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Bad, Carrie Fisher, and Finn: "That's how we're gonna win. Not fighting what we hate. Saving what we love." ROSE TICo, THE LAST JEDI <p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/174956298156/ask-the-toy-box-matt-ruins-your-shit" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://ask-the-toy-box.tumblr.com/post/174955526780/matt-ruins-your-shit-starwars-wednesday" class="tumblr_blog">ask-the-toy-box</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/174851616011/starwars-wednesday-wisdom-the-worst-line-in-any" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://starwars.tumblr.com/post/174849006208/wednesday-wisdom" class="tumblr_blog">starwars</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Wednesday Wisdom.</p></blockquote> <p>The worst line in any movie ever</p> </blockquote> <p>She should have hit the big lazer thing instead, better ending.</p> </blockquote> <p>You’re right that would have been a much better ending and the character wouldn’t be as hated. </p><p>1.) She still would have sacrificed herself to save Finn but would have died stopping or stalling the first order instead of dying for literally no reason while almost killing the person she was trying to save. It was like shooting someone to stop them from jumping off a bridge…very stupid.</p><p>2.) We wouldn’t have had to hear that stupid fortune cookie “wisdom” that makes absolutely zero logical sense at all. Neither in the context of the fight between good and evil or in the context of what she did. Fighting what you hate and saving what you love are not only not mutually exclusive but in a fucking war both are a necessity.</p><p>3.) She would have had a moment where she lived up to her sisters heroic example of sacrifice from the beginning of the movie.</p><p>4.) That way it’s not like Rose got Luke killed and endangered the entire resistance just to save Finn. She at least would sacrifice herself instead of others and then dying herself anyway. </p><p>5.) You still could have done the ending with Luke that way as well. Although you should not have killed Luke off in this movie. If their goal was to kill off one of the three older characters in each movie it made way more sense for Leia to die in this one. At this point she’s much less relevant to the plot than Luke who still has more to teach Rey. Now they have to figure out how to kill off Leia now that Carrie Fisher is dead. She died before this was released it would have been easy to edit out her marry poppins moment and do some pickups. Her role in the rest of the movie wasn’t major. And then edit out Luke’s terrible death and used Mark Hamill (who killed it in the movie despite hating the script) in the third movie…and then saved his death for the third. The force presence thing was cool, it killing him from exhaustion is lame. Then that way if the fans are upset there was no Luke lightsaber duel you could do it in the third.</p><p>That’s a much fucking better movie</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah that line just made no sense whatsoever. Your fucking sister died sacrificing herself for a greater cause and that’s exactly what Finn was doing. It’s also what Holdo did and was commended for. Why are you suddenly acting like it’s a bad thing?</p>
Bad, Carrie Fisher, and Finn: "That's how we're gonna win. Not fighting
 what we hate. Saving what we love."
 ROSE TICo,
 THE LAST JEDI
<p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/174956298156/ask-the-toy-box-matt-ruins-your-shit" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://ask-the-toy-box.tumblr.com/post/174955526780/matt-ruins-your-shit-starwars-wednesday" class="tumblr_blog">ask-the-toy-box</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/174851616011/starwars-wednesday-wisdom-the-worst-line-in-any" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://starwars.tumblr.com/post/174849006208/wednesday-wisdom" class="tumblr_blog">starwars</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>Wednesday Wisdom.</p></blockquote>
<p>The worst line in any movie ever</p>
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<p>She should have hit the big lazer thing instead, better ending.</p>
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<p>You’re right that would have been a much better ending and the character wouldn’t be as hated. </p><p>1.) She still would have sacrificed herself to save Finn but would have died stopping or stalling the first order instead of dying for literally no reason while almost killing the person she was trying to save. It was like shooting someone to stop them from jumping off a bridge…very stupid.</p><p>2.) We wouldn’t have had to hear that stupid fortune cookie “wisdom” that makes absolutely zero logical sense at all. Neither in the context of the fight between good and evil or in the context of what she did. Fighting what you hate and saving what you love are not only not mutually exclusive but in a fucking war both are a necessity.</p><p>3.) She would have had a moment where she lived up to her sisters heroic example of sacrifice from the beginning of the movie.</p><p>4.) That way it’s not like Rose got Luke killed and endangered the entire resistance just to save Finn. She at least would sacrifice herself instead of others and then dying herself anyway. </p><p>5.) You still could have done the ending with Luke that way as well. Although you should not have killed Luke off in this movie. If their goal was to kill off one of the three older characters in each movie it made way more sense for Leia to die in this one. At this point she’s much less relevant to the plot than Luke who still has more to teach Rey. Now they have to figure out how to kill off Leia now that Carrie Fisher is dead. She died before this was released it would have been easy to edit out her marry poppins moment and do some pickups. Her role in the rest of the movie wasn’t major. And then edit out Luke’s terrible death and used Mark Hamill (who killed it in the movie despite hating the script) in the third movie…and then saved his death for the third. The force presence thing was cool, it killing him from exhaustion is lame. Then that way if the fans are upset there was no Luke lightsaber duel you could do it in the third.</p><p>That’s a much fucking better movie</p></blockquote>

<p>Yeah that line just made no sense whatsoever. Your fucking sister died sacrificing herself for a greater cause and that’s exactly what Finn was doing. It’s also what Holdo did and was commended for. Why are you suddenly acting like it’s a bad thing?</p>

<p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/174956298156/ask-the-toy-box-matt-ruins-your-shit" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-yo...

Cheating, Tumblr, and Work: <p><a href="http://1996.tumblr.com/post/120332540294/arachnofiend-chibisilverwings-ambrromance" class="tumblr_blog">1996</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://arachnofiend.tumblr.com/post/82943599470/chibisilverwings-ambrromance">arachnofiend</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chibisilverwings.tumblr.com/post/82914063875/ambrromance-joultonofblood-sums-up-their">chibisilverwings</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ambrromance.tumblr.com/post/81033846815/joultonofblood-sums-up-their-personalities">ambrromance</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://joultonofblood.tumblr.com/post/58812951311/sums-up-their-personalities-pretty-well">joultonofblood</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Sums up their personalities pretty well.</p> </blockquote> <p>Eddy: I can achieve anything<br/>Edd: there’s a logical way to achieve what I want<br/>Ed: there’s nothing standing in my way</p> </blockquote> <p>Eddy hopping over the fence indicates his willingness to “cheat” the system, or to take a shortcut. Much like his schemes, it might end up being more work, but in his mind, cheating is the best way to get ahead.<br/><br/>Edd goes the neat and logical way, he’s straight forward. BUT, note that he closes the gate behind him rather than leaving it open. He’s incredibly meticulous and even if it’s more convenient to leave it open for anyone coming in behind him, he has to leave things neat, tidy and as he found them.<br/><br/>Ed is also is straight forward, he in fact is using the MOST direct route. But this route is one no one else would consider because it seems completely nonsensical. Which sums him up pretty well. The fact that it works for him is also fun to note. In general his earnestness and determination carries him through situations that most people would be stopped by.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly never thought I’d see a critical analysis of <em>Ed, Edd, and Eddy</em></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2wui4ZcZF1qh8ptoo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b6866e5b90cb815a471d675442639b18/tumblr_inline_p7kc2qJE2F1tdwdz1_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2wui4ZcZF1qh8ptoo1_500.jpg"/></figure></p> </blockquote></blockquote>
Cheating, Tumblr, and Work: <p><a href="http://1996.tumblr.com/post/120332540294/arachnofiend-chibisilverwings-ambrromance" class="tumblr_blog">1996</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://arachnofiend.tumblr.com/post/82943599470/chibisilverwings-ambrromance">arachnofiend</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://chibisilverwings.tumblr.com/post/82914063875/ambrromance-joultonofblood-sums-up-their">chibisilverwings</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://ambrromance.tumblr.com/post/81033846815/joultonofblood-sums-up-their-personalities">ambrromance</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://joultonofblood.tumblr.com/post/58812951311/sums-up-their-personalities-pretty-well">joultonofblood</a>:</p>
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<p>Sums up their personalities pretty well.</p>
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<p>Eddy: I can achieve anything<br/>Edd: there’s a logical way to achieve what I want<br/>Ed: there’s nothing standing in my way</p>
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<p>Eddy hopping over the fence indicates his willingness to “cheat” the system, or to take a shortcut. Much like his schemes, it might end up being more work, but in his mind, cheating is the best way to get ahead.<br/><br/>Edd goes the neat and logical way, he’s straight forward. BUT, note that he closes the gate behind him rather than leaving it open. He’s incredibly meticulous and even if it’s more convenient to leave it open for anyone coming in behind him, he has to leave things neat, tidy and as he found them.<br/><br/>Ed is also is straight forward, he in fact is using the MOST direct route. But this route is one no one else would consider because it seems completely nonsensical. Which sums him up pretty well. The fact that it works for him is also fun to note. In general his earnestness and determination carries him through situations that most people would be stopped by.</p>
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<p>I honestly never thought I’d see a critical analysis of <em>Ed, Edd, and Eddy</em></p>
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<p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2wui4ZcZF1qh8ptoo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b6866e5b90cb815a471d675442639b18/tumblr_inline_p7kc2qJE2F1tdwdz1_540.jpg" data-orig-height="375" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2wui4ZcZF1qh8ptoo1_500.jpg"/></figure></p>
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<p><a href="http://1996.tumblr.com/post/120332540294/arachnofiend-chibisilverwings-ambrromance" class="tumblr_blog">1996</a>:</p> <blockquot...

Anaconda, Crime, and Fail: 7 Ways Police Will Break the Law, Threaten, or Lie to You to Get What they Want Cops routinely break the law. Here's how. By Larken Rose / The Free Thought ProjectOctober 19, 2015 <p><a href="http://gvldngrl.tumblr.com/post/166513263494/wolfoverdose-rikodeine-seemeflow-because" class="tumblr_blog">gvldngrl</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://wolfoverdose.tumblr.com/post/166265395771/rikodeine-seemeflow-because-of-the-fifth" class="tumblr_blog">wolfoverdose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rikodeine.tumblr.com/post/131562629300">rikodeine</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://seemeflow.tumblr.com/post/131556627065">seemeflow</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>Because of the Fifth Amendment, no one in the U.S. may legally be forced to testify against himself, and because of the Fourth Amendment, no one’s records or belongings may legally be searched or seized without just cause. However, American police are trained to use methods of deception, intimidation and manipulation to circumvent these restrictions. In other words, cops routinely break the law—in letter and in spirit—in the name of enforcing the law. Several examples of this are widely known, if not widely understood.</b></p> <p><b>1) “Do you know why I stopped you?”</b><br/>Cops ask this, not because they want to have a friendly chat, but because they want you to incriminate yourself. They are hoping you will “voluntarily” confess to having broken the law, whether it was something they had already noticed or not. You may think you are apologizing, or explaining, or even making excuses, but from the cop’s perspective, you are confessing. He is not there to serve you; he is there fishing for an excuse to fine or arrest you. In asking you the familiar question, he is essentially asking you what crime you just committed. And he will do this without giving you any “Miranda” warning, in an effort to trick you into testifying against yourself.</p> <p><b>2) “Do you have something to hide?”</b><br/>Police often talk as if you need a good reason for not answering whatever questions they ask, or for not consenting to a warrantless search of your person, your car, or even your home. The ridiculous implication is that if you haven’t committed a crime, you should be happy to be subjected to random interrogations and searches. This turns the concept of due process on its head, as the cop tries to put the burden on you to prove your innocence, while implying that your failure to “cooperate” with random harassment must be evidence of guilt.</p> <p><b>3) “Cooperating will make things easier on you.”</b><br/>The logical converse of this statement implies that refusing to answer questions and refusing to consent to a search will make things more difficult for you. In other words, you will be punished if you exercise your rights. Of course, if they coerce you into giving them a reason to fine or arrest you, they will claim that you “voluntarily” answered questions and “consented” to a search, and will pretend there was no veiled threat of what they might do to you if you did not willingly “cooperate.”<br/>(Such tactics are also used by prosecutors and judges via the procedure of “plea-bargaining,” whereby someone accused of a crime is essentially told that if he confesses guilt—thus relieving the government of having to present evidence or prove anything—then his suffering will be reduced. In fact, “plea bargaining” is illegal in many countries precisely because it basically constitutes coerced confessions.)</p> <p><b>4) “We’ll just get a warrant.”</b><br/>Cops may try to persuade you to “consent” to a search by claiming that they could easily just go get a warrant if you don’t consent. This is just another ploy to intimidate people into surrendering their rights, with the implication again being that whoever inconveniences the police by requiring them to go through the process of getting a warrant will receive worse treatment than one who “cooperates.” But by definition, one who is threatened or intimidated into “consenting” has not truly consented to anything.</p> <p><b>5.) We have someone who will testify against you</b><br/>Police “informants” are often individuals whose own legal troubles have put them in a position where they can be used by the police to circumvent and undermine the constitutional rights of others. For example, once the police have something to hold over one individual, they can then bully that individual into giving false, anonymous testimony which can be used to obtain search warrants to use against others. Even if the informant gets caught lying, the police can say they didn’t know, making this tactic cowardly and illegal, but also very effective at getting around constitutional restrictions.</p> <p><b>6) “We can hold you for 72 hours without charging you.”</b><br/>Based only on claimed suspicion, even without enough evidence or other probable cause to charge you with a crime, the police can kidnap you—or threaten to kidnap you—and use that to persuade you to confess to some relatively minor offense. Using this tactic, which borders on being torture, police can obtain confessions they know to be false, from people whose only concern, then and there, is to be released.</p> <p><b>7) “I’m going to search you for my own safety.”</b><br/>Using so-called “Terry frisks” (named after the Supreme Court case of Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1), police can carry out certain limited searches, without any warrant or probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, under the guise of checking for weapons. By simply asserting that someone might have a weapon, police can disregard and circumvent the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches.</p> <p>U.S. courts have gone back and forth in deciding how often, and in what circumstances, tactics like those mentioned above are acceptable. And of course, police continually go far beyond anything the courts have declared to be “legal” anyway. But aside from nitpicking legal technicalities, both coerced confessions and unreasonable searches are still unconstitutional, and therefore “illegal,” regardless of the rationale or excuses used to try to justify them. Yet, all too often, cops show that to them, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments—and any other restrictions on their power—are simply technical inconveniences for them to try to get around. In other words, they will break the law whenever they can get away with it if it serves their own agenda and power, and they will ironically insist that they need to do that in order to catch “law-breakers” (the kind who don’t wear badges).</p> <p>Of course, if the above tactics fail, police can simply bully people into confessing—falsely or truthfully—and/or carry out unconstitutional searches, knowing that the likelihood of cops having to face any punishment for doing so is extremely low. Usually all that happens, even when a search was unquestionably and obviously illegal, or when a confession was clearly coerced, is that any evidence obtained from the illegal search or forced confession is excluded from being allowed at trial. Of course, if there is no trial—either because the person plea-bargains or because there was no evidence and no crime—the “exclusionary rule” creates no deterrent at all. The police can, and do, routinely break the law and violate individual rights, knowing that there will be no adverse repercussions for them having done so.</p> <p>Likewise, the police can lie under oath, plant evidence, falsely charge people with “resisting arrest” or “assaulting an officer,” and commit other blatantly illegal acts, knowing full well that their fellow gang members—officers, prosecutors and judges—will almost never hold them accountable for their crimes. Even much of the general public still presumes innocence when it comes to cops accused of wrong-doing, while presuming guilt when the cops accuse someone else of wrong-doing. But this is gradually changing, as the amount of video evidence showing the true nature of the “Street Gang in Blue” becomes too much even for many police-apologists to ignore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/7-ways-police-will-break-law-threaten-or-lie-you-get-what-they-want">http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/7-ways-police-will-break-law-threaten-or-lie-you-get-what-they-want</a><br/></p> </blockquote> <p>One of the biggest realizations with dealing with cops for me was the fact that they CAN lie, they are 100% legally entitled to lie, and they WILL whether you’re a victim of crime, accused of committing a crime or anything else</p> </blockquote> <p>Everyone needs to reblog this, it could save a life.</p> </blockquote> <p>Important </p> </blockquote> <p>Seriously if you ever find yourself in custody don’t say shit until you’ve got some counsel with you. No cop is your friend in that situation.</p>
Anaconda, Crime, and Fail: 7 Ways Police Will Break the
 Law, Threaten, or Lie to You to
 Get What they Want
 Cops routinely break the law. Here's how.
 By Larken Rose / The Free Thought ProjectOctober 19, 2015
<p><a href="http://gvldngrl.tumblr.com/post/166513263494/wolfoverdose-rikodeine-seemeflow-because" class="tumblr_blog">gvldngrl</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://wolfoverdose.tumblr.com/post/166265395771/rikodeine-seemeflow-because-of-the-fifth" class="tumblr_blog">wolfoverdose</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://rikodeine.tumblr.com/post/131562629300">rikodeine</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://seemeflow.tumblr.com/post/131556627065">seemeflow</a>:</p>
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<p><b>Because of the Fifth Amendment, no one in the U.S. may legally be forced to testify against himself, and because of the Fourth Amendment, no one’s records or belongings may legally be searched or seized without just cause. However, American police are trained to use methods of deception, intimidation and manipulation to circumvent these restrictions. In other words, cops routinely break the law—in letter and in spirit—in the name of enforcing the law. Several examples of this are widely known, if not widely understood.</b></p>
<p><b>1) “Do you know why I stopped you?”</b><br/>Cops ask this, not because they want to have a friendly chat, but because they want you to incriminate yourself. They are hoping you will “voluntarily” confess to having broken the law, whether it was something they had already noticed or not. You may think you are apologizing, or explaining, or even making excuses, but from the cop’s perspective, you are confessing. He is not there to serve you; he is there fishing for an excuse to fine or arrest you. In asking you the familiar question, he is essentially asking you what crime you just committed. And he will do this without giving you any “Miranda” warning, in an effort to trick you into testifying against yourself.</p>
<p><b>2) “Do you have something to hide?”</b><br/>Police often talk as if you need a good reason for not answering whatever questions they ask, or for not consenting to a warrantless search of your person, your car, or even your home. The ridiculous implication is that if you haven’t committed a crime, you should be happy to be subjected to random interrogations and searches. This turns the concept of due process on its head, as the cop tries to put the burden on you to prove your innocence, while implying that your failure to “cooperate” with random harassment must be evidence of guilt.</p>
<p><b>3) “Cooperating will make things easier on you.”</b><br/>The logical converse of this statement implies that refusing to answer questions and refusing to consent to a search will make things more difficult for you. In other words, you will be punished if you exercise your rights. Of course, if they coerce you into giving them a reason to fine or arrest you, they will claim that you “voluntarily” answered questions and “consented” to a search, and will pretend there was no veiled threat of what they might do to you if you did not willingly “cooperate.”<br/>(Such tactics are also used by prosecutors and judges via the procedure of “plea-bargaining,” whereby someone accused of a crime is essentially told that if he confesses guilt—thus relieving the government of having to present evidence or prove anything—then his suffering will be reduced. In fact, “plea bargaining” is illegal in many countries precisely because it basically constitutes coerced confessions.)</p>
<p><b>4) “We’ll just get a warrant.”</b><br/>Cops may try to persuade you to “consent” to a search by claiming that they could easily just go get a warrant if you don’t consent. This is just another ploy to intimidate people into surrendering their rights, with the implication again being that whoever inconveniences the police by requiring them to go through the process of getting a warrant will receive worse treatment than one who “cooperates.” But by definition, one who is threatened or intimidated into “consenting” has not truly consented to anything.</p>
<p><b>5.) We have someone who will testify against you</b><br/>Police “informants” are often individuals whose own legal troubles have put them in a position where they can be used by the police to circumvent and undermine the constitutional rights of others. For example, once the police have something to hold over one individual, they can then bully that individual into giving false, anonymous testimony which can be used to obtain search warrants to use against others. Even if the informant gets caught lying, the police can say they didn’t know, making this tactic cowardly and illegal, but also very effective at getting around constitutional restrictions.</p>
<p><b>6) “We can hold you for 72 hours without charging you.”</b><br/>Based only on claimed suspicion, even without enough evidence or other probable cause to charge you with a crime, the police can kidnap you—or threaten to kidnap you—and use that to persuade you to confess to some relatively minor offense. Using this tactic, which borders on being torture, police can obtain confessions they know to be false, from people whose only concern, then and there, is to be released.</p>
<p><b>7) “I’m going to search you for my own safety.”</b><br/>Using so-called “Terry frisks” (named after the Supreme Court case of Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1), police can carry out certain limited searches, without any warrant or probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed, under the guise of checking for weapons. By simply asserting that someone might have a weapon, police can disregard and circumvent the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches.</p>
<p>U.S. courts have gone back and forth in deciding how often, and in what circumstances, tactics like those mentioned above are acceptable. And of course, police continually go far beyond anything the courts have declared to be “legal” anyway. But aside from nitpicking legal technicalities, both coerced confessions and unreasonable searches are still unconstitutional, and therefore “illegal,” regardless of the rationale or excuses used to try to justify them. Yet, all too often, cops show that to them, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments—and any other restrictions on their power—are simply technical inconveniences for them to try to get around. In other words, they will break the law whenever they can get away with it if it serves their own agenda and power, and they will ironically insist that they need to do that in order to catch “law-breakers” (the kind who don’t wear badges).</p>
<p>Of course, if the above tactics fail, police can simply bully people into confessing—falsely or truthfully—and/or carry out unconstitutional searches, knowing that the likelihood of cops having to face any punishment for doing so is extremely low. Usually all that happens, even when a search was unquestionably and obviously illegal, or when a confession was clearly coerced, is that any evidence obtained from the illegal search or forced confession is excluded from being allowed at trial. Of course, if there is no trial—either because the person plea-bargains or because there was no evidence and no crime—the “exclusionary rule” creates no deterrent at all. The police can, and do, routinely break the law and violate individual rights, knowing that there will be no adverse repercussions for them having done so.</p>
<p>Likewise, the police can lie under oath, plant evidence, falsely charge people with “resisting arrest” or “assaulting an officer,” and commit other blatantly illegal acts, knowing full well that their fellow gang members—officers, prosecutors and judges—will almost never hold them accountable for their crimes. Even much of the general public still presumes innocence when it comes to cops accused of wrong-doing, while presuming guilt when the cops accuse someone else of wrong-doing. But this is gradually changing, as the amount of video evidence showing the true nature of the “Street Gang in Blue” becomes too much even for many police-apologists to ignore.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/7-ways-police-will-break-law-threaten-or-lie-you-get-what-they-want">http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/7-ways-police-will-break-law-threaten-or-lie-you-get-what-they-want</a><br/></p>
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<p>One of the biggest realizations with dealing with cops for me was the fact that they CAN lie, they are 100% legally entitled to lie, and they WILL whether you’re a victim of crime, accused of committing a crime or anything else</p>
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<p>Everyone needs to reblog this, it could save a life.</p>
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<p>Important </p>
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<p>Seriously if you ever find yourself in custody don’t say shit until you’ve got some counsel with you. No cop is your friend in that situation.</p>

<p><a href="http://gvldngrl.tumblr.com/post/166513263494/wolfoverdose-rikodeine-seemeflow-because" class="tumblr_blog">gvldngrl</a>:</p><blo...

Dude, Dumb, and Facts: HE TH TREVOR NO SHOW "IF THEYRE TOO YOUNG TO BUY GUNS, WHY SHOULD THEY BE MAKING MY GUN LAWS?" IF KIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE SHOT, THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT BEING SHOT <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171941535734/guide-to-the-galaxy-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://guide-to-the-galaxy.tumblr.com/post/171939218338/libertarirynn-libertarirynn-this-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">guide-to-the-galaxy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171938362009/libertarirynn-this-isnt-having-an-opinion" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171938189669/this-isnt-having-an-opinion-about-being-shot" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This isn’t “having an opinion about being shot“ you fucking moron. It’s actively trying to change laws they know nothing about.</p></blockquote> <p>“If you could possibly be involved in a terrorist attack, you deserve to be Secretary of State.”</p> <p>“If you’re old enough to eat, you’re old enough to be a member of the FDA.”</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="pureheartsaredope:NablJ_6nlOw7y0Anm10tmQ:Z8RwUf2PlHG3c" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_inline_p5pd4aFWZU1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"/></figure><p>OP, the logical fallacy here is…epic dude. you completely jumped from one situation/position and exaggerated it 10x more. i could at least hear you out if you didn’t straw man the whole thing and actually stuck to the facts of the matter here. overall, this counterargument sucks 👎🏽</p> </blockquote> <p>Please explain to me specifically how suggesting that anyone who can eat should be able to make rules about food is different from saying anyone who can be shot should be able to make rules about guns?</p> I always like it when I address the logical fallacies in an argument by making a similarly illogical argument and I get “no that’s just stupid. Your example is so stupid! That’s dumb! You’re dumb!”, yet they never bother to explain exactly how it’s stupid and why it’s different from the original argument.</blockquote>
Dude, Dumb, and Facts: HE
 TH TREVOR NO
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 "IF THEYRE TOO YOUNG TO BUY GUNS,
 WHY SHOULD THEY BE MAKING MY GUN LAWS?"
 IF KIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE SHOT, THEY'RE OLD
 ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT BEING SHOT
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<blockquote><p>This isn’t “having an opinion about being shot“ you fucking moron. It’s actively trying to change laws they know nothing about.</p></blockquote>

<p>“If you could possibly be involved in a terrorist attack, you deserve to be Secretary of State.”</p>
<p>“If you’re old enough to eat, you’re old enough to be a member of the FDA.”</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="pureheartsaredope:NablJ_6nlOw7y0Anm10tmQ:Z8RwUf2PlHG3c" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_inline_p5pd4aFWZU1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"/></figure><p>OP, the logical fallacy here is…epic dude. you completely jumped from one situation/position and exaggerated it 10x more. i could at least hear you out if you didn’t straw man the whole thing and actually stuck to the facts of the matter here. overall, this counterargument sucks 👎🏽</p>
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<p>Please explain to me specifically how suggesting that anyone who can eat should be able to make rules about food is different from saying anyone who can be shot should be able to make rules about guns?</p>

I always like it when I address the logical fallacies in an argument by making a similarly illogical argument and I get “no that’s just stupid. Your example is so stupid! That’s dumb! You’re dumb!”, yet they never bother to explain exactly how it’s stupid and why it’s different from the original argument.</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171941535734/guide-to-the-galaxy-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>...

Dude, Dumb, and Facts: HE TH TREVOR NO SHOW "IF THEYRE TOO YOUNG TO BUY GUNS, WHY SHOULD THEY BE MAKING MY GUN LAWS?" IF KIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE SHOT, THEY'RE OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT BEING SHOT <p><a href="https://guide-to-the-galaxy.tumblr.com/post/171939218338/libertarirynn-libertarirynn-this-isnt" class="tumblr_blog">guide-to-the-galaxy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171938362009/libertarirynn-this-isnt-having-an-opinion" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/171938189669/this-isnt-having-an-opinion-about-being-shot" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This isn’t “having an opinion about being shot“ you fucking moron. It’s actively trying to change laws they know nothing about.</p></blockquote> <p>“If you could possibly be involved in a terrorist attack, you deserve to be Secretary of State.”</p> <p>“If you’re old enough to eat, you’re old enough to be a member of the FDA.”</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="pureheartsaredope:NablJ_6nlOw7y0Anm10tmQ:Z8RwUf2PlHG3c" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_inline_p5pd4aFWZU1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"/></figure><p>OP, the logical fallacy here is…epic dude. you completely jumped from one situation/position and exaggerated it 10x more. i could at least hear you out if you didn’t straw man the whole thing and actually stuck to the facts of the matter here. overall, this counterargument sucks 👎🏽</p> </blockquote> <p>Please explain to me specifically how suggesting that anyone who can eat should be able to make rules about food is different from saying anyone who can be shot should be able to make rules about guns?</p> I always like it when I address the logical fallacies in an argument by making a similarly illogical argument and I get “no that’s just stupid. Your example is so stupid! That’s dumb! You’re dumb!”, yet they never bother to explain exactly how it’s stupid and why it’s different from the original argument.
Dude, Dumb, and Facts: HE
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 "IF THEYRE TOO YOUNG TO BUY GUNS,
 WHY SHOULD THEY BE MAKING MY GUN LAWS?"
 IF KIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO BE SHOT, THEY'RE OLD
 ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT BEING SHOT
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<blockquote><p>This isn’t “having an opinion about being shot“ you fucking moron. It’s actively trying to change laws they know nothing about.</p></blockquote>

<p>“If you could possibly be involved in a terrorist attack, you deserve to be Secretary of State.”</p>
<p>“If you’re old enough to eat, you’re old enough to be a member of the FDA.”</p>
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<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-tumblr-attribution="pureheartsaredope:NablJ_6nlOw7y0Anm10tmQ:Z8RwUf2PlHG3c" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_inline_p5pd4aFWZU1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="268" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c7120c6c282cc374153781af843a27ef/tumblr_ovwl27QOGi1vk067bo1_400.gif"/></figure><p>OP, the logical fallacy here is…epic dude. you completely jumped from one situation/position and exaggerated it 10x more. i could at least hear you out if you didn’t straw man the whole thing and actually stuck to the facts of the matter here. overall, this counterargument sucks 👎🏽</p>
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<p>Please explain to me specifically how suggesting that anyone who can eat should be able to make rules about food is different from saying anyone who can be shot should be able to make rules about guns?</p>

I always like it when I address the logical fallacies in an argument by making a similarly illogical argument and I get “no that’s just stupid. Your example is so stupid! That’s dumb! You’re dumb!”, yet they never bother to explain exactly how it’s stupid and why it’s different from the original argument.

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Apparently, Bad, and Bitch: The Logical Indian Feb 23 at 2:30am S Seats in BMTC buses that are pink are reserved for women Even as the Metro reserved entry through two doors of the front coach for women, there is more good news for women commuters. BMTC buses with pink seats are here. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has begun operating a few buses with 13 pink-coloured seats - that have been reserved for womern Source: BangaloreMirror.com Image credits: Bangalore Mirror It's Easy Now: Men Can Stay Off Pink Seats Like comment Share <p><a href="http://antifeministphoenix.tumblr.com/post/171845145498/siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">antifeministphoenix</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/171844632200/antifeminism-proegalitarian-auntiewanda" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://antifeminism-proegalitarian.tumblr.com/post/171800903199/auntiewanda-cumbler-tumbler" class="tumblr_blog">antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/171800528451/cumbler-tumbler-screamingsiren" class="tumblr_blog">auntiewanda</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://cumbler-tumbler.tumblr.com/post/171798760824/screamingsiren-auntiewanda-olidiavalree" class="tumblr_blog">cumbler-tumbler</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://screamingsiren.tumblr.com/post/171798498914/auntiewanda-olidiavalree" class="tumblr_blog">screamingsiren</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/171798108921/olidiavalree-the-defiant-pupil" class="tumblr_blog">auntiewanda</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://olidiavalree.tumblr.com/post/171797034679/the-defiant-pupil-auntiewanda" class="tumblr_blog">olidiavalree</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-defiant-pupil.tumblr.com/post/171796801053/auntiewanda-aneurysmsandanalogues" class="tumblr_blog">the-defiant-pupil</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/171796231621/aneurysmsandanalogues-loving-women-is-rad" class="tumblr_blog">auntiewanda</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://aneurysmsandanalogues.tumblr.com/post/171769682601/loving-women-is-rad-aura-pinkrose" class="tumblr_blog">aneurysmsandanalogues</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://loving-women-is-rad.tumblr.com/post/171763217105/aura-pinkrose-matt-ruins-your-shit" class="tumblr_blog">loving-women-is-rad</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://aura-pinkrose.tumblr.com/post/171743828564/matt-ruins-your-shit-siryouarebeingmocked" class="tumblr_blog">aura-pinkrose</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://matt-ruins-your-shit.tumblr.com/post/171742078151/siryouarebeingmocked-the-defiant-pupil" class="tumblr_blog">matt-ruins-your-shit</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/171741898725/the-defiant-pupil-truscum-grass" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-defiant-pupil.tumblr.com/post/171710194058/truscum-grass-thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound" class="tumblr_blog">the-defiant-pupil</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://truscum-grass.tumblr.com/post/171710008701/thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound" class="tumblr_blog">truscum-grass</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound.tumblr.com/post/171709381693/antifeminism-proegalitarian-i-feel-like-it" class="tumblr_blog">thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://antifeminism-proegalitarian.tumblr.com/post/171704494999/i-feel-like-it-shouldnt-be-necessary-for-me-to" class="tumblr_blog">antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I feel like it shouldn’t be necessary for me to explain why this is a bad idea.</p></blockquote> <p style="">Men literally being forced to the back of the bus. Could the self-awareness be lower?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>this reminds me of something almost everyone has learned in school</p> </blockquote> <p>…wow.</p> </blockquote> <p><i>A, ha, hush that fuss.</i></p> </blockquote> <p>“I’m sorry sir you can’t sit there that seat is for women.”<br/></p> <p>Try to move me then and see what happens bitch</p> </blockquote> <p>I mean all it takes is I identify as a woman and no one can say shit right </p> </blockquote> <p>You guys are all awful, do your research. <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m5k1nScceUsv2ivnqwSPV-g">@matt-ruins-your-shit</a> especially fuck you - women have been raped to death on indian public transport.</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/01/indian-bus-rape-five-suspects-charged-murder">https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/01/indian-bus-rape-five-suspects-charged-murder</a><br/></p> <p><a href="https://yourstory.com/2016/08/public-transport-sexual-harassment/">https://yourstory.com/2016/08/public-transport-sexual-harassment/</a><br/></p> <p><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11327271/Nepal-Women-only-bus-service-launched-to-combat-sexual-assaults.html">https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11327271/Nepal-Women-only-bus-service-launched-to-combat-sexual-assaults.html</a><br/></p> <p>It’s to combat sexual assault which is a serious fucking problem on their public transport. Acting like this is anything like segragation is racist as hell.</p> </blockquote> <p>A girl was literally raped to death om a bus in India and the men PULLED HER INSIDES OUT. But sitting in the back of the bus is oppression for these men I guess.</p> </blockquote> <p>I don’t think <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mFx4DK1a0fGaqlaif5GfihA">@antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>, @<a href="http://thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound.tumblr.com/post/171709381693">t</a>hatsyouthatshowdumbyousound,  <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/meaDg5xUXpklqAkW321uuBw">@truscum-grass</a>, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mUIrzfT0-XgoUS9zo50onFA">@the-defiant-pupil</a>, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m8HmCiE0PGuGgJ6cZBfpQsw">@siryouarebeingmocked</a>, and <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m5k1nScceUsv2ivnqwSPV-g">@matt-ruins-your-shit</a> took the two seconds to realize this is in India and not the west.</p> <p>But hey why does context matter when you can whine that men are the most oppressedest in the world because a company tries to do something,<i> anything</i>, to prevent the proliferation of violent rape in their country. </p> </blockquote> <p>Uh yeah, actually at least I did, but hey why does knowing about anything before you speak about it matter when you can just make assumptions about a bunch of people so you yourself can whine and go off on a self-righteous little rant about strangers that’s not even accurate but just an overblown exaggeration?</p> <p>Anyway, guess what, dude? This isn’t fire - you can’t fight sexism with more sexism. It’ll just create more problems down the road, kind of like what we have in the west now. Then again, India already has that problem considering the fact that when they tried to make their rape laws gender neutral, feminists fought successfully fought against it and so the status quo remains where it’s still not legally possible for a woman to rape a man. </p> <p>And no, this isn’t me trying to claim “men are the most oppressed in the world”. There’s better solutions to societal problems than adding more inequality.</p> <p>P.S. Did you like…just go through the notes looking for anyone who just reblogged it at all? Because as far as I remember, I don’t believe I actually said anything either time I reblogged this post. If you did then that just adds a whole new level of sad to this. If not, my bad memory strikes again but this is still sad.</p> </blockquote> <p>This entire thing is stupid. This is one of the many reasons why we can’t move forward. Because there’s always that one person who does extreme shit like this and make a bad impression for everyone else. We don’t need pink seats, we don’t need to put men in blue seats in the back of a bus. We’re all equals here, which should mean all of the seats are open to anyone. This is seriously stupid.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>Extreme</b>: seats reserved for women to give them some modicum of protection from sexual assault and rape.</p> <p><b>Not Extreme</b>: sexual assault and rape. </p> <p>Apparently.</p> <p>In what universe are women equal in India? </p> </blockquote> <p>Women in India are brutalized on public transport regularly, and there are several cases of gang rape that took place on buses that made worldwide news. This obviously isn’t addressing the structural problem of rape, but if it helps even one woman it’s worth it. Fuck those saying this is “sexist”. Maybe if those men didn’t rape then they wouldn’t have to have this.</p> </blockquote> <p>That guy is a fucking idiot. Does he really think that separating men and women is sexism against men? WHY? HOW?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><b>Women</b>: Men have brutalized us for centuries and not even our public life is safe from violent rape and murder at their hands.</p> <p><b>Bus Company</b>: We’ll put a slight restriction on men to help you prevent that.</p> <p><b>Men</b>: That’s <i>unfair! </i>What about equality!</p> </blockquote> <p>The POINT IS THIS IS GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING</p> <p>Youre a retard please get off tumblr </p> </blockquote> <p>So segregating bus seats was a big problem when it was done under Jim Crow, but a “slight restriction” when Indian officials do it by gender to protect women. </p> <p>Got it.</p> </blockquote> <p>If the men really want to gang rape a woman to death how will pink bus seats stop that? What’s stopping these horrible rapist from just crossing other and grabbing her? “Oh no she’s in the pink seats we can’t rape her” like really? teach you bus driver’s to give a shit, put guards on the buses or give women better ways to defined themselves but how will pink seats really help?<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>That’s my thing^ like I get that rape is a serious problem on Indian busses but I’m not sure how pink seats are going to deter rapists</p>
Apparently, Bad, and Bitch: The Logical Indian
 Feb 23 at 2:30am S
 Seats in BMTC buses that are pink are reserved for
 women
 Even as the Metro reserved entry through two doors
 of the front coach for women, there is more good
 news for women commuters. BMTC buses with pink
 seats are here.
 Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation
 (BMTC) has begun operating a few buses with 13
 pink-coloured seats - that have been reserved for
 womern
 Source: BangaloreMirror.com
 Image credits: Bangalore Mirror
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<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/171741898725/the-defiant-pupil-truscum-grass" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://the-defiant-pupil.tumblr.com/post/171710194058/truscum-grass-thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound" class="tumblr_blog">the-defiant-pupil</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://truscum-grass.tumblr.com/post/171710008701/thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound" class="tumblr_blog">truscum-grass</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound.tumblr.com/post/171709381693/antifeminism-proegalitarian-i-feel-like-it" class="tumblr_blog">thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://antifeminism-proegalitarian.tumblr.com/post/171704494999/i-feel-like-it-shouldnt-be-necessary-for-me-to" class="tumblr_blog">antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I feel like it shouldn’t be necessary for me to explain why this is a bad idea.</p></blockquote>
<p style="">Men literally being forced to the back of the bus. Could the self-awareness be lower?<br/></p>
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<p>this reminds me of something almost everyone has learned in school</p>
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<p>…wow.</p>
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<p><i>A, ha, hush that fuss.</i></p>
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<p>“I’m sorry sir you can’t sit there that seat is for women.”<br/></p>
<p>Try to move me then and see what happens bitch</p>
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<p>I mean all it takes is I identify as a woman and no one can say shit right </p>
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<p>You guys are all awful, do your research. <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m5k1nScceUsv2ivnqwSPV-g">@matt-ruins-your-shit</a> especially fuck you - women have been raped to death on indian public transport.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/01/indian-bus-rape-five-suspects-charged-murder">https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/01/indian-bus-rape-five-suspects-charged-murder</a><br/></p>
<p><a href="https://yourstory.com/2016/08/public-transport-sexual-harassment/">https://yourstory.com/2016/08/public-transport-sexual-harassment/</a><br/></p>
<p><a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11327271/Nepal-Women-only-bus-service-launched-to-combat-sexual-assaults.html">https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11327271/Nepal-Women-only-bus-service-launched-to-combat-sexual-assaults.html</a><br/></p>
<p>It’s to combat sexual assault which is a serious fucking problem on their public transport. Acting like this is anything like segragation is racist as hell.</p>
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<p>A girl was literally raped to death om a bus in India and the men PULLED HER INSIDES OUT. But sitting in the back of the bus is oppression for these men I guess.</p>
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<p>I don’t think <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mFx4DK1a0fGaqlaif5GfihA">@antifeminism-proegalitarian</a>, @<a href="http://thatsyouthatshowdumbyousound.tumblr.com/post/171709381693">t</a>hatsyouthatshowdumbyousound,  <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/meaDg5xUXpklqAkW321uuBw">@truscum-grass</a>, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mUIrzfT0-XgoUS9zo50onFA">@the-defiant-pupil</a>, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m8HmCiE0PGuGgJ6cZBfpQsw">@siryouarebeingmocked</a>, and <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/m5k1nScceUsv2ivnqwSPV-g">@matt-ruins-your-shit</a> took the two seconds to realize this is in India and not the west.</p>
<p>But hey why does context matter when you can whine that men are the most oppressedest in the world because a company tries to do something,<i> anything</i>, to prevent the proliferation of violent rape in their country. </p>
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<p>Uh yeah, actually at least I did, but hey why does knowing about anything before you speak about it matter when you can just make assumptions about a bunch of people so you yourself can whine and go off on a self-righteous little rant about strangers that’s not even accurate but just an overblown exaggeration?</p>
<p>Anyway, guess what, dude? This isn’t fire - you can’t fight sexism with more sexism. It’ll just create more problems down the road, kind of like what we have in the west now. Then again, India already has that problem considering the fact that when they tried to make their rape laws gender neutral, feminists fought successfully fought against it and so the status quo remains where it’s still not legally possible for a woman to rape a man. </p>
<p>And no, this isn’t me trying to claim “men are the most oppressed in the world”. There’s better solutions to societal problems than adding more inequality.</p>
<p>P.S. Did you like…just go through the notes looking for anyone who just reblogged it at all? Because as far as I remember, I don’t believe I actually said anything either time I reblogged this post. If you did then that just adds a whole new level of sad to this. If not, my bad memory strikes again but this is still sad.</p>
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<p>This entire thing is stupid. This is one of the many reasons why we can’t move forward. Because there’s always that one person who does extreme shit like this and make a bad impression for everyone else. We don’t need pink seats, we don’t need to put men in blue seats in the back of a bus. We’re all equals here, which should mean all of the seats are open to anyone. This is seriously stupid.</p>
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<p><b>Extreme</b>: seats reserved for women to give them some modicum of protection from sexual assault and rape.</p>
<p><b>Not Extreme</b>: sexual assault and rape. </p>
<p>Apparently.</p>
<p>In what universe are women equal in India? </p>
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<p>Women in India are brutalized on public transport regularly, and there are several cases of gang rape that took place on buses that made worldwide news. This obviously isn’t addressing the structural problem of rape, but if it helps even one woman it’s worth it. Fuck those saying this is “sexist”. Maybe if those men didn’t rape then they wouldn’t have to have this.</p>
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<p>That guy is a fucking idiot. Does he really think that separating men and women is sexism against men? WHY? HOW?<br/></p>
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<p><b>Women</b>: Men have brutalized us for centuries and not even our public life is safe from violent rape and murder at their hands.</p>
<p><b>Bus Company</b>: We’ll put a slight restriction on men to help you prevent that.</p>
<p><b>Men</b>: That’s <i>unfair! </i>What about equality!</p>
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<p>The POINT IS THIS IS GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING</p>
<p>Youre a retard please get off tumblr </p>
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<p>So segregating bus seats was a big problem when it was done under Jim Crow, but a “slight restriction” when Indian officials do it by gender to protect women. </p>
<p>Got it.</p>
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<p>If the men really want to gang rape a woman to death how will pink bus seats stop that? What’s stopping these horrible rapist from just crossing other and grabbing her? “Oh no she’s in the pink seats we can’t rape her” like really? teach you bus driver’s to give a shit, put guards on the buses or give women better ways to defined themselves but how will pink seats really help?<br/></p>
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<p>That’s my thing^ like I get that rape is a serious problem on Indian busses but I’m not sure how pink seats are going to deter rapists</p>

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There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings. Do not try to give some weak ass justification when “because I like them” is all it actually fucking boils down to. A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives. That trumps your ill-chosen hobby. </p> <p>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</p> </blockquote> <p>This was supposed to be a light-hearted and fun joke post, but fine.  Let’s do this.<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings.</b></h2> <p>I own several guns and have shot literally thousands of rounds over the last couple of years, yet I haven’t killed or even harmed a single living creature.  Huh…  I guess my guns must be broken since they can’t even fulfill their “only purpose”.</p> <h2> <b>A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives.  That trumps your ill-chosen hobby.</b><br/></h2> <p>Many anti-gun advocates will point out that there were 33,000 people killed by guns in 2013.  While this is a terrible number, we must also put this number into perspective against the grand scheme of things.  There are an estimated 340-370+ MILLION legally owned guns in America, not even including illegal black markets that we cannot effectively track.  This means that, even if we use conservative estimations, literally over 99.99% of the guns in America didn’t kill a single person in 2013.</p> <p>When we look at the big picture, your chances of being harmed by a gun are actually very low.<br/></p> <p><b>Chances of being shot or killed based on firearm deaths and population count:</b></p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide excluded:</b><br/>0.0032%</p> <p><b>Death by gun, suicide included:</b><br/>0.0095%</p> <p><b>Death in a mass shooting alone:</b><br/>0.000032%</p> <p><b>Injury by gun, no death:</b><br/>0.024%</p> <p><b>Death of injury by gun including suicide:</b><br/>0.033%</p> <p>Gun deaths and injuries etc based off general stats used by anti gun people, rather than exact numbers from each year because its faster and easier to do. Going by exact yearly figures would result in very little change to the average numbers used above.</p> <p><b>Guns compared to other ways you can die:</b></p> <p><b> Unintentional fall deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 26,009</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4</li> </ul><p><b>Motor vehicle traffic deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,687</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9</li> </ul><p><b>Unintentional poisoning deaths: </b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,041</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7</li> </ul><p><b>All poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 42,917</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9</li> </ul><p><b>All Drug poisoning deaths:</b></p> <ul><li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)</li></ul><p><b>All firearm deaths (suicide included):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 31,672</li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3</li> </ul><p><b>All firearms deaths (suicide excluded):</b></p> <ul><li>Number of deaths: 12,664 <br/></li> <li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6</li> </ul><p><b>Firearm deaths broken down completely:</b></p> <p>3.6 for homicide <br/>6.3 for suicide<br/>0.30 for unintentional <br/>0.10 undetermined</p> <p> 10.3 for deaths total in general of 3.6 for homicide only. You are more likely to trip and die than be killed by a gun. Cars kill more than guns but are not even protected by the constitution and isn’t a right, and are less regulated than guns! </p> <p> <i>[Sources are <a href="https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8">FBI</a> and <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_06.pdf">CDC</a>]</i></p> <p>Many people will also cite mass shootings as a reason that guns are evil and should be banned, but this assertion also falls flat and looks ridiculous when put into perspective.  While these stories draw media attention and are absolutely horrible, you seem to have casually and conveniently left out the part where these attacks account for less than even one quarter of 1% of America’s overall murder rate.  About 0.2% to be more exact.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc45a6b149582a24ee012977c76ca402/tumblr_inline_nynm1mUXyB1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>Now, let’s compare this, how often guns are used to harm innocent lives, to how often guns are used to protect innocent lives.</p> <p>Guns help protect innocent lives FAR MORE OFTEN than they help to harm innocent lives.   There are literally hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses in this country alone every single year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/">http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w">http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w</a></p> <p>Quite simply put, guns save innocent lives.  And they do so far more often than they hurt them.  When guns are harming more innocent lives than they are protecting, it could be argued that it might make sense to further limit guns.</p> <p>But for now, it’s not even close.  Moving on…<br/></p> <h2><b>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</b></h2> <p>Sorry, but strict gun control has been an absolute failure in both Australia, The UK, and everywhere else it has tried.  It has done nothing to effectively reduce murder, violent crime, suicide, or even gun violence rates.  It has done nothing to achieve its desired goal of creating a safer society.  It is, and always will be, a complete failure.</p> <p><b>Australia:</b></p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://lee-enfeel.tumblr.com">lee-enfeel</a>]</i><br/></p> <p><a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/is-australia-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-gun-crisis/story-fncynjr2-1226690018325">People die Australia as a result of firearms violence at almost the same rate they did prior to the firearms act</a>, and some sources state that more than a quarter million illicit firearms exist in Australia currently.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/productsbytitle/9C85BD1298C075EACA2568A900139342?OpenDocument">total firearms death rate in 1995 </a>- the year before the massacre and the laws introduced - was 2.6 per 100,000 people. The total firearms murder rate that year was 0.3/100,000. From 1980-1995, Australian firearms deaths dropped from 4.9/100,000-2.6/100,000 without the implementation of firearms laws. This is a rate of decline that has remained fairly constant; Looking at 1996-2014, in which the rate has dropped from 2.6-0.86, it shows that the decline has been slower in a longer period of time since the law’s passing. Likewise, homicides declined more quickly in the 15 years prior to the firearms laws (0.8-0.3) than in the 18 years since it (0.3-0.1). This just indicates that firearms deaths haven’t been noticeably affected by the legislation you’ve claimed has done so much to decrease gun crime. <br/></p> <p>It should also be noted that around the same time, New Zealand experienced a similar mass shooting, but did not change their existing firearms laws, which remain fairly lax; even moreso than some American states like California, New York, or Connecticut. Despite this, their firearms crime rate has declined fairly steadily as well, and they haven’t experienced a mass shooting since.</p> <p>The <i>“australia banned guns and now they’re fine”</i> argument is really old and really poorly put together. Gun control is little more than a pink band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is America’s social and economic problems. It’s a ‘quick fix’ issue used by politicians to skirt around solving the roots of the violence problem in the United States, which are primarily poverty, lack of opportunities, and lack of education.</p> <p>You could ban guns tomorrow nationwide and gun violence and overall violent crime would not be reduced at all.</p> <p><i>[this segment brought to you by <a href="http://tmblr.co/m9F_132GzodNt-UaipnK67g">cerebralzero</a>]</i></p> <p>In 2005 the head of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn,<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-37">[37]</a></sup> noted that the level of legal gun ownership in NSW increased in recent years, and that the 1996 legislation had had little to no effect on violence</p> <p>In 2006, the lack of a measurable effect from the 1996 firearms legislation was reported in the British Journal of Criminology. Using ARIMA analysis, Dr Jeanine Baker and Dr Samara McPhedran found no evidence for an impact of the laws on homicide.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-40">[40]</a></sup></p> <p>A study coauthored by Simon Chapman <b>found declines in firearm‐related deaths before the law reforms</b> accelerated after the reforms for total firearm deaths (p=0.04), firearm suicides (p=0.007) and firearm homicides (p=0.15), but not for the smallest category of unintentional firearm deaths, which increased.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-43">[43]</a></sup></p> <p>Subsequently, a study by McPhedran and Baker compared the incidence of mass shootings in <b>Australia and New Zealand</b>. Data were standardised to a rate per 100,000 people, to control for differences in population size between the countries and mass shootings before and after 1996/1997 were compared between countries. <b>That study found that in the period 1980–1996, both countries experienced mass shootings. The rate did not differ significantly between countries. Since 1996-1997, neither country has experienced a mass shooting event despite the continued availability of semi-automatic longarms in New Zealand</b>. The authors conclude that “the hypothesis that Australia’s prohibition of certain types of firearms explains the absence of mass shootings in that country since 1996 does not appear to be supported… if civilian access to certain types of firearms explained the occurrence of mass shootings in Australia (and conversely, if prohibiting such firearms explains the absence of mass shootings), then New Zealand (a country that still allows the ownership of such firearms) would have continued to experience mass shooting events.”<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-44">[44]</a></sup></p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cdc45e76a09651676eab1f058341110c/tumblr_inline_nynm84pBjF1sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure><p>We see the same trend in The UK.</p> <figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="373" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bf599e784e9963b91a4e4f245fed90f5/tumblr_inline_nynm9wKrKT1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="458" data-orig-height="366" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/279f61b9c596b97badd4bc465cc46b60/tumblr_inline_nynm9zWkxr1sh8jq3_540.png"/></figure><p>And Ireland and Jamaica…</p> <figure data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4914c912d5690b40a382b90cf18c646f/tumblr_inline_nynmakqIup1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>And on and on and on…  Gun control simply does not create a safer society and often times actually has the opposite effect.</p> <p>At this point I should also probably point out that Australia’s gun laws have not even reduced gun ownership in Australia.  <a href="http://louderwithcrowder.com/australian-gun-ownership-rises-gun-crime-remains-low-america-still-at-fault/">In fact, gun ownership in Australia is actually higher now than in 1996.</a></p> <p>All of these inconvenient facts aside, we haven’t even touched on the cost of implementing Australian style gun control in America.</p> <p>I keep hearing people say that the US should adopt Australia’s gun control policy and I don’t think they have really thought about the big picture of that plan.</p> <p>Australia had far less guns per person and people in their country did not live in a society that was brought up respecting The 2nd Amendment.  The culture of Australia is very different than that of the culture of America when it comes to gun ownership and self defense.</p> <p>Because of this, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program#Australia">the Australian government was able to buy back 631,000 guns at the estimated price of about <b>$500,000,000.</b></a>  You read that correctly, <b>500 MILLION</b>.</p> <p><a href="http://cerebralzero.tumblr.com/tagged/australia">And even after all of that, it still did nothing to prevent violent crime and criminals in Australia still have access to illegal guns, </a>despite being an island country that isn’t bordered by other countries with high violent crime rates and rampant with illegal drug cartels.<br/></p> <p>There are over 360,000,000 legally owned firearms in America.  If we go by Australia’s numbers (<b>$792.39 per gun</b>), these guns would cost our government <b>$285,261,489,698.89</b> to buy back.  Almost <b>300 BILLION dollars</b>, assuming that every gun owner voluntarily turns in their guns…  Which is a very slim to nothing chance.</p> <p>Who’s going to pay for that?  Anti-gunners?  I think not.</p> <p>So, in closing, you want America to put in place gun legislation that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars <b>AND </b>has already been proven time and time again to be completely ineffective at protecting innocent lives or creating a safer society?</p> <p>Seems pretty silly.</p> <h2>Get dunked on, nerd.</h2> <figure data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188"><img data-orig-width="250" data-orig-height="188" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/36a75ffd7a3ce392092201d3769d443e/tumblr_inline_nynmeusS661sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure></blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500" data-tumblr-attribution="eonline:S4A57ljapSvQXLPM7Jsomg:ZCTZKx1sDpydf"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5b521c18948099c6594a510905c6dfe9/tumblr_nt8sq3NZGm1qlgbzbo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>Teehee, Mac ‘n’ cheese</p> </blockquote> <p>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table. Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable. Gun shows have too many loopholes. America has a specific culture that is unique when it comes to guns. Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try. Thorough background checks are reasonable. Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</p> </blockquote> <h2><b>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table.</b></h2> <p>Maybe not a mandatory federal one, no.  But government gun buybacks are most certainly a thing here in America.</p> <h2><b>Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable.</b></h2> <p>You know that guns are not cars, right?</p> <h2><b>Gun shows have too many loopholes.</b></h2> <p>What loopholes would those be?  Please enlighten us.</p> <h2><b>Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try.<br/></b></h2> <p>The fact is, WE HAVE TRIED STRICT NATIONAL GUN CONTROL.</p> <p>Does the year 1994 or the name Clinton ring a bell to anyone?  Anyone?</p> <p>From 1994 - 2004, there were strict national gun control laws in place in America.  They included most of the laws that are being proposed now.   An “assault weapons” ban.  Magazine capacity limits.  All of that.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">Guess what?</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">IT WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE.</a></p> <h2><b>Thorough background checks are reasonable.</b></h2> <p>We already have mandatory federal NICS background checks, where the buyer’s criminal and mental healthy history are reviewed and have to be approved by the FBI, for every FFL purchase.</p> <h2><b>Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</b></h2> <p>Except for people in politics, the media, and every social media platform I can think advocate for just that every single day.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Rekt</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/06dc5d6fb9a872f66494555df3d8e68d/tumblr_inline_nyq063shKC1qmqn62_540.jpg" data-orig-height="500" data-orig-width="500"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-tumblr-attribution="sweetnighttheorist:iC3ZUAaLREBo5eAyAtwOWw:Z_9d1l1pDjh9p" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_inline_nzkb0efWgQ1t5zudu_500.gif" data-orig-width="300" data-orig-height="152" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/68abc0e9798bcb3c43bc230a5ab9e9e0/tumblr_nr9gyqXCqt1uqa8bho1_400.gif"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>but like if you could save 33000 peoples lives a year, by giving up a hobby would you?</p> </blockquote> <p>A hobby?  Sure.  No problem.</p> <p>However, me owning a gun is not merely a hobby.  It is the most effective tool at protecting my life, the lives of my family, and the lives of innocent lives around me.  I’m sorry, but self defense and self preservation are not “hobbies”.</p> <p>Furthermore, it’s a bit of pipe dream anyway considering that we have decades of evidence from all over the world that proves that gun control and even gun bans do not effectively reduce murder or violent crime rates.  They do not create safer societies.  Sure, it might look good on paper and feel good to think about, but reality just doesn’t align with those dreams.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>hey I’m glad for all the sources because this is changing my perspective but you gotta admit that at the very least requiring extensive background checks, mandatory waiting periods, and registering guns would help at least reduce gun violence a little bit and would help solve cases b/c registers guns</p> </blockquote> <p>No, I do not have to admit that at all because all of these measures are in place in states like California, New York, and Washington DC, yet they have not made these societies any safer from murder, violent crime, or even gun violence.</p> <p>So, no I do not have to nor will I be admitting that at all because it simply isn’t true.</p> </blockquote> <p>oh? is that so? so if buying an automatic weapon is as easy as picking up a prescription that’s <i>not</i> going to make it easier for anyone who’s upset to get a gun and then fire it on people??? o k</p> </blockquote> <p>Automatic weapons are extremely regulated for civilian ownership in America.  They cost tens of thousands of dollars on the low end all the way up to hundreds of thousands of dollars on the high end, they are registered with the federal government, the owner must apply for a special NFA license which requires a thorough background check that takes months or even years to get approved, paper work must be kept with the weapon at all time, the weapon cannot have been manufactured after 1986, they require a federal tax stamp to own which also can takes months to over a year to get processed, the owner must also designate a licensed gun dealer who will take possession of the weapon in the event of their death, and on and on and on…</p><p>If you truly believe that acquiring an automatic weapon in America is as easy as “picking up a prescription”, then you are simply ignorant to the subject of automatic weapons and just do not know what you are talking about.<br/></p><p><a href="https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa">https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa</a></p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act</a></p><p><a href="http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years">http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years</a><br/></p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure I’ve shares this before but it’s never a bad time.</p>
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<p>Mak N Cheese<br/></p>
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<p>Not to be confused with Mac N Cheese.</p>
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<p>Also in the Big Mac variety</p>
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<p>WhY do you people have automatic weapons</p>
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<p>Even if they are automatic (which they most likely aren’t), why does it matter to you?</p>
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<p>Look at all these gun nuts coming out the woodwork cause I asked why people randomly have automatic weapons on cheese</p>
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<p>Gun obsession is so fucking gross.  There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to kill human beings.  Do not try to give some weak ass justification when “because I like them” is all it actually fucking boils down to.  A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every month, just trying to go about their normal lives.  That trumps your ill-chosen hobby.  </p>
<p>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a literal killing machine.</p>
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<p>This was supposed to be a light-hearted and fun joke post, but fine.  Let’s do this.<br/></p>
<h2><b>There is no valid logical rational reason why any normal US citizen 
should own a machine literally designed for no other purpose than to 
kill human beings.</b></h2>
<p>I own several guns and have shot literally thousands of rounds over the last couple of years, yet I haven’t killed or even harmed a single living creature.  Huh…  I guess my guns must be broken since they can’t even fulfill their “only purpose”.</p>
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<b>A disgustingly huge amount of people are DYING to these things every 
month, just trying to go about their normal lives.  That trumps your 
ill-chosen hobby.</b><br/></h2>
<p>Many anti-gun advocates will point out that there were 33,000 people killed by guns in 2013.  While this is a terrible number, we must also put this number into perspective against the grand scheme of things.  There are an estimated 340-370+ MILLION legally owned guns in 
America, not even including illegal black markets that we cannot 
effectively track.  This means that, even if we use conservative 
estimations, literally over 99.99% of the guns in America didn’t kill a 
single person in 2013.</p>
<p>When we look at the big picture, your chances of being harmed by a gun are actually very low.<br/></p>
<p><b>Chances of being shot or killed based on firearm deaths and population count:</b></p>
<p><b>Death by gun, suicide excluded:</b><br/>0.0032%</p>
<p><b>Death by gun, suicide included:</b><br/>0.0095%</p>
<p><b>Death in a mass shooting alone:</b><br/>0.000032%</p>
<p><b>Injury by gun, no death:</b><br/>0.024%</p>
<p><b>Death of injury by gun including suicide:</b><br/>0.033%</p>
<p>Gun
 deaths and injuries etc based off general stats used by anti gun 
people, rather than exact numbers from each year because its faster and 
easier to do. Going by exact yearly figures would result in very little 
change to the average numbers used above.</p>
<p><b>Guns compared to other ways you can die:</b></p>
<p><b>

Unintentional fall deaths:</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 26,009</li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4</li>
</ul><p><b>Motor vehicle traffic deaths:</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,687</li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9</li>
</ul><p><b>Unintentional poisoning deaths:

</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 33,041</li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7</li>
</ul><p><b>All poisoning deaths:</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 42,917</li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9</li>
</ul><p><b>All Drug poisoning deaths:</b></p>
<ul><li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4 (2010)</li></ul><p><b>All firearm deaths (suicide included):</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 31,672</li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.3</li>
</ul><p><b>All firearms deaths (suicide excluded):</b></p>
<ul><li>Number of deaths: 12,664 <br/></li>
<li>Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6</li>
</ul><p><b>Firearm deaths broken down completely:</b></p>
<p>3.6 for homicide <br/>6.3 for suicide<br/>0.30 for unintentional <br/>0.10 undetermined</p>
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10.3 for deaths total in general of 3.6 for homicide only. You are more 
likely to trip and die than be killed by a gun. Cars kill more than guns
 but are not even protected by the constitution and isn’t a right, and 
are less regulated than guns! 

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<i>[Sources are <a href="https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-8">FBI</a> and <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_06.pdf">CDC</a>]</i></p>
<p>Many people will also cite mass shootings as a reason that guns are evil and should be banned, but this assertion also falls flat and looks ridiculous when put into perspective.  While these stories draw media attention and are absolutely horrible, 
you seem to have casually and conveniently left out the part where these
 attacks account for less than even one quarter of 1% of America’s 
overall murder rate.  About 0.2% to be more exact.</p>
<figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500"><img data-orig-height="317" data-orig-width="500" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc45a6b149582a24ee012977c76ca402/tumblr_inline_nynm1mUXyB1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>Now, let’s compare this, how often guns are used to harm innocent lives, to how often guns are used to protect innocent lives.</p>
<p>Guns help protect 
innocent lives FAR MORE OFTEN than they help to harm innocent lives.  
There are literally hundreds of thousands of defensive gun uses in this 
country alone every single year.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/">http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/category/defensivegunuseoftheday/</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent">http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w">http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/02/defensive-gun-ownership-gary-kleck-response-115082.html#.VcYed_lRK1w</a></p>
<p>Quite
 simply put, guns save innocent lives.  And they do so far more often 
than they hurt them.  When guns are harming more innocent lives than 
they are protecting, it could be argued that it might make sense to 
further limit guns.</p>
<p>But for now, it’s not even close.  Moving on…<br/></p>
<h2><b>There is no solution better than the one that several European countries
 and the Australians have proven works, anything else is a 
less-effective compromise so that you, again, can get off on owning a 
literal killing machine.</b></h2>
<p>Sorry, but strict gun control has been an absolute failure in both Australia, The UK, and everywhere else it has tried.  It has done nothing to effectively reduce murder, violent crime, suicide, or even gun violence rates.  It has done nothing to achieve its desired goal of creating a safer society.  It is, and always will be, a complete failure.</p>
<p><b>Australia:</b></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/is-australia-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-gun-crisis/story-fncynjr2-1226690018325">People die Australia as a result of firearms violence at almost the same rate they did prior to the firearms act</a>, and some sources state that more than a quarter million illicit firearms exist in Australia currently.</p>
<p>The <a href="http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/productsbytitle/9C85BD1298C075EACA2568A900139342?OpenDocument">total firearms death rate in 1995 </a>-
 the year before the massacre and the laws introduced - was 2.6 per 
100,000 people. The total firearms murder rate that year was 
0.3/100,000. From 1980-1995, Australian firearms deaths dropped from 
4.9/100,000-2.6/100,000 without the implementation of firearms laws. 
This is a rate of decline that has remained fairly constant; Looking at 
1996-2014, in which the rate has dropped from 2.6-0.86, it shows that 
the decline has been slower in a longer period of time since the law’s 
passing. Likewise, homicides declined more quickly in the 15 years prior
 to the firearms laws (0.8-0.3) than in the 18 years since it (0.3-0.1).
 This just indicates that firearms deaths haven’t been noticeably 
affected by the legislation you’ve claimed has done so much to decrease 
gun crime. <br/></p>
<p>It should also be noted that around the same time,
 New Zealand experienced a similar mass shooting, but did not change 
their existing firearms laws, which remain fairly lax; even moreso than 
some American states like California, New York, or Connecticut. Despite 
this, their firearms crime rate has declined fairly steadily as well, 
and they haven’t experienced a mass shooting since.</p>
<p>The <i>“australia banned guns and now they’re fine”</i>
 argument is really old and really poorly put together. Gun control is 
little more than a pink band-aid on the sucking chest wound that is 
America’s social and economic problems. It’s a ‘quick fix’ issue used by
 politicians to skirt around solving the roots of the violence problem 
in the United States, which are primarily poverty, lack of 
opportunities, and lack of education.</p>
<p>You could ban guns tomorrow nationwide and gun violence and overall violent crime would not be reduced at all.</p>
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<p>In 2005 the head of the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Don Weatherburn,<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-37">[37]</a></sup>
 noted that the level of legal gun ownership in NSW increased in recent 
years, and that the 1996 legislation had had little to no effect on 
violence</p>
<p>In 2006, the lack of a measurable effect from the 1996 
firearms legislation was reported in the British Journal of Criminology.
 Using ARIMA analysis, Dr Jeanine Baker and Dr Samara McPhedran found no
 evidence for an impact of the laws on homicide.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-40">[40]</a></sup></p>
<p>A study coauthored by Simon Chapman <b>found declines in firearm‐related 
deaths before the law reforms</b> accelerated after the reforms for total 
firearm deaths (p=0.04), firearm suicides (p=0.007) and firearm 
homicides (p=0.15), but not for the smallest category of unintentional 
firearm deaths, which increased.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-43">[43]</a></sup></p>
<p>Subsequently, a study by McPhedran and Baker compared the incidence of 
mass shootings in <b>Australia and New Zealand</b>. Data were standardised to a
 rate per 100,000 people, to control for differences in population size 
between the countries and mass shootings before and after 1996/1997 were
 compared between countries. <b>That study found that in the period 
1980–1996, both countries experienced mass shootings. The rate did not 
differ significantly between countries. Since 1996-1997, neither country
 has experienced a mass shooting event despite the continued 
availability of semi-automatic longarms in New Zealand</b>. The authors 
conclude that “the hypothesis that Australia’s prohibition of certain 
types of firearms explains the absence of mass shootings in that country
 since 1996 does not appear to be supported… if civilian access to 
certain types of firearms explained the occurrence of mass shootings in 
Australia (and conversely, if prohibiting such firearms explains the 
absence of mass shootings), then New Zealand (a country that still 
allows the ownership of such firearms) would have continued to 
experience mass shooting events.”<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Australia#cite_note-44">[44]</a></sup></p>
<figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="261" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/cdc45e76a09651676eab1f058341110c/tumblr_inline_nynm84pBjF1sh8jq3_500.gif"/></figure><p>We see the same trend in The UK.</p>
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<figure data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" class="tmblr-full"><img data-orig-width="453" data-orig-height="714" src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/4914c912d5690b40a382b90cf18c646f/tumblr_inline_nynmakqIup1sh8jq3_540.jpg"/></figure><p>And on and on and on…  Gun control simply does not create a safer society and often times actually has the opposite effect.</p>
<p>At this point I should also probably point out that Australia’s gun laws have not even reduced gun ownership in Australia.  <a href="http://louderwithcrowder.com/australian-gun-ownership-rises-gun-crime-remains-low-america-still-at-fault/">In fact, gun ownership in Australia is actually higher now than in 1996.</a></p>
<p>All
 of these inconvenient facts aside, we haven’t even touched on the cost 
of implementing Australian style gun control in America.</p>
<p>I keep hearing people say that the US should adopt Australia’s gun 
control policy and I don’t think they have really thought about the big 
picture of that plan.</p>
<p>Australia had far less guns per person and 
people in their country did not live in a society that was brought up 
respecting The 2nd Amendment.  The culture of Australia is very 
different than that of the culture of America when it comes to gun 
ownership and self defense.</p>
<p>Because of this, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_buyback_program#Australia">the Australian government was able to buy back 631,000 guns at the estimated price of about <b>$500,000,000.</b></a>  You read that correctly, <b>500 MILLION</b>.</p>
<p><a href="http://cerebralzero.tumblr.com/tagged/australia">And
 even after all of that, it still did nothing to prevent violent crime 
and criminals in Australia still have access to illegal guns, </a>despite
 being an island country that isn’t bordered by other countries with 
high violent crime rates and rampant with illegal drug cartels.<br/></p>
<p>There are over 360,000,000 legally owned firearms in America.  If we go by Australia’s numbers (<b>$792.39 per gun</b>), these guns would cost our government <b>$285,261,489,698.89</b> to buy back.  Almost <b>300 BILLION dollars</b>, assuming that every gun owner voluntarily turns in their guns…  Which is a very slim to nothing chance.</p>
<p>Who’s going to pay for that?  Anti-gunners?  I think not.</p>
<p>So, in closing, you want America to put in place gun legislation that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars <b>AND </b>has
 already been proven time and time again to be completely ineffective at
 protecting innocent lives or creating a safer society?</p>
<p>Seems pretty silly.</p>
<h2>Get dunked on, nerd.</h2>
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<p>Teehee, Mac ‘n’ cheese</p>
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<p>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table. Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable. Gun shows have too many loopholes. America has a specific culture that is unique when it comes to guns. Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable measures are worth a try. Thorough background checks are reasonable. Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</p>
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<h2><b>Would make it clear that a gv’t buyback has never been on the table.</b></h2>
<p>Maybe not a mandatory federal one, no.  But government gun buybacks are most certainly a thing here in America.</p>
<h2><b>Also, cars are registered, which is reasonable.</b></h2>
<p>You know that guns are not cars, right?</p>
<h2><b>Gun shows have too many loopholes.</b></h2>
<p>What loopholes would those be?  Please enlighten us.</p>
<h2><b>Not sure anything we do will make people feel truly safe, but reasonable
 measures are worth a try.<br/></b></h2>
<p>The fact is, WE HAVE TRIED STRICT NATIONAL GUN CONTROL.</p>
<p>Does the year 1994 or the name Clinton ring a bell to anyone?  Anyone?</p>
<p>From
 1994 - 2004, there were strict national gun control laws in place in 
America.  They included most of the laws that are being proposed now.  
An “assault weapons” ban.  Magazine capacity limits.  All of that.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">Guess what?</a></p>
<p><a href="https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/204431.pdf">IT WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE.</a></p>
<h2><b>Thorough background checks are reasonable.</b></h2>
<p>We already have mandatory federal NICS background checks, where the buyer’s criminal and mental healthy history are reviewed and have to be approved by the FBI, for every FFL purchase.</p>
<h2><b>Taking away all guns? Not so much. Good thing is, very few advocate for that.</b></h2>
<p>Except for people in politics, the media, and every social media platform I can think advocate for just that every single day.<br/></p>
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<p>Rekt</p>
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<p>but like if you could save 33000 peoples lives a year, by giving up a hobby would you?</p>
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<p>A hobby?  Sure.  No problem.</p>
<p>However, me owning a gun is not merely a hobby.  It is the most effective tool at protecting my life, the lives of my family, and the lives of innocent lives around me.  I’m sorry, but self defense and self preservation are not “hobbies”.</p>
<p>Furthermore, it’s a bit of pipe dream anyway considering that we have decades of evidence from all over the world that proves that gun control and even gun bans do not effectively reduce murder or violent crime rates.  They do not create safer societies.  Sure, it might look good on paper and feel good to think about, but reality just doesn’t align with those dreams.<br/></p>
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<p>hey I’m glad for all the sources because this is changing my perspective but you gotta admit that at the very least requiring extensive background checks, mandatory waiting periods, and registering guns would help at least reduce gun violence a little bit and would help solve cases b/c registers guns</p>
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<p>No, I do not have to admit that at all because all of these measures are in place in states like California, New York, and Washington DC, yet they have not made these societies any safer from murder, violent crime, or even gun violence.</p>
<p>So, no I do not have to nor will I be admitting that at all because it simply isn’t true.</p>
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<p>oh? is that so? so if buying an automatic weapon is as easy as picking up a prescription that’s <i>not</i> going to make it easier for anyone who’s upset to get a gun and then fire it on people??? o k</p>
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<p>Automatic weapons are extremely regulated for civilian ownership in America.  They cost tens of thousands of dollars on the low end all the way up to hundreds of thousands of dollars on the high end, they are registered with the federal government, the owner must apply for a special NFA license which requires a thorough background check that takes months or even years to get approved, paper work must be kept with the weapon at all time, the weapon cannot have been manufactured after 1986, they require a federal tax stamp to own which also can takes months to over a year to get processed, the owner must also designate a licensed gun dealer who will take possession of the weapon in the event of their death, and on and on and on…</p><p>If you truly believe that acquiring an automatic weapon in America is as easy as “picking up a prescription”, then you are simply ignorant to the subject of automatic weapons and just do not know what you are talking about.<br/></p><p><a href="https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa">https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/national-firearms-act-nfa</a></p><p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Firearms_Act</a></p><p><a href="http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years">http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/17/1171047/-There-are-240-000-fully-automatic-guns-in-the-US-and-only-2-deaths-in-80-years</a><br/></p></blockquote>

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