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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    It seems the Russians or Chinese or North Koreans or Iranians must be influencing Dicks and Walmart. Foreign hostile entities have the most to gain by disarming the US.
    The US has the most to gain by disarming the US... I know that I'd feel a whole lot safer like most residents of most countries like in Europe, Japan, and Australia for example. Some say it can't and shouldn't be done is our such type country, but I say that our such type country hasn't benefited from being the gun obsessed country that it is. OK so killers will choose knives instead...though that certainly sucks too, I like my chances better that a knife wielding freak will do far less damage than an assault rifle carrying nutjob can. I've friends in England who shudder at their handful of knife murders from time to time, and I tell them I'll gladly trade them for the countless freakin' murders by gun that happen in our country on a daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    It seems the Russians or Chinese or North Koreans or Iranians must be influencing Dicks and Walmart. Foreign hostile entities have the most to gain by disarming the US.

    We sacrifice billions of dollars for security against those nations. If our federal govt. canít keep us safe after a few changes we have real problems.

    We spend more than the next 8 countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    The US has the most to gain by disarming the US... I know that I'd feel a whole lot safer like most residents of most countries like in Europe, Japan, and Australia for example. Some say it can't and shouldn't be done is our such type country, but I say that our such type country hasn't benefited from being the gun obsessed country that it is. OK so killers will choose knives instead...though that certainly sucks too, I like my chances better that a knife wielding freak will do far less damage than an assault rifle carrying nutjob can. I've friends in England who shudder at their handful of knife murders from time to time, and I tell them I'll gladly trade them for the countless freakin' murders by gun that happen in our country on a daily basis.
    I’m more afraid of medical errors than everything you mentioned because they have a much higher mortality rate and those committing those errors, have 5-10 years of post-secondary education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    I’m more afraid of medical errors than everything you mentioned because they have a much higher mortality rate.
    Considering most gun related deaths are suicides, its much much much higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    The US has the most to gain by disarming the US... I know that I'd feel a whole lot safer like most residents of most countries like in Europe, Japan, and Australia for example. Some say it can't and shouldn't be done is our such type country, but I say that our such type country hasn't benefited from being the gun obsessed country that it is. OK so killers will choose knives instead...though that certainly sucks too, I like my chances better that a knife wielding freak will do far less damage than an assault rifle carrying nutjob can. I've friends in England who shudder at their handful of knife murders from time to time, and I tell them I'll gladly trade them for the countless freakin' murders by gun that happen in our country on a daily basis.
    Very few people are killed by assault rifles in this country. I assume you're talking about fully automatic assault rifles, right?

    Most gun related murders are committed in a few cities anyway. So avoid places like Chicago, Baltimore, etc and you're pretty safe.

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    On the age discussion, two 16 year olds can have sex and no trouble. If an 18 or 20 year old has sex with a 16 year old, trouble. We draw lines by age all the time.

    On guns, everyone draws lines. This 2A talk being threatened is bogus. Even NRA members draw lines on who should get a gun. The question is where should we draw the lines. Dicks is now drawing a line in their stores at 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    On the age discussion, two 16 year olds can have sex and no trouble. If an 18 or 20 year old has sex with a 16 year old, trouble. We draw lines by age all the time.

    On guns, everyone draws lines. This 2A talk being threatened is bogus. Even NRA members draw lines on who should get a gun. The question is where should we draw the lines. Dicks is now drawing a line in their stores at 21.
    Fyi, your sex example differs in every state, but in Kentucky 16 years old is old enough to consent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    The US has the most to gain by disarming the US... I know that I'd feel a whole lot safer like most residents of most countries like in Europe, Japan, and Australia for example. Some say it can't and shouldn't be done is our such type country, but I say that our such type country hasn't benefited from being the gun obsessed country that it is. OK so killers will choose knives instead...though that certainly sucks too, I like my chances better that a knife wielding freak will do far less damage than an assault rifle carrying nutjob can. I've friends in England who shudder at their handful of knife murders from time to time, and I tell them I'll gladly trade them for the countless freakin' murders by gun that happen in our country on a daily basis.
    And definitely stay out of sweden who has some of the strictest gun laws but had over 50 grenade attacks last year and on pace to double that this year. Evil is everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    I’m more afraid of medical errors than everything you mentioned because they have a much higher mortality rate and those committing those errors, have 5-10 years of post-secondary education.
    I’m also afraid texting and driving as 11 people are killed every day. I am serious, I do not think 16 - 18 year olds should be allowed to have phones with text capabilities if they have a driver’s license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    It seems the Russians or Chinese or North Koreans or Iranians must be influencing Dicks and Walmart. Foreign hostile entities have the most to gain by disarming the US.
    This argument works if there is an attempt to actually stop US citizens from owning firearms. There are no conditions proposed or in place that prevent prevent citizens from owning firearms. Further, it cannot be put into place.

    That does not preclude corporate or private entities from choosing to stop transacting in certain or all firearm products, or to set their own policies under which they will conduct transactions. And to extend THAT, it those decisions do not preclude a citizen from buying from a different retailer or in a p2p transaction. The outcry is overblown. The retailers simply don't want to be a part of the narrative.

    I am confused by the negative reaction to these announcements. If we want to move the conversation about solutions away from governmental action/constitutional considerations, then the solutions have to come from citizens, even corporate citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    This argument works if there is an attempt to actually stop US citizens from owning firearms. There are no conditions proposed or in place that prevent prevent citizens from owning firearms. Further, it cannot be put into place.

    That does not preclude corporate or private entities from choosing to stop transacting in certain or all firearm products, or to set their own policies under which they will conduct transactions. And to extend THAT, it those decisions do not preclude a citizen from buying from a different retailer or in a p2p transaction. The outcry is overblown. The retailers simply don't want to be a part of the narrative.

    I am confused by the negative reaction to these announcements. If we want to move the conversation about solutions away from governmental action/constitutional considerations, then the solutions have to come from citizens, even corporate citizens.
    As I said before I don’t care what Dicks policy is on gun sales. If they don’t want to sell guns at all, more power to them. Really the age thing doesn’t even bother me. I would never consider buying a gun from them anyway. What I do have a problem with is their lobbying for bans. I cannot and will not support that.

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    Why would anyone buy a gun at Dicks? Way too expensive!

    Their decision is a knee jerk reation and like all decisions made in that fashion, it will solve nothing. It will stop nothing. It will help no one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    As I said before I don’t care what Dicks policy is on gun sales. If they don’t want to sell guns at all, more power to them. Really the age thing doesn’t even bother me. I would never consider buying a gun from them anyway. What I do have a problem with is their lobbying for bans. I cannot and will not support that.
    I haven't seen them lobbying for bans. I'll have to look for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Why would anyone buy a gun at Dicks? Way too expensive!

    Their decision is a knee jerk reation and like all decisions made in that fashion, it will solve nothing. It will stop nothing. It will help no one.
    Well, then it will be no worse than all of the other solutions proposed by the NRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Why would anyone buy a gun at Dicks? Way too expensive!

    Their decision is a knee jerk reation and like all decisions made in that fashion, it will solve nothing. It will stop nothing. It will help no one.
    Maybe it won’t. Or maybe one company changing its culture may lead others to do so as well, which may eventually make a difference. And who knows what the answer is. But throwing our hands up in the air and not doing anything isn’t working either.

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