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Yeee-Haww! Gun Totin’ Elmer Fudd students to plan next Columbine at CU

Of course, they don’t want to actually shoot PEOPLE, mind you, just the faceless (to them) threats like Liberals, Blacks, “meskins” Indians, Ay-Rabs, and anybody smarter than themselves. –Dudes, I’ll put this to you bluntly… carrying a Gun is not going to turn you into a Bad-ass. Rambo was a movie. A work of Fiction. John Wayne was an Actor and to the best of anybody’s knowledge never shot anybody. Every single one of his movies, including the “historical dramas” was a work of Fiction. I know, he didn’t star in Rambo, but the same logic applies to Sylvester Stallone. Your fears about whichever of Your Fellow Americans you intend to shoot or try to intimidate into submission with your Big Bad Gun won’t go away, and neither will the people you think will be intimidated by Your Big Bad Gun.

Add in the FACT that if you fire into a crowd, such as the SU building, your classroom, the drunken frat-rat party you’re attending (and you attempt to impress your fellow Big Little Boys with your gun) the odds are much greater that you’ll kill or maim people who you didn’t want to kill or maim, rather than the Liberals, Blacks, Hispanics, Ay-Rabs, Indians, gays, or Real Bad-asses of whom you are so very afraid.

Some of you actually got into college on Merit, meaning you know a little bit about Mathematics. Math is very important to such studies as Physics, including the Newtonian Laws governing the study of Ballistics. For those of you who didn’t actually study to get into college, that’s the study of the behavior of projectiles, applies to everything from a slingshot to a Nuclear Armed Intercontinental BALLISTIC Missile, but the most common usage is for firearms. Because firearms are so cheap, easy to purchase, and just any person regardless of (lack of) intelligence can purchase or steal one, it takes ZERO amount of courage, smarts or Toughness in any form to carry one, to load one or to fire one. One element of ballistics is that the rapidly travelling (around the speed of sound for just about any pistol or revolver, and there is a distinction between the two) will be travelling about 100 to 200 feet per second slower after it goes through the person you intended to shoot, assuming that you hit your target. Most shots fired even by trained individuals don’t actually strike their intended targets.
As hideous as the body count for either of the World Wars was, it’s dwarfed by the number of shots fired.

So you have a far greater “shot” at killing people you didn’t intend to shoot.

But the truly Delusional method of getting really Stupid People to stock up on guns is to convince them that the Gun will, in (lack of supporting) fact, make them less cowardly than they actually are.

So they sell a whole bunch of Guns to emotionally crippled In-DUH-viduals who believe that kind of crap. And, trust me, or don’t trust me, it won’t make any difference to the Truth, somebody who is stupid enough to believe that Gun will make him less of a coward is a danger… to himself, his family, and his Friends first and foremost.

There are far more murders committed by people using guns than there are instances of people defending themselves with a gun, successfully OR unsuccessfully, and beyond that even more accidental shootings of friends or family than both combined.

So we move to another “round” of Mathematics, Statistical Analysis. Every month or so somebody “beats the odds” and wins the Lottery. The Lottery beats everybody else millions of times over EVERY time. When it comes to bucking the odds, the House always wins. It’s why people who own casinos die rich, and people who take their chances at the casinos die poor, even if they “beat the odds” a few times.

Applying the same math to Guns, you’ll lose a lot more than you’ll win. And, with a gun, you lose only once and be de be de be de Th th th that’s all, Folks!

You won’t have a second chance. Your friend or your mom or your brother or your kid or your neighbors kid or YOU personally will be laying there dead. The myth that you won’t have as high a chance of being a victim of crime is just that, a Myth, the Fact that you’ll make yourself more likely to be a crime or accident victim, well, it’s a FACT.

To the tune of 21000 that’s twenty one THOUSAND handguns stolen and well over a MILLION shotguns, carbines and rifles. A year.
even for a Decade, that would FAR more than the number of successful uses of a gun to defend oneself, even counting Police killing a suspect as “defense”.

If you’re serious about buying a gun, you can get the Quality Stuff for really cheap prices at your local Crack House. Because dope dealers trade stash for guns as quickly as they do for cash. If people who are crazed by crack or meth or smack or what-the-Hell-other drug of choice in which they indulge, can steal that many guns from that many “badass” gun owners, you KNOW that the advertising, and hyperbole, from Gun Advocates about how it will make you safer and less of a coward wimp, must be false. A LIE. So, how do you want to make your decision, based on which set of data? The data which are obviously wrong and compiled to fool you into buying the firearms, or the REAL data?

The Media, incidentally, provide three or four “successful use of firearms in home defense” stories a week. For those of you who got into college without learning simple arithmetic, that’s fewer than 300 a year. And the American Entertainment and News Media are so close to universally owned by Right Wing Corporate Fanatics that you might as well say “all” (despite the constant whining about “liberal” media bias, which you hear about WHERE, exactly? Oh, yeah, that’s right, In The Media)

Those “successful home defense” incidents get far more exposure in the “liberal” Media than the gun crimes.

The odds are in favor of the House, remember. Maybe the people of Earth in general and Colorado in particular will get really damned lucky and the only person the shooter deletes from the Biosphere is himself.

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Comment from B.G.   (IP: 216.14.242.239)
Time: April 20, 2010, 8:13 pm

I am one of those evil gun owners you’re ranting about.
Quick question for ya. Are police officers some kind of genetic supermen? After all, THEY are qualified to use armed force to defend themselves from violent attackers, but I guess a little peasant like me doesn’t. (And just think, a lot of these supermen have fat beer bellies and are worse shots than me to boot.)
You’re a moron, dude. Stick to subjects you know about (like pot smoking of masturbation) and do your homework before you insult law-abiding people pursuing a legal activity. Oh and before I forget… FUCK YOU.
-B.G.

Comment from Brother Jonah   (IP: 97.121.172.6)
Time: April 21, 2010, 1:55 am

Really, you carry a gun in crowds of Americans? So you can shoot Americans, right? Which Americans you gonna shoot, me, for instance? Does your gun really make you feel safe?

A lot of people smoke pot, just not me. Doesn’t bother me at all because there’s very little chance they’ll shoot at me or you or anybody else with a joint.

As for “touching yourself” maybe you ought to. It could calm you down a bit. So could smoking pot but it has a side-effect of mild paranoia, and you already have a feeling of people out to get you. It’s apparently why you had to buy a gun, cheaper and easier than growing a set. And you’re still frightened, aren’t you? That is like, so very sad.

But it’s your problem and if you’re any kind of smart you won’t try to make it mine.

As to you ever having sex with me, I don’t date outside my species.

Comment from Pilarerecto   (IP: 97.112.156.114)
Time: June 15, 2010, 10:04 am

I think that this guy might be a member of your family, Jonah? Perhaps a long lost cousin of yours? He’s in trouble now so see if you can help him out in any way?
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American was on solo mission to kill Bin Laden, Pakistani police say

Gary Brooks Faulkner, a California construction worker, was arrested in a mountainous region of Pakistan, armed with a pistol, dagger, night-vision goggles and a belief that he could kill the terrorist on his own, Pakistani police say.
By Alex Rodriguez and Zulfiqar Ali
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
June 15, 2010

Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan — The U.S. has spent nine years and billions of dollars trying to hunt down Osama bin Laden amid the rugged, lawless badlands along Pakistani-Afghan border.

But according to Pakistani officials, Gary Brooks Faulkner thought he could get the job done himself, with a pistol, a dagger and a pair of night-vision goggles.

The California construction worker, whose age was variously reported as 52 and 40, was arrested early Monday in Pakistan’s Chitral region, a mountainous, forested expanse along the Afghan border. When questioned, he told authorities that he was “on a mission to decapitate Bin Laden,” Pakistani police officers quoted Faulkner as saying.

Faulkner didn’t get very far, they said. He had been staying at a hotel in the town of Bumburate (love that name, Jonah!) in Chitral since June 3. Local police were providing security for him, not uncommon in regions along the border where kidnappings and killings of foreigners have occurred. But on Sunday, he sneaked out of the hotel without telling the officer who was assigned to him.

After a 10-hour manhunt, he was picked up on a mountain path as he was trying to make his way across the border and into Nuristan, an eastern Afghanistan province that abuts Chitral, according to Pakistani officials. He was moved to the northwest city of Peshawar for further questioning, they said.

Faulkner was not made immediately available to speak with the media about the Pakistani statements.

Police said Faulkner told them he was intent on scouring caves and remote villages in eastern Afghanistan for Bin Laden because he regarded the leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist network as a “constant threat to America.”

The area is one of many where Bin Laden has long been rumored to be holed up. Bin Laden has been the subject of an intensive search by U.S. officials, who have offered a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture.

According to the Associated Press, Faulkner told police that he had visited Pakistan seven times and that this was his third trip to Chitral, which is a mountainous region that attracts Western tourists and hikers. The news service reported that local police quoted Faulkner as saying, “God is with me, and I am confident I will be successful in killing him.”

U.S. Embassy spokesman Richard Snelsire said the embassy had been notified of the arrest of a U.S. citizen, and was working on arranging a consular visit with that individual. Snelsire declined further comment.

Comment from Brother Jonah   (IP: 73.14.171.220)
Time: June 18, 2018, 5:53 pm

Bumping the original for Relevance. That was 8 years ago and by golly nothing at all get better.

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