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Comment: Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 1) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42608459) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
What makes me think that? well, I'd guess the attitueds to other crimes in the county, like sexual assaults. Merely threatening with a gun isn't much of a crime by comparison, especially if it's by a white guy (potential posse member!) on a non-white guy (show your papers!), well, unless you're someone investigating or running against Joe. Then you can be a white guy and threatened and no-one will do anything either.

Comment: Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 1) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42605929) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
Ever been to mexico? Don't suppose you've read their Constitution either. You know, where they have their version of the 2nd amendment (it's their 10th, iirc). They have the right to keep arms. andALSO the right to bear them in pubic under police regulation. Likewise in Guatamala and Columbia. In fact, most countries with a right to bear arms have a high homicide rate.

Comment: Re:Common sense (Score 1) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42605845) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
By Rioters, do you mean the riots that started when the police shot someone? Oh and shot another officer and claimed the guy did it.
The public that's increasingly fed up of the unaccoutnable police becoming ever more violent? A police that is becoming more violent because changes in the way crimes are reported and classified means what was a nuisence and a caution offence, is now also a 'violent offense', so that the ACPO can lobby for more powers?

By the way, baseball's not that common in the UK. What you'd call a 'run' wouldn't even show as a sales blip in the US.

By the way, saying 'a group of doctors said' isn't really saying much. a mch BIGGER group of doctors fervently believe that we're all aliens murdered by Xenu 75 Million years ago. Should we laugh at the US? Or Sarah Palin. Need I say more?

And I'll bet your're white. Because you wouldn't act like that if you weren't.

Comment: Re:Militia (Score 2) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42604037) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
You realise that the states RECOGNISE the militias, right, if not, it's not a militia. If you want to join one, it's called 'The National Guard'. OR you could maybe take a minute and remember this isn't the late 18th Century any more and you're not a bunch of people who've just led an armed overthrow of your government. Then think again about why the 2nd (and 3rd) amendment was passed. My guess is something to do with 'new leader suddenly wanting to turn it back to the British' or perhaps 'military Junta'.

Historical perspective, it's great for putting things in context.

Comment: Re:Ban Walmart (Score 2) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42603981) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
Is that after he's let you know he's about to invade, so you can get your gun out your gun safe (you do store it safely, right? Where if he'd broken in when you weren't there it wouldn't end up as one of the 40% of the guns on the black market each year.

Maybe thats why in a 1998 study, guns were only successfully used in home defense 1.5% of the time. Oh, and your gun is 4x more likely to injure or kill a family member or neighbour than any intruder.
Why are booby traps illegal again? Oh right THIS REASON

Comment: Re:And what does it solve exactly? (Score 2) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42603925) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
They also have very strict laws on public transportation of guns, and concealed carry permits are based on necessity, not desire. Oh, and I recall something about ammo being harder tog et there since 07 as well.... But then again, the Swiss aren't as angry and have the belief that they're the best and no-one tell them otherwise, unlike the US.

Comment: Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 0) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42603233) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
Except they're not. Because owning such a weapon makes you in violation of the law, thus you're no longer 'law abiding'.

In case you forgot, everyone is 'law abiding' right up until they commit the crime. The day before Meth became illegal, we had law-abiding meth users. Then it became illegal and they started taking meth from those 'law abiding citizens'. How DARE they!

Comment: Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 0) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42603205) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
"I live in Mesa Arizona in a state that allows concealed carry without a license, Mesa remains below the national average in all violent crimes for cities of more than 500,000 people"

That's Maricopa County, isn't it? So, lower violent crime MIGHT be because
  1. it's being committed against minorities and not being reported,
  2. it's being reported and not logged beacuse they're "immigrants"
  3. because those who'd normally commit it are doing so as part of Joe's posse's, getting their kicks that way, and thus not counting as 'violent crimes'

It's also a bit rich to complain about Constitutionality when old joe's your Sheriff. Have his jails come up to constitutional standard yet? I mean he's only had two court rulings against him on that

You picked about the WORST place in the US to proclaim law and order rules (or are you on joe's intimidation squads? ahh, there's your reason) Also, do you remember the whole 'Fast and Furious' debacle? Remember what the issue it was addressing (or attempting to)? Was it something like 'no checks on gun purchases' and other things that means it's the NUMBER ONE state for supplying weapons to criminals? I do believe it it.
Arizona, Full of gun-toting pussies.

Comment: Re:Seems perfectly reasonable (Score 1) 1591

by ktetch-pirate (#42603017) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
An AR-15 in a gun safe is utterly useless for home protection (unless you want your assailant to give you maybe a 5 min courtesy call, so you can get it out, and loaded and have it comfortable. As it is you might have to find another hobby than punching holes in targets with guns. Oh no. Now I can clearly understand how the dragon-chasers felt when their hobby was ruled illegal. Shame the National Opium Association didn't speak out!

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