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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It makes sense. The last fifty years have seen a steep diminution of the real purchasing power of the stupid to where now they really only factor in the economy as consumers of drugs, media, and cheap goods, and as a drag on public assistance. The losers lost in the free marketplace because they have nothing to offer except their numbers. They make nothing. They create nothing. They think nothing. They're in stasis.

    Guns are the Great Equalizer. With a gun you can take what the better qualified, better educated person has earned. So they need their arsenals. They have wasted their lives and destroyed their childrens' future, so all that's left is to disappear into the hinterland and become brigands, hoping to score some meth and abduct some girls. They are in a cultural death spiral. Let sickness and violence do its work.
    One of the more amusing things about this manipulation- the fear and anger that the NRA has stirred up has gotten people who have had zero interest in guns wanting them, and then making fun of people who don't have them.

    I grew up with guns, and I'm 100% sure that most of these people have not had a real gun safety class, and are light years more dangerous than we used to be. I remember going shooting with some of these kind of people, and the look of amazement on their faces when I went through the procedure to visibly show them there was not a round in the chamber as I was taught to do.

    I left my guns with my parents, as I don't hunt anymore, and I have no intention of shooting a person- which is the point of anything other than a hunting rifle. For the most part, I will defend the right to have some kind of gun, but I also understand that real things can be done to reduce gun deaths- one of the easiest being a magazine clip max and a shooting rate max. Less rounds off in X amount of time reduces the amount of people getting hit in X amount of time. Pretty simple math. But at least we can have universal background checks. It's amazing that we are so quick and thorough reducing one's constitutional right to VOTE, but we can't even examine the constitutional right to bear arms. Given that BOTH are laid out, it just tells me that you can make money selling arms, you can't make money selling votes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    I grew up with guns, and I'm 100% sure that most of these people have not had a real gun safety class, and are light years more dangerous than we used to be. I remember going shooting with some of these kind of people, and the look of amazement on their faces when I went through the procedure to visibly show them there was not a round in the chamber as I was taught to do.
    I worked with a marine sniper for many years. He still did competitions and training. He hated these people. He was a complete nutter about 2A but he thought about 90% of people should not have firearms because they're either intellectually or emotionally incapable of handling the responsibility. And most of those people don't have a gun -- they have a dozen. Mark (my friend) had 3: one pistol, one semi-auto (which scared the living sh-t out of me) and one vintage WW2 Carcano carbine that I fell in love with.
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    Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I worked with a marine sniper for many years. He still did competitions and training. He hated these people. He was a complete nutter about 2A but he thought about 90% of people should not have firearms because they're either intellectually or emotionally incapable of handling the responsibility. And most of those people don't have a gun -- they have a dozen. Mark (my friend) had 3: one pistol, one semi-auto (which scared the living sh-t out of me) and one vintage WW2 Carcano carbine that I fell in love with.
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    Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

    Seattle active shooting. Multiple victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Seattle active shooting. Multiple victims.
    We get to hear about how it's liberalism.
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    Re: Another Mass Shooting: It's Those Darn Video Games!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We get to hear about how it's liberalism.
    I thought it was the video games. Or lack of discipline in the home, you know we can't spank our kids any more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    I thought it was the video games. Or lack of discipline in the home, you know we can't spank our kids any more...
    No Jeebus in the classroom.
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    No Jeebus in the classroom.
    And now on Fox, we go to Scott Baio, Kevin Sorbo, and Stacey Dash for their opinions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    We get to hear about how it's liberalism.
    Something something gun-free zones in commie Dem-run cities like Seattle, Sh1tcago, Destroy-it, need more good guys with gunz rabble rabble bleep-bloop-bleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Something something gun-free zones in commie Dem-run cities like Seattle, Sh1tcago, Destroy-it, need more good guys with gunz rabble rabble bleep-bloop-bleep
    The rightwing name for Chicago is "Chi-raq."

    The rightwing name for Detroit is "N-ggertown."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The rightwing name for Chicago is "Chi-raq."

    The rightwing name for Detroit is "N-ggertown."
    Chi-raq is known as that by more than right-wingers.

    The overall name for Detroit is Da-Troilet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Chi-raq is known as that by more than right-wingers.

    The overall name for Detroit is Da-Troilet.
    Destroy-It
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    Little Mecca (actually the most accurate as of late)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Destroy-It
    Detoilet
    Little Mecca (actually the most accurate as of late)

    I once had a client in Savannah ask me if I had to pack heat when I left the house.
    I hadn't heard Little Mecca, although I know the reason behind it....
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    The Muslim migration to Michigan might end up saving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    The Muslim migration to Michigan might end up saving it.
    It actually might. I've read articles here and there about Detroit folks building community gardens, other co-ops, trying to save the blighted part of the city. It's a really cool neighborhood thing going on.
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