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Why so quick to judge?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Kimber Custom, May 13, 2011.

  1. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Why are we (in the gun community) so quick to judge who should or should not have guns? Isn't 'shall not be infringed' a basic premise to what we believe?

    Even jokingly it irritates me to see comments in threads that someone shouldn't be allowed to have a gun.

    We should not be so cavalier about taking someones rights away.
     
  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Amen brother. Well said.
     
  3. no time

    no time Roseburg area Active Member

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  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Because this is the internet and everyone with an opinion feels the need to share it. That's a constitutional right as well.

    Just saying....
     
  5. FatherHolyHoly

    FatherHolyHoly MN Active Member

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    Just saying... what?
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    That it's super easy for people to hid behind their keyboard when posting online.
     
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  7. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    There are people that I personally would rather they did not have guns, but that being said I would not deny them the rights I hold so important.
     
  8. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Because people who do stupid things with guns should be judged. Notice they are judged after they do something stupid...
     
  9. A few of my friends and I have had this discussion. While we don't like the idea of taking a person's rights away, we do feel a little strange about a couple people we know that own guns. We know a couple of guys who will one day do something stupid with their gun. Not necessarily malicious, just plain old stupid.

    Everyone, at some point in their life, has known a person who just does stupid things. When you know that person well enough, they become predictably stupid. You can almost predict what stupid thing they are going to do, even before they are in the situation to do it. It makes you feel a little uneasy knowing those people have a gun. But it's their right the same as it is mine.
     
  10. sig40shooter

    sig40shooter Tahuya WA Member

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    I see people do stupid things in cars everyday. They still have thier car. I agree that people should not do stupid things with guns but I sure won't advocate the stripping of their constitutional rights. I am sure that we have all done something stupid in the past, should we all loose the right to bear arms? There are punishments for breaking laws other than infringing rights. Kudos for bringing this up Kimber Custom.
     
  11. So, who will bust out the Judge Dredd line?
     
  12. To be fair, one of the punishments for breaking laws or doing something stupid is being lambasted and ridiculed by your fellow man. Just sayin'.
     
  13. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    We really shouldn't judge until then... Ive seen some pretty nice looking reasonable people do stupid things, and yet seen some really goofy people be very smart around guns
     
  14. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Intentionally or unintentionally?
     
  15. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Why not though? You shouldn't use your own judgment? Dont we all judge people? Were you not taught to choose your friends wisely? Do we not judge people at every election? Dont you judge every person you date?

    Who was the idiot that came up with the idea that using sound judgment is bad? And dont give me the Bible quote, when put in context that has to do with hypocrisy.
     
  16. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Power.. you have a point... for example, there are certain friends I WONT take shooting, wont show them my latest piece either... Yes there are certain people that I, when walking around town, think they are this and they are that. Or if I was selling a piece and a suspicious person came to purchase, i wouldn't sell to. However I think OP means far too many people judge on first impressions... even before someone opens there mouth.
     
  17. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Then lets bring it full circle...

    A firearm can easly and instantly take a life, but we shouldnt judge to quickly? And the firearms community shouldnt be the ones to judge?
     
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  18. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    true a firearm is not a toy... Dad jumps on me when i tell him " hey check out my new toy" I've gotten out of that mind set. Its a dangerous weapon if used improperly. I just think OP intent was that far to often we judge someone from behind a keyboard, walking down the road, or just hearing comments. However, as most people are, I am apart of many a forums.. from guns to cars and I see too often people jump to conclusions. More time not its misinterpreted, that leads down the wrong road.
     
  19. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    What road is that?
     
  20. U201494

    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    There are incidents that can be judged quickly and there are incidents that require more information than we usually get via the news media.
    How about an example where we were quick to judge?