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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Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#105401 Apr 24, 2013
republican gun state wrote:
<quoted text> you dumb people in australia No houses&#65279; are broken into in my town. Know why? WE ARE ALL GUN OWNERS!
Chicago? LOL
way to go Ahole

Portage, MI

#105402 Apr 24, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
..How does one man kill another in prison if the guards don't turn a blind eye or take bribes or are falling down on their job.....
It takes only a split second. We two could be sitting together right in the middle of 100 policemen and if I decide to suddenly kill you they couldn't stop me. They could react but it'd be too late for you. All they could do is arrest me after the fact. They can't read minds or predict the future.
Ahomana wrote:
.how do weapons get into prisons they have metal detectors and the like yet they do...corruption....simple....
Prisoners make the weapons. An old favorite is a simple plastic toothbrush. rub it against a wall or floor until one end is worn down to a sharp point. Various other items are also used. You going to ban toothbrushes now?
Ahomana wrote:
If you can't monitor an animal in a cage with camera's guns and the necessary equipment then the guards are the problem not the prisoners.
You've never been to prison I take it, or known anyone in prison? They arent locked up in a cell alone 24/7. They do have rights. They do get exercise time, free time, they have jobs they do. They get to socialize . They aren't locked in a cage all the time, liberals would have a fit.

Consider 1,000 murderers and rapists in a building together with only a few guards watching them. Guards who are trying not to get killed themselves while also trying to keep these people from killing each other. Then factor in the gangs. Its not a nice place.

Sure they have cameras everywhere. What good is that when you get stabbed? It was on camera, but you're still dead. At least they have a nice picture of your killer? That's nice.
republican gun state

Torrance, CA

#105403 Apr 24, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> in fact I will go as far as stating some Australians are smart enough to realise that if you give a heap of people guns they are going to shoot one another, if you take the guns away then they cant shoot one another. We like to keep things simple in Australia, thats why the biggest river in Brisbane is called the Brisbane river. Bridge over sydney Harbour, is called Sydney Harbour Bridge. Some things are only as complicated as you need to make them. Its the guns stupid.
Obama will use whatever he can to disarm America. All the while he&#65279; buys up plenty of arms and ammo to protect his administration. Apparently Obama doesn't realize criminals break laws. Americans aren't that dumb to allow the government to take an inch, Obama will gladly take a mile. Obama lost and he can't handle it. It's cute when he pouts like a moron.
republican gun state

Torrance, CA

#105404 Apr 24, 2013
I think if i called 911 and Pizza Hut at the same time, I would get my pizza first. I hate this lying piece of trash that uses children and their parents to play an emotional tune to lullaby the sleepy Americans into compliant sheeple
guest

Portage, MI

#105405 Apr 24, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Chicago? LOL
Mine says Chicago as well even though I'm nowhere near Chicago. It used to say Frenso, Ca and I'm on the East Coast.
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105406 Apr 24, 2013
90% of Americans disapprove of Obama... only a few liberals and&#65279; blacks like Obama because they live in a fantasy world.
guest

Portage, MI

#105407 Apr 24, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> We are smart in Australia
Well your government must not think so because they don't even trust you with a pocket knife.
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105408 Apr 24, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Mine says Chicago as well even though I'm nowhere near Chicago. It used to say Frenso, Ca and I'm on the East Coast.
would you like to live in australia?
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105409 Apr 24, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Mine says Chicago as well even though I'm nowhere near Chicago. It used to say Frenso, Ca and I'm on the East Coast.
Chicago has the most gun control and the most shootings. Gun control doesn't work there
more

Huntsville, AL

#105410 Apr 24, 2013
[QUOTE who="ping wong.[/QUOTE]

racist stupidity
yeah right

Huntsville, AL

#105411 Apr 24, 2013
ping wong wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago has the most gun control and the most shootings. Gun control doesn't work there
hey dummy - it is just a short train ride to where there no are controls.
guest

Portage, MI

#105412 Apr 24, 2013
ping wong wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago has the most gun control and the most shootings. Gun control doesn't work there
Obviously. And look at Washington DC. Highest crime in the nation during their gun ban...after the gun ban was struck down they're at their lowest crime rates in 50 years.

Gun control works great for the criminals though. They strongly support more gun control.
guest

Portage, MI

#105413 Apr 24, 2013
ping wong wrote:
<quoted text>would you like to live in australia?
No thanks.
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105415 Apr 24, 2013
yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
hey dummy - it is just a short train ride to where there no are controls.
where is there train going to take me please explain am student from china in san francisco
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105416 Apr 24, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
No thanks.
they have royal hospitals, royal police force, royal air force,royal government,royal show, royal Yacht club,
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105417 Apr 24, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
Because an animal has no ability to reason you would think the animal on the top of the food chain with the most effective grey matter can get past animistic behavior....and in most civilized countries (for the most part) this is the case...then there are the third world countries and America...go figure.
in australia you have royal hospitals, royal police force, royal air force,royal government,royal show, royal Yacht club,
Tm Clmns

Victoria, Canada

#105418 Apr 24, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
And it is still less than Obama has spent in the last 4 years. So what is your point/
It is not less, it is part of the total debt.. Obama at least spent the money in America.

You don't have one. Don't forget Reagan's comment: " Deficits don't matter..."

Republicans couldn't run a hotdog stand...
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105419 Apr 24, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't get any blanket gun restrictions past congress, because most are paid mostly by the NRA with your support...so it is left up to the states, and only a few states have tough gun restrictions, so it can't work because not all are under the same laws. It may be illegal to sell a gun across state lines but that has never stopped you getting them across the border to Mexico(who have gun restrictions) so taking them to sell across a state line wouldn't phase you in the slightes, as I said before if those who are supposed to prevent this are not doing their jobs....the laws aren't worth implementing in the first place you noong.
It isn't&#65279; hard to drive into a neighbouring state get a gun and then drive back, not exactly an obstacle. Even if there is check points to prevent that, it wouldn't be hard to bypass them.
ping wong

San Jose, CA

#105420 Apr 24, 2013
i&#65279; wondered if Obama would drop the gun control issue if all the secret service agents protecting his family are only armed with bows and arrows?
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#105421 Apr 24, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
Mine says Chicago as well even though I'm nowhere near Chicago. It used to say Frenso, Ca and I'm on the East Coast.
I thought he may be bounced around. It just seemed funny. What part of the east coast?

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