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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Donald Trump

Podgorica, Montenegro

#110126 Aug 17, 2013
Gun Rights now!!
FormerParatroope r

United States

#110127 Aug 17, 2013
Guest wrote:
Cars are equipped with anti-theft ignitions, why shouldn't guns have some kind of computer chip in them that disables the gun without a "key." Maybe cops can wear a ring that matches the gun so they can't be used against them during a struggle.
What you are suggesting is the use of a RFID device?

That works well in movies, but in the situation you outline, the owner will still be shot. The doing would still be in proximity. Other issues are RF interference, battery life( what if it fails when you need it ) and a host of other occurrences in that are covered in RF theory.

There is a market, the technology has a long way to go to be reliable.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#110128 Aug 17, 2013
FormerParatrooper wrote:
<quoted text>
Where exactly am I misguided? Let's get the substance here.
Huh? Where, exactly, are you NOT misguided? All your misguided posts are based entirely on misguided right-wing ideology instead of verifiable, real world facts!!
spocko

Oakland, CA

#110129 Aug 17, 2013
Donald Trump wrote:
Gun Rights now!!
Huh? And what's the 2nd - chicken feed?
FormerParatroope r

Spartanburg, SC

#110130 Aug 17, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? Where, exactly, are you NOT misguided? All your misguided posts are based entirely on misguided right-wing ideology instead of verifiable, real world facts!!
You have stated this already. Take any point I have made, and show where it is misguided. Prove me wrong, with your real world verifiable facts.
Auntie Dote

UK

#110131 Aug 18, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? Where, exactly, are you NOT misguided? All your misguided posts are based entirely on misguided right-wing ideology instead of verifiable, real world facts!!
So, how does that ObamaCock taste, sweetie?

:-))
Auntie Dote

UK

#110132 Aug 18, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? And what's the 2nd - chicken feed?
Does that ObamaCock taste like 'chicken feed?'

:-))
spocko

Oakland, CA

#110134 Aug 18, 2013
Auntie Dote wrote:
<quoted text>
So, how does that ObamaCock taste, sweetie?
:-))
LOL .. Tastes like chicken :-)
Just wondering

Oakland, CA

#110135 Aug 18, 2013
FormerParatrooper wrote:
<quoted text>
You have stated this already. Take any point I have made, and show where it is misguided. Prove me wrong, with your real world verifiable facts.
I have absolutely no intention of getting into a pissing match with any of you semi-retarded right-wingnuz. Your propaganda machinery has fabricated a whole alternative knowledge system or alternate reality with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics. Outside the system, President Obama - whatever his policy errors - is a figure of imposing intellect and dignity. Within the system, he’s a pitiful nothing, unable to speak without a teleprompter, an affirmative-action phony and doomed to inevitable defeat. You are fooling no one, just look how the misguided GOP leadership is falling apart amidst their dim-witted lies and spectacular incompetence!!
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#110136 Aug 18, 2013
Just wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
I have absolutely no intention of getting into a pissing match with any of you semi-retarded right-wingnuz. Your propaganda machinery has fabricated a whole alternative knowledge system or alternate reality with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics. Outside the system, President Obama - whatever his policy errors - is a figure of imposing intellect and dignity. Within the system, he’s a pitiful nothing, unable to speak without a teleprompter, an affirmative-action phony and doomed to inevitable defeat. You are fooling no one, just look how the misguided GOP leadership is falling apart amidst their dim-witted lies and spectacular incompetence!!
Imposing intellect and dignity? LOL

If we don't deepen our ports along the gulf, places like Charleston, SC, Savannah, Ga, Jacksonville, FL, if we don't do this, ships will go someplace else, we'll lose jobs.

We're widening the Panama canal. Yes, the man is an academic genius, LOL. Only a moron could think this idiot is smart.

Putin is smacking him around like the rookie he is. LOL
spocko

Oakland, CA

#110137 Aug 18, 2013
Auntie Dote wrote:
<quoted text>
Does that ObamaCock taste like 'chicken feed?'
:-))
Your obsession with the Obama-cock is alarming ... to put it mildly!
truth

Mosman Park, Australia

#110138 Aug 18, 2013
http://www.shot-net.com/ParanormalTrax/FL.apa...

you evil doctor with grablje is there in hospital..
is still horifajing people and giving everybody need to be mental..

bless salt good for you evil people
truth

Mosman Park, Australia

#110139 Aug 18, 2013
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posto vase grablje matija gubec
pickite slama for vasa mama..

do you need diploma
or tissues paloma
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paloma-blanka check for ever did you..

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you put fingers there
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did you speak like that

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Bella Donna

UK

#110140 Aug 18, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Your obsession with the Obama-cock is alarming ... to put it mildly!
Well, sweetie-cakes, it ~is~ YOURSELF who's been 'consuming' the 'ejecta' from the Obama projector ... Correct?
Bella Donna

UK

#110141 Aug 18, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>LOL .. Tastes like chicken :-)
Oh?

Would that be 'American chicken,' or some ~other~ kind of chicken?
FormerParatroope r

Tampa, FL

#110142 Aug 19, 2013
Just wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
I have absolutely no intention of getting into a pissing match with any of you semi-retarded right-wingnuz. Your propaganda machinery has fabricated a whole alternative knowledge system or alternate reality with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics. Outside the system, President Obama - whatever his policy errors - is a figure of imposing intellect and dignity. Within the system, he’s a pitiful nothing, unable to speak without a teleprompter, an affirmative-action phony and doomed to inevitable defeat. You are fooling no one, just look how the misguided GOP leadership is falling apart amidst their dim-witted lies and spectacular incompetence!!
What does any of your rant have to do with anything I have posted?

You have said my postings about firearms, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and history are flawed without one of your facts presented to prove my posts in error.

Do I understand your unrelated post to mean that you cannot argue with facts?
Bella Donna

UK

#110143 Aug 19, 2013
FormerParatrooper wrote:
<quoted text>
What does any of your rant have to do with anything I have posted?
You have said my postings about firearms, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and history are flawed without one of your facts presented to prove my posts in error.
Do I understand your unrelated post to mean that you cannot argue with facts?
Oh, come now!

Surely you don't expect any one of those lying, slimy, paid trolls whom periodically inhabit these environs to actually post something —anything— of substance, do you?

You see? They toss out s h i t, and then expect YOU to own it. Isn't that the way it always is?

The WHOLE modus operandi of the antis is simply this: Make thoroughly unfounded accusations, and then summarily expect YOU to defend yourself against THEIR lies.

Remember: THEY don't need to prove anything, because —according to themselves— THEY are always right, even when they =KNOW= they are dreadfully wrong!

It goes with the territory.
fuckaustralia

Torrance, CA

#110145 Aug 20, 2013
deputy prime minister Tim Fischer says.

Mr Fischer said he was deeply angered by the latest tragedy and said turning our backs on America would help send a stern message about the need for tighter gun control.

Christopher Lane, 22, was randomly gunned down while jogging through the town of Duncan in Oklahoma on Friday afternoon local time.

Mr Fischer, who led Australia's gun control reforms alongside former prime minister John Howard in 1996, said choosing not to travel to the US would help build pressure on the US Congress to finally act.

"Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,'

“Parrot Flower”

Since: Sep 08

Mostly there

#110146 Aug 20, 2013
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You must be having a VEY BORING day. lol. By the way. Why are you posting here? Huh?

“Parrot Flower”

Since: Sep 08

Mostly there

#110147 Aug 20, 2013
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