Originally posted by thudpuddy
Calm down , shooting idiots just gets you in trouble . If you take a few deep breaths you might be able to figure out a better ( sneakier ) way to
get him .
Joking aside we should put some pressure on him . Remember Rosie O'Donnell after Columbine ? She said a bunch of nonsense like that and had to back
down some when she caught a lot more flack than she thought she was going to get .
These people always under estimate how many patriots there are .
Apologies for quoting, but only just seen the thread.
Without wishing to get into the whole UK/US argument about guns (I'm a Brit, btw), I can't help but comment on this post and the ones it replies
The OP has gotten himself very angry indeed about a writer taking an (admittedly strong) stance he doesn't agree with. Given the OP cheerfully throws
around threats of violence, can he not understand why anti-gun people of all nationalities get fed up of their views being countered with veiled or
open threats about how gun ownership is the most effective way to silence them. Whilst (I think) most people are joking, it's not hard to find
yourself wondering about some comments given how outraged certain posters become at the mere suggestion that there should be any limit at all about
the sort of gun they can own.
Admittedly the writer the OP refers to has taken a virtually unique position that people should be de-armed using violence, but the OP should also
realise that the same rhetoric that has angered him so much is often the rhetoric used to intimidate people who don't agree with guns.
Secondly, whilst not an American myself, I can't understand how taking an anti-gun position is in any way unpatriotic. Protection from tyranny, blah
blah blah - but none of the people who consider blind defense of gun ownership somehow 'patriotic' never seem to wonder why many normal people oppose
guns. Those people aren't TPTB, or part of some 'tyranny' (whatever that means)... it might be that they've personally witnessed the way a civilian
held gun can tear a family apart, seen their local area fall prey to gun violence. That sort of # makes people angry - even to the point where they're
happy to lose their 'right' because they don't think it's worth it on balance. A patriot wants his people to succeed, remain safe and prosper together
- the American way, surely.
Of course, the only 'solution' is more guns - and, of course, if everyone was armed all the time then half of this wouldn't happen. After all, the
good guy is always quicker, braver and more accurate than the bad guy - despite him knowing what's going down before anyone else.
Either way, threads like this prove why a lot of normal people (both in the US and elsewhere) see many pro people as gun nuts. I certainly wouldn't
want to have a beer with the OP, knowing that his trigger finger gets itchy when he hears something he doesn't like. The American Constitution is a
great thing, but don't let the Second Amendment become worth more than the First. By defending one core right by curtailing another, it makes some of
you 'Patriots' sound like you like having guns because they're really cool and make you feel powerful rather than some grand, ideological protection
of your precious freedom.
edit on 2-1-2013 by KingIcarus because: Just to clarify...