It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103311 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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Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#100039 Feb 14, 2013
MabarCACA Controller wrote:
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Worked out who Ade is yet, Sounds like a scam to me.
You maybe right. Thanks for the warning.
Ahomana

Brisbane, Australia

#100040 Feb 14, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
Who knows, not me.
I never lost control.
Come face to face
With the man who sold his world.
Just laugh and shake his hand.....
Forget the hand - you can come round a shake my huge meat curtains.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100041 Feb 14, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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No secrets here. What you see is what you get.
http://www.topix.com/member/profile/theadelai...
http://www.topix.com/member/profile/sairla
In fact, I see no basis for what I gather you are insinuating.
Insinuating ? come now, where is your sence of humour. If you fail to understand why I joined the names,,then I cannot help you.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#100042 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Insinuating ? come now, where is your sence of humour. If you fail to understand why I joined the names,,then I cannot help you.
Unblock your InBox and I can give you some background on that too.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100043 Feb 14, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>Guppy I would steer away from this. He sounds too eager to get you hooked. Sounds like a scam to me.
Guppy,,,,hooked. It's nice to see a sence of humour.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#100044 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Guppy,,,,hooked. It's nice to see a sence of humour.
There's nothing humourous about getting scammed.
GoGoBar

Hua Hin, Thailand

#100045 Feb 14, 2013
100K ?
HAJAHAJMAHJAJA

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100046 Feb 14, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>There's nothing humourous about getting scammed.
Oh yes there is. The humour to be found is when scammer No1 walks into Scammer No2s trap. It's referred to as just desserts.
Funnier still is when scammer one is accompanied by his freinds.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#100047 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Do you reach all your conclusions so readily ?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no.

Still want to do business?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#100048 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Oh yes there is. The humour to be found is when scammer No1 walks into Scammer No2s trap. It's referred to as just desserts.
Funnier still is when scammer one is accompanied by his freinds.
Does scammer No1 have any friends? Ihf he does they all deserve each other.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#100049 Feb 14, 2013
Has anyone bought any cool guns lately?

Does anyone know Ziggy's phone number? I want to call him because he hasn't been around. Maybe his wife shot him and buried him in the backyard.

I care.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#100050 Feb 14, 2013
*If* Funny the only place I have sticky keys is on Topix.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#100051 Feb 14, 2013
So that guy shot his girlfriend in South Africa.

That wasn't very nice.

It's just too easy to shoot your girlfriend when she is getting on your nerves.

Guns kill.

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#100052 Feb 14, 2013
Guppy wrote:
Charlton Heston was a deranged man.
Kind of like the men on here, I am sorry to say.
Sigh.
Pains me to say it, but that's the truth.
Sigh.
Do you mean the guy who was one of the first in Hollywood to walk with MLK fighting for rights you are to ignorant to understand?

You certainly have pains, but dealing with the truth is not one of them.

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#100053 Feb 14, 2013
Guppy wrote:
Has anyone bought any cool guns lately?
Does anyone know Ziggy's phone number? I want to call him because he hasn't been around. Maybe his wife shot him and buried him in the backyard.
I care.
Not lately.

My wife is a pacifist like you. She gave up her gun when she married me.

Sorry I have been remiss. Busy busy busy.

If congress really wanted to help, they would designate a 30 hour day.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100055 Feb 14, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Still want to do business?
Sorry but the delay was so long I invested a little effort in an alternative venture,,pulled a number of benifactors in.

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#100056 Feb 14, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Too late! the Kooks already have them and they ARE law abiding citizens....
US citizens have purchased over 65 millions firearms since Obama became President.

According to you, we should be having blood in the streets.

Yet the murder rate in the US continues to fall, and since 2007, has fallen below the rate of murder we had in the 1960's, prior to the Gun Ban known as the Gun Control Act of 1968.

This was when anyone could buy a gun anywhere and carry it to almost anywhere they wanted to.

You could even buy guns thru the mail.

The murder rate when anyone could buy a gun was less than 5 per 100k.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_Uni...

Now that almost every state allows people to carry a gun almost anywhere (except the gun free zones you insane people created where all the kids keep getting killed) we have finally gotten back to the point where few people are being murdered.

So, wise one, please explain how guns are the problem if we have added 65 million guns to the "right hands" and the murder rate just keeps dropping.

Or scurry away like you always do when confronted with facts.

“Now thats a tin hat!”

Since: Oct 07

Blue Ridge Mountains

#100058 Feb 14, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Sorry but the delay was so long I invested a little effort in an alternative venture,,pulled a number of benifactors in.
Hey Spider, I found out why the UK has an artificially low murder rate.

They don't count murders until all the appeals are exhausted.
http://extranosalley.com/...

The newspapers there say they had almost 5000 "violent fatalities of interest to police".
Which gives a rate of less than 5 per 100k.

And we have 300 million more guns.

This guy has a pretty good site. A lot of well referenced posts on the insanity of the gun control nuts.

If we counted murders like that in the US, we would have one of the lowest murder rates in the world.

Here is another tidbit.

Black people make up about 13% of the US population.

They make up over half of the murder victims.

93% of the black murder victims were killed by another black person.

If we removed 13% of the population, our murder rate would immediately drop to European rates.

As a white guy, I recognize my biggest danger is getting into a car, and living with insane fools who love to give away rights they do not understand or fear.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100059 Feb 14, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>Does scammer No1 have any friends? Ihf he does they all deserve each other.
No friends, just accomplices ,,although they deserve each other and what's coming.

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#100061 Feb 14, 2013
Guppy wrote:
Has anyone bought any cool guns lately?
Does anyone know Ziggy's phone number? I want to call him because he hasn't been around. Maybe his wife shot him and buried him in the backyard.
I care.
No,,but I recently completed the restoration of my matched pair.

Why on earth would Ziggy's wife do such a thing ???? Did you shoot your partner and put them in the backyard ?

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