If you are signing a petition to take away my rights I think I should be able to have a say on it.
ETA: If I were posting petitions to ensure women's health rights, or petitions against religion there would be backlash I am certain. I am not looking to debate the issue of the God given rights that I have. I am merely telling why this petition and others like it are treasonous against the Constitution and what this country was founded on. If you can not handle other peoples opinions then posting such things in an open forum is wrong. And as you said this is a BIRTH BOARD and this petition has nothing to do with birth or children. If you feel so strongly against my (and other law abiding citizens) owning a gun that you feel the need to petition our government about it, THEN IT IS MY DUTY TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR MY RIGHT.
Also, just because you are not interested in hearing my opinion doesn't mean others aren't, or that others do not agree, or that someone isn't on the fence and may want to hear the opinion of a law abiding citizen for the continued legalization of guns.
FYI The petition is to ban assault rifles. It isn't a ban on owning guns.
Where do you draw the line though. If you are going to ban some? You know what was one of the first thing the **** party did when a country was taken over? Make citizens register guns, then they took away some of the guns, then some more, then no citizen was armed.
(ETA:OK I didn't know that I couldn't say the N word associated with Hitler.)
Personally, I don't want to hear your opinion. Like Sam said, this is our birth board and we've known each other for 10 years. I think you should take your opinion somewhere else too.
Originally Posted by MJDttc
Oh, I am sorry. I didn't realize that pregnancy.org was THAT sort of board.
When you barge in on a birth board you have absolutely NO connection with, simply for the sake of debating this petition, it just makes you look like an ***. Take it to the debate board.
Thank you for posting this Samantha - I've signed it as well.
*Is this a closed group?*
I am sorry to try to have an adult civilized conversation with what I thought were other civilized adults. No one said they were posting it just to post it and not receive feed back. Resorting to name calling is beneath someone who claims to be 35.
Would anyone care to join me on the debate board on this topic. I want to hear your opinions, even if you don't want to hear mine.
Seriously, leave. Do you have a July 2003 child? Have you been friends with us for ten years? If you answered no, you have no place here. Take your arguments elsewhere.
Originally Posted by MJDttc
We just had one of our mamas pass away. This is not welcome, especially right now!!!
I am going to clarify a few things since this was my thread:
Where do I draw the line on weapons? Assault weapons.
Conn. has a ban on assault weapons already? Can't be. The mom had all her guns legally and the guns he used were hers, therefore she got an assault weapon legally.
Is this a BIRTH board and does this thread apply? Yes it does. We have been together for 10 years and have seen many many different topics posted. We have gone beyond birthing babies. This thread was about trying to keep our children safer. And I noticed not one of the moms that is a member on this board objected and if they did it would have been respectfully. So if the members who have been here since day one don't have an issue with the thread then I can't see how anyone else should.
Is this a *closed board*. Nope. But it isn't a debate board.
Is preg.org THAT kind of site. I am not sure what you mean by that. It is a great place. We have made lifelong friends here. We try to be very supportive which is what this site is supposed to be about.
No disrespect but we are asking that if you want to debate gun ownership please go to the debate board. Not one person mentioned banning ALL gun ownership. That was you alone so there isn't anything to debate. We just want to keep people safer and those who signed think our kids will be safer without these military/assault type of weapons in the hands of civilians. That's all.
And for my lovely mommies. If anyone was offended in any way by my posting this petition I apologize. And I also want to thank those who signed.
And we missed you Carolyn!!:cool: