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On 8/11/2019 at 12:29 AM, Thadeus Jones said:

 

I'm struggling to write a quality response.

I mean,, I could go through, and post a counter-point to each point you posted, and it would come off intensely argumentative, and that's really not my goal or purpose, as I am intensely enjoying the conversation.  Given my world, and the people I tend to meet, I don't often get to have a quality interaction with people who don't share a similar mindset to my own.

It's kind of like a window into a different world.  That came out really smarmy, but it is.

To offer some perspective, I took my Firearms Acquisition Certificate classes in the Elementary school gym, after class, when I was about 12 or thereabouts.  People having guns was just kinda normal.  Every male, and many females had hunted at least once, more usually every fall.  I inherited my first .38 caliber revolver when I was 14.  We spent countless hours shooting gophers in the pastures with our various pistols.  At least 3 times I can remember, the local police, while on patrol would swing by, pop a couple gophers, and say, "Be safe guys!" and they went back to patrol.  Every tractor had at least a .410 shotgun on it, and usually a .22.  In case of coyotes, fox, badger, etc.

This was pretty bog-standard normal, and a pretty damned good childhood, at least I thought so.

I had a round baler catch fire on me when I was 16.  Middle of a hot, dry fall, and I'm in the middle of a field filled with combustibles.  Burnt myself pretty badly, kicking/throwing dirt on the fire until I got it out.  Nearest other person (Who came ASAP, when they saw the smoke) was an eternity away.  (Well, 10 minutes, but allow me some poetic licence, K?)

Every vehicle I own has at least a 5 pound fire extinguisher in it.

My cousin got his arm chewed up in a square baler (Fucking balers!) when I was 17, and the only things I had to slow down the bleeding was a leather belt, my shirt and a half-remembered St. Johns ambulance course.  Never did get the bloodstains out of the truck that I used to get him to medical.

I carry an Individual First Aid Kit, and a CATS tourniquet everywhere I go, always.  (And there's peroxide in the new truck)

I spent a significant amount of my early adult life being spat on by Montrealers.  Often accompanied by, "Les Autres!"  or "Les Anglais!"  Quite literally, spat on.  Avoided. Alone.  High-school French class and a stubble-jumper accent make you worse than a leper.  I probably would have gotten farther with Russian or Polish, or German.

Now I don't reply to John Smith.

Joke!  It was a joke!  Relax-- Don't fire the meme-cannon at me!

What I'm trying to get at is, the gun is just another reasonable precaution, in my mind.  Bad things can, will, and often do happen to good people.  I like to at least give myself and those around me a fighting chance.  I would way rather have help at my finger tips, that have to wait on someone else, who may or may not even know (Or care) if I exist.

In Bigger terms, I would absolutely love to not to carry around an itchy, sweaty, awkward IFAK on my ankle.  I could do without having to re-certify my Fire-extinguisher every couple years, and the resultant costs.  And I would love to park my guns beside my motorcycle, and just relegate them to the role of weekend-plaything.

But that would be irresponsible, and possibly cavalier.  

More to the point, it's not just for me, and the people I know.  If I'm heading home, and there's a car on fire, I will absolutely do my best to do something about it.  

Or I do a mean Heimlich manoever.

Or I can spend a couple of minutes for someone who is struggling/having a rough day.

It's what *I* can do to make something better.   No more can I fix the evil people in the world, than I can fix climate change.  I can't fix the weak-willed and corrupt government of the day.  I can't Make Montrealers realize that Farm-kids from the middle of nowhere are no threat to them, and are actually kinda envious of their obvious coolness, and maybe spitting on people is crappy way to make friends.  I can't make schools safe for our children, but I wish I could.

But wishes are worth exactly what they're made of. 

What can *I* do?  Well, I can splint a busted ankle, I can put out a baler (Again.) and I can return fire.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, TheMercedesGuy said:

I spent a significant amount of my early adult life being spat on by Montrealers.  Often accompanied by, "Les Autres!"  or "Les Anglais!"  Quite literally, spat on.  Avoided. Alone.  High-school French class and a stubble-jumper accent make you worse than a leper.  I probably would have gotten farther with Russian or Polish, or German.

Now I don't reply to John Smith.

 

I'm a second-generation immigrant black person anyway: aside from have endured nine years of Harper-led nonsense, noticing people have oftentimes a proficiency for misleadingly looking down at people who use to speak their language with a Parisian-ish accent or just not spoke it fluently, I hold no feuds against English-speaking Canadians. 😅

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Well, I've read your account. Even if it doesn't concern me, I may understand your experience, yet I still do consider that our current registration firearms act is still convenient to prevent better security inside our country. Especially now rhat some radical minorities has been emboldered by what happens in the U.S.A. or let alone Quebec...

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14 hours ago, John Smith said:

I'm a second-generation immigrant black person anyway: aside from have endured nine years of Harper-led nonsense, noticing people have oftentimes a proficiency for misleadingly looking down at people who use to speak their language with a Parisian-ish accent or just not spoke it fluently, I hold no feuds against English-speaking Canadians. 😅

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Well, I've read your account. Even if it doesn't concern me, I may understand your experience, yet I still do consider that our current registration firearms act is still convenient to prevent better security inside our country. Especially now rhat some radical minorities has been emboldered by what happens in the U.S.A. or let alone Quebec...

I also learned never to tell Montreallers that they sound like geese.

Parisian accent is almost musical, comparatively.

 

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9 minutes ago, TheMercedesGuy said:

I also learned never to tell Montreallers that they sound like geese.

Parisian accent is almost musical, comparatively.

 

I'm flattered. Ahah, I got to admit that the local accent sounds a little awkward. 😂

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27 minutes ago, John Smith said:

I'm flattered. Ahah, I got to admit that the local accent sounds a little awkward. 😂

 Next time you hear a group of Montreallers talking fast (French, obviously), and one of them says "Yes, Yes!" Try not to think, "Quack, Quack."  :)

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20 minutes ago, TheMercedesGuy said:

 Next time you hear a group of Montreallers talking fast (French, obviously), and one of them says "Yes, Yes!" Try not to think, "Quack, Quack."  :)

Ahahahahahahahah!! 😂😂😂😂 

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 4:24 AM, TheMercedesGuy said:

I'm struggling to write a quality response.

I'm just using the quote above as I didn't want to quote the whole of your last reply. I have to say I've never killed an animal intentionally in my life, but when I was a kid (and probably a jerk) I did kill ants by bouncing a football on them. I like to think I've made amends since those dark days by not putting down ant powder to kill them when they swarm during the summer months. That said when I was a kid my brother and I were given an air pistol by our then neighbour. This pistol was so weak because a rubber seal in it had worn that when we fired one of the .77 pellets, you could actually see the pellet leave the gun. Anyway, we had a street light right outside our bedroom window, and each morning and evening a black dog of some type (I don't know dog breeds) would come by and pee on the street light post. So we decided to wait for it one night and just as it was in mid flow I fired the pellet gun, saw the pellet hit the dog in the side, heard it yelp and run off and that was the first and last time I ever shot anything. The dog lived to pee another day on the street light and we never did stop it from doing that.

I'm pretty sure people in the UK are not so different from the US and Canada. We have our fair share (maybe more) of scumbags and lowlifes and without doubt if we had the number of guns here as in your country we'd have the same scale of problem with firearm deaths as you experience. I think what a lot of people in my country don't understand is how an organisation like the NRA wields so much power and the complete unwillingness of it to yield even an inch in terms of compromise - no matter how many or the age of those slain in mass shootings. I wonder what kind of people they are to be able to sit on their hands knowing full well that another atrocity is never far away? Mental illness, racists and murderers are always going to be with us and unfortunately that's something we'll never be able to change. Gun laws can be changed - and given what we all know about human nature/behaviour, it would at least be prudent to remove the most deadly types of guns from the market.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Thadeus Jones said:

I'm just using the quote above as I didn't want to quote the whole of your last reply. I have to say I've never killed an animal intentionally in my life, but when I was a kid (and probably a jerk) I did kill ants by bouncing a football on them. I like to think I've made amends since those dark days by not putting down ant powder to kill them when they swarm during the summer months. That said when I was a kid my brother and I were given an air pistol by our then neighbour. This pistol was so weak because a rubber seal in it had worn that when we fired one of the .77 pellets, you could actually see the pellet leave the gun. Anyway, we had a street light right outside our bedroom window, and each morning and evening a black dog of some type (I don't know dog breeds) would come by and pee on the street light post. So we decided to wait for it one night and just as it was in mid flow I fired the pellet gun, saw the pellet hit the dog in the side, heard it yelp and run off and that was the first and last time I ever shot anything. The dog lived to pee another day on the street light and we never did stop it from doing that.

I'm pretty sure people in the UK are not so different from the US and Canada. We have our fair share (maybe more) of scumbags and lowlifes and without doubt if we had the number of guns here as in your country we'd have the same scale of problem with firearm deaths as you experience. I think what a lot of people in my country don't understand is how an organisation like the NRA wields so much power and the complete unwillingness of it to yield even an inch in terms of compromise - no matter how many or the age of those slain in mass shootings. I wonder what kind of people they are to be able to sit on their hands knowing full well that another atrocity is never far away? Mental illness, racists and murderers are always going to be with us and unfortunately that's something we'll never be able to change. Gun laws can be changed - and given what we all know about human nature/behaviour, it would at least be prudent to remove the most deadly types of guns from the market.

I just read how tragically long my previous post was, and I'm somewhat ashamed.  I'll try to be reasonably concise, and still keep a friendly informative tone.

In my defense, I've never shot anything that didn't a:) Taste good.  or b:) Need killing.  Gophers, seriously, are dirt-rats.

To do my best answer the question at hand, and while I can't speak for the NRA, (No Canadian wing, just a bunch of fractured, infighting home-grown organisations.)  It's because we can't.  I've lived through the registration/confiscation era of the 90's.  It's well documented that the plan was to chip away at the pile  until there is nothing left.  It's not a whackadoodle, faux-news, nut-job conspiracy theory, it's publicized, documented, public domain fact.  Reported on often, and with great fanfare by the CBC, BBC, CPAC, and others.

It's kinda disturbing how polarized the whole thing has become.  It's all or nothing.  I can't trust those who say "We only want the 'X' types"  or "Public safety demands that we take away "Y" type firearm."  It's proven it won't stop.  Matter of fact, that's how they introduced gun-control in the UK, Australia, France, Germany,  et all.  

It's kinda like working in a union shop.  Management is a bunch of evil bastards, and the union is a corrupt dinosaur.  Yin and Yang. Neither by itself is an optimal solution, and once they both exist, they can never give an inch, without destroying their own existence.  It's pretty sad actually.

At least here in the 90's they dressed it up as "Reasonable Compromise."  It's not a compromise.  Compromise, we both win, or at lest meet in the middle.  Everytime we've tried to "Compromise" with the anti's, we lose something, and get nothing in return.  they just come back in a year with a new list of demands.  They get more, we lose more.  Another year, rinse and repeat.

I guess the only other thing I'd like to point out is, Technically, my 14 year old's .22 Rifle counts as a "Semi-automatic, capable of firing many rounds a minute."

I guess I'd be willing to give up some of my stuff, if I could have a flame-thrower instead.  Always wanted one.  flamen-werfer would probably work great on gophers.  Ammunition cost would be horrendous though.  :)

A thing I always wanted to ask--  Why is "Gun-crime" a specific designation?  Nobody ever refers to "rental-van crime" or "Box-cutter crime" or "Whack-job with a grudge mixing up paxo in his mom's pot crime"  Everything else is just "Crime."  from my side of the fence it sure seems inflammatory.

 

 

 

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On 5/14/2019 at 5:59 PM, Great Admirer said:

many people see body positivity as a political act and i guess political views aside everyone here supports that

Best comment. As a person who has always loved fat, I have been described as "sick," "perverted" and the list goes on. I had to grow up and get out there in the world to realize I can live and love as I wish, opinions of others be damned. I lean to the left, and I don't mean just my johnson!!! (TMI) And I support the rights of every human to live as they please, fuck who they please, say what they please, work at whatever job they please for the same pay if they can handle the job and get as fat as a house if they please. (Please?)

 

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Not to shit on everyone’s pride parades, but thought you might enjoy these pictures of socialists, the not so rare African Nazis, something Adolf Hitler was very proud of as you might recall he wanted to rebuild the empire of the Aryans... which was historically located in what is now present day Afghanistan.

And believe it or not the Nazis were super excited to have their old allies in the African nations back fighting to rid the world of those they saw as inferior-  primarily Christians and Jews from all over the globe. Nope. Adolf Hitler was not xenophobic.

Just because someone is a conservative or has different color of skin does not mean they are a socialist who believes in a totalitarian state, merely they believe in conservative ideas such as fiscal responsibility, limited government, national boundaries, and freedom of the individual to live their lives in peace by their own protection. The exact opposite of what the African and Italian fascists under Mussolini stood for, and what the Nazis stood for.

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@LORDSHEOGORATH Are you... actually defending a drug-addict, hypocritically effeminated, self-Antisemitic, pedophiliac, sociopathic white suprematist genocider ON CURVAGE whilst paternalizing black people with a poorly made apology for Uncle Toms OUT OF NOWHERE??

4 hours ago, LORDSHEOGORATH said:

Not to shit on everyone’s pride parades, but thought you might enjoy these pictures of socialists, the not so rare African Nazis, something Adolf Hitler was very proud of as you might recall he wanted to rebuild the empire of the Aryans... which was historically located in what is now present day Afghanistan.

And believe it or not the Nazis were super excited to have their old allies in the African nations back fighting to rid the world of those they saw as inferior-  primarily Christians and Jews from all over the globe. Nope. Adolf Hitler was not xenophobic.

Just because someone is a conservative or has different color of skin does not mean they are a socialist who believes in a totalitarian state, merely they believe in conservative ideas such as fiscal responsibility, limited government, national boundaries, and freedom of the individual to live their lives in peace by their own protection. The exact opposite of what the African and Italian fascists under Mussolini stood for, and what the Nazis stood for.

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@maybejames @Avataг Everybody here is a witness. Never pull the WTH Emoji reaction again when I call out those tendencies in the forum again. 

 

Time to cleanse off proper scum.

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8 hours ago, John Smith said:

I would argue The land of the geese has become more *overtly* xenophobic over the last few years.

There have been absolute travesties committed in the name of "Protecting the French Culture" over the last 20 years.

Even back in the 90's there were "Pur Ligne" and "Les Autres"   But it was street-level stuff, not government endorsed/encouraged.  It saddens me.

If you're up for a story, ask me why I went to Platz-Quackenberg.  :)

 

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8 hours ago, John Smith said:

maybejames @Avataг Everybody here is a witness. Never pull the WTH Emoji reaction again when I call out those tendencies in the forum again. 

I honestly don't know what he's trying to say.

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In his post, I can not see any arguments or theses that one could either agree with or reject, there is only a loose string of terms that I believe he does not know what they mean.  Please stop thinking about this absurd nonsense of his, thank you.

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