It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103321 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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“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110860 Jan 28, 2014
2ndAmrght wrote:
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practice "MADAME PRESIDENT"... bwhahahahhahahahahhahahha.... and many more gun laws...
You LIEberal demonrats are sooooo deluded. You don't even realize that you've already lost.
ANPOG

Halifax, Canada

#110861 Feb 4, 2014
2ndAmRight wrote:
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Thank you for the link. Interesting indeed.
Have you been to the site yet?

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110862 Feb 4, 2014
ANPOG wrote:
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Have you been to the site yet?
Of course. I would not have made the comment I had otherwise.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110864 Feb 5, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =JNj9UJmAnC4XX
Spambot link, no one opens them.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110866 Feb 5, 2014
jesuslovesdimwits wrote:
<quoted text>
much like your sphincter...but you open that all the time..bwhahahhahahahhahaa
More vile freakishness from the mindless spambot.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110868 Feb 5, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF SPAMS HAVE YOU POSTED FROM THE 1800'S?
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!
BETCHA YOU WILL SEE THIS QUOTE AGAIN, KEATS!!!!!!!!!!
HAHAHAHAAHAHAH!
Wipe your chin, dear!
More mindless drooling.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110870 Feb 5, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
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IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH 2ndamright OR ANY OF HIS MANY ALIASES DO NOT BEND OVER IN FRONT OF HIM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES . A panel of experts has recently determined that this poor INBRED’S complete inability to attract any attention from either sex has driven him to the rather bizarre behavior of impersonating Americans. He is doing this in the hope of attracting either reverend ted hagg.ard or a priest with a tub of vaseline, to which he hasn’t been successful.
He has now resorted to trying to kornhole his own aliases. This creature can most commonly found on the TOPIX gun threads, erect, spinning around like a dog chasing it’s tail, while trying to get at his own butt. It is also highly recommended that in the case of accidental contact you rinse yourself off with bleach and burn the clothes you were wearing
We are all quite aware of your deteriorating mental condition.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110872 Feb 5, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH 2ndamright OR ANY OF HIS MANY ALIASES DO NOT BEND OVER IN FRONT OF HIM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES . A panel of experts has recently determined that this poor INBRED’S complete inability to attract any attention from either sex has driven him to the rather bizarre behavior of impersonating Americans. He is doing this in the hope of attracting either reverend ted hagg.ard or a priest with a tub of vaseline, to which he hasn’t been successful.
He has now resorted to trying to kornhole his own aliases. This creature can most commonly found on the TOPIX gun threads, erect, spinning around like a dog chasing it’s tail, while trying to get at his own butt. It is also highly recommended that in the case of accidental contact you rinse yourself off with bleach and burn the clothes you were wearing
Perhaps a lobotomy would help your condition?

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110874 Feb 5, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
how you doing with yours? not too well I see
Unlike you, I have no need for one.
Shut Up You

Colonial Heights, VA

#110875 Feb 5, 2014
Guns are what made this country. From slaughtering the native people, to kicking some tea sipping Brit a$$, to freeing slaves, to whipping up on the Kaiser, to stopping the red menace, to big action movies, to billion dollar sale video games. Democrat or Republican, doesn't matter you enjoy the freedoms and land you walk on because of guns.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110877 Feb 6, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
if your mom had practiced oral sex more, you wouldn't be here...
And when righteousness returns to this country, you won't be here.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110879 Feb 6, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I will. Society will always need molesters and that is my purpose in life.
When the LIEberals are removed, the child molesters will all be gone.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110881 Feb 7, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
where will you go? joining your parents at detention?
No matter how much you deflect, drool, spin or whine:

"The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed."

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110883 Feb 7, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
no matter how many times you repeat it , it is infringed every day, day after day in california, new york, and many other states.....and more to come... bwhahhahahhahahhah
and more abortions coming.. which means less hillbillys....you hillbillys abort the most ..mwahhahahahhahahhahah
Not for long, vile and evil freak. The LIEberal web of death and deceit is being undone. You treasonous freaks are FINISHED.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110885 Feb 7, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
bend over for jesus too
Get a life, vile troll.

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110887 Feb 7, 2014
-2ndAmRight- wrote:
<quoted text>
IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH 2ndamright OR ANY OF HIS MANY ALIASES DO NOT BEND OVER IN FRONT OF HIM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES . A panel of experts has recently determined that this poor INBRED’S complete inability to attract any attention from either sex has driven him to the rather bizarre behavior of impersonating Americans. He is doing this in the hope of attracting either reverend ted hagg.ard or a priest with a tub of vaseline, to which he hasn’t been successful.
He has now resorted to trying to kornhole his own aliases. This creature can most commonly found on the TOPIX gun threads, erect, spinning around like a dog chasing it’s tail, while trying to get at his own butt. It is also highly recommended that in the case of accidental contact you rinse yourself off with bleach and burn the clothes you were wearing
Mindless drooling.
Diogenes

Halifax, Canada

#110888 Feb 11, 2014
2ndAmRight wrote:
<quoted text>
Mindless drooling.
Well, of course! That's all the idiotic anti-liberty bastards have in their sack.
They can't effectively assail the truth, so they employ a sack full of lies hoping no one notices!

“shall NOT be infringed”

Since: Oct 13

Phoenix

#110889 Feb 11, 2014
Diogenes wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, of course! That's all the idiotic anti-liberty bastards have in their sack.
They can't effectively assail the truth, so they employ a sack full of lies hoping no one notices!
Brilliant and accurate observation! Hat-tip.
Cesare Beccaria

Halifax, Canada

#110892 Feb 24, 2014
Of false Ideas of Utility.

A principal source of errors and injustice are false ideas of utility. For example: that legislator has false ideas of utility who considers particular more than general conveniencies, who had rather command the sentiments of mankind than excite them, and dares say to reason,`Be thou a slave'; who would sacrifice a thousand real advantages to the fear of an imaginary or trifling inconvenience; who would deprive men of the use of fire for fear of their being burnt, and of water for fear of their being drowned; and who knows of no means of preventing evil but by destroying it.

The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms, disarming those only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the laws mean to prevent. Can it be supposed, that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, and the most important of the code, will respect the less considerable and arbitrary injunctions, the violation of which is so easy, and of so little comparative importance? Does not the execution of this law deprive the subject of that personal liberty, so dear to mankind and to the wise legislator? and does it not subject the innocent to all the disagreeable circumstances that should only fall on the guilty? It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it requires less courage to attack unarmed than armed persons.

End of part 1
Cesare Beccaria

Halifax, Canada

#110893 Feb 24, 2014
Begin part 2

It is a false idea of utility that would give to a multitude of sensible beings that symmetry and order which inanimate matter is alone capable of receiving; to neglect the present, which are the only motives that act with force and constancy on the multitude for the more distant, whose impressions are weak and transitory, unless increased by that strength of imagination so very uncommon among mankind. Finally, that is a false idea of utility which, sacrificing things to names, separates the public good from that of individuals.

There is this difference between a state of society and a state of nature, that a savage does no more mischief to another than is necessary to procure some benefit to himself: but a man in society is sometimes tempted, from a fault in the laws, to injure another without any prospect of advantage. The tyrant inspires his vassals with fear and servility, which rebound upon him with double force, and are the cause of his torment. Fear, the more private and domestic it is, the less dangerous is it to him who makes it the instrument of his happiness; but the more it is public, and the greater number of people it affects, the greater is the probability that some mad, desperate, or designing person will seduce others to his party by flattering expectations; and this will be the more easily accomplished as the danger of the enterprise will be divided amongst a greater number, because the value the unhappy set upon their existence is less, as their misery is greater.

So, there you have it.

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