It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103300 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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Tm Clmns

Victoria, Canada

#102740 Mar 14, 2013
"ARMED VETERAN"
Record average high fuel prices (which causes the price of everything else to go up with it); unemployment still hanging around 8%(under employed still above 10%); and more people on welfare, unemployment, and food stamps than in any time in the history of this country is HARDLY what I would call an "improved" economy.

Looks like 400 people have more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans, so what do you expect.

Since you are probably not one of the 400, you are an idiot for supporting their
status quo. US propaganda works perfectly..
Tm Clmns

Victoria, Canada

#102741 Mar 14, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
It must be bad if the Premier of Newfoundland comes to the US for a heart procedure unavailable in Canada.
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/arti...
Well, Sarah Palin used to come to Canada for basic medical checkups. How bad is that??

Since: Dec 10

Geraldton, Australia

#102742 Mar 14, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
It must be bad if the Premier of Newfoundland comes to the US for a heart procedure unavailable in Canada.
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/arti...
I think you will find like in all things not every country is best at every skill in medicine......except maybe Australia.....

“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#102743 Mar 15, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
<quoted text>
One of the sheeple :-)?
I'm yet to think of a better reason :)

“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#102744 Mar 15, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
You kidding me - I didn't yemoron!
Why you need me to explain to you then?

Since: Dec 10

Geraldton, Australia

#102745 Mar 15, 2013
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#102746 Mar 15, 2013
Tm Clmns wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Sarah Palin used to come to Canada for basic medical checkups. How bad is that??
It doesn't sound good for Alaska. Mental checks?
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#102747 Mar 15, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you will find like in all things not every country is best at every skill in medicine......except maybe Australia.....
I hear ya.:-)

Speaking of which, where is Gottaliv, I wonder?
FYI

Denver, CO

#102748 Mar 15, 2013
Purge Oz of Whites wrote:
Roopy roopy toot toot woooouuuuught fdreora
" YOU ARE A RACIST" Be well my friend. Regards

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#102749 Mar 15, 2013
Tm Clmns wrote:
"ARMED VETERAN"
Record average high fuel prices (which causes the price of everything else to go up with it); unemployment still hanging around 8%(under employed still above 10%); and more people on welfare, unemployment, and food stamps than in any time in the history of this country is HARDLY what I would call an "improved" economy.
Looks like 400 people have more wealth than the bottom 50% of Americans, so what do you expect.
Since you are probably not one of the 400, you are an idiot for supporting their
status quo. US propaganda works perfectly..
There is room for ANYONE at the top. But there is NOT room for EVERYONE at the top. Why are you so against people being successful??? I see you are another believer in Obama's class warfare scheme.
Marauder

Palmer, AK

#102750 Mar 15, 2013
Tm Clmns wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, Sarah Palin used to come to Canada for basic medical checkups. How bad is that??
So what...it was the closest medical facility were she lived with her parents. It wasn't her choice, it was her parents.

Since: Dec 10

Geraldton, Australia

#102751 Mar 15, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
I hear ya.:-)
Speaking of which, where is Gottaliv, I wonder?
I don't know, but I wished she would come back....I think we just heaped too much on her because we thought she was invincible....:(
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#102752 Mar 15, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know, but I wished she would come back....I think we just heaped too much on her because we thought she was invincible....:(
She had been mentioning all of the rain she was getting. I hope she wasn't in the flood area.

Since: Dec 10

Geraldton, Australia

#102754 Mar 16, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
She had been mentioning all of the rain she was getting. I hope she wasn't in the flood area.
Me too....
MalbaCACCA is gay

Dallas, TX

#102756 Mar 16, 2013
he loves boys
MalbaCACCA is gay

Dallas, TX

#102757 Mar 16, 2013
Just walk away Mal-bar, you wont see my follow you back home.
MalbarCACA Controllers

Luton, UK

#102758 Mar 16, 2013
MalbaCACCA is gay wrote:
he loves boys
We know you do, and prancing around like a fairy queen in your pink leotard.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#102759 Mar 16, 2013
I'm still waiting for one(1), just one(1), logical, rationale, reasonable explanation why your typical, average, everyday citizen-at-large would require a semi-auto/automatic/military style, assault grade weapon to defend themselves &/or their property, the AR-15 under contention for example...Just one(1), you know, much like I'm still waiting for someone to show me one(1), just one(1), so-called "Weapon of Mass Destruction" to justify all of the tax payer money and the lives of our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters of our soldiers in arms, not to mention all of the civilian lives we lost here in the states with the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers, as well as all of the subsequent and still tabulating deaths resulting from the Towers' the toxic debris fallout, the government has and is put(ting) into the yet still ongoing war in the Middle East...Just one(1).

Anyone...?
Wayne LaPierre

Thailand

#102760 Mar 16, 2013
just an allusion wrote:
I'm still waiting for one(1), just one(1), logical, rationale, reasonable explanation why your typical, average, everyday citizen-at-large would require a semi-auto/automatic/military style, assault grade weapon to defend themselves &/or their property, the AR-15 under contention for example...Just one(1), you know, much like I'm still waiting for someone to show me one(1), just one(1), so-called "Weapon of Mass Destruction" to justify all of the tax payer money and the lives of our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters of our soldiers in arms, not to mention all of the civilian lives we lost here in the states with the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers, as well as all of the subsequent and still tabulating deaths resulting from the Towers' the toxic debris fallout, the government has and is put(ting) into the yet still ongoing war in the Middle East...Just one(1).
Anyone...?
Increased market share of the American economy.
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#102761 Mar 16, 2013
just an allusion wrote:
I'm still waiting for one(1), just one(1), logical, rationale, reasonable explanation why your typical, average, everyday citizen-at-large would require a semi-auto/automatic/military style, assault grade weapon to defend themselves &/or their property, the AR-15 under contention for example...Just one(1), you know, much like I'm still waiting for someone to show me one(1), just one(1), so-called "Weapon of Mass Destruction" to justify all of the tax payer money and the lives of our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters of our soldiers in arms, not to mention all of the civilian lives we lost here in the states with the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers, as well as all of the subsequent and still tabulating deaths resulting from the Towers' the toxic debris fallout, the government has and is put(ting) into the yet still ongoing war in the Middle East...Just one(1).
Anyone...?
First of all, they don't fire any differently than most hunting rifles which are more lethal. They are not military weapons. The military uses automatic weapons. They are simply military in appearance. I don't know where term weapon of mass destruction comes from. Most semiautomatic hand guns carry more rounds and are a larger caliber.

One example would be a rancher on the southern border with drug cartel trafficking through his property and subject to a home invasion out in the wilderness.

What if the twin tower attack was even better planned and was accompanied by a sleeper cell uprising in the streets with their automatic weapons? Could the average citizen protect his home and family? The second amendment provides the average citizen the ability to defend themselves.

And most of all, once you tinker with one of the bill of rights, the rest of them are vulnerable. Maybe someday the press speaking out against government policy would become treasonous once the bills of rights are compromised.

Why don't we try criminal control instead of disarming honest citizens?

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