It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103293 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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levi

United States

#98956 Jan 28, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Fraud has never been in business. Like a lot of losers he wants to blame the Govt. for his failure.
Anyone with any aptitude can succeed.
You're absolutely correct! And as a failure you're a great success.
levi

United States

#98957 Jan 28, 2013
Straight Shooter wrote:
<quoted text> Average police response time varies greatly. My 45 spits lead at a tad over 1000fps. So you know who Im calling on to help! 1911 and then 911 to clean up the mess!
Brother, you said a mouthfull, amen to that!

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98959 Jan 28, 2013
Straight Shooter wrote:
<quoted text> How many fee bjs comes for having to scroll thru your idiotic posts?
Well you don't seem to be scrolling too far...in fact not at all..

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98960 Jan 28, 2013
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU did NOT answer the question:
And WHAT would YOU do when someone else came along and ROBBED you of your " health food bars(food) and plenty of water"?
HOW would YOU stop them?
Well I would go get my stash...they didn't take that too did they, how did they know where I put it?

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98961 Jan 28, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text> now, you're just showing your ignorance. We both know better, now dont we? Would you eat dog, hunting has nothing to do with it, you do eat meat Im sure. So would you eat dog? Im done talking to you, you get on here and call everyone stupid and ignorant, then you do shit like this, hell, you're the biggest fool of all.
Yes I think I would eat dog if that is all there was or horse or roo...it's called survival for a reason, people do all sorts of things when their life is on the line so I wouldn't say I wouldn't eat those things...you won't know till you are that hungry I am betting...every wonder why their are no livestock or dogs etc in the camps in Africa...they eat them...
levi

United States

#98962 Jan 28, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone who attempts to create an online persona to further the argument is never to be taken seriously.
What you see here is what you get, I dont lie, and if you say I do, then prove it gogobar, show us the post. Here in america we have a saying,' put up or shut up', and you cant put up, again, you know it and I know it. I'm finished here, bye.
Straight Shooter

Puebla, Mexico

#98964 Jan 28, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text> now, you're just showing your ignorance. We both know better, now dont we? Would you eat dog, hunting has nothing to do with it, you do eat meat Im sure. So would you eat dog? Im done talking to you, you get on here and call everyone stupid and ignorant, then you do shit like this, hell, you're the biggest fool of all.
Thay ohaman whatever ya call it is no shooter/reloader. Why do so many anti-gunners come up with that kinda bs. Theres the POTUS himself wanting to sound cool. He shoots skeet all the time etc. Betcha the whangbrain doesnt even own a shotgun much less know how to use it. Yeah hes cool. Cool enough to want to dictate what guns Americans can own, how much Coca Cola you can buy and then of all outrageous things begins to throw daggers at Football. Americans love violence and always have. Now weve got some smiling bimbo libtard telling us exactly how we should live etc. Throw that idiot and his expensive ol lady outa there ASAP!
Dr Freud

Bethnal Green, UK

#98965 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>its obvious your not in favor of Capitalism but Socialism.
Oh, and by the way: Just how ISN'T a monopoly in violation of 'free enterprise?'
YOU did NOT reply to THAT question!
Further:
If a commercial enterprise is supposed to be 'free,' then PRECISELY HOW is a monopoly to be seen as 'free trade?'
You can't have it both ways: A monopoly IS the antithetical to free trade, for it STIFLES ANY idea of 'free trade.'
Answer THAT question too!
Dr Freud

Bethnal Green, UK

#98966 Jan 28, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I would go get my stash...they didn't take that too did they, how did they know where I put it?
YOU did NOT answer the question:
And WHAT would YOU do when someone else came along and ROBBED you of your " health food bars(food) and plenty of water"?
HOW would YOU stop them?
Dr Freud

Bethnal Green, UK

#98967 Jan 28, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone who attempts to create an online persona to further the argument is never to be taken seriously.
As YOURSELF, for instance?
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#98968 Jan 28, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text> What you see here is what you get, I dont lie, and if you say I do, then prove it gogobar, show us the post. Here in america we have a saying,' put up or shut up', and you cant put up, again, you know it and I know it. I'm finished here, bye.
I think GO GO has you confused with another poster, possibly Aquarius who had recently bagged a deer or an Elk.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#98969 Jan 28, 2013
Dr Freud wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, and by the way: Just how ISN'T a monopoly in violation of 'free enterprise?'
YOU did NOT reply to THAT question!
Further:
If a commercial enterprise is supposed to be 'free,' then PRECISELY HOW is a monopoly to be seen as 'free trade?'
You can't have it both ways: A monopoly IS the antithetical to free trade, for it STIFLES ANY idea of 'free trade.'
Answer THAT question too!
you can have a monopoly & free enterprise & trade on a product that an individual has developed and has the ownership of that product which everyone is free to purchase or not to purchase which is called a consumer market which demand will set the price and if there is high demand price goes up and if there is no demand the price will go down which we dont have here in the US anymore because of the Federal Government feels they have authority to set the price.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98970 Jan 28, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text>I just shot a eight point buck yesterday, it was 200 lbs of meat, now in my freezer, it cost me only one bullet. How much will that much meat cost you guppy at the grocery store?
You killed a deer just to get free meat? I'm impressed.

200 lbs? I don't know, I don't eat meat.

You must have one big freezer. Did you butcher the deer? What did you wrap it in? Don't you feel bad cutting into the deer? Are you covered in blood? When you are done with the deer, do you just leave it on the ground and walk away?

Gruesome.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98971 Jan 28, 2013
I saw something tonight that I have never seen before.

An orange moon!

It wasn't high in the sky, it was low to the ground, and it wasn't totally round, a little flat on top.

Cool.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98972 Jan 28, 2013
Guppy wrote:
I saw something tonight that I have never seen before.
An orange moon!
It wasn't high in the sky, it was low to the ground, and it wasn't totally round, a little flat on top.
Cool.
Waning gibbous causes the top to look flat and the moon generally appears orange when it's just above the horizon.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#98974 Jan 28, 2013
Guppy wrote:
I saw something tonight that I have never seen before.
An orange moon!
It wasn't high in the sky, it was low to the ground, and it wasn't totally round, a little flat on top.
Cool.
harvest moon

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98975 Jan 28, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text> What you see here is what you get, I dont lie, and if you say I do, then prove it gogobar, show us the post. Here in america we have a saying,' put up or shut up', and you cant put up, again, you know it and I know it. I'm finished here, bye.
that may be the case with some of Americans born in Canada but true yanks run off at the mouth and never back it up, so on this thread you would be a first......is it possible?

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#98976 Jan 28, 2013
jase wrote:
Wihout firearms and hnnting you would gators sleeping on your couch or wild hogs eating your cute little poodle or deers running over your car. Without firearms we would still be in the darkages.
Actually I would say the total oposite.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98977 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>harvest moon
Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#98980 Jan 28, 2013
HollybytheSea wrote:
<quoted text>Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox.
Right sometimes it called Wine Moon, the Singing Moon, "Blue Corn Moon", and the Elk Call Moon too but I think with this strange weather we been having it is messing with the atmosphere and why they are seeing the moon orange because normally here in Indiana at this time of the year its cold usally in the 20's where as tuesday there talking in the upper 60's which is really abnormal.

The harvest moon seems to be bigger, brighter, and more colorful than other full moons. The color of the moon is caused by light refracting and reflecting from a greater amount of atmospheric particles. The atmosphere scatters the bluish component of moonlight, but allows the reddish component to travel a straighter path. The Moon appears larger because of the power of perception of objects along the horizon. This applies to many celestial objects, not just the Moon.

http://www.universetoday.com/84474/what-is-ha...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_moon

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