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Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?

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  • +122 +262 -140 John Brown Jun. 26, 2015
    "There are a large number of different types of "gun control" some are common sense, and others are a very bad idea for a number of reasons.

    If someone is mentally ill - NO GUN
    If someone has been convicted of a violent felony - NO GUN
    Child Safety Locks - Great Idea
    Closing the gun show loophole - Great Idea
    Require proper and safe gun storage - Great Idea

    The rest gets sketchy. I for one, do not want the government to have a list of gun owners. That just makes it too easy for a future government to round up our guns.

    I do not support assault weapons bans or high capacity magazine bans.

    I support open and concealed carry.

    By the way, I am not a conservative or a Republican"
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    • +3 +9 -6 Grant Snyder Feb. 1, 2016
      "What about a WW2 veteran that has slight ADHD problem ad can control him self. He should be claered to own a gun"
    • +1 +5 -4 Ross Nov. 3, 2016
      "I do agree with you, however there are many people who have a mental illness and feel like they shouldn't be withheld that right to own a weapon. That is classifying people, and from what everyone has seen, others don't like that. Perhaps instead of restricting things from all people it grows simpler, no guns in a hospital, jail, government house, or mental hospital. That way people that aren't in mental hospitals can use their gun. Also, a background check should be put down for when you're buying a gun (I don't know if they already do this, I do not own a gun) that way if you've ever been In a mental hospital or in jail for a MAJOR act, you are denied one for public safety and safety of yourself."
  • +21 +26 -5 Dan S, Sr. Feb. 19, 2018
    "Listen to this song (Money Talks by AC/DC) while you read this post:

    In the 2016 election, the NRA spent $11,438,118 to support Donald Trump, and another $19,756,346 to oppose Hillary Clinton. That's over $31 million spent on one presidential race.

    For the government to pass stricter gun control laws, we need more heroes like businessman Mr. Hoffman, who yesterday told the New York Times that he "will not write another check" for candidates and political groups that don't support a ban on assault weapons. The Florida-based former ambassador to Portugal has donated millions to GOP candidates and political groups over the years, reported the paper.

    If everyone told Republican candidates that they won't vote for them, or donate any money, unless they make a public statement guaranteeing that they will support stricter gun control laws, changes will begin to happen."
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    • 0 0 0 Brian Mar. 15, 2018
      "about your last statement, most if not all who want stricter gun control laws are liberal"
  • +18 +76 -58 Ryan Dukes Nov. 24, 2015
    "This is for number 15. An AR-15 is not a military rifle. It is also not called the M16 by the Air Force. The gun that person was thinking of was the M4, which is still a different gun than the M16. Almost all of the information for that example is entirely false. Those guns will also not "shred your venison" because the three guns I mentioned fire the 5.56 NATO (2.23) round. That is actually a low caliber round compared to a lot of hunting rifles."
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    • +1 +2 -1 9th Grader Dec. 1, 2016
      "I agree 2.23 is a small caliber that doesn't mean that it cant hurt someone serverely"
  • +15 +69 -54 Chad Gardner Jan. 15, 2016
    "i think that people have rights to have guns for protection and for any hurting situation where they could use the gun."
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    • -1 0 -1 Ian P. Jan. 23, 2018
      "I agree with you compleetly, but even if it doesn't reduce the criminal rate and/or people using them with bad intintions the amount people that will still use them for harm, will most likely, not decrease, because you say that people should be able to use them may have an affect on the rate of people missusing them."
  • +6 +10 -4 Mac Mar. 5, 2018
    "When a kid hits another kid with a stick, you take away the stick. When a kid accidentally pokes their eye with a stick, you take away the stick. And when you have a nurse's office full of kids who are injured because of sticks, you clear sticks from the schoolyard and put in a rule that states nobody can play with sticks. Checkmate."
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  • +3 +8 -5 Anonymous Mar. 5, 2018
    ""Guns don't kill people, people kill people!"
    People kill people... using guns. People use guns to kill people."
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    • -1 0 -1 Charlie H Mar. 6, 2018
      "You got part of it correct - people kill people; no matter the means. Going after the guns is not the answer."
  • +2 +28 -26 Nene13743 Jan. 16, 2017
    "Guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people. This is a true fact, and I believe in it. A gun laying there is no danger whatsoever, but if someone picked it up and shot it, that is dangerous. "I believe that many people have guns, and follow the laws of the nation, but criminals will not. If we make more laws about gun control, more background checks will be done, and anyone with evidence of criminality, or being unwillingly taken into a mental institute, will be undergone with more in-depth checks. If gun control laws are put into order, the United States could be in less danger, even if criminals don't follow the laws."
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    • +1 +1 0 Mark DiBois Mar. 8, 2018
      "We have more than sufficient gun control laws in the United States. The problem is enforcement. Many of the perpetrators in these cases never made it into the data-base. As I have said. Why should I give up my guns because the FBI and the local police and the board of education screwed up in Parkland Florida."
  • +1 +4 -3 Savannah Mar. 9, 2018
    "Stricter gun laws will lower the crime rate. With firmer gun laws the crime rate would be lower. Take Canada for example, there is no legal right to possess arm. Canada process of purchasing a gun is stricter than the U.S. They have their own restriction on gun laws whereas most semi-automatic assault weapons are banned causing them to have a low gun statistic. "In 2009, there were 0.5 deaths per 100,000 from gun homicide - only 173 people"."
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    • -1 0 -1 Charlie H Mar. 16, 2018
      "So move to Canada! Have you left yet?"
  • +1 +2 -1 A. E.A Mar. 8, 2018
    "There should be laws that restrict who gets to have a gun and what exactly they should use it for as a gun owner. This way at least rates of murders and accidental death can drop down. It is now needed because society now has changed the reputation on guns. So, if we put restrictions on guns only certain people can get their hands-on guns for any personal reasons. But we should put restrictions on these gun owners as well. Like usually to obtain a gun it should always be the same as it is today. With laws added it would limit certain things that today's society is dealing with. If a criminal wants to get their hands on this weapon they will do everything in their power to do so. With laws there, limits to do this will be lower and risker. They probably would obtain a less dangerous weapon and that will probably be used instead. We can argue about Mexico having stricter laws but mass shooting happen every single day but their government is not strongly set up like ours so there's is corrupt so how do we compare our self with them, everyday hundreds of people die but obviously cartels are the ones in charged of those murders, not regular civilians that live a non-narcotic life."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Deb R. Mar. 7, 2018
    "The most effective way to reduce gun violence while minimizing infringement of individual rights is through use of a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO). Federal law already considers it a crime for those accused of or convicted of domestic abuse to possess a firearm. Based on recent mass shootings, it would be reasonable to allow state or local governments to issue restraining orders like the ones issued for individuals suspected of or convicted of domestic abuse. California has had a law like this since 2016.

    For a GVRO to be issued, someone close to the individual would need to present proof that there is reason to be concerned about the individual's. This could be someone who lives with the individual, is closely related or even works with or around the individual daily. The close friend or family would have to provide the court with evidence that the individual is a danger to himself or others. (Examples: screen shots of online threats or sworn testimony from witnesses). The individuals would have a chance to present their case to the court. The restraining order would not be permanent. But, could be renewed if the individual was still presenting worrisome behavior."
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  • 0 0 0 Mike Mar. 19, 2018
    "I am for a real solution to the problem of gun violence in the USA.
    Is it realistic to expect gun control to prevent or reduce these school massacres? Here is a fact that neither side wants to point out:
    Finland - Has tight gun registration requirements, universal background checks and an socially advanced society. Since 2000 there has been two school massacres in Finland. Jokela in 2007 and Kauhajoki in 2008. 18 deaths (or 20 including the perpetrators who committed suicide). Extrapolate that to the USA population (Finland has only 5.4 million people) and you have 120 school shootings and 1100 deaths... This number dwarfs the figures for the USA during the same period.
    For the record both perpetrators used 22 caliber handguns, not assault rifles or a high power handguns.
    For "gun control" to prevent this type of tragedy ALL GUNS WOULD HAVE TO BE BANNED which is impossible to accomplish in the USA. Anything short of that is a play on the emotions of the moment for political gain."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "If I could have total say in this situation, citizens would have to go through a more in depth process to obtain the right to own and possess a gun. Those with severe mental disorders and on medications that prohibit good judgment would not be allowed to own a gun.

    Research has shown that most of those who illegally shoot others have a severe mental disorder that blocks sound judgment. Furthermore, only certain types of guns should be allowed to be possessed by individuals. Machine guns and such should not be allowed. Only the military may have access to certain lethal weapons for protecting our country."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Johnathan P. Mar. 8, 2018
    "I am in favor of enacting more gun laws in the United States. One common ground between people who want more gun laws and people that don't is that we all do not want to see mass-shootings and killings that could have otherwise been stopped. By enacting better background checks and more mental health screenings it limits the people that will be able to walk into stores and buy guns. For example, you do not want anyone that is mentally ill buying a gun. Screenings and checks are important, but there will always be loopholes in the system (which is private party gun sales). These gun sales are undocumented and many happen at gun shows. Even though there is a loophole in the process of buying guns I believe that there should be bans on high-capacity magazines. Most of all the mass shootings in recent history were done with high-capacity magazines some of which can hold up to 100 or more rounds. Banning the sale of high-capacity magazines will eliminate the possibly of people like Nikolas Cruz to open fire in such a manner and it will limit the used of guns that use high-capacity magazines like the AR-15 rifle."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Angelica F. Mar. 7, 2018
    "There are many gun control laws already that have helped reduced the crime rates tremendously but i do feel like there should be more. I believe that many people have guns, and follow the laws of the nation, but criminals will not. If we make more specific laws about gun control and did more background checks on people and made sure that anyone with evidence of criminality, or being unwillingly taken into a mental institution, that they will not be allowed to have any types of guns/ firearm or will be checked more in depth will change so much. If gun control laws are put into order and guns are watched more carefully so no illegal guns gets around, the United States could be in less danger, even if criminals don't follow the laws."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Stu Feb. 21, 2018
    "Several issues need to be addressed, what firearms the public can own, mental health, parental control and others."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Joanna Feb. 15, 2018
    "Jo p. B.FOR ON GOING AWARENESS- a person (liaison) from every high school in America ,backed by a non profit that could be called AMERICAN KIDS FOR SAFE SCHOOLS, . They would communicate regarding a number of items and a rotating group would go to D.C. To hear progress. They would then issue a report card nationally on how they see the progress."
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  • -1 0 -1 Adam C. Mar. 8, 2018
    "Looking at the amount of gun related deaths i think there should be more gun control laws to make it harder for the mentally ill and people with a criminal history to attain them. Good citizens should have a right to defend themselves and the ones they care about from the evil in this world. Enforcing too much gun control could make it easier for criminals to prey on innocents.

    As far as the types of guns that should be banned I do agree with burst-fire or fully automatic weapons being banned because of their lethality, but see no reason to ban semi-automatic weapons such as an AR-15 just because they resemble military weapons.

    When it comes down to the real issue is the mental health of our nation. We need to make sure that we have responsible gun-owners that know how to handle these weapons. We need to look at the criminal mind, and see why there is so much violence in our country right now."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Jacob B. Feb. 27, 2018
    "A solution I would like feedback on is, Do you think we should put barcodes on bullet casings and make it mandatory that you present your spent casings whenever buying ammunition? This method could be used to enforce ammunition limits and make it easier to crack down on lawbreakers by creating more clear situations of ether they have codes and are legal or they don't and need to be confiscated. Please let me know what your thoughts on this idea.

    Jacob B. age 16 Sophomore"
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    • +1 +1 0 Danielle Mar. 7, 2018
      "I think that you are on to something here, but I think that would be a bit harder as you can make your own bullets at home. It would be worth a shot- (no pun intended) try figure out a way to identify gun/bullet owners."
    • 0 0 0 Jacob B Mar. 8, 2018
      "Danielle, thank you for giving me feedback, I understand that home production is an option to those trying to evade the law, but unless they had a registry of unused bullet codes I think it would be near impossible to produce valid codes that would hold up under a police scanner, the secondary benefit to tracking bullets is that you would be able to tell if they offender is using real bullets, and hopefully they could be apprehended before anything escalates due to it being impossible to hide the fact that they are using home made bullets, the other thing that could be implemented is a comunity based alert system to let police know if someone is producing ileagle bullets. Thank you for listening to my thoughts

      Jacob B"
  • -1 +93 -94 Common Sense Jun. 19, 2015
    "Of course there should be more gun control laws. No guns for mentally ill. Yes to universal background checks. Yes to child safety locks. Yes to federal database of gun ownership. All that said, yes we should be allowed to own guns. Of course we should. Responsible adults should be able to buy/use guns."
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    • +4 +6 -2 common outdoorsman Nov. 18, 2015
      "when you use things such as background checks including name, addresses, and mental health anyone now has access to all of that and if they were to use it they nowhave your address and your name. Earlier this year someone had hacked and stole credit card numbers from target and home depot. How long exactly would it take someone with that skill to get into those background checks. granted you should use some sort of it to check mental health, but you should not be able to find that persons address, name, or whatever else that may be on it. I personaly think that checking mental health and criminal history should be checked, but not all of thier personal information"
    • +2 +5 -3 J.B. Nov. 9, 2015
      "Evidently Some grownups are not responsible enough, where are these children getting these weapons from? Some get them from home. RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ??"
    • +1 +3 -2 Joe Feb. 9, 2016
      "Even if there were more gun laws that will not stop certain people from getting ahold of guns. If these people with a "mental illness" want to get their hands on a gun then they will. The gun laws will not change that."
    • 0 +1 -1 Amy Dec. 12, 2016
      "Yes, but not everyone that would work at a gun shop anywhere would know that, right? Like you said, responsible adults, it's the people, not guns."
    • -2 0 -2 Wolves And Sheeple Nov. 11, 2017
      "A lot of people that believe we need more gun control need to realize that we already DO have universal background checks. There is also no such thing as a "gun show loophole". People on the far left hate cops, and believe cops are running around in the streets killing black people for no reason, yet they also want to remove weapons from the hands of our citizens, leaving the police holding all of the power. Makes sense!"
  • -2 0 -2 Cyann F. Mar. 10, 2018
    "I believe we in the united states should have way more gun control laws. On the facts on how there are people just buying guns so they can kill one another let's put in reference in a black community and all the gangs going on around us today it's the fact that if someone doesn't like another human being then they think it's okay to just go around killing one another but that's not okay. If we had more gun control laws then it would be less crimes around us. There would be more back ground checks to whom can carry and be armed with a weapon. Yes, it is okay to have a weapon to make sure you are safe and nobody comes in and try's and hurts you but for the ones who just get guns because it looks cool and because they want to do harmful things then that is not okay so yes more guns laws would place the crime rates way down and if the laws were stricter then I believe the people will obey the nations laws way more. It would make our society today way safer and better with more gun laws and the right laws to be initiated."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Terje Mar. 8, 2018
    "I come from Norway, one of the safest countries in the world. In Norway gun violence is almost unheard off. It just doesn't happen. Because of our strict gun control laws everybody who want to own a gun has to get a background check, and also basic training where the applicant gets closely supervised over this person is responsible enough to own a gun. Owning a gun shouldn't be a right. It is a privilege one has to earn."
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  • -2 +1 -3 Danielle O. Mar. 7, 2018
    "As a gun owner,
    I DO NOT want to take ALL of anyone's guns away, nor do I want there to be an outlaw or ban of ALL guns. I would like to see that all military style weaponry and assault rifles (AR15, AK-47, and Mc-10 etc.) be exclusively for our military professionals, and our law enforcement officers, and anyone else needing, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

    I am aware of some of the United States Navy weapons training, for instance in boot camp, there's a week long training on just pistols and shot-guns, then there is over a month of M4 training, as well as the 3 weeks more for the .50 caliber and .240, and this is in a span of under 3 years active duty The sailor has already had roughly 2.5 months. If civilians want to have such an arsenal, I feel that the training should parallel the military's or better. Also the mental stability of a private citizen should be taken in to consideration. I learned recently that to be in corrections or an officer of the law there's mental health tests, and psychological testing that needs to be assessed. Couldn't hurt to incorporate?"
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  • -2 +2 -4 Jo P. b. Feb. 15, 2018
    "It's time for a ROSA PARKS MOMENT..let school be Skyped until action is taken. As the survivor from Florida just said: you are the adults, we are the something...children are experts on media...not a problem to Skype and long distance over media some school!"
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  • -3 +3 -6 Mario P. Mar. 7, 2018
    "Laws are not passed to take away anyone's rights. Gun control laws must be enacted to save the lives of people who gather peacefully. For example, the Parkland, Florida, shooting 17 students/staff died. By having stronger gun control laws, the shooter may have never been able to obtain an assault weapon used to murder high school students. There have been over 39 mass shootings in the year of 2018(Gun). Gun laws need to be enacted for public safety due to a large number of mass shootings recorded over the past years. Semiautomatic weapons are used for times of war not for personal use. Semiautomatic weapons have been used in mass shootings to take the lives of many people. According to criminologist Grant Duwe, the numbers of deadly shootings have risen in the past few years (Washington Post 2018). Mass shootings will continue to rise and become more common. Gun control laws can put a stop to the senseless mass killings of people. Assault weapon bans have more than a 6.8 effectiveness that is graded on a 10-point scale in reducing mass shootings (Ny times 2016). Gun control laws have been proven to reduce gun-related violence."
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    • 0 0 0 Jacob B Mar. 8, 2018
      "I'll be the first to say this to you the AR in the AR 15 is the companies name, not Assault Rifle, also the definition of an assault rifle is a rifle that has a rapid-fire rate and a large mag, but aside from those gripes, everything else looks spot on. Semi-auto weapons can (And have been in the Las Vegas shooting) converted into fully automatic guns and semi-autos are just as dangerous and in some cases even more so because shooters don't burn through their ammo as quickly, bullpup and other closer quarter/urban guns are dangerous to have in urban environments."
  • -3 +2 -5 BOOMcreeper126 Mar. 6, 2018
    "If guns were illegal, then some people wouldn't be able to hunt for sport. And yet, WHY IS HUNTING A SPORT? Would you really hurt a small creature that doesn't even know whats happening? Nobody would, unless you have no soul, or you are stranded in the middle of nowhere with no food or water."
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    • 0 0 0 singlecountrygirl Mar. 21, 2018
      "Some people hunt because they need food and others do it because they don't like the animals."
  • -3 0 -3 Donald Troutman Mar. 2, 2018
    "The Republicans refuse to do anything about gun control until someone kills a member of their family."
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  • -3 +2 -5 Stu Feb. 21, 2018
    "The 2nd amendment was enacted in 1791. No automatic weapons made then so any fire are not made then should not be available to the public. Join the military if you want to fire an automatic weapon."
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  • -3 +8 -11 canadian Dec. 13, 2017
    "why not ban hi-cap magazines? if someone has three 30-round mags they can kill 90 people if someone with three 5-round mags (the same mag with a rivet so it can only hold 5) tries the same thing then they can kill 15 people its common sense to ban hi-cap mags which is why their banned here in cnada"
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    • 0 0 0 Jacob B Mar. 9, 2018
      "A reply to Country, but why not try? Yes shooters have other options but why not try to limit them to make mass shootings harder, extra guns are harder to carry than extra mags, this means by banning hi-cap mags you can reduce the number of rounds they have and increase the chance they are apprehended before they can do more damage."
    • 0 0 0 Country Dec. 14, 2017
      "No because a lot of shooters have multiple guns."
  • -3 +12 -15 Ya boi Oct. 25, 2017
    "Just look at how it went in Australia"
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  • -3 +10 -13 gabriel Apr. 3, 2017
    "yes because so you can protect your family"
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  • -3 +37 -40 Meow Oct. 31, 2016
    "Guns can be banned.
    Laws can be stricter.
    But people need to change."
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    • +1 +2 -1 REXY May. 10, 2017
      "stricter laws have an outcome of a much higher murder rate like in Detroit, chicago ect..."
  • -4 +2 -6 Ross Feb. 19, 2018
    "I support reinstating the ban on assault weapons such as the AR-15, as well as stricter regulations on purchasing guns, such as raising the age to 21, better background checks, and better response to early warning alerts on individuals."
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  • -5 0 -5 Donald T. Mar. 2, 2018
    "Become an advocate for Gun Control today."
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  • -5 0 -5 Andy S. Mar. 2, 2018
    "Forget the politicians in Congress who are deathly afraid of NRA for their jobs. Only way to enact meaningful gun control in the US is to bypass the Congress through direct citizens actions - National Referendum Against Guns (NRAG)!!!"
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  • -5 0 -5 Gina Feb. 21, 2018
    "Omg what is wrong with this government?? They will not stop taking money from the NRA. That is why they wont control guns. Disgusting!!! Get rid of all these guns right now. They would rather protect their pockets than protect our babies and children!! These lawmakers have got to go. They need to get kicked out!!! What the hell does anyone , I mean anyone need a rifle, AK47 whatever the hell they are. Who needs this, who??? And why????? Why, they are such animals!! Crazy!!! For what??? Because they are greedy and cheap."
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  • -7 +9 -16 Dylan Jul. 13, 2017
    "I believe gun control laws should exist. Where gun control laws are in place, there is a very love murder rate, which has been proven by many statistic based studies. Many people argue guns can be used for protection, but there are a significant amount of scenarios in which they cannot be used for protection. If the access to a gun could cause fatalities then there should gun control laws in place."
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  • -9 +6 -15 Plzdvm Oct. 9, 2017
    "Well you can't confiscate 300 million guns, no law will control their use, but limiting the availability of ammunition over time will curtail their popularity and every bullet like we do cigarettes...only a few rich people will be able to afford an arsenal, not roo many of them and they're not the usual suspects...over time through attrition we will reduce gun violence...."
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  • -9 +8 -17 anonymous Dec. 1, 2016
    ""With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun in elementary schools, movie theaters, workplaces, houses of worship and on live television, the United States faces a public health crisis of gun violence... Our AMA 'recognizes that uncontrolled ownership and use of firearms, especially handguns, is a serious threat to the public's health inasmuch as the weapons are one of the main causes of intentional and unintentional injuries and deaths.' AMA policy supports legislation calling for a waiting period before purchasing any form of firearm in the U.S., and supports requiring background checks for all handgun purchasers."
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  • -9 +18 -27 Paul May. 23, 2016
    "Mainly for protection, thats why I say yes."
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  • -10 +14 -24 ??Ten-nin Dec. 5, 2016
    "Thomas Jefferson (Letter to James Madison): "On receiving it, [the Constitution], I wrote strongly to Mr. Madison, urging the want of provision for...the substitution of militia for a standing army..." He wrote that the 2nd amendment should to keep the right of state controlled militias over a standing country wide army, nothing about owning a gun for your own purpose. ?I'm not saying all guns should be banned, but at least very hard to get. You look at places like Japan and you realize they have extremely lower gun homicide and suicide rates. In Japan it is really hard to get a gun because they do a background check on not just you, but your whole family to make sure they aren't mentally ill, something Americans would never do even if it were an amendment in the constitution."
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  • -10 +12 -22 Private Number Nov. 28, 2016
    "It is predicted that within this century that due to the ever increasing population that most, if not every, government with turn into some for a totalitarian government. By that point it won't matter who has gun control. Most likely in that situation all guns will be taken away and given to the military and defense, and not the general public. But until then, we shouldn't do that job by killing off ourselves with guns and wait for our future autocratic leader to do it. *cough, cough, D.T., cough cough*"
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    • 0 0 0 that one boi Jan. 19, 2018
      "you had go political didn't you"
  • -11 +18 -29 Kira Oct. 23, 2016
    "Gun laws should be stricter because people are getting shot every day. We need to recognize the bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. We need to do something fast."
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    • -1 +1 -2 guy with a conscious Nov. 15, 2016
  • -11 +28 -39 max k Jan. 15, 2016
    "they cant take are guns away like the 2nd amendment says we have the right to bare arms i mean drugs are illegal and there still on the streets we need smarter and more back round checks on people who want guns"
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  • -12 +24 -36 paul May. 23, 2016
    "guns are awsome!!!!!!!!!"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Nicholas T. Nov. 7, 2016
      "You are why people want gun control... sorry bud"
  • -12 +20 -32 paul May. 23, 2016
    "Mainly for protection:)"
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  • -13 +11 -24 Private Nov. 21, 2016
    "If anything there needs to be some major reforms to the way gun control is handled. I'm practically clinically insane, don't ever show it in public, and I could buy an assault rifle and shoot up an orphanage just because they didn't do an extensive background check. I could even do it at a gun show or online because they don't care who you are. Many anti-gun control law supporters are saying that guns don't kill. For that, I want them to consider that having a gun sitting around on a table to see if it magically shoots somebody on its own, or if a human has to use it to shoot somebody in a normal situation. Basically, if you bring up the guns don't kill thing or the 2nd amendment, I will dismiss anything you say about them as bias and/or false, as should the sensible citizens of the nation."
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  • -14 +20 -34 todd s Apr. 4, 2016
    "If your car needs to be registered, why shouldn't your guns? If all guns were registered, then someone would be the owner. If the gun is used in a crime, that someone would at least be the first place to look. The law should be changed to put the responsibility on the owner of record. When someone sells a gun, a transfer of ownership document is filled out and submitted to the [needs to be established] registry. Additionally, if you want to own a gun or 100 guns you must pass a background check and be certified to own a gun(s). Once certified, you may own as many guns as you like so long as they are properly registered. Transaction level background checks are stupid. You can only buy or sell guns to other certified persons or entities (like gun shops). Like a passport, you would need to re-certify every 10 years. There would need to be stiff penalties for non-compliance to include confiscation, fines and if the gun is used in a crime and was not legally reported lost, sold, stolen, or destroyed, then you would be charged with whatever the crime was that was committed with the gun. This would probably compel most gun owners to lock up their guns or risk running afoul of the law. Guns are the owners responsibility."
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    • -1 0 -1 Nicholas T. Nov. 7, 2016
      "Hey buddy I want you to think about something when you buy a gun it is registered in your name and when in a murder happens you cant tell by the bullet who it is registered to you can go to a gun shop and look at the certain model it was shot out of but hundreds of people own the same model of gun and it will be mostly impossible to find out who did it but the damn bullet so please dont be leave everything you see on t.v."
  • -14 +42 -56 Bill Jan. 24, 2016
    "There are some real gun nuts on YouTube. I ran across this video of a guy in a cowboy hit showing off his AK-47. He is a walking advertisement for gun control."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Mason Feb. 1, 2017
      "I highly dout that, unless you are talking about an ISIS member."
  • -15 +5 -20 Atonimyus Mar. 21, 2017
    "Having the government take care of the guns and ridding them is the best idea (in my opinion)."
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  • -15 +8 -23 12345678910 May. 20, 2016
    "Yes people are being sued by police or a family if they sell a gun and whoever they sell it to will kill another human"
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  • -15 +21 -36 Ernest Meyer Jan. 15, 2016
    "In conclusion of a year's research on gun control: "Not one of the 3,000 people defending their rights to kill, In arguments over an entire year, said even one kind or sympathetic word for the dead" Tax guns to the hilt."
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  • -16 +8 -24 Quack Jan. 27, 2017
    "how does a mentally ill man/men get an military-grade gun. Look at happened at sandy hook , fort lauderdale , virginia tech. STOP SHOOTINGS BEFORE IT HAPPENS"
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  • -16 +4 -20 Democrat With IQ>130 Dec. 13, 2016
    "Imagine what would happen if there were no gun laws at all in every part of the world. Everyday you would see possibly around 3% of the population dying each year due to absolute chaos cause by anti-gun laws not being initiated"
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  • -16 +4 -20 Democrat With IQ>130 Dec. 13, 2016
    "With all these new stand your ground laws, you can easily get away with murder because you feel threatened by somebody else. You could kill somebody because he has a gun and could kill you even if there is no ammo with it and you have seen there's no ammo. Americans are effectively making rules that increase the genocide and homicides in America. They, we, are making it easier for the people who need to be institutionalized to gain access to a firearm so they can shoot up the nearest orphanage, school, or church because they feel threatened by nothing but the fact they exist."
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  • -16 +23 -39 gunman Jan. 15, 2016
    "yes we should be able to have gun control for home defense"
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  • -17 +4 -21 Satan Feb. 6, 2017
    "We need to make more gun control laws because no one deserves to die in vain but we do have our rights to bear arms how ever people die every day by guns and this is just an estimate: over 14,983 people die every week so do see how and why we need more gun control laws"
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  • -17 +6 -23 PERSON Oct. 23, 2016
    "Yea they should"
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  • -18 +16 -34 countrykid3.0 Mar. 16, 2016
    "look at all those teenagers who think its ok to bring weapons to school im a teenager and im not bringing weapons to school just to make me cool i dont bring any because me and my sibilings have been raised by responsible parents"
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    • -1 0 -1 Amy Nov. 22, 2016
      "Well the problem is that not everyone is like you, and has been raised by responsible parents...."
  • -20 +6 -26 Southern Republican Dec. 12, 2016
    "so I can go and murder orphanages and the gun is to be blamed not me. the gun is the killer. all i did was buy one for dirt cheap with no background check or anything and got the ammo the same day"
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  • -22 +31 -53 Katie Dec. 10, 2015
    "Something needs to be done. Will that stop every instance of gun violence in this country? No. BUT 12,486 people have died from guns this year alone according to so what we are doing now is not working. If we can make it harder for a criminal to do what they are trying to do then that just might save some lives!"
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  • -24 +27 -51 Devan Jan. 26, 2016
    "I think that more gun control laws should be added"
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  • -25 +12 -37 Jaylan L. May. 10, 2016
    "Yes because it shoots people down and hurts there family."
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    • 0 0 0 da wae Jan. 17, 2018
      "I do not believe a gun can get up and shoot you and your family. There would have to be a very angry or mentally ill person to hold that gun and shoot."
  • -26 +16 -42 johnny Apr. 15, 2016
    "it should be banned"
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  • -26 +31 -57 Kyle Oct. 29, 2015
    "More guns does not equal less fatalities. Guns should not be available to mentally ill people, and people who have committed crime. If you are a law abiding citizen, you should be allowed to have a gun. Also guns should be sold by the government and gun owners should register. Same thing we do with cars and such."
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    • +1 +1 0 Mason Feb. 1, 2017
      "but that's not how the world works anymore."
  • -27 +35 -62 Miles McKeown Oct. 27, 2015
    "If U see a man walking down the street with an AK47 I would be highly suspicious of that man regardless of his race, because there is no reason to walk down the street with an assault rifle unless you are law enforcement."
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    • +2 +2 0 Matt Ryan Jul. 28, 2016
      "This is very true, i also agree. nobody should need to carry around a assault rifle for the hell of it. I would understand a handgun or a knife but not a damn AK"
  • -32 +17 -49 Audrey C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "We have the right to bear arms but, people have taken it to far. People should not be carrying around assault rifles or pistols. The guns are only for protecting your house, or property. Not just to walk around shooting people. Making it to where NOBODY can have guns will make our world a better peaceful place."
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    • +2 +2 0 Aaron K. Sep. 5, 2016
      "The term "assault rifles" was developed by pro-anti gun legislators. The fact that you call a gun an assault rifle is idiotic. For example, an AR15 is an armalite rifle hence AR, NOT assault rifle. Those are semi-automatic rifles that fire 223. and 5.56 rounds that are quite weak compared to many hunting calibers. Also pistols either concealed or open carry should only be carried by trained professionals or civilians that have undergone training. Those trained personnel will not fire unless fired upon or have positive identification of a shooter. Finally it is much easier to take fire arms from law abiding citizens rather then criminal. If you really think that gun men will just set their guns down and start singing kumbaya, then you are obviously ignorant to the real world. In fact, more concealed carriers would actually help cut down on shooting better that laws."
    • +1 +2 -1 con gun control Feb. 20, 2016
      "Concealed carry is for law-abiding people that do not want gunned down in a parking lot."
    • 0 +1 -1 Meow Oct. 31, 2016
      "Taking away guns completely is not the answer. It'll limit our right to bear arms, and/or hunt. It'll make many people angry, start riots/protests, and cause more people to find ways to illegally use and manufacture guns.

      What we NEED is more in control and stricter laws for guns. We need a way to provide gun use without the fear of illegal use."
    • -1 0 -1 nick Oct. 17, 2017
      "I'm sorry but I consider my person my property at which I do have the right to defend and I can guarantee that responsible gun owners out there are not just walking around shooting people. something that I have learned over years of reading comments like this is that almost every anti gun person out there knows absolutely nothing about guns and honestly I would be scared to see someone like you own a gun. gun control does not create peace the proper hands and training creates peace."
    • -1 0 -1 Mason Feb. 1, 2017
      "if only we could do that, but we can't."
    • -1 0 -1 Nene13743 Jan. 31, 2017
      "Gun control is needed! We just can't go around shooting other people. We also have the right to own guns, so THERE!!"
  • -50 +19 -69 Zendaya Dec. 16, 2015
    "We should have gun control because my family is running out."
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    • +3 +3 0 Savage&M Jan. 16, 2017
      "If your family is running out due to gun violence alone, I suggest you take that up with the police."
    • 0 +2 -2 renee Jan. 16, 2017
      "Nice try Zendaya!"
  • -52 +27 -79 unknown Dec. 4, 2015
    "if you think having a gun helps you in any way your dumb. What if you have a gun but someone makes you mad well then *bang*bang you just shot someone stupid"
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    • +8 +8 0 con gun control Feb. 20, 2016
      "How is that a valid point, if you know what you are doing with your gun, that will not happen."
    • +1 +1 0 Nick Oct. 17, 2017
      "okay lets start at the beginning. Are you insisting that every gun owner is a killer? you have no facts here or even an arguable statement. If you seriously think that is what happens when someone owns a gun then you are the kind of person who I would be scared to see owning a gun."
  • -55 +24 -79 Lesley Dec. 14, 2015
    "No one should bear guns, acording to an article 5 women are murdered every day on United States. Should we let this happen? NO!!!????????????"
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    • +8 +9 -1 con gun conrol Feb. 20, 2016
      "Than more women should know how to protect themselves. I am a women, so this cannot be deemed sexist."
    • +5 +5 0 anonamos Sep. 7, 2016
      "its not the gun that hurts the person its the shooter pulling the trigger"
  • -66 +29 -95 Robert Otts Oct. 2, 2015
    "I'm not for complete gun control, but I do believe it is time
    to put in place gun control for handguns and assult weapons. We don't need handguns, the only people who need handguns are police and security. And you sure don't need assult rifles to hunt bambi and others animals."
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    • +7 +7 0 charles Nov. 5, 2015
      "Except you need handguns for whenever you're walking down the street and someone points a gun on you to rob you."
    • +4 +5 -1 t.t. Nov. 7, 2015
      "Look at the person next to you and wonder if they are armed, You are afraid to look at them or say anything to them for fear that they will shoot you. This is a scary world out there now."
  • -144 +38 -182 Anonymous Sep. 2, 2015
    "Guns should only be allowed for military and police. NO ONE ELSE."
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    • +20 +25 -5 Aria Oct. 7, 2015
      "Try saying that when someone busts in your house and tries to kill you."
    • +17 +22 -5 James murray Oct. 30, 2015
      "You couldn't be more wrong."
    • +16 +20 -4 luke Nov. 6, 2015
      "that is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard"
    • +15 +18 -3 Ryan Dukes Nov. 24, 2015
      "You obviously don't live in a place where it would take 30 minutes for the police to get to your house."
    • +4 +4 0 Meow Oct. 31, 2016
      "+L.W.That would just create more social injustice. It'll create an imbalance between military and civilians. The military would have so much more power over other people outside of the military; which could start riots, and even possible civil wars within our country.
      Banning them completely wouldn't help either. People would find a way to illegally use and manufacture them.
      I agree that our gun control should be stricter and more under control."
    • +2 +3 -1 Nicholas T. Nov. 7, 2016
      "So bud you support Hitler and his ways of governing a country thank you Mr. L.W.GeerJr."
    • +1 +5 -4 Unknown Jan. 19, 2016
      "That's what happened in Soviet Russia they disarmed their citizens and promised them safety and then proceeded to
      Starve and kill their own people!"
    • 0 0 0 Nick Oct. 17, 2017
      "okay so let me get this straight, you want to give all of our countries power to the government? I believe there is a name for that it is called Martial Law sorry but i'd rather not live in a 3rd world country."
    • -15 +6 -21 Anonymous Nov. 9, 2015
      "Hopefully all of gun owners lock yours up unloaded and out of sight. Children in the home, there should not be any guns anywhere near that home. Use you common sense people !!!"
    • -29 +4 -33 abe Nov. 7, 2015
      "True, If the military and police were the only ones with weapons, this world would be a much safer place."

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  • +39 +66 -27 t-rex Mar. 11, 2016
    "no matter what you do there are still things to kill with like wood steaks, hand crafted swords, knifes, vehicles, forks, spoons, pencils, all that stuff is things we need kind of like guns we need them to hunt for our food if we didnt have them we wouldnt be able to have meats for dinner. then how would we get meat, grind up chicken and say its steak.
    when we have no gun left we will have to use spears for hunting but then there will be people killing with those too
    and you wouldnt be able to catch the guy who murdered
    so then you wont be saving people you would actually be losing family friends and local citezens faster than with guns"
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    • -1 +1 -2 K Mar. 14, 2018
      "With all due respect, I'd like to see someone with a fork who can kill or wound dozens of people in a matter of seconds. Rifles with rapid-fire capabilities (thanks to bump stocks or the like) can fire up to nine rounds a second. They can cause so much more harm than any of the weapons you listed in much less time. Yes, people will still find ways to kill. We can still try to save as many lives as we can, and I think this is a poor excuse for not doing so."
    • -1 +1 -2 Jacob B. Feb. 27, 2018
      "But the police would still have guns."
  • +35 +67 -32 Audrey C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, if people out there cant handle it then they should have that privilege taken from them. They shouldn't ruin it for everyone else."
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Mar. 21, 2018
      "How are they "ruining" it for everyone else? Do you realize how that sounds?"
  • +33 +67 -34 me Dec. 14, 2015
    "Anyone that thinks gun control is the answer to the killing that is going on is wrong! Nothing will change until parents start teaching there children right from wrong!!"
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    • -1 +3 -4 Ten-nin Dec. 6, 2016
      "It 's too late for that. Adults all across the US have already been corrupted by the sick and twisted lies from certain government agencies."
  • +31 +43 -12 country kid 3.0 Mar. 17, 2016
    "iv just taken my hunters safety test and ive learned alot of useful information to be a safe weapon holder"
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  • +29 +43 -14 YM Feb. 16, 2016
    "How else are we supposed to protect are selves? How are we to hunt? No matter how hard people will try to pass greater gun control laws it will be then same thing as banning kitchen knifes, yes people use that to kill other people. Just stop trying if you are the one trying to do something about it. Read comments above, they are really good."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Jacob B. Feb. 27, 2018
      "To protect yourself you can use said kitchen knives and to hunt a bow and an arrow, you can still do the things you mentioned but it would be harder for mass murders to inflict damage because they could not harm as many people before they are apprehended."
  • +27 +52 -25 gunslinger Feb. 9, 2016
    "if someone brakes into your house armed than you can use a gun to defend yourself."
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    • 0 +2 -2 Tim Jan. 6, 2017
      "Yes yes"
  • +26 +38 -12 Jaz High Mar. 14, 2016
    "Guns allow people to protect their homes if a thief breaks into their house with a dangerous weapon. Messing with these laws can make burglary more common since people don't have as good weapons to use to defend their selves."
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  • +22 +39 -17 countrykid3.0 Mar. 9, 2016
    "what would happen if we had no guns and the other military forces came in and shot us we would have no weapons to defend ourself or maybe cops who just wanted to be a cop for a gun maybe you gun control people should think on that"
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  • +20 +39 -19 Mani Jan. 21, 2016
    "if we pass gun control laws what will stop criminals from getting gun we as citizen will just not have anything to defend ourselves with and this is coming from a 12 year old"
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    • +3 +3 0 con gun control Feb. 20, 2016
      "I completely agree, as another 12 year old"
    • +2 +2 0 a person Feb. 9, 2017
      "i mean, its illegal to murder people, people still do that. what will stop them from getting the guns illegally then? also this is coming from a 13 year old ;b"
    • 0 0 0 Mac Mar. 6, 2018
      "13-year-old here: It would make it more difficult/less likely for the wrong person to get a gun if stricter laws were put in place. Any increase in safety is a good thing, even if it doesn't completely eliminate all crime."
    • 0 0 0 anonymous Oct. 7, 2017
      "you, my friend, are a wise person no twelve-year-old I've met has ever said anything about our right to keep and bear arms most adults say PRO anti-gun"
  • +19 +30 -11 countrykid3.0 Mar. 18, 2016
    "i thought it was the peoples right to bear arms"
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    • +3 +3 0 damien Aug. 31, 2016
      "It is the right to bear arms you are totally correct."
    • +1 +1 0 Mac Mar. 6, 2018
      "Well technically, the second amendment states that citizens have the right to form a militia in case of an attack. That isn't even needed anymore. Therefore, I'm afraid I have to disagree."
    • 0 0 0 OKIE Feb. 20, 2018
      "Amen brother"
    • 0 0 0 dood Jul. 7, 2017
      "yep so the government is trying too take away our rights"
  • +18 +36 -18 legalman Jan. 21, 2016
    "Gun Control is too much of a political ploy and failing. Politicians talks about the need to increase gun restrictions to stop gun crime, but new and current gun laws are design to fail in order to allow certain people to own them and disenfranchise others."
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  • +17 +33 -16 Samuel B Feb. 17, 2016
    "im against gun control gun control for many reasons im going to share two with you. If you are for gun control i hope i change your mind.
    1) "may 9th 2013 48% of convicted felons surveyed avoided committing crimes when they knew the victim was armed with a gun." And Wayne Lapierre executive president president of the NRA stated "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
    2) of we let the government take away our guns that could result in government tyranny. It could be Hitler all over again! one of his quotes is "To conquer a nation, First disarm its citizens."
    i hope i changed your mind if you where for gun control with what i wrote?...typed?...Whatever. And no offence but like Mani said this is coming from a middle schooler.
    Hope you liked this."
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    • +1 +1 0 con gun control Feb. 20, 2016
      "Most educated youth have more valuable opinions than uneducated adults. I am also in middle school."
    • 0 0 0 Jacob B. Feb. 27, 2018
      "Many of your posts are valid but not all restrictions are total bans, is there a purpose outside of hurting someone else for a high capacity magazine? And the way our government works it's pretty hard for a single party to take control (Look at the Obama administration era) I don't think we have anything to fear from our own government (Now on the individuals in our government I have some quite different opinions.

      Lastly in response to con gun controls comment, I think the opinions of a youth that is educated are just parroting his/her education were as the opinions of an uneducated adult are rare glimpses at what comes from experience untainted by popular opinion."
  • +17 +46 -29 Soundwave Jan. 4, 2016
    "More people were killed by hammers last year than guns. Just saying."
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    • +1 +1 0 ANON May. 18, 2017
      "alright were going on hammer control"
  • +15 +19 -4 a smart person Feb. 9, 2017
    "blaming guns for killing people is like blaming the ice cream for making you fat, when YOU are the one who keeps buying it from the store over and over. the problem isn't the guns, its the criminals with them. they decide to pull the trigger. also, murdering people is illegal, that doesn't stop criminals from killing people, so criminals would still get these guns illegally, and people who actually OBEY the laws wouldn't have as good guns to protect themselves. llike a criminal with a assault rifle gotten illegally goes up against a guy with a revolver, which holds less bullets, doesn't shoot as fast, and is not as powerful as an assault rifle. guns aren't responsible for killing. they cant get up on their own and say "man, I want to kill someone today!" its the person who uses the gun who decides to kill innocent people, to decide to pull the trigger, to decide to illegally get guns and murder, it is not the guns. it is the person who decides to use them irresponsibly."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jacob B Mar. 8, 2018
      "Yes all of the points you have made are valid, except the number of people killed by the person depends on the kind of gun they use, a person with a revolver holding six bullets is much less likely to kill as many as a person with an LMG that can hold over a hundred. It isn't the guns fault, but the gun holds a major influence on the amount of damage a gunman can do. This is why so many people want gun control, we can eliminate gun violence but we can reduce the effectiveness of it."
    • +1 +1 0 yolo Oct. 25, 2017
      "So true!"
  • +13 +25 -12 countrykid3.0 Mar. 8, 2016
    "gun control means more people getting shot because people get mad at the people who want gun control . so those people are being shot by the others who want their guns for hunting protection and happiness. and the people who shoot others because of what they think should at least try and get help on anger managment"
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    • 0 0 0 Jacob B. Feb. 27, 2018
      "Actually, those people were mad because there was a lack of gun control laws, in no way do I support their actions but the point you raise on what gun control laws herald I believe to be invalid."
  • +12 +25 -13 bill bob nelson Mar. 1, 2016
    "You should be allowed to own guns if you haven't committed a crime."
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    • +4 +4 0 someone Feb. 22, 2017
      "bro u just defined gun control..."
  • +12 +23 -11 D. P. MtB. Ott Feb. 29, 2016
    "Personally I despise firearms; I absolutely hate them, I wish they did not exist. But I am also absolutely opposed to gun "control", because firearms do exist and there is no way to control them, all that legislation can do is take firearms away from people who obey laws, there is no way whatsoever that a law can take guns out of the hands of those who wish to use them to kill, a law cannot take guns away from those that break laws. Therefor I will teach my kids as my dad taught me; I will teach my kids how to use, clean, assemble, care for, load and repair guns; I will also teach my kids, as my dad taught me, how to produce their own ammunitions', their own custom rounds and even how to make their own guns. But most importantly I will teach my kids (as my dad taught me) to respect guns, to never use a gun in anger, to never use a gun on another human being unless it is in the defense of their lives or the lives of others."
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  • +11 +16 -5 ygkg Mar. 18, 2016
    "people who dont have guns think that their big bad and scary so no one else can have them but to me thats a source of help to my family"
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  • +10 +19 -9 pablo Oct. 13, 2016
    "a gun is powerful thing that cant speak for itself"
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  • +10 +19 -9 AJ brogan Mar. 10, 2016
    "I think we should leave it all alone and not try to change what has already happened. We need to be able to fight back if any of those cases do indeed happen and if it is hard to receive weapons those who are bad will still end up getting them. Yet, if we allow only militia certified officers to use guns that would be effective. then, bad people would use knives; or even other weapons that would hurt more. If we did do anything to change the second amendment we would end up with even worse outcomes."
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  • +10 +19 -9 am nfs, Mar. 10, 2016
    "i care about our right to bear arms those new laws about guns should not even be aloud"
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  • +8 +22 -14 bobjoe Mar. 18, 2016
    "We don't gun control because if you are being raped what are you going to do NOTHING thats right we need to protect our selves and not have gun control"
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  • +8 +20 -12 con gun control Feb. 20, 2016
    "Con gun control just has a more valid argument, just look how the reasons are longer, and as of right now, so are our comments!"
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  • +8 +26 -18 Meghan K Jan. 15, 2016
    "No i do not think that there should be more gun control, if you don't want a gun don't own a gun. Or you could just move somewhere were they have more gun control. Someone who might be mentally or psychically ill get possession of a gun could get out of control so if others have a gun the they will be able to protect themselves."
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  • +8 +28 -20 Josh Glass Jan. 8, 2016
    "Criminals do not follow gun laws, obviously. Enacting laws against citizens having guns would mean that only criminals have weapons. There would be no way for ordinary citizens to defend themselves. Please, to all these people agreeing with gun laws, explain to me more about how criminals follow laws."
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    • +1 +1 0 countrykid3.0 Mar. 9, 2016
      "they don't and the states think that if they get put in jail they will learn to not kill others"
  • +7 +9 -2 John Smith Feb. 13, 2017
    "Universal background checks don't do anything the laws on our books already cover. You can't make someone go to a gun store to transfer a gun, all it allows you to do is arrest them after the crime if they are in illegal possession of a gun, which there are already laws federally that allow this.

    Assault weapons bans would infringe on too many sporting events including 3 Gun competitions where AR15s, shotguns, and pistols are used. It isn't just skeet and trap.

    Banning "high capacity magazines" aka standard capacity magazines would only lead to someone having to reload, which takes all of about 3 seconds. That is not enough time to tackle someone like many claim.

    Even with the laws on the books where it's ALREADY illegal for many criminals to own a gun, they still have guns. Criminals get their guns in three ways. The most common is through straw purchases, where they send someone to the gun store to buy a gun for them where they have to pass a background check, so another bg check would do nothing. The second is they steal their guns, it doesn't matter how good of a safe you have if someone wants it they'll steal it. The third way is the black market, and they get on the black market from ways 1 and 2."
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  • +6 +6 0 Rachel Apr. 28, 2017
    "Imagine you live in the country, and the nearest police station is a 45 minute drive away. Now, imagine that your family is sleeping inside, and there is an intoxicated man coming in with an illegal gun. With strict gun regulations, you wouldn't be able to have a gun. You obeyed the law and got a gun legally. The person who came in got a gun illegally. With these gun regulations, you'd be dead before the police got there. You'd think: How dare you not let me defend my family. You'd rather me die here than have a gun in the case of self defense?"
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  • +6 +10 -4 Nick Davis Jan. 24, 2017
    "Personally, I think there should be no more gun laws than there already is. Many people on the other side of the argument think that the guns are the problem, they are dead wrong. A gun is an object that does not think, or act. The people behind the guns that abuse their right are the problem, its the same situation it has been for eternity. We have seen how this is gone with prohibition, if we try to remove this right or add petty laws to our gun rights more and more people will still make, buy, sell, and use guns. When I see a person with a concealed and carry in a public place, I feel just as safe and if not more safe than i was before. The people who go around robbing people and businesses and killing in cold blood are mostly never these people. Most gun owners who are responsible have lived their lives around gun safety and do not abuse their power. America was built off of citizens owning guns and it is our god given right to own as many legal guns as we please, they help us save lives, hunt for food, sport and many other responsible reasons. We should leave our gun rights alone."
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  • +6 +31 -25 Chase Jan. 7, 2016
    "Why are we even talking about this. People need to get over the fact that people have guns. A lot of people have guns and you may not even know it because they don't show everyone. Although there are tons of reasons why we should get rid of guns, but they are excuses. There are reasons to keep them out of the wrong hands, but there is almost no way we can do that. As the second amendment says, we have a right to bare arms. If we can't get guns the way we do now, bad people will just get them off the black market."
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  • +5 +7 -2 BKBIRD May. 8, 2017
    "After the attack on Pearl Harbor a Japanese Admiral quoted, "We cannot invade mainland America. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.""
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    • 0 0 0 Patrick pilot Mar. 20, 2018
      "that hit me right in the feels"
  • +5 +6 -1 Arya S. Kaushik Mar. 18, 2017
    "This is madness. I believe strongly that gun violence is not the guns fault. It is the people who chose to make the poor decisions and carry on causing terror and chaos in this country. Will stricter gun laws help? Of course not, in fact it would boost the people to want to own a gun even more therefore boosting crime rate. Mexico is a great example of this. With its almost 11500 gun murders a year, it only had 1 legal gun store and strict government regulations yer the common people in Mexico own over 15000000 guns combined."
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  • +5 +6 -1 a smart person Feb. 22, 2017
    "a lot of people rely on guns to feed their families via hunting, weather it be selling game, eating game, both, etc. if gun control is passed, it will be a lot harder if not impossible to hunt. also, if you are hunting, you cant kill a bear or a deer with a wimpy little handgun. you would need bigger guns like a high powered rifle, or a shotgun. people fear guns much more than knives, and knives are often regarded as "survival tools," when knives kill at least 2x more people per year than guns do! also, there are more deaths by vending machines each year than by shark attacks. people are afraid of sharks, and not afraid of vending machines. most gather that shark attacks are rare from this. so is gun deaths. there are more gun deaths by suicide by anything else! you don't see suicide being illegalized. granted, most people will argue against suiciding, but you get my point. in conclusion, gun control is a horrible idea. I REST MY CASE."
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  • +5 +8 -3 david m. Feb. 15, 2017
    "No, Guns are protecting people everyday. We need to take away guns from people like thugs etc. people want to ban them because they hear on the news that people are getting shot well it is ether a justified shooting to be safe of thugs shooting each other."
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  • +5 +14 -9 commonsenseguy:) Oct. 18, 2016
    "Has anyone noticed that there are 2X more cons???"
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    • +2 +2 0 Meow Oct. 31, 2016
      "There may be more comments but that doesn't mean they have more effect on the people reading them."
    • 0 +1 -1 ?? Ten-nin Dec. 5, 2016
      "The number of cons doesn't mean much. I could span 3,000 comments in the pro side, but does that make the pro side better? Probably not if they're all spam."
  • +5 +14 -9 Shuber Sep. 23, 2016
    "Who can possibly be naive enough to think that having more rules, more laws, policies, guns for 'protection' (illusion), more 'gun control legislation, more police, more militant aggression would stop terror. It won't whatsoever!

    Are we going to try to control pressure cookers, axes, hammers, anything a lunatic could use to do bad deeds?

    This has turned into irrational paranoia. Public announcements: "Be aware [wary] of your surroundings" "Report suspicious activity". "Report unattended bags or parcels". I wonder what this tells visitors to this country.

    No matter how many laws, regulations, ordinances, etc. 'lawmakers' can dream up, bad people are going to do bad things.

    Background checks may weed out some bad apples, but obviously we can't delude ourselves that this would create world peace.

    Some people right now are not willing, or may not even be ready to take responsibility for their own lives, much less that of the health of our planet.

    We've all been adding fuel to the flame.

    If we all make the effort to improve our moral character (and it will indeed take considerable effort for many), perhaps there would be no need for excessive rules, laws, regulations, etc."
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  • +5 +23 -18 Ryan L. Jan. 15, 2016
    "If guns are taken away, what would you do if someone broke in and tried to kill you in your sleep. This would be the worst thing to do. People need guns to survive."
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    • -2 0 -2 ?? Ten-nin Dec. 5, 2016
      "There is actually a thing called martial arts. I've heard people can use martial arts to stop another person from harming them."
  • +5 +37 -32 commun outdoorsman Nov. 18, 2015
    "If you grow up in a house hold that has firearms you will learn that they are used only for hunting, sport, and protection. if you grow up in a house hold that doesnt have any firearms then you learn to fear them and what they can do. Exapmle, If a man goes hunting and provides food for his family this way should we deny that family food just because some idiot halfway across the country shot someone, no that is because some know the difference between right and wrong, and what is dangerous and what is not. if someone gets shot and killed everyone thinks that guns are horrible and dangerous, but if someone gets stabbed or beat to death eveyone thinks that it was the man doing the stabbing or beating, now does that make any sense. in my eyes it doesnt matter about the weapon, it matters about the person holding it"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Gustavo D. Oct. 2, 2017
    "This is a trully horrible decision, we have a gun ban here in Brazil, each year we get more violence, the only guns that are controlled are the guns owned by good people, our bandits still got guns, the murderers still got guns, everyone else have to rely on pure luck to survive as even the police has to "control" themselves" to not commit "police brutality""
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  • +4 +11 -7 Amy Dec. 12, 2016
    "I think we don't need to take all the guns away, due to that it's the people causing the problems, not guns. We should be sending more people to jail for their doings, not guns. We are the ones controlling the guns and what they do, not itself. If we shot it's us, not the guns doing it. We are the ones who make the choices of shooting people on the streets and in schools, cars, buildings, e.t.d. We need to control ourselves. We are just the people who have one."
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  • +4 +16 -12 Jay Oct. 26, 2016
    "We don't need more laws at all, because it does on help to reduce gun-related criminals.The bad guys always have way to get firearms,they are not fucking care what the laws stipulate,they just want to get some weapons to armed themselves.
    To me guns aren't the tools which is used to harm others,they're Defensive Weapons and Sports Equipment.Shooting is my favorite sports,a perfect sport rifle is necessity,I don't want a air rifle,that's not accurate at all."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Matt Apr. 9, 2017
    "Gun control by definition is a violation of the second amendment. "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed''. If more people had guns the world would be a safer place. Good people die when they can't defend themselves. Criminals wouldn't obey any gun control laws, that's why they are criminals. I wish that the teachers in my school and other schools had guns in the classrooms, that would not only protect themselves and the kids but would help deter the people who thought about shooting up those areas. An argument I hear people try to make a lot is just call the police and my answer is very simple. Lets say it takes police 1 minute to get to you, now that is faster than reality in most cases but we'll use it. the scenario, you are being held at gunpoint, what do you do? Tell the attacker to wait one second so you can call the police? That will never work. If you cannot defend yourself bad guys will prey off of that. Now if you choose not to use your right that is your business, but do not tell law abiding citizens they cannot defend themselves and their loved ones.Also If the government becomes corrupt the people have the right to overthrow/abolish that government and make a new.They need to be able to"
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  • +3 +7 -4 notarepost Feb. 22, 2017
    """If, all the cows and deer and goats and sheep, outlaw fangs and claws, exactly how do they convince the lions and tigers and bears and wolves to agree?" - Ray Bornert""
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  • +3 +8 -5 Austin Feb. 2, 2017
    "I say less gun control because it is not the gun that is doing it the person is"
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    • 0 0 0 singlecountrygirl Mar. 21, 2018
      "I agree"
  • +3 +21 -18 robert u Jan. 15, 2016
    "i think there should not be gun laws. i think america should have guns it seems fair. if we don't have guns we wouldn't be aloud to fight in wars or fight off Isis."
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    • -1 0 -1 Ten-nin Dec. 6, 2016
      "The public military, ultimately, will always have access to weaponry so long as it stands."
  • +2 +2 0 Anonymous Mar. 8, 2018
    "Guns are hard to keep track of, but we know The United States has a lot of them. According to a Small Arms Survey there are roughly 112 guns per 100 citizens, over 300,000,000 Legal guns. Imagine the number of guns that would circulate in the black market even if there was a full gun ban. The CDC did a study and found that firearms are a great crime deterrent. In the study, they found that the number of lives saved by firearms greatly outweighs the number of those taken. How many mass shootings happened in no gun zones? What if three armed men broke into your house? Only law abiding citizens obey strict gun laws. Murderers are criminals, every murderer has broken a law. If you're willing to commit a crime like murder, odds are you're not worried about having a firearm with banned features. Even all the regulation, background checks, and peeping-tom-fbi agents couldn't do anything about the unfortunate number of mass shootings we've been having recently. The founding fathers escaped hell and wanted their children to have the same opportunities they had. You may be comfortable now, but without the perspective of history you'll never understand how quickly things can change."
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  • +2 +3 -1 Charlie H Mar. 2, 2018
    "Absolutely not. Why is it that as soon as a tragedy occurs, the first thing from the Democrats is the call for more gun control. Have any of them checked on how many gun laws are already in existence? The problem is not the guns, they are an inanimate object until a person deliberately picks one up, deliberately loads it, and deliberately points it at someone or something and deliberately pulls the trigger. What we have is a terrible disease - the lack of morals! It's all about what I want right now, the hell with everything or everyone else. Until we can change the values of people, we are always going to have issues. Blaming an object and subsequently restricting or banning it will not fix the problem. If more guns laws are the answer, then why is crime so rampant in Washington DC, Chicago, and elsewhere that have extreme gun laws in existence?"
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  • +2 +2 0 NYC Oct. 4, 2017
    "Look at Chi Towns gun control laws. Still got a lot of deaths. It's not laws that will help, it's keeping your finger off the trigger."
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  • +2 +2 0 Dan Willson Oct. 4, 2017
    "At 85 and a gun owner all my life this is reality,,
    People kill people a gun has no self control does not kill anything.
    Cars kill more people than a gun both used by people.
    SO.... ban autos and I will gladly help ban guns.
    Drowning also kill more people than guns. Make it ileagle to be in water.
    How about cancer, you get it the ban says you pill
    I am not nuts all above is not controlled so which is more important which shall we outlaw..."
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  • +2 +16 -14 Hayes Oct. 24, 2016
    "I think if Donald Trump gets office we can have all the guns we want."
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    • +1 +3 -2 ?? Ten-nin Dec. 5, 2016
      "He'll most likely run America like 1 of his businesses, all of which have failed miserably."
    • -1 +1 -2 Molon labe Jan. 22, 2017
      "Or his outward hate will get us nuked..."
  • +2 +16 -14 MMMMMMMMEEEEEEE Sep. 28, 2016
    "Guns don't kill people, people do."
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    • 0 0 0 Jacob B Mar. 8, 2018
      "But, the amount of people a person can kill depends on the hardware (The guns) they can get a hold of, do you think a person with a late 17th-century musket can do the same as a person with the latest assault rifle? Guns don't kill people but they sure do enable people too."
  • +2 +11 -9 damien hughes Aug. 31, 2016
    "Gun control is bad for all communities and the wellbeing of others. It will make everyone more"
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  • +2 +21 -19 bruh Feb. 17, 2016
    "more gun control would make the world a bad place"
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    • +3 +3 0 ?? Ten-nin Dec. 5, 2016
      "That's why there are so many gun related homicides and suicides in places like Japan... No gun control at all."
    • +1 +1 0 Amy Dec. 12, 2016
      "Yes, but as well it's the people who start it."
  • +2 +20 -18 BeeBoy Feb. 16, 2016
    "We should have guns. "Detroit has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and also the second highest murder rate. As i said, We should have guns!!!"
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  • +2 +18 -16 Christian Jan. 22, 2016
    "If you take guns away from law abiding citizens there will be all out war in the U.S. The criminals will continue to get their guns illegally and I don't think that I would like to be unable to get my gun out of its holster before someone shoots me because I don't have my gun"
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  • +2 +21 -19 Christian Jan. 12, 2016
    "To purchase a gun you have to have a license, an I.D., &/or a background check. At gun shows you have to have your license, and your I.D. I'm a hunter, & the government will have to pry my guns out of my cold dead fingers to get them.????????"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Hannah Nov. 25, 2016
      "same! guns are just as much a part of some peoples lives as breathing"
  • +1 +1 0 B.D. Mar. 15, 2018
    "You want gun control because guns kill people, right? So, with that thinking, we should also have knife control, because knives kill people! Oh, and don't forget car control, Yeah, cars can kill many, you see them drive into crowds. We should also have rope control, people strangle other people with them! In the minds of many, if it can kill, it needs regulation. Because we would all want to live in a world where safety scissors are considered weapons of mass destruction."
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  • +1 +1 0 john Mar. 12, 2018
    "there are john wicks out there why are you scared of guns"
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    • 0 0 0 singlecountrygirl Mar. 21, 2018
      "Please explain"
  • +1 +1 0 Roberto B. Mar. 8, 2018
    "I am con on gun laws my reasons being is because more gun laws really won't make a drastic change in all the crime. It's been shown relatively few people are killed by guns. People can still purchase weapons illegally like how they've been doing for years, it's not about gun control but about gun ownership responsibility. We need to focus more on education about gun safety because gun control laws not only infringe our basic amendment but also have been proven to not be that effective. Mexico has stricter laws than the United States but in 2012 they had 11,309 gun murders."
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  • +1 +1 0 Daniel M. Mar. 8, 2018
    "Gun control in a way that tries to restrict the firearm a person can own is not a good thing. The Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution says "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Therefore I as a person have the right to own a firearm not me as a Militia because the Amendment says Militia and people in separate parts of the Amendment. I understand that with this right there is some limitations such as every other right. This right should not have a lot of limitations just like the freedom of speech. The limitations on freedom of speech is for the safety of the people. Me being a sane citizen of this country should be able to own a gun with the limitation that I won't do anything to harm someone with it; not the limitation on if my gun can hold a lot of bullets or if it can shoot fast. In the First Amendment it doesn't say that a person has the freedom of speech unless they have a big mouth or are too loud. People should not have restrictions on their right to bear arms depending on the gun."
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  • +1 +1 0 Maxim M. Mar. 7, 2018
    "I do understand the need for regulation as well as the desire to minimize devastation; a noble goal indeed. However, these regulations towards firearms would prove fruitless in the future because of the need for self-defense. Even a gun-control advocate by the name of Senator Dianne Feinstein had carried a concealed weapon when her home was attacked by a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization known as the New World Liberation Front in the 70s. People have defended their lives with guns for much longer than the 2nd Amendment has existed in this country. If the NRA is to be believed, guns are used for self-defense about 2.5 million times a year. Furthermore, a survey in early 2013 showed that 48% of convicted felons admitted to avoiding crimes where they knew the potential victim had a gun present.
    While there are many people who have lost their lives due to guns, I cannot forget the plenty who are alive because of them. To be fair though, guns are like a catch-22 within this nation. If you have guns, many will die from them. If you don't have guns, many will also die without them. It's honestly like choosing between prostate cancer and late-stage rabies."
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  • +1 +1 0 Harman B. Mar. 6, 2018
    "Gun control in theory doesn't help anyone but the criminals. What needs to be understood is that whether we have gun control or we don't, the criminals are going to get guns either way. The gun control is only hurting the law abiding citizen that wants to be able to conceal carry his/her firearm to be able to protect his/her self and his/her family. Another thing not being mentioned is that the gun is not what is killing people, its people killing people: we need to understand that taking guns away or restricting them will not stop people from killing each other. We need to focus more on the mental health issue in this country."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Daniel Feb. 27, 2018
    "We in the second amendment have the right to bear arms
    also people don't need guns to kill getting rid of guns will reduce GUN related deaths but won't reduce overall murders"
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  • +1 +1 0 Silver Feb. 23, 2018
    "No they shouldn't. Guns are there as the ultimate defense of our freedom and liberty. It won't stop senseless killings st schools as many people think. People will just start driving cars into crowds or using machetes etc.. If you want to stop the school killings you need to get to the root of the problem. These kids are the outcasts and unknowns. With all the social media this is far worse than it's ever been. So they crack and POOF they are famous. If you deleted every social media page and the news never said. Their names or showed their picture, the incentive to do the shootings would dissapear."
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  • +1 +2 -1 dee Feb. 22, 2018
    "Detroit has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and also the second highest murder rate. It's the same with Chicago and many other cities; there is direct correlation between the strictness of the laws and crime rates, and that's a fact. If we illegalize guns, then the law-abiding citizens will no longer have them as means of protection, whereas criminals, regardless, will find ways to illegally obtain guns. It's true that a lot of tragic accidents can occur with the presence of more guns, but is the government really going to take away my right to bear arms because somebody else forgot to lock the door to his safe? Don't punish the good people of the United States by taking away their ability to defend themselves, simply because some people make poor decisions, because that will always be the case. In doing so, the government will be subjecting U.S. families, schools, and communities to much greater risk.""
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  • +1 +2 -1 Deb R. Feb. 8, 2018
    "The right to own a gun is part of a natural right to self-defense and is protected by the 2nd and 14th amendment. But, no right is unlimited.
    I believe guns should be restricted from people who have anger and self-control issues and mentally ill individuals. But, the Gun Control Act of 1968 made it illegal for the certain categories of people to own a gun. It includes indicted or convicted felons, convicted domestic abusers, dishonorably discharged veterans and people the court declared mentally defective.
    Aside from enforcing current laws or magically making all the guns in the world disappear, the most effective way to reduce gun deaths would be for the public to be more aware of the existing gun laws and commonsense gun safety rules. 40 years ago, drunk driving was more common. Groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving campaigned to raise awareness of the dangers. Didn't solve the problem. But, helped. If people were more aware of gun safety rules and knew the warning signs to look for in mentally ill individuals as well as what to do if you were worried about a gunowner's mental health then there would be fewer deaths."
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  • +1 +3 -2 KO Oct. 28, 2017
    "Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Guns are used and have been used for centuries as means for hunting so that people could feed their families and as self-defense. Do you really want to be unarmed if someone comes into your home and threatens the lives of your family. Guns are for safety purposes and whether or not you want to pinpoint what the Second Amendment says about the Militia it clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed. This was put into the constitution for a reason. People deserve to have the security of knowing they can protect themselves in an emergency. You know how to solve this problem. Everyone needs to put Jesus back in their lives!"
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  • +1 +12 -11 Hayes Oct. 31, 2016
    "I am an avid owner of guns some ranging from RPG's to AK-47's. I have never had the thought run through my brain to want to kill somebody. Down in the 919s we love to hunt and hang. We love to make money by hunting and is a big source of income in my family. God Bless America and long live Trump."
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  • +1 +14 -13 Chuck Steinell Sep. 9, 2016
    "Gun Control is a nice sound but the details can never be agreed upon. What is "gun control" and why isn't the control we have currently enough? Any proposed legislation should be required to demonstrate a direct, measurable and verifiable link to a reduction in its proposed benefit. Not "feel good" statements that have no truth or verifiability in them but a clear and compelling measurable benefit. After all, we are speaking of a fundamental right and restricting it. For those who support "gun control", I would ask them if they would restrict cars because there are drunk driving deaths everyday. I would ask them to demonstrate the consistency in their logic, particularly since car ownership is not a fundamental and protected right."
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  • +1 +23 -22 A Jan. 15, 2016
    "Gun violence is not out of control 320 million people live in the US 5 10 even 20 deaths from guns is not a reason to get rid of all guns and while law abiding citizens would lose there guns or there protection criminals or gang members would simply hide theirs or buy them off the black market now a life is a life and its terrible that one is lost people will die."
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  • 0 0 0 colby Mar. 20, 2018
    "no because how are we suppose to protect our selves and our families."
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  • 0 0 0 Auron m. Mar. 20, 2018
    "gun shouldn't be banned gun control should because people kill people not guns a gun can't magically kill someone"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Mike Mar. 16, 2018
    "Sadly mass killers have used all types of firearms, pistol, hunting rifles, shotguns and military style weapons with equal success. More mass shootings involve pistols than these "assault rifles".
    Assault rifles are functionally identical to semi automatic hunting rifles and typical less powerful. It is practically impossible to legally define what an "assault weapon" is which leads to specific cosmetic feature bans that are totally ineffective.
    Politicians still like to use the strategy as it appears to address a problem while not targeting "legitimate" gun owners. In fact it accomplishes nothing.
    It amounts to banning red cars in order to reduce traffic deaths."
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  • 0 0 0 Karen Mar. 8, 2018
    "George W. Bush argued: "I... believe strongly that we need to enforce the laws on the books....(New York limes, 2000, p. A26)." The need for regulation falls upon the United States Congress, which has refused to end an important loophole to gun control. One reason gun controls fail to endure are the Unregulated Secondary Firearm Markets. These markets are not subject to federal requirements and are essentially the primary reason the guns fall on to the wrong hands. "A recent analysis of 1,530 ATF firearms-trafficking investigations revealed that traffickers operating in both markets illegally diverted new and second-hand firearms within states and across state lines (ATF, 2000a)." While these markets are not required to formally record the transactions, the law prohibits the private sellers to transfer the firearms to individuals that are not granted the opportunity to obtain a fire arm such felons, fugitives, drug users, and illegal aliens. However, these private transactions do not partake in criminal background checks of the person purchasing the firearms, so it is very difficult to obtain any essential information about the potential buyer of the firearm."
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  • 0 0 0 BOOMcreeper126 Mar. 8, 2018
    "If we made Gun Laws, that still wouldn't change the fact that there is a Black Market for people to buy guns illegally from, and people who do get them are either going to shoot someone, or they are going to try and shoot as many people as they can in a public place, like a Mall, a Store, a Bank, or a School."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Helmax Feb. 17, 2018
    "More laws and regulations aren't the answer. It's like trying to ban "mosquitos". The world is full of them, they are dangerous, potentially lethal and more are made every day like guns. It is an impossibility. You can only try to protect against it, you can't go out into the world and kill every mosquito any more than you'll ever go out into the world and take every gun. We should all think about what "laws" and "regulations" really do to stop these monsters who do these shootings? Nothing, it's going to change nothing. You anti gun fanatics are not helping anything either. Every time someone starts up about gun control, sales go through the roof! Seriously people! This is not working for You! We need protection in our schools and public places where these atrocities occur. We need a real solution, not the same old regurgitated anti gun nonsense that you've spewed for years and have accomplished the "opposite" of your goal. The fact is, the guns are out there and you'll never change that. To think you can change that is insanity and is the "BIGGEST WASTE OF TIME" If we would all focus on finding a way to protect our schools, rather than impose laws that only law abiding citizens will follow? You think Cruz cared about the law? No"
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  • 0 +1 -1 bonbon Feb. 7, 2018
    "people dont kill people people kill guns"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Da Wae Jan. 17, 2018
    "If you look at the past shootings that have happened in the U.S., you would see that the people that committed the murders had some sort of mental illness. Some may have been criminals getting ahold of a gun or it could have been some teen or adult that had a mental illness. The guns are not the problem. criminals and ill people will still find ways to get to guns if they are banned. there is no stop to the wicked besides death, and even then there will always be evil people in the world. There is no stop to gun violence."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Aki Jan. 15, 2018
    "No Because a girl can equal a man for fight.
    Maybe electric shot gun?"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Randy Jan. 10, 2018
    "Guns have been a part of our culture since the foundation of this country and it's very unique ideology. The article states that there are, what, 270,000,000 guns in the United States? If the guns themselves were the problem, it would be a lot bigger of an issue than it is. As far as the gun related deaths go, over half of them were acts of suicide. If people want to kill someone, including themselves, they will find a way to do so. A gun is a tool, just like a shovel or an axe, and it's only as dangerous as the person using it."
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  • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Nov. 16, 2017
    "I dont know if what im about to say pro or con but im doing this for an 8th grade progect on this but, if somebody where to kill you would you A: be beat to death, B: get stabed to death, or C: get shot in the head and die instantly. i would choose C because its the fastest and least painful. and all this stuff i hear about "Guns kill people" its people kill people, sometimes with guns."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Roger Nov. 7, 2017
    "I don't believe gun control is the issue, something needs to be done no question there. I'm just not sure it's about gun control. The violence is all around us, it's in the music, the movies, tv shows, video games... All of these are common factors and can't be ruled out how much influence they play a part.

    The media has to accept some responsibility, they glorify the crimes by continually reporting it, (rather than report it and move on, they dwell on it) They give the "gunmen" the publicity. Why mention the names of the killers? Take away the publicity, some of these crimes are committed because these people want this attention, they want to be "remembered"

    Guns are the instrument, sure. But look in the past couple of years you are noticing more and more mass killings with other instruments, like the guy in New York than ran people over with his truck. So, do we ban trucks now?

    The argument on gun control is neither right or wrong, everyone will have their own view points. But, if guns are gone, other methods of harming each other will be found."
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  • 0 +20 -20 Brandon B Jan. 15, 2016
    "there should not be gun control because if they take our guns, then intruders try to intrude we would not be able to fight back. Terrorists such as isis finds out we don't have guns they will attack us because they would know that we don't have guns to fight them off."
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  • -1 +1 -2 F. Hernandez Feb. 23, 2018
    "Like Thomas Jefferson, I prefer Dangerous Freedom to Peaceful Slavery. Have Americans been dumbed down so deeply that they cannot read and understand? The 2nd Amendment states: "The Right of the People to keep and Bear Arms Shall not be infringed." We fear the communists in our Government more than any Hoodlum in the streets."
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    • 0 0 0 Jacob B Mar. 7, 2018
      "I wouldn't misquote the second amendment and claim that the other party is illiterate the full article reads: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
      When you see the full quote it changes the meaning and clears some misconceptions. And when you say we you should specify who so it doesn't seem like you are referring to the public because many are bound to disagree with you."
  • -1 +1 -2 jose Nov. 7, 2017
    "I disagree because a lot of people die about guns"
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  • -1 +6 -7 Emma Mar. 29, 2017
    "There are many good reasons of why gun control is good. Because with out gun control there would be lots of bad things happening. For example with out gun control laws there would non reduced gun deaths. Meaning that there would be more gun deaths. Also they will be more likely not to be used for self - defense. And lastly the second amendment is not unlimited with there rights of a gun. First of all I think that there should be a old enough to handle a gun. And that gun control has been around just as old or older than the second amendment. So it should be more controlled now then, it was then. Another reason is that with out gun control laws the reduced gun death is going to get higher. But if there is a sure understanding of the gun control laws the gun death is going to get lower. It's getting higher because in 1999 over 464,033 people were killed because of there not being gun control. This is really bad because with out gun control there is going to be even more people getting killed. Also meaning that it's going to get worst. Lastly if there is no gun control people are rarely use there gun as self defense. In 1999-2007 29,618,300 crimes were committed because there was no gun control."
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    • +1 +1 0 Matt Apr. 9, 2017
      "Correction there, 29,618,300 crimes were committed because good people who followed the nonsense called gun control couldn't stop the bad people doing wrong to them, their property, and their loved ones"
  • -1 +26 -27 Paul Dec. 23, 2015
    ""If, all the cows and deer and goats and sheep, outlaw fangs and claws, exactly how do they convince the lions and tigers and bears and wolves to agree?" - Ray Bornert"
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  • -2 +9 -11 Rad Repubican Sep. 7, 2016
    "Gun control should not be allowed because it is not the un that killed it is the man using the gun. During WWII the japs attacked Hawaii instead of the mainland. The Japanese General stated that they would not attack the mainland because there would be children, women, and men with military weapons. We must keep the Second Amendment alive."
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  • -2 +21 -23 John Smith Jan. 27, 2016
    "People who think that gun control is good is crazy. Guns help you get duck meat, venison, elk meat is all possible with guns. Yes for the bad people who use the guns for bad is part of it but no matter what they would somehow find out how to get guns. It is a BIG INDUSTRY in Mexico with unmarked and remade guns. So that means that means that they would be armed to the teeth with guns. And we would be hung up to dry with none. So what's the point of gun control if criminals would be getting guns no matter what."
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  • -3 +22 -25 Gary S Jan. 25, 2016
    "One good reason for NO. When has the government ever given back. They just keep taking more and more. This is what will happen with gun rights. Chip away a little at a time until there is nothing left. Just like our wallets..."
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  • -4 +9 -13 jonathan Dec. 8, 2016
    "less gun laws are good"
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  • -4 +11 -15 Vanessa M. Feb. 21, 2016
    "We only need gun control for idiots out there that decide murder is fun and an option for getting what they want. We DO NOT need the government in our business and they need to STAY out of it. Guns should be used for hunting and safety. I hunt and I have guns but they are safe and sound with locks and more locks. We need to teach about safety of the gun, especially to our children. Guns don't kill people, people kill people and with what? A gun! The criminals will get a hold of a gun however strict they make the laws. They don't care one way or another about the laws, obviously. People we need common sense and making the government get more control is crazy. What ever happen to "We the people?" We have rights and we need to stand tall and fight for them and speak out!"
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  • -5 +18 -23 Unknown Jan. 15, 2016
    "We don't need gun control, we need it to be harder to buy guns and more of a challenge to buy guns for other people. People use guns for hunting and self protection most people mean well with guns an don't want to kill or injure people they just want to hunt or protect their family."
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    • +3 +3 0 Meow Oct. 31, 2016
      "Well, while you say that, people are being murdered because of improper use of a gun. True, it's not he gun responsible but the person behind it but still, people are dying because of it. If we could crack down on more gun control, that would alleviate some of the causes of death, then we could focus on the other problems causing damage to our communities."
  • -7 +9 -16 ucgos; May. 20, 2016
    "its stupid"
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    • +2 +3 -1 Paul May. 23, 2016
      "no it's not"
  • -7 +19 -26 tristan Dec. 11, 2015
    "Gun control laws will begin protests between lawmakers and responsible shooters"
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  • -7 +19 -26 Bruce Trewayne Dec. 8, 2015
    "1. There are already gun laws in place.
    -Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (1968) - Prohibited interstate trade in handguns, increased the minimum age to 21 for buying handguns.
    -Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) (1968) - Focuses primarily on regulating interstate commerce in firearms by generally prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and importers.
    -Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) (1986) - Revised and partially repealed the Gun Control Act of 1968. Prohibited the sale to civilians of automatic firearms manufactured after the date of the law's passage. Required ATF approval of transfers of automatic firearms.
    -Undetectable Firearms Act (1988) - Effectively criminalizes, with a few exceptions, the manufacture, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, transfer, or receipt of firearms with less than 3.7 oz of metal content.
    -Gun-Free School Zones Act (1990) - Prohibits unauthorized individuals from knowingly possessing a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.
    And congress cannot pass a law that is unconstitutional."
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  • -7 +23 -30 Rudik Wilhelm Dec. 3, 2015
    "Our constitution states that, "a well regulated militia(a military force that is raised from the civilian population to supplement a regular army in state of emergency) being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." This is interpreted many different ways. The liberals would have it mean that military may have weapons, not civilians. But it says that the civil population may keep and bear arms and this right can't be tampered with. Yes, militia means military, but it is defined as a military made up of the general public, then trained like soldiers. But still civilians none the less. So there really can be only one true interpretation of the 2nd amendment, and that is that the people may have guns to keep for sport, sustenance and protection."
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    • -1 0 -1 Ten-nin Dec. 7, 2016
      "The original amendment doesn't formally include the part you have in parenthesis..."
  • -12 +12 -24 Olivia Feb. 19, 2016
    "Thank you for this useful information"
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  • -14 +22 -36 Collin Dec. 4, 2015
    "In every country where gun control has taken place martial law seems to follow and sometimes civil war."
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    • +1 +1 0 Ten-nin Dec. 7, 2016
      "Unless you live in Japan where they've had gun control ever since first gaining access to guns and no martial law or civil war has happened."
  • -18 +26 -44 kim davis Dec. 8, 2015
    "I don't want that socialist, terrorist, Muslim Obama to take away my guns!!!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Mar. 5, 2018
      "Obama isn't muslim, terrorist, or socialist."
    • +1 +1 0 Ten-nin Dec. 7, 2016
      "Racist comments are not a valid reason."
  • -18 +21 -39 Andy Nov. 29, 2015
    "Curious as to why the Brady wasn't re enacted due to in part the NRA. And specifically left out that the law did nothing to curb gun violence?????w"
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