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Sat May 17, 2014, 09:52 AM

 

The Stupid Things That Gun Nuts Do

Just this past Friday, I explained how I like to extend certain subject matter into open-ended series, if for no other reason than so often, the same stuff comes up again and again. Said another way, shit doesn’t just happen; it happens over, and over, and over.

Nowhere is that more true than in the sphere of American gun nuttery, and it’s no mystery why. In fact, I consider it a guiding principle of human nature, as basic to understanding the behavior we see around us as knowing that those who abuse drugs often have addictive personalities, or that fat people have a tendency to eat more than slim people do.

As simple as I can make it, this guiding principle would read: Not only do stupid people do stupid things, they never learn to stop doing them.

As this principle relates to gun nuts, how many times do we have to hear of some guy showing his piece off to friends with the assurance, “Don’t worry... it’s not loaded,” seconds before he puts a slug through his ceiling—if he’s lucky—or his wife’s head (if he’s not)?

http://www.boiseweekly.com/Cobweb/archives/2014/05/12/mr-copes-cave-the-stupid-things-that-gun-nuts-do

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Reply The Stupid Things That Gun Nuts Do (Original post)
SecularMotion May 2014 OP
tblue37 May 2014 #1
Nuclear Unicorn May 2014 #6
blueridge3210 May 2014 #7
discntnt_irny_srcsm Sep 2015 #15
Eleanors38 May 2014 #2
ileus May 2014 #3
Lizzie Poppet Sep 2015 #17
blueridge3210 May 2014 #4
sarisataka Sep 2015 #12
Packerowner740 May 2014 #5
SecularMotion Sep 2015 #8
Post removed Sep 2015 #9
DonP Sep 2015 #10
virginia mountainman Sep 2015 #11
sarisataka Sep 2015 #14
Duckhunter935 Sep 2015 #16
Eleanors38 Sep 2015 #13

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:37 AM

1. The comments are predictable on the article. Most are from gun lovers

slamming the writer--and of course some use the typical argument that he doesn't know exact information about the guns he refers to as an excuse to dismiss his point.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Tue May 20, 2014, 10:36 AM

6. wait.

You mean people who don't know what they're talking about are dismissed as not knowing what they're talking about?

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #6)

Tue May 20, 2014, 12:37 PM

7. Could that be why the OP NEVER comments on his spam posts?

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 02:35 PM

15. ~~~



Another OP that needs to wave on its way passed the tidy bowl man.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 12:24 PM

2. Yeah, posts like these: "Over and over and over."

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 01:30 PM

3. Safety first...

My super at work just texted me a pic of his new Solo he picked up this morning.

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Response to ileus (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:52 AM

17. Hope or Han?

 

That'd be a tough call for me. I'm a straight female...but also a big soccer fan.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 01:34 PM

4. The article reads like a typical

 

"some gun owner did something bad so all gun owners act like this" screed. Really, you'd think the pro-control folks would get some new material by now. I wonder if the poster, who is a group host, would care to actually discuss something per the SOP of this group?

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Response to blueridge3210 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 01:10 PM

12. A year and a half later

The poster is singing the same song

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 02:40 PM

5. Good thing is these mistakes are normally only done once, then they learn

Kinda like "here, hold my beer and watch this"

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 12:10 PM

8. Kick

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 12:55 PM

10. Ah yes, 2014 another "golden year" for gun control achievement

 

That's the good thing about kicking these old threads.

It reminds us all how utterly ineffectual you and your fellow gun control travelers are at getting anything done in the real world, even with all Bloomberg and that Joyce Foundation's funding.

Since you first posted this you have achieved ... nada?

Now, maybe if you posted something new and useful, like a schedule of Amy Schumer's gun control fund raising events, it would add value? After all, just a few weeks ago she did promise to commit herself to the gun control cause.

How's that going so far?

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Response to DonP (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 01:08 PM

11. Ya...2014 was a "banner" election year for whom??

Not us democrats...

Gun Control talkers, have no idea the damage they have done to the party..

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Response to DonP (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 01:31 PM

14. Please do give Bloomberg credit

for his success in getting Democrats voted out of office because they were too weak on gun control. He was cheered on the whole way by pro-control "Democrats" as they seats flipped to Repub.

Now a year later when it is brought up we get to see the mental gymnastics that are used to self-justify that support. Yet they still cannot ever bring themselves to say "I would rather see a "pro-gun" Democrat hold a Congressional set than have it go to a Republican".

Gun control supporters are single issue voters. They are willing to sacrifice the party platform in an act of spite. Ironically they are making their goal ever more difficult to achieve with their short-sightedness.

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 08:41 PM

16. wow that is quite lame

 

take a very old Google cut and paste post you could not even take the time or effort to comment or discuss and take even less time to click a smiley.

I truly feel sorry for you if that is the extent of your debating skills.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Thu Sep 17, 2015, 01:21 PM

13. More culture war hate. Trashed.

 

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