It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103340 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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Truthdig.

Teaman

Mount Holly, NJ

#101590 Mar 2, 2013
sairla wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe I would choose to home school my child before conceding to that type of indoctrination - it is not the job of teachers to engage in political/social indoctrination of students. Re: teachers striking - they should strike for the conditions associated with their work - without importing any type of political ideology into that process. What is the future for these students with that type of leadership?
Home schooling is becoming popular, but that may cause a problem with kids interacting with others, or social skills. Your expertise, charter schools, are also in great demand. The teachers union with their political influence usually obstruct the forming of charter schools as well as any efforts to promote a school voucher system.

I know a couple of people who work hard and cut corners to be able to put their children in private schools.
The QUICK FIX IT TEAM

Los Angeles, CA

#101591 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
Im ready for another revolution.
Nothing is more important then freedom.
Are you really in the usa pansy greg I crawlfish eyed fool virgin levi the DESI dalit midget coolie with the Undersized little ladysboy d^k I play and play with him but he just hangs there. I think he's dead

---------- Help!

My dicken died, I have nothing I'am a loser, born a loser, and will die a loser. I have nothing, I wanna cry Condemn, Reprehend, admonish cute Real Indian levi, LEVI, Levi boy ti IndoMauritian pilon IMPOSTOR (ID #13 hide my ASS! United States, Australia chickyladyrentboy monkey of The ADELAIDEANs) for being deranged, obssessed and delusional and Not only dumb but a fraud, a liar, an impostor, a fraudster, a troll for hire and rent by his own admission but more importantly a farcical clown and jerk and a total I wanna cry doorknob Stupif DICKHEAD performing chimp and IDENTITY THIEF.

It's just you Loooooooooser with several comical shemale personalites.

LMAO

ROTFLMAOAY!!!

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Longwarry, Australia

#101592 Mar 2, 2013
Talking of Sanity Tests, posts:

#101582
#101583
#101584
#101585
#101586
#101588

... are irrefutable proof that passing a sanity test should be mandatory before one is allowed to post on Topix.:)

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#101593 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
Im ready for another revolution.
Nothing is more important then freedom.
I like you new avatar.

Now, that eagle is displaying too much muscle. LOL
The QUICK FIX IT TEAM

Los Angeles, CA

#101594 Mar 2, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
Talking of Sanity Tests, posts:
#101582
#101583
#101584
#101585
#101586
#101588
... are irrefutable proof that passing a sanity test should be mandatory before one is allowed to post on Topix.:)
little MalbarCACA monkey Forget your cowardly attempts at deflection and answer the questions put to you IndoMauritian ti pilon IMPOSTOR (ID #2 Bozo hide myASS! Australia the greater of many evils ADELAIDEANs)

Concentrate of answering questions asked of you, NOW.

Since: Feb 13

United States

#101595 Mar 2, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I like you new avatar.
Now, that eagle is displaying too much muscle. LOL
Thnx, I thought it was neat too.LOl
Malbar bacha bazi boys

Brisbane, Australia

#101596 Mar 2, 2013
The QUICK FIX IT TEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
little MalbarCACA monkey Forget your cowardly attempts at deflection and answer the questions put to you IndoMauritian ti pilon IMPOSTOR (ID #2 Bozo hide myASS! Australia the greater of many evils ADELAIDEANs)
Concentrate of answering questions asked of you, NOW.
ooooooooooooooh bend over beady

Since: Feb 13

United States

#101597 Mar 2, 2013
A recent survey reveals that most anti gun freaks are 'VEGETARIAN'.

'VEGETARIAN'.........native american word meaning,'lousy hunter'.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Longwarry, Australia

#101598 Mar 2, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with all points. I wish it were a hoax, but it's real. You're right, it could reach into other areas. A commercial drivers license is required by federal law to operate large trucks and buses. Although they are issued by state governments, a federal minimum requirement must be met. There are numerous other areas the federal government can reach with its grubby paws and heavy foot.
As you said, the goal posts are easily moved under the guise of public safety once that federal foot is in the door.
It doesn't say much for the people who made the military their career and remained in the service and are armed.:-)
And the 60-day deadline "to prove competence" will play straight into gun-grabbers' hands in other ways too. What if that Letter Of Demand arrives in the mailbox of an ex-military Vet while they are away on an extended vacation?

They could arrive back home to learn that they have been rubber-stamped in their over-60-day absence as possessing guns illegally ... criminalized artificially.

An attempt is being made to stampede this measure through Senate / Congress as "part of a package", and when sprung it has been played down by one of its proponents as "only a little thing to ask". Disingenuous!!

Has America's ruling elite forgotten? During the Cold War we in the West unanimously reviled the Soviet Union for incarcerating and isolating dissidents and any individuals feared by Russian leadership to hold "inconvenient" values, real or imagined?

What PRETEXT did Soviet authorities use? "INSANITY"!!

Are Americans soon to hear in English the clichéd chant: "Enemy of the People!" made infamous by Russian bureaucrats?

Whoever dreamed up this legislative atrocity has taken a leaf straight out of the Kremlin's handbook for oppressing the masses.

Don't we in the West seriously risk becoming exactly what and whom we once fought bitterly against?
The QUICK FIX IT TEAM

Los Angeles, CA

#101599 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
A recent survey reveals that most anti gun freaks are 'VEGETARIAN'.
'VEGETARIAN'.........native american word meaning,'lousy hunter'.
Not funny the first time around and even less so now Are you really in the usa pansy greg I crawlfish eyed fool virgin levi the DESI dalit midget coolie with the Undersized little ladysboy d^k I play and play with him but he just hangs there. I think he's dead

---------- Help!

My dicken died, I have nothing I'am a loser, born a loser, and will die a loser. I have nothing, I wanna cry Condemn, Reprehend, admonish cute Real Indian levi, LEVI, Levi boy ti IndoMauritian pilon IMPOSTOR (ID #13 hide my ASS! United States, Australia chickyladyrentboy monkey of The ADELAIDEANs) for being deranged, obssessed and delusional and Not only dumb but a fraud, a liar, an impostor, a fraudster, a troll for hire and rent by his own admission but more importantly a farcical clown and jerk and a total I wanna cry doorknob Stupif DICKHEAD performing chimp and IDENTITY THIEF.

It's just you Loooooooooser with several comical shemale personalites.

LMAO

ROTFLMAOAY!!!

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#101600 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a broken record.
A: Who am I being comparred with, a gun owning dick, I don't own a gun so that already puts me one up on your lack of intelligence.....
Amazeing how someone thousands of miles thinks that she know what americans think more then americans do.
A: It's called technology, and go critisise the yanks if you don't want your information and news to get out of the country.....Close the borders and become China.....
If you're so damn smart, why the hell arent you running for political office in your country? Every nation needs smart politicans, so why arent you running?
A: Polititians don't have a brain, that leaves me out.
Im sure a country of 22 million has alot less problems then a country of 315 million, yet it does have problems I am sure, and I'm sure that they would appreciate your help.
A: I am sure a country with a higher population would have their problems compounded, but they will still have the same problems, dude.
Every american whom own guns are members of the nra, includeing myself.
A: Well that just adds you to the idiot list of gun owners! However, I just might sign up, who knows?
A: I thought you said you were a card carrying member of the NRA, was that just yankee sarcasm...didn't quite make the grade did it? It is funny how all you gun owning dicks claim to back the NRA and believe in the motto and LOL......ethics(now that was sarcasm), yet when pushed non of you are members, what a bunch of hypocrites.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#101601 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
A recent survey reveals that most anti gun freaks are 'VEGETARIAN'.
'VEGETARIAN'.........native american word meaning,'lousy hunter'.
Oh I see, so people can't shit on gun owners but you can take the piss out of peace loving humane vegetarians.....What on earth did they do to upset you. hypocritical much?
Anti - Ahomona

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#101602 Mar 2, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound like a broken record.
A: Who am I being comparred with, a gun owning dick, I don't own a gun so that already puts me one up on your lack of intelligence.....
Amazeing how someone thousands of miles thinks that she know what americans think more then americans do.
A: It's called technology, and go critisise the yanks if you don't want your information and news to get out of the country.....Close the borders and become China.....
If you're so damn smart, why the hell arent you running for political office in your country? Every nation needs smart politicans, so why arent you running?
A: Polititians don't have a brain, that leaves me out.
Im sure a country of 22 million has alot less problems then a country of 315 million, yet it does have problems I am sure, and I'm sure that they would appreciate your help.
A: I am sure a country with a higher population would have their problems compounded, but they will still have the same problems, dude.
Every american whom own guns are members of the nra, includeing myself.
A: Well that just adds you to the idiot list of gun owners! However, I just might sign up, who knows?
A: I thought you said you were a card carrying member of the NRA, was that just yankee sarcasm...didn't quite make the grade did it? It is funny how all you gun owning dicks claim to back the NRA and believe in the motto and LOL......ethics(now that was sarcasm), yet when pushed non of you are members, what a bunch of hypocrites.
LOL nobody is a bigger broken record than you !
You're here every f/ucking day typing the same old shit. Now you are trying to turn it into Australia V USA as if you speak for the whole of Australia... well you dont! Nobody agrees with what you say. People in Australia hate welfare cheats like you, especially when they are fat and obnoxious.
All you do is come here looking for someone to argue with. You try and debate, but everyone you debate with makes you look foolish everytime. You just resort to name calling and repetition to get some attention in your worthless life.
Guppy

Englewood, FL

#101603 Mar 2, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I see, so people can't shit on gun owners but you can take the piss out of peace loving humane vegetarians.....What on earth did they do to upset you. hypocritical much?
omg - you finally said something intelligent. lord have mercy.
Guppy

Englewood, FL

#101604 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
Im ready for another revolution.
Nothing is more important then freedom.
Why don't you and a few others on here run out and start one tonight?

I guess you won't be back. See ya.
Guppy

Englewood, FL

#101605 Mar 2, 2013
oh, don't forget your batman cape.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#101606 Mar 2, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
omg - you finally said something intelligent. lord have mercy.
Cheers beetch, but I always post intelligent things, you don't appreciate them because they differ to your opinions, see what you are missing by your ignorance.

Since: Feb 13

United States

#101607 Mar 2, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I see, so people can't shit on gun owners but you can take the piss out of peace loving humane vegetarians.....What on earth did they do to upset you. hypocritical much?
Damn you lady, you just have no sense of humor.
A person with no sense of humor is like a wagon with no springs. It's jolted by every pebble in the road.(I think that has ahomana written all over it)
The QUICK FIX IT TEAM

Los Angeles, CA

#101608 Mar 2, 2013
crawlfish wrote:
<quoted text>Damn you lady, you just have no sense of humor.
A person with no sense of humor is like a wagon with no springs. It's jolted by every pebble in the road.(I think that has ahomana written all over it)
Are you really in the usa pansy greg I crawlfish eyed fool virgin levi the DESI dalit midget coolie with the Undersized little ladysboy d^k I play and play with him but he just hangs there. I think he's dead

---------- Help!

My dicken died, I have nothing I'am a loser, born a loser, and will die a loser. I have nothing, I wanna cry Condemn, Reprehend, admonish cute Real Indian levi, LEVI, Levi boy ti IndoMauritian pilon IMPOSTOR (ID #13 hide my ASS! United States, Australia chickyladyrentboy monkey of The ADELAIDEANs) for being deranged, obssessed and delusional and Not only dumb but a fraud, a liar, an impostor, a fraudster, a troll for hire and rent by his own admission but more importantly a farcical clown and jerk and a total I wanna cry doorknob Stupif DICKHEAD performing chimp and IDENTITY THIEF.

It's just you Loooooooooser with several comical shemale personalites.

LMAO

ROTFLMAOAY!!!
Guppy

Englewood, FL

#101609 Mar 2, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
You went on and one about minutia, but you never answered my question. Are you married?
Bogart? Grasping at straws?
A: You name a real yankee tough guy, as the only one I know is Arny and he is from somewhere else, mind the injection of new blood is a good thing.
Steve Irwin? That little stunt almost cost Bob his life. Anything for publicity/money.
A: One of the few times I agree with you, because although Steve was tough, strong and capable around wild animals that should never been a risk he was willing to take.....what was his wife thinking?
Paul Hogan? Laughable.
A: All the way to the box office, Americans have made him rich by finding his films so enjoyable. You may live in America but you know nothing about your countrymen and what hits their funny bone....they are quite simplistic....and you tried to follow Pricilla Queen of the Dessert, with to Wong foo and failed dismally, you should give us a call we know what works....yuk, yuk, fish.
I think you follow and obsess about us too much. I think you want to be us. That's impossible. You are an Aussie. Sorry, dear
I thought I had cured you of that ridiculous notion....not too bright for a yank, are you? LOL.
You seem to be running out of steam.
Arny who?
Steve's wife? She was probably beside herself, but Steve said it would it ok, and they would have a lot more money in the long run. The Aussie way.
Paul Hogan. Laughable. I haven't seen his movies. You guys are loaded with talent.
You have lost your edge. Time for another vacation? This time go out and play with the wild animals.
You still haven't answered my question. ARE YOU MARRIED? A simple yes or no will suffice. Don't worry, the law won't be banging on your door if you answer. Thank You!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Guns Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News The new Wild West: Sacramento's sheriff issues ... Fri RayOne 1
News Packing pistols: Is Texas safer with more licen... (Jul '11) Thu Public farts 6
News Suspect in Louisiana theatre rampage had histor... Jul 28 El Chapo 56
News Local Jews upset by Holocaust references in cam... (Jun '12) Jul 27 swedenforever 123
News Louisiana Moms, Aurora Theater Shooting Survivo... Jul 25 payme 2
News Why assault rifle sales are booming Jul 24 Here Is One 242
News Legal Loophole: Concealed carry law Jul 24 CGiven 2
More from around the web