What exactly is wrong with a shooting range for shooting at targets?
I carry a gun because I hunt. And then I lock it in a closet afterward because I don't like the idea of someone accidentally dying because I can't keep my gun properly.
I eat the animals I kill and collect taxidermy animal parts (some of my interests are a tad morbid x3).Nice job, you get cookies.
Though, before you get more than one; do you hunt for sport, pleasure/boredness, or is there a actual reason?
Non-pussies don't need a gun, because they don't rely on a penis extension to always be there, saving their life in every possible situation, like your average gun-nut redneck enthusiasts
Like I said, less-lethal ammo. Target shooters can still shoot targets, people can still defend themselves with firearms, but less people die.
Well maybe when guns become as regulated as cars we can have this debate.
And also cars aren't designed to kill things.
That's kind of a big one
Yeah, but the main difference between weapons and cars is that most people don't drive a car with the intention of killing/hurting someone.
Uhm, you misunderstood. It was an honest question, not a rhetorical one. Even with heavy gun control there will still be shooting ranges. I could go shoot a gun any time I like, I just won't be taking it home
The 'only criminals have guns then' argument is a bit flawed, since it discounts police. Moreover, criminals won't be likely to carry guns if they're not likely to need one. They tend to attract a lot of attention when gun distribution is so limited.
To me, guns seem a bit of a vicious circle. One carries it because they feel the need to protect themselves from people who carry it because they feel the need to protect themselves from... etc. This also means the circle is incredibly hard to break once established. Like disarmament after an arms-race.
All you had to do was post that link, in fact you didn't even quote any of that as if it's your own words.
What a stupid, pointless post/topic; this adds to the stupidity because none of this is even your own words, it's completely copy+paste of what somebody else said. Good job, go back to school or something.
You don't need to carry a gun; explain to me all those times that any of you people personally needed one in a real experience, come on now, don't be shy; give a gun to a pussy and he is no longer a pussy, he can now kill others that piss him off or would hurt him.
As if being hurt a little is worth taking lives, but what ever....
Non-pussies don't need a gun, because they don't rely on a penis extension to always be there, saving their life in every possible situation, like your average gun-nut redneck enthusiasts.
I eat the animals I kill and collect taxidermy animal parts (some of my interests are a tad morbid x3).
No antibiotics, no cruelty (that can be debated, though) and I know where my food is from. Plus everything I can't use (entrails, etc) I feed to buzzards. I hope that's what you mean...my reason to hunt is an empty freezer. I wish I had a better reason really...
I never got the big deal about guns. There's more guns around here than in a lot of big cities and nobody's ever gotten shot, even accidently. It's liberal paranoia, nothing else.
.38 and .45 wadcutters (PPC, NRA-Bullseye) are still lethal to 100m. And all subsonic match grade .22 rimfire is deadly too, depending on shot placement. Hell, the stuff I shoot at 800-1,200m (typically .308 or 6.5x55) is arguably twice as lethal as factory hunting rounds...faster velocities and higher ballistics coefficients equates to more energy on target at longer ranges.
Less lethal? Please, lets not turn sport shooting into Airsoft.*
Because I feel like I'm being selfish. I know I gotta eat, but I don't like hurting things if I can help it. Though I admit hunting probably cuts down on the number of animals going through suffering in the meat market.Why? Your reason sounds perfectly good to me...
If you want a reassurance: there's plenty of shooting ranges in this country, and fire-arms are illegal/heavily regulated.Are you sure about that? Even without heavy gun control, people complain about the noise, or some government/environmental reg gets broken, and the range is shut down as a danger/nuisance. It's getting harder and harder to find good ranges anymore. Also, I find it odd that I can take my registered vehicle home... but not my registered gun? Why would I leave my car parked in someone else's locked garage?
Because I feel like I'm being selfish. I know I gotta eat, but I don't like hurting things if I can help it. Though I admit hunting probably cuts down on the number of animals going through suffering in the meat market.
Oh, sorry for not responding to your counter-argument in your other gun thread, I was gone for the weekend. It's a bit late to add a counter-counter so I'll sit that one out. x3
You're making a straw man of people in favour of gun control. If you want a reassurance: there's plenty of shooting ranges in this country, and fire-arms are illegal/heavily regulated.
As for the car: race drivers don't get to drive their cars home if they're not street-legal even if they wanted to. Why? They're not safe.
I also have to wonder why you think criminals are all psychopaths. Why would a criminal happily use a gun against people who are no threat to him, who do not threaten him? Why would he carry one (let alone use it) if it would only garner unwanted attention? And why haven't those countries that do not allow guns turned into anarchistic hell-holes run by criminals yet?
And what makes you discount law enforcement as 'law-abiding citizens'?