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  • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    a growing stigma around owning them
    Not that I've noticed among my co-workers who seem to be the sweet spot in the consumer base. I never knew growing in my leafy NY suburb that someday I would interact daily with dozens of guys who owned multiple AR-15s.

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    • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

      I agreed to that... some of the video games are extremely dangerous but there are some that also help us to ease our stress from work, school and even in a relationship.

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      • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

        So Beto made his comment about taking AR-15s away, what, a month ago? Gun nuts are still fixated on it.
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        • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
          So Beto made his comment about taking AR-15s away, what, a month ago? Gun nuts are still fixated on it.
          We have tD, you have Shelia Jackson Lee.

          “I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” - Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18

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          • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            We have tD, you have Shelia Jackson Lee.

            “I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” - Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18

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            To be fair you do not need a 50 cal bullet unless you are a soldier. They should not be available to the gen pop unless they live somewhere where there are bears and I don't mean the DuPont Circle kind.
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            • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

              Originally posted by joecct View Post
              We have tD, you have Shelia Jackson Lee.

              “I held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving. And the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” - Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18

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              I don't see why that is a problem. What legal purpose do you have for a .50 cal? And don't tell me they're just used for skeet shooting.

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              • Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
                I don't see why that is a problem. What legal purpose do you have for a .50 cal? And don't tell me they're just used for skeet shooting.
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                • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  To be fair you do not need a 50 cal bullet unless you are a soldier. They should not be available to the gen pop unless they live somewhere where there are bears and I don't mean the DuPont Circle kind.
                  Yup, but I believe an AR-15 fires a .223.

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                  • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                    Originally posted by aparch View Post
                    Squirrel hunting / tree pruning?
                    Ah yes. It's like when Elmer Fudd used an RPG to hunt Bugs and Daffy...

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                    • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                      Originally posted by joecct View Post
                      Yup, but I believe an AR-15 fires a .223.

                      Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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                      • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                        Yup, but I believe an AR-15 fires a .223.

                        Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
                        Agreed the 50 Cal / AR-15 screw up is bad, but there are two issues: 1) no one took the time to teach her the difference, 2) no one corrected her.


                        And no one is taking away anyone's .30/30 or .30-06 which are very similar to the .223. Just those guns aren't as "showy" as the AR-15 and it's paramilitary appearance.
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                        • Good God! Why?
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                          • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                            Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
                            I don't see why that is a problem. What legal purpose do you have for a .50 cal? And don't tell me they're just used for skeet shooting.
                            The Army Air Force mounted them on planes during World War II. To shoot down other planes.
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                            • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                              Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                              The Army Air Force mounted them on planes during World War II. To shoot down other planes.
                              LOL. Jesus. Yeah, I want my neighbor to have one of those.

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                              • Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

                                Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                                The Army Air Force mounted them on planes during World War II. To shoot down other planes.
                                That's your answer to: What legal purpose do you have for a .50 cal?

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