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Guns are dangerous,
but people are more so

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 12/30/2012 12:55:30 AM

I don’t know anything about guns. I have no fascination with them, and no particular interest in them.Perhaps that stems from an incident when I was 12 years old and shot my best friend Stephen Folster in the base of the skull with a CO2 pellet gun that we were using to hunt sparrows in the now vanished woods on Filors Lane near Annie’s Snack Shack in Stony Point, N.Y. [SNIP]Guns, in other words, were not the problem; I was the problem.Which brings us forward 45 years to the raging debate about gun control that has ensued

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jl80863, 12/30/2012 1:49:36 AM     (No. 9089450)

If you know nothing about guns and have no interest in them don´t try to tell me anything you think about them. Guns are no more dangerous than a thousand other things around us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/30/2012 1:56:30 AM     (No. 9089452)

Read the article number one. That´s what he says.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/30/2012 2:29:02 AM     (No. 9089465)

Then ban people.
Problem solved.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mrduc, 12/30/2012 5:19:06 AM     (No. 9089517)

Several days ago, some nutcase woman pushed a man to his death in the subway. Ban all subways.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 12/30/2012 9:47:10 AM     (No. 9089845)

Another interesting article (with only one particularly obvious, glaring error) -- I´d have happily posted it to my Facebook page, but for the utterly ignorant comments that follow.

Sometimes I think we on Lucianne have been spoiled -- we have come to expect the intelligent discussion that is a rarity elsewhere.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 12/30/2012 10:38:53 AM     (No. 9089953)

If you impose gun restrictions on those rational enough to understand and obey them, that leaves guns in the hands of the irrational.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/30/2012 11:28:41 AM     (No. 9090037)

So are knives, chains, tools, cars, bicycles, streets, politicians...the list of dangerous things is endless...so what else is new?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: craige, 12/30/2012 12:07:11 PM     (No. 9090082)

It´s not about guns. It´s about control.
If a government is the only entity with firepower, the populace is at it´s mercy.

Extremely simple, isn´t it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: craige, 12/30/2012 12:21:29 PM     (No. 9090097)

Interesting scenario:
Assume a large carpenter is doing some work near a kindergarten class. Assume he is insane. Also assume he also has a big hammer and a utility knife.
He can go into the class, kill the teacher and lock the door. He can then kill each child at his leisure, before anyone can get past the locked door.

Now assume the teacher has a loaded GLOCK...

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