Author Topic: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting  (Read 3571 times)

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2018, 05:45:45 AM »
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The more restriction is talked about, the higher the sales go, guns and ammo.

Europeans simply don't understand the level of fear and hate government inspires in Americans.  And not just Southern Americans.  The Europeans who didn't emigrate were domestic, not feral.  That is why a 100 million Muslims can move to Europe without any objection.

You need to keep letting kids get shot in schools because you're frightened of the government?  Have you any idea how ridiculous this sounds?
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2018, 05:55:45 AM »
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And as to why Americans love guns: guns were a big part of American life from the very beginning - the colonial experience was one in which settlers relied heavily on guns for security.  Guns have become symbolic of manhood, power, and independence.  The Republican core value of self-reliance pairs quite readily with mass gun ownership.  Part of the solution to this problem has to address the allure of guns and disenchant this weapon in the public psyche.
So it's not a marketing strategy that has run amok? 'Cause it sure looks that way to me.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2018, 06:34:40 AM »
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So it's not a marketing strategy that has run amok? 'Cause it sure looks that way to me.
Those guys in the ad pages of hunting magazines sure look healthy and fit dressed in new buffalo plaid wool shirts and roaming the forest and plains in confidence.  They never show the typical drunken slob shooting out of the window of his pickup at road signs or animals, even though shooting a gun from a vehicle while hunting is against the law in most states.  Just shooting out of a moving vehicle is probably illegal, although I'm not sure.  I haven't done a drive-by for years.

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2018, 06:36:57 AM »
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Those guys in the ad pages of hunting magazines sure look healthy and fit dressed in new buffalo plaid wool shirts and roaming the forest and plains in confidence.  They never show the typical drunken slob shooting out of the window of his pickup at road signs or animals, even though shooting a gun from a vehicle while hunting is against the law in most states.  Just shooting out of a moving vehicle is probably illegal, although I'm not sure.  I haven't done a drive-by for years.
Handguns were understood as single use weapons back in the "Wild" west. (This was a fiction created by the pulp fiction companies of the day.)
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2018, 07:08:16 AM »
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You need to keep letting kids get shot in schools because you're frightened of the government?  Have you any idea how ridiculous this sounds?

I work for the government, so I am not afraid of it.  Other people are.  As far as I am concerned, the public can be enslaved, for the children of course.  There are always FEMA camps to populate if the natives get too restless.  Reservations for non-Native Americans.
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Offline Baruch

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2018, 07:10:31 AM »
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Seriously!  What is your problem?

Or we can end HS, and send the brats home after 8th grade ... they won't have any jobs when they grow up anyway (see China and India).  Then if the kids want to raise some hell, they can do it at home.
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Offline Baruch

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2018, 07:12:05 AM »
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This isn't a tragedy every day in other countries.   Just yours.

Thank G-d I am not in Bangladesh (sarcasm).  Yes, your country is so nice ... stay there, please.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2018, 07:13:22 AM »
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Those guys in the ad pages of hunting magazines sure look healthy and fit dressed in new buffalo plaid wool shirts and roaming the forest and plains in confidence.  They never show the typical drunken slob shooting out of the window of his pickup at road signs or animals, even though shooting a gun from a vehicle while hunting is against the law in most states.  Just shooting out of a moving vehicle is probably illegal, although I'm not sure.  I haven't done a drive-by for years.

Pretty sure most stupid things one might do with a gun, is illegal in most jurisdictions.  Not that it stops anyone.
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Offline Baruch

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2018, 07:17:04 AM »
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Handguns were understood as single use weapons back in the "Wild" west. (This was a fiction created by the pulp fiction companies of the day.)

Yes, rifles and shotguns were working guns.  Most people didn't use handguns, except for personal protection.  Movies and TV have greatly magnified the handgun mystique ... it is a Western myth and an Urban crime myth.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2018, 07:19:08 AM »
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Handguns were understood as single use weapons back in the "Wild" west. (This was a fiction created by the pulp fiction companies of the day.)

And, IIRC from reading, "cowboys" seldom carried them, and if they did, were required to leave them with the town sheriff while they were there.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2018, 07:21:34 AM »
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And, IIRC from reading, "cowboys" seldom carried them, and if they did, were required to leave them with the town sheriff while they were there.

That is why there was the little shootout at the OK Corral.  Handguns are only accurate at close range, though being drunk in a saloon might make it more challenging still.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2018, 02:39:21 PM »
>“The government is run by literally hitler™”
>“Now here’s a list of powers I want the government to grant itself, including the power to barge into your home and take you away to a cell if you are in possession of anything you can defend yourself with :) ”

Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2018, 03:02:40 PM »
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And, IIRC from reading, "cowboys" seldom carried them, and if they did, were required to leave them with the town sheriff while they were there.
Yeah, nothing to do with them but shoot up saloons.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2018, 03:10:40 PM »
So, reports are now saying the kid's mother is saying he was targeting girls who had rejected his advances.

Incels and domestic abusers kill thousands of women a year, and harass and assault countless more, but apparently SJW and Muslims are the real threat to our society*. And obviously we shouldn't try to take guns out of their hands, that would be silly because we need guns to protect ourselves from the government who spends the same amount on their military power as the next ten countries combined!

*our society may refer to white men who can't accept that people's life experiences may be inherently different than theirs and say that addressing this is the eight deadly sin of, "Identium Politicos" as a way to discredit any position that might not jive with their snowflake world view.
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Re: 8 Killed in Houston High School Shooting
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2018, 04:17:30 PM »
Baruch is gun ho about guns obviously

 

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