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847badgerfan

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5222 on: July 22, 2020, 03:44:17 PM »
Are there a lot of people arrested for shootings that injure or kill getting low bail? Seems like a hole, but in general, the way bail functions in society is ... well not so ideal.
They mostly suck at shooting, so most (if ever) are arrested and released. Generally, they are held when arrested for murder (if ever).

Another thing that bugs me is when "they" call it gun violence.

Guns are not violent.

I have several, and they are very well behaved.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5223 on: July 22, 2020, 04:44:26 PM »
They mostly suck at shooting, so most (if ever) are arrested and released. Generally, they are held when arrested for murder (if ever).

Another thing that bugs me is when "they" call it gun violence.

Guns are not violent.

I have several, and they are very well behaved.
I mean, it’s the most efficient way to use the adjective. I suppose we could call it “violence with guns” or something. 

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5224 on: July 22, 2020, 04:51:56 PM »
Gang violence. Call it what it is.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5225 on: July 22, 2020, 05:30:29 PM »
It is rare that a rifle of any kind is used to commit a crime.  It's nearly always a pistol.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5226 on: July 22, 2020, 05:33:22 PM »
Gang violence. Call it what it is.
Shrug. 

If it were bats or fists, it would be notably less dangerous. As the guns can’t be violent, they don’t have feelings that can be hurt either. Not much sense in having feelings for them. 

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5227 on: July 22, 2020, 05:35:23 PM »
It is rare that a rifle of any kind is used to commit a crime.  It's nearly always a pistol.
Some shotguns too?

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5228 on: July 22, 2020, 05:41:39 PM »
My guns have feelings. Guns are people too. They are either happy, or violent. Mine are always happy.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5229 on: July 22, 2020, 05:43:37 PM »
My guns have feelings. Guns are people too. They are either happy, or violent. Mine are always happy.
Sure, you treat them well and never make them work. They're like well-fed pets. :93:

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5230 on: July 22, 2020, 05:46:14 PM »
Some shotguns too?
Aside from in movies, shotguns are rarely used to commit crimes, for obvious reasons.  The "saw off", which is illegal, can be used in some robberies, but the weapon of choice is far and away the 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, well over 90%.

So, banning "assault rifles" would do very little to violent crime statistics in Chicago, aside from the clear issue of how to define what is, or is not, an "assault rifle".

That's an interesting topic incidentally.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5231 on: July 22, 2020, 06:21:08 PM »
Aside from in movies, shotguns are rarely used to commit crimes, for obvious reasons.  The "saw off", which is illegal, can be used in some robberies, but the weapon of choice is far and away the 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, well over 90%.

So, banning "assault rifles" would do very little to violent crime statistics in Chicago, aside from the clear issue of how to define what is, or is not, an "assault rifle".

That's an interesting topic incidentally.
I'd bet that's true with the well over 90. I wonder if it's the same ratio for civilian owned guns. 

And yeah, the "assault rifles" thing is mostly silly. The term is somewhat empty, and they're mostly toys anyway. Kinda a big whatever. 

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5232 on: July 22, 2020, 07:45:10 PM »
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5233 on: July 22, 2020, 09:13:17 PM »
It is rare that a rifle of any kind is used to commit a crime.  It's nearly always a pistol.
Well rifles are for killing groups of people.  Pistols are just for killing 1-2 nearby innocents.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5234 on: July 22, 2020, 09:14:19 PM »
My guns have feelings. Guns are people too. They are either happy, or violent. Mine are always happy.
I wonder which party they contribute to.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5235 on: July 22, 2020, 09:30:06 PM »
Well rifles are for killing groups of people.  Pistols are just for killing 1-2 nearby innocents.
Statistically, it's rare.  It's like cutting out creamer in your coffee while you're on a diet but having two slices of cheesecake and ice cream for lunch.

And of course, pistols can be used to kill groups of people, the difference is range.

 

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