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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:14 AM

Gun Hoarding and Defense Spending....

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Reply Gun Hoarding and Defense Spending.... (Original post)
ehrnst Jan 2013 OP
The Magistrate Jan 2013 #1
Bonhomme Richard Jan 2013 #6
onehandle Jan 2013 #2
tama Jan 2013 #4
dairydog91 Jan 2013 #5
tama Jan 2013 #3

Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:20 AM

1. Interesting Take, Sir

The gross over-spending by our government on 'defense' can be seen as a sort of national, collective expression of the same urge that drives some individuals to feel a need to own dozens, scores, even hundreds of guns for 'defense' --- an urge no less suggestive of unreason and mental imbalance in a group than in an individual.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:09 AM

6. I have mentioned here before the correlation between the two and...

I believe that there is an element of unwarranted paranoia in our national psyche.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:23 AM

2. Like they would have a chance...





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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:31 AM

4. Ah, gun porn

 

Sorry, does not get me aroused.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:38 AM

5. Afghanistan: 11 years and counting.

For that matter, it's too bad you weren't there to give advice to British commanders in 1960s Ireland. Just think, they could have averted 30 years of guerrilla fighting if they'd simply used AC-130s to blow up entire blocks of Belfast.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:28 AM

3. Two wings

 

The Banksters and MIC and Big Oil corporate wing, and the vaguely "libertarian"/"jeffersonian"/"constitutionalist" wing.

Congressmen can happily take their usual bribes from MIC etc. and use that money to advertise the populist voters that they will defend their constitutional right to have guns for protection from corrupt Government in Washington. While defending of course also the jobs in Defense Industry.

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