Next time a liberal

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by naf84, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    Next time a liberal gives you a hard time about owning a gun, and how bad they are, how they kill people and blah blah, ask them if they have a knife in their house. Lecture them on knife safety. Find some statistics on how many people have been killed from knife violence and how we should ban civilians from owning knives.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You could basically give them the same lecture about owning a car. Cars are pretty darned dangerous.
     

  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    The number one cause of "unnatural deaths" in this country is prescription drug abuse...33,000 deaths

    The number two cause is car 'accidents' (I use the term 'accident' loosely as the word signifies intention...a better word is negligence) 32,000 deaths

    The number three cause is firearms... 31,000 deaths. Subtract 17,000 suicides, 3,000 ish justified shootings (LEO and civilian) and gang related violence what is left?

    They'll say people die from "accidental" shootings all the time...true, but almost the EXACT number die every year from falling objects. Applying their logic, there should be a law passed that says we all need to walk around wearing hardhats.

    The first two causes are static, black and white, not so with firearms.

    Tell your anti friends to sell their car and go herbal for their ills, then we'll talk...about how wrong they STILL are...

    Edit: I'm quoting numbers from memory, correct me if I'm off...
     
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  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    what about chainsaws, farm equipment, logging industry, mining industry, bathtubs, ladders, and the list could go on and on. yes, guns can be dangerous and even have deadly results when used unsafely and in an improper manner, but so can anything else. education, information, and training are key factors in the safe and proper use of anything that could potentially harm or kill someone.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You are 100 times more likely to be killed by a doctor than a gun.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    According to the CDC, in 2009, 21 children ages 10-14 died from accidents with firearms. That same group, same time period lost 90 children from accidental DROWNING.

    It proves what I have said all along- No one needs their own swimming pool- there are government supplied pools, with trained life guards. If you want your own pool, then you should have to prove that you have completed government mandated training, and proved that you have a need to own a pool. There should be a waiting period before you can buy a pool (we'll call it a warming up period) and pools should be limited to 10 inches or less.

    You know, it's not like you have a RIGHT to a swimming pool, and after all- IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN.........



    Above figures are taken from the website, Center for Disease Control. The sarcasm is extra.
     
  7. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    Y'all got it!
     
  8. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Ditto indeed! ;)
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Some toddlers can drown in a bucket of water, stumbling in head first and not being able to right themselves. Ban the Buckets.


    On another note, my oldest son just bought a house. I went and saw his new home for the first time yesterday when I picked up my granddaughter for the day. I noticed his neighbors have a very large above ground pool........and no fence around their yard. I was incredulous. That is just asking for trouble.
     
  10. therewolf

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    A great sentiment, OP, but almost as misguided as

    anti-gun sentiment.

    Two things to consider:

    1-UNIFICATION- Instead of arguing with antis about

    how wrong they are, we should show them we stand strong,

    all 140 Million +, 45% of our overall population. What are

    we showing the antis now, when only 6 million of us (less than 1 in 25)

    are NRA members ??

    2-WE are our own worst enemies. IME, many antis are folks

    we have alienated by doing things like handing noobs

    guns with massive recoil, so we can laugh at their humiliation,

    when it knocks them down. 10 seconds of misplaced mirth create

    a lifelong gun-hater.



    Perhaps a new approach to the anti movement is in order,

    because shouting at the rain isn't working.

    One thing which does work, in many instances, is taking an

    anti to the range with 22s, and letting them in on the fun and empowerment

    of shooting. When they see for themselves, at a large range, that we're not all

    a bunch of insensitive, drooling neanderthals, it sometimes changes a person's

    mind...
     
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  11. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Really depends if the person is a true liberal or just someone ignorant about guns. If it's just ignorance they may be reasoned with, but liberals ignore facts, common sense & reason. Their hatred toward guns is not really a safety thing, it's all about control. If they don't like something, they don't want anyone else to like it. Doesn't matter if it's guns, gasoline guzzling cars or the food you eat.
     
  12. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I've converted two antis.

    They own and shoot guns now.

    All it took was a trip to the range,

    to try it for themselves.

    OH, SNAP! You mean we're not going to convince everybody?
     
  13. Bootsdeal

    Bootsdeal New Member

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    I won't waste my valuable time talking or listening to a liberal, either in person or TV or radio or whatever. In my opinion liberals, like attorneys and judges, are a form of sub-human life to be avoided at all costs. Life is just too short.
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I agree with these statements. I was very anti-gun my whole life. Only because of ignorance and lack of any knowledge whatsoever about guns. It took one person to show me gun safety and to take me to a range and let me shoot a very fun and easy to shoot gun, an Uzi, and I was hooked. I cam home from that visit and bought my first gun. I now own three. I was never ridiculed by this person, I was educated, listened to and reasoned with.
     
  15. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Great -- all you did was teach two liberals to take up arms. They used to be just irrational lackeys. Now they're ARMED irrational lackeys.
    Geez, thanks.

    :eek:
     
  16. Polygon

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    It really depends on the person. I prefer not to argue with them at all as 99% of them aren't going to let a silly thing like facts get in the way of their argument. If I feel they aren't too ignorant I might invite them to the range to shoot one of my .22s and then see how they feel about guns.
     
  17. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    HAAAA! Now that's a little funny!! ;)
     
  18. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    So how have you been doing? Get anybody to join the NRA

    lately?

    Criticizing other's efforts is neither difficult, nor impressive.
     
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    I like the stats even if they are off some.

    Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my Gun. Swimming pools have killed more children than guns. If you get the criminals to turn in all of their ILLEGAL guns come back and see me about taking mine. Almost all guns are safe in the hands of trained responsible people. Cars, planes, TV remotes, frying pans, ect. not so much.
     
  20. mayscat44

    mayscat44 New Member

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    Yet still funny!!...(maybe 'cause u came off kinda "prickish", who knows?)