It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103296 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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“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#98981 Jan 28, 2013
Spocko wrote:
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And why are you so afraid of a national dialog concerning personal arms?
The dialogue should be focused on how to keep guns away from mentally insane people. Not on how to ban guns on law abiding citizens.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#98982 Jan 28, 2013
The Fixers wrote:
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Log out - erase your goose Hometown entry.
Unhide your location.
Log back in - never mask or hide your HINDUSTANI location again.
Go administer a Fleet enema to you yourself.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#98983 Jan 28, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Did they remake it? I was referring to the one with R. Lee Ermey as the DI.
Yes a new Red Dawn came out. Google it!

Since: Feb 11

Huntingdon, UK

#98984 Jan 29, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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I think GO GO has you confused with another poster, possibly Aquarius who had recently bagged a deer or an Elk.
That's true, I recall him saying he had been on a weeks hunting trip.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#98985 Jan 29, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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There is this new invention. It's called a food store. Put down your gun and visit one - you'll be pleasantly surprised.
There are still rural areas in this country where the closest grocery store is a long way away. There are still people in this country that are so poor that the only way for them to put meat on the table is to go out and shoot it themselves.
rabbit

Astrakhan, Russia

#98986 Jan 29, 2013
My local John Deere shop dosent sell the walk behind mowers, only tractor mowers. If I buy one from ebay can I take it to my local John Deere dealer for warranty issues ?
MalbarCACA Controller

Luton, UK

#98988 Jan 29, 2013
rabbit wrote:
My local John Deere shop dosent sell the walk behind mowers, only tractor mowers. If I buy one from ebay can I take it to my local John Deere dealer for warranty issues ?
Is that in India?
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#98991 Jan 29, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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That's true, I recall him saying he had been on a weeks hunting trip.
Yes, also a poster using the name Andrew Jackson indicated he could go hunting out behind his house. Go Go is confused.
trouble

South Boston, VA

#98992 Jan 29, 2013
A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants end up in gangs. U.S. authorities say that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year. Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, some of the most notorious gangs in the country are made up almost entirely of illegal immigrants
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98993 Jan 29, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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There are still rural areas in this country where the closest grocery store is a long way away. There are still people in this country that are so poor that the only way for them to put meat on the table is to go out and shoot it themselves.
No one needs to eat meat and people need to come out of the woods and live in civilization. It's not normal.
Do you live in the woods?
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#98994 Jan 29, 2013
Damn, Guppy has the wooodcrafty backwoodsmen flummoxed.
They just cant explain their appeoval for City Folk needing AR15' and Glock pistols when them City Slickers dont hunt. What you hunt in de City?
Keep nibbling Gup, I have some Country matters to attend to for now.

Since: Feb 11

Huntingdon, UK

#98995 Jan 29, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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No one needs to eat meat and people need to come out of the woods and live in civilization. It's not normal.
Do you live in the woods?
Would like to see the fields and trees buried under millions of tons of concrete, Do you think the high levels of crime to be found in a concrete jungle is normal, or civalised ?

Since: Feb 11

Huntingdon, UK

#98996 Jan 29, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
Damn, Guppy has the wooodcrafty backwoodsmen flummoxed.
They just cant explain their appeoval for City Folk needing AR15' and Glock pistols when them City Slickers dont hunt. What you hunt in de City?
Keep nibbling Gup, I have some Country matters to attend to for now.
Gang warfare, Drugs, Rioting, demonstrating, looting,,,where does that occur ??? If your lucks out, you don't have to hunt for those things, it comes to you.
Straight Shooter

Puebla, Mexico

#98997 Jan 29, 2013
Law abiding citizens NEED a gun to live in a city full of liberals, stupid bozos, drug addicts plus the conglomeration of mud people. In the countryside having a gun is normal. In a city its a necessity!

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#98998 Jan 29, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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No one needs to eat meat and people need to come out of the woods and live in civilization. It's not normal.
Do you live in the woods?
Still trying to dictate what other people "need" like a good little Socialist. I live in the burbs.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#98999 Jan 29, 2013
Civilization doesn't always mean a CITY. You can live in the suburbs.

You people jump to conclusions.

I don't like concrete. There are alternatives.

Saw a documentary on Louis Kahn the architect. That guy loved concrete. His buildings are hideous. He wanted to turn center city Phila into a concrete city. Thank god, Kevin Bacon's father was a city planner at the time and he hated all that concrete. Thought it was "brutal." I agree.
Personally, I like the houses by Robert A.M. Stern. They're just beautiful works of art. I guess living in the woods, you wouldn't know about Stern. Pity.
Concrete is good for highways.
lalala.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99000 Jan 29, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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Still trying to dictate what other people "need" like a good little Socialist. I live in the burbs.
Yes! I am good at that! Just ask me what you should do, and I will tell you!

Any questions?

You live in the suburbs? What is the closest city?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99001 Jan 29, 2013
There should be a happy medium.

Shouldn't be a city slicker.

Shouldn't be a hayseed.

I guess I would be a happy medium.

lalala,,,
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99002 Jan 29, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
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Would like to see the fields and trees buried under millions of tons of concrete, Do you think the high levels of crime to be found in a concrete jungle is normal, or civalised ?
Yes! Take all the green fields and trees and bulldoze it. Then come in with a few layers of concrete. Yes, that's the way to go! Pleasing to the eye!
Anything else?
because

Australia

#99003 Jan 29, 2013
trouble wrote:
A substantial percentage of young illegal immigrants end up in gangs. U.S. authorities say that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs operating inside the United States. According to federal statistics, these 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year. Latino gangs made up primarily of illegal aliens are responsible for much of this violence.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, some of the most notorious gangs in the country are made up almost entirely of illegal immigrants
Latino Gangs in the USofA are a response to the anglo garbage that governed for centuries; after years of abuse, unjustice and violations to their human rights, the latinos lost trust in the revolting corrupted, racist, biased, dirty, bigoted revolting judicial cartels ran by licensed cokesniffing crims, and decided to get together to counter this prepotent, arrogant, authoritarian establishment; and these groups degenerated into gangs on their own right, but now the once arrogant extremist anglo lords are taking the latino opinion more seriously (they got no choice). In Australia Italians did the same thing and now the dirty anglo garbage takes them into account, they even name them "bussinessmen"; and now are the lebs that are standing up to the "garbage", and again, they are now giving them respect; it seems like that is the only way to stand to a corrupted racist establishment is by these means. If the anglo cartels are left to run amuck unchecked, they will most certainly abuse and step over other's rights. Shame that the union of communities against this evil has to degenerate into gangs; but like they say: to fight an evil, it may be necessary a bigger evil.

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