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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:24 PM

Good news, everyone!

349,970,000 of the guns in America didn't kill a single person. Not even a suicide.

I'd say that's pretty damned good, if I do say so myself.

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Reply Good news, everyone! (Original post)
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 OP
jenw2 Nov 2012 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #3
PavePusher Nov 2012 #5
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #7
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #19
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #6
spin Nov 2012 #13
PavePusher Nov 2012 #14
2ndAmForComputers Nov 2012 #16
gejohnston Nov 2012 #17
PavePusher Nov 2012 #21
2ndAmForComputers Nov 2012 #22
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #24
bowens43 Nov 2012 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #4
Hydra Nov 2012 #8
Decoy of Fenris Nov 2012 #9
PavePusher Nov 2012 #10
oneshooter Nov 2012 #15
rl6214 Nov 2012 #18
Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #20
ileus Nov 2012 #11
Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #12
slackmaster Nov 2012 #23

Response to Decoy of Fenris (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:26 PM

1. That's like saying that because most people that drink and drive...

 

don't kill someone so therefore we should make it legal.

Sigh, pro-violence people are all the same.

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. well...

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:36 PM

5. "pro-violence people" Seriously?

 

What the fuck is wrong with you?

P.S. In the interests of transparency, I have alerted your post as an accusation of criminality against lawful, Constitutional D.U.ers.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:38 PM

7. Controllers.

I'm surprised they're not anti-choicers; they love trying to control people when it's not their rights on the line.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:52 AM

19. I wish you luck. I think the controllers know what they get away

With.

A lot.

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:37 PM

6. Wait, I thought numbers were a good thing?

After all, if we can throw numbers around like 30,000 dead, why not 349,000,000+ alive? Especially since only around 9,000 of those deaths are homicides.

Also, your statement doesn't hold up. It'd be more like "That's like saying that because most people that drink and drive kill people, we should ban cars."

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:27 PM

13. Let me assure you that while I am a gun owner ...

I am NOT "pro-violence."

I will admit that I do believe in legitimate self defense. While that might involve the use of a firearm, a person can often effectively use non lethal methods to stop a violent attack.

Do you believe that a person has a right to resist a violent attack or do you feel they should always passively submit when their life or health is endangered?

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:19 PM

14. And the result....

 

At Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:39 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

That's like saying that because most people that drink and drive...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=85256

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

YOUR COMMENTS:

"pro-violence people" is a direct accusation of criminality leveled against lawful, Constitutional D.U.ers.

JURY RESULTS

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:16 PM, and voted 0-6 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: The post doesn't meet the criteria for hiding it.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I am confused about whether or not the alert is on the op, or the comment? either way, seems like the op is what there should be a problem with and the original op, I would vote to hide
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I think it's a poor analogy but is not intended to belittle or otherwise show disrespect to whom the response was intended.
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given



So, according to this jury, it's O.K. to call people criminals without evidence. Got it.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:56 PM

16. Weeeeeelll, HELLO there!

How about our BIG win yesterday? Show me your happiness!

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:00 AM

17. self evident,

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:06 AM

21. Why? More purity testing?

 

We won, great. I don't have time for meaningless gloating for our wins or grumbling over losses. There's work to be done.

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Response to PavePusher (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:55 PM

22. I just want to SHARE THE HAPPINESS!

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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:33 PM

24. "...pro-violence people are all the same." As a kid growing up in the South...

I used to hear that on occasion. Only the "pro-violence people" was substituted out and another group was substituted.

Broad-brush smear then, broad-brush smear now. I won't alert because I know it will not be upheld given the "meta" climate that has descended into the GC & RKBA group.

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:27 PM

2. bad news they all have the potential to do so

and many of them will........ALL handguns and assault weapons should be banned. All other firearms should be heavily restricted.

pretty damned sad to live in a country where so many worship at the feet of the death merchants.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:28 PM

4. in your dreams...

but have a nice day

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:38 PM

8. Should we ban nail clippers like the TSA too? n/t

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:39 PM

9. "many of them will" Prove it.

Hint: You can't, because you're wrong.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:41 PM

10. Hundredths of a percent now equals "many"?

 

What dictionary do you use?

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:07 PM

15. And what laws would you support to achieve this?

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:13 AM

18. Pretty damn sad to live in a country with people like you that are willing to

 

Trample on the constitution and the rights of its citizens that have NEVER been convicted of anything just because YOU don't like something.

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Response to bowens43 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:57 AM

20. What other prohibitions work? Do you support them, too?

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:45 PM

11. That is indeed great news....safety first I always say.

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:11 PM

12. Asinine post.

Looks like you're here just to stir up shit.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:02 PM

23. Nice turd you've dumped in the punch bowl, there

 

A bit hypocritical, I'd say.

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