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Mon Jul 20, 2015, 07:17 AM

 

Lax Gun Laws Are Becoming a National-Security Issue

Another shooting spree; another debate about American gun laws.

This time, though, it’s slightly different. Hours after Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a suspected homegrown Islamist terrorist, shot and killed four U.S. Marines at a Naval Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Donald Trump, who is now leading the polls in the Republican Presidential primary, seized upon the tragedy, claiming that the problem isn’t the proliferation of deadly firearms, but a lack of them in certain locales, such as the so-called “gun-free zones” at military sites.

According to news reports, Abdulazeez, a twenty-four-year-old Kuwaiti-born U.S. citizen, was armed with at least three guns, including an AK-47 assault rifle. How he got hold of these weapons wasn’t what concerned Trump, however. “Get rid of gun free zones,” he tweeted on Friday morning. “The four great marines who were just shot never had a chance. They were highly trained but helpless without guns.”

Trump was evidently referring to a Pentagon regulation, dating back to 1993, that prohibits some members of the military from carrying firearms while on base. His comments echoed those of gun enthusiasts, who highlighted, on social media, a picture of a sign prohibiting firearms that was on the door of the Chattanooga military-recruitment office where Abdulazeez reportedly opened fire before moving onto the Naval Reserve center, less than ten miles away.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/lax-gun-laws-are-becoming-a-national-security-issue

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Reply Lax Gun Laws Are Becoming a National-Security Issue (Original post)
SecularMotion Jul 2015 OP
pipoman Jul 2015 #1
ileus Jul 2015 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 #3
Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #4
Eleanors38 Jul 2015 #5
sarisataka Jul 2015 #6
friendly_iconoclast Jul 2015 #7
DonP Jul 2015 #8
blueridge3210 Jul 2015 #9
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #10
DonP Jul 2015 #11
the band leader Jul 2015 #12

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 07:57 AM

1. No they aren't..

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 08:01 AM

2. ^ He's right you know.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 08:09 AM

3. I clicked through to find some slick propaganda.

In an America held hostage by the gun lobby, radicalized lone-wolf terrorists can get their hands on deadly weapons and mountains of ammunition just as easily as disturbed post-adolescents, delusional military subcontractors, virulent racists, and anybody else.

"America held hostage"

FEAR! BE AFRAID!

It would be (rightly) impolite to suggest we should fear all Muslims but the author thinks we should fear all gun owners.

And then he goes on to the cite examples of Adam Lanza, Aaron Alexis and Roof -- who were all disqualified from owning guns and/or obtained their guns illegally. Speaking of illegal acquisition --

According to officials, at least some of the weapons in Abdulazeez’s possession were obtained legally.

Which is a weasel-propagandist way to avoid admitting Abdulazeez would have still been armed regardless of the laws on the books.

Evidently, the existing system of background checks for gun purchases failed to raise any alarms in these two instances.

So, naturally, the solution is to infringe on everyone else's rights because law enforcement can't get its act together.

By the way, if law enforcement can't get its act together, who does the author think is the best means of protection for the people? I noticed the author overlooked people like Jeanne Assam.

He ignored the fact that the military police who enforce the laws on military installations are routinely armed, as are other soldiers engaged in security roles, such as guard duty.

The only armed military personnel are the MP's etc. and they are no more prolific than a small town police force. He's deliberately painting a misleading image for his readers.

The author then goes on to cite the rampages we already know. Yet, he never provides any solution except MOAR LAWZ!

The eternal question is: What laws?

Why is he not asking to shore-up the NICS and open it to private sellers? Why not better healthcare for the mentally ill? Why not funding for gun safety classes?

Because the fact is: They don't want fewer deaths, they want to take guns away from people even if it means Abdulazeez and the others still get their guns and get to enact their rampages.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 12:02 PM

4. I hope the New Yorker isn't going Jade Helm on us.

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 12:18 PM

5. I note the public health approach has lost flavor.

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 02:10 PM

6. Nutty SPAM® Surprise

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Total Time: Makes: servings
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2 12-ounce cans SPAM® Classic, cut into 8 slices
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1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
18 – 16 tablespoons peanut butter, to desired taste
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3 apples (peeled, cored and sliced thin)
Pancake syrup, for dipping
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NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE?
Aren't we always told how ridiculous it is to think gun owners can stop the government?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 08:50 PM

7. "Aren't we always told how ridiculous it is to think gun owners can stop the government?"

 

You weren't supposed to notice the revisionism.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 09:36 PM

8. Now I'm confused. I thought using "Fear" to get your way was supposed to be a bad thing?

 

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Response to DonP (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 09:46 PM

9. It's only bad when the other person does it. (nt)

 

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Response to DonP (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 20, 2015, 11:32 PM

10. Well some are allowed to

 

I do love the hypocrisy. Too bad the person who posted the Google cut and paste will not discuss it.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 09:54 AM

11. We can always learn from our "moral superiors"

 

So it's OK to lie and use fear to push your agenda, as long as you know you are morally superior to anyone that opposes you.

Kind of a "the ends justify any means" philosophy.

Funny how they still can't accomplish jack or shit no matter what they do.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2015, 10:40 PM

12. The total failure of gun control captured in one picture:

 



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