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by Flightmare
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: I want to keep my guns.
Replies: 139
Views: 9887

Re: I want to keep my guns.

bblhd672 wrote:
Chaparral wrote:I certainly want to keep my guns. Our country is under attack by a foreign enemy, and our democracy is under threat.
FOR CRYING OUT LOUD WE DON’T LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
...and to the republic, for which it stands...

The same people that would have you believe we live in a "democracy" are the same ones who believe an AR-15 is an "assault rifle".
by Flightmare
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: I want to keep my guns.
Replies: 139
Views: 9887

Re: I want to keep my guns.

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
TheFriscoKid wrote:
It is human nature to be lazy and scared. That is what tyrants have counted on all throughout history.
It's not being 'lazy or scared' - it's being strategic.

No one here, no group of people here are capable of winning against the govt. During the revolution it only took a few rifles and a few good men. What is your 5,000 acre hillbilly compound going to do against an army equipped with tanks, blackhawks and warthogs?

It's common sense to live to fight another day. It's also common sense in every day life and in nature.

Although the argument has gotten sidetracked - the main idea is give up worthless concessions like "the mentally ill should have easier access to guns" before much more restrictive regulations are forced upon us.
Throughout history people have been oppressed. And they inevitably are able to overthrow those who oppress them despite facing superior firepower. Humans are capable of accomplishing the seemingly impossible if they are fully committed to the task.

I take no offense at being called a "hillbilly". Although I think you intended offense with your comment. I'll side with "hillbillies" against liberal elites every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

You have stated your point. Most here disagree with you. Why don't you move on and leave us "hillbillies" alone. We will be just fine sitting here bitterly clinging to our guns and our God.
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by Flightmare
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: I want to keep my guns.
Replies: 139
Views: 9887

Re: I want to keep my guns.

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/nic ... h_year.pdf

Again, the NICS check numbers do not seem to coincide with the chart you provided. June 2016 set a record for the most background checks done in the month of June for any year. 2016 itself had more NICS checks done than any other year in history. 2017 was down slightly from 2016, but only enough to put it at the 2nd highest year in history. Now to be fair, there is a disclaimer at the bottom of the data put out by the FBI.
These statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold.
They're right. Just because a background check is initiated, does not mean a firearm was sold.
A person could change their mind.
A person could be denied by NICS.
Or like many of us on here, a person could have a LTC (or their state equivalent) which meets the guidelines that do not require a background check being done for every firearm purchase.

Either way, an increase in NICS checks tells me that more and more firearms are being purchased. Additionally, there are more people getting their carry licenses.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/22/de ... shows.html

The chart you posted does not coincide with the fact that more people are getting their carry licenses, and more NICS checks are being run. I believe our president might call it "Fake News".
by Flightmare
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: I want to keep my guns.
Replies: 139
Views: 9887

Re: I want to keep my guns.

TheFriscoKid wrote:
My social media is a blaze with ban the AR15, end the second amendment, kick the GOP out in November.

The GOP needs to get a head of this with their own bill. Now.
I don't like being bull headed but with 50 years of shooting and politics - I really sense the tide is turning this time. The numbers don't add up for us. Sure there is more than 1 gun per American, I have 6. But the rate of gun ownership is going down.
Where are you getting your information from? I do not believe gun ownership is on the decline as a whole. Quite the opposite. We keep hearing about the number of background checks setting records highs all the time.

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