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  1. This is an example of why we don't trust Gun Grabberz

    But what if we elected a narcissistic authoritarian as our commander in chief? I know it seems really unlikely, but all kinds of things can happen over the span of centuries. Or last year.
  2. This is an example of why we don't trust Gun Grabberz

    You forgot motorcycles and jet skis. No one needs those either. But I'd say the biggest problem is that it's the inverse of the right question about government power. The right question is not what do you need but what does the government need to ban?
  3. This is an example of why we don't trust Gun Grabberz

    I'm not sure which kind you're talking about. The historical kind from your first paragraph? My dad's old .22? OK, I know you mean AR's and I know it's the same except for the burst mode. If we're to answer your question for all future civilians, I'd say the only honest answer is that we don't know. What kinds of needs might they face over the next several centuries? And what weapons would you think adequate for these unknowable needs?
  4. Drug Prohibition: Still Stupid

    There are hibiscus plants that look like cannabis plants There really are. I was extremely puzzled when I saw some in the back of my dad's partner's truck in his driveway. There's no way this guy would have a cannabis plant in his truck, but there were 6 of them! But when they flower, the difference should become obvious. Can't believe it didn't in that case. I had a similar experience here years ago. Cops in a helicopter claimed to have mistaken some young peach trees and lychee trees for cannabis and sent several cars out here after orbiting the property for hours. I was irritated by the stupidity of it all but the officers who showed up were professional and respectful and appropriately sheepish when I showed them what was growing in my yard. It was particularly stupid in my case because I have lots of acres where I could grow a cannabis plant and a helicopter observer would have a very hard time spotting it. The ones they spotted were out in the open, near the house, and each tree was surrounded by a black wind screen about 5' high. So I guess they figured I put them in the most obvious place possible and then circled them for emphasis. 20 years later, it appears drug warriors have become even more stupid.
  5. Net Neutrality - gone.....

    That's appreciated but should also come with a note saying how much the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 BS are paying you.
  6. Why the Focus on Gunz?

    Keep deluding yourself if you like. It's pretty apparent that even jocal doesn't consider the kinds of guns I'm talking about to be evil assault weapons that must be eradicated or he would do as consistent grabbers have done and destroy his gun.
  7. Brain Buckets for Sunday Drivers

    So why are libertarians wrong about the drug war, oh wise ones? When we were the only party saying it's OK to let gay people marry, why were libertarians wrong? Lots of people voted for that Obama guy, who was against it. Why was Obama right?
  8. Nah, the inaccuracies would just be ignored because no one on the left likes proving them wrong.
  9. Why the Focus on Gunz?

    If you're uninterested in whether your gun should be banned, why not just hand it over to the government today?
  10. Why the Focus on Gunz?

    What part of what I wrote is bullshit? You can't point to any. FL grabberz really think my dad's old .22 is a battlefield weapon that should be banned and the text of the law saying so is right here. That's why you attack the messenger instead.
  11. I can think of one or two other areas but you're right. I said last year at this time that Trump might bumble his way into a war but Hillary absolutely would do it because she's a pro and that's what she does. The country would have to be very different to elect a Congress that asserted its authority over making war. The people who want to take warmaking power away from Trump would have to want to take it from Hillary too and they don't. The people who want to take warmaking power away from Hillary would have to want to take it from Trump too and they don't.
  12. Frontline: US Poor Documentary

    If they were smart enough to exercise all their rights responsibly, they wouldn't be poor. Depending on the right in question, you can find adherents to that idea on either side of the Duopoly.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    No FB activity for 9 days. I don't think that has happened before.
  14. mass beatings, rape and murder

    Did we stop?
  15. This is an example of why we don't trust Gun Grabberz

    Or the law that was upheld. Which says these are banned: The rationale for upholding the ban, that these guns with a fixed magazine holding ten rounds are battlefield weapons, is BS. As is the claim that mean-looking weapons bans are about scary large magazines that can be quickly swapped out. Every one I have read has a section covering fixed magazines. Has anyone seen a soldier carrying a rifle with a fixed magazine that accepts ten rounds or less? I haven't.