on a note aside and related ... Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises, is making a donation to charities supporting victims of the Aurora, Colo., shooting rampage.
Warner Bros. to Make 'Substantial' Donation to Colorado Shooting Victims - The Hollywood Reporter
England had less crime, Canada had less crime, hell almost every civilized country in the world has less crime than the US. Why is that?
SO LOW THEY STOPPED COUNTING IT!!their gun crime is one per 250,000 people,and the country has a little less than 8 mil people.
england has been under fire multiple times from both the us and european nation for blatantly lying about their crime rates.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”
I saw the film today, and the few hollywood action scenes of 'bad guys' spraying a crowd of innocents with bullets were uncomfortable.
because of a thing called the 14th amendment. same reason why cities or states cannot ignore the first amendment. Look it up
You are lying BTW. England has more violent crime
by 1998 the rate of violent and gun crime among WHITE EUROPEANS had surpassed WHITE americans. Yeah I know this is going to upset the PC hand wringers but black inner city drug crime rates skews our gun crime statistics way out of proportion to reality
a great exchange took place right after the 1994 elections. congress was holding hearings on some gun issue and the clinton side of the aisle had called some anti gun doctor who presented his findings about youth gun violence. Chuck Scumbag-then a congressman was lapping it up when the acidic Helen Chenoweth (R-Idaho-RIP) asked on question
In her saccarine syrupy voice she said
DR. did your studies include suburban and rural white youth or only inner city african-American youth?
Chenoweth: well since I don't have many inner city African American youths who are drug dealers as constituents, why should my constituents be subject to laws that really have no use in relation to them
There's also no way to control for all sorts of explosive chemicals that can be turned into home-made bombs, which this guy also apparently was able to do. So... how do we prevent maniacs from buying chemicals that can be put together into homemade bombs? You can't. All you can do is get better at identifying symptoms of mania or psychosis. But even then, you can't just interfere with people's lives because you find them to be a little cuckoo. They have to pretty clearly be a danger to themselves or others or at risk of not surviving on their own because they're so mentally ill. It's about as hard to identify the onset of mental illness in all people as it is to keep them from purchasing or wielding dangerous objects.
So don't worry about keeping dangerous people from being dangerous, as that is an impossible task. Concern yourself with being prepared for encounters with dangerous people by training yourself to self-defend. Pretty damn simple concept. Just because folks think of yourself as peaceful and rational doesn't mean others are. Be responsible and have a backup plan.
Last edited by Neomalthusian; 07-23-12 at 09:19 PM.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?