The Hypocrisy of Gun Violence

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    1. @ Wild Bill so this orsee is a liberal prof who is out to get anyone he can get to bite his hook. The libs like social experiments just like hitler and stalin did. I told him that I was done conversing with him, his anti American stance and statical lies are not even worth commenting to. There are a lot of America haters on the liberal side and he is a shining example. Stuck his foot right in his mouth when he began hitting you with where did you attend law school. I did not feel it was my place to comment so I left it alone. So ochwill must be of the same crop of do nothing and get paid for it, bored with their job, professors and unable to function in a social environment. Thanks for the heads up.

    2. ochwill: 2a and organizations like nra exist so we can defend ourselves against antifa/blm-supporting commie demonrat d-suckers like u.

    3. AmmoLand. The name says it all. NRA No Lives Matter. This is a very low brow ignorant and destructive extremist publication which sells guns and ammo. Logic? You won’t see any on this site .

        1. BreakfastJack: Do you mean your ignorance hole? Sorry, your head has it full right now. In 1995, Texan President George H. W. Bush was forced to cancel his lifetime NRA membership in disgust when the NRA dared defend attacks on Secret Service, the FBI, and ATF calling such federal agents (true heroes) “jack-booted thugs wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms wanting to attack law abiding citizens.” Killed Al Whicher was a friend. President Bush said the NRA offended any sense of decency, honor, and country … as you do. Presidents Reagan and Ford held similar opinions about losers like you.

          The primary rationalization for a gun purchase is for protection – gun owners have been made to feel crazy scared all the time. 20 million Americans own 300 million guns – that’s 15 on average. Clearly, the first half dozen didn’t resolve their fears as they felt the need to buy over a half dozen more. 300 million guns is a third of all guns in the world. Is that because America is the most dangerous place in the world? Of course not. It’s because Americans like you are the most scared… it’s all you all can do to keep from wetting your pants. So, when your fears overcome you do you find a big hug from your mommy (an advantage to still living with her) or repeatedly cleaning your “gun” to be more helpful?

          Our kids (age 5 to 14) are eleven times more likely to die from an “accidental” gunshot wound than children in developed countries. Buy a woman a gun and she’s 800% more likely to kill herself. That you do not care worries us. The good news is that the most likely person shot and killed by any gun owner is themselves – there is no more moral use of a firearm, right?

    4. @Orsee I have Fox news on a large portion of the day and I have never heard of the statistics you spew. You, are a lier and a liberal troll.

      1. Hey tomcat, I hear you to say you believe Nationwide, Quinnipiac University, YouGov, American Perspectives, the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, and even Fox News are “lying liberals.” I hope you’ve added another couple of aluminum sheets to your foil hat – every conspiracy nut should know to do that, right? I also hear you to say you’ve heard of the Internet but still don’t know how to use Google. How pathetically sad for you.

        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/25/fox-news-poll-voters-favor-gun-measures-doubt-congress-will-act.html

        https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/02/daily-chart-16

        https://www.npr.org/2018/03/02/589849342/npr-poll-after-parkland-number-of-americans-who-want-gun-restrictions-grows

        https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/opinion/brian-mast-assault-weapons-ban.html

        1. @ Orsee Hey jack off you are a troll and a liberal nutcase out of control. You might have to stop typing long enough to clean the sticky stuff off your keyboard. I have no more patience for you and I would not have achieved the age I am if I was stupid. Life is too short to spend anymore time entertaining you. Go back to the asylum where you belong before you molest any kids, or more kids. I will not be replying to you again, in fact I will hit the delete if I see your senseless name appear in a post.

          1. @Tcat, ORSEE stands for Online Recruitment System for Economics Experiments. A professor named Vernon Smith at Purdue U. does this. This troll could be up to something more than just stopping by to insult us.

          2. sissykitten said “I will not be replying to you again”

            Good riddance. I mean, you didn’t actually have anything really to contribute.

            1. @Dbeyr Orsee – Easy way to get irrelevant is to loose your audience, you lost yours!!! no replying to you again!

      2. Wild Bill said “You may read polls, but you don’t know shit about Civil Rights.”

        So, tell us about your legal credentials, where did you get your law degree (as if you graduated high school – lol)? United States v. Miller (1939) was a challenge to the 1934 NFA. The U.S. Circuit Courts repeatedly cite Miller’s lost opposition when rejecting challenges to federal firearms regulations. No challenges to federal or state gun bans have ever succeeded since. Chief justice Warren Burger claimed the Second Amendment “has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud,’ on the American public by special interest groups.” It’s time this ridiculous myth was once and for all put to rest. We are a country of, by, and for the people whose truly just powers are derived from the consent of the people in a democracy within a republic (as per the American Creed House Resolution, 1918). Like any anti-American terrorist, you hate American, Americans, and only spit on American values of freedom and representation. You are despicable.

        The problem, Wild Bill, is ignorant children are too often raised to believe the ideal hero is a gun toting cowboy. The truth is gun control laws were far stricter back in the 19th and early 20th century than they are now, especially in the so called “Wild West.” There was definitely gun violence, but the West didn’t stay wild for long. And, gun control was the reason. By 1878, it was illegal to carry any sort of firearms even in wild west towns like Dodge City. The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral was caused by one gang refusing to abide by the anti-firearm rule of Tombstone in 1881. Act like them and be the bad guys. Frontier towns (like Tombstone, Juneau, Wichita, Deadwood, and Dodge) barred anyone but law enforcement from carrying guns in public. When Dodge City residents first organized their municipal government, what was the very first law that they passed was? A gun control law. Yep, that’s right. The truth is one the most common causes of arrest in the “Wild West” was illegally carrying a firearm. It’s clearly time to bring those laws back. We don’t have to look to other countries, we just need to look to our own past. Those who opened up the West wanted limits on guns in public to attract business and civilized people… not you.

        The good news is that you are the minority and REAL Americans are learning just how few nut cases like you there are. The only problem with a bolt-action rifle is they’re not particularly lucrative for gun makers. So, assault riffles have been heavily marketed to homeowners. Their sales have been a major driver of profits for gun makers and gun shops (we all know you find corruption by following the money). The NRA says the AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle – with about 5 to 7 million of them in private hands (most were sold using fear based marketing during the 1994 Assault Rifle ban – but all gun sales are based lies and making customers fearful). The number of manufacturers making AR-15 type rifles jumped from 29 to 500. Gun sales were quite brisk during 8-years of Obama and the “threat” of Hillary. But today, a NRA member is in the White House and so gun sales dropped 40-70% last year and companies like Remington are filing for bankruptcy. Carrying guns has been a large problem for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Along with all gun shops last year, their stock dropped almost by half. It was a great financial decision to stop carring guns. When they announced it in Feb 28, their stock jumped 10% over the next six weeks – they reported an increase in sales (and again twice more since) with a 20% increase in online sales. Studies show gun owners aren’t very bright. You never excelled in school, right?

        On June 13th, 2018, Fox News reported “Over the past month, Dick’s stock has surged more than 13%.”

        Google “Dick’s Sales Soar Without Assault Rifles”

        http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/05/31/dicks-soaring-sales-without-assault-rifles/

        http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/30/news/companies/dicks-sporting-goods-earnings/

        https://whdh.com/news/sales-at-dicks-sporting-goods-soar-without-assault-rifles/

        http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/national-news/dick-s-sporting-goods-soaring-sales-prove-it-can-succeed-without-assault-rifles/1209383515

        http://www.wesh.com/article/dicks-reports-soaring-sales-after-banning-assault-rifles/20966283

        http://www.nbc-2.com/story/38308575/dicks-soaring-sales-prove-it-can-succeed-without-assault-rifles

      3. tomcat claims “You, are a liar and a liberal troll.”

        No. I have been registered as a Republican for 40 years (voting every year), worked for years as a Republican Precinct Captain, and actively supported getting Trump elected. I can’t call you a liar because after repeatedly posting, you never actually said anything. You are nothing. Your head is sadly too far up your ignorance hole to be anything. Now, the author is clearly a liar when suggesting this is a conservative vs liberal issue. Don’t drink the Kool-aid. Or do, it’s a free country. The freedom to be stupid is also part of the Constitution. But know that you are on the wrong side of this, the minority side, and you live in a democracy. Love it or leave, right?

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nAfWfF4TjM

        1. @DO, Yep, Tcat should have said liar about statistical, Constitutionally ignorant, party first loyalist troll, and low level propagandist.
          Freedom to be stupid is not in the Bill or Rights. The freedom to keep and carry arms is.
          The Founding fathers, through the Constitution, did not create a democracy. They created a Constitutional Republic that guarantees the minority, or even the one individual, the Civil Right to keep and carry arms.
          Finally, what is the “it” in your love it or leave it? If you mean the GOP (Grand Old Plunderers), we will do neither. We, and the President, are going to cleanse it. So you better get your head screwed on straight.

          1. It, dear moron, is the country, where 97% want to limit gun purchases and most want to ban them, especially from mentally ill and retarded individuals like yourself. The US Supreme Court keeps voting you wrong… you refusal to listen is just proof you don’t love it – America.

        1. Orsee,,, wow. that NRA Kool Aid has fried your brain. You are one delusional and gullible as/ clown nra troll. Your blood money buddies are in trouble. And your total lack of remorse for the daily death toll from gun violence is beyond disgusting. Sick.

        2. Implying someone is immature or juvenile is untenable when coming from one such as yourself who calls others names like moron, retarded, small dick, etc.
          You claim the most moral use of a firearm is for the owner to shoot/kill oneself, as if simply owning a firearm means one deserves death.
          I can’t bear to read anymore of your ranting so I’ll stop listing your reprehensible statements there.
          I believe you are the type of mentally ill who we want to prevent from gaining access to firearms. People like you are exactly why we need to have firearms as a means of self-defense, & why we will never hand them over. I suggest you seek help from a mental health professional immediately. You seem very unstable. The hypocrisy & hubris you’ve displayed is astounding. Equally astonishing is your lack of realization of this fact. Or perhaps you do realize it. Maybe this is your hobby, to be a contrarian on forums frequented by those with whom you disagree politically. That’s an interesting thought, but all the same I think you should still seek help.

    5. Just as people who watch a tragedy do not become suicidal (in fact are less likely to do so), people who watch violent media do not become violent. To suggest this is lazy and intellectually dishonest.

      94% of Republicans want stricter gun laws and two thirds support banning AR-15 style rifles (according to every news source including Fox). Nationwide, Quinnipiac University, YouGov, American Perspectives, and others have confirmed this 94% number. CBS News found an 8-point increase in support of stricter gun laws – mostly from Republicans with a nearly 50% rise just this last year. The greatest support was for universal background checks (again 94% by Republicans and 97% by all Americans), limiting gun purchases to over 21, and a mandatory waiting period (3-30 days). To suggest that it’s only liberals is lazy and intellectually dishonest.

      So, would you sign a petition to Congress stating you believed in a country of, by, and for the people who just powers are derived from the consent of the people in a democracy within a republic (as per The American Creed House resolution of 1918) and so believe the majority should determine how they vote or are you just another terrorist who hates America, Americans, and American values of freedom? In 1995, even Texan President George H. W. Bush was forced to cancel his lifetime NRA membership in disgust when the NRA dared defend attacks on Secret Service, the FBI, and ATF calling such federal agents (true heroes) “jack-booted thugs wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms wanting to attack law abiding citizens.” Killed Al Whicher was a friend. Bush said the NRA offended any sense of decency, honor, and country … just as you do.

      Drivers who carry guns are 77% more likely to drive aggressively. That’s not the type a sane person wants living next door. Some 20 million Americans own about 300 million guns, or about 15 each. They own 30% of all guns in the world. Is that because America is the world’s most dangerous place. No. Our kids (age 5 to 14) are eleven times more likely to die from an “accidental” gunshot wound than children in developed countries. Buy a woman a gun and she’s 800% more likely to kill herself. That you do not care worries us. The good news is that the most likely person shot and killed by any gun owner is themselves – there is no more moral use of a firearm, right? To suggest there’s no such thing as gun violence is lazy and intellectually dishonest.

      The problem is ignorant children are too often raised to believe the ideal hero is a gun toting cowboy. Cowboys in reality were criminal rustlers (typically wearing a bowler hat) and existed for a short time (1860s). The truth is gun control laws were far stricter back in the 19th and early 20th century than they are now, especially in the so called “Wild West.” There was definitely gun violence, but the West didn’t stay wild for long. And, gun control was the reason. By 1878, it was illegal to carry any sort of firearms even in wild west towns like Dodge City. The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral was caused by one gang refusing to abide by the anti-firearm rule of Tombstone in 1881. Act like them and be the bad guys. Frontier towns (like Tombstone, Juneau, Wichita, Deadwood, and Dodge) barred anyone but law enforcement from carrying guns in public. When Dodge City residents first organized their municipal government, what was the very first law that they passed was? A gun control law. Yep, that’s right. The truth is one the most common causes of arrest in the “Wild West” was illegally carrying a firearm. It’s clearly time to bring those laws back. We don’t have to look to other countries, we just need to look to our own past. Those who opened up the West wanted limits on guns in public in order to attract business and civilized people… not you.

      Like any car owner, gun owners should be required to get a license, get their guns registered, and get some real insurance. It’s just common sense. Guns “accidentally” kill 33,169 a year. Assuming a human life is worth $9 (DOT 2016 says it’s $9.6) million, that’s over $300 billion per year or $1,000 a year per gun – there’s another $700 a year for injury and health costs. That’s over $25,000/yr the normal gun owner (who has 15 guns) should be paying each year for just the lose of life and health costs.

      1. @ Dbeyr Orsee – You lost your argument when you gave the made up number of 94% of republicans want stricter gun control laws. Better check the places you get your fact from.

      2. @Orsee: You’re the poster-boy for the LibTard socialist movement. Step 1: Disarm the citizenry to control resistance.
        Step 2: Believe all statistics, polls, and spout them like a trained “Polly Parrot”. Remember…Hillary will win in 2016!
        You believe all the LibTard BS until you get into some kind of trouble. Then, you call for armed protection. Orsee…you’re a LibTard troll or else you wouldn’t be on this site making comments. You’re easy to see through, and most of all, you’re a “Putz”

        1. Dbeyr Orsee you are full of it as a Christmas turkey. Maybe you are trying to jolt someone or just plain being a lying liberal, but either way you are welcome to take your fake statistics and shove them where your head is. Go play somewhere else, your ideas are faulty.

          1. Hey tomcat, did you see the difference between what I (an adult) and you (and emotional child) did? I provided dozens of facts and professional references while you provided… well, nothing. That seems the best word to describe you: nothing.

            1. @BO, your facts are not facts and your “professional references” don’t come from either of the two professions. If you hurry you can get to your origami class on time, and debate paper quality with the other libtards.

            1. Small Dick said “the two professions…”

              There are only TWO professions? What the heck are you talking about? What about YOUR sources? … Oh wait, you haven’t actually said anything yet. So sad.

    6. As it has been said many times before, we are not talking about a bunch of brain surgeons here. We are talking about a group of idiots that can memorize a few lines and put some actions with it that would make a person want to watch. It is called entertainment and a lot of them go outside their realm of knowledge and blow their mouth off without engaging their pea brain.

      1. You mean the NRA, right? Nobody likes them. A total group of hateful idiots. A few memorized lines? That you, right? Real Americans are not entertained. You’ve clearly gone outside your realm of knowledge and are blowing your mouth off without engaging you “pea brain” (never excelled in school, right?). In 1995, even Texan President George H. W. Bush was forced to cancel his lifetime NRA membership in disgust when the NRA dared defend attacks on Secret Service, the FBI, and ATF calling such federal agents (true heroes) “jack-booted thugs wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms wanting to attack law abiding citizens.” Killed Al Whicher was a friend. President Bush said the NRA offended any sense of decency, honor, and country… just as you do.

        I have a bowling friend whose grandfather was tragically killed by a single gunshot fired from long range as he practiced chip shots (despite holding the course record when just 17, my friend hasn’t be able to golf since). The slaying may have been a precursor to a sniping spree that terrorized the D.C. area when a 17-year old and friend killed 17 people and wounded 10 more over three weeks using a Bushmaster XM-15 he shoplifted from Bull’s Eye Shooter Supply (after practicing with it at their firing range). The store had a long history of firearms sales and records violations with a violation file 283 pages thick. Bull’s Eye Shooter Supply ran its gun store “in such a grossly negligent manner that scores of its guns routinely disappeared and it kept such shoddy records that it could not account for the Bushmaster rifle used in the sniper shootings when asked by federal agents for records of sale.” In 2003, the ATF revoked the federal firearms license of Brian Borgelt, a former Staff Sergeant with the Army Rangers and owner of Bull’s Eye Shooter Supply. Borgelt just transferred ownership of the store to a friend and his evil business continued. My girlfriend’s daughter had a golfing friend also killed (she hasn’t been able to golf since either). The worst reprobate are the NRA, gun shops, and the sheeple who support them. Their ignorance cost us all way too much. As President Trump says, it is time to make America great again… and safe again… from you.

        1. @BO, bowling … snicker … golf… chuckle … you’re a regular tongue fu master. A girlfriend’s daughter’s friend’s gossip partner. Now there is real evidence. What is your girlfriend’s name… Raul?

    7. While I can appreciate the intent behind the cartoon, I have to point out that there is no such thing as “gun violence” – it is an intellectually lazy term that has (at least) 2 primary goals – 1) it demonizes an inanimate object (guns do not act on their own) and 2) takes away the accountability and responsibility of the ‘person’ that misuses/abuses it. IOW, t is a whole lot easier to ban an “evil” object than it is to make individuals pay for their criminal use of that object.

    8. In the two “John Wick” films, John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, kills about 300 people in various locations. Even I was stunned by the number of gruesome “headshots” ! Then these elitist film-makers call for gun-control. LOL……You just can’t make this BS up!

    9. I think that if you are a well adjusted normal person, movies and video games play no part! It’s the people that have no responsibility for their actions that are the problem!

      1. Nationwide, Quinnipiac University, YouGov, American Perspectives, and others have confirmed this 94% number. CBS News found an 8-point increase in support of stricter gun laws – mostly from Republicans with a nearly 50% rise this last year. The greatest support was for universal background checks (again 94% by Republicans and 97% by all Americans), limiting gun purchases to over 21, and a mandatory waiting period (3-30 days). Even Fox News confirms over 90% of Republicans want stricter gun laws and two thirds support banning all assault rifles. If you can’t trust Fox News, you’re sheeple, right? Fox reported “By a 13-point margin, voters consider protecting against gun violence more important than protecting gun rights (53-40 percent). In addition, there’s substantial support for specific measures to reduce gun violence, including: requiring criminal background checks on all gun buyers (91 percent – not 94 percent), requiring mental health checks on all gun buyers (84 percent), raising the age to buy all guns to 21 (72 percent), putting armed guards in schools (69 percent), and banning assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons (60 percent).” Even a February poll conducted by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee showed “overwhelming support” for an assault weapons ban and a bump stock ban. There’s no question what the majority of Americans want. It would seem you need to check your sources – the Kool-aid designed for but mindless fools who can’t think for themselves. I am constantly amazed how many have heard of the Internet but still don’t understand how to Google check their facts…

        http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/25/fox-news-poll-voters-favor-gun-measures-doubt-congress-will-act.html

        https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2018/02/daily-chart-16

        https://www.npr.org/2018/03/02/589849342/npr-poll-after-parkland-number-of-americans-who-want-gun-restrictions-grows

        https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/opinion/brian-mast-assault-weapons-ban.html

        1. @DO, You may read polls, but you don’t know shit about Civil Rights. It does not matter how many want more governmental control, each of our Constitutional Civil Rights is a shield that a minority or even an individual can step behind and not be touched by any of the various levels of govern.
          The God given, Constitutionally enshrined, Supreme Court acknowledged, government curbing Civil Right to keep and carry a firearm can not be diminished by public opinion.
          Your facts and conclusions are moot.

          1. So, you’re an agent of God now. That’s really a ten gallon ego you have there. In truth, the U.S. Supreme Court disagrees with you. United States v. Miller (1939) was a challenge to the 1934 NFA. The U.S. Circuit Courts cite Miller when rejecting all challenges to federal firearms regulations. Every challenge to stop a federal or state gun ban has failed since. Chief Justice Warren Burger claimed the Second Amendment “has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud,’ on the American public by special interest groups.” Do you understand that Chief Justice Warren Burger called you a liar?

            You are moot. You are nothing. The more you post, the more obvious that fact.

    10. Hollywood and Democrats will tell you that ultra violent movies have nothing to do with the “gun violence” that they supposedly abhor. That’s how a Liam Neeson can put out film after film where his character solves every problem with a bullet and then with a straight face demand stricter gun control over law abiding citizens.

      1. Hollywood has always been hypocritical about many issues.Guns,pornography,pedofiles,sexual harassment, on and on…Why should they change now,their excuse is that’s it’s only fantasy…and has no influence on young or disturbed minds.It all about the BUCK.Reasearch dating back to the 1950s sees it differently.But who cares about the facts,only the fears of of people and politicians who want to keep there family business alive. Get rid of guns there will be no gun violence.Get rid of cars there will be no car deaths.Get rid of alchol and there will be no deaths from alchol. However that’s not likely to happen…..is it

      2. You mean Hollywood and most REPUBLICANS. If you can’t trust Fox News, you’re sheeple, right? Well, Fox reported “By a 13-point margin, voters consider protecting against gun violence more important than protecting gun rights (53-40 percent). In addition, there’s substantial support for specific measures to reduce gun violence, including: requiring criminal background checks on all gun buyers (91 percent – not 94 percent), requiring mental health checks on all gun buyers (84 percent), raising the age to buy all guns to 21 (72 percent), putting armed guards in schools (69 percent), and banning assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons (60 percent).” Even a February poll conducted by the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee showed “overwhelming support” for an assault weapons ban and a bump stock ban. There’s no question what most real Republicans and real Americans want – your suggestion this is a political issue is wrong. And, that’s not all you are wrong about. Just as people who watch a tragedy do not become suicidal (they in fact are less likely to be so), people who watch violent shows also do not become violent. It is lazy and intellectually dishonest of you to suggest so.

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