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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:24 AM

Before DU temporarily bars me from the forums, please let me explain what my last few posts meant...

Very recently, I got in to an argument with a (former) Facebook friend about guns and gun laws... she posted an image on her Wall that said this:

"If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make Rosie O'Donnell fat."

Of course, this is not a valid analogy - people's main intent with pencils is not to misspell words, people's main intent with cars and alcohol is not to go out and kill someone.

Misspelled words can be erased and spelled correctly. Rosie O'Donnell can go on a diet if she want to. A person murdered with a gun cannot be brought back to life.

A few days ago, before she unfriended me, my former Facebook friend said, referring to all the violence in our country "Banning Assault rifles will not change that."

I wonder what she thinks now.

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Reply Before DU temporarily bars me from the forums, please let me explain what my last few posts meant... (Original post)
battleknight24 Dec 2012 OP
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #1
H2O Man Dec 2012 #2
calimary Dec 2012 #3
pnwmom Dec 2012 #4
Recursion Dec 2012 #5
Spryguy Dec 2012 #6
Skittles Dec 2012 #7
trumad Dec 2012 #8

Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:26 AM

1. Rule of thumb: If you need TWO explanation posts for three other posts, you're doing it wrong

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:27 AM

2. grow up

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. Facebook sometimes brings out the BIZARRO in people.

Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Yeah. People kill people WITH GUNS. Hell, these days, people mass-murder people with guns.

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:31 AM

4. She's right, in a way.

We also need to ban semiautomatic pistols if we're really going to make a difference.

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:37 AM

5. Assault rifles have been banned since 1934. No rifles were used by the shooter today.

In the spirit of the Onion article, I don't care, and I'm angry at myself for posting this, but both of those statements in this post's title are true.

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:44 AM

6. Keep strong!

 

If she is that into guns she is a right wing teabagger and you don't want to be friends with a low life murdering piece of crap like that anyway. You are better off brother!

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Response to battleknight24 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 12:50 AM

7. I understood you, bk24

it is disconcerting how many DUers need some reading comprehension tutoring

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:22 AM

8. H20 man needs reading comprehension skills.

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