US Gun Laws: Guilty by Reason of Insa...

US Gun Laws: Guilty by Reason of Insanity

There are 30 comments on the Common Dreams story from Jul 26, 2012, titled US Gun Laws: Guilty by Reason of Insanity. In it, Common Dreams reports that:

James Holmes, the alleged shooter in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., reportedly amassed his huge arsenal with relative ease.

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Chesty

Louisville, KY

#1 Jul 26, 2012
Huge arsenal? 2 pistols and a semi-auto rifle is an arsenal?
Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#2 Jul 26, 2012
It's not surprising that a regressive Collectivist writer would equate Holmes' actions with my ownership of nearly identical weapons.

After all, each of us merely plays a small part in a 'Common Dream' and what one person does is a reflection on all of us. We are all just contributors to the hive.

[I can't stand aggressive and barbaric people who pretend to be peaceful and decent by the way.]

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#3 Jul 28, 2012
Chesty wrote:
Huge arsenal? 2 pistols and a semi-auto rifle is an arsenal?
That was my thought as well. I wonder what Fräulein Goodman would call my collection of nearly 100 firearms.
dan cooper

Budapest, Hungary

#4 Jul 28, 2012
i agree...i don't own guns but i've known several people over the years who would've laughed at james holmes' "stockpile" of 6000rds. i knew a guy once who had almost 20,000rds.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#5 Jul 29, 2012
dan cooper wrote:
i agree...i don't own guns but i've known several people over the years who would've laughed at james holmes' "stockpile" of 6000rds. i knew a guy once who had almost 20,000rds.
With the number of different caliber guns I own and the frequency I practice there’s usually 30,000+ rounds in my home. Out of all that there’s just one box of “shit hits the fan” ammo. About 500 rounds of 30-06 armor piercing. I don’t ever expect to use those 500 rounds. I got a great deal on it so bought it.
Gun Nut

Lynchburg, OH

#6 Jul 29, 2012
Whine, whine, whine, get rid of your guns...but I shall keep mine.

Since: Feb 12

Prahran, Australia

#8 Jul 29, 2012
what paranoid insanity... no wonder america is in such a bad way.. a country based on war guns and violence.. no wonder there is these awefull occurances like in colorado.. the rest of the world just shakes its head in bewilderment...
Gun Nut

Lynchburg, OH

#9 Jul 29, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
what paranoid insanity... no wonder america is in such a bad way.. a country based on war guns and violence.. no wonder there is these awefull occurances like in colorado.. the rest of the world just shakes its head in bewilderment...
Yeah, but we are smarter and better, unlike wimpy bedwetters, because we start all of our sentences with capital letters; unlike these cool unarmed fools, we learned it in schools. And, since most of the world stinks, we don't give a shit what it thinks. And, mate, ain't it queer, how many billions of those turd worlders want to come here? Since the USA is such a backward brutal bloody barbaric failure, I hereby incite and invite 6-billion turd worlders to invade Australia! There, ain't I a nice white guy?
The Duke of Hazard

Lynchburg, OH

#10 Jul 29, 2012
Oh, would it have not been fun, if only we could have ended slavery with babble and bravery, but without the battles and the guns?

http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab14/OldCo...

Since: Feb 12

Prahran, Australia

#11 Jul 29, 2012
Gun Nut wrote:
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Yeah, but we are smarter and better, unlike wimpy bedwetters, because we start all of our sentences with capital letters; unlike these cool unarmed fools, we learned it in schools. And, since most of the world stinks, we don't give a shit what it thinks. And, mate, ain't it queer, how many billions of those turd worlders want to come here? Since the USA is such a backward brutal bloody barbaric failure, I hereby incite and invite 6-billion turd worlders to invade Australia! There, ain't I a nice white guy?
obviuosly never travelled.. for a start..
obviuosly dont realize australia is one of your allies
obviuosly dont know how far behind the world you are in education..
obviuosly dont realize you havent won a war you started...
The Old Cold Warrior

Lynchburg, OH

#12 Jul 29, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
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obviuosly never travelled.. for a start..
obviuosly dont realize australia is one of your allies
obviuosly dont know how far behind the world you are in education..
obviuosly dont realize you havent won a war you started...
We won that big one against Japan, back when we had Australian allies and fans. And you obviously have not shot guns or worn a military uniform. I have been overseas at least, but was glad to get back, despite the guilty white loony liberals, Mexicans and blacks. Have fun, you gave up your guns, so now you can talk, beg, squeal and run.
The Old Cold Warrior

Lynchburg, OH

#13 Jul 29, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
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obviuosly never travelled.. for a start..
obviuosly dont realize australia is one of your allies
obviuosly dont know how far behind the world you are in education..
obviuosly dont realize you havent won a war you started...
At least in the schools of our nation, they teach us to use capitalization; to you liberal bedwetters, that means beginning and printing your sentences with those big/capital letters.
The New Cool Warrior

Lynchburg, OH

#14 Jul 29, 2012
The Old Cold Warrior wrote:
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We won that big one against Japan, back when we had Australian allies and fans. And you obviously have not shot guns or worn a military uniform. I have been overseas at least, but was glad to get back, despite the guilty white loony liberals, Mexicans and blacks. Have fun, you gave up your guns, so now you can talk, beg, squeal and run.
And didn't his teachers and mama teach him how to use commas?
Gun Nut

Lynchburg, OH

#15 Jul 29, 2012
Do you want me to come there to show how much I care? How do I prove that I care more than you?

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/aurora-co/T26...

Since: Feb 12

Prahran, Australia

#16 Jul 29, 2012
The Old Cold Warrior wrote:
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We won that big one against Japan, back when we had Australian allies and fans. And you obviously have not shot guns or worn a military uniform. I have been overseas at least, but was glad to get back, despite the guilty white loony liberals, Mexicans and blacks. Have fun, you gave up your guns, so now you can talk, beg, squeal and run.
that was 60 odd years ago.. and you needed to use weapons of mass destruction to do that... the only people in history to have used nuclear weapons on civilions... proud of that ??

we dont beg , we dont squeal and if it wasnt for our soldiers you would have struggled more in the hills of tora bora .. your soldiers couldnt do the job so it was up to us and the brits..

going to canada or mexico isnt overseas you know??
Gun Nut

Lynchburg, OH

#17 Jul 29, 2012
Gun Nut

Lynchburg, OH

#18 Jul 29, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
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that was 60 odd years ago.. and you needed to use weapons of mass destruction to do that... the only people in history to have used nuclear weapons on civilions... proud of that ??
we dont beg , we dont squeal and if it wasnt for our soldiers you would have struggled more in the hills of tora bora .. your soldiers couldnt do the job so it was up to us and the brits..
going to canada or mexico isnt overseas you know??
We may hate, but we at least capitalize and punctuate; since we may be more crazy than lazy.

Since: Feb 12

Prahran, Australia

#20 Jul 29, 2012
Gun Nut wrote:
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We may hate, but we at least capitalize and punctuate; since we may be more crazy than lazy.
You have proved my point beautifully, if you can only comment
on punctuation and grammer, and none of the points raised.
Thank you.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#21 Jul 30, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
what paranoid insanity... no wonder america is in such a bad way.. a country based on war guns and violence.. no wonder there is these awefull occurances like in colorado.. the rest of the world just shakes its head in bewilderment...
Actually America isn’t in a bad way. While gun laws were relaxed we saw a decrease in crime. Economically we’re hurting but how’s that related to firearms?

Explain this
http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php...

Are we worse off economically than Australia? Several European countries are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Currently Australia is in debt 105% of GDP, the US is slightly better at 100%. The UK, 493%, Ireland 1257%.

Do you understand the consequences of debt which exceeds your GDP? Things are not as rosey as you believe down under.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#22 Jul 30, 2012
wellreadcam wrote:
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obviuosly never travelled.. for a start..
obviuosly dont realize australia is one of your allies
obviuosly dont know how far behind the world you are in education..
obviuosly dont realize you havent won a war you started...
I have travelled some, the only thing out of country travel has done is helped me understand what I should be grateful for. I’m always happy to return.

One can be critical of allies and continue to be allies. Maybe allies shouldn’t have such thin skin. The UK immediately comes to mind. Romney repeated facts their own news outlets reported. Despite that, he’s skewered.

You want to rank education? Fine, we can do that as well. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/... The results aren’t what you desire to portray. When claiming superior education it might be a good idea to illustrate proper writing skills.

We’ve never won a war we’ve started? We’ll start with the Revolutionary War. Clever wording you used though. The US didn’t start WW-I or WW-II but certainly ended them. Without US involvement during WW-II Australia might be pledging allegiance to a rising sun flag.

The only wars we’ve been involved in that the US didn’t win was Korea and the Vietnam Conflict. Both were a political quagmire. In 1991 the US soundly defeated the world’s fourth largest army in just 30 days.

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