Why can’t the gun nuts and the NRA see what is directly in front of them

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By James Turnage:

Why don’t they get it? Why can’t the gun nuts see what is directly in front of them and realize who is to blame for innocent women and children losing their lives through the use of hand guns and assault rifles? It’s the NRA and gun “enthusiasts”.

Nevada State Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore is introducing a bill to allow concealed weapons to be carried by students on our university’s campuses.

Is she out of her friggin mind? A college campus should be a “gun free” zone for everyone including campus police. Who or what does she think a student will be defending himself or herself against? And, because of the lack of expertise, mixed with adrenaline, the chances of an innocent passerby being hit by a bullet are greater than someone who is actually a physical threat.

What’s the next step? Should boys and girls in high school be allowed to carry weapons? Is this the next step to stop bullying?

No other country in the world is “gun crazy” but the United States. We’re the only country in the world with a huge number of deaths caused by hand guns every year. And too often we witness a situation when the numbers of deaths by guns are increased thanks to some “enthusiast” who decides to reduce the population with an assault rifle.

Ms. Fiore’s proposal places our college students in an even more dangerous situation. She is the problem, not the solution. I’m going to start a new slogan to be plastered on the walls of UNR. “Carry books, not guns.”

17 Responses to "Why can’t the gun nuts and the NRA see what is directly in front of them"

  1. valutazione oro firenze   December 26, 2012 at 5:20 am

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  2. JFK   December 16, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    @Sarah who said

    “Did you notice, a crazy man in China stabbed 22 children in a school yesterday. All knives need to be confiscated? Too many people are stabbing with knives, lets ban knives.”

    Yes I noticed that but i’m expecting someone like you didn’t notice how many were killed so I will enlighten you.

    NONE!!!

    See the difference between knives and guns or are you totally detached from sanity?

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  3. Vincent A.   December 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Cars and guns are not the same thing. Quit conflating issues. When these psychopaths start trading in their automatic rifles for Ferraris, then we can talk. The purpose of a car is to drive, the purpose of a gun is to kill. Anyone that makes this retarded statement inadvertently displays their actual lack of sane logical arguments. And when the framers granted us the rights to bear arms and to keep guns, they envisioned everyone having a musket lying around somewhere in case they ever needed to draft us into a militia. They never meant for you to have an automatic rifle for the sheer “joy” of it. Also, in case any of you would like to bring up the fact that Switzerland actually arms its draft and militia eligible men, this is a partial truth. They are provided their only guns by the government (which most of you would be against) and they ONLY GET THE AMMO IN WARTIME. Otherwise the thing stays unloaded in the house. Like all yours should be. The national guard to gun nuts: “Don’t call us, we’ll call you. Have a nice day.”

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  4. Brando McGreggo (@brando_mcgregor)   December 15, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Fascinating thing. If you go on social media and all political websites talking about gun control, you will find almost 80% of the people who are posting against gun control to have female names.

    Call me cynical but I have worked in PR and during the 2012 election I saw many sock puppet Facebook accounts of minority and hispanic women all posting anti-Obama talking points and pro Mitt Romney talking points. The gun lobby is very crafty and for some reason are under the impression that liberals will not debate women. I don’t know..maybe out of a sense of chivalry? It’s insulting. I’m not saying all the women posting against gun control legislation on the internet are sock puppets, but do some searching and you will see that instead of your typical macho male libertraian type there will be tons and tons of women and they all make the same argument about cars kill people etc.

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  5. Brando McGreggo (@brando_mcgregor)   December 15, 2012 at 6:05 am

    By the logic of the gun nuts there should be no regulation of anything because anything can lead to death which is inevitable. Great free society they want there. Free to live in fear and paranoia.

    Talking about gun control = banning all guns in the minds of the gun nuts. And they are nuts. Owning a gun doesn’t make you a nut but having a defeatist attitude in the face of 12 dead school children is infuriating. If conservatives believe you can’t do anything to stop anything than I sure as hell wish they’d stop the war on gay marriage and the war on a woman’s right to choose. I’d rather live in the land of the morning after pill than the land of 12 dead school children.

    These nuts are sick and their definition of liberty at the expense of all others and society is insanity.

    75% of NRA members believe we should have extensive background checks before being able to buy a gun and almost 100% believe that if you are on the terrorist watch list you should not own a gun. But both these things are in fact possible today. All thanks to the propaganda machine that is the NRA leadership and conservative media.

    Saying that guns shouldn’t be able to be bought at a gun show withotu a bakcground check or calling for the regulation of guns does not equal banning all guns. I believe my conservative friend said it best during the Bush years and we where debating the Patriot Act “If you’re not doing anything wrong you shouldn’t be worried.”

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  6. J   December 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    @sarah, tell it to the families of the dead today, and in this past year. tell it to the members who have lost through suicide, negligent gun use, and stolen weaponry because pro gun owners cant even lock them up.

    It would take all the methods you noted combined to supercede how many people die from guns alone.

    Fear is the #1 proponent to own, its NRA propaganda.

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    • Sarah   December 15, 2012 at 6:11 am

      J,
      Hand your car keys over. Too many families have been killed because of irresponsible, texting, and/or drunk drivers. Because a few kill others, all drivers need to be prevented from driving. It will be in the best interest of society.
      Did you notice, a crazy man in China stabbed 22 children in a school yesterday. All knives need to be confiscated? Too many people are stabbing with knives, lets ban knives.
      Don’t blame gun ownership on the horrific acts committed by crazy, irresponsible people upon innocent people. I highly doubt you would be willing to do the same by handing your car keys over and walking because of irresponsible & drunk drivers, don’t look for a scapegoat, blame the individual who did it, not their weapon.

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  7. frogbook   December 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    Antonin Scalia calls himself a “Textualist”. I think that means he’s a moron.

    If he is really a Textualist, then he should rule that the people are permitted to only own muskets — used when the 2nd Amendment was created. Following Scalia’s flawed logic, he should also allow the people to own chemical and nuclear weapons at home. That would also be considered as Textualist, but with more interpretation.

    The Texualist approach is idiotic and is really not different from other liberal interpretations of the Constitution. There is a reason why the founding fathers gave a reason for the 2nd Amendment (i.e. “a well regulated Militia”). Only people who have been trained to use a gun, and also tested as sane and fit, ones who would qualify to be in a Militia (or U.S. armed services), should be allowed to own guns, up to the lethalness of what a modern soldier would have as a weapon.

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  8. Celia   December 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    We need stronger gun laws and better services for the mentally ill. When the U.S. Constitution was written, firearms and AK 47s did not exist and it took a good 10 minutes to load a rifle. Wake up America!

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  9. Michael   December 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    The gun nuts are mentally ill – they are pathological in their denial, and would rather see children shot dead than sensible gun control legislation be put into place.

    Every gun nut, member of the NRA, has blood on their hands.

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  10. Fred Johnson   December 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    You are in the wrong state to start pushing gun control. Its not happening here, not now not ever. We own guns for enjoyment as well as protection, we dont own them to kill people with, and thanks to our constitution we are ALLOWED to own them.

    Ms. Fiore’s proposal makes sense, its time you gun fearing extremists move BACK to California and leave Nevada ALONE.

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    • Steve   December 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Repeal the 2nd Amendment. 18 babies shot dead in Connecticut.

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    • Stephen   December 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      HOW TIMELY FRED! HOW TIMELY! GO STICK YOUR GUN WEAR IT DOESN’T SHINE. GOD BLESS THOSE SUFFERING TODAY IN CONNECTICUT. GOD D*** THE GUN NUTS! OUR CONSTITUTION SPEAKS OF A “WELL-REGULATED MILITIA” AND THAT’S NOT YOU AND YOUR REDNECK FRIENDS FRED!!!!

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  11. Ko I   December 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    There are 100 million law abiding gun owners in this country. If they were the problem, would there not be millions more deaths per year?
    The problem is the (at most) one percent of our population that are *not* law-abiding, but possess guns.
    We *do* see what is right in front of us. Criminals are the problem. Not the guns those criminals might have or get. Denied access to these weapons, they would not suddenly turn into peaceful law-abiding citizens.
    Ask someone at Virginia Tech what a student might feel the need to defend themselves from. “Gun free” zones only work when criminals choose to abide by them. And, well, they won’t. Just like the killer in Aurora didn’t abide by *that* gun free zone. Or the killer in Oregon just recently didn’t abide by *that* gun free zone.
    And, honestly, when you use an insulting term like “gun nut” your credibility is immediately thrown out the window.

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    • Stephen   December 14, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Another rocket scientist! I guess we should also all carry a bomb too! Make us all safer, right?

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      • Dan   December 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

        @Stephen:
        Well, technically speaking, if you walked around with a small nuclear weapon wired to a dead-man switch, you would be allowed to do so, as there would be no way to stop you. You would be a sovereign power for all intents and purposes.

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  12. Sarah   December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Just because a drunk driver kills someone with their vehicle, does not make it OK for the rest of us to hand over our cars. Same with guns, just because some mentally unstable gun users kill humans, does not mean everyone who owns a gun will do so. People stab humans to death every day, should we make knives illegal? People kill humans with baseball bats, cars, knives, bombs, poison, drugs, ropes, beer bottles, and their own hands. Try reading The Federalist Papers to understand why gun ownership is so important to those of us who value individual freedom.

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