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(Opposing Views)   Down on your luck and unhappy with your place on the economic ladder? Here's a gun   (opposingviews.com) divider line 16
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9119 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Apr 2013 at 11:57 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-04-01 12:02:38 PM
2 votes:
Another example of American exceptionalism - keep that suicide success rate high!
2013-04-01 11:21:51 AM
2 votes:
Well, that's one way to clear out the riff-raff
2013-04-01 02:43:48 PM
1 votes:

parkke0108: There is no possible way this could backfire...


Unless they're  cheap foreign guns.
2013-04-01 02:04:50 PM
1 votes:
hitlersbrain:

I lived in a really, really lousy part of the city for quite a while...

In truth, society has given up on these places (maybe rightly so, I don't know)...


Ever heard about the relation of Iran-Contra to the '80s crack epidemic?

Money spent on drugs is still money spent. And drug money buys goods and services, whether necessities or luxuries. And the negative social and personal effects drive increased cop budgets, more better prisons, rehab facilities, gun sales, political contributions and campaigns, movies & videos, medical facilities & their employees, etc. Flooding a neighborhood with illegal drugs is a great way to milk it for all it's worth.

It's all about circulating money. There's a lot of money in poor neighborhoods, and a lot of money to be made "helping" the poor and keeping you "safe" from them. But by no means will we eliminate poverty by distributing wealth more equally: our entire way of life would collapse.
2013-04-01 01:29:35 PM
1 votes:

monster_teef: When you live in a shiatty neighborhood where the police like to take their sweet time responding even if they know somebody is being murdered a block or 2 away, you quickly get a grasp on just how much bad can happen in 60 seconds. When I lived in L.A. I was targeted for murder by local gang members and lived through the home invasion because I owned a target pistol (a relic of a time when I wasn't poor) that I had the presence of mind to bring to bear against the 4 men forcing their way into my home.

It's astounding to see people who have never experienced this type of poverty or violence loudly opining on why it's a bad idea to enable people who are stuck in bad neighborhoods but legally allowed to own firearms the means to defend themselves. The bulk of you have exactly ZERO life experience that would make you qualified to have a valid opinion on this topic, let alone tell people how they should live their lives or protect themselves from the criminals element that they don't have the means to escape.


Well why can't poor people move or hire an armed body guard (like Jim Carey)
2013-04-01 01:04:01 PM
1 votes:
Let's get some federal dollars behind this and we can dub them Obamaguns and then the right wingers would hate it.
2013-04-01 01:00:48 PM
1 votes:
demaL-demaL-yeH:
Are you going to bring up the State of California taking firearms from criminals, domestic abusers, and the mentally ill?

Because I have absolutely no problem with that.

/And neither should you.


Look, lib, the mentally ill need firearms to protect themselves from the black helicopters, the spiders from Mars, and the reanimated corpse of Gary Coleman.
2013-04-01 12:24:48 PM
1 votes:
l3.yimg.com

Pioneer filmmaking at it finest.
2013-04-01 12:18:31 PM
1 votes:

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: [a57.foxnews.com image 660x371]

One person in this class failed to understand about trigger discipline.


As well as 'Put down the fork' discipline.
2013-04-01 12:16:48 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: here to help: Repeat.

Still stupid.

Damn it, I was hoping it was April Fools.


Reality troll.

Here's the original article thread...

Derp

It's even stupider than this article is saying. It's a failed AW politician who wants to hand out single shot shotguns to a neighborhood he has no affiliation with and don't even want the guns in the first place.

Unless this is another assclown. I didn't bother to check.
2013-04-01 12:15:33 PM
1 votes:
a57.foxnews.com

One person in this class failed to understand about trigger discipline.
2013-04-01 12:06:53 PM
1 votes:
In Houston too?  They really better hope the Astros are middle of the pack.  Bad year, riots with guns.  World Series win (however unlikely) bigger riots with guns.
2013-04-01 12:06:11 PM
1 votes:
I assume blacks and hispanics need not apply?
2013-04-01 12:05:36 PM
1 votes:
Arming desperate people is always good.
2013-04-01 12:03:52 PM
1 votes:
Best. Idea. EVAR. America, fark YAH!
2013-04-01 11:38:56 AM
1 votes:
What a genius plan by NRA and right wing authorities. Give poor people and minorities free guns to kill each other off.

Everyone profits:
The prison industry will boom
Hospitals and big pharma will triple their business
Mortuary businesses
And police will have plenty of things to do. And more opportunities to try out their toys.
 
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