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Gun stocks up

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Nithavela, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Nithavela

    Nithavela Killin' time livin' with it

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    Gun stocks up after Las Vegas shooting
     
  2. Saved.By.Grace

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    The USA are a crazy country for gun ownership! I heard that last year over 30,000 gun related deaths took place there! This is sure evidence for any country that turns its back on following the Lord Jesus Christ, and the teachings of the Holy Bible!
     
  3. SkyWriting

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    Wasn't there a fair amount of bombs going off in Ireland a while back?
    And there were metal detectors in grocery stores?
    And it had something to do with religious groups, specifically?
    We had an exchange student who said "You get used to it" from Ireland.
     
  4. Nithavela

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    Please stop with the off topic, this is about gun stocks.
     
  5. Saved.By.Grace

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    Yeah, but I am from good old England!
     
  6. SkyWriting

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  7. KevinC1129

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    Every time there is a mass shooting, gun stocks go up because people fear losing their rights of ownership...it's a "get 'em while you can" mentality.
     
  8. Zoii

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    Sir i know the point youre making, but Im sure youd argue that the bombs in Ireland quite righlty were unlawful and sensible that country put so much effort into securing the nation against bomb making and subsequent attacks... so in the USA............... im sure you can finish the sentence.

    The fact Americans on CF are talking about that its happened 270 times already this year (mass shootings) and will happen again, makes a compelling argument to look at this seriously. I know its your country and no outsiders business, but consider what youd say if a bomb went off in Australia killing 100 people a day, wouldnt you say, "what on earth are those Aussies doing over there.".. Sir you have the same scale of problem.
     
  9. Saved.By.Grace

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  10. Zoii

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    Happy birthday
     
  11. SkyWriting

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    Less than half of households own guns. This is lower than some other nations.
     
  12. Eryk

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    Capitalism is, among other things, the science of artificially created desires. We can give you safety and personal power if you buy a gun. The adrenaline rush of firing an AR-15 at the shooting range is a consumer commodity in a sensate culture.

    When you understand that the NRA is a business lobby, that's all you need to know. They are making money by selling guns and they use all of their persuasive expertise and political influence to make more money. Capitalism is an insatiable desire for producers and consumers - it requires it to stay in business. It's not about prosperity. It's about lack.

    So don't wave the Constitution in our faces like it's the 67th book of the Bible. The reason why we have law - the primary function of government - is to maintain order by restraining violence.
     
  13. SkyWriting

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    No. I would never point out the problems of other nations over mine.
    That would be silly.
     
  14. Dave-W

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    I like walnut stocks.
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  15. Saved.By.Grace

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    how many in MILLIONS?
     
  16. SkyWriting

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    That's not even related to capitalism.
    cap·i·tal·ism
    ˈkapədlˌizəm/Submit
    noun
    an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
     
  17. Zoii

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    You must understand that stats have to be viewed by looking at raw data too.... if you had gun deaths last year of 10.54 per 100 000 population (and you did) and it went to 10.64, you percent increase is only 1 percent approx...... while the UK had a rate of 0.23 per 100000, and increasing to 0.31 is a 40% increase ... but gee the differences between the rates is stark wouldnt you agree?
     
  18. SkyWriting

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    44% of households.
     
  19. SkyWriting

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    40% growth is a much bigger systemic problem.

    I'd focus on that first. The 1% growth is a problem.
    The 40% growth shows that the system is really screwed up.
     
  20. Zoii

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    You dont comment on other nations issues? Well most do because people external to a country can lend a different perspective, though I recognize you may not find it welcome
     
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