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Alec Baldwin Killed More People Than My Guns Have

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bodie, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Wildswanderer

    Wildswanderer Well-Known Member

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    Or steals your car, or a knife, or anything else you own. I see no difference. That makes you the victim.
     
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  3. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry The "I" in Reality

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    It was meant to take it to the same level of hypothetically complex as you did with me. :p
     
  4. Bodie

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    It was a simple yes or no question
     
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    No, as I don't see any direct connection between the two. Thus, my response to the OP was "generic".

    Wait-- I also said I wasn't going to discuss this! Oh well. :shrug:
     
  6. Bodie

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    What if someone steals your car and runs a kid over, we can "what if" all day.
    For example:
    What if someone breaks into your house, drinks your liquor and in a drunken state falls off a bridge and dies? Are you responsible?
     
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  7. Bodie

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    You don't see any connection between basic firearms safety and the handling of firearms?
    Your opinion of the NRA doesn't change simple, logical facts.
     
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    Have a nice day.
     
  9. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry The "I" in Reality

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    There are, of course, reasonable precautions that can be taken for things we need or want and can manage safely.

    I lock my car and my house. I lock my gun up unloaded.

    These precautions help prevent bad things from occurring. Being responsible means taking reasonable precautions.

    If I leave my car running in a parking lot unlocked and someone steals it, it is their responsibility ultimately, but I also made the mistake of leaving it running and unlocked.

    If I leave a loaded gun next to my bed and someone takes it and does something horrible, they are responsible, but I could have done more to prevent it.

    In weighing the risk of someone kicking down my door with an accomplice outside ready to attack me versus someone taking my gun (nefariously or otherwise) and doing something horrible with it, I choose to mitigate the risk with a reasonable precaution.
     
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    I expected nothing less
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I keep nothing next to me bed except for a radio.
    It won't be useful for self defense, but in my neck
    of the woods that's an ultra low probability scenario.

    Mr Glock is in a rapid access safe in a nearby closet.
    Good enuf for me. Not speaking for others, who'd
    choose reasonable alternatives for their situation.
     
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    Trump Accuses Alec Baldwin of Purposely Shooting 'Rust' Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (msn.com)

    Trump also didn't like Baldwin's imitations of him on SNL.

     
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