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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Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#75069 Aug 20, 2012
Snow Bunny_ wrote:
<quoted text>...and that SKILL is not something they are BORN WITH!
DUH...it is TAUGHT, and often paid for with federal grants and loans!!!
FYI: Those with "SKILLS and knowledge" (ie...DOCTORS) take a "HIPAA" oath!
Which means they SWEAR to help ANYONE in need, and NEVER turn anyone away, and that means the PUBLIC!
Try to keep up with the real world!
Careful there. There's a doctor in the family and SHE never took a government dime. Started practice with an incredible debt. Grants and loans have no bearing on a government ownership of a service, product, skill, or knowledge, or, in other words, one's property.

I've never seen a doctor turn anyone away. What does that have to do with a government mandating how you practice your skill in your little Bolshevik mind.

Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#75070 Aug 20, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
Regarding 'healthcare':
Paradoxical Quote of The Day From Ben Stein —
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured ... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
"Now add this, "Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."
Excellent point!

Since: Jan 11

Abingdon, VA

#75071 Aug 20, 2012
ZigmunnDroid wrote:
<quoted text>
Naw, I think he is hip.
The Gov gave lots of guns to the cartel in the debacle fast and furious.
I think it is great that some pols in Mexico are calling for Holder and some ATF directors to be extradited there for criimnals charges.
That would be something to see. He's already in contempt of congress.

There's no way the president couldn't have known about an operation that crossed the border of a sovereign nation either.
t clms

Victoria, Canada

#75072 Aug 20, 2012
PROTECT GUN RIGHTS wrote:
I Love Guns.
Woman love Strong Man with Gun.
In Pants and in Hand.
Guns rule.....
COWBOY 4EVER...
Thanks..

What every American gun owner thinks.
even the women.....
t clms

Victoria, Canada

#75073 Aug 20, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
And I want to put all Jews in ovens for their crimes.
Hitler already tried that... unfortunately, most were innocent.
Dr Freud

Northwich, UK

#75074 Aug 20, 2012
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
That would be something to see. He's already in contempt of congress.
There's no way the president couldn't have known about an operation that crossed the border of a sovereign nation either.
Her teeny-tiny little mind couldn't find a flashlight in 'flashlight hell.'
:-)
Dr Freud

Northwich, UK

#75075 Aug 20, 2012
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Careful there. There's a doctor in the family and SHE never took a government dime. Started practice with an incredible debt. Grants and loans have no bearing on a government ownership of a service, product, skill, or knowledge, or, in other words, one's property.
I've never seen a doctor turn anyone away. What does that have to do with a government mandating how you practice your skill in your little Bolshevik mind.
My last reply was to this post.
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75076 Aug 20, 2012
It is very simple and easy to demean the views of others which are not that of one's own.
Gun has nothing- repeat nothing- to do with freedom and constitution.
None in this forum with faulty English( Bush) had expressed his views as my poor self.
Take your gun and Shoot me before my natural death

Since: Feb 11

Sutton, UK

#75077 Aug 20, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
It is very simple and easy to demean the views of others which are not that of one's own.
Gun has nothing- repeat nothing- to do with freedom and constitution.
None in this forum with faulty English( Bush) had expressed his views as my poor self.
Take your gun and Shoot me before my natural death
TAKE YOUR GUN AND SHOOT ME BEFORE MY NATURAL DEATH.

Why,,, are you commiting a crime ?
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75078 Aug 20, 2012
Comrades
i uphold
decency; dignity; decorum.
And i oppose stoutly the gun lobby and the gun fans.
I will struggle to exist in this barbaric gun trotten blood thirsty inhuman globe
Law

Bellevue, NE

#75079 Aug 20, 2012
t clms wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks..
What every American gun owner thinks.
even the women.....
We know how you like those same guns in your mouth.
Law

Bellevue, NE

#75080 Aug 20, 2012
spider1954 wrote:
<quoted text>
TAKE YOUR GUN AND SHOOT ME BEFORE MY NATURAL DEATH.
Why,,, are you commiting a crime ?
Absoluteley!! It's an assault on our senses!!
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75081 Aug 20, 2012
My barbaric comments are unpalatable and not a soup to sip.
In this thread i steadfastly exposed about the gun lobby.
neither quaran or bible preach violence.
Stop landing in moon and help those hopeless/hapless/ homless/ gunless victims of this barbaric civilization please
Dr Freud

Northwich, UK

#75082 Aug 20, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Comrades
i uphold
decency; dignity; decorum.
And i oppose stoutly the gun lobby and the gun fans.
I will struggle to exist in this barbaric gun trotten blood thirsty inhuman globe
Are you declaring that anyone defending herself against a violent attack with a gun is somehow 'barbaric?'
How would that be?
And how would it be any different as compared to using mere physical force, or a knife, or a stick, or anything else?
If a gun stops an attack, then how would it be, according to you, that a stick, a rock, or bodily extensions, are to be seen as equally 'repulsive' as a gun?
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75083 Aug 20, 2012
In topix forum i type words which are not to the intellectual acumen of the audience.
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75084 Aug 20, 2012
Barbarism start with defense with guns.
Barbaric people are those who uphold or justify the useage of guns
Singh Family Fixers

Chantilly, VA

#75085 Aug 20, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you declaring that anyone defending herself against a violent attack with a gun is somehow 'barbaric?'
How would that be?
And how would it be any different as compared to using mere physical force, or a knife, or a stick, or anything else?
If a gun stops an attack, then how would it be, according to you, that a stick, a rock, or bodily extensions, are to be seen as equally 'repulsive' as a gun?
Do you ever get any sleep, BUDDY?
Dr Freud

Northwich, UK

#75086 Aug 20, 2012
Singh Family Fixers wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you ever get any sleep, BUDDY?
I don't sleep. Is that a problem for you?
Ramafuchs

Köln, Germany

#75087 Aug 20, 2012
Ramafuchs wrote:
Barbarism start with defense with guns.
Barbaric people are those who uphold or justify the useage of guns
English or EngliBush is not my language nor i wish to be q pfessional intellectual in this Topix world forum.
But still i vouchsafe my views about guns.
i stand for correction but still i have no rational response
Singh Family Fixers

Chantilly, VA

#75088 Aug 20, 2012
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't sleep. Is that a problem for you?
Certainly is. We don't like zombies.

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