Guns Forever and Mr. Obvious obviously need to re-read the column -- or, my guess, read it all the way through even once. Must have missed the part where it says that most gun owners are responsible and reasonable. Or the part where it is made clear that there's no call anywhere for a ban on all guns. Maybe you could try to figure out how the NRA, which only cares about getting kickbacks from the firearms industry, has bamboozled you into being so paranoid to suit their financial interests. Here's my question, Mr. Obvious, profanity or not: Why do you, and other rightwing jacklegs, even read this column? I'm serious, I'm really curious about that, and have been for some time.
John, true to Liberal form, is incapable of engaging in active debate. He immediately resorts to name calling and even profanity. Brilliant.
Come on Guns forever, explain to me what a rational argument is, as opposed to an ad hominem attack in which you can't even answer the specifics of a column. You can't. And actually, yes, I have "picked up a gun," as you put it. I just don't base my whole identity on it, unlike some pathetic fucks.
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Another liberal columnist where it's clear he's never picked up a gun. Probably wears skinny jeans and sits inside all day pasty white and never gets an exercise. These are the people calling for gun restriction, with no understanding of firearms whatsoever. Come on libby boy, explain what an "assault rifle" is to me. You can't.
I'm heartbroken by the killings in Connecticut, I have children that age, but I see that tragedy as no reason that the Government should take my rifle.
If military style weapons should be restricted to "professionals" like the police and the military because they cause too many deaths, by the same logic shouldn't cars be restricted to professional race car drivers because they cause more deaths than guns, and shouldn't household chemicals be restricted to trained chemists because they cause more childhood deaths than firearms? Check the CDC data for cause of death, both of those are true statements. Don't think a madman with a stolen tanker full of gasoline can't wipe out an entire school; do we ban gasoline tankers? If you look around, there are plenty of things within easy reach of most people, including would-be terrorists and would-be murderers that can be used to inflict mass casualties. Timothy McVay used diesel fuel and fertilizer.
Rifles in general, where "military style assault weapons" are categorized in the FBI crime stats, account for about 4% of violent crime. You are more likely to be strangled or killed with a bat than shot with an "assault rifle". There are so few crimes with "assault" weapons that they don't even merit a separate category. The "assault" weapons ban didn't work last time, mostly because the wrong guns were targeted. Crime with firearms is statistically is more likely to involve a cheap handgun, either semi auto or revolver. Both can be reloaded rather quickly. Caiber isn't the issue either, John, the .22 you mentioned in your last article is the same bore as the Bushmaster rifle.
Our forefathers prevented the government from abridging the right (the bill of rights doesn't "grant" any right, it tells the government which rights of the people they can't infringe upon) of the people to bear arms, used in the military sense of the word. The musket and rifle were the most advanced military arms of the day, and any capable rifleman could fire three or four rounds a minute. Arms as defined have evolved, but the definition holds, and even if it did not a skilled rifleman with a musket and a bayonet could still kill 20 people at a high school football game in just a few minutes before a panicked crowd could escape the bleachers and get out of range, so is the evolution of the gun the problem?
I carried an M-16A4 and an M-4 carbine in Iraq, and built civilian copies of them when I returned. That's my reason, but there are many other valid ones. If I was trusted to carry one in defense of the country, at the tip of the spear, am I not to be trusted to carry one in defense of my family, or my neighbors, or my free society? The price of a free, open, and low security society is that there is no prevention from terror or criminal incidents. Except, of course, if there is an armed citizen there that incident happens.
What should we rationally do? Improve database connectivity. The lesson of Virginia Tech is that you should be able to screen for warning signs already noted. Mandate safer storage; a lesson from CT and from Columbine is that warped youth will steal guns from their family members to commit atrocities. Eliminate private sales without a dealer involved. The NRA hates it, but I can't sell a car without involving DMV for title transfer; why should a gun be different?
Grassroots organizing? Some of the groups that have organized against fracking like frackfreenc.org should be pushing alternative energy sources.Also, solar energy is a good idea for a NC startup. Talk to the guys at http://cltjoules.com/ :) , they're trying to facilitate this.
Good luck getting it by the Conservatives who are now in control of the State Government. They will vote unanimously against any energy generation that is not powered by their big donors who produce fossil fuels.
The huge fiscal hole in which we find our country was created by the Republican Party with several unfunded tax cuts for wealthy people and multiple unfunded wars. The long term commitments made during the Bush Administration cannot be just cut. They are bills that must be paid. The current budget deficit is LESS than the deficit that was left by President Bush as he left office. The rich pay less in tax because of the massive tax cuts and the middle class pay less in tax because the Republican economy cost them their good paying jobs.
If you want to lower the deficit with minimal effect on the jobs of Americans why not close a few hundred of the military bases we have in foreign countries?
The FACT that we are facing a "Fiscal Cliff" is proof that Obama should have been fired. 3.5 yrs of his economic leadership has taken us to the edge of this cliff.
Here's the dirty little secret: Obama will be in heaven if he can raise taxes on all of us and blame it on the Republicans. You can also be sure he will spend $4 for every additional $1 in "revenue".
Re-electing Obama was not a reasonable choice. Not voting at all is reasonable and it's the right thing to do. Both candidates work for corporate America and the elite behind them. They both support slaughtering foreign countries and looting their land. There are no lesser of two evils. Evil is evil. Obama is just the more effective evil. He's more palatable because he speaks like a preacher with authority and seems like a fair guy who values family. He's really just an actor. All politicians are actors, just like the ones in the movies and on TV. They pretend that they have actual power but their advisors get the orders from the elite. Then we pretend the president did it. He didn't. None of them have any power. They're yesmen. If they don't do what they're told then a scandal ruins their presidency or they are assassinated. The presidents are hand selected by the elite years, maybe even decades, ahead of the phony elections. Americans don't elect anything. The whole system is a farce but Americans believe wholeheartedly in the lie, despite all the evidence to the contrary. They even call is patriotism. That is what destroyed America. Few understand the psychopathy of the elite behind the scenes that practice dark occultism to keep us all in control. In fact Americans just call it all conspiracy, regardless of how many facts are presented. That delusion destroyed America. Evil is real and it wants to kill you and your family if it cannot enslave you.
Socialism.... You want it, you got it. Don't cry wen small and large companies cut staff or close completely. Oh btw our nation does have a constitution, you probably now it as well as Nancy. See you in poverty...
Pass numerous state laws that harass Hispanic people and makes it difficult for them to get a job or rent an apartment. Then express surprise that Hispanic people voted for your opponent.
Fight tooth and nail against court decisions that guarantee gay couples the same rights as heterosexual couples Then express astonishment that gay people voted for your opponent.
Loudly proclaim your intention to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood, pass draconian laws designed to throw as manny obstacles as possible into the process of abortion and tell everyone that you desire to make abortion illegal. Loudly fight against insurance regulations that require health insurers to cover birth control then express amazement that women voted for your opponent.
Fight against any effort to raise the minimum wage, call people who are employed in those minimum wage jobs the "entitlement class" loudly complain that they are not paying their fair share. Then pass multiple tax cuts for your rich donors and yourself. When those tax cuts cause massive deficits claim that you must cut the middle class safety net to balance the budget. Then complain that poor people voted for your opponent because they are takers and object to your efforts to make them stand on their own two feet.
Top it off with speeches in which you claim if elected, you will pass more tax breaks for the "job creators" And you have the 2012 election results.
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It shocks me that KiDD Saturday who is out there in Charlotte doing at least one show every month, hasn't gotten any recognition.
Hey "I Have a Brain...": You also live in La-La Land.
Bailouts - Obamney for, Johnson against
Drones - Obamney for, Johnson against
TSA groping - Obamney for, Johnson against
Endless $1,000,000,000,000.00 deficits - Obamney for, Johnson against
PATRIOT, NDAA, warrantless wiretapping, Kill List, targeted assassinations, indefinite detentions - Obamney for, Johnson against
All of the above: Mark Kemp for, Gary Johnson against
You have bought into the Republican lie that rich people are all rich because they have made themselves that way with superior intelligence and work ethic.
It is easy to cherry pick the roster of extremely rich and find some rags to riches success stories, but the majority of those people started with a huge advantage over the rest of society. To cite one famous example, it's pretty hard to start a venture capital company (remember when we used to call them corporate raiders?) with no money and a community college education. To clearly demonstrate his disconnect from the real world just look at his admonition that you can get that Harvard education and a start in business by borrowing the money from your parents. He believes that everyone has parents who can afford to lend their children huge sums of money. That logic is like saying "It's easy to make millions of dollars a year, just get a job as an NFL starting quarterback". "Anyone can do it if they really try."
Wealth does not "trickle down", it flows up. The rich people get their money by getting you to give them yours.
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