TOOK A BULLET FROM A MADMAN DIDN'T BLAME THE GUN | image tagged in jbmemegeek,gun control,ronald reagan,reagan,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Roll Safe Think About It Meme | YOU NEED A PERSON TO SHOOT THE GUN | image tagged in memes,roll safe think about it | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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You should submit that lol
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It is actually a very old joke anyways, but still a good one
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agreed
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I actually did a few weeks ago but it didn't get much traction. I might try it again some time
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Oh ok.
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They even named the Brady Bill after him and the result was drastic changes to gun rights.....
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Nor was it a deterrent. Why? Because usually these guys aren't expecting to live through it. So knowing that people are armed doesn't matter to them at all.
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A sane person could buy a gun then lose his mind a week later. Or he could be really good at acting normal enough to fool a mental health professional, which a lot of them are. 30% of the population are mentally ill. How are you planning on identifying them all?
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To live in a free society, there are inherent risks. Allowing free people to protect themselves from the evil and from a possible tyrannical government is the end result.
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You seriously think that people are going to be able to protect themselves from an evil, tyrannical government though, using semi-automatic weapons?

I mean, there's a reason why the Vietcong wasn't wiped out by the US in 1 week. It's because the US wasn't a tyrannical regime during WW2. Corrupt sure, but far from tyrannical.
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In other words, if you fail to prevent your country from becoming tyrannical in the first place, you've already lost and no amount of provincial supply of firearms is going to protect you.

If you think Gestapo was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet (given the sheer bleeding-edge power of US military and intelligence).
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I think it's an outdated idea... unless you have access to tanks, fighter jets and missiles. We have even tried to help people in other countries stand up to their tyrannical governments: Syria and Iraq come to mind. It didn't turn out well for either of them. And their countries' military is nothing compared to ours.
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A tank, a drone, an F35, our little AR's are nothing against these. True. But when 'they' come to take your family or force you to accept Christianity or transgenderism, or whatever, they will not send tanks, drones and F35s. They will send a squad of men with guns -likely wearing body armor- but men nonetheless. And against men, even men with guns and body armor an AR could be the difference maker.
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I always thought this was a lame argument until I discovered how often gun charges are nolle prossed.
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Yeah, even if "criminals will find a way", most criminals are stupid (or else they wouldn't be criminals). And illegal goods are ALWAYS harder to acquire for most people than legal goods out in the open, especially when kids and young adults are concerned, who may be crazy enough to shoot up a school but not experienced enough to know whom to buy from (or even if that guy will even sell you guns at all, if he suspects you're some crazy guy who's gonna kill kids or just compromise his illegal business by attracting the authorities to it).
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Yeah, except Reagan actually signed gun control legislation into law in 1986. Idiots.
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Obama’s restrictions did not correlate to violence. Not all mental illnesses require gun restrictions. Obama’s rules did not address School shooters. mostly military.
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But what does that have to do with Reagan not blaming the gun?
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It could’ve just been a big conspiracy to have the president support gun rights, while what the actual result was the Brady Bill and massive restrictions on gun rights. Regan/Bush were famous for claiming support while actually opposing. Break out the tinfoil hats—it could all be a conspiracy.
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Tinfoil can't protect you when you've been down the rabbit holes I've seen.
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Part of their invasion plan!
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Well Regan is the one that kicked off gun control in Commifornia when he was Governor, so you're probably not too far off...
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Come on, we have a myth to keep!
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And here I was all these decades thinking Brady was rendered brain damage and they just named the bill in honor of him out of sympathy instead of Reagan who woulda gotten it 'cept he pulled through much better.

Because reading between the lines falls outside the lines of the perpsectives of even those who were alive then as determined by a political agenda devoid of factual accuracy, historical or otherwise.

Humans.

And they say they're stupid.
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Which goes to show you, the only people who support gun bans are Democrats and brain-damaged Republicans. :-)
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Why is Hinkley still alive?
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Anecdote
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Actually in this case it could be considered a "case study."

FYI I support guns 100%- I just get irked by how the internet loves to label everything that isn't statistics as "anecdotal."

Case studies are a real thing and a HUGE part of research across most science disciplines. Dismissing it all as "anecdotal" shows real ignorance.
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Really? This seems like an isolated example to me.
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Do you have an advanced degree in research methodology? If so, let's debate. Otherwise, STFU and get back to flipping burgers, or whatever it is you do.
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Just so wondering, what exactly makes this a case study and not an anecdote?
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Nothing- it's not inherently either. But I'm irked at how you *automatically* dismissed it as "anecdotal."

An anecdote, as we use the term, is at its core an unreliable and unverifiable story. The shooting of Ronald Reagan isn't- it's a well documented event that can be carefully studied and analyzed to learn valuable and potentially generalizable findings.

True, you can't look at it surface level and draw major conclusions- but to dismiss it outright as "just an anecdote" shows a real lack of understanding as to what constitutes credible evidence.

But f**k me, I'm arguing on imgflip so who's the real retard, right?
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Ok. Didn't know what a case study read until you told me. Thank you.
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Life is a story, not data.
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What do you mean?
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That awkward moment when you forget that Reagan actually supported gun control.
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"an AK-47, a machine gun" I agree, as do most gun owners, that an a machine gun is not a sporting weapon nor the best for home defense. That's why we support the law that requires a Federal Firearms License to own or sell one. Semi-automatic rifles are NOT machine guns.
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So AK-47s are machine guns and AR-15s are not, because the former has an automatic fire capability and the latter does not. We've had a discussion about the difference between anecdotes and case studies, perhaps now we need to be a little more specific about the definition of "gun control?" When the term "gun control" is used, what is actually meant? AR-15 control? Bump stick control? For clarity, I am pro 2A.
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Well, some people think gun control means getting rid of all guns, some think it's AR banning (poor Armalite), and some think it's tightening laws on firearms. At least, those are some off the more common ones.
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Yeah, I agree. No wonder there's so much argument. The definition of "gun control" is pretty sloppy. Seems as bad as confusing an AR for an AK. It's hard to have a coherent rational discussion about anything without a common understanding of the terms. If I were an anti-gun person, I'd abandon the term gun control.
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I doubt anti-gun people would be smart enough to do that.
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that's not gun control. Reagan supported making guns that can shoot down missiles from space.
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LMAO, saying that citizens shouldn't own automatic machine guns which have been banned since the 1930s is not being pro gun control.
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Dammit, didn't you get the memo that we were supposed to pretend he never supported it!?!
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And how fast would the Repugnicans plead for gun control if Cadet Bone Spurs was shot?
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(Just a joke, not actually true haha)
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He cuts funding to nuthouses and then gets shot by a nut.
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the guy who shot Reagan wasn't angry, he was a legit madman. he gave his reason for shooting Ronald Reagan as "Jodie Foster doesn't like him"
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I was joking about him being angry. But I actually FORGOT about Jodie Foster.

Thanks for reminding me... it was a long time ago!
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the guy who shot Reagan wasn't angry, he was a legit madman. he gave his reason for shooting Ronald Reagan as "Jodie Foster doesn't like him" and this is why some people are against celebrities publicly speaking about politics.
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just pointing out something you may have missed.
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and I did not notice someone else already pointed this out. Late to the party again. *sigh*
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Um, actually they kept things from being much worse...No one ever said good guys with prevents any and all shootings. But Reagan and Brad both lived because they had protection around them. If Guns didn't protect, then why do law enforcement and military have them?..
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Guns are not shields. They can limit attacks by shooting back, but they are not shields.
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Brady Bill
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Who signed the Brady Bill then? Clinton, Bush, or Reagan?
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Mad men sell gun to mad man
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"[I]f circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 28, January 10, 1788

You were saying, dumbass?
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"We should recollect that the extent of the military force must, at all events, be regulated by the resources of the country. For a long time to come, it will not be possible to maintain a large army"

An insurrection, whatever may be its immediate cause, eventually endangers all government."'

now read the whole thing. he was not suggesting for one second you need an AR to defend against a cobra gunship. it is completely not applicable to today

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed28.asp
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He may have feared an armed populace that was too strong, but the right to bear arms doesn't come from the Second Amendment. The right to bear arms is a natural right. The Founders created the U.S. Constitution to preserve natural rights. The 2A even says, "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".

This is the only clause of the Second Amendment that prohibits or grants any powers to the federal government. It was implemented to appease the anti-Federalists, who strongly believed an armed people were essential to the security of a free State.
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"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".
You left out the important context "In order to maintain a well regulated militia" We do not need that anymore, and an AR will do little good against a tank, or drone, or fully automatic 50cals...
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That isn't what is written in the Second Amendment.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed".

Like I said, shall not be infringed is the only clause in the 2A that actually prohibits or grants government any power. A well regulated Militia is the subordinate clause, simply describing why it is necessary that the right to bear Arms not be infringed.

I think it applies even more so today. We have the highest incarceration rate of any country, the size of the federal government today would utterly terrify the Founders, American police are domestic terrorists capable of entering your home without your knowledge, instating a gag order and stealing from you without a warrant.
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