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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:37 AM

Know what I love about the concept of "you'll pry my gun out of my cold dead hands"?

1) You'll be dead
2) I'll be alive
3) I'll be taking your gun away

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Reply Know what I love about the concept of "you'll pry my gun out of my cold dead hands"? (Original post)
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 OP
HERVEPA Dec 2012 #1
Loudly Dec 2012 #2
Cleita Dec 2012 #3
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #6
Rambis Dec 2012 #4
mainer Dec 2012 #5
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #8
rustydog Dec 2012 #7
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #9
Kolesar Dec 2012 #10
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #11
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #12
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #15
RZM Dec 2012 #24
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #29
RZM Dec 2012 #32
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #36
friendly_iconoclast Dec 2012 #35
sarisataka Dec 2012 #14
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #19
sarisataka Dec 2012 #23
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #26
sarisataka Dec 2012 #28
Lizzie Poppet Dec 2012 #25
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #17
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #22
Dems to Win Dec 2012 #13
Cleita Dec 2012 #16
mainer Dec 2012 #18
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #20
mainer Dec 2012 #27
bossy22 Dec 2012 #31
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2012 #21
smirkymonkey Dec 2012 #30
ellisonz Dec 2012 #33
Whisp Dec 2012 #34

Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

1. Couldn't agree more!

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

2. Ha ha ha. Gruesome.

 

Let's just shame them into letting go.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:41 AM

3. I wonder if Adam pried a gun out of his mother's cold dead hands.

The irony of this woman getting guns for survivalist reasons having one of them used against her to kill her should be a lesson for those who think they need guns for protection. I guess they weren't much of a defense for her, were they?

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Response to Cleita (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:44 AM

6. Nope. The only person she needed to fear was her own son.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:42 AM

4. Is that you Ted?

If it is you why aren't you in jail?

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:44 AM

5. The likelihood is that you killed yourself with your own gun

and that's exactly how they're going to take it away from you. By prying it from your cold dead hand.

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Response to mainer (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 AM

8. I assumed it was because someone shot them to get the gun away. See what happens when you try to

understand the mindset of a freeper?

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 AM

7. Charlton Heston, is this what you meant when you so defiantly

made this cheap talking point on tv? Dead children because of our "right" to bear arms?

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Response to rustydog (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:46 AM

9. Did you see when Michael Moore got into his house and pissed him off?Bowling for Columbine, brillant

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 AM

10. America has the crime problems because of "all the different races" -- Heston -- eom

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:56 AM

11. You personally? Really?

Golly, that's impressive! Most advocates of gun confiscation don't have the guts to put their ass on the line for their beliefs. They expect someone else to do the dirty work.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:03 PM

12. Nope, I'll be happy to do it.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:10 PM

15. I definitely respect that.

Very few confiscation advocates have that kind of integrity. Most seem to be just like the RW chickenhawk war proponents who would never get anywhere near a battlefield.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:19 PM

24. Is this about gun policy or is it about violent fantasies?

 

Granted, 'from my cold, dead hands' is a cheesy slogan and is intended to be a boastful challenge. It brings this kind of rhetoric on itself.

But still, the impression I get here is that you want to to tell the world how happy you would be to do the shooting personally. At that point, it's not just about guns anymore.


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Response to RZM (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:37 PM

29. Okay, keep thinking that.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #29)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:52 PM

32. I'd rather not think that n/t

 

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Response to RZM (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:19 AM

36. Okay then don't

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:35 AM

35. Will you have armed backup?

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:06 PM

14. No not in person

I have seen drones put forth as an option. It takes care of the family of the gun owners too.

Ironic how many who want to stop the murder of children and are against the death penalty have put forth ideas of mass murder to solve gun violence. Frighteningly, I think more than a few are not being sarcastic...

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:13 PM

19. Eh, drones are used on a nearly daily basis to kill by our government

Does where the rockets land really matter so much?

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:17 PM

23. Are you saying

that since they are already being used you are ok with them used against US citizens for the crime of gun ownership?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:25 PM

26. Personally I would rather they weren't used at all, vigorously so

I think the use of the armed drones is totally counterproductive, unbelievably stupid and disgusting by someone who holds the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:38 PM

28. I think they have a place

in intelligence gathering but to use them as weapon platforms causes more harm by alienating the population than any good they achieve.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:21 PM

25. And often on children.

But those children have brown skin and believe in Allah...so I guess they don't matter so much.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:11 PM

17. Who fights your wars? Who arrests your criminals?

Unless it is you personally doing those things, you need a cleaner mirror.


Tick, tock.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:16 PM

22. Uh...people who should have guns like the police and the military. Is this a trick question?

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:05 PM

13. I am SICK of threats from gun lovers and the NRA

I will no longer cower in fear of the NRA.

I demand my representatives stand up to the NRA. Be as courageous as a kindergarten teacher.

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Response to Dems to Win (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:10 PM

16. Also to the gun manufacturers. That's where the NRA gets their major

funding.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:13 PM

18. Since more than half of gun deaths are suicides...

the gun you pry from the dead man's hand is most likely the gun he killed himself with.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25463844/ns/us_news-life/t/surprising-fact-half-gun-deaths-are-suicides/#.UNCj3ejA8xs

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Response to mainer (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:15 PM

20. Heart breaking. I read an article about people who survived a bridge jump and all of them said that

they absolutely regretted it as soon as they leapt. Those who shoot themselves never have the ability to take it back. How many fewer deaths by suicide would we have if we didn't have guns?

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:25 PM

27. My husband is frequently called to death scenes

Lately they all seem to be men who shot themselves. Some of them were young men who were upset over a failed relationship. Imagine if they'd had a few days to think about it -- I bet they'd realize there were other women who might love them.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:35 PM

31. possibly alot less, possibly alot more, possibly the same

suicides are a hard thing to "pin down" to a single cause.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_suicide_rate

as you can see, there is a questionable correlation between gun ownership rates and suicides (Japan has a significantly higher suicide rate than the U.S.). Also I think focusing on the instrument used rather than the underlying cause for suicide does the victims and their families great injustice

Lastly, never forget the laws of unintended consequences (this is speaking from personal experience). That person who would have shot themselves in the head now goes into their garage and turns on their car with the door closed- He dies, and so does everyone in the house when the carbon monoxide seeps through.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:15 PM

21. Well said! It's an incredibly stupid comment that says one is willing

to die in order to defend the right of someone who might shoot you to own a gun.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:22 PM

30. Good post.

Thanks.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:20 AM

33. Cute.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:25 AM

34. reminds me of that saying: walk a mile in my shoes.

sure, I'll do that.

I'll be a mile away, and have your shoes!

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