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Great Mike, you are just what I'm talking about. If you have a point to make, make it. Otherwise, why bother? What is your point here? I'm curious.
If every time I make a comment, I am attacked personally by a group of about three people, and one person in particular, I am going to respond. If someone thinks they are going to intimidate me through threats of physical violence, they are making a huge mistake. My voice will not be silenced by insults or bullying. So the solution is simple, and I have suggested this many, many times to no avail. Stop the personal attacks and insults. If you have a point to make, just make it! If you don't have a point to make, then shut the up. How's that sound?
I just read that a person is 66 times more likely to be killed by way of a gun, in households that own guns. But some people still believe that more guns make us more safe. And yes marc, any reasonably intelligent person can take steps to greatly reduce the chances of finding yourself in a situation where you are vulnerable, or at risk of being attacked. One simple way would be to not confront people who you perceive to be behaving in a way that you don't like, and call the police instead. That's why we have police. And I'm not saying that a person shouldn't be allowed to carry around a gun or own a gun if that's what you need to do. The point is, more guns don't make us safer. Vigilante justice, as suggested by Mr. spell check, and by George Zimmerman and others, only leads to more violence. I should get at least 10% of the 10 grand marc. Be interesting to see how long you last. Yes I have to say it again, bad, bad week for you right wingers. Your flag of glory, the Confederate flag, coming down. Gay marriage affirmed and now legal in all 50 states, and of course the ACA upheld and not only upheld, but strongly affirmed in a way that should negate any future challenges. Wow. Your efforts to hold this country back, your efforts to discriminate, your efforts to deny health insurance, all have been soundly rejected. Access to health insurance is now a right instead of a privilege. The country is awakening and becoming more and more liberal and more and more tolerant, just as I predicted..... That's gotta hurt. Hey Mr. spell check, why didn't you get my post taken down? You got the previous one taken down, what's up? Not as fun when the insults are comin your way, eh?
marc, why must you insist on making inflammatory and clearly false statements in order to try and make a point. I've always wondered why you feel the need. If you have a valid point to make, why not just make it? So you really believe that the president is trying to insure that the most radical militant Islamic state on earth achieves nuclear status. Really? That's just crazy. What would his motivation possibly be? The president is trying every "peaceful" means to ensure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon. His efforts may not work, there is of course no guarantee. But at least he is trying. Like Robert said, what's your alternative plan? Another war in the middle east?
Wrong again Brian, your story is just another example of how more guns equal more gun violence. Why didn't you just keep driving and call the police? That would have been the right thing to do. Instead, you felt emboldened, all macho, because you had a gun, so you chose to confront the alleged crack heads. So you initiated the contact and broke the law by brandishing a weapon. So what if the trespassers were armed. Ever think about that? Were you ready for a "shoot out." Bullets are indiscriminate killers and don't care who they kill. Suppose you got into a shoot out and a stray bullet killed a child playing in a yard, or went through the wall of a neighboring house and killed someone. Would that be worth it so you could prove what a man you are? That's why we have police. They are trained and even they make mistakes. Do you fancy yourself as another George Zimmerman? If the self appointed neighborhood watch commander hadn't been "packin," you can bet he wouldn't have confronted Trayvon Martin and an innocent unarmed 17 year old would still be alive today. Or if Michael Dunn, (I think that's his name), had just moved his car and picked another parking spot, another unarmed innocent 17 year old would be alive today and Mr. Dunn wouldn't be spending the rest of his life in prison. But instead of just moving to another parking spot, Mr. Dunn was armed, just like you were Brian, and chose confrontation as a way to solve his problem. Oh...... and Mr. Spell Check, you think I removed my own post? Did I get a little to close to home? Seems like we have more than one hall monitor on our hands.
The incidence of an armed citizen actually taking down a perp are extremely rare. Even the police, who are highly trained make mistakes, or lose it and shoot someone in the back who is running away. Just imagine being in a crowded public place and there is some confrontation and a bunch of people whip out their guns and someone shoots at the perp and someone else thinks the shooter is the perp and shoots at them and pretty soon you have a circular firing squad. This is just crazy to think that if everyone is armed we would all be safer. Nonsense. The pro guns types like to make the false argument that someone is trying to take their guns away. This is a false argument. No one that I know is advocating that gun ownership be illegal. Background checks would be a reasonable start to control who can get a gun and make it more difficult for nuts to get their hands on guns. There is absolutely no evidence that more guns make us safer. In fact, the evidence shows exactly the opposite, more guns equal more gun violence! The U.S. has the highest number of guns per capita of any civilized nation in the world and the highest rate of death to to gun violence of any civilized nation in the world by something like ten times.
Excellent points Neil. The notion that more guns will make us safer is utter nonsense. More guns equal more gun violence plain and simple. Sensible gun control measures such as background checks at gun shows and private transactions would at least make it more difficult for nut cases to get their hands on guns. And then there is the NRA "slippery slope" argument that is also complete nonsense.
marc the shift to clean, renewable sources of energy is one that will take time and be a gradual process, but this is the direction that I believe we should be going in. Jobs that are now coal based will gradually shift to renewable based jobs. This is going to happen anyway no matter how much you scream and predict disaster. Continuing to burn fossil fuels for energy and refusing to look to new, clean sources of energy is just ridiculous and makes no sense.
You two are soooo cute. BFF's. Go together just like peas and carrots.
Yeah, those nasty EPA clean environment types. Who needs a clean environment anyway. I looked out my window and the air looked clean to me. Stupid Nixon, why did he go and create the EPA anyway.
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