Stan Hill

Mckinney, TX, United States

About Stan

I'm passionate about

Freedom, justice and the sense of entitlement in and the overall decline of American society

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Anything, I enjoy learning new things and pontificating about things I am under the impression I know about.

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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Billy, I think the gun culture in the United States goes back to our founding. This country was started with a spirit of independence, and with a lot of guns both to stifle England's attempts to maintain control and in our conquering of the land here, right or wrong. Our Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms. The more time goes on, the more corrupt our politicians have become. As a result, we have seen our freedoms taken away a little at a time, much of the time by corrupt, hypocritical politicians. For example, Teddy Kennedy was a strong gun control advocate, but had guards armed with guns for protection. A more recent example, our president. He is a strong proponent of disarming US citizens. As a state politician, he voted to ban hand guns. As president, he wants to ban "assault rifles". On the other hand, he just signed a bill that increased his gun-armed Secret Service protection from the 10 years it used to be to gun-armed Secret Service protection for LIFE. On a separate note, I am very interested in employment opportunities in China. Would you mind if I message you via the system to do so here and get some tips on how to best present myself to prospective employers there based on your culture, traditions and customs?
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Most if not all of those shooters were whackos or psychiatric patients who gave warning signs that could have and should have been acted on prior to these crimes taking place. If anything, you are pointing out the incompetence of government. So now since government is so incompetent, I am to pay the price and have my Constitutional rights abridged? That makes no sense whatsoever.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Lamar, thanks for your reply regarding automobiles. As we are limited where we can reply, I am doing so here. The comparison I made was on two specific aspects of guns and automobiles: DEATHS. That comparison is absolutely true and correct. Of course there are differences in other areas. That does not make the specific comparison I made false.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Excellent, Michael. One should really never be afraid of guns. One should be concerned with thugs who will use whatever is at their disposal to take what is not theirs. Now one way a person can protect themselves against such thuggery is with guns. I have spent over a decade in Texas, and have gone to initial and renewal concealed handgun license training. In each class, the majority of people were women or older people. A gun is a tool, an inanimate object. How they are used is the issue. With over 300,000,000 guns in the United States, a tiny fraction are ever used in crimes. In my opinion, it makes no sense to ban anything because less than 1% of owners use it in the wrong way. Criminals should be targeted, not law-abiding citizens.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
@Pabitra Mukhopadhyay, who said: How can be a gun and a car be compared like the way you did? These things are made for very different purposes. I feel tired listening to NRA logics. If a country and its people feel unsafe despite having police, law and order and best security systems in place and need guns to feel safe - well I'd say it's very irrational. And btw, I know about the 2nd amendment. ====== The comparison I made was simple: deaths caused by automobiles versus deaths caused by cars. I can assure you, the people killed by automobiles and guns don't care why either was manufactured, they are just as dead. If you are tired of the NRA, then don't listen to them! Now, you assert that a mere police presence should make people feel safe. Complete nonsense. Look at crime rates. There is reason one should be concerned with their safety. In my opinion, one who simply acknowledges there is law enforcement, then decides they feel just awesome regardless of the crime around them, THAT is the person that is irrational. I do not make a choice to own guns because they make me "feel" anything. I choose to own guns because it is a tool that perhaps I may need some day.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Louise, I am a little confused now. First you said you would like to ban guns, as if no one had one then no one would need one. Then you say that a ban or melting all guns wouldn't work, as criminals would find a way to keep guns. While I am interested in you squaring those two clearly opposing points, I do thank you for validating the slogan, "when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns". From where I am standing, your desire for a ban, along with your concession that criminals will find a way around it means you support criminals being the only ones with guns. With facts and logic, can you tell me how my conclusion is incorrect?
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
OK, then let's try the Telegraph, who says that based on the study you yourself linked to, England has a higher crime rate than the US: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/7922755/England-has-worse-crime-rate-than-the-US-says-Civitas-study.html Or is it now time to attack the Telegraph? Or your own study? Or is it now time to simply admit why you are so intent on attacking the United States? Or how about a more direct personal attack? I bring this up because it is a common theme in this thread. I honestly don't understand your concern. As I mentioned earlier, I really do not care about crime in England or other countries. Well, that is true to a point. I do like to travel, so do inform myself about places I am going. But still, I think your desire to attack the US is driving your opposition to guns. Or is it the other way around? I honestly don't know. What I do know is that in the US, we value our rights to keep and bear arms. We do have a crime problem, much like England does. Thugs will be thugs, whether in England, the United States or wherever else. Now of course, we do have a very vocal contingent of hysterical liberals in the United States who want to ban guns. And without exception, every time I have debated or attempted to debate a person like that here, they are extremely ignorant about guns. And of course, people tend to dislike or fear things they are ignorant of. That is a universal rule of human nature, not just with regards to guns. In the United States, the jurisdictions with the most oppressive gun laws have the highest crime rates. That is simple, indisputable FACT.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Now you are talking, Louise. Quite often, problems come down to a few things. How parents raise their children: CRITICAL. I'll give you an example. I was raised around guns. My father trained me on how to use guns safely, and what they are for. They are for target shooting (we weren't hunters), civil unrest and protecting our family. I would never dream of using guns for any other purpose. How parents raise kids clearly affects their morals, ethics and can be a huge factor in their success or failure as adults. In addition, there is personal responsibility. The more a person is held responsible for their actions, the more likely they will act responsible. Of course, there will always be those who are just bad seeds and/or losers. The best we can do is keep these savages off the streets away from law-abiding people.
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Stan Hill
Posted about 2 years ago
How would you feel if the government carried out a serious ban on guns?
Oh and Jimmy, since you would like to look at evidence, I will tell you a good place to start in the United States. Look at crime rates in jurisdictions that have the most oppressive gun laws. Start with Chicago and Washington DC. They have oppressive gun laws and high crime. Hopefully you can see the correlation. What works in one country does not necessarily mean it will work in another. Have a nice day.