GUN :ugh: Just got out of class...

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    Rhetorical Principles of Persuasion... went over some campaign commercials and tried to see how much we could BS (IMO) as to what the underlying persuasion methods are. It's an open class where we normally just have a conversation between the professor, mainly dominated by 2-3 annoying gamers that I want to punch in the face but that's beside the point, so it's an open class.

    The conversation turned to Imperialism, then to Freedom vs. Security, and then a student brought up gun control. I was thinking about it when freedom vs. security was brought up, but didn't want bring it up myself. The professor is from Texas, like me, and said that in Texas "we like our guns" and she said herself "I like guns, but...." and then went off on the stereotypical Democratic response.

    I stayed quiet for the most part but disagreed with her when she said driver's licenses are more regulated than guns. I told her with some guns, that's completely not the case and she got kind of nervous and said "what kind of guns are you talking about?"
    Me: "Guns that fire more than one bullet with one pull of the trigger... fully automatic guns. Extensive background checks, fingerprints taken, special tax to government, permission from the chief of police... and they're no more deadly than a revolver."

    And that comment everyone disagreed with, of course... class was basically over at that time so I didn't really get to argue it more.

    When I walked out of the class she told me to speak up more and I told her I didn't want to start an all-out political debate because I'm very passionate about this. She went on a little more about her liking guns but not wanting criminals/mentals to have them...

    Sorry for the massively long post... just wanted to vent. :ugh:
     
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    First thought: Is she hot?





    Seriously though, the average person's level of willful ignorance never fails to boggle my mind. Simple things like "If you outlaw guns only outlaws have guns" is beyond comprehension, cliche or not. Just keep doing your best to educate people around you, and try not to go overboard and freak people out.
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    +1

    But yea, I don't ever remember being fingerprinted when I got my driver's license, going in to buy my glock19 though is a different matter :greddy:
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    Definitely not hot... fat, spare tire, etc... :mamoru:

    Time for my next class.. I'll be back later.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    you better hope she doesn't figure out how trust transfers or corporation purchases work
     
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    She won't... that was just the first thing that came to mind about gun regulation. Ten day waiting periods, fingerprints, background checks, etc might have been better examples.
     
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    bigboostdsm New Member

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    wat?

    You got fingerprinted when you bought your gun? Only thing I got printed for was my carry permit :dunno: Did you purchase in a different state?
     
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    you didn't get the fingerprint on the back of the 4473?
     
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    I was under the impression that TN took fingerprints for gun purchases....
     
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    Only time I've been fingerprinted is for my carry license... never for any of my 5 gun purchases.
     
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    nm, I'm thinking CA DROS :o
     
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    I figured it had something to do with CA...:mamoru2:
     
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    Tdizzle New Member

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    Nope, got it at Sports Academy and they had me print both thumbs. Maybe its cause I got it on super tuesday and they thought i was about to go "solve" some political issues :noes:
     
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    I've gotten printed every time I've bought a gun.
     
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    I've never heard of that. I didn't buy my gun here though. It's nice to know for future reference, I'm buying a lower this week :o

    Learn something new everyday :dunno:
     
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    Even in IL I wasn't fingerprinted :dunno:

    Guess I'll find out for sure Thursday :noes:
     
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    Paintballer Choo Choooo....

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    So like, when are you going to fuck her after class?
     
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    Well, every time I've bought from an FFL. It's an Oregon requirement I guess.
     
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    getting a gun is texas is easier than breathing. took ~40 minutes to walk out of a show with my RRA 16"
     
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    Like, never.
     
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