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[–] ElspethTirel 2 points 44 points (+46|-2) ago 

It blows my fucking mind that people can look at the government literally trying to take away guns, and people STILL use the same arguments: why do you need them? I don't know. Did you know cops in the United States killed over 900 people in 2015 alone? That sounds like plenty of reason to have one at home.

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[–] Psylent 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

How many citizens used their firearms to defend against these murderous cops ? .. How many just stood to the side and took a video on their phone ? ..

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[–] Mylon 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

If someone shoots a cop to stop them from committing an illegal act, what is the likelihood that they will still be above ground in 1 year's time? It's much easier to to take a video on a phone so long as police are operating like a vengeful gang and the courts back them up.

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You're insinuating you know the answer. So... How many? Sources please.

I'll get you started:

Murder Charge Dropped Against Man who Killed Cop in No-Knock Raid

Most of those cases you describe are criminals pointing guns or weapons at what you called the "murderous" cops when they get shot.

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[–] ElspethTirel 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago 

Exactly. People are already complacent enough. People already get taken to court for defending themselves in their own homes. It is no surprise to me that people are also willing to give up the one thing that makes all men equal.

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[–] 0fsgivin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

hey 2pac did it!

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[–] gbj1301 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

just a quick question and I am not American. Do you diffrentiate between hunting weapons and handguns whne taking about guns? I have been curious about this as in myn country shootings are almost unheard of unless it is a shotgun.

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[–] SumerBreeze 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Only shotguns? Where do you live? In an episode of Bonanza?

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[–] ElspethTirel 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If someone is for gun control laws, they typically have the mindset of "hunting is stupid / offensive / wasteful / only hicks do it."

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[–] crankypants15 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

American here. No we do not. Because once they take away SOME gun rights, they eventually take away all gun rights. Americans are very well acquainted with the history of tyrants (George II) and dictators of the world (like Hitler) and how they work to dearm any resistance.

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[–] Pepper-theDoctor 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

most murders in the US are black men with handguns.

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[–] Oknatora 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

You'll have a better chance to die sleeping in your bed or walking up the stairs than by a cop.

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[–] NoRagrets 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

The point is you should have a better chance to die by every possible cause OTHER than by a cop.
You should have a better chance to die by putting shoes on.
You should have a better chance to die by brushing your teeth.

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[–] EngelbertHumperdinck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Irrelevant.