Did your views on guns change?

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Re: Did your views on guns change?

Post by alisonedgee » 27 May 2018, 15:36

my views on gun control will never change, it’s so silly that literally anyone in america can just walk in any buy a deadly weapon.

this idea will never not be stupid.

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Post by strawberrysab » 29 May 2018, 15:42

I was against guns before reading this book and my position only got reinforced.
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Post by Chanti Stargirl » 30 May 2018, 04:34

Views on guns and gun laws are very personal and subjective. Often a person's opinion on these weapons were shaped by their experiences with guns. I think it would be very difficult for a work of fiction to change someone's mind in this instance. As it stands, my views remain unchanged.

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Post by Jgideon » 31 May 2018, 05:02

The book did not change my view about guns. I still believe that guns are useful if they are used for the right purpose e.g. to curb crime. However, if they are mishandled they can be the worst nightmare for humanity.

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Post by CheyenneR » 18 Jun 2018, 23:03

My view on guns really stayed the same. I feel like the book just helped reaffirmed my personal beliefs toward the matter.

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Post by chupke07 » 20 Jun 2018, 12:31

My views did not change, as I already agree that stricter gun control is a good thing, but if someone did not already agree with the author they may be completely turned off to the idea of stricter gun control by the lecture like feeling of some of the presentation of information in the book. A more story like telling may affect someone closer, but this story is packed with unnecessary politically charged rants by characters whose opinions are no more informed than the average American.

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Post by smc19 » 20 Jun 2018, 17:07

My views on firearms did not change. This fictional tale could not inform anyone except the totally uninformed. To blame any object for the failure of a human being is without logic or substance. If one were to follow that line to a logical conclusion, there would be a campaign to ban all motorized vehicles, which, by the way, is the leading cause of death in members of our great society between the ages of 16 and 24. The tale in this book does raise the inevitable pursuit by a dedicated small percentage of the population to pervert with unintended consequences many good inventions. Haven't see one in marketing lately? Read the warning label on a microwave: Do not attempt to dry your cat. Restrictive firearm laws impact only the law-abiding citizens. To believe otherwise renders one as part of the problem.

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Post by pricklypurple » 24 Jun 2018, 08:28

I think the author and I share a lot of the same views on gun safety. So, reading this book just reaffirmed those views for me rather than changed them.

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Post by OwenSheehan013 » 21 Jul 2018, 11:30

No. It did not. Guns as always have been used to protect or harm others. It will never change. Guns do not kill people. People that hold the firearm that have the intent to use it for their own use is their problem. People hold the gun and choose to pull the trigger. It could be good or for a bad reason. This is just a dated opinion.

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Post by KatSims92 » 23 Jul 2018, 11:39

I agree with what everyone else has said on here. I'll always be a supporter of gun safety because it's just common sense. We need fundamental gun laws that protect us and follow suit with other developed countries.

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Post by Jessica Reehl » 26 Jul 2018, 12:21

The author did a great job of researching and presenting the issues around the gun debate. While I am pretty well versed on these already, this book didn't change my ideas about guns. I still feel like we should be regulating them much more stringently and eliminating high capacity rifles. The book did present the truth that guns in the hands of anyone in a fit of passion is a truly terrifying thing.

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 01 Aug 2018, 17:38

My views haven't changed. I think stricter gun policies are in order and this book goes more or less between those lines.
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Post by ems2 » 19 Sep 2018, 17:00

I have always hated guns, but I wouldn't trample a person's right to own one.

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Post by DC Brown » 19 Oct 2018, 22:05

My views on gun control were not changed. It was interesting how the author presented his case. I did really like the twists at the end...and since I don't want to post a spoiler...I'll leave it at that!

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