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(Huffington Post)   The NRA is the Enabler of Death   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 40
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2295 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Jul 2012 at 10:48 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-24 11:27:15 AM  
3 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-07-24 11:06:07 AM  
3 votes:

slayer199: Fart_Machine: Turn the volume down from 11 guys. The guy was a nutbag. This is about as stupid as blaming the victims because they didn't have a shoot out in a dark crowded theater filled with tear gas.

Nutbags are apparently unable to kill without guns. This will be just another war where rights of American citizens will be whittled away... War on Drugs, War on Poverty, War on Terror....War on Gun Ownership....


Nobody is saying this. Nobody. It's rather hard to kill dozens of people at a time with a knife, ax, baseball bat, etc, and guns are easier than building a bomb or getting chemical weapons or whatever. I'm not anti-gun ownership, but to pretend that easy availability of guns don't make it easier for nutjobs to do shiat like this is stupid.
2012-07-24 11:05:04 AM  
3 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: The 4chan Psychiatrist: As a country, we're sick and tired of listening to the totalitarian bullshiat being spewed forth from idiots like Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg, et al.

We're sicker over gun massacres every few months.


In all fairness, untreated mental illness as a result from inadequate healthcare coverage and a society that still stigmatizes such illness is far more to blame that guns.
2012-07-24 11:10:18 AM  
2 votes:

El Freak: Nobody is saying this. Nobody. It's rather hard to kill dozens of people at a time with a knife, ax, baseball bat, etc, and guns are easier than building a bomb or getting chemical weapons or whatever. I'm not anti-gun ownership, but to pretend that easy availability of guns don't make it easier for nutjobs to do shiat like this is stupid.


It's pretty easy to kill a dozen people with a car...not to mention all the pollution. It's time for at least a 15 day waiting period. We should also outlaw the Prius. They're silent and can sneak up on you.
2012-07-24 10:59:24 AM  
2 votes:
Gun control is the theory that a dozen dead movie goers in a Colorado theater is morally and politically preferable to a live patron explaining to the police how James Holmes got shot.
2012-07-24 10:59:22 AM  
2 votes:
If only we had strict gun laws like Norway.
2012-07-24 10:57:20 AM  
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

/says it all
2012-07-24 10:54:32 AM  
2 votes:
Hunter S. Thompson, known gun freak who owned several weapons, wrote a lot of hilarious letters to the NRA.
2012-07-24 12:56:47 PM  
1 votes:
I am certainly not against gun rights, but the NRA's continued insistence that every psychotic should own and carry a gun does indicate that they are completely in favor of every mass killing done within the US.

Have they ever done anything to keep guns out of the hands of anyone? Ever?

Has there ever been a single incident where the NRA has lifted a finger to make sure a single whackjob does not have the latest and greatest firepower?
2012-07-24 12:13:44 PM  
1 votes:
I think high-capacity magazines should be banned, as they are in California. It wouldn't stop your everyday street crime homicides, but it would significantly impact the ability to wage these kinds of mass-casualty shootings like Aurora, Tucson and V Tech. The ability of one total amateur to walk into a room and shoot 70 farking people is not what they had in mind when they wrote the 2nd Amendment. Nor did they picture the entire farking population walking around with guns on their persons like living in a war zone. Aurora, Tucson, V Tech, Columbine -- they were all carried out by total dweebs -- not gun nuts with inside connections who could possibly get this gear even if it was illegal. These guys were amateur crazy f*cks, but it was incredibly easy for them to get a hold of these weapons and incredibly easy for them to kill a ton of people with zero formal gun training. To the rest of the world, this is total madness, but our culture has conditioned us to accept it.

And to people who say the Aurora punk knew how to make bombs and could just do that if he couldn't get guns -- well then why didn't he? Weird that he chose guns first over bombs. Weird that the Tucson shooter picked his higher-capacity clip first when he started shooting in that shopping center parking lot.

As a gun enthusiast myself who keeps several for home protection, the gun nut retards who fantasize about overtaking the government with their hillbilly arsenals need to STFU before they ruin it for the rest of us.
2012-07-24 11:47:44 AM  
1 votes:
The NRA has one purpose: to sell as many guns as possible. To that end, they'll do anything they can to increase the paranoia level, and to make people be afraid of each other.
2012-07-24 11:46:29 AM  
1 votes:

EyeballKid: Linux_Yes: u can't have a Democratic Republic without an armed citizenry and without a literate citizenry.

So, when's the citizenry going to get literate?



when we take back our "free press" from the corporate owned "news" and we start investing again in our Public schools. simple, really. but the wealthy/big business does not have any interest in that. they send their mice to private schools.
2012-07-24 11:45:03 AM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: Scerpes: JRoo: Buy more guns gunfags.

You sound stupid.


he hasn't yet lived in a Totalitarian sh*thole where gun ownership is illegal and 1 to 2% of the population own everything and everyone else lives in shanty town tents.

you cannot have Democracy without an armed citizenry and without a literate citizenry.


Japan says hi. As well as the UK
2012-07-24 11:40:21 AM  
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: I like you, Bill, but WRONG.

just look around the world at the Nations where gun ownership by citizens is illegal. they are all Totalitarian sh*tholes with no middle class. just lots of dirt poor and 1 or 2% who own everything.

u can't have a Democratic Republic without an armed citizenry and without a literate citizenry.

you're welome.


Does it have to be a choice between "no guns" and "totally unregulated access"? Isn't there a reasonable middle?
2012-07-24 11:35:26 AM  
1 votes:

Forced Perspective: Gun control is the theory that a dozen dead movie goers in a Colorado theater is morally and politically preferable to a live patron explaining to the police how James Holmes got shot.


This is actual a point that confuses me. We have virtually unrestricted gun access, so theoretically any number of these heroic fantasies should have been played out. Can anyone point to a single time in which some gun-toting civilian actually stopped a mass shooting? Because I think I missed the news where patrons explained how Holmes got shot.

Or do we actually have to have forced gun carrying in order to "ensure our safety"?
2012-07-24 11:33:19 AM  
1 votes:

rufus-t-firefly: Scerpes: El Freak: Nobody is saying this. Nobody. It's rather hard to kill dozens of people at a time with a knife, ax, baseball bat, etc, and guns are easier than building a bomb or getting chemical weapons or whatever. I'm not anti-gun ownership, but to pretend that easy availability of guns don't make it easier for nutjobs to do shiat like this is stupid.

It's pretty easy to kill a dozen people with a car...not to mention all the pollution. It's time for at least a 15 day waiting period. We should also outlaw the Prius. They're silent and can sneak up on you.

When cars are designed specifically to kill, you will have a point.


Also, last time I checked I am required to have a license to operate a car. I am also required to carry five figures worth of liability insurance, and there are strict laws regulating my use of my vehicle, and if I don't follow them, I can lose my privilege to drive it.
2012-07-24 11:33:16 AM  
1 votes:

fracto73: "my position is we should check on the backgrounds of people who are trying to purchase guns


They do. It's called a NICS check and it is run by the feds.
2012-07-24 11:32:54 AM  
1 votes:
2012-07-24 11:32:00 AM  
1 votes:
As a liberal, I can safely say that if assualt rifles were banned, James Holmes would just have stocked up on shotguns and pistols, with the same deadly outcome.
2012-07-24 11:22:34 AM  
1 votes:
images.nymag.com

"Never let a crisis go to waste," right?
2012-07-24 11:19:59 AM  
1 votes:

Nem Wan: How about if the left gives up on gun control if the right gives up on abortion? That would be awesome.


The left has given up on gun control. Now as a compromise, we're supposed to concede the abortion debate, too.

Compromise republican style.
2012-07-24 11:17:35 AM  
1 votes:
How about if the left gives up on gun control if the right gives up on abortion? That would be awesome.
2012-07-24 11:13:30 AM  
1 votes:

Amish Tech Support: I have no problem with people owning guns. However the NRA has become a nee-jerk reactionary organization that uses fear and half truths to scare it's members into sending it checks.


So, they've basically figured out how to do politics.
2012-07-24 11:11:52 AM  
1 votes:
I have no problem with people owning guns. However the NRA has become a nee-jerk reactionary organization that uses fear and half truths to scare it's members into sending it checks.
2012-07-24 11:09:11 AM  
1 votes:
www.bartcop.com
2012-07-24 11:09:04 AM  
1 votes:
Oh boy another NRA thread today!

Let me take a stab at this:

Farker1: Guns are bad m'kay?

Farker2: Most gun are used safely, ya'll.

F1: These massacres couldn't have happened without guns m'kay.

F2: People will find a way to kill without guns y'all. Plus the massacre could have been prevented if others had guns too y'all.

F1: *Snarky comment about plausibility hypothetical situation* m'kay.

F2: *Snarky retort with complaint about absurd ineffective gun laws* y'all.

F1: *Derp and childish name calling* m'kay.

F2: *Derp and childish name calling* y'all

F3: Look! I found a way to feel superior to both!

/Thats the important part
2012-07-24 11:04:42 AM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: coeyagi: Fart_Machine: Turn the volume down from 11 guys. The guy was a nutbag. This is about as stupid as blaming the victims because they didn't have a shoot out in a dark crowded theater filled with tear gas.

And you have no problem with a society turning its head as it allows this nutbag to start a small war in Aurora if he wanted to?

6000 rounds of ammo. The Nazis (yes, Poe in under 10!) tried to conserve bullets, but not in America!

As much as I have disagreements with the NRA this is a case where neither more or less gun laws wouldn't have made a difference since this guy had no criminal record.


Yes, which is why maybe buying 6000 rounds of ammo itself should have raised questions.

I mean, if the Right Wingers think everyone should have voter IDs even though voter fraud is WAY less than 30,000 cases per year, why not have a little control over firearms which are used in 30,000 deaths per year?

Hey conservatives, just want to make sure I have your priorities right:

Sanctity of Fetus life > Sanctity of voting > Sanctity of human life
2012-07-24 11:03:20 AM  
1 votes:

Forced Perspective: Gun control is the theory that a dozen dead movie goers in a Colorado theater is morally and politically preferable to a live patron explaining to the police how James Holmes got shot.


This is the other side to the stupidity I was referring to.

You're not helping.
2012-07-24 11:01:46 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, and the Huffington Post is the Enabler of Derp.
2012-07-24 11:00:58 AM  
1 votes:

The 4chan Psychiatrist: I swear, the gun-grabbers are having a farking temper-tantrum now that they realize people actually value and wish to protect their rights. As a country, we're sick and tired of listening to the totalitarian bullshiat being spewed forth from idiots like Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg, et al.


It's amazing you have the bravery to speak so freely. Don't worry, you can take shelter for a while in my hidden panic room if you need help escaping the thought police, who are surely looking to put you in one of their gulags.
2012-07-24 11:00:02 AM  
1 votes:

The 4chan Psychiatrist: As a country, we're sick and tired of listening to the totalitarian bullshiat being spewed forth from idiots like Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg, et al.


We're sicker over gun massacres every few months.
2012-07-24 10:59:29 AM  
1 votes:
They are simply the mouthpeice of the military industrial complex, which has taken over the U.S. government by profiteering off of 1/2 of our taxes and dominates our foreign policy to ensure we are directly or indirectly involved in the constant conflicts across the globe.

They do this all while fooling "conservatives" that their 2nd amendment rights are in jepardy.
2012-07-24 10:58:49 AM  
1 votes:
OMG how mean! You're not allowed to talk about the gun lobby when a legal gun owner goes on another killing spree, people have feelings, you know?
2012-07-24 10:58:08 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, this isn't complete over-the-top hyperbole or anything.

I swear, the gun-grabbers are having a farking temper-tantrum now that they realize people actually value and wish to protect their rights. As a country, we're sick and tired of listening to the totalitarian bullshiat being spewed forth from idiots like Feinstein, Schumer, Bloomberg, et al.
2012-07-24 10:54:06 AM  
1 votes:

Fart_Machine: Turn the volume down from 11 guys. The guy was a nutbag. This is about as stupid as blaming the victims because they didn't have a shoot out in a dark crowded theater filled with tear gas.


And you have no problem with a society turning its head as it allows this nutbag to start a small war in Aurora if he wanted to?

6000 rounds of ammo. The Nazis (yes, Poe in under 10!) tried to conserve bullets, but not in America!
2012-07-24 10:53:19 AM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: They support law-abiding gun owners, right up until the point they stop abiding laws.


I support Scottsmen, right up until they stop being Scottsmen.
2012-07-24 10:52:31 AM  
1 votes:
They support law-abiding gun owners, right up until the point they stop abiding laws.
2012-07-24 10:52:16 AM  
1 votes:
Turn the volume down from 11 guys. The guy was a nutbag. This is about as stupid as blaming the victims because they didn't have a shoot out in a dark crowded theater filled with tear gas.
2012-07-24 10:51:48 AM  
1 votes:
The NRA is the Grim Reaper's drug dealer?
2012-07-24 10:51:33 AM  
1 votes:
You know, I'm so old I remember the NRA before Wayne LaPierre turned it into a hard-right political action group. Back in my day, it was a simple sportsmen's association.
 
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