An ignorant anti-gun "journalist" and my response to her article.
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September 20th, 2006 04:12 PM
Did anyone explain to her that she would be writing for another government's newspaper if we had no guns? She makes my eyes roll, I can't control it. Truly naive people have no business writing on a subject. Do some research before you attack! Barf! Barf! She sounds like a politician the way she rants and raves. Lets start a pity party and ban all weapons! Good reply to her article. Her "xeroxed" reply to you shows her true dedication to the subject(as if her blatantly false accusations weren't enough).
The Problem: When stupid people do stupid things, smart people end up getting killed.
September 20th, 2006 04:12 PM
September 20th, 2006 04:28 PM
She does sound like she's reasonable, just not about guns. Apparently, her only experience with guns was having a friend shot to death and dying in her arms. Ouch.
That being said, that's as much slack as she's getting from me. Her opinion will be irrevocably biased by that decision, essentially invalidating her opinion. It's not an opinion based on fact or truth, but pure emotion and 1 (terrible) incident.
She should have at least mentioned her friend in the original article, so readers could weigh her opinion more accurately.
September 20th, 2006 06:27 PM
After reading the response sent from the author, I think that sending any further comments is a waste of time.
Using logic and facts are against emotion and lack of critical thinking skills is like trying to teach a pig to sing...it aint gonna happen and it just pisses off the pig.
S.O...I applaud your desire to speak up and set the set the record straight. This is an example of the attitude of sheeple. Some can be led away from the slaughter house, others wont realize whats happening or the error of their ways until their last breath.
Freedom of speech means nothing to those who are too weak in their convictions to speak out against the evil that eating the heart of a nation like a cancer- Billy Graham
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September 20th, 2006 06:51 PM
"I was so, like, bummed by it!" The real world is a bad place. Is it a good thing, or bad thing, that death has become so far removed from a majority of our society?
September 20th, 2006 06:54 PM
While I do largely agree with you, QK, have you been to www.spp.gov ? Cutting through the feces will leave one rather chilled.........
Originally Posted by QKShooter
September 20th, 2006 07:27 PM
My hat is off to you!You told like it is>
Originally Posted by S.O. Interceptor
September 21st, 2006 10:53 AM
I find it amazing that she doesn't take enough pride in her work to at least do 10 minutes of research before she wrote the article.
If I was her boss, I'd fire her over looking so ignorant.
September 21st, 2006 11:40 AM
To be totally fair to her- she did research, just entirely on one side. She is also in-line with a socially acceptable view that works well with her superiors concept of social-engineering. If you are little "Bobbie-Campus", seeing death up close and personal would be highly traumatic and difficult to incorporate in a world-view of harmonious co-existence....like school, in otherwords..... as she herself states. The ease with which death can be inflicted would be horrifying, and if one is not familiar with the concepts of personal responsibility and consequence of action, it would be logical to demonize the tool. I would not say that she is foolish or stupid, but socially retarded. A death in a car accident can be said to have "just happened", a shooting is purely intentional, and smacks of inherantly evil nature.......
"....whoa, dude! We're gettin' deep, here, better have another toke, and go see what Professor Schmucktuckee can tell us, to alleviate this burden on our consciousness!"
I've worked around academics (aka, "mental wankers")my entire life. I can't stand them......
September 21st, 2006 12:16 PM
One point the letter writer overlooked:
Does anybody seriously believe that the founding fathers would not have utilized full auto firearms if they were available?
They did however use muskets, which were the preeminent arm in use by the greatest army of the day.
Lets not ever forget that argument when faced with such stupidity.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
September 21st, 2006 01:11 PM
that is one Idea but...
Originally Posted by SammyIamToday
Let's get assault weapons off our streets
By SHERRY LONG
Actually she should have posted it or made to re post as...
I'm clueless about guns.
By SHERRY LONG
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
September 21st, 2006 01:27 PM
Article is over a year and a half old
But, to make it present, this is exactly the mind set that they have.
Lets see, by her logic:
A friend of mine hanged himself accidently = ban rope.
A friend of mine almost died from alcohol = ban alcohol.
I know people that have died while riding bikes to school = ban bikes (or school)
I've read of people drowning in pools = ban pools (or water)
I've read about people being killed by explosives = ban fertilizer and diesel fuel
I've read about people dying in aircraft = ban aircraft
I've seen people killed by being in tall buildings = ban tall buildings
Come on, criminals will kill, hurt, or maim whether guns are available to them or not. If they can't do it with guns then they will find something else to do it with.
*I hope I don't offend anyone with my examples, just trying to get the point across that it's not the tool(s) used but the person using the tool(s).
September 21st, 2006 01:34 PM
The way she talked about semi-automatic weapons with no clue whatsoever said she didn't do any research. If you're going to label something as bad or good, you should have a clue what you're talking about before you do it.
Originally Posted by Rob72
September 21st, 2006 02:56 PM
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." - Sigmund Freud
Originally Posted by SHERRY LONG
Blessed be the Lord my rock who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Psalm 144:1
Si vis pacem, para bellum
September 21st, 2006 04:10 PM
September 21st, 2006 06:54 PM
JT - Where in the world did you pull up the Freud quote?
"Do not fear those who disagree with you; fear those that do and are too cowardly to admit it" - Napoleon
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