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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Old west tales? I can take you a few old saloons here in Arizona and show you bullet holes in the ceiling. I'm thinking you haven't read a great deal about the old west.

    Growing up in Georgia I carried snake loads in the summer to keep the cotton mouths and such from coming up from the creek toward the house.

    Ever have a favorite saw or drill or hammer? Most of us have and do. In fact, you likely know the different between a framing hammer and a tack hammer and why you need several different kinds of hammers, if you like to do manual labor on your house and land. I swear some framing hammers are better than others. I have my favorite. I even have a brass framed folding yard stick. I don't know how old that thing is. I marvel at it from time to time when I rediscover it in a drawer on my work bench. You don't see craftsmanship like that these days. They are all tools.

    Guns are tools and have been tools in America since whenever they brought guns over. I can recall when I was finally given permission by my father to shoot a .308. It was a big thrill. It was a huge thrill the first time I fam fired a .50 cal. I called home that night and told my dad I had fired a .50! Later, I qualified with a .50 cal. It was a moment I remember, not to mention being a hell of a lot of fun. It was another tool I had learned to use.

    In many ways, in the US, learning to shoot has been a right of passing for young men. If it wasn't within your experience I am truly sorry you missed it.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I wonder how much of this digital age of violent video games, fantasy/animated CGI movies is having as an effect on impressionable young minds? At 24 yrs old I still had a comic book collection though I wasn't living in a world of make believe.
    That isn't the problem. There were always nut jobs. People will blame the Columbine shootings on Grand Theft Auto, but as it turns out, one of the kids was a clinical psychopath (meaning he was effectively incapable of true moral thinking) and the other kid was very psychologically weak.

    The media tends to blame things like this on whatever they can, but people are people, and will always kill other people.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You have made my point for me that America is steeped in the gun culture. Thank you.

    But having taken a step in that direction I see absolutely NOTHING in there about any proof of the charge of FASCINATION. Why is that missing?
    We're not going to tell you until you stop being so pathetically small-minded and find the intellectual integrity to admit when you are wrong.

    How's that?
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    I think commentators should wait another week or two before everyone starts politicizing this tragedy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    No. We aren't like him...and we can do better. Have to do better.

    He may well be a coward too, but if the report from the just-released inmate is correct, he really is non compos mentis.

    Oh cry me a river. He damn well had his senses not to try this in front of a policeman. And when he was confronted by armed policeman he readily put his hands up. He knew damn well he wouldn't win that battle.

    Bull with that insanity plea. A 6 yr old girl was killed among the many.

    Go to friggin hell punk with my boot as your booster rocket!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    No. You confuse LIKE with SUPPORT. They are two different things. Perhaps a good dictionary may help you gain this knowledge of the difference? But then of course you would have to apply yourself to the mastery of the two different concepts.

    Turtle liked it because it reminded him of his own mile high stack of unsupported pompous pontifications. He was simply recognizing a fellow worshipper before the same altar chanting the same mantra.

    Again, you charged that America had been fascinated with guns from its inception and we have seen nothing from you documenting that. Your impotence to do so shows your rather limited debate skills. There are books which can help with that also.
    This day, 21 July 2012, will be forever remembered as "The Day Sig Came Into His Own"!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    This day, 21 July 2012, will be forever remembered as "The Day Sig Came Into His Own"!

    What the hell has happen with Sig? He's erudite, his prose is worth reading, he makes feckin sense.

    Walk proud, Sig. You deserve the clap! Nice job on several posts here!
    Sit down and STFU.
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    Re: Gun attack at Batman film premiere in Denver [W:120]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sig View Post
    Sit down and STFU.
    I think he was having the same reaction I was

    You are making some really good posts

    don't bite the hand that feeds or the thicket that praises for that matter

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

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    Sit down and STFU.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
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