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Bananas Don't Kill People (and Other Profundities)

Bunkum and Debunk 'em relative to stock arguments for DOING NOTHING. (Key points in gun law arguments are debunked here.)

I have been hearing a very routine run of statements on several blogs and threads, from those who support stasis in existing gun laws, who believe the 2nd Amendment is immutable and always should be, and who seem to regard the rest of us as a pack of weak kneed fools.

That standard litany goes as follows often in this order.

  1. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
  2. Cars kill a lot of people and no one is talking about banning them.
  3. You can kill someone just as easily with a knife as with a gun.
  4. You are safer if you have a gun in your house or concealed on your person.
  5. Banning guns won't stop mass shootings because of outlaws and maniacs.
  6. There is no way you can collect all the weapons that are out there.
  7. We need weapons to fight our government when it turns tyrannical.

 

Have I missed anything on the Don't Mess With Guns Creed? The points are stated as if their logic is self evident ... formidable ... even profound.

If one notices their limits, suggests we can fly over this Maginaux line of gun and gun rights defense, I often see the smoke puffs of derisive pot shots, attacking the oppositions manhood (assuming he is male), his presumed political status (Leftie, socialist, commie), his psychological strength (he is just emotional, all about feeling), his intelligence or knowledge base ( low informed, idiot,) etc.

In a word, I see wild flailing to try to knock the blogger out of the skies.

I would like to review the key points I have heard and please suggest revisions or additions if I have missed a few.

1. Guns don't kill people, people do. Whoever noticed this point first probably thought he was having a Sir Issac moment. Plunk. Someone has to pull the trigger! After all, as many point out in all seriousness, a gun is just an inanimate object, IT doesn't kill anyone.

So, I would like to point out, in sympathy and agreement with them for making this point: Bananas don't kill people ... People do. And since anyone can pick up anything and kill someone with it, I would like to suggest that we have now found a way to cut down on military expenditures and help the Latin American economy while preventing ourselves from falling off the financial cliff. We can start sending our soldiers state of the art Bananas, and they can sneak up and stuff them down Al QUEDAS throats. There are disadvantages in a fight, of course, to the art of martial bananas, or knives, clubs, maces, swords, etc.

Among the obvious are lack of surprise, and the whole close range hand-to-hand thing ... But you CAN kill someone with a banana and maybe someone can research this and prove someone has. I know Mama Cass choked on lettuce. It could be said, that a set bear trap is a lump of metal, but I certainly wouldn't leave one in my car, under the seat, in my house where my kids might think it is a cool looking lump of metal or carry one around on a Friday night while I was drinking with my buds. But, all-in-all, even though bear traps and guns have been designed and refined for centuries to do a single job effectively and with dispatch ... there is no essential difference between guns and bananas ... It's all about how you use them, right?

2. Cars kill a lot of people and no one is talking about banning them. I think Newtonstein came up with this one as well as is. Has that sort of plastic logic thump to it ... no ring. If we could and had to drive guns to work to exist, guns would not be banned either. A car, or most cars, even Humvees, are designed to transport people and things, safely, effectively and for a long time to work. A gun is really not even an orange in this apple to orange comparison ... It's more like comparing a shopping bag to a snare.

Cars are, of course, heavily regulated, you need licences to drive them, training to pass tests, police watch over our roads, hide on crossovers monitoring how we are doing, you have to have seat belts, auto emissions checks, insurance, and you have to drive them in designated areas called "roads," at or under predetermined state by state applicable LIMITS ... so that you don't kill yourself or anyone else. Still people do get killed ... but, with very few exceptions, these are accidents. Homicidal use of cars is probably negligibly low. Yes ... no one is banning cars ... Or riding lawnmowers or bicycles or Skidoos. We get it.

3. You can kill someone just as easily with a knife as with a gun. (There was a mass knife attack in China!) Really??? REALLY??? Wow. Well, you haven't met my little friend, the M82, a fifty caliber scoped rifle used in Desert Shield and God knows where else. This ain't your mamas banana tosser. You get your combat knife and go face to face ... the nut with the Barrett can send you into space from five football fields away in a light wind. No one died in the mass knifing in China. Bunk ain't just the bed you slept in as a kid.

4. You are safer if you have a gun in your house or concealed on your person. Is that so? I don't know if this is true or not. I do know there are conflicting claims. Among them: A gun in the house doubles the risk of suicide of someone in the house. An American is 50 percent more likely to be shot dead by his or her own hand than by a criminal assailant. More than 30,000 Americans injure themselves with guns every year. From Science Daily, in a first-of its-kind study, epidemiologists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that, on average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. The study estimated that people with a gun were 4.5 times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not possessing a gun. Another: Author David Hemenway studied the various risks of having a gun in the home, including accidents, suicide, homicide, and intimidation.

Additionally, the benefits of having a firearm in a household were also examined and those benefits included deterrence, and thwarting crimes (self-defense). From this in-depth look, it was concluded that homes with guns were not safer or deter more crime than those that do not. In fact, it was found that in homes with children or women, the health risks were even greater. "Whereas most men are murdered away from home," wrote Hemenway. "Most children, older adults, and women are murdered at home. A gun in the home is a particularly strong risk factor for female homicide victimization."

Obviously facts and figures can be arranged in many ways ... but let's at least say that there are statistics easily accessible that seriously counter those compelled by the NRA and people with vested interest in the multi-billion dollar gun industry ... They counter, as well, the knee jerk conclusion that if you have a gun on you or near you, and know how to use it, you will prevail against attackers. The CT shooter's mom was shot in the head three times by her son with a gun she purchased legally to protect herself. She had lots of guns and was practiced at using them.

5. Banning guns won't stop mass shootings because of outlaws and maniacs. This all or nothing thinking is one of the greatest bubbaisms of the pro-stasis set. Of course it won't stop ALL mass shootings. Rewriting Lincoln, "You can stop some of the nuts all of the time but you can't stop all of the nuts all of the time. " And of course there are WARS ... Mass shootings ramped up in geometric proportions!!! Is it OK if we just settle for REDUCING mass shootings, for making it LESS likely as many people will kill as many people as fast as they are able to. Can we make it somewhat easier for SWAT teams to get the perpetrator and make it more likely fewer police will die in firefights? Is this OK?

I know it's very emotional of me, but it actually really disturbs me to hear that first graders were riddled with bullets. It doesn't sit well. I really would prefer FEWER mass shootings here and more mass banana attacks ... to the status quo. Research the Australian weapons ban if you are interested in a factual look at a nationwide ban and the carefully compiled statistics regarding the effects. That's not hearsay ... It's a country doing something to lessen weapons violence and succeeding.

6. There is no way you can collect all the weapons that are out there. Check out Australian weapons buy back program.

"In 1996, not two weeks after a horrific mass killing of 35 people at a resort in Tasmania, Australian politicians came together around the 'National Firearms Agreement,' which banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles and shotguns and created a compulsory buyback program for the outlawed weapons. (To do otherwise would have amounted to a taking of property without compensation.)

"The number of homicides involving firearms has dropped 59 percent in Australia since then, and the number of suicides by firearm fell by 74 percent, according to the Journal of Law and Economics. The percentage of homes with guns has dropped in half. A Harvard study found that, while Australia experienced 13 gun massacres in the 18 years before 1996, there has been none since. The government purchased and destroyed 700,000 weapons between 1996 and 1998 — about one-fifth of Australia's estimated stock of firearms. That would be like destroying 50 million guns in America today. The Australian 'outlaw and repurchase' option is one approach.

"But if Congress balks at banning certain weapons entirely, it could make gun owners an offer they can't refuse. Instead of $200 a gun, Uncle Sam might offer $500. So imagine a $100 billion, one-time program aimed at buying back 200 million firearms at $500 a pop. We issue the payments in prepaid credit cards that expire in three months to be sure the money is spent fast."

Source: Azstarnet.com

If 100 billion sounds like a lot of money, remember that the point is to protect law abiding American citizens from rampant gun violence. We spend trillions regularly waging wars to protect our national security ... any amount we chose to use violence to try to solve problems. Why not drop a hundred bill on an attempt to LESSEN violence? It worked in Australia. That is fact. But my point Is there ARE ways to collect a lot of the guns ...

7. We need weapons to fight our government when it turns tyrannical. It's been surprising to me that so many of the self-identified conservatives, ostensibly patriots, justify their ownership of weapons as vital, not to fight thugs and maniacs, but to fight the United States Government itself!

If you think this sentiment is limited to campfire talk in the woods of Michigan or to survival retreats in the badlands somewhere, you need to read the threads in these gun discussions ... My thoughts beyond questioning the likelihood of this Fourth Reich sort of image in any foreseeable future is the following.

First, your guns will do some damage for a time but you are up against a superpower, the biggest badest fighting force ever assembled under one flag. There have been armies of greater numbers but never any with greater killing potential, higher tech targeting capabilities, better in-tel, etc. You will be taking(relatively) "knives to a gunfight," as the saying goes. Secondly, anticipating the next response... " well in Vietnam a bunch of peasants beat the US of A...and what about Afghanistan?

You can do a lot of damage with home made IEDs." This is a very simplistic look at both engagements. Millions of "peasants" died in Vietnam and Cambodia from US superiority in arms, technology and training. Sixty thousand American soldiers gave their lives in this debacle. The country was ravaged by our forces. The populace was poisoned, burned, mined, terrorized etc. Yes some fought on... Millions died directly and countless numbers after we left from the residual effects of our military power.

In both countries, our forces and aggression is limited and challenged by the facts that, we knew little about our foes, we didn't speak gauge,language, we had no friends on the ground, their customs were foreign to us and their climates were harsh for many of our personnel. Not so when the US decides to ATTACK ITSELF! The US forces and intelligence have incredible access to intelligence. They know all of us already as we keep blogging what we think here! They speak your language, know your topography and climate, your customs your habits ... hell boys ... they have your name and address ... even I can Google earth an aerial photo and map of your home. These guys have drones ... they don't need to strap on a heavy weapon and march down your street if they don't like your talk!

Can you target a silver glint hanging 50000 feet in the sky over your home, piloted by a kid on a computer screen in Arizona? The farmers in Vietnam, more specifically, the Vietnam Cong, were supplied by a superpower ... China. You have no supplier on this scale. Your weapons manufacturers will be taken over by the State in the first week. You better make banana launchers at home as your Glocks are going to run out of bullets. These wars were proxy wars ... it was not the US against a bunch of unfunded, un-supplied, amateurs. The government can shut you down financially, can have you arrested for anything or nothing, and, on top of it...who...in your own country will you trust?

Guess what ...? When states go repressive it's notnthe whole citizenrybthat rises up against them. Most are understandably terrified by state terrorism. Most keep their heads down and try to avoid flagging the secret police and army. Your uncle, your brother, your priest, your boss...are as likely to turn you in under threat of violence as are the most ardent of special police. Once they start torturing people, history indicates humans say anything, name anyone, to try to stop the pain. I think people who support this notion that can adequately defend themselves from a State gone Bad, need to read the histories of places where this has occurred and then magnify it with the firepower and technology of the US Military and intelligence community.

You are DREAMING. I should go back and spell check all of this I know but it's just a blog. I think you get the drift. When you come back to refute the SEVEN SERIOUS ARGUMENTS for doing nothing ... Please don't repeat them ad nauseum. I wish all of you PEACEFUL holidays. Treasure your family and friends.

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Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Bottom Line...I apologize if I offend you. When someone tells me that a loaded semi automatic weapon is a lump of metal, an inanimate object...and that only the will of a maniac essentially makes it dangerous...my mind goes this direction. If I am arrogant hoping to make the world less violent through reductions in certain types of weapons or attachments are you not, by logic, arrogant to decide we should do nothing. And I have no idea how many times I have said...self defense is fine, keep a gun....you do not need an assault weapon, drum mags, magazines that hold ten or more rounds, etc. The fact that people suffer and die everyday is very much on my mind. Today's news includes the killing of a thirteen year old in mIlwaukee. A senior citizen who lived next door to him killed him as he believed the boy was trying to steal guns from his gun collection. I question his judgement..hopefully we will learn more. He extrajudicially decided to end the boys life. A big decision I'd say for a man that looked like he was in his eighties... It's one case. There are many on both sides. Want to reduce all violence.
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Play out the thought AWD...how long will your cache of ammunition hold out... A year...two? Assuming you are not targeted early in this apocalypse doubt the government will let the munitions manufacturers sell bullets at Walmart. They will take them over immediately. So you can shoot a few soldiers, that calls in a strike on you and what will you do when the tanks come? Tis fantasy is played out over and over again in scifi scenarios...it's attractive to many like you...you can picture yourself as the head of a group of rebels.... Just stick with the video games AWD .... You will save yourself a lot of money.
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 02:49 PM
My logic AA is that some kids see their parents loaded weapons, weapons the kids can't legally purchase (because..go figure...we have SOME restrictions), and they grab one or several, shoot their parent in the head and then drive off and gun down 26 other people. The law abiding..and we assume relatively stable adult... Has every defense she could want except..perhaps, the sense to make sure her legally acquired weapons were not accessible to anyone else. She had the perfect set up in place for exactly what happened. this was one example but included 27 deaths. The guns were and are dangerous. It's the whole damn point of a gun for gods sake. My hammer can be dangerous as well but was not designed to be and had he hammered his mother, which he could have and then attacked the school with a hammer, I believe there is a much higher chance he could have been overpowered before he killed so many people.
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Thanks Jay.. I will try that. I appreciate the suggestion.
$$andSense December 22, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Hey Brian Check out the Patch article from yesterday on the NRA news conference. You can be the first to stir that pot.
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Jay, finally got a chance to read that...am getting caught in a current of pre holiday errands. Well it's a good article from my standpoint, in many ways... The foremost being the point about violent protests ending in more violence. I beleieve peace...and that's the goal here, is ONLY possible to establish through peaceful means. What happened in cHicago during my formative years to me is the huge mistake of becoming what you say you deplore. Tis is the most epic challenge of participants in a non-violent movement as passions do get high and the police, in a situation like that can over react as can protesters. My recent participation in the nAto protest in Chicago gave me a very street level view of the potential... There were thousands of armed police... Completely lining both sides of the parade route, helicopters and possibly surveillance drones above, and the passions were high. Some hothead anarchist organiation was there in masks....obviously hoping for a fight...but by and large people stuck with the peaceful theme and there were only a few incidents that got out of hand. Remember however that 1968 was the he ear of the TET offensive as well, that an illegal war was being conducted in Cambodia and that every day we saw news posts of casualties in Vietnam as well as images from the field of dead farmers, women, children...the sort of images our military will not allow anymore. So the government was modeling violence for the country.
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 06:40 PM
How many times do I have to say that I am not against gun ownership?
Brian Carlson December 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Done.
Bottom Line December 22, 2012 at 08:54 PM
If you want to make a dent in crime start demanding we enforce our laws. (Now, that would be a powerful blog.) If we continue to overlook those breaking current legislation, new laws are meaningless. Regarding the death of the young man in the article you read (I couldn't find the article ... but I'm sure something remotely akin to your offering exists somewhere)... if he wasn't shot due to legislation you believe would remove that possibility (and I haven't read your articulation on legislation you believe would have applied), is it then ok that a woman was brutally raped and murdered because legislation made it difficult for her to access able defense?
Bottom Line December 22, 2012 at 09:03 PM
As a side note ... you need not offer such empty apologies to me, I'm sure that there are many regularly subjected to your nonsense off this blog ... consider a true apology to them.
Bottom Line December 22, 2012 at 09:12 PM
You might enjoy this threader ... http://polysyllabicprofundities.com/page/2/ Meandering lofty writing seems to be of interest to you ...
Brian Carlson December 23, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Bottom line.... No one is subjected to my blog. They read it because they want to, for whatever reason. Where is our blog. You seem fairly interesting. What are you putting out for the community? I would like to read it. If you really dislike me or my blog... Feel welcome to not read it.
Bottom Line December 23, 2012 at 07:01 AM
As you will discover upon further review ... I never suggested any were subjected to your blog. I decided to respond because I suspect you have cognitive ability. Though you have positioned yourself in a liberal fashion I was hoping you could consider that all things liberal are not worthy, and many suffer the consequence of liberal activity - most notably the weak they claim to be saving. Prohibitions are folly, based on the history of such activity. Legislation is only abided those you are not concerned with ... at least I hope you realize this reality. We haven't ... at least in my review, seen Bazooka murders ... or most of the other nonsense you titilated the blog with ... The majority of our citizens, whether they be paranoid gun accumulators or some other variant of such nonsense, are not the problem. The problem is between to factions - those that are truly criminal and will not subscribe to any legislation, and those that are mentally unstable (some would suggest they are in the same camp). If we would be more diligent in arresting those that are unable, or unwilling, to abide our civilized environment ... we could make inroads to eliminating those things that threaten the citizens in the majority that should realize a different condition.
Terry December 23, 2012 at 07:54 AM
Brian, I am noting with some amusement your discussion with AWD above (because I usually cringe when he joins a discussion on a side I support). It appears to me that you seem to be merging two sorts of "preppers" together, perhaps inappropriately. The first group, are the ones preparing for some futuristic war with a tyrannical government that turned on its own citizens(or race war as AWD has claimed before). I agree with you that this is the least plausible counter argument to gun control. Providing that some absolutely bizarre events have occurred for that to come to pass, to include dissolution of the constitution, it would also need the military and law enforcement to go "all in" on supporting that tyrannical government, which given the relatively conservative nature of the law enforcement and military communities is extremely unlikely. The other sort, those desiring to be prepared in the event of a breakdown of society, are driven by concerns a bit harder to dismiss. And before you do dismiss it, consider that you have a real world example of how fragile that veneer of civilization can be, even in this country. Hurricane Katrina took a major American city and devolved it to a "Lord of the Flies" study all but overnight. A lot of really bad things happened behind that curtain, and it showed that in a major disaster you just might have to fend for yourself a bit, to include defending yourself and your family. Don't dismiss those concerns too lightly.
jeff jandl December 23, 2012 at 01:17 PM
BC: Just to let you know. Anything the gov't has you can have,but you;ll have to be vetted a little more then currant pres. Yup F-22 Raptor,Abrams M-60 tank you name it. Hell there was a rumor years ago that John Wayne was going to buy the U.S.S. Missouri
Brian Carlson December 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Can you provide a link for that fact? I hope you are wrong but would like to know.
Brian Carlson December 23, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I have not talked for no self defense. That isn't a tenable position. Anyone reading what I have written can see I have talked about assault weapons, large magazines, waiting periods that are meaningful, background checks, etc. If you guys want to go back and forth on this, please don't attribute positions to me that I am not taking. I have to waste time repeating myself.
Brian Carlson December 23, 2012 at 02:09 PM
"I'm sure that there are many regularly subjected to your nonsense off this blog ... consider a true apology to them." This bl is you not suggesting anyone is subjects to my blog.
Conspiracy T December 23, 2012 at 02:17 PM
The way I see it is guns don't kill anymore people than liberals and lefties do. They voted for Obama, he has been using drones to kill and assassinate people from afar for his entire presidency. He has kept Gitmo open and he has not taken us out of Afghanistan as he said he would. How many lives has he cost in total? Besides the Azana shooter was a Democrat, makes you wonder if there is a grand conspiracy. Like terrorists use the mentally ill, and mentally challenged for suicide bombers, is the left using them to be mass shooters to further their agenda? Just saying.....
Conspiracy T December 23, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Legally you can own some if not most of those items with a $200 tax stamp, a year wait for processing or so, and a signature from your local Chief of Police or Sheriff.
Bottom Line December 23, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Read it again ... I was referring to people you interact with "off this blog".
Terry December 23, 2012 at 03:57 PM
No, to your credit, you have not said no to self defense. But there was some blending and I wanted to differentiate the two. AWD's post was about society breaking down, and your response was directed towards the government battle side of the house. I am merely using your own response to make it clear that the two positions are not the same. Social breakdown is a very real potential threat. We have already seen it through Katrina, and there are any number of projected, realistic scenarios that could create a similar crises, be they pandemics, asteroid strikes, or major earthquakes. I forget the source, but I seem to recall a quote similar to "civilization ends after the third missed meal". It's important to separate those concerned about a mythical war with the government from those that have a more rational concern of being prepared should they get caught up in a societal break down. Katrina like scenarios are exactly the kind for which a assault rifle with high capacity rounds would be ideal for. By merging the two concerns it can trivialize the opinions of the more rational one, with the more fringe. You know from other posts that I support training, registration, meaningful background checks (yes, even at gun shows), and waiting periods. But a ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines is a bridge to far, and one I am not willing to cross with you.
Brian Carlson December 24, 2012 at 04:00 AM
May I ask, with all respect, if any of you need weapons because you are concerned about a ZOMBIE Apocalypse?
Brian Carlson December 24, 2012 at 04:14 AM
CDC has a fun way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Click on the image below to view the novella. A transcript can be found by clicking on the “accessible text” PDF. You can also download the novella on Google books here or download a printable pdf versions here.
Brian Carlson December 24, 2012 at 04:23 AM
This is as smart as Orwells radio broadcast, War of the. Worlds, where he faked reporting an alien invasion of the planet. People believe this crap!!! STUPID MOVE CDC!!!! So I saw a documentary about a group socking away a broad array of weapons so they can blow away infected neighbors, family, friends etc. Any of you out there????
Brian Carlson December 24, 2012 at 02:35 PM
ConT are you a real person or is this someone's idea of Internet fun? Did you miss the War in Iraq? Oh...but we saved the world from those WMDs and the bad guy we had on our payroll years before to assassinate the leader of his country...Saddam think his name was. Assigning blame for violence to the right or left...two meaningless terms IMO, is ridiculous. The conspiracy theory sounds paranoid frankly. Try looking at who profits from war...huge multinational corporations that also pay for our leaderships campaigns...left or right.
$$andSense December 25, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Again Brian: http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1237.html absorb the content.
John Wilson December 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM
There is a great deal of money to be made in GUN RIGHTS; there is absolutely no money to be made from GUN CONTROL! That said, I suspect one aid in reducing gun violence, would be to have all purchased firearms registered, and the name, address, and type of weapon purchased publically posted on the internet and in the newspaper where the purchaser resides. [Hard to believe, but many people who do own firearms legally, also possess illegal firearms and ammunition.] A concurrent list could be created whereby anyone ever treated for a mental illness would be listed, along with his or her current address. Querying these two databases would surely reveal some very interesting data. For those of you suspecting privacy concerns, please do not go there, as you effectively gave up the last vestiges of privacy with the Patriot Act, “to feel safe.” Surveillance is imposed upon you endlessly, in phone conversations, email, Skype, videotaping, wherever you go in malls, driving down the highway, GPS in your vehicle & cell or walking down the street. They also have access to all your, and your children's, healthcare data through your bank, credit card company, health insurance company, and doctor. The only privacy remaining is “your thoughts.” Now, before your neighbor comes over to confront you about your 85 pound Pit Bull pooping all over his lawn, he will know a) you are being treated for schizophrenia, and b) you have a Bushmaster AR-15 and (2) XM-15s.
$$andSense December 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
"For those of you suspecting privacy concerns, please do not go there, as you effectively gave up the last vestiges of privacy with the Patriot Act, “to feel safe.” " Whoa there Wilson, pardner. Many of us do not agree with the so called Patriot Act and have voiced our opposition to it ever since or feel safer (actually threatened). This was a federal power grab to limit constitutional freedoms based on the ignorance of the bobble head masses . I for one have hammered on Senslessbrenner, Kohl, Petri, Feingold and Johnson about this and there is no courage among these dolts to repeal this act of treason. They won't (didn't) respond because they know they are all guilty.
The Anti-Alinsky December 27, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Johnny Wrote:"...Now, before your neighbor comes over to confront you about your 85 pound Pit Bull pooping all over his lawn, he will know a) you are being treated for schizophrenia, and b) you have a Bushmaster AR-15 and (2) XM-15s." Yes, and the burglar casing your neighborhood will know that you don't.

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