh...shhh. Just watch kids.

You are correct; anyone who does not oppose civilian disarmament is a "conservative".
2014-01-05 09:11:57 PM  
1 vote:

Dimensio: redmid17: The Name: redmid17: I don't see a compelling reason to amend it given that there are other options which would be more effective at reducing the crime, politically feasible, and logistically possible.

But it would be somewhat effective, right?  Are you just not that serious about reducing crime?  Again, let's assume you get a direct vote on it.  Would you vote to repeal it to help fight crime?

redmid17: Even if the 2nd amendment were changed to accommodate that and the measure passed with overwhelming support, the sheer logistical and enforcement issues would be mind boggling.

As I said to Dimensio above, I'm not biting on logistics/enforcement concern trolling.

I've already said I would vote no. I'd like to address the root of the problem, not the symptom.

You're not biting on the logistics/enforcement/likelihood aspects for the same reason you haven't given any specifics when asked. You have nothing productive to add.

For fair consideration, providing specifics creates a real risk of factual refutation. As an example, an advocate of a federal "assault weapons ban" may be faced with being asked to explain why this is a legitimate civilian firearm, yet this is a deadly semi-automatic assault weapon with no possible legitimate civilian use and thus be forced to ignore the question entirely, to admit that the classification is entirely arbitrary and thus not in any way focused upon public safety or to admit a complete lack of understanding of the firearms technology that they advocate regulating.

That one is easy. Someone could poke their eye out on that threaded barrel. Not all of us want to live dangerously.
2014-01-05 05:51:32 PM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: cameroncrazy1984: That's why you only hear about cities like Chicago. Actually pretty much only Chicago.

Like Chicago, I'd wager most of the guns used in gun crime in DC come from out of town/district.

There is ONE dealer with a FFL in DC who does a handful of sales per year by appointment only. There are NO felons who can legally buy a gun in DC (or the rest of the country). I'd wager that there has never been a crime committed in DC that was committed by a gun without a criminal attached. 

There are no car manufacturers in DC. I'd wager most of the cars used in car crime in DC come from out of town/district.

There are NO distillerys in DC.  I'd wager most of the booze used in drunk driving crime in DC come from out of town/district.

There are NO legal growers in DC. I'd wager most of the pot used in pot crime in DC come from out of town/district.

There are NO Computer manufacturers in DC. I'd wager most of the computers used in computer crime in DC come from out of town/district.

There are almost zero shark attacks in the middle of the Sahara Desert so it must be SAFER to live there than the Australian Coast.
2014-01-05 04:47:56 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-05 01:06:02 PM  
1 vote:

Sidecrab: Look at DC's demographics, therein lies the answer.

"About 17% of D.C. residents were age 18 or younger in 2010; lower than the U.S. average of 24%. However, at 34 years old, the District had the lowest median age compared to the 50 states."

Yep, those young'uns tend to be a bit more ready to sling lead than older folks. I can totally see where you're coming from.

/that is what you meant by "demographics", right?
2014-01-05 12:53:18 PM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: NYC has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, and their crime rate has been going down for a long time.

They also have stop-and-frisk. Which is a whole different conversation. I was in New York for the holidays, and there was NO WHERE on the island that felt unsafe. I guess totalitarianism really can guarantee safety -- there was a cop on every corner empowered to frisk you (I made a game of "how many seconds I can go without seeing a cop"), and "if you see something, say something" posters everywhere.

The Federal Government fails because it takes away our freedoms and makes us less safe. At least in New York you get safety in exchange. So I wouldn't chalk up lowering crime rate in NYC to the gun laws alone... it's a total commitment to crime prevention at the expense of all other sensibilities.
2014-01-05 12:46:06 PM  
1 vote:
1400? That's a big number! I'm convinced - without any further need for context, comparison or explanation.
2014-01-05 12:33:10 PM  
1 vote:
Look at DC's demographics, therein lies the answer.
2014-01-05 12:28:46 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously it means we should ban money so we can prevent others from shooting each other over it. Go back to bartering.
2014-01-05 12:12:10 PM  
1 vote:
Deep red parts of the county I live in don't even have police departments. Keller, Southlake, Colleyville. Don't have them. Totally non-existent because there are no crimes and loose gun laws. Any criminal activity there is a figment of the imagination. True story. All of it. Look it up
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