It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103299 comments on the Truthdig story from Apr 20, 2007, titled It's the Guns, Stupid. In it, Truthdig reports that:

“And that's the end of the issue”

Why do we have the same futile argument every time there is a mass killing? Advocates of gun control try to open a discussion about whether more reasonable weapons statutes might reduce the number of violent ... via Truthdig

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“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#52997 Mar 29, 2011
Highlander wrote:
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Dear Lord! You're kidding about the kids being sprayed by their mothers, right?!?!
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What the HELL were they thinking?
I wish I was kidding. Those poor kids. Their skin was bright red and they were screaming their little heads off.
I swear, some folks who come out here vacationing, get up and the first thing they do is lay their brains on the night stand and then venture out in the great outdoors.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#52998 Mar 29, 2011
Where Is My America wrote:
<quoted text>Yyou only need one.
Only fools use pepper spray not backed up with a gun.
Then brand me a fool if it will make you feel better.

“Tu ne cede malis”

Since: Dec 06

Lots of different places

#52999 Mar 29, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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I wish I was kidding. Those poor kids. Their skin was bright red and they were screaming their little heads off.
I swear, some folks who come out here vacationing, get up and the first thing they do is lay their brains on the night stand and then venture out in the great outdoors.
Were you ever able to discover their reasoning for such a heinous act?
Achron

United States

#53000 Mar 29, 2011
Empathica wrote:
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Howdy Doc,
Yeap...I got your sarcasm.
Just between you and I...did ya run off and google the definition of axiom?
No matter, it's all cool with me brother.
I'm glad we can agree on the ridiculous nature of prosecuting non-violent drug offenders but must say, I'm perplexed at your continued implication that political compromise equates to some exuberant cascade of new law. Could it? Sure....But I "could" yank purple monkeys out my butt... although, I have no real intention of doing either anytime soon.
I have proposed a few ideas on this thread that would require legislation, that's true. Having said that and concurrent with it, I also proposed the repeal of "bullshit" laws that truly are burdensome to well intentioned citizens.
I'm a realist Doc and HAD to learn early in life the art of compromise...Nothing ever gets solved without it.
You should try it....
Now before you get all red faced, wide-eyed and begin calling me anti-German and Communist....I have another concept for you to ponder.....
Decaf
Lol, for lack of direction, I'll give you an 8. Google? Is that really part of leverage in your response? ROFLMAO, thanks, been busy today so I needed it.

"I'm perplexed at your continued implication that political compromise equates to some exuberant cascade of new law. "
a real simple and old one. Good ol mary j falls under legal issue as it has been classified as commerce.

The honest point of it is this: Do you honestly not think that mis-use and stringing together of certain laws has come out un-just? Only lawful through the right of 'justification'? Every once in a while someone pushes to far, gets it passed. Some are quickly overturned (what was it, a sexual offense to releive your self on the side of the road?) others, if enough mis-infomation is spread will hold. No matter how obtuse. Others nearly require out right war, reference: alcohol.

"I have proposed a few ideas on this thread that would require legislation, that's true. Having said that and concurrent with it, I also proposed the repeal of "bullshit" laws that truly are burdensome to well intentioned citizens."

Ah, now I get the almost cute comments. I have seen no such, fill me in then the above will be relevent.

Hell, I posted at least 3 times requesting some proposition:
Definition, mechanic, projected effect, targeted group should pretty much sum up the request. But no one offered anything of value beyond the obviously clowned stabs at well, hell, nothing....

And the reminder, the public have voted. There are laws in place. Any whining here and pointing, high 5'ing dosent count for the energy it took to strike those little square things your fingers are resting on. You have my attention, in a non-condesending kinda way. I'm Really Interested...So what's your plan?

\pulls up chair
\initiate beer aquisition protocole
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#53001 Mar 29, 2011
Wolverine wrote:
I am not compromising with any anti-gunassholes EVER again. The only thing that is lost by doing it is MY RIGHTS, bit by bit. FK YOU & YOUR COMPROMISE. We have over 22,000 gun laws in this country & they have not stopped 1 single crime. If you don't want me to have them, come take them from me, youasshole.
And to top this off - I am not registering a fkn thing I own. And I will disobey any anti-gun law that is written from this point forward. FK YOU "we just need one more anti-gun law" folks & the horses you rode in on. NO MORE COMPROMISES WITH ANTIGUNASSHOLES!!!!
Achron

United States

#53002 Mar 29, 2011
Empathica wrote:
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I'm a realist Doc and HAD to learn early in life the art of compromise...Nothing ever gets solved without it.
You should try it....
Now before you get all red faced, wide-eyed and begin calling me anti-German and Communist....I have another concept for you to ponder.....
Decaf
:) That would be like me makeing the accute mistake of guessing you drink coffee...

And no, decaf is for those with regulation (internal) issues... ;)

Comprimise. I hear that alot. Kinda like 'fear of change' you see so many people tauting (that actually its being used in advertising now..LOL). It's a funny statement. When engaging these kinds of things you surely know by now that the premise that all comprimises are good or all change is good is a bad thing to base anything on.

'of course not (insert self rep here) not saying it's all good'

and

"I'm a realist Doc and HAD to learn early in life the art of compromise...Nothing ever gets solved without it."

Go hand in hand. The first is backing off the premise that the second is inforcing. You know the implication that new comprimise overrides correction. So yes, I am aware of comprimse. And of it's overtly offensive/defensive uses....

So, again....Whats your plan?
Achron

United States

#53003 Mar 29, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>
I wish I was kidding. Those poor kids. Their skin was bright red and they were screaming their little heads off.
I swear, some folks who come out here vacationing, get up and the first thing they do is lay their brains on the night stand and then venture out in the great outdoors.
It's idiots like this that drive some of the bs legislation....laws ment to protect the stupid from themselves really take a toll on the rest of us....
Olds Cool

Mount Lawley, Australia

#53004 Mar 29, 2011
Wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>And to top this off - I am not registering a fkn thing I own. And I will disobey any anti-gun law that is written from this point forward. FK YOU "we just need one more anti-gun law" folks & the horses you rode in on. NO MORE COMPROMISES WITH ANTIGUNASSHOLES!!!!
When the authorities ban guns the Banks will supply them with details of who has made firearm purchases for the last ten years via HS.
They will probably send Magneto (Max Eisenhardt) to talk you down, or just use a tranquilliser dart.
Now have a cup of nice tea and a cinnamin bun whilest waiting for the inevitable.

Since: Jun 09

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#53005 Mar 29, 2011
Wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>And to top this off - I am not registering a fkn thing I own. And I will disobey any anti-gun law that is written from this point forward. FK YOU "we just need one more anti-gun law" folks & the horses you rode in on. NO MORE COMPROMISES WITH ANTIGUNASSHOLES!!!!
Damn. To think you were always "the rational one"....

Since: Jan 08

Eugene, OR

#53006 Mar 29, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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It is a violation of not only federal law, but moral and ethical laws to misuse a firearm too.
Your federal law violation argument becomes moot real fast when those sprays are used in a self defense posture to save your life or the lives of others.
BTW, you may have been "doused" with bear spray and still "functioned", but I'll wager it was consequential second hand unintentional dousing and not a direct and intentional hit on you.
If you fancy yourself tough enough and think you can still "function" and complete a physical attack on me after I intentionally spray you with it ... I'll take that wager and give you a week to draw a crowd and get yourself all psyched up for it.
You wanted proof I provided it. I did not say anything about becoming moot when your a$$ is on the line.

Yep the bear spray was a bit of stupidity on my partners and my part. Just had to give it a try, decided to test it with a 3 second burst and realized after to late wind pushed it back onto us head to toe covered.

I have been hit with many types of pepper spray for training purposes, so not acting tough or thinking I am tough. Matter of fact I refuse to be sprayed anymore.

I dont trust pepper spray at all. Used it to many times with no effect or little effect. And sorry I dont/didnt use the cheap civilian crap.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#53007 Mar 29, 2011
Highlander wrote:
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Were you ever able to discover their reasoning for such a heinous act?
Yes, she (the mother) thought it was like "bug spray" and sprayed her kids with it to protect them from the grizzly bears.
True story.

I saw a gal spray her boyfriend square in the face while they were sitting in the cab of a pickup too. He was transported to the hospital in convulsions and she was given treatment at the scene.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#53008 Mar 29, 2011
Achron wrote:
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It's idiots like this that drive some of the bs legislation....laws ment to protect the stupid from themselves really take a toll on the rest of us....
And that's the truth.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

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#53009 Mar 29, 2011
talon7351 wrote:
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You wanted proof I provided it. I did not say anything about becoming moot when your a$$ is on the line.
Yep the bear spray was a bit of stupidity on my partners and my part. Just had to give it a try, decided to test it with a 3 second burst and realized after to late wind pushed it back onto us head to toe covered.
I have been hit with many types of pepper spray for training purposes, so not acting tough or thinking I am tough. Matter of fact I refuse to be sprayed anymore.
I dont trust pepper spray at all. Used it to many times with no effect or little effect. And sorry I dont/didnt use the cheap civilian crap.
If you say so.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#53010 Mar 29, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
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Then brand me a fool if it will make you feel better.
Better to be alive and wrong then dead right.

Since: Jan 11

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#53011 Mar 29, 2011
Empathica wrote:
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Ah, but at times a butterfly is only a butterfly
A pebble just a pebble....young gwasshoppa.
Jeeez, what are you....a walking Pocket Protector?
Of course it rolled off the tongue wrong, it was meant to stick to the roof of your mouth like peanut butter.
"I gotcha ya....Gwasshoppa"........ ?
See, I had the whole "Kung Fu, Shaolin priest" THING going there and you went and OVER ANALYZED it and spoiled the whole theme.
Thank you, Peter Poindexter, now I'll have to think of another one.
Now then,
"Bunnies little helper"?....I like that! it's cute and an attempt at humor...there might be hope for you yet.
But, do I detect a hint of Jealousy?
Wait a minute.....
Mr. WTFBBQ, are you trying to flex nuts with me? Let the left one drop first...All in good time, my petulant, puerile..... "Padawan".
Until next time... My young apprentice,
.......May the Force be with you.
""I gotcha ya....Gwasshoppa"........ ?"

That is all on one line, it is still incorrect as it would be "I gotcha.., ya Gwasshoppa." The substantiative noun comes after the attributive adjective. Your original post separated the "ya" and the "Gwasshoppa" on separate lines.

Sorry I spoiled your "theme" I didn't realize we were engaging in a discussion based on jargon and irrelevant commentary.

It's all fun and games till someone drops a nut then it's time to run.

Star Wars is not my thing.

Since: Jan 11

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#53012 Mar 29, 2011
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Um, m'am, I think his *point* was that he's in love with highlander. He proved that, himself.
Wow, I do believe we have found your problem. You try to think but nothing happens.
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#53013 Mar 30, 2011
Olds Cool wrote:
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When the authorities ban guns the Banks will supply them with details of who has made firearm purchases for the last ten years via HS.
They will probably send Magneto (Max Eisenhardt) to talk you down, or just use a tranquilliser dart.
Now have a cup of nice tea and a cinnamin bun whilest waiting for the inevitable.
GFY - you aussieprick. Our guns are none of your fkn business. Now get back to kissing the queen's arse.
Wolverine

Cumberland, MD

#53014 Mar 30, 2011
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Damn. To think you were always "the rational one"....
FU 2, you imbecile. Where my rights are concerned I DO NOT have to be rational. Being rational with you anti-gunassholes means giving up more of our rights. CONTROL THE CRIMINALS, you arrogantasshole.

“Tu ne cede malis”

Since: Dec 06

Lots of different places

#53015 Mar 30, 2011
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, she (the mother) thought it was like "bug spray" and sprayed her kids with it to protect them from the grizzly bears.
True story.
I saw a gal spray her boyfriend square in the face while they were sitting in the cab of a pickup too. He was transported to the hospital in convulsions and she was given treatment at the scene.
And those people are allowed out and about unattended?!?!
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There's something dreadfully wrong with that picture!
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Olds Cool

Mount Lawley, Australia

#53016 Mar 30, 2011
Wolverine wrote:
<quoted text>GFY - you aussieprick. Our guns are none of your fkn business. Now get back to kissing the queen's arse.
Ooh, kakjew. Your guns are going the same way as Australia's.
These things never go away, they just wait for the oportune political moment. I have seen it happen. It will creep up, just like your socialist policies.
It is unstoppable progress/

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