It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103340 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: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#95615 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
wait. do we care if the austrailians hate us?
i don't think so.
Aussies don't hate you, that's just your yankee paranoia at work because of the many countries that hate you worldwide, mainly because of your arrogant hypochrisy and bullying tactics...One law for you, a different one for everyone else! poor baby, have a cry.
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95616 Jan 12, 2013
harescrambles wrote:
<quoted text>
Very well said!!
sucking up?

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#95617 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
WE NEED BOTH.
There always will be criminals. Always.
Are there good guys with guns?
And there will always be firearms. They were here before we were a country, and they will be here long after we cease to exist.
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95618 Jan 12, 2013
time for the rubber bullets.

it does appear to be warmer.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#95619 Jan 12, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Depends on what you mean by fanatics. Here's a novel idea. Instead of standing up to the GOOD GUYS with guns who ARE NOT committing any crimes....why don't you stand up to the CRIMINALS with guns??? You know.....the ones who won't pay attention to ANY number of laws that you want to pass.
We don't need gun control. We need criminal control.
Maybe because those that are committing these masacres and killing children weren't crims befor the act(they WERE law abiding citizens just like you, with guns..... you silly noong.
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95620 Jan 12, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
Right here, baby!
Didn't you mention before you were out on parole?
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95621 Jan 12, 2013
driving through virginia, it was pretty bleak. what kind of grass is that, that turns totally tan in january?
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95622 Jan 12, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
And there will always be firearms. They were here before we were a country, and they will be here long after we cease to exist.
Maybe.

Just give them up and live like a normal person.
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95623 Jan 12, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Maybe because those that are committing these masacres and killing children weren't crims befor the act(they WERE law abiding citizens just like you, with guns..... you silly noong.
So is there a possibility that AV could become a criminal in the future? I wonder.

Since: Aug 11

Nashville, TN

#95624 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
driving through virginia, it was pretty bleak. what kind of grass is that, that turns totally tan in january?
sucking di ck??
Dr Freud

UK

#95625 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
banging head on wall.
Try banging HARDER!
REAL HARD!!!
Dr Freud

UK

#95626 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
sucking up?
Are you wanting to 'suck' on someone?
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95627 Jan 12, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Aussies don't hate you, that's just your yankee paranoia at work because of the many countries that hate you worldwide, mainly because of your arrogant hypochrisy and bullying tactics...One law for you, a different one for everyone else! poor baby, have a cry.
OK........crying..........Ok.. ........feel better..........thanks........ ..

Did you know that you can't BLAME all Americans? It's the government who makes the decisions. We JUST pay for everything.

Don't hate us because we are beautiful....
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95628 Jan 12, 2013
wow/this battery is hanging in there.
Tm Clmns

Victoria, Canada

#95629 Jan 12, 2013
GUNS ARE SAFE: Don't worry, your guns are safe.

Everyone will soon know that the NewTown massacre was only a phony
media event organized by the governmentand the media with actors pertending they were shot.

Florida professors, even though they are leftist academic elites, have

brought the truth to light.

Obama will be informed of this phony media event and will stop the gun

restriction initiatives.

Fortunately, this ruse has been discovered. Your guns are safe...

Bless the Lord and the NRA... keep everyone safe...

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#95630 Jan 12, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe because those that are committing these masacres and killing children weren't crims befor the act(they WERE law abiding citizens just like you, with guns..... you silly noong.
The minute these mass murderers picked up a gun with the intent to inflict the most damage they became a criminal. And most of them had mental issues or were on some type of psychotropic drugs.

The difference between you and I is I am NOT willing to base my judgement of over roughly 90 Million LAW-ABIDING gun owners based on the actions of a handful of nut cases.

If you are willing to remove guns from those 90 million people based on something they haven't done, and will NEVER do, why aren't you out there calling for the destruction of all cars and trucks just in case someone goes out and gets drunk?? Or the destruction of all swimming pools because someone might drown??? Is this sinking in yet, you bigoted fool?
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95631 Jan 12, 2013
harescrambles wrote:
<quoted text>
sucking di ck??
As a matter of fact, NO! I bet you are though.

Have fun...

Are you related to Froggy?
Guppy

Rocky Mount, NC

#95632 Jan 12, 2013
Dr Freud wrote:
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Try banging HARDER!
REAL HARD!!!
hahahahhahahahahahah~ you are sooooo funny. not really.

isn't it past your bedtime? put on the pj's with the feet and get in your crib. night! i'll bring your bottle of milk and whiskey in when you stop your whining.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#95633 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't you mention before you were out on parole?
Never been arrested or fined for anything other than a speeding ticket. Try again.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#95634 Jan 12, 2013
Guppy wrote:
driving through virginia, it was pretty bleak. what kind of grass is that, that turns totally tan in january?
Bermuda

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