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  1. Evyl Robot Michael

    I fear that you are preaching to the choir here.

    1. lady mis sjme

      But you see- outsiders SHARE these articles- to inform. I am VERY happy to see this simple explanation as I am new to the world of firearms, and am eager to know so I can speak properly about why it’s important that we maintain the right to bear.

  2. larry gray

    What do you think about the no grandfathering issue? They plan on sending out notices that they know you have a gun turn it in? Or, just come and take them?

    1. Dustin Ellermann

      I see the no grandfathering issue being something like the “street sweeper” ban in 1999. Register them as machine guns or you are a felon. “Oh you own one? It’s registered. Turn it in or go to jail.”

      1. brad

        If that’d be the case, then I’m pretty sure there will be a lot more ‘felons’ then

        1. SalD

          I foresee a rash of stolen weapons cases coming up if this happens

  3. dalton keller

    one gun that is real common and loved by many that could/would be illegal would be the ruger 10/22

  4. Kc

    Man all the sudden my “assault weapons” where stolen. Damn & I loved them guns. 🙂

  5. Pwood

    ‘Merica!

  6. Twood

    I’ll admit first thing that I don’t know anything about guns. This is an honest question. It seems you know a lot about guns — what they could do, what kind of person could use them, how they’d get them. Help us all out.

    What you don’t describe are the categories of weapons that deeply despaired people use to kill rooms full of children, or moviegoers, or teens, or people praying. And how do these people get these things? And how can we, as a nation in which guns will always be, legal or illegal, make policies to end such chaos?

    1. Dustin Ellermann

      I’m sorry, you misunderstood. These “weapons” aren’t to blame for any murders. Blame the trigger puller. If any fault it to be put on the massacres it’s the government who purposefully disarms it’s citizens and places hundreds of defenseless children in an idiotic “Gun Free Zone” i.e. “Criminals Safe Zone” to have his way with them.
      Firearms are a reality, and you cannot wave a magic wand and make them not exist, thus, you cannot keep them out of the hands of deranged murderers. The only defense of a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
      My suggestion: get training, arm yourself, stop blaming others and take responsibility for your own safety.

    2. Randy in TX

      This confusion over whether the instrument or the person using the instrument is to be blamed is an ancient question. Around 730 BC the Prophet Isaiah wrote in chapter 10:15 (NIV) about this very topic in the following passage:

      “Does the ax raise itself above the person who swings it, or the saw boast against the one who uses it? As if a rod were to wield the person who lifts it up, or a club brandish the one who is not wood!”

      Here we see God Himself, through the Prophet Isaiah ridiculing the notion that an instrument can be blamed for anything. It is silly to blame the gun and the madness of folly to legislate against guns.

    3. Jim

      @Twood, The cold, hard truth is that there is no amount of policy that can prevent a person from committing a crime. There’s just no way that cops can be everywhere, all the time. (Would you really want it that way? Think Nazi Germany) What needs to change is the punishment for committing crimes with guns, and allow law-abiding citizens the right to self defense. THAT would actually do something to curb gun violence. If a criminal knows they have a gun-free zone it is safer for his shooting spree than potentially being shot to death by a citizen in a open/concealed carry zone. Ever notice how there’s no shooting sprees at gun shows? Criminal control is what we need. Law-abiding gun owners are NOT the problem.

  7. Leo Volz

    Dustin,

    This may just be a matter of semantics, but since many non-gunners look to sites like this one for information, I feel it is important to be as accurate as possible.

    “Semi-automatic (one trigger pull, one shot) rifles have been around for over 100 years.”

    Unless we’re talking about full-auto or select-fire weapons, any gun should be one trigger pull, one shot. The primary difference with a semi-auto is no user intervention required between shots — no bolt cycling, no hammer cocking, no pump action. With the average user behind the trigger, this means faster follow-up shots, reduced loss of sight picture, and (depending on the weapon) usually less frequent reloading.

    I know, in the back of your mind, you fully understand this, and I understood what you were getting at. It’s important to relate that understanding to EVERYONE here.

    1. Dustin Ellermann

      I see what you mean, I expanded on that slightly. Thank you for the suggestion. You are right, it’s easy overlook the obvious.

    2. Joel

      I don’t know what is so hard about reading, but they very accurately described what you are complaining about.

      “Semi-automatic (one trigger pull, one shot) rifles have been around for over 100 years. This semi-automatic action means that the firearm will cycle itself and load another cartridge into the chamber after firing. So instead of having to work the bolt by hand every shot the gas/blowback system does it for you”

  8. Gerard Holder

    Good clarification – thanks for the breakdown!

  9. littlemike

    “What you don’t describe are the categories of weapons that deeply despaired people use to kill rooms full of children, or moviegoers, or teens, or people praying. And how do these people get these things?”

    No, that is exactly what he described. The Bushmaster rifle used in the Newtown massacre is identical to the ones the rest of us own. The AR-15 is the most popular rifle in America because it is simple, accurate, safe, user-friendly, and very versatile, with modular design and a cornucopia of aftermarket components and accessories. The handguns he used were normal store-bought Glock and Sig products, just like concealed carry permit holders keep in their holsters. It is all about them being in the wrong hands.

    How did he get them? He stole them from his mother, who was a bit naive to assume that leaving them in easy access to a mentally ill son was advisable. Everybody else has to pass a rigid background check. Anyway, it is not about the equipment used, but the actions and intent of the user. A baseball bat in the hands of an MLB ballplayer can be the instrument by which sports legends can be made, but in the hands of a deranged criminal, is a murder weapon. Did you know that hands, fists and feet are used in twice as many homicides as rifles and shotguns combined? (FBI crime statistic).

    The perpetrator here only needed to find a roomful of children which he knew would be easy targets due to the protection denied to them by “gun-free zones,” and then just pull the trigger again and again and again, and then reload and pull the trigger time after time again and again and again and again, unresisted, unhindered, unstopped, with no armed guard or responsible adult carry permit holder there to defend the vulnerable victims against him.

  10. RedMister

    Y’all just need to step up and say, “No! We will not disarm ourselves if any weapon!” and be string. Stop allowing this screwed up government control who we are.. Stop bitching. Start showing!!

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