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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:04 PM

The quintessential gun nut

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Reply The quintessential gun nut (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 OP
jody Jan 2013 #1
jeepnstein Jan 2013 #3
earthside Jan 2013 #6
DanTex Jan 2013 #7
2ndAmForComputers Jan 2013 #18
AAO Jan 2013 #22
jeepnstein Jan 2013 #26
Walk away Jan 2013 #4
jody Jan 2013 #5
libdem4life Jan 2013 #2
ileus Jan 2013 #8
gejohnston Jan 2013 #9
jaybay Jan 2013 #10
msanthrope Jan 2013 #11
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #13
zimbabwe Jan 2013 #14
gejohnston Jan 2013 #17
zimbabwe Jan 2013 #19
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #21
jeepnstein Jan 2013 #27
2ndAmForComputers Jan 2013 #15
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #12
Puha Ekapi Jan 2013 #16
zimbabwe Jan 2013 #20
AAO Jan 2013 #23
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #28
BainsBane Jan 2013 #24
Straw Man Jan 2013 #25

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:08 PM

1. Cali_Democrat LOL but neither side has a corner on stupid. nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:19 PM

3. No, but the demonization of gun owners marches on.

The OP is trying to promote a stereotype that is flat out ridiculous. But that's how you do it. You create ridiculous generalizations, engage in downright hateful speech, and make your opponent into something less than human. That's what I'm seeing out of a lot of the anti-gun crowd these days. And they wonder why gun owners don't trust them?

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. Well, you can mostly thank your allies.

The list of outrageous, crazy things in the media that pro-gunners have been saying in the past three weeks is creating an extreme image of the gun owner.

The anti-gun people don't have to do much when you have the 2nd Amendment absolutists comparing gun regulations to the yellow star Jews had to wear in Nazi Germany; to Hitler and Stalin; to time to start thinking about "killing some people"; to a second American revolution; to conjecturing that MLK Jr. would for all African-Americans carrying guns; etc.

Those of you out there who are sensible gun rights advocates need to be sounding rational and supporting something like universal background checks --- and not letting the NRA, Alex Jones, Louis Gohmert, Rush Limbaugh and the likes of Larry Platt be the public face of the pro-gun position.

I own two guns; I am not afraid of guns and I am not against people buying and owning guns -- but I support limiting the size of clips and I support universal background checks paid for by a tax on all guns sales.

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:21 PM

7. Yeah, that cartoon is totally unrealistic...



Oh, and I doubt if anyone really wonders why these gun nuts don't "trust" them.

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Response to DanTex (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:33 PM

18. Oh, SNAP.

James Yeager has become the definitive response to each and every pro-gunolatry discourse.

"Here's the James Yeager video. You lose."

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:00 PM

22. Are you admitting that all gun owners are "gun nuts"?

 

Then don't be accusing the cartoon of demonizing gun owners. If you are unwilling to analyze the facts, which are:

The second amendment is not threatened. If you are guaranteed anything, it is the "right to bear arms" - not "the right to bear any and all arms". You are not permitted to own a nuclear bomb, and society in general is reflected by current law until society decides the laws need to be changed. That is what is happening right now.

What will happen is variants on the following:

Close the gun show and private sale loopholes - background checks for every gun sale and during the purchase of ammunition, because a gun without ammo is a bat.

Eliminate the sale of military style semi-automatic assault rifles and large capacity magazines

Those are the only things I've heard consistently and they seem pretty common-sense to me.

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Response to AAO (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:08 AM

26. Banning the AR15 is a non-starter.

Allowing NICS checks for private sales is a great idea. Banning a firearm because it is not aesthetically pleasing or because some deranged criminal got his hands on one is just not anything I'm willing to discuss.

Let's talk about ways to deal with the phenomenon of middle class young men "suddenly" turning into monsters. As if nobody noticed their behavior up until the killing commenced. Let's talk about drug gangs enforcing business contracts through murder and intimidation. And let's most definitely continue to shed light on domestic violence. It's a poor workman who blames the tool.

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Response to jody (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:35 PM

4. I prefer stupid to stupid with a gun! nt

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Response to Walk away (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:41 PM

5. Noted. I understand and accept your faith. nt

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:09 PM

2. AKA...Alex Jones. Paranoid Extraordinaire.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. Is that a C cord he's playing?

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Response to ileus (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:33 PM

9. I think it is C minor

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 05:45 PM

11. 6-0 to keep this post.


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"Do not post bigotry based on someone's race or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or lack thereof, disability, or other comparable personal characteristic" I think casting all southerners or all overweight people as lunatics fits the definition

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:55 PM

13. what dumbass alerted and wasted our good jurors time? they have better things to do.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:54 PM

14. What a fucking sick joke the "juries" here actually are. There's NO presumption of fairness or even

 

minimal intelligence...the willingness to exercise censorship based on their own prejudices is the only qualification. This god damned place would be far better off with NO 'moderation' than the horseshit way it's run at present. It's a fucking mutual jackoff society with a small cadre of basement-dwelling Cheeto-munching sociopaths who instanteneously reject, threaten and insult any newcomer with even the tiniest scintilla of dissent to the Lingua Franca...complete and total fealty to the incumbent political correctness is de jure and anyone who dares to say anything to disrupt their little tatting party will shortly be served a "pizza"..(their juvenile appellation for being banned). How sad it all really is.

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Response to zimbabwe (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:30 PM

17. respectable bigotry and hypocrisy

no more, no less

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:35 PM

19. Indeed. I'll thank you for some sanity while I can, before the Gestapo serves me their Hemlock.

 

Boy, I remember when Democrats were way more sane than Republicans.

sigh

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Response to zimbabwe (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:54 PM

21. -..__...

 

Is Was that you?

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Response to zimbabwe (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:10 AM

27. You just noticed that?

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:26 PM

15. LOL! Delicate flowers are delicate.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:30 PM

16. I'm

not white, fat, southern, or dumb. I own guns too

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Response to zimbabwe (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:13 PM

23. Ladies and Gentlemen, say good-bye to zimbabwe

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:13 PM

28. He will return

count on it.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:52 PM

24. That's about what the gun folk Ed Schultz showed on his show

looked like, plus a few skinheads thrown in.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:19 AM

25. Most of the people I shoot with ...

... are software engineers. I'm not sure why that is. Might be geographical.

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