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Response to DanTex (Reply #40)

Mon May 14, 2012, 02:09 AM

44. I must humbly fold to a renowned expert on this subject like criminologist (or perhaps I should say

 

professor of surgery) Bill Maher.

Well played sir!

And of course there is conspiracy-mongering and paranoia--all the work of the evil NRA. And glorification of violence, as dealt out by impenetrable shields, mystic hammers, iron suits of high tech armor, bows and arrows, a green giant with anger management issues and even guns. And if I were a police officer who shot a fleeing unarmed man in the back, that would be why. The NRA, blockbuster movies, conspiracy theories, and "so on" would have made me do it. It's the 21st century twinkie defense.

Yes, there are plenty of links between this and police shooting at unarmed people. For one, our absurdly lax gun laws lead to high levels of gun violence, which makes cops more trigger-happy. And then there's the "gun culture" -- it's not just vigilantes who get caught up in the "shoot first" tough-guy bravado.


I've seen the light, so I couldn't agree more. If you think about it, using the same high level of rigorous logic, you can show that America's "absurdly lax gun laws" lead not only to "high levels of gun violence" but to global warming. You see, it used to be that people walked most places they went, or rode bicycles or horses. Now, due to all the blood in the streets, people use cars. It's not just about spending less time in the crossfire; dry cleaners charge so much these days to get blood out!

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