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America's love affair with firearms is national insanity

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by snerd, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
    Just another traveling academic and putz prize award winner. Guns were okay 'way back, when we hunted for sport & dinner'. Totally ignorant of our history, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  2. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    All throughout history a free man has carried a weapon.

    Look at pictures from different time periods. All the men are armed.
    Even the caveman was armed with a club or spear.

    Weapons are symbols of freedom, self-determination and individuality.

    America's love affair with firearms is just an expression of that freedom,
    self-determination and individuality.

    That's why the liberals hate guns.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012

  3. Skyhook


    Nov 4, 2002
    O'Reilly had a NYT imp of a 'commentator/editor/something on the other night who said he (the NYT imp) would never fight back to defend himself.

    Folks, how can a coward like that understand Americans who will fight to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones... as well as their country?

    I maintain he can't.
  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas

    He's lying because it's instinctive to fight back.
    Self preservation is one of the strongest human defense mechanisms.

    One more reason NOT to watch O'Reilly.
  5. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
    You're kidding, right? The college massacres? Students hiding under their desks? Begging for their lives? The establishment teaches nothing but hide and beg when trouble arises. Cooperate, don't resist. Must be one tough town where you live, that "everyone" will fight back.
  6. alabaster

    alabaster Swollen Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Good thread. Self preservation IS one of the strongest animal instincts. Period. You may not like it, but it's true. People that Don't fight back against evil doers often suffer mental trauma over it FOR LIFE.

    I do agree that Oreilly is a hurrting show. He has guests that preach to the choir or are so far left that the world looks at them like they're fruit cakes.

    I don't think I'll ever be rich enuff to afford a security force that I would trust more than I trust myself. Freedom at all costs. Literally. You want my freedom? My means of protection, regardless of what they are, from sticks to 50BMGs?

    Molon Labe. : middlefinger :
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012
  7. snerd


    Apr 20, 2007
    I wasn't implying that it is not a strong instinct, just that not "everyone" has it or will engage it.
  8. Jeff82

    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

    Feb 25, 2002
    Fighting for self preservation is instinctual? History is replete with examples of the many being cut down by the few while running away or doing anything but fighting back. I was gonna list a few but there are so many it would be pale to even bring up examples.

    I'd bet many more have died fleeing than in any kind of combat.
  9. Norske

    Norske Millennium Member

    Mar 24, 1999
    The Martin/Zimmerman case notwithstanding, the tide is on the pro-gun, pro-CCW side both on the Judicial and Legislative fronts.

    The Victors write the histories.

    And we are going to be winners in the end.

    Not the sheep that this particular sheep says are (never) going to write them.

    PS. Tucker was the Editorial Page Editor for the leftist Atlanta Urinal and Constipation for years and years before she moved on to bigger things. She has always been somewhere to the left of Karl Marx and always will be.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  10. Bruce H

    Bruce H

    Dec 5, 2000
    It would be a real national tragedy if people like Cynthia Tucker had to get a real job they were qualified for.
  11. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    Sometimes the human capacity for denial trumps the instinct for survival. Also, panic which is often induced by situations a person is not trained or prepared for can cause the mind to freeze.

    Happyguy :)
  12. RickD

    RickD Pro-Open Curry Millennium Member

    Sep 26, 1999
    "Love Affair?"

    I object to the premise.
  13. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

    Mar 1, 2001
    Maybe there's a larger underlying truth in such a statement, that a liberal's life is not worth protecting.

  14. Vic777


    Jan 23, 2006
    Also totally ignorant of Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler and History .... another lieberal with no education ....

    Russia in 30 years: Revolution, Stalin, guncontrol, then genocide.

    Cambodia in 10 years: Revolution, Pol Pot, guncontrol, then genocide.

    Germany in 10 years: Hitler, Jewish guncontrol, six million dead.

    USA in 225 years: Revolution, 2nd Amendment, doing OK.

    Obama re-elected .... with lots of "Space", Good-Bye USA.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012
  15. alabaster

    alabaster Swollen Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    I clearly misunderstood your post and ended up drifting off course entirely. I agree with you, some things are so shocking that some people can't even begin to think, let alone act. I guess that's when the mid yells, "RUUUN!!!!"

    I shouldn't have even gotten off topic there. I should've said, "This is why I don't believe in gun control. It never seems to make any sense to me on any level other than pure fantasy." If I'd have just stayed on task, this woulda been all I posted!LOL
  16. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I believe those who don't fight back are responding to instinct......however, those who do fight back are also responding to instinct.

  17. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    History is full of situations where people have followed orders blindly and obeyed right up to the instant the bullet entered their head. They hoped that something will happen, even up to the last minute, to save them from death, but made no effort to fight back.

    Millions stand as a dead testament to the fact that this does not happen, and hope springs eternal.

    Never go willingly. At least die on your terms.