Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@miffedmuffin That only takes them away from law abiding citizens who wouldn't go buy one illegally. Lets just give gangs more...

There really is no point in continuing this discussion because you seem to consider carrying guns as a basic human right whereas I do not.

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@miffedmuffin Freedom is too idealistic? That's ridiculous. We were based on freedom as a country, it's what we stand for, it's...

things that are considered basic freedoms are not universal. where I live, carrying a gun is not a right. it does not constitute our definition of freedom. this is true for most of the civilized world. (and just for the record, to me, we are a lot more free than americans because we can't be randomly held in secret locations just for being suspected terrorists or whatever.)

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@miffedmuffin That's completely moot. Main point, criminals will get guns and they know that. If criminals will still get guns...

And yes, criminals will still get weapons but the less weapons there are on the streets, the lower are the chances that they will get their hands on one.

Additionally, there are more instances of ramdom shootings in the US than there are of positive gun violence by civilians. When it comes to protection, civilians are just as dependant on the police with or without guns. Guns are more of a means for assurances, that's all.

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@miffedmuffin The way to stop the random killings is not only to pay attention to our mentally ill, but to also address the media...

To you, gun ownership is a right but to me, it's a privilege. Therefore, from my perspective, gun laws don't really take away civil liberties. I only need my fellow citizen's support to avoid tyrannical governments, not an assault weapon. That may sound too idealistic to you but hey, so does the right to bear arms.

Everyone talks about the poor nice guys in the friend zone; what about all the nice girls stuck there! amirite?

WongFu?

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@Frank_n_Furter The president has a higher chance than ONE person, but there are MANY people and ONE president. People who don't...

actually, they don't. in time of epidemics, when a cure is a discovered, it is given to health care workers on a priority basis since they are at a higher risk of being infected.

Edit: I said it as if it were universally true but it's not. Priority treatment doesn't occur in every country but does in a lot of them and discussions of priority treatment have been on the table ever since SARS in pretty much every single country because of numerous instances where healthcare workers contracted the virus and then passed it on to everyone who visited them in the following week.

Considering how much a parent has to invest in their child it's understandable that they'd like them to bend to their will, amirite?

Understandable but unacceptable.

Your hunting license should be immediately and permanently revoked after your first hunting "accident". There is absolutely zero reason whatsoever you should be pulling the trigger or releasing an arrow if you don't have a crystal clear kill shot lined up, much less if you can't even clearly identify the species of animal you're shooting at, amirite?

I am only agreeing because I despise hunting as an activity.

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@miffedmuffin Basically yeah. Somehow gun free zones work for us, but not the president? Yeah cause there will always be a threat.

To each their own eh?

The two countries I have lived in have pretty strict gun laws and civilians can't own weaponry of the same caliber as in the USA if an y. They both also have significantly lower rates of random gun violence. So, to me, the best way to reduce gun violence is to reduce the number of guns that are out on the streets rather than increasing them in the name of protection.

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?
@Frank_n_Furter Obviously not as assassinations cannot happen to everyone as the very definition of the word assassination is the...

The probability of everyone's life being endangered by random violence is equal. But people involved in gangs, politics, etc. run an additional risk of being targeted. The probabilities of these two instances where their life may be in danger is added to find the net probability of someone needing protection. So statistically speaking, the president does run a higher risk of being killed by a violent attacker and thus needs more protection.

This is similar to how in time of epidemics, health care workers run a higher risk of contracting illnesses.

Out of concern for the presidents safety it's time we turn the White House into a gun free zone, amirite?

Yeah. Sure. Because everyone has an equal chance of facing assassination.

Why is it that burping in some cultures is a way of showing your appreciation for a fine meal and in others, it's just plain gross? How did these interpretations of bodily functions get started anyway? Why even worry about the reasoning behind them? They're all Nature's way of adjusting the body.

Or loud chewing noises. It is so irritating and yet you can't say anything.

When people say that all babies are cute, it is a total lie. Some people's babies are just downright homely, you just don't have the heart to tell them, amirite?
@fuzala I really do think all babies are cute they have these features that make me wanna protect them

I don't rememeber where I read this but apparently, humans have evolved to to find babies cute for that very reason. But it also causes us to love ppuppies and kittens. Lol

I don't think soldiers should blindly follow orders all the time, and when it's blatantly obvious that the order is wrong, I don't think they should be punished for thinking for themselves and not following the order.

That would be ideal. However, that many people thinking for themselves in a risky and sophisticated operation would be hazardous for everyone.

Since women have the right to choose whether they keep a child or abort it, I think men should have the right to "financially abort" a child if they so choose.

That is what I have been saying for years and getting horrified looks for. When their is true equality, both sexes have the right to choose. The men should not be left helplessly bound to thw women's decision should they state their intention of not wanting the baby in time for a safe abortion. We should all have rights; to our bodies and our finances.