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20 hours ago, Buffalo said:

Michael Altman was the son of the M*A*S*H movie director Robert Altman. He wrote the lyrics for the theme song.  So, the lyrics for MASH were written by a 14-year-old boy. Yes, 14.

 

Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see...

[chorus]:

That suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make
all our little joys relate
without that ever-present hate
but now I know that it's too late, and...

[Chorus]

The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.

[Chorus]

The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I'm beat
and to another give my seat
for that's the only painless feat.

[Chorus]

MASH
The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...

[Chorus]

A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
'is it to be or not to be'
and I replied 'oh why ask me?'

'Cause suicide is painless
it brings on many changes
and I can take or leave it if I please.
...and you can do the same thing if you choose.


source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/mashlyrics.html

  Trouble is, Suicide is NOT painless for the surviving loved ones                            :(

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Must be the same pollsters that had the many titted empress beating Trump in 2016. Old news!!! This is 2020!

There are Millions of guns that no one knows about. And they never will

Guns kill.  The ACA saves lives.  BIG difference.  

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7 hours ago, guilluamezenz said:

a small percentage about 3% of the population own 50% of the guns the panic buying is all the act of a few sick dangerous people who should be disarmed

 ................ And YOU KNOW who is "sick and dangerous"?

  You ARE the "sick and dangerous" freak with your bullshit stories and your ridiculous assertion.

  YOU want to suspend the Constitution because of your ridiculous fear of people exercising their Constitutional right to own and bear firearms?

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9 hours ago, guilluamezenz said:

a small percentage about 3% of the population own 50% of the guns the panic buying is all the act of a few sick dangerous people who should be disarmed

I believe I posted about this earlier:

 

Americans are buying more guns than ever before. People worried about the pandemic sometimes buy guns. People worried about protests in this country sometimes buy guns. And by one estimate, people have bought 3 million more guns than normal since March. Almost half of all those sales are to first-time gun owners. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.


 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/16/891758050/sales-of-guns-to-first-time-owners-rise-amid-covid-19-pandemic

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5 hours ago, bgr39 said:

 ................ And YOU KNOW who is "sick and dangerous"?

  You ARE the "sick and dangerous" freak with your bullshit stories and your ridiculous assertion.

  YOU want to suspend the Constitution because of your ridiculous fear of people exercising their Constitutional right to own and bear firearms?

i wish to abolish the second amndment which is perfectly doable we abolshed prohibition, abolishing the whole constittuion, maybe if we right a new one , a socialist one

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1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

i wish to abolish the second amndment which is perfectly doable we abolshed prohibition, abolishing the whole constittuion, maybe if we right a new one , a socialist one

  Ahhh YES, a communist cocksucka.

  Take your commie shit to Cuba or China.

  The people of Venezuela MIGHT "enjoy" your commie shit (I doubt it, they had enough with Chavez), but thinking people here (The USA) want you to shove it up your ass.

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1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

i wish to abolish the second amndment which is perfectly doable we abolshed prohibition, abolishing the whole constittuion, maybe if we right a new one , a socialist one

 

 

Well, first you have to be able to spell ...

 

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28 minutes ago, whiteboy said:
1 hour ago, guilluamezenz said:

i wish to abolish the second amndment which is perfectly doable we abolshed prohibition, abolishing the whole constittuion, maybe if we right a new one , a socialist one

 

 

Well, first you have to be able to spell ...

 

Fucking moonbats, like gilleymesskin, are traitors and a danger to this country. They should be shot!

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5 minutes ago, impartialobserver said:

I have read other articles that state that while fewer households have one, the total number owned has increased. That aligns with my reality  for sure. 

What you have read is inaccurate. No one knows for sure, but it is estimated that there is between 160-175 MILLION gun ownrs in the US owning an estimated 350-400 MILLION guns.  I would never tell anybody how many guns I have...It is none of their fucking business! I am not a criminal. Nor will I ever surrender them without a fight!

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1 minute ago, Buffalo said:

What you have read is inaccurate. No one knows for sure, but it is estimated that there is between 160-175 MILLION gun ownrs in the US owning an estimated 350-400 MILLION guns.  I would never tell anybody how many guns I have...It is none of their fucking business! I am not a criminal.

 

Honestly, it matters not. At least here in Nevada, we have quite the culture for gun ownership but as more folks move in who are quite liberal (and likely not gun owners), the percentage of households who own one is going to go down. 

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34 minutes ago, impartialobserver said:

 

Honestly, it matters not. At least here in Nevada, we have quite the culture for gun ownership but as more folks move in who are quite liberal (and likely not gun owners), the percentage of households who own one is going to go down. 

"Gun sales are up, and ammunition is a sought-after commodity. Right now that’s as certain as death and taxes. The United States has never seen so much firearm commerce. Some are even saying gun sales can be a predictor of an outcome.  

What’s happening nationally is also occurring in Texas. Firearm sales have increased exponentially while ammunition is becoming unavailable. It seems this trend is a byproduct of these challenging and changing times.

A 2020 survey of retailers conducted by the firearm industry trade association National Shooting Sports Foundation showed that 40% of the people who bought guns between March and May — approximately 2.5 million people — were first-time buyers, said Mark Oliva, NSSF director of public affairs. 

He said these buyers were the fence-sitters who felt compelled to act due to the extraordinary events of the past several months. 

“The gun debate, whether or not to own a firearm was theoretical. It was never an existential question until they made that decision that they needed to go out and buy a firearm,” Oliva said. 

In 2019, Texas had the highest number of registered firearms — more than 715,000 — while Florida had the second-highest with approximately 430,000 according to data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

This year will seemingly far exceed those numbers. Data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System indicate the total number of nationwide background checks in 2019 was 28,369,750. As of July, the 2020 number is 22,819,271 so far. 

Texas ranked third in background checks during June with close to 250,000 Texans seeking to purchase arms, according to KVEO ValleyCentral.com."

 

https://www.reformaustin.org/coronavirus/gun-and-ammunition-sales-skyrocket-in-texas/

 

I would imagine it is about the same in Nevada percentage wise as Texas is way more populated.

That is 715,000 registered firearms in Texas.  I would venture to guess that there is probably twice that many that are unregistered.

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1 hour ago, Imgreatagain said:

This seems wrong. Why were there lines of people  waiting to get guns during covid? Many guns on back order? 

 

Because the Propaganda piece only goes to 2016 - the end of the Democrat National Socialist Obammunist Regime Gun-grab.

 

The Last year has been, again, a Boon for Gun Ownership and Sales.

 

 

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On 8/9/2020 at 11:08 AM, XavierOnassis said:

 

I am not any kind of Marxist, I do not advocate nationalization of the means of production.

 

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK MARXISM IS other than the NATIONALIZATION OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION!!!!


Which happens to be the FIRST PLANK of Marxism.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, MidnightMax said:

 

On 8/9/2020 at 8:08 AM, XavierOnassis said:

 

I am not any kind of Marxist, I do not advocate nationalization of the means of production.

 

WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK MARXISM IS other than the NATIONALIZATION OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION!!!!


Which happens to be the FIRST PLANK of Marxism.

 

You're upsetting the Children.

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On 8/8/2020 at 4:24 PM, guilluamezenz said:

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June 29, 2016 at 12:33 p.m. EDT

The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month.

According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That's the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It's down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012.

 

Different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home.

 

But the downward trend in gun ownership remains consistent across the national polls. According to Gallup, gun ownership has fallen by about 10 percentage points since its peak in 1993. The General Social Survey shows a 20-point drop since the mid-1970s.

But gun purchases, as measured by FBI firearm background checks, are at historic highs. And data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows that gun manufacturers are churning out record numbers of guns. Many gun rights advocates argue that these figures mean that the overall number of gun owners is growing: If more guns are being sold, more people must be owning guns.

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But the declining rates of gun ownership across three major national surveys suggest a different explanation: that most of the rise in gun purchases is driven by existing gun owners stocking up, rather than by people buying their first gun. A Washington Post analysis last year found that the average American gun owner now owns approximately eight firearms, double the number in the 1990s.

 

Other research bears this out as well. A 2004 survey found that the average gun owner owned 6.6 firearms, and that the top 3 percent of gun owners owned about 25 guns each. More recently, a CBS News poll taken in March of this year found that roughly 1 in 5 gun owners owned 10 guns or more.

Gun owners remain a potent political force in the U.S., due largely to the successful efforts of advocacy groups like the NRA. But survey data showing declining gun ownership suggests that the NRA has been successful largely by channeling the energy and intensity of an existing gun-owning base, rather than by broadening that base and bringing more supporters into the fold. If declines in ownership continue, the group could have a hard time replicating recent successes in the coming decades.

More from Wonkblog:

 
 
 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/american-gun-ownership-is-now-at-a-30-year-low/

so all this talk about record gun purchases? is pretty hollow gun wonershi is way down, its just a few nuts stockpiliing

 
 

5 year old stats?

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On 8/9/2020 at 11:27 AM, Buffalo said:

There are many organizations that influence politics/policy in the US.  If you want to stop the NRA influence,  I would agree as long as YOU agree to stop/make illegal the influence (lobbying, payola, future lucrative job promises, etc) of ALL other organizations (INCLUDING ANTI-GUN LOBBYING) and corporations. 

I like your style Buffalo. Shutting these libtards down in their own tracks!

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