It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103292 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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“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#101706 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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No, people like you should have their hands and feet amputated. The ones who are capable of murder. Part of the Apgar.
I don't believe YOUR statistics.
They're not his. They are from the FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in...

Try again.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#101707 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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And just where are this childs parents...?...WTF are they doing...?
I didn't get to hear all of it. I will try to find it and post a link.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#101708 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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When it comes to school problems. You never win. The school does.
You must be a young parent.
BS! My son won. You must not be a parent willing to stand up and defend your own children.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#101709 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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And just where are this childs parents...?...WTF are they doing...?
Found a link: http://www.therightscoop.com/second-grader-su...
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#101710 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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Geography? What do you mean?
You throw around the word 'lady.' This isn't the 50's. Women can and do act like men. Get used to it because it's just going to get worse/better.
"Geography? What do you mean?"

Go try some of your "constructive thinking" skills…maybe you’ll get it.

"Women can and do act like men."

Never said they couldn't...and doing so wouldn't make a lady any less of a lady...other things tend to do that.
Marauder

Anchorage, AK

#101711 Mar 3, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
I couldn't watch the video...but did read this in the comments;

"The best line was at the end from the boy himself. "I didn't get to finish my breakfast, so pretty much I'm still hungry."

This is nothing more than BULLYING on the part of the teachers and schools under their "zero tolerance" BS! That needs to be challenged in every way possible to include getting in the face of the teachers involved in front of the class it happened in to show the class how ignorant a "zero tolerance" rule is.

I still have one more child in middle school so I have a few years to go and I'm sure it's going to happen.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#101712 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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I couldn't watch the video...but did read this in the comments;
"The best line was at the end from the boy himself. "I didn't get to finish my breakfast, so pretty much I'm still hungry."
This is nothing more than BULLYING on the part of the teachers and schools under their "zero tolerance" BS! That needs to be challenged in every way possible to include getting in the face of the teachers involved in front of the class it happened in to show the class how ignorant a "zero tolerance" rule is.
I still have one more child in middle school so I have a few years to go and I'm sure it's going to happen.
Sad top say it, but you are probably right.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#101713 Mar 3, 2013
"to"
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101715 Mar 3, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Too bad FBI statistics don't back your OPINION. More people HAVE been buying guns, but violent crime, including muder, has been on a steady DECLINE for last 20 years. Try again, o' clueless little fish.
Also too, which lends people such as yourself to think crime has been on the upswing, has been the increase in use of the internet over the last 20-25 years. You now have access to news stories from all over the world instantly at your fingertips. And nothing makes the news as faster than BAD news (war, murder, corruption, etc.). Well, except for who Kim Kardashian is screwing this week./sarcasm alert (kinda)
Oh? You keep up with Kim Kardashian? Wonder why.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101716 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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BS! My son won. You must not be a parent willing to stand up and defend your own children.
You THINK your son won.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Launceston, Australia

#101717 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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I like to be anonymous. Keeps me out of trouble.???
That seems to be a theory that needs more work.:)

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Launceston, Australia

#101718 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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Has anyone told you, you are a gentleman?.........Wonder why?
Often. It's a failing I struggle with constantly.:)
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101719 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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"Hope you had a good laugh."
We do...you're the thread clown...always good for a laugh.
Clown? I've been called worse.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101720 Mar 3, 2013
OK - So, the pope left. Why did he leave before the new pope was announced?

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Launceston, Australia

#101721 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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Saw the recipe. Omg. Sounds great.
Not as innocent as it looks. The recipe calls for dessicated coconut. Instead mine is desecrated.:)
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101722 Mar 3, 2013
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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Often. It's a failing I struggle with constantly.:)
That's very funny. Did you know they were only kidding?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101723 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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BS! My son won. You must not be a parent willing to stand up and defend your own children.
As far as the pop tart is concerned. Everything in schools is different now. You have to go with the flow, or you will have a coronary.

It's too bad for the little boy. I guess they made an example of him.

Pop-tart? Great breakfast.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#101724 Mar 3, 2013
Marauder wrote:
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BS! My son won. You must not be a parent willing to stand up and defend your own children.
Oh yeah? Been there done that.

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Launceston, Australia

#101725 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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That's very funny. Did you know they were only kidding?
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/australia/TI...

:)

Since: Dec 10

Geraldton, Australia

#101726 Mar 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, etc. Are You Married? Why Are You Afraid To Answer The Question? You've been married more than once.
I see your 'Diggers' shot two innocent boys. How do your "diggers' compare to the Navy Seals? First, they should change their name ASAP. Digger the Dog. Remember him?
Stop hiding and answer the question about being married. Are you a lesbian? That could be it! That's no reason to be embarrassed. Do you have a special someone (girl)? Aww. Cute. You two get along?
Yep!

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