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On appeal, the court applied intermediate, rather than strict, scrutiny to deny a man previously convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor (his wife came home to find hubby with a professional, hyjinx ensued) the right to possess firearms.

 

US v Chester

 

This is in line with Heller; the right to bear arms should be afforded only to law-abiding, responsible citizens. Previous convictions for violence indicated otherwise in this case.

 

The ruling included a discussion of whether or not conviction for a violent misdemeanor might be a more compelling reason to deny 2nd amendment rights than conviction for a non-violent felony. A case to test that will likely come up sooner than later, possibly securing the right to bear arms for convicted potheads and Martha Stewart.

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What I get out of this argument is that if law abiding citizens are allowed to own guns, criminals are less likely to attempt to violate their rights (break into their home, assault them, ect.) And law abiding citizens would (presumably) only utilize their weapons in self-defense scenarios (defending their homes- which is justified in Washington state- see the castle doctrine)- thereby eliminating the criminal aspect of using a gun.

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You most likely get the exact opposite results from what the statistics clearly show because you're a fucking idiot, but given the feedback you've received from many, many other posters here, you already knew that.

 

I seriously feel sorry for you, man. Your life is going to be hard.

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Have you ever taken a stats class? If you had (I've taken two including advanced and aced em) you'd know you can prove almost anything with stats- true or false.

 

Yes, that's what they call "the fundamental theorem of statistics" taught in all statistics courses. :rolleyes:

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There are three kinds of lies.

Lies

Damned Lies

Statistics

 

Mark Twain.

 

That said more guns = more people dying from firearms.

 

 

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Have you ever taken a stats class? If you had (I've taken two including advanced and aced em) you'd know you can prove almost anything with stats- true or false.

 

If that is what you came out with from two statistics classes I'd venture: 1) the classes were taken at the philosphy department of Evergreen, or 2) you were asleep.

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There are three kinds of lies.

Lies

Damned Lies

Statistics

 

Mark Twain.

 

That said more guns = more people dying from firearms.

 

thought that was churchill?

 

98% of statistics are simply made up.

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Arm everyone. The guy screaming at a flock of crows on the street corner. The confused soccer mom that just rammed the side of your parked car. The befuddled old man who can't find his Safeway card. The goateed aggro case who just cut you off in his F350.

 

When a real incident happens, watch these highly trained professionals make the right split second decisions to prevent tragedy with their trusty pieces.

 

Meanwhile, lets continue largely ignore the mentally ill. What the Hell, give them guns, too. Mental health? Sorry, not covered. The brain is, ya know, separate.

 

My kinda world.

 

 

 

 

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Generally, family member and lovers wind up shooting each other. I'd say SummitChaser has a significantly higher probability of taking a bullet in this manner than most other people should he ever manage to get a second date. In other words, his chances of dying this way are practically nonexistent.

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I own a few guns, for fun. Guns are fun to shoot.

 

But I can't imagine why anybody would want to carry one around all day. I mean, this isn't Fallujah. People who like carrying guns around everywhere should just join the Marines. Carrying one around downtown Seattle is just sort of ... weird. Out of place and illogical.

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Carrying a gun in seattle for "self defense" is like flying on an airliner with a parachute. I mean, suit yourself, but you're retarded.

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And law abiding citizens would (presumably) only utilize their weapons in self-defense scenarios

 

Or for recreational use which is about 98% of legal use of guns.

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Carrying a gun in seattle for "self defense" is like flying on an airliner with a parachute. I mean, suit yourself, but you're retarded.

 

This is more of a sword-n-cape kinda town.

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I'm in the shit!!!

 

I'm in fuckn' Everett, myan!!!

 

I guess we can add you along with Obnox and Kojak to the people who didn't get that one.

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And then there is that guy in Woodinville or Bothell or wherever who shot himself in the balls at Home Depot this summer, with his concealed carry weapon.

 

"So Bob, anything interesting happen this weekend?"

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And then there is that guy in Woodinville or Bothell or wherever who shot himself in the balls at Home Depot this summer, with his concealed carry weapon.

 

Is he sterile now? Darwin in action!

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