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ANOTHER LOSS FOR GUN CONTROL ?

 
 
Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 02:24 am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday
to overturn a recently enacted law requiring safety trigger locks on all hand guns sold in the United States.

The Republican-controlled House handed a victory to opponents of gun control by a vote of 230-191.

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado Republican,
argued that the added cost of the trigger locks is passed on to gun owners
and that they "do not stop accidental shootings."

Last fall, President George W. Bush signed legislation giving gun makers
broad protections from civil lawsuits,
but that law contained the mandatory trigger lock provision.

The amendment overturning the requirement for trigger locks was
attached to a larger law enforcement spending bill for next year
that has not yet been considered by the Senate.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jun, 2006 02:30 am
If u lock up your gun,
it may not be ready in a predatory emergency
that presents itself when u r in your bed
in the middle of the night
and some uninvited shady fellow of questionable ethics arrives in your bedroom.

It pays to be prepared.

David
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jun, 2006 03:36 pm
I hope you don't have any children.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jun, 2006 03:52 pm
ebrown_p wrote:
I hope you don't have any children.

Your wish is granted.

If I did, I 'd teach them safe and accurate handling of guns,
if thay were willing to learn.

When I first armed myself
with a 2 inch .38 revolver, I was 8 years old.
Some of the kids in my neighborhood in Arizona, were younger,
but in the 5 years n one day of my residence there,
we never had any complaints of bad manners
of anyone 's handling of guns.

David
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jun, 2006 04:01 pm
Just think: Someone with a gun who's considering suicide (a popular use for handguns) might think twice if there's a trigger lock.

The House has acted wisely!
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JustanObserver
 
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Reply Fri 30 Jun, 2006 06:52 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Your wish is granted.



Thank God for small miracles!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 08:54 pm
D'artagnan wrote:
Just think: Someone with a gun who's considering suicide (a popular use for handguns)
might think twice if there's a trigger lock.


U think it 'd take them as long as 3 minutes to get the locks off ?

U 'd prefer that thay defenistrate themselves from tall edifices ?



Quote:

The House has acted wisely!

People are within their rights
to opt to end their lives at times
and under circumstances of their choosing.
Each individual owns his own life.
His life does not belong to government nor to society.


Did people wait until guns were invented
to begin committing suicide
?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 08:58 pm
You are wrong, pal. Suicide is against the law.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 09:11 pm
Intrepid wrote:
You are wrong, pal. Suicide is against the law.

Really, pal ?

What 's the penalty ?
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 09:34 pm
At the risk of discouraging you, I'll offer that in many jurisdictions, an individual surviving a failed suicide attempt may be subject to fine, imprisonment, enforced observation/counseling, or some combination thereof. If ancillary to the attempted but failed suicide, damage to property or injury to persons uninvolved also may, and likely will, incur charges. Such prosecutions are not uncommon. In the event of a successful suicide, typically the decedent's estate forfeits any and all claim to life insurance and/or other deat benefits, and the estate also may be sued to recover costs or other damages resulting from the suicide.

Get it done or muff it, suicide is pretty much a no-win deal.
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Dookiestix
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 09:51 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Intrepid wrote:
You are wrong, pal. Suicide is against the law.

Really, pal ?

What 's the penalty ?

Death.
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