Why is it that when nine innocent Americans get shot and killed by gangs in Mexico, Tom Cotton says the US should basically invade Mexico and clean thisi mess up. But when 40,000+ (2018) get killed by guns in the US the GOP just shrugs its collective shoulders and say "there's nothing we can do"? Never mind. I already know the answer to that.
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How is it that the government that tells us that they need a back door into encryption because the tool that we use to safeguard our privacy can also be used by "bad guys" for evil purposes, completely forgets this argument when it comes to guns? "Yeah, bad guys use guns for bad things but there's nothing we can do." The right to bear arms (interpretation up to debate) and the right to privacy are both supposedly guaranteed in the constitution (amendments 2 and 4).
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[QUOTE]NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Handguns will soon be allowed in bars and restaurants in Tennessee under a new law passed by state legislators who voted to override the governor's veto. The legislation that takes effect July 14 retains an existing ban on consuming alcohol while carrying a handgun, and restaurant owners can still opt to ban weapons from their establishments. Thirty-seven other states have similar laws. The state Senate voted 21-9 on Thursday against Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's veto, a day after the House also voted 69-27 to override. They overrode critics, including Bredesen, who said it's a bad idea to …
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What do you all think about gun law? I reaslise that this has been discussed over the years, but nothing recently. We all know about the problems in the USA. Now we are starting to see it in the UK. Northern England: two maniacs in a matter of just over a month. Should guns be banned full stop / period? I fully appreciate that some flavours of dick will always get their hands on a gun if needs be, but would a blanket ban make your country (whichever) safer? Would something like a mandatory 15 year custodial sentence for being …
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