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Time to Reform Calguns Members Group Page in Facebook

(these are my opinions of Calguns Members group in Facebook)

This page is about reforming the Calguns Members Facebook page. Having Calguns enforce their own posted rules is not a whole lot to ask!

Calguns Members page has gotten out of control. It has disruptive members that regulary post picture of “Dildos” and other sex toys. Depictions of a woman wearing a strapon mounting a man on his back with his legs spread. Many other things are occurring that are against the page posted rules. But the activity continues. Even when you consider that the page is for their banned members to have a voice this is no where near acceptable activity. There rules clearly state they do not allow sexist posts, but that does not seem to be the real case. Cartoon depictions of implied forced anal sex appear to be allowable.

Do not bother to ask about complying either with Assault Weapon registration or trying to bring a rifle into compliance with California Law. Either way you will be ridiculed, harassed, bullied and have doubt about your sex, gender or sexual practices be flung at you by 80% of those that comment. You will usually get at least a few members that will try to help you, but those helpful comments will be buried by the rest of the commenters. Not exactly a non-hostile place to ask questions about the new California laws. I thought Calguns was meant to be a place to discuss firearms, not sexual habits!

There is also a small number of members that have decided that it is alright to post fake news on the page. Then to ridicule and belittle those members that post comments. It is their view that everyone should research every single post before commenting. In other words they are baiting and bullying members on the page! Again these activities are not being moderated and the offenders are not being called out for these activities. Posts should not be allowed to be of “fake news” unless it is clear they are sarcasm. Fake news posts that are designed to bait reaction for later bullying should result in the poster being banned.

Calguns members page stated objective is to discuss California laws related to restricting firearms ownership in this State. Somehow I doubt that the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night “Meme wars” are promoting this objective. In fact these Meme wars have little or nothing to do with firearms, another violation of the posted rules.

Another grievance of their rules is the “Proxy ads”. Where members post advertising pages of Ammo, firearms and accessories from a business and then ask “hey what do you think” These are thinly veiled posting of ads that benefit businesses under the guise of “advice”. Again these are rarely removed or the poster punished as posted in the rules. It probably violates Facebooks rules also!

YET, They will ban you for calling someone stupid. I was banned for posting a comment “Cain’t cure Stupid”. This was in reference to a member that stated he would shoot down any “drone” (model aircraft) that came within shotgun range. The original post was about someone that did that and was facing numerous charges. He had shot down a “drone” with a pellet rifle over public land. After trying to explain to this member that he was advocating destroying another persons property being flown legally, he still asserted that he intended to shoot them down. Then I posted “cain’t cure stupid” and was banned. Obviously Calguns condones members using firearms to destroy a persons property without any justification!

I have sent two messages to the Calguns Administrator. They have not bothered to reply to either one. Each asked for the reason I was banned. The truth seems to be that Calguns wants your support, but they do not care to support you. I believe they will continue to allow harassment of some members and that they will continue to allow the homophobic posts, Sexist posts, demeaning posts until they feel the heat. So I will start here and slowly keep adding  to this.

As you can see They have no real control over what is being posted in their page. Proxy ads like the one below show up all the time.

And there are a lot of inappropriate postings. Sexist. Homophobic or just in poor taste! BUT don’t call an Admins friend stupid, that will get you removed!

Which of these do you think violate their stated rules?

 

Pro “Gun” versus Anti “Gun” facts! did you know?

The Anti-Gun Crowd likes to state that there should be no more deaths due to “Guns”. They do not like the facts that many more people would be saved if they were to take up Vehicle safety! They like to believe that every death in the U.S. is caused by a “Gun”. They attribute 30,000+ deaths a year to firearm homicide when in fact 19,000+ are suicide. Do not get me wrong 11,000+ deaths by homicide are horrible! But lets use correct facts when we want to fight to relieve all Americans of their rights under the constitution.

Below is a comment that I posted after a commenter stated there were “Bullet Ridden Bodies”:

It seems you see to many movies. Most bodies are not “bullet ridden”. Have you personally ever seen a bullet ridden body yourself, or are you sensationalizing the deaths just as our media does. This loss of life, as is any loss of life, is tragic. Almost similar numbers of deaths caused by car accidents. Are you also going to take a stand on these deaths? These bodies crushed beyond recognition? No wait that is not how most people die in an accident either, that was “sensationalizing”. Lets compare real world facts about the deaths in our country!

Wikipedia;
On average in 2012, 92 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day in 30,800 fatal crashes.

More than 2.5 million deaths occur in the US every year.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention numbers:
2011: 2,513,171
2010: 2,468,435
These numbers do not include unborn babies who miscarry or are aborted.

Of the 2,400,000-plus Americans who die each year, over 45,000 are killed in transport accidents. The number of homicides, poisonings, and drunk driving fatalities are roughly the same, at around 17,000 each. Perhaps more surprisingly, a stunning 178,000 Americans die from medical or hospital error every year.

me:
Seems like there are a numbers of “other” causes of deaths in the U.S. that need your attention. It is terrible that medical errors kill more than five times as many people as guns. In fact medical errors kill more people than “guns”, vehicles and suicide combined!
In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control,

Accidental discharge 851
Suicide 19,766
Homicide 11,101
Undetermined Intent 222

Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011.

Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns. (justifiable homicides?)

Guns were involved, but were not the primary cause of death:
-in 2 fatal accidents.
-in 6 homicides.

Previous years:
2010 31,328 people
2009 31,177 people
2007 31,224 people
2004 29,569 people
All suicides
•Number of deaths: 39,518
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.7
•Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides
•Number of deaths: 19,990
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.4

Suffocation suicides
•Number of deaths: 9,913
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.2

Poisoning suicides
•Number of deaths: 6,564
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.1

CDC Homicides 2011:
All homicides
•Number of deaths: 16,238
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.2

Firearm homicides
•Number of deaths: 11,068
•Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6

me:
So 45%, or there about, of suicides are not firearm related. So if you eliminate firearms in one magic swoop, you will eliminate 50% of suicides? Sorry that is not how it works. They will use some other method since they cannot get access to a firearm! Suicide is more of a problem than homicide. That is a sad reflection on the mental health issues in our country.
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So in summation. About 2.5 million people die in the U.S. every year. Almost 40,000 suicides per year, almost half of those are with a firearm. 45,000 per year (120+ per day) are vehicle accidents. And 178,000 are by medical errors(480+ per day). So in all the 11,000+ Homicides were firearms out of the 16,000+ total homicides, about 2/3rds (43+ per day, 30+ per day by firearms). So gun related homicides make up 25% of the total deaths per day if you exclude the medical errors. If you include the medical errors they only make up 5% of the deaths per day!

We should be looking into curing all causes of death, not just the “GUNS”. The money that is blown every year trying just to outlaw “guns” would make big inroads into providing mental health care to prevent suicides and the “mass” killings. Suicide kills more people per day than homicides, this is a pretty poor statement of the mental health care in the U.S.! The Media should be focusing on all causes of death here not just a specific issue that they want to do away with.

The justification “If we could just save one life” (the Anti-gun war cry) is hollow. We can save many more than just one life, But it does not have to be by eliminating a Right that is guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States!

Richard

Why The Gun is Civilization; The Rising Right@ yahoo

The Rising Right@yahoo posted this!
(plagiarized from another’s work!)

Credited To:
“The Gun Is Civilization” by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)

Why the Gun is Civilization.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that’s it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gangbanger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we’d be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger’s potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat–it has no validity when most of a mugger’s potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that’s the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then there’s the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don’t constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that’s as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weightlifter. It simply wouldn’t work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn’t both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don’t do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I’m looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don’t carry it because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn’t limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation … and that’s why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

(added back from the original work)
So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.

Unfortunately he is right. There have always been those that feel a need to live as parasites in society. They know only one way to live. And unless you can show that you have the ability to refuse them they will prey upon those in that society!

Richard