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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:09 AM

This week's TIME cover.

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Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 OP
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #1
cdsilv Jan 2013 #2
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #4
Duppers Jan 2013 #6
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #3
BlueMTexpat Jan 2013 #5

Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:26 AM

1. Gabby Giffords looks great.

 

I'm not seeing an end to the violence but there can be some breaks put on it. I wish them the best of luck.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:10 AM

2. Um, Brakes. I hope we can stop the gun stuff, how about exchanging guns w/the populace for tasers?

I've opted for tasers/stun guns instead of guns. I camp with my kids and know that a taser or a small-calibre gun will just piss a bear off, or a panther. However, the sound emitted by a stungun is loud and willl chase must of them off. I do worry about human nuts, (live in the Houston area, at least one shooting per day, most days at least a murder - and this is TEXAS). I hate this place and wish I was back in Pensacola where at least the military presence kept the civilian violence down to an acceptable level. Would you go into a bar, mall, school, anywhere where you knew armed military members were present?

Where Jack Reacher said "all of my suspects were trained killers"?

Yah, Yah, Yahh, Guns don't kill people, Kill people, people people.

Guns just make it really easy.

A bullet should cost $5,000 - wanna cap someone's ass? Take out a second a mortgage to do so. seriously,

Long away and far away we used to just whup each other. We've raised a bunch of cowards. Time to teach them the real meaning of bravery and courage. There is no cowardice or 'losing' when one does not 'win'. Trying to win is all that counts. We all want to win, but some will lose. In the end, we all win for having tried.

Best Regards,

A sometimes winner and sometimes loser.

Don't really care either way.

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Response to cdsilv (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:18 AM

4. Ah yes, a typo.

 

Sorry about that.

And my best to you as well.

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Response to cdsilv (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:53 AM

6. $5000 per bullet was Chris Rock's idea too

“You don’t need no gun control, you know what you need? We need some bullet control. Men, we need to control the bullets, that’s right. I think all bullets should cost five thousand dollars… five thousand dollars per bullet… You know why? Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders.
Yeah! Every time somebody get shut we’d say, ‘Damn, he must have done something ... Shit, he’s got fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his ass.’
And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars. ‘Man I would blow your fucking head off…if I could afford it.’ ‘I’m gonna get me another job, I’m going to start saving some money, and you’re a dead man. You’d better hope I can’t get no bullets on layaway.’
So even if you get shot by a stray bullet, you wouldn't have to go to no doctor to get it taken out. Whoever shot you would take their bullet back, like "I believe you got my property.”

And here's one of his best quotes on the subject:

“The gun lobby always says, well, people need the right to protect their property.
Every mass shooting is done by a guy who lives with his mother. I honestly believe you should have to have a mortgage to buy a gun. No one with a mortgage has ever gone on a killing spree.
A mortgage is a REAL background check…And you know if you go to jail for 30 years you still have to pay your f**king mortgage.”

― Chris Rock

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:17 AM

3. For those of you who haven't signed up yet

Gabby's organization is here:
http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:50 AM

5. What I love best about this photo is that not one of these

very powerful and generally admirable individuals has any kind of gun anywhere near.

And Gabby Giffords in particular just blows me away!

May logic and reason prevail over the endless cycle of fear and ignorance!

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