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Folks, I am entirely in favor of common sense gun control. This video explains why.

Do you agree with me?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtN7eW_J_WE[/ame]
 

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nice video ... but the fallacy in your position is that gun control advocates understand common sense :rolleyes:
 

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hehe good job
 

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He could have worked "common sense" in there a couple more times.
 

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Whose definition of "common sense" would be the problem.
Many years ago after some thought I came up with a 'commons sense' definition or common sense.:D
"Common sense is the WISE use of KNOWLEDGE"!
As you can see there are two components to common sense. The problem we have today is there are MANY people who go from birth to a DEGREE ( under grad to PHD) with no REAL life experience!!!!:eek: The only way to gain WISDOM is by life experience so you end up with a person who is considered 'qualified' simply because they a 'well educated (have a degree). This has been a problem because 'we' have pushed this 'need' for higher education to an extreme for about 50 years now. Thus it would appear that 'common sense' has been KILLED by our over zealous push for more HIGHER education!:(
Today the ratio is 90 to 95 % Knowledge and 5 to 10 % Wisdom! To me the ideal ratio would be 40 to 50 % Knowledge and 50 to 60 % Wisdom!:)
Your thoughts?????
 

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Good video! The problem, as Orangello pointed out is whose definition to use. Another similar term is "fair taxes"; no one can agree on what that means.
 

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I support common sense gun control as well. Problem is there isnt and hasnt been to my knowledge any common sense legislation put forth. Everything Ive seen is stupid kneejerk gungrabber crap. Look at the governments performance over the past 5yrs and explain to me how common sense even popped into your head.
 

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I think we have more than enough gun laws on the books. Just wish we would enforce them consistently.
 

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Common sense means we should focus on criminals not guns. But this nation elected Obama twice there is no common sense apparently
 

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I think we have more than enough gun laws on the books. Just wish we would enforce them consistently.
I appreciated the few videos I saw on your channel. You just picked up another subscriber. I have been teaching gun control for a very long time now. Newbies are much easier to teach then those who are set in their ways or have bad habits.
 

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I think we have more than enough gun laws on the books. Just wish we would enforce them consistently.
According to Joe Biden we don't have the manpower to enforce the laws on the books. So we are going to make more laws that we don't have the manpower to enforce.
 

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...Today the ratio is 90 to 95 % Knowledge and 5 to 10 % Wisdom! To me the ideal ratio would be 40 to 50 % Knowledge and 50 to 60 % Wisdom!:)
Your thoughts?????
Wisdom is MUCH more expensive than education in terms of time, money, and possibly health. Education is supposed to convey to the student what has been previously learned, reducing the "cost" of information to the student and others. An educated and intelligent person can use their knowledge and intelligence to reduce the "cost" of gaining wisdom.
 

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Wisdom is MUCH more expensive than education in terms of time, money, and possibly health. Education is supposed to convey to the student what has been previously learned, reducing the "cost" of information to the student and others. An educated and intelligent person can use their knowledge and intelligence to reduce the "cost" of gaining wisdom.
But it does not work that way in the real world!:p
More ideology probably taught by a over educated idealistic idiot! :(
 

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Every single person I know who says they do not like guns, when I've offered to take them to my gun club and they go....

Big smile when they shoot a gun for the first time.

100% of the time.
 

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But it does not work that way in the real world!:p
More ideology probably taught by a over educated idealistic idiot! :(
Say what now? Did you teach yourself to read and write? What about mathematics or literature?

I taught myself how to work on my VW beetle when I was in Jr. High and High School, but a shop class would have been darn helpful and would have certainly sped up the process.

The things "best learned by experience" are the things that are most difficult for students to accept from a teacher. For example, most young men won't accept that "there is always somebody tougher" until they meet an example of such.

I am educated enough and burnt on idealism by experience, IMO.
 

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Huh?

Sorry, I don't get the point you are trying to make.

Of course education is great, but....no substitute for experience.

Let me share MY experience.

I am 51 years old.

I was raised by parents who loved me beyond words and they REQUIRED me to work HARD for everything I wanted. If I wanted a new bike...guess what...I worked to earn money to pay for it. They would tell me, you earn enough money to pay for 70% of it, and we will pay the rest. I did.

I worked jobs from the time I was old enough to push a lawn mower and make money. I had a FULL 40 hour a week job every summer from the time I was 15 years old. I worked hard to put myself through college, my parents did the best they could. But I put in 30 hours a week cleaning toilets and what-not at my school. I snagged a job on Saturdays, eight hours every Saturday on top of that for $5 an hour in Chigago. I worked 38 hours a week and went to school full time.

I loved it.

Pampering parents are the problem these days.

Education?

Sure. I have a bachelors and masters degree in my profession and am close now to a doctorate.

Working hard for what I got makes me appreciate it.

Education? I love it. Work? No substitute. Experience? You bet.

I learned as much from the former Marine who was my crew chief on a land surveying crew as I did in any class I ever took. I learned what it means to get your job done, well.

It was hard physical labor, out in the "field" all day, in hot Florida summers land surveying huge plots of land. We went out at 7 in the morning, got home around 5.

So, there you go.
 
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