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  1. Bronn added a post in a topic Another school shooting, this time in Oregon   

    I agree that something, anything, needs to be done to prevent this. I've been trying to think of things that would help.
    Primarily, I think manufacturers should be held somehow accountable to an extent. Maybe place the burden of informational tracking about the guns that they make on the manufacturers themselves?  I've got enough guns, personally. I don't need to hoard any more. Limitations on manufacturers wouldn't harm me or my individual rights or liberties very much.

    As an owner of firearms, I obviously understand that there isn't much you can do with guns that are already out there. That is a given. But, if we could somehow start at the source, and not the individuals that already have firearms, I think you would see more of a result. Cap limits on production, import tax increases on foreign manufacturers, tax increases on sales of firearms, production limits on ammo, tax increases on ammo manufacturers, smart technology on new firearms, etc. etc. There are tons of options out there, if politicians would just stop trying to pass the burden onto the consumer and place them onto the corporations that profit from such tragedy.

    The biggest hurdle in the whole debate is that, for every solution by either side, there is a counter by the opposition. In a lot of cases, both points and counterpoints have an element of validity, though.

    I don't think there is much that can be done to the existing population of firearms in the US, nor on the people that own them. I think, to make an impact, we need to look at the economy of firearms, ammo, and accessories, and tap into that for the most immediate solutions. Then we can try to look at the existing problems and start trying to brainstorm legislation or whatever to keep guns out of the criminal elements of society. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that legislation can't be a good, fast solution. In fact, I think there need to be less state rights when it comes to gun laws, and states should be made to follow more uniform federal procedures. It is obvious, in the case of firearms and many other things, that states just can't get it right by themselves and actually need the union to make them get it right.
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  2. Bronn added a topic in The Lounge   

    Earlier childhood nostalgia
    What are some toys and other stuff that you still remember vividly from your early/middle childhood? Like, before your middle school years...

    There was a pic of a plane approaching a carrier in the Post a Pic, Any Pic thread that totally brought back my memories of trying to land on the damn carrier in the NES game Top Gun... up up up!! down!! up! down!! I think I was like 7 or 8 at the time...
    Other things I can think of off the top of my head:

    Ninja Turtle figures
    Captain Power
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
    the NES Ninja Turtles game and how I could never get past the swimming/diffusing bombs level
    I also remember the commercials for the Big Bad Wolf roller coaster and how they used to scare the poo out of me... I would run into another room when they came on the TV
    I was Michael Jackson's #1 fan at one point in my childhood... I had the glove, the Thriller jacket... and I can remember sitting on the front porch listening to Thriller on vinyl with my portable record player... I also got creeped out when Vincent Price's laughing part came on and would always have to get up and move the needle to skip it... lol
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  3. Bronn added a post in a topic Kuechly Officially OUT for Third Straight Week. We Need Answers.   

    he's in protocol...
    but yeah, calm down... You aren't owed anything other than "Luke will be out. He is following protocol."
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  4. Bronn added a post in a topic Loch Ness Monster Is Alive According to Educators!   

    "Knew Dat"
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  5. Bronn added a post in a topic Kuechly Officially OUT for Third Straight Week. We Need Answers.   

    He'll be fine...

    Why put him out there and risk it if he has a chance of re-injuring himself or whatever? We've got a gimme game if we fire on most cylinders, and then a BYE week which we come out of into a damn tough stretch of games. Sit him and don't give those opponents current film on him, and let Klein continue to boost his potential trade value.

    Most of that logic can also be applied to other "injured" players. Davis, Stew, etc.

    Hell, we could honestly probably let Cam rest this week and come out with a W.
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  6. Bronn added a post in a topic Another school shooting, this time in Oregon   

    As a proud gun owner, I wish all you other proud gun owners would stfu and stop always turning this into an "our forefathers" argument or whatever other lame excuse you want to use to justify why you should be able to own a gun, and simply own up to the fact that we, as a country, have a huge problem with violence, gun violence, and mental illness. Just admit that everything that can be possibly done to prevent these mass shootings needs to be done, and that it needs to happen fast, and stop using your obsession with defending rights you think apply to you, while ignoring other people's rights to live their lives without fear that one of your guns, or one of you, will someday harm them because someone got your drive thru order wrong or some other entitled excuse you or someone else picks to go berserk over.
    I've defended guns and my right to purchase and own them on here more than anyone probably, but some of the points you all choose to defend your rights, especially in these mass shooting threads, are just further proof that you, deep down, have very little regard for anyone other than yourself.

    Individual rights and liberties are wonderful things, but waving them in the face of tragedy is not only cold-hearted, but should be considered a sign of mental illness.
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  7. Bronn added a post in a topic Josh Norman named NFC Defensive player of the month   

    I won't go so far as to say Josh has won two games for us by himself, but he has definitely prevented us from losing them the way we have had a history of losing games in the past (last minute drives, bad luck, etc.) He's made two plays that pretty much locked 2 of our three W's.
    I've thought it to myself but I will say it here... That INT last week is basically last year's OBJ's one handed catch, except Josh got it with two hands worth of fingertips. Probably one of the best defensive plays in Panthers history, and more clutch than I can remember in a long time as far as outcome of the game.
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  8. Bronn added a post in a topic Josh Norman named NFC Defensive player of the month   

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  9. Bronn added a post in a topic Well now I can understand why conservatives hate this pope so much   

    The context of how much the Pope actually knew about Davis' situation has been called into question, or so I have heard.

    He also visited prisoners while here too. I bet he told them to be strong in their faith, or something along those lines too. Does that mean people on the right supporting the pope also support criminal activity? Because that is the parallel that has been drawn in this topic now as far as people on the left liking the pope and the Kim Davis situation.

    I still think the pope is a good dude, and he's doing very progressive things for his faith in the face of (mostly American) conservatism that whines because some of the those progressive things somehow weaken some individuals' agenda/bigotry.
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  10. Bronn added a post in a topic Panda Pancake a closet Saints fan?   

    Kilt it... no spoon...
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  11. Bronn added a post in a topic I Am Watching Breaking Bad, Finally...   

    I can totally see this... I got through like 20 minutes of the pilot of The Bastard Executioner... I had to turn it off...

    He's totally trying to bite off GoT, and the characters are pretty uninteresting in what I saw.
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  12. Bronn added a post in a topic Panthers Trade for Jared Allen   

    Smitty has said this is his last year.
    Get it done!
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  13. Bronn added a post in a topic Panthers Trade for Jared Allen   

    If only Gettleman could go ahead and get another floundering team to trade us a solid veteran WR to shore up our other biggest need.
    I'm looking at one Steve Smith Sr. here...
    But yeah. I love the Allen move.
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  14. Bronn added a post in a topic After the bye...predictions on the upcoming storm   

    The realist in me, however, was kind of surprised at how we let a backup QB come out and play a pretty damn spotless game against us.

    If we are going to be good (I'm talking elite/playoff good,) we have to stomp the bad teams. We should get 3 more chances at that this year in our division alone (NO, TB, TB) (we should come out 3-0 in these games)

    Tennessee, Washington, and Dallas could all be lesser tier QB games. I've long considered Romo to be terrible when it boils down to it, and I honestly don't care whether he is back or not by Thanksgiving. That game is a W to me because they won't run on us like they do most teams and because I have faith that we match up well against their offense and defense. Who knows how Mariota will be at that point, and he nor Cousins terrify me. (3-0 in this group)
    Atlanta, in my opinion, are just plain getting lucky right now. If we can stop their run game and cover Julio we should be okay. But let's just say we split with them (1-1)

    That puts us at 10-1.
    I put Andrew Luck and Eli Manning on the same level right now. Either could have a good game or a bad game week in and week out. Both have average to below average defense and offensive supporting casts. Say we split these games for pessimistic purposes (1-1)
    Philly doesn't scare me because: Sam Bradford. They could surprise us, but I call this one a W on the back of the D. (1-0)
    GB and SEA will be our toughest tests. TBQH I think we match up well enough to beat both, but I will say we split these two too. (1-1)
    13 - 3 if we play like the team we are.

    It can go downhill fast, though, if we play all the games how we played yesterday.
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  15. Bronn added a post in a topic After the bye...predictions on the upcoming storm   

    At TB - W - (31 - 13)
    At Sea - W - (21 - 20)
    Philly - W - (27 - 17)
    Indy - W - (24 - 20)
    GB - W - (16 - 13)
    At Tenn - W (34 - 13)
    Wash - W (24 - 10)
    At Dallas - W (31 - 23)
    At NO - W (24 - 20)
    ATL - W (42 - 20)
    At NYG - W (27 - 17)
    At ATL - W (24 - 17)
    TB - W (30 - 10)
    16-0 fools
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