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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Which fringe at the current moment seems more likely to threaten or assassinate public officials on the count of restrictive gun laws?





    How do you know that some wacko isn't upset because s/he is afraid that Bloomberg will block access to huge soft drinks?

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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    he's an ever widening asshole who is a joke and a conspirator against our second amendment rights
    Asshole is ample description. Terrorist is not. Simple as that.

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Seen this reaction from many, and it reads as soft apologism from my perspective.

    On the contrary, the left has a more than ample amount of crackpots (9/11 truthers, environmentally motivated terrorists), but that's not the point. To deny the overwhelming propensity for those willing to take such action based on restrictive gun laws to reside on the fringe right is naive. Also, the letters themselves referred to gun laws.
    You can think of it as however you want, but what I'm telling you is the truth of the matter. When people feel threatened they will fight back. It's part of our nature.

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    To some apparently. To deny the likely politics of extremists willing to assassinate public officials on the count of restrictive gun laws is absurd.
    Your irrational reaction proves my point.
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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How do you know that some wacko isn't upset because s/he is afraid that Bloomberg will block access to huge soft drinks?
    The letter specifically referenced gun laws.

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    The letter specifically referenced gun laws.
    And wacko letter writers always think logically and write truthfully.
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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Your irrational reaction proves my point.
    But yeah, on the real, which political fringe is currently invested in batting back against restrictive gun laws? One can be objective without being completely obtuse you know.

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And wacko letter writers always think logically and write truthfully.
    The attempt to take an elected officials life is the punishable offense, the reasoning behind it is largely immaterial. I'm struggling to see any potential motive behind masking his true intentions, especially when the individual was apparently seeking to curb legislation he saw as unacceptable with said threat.

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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    But yeah, on the real, which political fringe is currently invested in batting back against restrictive gun laws? One can be objective without being completely obtuse you know.
    OK. If I have to pick, lefties are more likely to be dangerous on this issue. From Mother Jones:

    How the Left "Blew It" on Gun Control
    Author Dan Baum says liberals should start listening to "Gun Guys" if they want to end the bloodshed.

    —By Deanna Pan
    Mon Mar. 11, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

    Dan Baum is a self-professed "weirdo hybrid"—a card-carrying liberal from suburban New Jersey whose affinity for firearms places him firmly in the opposite camp. For his latest book, Gun Guys: A Road Trip, the former New Yorker scribe embarked on a 15,000-mile cross-country journey to figure out why millions of Americans—himself included—instinctively cling to their guns.

    His timing was notable. For this past December, just as Baum's book was going to press, news began pouring out about a horrific incident at an elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Months later, Democrats and Republicans are clashing over gun-control at every level of government, and Baum worries that the voices of ordinary gun owners are being tuned out of the debate.

    Over a dubious cell-phone connection—Baum was driving in the Montana boonies—the author took me inside the mind of a gun guy as we discussed the lure of the NRA, the left's screw-ups, the merits of the AR-15, and why the "guns don't kill people" refrain makes sense—at least to a gun guy.
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    Re: 'Ricin' sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    The attempt to take an elected officials life is the punishable offense, the reasoning behind it is largely immaterial. I'm struggling to see any potential motive behind masking his true intentions, especially when the individual was apparently seeking to curb legislation he saw as unacceptable with said threat.
    Of course you're struggling. It is a fool's errand to expect logic from such a person.
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