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Gun guy packs heat in message

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sun195, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Interesting column by Danny Westneat in Seattle Times - thoughts? Any common ground here? (not that he likely represents true goals of typical Seattle Pols, but who knows)

     
  2. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like a lefty trying to portray another lefty as middle ground. Not even a centrist would want to give up privacy for a false sense of security by having a registration database. It doesn't fool me.

    Both seem to think we need more laws though the specifics mentioned are already covered by law; mentally ill & violent criminals cannot own guns. Of course what they really want isn't that those convicted or committed can't own guns. They want their inside bureaucrats to get to decide who is or isn't violent or mentally ill.

    Juveniles should not be denied access to firearms. Irresponsible juveniles should not be allowed irresponsible access to firearms. There are already plenty of laws on the books that disallow criminal behavior with firearms and negligently allowing someone access. There is a difference and if you let the anti-gun movement have their way it will be illegal to take a minor shooting.

    Firearm safety training should be mandatory by at least middle school. Children should not be taught that guns are bad but that the irresponsible or criminal handling of them is.
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Just pre-posturing, likely for an upcoming campaign for office. The guy talks out both sides of his mouth.
     
  4. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    This sounds about right. We are going to see a LOT of left wing folks trying to make other left wing folks seem not so left wing for the upcoming house cleaning parties... err... elections. The steady blue states like Washington and Oregon probably don't really need to do this but they will.
     
  5. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    The new Mayor of Seattle endorses the illegal ban on legal guns?

    Does McDonald's know he calls himself Mayor McGinn? ;)
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My guns must all be broken, cause they can't do anything remotely like this.
     
  7. whphel

    whphel Lake Stevens Member

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    But when Pursley talks about what he thinks we should do — get far tougher on any gun-related crime, such as juveniles caught with a handgun,


    "and much more aggressive about tracking guns"

    , collecting information on them and confiscating them from people with violent tendencies or mental instability — I say: Why not? Can't we at least start with that?

    That statement in quotes is the dead give away. All they need is a foot in the door like any other progam and then it all goes down hill from there.
     
  8. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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    I don't know why all these guys seem to think that legislation and rules are going to curb violence in America. On one hand they are willing to teach children how to put on a condom to curb pregnancy or disease, yet in the other they are not willing to teach safe gun handling in schools to curb shooting accidents.

    I say bringing back shooting and hunting education in schools will do more to curb accidental shootings, which are the only gun-related violent acts that we will ever be able to control with any process, as long as the criminal mind exists.
     
  9. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    kinda off topic .. but only thing thats gonna stop violence is some moral fiber this country does not have ... with that then they might understand shootin people is BAD. Not that i think everyone one get it theres bad in every culture .. but enough rambling... Don
     
  10. kerbyj

    kerbyj Southern Oregon Member

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    This guy is so talking out both sides of his mouth.
     
  11. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Welcome to the world of political doublespeak...
     
  12. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    AMEN :thumbup: