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Youth Baseball Team Raffling AR-15 Rifle

GEORGE_W_TUSH Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:02 AM
DEAR GOP: Jobs prevent need for welfare, Contraception prevents abortion, and more guns causes more guns violence.. Sincerely 2+2=4 Those against gun control b/c it treads on "personal liberty" are the 1st to advocate regulation of gay marriages and womens bodies..
tibby2 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 3:34 PM
Less guns also causes more violence.
M444ss Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 7:53 PM
Except that's not true. It's a fact, demosntrated over and over, that more guns result in less violent crime.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 4:42 PM
There I was, Tush, thinking you were making sense and then you come up with that stupid nonsense about guns, which is manifestly false as well as having been proven false.
I do not advocate government involvement in marriage at all, much less regulating it.
As far as women's bodies are concerned, they can use their bodies as they choose as long as they do not harm other people's bodies.
Alex_P Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:30 PM
GEORGE_W_TUSH Wrote: [ a bunch of non-sequiturs ]

The only true thing in this post was a handle: TUSH - Yiddish for [censored] (the one in the back, not the one with ears ;-)
Given the post's contents, very appropriate.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:05 PM
Wrong on more guns causing more violence. That has been thoroughly debunked in the United States. We have more guns and gun owners now than at any time in history, and our violent crime rates are going down and have been since about 1991. We now have more states than ever before with liberalized carry permit laws and the majority of those states have lower violent crime rates than states without carry permit laws. The semiautomatic firearms ban enacted in 1994 did nothing to diminish violent crime rates, according the the governments own studies. It ended in 2004 and crime rates have continued to decline as they did during and even before the law took effect in 94. You are flat out wrong, son.
bigdog_137 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:05 AM
All of the anecdotal and even empirical evidence indicates that crime decreases as the people are better armed. Dismissed.

A youth baseball league in central Illinois is in desperate need of cash – so they’ve decided to auction off an AR-15 assault rifle.

Last year the Atwood-Hammond baseball league tried to raffle off half a hog. But they only raised $10 – and barely had enough to pay the local butcher.

So this year a local gun shop provided the league with a Rock River Arms Tactical Operator Two – and the response has been massive.

“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” said Charidy Bucher, co-owner of the Atwood Armory shop. “The response has been tremendous.”

Bucher told...