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Guns Are Designed to Kill
American Thinker, by Kenneth Bennight

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Posted By:magnante, 1/9/2013 9:16:29 AM

Would-be gun controllers argue that guns are different from other dangerous commodities. Guns are uniquely are designed to kill, they say, and therefore lack the utility of other dangerous things.(snip)Self-defense is a natural right of all persons, one not limited to non-lethal force. If gun controllers concede that, they proceed to parse finely the degree of allowable lethal force.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/9/2013 9:42:04 AM     (No. 9106716)

If these lunatics are a threat to society, lock them up. Simple.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 1/9/2013 9:58:07 AM     (No. 9106739)

The most deadly mass killing inflicted on a school - 1928, I think - involved explosives, not guns.

Mass shootings have declined over recent decades, not increased.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Silly Old Me, 1/9/2013 10:00:44 AM     (No. 9106747)

From photos of the perpetrators of the last several mass shootings, anyone who was in contact had to know they were psychotic. They looked nuts, were nuts, and should have been locked away under care. Thank you ACLU.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bella, 1/9/2013 10:02:01 AM     (No. 9106752)

Poster 1 has it, the obvious. That is not the goal of the gun grabbers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/9/2013 10:12:06 AM     (No. 9106770)

If you think logic and reason will suffice to satisfy the gun grabbers look forward to the gas chambers. There are no disclaimers in the 2nd amendment.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/9/2013 10:12:45 AM     (No. 9106774)

Guns are designed to kill --- tyrants who would want to enslave us and deprive us of our God given rights.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: spahrkl, 1/9/2013 10:15:36 AM     (No. 9106781)

a spoon does not make you fat
a gun does not make you irresponsible.
taking away rights makes men more vulnerable to idiots.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/9/2013 10:25:16 AM     (No. 9106804)

Liberals are willing to use the most draconian measures to bring about their warm, fuzzy Utopian dreams.

There truly are multiple universes and they exist right here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/9/2013 10:47:40 AM     (No. 9106845)

Fertilizer was Tim McVeigh´s weapon of choice.
And so it is with the author of this article, in the figurative sense, anyway.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/9/2013 10:49:15 AM     (No. 9106849)

Allow me to rephrase:

Fertilizer was Tim McVeigh´s weapon of choice.
And so it is with the author´s description of gun grabbers and other anti-2nd Amendment folks, in the figurative sense, anyway.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jond, 1/9/2013 10:49:59 AM     (No. 9106851)

Guns are not designed to kill. They are designed to encourage the cessation of some behavior.

In most cases of self defense, the gun is never fired, and no one dies. The person attempting to commit the undesired behavior reevaluates his/her priorities.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: geoman, 1/9/2013 10:53:43 AM     (No. 9106860)

Re: #1 - Poster is not responding in any way to the the article but is spouting the progressive line about gun control rhetoric - repeatedly in almost every article referencing guns. The issue of mentally unstable people is not the theme of this article and is not going to sway freedom-loving Americans to become complacent with the real intent of progressives, which is to disarm - essentially neuter citizens as a potential opposing force - the populace.

I see nothing on the horizon from this administration or democrats in general that will deal directly with the issue of mentally unstable people. Banning AR 15s and high capacity magazines does absolutely nothing to solve the mentally unstable issue any more than prohibition kept alcohol from the lips of determined citizens living under the ban. By and large, this forum is not fertile ground for cultivating fellow progressives no matter how strident and repetitive the propaganda.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/9/2013 11:37:53 AM     (No. 9106942)

FTA: "If any level of government attempts to use the military or the police as an instrument of oppression, the results will be horrific. But have enough confidence in our military and police to believe that many will refuse outright to participate, and many others will be conflicted about following their orders. If enforcing oppression can be made sufficiently difficult, many more enforcers may reverse sides, and the enterprise may break down."

I pray this would be true. I suggest everyone read and digest "Dear Mr. Security Agent", by Matt Bracken. The key point from Bracken´s essay:

"Now, as long as Mr. Security Agent remembers that he swore the same oath that millions of Americans swore, to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, he will certainly not permit himself to take part in gun confiscation raids. But if he does, well, let’s be frank: tens of millions of Americans would then consider him to be the very domestic enemy that they swore to defend the Constitution against."

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Reply 14 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/9/2013 12:21:29 PM     (No. 9107052)

#14 "...I pray this would be true. I suggest everyone read and digest "Dear Mr. Security Agent", by Matt Bracken. The key point from Bracken´s essay:…"

Read the article.

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/bracken-dear-mr-security-agent/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JustCause, 1/9/2013 12:50:13 PM     (No. 9107127)

I´m at a loss here.

Who determines who the psychotic and delusional people are and since when can we determine what´s in a person´s mind eye? (specifically a delusion involves a gun).

I agree with 12, not the author of the article - Guns are designed to stop, something or somebody. If they die as a result of being stopped, so be it.

Like Sam Colt said - God made man, Colt made him equal.

The weak, disabled or infirm will always be preyed upon by the stronger (robbery, assault, laws, taxes) and the only recourse is an equalizer.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 1/9/2013 1:59:42 PM     (No. 9107296)

Fire was designed to burn and it accomplishes much good, but it must be respected and used properly for good. Fire is here to stay.

Our world is full of things which are here to stay, which must thus be respected and used properly for good, ...including guns.

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