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Wed Jul 3, 2013, 04:21 AM

Gun nut or mass shooter?

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Reply Gun nut or mass shooter? (Original post)
BainsBane Jul 2013 OP
geckosfeet Jul 2013 #1
BainsBane Jul 2013 #2
jmg257 Jul 2013 #3
geckosfeet Jul 2013 #5
Romulus Quirinus Jul 2013 #11
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #4
BainsBane Jul 2013 #6
SQUEE Jul 2013 #7
jmg257 Jul 2013 #8
BainsBane Jul 2013 #9
BainsBane Jul 2013 #10
SQUEE Jul 2013 #12
BainsBane Jul 2013 #13

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 06:38 AM

1. Neither. It's a political cartoon.

Militant socially inept goons marching up and down the street with a rifle slung over their shoulders? Interesting. Personally I have never seen anyone doing this (marching into public spaces with rifles). I know people have, and I don't think it's particularly smart thing to do, I don't agree with it, and some states have laws against it. In much the same way, this kind of over the top misrepresentation chips away at whatever credibility is left in the anti gun grab bag.

OK. Maybe that's not entirely fair. Cartoons are SUPPOSED to rest on hyperbole and exaggeration. So hey - it's all good!

Thanks for posting!

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:07 AM

2. They threaten to do it

Thankfully I haven't seen it either.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:17 AM

3. Over the top? Some clown was organizing an armed march a couple

Months ago. Another clown thought it was great fun to carry an AR into JC Pennys.

YOU try to determine whether he has bad intentions or not before its too late...like the other fuckers who shoot up malls, schools, and theaters.

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:27 AM

5. I know. It's ignorant and essentially an aggressive display.

I don't know how people can think that this is an acceptable way to express themselves.

You would think that reasonable laws that ban disruptive public display without encroaching on the 1A could be crafted.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:45 PM

11. Congratulations! You live in the portion of the country where this is considered out-of-order.

Unfortunately, not everyone is so privileged.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 07:21 AM

4. Hell, people wearing a back pack now are just as suspect

they could have a pressure cooker in there (and the RCMP just 'foiled' a plot involving such...though they were a part of it from the article....)

Anyone carrying anything I cannot see - like a purse or backpack - is someone I am afraid of now. We should just ban both (like they do at some sports venues) to make us all feel more safe.

At least if I see someone carrying a gun I know what they have at the time. It's what I don't see that scares me.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:32 AM

6. That isn't a rational fear

Chances of encountering a terrorist are infinitesimal.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:59 AM

7. And the odds of being involved in a mass shooting less so.

..I find it interesting to see how that whole mathematical justification thing works, I carry because I can, as a legally protected action in the state I abide in. The why and how of it are really not your business, as I have posted previously I have, while working, been carrying concealed firearms that had you known I had it would most likely sent you in to a mind bending shutdown of fear and terror.... All while smiling nicely and chatting with the nice people at the book store, coffee shop, or synagogue.

How sad to be more threatened by obvious display, one which is benign to the extreme, while ignorant to the unseen, and truly lethal threat... enjoy your bliss.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 09:37 AM

8. The problem with "beign to the extreme" is there is no way to know what someone's

bad intentions are until it is too late.

Pretty sure numerous shooters were being quite obvious when walking into their massacre situations armed to the teeth.

Oppurtunity, Ability, Intent.

Guaranteed the stupid ass in JC Penny is getting just about ALL my attention, since he is OBVIOUSLY carrying a weapon...he IS a definite & clearly identifiable threat until shown otherwise. Someone who is carrying concealed? Normal scrutiny - where ignorance is preferred by both parties I am sure, at least until he too identifies himself as a possible threat by brandishing, printing etc. Hmm...like the dumb ass cop printing at a high school swim meet - obvious threat, possibly illegal, who has to be confronted.

What's sad is asses who just don't get how they are perceived by others and justifably why they are perceived that way.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:36 PM

9. Not less so

but to be involved in a shooting is not a remote chance. It doesn't have to be mass shooting to be deadly.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 01:37 PM

10. How sad to be threatened by a gun

Yet you feel he need to carry one because you feel threatened by life itself.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 01:26 PM

12. I actually choos not to carry.

Far too much responsibility, I find I don't enjoy being in public if I have to keep my head on a swivel.. good try though.

Okay, not a good try at all, what is that, Brady talking point 26 or 27, I lost my copy of the agenda.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 06:45 PM

13. I have no idea

I don't need a list to guide me. My sense of social justice is firmly intact. I don't seek to justify corporate profits and instruments of death over the lives of my fellow citizens.

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