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Fri Oct 2, 2015, 12:13 PM Oct 2015

Gun Control [View all]

Poll choices taken from Texas high school gun survey - http://wonkette.com/594426/high-school-students-try-to-do-journalism-on-guns-gun-humpers-freak-out#p3Pz4Kr6BeLvoUQe.99

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No limits on gun ownership
2 (5%)
Some limits on gun ownership (No felons, some background checks, etc.)
13 (30%)
Moderate limits on gun ownership (Extensive background checks, no automatic weapons, etc.)
18 (41%)
Strict limits on gun ownership (Only allowed in special circumstances, etc.)
10 (23%)
Total prohibition of guns
1 (2%)
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Gun Control [View all] SecularMotion Oct 2015 OP
Seems odd they would mention automatic weapons Travis_0004 Oct 2015 #1
Yep Duckhunter935 Oct 2015 #2
Not many, if any, unless altered, you know why? Darb Oct 2015 #7
That same law bans sawed-off shotguns, which are used rather frequently Recursion Oct 2015 #11
According to FBI shotguns and rifles (short or otherwise) are rarely used unlawfully Statistical Oct 2015 #54
True, but short shotguns are used orders of magnitude more often than automatic weapons Recursion Oct 2015 #55
Agreed. n/t Statistical Oct 2015 #57
That said, use of automatic weapons in crime did certainly seem to go down after 1934 Recursion Oct 2015 #58
Well something else happened in 1934 Statistical Oct 2015 #60
to get full auto weapons there are a barrel of hoops and forms and taxes and Gawd knows what else. littlewolf Oct 2015 #3
The fact that full autos aren't used in crimes is proof positive....... Paladin Oct 2015 #4
He shoots, he scores! Kingofalldems Oct 2015 #5
I bet I've nailed the NRA types a dozen times on that matter. Paladin Oct 2015 #6
So explain the use of sawed off shotguns in crimes Recursion Oct 2015 #13
Economics and paperwork play a big role. Paladin Oct 2015 #16
I agree Recursion Oct 2015 #17
Because you can make a sawed off shotgun in a minute dumbcat Oct 2015 #61
Yep, but don't expect those upthread to notice this reply. Rex Oct 2015 #9
Well...not exactly. Lizzie Poppet Oct 2015 #10
That exact same law bans sawed-off shotguns, which are used rather frequently Recursion Oct 2015 #12
Non-full automatic rifles are rarely used in crime as well hack89 Oct 2015 #15
At what rate were fully automatic weapons used in the commission of crimes branford Oct 2015 #25
Ah, the inevitable "post hoc" argument. (nt) Paladin Oct 2015 #26
Excuse me? branford Oct 2015 #42
Because there are readily available alternatives krispos42 Oct 2015 #29
LOL! pablo_marmol Oct 2015 #30
Sounds like you've devoted a lot of unhealthy thought to the subject. Paladin Oct 2015 #47
Not all all. I simple know how guns operate. pablo_marmol Oct 2015 #62
They were seldom used in crime before the ban Travis_0004 Oct 2015 #32
Exactly what advantage does a fully automatic weapon offer to your average criminal? spin Oct 2015 #45
See my post 47. (nt) Paladin Oct 2015 #48
I've actually fired fully automatic assault rifles. ... spin Oct 2015 #52
or not (all rifles are involved in less than 2% of homicides ... Statistical Oct 2015 #56
Or you could apply a file in the correct place. n/t ryan_cats Oct 2015 #31
Not odd at all -- given the extreme level of ignorance caused pablo_marmol Oct 2015 #27
The only thing odd about it is that they categorize it as moderate gun control. Gormy Cuss Oct 2015 #51
Total prohibition Matrosov Oct 2015 #8
Will total prohibition end the actual availability of firearms? (nt) Recursion Oct 2015 #18
Sadly, even that would be a long-term solution at best Matrosov Oct 2015 #20
could you be a bit more quantitative on what you mean... discntnt_irny_srcsm Oct 2015 #35
It worked for Heroin, so why not for guns? JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2015 #33
Hard core. With "basic training" just verging on PTSD inducing terror. hunter Oct 2015 #14
God knows why fadedrose Oct 2015 #19
Shooting fully automatic weapons is a blast hack89 Oct 2015 #22
Yes it is Duckhunter935 Oct 2015 #24
Cleaning them, however, is some of the most back-breaking drudgery in the catalog of human toil Recursion Oct 2015 #37
That's why God created Gunners Mates. hack89 Oct 2015 #46
and pack mags. aikoaiko Oct 2015 #63
Firing one of these is a blast also. GGJohn Oct 2015 #41
A background check that looks into political leanings? Have you thought that out? Sounds kind kelly1mm Oct 2015 #34
I was thinking about fadedrose Oct 2015 #38
I think the problem is just that - govenment protected. None of those haters simply kelly1mm Oct 2015 #40
Hate is pretty common fadedrose Oct 2015 #43
You do realize.. virginia mountainman Oct 2015 #44
Yes. Iggo Oct 2015 #21
having never owned a gun I can't miss owning one olddots Oct 2015 #23
Somewhere btw choice 3 and 4 etherealtruth Oct 2015 #28
I find it interesting that even on DU TeddyR Oct 2015 #36
WOW! Democrats respecting the Constitution! Paladin Oct 2015 #49
You missed my point TeddyR Oct 2015 #53
A (very) vocal minority. Statistical Oct 2015 #59
This message was self-deleted by its author olddots Oct 2015 #39
Kick SecularMotion Oct 2015 #50
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