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    I like Chris Rock's philosophy- everybody can have a gun, but bullets would cost about $5000 each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Flop,

    This is pure Capitalist Utopia. You will never get ALL the people to be law abiding citizens with guns. It only takes a few people to off hundreds of people. Do you want to create another Wild Wild West?

    There might be thousands of people wishing they had a gun to kill someone they hate. Giving it to them will make it reality.
    Big, the guns are out there already. Anyonewho wants to off a hundred people can do so at any time.

    We have laws (in most locales) against concealing a weapon. The criminals ignore those laws because they are criminals.

    If you had a magic pill that would make everyone turn in their weapons, then your gun-free utopia would work. But we don't so we get law-abiding citizens to turn in their guns, and the thugs keep theirs. Does that sound like a fair fight?

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    Absolutely, because we have police and other services to deal with criminals.

    The South Korean shooter used YOUR rules to kill people. He should not have been sold one gun in Virginia and another one through internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Absolutely, because we have police and other services to deal with criminals.
    Yeah, we do. After the fact though.

    If a guy with a gun appears in your classroom, you can't just yell "Police!" and have one appear out of thin air. If all 30 kids in the classroom were packing, that SoKorean dude would have been full of holes.

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    He wouldn't appear in the classroom with guns if he couldn't buy those guns like people can buy a pair of pants in stores.

    What would happen to those guns when students get shitfaced at parties during the weekends? Didn't you know the majority of American students are alcoho0lics and drug addicts? I thought so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    I could be wrong but I'm guessing most, if not all, schools have policies prohibiting guns on campus. That makes a lot of sense to me.
    Yea, they all do. But in some it is not enforceable. For example, The University of Utah went all of the way to the Utah State Supreme Court to have the right to enforse the weapons ban on campus and lost. The court ruled the university cannot usurp the state law that allows citizens to carry concealed weapons. Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma have similar laws on the books.

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    Many schools have policies against underage drinking that are ignored.

    I'm sure they don't ignore guns.

    It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

    Didn't Yogi Berra say that?

    I didn't get that from talk-radio, by the way.

    I know how to tell a talk radio-like argument.

    If a guy with a gun appears in your classroom, you can't just yell "Police!" and have one appear out of thin air. If all 30 kids in the classroom were packing, that SoKorean dude would have been full of holes.

    We don't live in the old West where everyone's walking about carrying. I think it's crazy to even think about having guns on campus.
    Last edited by matclone; 04-19-2007 at 07:58 PM. Reason: Just a notion

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    Many schools have policies against underage drinking that are ignored.

    I'm sure they don't ignore guns.

    Maybe they don't ignore them, but they don't try to track them down either. I would bet that 10% of the University of Florida football team has guns on campus.

    It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.

    Didn't Yogi Berra say that?

    No, but no matter who said it, it's remains true.

    I didn't get that from talk-radio, by the way.

    I know how to tell a talk radio-like argument.

    And I know how to tell when someone is just regurgitating talking points of the left.

    If a guy with a gun appears in your classroom, you can't just yell "Police!" and have one appear out of thin air. If all 30 kids in the classroom were packing, that SoKorean dude would have been full of holes.

    We don't live in the old West where everyone's walking about carrying. I think it's crazy to even think about having guns on campus.

    You've made that clear. Someone should have made that clear to the SoKorean psycho.

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