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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    By all means do present your verifiable case for America always being fascinated with guns. And put heavy emphasis on the FASCINATED part. This I want to to see.

    Maybe you can help make my case for me?
    The United States was borne of guns, the west was settled through the use of guns, the agrarian South depended on guns. Like it or not guns made the United States possible; guns forced the reunification of the Southern States; it's always been guns.

    I grew up with guns. I have early memories of going squirrel hunting with my father and grandfather. My friends were no different. I never much thought about it. I don't recall anyone locking up gun racks - we didn't know anyone with gun safes.

    The United States has been at war, almost constantly. We are a culture of people who have readily taken up guns. Good? Bad? Just the way it is. But, if you have learned to enjoy shooting and enjoy guns why would you not be fascinated with them. I have a few guns that, as far as self defense, aren't much better than a BFR, but I keep them and clean them and shoot them from time to time.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    who knows-maybe the cops should hook him up to a car battery and get the answers we'd all like to see?
    (chuckle) Yeah. Buuut I think the general population will work it out for him. That's why I don't like the death penalty: it doesn't solve anything and it kind of rips people off: like the surviving families. The general population keeps guys like that alive, until they get tired of him. Then the book making starts.

    You put this idiot in the general population and he'll talk: he'll go to great lengths to tell you aaaallll about it.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No one claimed someone couldn't be killed by it.
    They claimed it was designed to wound. If it was designed to wound it would not do THAT to a human leg. Had that guy been hit anywhere in the torso he'd be dead.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    If he's detached from reality, all you'd hear is the ravings of someone terribly disturbed.

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    (chuckle) Yeah. Buuut I think the general population will work it out for him. That's why I don't like the death penalty: it doesn't solve anything and it kind of rips people off: like the surviving families. The general population keeps guys like that alive, until they get tired of him. Then the book making starts.

    You put this idiot in the general population and he'll talk: he'll go to great lengths to tell you aaaallll about it.
    sort of like that song from the Bob and Tom show

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Sharp shooting is a handy talent to have if you're a sniper. However, the olymic shooting events such as the pentathalon were meant to simulate soldiers on the battle field and doesn't diminish the fact the gun was designed for one purpose and that is to kill, kill, kill.
    Did you know that is what Drew Brees calls out at the line of scrimmage if he sees something he doesn't like in the defense and wants to change the play?

    Ok off topic but ****, its July, I'm ready for some damn football.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The United States was borne of guns, the west was settled through the use of guns, the agrarian South depended on guns. Like it or not guns made the United States possible; guns forced the reunification of the Southern States; it's always been guns.

    I grew up with guns. I have early memories of going squirrel hunting with my father and grandfather. My friends were no different. I never much thought about it. I don't recall anyone locking up gun racks - we didn't know anyone with gun safes.

    The United States has been at war, almost constantly. We are a culture of people who have readily taken up guns. Good? Bad? Just the way it is. But, if you have learned to enjoy shooting and enjoy guns why would you not be fascinated with them. I have a few guns that, as far as self defense, aren't much better than a BFR, but I keep them and clean them and shoot them from time to time.
    I think that your argument is silly: we're not a gun culture perse'. We never have been. We were born out of age when there was lots of room and no cops. Not many poeple carried or even owned guns in urban American, then or now. A "gun culture" of sorts was born out of old west tales and John wayne. The right-wing has pushed an agenda that the II Amendment is somehow under some sort of threat, which is just nonsenes. If we spent more time taking care of our lawns and neighborhoods, and just started using common sense, all this "gun stuff" would just go away.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    non compos mentis
    Oh, no! Not with the Latin. I had 3 years of Latin I. I hate that ****. I was planning on being a brain surgeon, but I found out we had to take Latin.

    Now I have to go look it up - "non compos mantis"

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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sort of like that song from the Bob and Tom show

    PRISONER OF LOVE!!
    That's why terrorists, in my view, should be tried and convicted here instead of some secret military tribunal. Even convicts wanna fight for their country. You want answers . . . .?

    Adendum: can you just imagine what would've happend if Bin Laden had been captured and thrown into Pelican Bay; or Leavenworth . . . He'd talk.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    You have no case. This is the point.
    You have an unsupported opinion. I can see why Turtle gave it a like.

    I have no case about what exactly? It seems you are engaged in deflection of your own inabilities.

    You were the one who made the allegation about the history of America and its everlasting fascination with guns. And now you are impotent to present any verifiable evidence for it.
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