"Americans who wish to own firearms should join the police or military. Ordinary citizens don't need guns as their having guns doesn't serve a collective purpose."
Nice commie statement.
I'm a far left commie pinko socialist hippie, and I have no desire to own a gun, but that statement just blows.
Your poll is moronic at best. If you really believe that crap, you are entitled to your opinion, even though it is incorrect. Just remember, it is only an opinion.
That sounds like hate speech, citizen. A free-speech enforcement officer will be in contact with you promptly to provide speech correction assistance.
I'll look forward to it. :-))
Policemen don't even do their jobs...
Their job is to enforce law, with a priority on those which bring in money for the state.
I wish we had actual organized civilian militias. Groups that could be responsible for ensuring proper training and care but not directly administered or overseen by the government.
Civilian militias are terrorist groups, and should be hunted mercilessly.
Bethany that's a great idea.
Liberty, are you referring to specific groups? I'm not talking a bunch of conspiracy nuts who want to overthrow the gov't and call themselves a militia. I'm thinking respectable community groups who take gun safety and responsibility seriously.
I do t think I could hit the disagree button any harder. This must be some euro-trash Piers Morgan kinda nonsense.
Adapted from Heinrich Himmler, a man who really knew that citizens must be protected from their own selfish choices.
Lol! Good to know Morgan and Feinstein and the rest of the Lefty Looneys are in good company.
Of course. There is much we could all learn from the genius of Feinstein.
As much as I hate guns, I wouldn't take away hunting animals (deer, bear, etc) from those who really enjoy it and use it as a source of food for their families.
They can buy food at the grocery store. There is no need to risk everyone's lives for it.
As much as I hate it, hunting of deer is a necessary thing here in Minnesota. I have seen deer in NC, they are the size of large dogs. Here they are the size of large horses. They tangle with cars and have caused deaths from accidents.
If you're experiencing a problem with transportation, you should consult with the Department if Transportation. Citizens should not, under any circumstances, take the law into their own hands.
Lol, and the government HAS taken it upon themselves to issue more permits in areas for the reduction of deer to reduce the herd to reduce accidents.
That's acceptable if endorsed by government, but the firearms should be registered and fitted with a tracking device when rented, then promptly returned to the quartermaster when the citizens approved activity is completed.
"collective purpose" is not a basis, as far as I understand, to allow/disallow for ownership of anything.
It is the only basis by which an individual may be allowed ownership of any product.
so what is the collective purpose for someone owning video games?
None, unless it has embedded messaging that serves to re-educate the populace on important issues. All others should be prohibited.
but that's my point, we don't judge item by item what is available for purchase based on collective purpose or not. we usually only limit or control that which is deemed unsafe in some way.
That's an oversight that should soon be corrected to ensure safety and order.
gotcha, your trying to make a point not having a serious conversation. you had me there for a bit.
Teeheehee...you caught me!
*blows raspberries* very much dislike polls like this.
Your displeasure has been noted. An extraction team will be with you promptly to assist with relocation.
oh go hush, shush and stop this foolishness.
It's easy to fall into that lazy form of thinking, but if someone broke into my house and was wishing to do my mom, dad, sister or even dog harm, I'd sure as hell want something to defend myself with. Saying the odds of that happening aren't...
... high enough to warrant us owning a gun is insultingly lazy-minded. Guess we should just cross our fingers every night. FTR, we don't own any guns, but I wish we did.
The state provides you with protection. There's no need to provide your own.
Perhaps it's just sarcasm, but you do realize the police are under no obligation to protect you right?
Correct, officers of the states have the authority to determine if a citizen is valuable to the collective, and this worthy of the effort necessary to provide protection.
Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would
be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able
to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men
chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
This is an excerpt from Federalist 46 by James Madison
See! Militia! The means joining the states armed forces!
But what about all the bad men that are waiting to jump out of me as soon as I put my concealed handgun away? Or all the crimes that I stop on a regular basis because of open carry? It's my duty as a citizen to carry a gun.
It's unbelievable people think this way. Your house probably isn't going to catch on fire, but is that reason enough to not get insurance?
My house is going to catch on fire. I need a flamethrower.
You can't stop a fire with more fire. You CAN stop an armed criminal with your own gun. You can't be serious with that analogy.
Obviously the way to stop a fire is to call the authorities. The same goes for criminals.
This is a pretty common technique used in fighting Prairie fires, too.
How am I supposed to hunt? What about my schools trap shooting team? How will I defend myself from bears while in the wilderness?
Your recreation is not necessary to the collective, and you shouldn't be disturbing the wildlife anyway.
The recreation is for 10,000 youth in my state. How is that not collective?
I don't know! Just play along!