HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Mentally ill people.. » Reply #100
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Reply #100

In the discussion thread: Mentally ill people.. [View all]

Response to John2 (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:27 AM

100. Thank you. Very well said. My dad and granddad were both veterans as well,

and neither owned any guns nor thought that they needed to.

People are what they do. If they buy guns and bullet resistant clothing and thousands of rounds of ammunition and spend hours and hours shooting, that is what they become - people who shoot.

Why some of that energy can't be put into volunteering for Christmas in April, repairing houses for the elderly who own but cannot afford major repairs to their houses, which is what my dad and granddad did, or some other useful activity, I don't know.

That's why I don't understand why so many video games are shooter games, either. I never allowed them in the house, and I don't believe my kids missed a thing by it.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 124 replies Author Time Post
rainlillie Dec 2012 OP
kentuck Dec 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #50
marshall Dec 2012 #67
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #71
marshall Dec 2012 #80
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #120
marshall Dec 2012 #119
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #121
hfojvt Dec 2012 #91
ck4829 Dec 2012 #2
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #3
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #5
beac Dec 2012 #43
Helen Reddy Dec 2012 #69
ck4829 Dec 2012 #6
raccoon Dec 2012 #40
October Dec 2012 #77
snappyturtle Dec 2012 #4
KarenS Dec 2012 #7
valerief Dec 2012 #8
slackmaster Dec 2012 #11
John2 Dec 2012 #18
slackmaster Dec 2012 #19
John2 Dec 2012 #45
slackmaster Dec 2012 #51
John2 Dec 2012 #72
slackmaster Dec 2012 #74
John2 Dec 2012 #83
slackmaster Dec 2012 #94
liberalmike27 Dec 2012 #75
LineLineLineLineReply Thank you. Very well said. My dad and granddad were both veterans as well,
mbperrin Dec 2012 #100
llmart Dec 2012 #65
slackmaster Dec 2012 #66
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #12
John2 Dec 2012 #23
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #28
John2 Dec 2012 #62
mbperrin Dec 2012 #99
valerief Dec 2012 #111
mbperrin Dec 2012 #112
valerief Dec 2012 #113
mbperrin Dec 2012 #122
kitt6 Dec 2012 #9
Sienna86 Dec 2012 #10
juajen Dec 2012 #13
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #14
Sienna86 Dec 2012 #15
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #17
bettyellen Dec 2012 #49
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #59
bettyellen Dec 2012 #81
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #82
bettyellen Dec 2012 #84
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #16
brush Dec 2012 #20
northoftheborder Dec 2012 #78
renate Dec 2012 #115
friendly_iconoclast Dec 2012 #116
brush Dec 2012 #117
BainsBane Dec 2012 #21
slackmaster Dec 2012 #22
Pholus Dec 2012 #27
slackmaster Dec 2012 #33
Pholus Dec 2012 #87
slackmaster Dec 2012 #95
llmart Dec 2012 #104
John2 Dec 2012 #31
slackmaster Dec 2012 #34
BainsBane Dec 2012 #38
slackmaster Dec 2012 #42
BainsBane Dec 2012 #53
Helen Reddy Dec 2012 #76
BainsBane Dec 2012 #106
Kei7777 Dec 2012 #32
BainsBane Dec 2012 #47
Helen Reddy Dec 2012 #73
Jamastiene Dec 2012 #85
Maineman Dec 2012 #24
jeff47 Dec 2012 #107
susanr516 Dec 2012 #25
99Forever Dec 2012 #26
slackmaster Dec 2012 #29
99Forever Dec 2012 #36
slackmaster Dec 2012 #37
99Forever Dec 2012 #52
slackmaster Dec 2012 #55
99Forever Dec 2012 #58
slackmaster Dec 2012 #60
99Forever Dec 2012 #68
slackmaster Dec 2012 #70
99Forever Dec 2012 #79
slackmaster Dec 2012 #97
kwassa Dec 2012 #101
slackmaster Dec 2012 #102
jeff47 Dec 2012 #108
kwassa Dec 2012 #109
jeff47 Dec 2012 #118
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #30
silhouete2 Dec 2012 #35
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 #39
slackmaster Dec 2012 #44
jwirr Dec 2012 #41
slackmaster Dec 2012 #46
jwirr Dec 2012 #48
slackmaster Dec 2012 #54
jwirr Dec 2012 #61
slackmaster Dec 2012 #63
bettyellen Dec 2012 #56
slackmaster Dec 2012 #57
bettyellen Dec 2012 #88
slackmaster Dec 2012 #96
bettyellen Dec 2012 #98
Jamastiene Dec 2012 #93
jwirr Dec 2012 #105
mecherosegarden Dec 2012 #64
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #86
Jamastiene Dec 2012 #89
rainlillie Dec 2012 #114
dembotoz Dec 2012 #90
cbdo2007 Dec 2012 #92
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #103
dionysus Dec 2012 #110
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #123
Warren DeMontague Dec 2012 #124
Please login to view edit histories.