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(Washington Post)   Three sisters among 13 wounded in drive-by shooting. Police are on the lookout for Chekhov's gun   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-03-14 11:51:20 AM  
2 votes:

here to help: Then deal with all those other socio/economic issues and maybe there wouldn't be a need to tighten the laws.


You are operating from the false premise there's an upsurge in violence causing us to need to tighten the laws.  The counter arguments is not, as you seem to think, that the laws shouldn't exist.  The counter argument is that from a rational studied point of view, mass violence is on the decrease, gun violence is on the decrease, and violent homicide rates are improving.  Murder rates only look worse when you clip your results to the last twenty years.  Go beyond that, and you'll find we're doing much, much better.

Mass killing PRESS coverage, and the 24 hour media cycle bringing you news of the horrible from around the globe is why you believe the situation is getting worse.
2013-03-14 09:54:53 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: First, start with the women. If women don't fark men who don't duel, all straight men are now duelists. Next, target the gay men, same thing. Now ALL men are duelists.

Secondly, counter the counter culture. Offer legal benefits to dueling and increase penalties to non-dueling violence. In film and movies, make the duelists the cool heroes and the non-duelists the cowardly babyfarkers with chlamydia.

Thirdly, make it lucrative. Good duelists get professional status and their duels are televised on ESPN. Make it the new NBA.

If you set it up right, you'll see random violence like this drop right the fark down. Counterpoint: huge increase in non-random violence, but that's much preferable to kids getting shot by strangers.


Or they could end the drug war, invest in education, raise minimum wage, do something about the ghetto trap and tighten gun regulations in an intelligent (not reactionary) way to make it harder for these goons to get weapons.

But that's commie talk.
2013-03-14 05:42:29 PM  
1 vote:
Dear criminals.  You all suck.  Period.

Self important toting, tattooed packet slingers, liquor store holdup artists, "gangstah boyees"..  You all suck.

All of you.  You're not loved, you're hated.  You're not stylish or tough.  You don't have "respeck".  You're sh*t and people loathe you.  Of course they're afraid of you, you're gun wielding lunatics, but that's not respect.  You're gutless, spineless cowards who, save for some well engineered firearms, would be lumps of sh*t farting on your mothers sofas, talking trash and listening to her tell you to move out once a day.  You've never been anywhere, learned anything or ventured past the narrow environs of the sh*tholes you create in your own back yards.  You're not soldiers or revolutionaries.  You're not freedom fighters.  You have no cause.  You have no oppressors.  You're just lazy c*nts with weapons and no conscience or actual skills.

You are utter dogsh*t on the porch of life.  You have no purpose, do nothing useful, you're not impressive, you're not oppressed.   You're lazy, illiterate, loudmouthed morons whose dicks are hard wired to the trigger of a gun that is probably the only thing in your life you ever paid for out of your own pocket.  The entire universe is waiting for you to eat a bullet so they can install the urinal on your pauper's grave.  Do it.  Be a man.  Wrap your crack residue besmirched lips around your precious tool of destruction and see how many times you can pull the trigger before your brain stem disconnects.  There's no punchline here.  You're welcome.
2013-03-14 10:47:19 AM  
1 vote:

DROxINxTHExWIND: nickerj1: here to help: doglover: You want to end the drug war and start the gun war.

I don't believe in a full ban. Just some common sense of which there is very little from either side of the debate. Also it would have a chance of actually SAVING lives instead taking them.

There is no causation between gun control and violent crime.  There isn't even a correlation.  So....  Let's take away bill of rights freedoms without any reason!

Know what IS correlated to violent crime?  Significant differences in median income in geographically proximate neighborhoods.  But hey, legislating zoning laws that require certain incomes to live in certain areas, and geographically aligning the poor people next to slightly less poor people, and the rich people next to slightly less rich people, wouldn't be as cool as gunning for gun control.

From the Institute of Pulled from the Ass Statistics or IPAS.


http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr-statistics-their-proper-use

Some factors that are known to affect the volume and type of crime occurring from place to place are:
Population density and degree of urbanization
Variations in composition of the population, particularly youth concentration
Stability of the population with respect to residents' mobility, commuting patterns, and transient factors
Economic conditions, including median income, poverty level, and job availability
Modes of transportation and highway systems.Cultural factors and educational, recreational, and religious characteristics
Family conditions with respect to divorce and family cohesiveness
Climate
Effective strength of law enforcement agencies
Administrative and investigative emphases on law enforcement
Policies of other components of the criminal justice system(i.e., prosecutorial, judicial,correctional, and probational).
Citizens' attitudes toward crime.
Crime reporting practices of the citizenry.


See anything on the list? *cough* income inequality *cough* What about things not on the list? *cough* gun control *cough*

Also, Let me google that for you:
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=income+inequality+violent+ cr ime&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C47
2013-03-14 10:34:35 AM  
1 vote:

here to help: doglover: You want to end the drug war and start the gun war.

I don't believe in a full ban. Just some common sense of which there is very little from either side of the debate. Also it would have a chance of actually SAVING lives instead taking them.


There is no causation between gun control and violent crime.  There isn't even a correlation.  So....  Let's take away bill of rights freedoms without any reason!

Know what IS correlated to violent crime?  Significant differences in median income in geographically proximate neighborhoods.  But hey, legislating zoning laws that require certain incomes to live in certain areas, and geographically aligning the poor people next to slightly less poor people, and the rich people next to slightly less rich people, wouldn't be as cool as gunning for gun control.
2013-03-14 10:11:14 AM  
1 vote:
The yelp reviews are pretty bad for the nightclub. Especially one with a $40 cover.
2013-03-14 09:56:17 AM  
1 vote:
Excellent reference, subby.
2013-03-14 09:40:54 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: This is why we should bring back duels.

When it's man to man sabres at dawn, nobody (except the two ultra-violent idiots) gets hurt. And you can be classy as fark like Mark Twain and decline the duel.


That would require the "duelers" have a sense of honor... which is very rarely the case these days.
2013-03-14 09:37:32 AM  
1 vote:

Walker: 18, 19, and 20 year old sisters at a club at 2am on a Monday morning. And the mother is living with them in subsidized housing because they are "so poor". I'm gonna go ahead and guess none of them have jobs, because if they did they could afford to live in a non-subsidized housing in a nice neighborhood if they had 4 incomes coming in, even if they were only making minimum wage.


On Tuesday, the mother said there will be no more Fur Nightclub for her daughters, two of whom are in college and the other is working.

Yeah, they sound like real scum. And just where did it say they were in subsidized housing?

But don't let that get in the way of your rage over blah welfare queens. 0BOOGER!!1
2013-03-14 08:39:57 AM  
1 vote:
18, 19, and 20 year old sisters at a club at 2am on a Monday morning. And the mother is living with them in subsidized housing because they are "so poor". I'm gonna go ahead and guess none of them have jobs, because if they did they could afford to live in a non-subsidized housing in a nice neighborhood if they had 4 incomes coming in, even if they were only making minimum wage.
 
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