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(Mother Jones)   Photos of our presidents playing with their guns. Bonus: President Obama on a fun-filled shooting spree   (motherjones.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-25 01:29:34 PM
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udhq: But a big reason for the coming clamp down is that the pro-gun crowd--completely lacking in common sense, propriety and decency,--seems to have viewed Newtown as an invitation to turn a period of national grief into a casual, public NRA meeting, and that has really angered people like me in the gun-agnostic center.


We only feel the need to talk about guns because Diane Feinstein couldn't wait to climb on top of a pile of dead 6-year-olds to push the same old nonsensical laws which won't do any good she's been pushing for decades.
2013-01-25 06:57:55 PM
1 votes:

udhq: Frank N Stein: BillCo: What's the over/under on the number of gun threads today?

There's already a couple in the works. The subject interests me, and I enjoy debating (because I'm never wrong*), but I can see how the majority of Fark is farking sick of all these gun threads.

*Joke

Not necessarily sick of the threads themselves, but equal parts sick and disgusted at how many threads about 26 dead children in the past month have quickly devolved into pro-gun dick-measuring threads.

I mean, if you have an actual policy opinion one way or the other, go ahead and share it, and as long as they're legal, go ahead and and carve out a place on Fark to talk about your guns amongst yourselves. But a big reason for the coming clamp down is that the pro-gun crowd--completely lacking in common sense, propriety and decency,--seems to have viewed Newtown as an invitation to turn a period of national grief into a casual, public NRA meeting, and that has really angered people like me in the gun-agnostic center.

I mean, I was vocally opposed to the Iraq War, but when I go to play bingo at the VFW, I shut the fark up about it because it's not the appropriate venue. Gun nuts need to realize that it's in their best interests to do the same.


I have a friend who lives in Newtown. My friend's paraphrased opinion on both side's arguments is that it is just as inappropriate, improper, and indecent for the anti-gun camp to turn this tragedy into their personal platform for furthering their agenda as it is for the pro-gun folks to turn it into an argument to support theirs. Both sides need to shout less and listen more, because both sides have valid points. But using the blood and bodies of murdered children to make those points is the same as joining Westboro in cheering the destruction wreaked on that community.

We've all been guilty here on Fark, as has every person in the country with a political agenda--including the media. The only rational comments on the topic at all that I've seen, strangely enough, were Bill Clinton's recent remarks. You mentioned common sense--it can only exist if we demand it, and "we the people" have forgotten what that means.
2013-01-25 02:10:25 PM
1 votes:

YixilTesiphon: udhq: But a big reason for the coming clamp down is that the pro-gun crowd--completely lacking in common sense, propriety and decency,--seems to have viewed Newtown as an invitation to turn a period of national grief into a casual, public NRA meeting, and that has really angered people like me in the gun-agnostic center.

We only feel the need to talk about guns because Diane Feinstein couldn't wait to climb on top of a pile of dead 6-year-olds to push the same old nonsensical laws which won't do any good she's been pushing for decades.


You know what? The gun lobby has had it's chance to react to this issue. For forty years, they've shut down all moderate, common sense attempts to solve the problem of gun violence, things like licensure and background-check reform. And now that those efforts have come home to roost dozens of times in the last decade, their only response has been that these tragedies are natural by-products of the 2nd amendment that we simply have to learn to live with.

Now, I'm a guy who grew up around guns, and I'm sympathetic to the common misinterpretation of the 2nd amendment that often inspires the gun nuts, but if they expect our society not to react to these events, then they have shown beyond a reasonable doubt that they can't handle the responsibilities that accompany the right to bear arms.
2013-01-25 01:35:11 PM
1 votes:

udhq: Frank N Stein: BillCo: What's the over/under on the number of gun threads today?

There's already a couple in the works. The subject interests me, and I enjoy debating (because I'm never wrong*), but I can see how the majority of Fark is farking sick of all these gun threads.

*Joke

Not necessarily sick of the threads themselves, but equal parts sick and disgusted at how many threads about 26 dead children in the past month have quickly devolved into pro-gun dick-measuring threads.

I mean, if you have an actual policy opinion one way or the other, go ahead and share it, and as long as they're legal, go ahead and and carve out a place on Fark to talk about your guns amongst yourselves. But a big reason for the coming clamp down is that the pro-gun crowd--completely lacking in common sense, propriety and decency,--seems to have viewed Newtown as an invitation to turn a period of national grief into a casual, public NRA meeting, and that has really angered people like me in the gun-agnostic center.

I mean, I was vocally opposed to the Iraq War, but when I go to play bingo at the VFW, I shut the fark up about it because it's not the appropriate venue. Gun nuts need to realize that it's in their best interests to do the same.


While we're all sorrowful at the tradgedies that occur everyday in America, we all knew one absolute truth after the Sandy Hook massacre: the gun grabbers would not let that crisis go to waste.

Since most of us were content with the status quo we were ready for the enevitable roar of BAN GUNS. Our response is a big FARK YOU you authoritarian asshats.

/and who's measuring penises?
2013-01-25 12:42:54 PM
1 votes:

Frank N Stein: BillCo: What's the over/under on the number of gun threads today?

There's already a couple in the works. The subject interests me, and I enjoy debating (because I'm never wrong*), but I can see how the majority of Fark is farking sick of all these gun threads.

*Joke


Not necessarily sick of the threads themselves, but equal parts sick and disgusted at how many threads about 26 dead children in the past month have quickly devolved into pro-gun dick-measuring threads.

I mean, if you have an actual policy opinion one way or the other, go ahead and share it, and as long as they're legal, go ahead and and carve out a place on Fark to talk about your guns amongst yourselves. But a big reason for the coming clamp down is that the pro-gun crowd--completely lacking in common sense, propriety and decency,--seems to have viewed Newtown as an invitation to turn a period of national grief into a casual, public NRA meeting, and that has really angered people like me in the gun-agnostic center.

I mean, I was vocally opposed to the Iraq War, but when I go to play bingo at the VFW, I shut the fark up about it because it's not the appropriate venue. Gun nuts need to realize that it's in their best interests to do the same.
2013-01-25 12:35:18 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

man this jpg is gettin more mileage than Bill O'Reillys credit card in a discount whorehouse

/loofa
2013-01-25 12:03:35 PM
1 votes:
www.motherjones.com

Politics aside, that's a great photo.
2013-01-25 11:55:27 AM
1 votes:
Ummm...

A guy with Alzheimer's holding a gun with his finger absent-mindedly on the trigger. Nice.

i8.photobucket.com
2013-01-25 11:34:39 AM
1 votes:
biatches please
img692.imageshack.us
2013-01-25 11:26:44 AM
1 votes:
Gun Elvis gave Nixon...

www.thetruthaboutguns.com
2013-01-25 11:13:50 AM
1 votes:

Frank N Stein


He bought a new durr rifle


???

www.blogcdn.com


pic is borrowed
2013-01-25 11:04:12 AM
1 votes:
www.motherjones.com
MILF titties at twelve o'clock!
2013-01-25 11:00:07 AM
1 votes:
If Obama had a gun he would just shoot himself in the foot.
2013-01-25 09:50:40 AM
1 votes:
This is my rifle, this is my gun.......
 
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