A new kind of gun-toting American

A new kind of gun-toting American

There are 28 comments on the Crosscut.com story from May 30, 2012, titled A new kind of gun-toting American. In it, Crosscut.com reports that:

Lattes and our passive nature can't save us from gun violence. Particularly, the kind wrought on the nation by disturbing shifts in gun ownership trends.

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Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#1 May 30, 2012
Despite the articles statement that there is no simple solution to gun violence, I contend that there is.
Arm everyone. No exceptions. Adults must be armed.
Now, imagine you are a criminal, and you know for a fact that every adult you approach has a firearm. How do you feel about approaching and accosting them? Think you're going home tonight? Think you might have a date with the Coroner?
Exactly!
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#2 May 30, 2012
It seems so unreal to me for anyone to even think that taking away firearms from American citizens will cure any kind of violence. Yes, I own them and, yes, I will use them if someone bashes in through my door at night,....or day. What will you do.....with no gun? Call 911? Too late. "IF", and I say "if" our guns are outlawed, then only the Al Capones, John Dillingers and the drive-by shooters of today will have guns. In other words,....the bad guys, then what chance do you have? Your guns are gone // your rights are gone.(By the way, I hope mine stay where they are until they rust away!!!!)
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#3 May 30, 2012
The Rogue wrote:
It seems so unreal to me for anyone to even think that taking away firearms from American citizens will cure any kind of violence. Yes, I own them and, yes, I will use them if someone bashes in through my door at night,....or day. What will you do.....with no gun? Call 911? Too late. "IF", and I say "if" our guns are outlawed, then only the Al Capones, John Dillingers and the drive-by shooters of today will have guns. In other words,....the bad guys, then what chance do you have? Your guns are gone // your rights are gone.(By the way, I hope mine stay where they are until they rust away!!!!)
Well stated!
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#4 May 30, 2012
Please, all Americans, do the world a favour and just blast away indiscriminately at each other with your stupid guns until there are none of you left...
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#5 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
Please, all Americans, do the world a favour and just blast away indiscriminately at each other with your stupid guns until there are none of you left...
Cletis, your village called, they want their idiot back.
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#6 May 31, 2012
They desperately need your vote.
Get Out

Jacksonville, NC

#7 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
Please, all Americans, do the world a favour and just blast away indiscriminately at each other with your stupid guns until there are none of you left...
Actually unarmed Syrians need you to be their human shield so the Syrian Government won’t kill them.
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#8 May 31, 2012
Wade wrote:
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Cletis, your village called, they want their idiot back.
Oh, hahahaha! Did you think that up all by your widdle self? That's just brilliant! You should be on the stage as a comedian; I mean WHAT a snappy comeback! Pure, pure genius...!
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#9 May 31, 2012
Get Out wrote:
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Actually unarmed Syrians need you to be their human shield so the Syrian Government won’t kill them.
Off to Syria with your big gun and little weeny to defend them yourself, are you..? No? What's up, John Wayne; chicken..?
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#10 May 31, 2012
Hey Cletis, check out the gun law passed in Morton Grove IL (1981) and how it affected crime rates. Now, check out the gun law passed in Kennesaw GA (1982) and how it affected crime rates.
Get back to us on what you find.
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#11 May 31, 2012
Wade wrote:
Hey Cletis, check out the gun law passed in Morton Grove IL (1981) and how it affected crime rates. Now, check out the gun law passed in Kennesaw GA (1982) and how it affected crime rates.
Get back to us on what you find.
Hey, Wade, I don't really care about what law does or doesn't work; I want you all to keep shooting each other and rid the world of more gun-toting socio-paths. I'm not interested in silly debates about trying to ban guns in a society like yours that is absolutely drowning in millions and millions of firearms - you are all already beyond help. No, I want you to continue fighting for your rights and blasting away at each other; it will rid the world of thousands more of the mentally unstable and give you something to fight about at home rather than going out into the world and massacring anyone who doesn't want to be coca-colonised...
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#12 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, Wade, I don't really care about what law does or doesn't work; I want you all to keep shooting each other and rid the world of more gun-toting socio-paths. I'm not interested in silly debates about trying to ban guns in a society like yours that is absolutely drowning in millions and millions of firearms - you are all already beyond help. No, I want you to continue fighting for your rights and blasting away at each other; it will rid the world of thousands more of the mentally unstable and give you something to fight about at home rather than going out into the world and massacring anyone who doesn't want to be coca-colonised...
Lmao, that's too bad Cletis. If you were interested in those laws, you would have figured out along the way that it's not gun owners or concealed carry permit holders that are shooting each other. It's criminals killing criminals, innocent bystanders and unarmed pacifists.
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#13 May 31, 2012
Wade wrote:
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Lmao, that's too bad Cletis. If you were interested in those laws, you would have figured out along the way that it's not gun owners or concealed carry permit holders that are shooting each other. It's criminals killing criminals, innocent bystanders and unarmed pacifists.
Hey, Wade; laws against guns isn't what is needed - you need MORE guns; go on, by them up from everyone in the world, and hand them out to every single citizen. Every man, woman, and child. Go on - hand them out. Then stand back and watch an amplified version of what you already have; simple disputes or confrontations turning into deadly encounters because one or more of the people involved has a gun...

But, as I have already said; I don't really care, you are beyond help now and can only do the rest of the world a favour by killing yourselves off.

“Facts exist, even when ignored”

Since: Feb 07

Somewhere in Indiana

#14 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
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Hey, Wade; laws against guns isn't what is needed - you need MORE guns; go on, by them up from everyone in the world, and hand them out to every single citizen. Every man, woman, and child. Go on - hand them out. Then stand back and watch an amplified version of what you already have; simple disputes or confrontations turning into deadly encounters because one or more of the people involved has a gun...
But, as I have already said; I don't really care, you are beyond help now and can only do the rest of the world a favour by killing yourselves off.
*yawn*

More textual diarrhea..
Your mommy called, she said to get off the computer and do your homework..
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#15 May 31, 2012
Roadie wrote:
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*yawn*
More textual diarrhea..
Your mommy called, she said to get off the computer and do your homework..
Nice one, "Roadie" :-)

Not that I mind that you bible-thumping, redneck orang utans are killing yourselves off in droves because of your ridiculous obsession with violence and some completely psychotic idea of "Freedom". On the contrary; I want you all to continue stockpiling and using those weapons on each other to the culmination of some bullet-riddled Armageddon where none of you are left...
Wade

Tishomingo, MS

#16 May 31, 2012
Well Roadie, I'm going to do my part to make Cletis happy. I'm guessing you are as well. The question is, do we laugh or say I told ya so at his eulogy after he figures out we were right?

“Facts exist, even when ignored”

Since: Feb 07

Somewhere in Indiana

#17 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
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Nice one, "Roadie" :-)
Not that I mind that you bible-thumping, redneck orang utans are killing yourselves off in droves because of your ridiculous obsession with violence and some completely psychotic idea of "Freedom". On the contrary; I want you all to continue stockpiling and using those weapons on each other to the culmination of some bullet-riddled Armageddon where none of you are left...
Blather.Rinse.Repeat
Cletis

Symonston, Australia

#18 May 31, 2012
Roadie wrote:
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Blather.Rinse.Repeat
Oh, "Roadie" you cute little stud-muffin; surely you can articulate yourself a little better than that..? Or has all that ma$turbating to "Guns Monthly" fried your brain..?
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#19 May 31, 2012
Cletis wrote:
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Oh, hahahaha! You should be on the stage as a comedian;
..........you should be on stage. There's one leave'n town in five minutes,...be on it!

"OR"

There's a train leave'n town in five minutes.....be under it!

(Make it easy on yourself, someone else has tormented your brain.)
Louiston

Omaha, NE

#20 Jun 1, 2012
Cletis wrote:
Please, all Americans, do the world a favour and just blast away indiscriminately at each other with your stupid guns until there are none of you left...
Why don't you volunteer as a target? It would be the fist time you had a purpose.

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