Your thoughts on the concealed-weapons law thingey

Discussion in 'St. Louis, MO' started by _Mike_, Dec 19, 2003.

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  1. _Mike_ Jedi Knight

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    I posted this on another forum I frequent and wanted to see how you all thought on this issue that seems to be causing a big stink in the courts:

    I saw a bumper sticker once that said, "Gun control means using two hands."

    Guns scare me, especially the idea that it is inevitable that the law about concealed weapons will be passed here in Missouri (USA for you people who don't know the States.) I don't want to be walking down the street and see two people get into a fight, then one pulls a gun and blasts the other guy's head off and claim it was self-defence. It is human nature to react and then think. That worked, untill humans started living in settlements and the danger of predators dropped.

    Sure its fun to shoot a rifle or handgun at a range sometimes, but, if I had a concealed weapon, I doubt that I would ever use it. I have a wierd fear of causing physical harm to another person. Weather it be shooting a dude, or giveing one an injection. Like if I was a surgeon, I could do anything by cut through the skin. I don't like things that are ment to pierce human flesh.

    I know that this post focused mainly on my feelings and less on fact, but I think that I needed to post it.

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  2. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I'm against it as well. There's no reason that you need one. Guns are meant for killing and unless you're planning on killing someone, or something why would you need it? And if you're going hunting or to a shooting range, there's no need to hide a gun.
  3. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Yeah I agree with Jon, I don't like the idea if only for the line and road rage. I swear there would be a lot of broken cars out there if I had a gun in the car. I'd shoot out all the tires. Stupid slow people in the fast lane!
  4. Jedi_Tabee Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not quite sure what y'all are talking about... Missouri is trying to pass a law to do what? make guns illegal or what?

    a link to something that explains would be appreciated :)
  5. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    We're trying to allow people to carry concealed weapons (we as in MO, not me personally). I don't have a link, sorry.
  6. _Mike_ Jedi Knight

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    Well, actually, the law was passed, but it's currently in legal limbo right now.

    If you really want a link to something though you can look at my website. ;)

    Oh, Jon, I disagree on what you said about guns being a thing to kill others with, it is also for hunting, food is good :D.
  7. dudeman Jedi Knight

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    no he just said guns are meant for killing, in order to get the animal you hunt(duck, deer, etc) you have to kill it
  8. kddidit Jedi Knight

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    Hi, folks! There's a sign on the front door of my work: "No Firearms On Premises". Very sad and uncivilized. I'm not anti-gun, but allowing concealed carry seems an invitation to a tragedy like a shootout in the bank lobby or convenience store. :p
    Guns in the hands of trained and licensed individuals under the current laws is fine, imo. If you're hunting deer why hide the gun?
  9. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I disagree on what you said about guns being a thing to kill others with

    Dudeman already got it. You have to kill things in order to eat it. Unless you're gollum...

    Also, like I said in my first post and kdiddit repeated, why hide the gun to go hunting? Not like the deer is going to go "Oh look, that guy has a gun. I'd better run."

    There's no reason to hide weapons. Period.

    If this law does ever make it all the way through, it's just all the more reason for me to move to Florida...
  10. JediJeffro Force Ghost

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    I'm glad that I have the right to bear arms, and pissed off that Illinois says I can only bear them in the woods or a range. I'm all for concealed weapons permits.
  11. quigon_brian Jedi Master

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    it's just all the more reason for me to move to Florida...

    I thought you said you were moving out of the country first chance you got.

    I do agree that there is no reason to conceal a weapon. If someone wants to walk around with their six-shooter in a holster like a cowboy, that's fine with me, but there's absolutely no reason to conceal a gun other than to harm someone or something.
  12. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I'm all for concealed weapons permits.

    Do you have any reasons to back up your opinion? If not I'll disregard it as just another person blindly agreeing with something without bothering to really consider it.

    I thought you said you were moving out of the country first chance you got.

    I'd still love to, but New Zeland doesn't need physics teachers like America does.
  13. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    Awwwww, if you moved what would we do without you?
  14. _Mike_ Jedi Knight

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    Party and carry on- er, um, what?? Who said that?? *looks around accusingly*
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