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Author: twopairfullhouse Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 745812  
Subject: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Exist Date: 1/4/2013 4:25 PM
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Someone needs to tell Yahoo that they are printing obvious lies, in direct contradiction of liberal dogma. The Minister of Truth will not be pleased.

http://news.yahoo.com/philippines-shooting-spree-illustrates...

While the United States has the highest per-person percentage of gun ownership in the world, according to Reuters, the Philippines has a much lower gun-ownership ratio.
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Despite those numbers, the Philippines has a much higher gun-related homicide rate than the United States.

According to the most recently available data from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there were 8.9 homicides per 100,000 people in the Pacific island archipelago in 2003, while in the United States there were 3.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

Illegal gun ownership and gun trade in the Philippines are also problems.

Filipinos are required by law to be licensed to possess a firearm, and civilians are restricted to a single pistol and either a rifle or shotgun. Even so, there are an estimated 160,750 illegal guns in the Philippines, according to GunPolicy.org, which did not have comparable U.S. data available.

Tighter gun restrictions actually encourage illegal gun trade, Reuters notes.
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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/4/2013 4:41 PM
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there are now 3 million illegal guns in the UK......that totally bans just about everyone from having one. If you have one, it has to be kept in a safe at a 'gun club'.

But..there are now 3 million illegal guns, and every young punk in the street gangs has one.


Meanwhile, the elderly are terrorized hundreds of times a week by knife wielding perps who slash them up, steal their goodies, and leave them for dead......


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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/4/2013 4:42 PM
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there are now 3 million illegal guns in the UK......that totally bans just about everyone from having one. If you have one, it has to be kept in a safe at a 'gun club'.

But..there are now 3 million illegal guns, and every young punk in the street gangs has one.


Meanwhile, the elderly are terrorized hundreds of times a week by knife wielding perps who slash them up, steal their goodies, and leave them for dead......

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They should make it illegal to break the gun laws.

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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/5/2013 11:05 AM
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did they take Grannies knitting needles away too..................

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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/5/2013 11:23 AM
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Someone needs to tell Yahoo that they are printing obvious lies, in direct contradiction of liberal dogma. The Minister of Truth will not be pleased.

Seriously. Congratulations on finding a country with a worse homicide rate by guns than the US. With a little more research you might have added Colombia and Swaziland as well, and what a mighty argument you would have then!

Tighter gun restrictions actually encourage illegal gun trade, Reuters notes.

And congratulations to Reuters, too. Tighter regulations on anything encourage "illegal [anything] trade". It's a self-evident truism. Tighter regulations on coal mining safety encourage some owners to flout the rules. By definition, that is "100% illegal". You see?

It's as moronic as saying "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." Self evident truism, even while it ignores the actual problem.

Outlaw assault weapons and there will be fewer assault weapons - even as "it encourages illegal assault weapon trade." But that does not mean there will be more, in fact, quite the opposite. The numbers will be LESS - but some will be "illegal." Just look at Australia. Or England. Or Japan. Or Germany. Or Sweden. Or Switzerland. Or Canada. Or any of a hundred other countries.

"Illegal gun ownership and gun trade in the Phillipines are a problem." Wow, headline news. They are here, too. Guess that means we should do nothing and make everything, including fully automatic weapons available, because otherwise "it will be a problem."

Thanks for demonstrating the utter inability to follow A to B, not that that's a surprise around here.
 


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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/5/2013 11:35 AM
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Outlaw assault weapons and there will be fewer assault weapons - even as "it encourages illegal assault weapon trade." But that does not mean there will be more, in fact, quite the opposite. The numbers will be LESS - but some will be "illegal." Just look at Australia. Or England.:"

They did that. Now there are 3 million smuggled guns in the UK..mostly in the hands of violent gang members. You need to have a gun to join most of the gangs........

With the US unable to keep out hundreds of tons, if not thousands of tons of pot, unable to keep out millions of illegals who cross the border every year...and 90% of which are never caught....with hundreds of tons of cocaine and meth making it into the US each year...you really think you will eliminate the 'trade' in 'assault' rifles?

Are you really 'scared' by a 'scary looking' gun? wow......

ANd what are you going to do? Have jackboot squads invade every home where a 'rumor' of illegal guns is located? Neighbor turning in neighbor who they don't like or didn't vote the 'right way' last election? Midnight raids on everyone's home/apartment to 'get the guns'? really?


only the 'goofy' libs would even start such a project. First, outlaw 99% of guns..and rifles...since they have 'multi-shot' capability. Back to one shot guns. 1800 technology. Maybe they'll only let you have black powder guns? Flintlocks?

Sorry , libs......we see your nose under the tent....you ain't a getting in.



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Subject: Re: Minister of Truth Goofy Says This Doesn't Ex Date: 1/5/2013 11:48 AM
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Outlaw assault weapons and there will be fewer assault weapons - even as "it encourages illegal assault weapon trade." But that does not mean there will be more, in fact, quite the opposite. The numbers will be LESS - but some will be "illegal." Just look at Australia. Or England. Or Japan. Or Germany. Or Sweden. Or Switzerland. Or Canada. Or any of a hundred other countries.
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Just curious, were you for or against the law making pot legal in Colorado and Washington?

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