It's the Guns, Stupid

It's the Guns, Stupid

There are 103299 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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Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#99407 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are up to something.
Am I,how so ?
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#99408 Feb 3, 2013
Well fcuk aduck.
Gun zones lol/
Nobody is safe.
Dead as the 160 people he shot from long distance.
Give him a simple funeral.
He had a murderer's heroic life.
I wonder if his wife and kids feel like the people he sniped?
Gun zones. Safe as the arseholes in them.
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#99409 Feb 3, 2013
Rupert will love this. If he could get the CCTV it would make the shooting range manager a millionaire.
It is all the money. Except the consumer. He is smoking a ciggarette.
The next mass shooting is Ruperts coup de gras. He may finance it him self.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99410 Feb 3, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I,how so ?
Only you can answer that question.

Well?

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#99411 Feb 3, 2013
GoGoBar wrote:
Well fcuk aduck.
Gun zones lol/
Nobody is safe.
Dead as the 160 people he shot from long distance.
Give him a simple funeral.
He had a murderer's heroic life.
I wonder if his wife and kids feel like the people he sniped?
Gun zones. Safe as the arseholes in them.
Who or what are you talking about ?
Spocko

Oakland, CA

#99412 Feb 3, 2013
Frog wrote:
City A every citizen had a gun .
City B no one had a gun.
What city would you be most likely be shot at ?
Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was shot dead at a Texas gun range. Now, if only someone would have been there with a gun and the right training, this tragedy would most certainly have been avoided, remember now, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun ... never mind, you know the rest of the malarkey!
GoGoBar

Chiang Mai, Thailand

#99413 Feb 3, 2013
Of course Fox is hammering the Mercedes Superbowel.
What will happen after that.
Jimmy Lee the Armed Vet is almost boring. Wayne LaPierre is praying the 5 year old can kill Jimmy Lee with a spare gun and it will be all equal.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99414 Feb 3, 2013
Let's see. T-man didn't go to church and the game isn't until 6:30, so why isn't he getting back to me? The only thing I can think of - he is trying to avoid me.I wonder why?

Earth to T-Man!

He could be making chicken-wings and his hands are dirty. People! Wash your dirty hands BEFORE you touch the keyboard. That's just nasty.

I used a dirty keyboard in a reference room and ended up with a staph infection. It comes back every so often. Eww. Think about it. There was this old guy who always wore white gloves whilst typing. The thing is, they weren't so white! They were a little on the black side. Bet I got my infection from him.
DOM.

Where was I? T-man? I'll be waiting...

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#99415 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Only you can answer that question.
Well?
If you say Im up to something and I don't know what you mean, HOW do I answer your question regarding something Im not up to ?
Please be explicit in your reply.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99416 Feb 3, 2013
I don't watch the news.

Why did this guy kidnap the little boy? Does he want money?

Is he feeding the boy?

Is the boy warm?

Can't the police do something?

Poor kid - must be very scared.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99418 Feb 3, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you say Im up to something and I don't know what you mean, HOW do I answer your question regarding something Im not up to ?
Please be explicit in your reply.
Explicit?

You wrote to me.
You weren't all mean and nasty.
You ......That's it. And why did you feel the need to contact me?

Explicit enough?

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#99419 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Explicit?
You wrote to me.
You weren't all mean and nasty.
You ......That's it. And why did you feel the need to contact me?
Explicit enough?
Ahhh now I see what your getting at.
I wrote to you because someone pretended to be me in the past.
Am I mean and nasty ? is that how people percieve me ? they don't in the real world, quite the opposite.
My feeling is this,,,if another poster steals your name and uses it in an unapropriate way it could be for any of these reasons....

Their having trouble beating you in a debate.

They don't like you because your smarter than them.

They lack imagination and envy yours.

Any of those reasons should be taken as a sort of compliment.

Remember it was myself that called you Guppy to test your reaction. Instead of reacting in a negative manner you took the name onboard, it made me chuckle and told me something about your demeanor. Your posts although crazy at times, have a humour to them.
Several people here post under different names, makes me smile when they judge their own posts, or reply to themselves, this is something I have never done, nor will.
So you see, Im not so mean and nasty.
Have you given much thought to who the imposter is ? if so, what's your guess as to I D ?

Since: Feb 11

Cambridge, UK

#99421 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
I don't watch the news.
Why did this guy kidnap the little boy? Does he want money?
Is he feeding the boy?
Is the boy warm?
Can't the police do something?
Poor kid - must be very scared.
I only know what you guys have posted about this case.

I would like to think the boy is ok, but as the man has acted in such a crazy, selfish and thoughtless manner, it's unlikely that the boy's welfare is his top priority.

If the police could find someone from the guy's past, SOMEONE maybe he had respect for, then maybe, just maybe they could talk him down.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99422 Feb 3, 2013
spider1954 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhh now I see what your getting at.
I wrote to you because someone pretended to be me in the past.
Am I mean and nasty ? is that how people percieve me ? they don't in the real world, quite the opposite.
My feeling is this,,,if another poster steals your name and uses it in an unapropriate way it could be for any of these reasons....
Their having trouble beating you in a debate.
They don't like you because your smarter than them.
They lack imagination and envy yours.
Any of those reasons should be taken as a sort of compliment.
Remember it was myself that called you Guppy to test your reaction. Instead of reacting in a negative manner you took the name onboard, it made me chuckle and told me something about your demeanor. Your posts although crazy at times, have a humour to them.
Several people here post under different names, makes me smile when they judge their own posts, or reply to themselves, this is something I have never done, nor will.
So you see, Im not so mean and nasty.
Have you given much thought to who the imposter is ? if so, what's your guess as to I D ?
I see.

I am a bit skeptical. Don't know if you are telling the truth or not.

Yes, I remember you 'assigning' me the name Guppy. I thought it was funny and creative and decided to keep it.

My posts are crazy at times? Are you saying, you think I am a bit crazy? Aren't we all?

If you say your are not mean and nasty, then I have to believe it.

No, haven't given any thought to who the imposter is. I really have no idea. How about you? I think they just want to be mean. That makes them look bad, but if no one knows who they are, I guess it doesn't matter.

Why are you being nice to me - all of a sudden?
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99423 Feb 3, 2013
Spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was shot dead at a Texas gun range. Now, if only someone would have been there with a gun and the right training, this tragedy would most certainly have been avoided, remember now, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun ... never mind, you know the rest of the malarkey!
Brilliant.
Sad story.
Guns-shaking head.
Amazing this guy could kill the two of them and they didn't have time to defend themselves.
Guppy

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#99424 Feb 3, 2013
T-Man?

The game doesn't start for one and half hours. Can't use that as an excuse. Chicken wings are in the oven. Beer is in the fridge. Marijuana is in a secret drawer.

It's time to get back to me.

You have something to hide.

Mt. Holly? Hmmm? Not looking too feasible.

Since: Feb 11

Ely, UK

#99425 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
<quoted text>
I see.
I am a bit skeptical. Don't know if you are telling the truth or not.
Yes, I remember you 'assigning' me the name Guppy. I thought it was funny and creative and decided to keep it.
My posts are crazy at times? Are you saying, you think I am a bit crazy? Aren't we all?
If you say your are not mean and nasty, then I have to believe it.
No, haven't given any thought to who the imposter is. I really have no idea. How about you? I think they just want to be mean. That makes them look bad, but if no one knows who they are, I guess it doesn't matter.
Why are you being nice to me - all of a sudden?
Yes, I was being honest.
I put a degree of thought into my post's regarding language, some times I slip up, for instance, you question regarding crazy, zany would be appropriate in the US, crazy is appropriate in the UK, put it down to a loss of comunication between to nations that speak the same language, and yes we are all a little bonkers.
I have given some thought to the imposter, but still not certain, as you say, they don't matter.
I thought calling you Guppy would appeal to your sence of humour.
Although guarded, I am nice to everyone untill I need to be otherwise.
Guppy

Ukraine

#99426 Feb 3, 2013
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Since: Feb 11

Ely, UK

#99427 Feb 3, 2013
Guppy wrote:
T-Man?
The game doesn't start for one and half hours. Can't use that as an excuse. Chicken wings are in the oven. Beer is in the fridge. Marijuana is in a secret drawer.
It's time to get back to me.
You have something to hide.
Mt. Holly? Hmmm? Not looking too feasible.
Why the interest in Teaman's location ?

What makes you think he has something to hide ?

Why wouldn't he be in Mt. Holly ?

Does it matter ? he said he doesen't own a gun anymore.

Since: Feb 11

Ely, UK

#99428 Feb 3, 2013
Someones got a bad kind of stutter.

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