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  1. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    Yes let's continue to build up straw men and completely miss (and, at the same time, illustrate) the point of TheRed's post.

    It's about fictitious outrage over something that isn't relevant to the crux of the problem (in this case being firearms.)
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  2. Bronn added a post in a topic Why should you have a "right" to own firearms?   

    Again, I think this is actually valid, as it is probably the biggest reason I own firearms myself.

    That said, I readily admit that that can be perceived as paranoia.

    (PS can you move this to the Tinderbox please?)
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  3. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    I've tried to acknowledge in all my arguments that guns aren't the only issue. They just happen to be the most immediate issue that we can get results from.

    Also, someone wielding the internet never really killed anyone.
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  4. Bronn added a post in a topic Why should you have a "right" to own firearms?   

    So you need 1 shotgun. Correct?
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  5. Bronn added a post in a topic My Sandcrawler Arrived   

    I'm about to sell my @15,0000 card Star Wars CCG collection... I don't want to but I have to let it go.
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  6. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    Why do you and your ilk persist in redirecting this into a "Pubs vs. Crats" thing? Nobody here is even bringing that up except people on the right.

    Also, stop trying to jump to the extreme of "First they came and asked me to document my guns, and I said nothing... Then they came and took away the internet" mantra... It is silly.
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  7. Bronn added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Why should you have a "right" to own firearms?
    Aside from my own belief that, as people, we should be free to do whatever we want to do so long as it doesn't harm someone else, and, excluding the usually fear driven and overly used "so I can protect myself and my family,"  "the second BY GOD amendment," or "hunting," why is it so important that your "right" to own a firearm isn't infringed?... go!

    PS. If you ignore directions and use one of the above mentioned excuses:
    What are you protecting yourself or your family from? Usually, it is some scenario you've made up in your head that "could" happen. Honestly, I'll give most of you a pass on this one as I can see it as a a somewhat adequate excuse. Personal safety is okay in my book, but I will freely admit that there alternatives. Also, protecting yourself or others from someone else with a firearm is kind of a self-perpetuating issue, so there's that. However, this is the broadest excuse I will use personally to justify the ownership of my handgun. As far as my rifles and shotgun, meh. They basically stay in cases which collect dust, save a few times a year when I take them out to shoot some targets.
    If you say anything about the second amendment, I will point, laugh, and probably ridicule you. This is especially true if you aren't in a militia.

    If you say you use them for hunting, please list how many animals of each type you kill and consume annually. Trophy hunting isn't hunting. Killing for sport isn't a sport.
    ok now really go!
    EDIT: GDI meant to make this in the Tinderbox... can a mod move plz? tyia!
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  8. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    BTW, I clearly added the disclaimer to my original post in this thread that I was a gun owner and supporter of people's rights to own firearms.

    But please, continue to lump me in with the large pile of paint you're spreading all over the canvas. It is only making you look like more of an idiot.

    Do I want gun databases administered by big brother, etc.? In a perfect world no. Do I think I can sacrifice my own desires so that maybe the world could be a safer place for everyone? Absolutely.

    Stop being blinded by your fear.

    Fear is the mind killer.
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  9. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    lol @ "you guys"

    If you have hate in your heart, let it out...
    If you can't see the difference in mocking someone for where they live and mocking someone because of things they can't choose, then the problem is yours alone.
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  10. Bronn added a post in a topic Early Nostalgic Music Memories   

    GD you hit mine on the head with the first two...

    But yeah, I grew up thinking Michael Jackson was the greatest ever (I still think he is tbqh)... I also have memories of a classic rock compilation cassette that my dad had that had a mix of stuff like Kansas, Mountain, the Doobie Brothers, and Midnight Star.

    Another nostalgic music memory is the Eddie and The Cruisers movies. My dad liked them back in the day and some of the music in them was in circulation at the time.
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  11. Bronn added a post in a topic My Land Rover Defender 110 has finally ARRIVED!   

    what are you overcompensating for?
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  12. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    You can choose where you live.

    You can't choose your race, socioeconomic standing, or sexual orientation.

    Stop being a finger-in-the-ear-LALALALALA idiot that's itching to sling the words "liberal" or "democrat" around and think before you sh!tpost.
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  13. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    I see where you're going and I can agree to an extent... but check your math...

    60,000 x 4 (say 25% instead of the 20-30% range) = 240,000
    240,000 x 2 = 480,000 (mental health professionals)
    1,040 x 480,000 =  499,200,000 hour long appointments available to each MHP
    77% of 318,000,000 (the percentage of the adult population of the US) = 244,860,000 adults
    35% of 244,860,000 = 85,701,000 (gun owners)
    So, let's say there are 480,000 MH professionals and 85,701,000 gun owners.

    That is @ 179 gun owners per mental health professional. Say you required twice a year 2 hour mental health evaluations for each gun owner. That would be 716 hours a year, per mental health professional.
    1,040 (hours per year of actual mental health work per MHP) - 716 = 324 hours left for other patients.

    Basically, as it stands with your original numbers, each MHP would spend 69% of their time with gun owners if appointments were two hours long twice a year. Half the time to 2 hours per year and you can half that percentage (though I agree, more time is better.)

    To adjust the variables even more, we'd need to know if your 60,000 and 240,000 estimates are yearly or over a 15 year span. The numbers for 2011 look like :

    Clinical and counseling psychologists – 152,000
    Mental health and substance abuse social workers – 138,700
    Mental health counselors – 113,300
    Psychiatrists – 34,400
    That is 438,400
    I have to wonder how much those numbers have grown since 2011, and how it grows each year.
    Another variable that would need addressing is how much of the gun owning population in the US is licensed, legal, and even reported. The best we can work with is the percentage of the people who admit to owning a gun. That doesn't tell us much about the legality and accuracy of such claims.

    Obviously, US population and gun owner population likely grow in a similar fashion. So, I agree that changes would need to be made in order to accommodate a growing mental health professional need. Hopefully, it could be offset by buybacks or other incentives to reduce the number of legitimate licensed firearm owners.

    Sorry, I just had to fix the math when I saw it... 

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  14. Bronn added a post in a topic MMA fighter sh*ts himself   

    dude beat the poo out of him
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  15. Bronn added a post in a topic What's your solution to the gun issue?   

    When I refer to ghost guns I am speaking of lower receivers made from the "Ghost Gunner" mill. Obviously, black market guns are way cheaper and easily accessible. But, that is what this thread is about, trying to make those harder to get, more risky to play with, etc.

    I don't think anyone here thinks getting a gun is hard, and that is entirely the reason why making it harder should be at the forefront of the discussion.

    If a penalty for possession or transference of a black market firearm was, say, 25-life on the first offense, don't you think Johnny crackhead slinging hot weapons for a buck 25 might think twice?
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