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Postby Nesaie » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:54 am

Here comes the anti-gun propaganda. I knew it was only a matter of time. :twisted:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/ ... kills.html

Editorial: Easy gun access kills

With the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre approaching, communities across the nation have relived the horror of what happens when evil, paranoia, and madness mix with the ready availability of guns.
An appalling series of eight mass shootings has claimed at least 57 lives in recent weeks. On Saturday, three Pittsburgh police officers were slain by a man wielding an AK-47. The day before, a suicidal gunman took the lives of 13 civilians in Binghamton, N.Y., before shooting himself. Domestic disputes led to other massacres in which children were cut down.

Experts believe the nation's economic woes are a factor underlying some of the latest violence. But easy access to fearsome arsenals enables killers to wreak carnage when they snap.

With some 280 million weapons available in the country, it's little wonder guns account for roughly 12,000 of the 17,000 people murdered each year.

As the nation did following the April 20, 1999, Columbine murders, it is time to confront the many causes of gun violence.

But the starting point has to be stricter gun control measures - including a national assault-weapon ban, wider reporting of lost and stolen guns, universal background checks, and limits on handgun purchases.

For local police to have any hope of fighting illegal gun sales, Congress also must repeal the Tiahrt Amendment that shields traffickers by limiting gun traces.

The question is whether the latest shootings will budge the needle on a public policy debate that has been stalemated for years.

Until now, the Obama administration has failed to take on the National Rifle Association over even the most reasonable gun control measure. Granted, Team Obama has been busy on other fronts, but that's hardly a tenable stance now.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in February took aim at what should be the top priority: reinstating a tough, federal assault-weapon ban. Until the ban lapsed in 2004, it safeguarded police from 19 military-style weapons for a decade.

In Harrisburg, it's long past time to move ahead on minimal protections against gun trafficking. State lawmakers should heed the coalition of Pennsylvania mayors - including Mayor Nutter - which just called for enacting a mandatory requirement to report lost or stolen handguns. Following that step, both Pennsylvania and New Jersey need to get serious about limiting legal handgun buyers to one per month.

There's other unfinished business, too: turning down the volume on the increasingly reckless drumbeat from right-wing groups over a so-called "Second Amendment Revolution."

The fear ascribed to Pittsburgh's 23-year-old cop-killer suspect - that President Obama was about to ban guns - isn't all that surprising, given some gun-rights rhetoric. As the CeaseFirePA gun control group asked this week, "At what point does super-heated rhetoric about government coming to take your arms turn into a toxic brew that puts some misguided loner packing guns . . . over the edge?"

The debate should be about how to stop senseless shootings.
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Postby Lashmar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:01 am

Shoot the anti-gun tosser and be done with. 8-)

The slogan could be something like this:

`Shoot an anti and save the plant from global warming`

The amount of hot air the must produce I think it worth looking into. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Wing-Zero » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:44 am

Right, because an "assault" weapon is one with a foregrip and a telescopic stock. :roll:

They don't even TRY to sound educated!
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Postby Lashmar » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:31 am

Well they’re not educated so they’re doing there best. :roll: :lol:
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Postby Cole_Trickle » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:57 am

Education is the very most over rated thing in society ( any society ) it's the application thereof that makes a difference. Most people think an education is a necessary tool for prosperity, ( it isn't ) will it help, depends on what one chooses to do in life.

The smartest people I know, smart in an all around manner, all dropped out of college. The most educated I know are all lost when it comes to common sense, some can't balance a check book, or know how to find a dip stick on their vehicle. :o Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a quality education, but education has turned into a business all it's own and is nothing like it should be.

EXAMPLE: I have a friend who runs a very successful company. We were at the bar having a drink and this subject came up for some reason. He told me that he has stopped hiring College graduates simply because they can't do the job they were supposed to be skilled at. They all need to be trained and all expect a certain pay grade simply because they have a diploma. :lol: :lol: This was confirmed by another at the bar who told us that it's because most states keep track of stats when it comes to grads and that that is why Colleges, and High Schools are passing those who are not capable of doing the work. It's all about the money and run just like a business. Lot's of these institutions/ companies are public and trade on the Nas or NYSE.

Pretty sad if you ask me.

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Postby Lashmar » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:03 am

I dropped out of secondary (high) school. I should be fine then. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby chiselray » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:53 am

How to stop senseless shootings ?

laughs....you take away the senseless people,or do which is easier,take the guns away.
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Postby Dark-Samus » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:49 am

Hmmm in order to take away the guns...you have to find these senseless people...
So either way...it´s hard :cry: :mrgreen:
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Postby Wing-Zero » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:19 pm

chiselray wrote:How to stop senseless shootings ?

laughs....you take away the senseless people,or do which is easier,take the guns away.


Cool! So instead of people who abide by laws having guns, we're only left with criminals who have guns!

BRILLIANT!
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Postby Wing-Zero » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:22 pm

Cole_Trickle wrote:Education is the very most over rated thing in society ( any society ) it's the application thereof that makes a difference. Most people think an education is a necessary tool for prosperity, ( it isn't ) will it help, depends on what one chooses to do in life.

The smartest people I know, smart in an all around manner, all dropped out of college. The most educated I know are all lost when it comes to common sense, some can't balance a <a onMouseOver="javascript:window.status='check book';return true;" onMouseOut="javascript:window.status='';return true;" href="http://parrotcoupe.info/?v=3%2E03&ss=check+book">check book</a>, or know how to find a dip stick on their vehicle. :o Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a quality education, but education has turned into a business all it's own and is nothing like it should be.

EXAMPLE: I have a friend who runs a very successful company. We were at the bar having a drink and this subject came up for some reason. He told me that he has stopped hiring College graduates simply because they can't do the job they were supposed to be skilled at. They all need to be trained and all expect a certain pay grade simply because they have a diploma. :lol: :lol: This was confirmed by another at the bar who told us that it's because most states keep track of stats when it comes to grads and that that is why Colleges, and <a onMouseOver="javascript:window.status='high schools';return true;" onMouseOut="javascript:window.status='';return true;" href="http://elephantine.info/?v=3%2E03&ss=high+schools">High Schools</a> are passing those who are not capable of doing the work. It's all about the money and run just like a business. Lot's of these institutions/ companies are public and trade on the Nas or NYSE.

Pretty sad if you ask me.

Cole


Not that I'm against your idea, but the facts are that accessories do not an assault weapon make.

An education isn't just about going to school, it's about common sense and what you've learned on your own time.

The simple fact is, that these news people are retards.
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