I'm not so lazy or intellectually dishonest. I am really busy with work right now, and have little time for this argument.
It may be true you are busy and don't have time, but you are
dishonest. One of the things I resent most in this forum is when someone puts words in my mouth. I hate it not just because it is frustrating and obnoxious, but I find it extremely direspectful.
The person who does that is saying they know things about me without evidence
. You may have had your suspicions, you may have had feelings. But you attributed motives to me that were based solely on your emotions and biases. That is neither rational nor fair. And it is dishonest.
But, I am right by default. I didn't need to find your quote. Your attitude in this discussion told me you would be for the ban.
You are typical of the fringe NRA paranoiacs. Because I want to do a couple things you disagree with, I must therefore be the enemy of your freedom in every single way. I must be the Boogie Man who wants to take away all guns, all rights, all freedoms indiscriminently. It is a strictly emotional response.
I'm surprised you didn't also accuse me of being a stalinist, directly related to Hitler.
Because Detroit has a gang problem, a rancher in Wyoming shouldn't have a high-cap semi-auto rifle to defend his property. (Wolves might not kill many people, but they do attack cattle.)
Because Chicago has a gang problem, I shouldn't have my Sig Sauer P226 high-cap 9mm pistol in North Carolina. Because some nut might go off and kill some folks, I shouldn't have a home defense pump shotgun with a telescoping stock.
Well, I didn't actually say any of that in this thread, and if I hadn't dug up a 9 month old quote you would have had no actual basis to say any of that. The fact is, I don't feel that way at all. I've said that more times than I care to look up. Though, I probably should
look it up, since I know you won't. Not that that would do any good. Because you know how I feel, regardless of what I might actually say. Right?
There are numerous laws on the books ... It would not stop criminals from buying guns illegally.
That is a regurgitation of what you've already said. It addresses none of my points and adds nothing to the conversation. You are spinning your wheels.
All the guns sold into NY...were straw buyers.
I think I should go back to god-bashing, and let you and the others on your side of this issue have this thread.
I think you should take your own advice. You have shown youself to be so heavily invested in this on an emotional level that you cannot think clearly or outside your biases. You have not thus far been able to form a better argument than "criminals will always break laws".
The gun fails you link to would be hilarious if they weren't so sad. Guns are very dangerous things. However, in the right hands, they are incredible weapons.
Hey, finally, a couple things we totally agree on.