It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103300 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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Hi Im Indian

Allahabad, India

#110448 Sep 14, 2013
Can someone help me ? I just went to a house with a toilet and I dont know what to do. Does the toilet have a users manual ?
Hi Im Indian

Allahabad, India

#110451 Sep 14, 2013
Muay Thai Champs wrote:
<quoted text>I do not know, I am white and we just recently learned how to bathe and wipe.
I have been spending many an hour at the public toilets watching people but I just cant get the hang of it.
Punching for Justice

Houston, TX

#110452 Sep 14, 2013
The Australian military and police are well known for murdering aboriginals. Antiguns is actually a police officer and was charged for murder of a family of aborigines. He was acquitted, however, and now hides under proxies to avoid revenge by aborigines and human rights groups.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#110453 Sep 14, 2013
Muay Thai Champs wrote:
<quoted text>You're right. The Mexicans killing people with guns do not count.
Guns are basically illegal here

But you can buy them dirt cheap on the street

A M16 in new condition can be bought for about 10,000 pesos
A beat up AK is around 2,000 pesos

But for me to get a permit for a 40 s&w took years and 10,000 dollars. Then I had to pay just under 10,000 pesos to buy the gun in Mexico City

So how did gun control work here??
hmmmmm

Krasnodar, Russia

#110454 Sep 14, 2013
Australian police shoot people all the time and all the person has knife yet nobody jumps up and down and calls for police to hand in their guns.
World Traveler

Sydney, Australia

#110455 Sep 14, 2013
I got a sling shot and a bow with arrows and I can get on a plane with all three.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#110456 Sep 15, 2013
Snow Bunny_ wrote:
<quoted text>What's even MORE odd is when people try to attribute gun laws to the actual GUN, and not the people. I think most people are well aware that guns don't go on killing sprees themselves. The POINT is that people USE those guns to go on killing spees and kill dozens of people in seconds with the mere pull of a finger.
It's the tool used.
<quoted text>Can you be specific of the "violence" and "degradation" you claim the "Liberals" produce daily? Maybe you meant foxnews, and hate radio?
<quoted text>Let me educate you! An embryo is not a "child"...and those violent republicans have no problem with the DEATH PENALTY or sghooting someone on their property for trespassing, lol...no value of life there...eh?
BUT, what is ironic is that the gun nuts feel their right to a GUN is un-infringible, but hey have NO problem with taking away a persons right to their OWN BODY!
Oh, the hypocrisy!
<quoted text>Kinda like when gun nuts shoot people for trespassing!
Got it!
<quoted text>
Lie^ Dumb^ ignorance^
There is, at no specific point, between conception....

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/...

... and the entity's death where it is not human. The point at which YOU would decide on whether it is a "child", or not, is irrelevant. At the very moment the DNA is done shuffling the "embryo" has become a unique, one-of-a-kind entity whose physical signature(DNA) is unlike any other creature's in the universe. "That" is called having an identity, in other words, BEING an individual. Forcefully and deliberately destroying a human individual is murder, no matter what excuses you make to the contrary.

How wonderful for you that your birth was not an unbearable burden to your own mother. Why is it so important to you to begrudge other innocents of their life?

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#110457 Sep 15, 2013
Hi Im Indian wrote:
<quoted text>I have been spending many an hour at the public toilets watching people but I just cant get the hang of it.
Run if you see George Michael in there!
Auntie Dote

UK

#110458 Sep 15, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>There is, at no specific point, between conception....
http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/...
... and the entity's death where it is not human. The point at which YOU would decide on whether it is a "child", or not, is irrelevant. At the very moment the DNA is done shuffling the "embryo" has become a unique, one-of-a-kind entity whose physical signature(DNA) is unlike any other creature's in the universe. "That" is called having an identity, in other words, BEING an individual. Forcefully and deliberately destroying a human individual is murder, no matter what excuses you make to the contrary.
How wonderful for you that your birth was not an unbearable burden to your own mother. Why is it so important to you to begrudge other innocents of their life?
Your attempting conversation with a stin kholec un t, known for avoiding the truth like the plague.

Don't waste your time.

Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#110459 Sep 15, 2013
72 killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston.

http://dudgeohpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/06/...
Herman

Adelaide, Australia

#110460 Sep 15, 2013
hmmmmm wrote:
Australian police shoot people all the time and all the person has knife yet nobody jumps up and down and calls for police to hand in their guns.
All the time? how many this year
Ozz

Adelaide, Australia

#110461 Sep 15, 2013
Muay Thai Champs wrote:
<quoted text>I do not know, I am white and we just recently learned how to bathe and wipe.
Are you a Pom? Us Aussies were cleaning the pommy filth off us a soon as we left their shores
Alex Gollan is a pedo

Krasnodar, Russia

#110462 Sep 15, 2013
Herman wrote:
<quoted text>All the time? how many this year
There was one just yesterday. Unarmed football player.
I did try and google to see how many people police shoot in a year or any statistics but strangely there is nothing out there that I could find.

Every person that has ever waved their fist in anger at the police has a entire website devoted to them but not a word on how many police shoot unarmed or even armed civilians.

There seems to be a strange wall of silence when it comes to police shooting and even the greens and their extreme views on gun ownership don't seem to have a problem with police shooting anyone.
Besara

Des Moines, IA

#110463 Sep 16, 2013
just an allusion wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to go back and read what I've written because it is clear that you don't know what-in-the-hell you're trying to talk about as nothing that has been proposed is un-constitutional, let alone "nazi style".
Also, it's not that I "don't like guns", it's that I don't like guns falling into the hands of criminals, miscreants and the mentally impaired who then use them to kill innocents, women, children and men, i.e., the unfortunate, because our current gun laws are inadequate &/or not properly enforced because those that are charged with the responsibility of enforcing them have been lax in their duty to do so.
You never responded to my post. Why not? Were my points too salient?
Lefty Limp D1ck

Flinders, Australia

#110465 Sep 16, 2013
All you lefty's want no guns, just lots more SERIOUS Lesbo and Gay domestic violence, defiance of the Bible, rampant paeodophillia, insane political correctedness and POLICE STATES.

A gun solves all this sh1t as fast as a speeding bullet!

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#110466 Sep 16, 2013
Teaman wrote:
72 killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston.
http://dudgeohpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/06/...
"Ironically, the local citizenry blamed the government....".

The government rapes us financially to fund the "redistribution of wealth" program and citizen resistance is "ironical"? Like we can't think for ourselves and need some socialist reporter to tell us what is, or is not, ripe with irony. Wow.
Deport Turdskins

Flinders, Australia

#110467 Sep 16, 2013
Teaman wrote:
72 killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston.
http://dudgeohpolitics.wordpress.com/2013/06/...
Good. Fark em'..ALL and YOU! Limp d1ck.

Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#110468 Sep 16, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>"Ironically, the local citizenry blamed the government....".
The government rapes us financially to fund the "redistribution of wealth" program and citizen resistance is "ironical"? Like we can't think for ourselves and need some socialist reporter to tell us what is, or is not, ripe with irony. Wow.
I agree. That article puts past incidents into reporting of modern times. Bias press.

Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#110469 Sep 16, 2013
Deport Turdskins wrote:
<quoted text>
Good. Fark em'..ALL and YOU! Limp d1ck.
That was an incident that started our revolution put in a modern context. It was the Brits that died, idiot.
European Aussie

Flinders, Australia

#110470 Sep 16, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
Poor little Bunny. Still playing the same bullshit semantic games she was playing before she disappeared. Why am I not surprised.
Yeah I went fishing, but I dont think she was interested in a boy down under!

Guns are part of my life here in the bush, but I don't make them my life if that makes sense. I hear it s a different story in the US. We use them on occasions and like to know they are there if we need one - mainly for killing man eating Crocadiles, aggressive wild pigs, buffalo, kangaroos, snakes and mercy killing cattle!

God knows whay the lefty's carry on so much about them, they never see my guns. I live in the middle of know where, but we are suffering for nothing we've done!

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