Last edited by AsburySkinsFan; January-9th-2013 at 12:42 PM.
I don't think a single person on here is advocating banning all guns. To paraphrase your own rant you seem to be "making your opinion on what's happening a fact."
I guess no one watched the second video of this interview where Jones says that W. Bush was involved in the 9/11 attacks... which is part of his reasoning that we need to have no gun control rules.
What would A World Without Lawyers be like?
Besides, any time you support your argument with quotes from historical figures, you open yourself up to some zingers if the quotes aren't quite accurate. As an aside, I would hope that Monticello would be the final authority on all things TJ.
Last edited by The Evil Genius; January-9th-2013 at 12:56 PM.
Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings
There is no evidence that Thomas Jefferson ever said the second quote. It does not appear anywhere before 1986. If you grew up with it, that is probably because the quote was made up while you were young. It's fine that you believe in the principle. But don't try to falsely attach Thomas Jefferson's name to it.
Also, just to emphasize that I'm not picking on you specifically. Someone else used one of those quotes two years ago, and I called him on it then too: http://www.extremeskins.com/showthre...=1#post7609424
Last edited by DjTj; January-9th-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Talk about playoffs in college football:
We're talking about playoffs?! -TJ
"those who would pretend to be persecuted on the internet deserve it. Or something"
The soldiers gave three cheers as they urged their tired horses north across the uneven hills. Some of the mounts, exhausted after a week of almost continual marching, began to lag behind; others, spurred on by their enthusiastic riders, began to edge past the regiment's commander. "Boys, hold your horses," Custer cautioned; "there are plenty of them down there for us all."
The problem isn't gun restrictions, the problem is politics! PERIOD! The problem is multifaceted and there's no easy solution. Being depressed and a thug are cool, it's part of the "culture". 5 year olds are playing call of duty and the perception of the value of life is effected. I went to see Django the other night and a couple had a FIVE year old in the theater! Our society has cultivated the "everybody wins" generation. No matter how much effort, how much you suck at it, by God here's your trophy, ribbon or pat on the back with a "nice try Johnny". We are not preparing these kids for the "real" world! They show up to work 15 minutes late and expect it to be okay because "hey, I tried to get here on time, pay me!". They're used to putting out minimal effort and thought and still receiving the same benefits and attention as the kids showing up, busting their asses and putting in the work to succeed. That's why they feel entitled. That's why they think they can leave HS and get a job making $60K a year. That's why when I ask my future Career Academy Students what they want to be when they grow up and I get answers like engineer and they're at a 7th grade math level; doctor and they can't write a simple sentence and read on a 6th grade level. They're don't "fit in" at all and we call it "socially awkward" which can absolutely be the case. However, when they're socially awkward and spend 6+ hours a day living in a fantasy world of video games full of violence and made up characters, it tends to change their prespective on reality. But we're so concerned with hurting their itty bitty little feelings or crushing their dreams, we send them off into the real world unequipped for reality and when they realize this they decide they're going to just be the bad ass they are on Call of Duty and go gun down innocent people!
Tightening the grip on guns will have same effect tightening the grip on drugs has had. We see how that has worked.
Poman, as an owner of multiple guns, can you talk about the process you went through to acquire those guns? Are existing laws (State... FLA? and Federal) too onerous or unwieldy? I ask this as an honest question, not being too familiar with the process.
I probably fall somewhere in the middle of the gun control debate - I think that some restriction on large capacity semi-automatic weapons is reasonable but that any further restriction is probably fruitless given the vast number of guns out there now. And even with semi-automatics - so called "assault-weapon" ban - the devil is in the details, as the previous ban proved.
Last edited by Dan T.; January-9th-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Flying Vince Lombardi x x x x x x x x x x x Ryan Kerrigan... Funky-style
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