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While I agree that they are tools as you

So are RPGs and nuclear weapons. They only kill when someone uses the tool, in many cases for what it was designed to do.

I am not fearful of firearms at all. I have owned kalishikov type rifle, SKS, and other weapons that were designed for military use. I have never owned an AR as the caliber was too small for hunting anything other than varmints and coyotes and I wanted more accuracy for those so I preferred a bolt action.

That said, I also work with youth. Not the post military training youth, some youth that have experienced trauma, or just don’t have a fully functional frontal lobe yet. We really try to get help for those that are troubled, but the fact that any of them can go on our local online classified site and easily purchase an AR, AK based rifle without a background check, paperwork, training etc is scary.

Then in an open carry or constitutional carry state they can legally carry it in public. They only violate a law when they threaten with it or fire it. At that point it’s a bit late.

The gun isn’t the problem, but the current level of legal, easy access for anyone who wants one is causing a problem.

(In response to this post by HooYahBUFF)

Posted: 08/09/2019 at 09:37AM


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Seems the guns come down to this.... -- 2buffsgrads  08/08/2019 12:34PM
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  And that's not correct -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 6:25PM
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  What do you mean “what last ban”? -- hawg1 08/08/2019 8:44PM
  AR15 isn't an assault type weapon -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:36PM
  Most folks who know nothing about -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:20AM
  While I agree that they are tools as you -- BACKinBLACK 08/09/2019 09:37AM
  Very thoughtful response. Thanks. ** -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 12:52PM
  Brady Bill. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:19PM
  Oh so something that had no statistical impact -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:41PM
  Again, wrong on Heller -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:11PM
  Yes. I'm an appellate lawyer. -- churdslick 08/10/2019 2:17PM
  Assault weapon -- IdaBuff 08/08/2019 2:27PM
  So you pretty much want all rifles banned -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:34PM
  Did knives kill 22 people in El Paso within minutes?.... -- The Midnight Toker 08/08/2019 6:05PM
  I asked, I didn't quote a statistic, but I found this study -- The Midnight Toker 08/08/2019 11:46PM
  Nope - he never said that. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 4:56PM
  No that's essentially what he is describing -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:58PM
  Nope. Wrong. ** -- hawg1 08/08/2019 8:45PM
  Very sensible. I would add... -- Uppstate 08/08/2019 3:52PM
  Makes sense. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:00PM
  Oh so now you are violating the 5th Amendment -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:59PM
  Didn't do that -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:39PM
  Nope - he never said that. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:04PM
  Ah but he did -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 5:08PM
  You're advocating basically banning a rifle... -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 2:46PM
  Do you have any background in firearms? -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 4:49PM
  Well said, Hawg. ** -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:42PM
  Cars can kill a lot of people easily -- 90_Buff 08/08/2019 9:38PM
  Or just merely an inconvenient one. -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:28AM
  No, I explained why it's a bad comparison -- churdslick 08/09/2019 09:39AM
  We'll have to agree to disagree. -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 1:18PM
  Haha, oh boy. Now you're comparing to cars? -- churdslick 08/08/2019 10:36PM
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  Who wants to go out for a beer with 90??? ** -- Gateway 08/08/2019 2:34PM
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  Take a real lawyer with you ** -- hawg1 08/11/2019 01:05AM
  Nope - puts words in people's mouths. ** -- Buffs4Ever 08/08/2019 5:05PM
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  Re: Yes because that's how lawful gun owners act -- Gateway 08/08/2019 7:59PM
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  We all know you've never been wrong ma'am -- HooYahBUFF 08/09/2019 08:34AM
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