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

#99653 Feb 6, 2013
levi wrote:
<quoted text> LOL, its nice to see someone on here who 'gets it', lol.
Everyone gets it.
Normal decency confines reality to abstract issues.
Heaven forefend that some peasant MUST post to buy a bowl of rice.
The guys who can afford a peice of dried fish to go with the rice are in charge of bank servers and porn sites.
The next rung on the ladder from here is answering a help line in the Phillipines. LOL/
rightwing nut

Gwinn, MI

#99654 Feb 6, 2013
WorldNetDaily (WND) is an American web site that publishes news and associated content from the perspective of U.S. conservatives and the political right.[1] It was founded in May 1997 by Joseph Farah with the stated intent of "exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power"[2] and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.[ WND provides news, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, forums and conducts a daily poll. It claims its editorial content has a diverse range of viewpoints,[11] though predominantly from a right wing or conservative perspective.[1][12][13] Besides providing articles authored by its own staff, the site links to news from other publications. Notable staff includes Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein, White House Correspondent Lester Kinsolving, and Staff Writer Jerome Corsi. Its commentary pages feature editorials from the site's founder, Joseph Farah and other social conservative authors such as Pat Buchanan, Ellis Washington, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Chuck Norris. It also has featured weekly columns by libertarians Walter Williams, Vox Day, Ilana Mercer, as well as liberals such as Maralyn Lois Polak, Bill Press and pro-life moderate Nat Hentoff.[14]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WorldNetDaily
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#99655 Feb 6, 2013
Ted Nugent, "leave us the hell alone"

Pierce Morgan had his head handed to him.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/05/ted-nugent-...
rightwing nut

Gwinn, MI

#99656 Feb 6, 2013
Joseph Farah (born July 6, 1954) is an American author, journalist and editor-in-chief of the conservative website WorldNetDaily (WND In 1991, Farah left the Union and co-founded the Western Journalism Center.[8] He launched the online WorldNetDaily in 1997.[9] Farah received the Washington Times Foundation National Service Award, in 1996.[3] He currently writes a weekly print column for the Jerusalem Post which is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate.[10]

Farah is among those who have promulgated conspiracy theories questioning Barack Obama's status as a natural born citizen of the United States and resultant eligibility to serve as U.S. President,[11][12] stating, "It'll plague Obama throughout his presidency. It'll be a nagging issue and a sore on his administration, much like Monica Lewinsky was on Bill Clinton's presidency" and "It's not going to go away, and it will drive a wedge in an already divided public."[13] Despite the release of Obama's notarized birth certificate abstract,[14] Farah demanded that Obama release his "long-form" birth certificate, which was subsequently posted on the White House's web site on April 27, 2011.[4][15][16] Farah had previously pledged $15,000 to the hospital where Obama was born upon the release of said document.[17][18] When Obama finally released the long-form birth certificate, he called it "fraudulent."[19]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Farah
levi

United States

#99657 Feb 6, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone gets it.
Normal decency confines reality to abstract issues.
Heaven forefend that some peasant MUST post to buy a bowl of rice.
The guys who can afford a peice of dried fish to go with the rice are in charge of bank servers and porn sites.
The next rung on the ladder from here is answering a help line in the Phillipines. LOL/
Please, coming from thailand, dont be giveing advice on decency to other nations, okay. Now, if you want to talk about the King and the corrupt royal family of thailand, the corrupt military coups you guys have regualary, the child sex traffering, the kidnappings that sell people into slavely, the murder rate that is tied with the usofa, yet your country has far less people, n ow, if you want to talk to us about whats happening in thailand we'd all be glad to listen. I'll give you the first topic, lets start with the thai king, you go.
rightwing nut

Gwinn, MI

#99658 Feb 6, 2013
The Ashcroft Group, LLC is a strategic firm specialising in lobbying started by former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2005. Members of the group include former Vice President Dick Cheney, Press Secretary Juleanna Glover Weiss, former Chief of Staff at the Department of Justice David Ayres, and former Chief of Staff for Management at the Department of Homeland Security Susan Richmond. In April 2009, four former United States Attorneys joined the Ashcroft Group: Michael Sullivan, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; John Ratcliffe, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas; Johnny Sutton, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas; and Catherine Hanaway, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Johnny Sutton is an attorney who served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas from 2001 until 2009, and chaired the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys. Sutton is known for the prosecution of United States Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. He is currently a partner with the law firm Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe, LLC in Austin, Texas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Sutton
rightwing nut

Gwinn, MI

#99659 Feb 6, 2013
Torture and executions of suspected rivals and suspected informants took place until January 2004. Once the Mexican government became aware of the activities, a mass grave containing at least twelve bodies was found in a house on 3633 Calle Parsonieros, Ciudad Juárez, which came to be dubbed the "House of Death."[2] Santillán was convicted of trafficking by Johnny Sutton, but in a plea bargaining agreement, he was not accused of murder, and "Lalo", the former informant for the US government, now sits in a high-security prison awaiting extradition to Mexico, which will be according to him tantamount to a death sentence.[2] "Lalo" also claims that the United States Government still owes him money.[1]

Subsequent to the publication of the "House of Death" story, the investigative journalist of Narco News, Bill Conroy, received visits at his office, his home, and to his employer from officers of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, an event that prompted a letter by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney reprimanding Johnny Sutton for "an attempt ... to intimidate a journalist who has reported facts that are embarrassing to him".[4]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Death

“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#99660 Feb 6, 2013
sairla wrote:
<quoted text>
What absolute cowards to attack an old man, I hope they find them.
Yeah it's disgusting isn't it.
I find almost as disgusting the idiot comment above that he should be prosecuted.
Sadly it seems there's more and more crimes against the elderly these days, those lowlife parasites know the elderly are vulnerable so they take advantage of it.
Frog

Saint Louis, MO

#99661 Feb 6, 2013
Why do u make something that is very simple complicated guns = people =shootings = deaths no matter how u slice it up its that's simple folks !
Guppy

Odessa, Ukraine

#99663 Feb 6, 2013
Frog wrote:
Why do u make something that is very simple complicated guns = people =shootings = deaths no matter how u slice it up its that's simple folks !
Shut the f/uk up you moron.
Nobody cares about you gay little opinon ok.
Frog

Saint Louis, MO

#99664 Feb 7, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>Shut the f/uk up you moron.
Nobody cares about you gay little opinon ok.
Ribbit Ribbit!

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#99665 Feb 7, 2013
_0rion_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah it's disgusting isn't it.
I find almost as disgusting the idiot comment above that he should be prosecuted.
Sadly it seems there's more and more crimes against the elderly these days, those lowlife parasites know the elderly are vulnerable so they take advantage of it.
People who make comments like that are not worth recognising. The elderly are becoming more frequently the victims of brutal crime, society has lost a great deal when there is no longer respect and decent compassion for our older members.

“Topix is lowlife scum with no”

Since: Jun 12

respect for anyone...

#99666 Feb 7, 2013
Frog wrote:
Why do u make something that is very simple complicated guns = people =shootings = deaths no matter how u slice it up its that's simple folks !
You forgot the most important one Frog, the lowest common denominator = criminals.
Guppy

Odessa, Ukraine

#99667 Feb 7, 2013
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Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99668 Feb 7, 2013
Teaman wrote:
Ted Nugent, "leave us the hell alone"
Pierce Morgan had his head handed to him.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/05/ted-nugent-...
Who is Ted Nugent?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99669 Feb 7, 2013
guppy jr sure is redundant.
Besara

Omaha, NE

#99670 Feb 7, 2013
rightwing nut wrote:
Torture and executions of suspected rivals and suspected informants took place until January 2004. Once the Mexican government became aware of the activities, a mass grave containing at least twelve bodies was found in a house on 3633 Calle Parsonieros, Ciudad Juárez, which came to be dubbed the "House of Death."[2] Santillán was convicted of trafficking by Johnny Sutton, but in a plea bargaining agreement, he was not accused of murder, and "Lalo", the former informant for the US government, now sits in a high-security prison awaiting extradition to Mexico, which will be according to him tantamount to a death sentence.[2] "Lalo" also claims that the United States Government still owes him money.[1]
Subsequent to the publication of the "House of Death" story, the investigative journalist of Narco News, Bill Conroy, received visits at his office, his home, and to his employer from officers of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, an event that prompted a letter by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney reprimanding Johnny Sutton for "an attempt ... to intimidate a journalist who has reported facts that are embarrassing to him".[4]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Death
So when you blew up Gary Caradori's plane, how much did you get?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#99671 Feb 7, 2013
rider wrote:
Virginia to establish its own currency?
http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/virginia-to-esta...
Did you torture Troy Boner?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#99672 Feb 7, 2013
rider wrote:
Chris Rock: Obama 'our boss … our dad'
http://www.wnd.com/wnd_video/chris-rock-obama...
Were you on Lawrence King's personal jet more than 2 dozen times or slightly less?
Besara

Omaha, NE

#99673 Feb 7, 2013
rider wrote:
The Ashcroft Group, LLC is a strategic firm specialising in lobbying started by former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2005. Members of the group include former Vice President Dick Cheney, Press Secretary Juleanna Glover Weiss, former Chief of Staff at the Department of Justice David Ayres, and former Chief of Staff for Management at the Department of Homeland Security Susan Richmond. In April 2009, four former United States Attorneys joined the Ashcroft Group: Michael Sullivan, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; John Ratcliffe, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas; Johnny Sutton, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas; and Catherine Hanaway, former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Johnny Sutton is an attorney who served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas from 2001 until 2009, and chaired the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys. Sutton is known for the prosecution of United States Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. He is currently a partner with the law firm Ashcroft Sutton Ratcliffe, LLC in Austin, Texas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Sutton
Weren't you the one who put the hit on John De Camp? Was he getting too close to you and your cohorts?

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