Originally posted by kevinunknown
Always leaves me stunned just how much like the sheep the folks on ATS really are. As soon as someone like my dares to give an alternate opinion I am
flamed like I have just told you all I like to shoot puppies. Something I have a feeling this guy might actually enjoy......
Guess what not everyone on ATS has the same views as the rest of you sheep (because that is what you have become) so don’t start getting all high
and mighty with me because I am against guns. Guns are primarily designed to kill, killing is evil hence guns are evil as are the people who use them
to kill. Now you all going to tell me about how its self defence, no guns no need for self defence and I hardly think that the guys shooting up school
fall back on the self defence argument for a plea of innocence.
Youre going to get varied opinions on an opinion based subject now why act surprised, and then resort to insulting someone that you dont have any data
Sheep can be led, and of course 'your' opinion is just one of two shepherds,
that's fine if you want to follow 'the meek shall inherit the earth' flock,
it's a trusting and vulnerable flock, no doubt very outwardly peaceful in action and appearance,
Dont assume I or others who simply want to protect and provide for ourselves and our loved ones are some type of no tooth cordite sniffing nut bags,
dragging our knuckles to the watering hole that we also pee in,
far from it.
In fact I'd offer that by taking a more proactive position that I show great ownership and responsibilty to my own survival and loved ones lives.
If I had to bet, I'd go with the choice that the man in the video shows compasson to puppies and would probably be more affected by one in pain than
to cause one pain.
Your attempt at equating an extreme situation such as a mentally distrubed person shooting up a school or any location for that matter with a person
displaying autonomy and basic earth touching survival skills doesnt validate or add integrity to your position,
it adds contrast, extreme contrast, but doesnt show connection.
A repeated general example would be,
responsible good driver safely going from point A to point B , and the disturbed individual deliberate wreckless driver, drinking to excess, or
abandoning the safety aspect which he's supposed to adhere to and harming others without care or thought.
It all boils down to responsibilty and choice, and the individual.
Yes guns are designed to kill, so are knives and spears and swords, but guess what so can a car or a hammer or even a rock.
Can we regulate and add control prior to any and all situations?
Of course not, not unless we shackle ourselves to a very limited and observed and montored cellular existence.
I dont want that for myself, or for anyone else for that matter.
So I guess the best we can do, is our best to survive,
to open doors for eachother, extend hands to eachother, to help eachother become less fearful, less afraid, and more in communication.
To see more of our similarities and less of the fabricated differences.
Yet until that time, I do reserve the right to protect myself, my loved ones, and even you Kevin should I come upon you being harmed.
I wont negotiate with those hurting you Kevin,
I'll terminate them with extreme prejudice, dress your wounds, then feed you,
and then no doubt go back to listening from you how I'm crazy.
That is how it should be Kevin,
and if you never have to find yourself in that place, and never have to act in such manner,
be thankful that there are those that can and will, and be considerate of the choice they made, that they alone will deal with, for possibly taking a
life to insure that they, or their loved ones, or yes You Kevin, have a life to continue enjoying.
edit on 16-12-2010 by HappilyEverAfter because: sp