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25   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 1:47pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Remember... "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".

It is a cliche. But it is a fact worth repeating.

26   deepcgi   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 1:50pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

In order to substantially reduce availability of firearms, we would need to convince the progun lobby that the federal government would not be gaining power in comparison to themselves. It's time to return the power to the states

27   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 1:58pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

robertoaribas says

so, the law of unintended consequences strikes again.

But politicians get brownie points for doing something. By the time unintended consequences strikes, people have long forgotten the causality.

28   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2012 Dec 14, 2:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

No, we should not ban guns, trucks, fertilizer, or many of the other items that are useful, but dangerous. We need policy that balances the benefits with the risks. There are limits on the amount of pseudophedrine and fertilizer you can buy anonymously, because these can make drugs and bombs. There are constraints on guns for the same reason. Silly slogans like guns don't kill people just prevent any serious discussion.

29   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 2:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

We need policy that balances the benefits with the risks.

Policies are not good at the balancing act. They tend to push towards the extremes.

Usually, the market is the best in maintaining equilibrium, but I am not sure how it will work in cases like this.

30   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2012 Dec 14, 3:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is directed to Christians who own guns, are in favor of any war or believe in self defense .

Who would Jesus kill? Who would Jesus say it is alright for you to kill.
What caliber handgun would Jesus carry?

KJV:"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Does this translate to: Pull out your bullet shooter & blow the fuckers away?

Atheist,you can kill for any reason without fear of Hell.

Should one call the death of young children by 2nd amendment "Arms",Collateral Damage..... until it happens to one of their family members?

31   Meccos   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 14, 4:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

nearly 100k people were reported being raped each year. perhaps we should cut off every males penis to prevent this...

32   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 4:02pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Women need to be taught self-defense techniques. This deters would-be rapists and bad husbands.

33   Meccos   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 14, 4:06pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Peter P says

Women need to be taught self-defense techniques. This deters would-be rapists and bad husbands.

9% of people reported being raped were men.

34   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 14, 4:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Meccos says

9% of people reported being raped were men.

I am not surprised. Rape is about power, not sex.

Why is humanity so uncivilized?

35   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2012 Dec 14, 4:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Damn, This thread went from guns to rape.

George Carlin:

"They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Thats what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick thats being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.

It's called the American Dream,because you have to be asleep to believe it."

36   Suburban Gal   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 12:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Like I said above, firearms have nothing to do with this.

YesYNot says

...and yes firearms did have something to do with this. They are a convenient weapon for mass murder. That is why these guys keep using them.

Yes, they're convenient, which is why people keep using them, but they're also dramatic in nature and have been proven as such. If you want to kill a lot of people in the most dramatic way possible, and get a huge rush from doing so, then you're going to resort to using guns to do it.

37   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 12:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I used to read HuffiPost comments for fun. I cannot do it any longer. Too many idiots use keyboard. Just thinking that this population won the election, their leftist conditioning, their ignorance, their despise of different ideas,...It just terrifies me.

38   Suburban Gal   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 12:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

GraooGra says

Too many idiots use keyboard. ....their leftist conditioning, their ignorance, their despise of different ideas,...It ust terrifies me.

I can say the exact same thing about people on the far right, like yourself.

I'm tired of hearing, "it's my [God given] right!" It's all about YOUR right. We're such a rights driven country that it scares the heck out of me. The fact we're so rights driven tends to blind us and put us in a state of denial. It keeps us from doing things that need to be done for the greater good of the people. It does more than terrify me. It disturbs me.

39   Suburban Gal   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Once again, you are resorting to "emotions" and not logic.

That's your answer to EVERYTHING when it comes to discussing something like this. However, I beg to disagree with you and others on the far right. I very much have logic on my side. I take great care in researching facts, listening to what others have to say, including experts, and making a rational decision about it. I may be passionate about what I believe in, just as passionate as you and others on the far right, but that doesn't mean I'm not being rational about these kinds of things.

Call it Crazy says

In reality, if you want to kill a lot of people dramatically, you can drive a car through a crowded public gathering. Although, you might not get a "dramatic" response from the MSM because we all "accept" cars in our daily lives.
You could also fly a plane into a building or two... that's certainly dramatic and can kill a lot of people... now, the MSM would have a field day with that, because we normally don't "expect" that to happen....

While that is true, utilizing guns prolongs the experience and gives the individual a high, like drugs. Sure, you drive a car or fly a plane into a building, but that's a quick way of killing a large amount of people. It's over relatively quickly. With guns, you can begin shooting until you're out and, as you reload, you can take some time to savor the chaos and the sheer look of panic and terror in your victims' faces. Once you start shooting again, you get a greater rush from the killing. You may even relish in the fact you're about to kill someone who's huddling in the corner begging for their life to be spared. A shooting can last several minutes or more While driving a car or flying a plane into a building is dramatic, it's NOT dramatic enough.

40   BobbyS   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 15, 1:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why aren't super bazookas and mini atomic bombs legal to own? Since it's not the weapon but the person that does the killing, we should have zero concern about anything that could be considered a weapon. Machine guns that can shoot 200 round in 10 seconds should be legal. Never know when one has to defend themselves against hundreds of people.

41   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Suburban Gal says

GraooGra says

Too many idiots use keyboard. ....their leftist conditioning, their ignorance, their despise of different ideas,...It ust terrifies me.

I can say the exact same thing about people on the far right, like yourself.

I'm tired of hearing, "it's my [God given] right!" It's all about YOUR right. We're such a rights driven country that it scares the heck out of me. The fact we're so rights driven tends to blind us and put us in a state of denial. It keeps us from doing things that need to be done for the greater good of the people. It does more than terrify me. It disturbs me.

First of all, I can discuss and argue with you any time, any day. You (I mean plural left) just escape the argument.

Second, 'before we even start, what does it exactly mean 'greater good of the people'. Commies butchered 60 million people for the 'greater good of the people', so I run away from these slogans.

42   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BobbyS says

Why aren't super bazookas and mini atomic bombs legal to own? Since it's not the weapon but the person that does the killing, we should have zero concern about anything that could be considered a weapon.

Maybe because they are not pointed, when you shoot you create a collateral damage? So you need to draw the line somewhere. The problem is that left wants to take away all gun rights, maybe far right would be happy with bazookas, I don't know.

43   taxee   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 15, 1:29am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It isn't the guns. It is the deterioration of us as a people. Taking away the possibility of defending against a maniac won't fix the problem.

44   BobbyS   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 15, 1:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

GraooGra says

BobbyS says

Why aren't super bazookas and mini atomic bombs legal to own? Since it's not the weapon but the person that does the killing, we should have zero concern about anything that could be considered a weapon.

Maybe because they are not pointed, when you shoot you create a collateral damage? So you need to draw the line somewhere. The problem is that left wants to take away all gun rights, maybe far right would be happy with bazookas, I don't know.

I'm taking the argument that people kill people not weapons to its logical "emotionless" conclusion. A bazooka is merely a tool to kill with great power, that is all. So is a machine gun that can shoot 200 rounds in 20 seconds. Such need to kill with great power can be useful for self-defense and no different from needing to defend yourself from fewer attackers with a handgun. So if you say bazookas and 200 round per 20 secs machine guns are too dangerous, then you agree that weapons do play some role in how many people a crazed killer would/could kill.

45   BobbyS   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 15, 1:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

taxee says

It isn't the guns. It is the deterioration of us as a people. Taking away the possibility of defending against a maniac won't fix the problem.

Agreed, therefore we as a nation should have ABSOLUTELY ZERO concern about nuclear weapons other nations have. We should be fully concerned about the maniacs instead. Furthermore, everything should be completely legal with no restriction regardless of its ability to kill others since it maniacs will kill no matter what the laws are.

46   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:33am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Suburban Gal says

I'm tired of hearing, "it's my [God given] right!" It's all about YOUR right. We're such a rights driven country that it scares the heck out of me. The fact we're so rights driven tends to blind us and put us in a state of denial. It keeps us from doing things that need to be done for the greater good of the people. It does more than terrify me. It disturbs me.

For the record I don't even own a gun. I don't want it PERSONALLY and it is my personal choice. But I do defend people's right to own it. I won't impose my personal believes on the rest of the country just because "I feel it" That's your personal emotions and how do you know you are right if your feeling is subjective?

Moreover, I think that if these teachers were able to carry weapon, he would never, ever broke and shoot so many kids. Thugs are cowards, evil is coward. Why disarm people who would be able to defend themselves and the others from bad people? This is counter-intuitive. You know why? Because leftist government want you to think this way. If citizens don't have power then government steps in and takes over. Your liberties are crushed. Government gets bigger and more intrusive.

47   BobbyS   ignore (1)   2012 Dec 15, 1:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

GraooGra says

For the record I don't even own a gun. I don't want it PERSONALLY and it is my personal choice. But I do defend people's right to own it. I won't impose my personal believes on the rest of the country just because "I feel it" That's your personal emotions and how do you know you are right if your feeling is subjective?

Moreover, I think that if these teachers were able to carry weapon, he would never, ever broke and shoot so many kids. Thugs are cowards, evil is coward. Why disarm people who would be able to defend themselves and the others from bad people? This is counter-intuitive. You know why? Because leftist government want you to think this way. If citizens don't have power then government steps in and takes over. Your liberties are crushed. Government gets bigger and more intrusive.

I agree, we should encourage everyone to own a gun by making it shameful to not own a gun. This will allow for a more peaceful society with a more level playing field. And since you don't own a gun, you are an unpatriotic coward! You should feel a sense of great duty to carry a gun at all times in order to defend yourself on others. You are a disgraceful and despicable human being for leaving yourself and others so vulnerable to evil maniacs.

48   JohnLaw   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It really is tragic when a sociopath goes on a rampage. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their families. Before being rash, as it seems happens after each one of these incidents, one needs to give equal consideration to all of the stories where individuals successfully used a handgun to thwart a property crime or protect themselves and others from harm. These incidents are rarely reported so a lot of guess work goes into it. Personally, I have anecdotal evidence to say that a handgun saved a friend of mine from a violent act. Face it, If somebody wants to get a gun they will, no matter what the law says. Those who follow the law when obtaining a weapon are typically people that will not use it to intentionally harm somebody.

49   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:41am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BobbyS says

I'm taking the argument that people kill people not weapons to its logical "emotionless" conclusion. A bazooka is merely a tool to kill with great power, that is all. So is a machine gun that can shoot 200 rounds in 20 seconds. Such need to kill with great power can be useful for self-defense and no different from needing to defend yourself from fewer attackers with a handgun. So if you say bazookas and 200 round per 20 secs machine guns are too dangerous, then you agree that weapons do play some role in how many people a crazed killer would/could kill.

Discussion regarding how much control you have over the weapon you use, atc. is useless.

Let's get to the core of things,,,
I repeat, 2nd amendment is for citizens to prevent them against tyranny of the government or at least the 'illusion of prevention". It is not really for hunting rights or even self defense or if weapon is an object which controls or influences people's decision. Government will be always interested in curbing these rights, left leaning government in particular.

50   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:46am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BobbyS says

I agree, we should encourage everyone to own a gun by making it shameful to not own a gun. This will allow for a more peaceful society with a more level playing field. And since you don't own a gun, you are an unpatriotic coward! You should feel a sense of great duty to carry a gun at all times in order to defend yourself on others. You are a disgraceful and despicable human being for leaving yourself and others so vulnerable to evil maniacs.

LOL, I appreciate sarcasm.
No, you let people be. Some want to own guns, some don't. I'm not saying don't make background check and maybe health record check. I'm not anarchist, I understand boundaries. But let's be reasonable. When you take away guns rights, you limit only the good guys. Bad ones always find the way.

51   GraooGra   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 1:50am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I agree 1000%!

52   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2012 Dec 15, 1:54am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Weapons of any sort are not allowed in prison.

Anyone every watch "Locked up"?

So in the most controlled of environments, guards can be bought off, things can be sneaked in, and hell, people...even the dregs of society....can be damned creative.

Who really things that gun control laws will result in a gun free society?

53   Suburban Gal   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 2:34am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The Professor says

People that think this way should not be allowed to own firearms.

Yet they do and have obtained them legally in most cases.

54   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2012 Dec 15, 2:57am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Stop focusing on the guns, they are just a "tool", focus on what causes these guys to "snap"...

What? Make support available for sufferers of mental illness and their caregivers? Beyond pills, maybe some actual contact and discussion with a professional? Giving them support and outreach so they don't flip out? Helping their caregivers (many of whom work for a living and can't be around 24/7 to monitor them)?

Nah, it's all the fault of Guns/Atheism/Males/Insert Pet Cause.

Why look at the most shining and obvious problems - isolation/alienation and mental illness?

55   Suburban Gal   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 9:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

It just comes off that more people on the "right" CAN think logically and use critical thinking skills regarding firearms, where many on the "left" are ignorant and uneducated regarding firearms and would rather use fear and emotions to drive their agenda instead of "facts"...

Sorry. More people on the "left" think logically and CAN use critical thinking skills regarding firearms, whereas many on the "right" are ignorant and uneducated regarding firearms and would rather use stupidity and emotions to drive their agenda instead of "facts." In fact, a right to bear arms seems far more important to those on the right than a child's right to grow up. People on the right seem to love guns more than they do children.

We really need to to stop ignoring the fact that the availability of guns in this country is literally killing us.

56   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Suburban Gal says

In fact, a right to bear arms seems far more important to those on the right than a child's right to grow up. People on the right appear to love guns more than they do children.

That sounds like sensationalism. They are not mutually exclusive.

I do not even like guns. But they are here and it is not possible to uninvent them.

People on the "right" also do not like to make "progress" for the sake of "progress" itself. There is no virtue in simply "doing something" that could have prevented some past tragedies.

We need to approach this as a people-problem.

58   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 9:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Last years there were 33,808 traffic related deaths in the USA. There were only 101 in Estonia.

Ban cars!

59   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2012 Dec 15, 9:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If I am not Free to field tactical nukes to waste fuckers that fuck with me Freedom has no meaning.

60   New Renter   ignore (11)   2012 Dec 15, 9:33am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

thunderlips11 says

Why look at the most shining and obvious problems - isolation/alienation and mental illness?

Because it's logical?? That's why it won't happen....

Because its a bloody expensive problem for one. Of course we've just traded expensive psychiatric and mental institutions for expensive law enforcement->judicial->prison sytems.

61   Peter P   ignore (0)   2012 Dec 15, 9:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

We need a society in which people genuinely care about their neighbors.

62   New Renter   ignore (11)   2012 Dec 15, 9:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCK is Shostakovich says

If I am not Free to field tactical nukes to waste fuckers that fuck with me Freedom has no meaning.

I'll see your puny tactical nuke and raise you a strategic:

Yee Haa!

Gotta think big my friend

63   New Renter   ignore (11)   2012 Dec 15, 9:50am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Peter P says

We need a society in which people genuinely care about their neighbors.

I hear Canada is nice...

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