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  1. United States Gun Control Megathread

    And that's precisely the issue from my experience. They're either against guns on an emotional level (they're scary!) or they've not bothered to really educate themself on the matter, both of which could fall under the "not really making sense" part. Other agendas is what you'd expect here, some people just don't like people owning guns for political reasons or whatever. Granted these mass shootings are no bueno, but from the debates I've found myself in, people calling for gun control seem to be hyperfocused on those instead of where the vast majority of gun violence comes from. They do a good job of sidestepping that fact even when I try to bring up that point. You can't just use gun violence numbers against me in a debate and then ignore the cases actually causing those numbers!
  2. United States Gun Control Megathread

    Something that's always fascinated me is how so many people treat gun violence like it's a completely separate thing from violent crimes. Lowering gun crime is great and all, but doesn't mean jack diddly squat if the overall violent crime rate stays the same or increases. I'm not sure that it'll matter much at the end of the day whether someone died by getting shot 10 times in the chest or by getting their skull caved in with a hammer. Instead of focusing on violent crime that's committed with one of the many possible weapons out there, I feel as though it's be more productive to tackle violent crime as a whole. Of course the issue is as stated earlier that it's not about making people safer, it's about making themselves feel safer (or just getting rid of guns).
  3. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Dunno, I'd guess Thursday
  4. WoT v WT effort-thread

    Patch notes for 1.77 High tier vehicles being added, a lot of vehicle stats tweaks, and some new visual stuff
  5. United States Gun Control Megathread

    This right here to me translates to "You have freedom of speech until you start talking about a subject we don't want to talk about". I find laws on holocaust denial stupid. Why make it illegal for someone to make a fool of themselves saying something stupid? I would imagine that the social backlash a person would face would be a more proper punishment. Banning people from talking about topics also only will serve to encourage people to talk about it, just maybe not in the public sphere. Religious hate seems very overreaching as well. I think we can all agree that certain parts of some religions are fully worthy of our hatred, yet where is the line drawn there? I don't like the idea of needing to worry about whether or not some religion or its practice is deemed bad enough that it is now OK to hate. It's not illegal over there to hate violent jihadists sects of Islam like ISIS, is it? Hate speech laws to me just feel ripe for abuse.
  6. America's view on Monarchies.

    I'm no expert here, but what T___A said is more or less the answer I'd give. I'd add that it also seems like it's generally considered archaic and usually tyrannical to varying degrees. Probably is that when people here think of monarchy, they think of how it was during the American Revolution more than how it generally is now in Europe. However, the monarchy in the UK as it is today is seen favorably and is considered more of a cultural thing by most Americans from what I can tell.
  7. WoT v WT effort-thread

    only 90s kids will remember when WT was supposed to stick to WW2 a lot more than WoT https://warthunder.com/en/news/5355/current/
  8. United States Gun Control Megathread

    It's not just the news either, I think everyone is going psycho
  9. United States Gun Control Megathread

    Does this belong in the gun control thread or the humor thread?
  10. United States Gun Control Megathread

    I've not read the article and I've seen a lot of sources reporting it, but that's not the message I got by reading their source
  11. WoT v WT effort-thread

    I'm pretty sad that I'm not getting my computer back together until the middle of next week, not sure I'll get the chance to unlock that decal.
  12. What really gets me about this is this is the sort of stuff we do to pretty much any country we feel like, friend or foe. Didn't the US get caught meddling with some French election recently-ish? Election games for me but not for thee
  13. WoT v WT effort-thread

    https://warthunder.com/en/news/5329-development-magach-3-chariot-of-war-en Looks like this patch will be to flesh out and expand end tier stuff more
  14. Terror Attacks and Active Shooter Events Thread

    Some kid in Cook County arrested for taking a snapchat of a gun and somehow mentioning their school's name. No outlet is reporting on what was actually said in the snapchat, the vaguery leads me to believe they likely would not have arrested him if yesterday didn't happen.
  15. Terror Attacks and Active Shooter Events Thread

    I'm pretty sure it's some variation of Nicolas Cruz, but as said above, will be sticking with the 72hr rule. I recall someone early on listening to a police scanner and saying the suspect's name was that and that he had red hair before we saw any pics of him and when everyone else was still posting black haired guy.