The price a culture pays

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    The price a culture pays

    I just read this story and I have to admit I reacted pretty badly. What do you'll think? http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/jamies...ml?source=mypi

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    Guess we will have to start banning cars, since it isn't the driver's fault. Just the car. Cars are bad. Very, very bad.
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    For every story like that, there is atleast one like the kid in Chapel Hill who couldn't get a gun legally so he used something else! Where there is a will there IS a way - removing one means doesn't negate all others.
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    Ditto all of the above.

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    Thats one constant with this type of story. The individual is never held responsible for their decisions, it's always the inanimate objects fault. What logic.
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    Yet another media figure using the First Amendment to evicerate the Second Amendment, NRA, firearms manufacturers and us, the gun owning public.
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    Maybe the cultural part is the need to have an OJ-esque trial. We live in a reality TV world. Killing a perp in self defense, or a suicide, deprives them of the excitement and ratings (and thus money) of a long trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg2536
    Thats one constant with this type of story. The individual is never held responsible for their decisions, it's always the inanimate objects fault. What logic.
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    This is in line with the new "Stop The Snitching" campaign. Essentially, it is acceptable to do whatever is necessary to gratify yourself. Blame is placed on those that would restrict the desires. There is a very important lesson in this, if you ponder it awhile.......

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    That appears to be the west coast mentality these days, though it seems to be mainly in the urban areas.

    BTW, speaking of cars, Remember the kid with a grudge against the government who drove into a crowd of other students in Chapel Hill, NC a few weeks ago? I wonder how many newspapers and reporters were calling for a ban on cars or not allowing driving by students on campus after that happened!
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    Typical hand wringer.
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    Maybe you guys should ship this author up here to Canada. He would fit in nicely with our gun-hating media. I got a good laugh from his description of the "sneaky lethalness of [the killer's] 12-gauge". He makes it sound as if there is a malignant spirit of stealthy mayhem trapped inside the shottie. I better go check my gun safe to make sure none of my firearms is trying anything "sneaky" or "lethal" while my back is turned.

    A similar multiple killing in Montreal by some nutbar with a Ruger Mini-14 caused us Canadian gunowners no end of grief. The media and the government all blamed the "evil" guns and this led to the registration of all guns in Canada and a host of other anti-gun rules designed to make life a living hell for legal firearms owners. Of course, the criminals weren't effected at all since they don't follow the laws anyway. So, the Canadian government wasted billions of tax dollars on gun registration, they made things miserable for law-abiding gun owners and guess what happened? Yup, violent crime went up.
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    All I can add - as all has been said, is simply <sigh>!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freakshow10mm
    Guess we will have to start banning cars, since it isn't the driver's fault. Just the car. Cars are bad. Very, very bad.

    There will always be a weapon. If not a gun something else like a pipe bomb. Should we stop selling pipes and pvc.

    The interesting thing would be if this guy did use a pipe bomb how if at all would this story of been written.

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    I'm very thankful that Mr. Jamieson not make laws that affect me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachilders
    Remember the kid with a grudge against the government who drove into a crowd of other students in Chapel Hill, NC a few weeks ago?
    The Islamic activist who stated he was doing it for Allah, at the scene? I was surprised he didn't die from head injuries sustained in the impact. Pity......

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