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Why the South Loves Guns
Daily Beast, by David Sessions

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 12/16/2012 5:09:08 AM

Since hideous, unspeakable gun massacres are such a regular occurrence in this country, I’ve had the several opportunities to live the cycle of horror, outrage, argument, recrimination, and inaction that engulfs the Internet each time. It usually goes something like this: I share a couple of links in the heat of the moment, and dissenters—many of them Southern friends and relatives—come out of the woodwork to debate. The responses are as predictable as my anti-gun links: “guns don’t kill, people do”; “if someone had had a gun, maybe they could have stopped this”; “more guns make people safer”;

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Way down in the article, Sessions mentions that "gun violence isn´t limited to the South".

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 12/16/2012 5:52:43 AM     (No. 9068610)

FTA:"A few thousand civilian deaths seem insignificant against the imaginary scenario of totalitarian government “turning on” its disarmed citizens."
Imaginary scenario? David, you should Google and study the following names: Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Kim Jung Il, Fidel Castro, Lenin, and STASI. Then compare with King George III and see the difference an armed citizenry makes. Liberals. Impervious to reason.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 12/16/2012 6:06:47 AM     (No. 9068613)

Tell this to Chicago where more illegal guns mow down more people each day than in Afghanistan.

If those victims were alive they´d tell you they wish they had been armed and able to defend themselves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Axeman, 12/16/2012 6:34:56 AM     (No. 9068624)

The author seems enormously narrow minded and otherwise simplistic for someone who is capable of writing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/16/2012 7:11:33 AM     (No. 9068640)

When Sessioms says "the South is the most violent part of America", he must mean SOuth Chicago. What a biased diatribe.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: franq, 12/16/2012 7:33:29 AM     (No. 9068658)

Obviously he hasn´t heard the saying, "When seconds count, the police are only minutes away." Seems the article also contains some prevarication. As was pointed out on this site yesterday, no "troubled teenager" can order an assault rifle on the Internet, as simply as implied. But his mind is made up, don´t confuse him with the facts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/16/2012 7:36:31 AM     (No. 9068661)

His ignorance in breathtaking. A rebuttal would run to a dozen pages. Who is responsible for letting this get public?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 12/16/2012 7:38:17 AM     (No. 9068664)

To be a liberal is to rejoice in ignorance. To be a liberal is to be relentlessly, irretrievably, and belligerently stupid. To be a liberal is to hate truth and love evil. To be a liberal is to know your feelings are who you are, and you are NEVER wrong.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 12/16/2012 7:47:36 AM     (No. 9068676)

I grouched to my neighbor about how long I have waited for my legal CCW here in Florida. He asked why I wanted to carry - I´m married so I shouldn´t have to worry about some bigger guy giving me any hassle.

After I sprained my eyeballs from rolling them so hard, I told him, ´´Because 9mm is faster than 911.´´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Eljay, 12/16/2012 7:55:42 AM     (No. 9068684)

why the left spouts tripe . . .

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Now or Never, 12/16/2012 7:59:36 AM     (No. 9068688)

I fear the U.S. government.

That´s why I am armed.

The big push is coming, lock and load.


Live Free or Die

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/16/2012 8:09:19 AM     (No. 9068700)

Wow, what a stunningly wrong-headed article!

The ignorance, so boldly expressed, is amazing. The ´facts´ are false, the logic is wrong, and the conclusions were determined before the arguments were made.

Is this really the sort of thing liberals believe?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mws50, 12/16/2012 8:09:51 AM     (No. 9068703)

Thanks, David Sessions, for publishing proof that you are a clueless blithering idiot. If you possessed any analytical abilities, you would know that a single concealed carry pistol could have saved lives at the school in Newtown. If any of the people that confronted the shooter had a weapon, some of the dead kids would be alive, right now. That is not an "empty slogan", you fool. It is a practical solution. Citizens are armed to stop insane people from doing what insane people do.

And if you had the first clue on how to do a proper investigation, you would know your statement about the South is wildly wrong and provides more proof of your idiocy. Look at the crime rates where gun laws are overly restrictive. (Free clue: Chicago and DC)

David, you are a fool.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 12/16/2012 8:12:16 AM     (No. 9068706)

I did not read this article. I don´t have to. I have been reading this article ever since Bill Clinton was President. The argument is always the same and follows right after some tragic shooting.

What is never addressed, never examined, is the difference between the culture of America before G-d and Christain morality was removed from our schools and after.

Perhaps if the "progressives" would examine the difference, they might realize just where they went wrong.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: volksford, 12/16/2012 8:12:25 AM     (No. 9068707)

The house that kid was living in sure didn´t look like a doublewide in rural Texas. You are a dolt Sessions. I guess some libs can´t pass up any chance to to disparage the South.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley, 12/16/2012 8:30:14 AM     (No. 9068744)

Thanks to all the posters for giving words to my thoughts.
These fools are beyond reason. Once they have their alleged minds made up, you couldn´t convince them the sky is blue. They are the ones that allow this sort of thing to happen by ignoring reality in favor of their utopian view of the world. "Gun free zones make us safer", et al.
Read this article only after you´ve taken your blood pressure pills.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JAN, 12/16/2012 8:39:53 AM     (No. 9068766)

"Come out of the woodwork"

Perhaps the author might want to write about why blacks in Chicago kill other blacks in Chicago every single night of the week.

We all know the president spends his time in Chicago consoling the families of the mrudered. He then moves on to Philadelphia to console the families of the dead black youths.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/16/2012 8:45:56 AM     (No. 9068780)

Here is a little test that will help you find out if you are a Republican, a Democrat, or an Alabamian. Just pick which answer most closely mirrors your likely response to the following situation:You’re walking down a deserted street with your family. Suddenly, an man in black, wearing a kefir and carrying a huge knife comes around the corner. He locks eyes with you, screams “Alahu Akbar!” and “Death to the Infidels”, and brandishes the knife wildly as he runs toward your children. You are carrying a Glock 40-caliber semi-automatic pistol.

You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?


Democrat’s Answer:

Darn George Bush! If only he tried to TALK to these poor, oppressed people. The man looks poor! He must be REALLY oppressed! Now, let me see… Have I ever done anything to him that would cause him to attack?

I wonder if we should run away? What does my wife think? What about the kids? Maybe we should call a family meeting to discuss this. What does the law say about this situation? Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? Does he definitely want to kill us, or does he just want to send a message? Can I call 9-1-1? He must have had an unhappy childhood… What can I do to understand his behavior, to relate to his concerns?

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Republican’s Answer:

BANG!

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Alabamian’s Answer:

BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click!

….. (Sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!

BANG! BANG! BANG!

Daughter: “Nice grouping Daddy! Were those the Winchester SilverTips or the Federal Hollow Points?”

Son: “Can I shoot the next one?!”

Wife: “No, you are NOT taking that to the taxidermist!”

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Reply 18 - Posted by: krause, 12/16/2012 8:47:07 AM     (No. 9068784)

I think David is young and naive.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/16/2012 8:53:39 AM     (No. 9068800)

More preachy tripe from the libs...

The never-ending drumbeat to try to convince us to sell our 2md Amendment rights to keep and bear arms for a mess of liberal pottage...

And almost always timed to some terrible tragedy for highest emotional impact rather than reasoned discussion.


Another timeless truth:
Libs base decisions on emotional

Conservative base decision on reasoned discussion and are careful to change what works

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Reply 20 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2012 8:56:05 AM     (No. 9068804)

This Sessions clown will be one of the first to be staring out through the barbed wire and wondering what happened.

We in the North love guns just as much David. Not talking about your delusional circle of jerks of course.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/16/2012 9:10:10 AM     (No. 9068834)

And yet there sits Vermont. For smug would be authoritarians like Sessions, Vermont is there, in the face of every argument they throw up. Even with a crazy carpetbagger like the trust fund baby, Dean as Gov., Vermont still maintains the most open handgun, long gun, policies in the US. Be a resident and pass a minimal background check and you are armed. Compare NY, or any state to Vermont for death by firearm, David and then get back to me. Also look up murder committed by baseball bats in the US.

Clueless sheeple like Sessions are determined to open your home and person to every low life out there. I´m real tired of being lectured to by people who have no understanding of weapons or reality. It´s like having a tax policy with oversight by a guy who cheated on his taxes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/16/2012 9:10:55 AM     (No. 9068839)

Comparing the murder rate in the UK to the rate in the US is ludicrous. Different culture. Like saying deaths from blowguns are much, much higher in the Upper Amazon than they are in DC.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: R. Edgar, 12/16/2012 9:16:12 AM     (No. 9068844)

THEY have already destroyed everything I believe in.

Do THEY really think I´m just going to roll over and hand over my arms?

Guess again. Real hard.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: right-turn, 12/16/2012 9:19:04 AM     (No. 9068850)

Florida has about a million gun owners with permits to carry. Guess what? Crime has gone down.
New york has the most stringent laws about guns. Has crime gone down?? Has the murder rate gone down?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/16/2012 9:35:52 AM     (No. 9068876)

You can take it to the bank that these same liberals advocating gun control and who are using this tragedy to push their agenda, have another agenda item.......supporting the murderous Palistinians.

Think about it; their support goes to a people who would celebrate a massacre of a first grade class in Israel every day

When it happens in the USA it is a tragedy worthy of shredding the Constitution. If Paistinians massacre a first grade class in Israel it´s "yes it´s wrong BUT.....".

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Reply 26 - Posted by: angelesgift, 12/16/2012 9:50:26 AM     (No. 9068916)

I went on democraticunderground.com yesterday, to see what the other side was saying. One (typically) breathtakingly ignorant poster was ranting about how all the people in her town owned guns, and how stupid that was because there was hardly ever break-ins or robberies. And, of course, she got a bunch of agreement from the rest of the liberal idiots about her self-righteous blather.

I might have thought she was being sarcastic, if I didn´t know they are truly that dense.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jglas, 12/16/2012 10:04:57 AM     (No. 9068968)

Why pick on the South? School massacres have occurred in Connecticut, Virginia and Colorado. Given the gun murder rate in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Oakland it would seem the areas most prone to gun violence are the North and the West.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bugboy, 12/16/2012 10:05:08 AM     (No. 9068969)

FTA: I would wager most people in my hometown are unaware that the South is, many times over, more violent than any other part of America.

I grew up in the south and his statement about the south wasn´t the south I grew up in. But then anyone can say anything today and people don´t challenge them for the proof.

Prove your statement David!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JackBurton, 12/16/2012 10:08:57 AM     (No. 9068978)

Let me get this straight... a mentally challenged individual in MASSACHUSETTS kills people and we get this article about people in the South? How good is that?

And then he doesn´t know the current stats which show violent crime down as gun ownership goes up.... or how violent crime has doubled in England as they instituted a total gun ban... or how murder rates have dropped in D.C. over the last four years as gun ownership was judicially recognized as a Constitutional right.

Don´t need no stinkin´ facts, does he?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/16/2012 10:10:12 AM     (No. 9068980)

When did Connecticut become a Southern state? When did Colorado become a Southern state? Is China a Southern state (22 children were knifed on Dec 14)? Is Norway a Southern state (77 killed, 151 wounded in 2011)? Is South Korea a Southern State (57 killed, 35 wounded in 1982)? Is Australia a Southern state (35 killed, 21 wounded in 1996)? Is Columbia a Southern state (30 killed, 15 wounded in 1986)?

This is how the campaign is going to go: demonizing the South to paint all gun owners as low life rednecks who are incapable of understanding The Real Issues As Defined By Leftists.

BTW, check out this article about all the killings that have taken place on scumbama´s watch. By the lefties own standards, he´s responsible for all these murders and must be impeached immediately.

http://gawker.com/5968561/five-of-the-twelve-deadliest-gun-massacres-in-us-history-took-place-during-obamas-first-term/gallery/1



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Reply 31 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/16/2012 10:30:21 AM     (No. 9069012)

The government should ban the use of he word Southerner as it has done with the words Islamic Radicals. Given the fact that they don´t want to besmirch the reputation of good Muslims, the same should be in order for Southerners. I´m just making a point how ridiculous this writer is behaving.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/16/2012 10:35:58 AM     (No. 9069027)

Notice - there was no chart detailing violence by race. Large numbers of black and hispanic males in the south and southwest are responsible for these numbers.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JackBurton, 12/16/2012 10:44:19 AM     (No. 9069052)

My bad. Connecticut not Massachusetts.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 12/16/2012 11:07:28 AM     (No. 9069087)

Others here have made reference to Chicago as an example of the problem. Allow me to expand on that as a native Chicagoan who has lived downstate 20 years since retiring from the military. Chicago is nestled in the ONLY state not to allow concealed carry AND adds to that by outlawing residents from even owning a firearm. Yet, it is one of the most violent places you´ll ever see. Most days 8 - 10 people get shot with one or two dying. The lib/progs have all the statistics and other evidence anyone could need to see that even total gun control is ineffective. What is it with these touchy-feely people anyway? Literally every idea they ever have is always wrong. They ignore facts and never anticipate the unexpected outcomes of their nitwit ideas. Look no further than 13 years of Prohibition and the hell and human carnage it produced.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/16/2012 11:28:56 AM     (No. 9069126)

Could it be because they´ve already been invaded by the Government once...

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Reply 36 - Posted by: LittleRedHen1, 12/16/2012 11:49:27 AM     (No. 9069164)

Thank you #7. I copied that observation of what it means to be a liberal to my desktop. Those are the reasons why the article´s author does not get it.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Opsimath, 12/16/2012 1:52:09 PM     (No. 9069354)

What is more troubling is this writer is Newsweek´s religion editor? Seriously?? No wonder the news rag is mercifully going down the tubes with idiot writing like this.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: geneinnyc, 12/16/2012 4:35:45 PM     (No. 9069574)

What if Vicki Soto had been armed?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 12/16/2012 4:38:08 PM     (No. 9069579)

Good point, #35.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: harper, 12/16/2012 7:23:27 PM     (No. 9069803)

I hate to say it, but I have this ominous feeling that the NRA is in for the fight of it´s life. That loud sucking sound is all the Leftard Buzzards sucking back and getting ready to hyper-bloviate in unison.

I wonder if the depth of the divisions in America today is getting anywhere close to the levels of 1861?

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)


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