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by BoiseBYU
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney
Replies: 70
Views: 960

Re: Utahns, how excited are you about Mitt Romney

hawkwing wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Donald Trump has endorsed Mitt Romney, so now all you Trump supporters have to support Mitt or you're not making America great.
That is today. Wait until tomorrow. You literally cannot take this man’s word for anything.
by BoiseBYU
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

Re: Smart gun laws

My understanding is that the AR-15-style rifle was used in the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the theater in Aurora, Colo.; Santa Monica and San Bernardino, Calif.; the nightclub in Orlando, Florida and now Parkland. How many massacres does it take to decide...
by BoiseBYU
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

Re: Smart gun laws

The fact that the VA Tech shooter did not used an AR-15 is not an argument in my book for not banning assault weapons like the AR-15. And the fact that the Virginia Tech rampage happened years ago and nothing has happened is not because I am only now concerned. I have been concerned for a long time...
by BoiseBYU
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

Re: Smart gun laws

What makes the AR-15 the weapon of choice of the mentally ill and evil? I disagree with this "fact", based on the facts of the shootings previously posted. Mass-shooters use whatever is available. They still tend to use pistols, shotguns, and your traditional hunting rifles more than AR-15s. They a...
by BoiseBYU
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

Re: Smart gun laws

Almost all hand guns, rifles, and many shotguns are semiautomatic. I'm not sure if that is a fact some are unaware of, or if you actually believe banning 75% of all guns is actually feasible. It would be impossible to remove that many guns from the population at large and would cost hundreds of bil...
by BoiseBYU
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

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 5:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Smart gun laws
Replies: 88
Views: 1029

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: 88
Views: 1029

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: 88
Views: 1029

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: 88
Views: 1029

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 ...