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    bb
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    I’m all for the banning of pit bulls. How many times do you have to see a story in the news about a child being attacked before you realize they’re dangerous? I think the most ignorant defense is the “it depends on how they’re raised” logic. We’re talking about an animal that was bred to kill. A couple of treats and love from the owners will never replace that instinct that has been bred into them. There are plenty of other dogs to choose from. Why do you need a pit bull? To compensate for something?

    #202544

    Daz
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    Breed specific legislation is ridiculous.

    #202545

    Daz
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    bb wrote I’m all for the banning of pit bulls. How many times do you have to see a story in the news about a child being attacked before you realize they’re dangerous? I think the most ignorant defense is the “it depends on how they’re raised” logic. We’re talking about an animal that was bred to kill. A couple of treats and love from the owners will never replace that instinct that has been bred into them. There are plenty of other dogs to choose from. Why do you need a pit bull? To compensate for something?

    I’ll have to look it up, but I’m pretty damn sure more people are fatally wounded by German Shepards than by the American Pit Bull Terrier annually. Should we ban those too?

    #202546

    lifeontwowheels
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    Maybe we should target irresponsible owners, irresponsible breeders and the like. You know, that whole personal responsibility thing…

    #202547

    lifeontwowheels
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    dirtgirl wrote

    Mercurius wrote There have been 921 bills introduced by this General Assembly. 850 of which will never see the light of day, this is one of them.

    +1 Seriously, Tyrone Yates introduced about ten bills last week, and the General Assembly is about to leave for the summer. They will probably come back for a short lame duck session after the elections, then the GA is dissolved and all the bills go away and require re-introduction. I don’t see this bill as a priority in a Republican-led legislature in a short session post-November. In other words, don’t panic people. There was also a bill introduced to banish the income tax and another that would legalize medical marijuana. Much as it may disappoint everyone, I’m pretty sure those will not go anywhere either :)

    I was up front the day the potheads came for that hearing…

    #202548

    somertimeoh
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    bb wrote I’m all for the banning of pit bulls. How many times do you have to see a story in the news about a child being attacked before you realize they’re dangerous? I think the most ignorant defense is the “it depends on how they’re raised” logic. We’re talking about an animal that was bred to kill. A couple of treats and love from the owners will never replace that instinct that has been bred into them. There are plenty of other dogs to choose from. Why do you need a pit bull? To compensate for something?

    I’m all for banning ignorant people, can we start there? The rest will work itself out.

    #202549

    lifeontwowheels
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    Well instead of legislating so many safety initiatives, we should just let Darwin sort things out.

    #202550

    michaelcoyote
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    lifeontwowheels wrote

    I was up front the day the potheads came for that hearing…

    I’m happy to hear you stand up for what you believe in… :-)

    #202551

    somertimeoh
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    lifeontwowheels wrote Well instead of legislating so many safety initiatives, we should just let Darwin sort things out.

    :D

    #202552

    lifeontwowheels
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    michaelcoyote wrote

    lifeontwowheels wrote

    I was up front the day the potheads came for that hearing…

    I’m happy to hear you stand up for what you believe in… :-)

    Let me clarify. I was waiting for tours at the entrance when two of the “lobbyist” in favor of the decriminalization came in. Needless to say that fit the stereotype.

    #202554

    gramarye
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    lifeontwowheels wrote Well instead of legislating so many safety initiatives, we should just let Darwin sort things out.

    Only problem is that some people remove themselves from the gene pool in ways that might drag others with them. The laws against drunk driving might be thought of as paternalistic if you think of them about protecting you from the consequences of your own idiotic decision–but it’s also about protecting others from you.

    Ditto the laws regulating fireworks or high explosives or what have you.

    #202555

    lifeontwowheels
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    DUI is horrible example to compare to what I threw out.

    Helmet, Seatbelt and Smoking laws are the 3 big ones I would lump into “safety legislation”. Even firecrackers to an extent.

    #202556

    Bear
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    Daz wrote

    bb wrote I’m all for the banning of pit bulls. How many times do you have to see a story in the news about a child being attacked before you realize they’re dangerous?

    I’ll have to look it up, but I’m pretty damn sure more people are fatally wounded by German Shepards than by the American Pit Bull Terrier annually. Should we ban those too?

    Oh, c’mon… how many times do you have to see a story in the news about a child being attacked before you realize that the news is driven by sensationalist stories like PIT BULL ATTACKS CHILD!! rather than by more mundane but far more important stories like government passes obscure economic bill that no one understands, but will likely significantly shorten thousands if not millions of lives but there are no sharks or pit bulls or cute little blonde girls so it goes on page 36b under the discount furniture ads….

    I mean, seriously. Fatalities from dog attacks are just friggin’ rare. The CDC site I found earlier says about a dozen a year; dogsbite.org claims 35 last year. Either way, that puts dog attacks in the same category as stuff that people just don’t die of these days, like syphilis (47 in 2005), whooping cough (31), shigellosis and amebiasis (10), and malaria (6). This is not a problem.

    By contrast, in the same year (2005), diabetes killed 75,119 people. If people put a fraction of the effort that they put into getting rid of pit bulls into educating kids about the effects of high-glucose diets and high-fructose corn syrup, I have to think we could have saved at least 35 of those lives.

    #202557
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    deer kill WAY more people each year than pit bulls.

    so do hippos.

    just sayin.

    #202558

    BetsyB
    Member

    Just a thought: I usually see Pit bulls in areas of town that a little lower on the economic scale, so you have to wonder if these people who can’t even afford to buy insurance for their house or even their car are really carrying expensive Pit Bull insurance….

    BTW: I have seen a few pit bulls wondering loose here and there on the westside because the owners aren’t keeping them properly fenced in…if it is the difference between a dog breed not being allowed in Ohio and saving one child from being maimed…I would be for the bill to pass.

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