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2022-08-08 9:31:00 AM  
"It's the responsible choice. It's the reasonable choice. It's a quintessentially American choice: Where I have the right to be me, you have the freedom to be you, and we have the responsibility to be US."

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2022-08-08 9:39:43 AM  
Is he still running for governor?
 
2022-08-08 9:41:40 AM  
Why isn't this over in the pol tab?
 
2022-08-08 9:48:06 AM  
"I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children"

See, this is why all guns need to be banned. We have to kill the kids sloooowly, such as with clubs, or breaking them on the wheel perhaps.
 
2022-08-08 9:48:50 AM  

grchunt: Why isn't this over in the pol tab?


It's Monday. And it was a relatively slow weekend. Need those interactive clicks.
 
2022-08-08 9:50:10 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: "It's the responsible choice. It's the reasonable choice. It's a quintessentially American choice: Where I have the right to be me, you have the freedom to be you, and we have the responsibility to be US."

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Why do you say this?
 
2022-08-08 9:53:13 AM  
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2022-08-08 10:02:41 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Is he still running for governor?


Not with talk like that.
 
2022-08-08 10:06:37 AM  

MillionDollarMo: "I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children"

See, this is why all guns need to be banned. We have to kill the kids sloooowly, such as with clubs, or breaking them on the wheel perhaps.


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2022-08-08 10:06:51 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Giant Clown Shoe: "It's the responsible choice. It's the reasonable choice. It's a quintessentially American choice: Where I have the right to be me, you have the freedom to be you, and we have the responsibility to be US."

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Why do you say this?


it means nothing. it's a nonsense platitude.

my children having the right to not be mass murdered vs your right to have military grade weapons isn't a meet in the middle issue.
 
2022-08-08 10:29:45 AM  
Just make it illegal for millennials and Z'ers to purchase or own guns.
90 plus percent of shootings wouldn't have happened if those two age group didn't have access to guns.
 
2022-08-08 10:31:38 AM  
I guess we had different takeaways but I interpreted McConaughey's statement as saying just that.
 
2022-08-08 10:36:50 AM  
That was a whole lot of words, many polysyllabic, to say a whole lot of buttkiss.  Here's compromise for you: how about we slow down child-killing to one mass shooting a year.  That way, men with tiny penises can still own AK-47s.  That work for you?

/we now know how big your wang is, Matt.
 
2022-08-08 10:41:40 AM  
L-I-V-I-N
 
2022-08-08 10:42:22 AM  
Raise purchasing age to 21. Empathy, problem solving and conflict resolution classes. Crack down on Straw Purchases. And maybe we can actually do something about bullying.
 
2022-08-08 10:42:27 AM  
He keeps getting older but gunned downed school kids stay the same age.
 
2022-08-08 10:42:49 AM  
Fantastic sentiment, but unless dude has a time machine to set technology back a few hundred years it's never happening.  It's like un-inventing the toaster or something.  Stricter gun control (or actual responsible ownership) might have some impact on impulsive firearms assaults, but it won't do anything for one of these plotting and planning dipshiats.  Media blackout of these assholes would do FAR more. Now, if we had infinite resources to reduce deaths and injuries it might be different, but since we don't the vast amount of time,money and resources involved in any kind of Australian/Canadian gun reduction scheme would be more effectively spent elsewhere. If just reducing the overall number of unnecessary deaths is,in fact, your end goal.
 
2022-08-08 10:51:45 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I guess we had different takeaways but I interpreted McConaughey's statement as saying just that.


Dude, you know how Fark likes to talk shiat about McCaughneheyheyhey
 
2022-08-08 10:52:20 AM  
Most gun owners want more gun regulations. It's a shame more gun owners don't vote accordingly.
 
2022-08-08 10:55:01 AM  

LL316: Most gun owners want more gun regulations. It's a shame more gun owners don't vote accordingly.


It's cute you still think voting matters.
 
2022-08-08 10:58:08 AM  
Here's a concrete proposal: we allocate funding for a giant, red hot forge in every state. We then mandate throwing every single privately owned firearm into the forge, as well as every single gun owner who resists doing so, until mass shootings stop completely.

There. Problem solved. You're welcome, America.
 
2022-08-08 10:58:40 AM  
Maybe I read too fast, but I'm not seeing any actual, workable suggestions or from him.  Just a bunch of the equivalent of "can't we all get along?" type statements and a "call to action".  Saying the he understands & agrees with both sides & to work toward the middle somehow.  Basically a bunch of words that don't actually contribute anything.

/didn't read the actual opinion, just TFA about said opinion
 
2022-08-08 11:00:41 AM  
Shoot all you want but watch the leather, Man!
 
2022-08-08 11:06:08 AM  

LL316: Most gun owners want more gun regulations. It's a shame more gun owners don't vote accordingly.


let me rephrase that for you.  Most responsible gun owners want more gun regulations.  It the owners who don't want to be responsible who want as few as possible.
 
2022-08-08 11:24:27 AM  
Who or what would be a lot cooler? It's tough to decode your sentence fragment.
 
2022-08-08 11:29:07 AM  
Yes but, how are people to appease the blood god?
 
2022-08-08 11:30:11 AM  

drewogatory: Fantastic sentiment, but unless dude has a time machine to set technology back a few hundred years it's never happening.  It's like un-inventing the toaster or something.  Stricter gun control (or actual responsible ownership) might have some impact on impulsive firearms assaults, but it won't do anything for one of these plotting and planning dipshiats.  Media blackout of these assholes would do FAR more. Now, if we had infinite resources to reduce deaths and injuries it might be different, but since we don't the vast amount of time,money and resources involved in any kind of Australian/Canadian gun reduction scheme would be more effectively spent elsewhere. If just reducing the overall number of unnecessary deaths is,in fact, your end goal.


Well, if even the slightest effort were required to get guns then perhaps we could start worrying about mass stabbings instead.
And luckily these Moriarty level planners aren't in infinite supply
 
2022-08-08 11:35:36 AM  

LL316: Most gun owners want more gun regulations. It's a shame more gun owners don't vote accordingly.


The problem is that they don't have as many opportunities to exercise their vote directly.  They elect somebody to represent them.  That representative sells out to somebody with a lot of money.  Then, somehow, that subject never really comes up for vote.  When it does, it's "controversial" because the loudest mouth influences the news.  As in most cases, the most people don't have the loudest mouth.
 
2022-08-08 11:38:36 AM  

drewogatory: Fantastic sentiment, but unless dude has a time machine to set technology back a few hundred years it's never happening.  It's like un-inventing the toaster or something.  Stricter gun control (or actual responsible ownership) might have some impact on impulsive firearms assaults, but it won't do anything for one of these plotting and planning dipshiats.  Media blackout of these assholes would do FAR more. Now, if we had infinite resources to reduce deaths and injuries it might be different, but since we don't the vast amount of time,money and resources involved in any kind of Australian/Canadian gun reduction scheme would be more effectively spent elsewhere. If just reducing the overall number of unnecessary deaths is,in fact, your end goal.


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2022-08-08 11:44:09 AM  
No one.
No one at all needs guns.
 
2022-08-08 12:09:32 PM  

drewogatory: Fantastic sentiment, but unless dude has a time machine to set technology back a few hundred years it's never happening.  It's like un-inventing the toaster or something.  Stricter gun control (or actual responsible ownership) might have some impact on impulsive firearms assaults, but it won't do anything for one of these plotting and planning dipshiats.  Media blackout of these assholes would do FAR more. Now, if we had infinite resources to reduce deaths and injuries it might be different, but since we don't the vast amount of time,money and resources involved in any kind of Australian/Canadian gun reduction scheme would be more effectively spent elsewhere. If just reducing the overall number of unnecessary deaths is,in fact, your end goal.


Well, that's a new one.  Yes, the reason we are plagued with mass shootings is because the media covers those shootings.  Brilliant analysis.  That must be why the rest of the world where media is rampant is also plagued with these shootings.  The Media is now the new Mental Health.
 
2022-08-08 12:30:58 PM  

Persnickety: drewogatory: Fantastic sentiment, but unless dude has a time machine to set technology back a few hundred years it's never happening.  It's like un-inventing the toaster or something.  Stricter gun control (or actual responsible ownership) might have some impact on impulsive firearms assaults, but it won't do anything for one of these plotting and planning dipshiats.  Media blackout of these assholes would do FAR more. Now, if we had infinite resources to reduce deaths and injuries it might be different, but since we don't the vast amount of time,money and resources involved in any kind of Australian/Canadian gun reduction scheme would be more effectively spent elsewhere. If just reducing the overall number of unnecessary deaths is,in fact, your end goal.

Well, that's a new one.  Yes, the reason we are plagued with mass shootings is because the media covers those shootings.  Brilliant analysis.  That must be why the rest of the world where media is rampant is also plagued with these shootings.  The Media is now the new Mental Health.


Anything not to blame the guns.

It's also stupid on it's face, gun violence happens so frequently it doesn't get covered unless something newsworthy related to it occurs. We're not hearing about the Texas shooter of that school, we're hearing about the police associated with it and even then only if someone shares local stories because it's not national news anymore. Shooters aren't news in the US.
 
2022-08-08 12:41:13 PM  
Is he running on the Wishy-Washy ticket?
 
2022-08-08 12:42:02 PM  

LL316: Most gun owners want more gun regulations. It's a shame more gun owners don't vote accordingly.


You don't vote for gun regulations separately. Instead, you vote for representatives. When one candidate has expressly said he wants to take your guns full stop, this puts voters in a very awkward position. What it has boiled down to are extremist stances. When you have people like McConaughey calling for gun control, Fark progressives skewer him. When Cornyn does the same, the GOP base boos him. That is some farked up politics.
 
2022-08-08 12:46:31 PM  

zeroflight222: Maybe I read too fast, but I'm not seeing any actual, workable suggestions or from him.  Just a bunch of the equivalent of "can't we all get along?" type statements and a "call to action".  Saying the he understands & agrees with both sides & to work toward the middle somehow.  Basically a bunch of words that don't actually contribute anything.

/didn't read the actual opinion, just TFA about said opinion


So it was like listening to Jon Stewart? (Except when it comes to veterans)
 
2022-08-08 12:55:34 PM  
Has anyone suggested that people stop raising such shiatty kids?
 
2022-08-08 12:56:14 PM  
But MAGAland needs their 20 AR-15s apiece to protect themselves from Democrats sending Lesbian Nazi hookers to abduct them with UFOs and forced them into woke vegan weight loss programs.

I am paraphrasing from an absurdist comedy movie released in 1989, but it doesn't sound that far off does it?
 
2022-08-08 12:56:50 PM  
Why does right-wing trash blame everything but the guns and how stupidly easy it is to get one?
 
2022-08-08 1:20:16 PM  
Every other country on Earth has media covering stuff, mentally ill people, violent movies and tv and video games, and yes, some of those countries even allow civilians to own guns.

What they don't have?  This utterly idiotic idea that owning a gun is a "right".  So they can actually pass actual laws that actually work, instead of this unending HORSE SHIAT in America.

The second ammendment, or more precisely, the fraudulent interpretation of it, (What the fark do the words "well regulated" mean in the imaginary English that you gun humping assholes speak?) is, has always been, and will forever be *THE* problem.

Repeal it.
 
2022-08-08 1:42:00 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Why does right-wing trash blame everything but the guns and how stupidly easy it is to get one?



Because in their minds, now that gay people have won the right to love whomever they want, ammosexuals need their own orientation codified into law.
 
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2022-08-08 1:53:51 PM  

MillionDollarMo: "I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children"

See, this is why all guns need to be banned. We have to kill the kids sloooowly, such as with clubs, or breaking them on the wheel perhaps.


Sounds like he needs the slow down vs. stop demonstration. Start hitting him on the head with a billy club, then ask, do you want this to stop or slow down?
 
2022-08-08 3:11:38 PM  

MillionDollarMo: "I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children"

See, this is why all guns need to be banned. We have to kill the kids sloooowly, such as with clubs, or breaking them on the wheel perhaps.


But we are far beyond the wheel. Gotta have them stones.

Soundgarden - Beyond the Wheel
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2022-08-08 3:31:36 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Giant Clown Shoe: "It's the responsible choice. It's the reasonable choice. It's a quintessentially American choice: Where I have the right to be me, you have the freedom to be you, and we have the responsibility to be US."

[Fark user image image 220x299]

Why do you say this?


Because he's a gun hole.
 
2022-08-08 3:38:38 PM  

NuclearPenguins: Why does right-wing trash blame everything but the guns and how stupidly easy it is to get one?


Why do progressive dipshiats refuse to acknowledge that guns have been widely available forever and have only become a problem in the last 20 years?
 
2022-08-08 4:18:36 PM  

Magnanimous_J: NuclearPenguins: Why does right-wing trash blame everything but the guns and how stupidly easy it is to get one?

Why do progressive dipshiats refuse to acknowledge that guns have been widely available forever and have only become a problem in the last 20 years?


Well that's the dumbest thing I've heard today. Let's hope it stays that way.
 
2022-08-08 6:53:50 PM  

mudesi: Every other country on Earth has media covering stuff, mentally ill people, violent movies and tv and video games, and yes, some of those countries even allow civilians to own guns.

What they don't have?  This utterly idiotic idea that owning a gun is a "right".  So they can actually pass actual laws that actually work, instead of this unending HORSE SHIAT in America.

The second ammendment, or more precisely, the fraudulent interpretation of it, (What the fark do the words "well regulated" mean in the imaginary English that you gun humping assholes speak?) is, has always been, and will forever be *THE* problem.

Repeal it.


Not going to farking happen. There will be absolutely zero progress being made if the option is repeal the 2A or either leave things as Status Quo or some dumb constitutional carry law gets passed. I love how Fark continually reminds you that nobody is trying to ban firearms or repeal the 2A and literally a dozen people are doing that in the post immediately preceeding. This isn't entirely a partisan issue which you dipshiats cannot understand.
 
2022-08-08 11:26:41 PM  

vudukungfu: No one.
No one at all needs guns.


Laughs at your totally stupid comment in Ukrainian!

Myanmar, Taiwanese and Mongols join in condemning chorus!
 
2022-08-09 10:07:23 AM  

Swampmaster: vudukungfu: No one.
No one at all needs guns.

Laughs at your totally stupid comment in Ukrainian!

Myanmar, Taiwanese and Mongols join in condemning chorus!


Are you in
Ukraine?
 
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