It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103296 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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Just a Proud American

Lexington, VA

#109682 Jun 27, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
We hear of these "Americqan rights" Inaliable etc...
Can anyone tell of these Inaliable rights that are exclusive to America that are excluded from the Advanced Nations? Just something we are missing out on.
Apart from the right to shoot each other mostly in the head 5 - 10 times more than other advanced nations.
There must be something extraordinary.
Perhaps the right to protest?
What would you know about "Advanced Nations", have you ever lived in an Advanced Nation? Now, get on your little scooter and zip away. Many members of the military use to call the kids in Vietnam, "Zips" because they would steal anything that people would put on a table or anywhere else and jump on their scooters and zip away.
Spider

Ramsey, UK

#109683 Jun 27, 2013
Charles Bronson wrote:
<quoted text> What the term means is we refuse to let punks like you take our rights. Any nation that let's a fool take their rights is not very advanced, just stupid sheep. We are extraordinary. We are the most powerful superpower the world has ever known. That blows your crap out of the water.
How do you feel regarding spying on the general populace ?

1984.
Lance ArmstrongLove Baby

Thailand

#109684 Jun 27, 2013
Just a Proud American wrote:
<quoted text>
What would you know about "Advanced Nations", have you ever lived in an Advanced Nation? Now, get on your little scooter and zip away. Many members of the military use to call the kids in Vietnam, "Zips" because they would steal anything that people would put on a table or anywhere else and jump on their scooters and zip away.
And have these Zipperheads that have settled in America scooted off with some rights that other advanced nations dont have?
Oy vay.
GoGoBar

Thailand

#109685 Jun 27, 2013
Foo wrote:
<quoted text>Congratulations buddy !...your the first person Ive ever seen use Charles Bronson's name on Topix.....well done , you are now a legend...(but only on topix).....(lol)
I taught Chuck how to ride a Honda 500 outback.
He was a bit of a pretender and not very strong.
GoGoBar

Thailand

#109686 Jun 27, 2013
OOOH! That's one! If you are a criminal and dont want to talk to the Authorities then the authorities must call 5 lawyers and appoint one to lie for you.
GoGoBar

Thailand

#109687 Jun 27, 2013
Well, it is sunset over the bay and that means coctails and dinner on the beach.
Krup Kun Karp.
Charles bronson

Saltillo, MS

#109688 Jun 27, 2013
Foo wrote:
<quoted text>Congratulations buddy !...your the first person Ive ever seen use Charles Bronson's name on Topix.....well done , you are now a legend...(but only on topix).....(lol)
What was your name again? Poo?
Charles bronson

Saltillo, MS

#109689 Jun 27, 2013
Spider wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you feel regarding spying on the general populace ?
1984.
Who's doing the spying? Would that include watching a pretty woman in a bikini at the beach?
Charles bronson

Saltillo, MS

#109690 Jun 27, 2013
Lance ArmstrongLove Baby wrote:
<quoted text>
And have these Zipperheads that have settled in America scooted off with some rights that other advanced nations dont have?
Oy vay.
Oh other nations have the same rights just they allow some control freak to infringe on those rights.
tooright

Australia

#109692 Jun 27, 2013
I was just watching the tv program where yankees go and pawn their guns called pawn combat;; amazing how sick this american animals are; they treat guns as if they are toys, and the idio ts then go wondering why their decadent society is rotten to the core and falling to pieces in a self destructive spiral.
bl oody sick animals.
royalfaggots

San Jose, CA

#109693 Jun 27, 2013
tooright wrote:
I was just watching the tv program where yankees go and pawn their guns called pawn combat;; amazing how sick this american animals are; they treat guns as if they are toys, and the idio ts then go wondering why their decadent society is rotten to the core and falling to pieces in a self destructive spiral.
bl oody sick animals.
Why do people want to enforce gun control when guns are one reason we keep our freedom british confiscate your guns stiff shit british ass licker

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109694 Jun 27, 2013
Just a Proud American wrote:
<quoted text>
What would you know about "Advanced Nations", have you ever lived in an Advanced Nation? Now, get on your little scooter and zip away. Many members of the military use to call the kids in Vietnam, "Zips" because they would steal anything that people would put on a table or anywhere else and jump on their scooters and zip away.
You live in America what could YOU possibly know about advanced anything, you thrive on deceit secrecy, spying freedom denying....Australia is the only developed nation who believes in true freedom and democracy...the government lies they pay, they spy they pay, they depose a elected PM they pay, America is all about the lie of democracy and advancement their idea of advancement is using technology to impose on it's people and deny them freedom....You brainwash and bully your people into being a submissive society by letting them have guns to play with and then say you will take them away if they don't behave...a bit defeatist, but that is the American bullshit machine for ya! Hows Syria going there buddy...yanks interfering yet oh yes they started before they said they had...nothing new just more of the same lies packaged the same and effected the same...

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109695 Jun 27, 2013
Spider wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you feel regarding spying on the general populace ?
1984.
Another name change there Pacha, you are still a dumb prick.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109696 Jun 27, 2013
royalfaggots wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do people want to enforce gun control when guns are one reason we keep our freedom british confiscate your guns stiff shit british ass licker
Feck off, you paid troll.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109697 Jun 27, 2013
Just a Proud American wrote:
<quoted text>
What would you know about "Advanced Nations", have you ever lived in an Advanced Nation? Now, get on your little scooter and zip away. Many members of the military use to call the kids in Vietnam, "Zips" because they would steal anything that people would put on a table or anywhere else and jump on their scooters and zip away.
Oh a proud American,what's that? send me a picture, cause you sound more like a brainwashed military gun toting loon.
GoGoBar

Thailand

#109698 Jun 27, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh a proud American,what's that? send me a picture, cause you sound more like a brainwashed military gun toting loon.
No picture but this is the song for Chris Kyle, Vietnam Vet Winners and the Marlborough Man

When I walk down the streets
See the people who stop and stare and say
Haven't I seen that face somewhere a long time ago
When I walk down the streets
See the stranger who says 'why, hi'
With a 'how you goin', buddy'
When you walked on by I thought I'd say hallo

They say: haven't I seen your face before
Weren't you the boy that used to live next door
Weren't you on television every night
Haven't I seen you round

Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, that's all I'll be
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
And yesterday's hero is all that I'm gonna be if I don't get together
Make a new start and be somebody better
All that I'll be if I don't get together now

When you walk down the streets
If you know me, then pass me by
If you wonder what I'm doing
Don't ask me why I don't read the news
When you walk down the streets
If you're sorry then don't feel bad
If you followed my story
Then just be glad you ain't in my shoes

Because haven't you seen my face before
Yes, I was the boy who used to live next door
Yes, I was on television every night
Haven't you seen me round

Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, that's all I'll be
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
And yesterday's hero is all that I'm gonna be if I don't get together
Make a new start and be somebody better
All that I'll be if I don't get together now

Yesterday's hero, yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, yesterday's hero
Dons story

Stavropol, Russia

#109699 Jun 27, 2013
Oh god what a loser pedophile GoGoBar is.
He just posted the lyrics from a 1970s pop sing to try and impress Ahomona... is there any end to this sleaze bags lameness ?

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109700 Jun 28, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
No picture but this is the song for Chris Kyle, Vietnam Vet Winners and the Marlborough Man
When I walk down the streets
See the people who stop and stare and say
Haven't I seen that face somewhere a long time ago
When I walk down the streets
See the stranger who says 'why, hi'
With a 'how you goin', buddy'
When you walked on by I thought I'd say hallo
They say: haven't I seen your face before
Weren't you the boy that used to live next door
Weren't you on television every night
Haven't I seen you round
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, that's all I'll be
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
And yesterday's hero is all that I'm gonna be if I don't get together
Make a new start and be somebody better
All that I'll be if I don't get together now
When you walk down the streets
If you know me, then pass me by
If you wonder what I'm doing
Don't ask me why I don't read the news
When you walk down the streets
If you're sorry then don't feel bad
If you followed my story
Then just be glad you ain't in my shoes
Because haven't you seen my face before
Yes, I was the boy who used to live next door
Yes, I was on television every night
Haven't you seen me round
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, that's all I'll be
Take a look at me, I'm yesterday's hero
And yesterday's hero is all that I'm gonna be if I don't get together
Make a new start and be somebody better
All that I'll be if I don't get together now
Yesterday's hero, yesterday's hero
Yesterday's hero, yesterday's hero
That song says it all so well, and an Aussie sang it. it's perfect.:)

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#109701 Jun 28, 2013
Dons story wrote:
Oh god what a loser pedophile GoGoBar is.
He just posted the lyrics from a 1970s pop sing to try and impress Ahomona... is there any end to this sleaze bags lameness ?
No you are the loser doc, can't you even remember your own namesssssssss?
GoGoBar

Thailand

#109702 Jun 28, 2013
This ithe new heroes they wanna give more gu ns to

And this is for the questions that don't have any answers
The midnight glancers and the topless dancers
The candid freaks, cars packed with speakers
The G's with the forties and the chicks with beepers
The Northern Lights and the Southern Comfort
And it don't even matter if the veins are punctured
All the crackheads, the critics, the cynics
And all my heros in the Methodone Clinic
All you bastards at the IRS
For the crooked cops and the cluttered desks
For the shots of jack and the caps of meth
Half pints of love and the fifths of stress
For the hookers all tricking out in Hollywood
And for my hoods of the world misunderstood
I said it's all good and it's all in fun
Now get in the pit and try to love someone

Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
(Love Someone)
Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
(Kill Someone)
Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
(Love Someone)
Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
(Come On)

For the time bombs ticking and the heads that hang
All the gangs getting money and the heads that bang bang
Wild mustangs the porno flicks
All my homies in the county in cell block six
The grits when there ain't enough eggs to cook
And for DB Cooper and money he took
You can look for answers but that ain't fun
Now get in the pit and try to love someone

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