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    If you are replying to a quote from me, yes. If you make a post and are not addressing me, do whatever makes you happy.



    You just don't understand me is all. Gun ownership is not in the way of...
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    Yes, culture plays a significant role in history. Of course, it does. But you haven't shown me that having a violence-prone society made us uniquely able to thwart the Germans and Japanese or that...
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    Aside: This is one of my gripes on ODN. While the challenge rule and the requirement to provide evidence is a good thing, It sometimes leads people to think that all you need to do for a rebuttal is...
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    They are the five lowest crime nations of significant size. I just took them from the top of a list of low murder rate countries. You will find pretty much the same if you do your research on the...
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    All the evidence points in that direction. You can ignore it and hold out hope that all the evidence is wrong and it's all some freak coincidence, but that doesn't seem like a wise judgment on your...
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    That's correct, I agreed with it at the time it was said, I still do.
    It is connected to the OP because it is my observation that efforts at gun regulation are part of a larger social movement to...
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    I appreciate that Chinese silk is very expensive you know.



    The logical conclusion is that if we want to address violence in America we need to look for ways to build social trust and create...
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    If you have a gun for home defense against humans, then you have it to do violence against humans. That is pretty straight forward. It is not that you want to kill people, but you have the gun so...
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    Bro, I've had to repeat this about 9 times in this thread so far. I've said it plainly to you at least 3 times. I'll keep doing it in caps as long as you guys keep using the same straw man. My...
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    It's not a big deal, but I did think it was worth mentioning. I like to keep the discussion focused on the arguments and I thought you were veering into just critiquing me instead.



    Not...
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    I'm not personally offended nor do I think you stepped over any boundaries on ODN, I just think you have turned from the topic to discuss me and my style of argument. No one on the staff will chide...
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    Before I start, read your own post and see how many times you make personal rhetorical attacks on me. I bet if I'd said them to you, you would find them offensive or evidence of my emotional state....
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    Not especially compared with any other culture. Imperial Japan was more an anomaly than a constant theme. They have had historical wars with China and Korea. But what nation with a 1000+ year history...
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    Indeed we took the guns, they had been using them to wreak havoc on their neighbors and on us. Seems a reasonable thing to do. And it's worked pretty nicely ever since. Taking guns away when people...
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    I have yet to see anyone, in the general gun debate, say we need to get rid of guns used for hunting. Japan uses guns for hunting. Guns for hunting are fine. They are not indicative of social...
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    Excellent, thank you.



    That is what I was responding to, it's just that my view of the current controversy is that what most people argue is somewhat irrelevant. I think there are two more...
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    No, I'm saying it is based on a lack of social trust. We don't trust other Americans not to attack us or we don't trust our government to respect our liberty. It's not about illegal behavior other...
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    I don't think you understand me. I appreciate the arguments but they are rather barking up the wrong tree.



    No. I'm saying that if People in America were more peaceful and trusting of one...
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    If you want to look at murder rates, the real pattern for where they are highest is where you find well established criminal gangs. If you look at cities with the highest per capita murder rates,...
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    But it is actually. It is the character of a nation that values civility and cooperation that we should try to emulate. Once we do that, then we won't be so eager to protect our right to own and...
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    Laws against murder don't prevent all murder so should we remove laws against murder?

    Can you see how your argument is not especially effective? Those who want to reduce ownership of guns are not...
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    RE: SQUATCH

    9-Mills
    The argument between assault weapons and 9-mils and all that jazz is something of a dead end for gun rights folks. Consider who you are arguing against. Their goal is to...
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    Replying to Squatch

    Let's discuss your 9mil pistol for a few moments more. :)

    I appreciate your efforts to sing the praises of the mighty 9mil and its other handy pistol friends. I think you...
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    What about all the times when someone uses a gun to threaten and intimidate someone else but doesn't actually use it? I'm pretty sure that is incredibly common as well.

    And how many times when...
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    It seems to me you are still thinking like a soldier, not a mass murderer (understandable as you were/are a soldier). Precise aiming isn't really a big deal when shooting at a crowd. the general...
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    Which gun would you use if you wanted to kill as many people in a crowded square as you could in the shortest time possible?

    I'm presuming you want a large magazine (to maximize the number or...
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