“You can ban them. That won't stop people from making them. I don't see this as an urban issue, because the computer skills are a bit more advanced than playing GTA. I think schools are where the need for better screening will fall. A 3D printer will become a smart bullied kids dream come true. Every student should have a tablet. Do away with physical school books and the need for backpack and book bags.”
rocknrollinhoney badger on Dec 9, 2013 at 07:36:39
“While we are at it do away with the brick and mortar buildings.”
“Fooled you. I don't have a gun. I have a camera. When I was a kid, and there were places you could hunt, the 500 yard distance was because you could see that far and would notice a house or live stock.
Just by how you tricky people are is why they fight any laws you think of. You will try to find a way to change it to something totally different. You just want to say that you won something, and pretend that there are people in danger in this situation. Nothing of the sort was implied at all.
During hunting season, I don't go in to the woods, in places that are set aside for hunting, dressed in a color that resembles a deer. They make the hunters wear bright orange, so they don't shoot each other by mistake. Not everyone should have a car either. Going to Salmon river state park on opening day, in a Bigfoot outfit, would be a poor idea.
I think you are one of those people, that pretend to own a gun, and only read stuff about it, so you can pretend to be a gun owner that agrees with the anti-gun people.”
“Just because they didn't change the law, doesn't mean those people were less than 2000 from any residence but their own. You have no idea what kind of back drop those people use, when they target shoot, to deem it unsafe. The 500 ft rule, is so farmers can shoot animals going after livestock. It doesn't mean, it is ok, to shoot towards houses.
I don't think everyone should have a gun. I have seen some hunters that were serious dips. I talked to a Game Warden once who brought a farmers goat he had shot to the checking station, to have tagged as a deer.
Cars are supposed to stop for people in the road. Should we tell kids that they can just dart across the street, because cars, are obligated to stop?”
Radscal on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:03:30
“You're just blowing smoke out to try to defend your ill-considered comment.
First you make up that it's about hunting. Then you make up that it was about protecting livestock. So, if a wolf was attacking my sheep 499' from my own farmhouse, I'd have to stand by and watch? That was the purpose of the law? Absurd!
I doubt the law ever had anything to do with how close to one's own home one may discharge a firearm.
The law permits discharging a firearm for whatever reason within 500' of anyone's residence. The article specified target shooting. The very fact that some townspeople wanted to extend that limit to 2,000' strongly implies that some shooters were within that distance of other people's homes.
Despite your attempts to shift responsibility to others, as a shooter, I know I'm responsible for any bullet that leaves the muzzle of my guns. If you don't know that fully and without equivocation, you are one of those people who shouldn't have a gun.”
“No they wouldn't. Before he got in view of the camera, he gave a hand signal for them to stop. Quit being such a whiner.”
exquzit on Dec 8, 2013 at 04:04:18
“Yes they would. Not sure what video you look at but you need to stay of the weed/crack. No hand signal was given and sounds like you're the whiner.... You obviously do not know the protocol for emergency vehicle.”
“The 500 feet is what the law requires for hunting. The people that were shooting were not that close to anyone. You might want to discourage your grandkids from running around the woods wearing brown coats during hunting season though. Even during bow season.”
Radscal on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:54:31
“Reread the article. The existing law restricted shooting, specifically target shooting to 500' from a residence. The proposed new law would have extended that restriction to 2,000'.
Even 2,000' if well within the kill range of many firearms, but 500'? A .22 LR can kill at that range. I am perfectly fine with having to go outside of my town's boundaries, or to a designated range to reduce the chances that I kill some kid playing in his or her backyard.
And, I was taught that one should never discharge a firearm unless certain that the entire potential trajectory of the bullet was clear of anything I was not willing to destroy. I was never taught that it was up to my neighbors to control their kids' play whereever I might go shooting.”
“It didn't show what was behind him did it? Do you think anyone behind him would just go around? No, they were stopped. It was a good thing.”
exquzit on Dec 8, 2013 at 03:22:35
“Yes they would go around if it's not an immediate emergency which it wasn't. Even if he had his lights on they would proceed slowly by. How do you know they were stop if they didn't show anything behind him. You are assuming like myself that there are people behind the cop car. It was a two lane highway in that direction on coming traffic was separated by a median.”
“Actually, it did show how unreasonable anti-gun people are by going after the target shooters, because they didn't want to hear distant gun shots. The logical thing to do, would be to harshly punish criminals that shoot people, I think they should execute anyone that shoots more than one person. The liberals will not agree to that because it would include too high a percentage of non-white people.”
Jack5798 on Dec 8, 2013 at 03:29:47
“That's because liberals can't get beyond race and simply deal with each person as an individual, irrespective of race.”
Radscal on Dec 8, 2013 at 03:07:58
“500 feet from my front door is hardly "distant gun shots." I'm pro-gun ownership, but I have to say I'd be pretty upset if my town permitted people to fire their .30-06s that close to my grandchildren, regardless of how loud it was.”
CommonSense4America on Dec 8, 2013 at 01:38:35
“In Europe there are places where suppressors are mandated to help with the noise problem. In our wisdom, here in the U.S., we treat suppressors like we are gangsters. We have to go through ANOTHER background check, get finger printed, and pay a $200 fee to the BATFE. Then the suppressor has to be picked up thru a level 3 FFL for another fee of between $35 and $75. Common sense would tell our elected officials that it would be in everyones interest to not place barriers in our way to be neighborhood friendly when it comes to target shooting.”
David Davidson III on Dec 8, 2013 at 01:27:05
“They dont want to hear gun shots but at the same time they want to heavily restrict suppressors. they have seen to many movies with the pew pew sound and they think movies are real life.”
“Calm down Batman. We have DNA test now. If someone is proven guilty, they need to be executed. Even if they ate too many paint chips as a kid.”
AdamWest1313 on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:16:56
“Do yo uhave any idea how many people were "proven guilty" then found innocent after being killed? That has happened, even with DNA evidence. "Beyond a reasonable doubt" has failed far too many times.”
“You can argue that anyone who kidnaps, rapes and murders a pregnant lady, is somehow menatlly defective. They are broken people from the get go. They do not benefit society. If anything it should be another reason to execute them.”
tucsonjim on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:27:46
“Lots of people don't benefit society, politicians for one group.”
phil i stine on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:46:33
“sad commentary, both the crime and the argument supporting execution.”
AdamWest1313 on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:11:07
“So let's just kill those who we think we guilty, rather than sending them to prison for life to avoid killing the innocent as well?
Vengeance always seems to trump justice in those who support the death penalty.”
vondeenlvr on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:57:27
“I think that was the same philosophy held by the Nazis who executed the mentally and physically challenged (among many others) who did not conform to their vision of a Master Race.”
latinguytony on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:52:01
“Thats a patently ridiculous assertion ! To DO all that you said 'requires' lots of premeditated THOUGHT and planning !”