It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103292 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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GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#106777 May 6, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
We should back off and let Israel handle it.
MaCain Suggests differntly
Larry

Australia

#106778 May 6, 2013
Oooh wrote:
<quoted text>
trick question because the gun fetish people want us to think there is a big difference in how many children can be shot quickly between fully automatic and semi-automatic.
Semi automatic weapons are banned in australia, importing them here is prohibited also.

You should ban semi automatic weapons also
Larry

Australia

#106779 May 6, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
We should back off and let Israel handle it.
yeah I dont know aye, think Israel has a right to.defend itself..
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#106780 May 6, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
The UN investigating agencies have just released their findings into the use of Sarin Gas in Syria.12 hours ago.
It states that the evidence leads to it having been used by the opposition. Ie the sunnis. The conclusion would be that that they wish the US to arm them and supply a no free zone.
The Jews are trying to dictate to Obama.
What should he do?
He should step down. He is way over his head. He should go back to community organizing.
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#106781 May 6, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> yeah I dont know aye, think Israel has a right to.defend itself..
So do you favour the Sunnis nor Shias?
It is a huge question.
The Arab spring is a sunni revolutioln.
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#106782 May 6, 2013
As the wrote:
<quoted text>
dumsht spokesmen for those that want to further the plutocracy and complete the corporate takeover.
Says the spokesman for a free market. Now, who followed Bush's footsteps and further bailed out the auto industry and Wall St.? Who subsidizes so called green energy initiatives? Most of which went bankrupt along with those stupid electric cars. Why didn't GE have to pay any corporate tax?
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#106783 May 6, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
He should step down. He is way over his head. He should go back to community organizing.
So you favour Joe Biden handling it? Realisyically/

Or should you call in Kissinger.
FYI

Denver, CO

#106784 May 6, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
He should step down. He is way over his head. He should go back to community organizing.
Smartest statement made on this site yet!! Congrats, Regards my friend

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106785 May 6, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
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The consequences of macro economics are felt long after.
Reagan took the US National debt from 500 billion to 2.3Trillion.
Compound interest catches up very quickly.
The Thacher reagan era heralded the largest income inequality since the 1929 crash. The result was the beginning of the end of the Domestic economy.
Have a look at these graphs with the timelines.
And this is not just the US but all the Advanced Economies.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_inequalit...
And remember to look at the tax rates also in the years when the USA was doing the best. It is has happened to Europe as well.
So you justify the HUGE DEFICIT being created by obama. By using the smaller deficit,(less than half), created by Reagan? I fail to comprehend the 'logic' behind that move.(You must really such at chess).

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106786 May 6, 2013
(Must really >suck< at chess).

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106787 May 6, 2013
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
He should step down. He is way over his head. He should go back to community organizing.
Step down, or be impeached.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106788 May 6, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
Semi automatic weapons are banned in australia, importing them here is prohibited also.
You should ban semi automatic weapons also
Why would we want to emasculate ourselves as you have done?

How much are you getting paid by Soros and like ilk to betray your fellow citizens of the earth?

Why are you people working so hard to try to get others to become disarmed as you are? What is your motivation?

It can't be because it "lowers crime", because it DOESN'T.

WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE PEOPLE SO HARD TO DISARM US?

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#106789 May 6, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
MaCain Suggests differntly
And with all due respect for his military service, McCain is a moron.
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#106790 May 6, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
So you favour Joe Biden handling it? Realisyically/
Or should you call in Kissinger.
Actually, Go Go, I really don't see anyone.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106791 May 6, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
And with all due respect for his military service, McCain is a moron.
If not worse. It could even be asserted that he is a traitor.

Good to see you back AV! How are you?

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#106792 May 6, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> well what about places like Japan Australia, Scandinavian countries. I believe they have some very low rates of crime. The ironic thing about the Norway shooting, is that minus that event their population of 4.something million has a very low rate of crime. Possibly mexico is just mexico? Maybe they infact dont have a low rate of gun ownership as it is not emforced heavily enough?
All places with MUCH lower populations and MUCH less diversification. How about providing a more apples-to-apples comparison?

And even with Norway's low crime rate, a maniac was still able to commit one of the biggest acts of mass murder in history by a single person. Just goes to show that you are not truly "safe" anywhere. So no thanks. I will continue to provide for the safety of me and mine. Good luck with your govt-sponsored dial-a-prayer (9-1-1).

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#106793 May 6, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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If not worse. It could even be asserted that he is a traitor.
Good to see you back AV! How are you?
Doing well (working too damn much).
Not sure for how long I will be around.
Yeah

Huntsville, AL

#106794 May 6, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would we want to emasculate
?
you do think of your gun as your johnson

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106795 May 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>
you do think of your gun as your johnson
How much are you being paid to betray your fellow American citizens? Or, are you even an American?

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#106796 May 6, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>
Doing well (working too damn much).
Not sure for how long I will be around.
Good to see you back. Don't work to hard!

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