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Alpheus

Member Since 05 Jul 2002
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In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

24 August 2016 - 01:41 PM

The same sense is applied to guns at the low level as you describe it. We have laws and regulations as well. We have a whole bureau dedicated to it called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).


Speaking of the ATF....

 

 

-The North American continent had never been a settled country until the original colonizers crossed the Atlantic. The term or idea of a legal/illegal citizen did not exist.

 

Really? So the English were just running up in France as they pleased? Or do you mean that the settlers told themselves, "Look. Their system of government is not like ours. So we don't have to acknowledge it.

 

 

 

The native population of Indian tribes were not a peaceful nation. They were killing each other and taking each others land just like we did.

 

Being a peaceful nation or peaceful nations has nothing to do with anything. The European countries weren't peaceful nations and they were trying to take over each other all the time. But they still recognized that the land they were trying to take over wasn't theirs and it was sovereign land. The same land grab and biological warfare would have occurred if all the Native Nations were peaceful anyway.


In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

24 August 2016 - 10:39 AM

The thing is, you don't KNOW if it's an assault or an attempted murder... Why let them beat you to find out?


If someone is attempting to murder you physically and without a gun, they're not gonna take their time. They're gonna kill you pretty quick. You'll be lucky if you have time to get your gun, aim, and pull the trigger... AND hit the target lethally, if at all. This isn't Hollywood. Not everyone plays with their prey.

In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

23 August 2016 - 02:40 PM

Broken windows policing/felonization of small crimes saved New York City from it's crime problems.


No it didn't. All it did is put more people in jail, delayed future crime at best, and further added to rising criminalization of people unnecessarily.

As soon as someone assaults you, you should have a right to respond with however much force you want, because you have no way of knowing how far they're willing to take their violence, and you only know that they're violent.


Respond with force and killing them are two different things. Killing them purposefully because of an assault is just barbaric.

In Topic: Trump Is The Republican Candidate - Now What?

23 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

In order to understand how to address gun crimes from in the USA, you need to look at where it's located, which is in large cities with high felon populations.


We can also look at where mass shootings occur as well, since we're attributing demographics with violence. But I digress.
 

If previous felons are commiting the vast majority of these crimes, it would stand to reason that the simplest solution would be not releasing violent felons.


A solution that's even simpler than that is stop making laws and policies that unnecessarily create more felons than you can hold.

Lord forbid, redlining, defunding schools, harshly penalizing urban drug use/trafficking/selling, profiling, pulling businesses from urban neighborhoods, and gentrification stop heavily contributing to the felonization of fellow citizens.

In Topic: Selective Quote feature removed?

23 August 2016 - 01:03 PM

I'm late to the party, but thanks for adding it back!

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