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by BoiseBYU
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

If you want a single causal factor in nearly every mass shooting, it's mental illness. In nearly every school shooting, (also include the Las Vegas mass shooting), the single thread that links all of them is mental illness, and someone who knew them knew they were mentally ill. I agree that mental ...
by BoiseBYU
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

If we could lower school shootings by even 1% with some simple changes (affecting less than 1% of gun owners), I don't see why we wouldn't. Limits, registries, waiting periods, whatever. Are you taking about outlawing AR-15's? Again, your are talking in generic circles with no specifics. Get specif...
by BoiseBYU
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

If we could lower school shootings by even 1% with some simple changes (affecting less than 1% of gun owners), I don't see why we wouldn't. Limits, registries, waiting periods, whatever. Are you taking about outlawing AR-15's? Again, your are talking in generic circles with no specifics. Get specif...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

I think the suggestions about mental health focus and giving much greater attention to school security are good ideas. And looking at quick gun prohibition or gun removal hearings are worthy of attention. I don’t think these ideas are mutually exclusive. I think they all need to be explored. I also ...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

I think banning assault weapons like the AR-15 is a good place to start. Ok. Ban the AR-15. It's a semi-auto rifle with black plastic on it. What happens after you ban the AR-15 semi-auto and the mass murderers switch to Ruger mini-14. It's semi-auto too. Shoots the exact same ammo as the AR-15. No...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

Before we address guns, I think we need to address violence in media a little better. Once we get to guns, I'd just like to see what exactly people are suggesting in an AR-15 or assault weapons ban. How exactly do you define what is being banned? Totally agree with you on violence in the media. And...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 27
Views: 200

Re: Smart gun laws

I'm pro-gun, but I'm not a big gun guy myself. It seems that our nation has a strong political stance of never changing gun laws ever. It also seems to me that many of our current gun laws are broken. Probably most homes should have a shotgun and a pistol locked away for self defense, and every Hun...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney

Good health care and good gun laws aren't bad goals to strive for. America has a long way to go in both. So you supported ObamaCare and the individual mandate with all the penalties and fines then. Obama and his minions used RomneyCare as their blueprint. You're a socialist now? I have a dream—that...
by BoiseBYU
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney

Good health care and good gun laws aren't bad goals to strive for. America has a long way to go in both. So you supported ObamaCare and the individual mandate with all the penalties and fines then. Obama and his minions used RomneyCare as their blueprint. You're a socialist now? I have a dream—that...
by BoiseBYU
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: BYU Basketball
Topic: Pepperdine
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Pepperdine

The team is developing some maturity and that is fun to see. The OT win at home was crazy lucky for us but I will take it! Tonight’s OT win was well deserved. Didn't see the game, but I know pepperdine doesn't have 5 wins on the season. Why was BYU in a position to even get to OT? Pepperdine made s...