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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:13 AM

Five killed in Oregon tour bus accident. Pro-gun commenters suggest banning tour buses.

http://news.yahoo.com/5-killed-oregon-tour-bus-crash-84-215107655.html

The comments on this Yahoo! article make me sick. In response to an article about a bus accident with multiple fatalities, the overwhelming majority of responses appear to be pro-gun folks thinking they're clever by proposing bans on tour buses.

I'm strongly in favor of stricter gun control, but I realize that those on the other side have some substantive arguments to make. But the behavior exhibited on that Yahoo! article really makes me wonder how there can possibly be any sort of sensible dialogue.

This is not to paint all pro-gun people with the same brush, but the reactions on that article really made my jaw drop, even considering the generally low quality of most general Internet discussions.

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Reply Five killed in Oregon tour bus accident. Pro-gun commenters suggest banning tour buses. (Original post)
BlueCheese Dec 2012 OP
JI7 Dec 2012 #1
bhikkhu Dec 2012 #2
Initech Dec 2012 #3
tanyev Dec 2012 #4
spanone Dec 2012 #5
CBGLuthier Dec 2012 #6
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #7
frylock Dec 2012 #8
Brickbat Dec 2012 #9
99Forever Dec 2012 #10
entanglement Dec 2012 #11

Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:27 AM

1. driving, vehicles are regulated and have purpose other than killing, this was an accident

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:30 AM

2. Tour busses aren't designed to kill people

which is a subtle difference well beyond the yahoo comment crowd.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:41 AM

3. What's really disturbing is how the gun nuts want Yahoo to change the language of the headline.

Because "wounded" suggests they were shot. "Injured" suggests they weren't. Don't blame the guns here.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:19 AM

4. Sounds like a better argument for mandating seat belts in tour buses.

No tour bus I've ever ridden in has had them, and it always makes me uneasy.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:20 AM

5. ridiculous.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:26 AM

6. guns are designed to put holes into living things

any comparison with tools that do not serve a strictly lethal purpose is fucking stupid and so are the people who make such comments.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:34 AM

7. what do you expect from Yahoo comments

that place is almost as bad as FR at times.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:13 PM

8. i love this argument. remind them you need to be licensed and insured to operate a vehicle..

which is also inspected and registered.

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Response to BlueCheese (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:14 PM

9. Never read the comments.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:21 PM

10. Why not?

Because the insanity of the gun psychos comes out for all to see so vividly?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:06 PM

11. Sage advice. The yahoo comments section is an utter cesspool. n/t

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