The cycle of fear that drives assault weapon sales | David Altheide

There are 20 comments on the The Guardian story from Mar 2, 2013, titled The cycle of fear that drives assault weapon sales | David Altheide. In it, The Guardian reports that:

The cause of gun control in the US is lost unless we address the underlying anxiety that makes people feel safer armed An AR-15 style rifle sits on the counter at Freddie Bear Sports in Tinley Park, Illinois.

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#1 Mar 2, 2013
It will be dogs & cats living together. This is Brazilia the city not 'Brazilia', the movie.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Mar 2, 2013
'Homeland' released over 2,000 immigrants... MORE...Since all Obama has been arresting are criminals.......wow. Glad I have a CAC.
Bob Lewis

AOL

#3 Mar 2, 2013
The more the President ratchets up the Hate between Americans the more fearful Americans will become. Did you hear him today? Terrifying! Disagreeing is fine.
HATING those who disagree may indicate a demonic possession.
DanielGagnon

Mound, MN

#4 Mar 2, 2013
The cycle of fear begins and ends with the Media, President Obama, and Congressional Democrats.
They took a killer's narrative at Sandy Hook and turned it into an assault on the People.

Here we had a man who stole his mother's lawfully attained weapons, murdered her in cold blood(which, to the Left, she apparently deserved or her death doesn't fit the narrative), murdered innocent school children/teachers, and then killed himself.

The Left takes the killings and ignores that he was not a law-abiding citizen. He wanted to murder people, so background checks and gun bans would have had no effect on his actions.
The quantities in his magazines would not have mattered, because he would have set himself up with the needed amount of loaded guns to do what he came to do.

They also ignore the story of a child losing his father to divorce the last 3-4 years of his life.
Give society a child without a father and the odds increase that the child will turn to crime.

We are dealing with societal ills here.
Guns are a product of the ills, not the cause.

Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Mar 2, 2013
RayOne wrote:
It will be dogs & cats living together. This is Brazilia the city not 'Brazilia', the movie.
I don't know about Brazilia, but 30 years of Reaganomics
and its voodoo smoke and mirrors is turning America into a banana republic.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#6 Mar 2, 2013
The article understates the gun-a-toting amerikkkkan gun culture with the word - FEAR.

No .... it is PARANOIA.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#7 Mar 2, 2013
DanielGagnon wrote:
The Left takes the killings and ignores that he was not a law-abiding citizen.
Yes, it is tragic "not a law-abiding citizen" uses guns to kill law abiding citizens, n'est-ce-pas?

Mrs. Lanza knew her son had problems but still owned guns which in the end "a not law abiding citizen" (according to you) killed all those law abiding folks including children.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Mar 2, 2013
Gary wrote:
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I don't know about Brazilia, but 30 years of Reaganomics
and its voodoo smoke and mirrors is turning America into a banana republic.
Under Reaganomics, we had 24 years of positive growth........under Obama's trickle up poverty, America has gone to hell.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#9 Mar 2, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Yes, it is tragic "not a law-abiding citizen" uses guns to kill law abiding citizens, n'est-ce-pas?
Mrs. Lanza knew her son had problems but still owned guns which in the end "a not law abiding citizen" (according to you) killed all those law abiding folks including children.
Wheelchair-Bound Girl, 8, Remains Trapped Inside Apartment 4 Months After Sandy Hit...
It's sure good Obama cut the red tape..........to get another Tee Time.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#10 Mar 2, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
The article understates the gun-a-toting amerikkkkan gun culture with the word - FEAR.
No .... it is PARANOIA.
Just as the MSM understated Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the hell those that lost everything with Sanday have gone through. Remember the great photo op, I WILL CUT THE RED TAPE.........pure bullchit.

........and it's finally catching up to you loons and odoodle the poodle.

REPORT: Rachel Maddow uses fake TWITTER accounts to boost mentions of show...THE SANE OBAMA HAS DONE WITH FAKE TWITTER ACCOUNTS..........

Piers Morgan hits new low in key demo...

Matt Lauer's tomorrows numbered at 'TODAY'?*

THERE IS TROUBLE IN PARADISE AT THE PRESIDENTS PROPAGANDA MINESTRY..........
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#11 Mar 2, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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raygun expanded the government workforce, ballooooooooned the deficit, is the founding father of amnesty for illegals and invoked the words 'I don't remember' 125 times.

Your old lies need a new coat of paint.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#12 Mar 2, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>raygun expanded the government workforce, ballooooooooned the deficit, is the founding father of amnesty for illegals and invoked the words 'I don't remember' 125 times.

Your old lies need a new coat of paint.
Obama has expanded the government workforce exponentially, and continues to do so.
Obama has ballooned the deficit in a way that makes Reagan look like a Jew, and is on pace to balloon the deficit more than all the other presidents put together.
Obama has out amnestied Reagan by leaps and bounds.
Yes Reagan said, "I don't remember" 125 times. HE HAD ALZHEIMER'S ! And he was still a much better President than Obama.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Obama has expanded the government workforce exponentially, and continues to do so.
Obama has ballooned the deficit in a way that makes Reagan look like a Jew, and is on pace to balloon the deficit more than all the other presidents put together.
Obama has out amnestied Reagan by leaps and bounds.
Yes Reagan said, "I don't remember" 125 times. HE HAD ALZHEIMER'S ! And he was still a much better President than Obama.
Wrong on all counts. You must be a fux viewer.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#14 Mar 2, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong on all counts. You must be a fux viewer.
Not at all. I rarely watch FOX NEWS. Just to save you the time and effort, I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh either.

It's customary, when claiming someone is wrong on all counts, to supply proof, facts, sources, or links to prove that assertion.
CTM

Sandy Hook, CT

#15 Mar 2, 2013
I think Obama is just doing what the last 6 Presidencies have done. Just borrow more to cover up what the last guy stole. They never go after those that really caused the mess, they would just borrow their way out of it and now, we just can't borrow any more money. The World Court wants to try "W" for war crimes, and where has even that gone? As for this thread, the "fear"? I think the greatest fear is if you don't buy one now, you won't be able to later!!
Come visit

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Not at all. I rarely watch FOX NEWS. Just to save you the time and effort, I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh either.
It's customary, when claiming someone is wrong on all counts, to supply proof, facts, sources, or links to prove that assertion.
You tube
Abc news night line
Fort Hancock Texas, broken border goes violent.

Wanna see what I see?
Till you have a dog in the fight, bring more ammo!
Ricky Bobby

Grapevine, TX

#17 Mar 2, 2013
It's the fear of zombies, like in the Omega Man movie, that fuels the sales. Except the zombies are o-bots marching lock step to Dear Leader's command.
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#18 Mar 2, 2013
Come visit wrote:
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Till you have a dog in the fight, bring more ammo!
Do dogs carry weapons now in our gun-a-toting paranoid country? LOLL
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#19 Mar 2, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>THERE IS TROUBLE IN PARADISE AT THE PRESIDENTS PROPAGANDA MINESTRY..........
You guys said this propagnda before the last presidential electon.

How did that work for you as the republicant loser candidate mommmmentummed his way according to fux and yet this president won a second term.

Successful much?
Minnie Pearl

Elgin, IL

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Unless the Government puts gun control on the ballot it will never be instituted. You need a Constitutional amendment to let the Government control the guns. That will never pass for decades. You have to start with the children like they did cigarettes. Then ask for the amendment, but it will take years, and years.

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