Published: Thursday, April 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
There's good law abiding people that have guns, who take car of what they
have. There's some bad one's out there to. You don't need a gun
to kill. The most dangerous weapon in the world is the human mind.
The author is assuming that gun control laws prevent bad people from getting
guns which they never have and never will. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you
Chicago, Illinois, the murder capital of the world with the strictest gun laws
in the nation! Anyone with a brain can see more gun control laws are useless and
only serve to punish law abiding citizens! Cops can not protect you from bad
Let's compromise on this name change: you call it the Un-American Rifle
Association, and I'll call Obama's health care plan for what it is:
the Un-Affordable Health Care Act. Deal?
My U. S. Army drill instructors, in the year 1964, had a little gem that sums up
the following quote taken out of context from an above DN post.
"...Chicago, Illinois, the murder capital of the world...""Some of you people must live in a vacuum."There are small
countries with murder rates substantially higher than Chicago.
Guns are merely tools. By themselves, they can do nothing. It takes a human mind
and heart to put them to use, for good or ill. Gun control laws are not going to
stop evil people from violently attacking those they wish to hurt. Americans
have a constitutional right to defend themselves. The NRA merely helps protect
The reason we have these mass killings is because we have crowds of unprotected
people. So let's pass a law that says everyone must wear full body armor
every time they go out in public...or...lets pass a law that says no more than 2
people can be within 100 yards of each other. That will solve it...right?I'm sure the writer would be for such measures, because as he put
it..."Why would anybody be against a law that may have the possibilities of
reducing the number of killings?"Such silly notions make about
as much sense as this gun bill does.
"Bombs are merely tools. By themselves, they can do nothing. It takes a
human mind and heart to put them to use, for good or ill. Bomb control laws are
not going to stop evil people from violently attacking those they wish to hurt.
Americans have a constitutional right to defend themselves. The NRA merely helps
protect that right."--------------If you do not see
anything wrong with this post, I pity you.Why ARE bombs illegal?
Did you call your legislators to let them know how you want them to vote on gun
control measures?Apparently your legislators believe voting against
expanded background checks is politically the right thing to do.
Keep in mind that the NRA represents the gun manufacturers. Their goal is money
money money. This scare over "they might take my gun away" has
generated a nice spike in the sale of guns and ammo. As gruesome and repugnant
as it sounds, the massacre of children at Newtown was great for business.
Re: "Why would anybody be against a law that may have the possibilities of
reducing the number of killings? "Primarily because it does NOT
"have the possibilities of reducing the number of killings."The current crop of Anti-American liberal gun control proposals don't
address the issue of reducing the number of killings. They don't even
address the issue of gun control. They only address controlling people, and even
then, they're directed at controlling the wrong people.Liberals
are well aware of the ONLY tactic that actually has a chance of reduceing the
number of killings -- directing their efforts against criminals, rather than the
law-abiding.Well-known Republican liberal, Rudy Giuliani, even
implemented that tactic, and it worked. He reduced the number of killings in NYC
by 65%, simply by getting serious about enforcing those laws already in
effect.But today's anti-American liberal politicians clearly
want a festering political crisis they can run against, WAY more than they
wan't an actual solution.
Re: "Why ARE bombs illegal?"They aren't. Unless you
intend to use them to kill or injure people. See 18 USC 921.Why is
it so hard for liberals to wrap their heads around the concept that the cause of
crime is criminals, not their tools?
The 5 year old that gets run over when mom backs up the SUV cannot defend
himself eitherSo what’s your pointI am NOT a gun person.
But I am an anti-politically correct silliness person: So in the spirit of
renaming efforts, I give you: Planned Anti-parenthood, Nutty Organization of
Women, Unoccupied (brain) Wall Street, National Association of Professional
Victims, Human Rights Crushers, PMSNBC
From the t-shirt that is worn by Mr. Larsen in the movie Happy Gilmore,
“Guns don’t kill people, I kill people”My heart
and prayers go out to all those who were victims of the Boston bombings, the
shooting in Newtown, and the other violent tragedies that have transpired. It
is clear that there are some very sick people among us, and unfortunately it is
unclear when, where, and how the next catastrophe will occur.Whether
it is by gun, pressure cooker, or airplane, it is apparent that anyone who is
determined to inflict pain and carnage, they will by any means necessary. Keep
the guns in the hands of those who respect them, and who are trained to use
them.Why would I ever give my gun to the government in return of
their protection? It is quite obvious that the protection they are currently
offering can’t catch everything. It is because of that I have guns to
protect myself, my family, and my property from the previously mentioned people,
and if needed tyrannical governments, and foreign attacks/invasions.
We won't see progress on this front until the elected ones are as fearful
of the electorate as they are of the NRA.
Here is the ironic paradox of "gun control"; Obama and the
"important" people in government all have armed guards to protect them
and their children but you and I must not be allowed to protect ourselves!
Welcome to the new America!
Let's be honest, there is no way prudent gun control ever has or would ever
violate any reasonable interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, let alone weaken the
Constitution and hasten the downfall of the government. And regardless of what
federal policies under consideration are adopted, there is no legitimate reason
to suspect that we won't be at least as protected and as free as ever. So
why the conniption?Obviously hidden under a welter of competing
facts are deeper issues influencing the debate. All of us
(regardless of how objective we fancy ourselves to be) mostly believe what we
want to believe and find what we look for. Researchers have even suggested a
genetic component to a person's conservative and liberal leanings.Key to our understanding is recognizing that the way we see our world is very
much a projection of our inner selves. Acceptance of ourselves precedes
acceptance of others, and to an important degree it is our inner insecurity that
drives our outward aggression.You could say like Pogo of old that,
"We have met the enemy and he is us.
The mentality here seems to be; laws will not stop people from getting guns
illegally, so we should not have gun laws.Could we not apply this logic to
any crime? Do murder laws stop murder? Do other laws stop crime?I do not
think it is unreasonable to require a background check before selling a gun at a
shop, gun show, or between two people.They register when you transfer a
car, why not a gun?
I am still trying to figure out what is unamerican about defending
constitutional rights. The NRA is defending our rights, and I can't figure
out why that is wrong.
I think there should be a background check on our Commander in Chief who orders
thousands of armed citizens into conflict. None such has been performed...
The nra tells us we will all be safer if everyone owns lots and lots of
weapons.There is really no need for background checks.The 2nd Amendment was written to enable all of us to be safer since everyone
is allowed, by the Constitution, to own lots and lots of weapons.The
nra represents weapons owners and would-be weapons owners.As
advocates for weapons owners and would-be weapons owners, the nra will soon be
lobbying all weapons manufacturers to make more weapons so that we can all be
safer.Stockholders holding weapons industry stocks salute the nra
and the weapons industry!What could be more American?
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