It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103299 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

#98625 Jan 25, 2013
look wrote:
<quoted text>You'd need a gun if the other man had one and was willing to use it, I don't give a damn how bad you think you are...If I was the one with a gun and a man threatened me in any way, if he was to big for me to whip his ass then I'd shoot him in self defense. An un-armed man is an idiot if he tried out a man with a gun, eonough said. So try and take somebody on with their weapon of choice, and you'll end up in the FUCKIN' ER, or 6ft. under, either way your a FUCKIN' IDIOT...Haven't you heard, "don't bring a knife to a gun fight", what would you do if a man had a 45. or a shotgun??? What COULD you do with your bare hands if the man had a gun??? Your talking SHIT you can't back-up, your a moron, and you'll end up dead if you really are that STUPID, I don't give a damn how bad you THINK you are, it's easy to talk shit over the PC, but just try out somebody with a gun...
So cowards have guns....cowards and sadists...Who knew?

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#98626 Jan 25, 2013
Researcher wrote:
<quoted text>
From a police academy trainer, 3rd generation cop, now working for a law-enforcement triaining company that has trained tens of thousands of police officers nationwide:
"Cops aren't trained well enough, so what do you think they're going to do with teachers? It's not enough to just carry a gun."
TIME, Jan. 28, 2013, pp. 40-41
I don't mean teachers - teachers are not trained for that, I refer to professionally trained guards - those with the training, skills and confidence required in an emergency situation.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98627 Jan 25, 2013
Old people and guns.

That cracked me up.

Can you imagine?

Not really........
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98628 Jan 25, 2013
What's going on with Hillary? Now it's double vision. What next?

She's too old to work and needs to retire to the Hamptons with Bill.

Two old geezers.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98629 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither of them are the problem. The problem is the man who invented the first the gun or the person who discovered iron or the person who discovered gun powder or the teaching of science is the problem or men are the problem...get my point?...Guns ARE the problem, and they are the problem because without them we wouldn't have any person shot.... Now in order to stop the shootings you have to get rid of guns or men, which one of those seems more likely, eh Einstein?
Your point is that we should return to the Stone Age and then we can use rocks and stones to kill our food and each other. Do I read you right?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98630 Jan 25, 2013
Thank god for CSX.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#98631 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither of them are the problem. The problem is the man who invented the first the gun or the person who discovered iron or the person who discovered gun powder or the teaching of science is the problem or men are the problem...get my point?...Guns ARE the problem, and they are the problem because without them we wouldn't have any person shot.... Now in order to stop the shootings you have to get rid of guns or men, which one of those seems more likely, eh Einstein?
You can go away now. You've proven you're not that bright...... Hint: YOU'RE not that smart. Move along,this is beyond you...... Maybe you should go discuss Gay marriage..... Your boyfriend is waiting. Just say I do.....
no welfare for the fat

Villahermosa, Mexico

#98632 Jan 25, 2013
Dont come here and argue with these idiots.
If you would only stop coming here people like Ahomona would have nobody to argue with and she would go away and eat more pies until she exploded.

All you are doing is providing a fat welfare addicted subhuman with somebody to talk to.

She has nobody that would listen to her in real life, no husband, nobodly likes her so she comes here for some interaction, so stop coming here and you can lance the big boil on topix's butt that is ahomona.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98633 Jan 25, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>Your point is that we should return to the Stone Age and then we can use rocks and stones to kill our food and each other. Do I read you right?
Yeah, when was the last time most of you went out foraging in the for food anywhere but the local supermart?
And Killing is wrong..so I wouldn't advocate you do that with or without a gun.

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98634 Jan 25, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>You can go away now. You've proven you're not that bright...... Hint: YOU'RE not that smart. Move along,this is beyond you...... Maybe you should go discuss Gay marriage..... Your boyfriend is waiting. Just say I do.....
It is hard to answer back when a person uses the same logic as you have done isn't it?
Dr Freud

UK

#98635 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
It is hard to answer back when a person uses the same logic as you have done isn't it?
Echo chamber much?
Dr Freud

UK

#98636 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, when was the last time most of you went out foraging in the for food anywhere but the local supermart?
And Killing is wrong..so I wouldn't advocate you do that with or without a gun.
But MURDERING a plant is entirely acceptable, right?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98637 Jan 25, 2013
My comment disappeared.

Yawn..........
Frank

Oakland, CA

#98638 Jan 25, 2013
Guppy wrote:
Old people and guns.
That cracked me up.
Can you imagine?
Not really........
How about naked old people with guns :-)
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98640 Jan 25, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>
How about naked old people with guns :-)
Would that be you?

How boring..
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98641 Jan 25, 2013
Monotony '''

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98642 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, when was the last time most of you went out foraging in the for food anywhere but the local supermart?
And Killing is wrong..so I wouldn't advocate you do that with or without a gun.
I'll wager that I went foraging for food more recently than you went riding in a car that wasn't made up mainly of steel.

“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#98644 Jan 25, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Already a ban coming for not all humans just the male of the species....what d'ya think?
I think you're still an idiot.
Dr Freud

UK

#98645 Jan 25, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>I'll wager that I went foraging for food more recently than you went riding in a car that wasn't made up mainly of steel.
She went in search of tunafish stink, and found herself in the thick of the Australian Parliament's women's restroom!!!
Dr Freud

UK

#98646 Jan 25, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you're still an idiot.
Wait: You 'think?'
Don't you ALREADY KNOW?!?!?!

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