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AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALLY DUMB WHEN TO COMES TO GUNS
uExpress ^ | 4/26/2014 | Cynthia Tucker

Posted on 04/26/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT by stevie_d_64

While Americans typically laud our national "exceptionalism" -- a sense that the trajectory of history has bestowed greatness upon the United States -- there are a few of our distinctive characteristics that don't deserve celebration. On the subject of firearms, for example, the United States is exceptionally irrational. No other nation has set guns aside as an object of worship.

We have let a blood-soaked gun lobby dictate our laws and regulations on firearms; we have passed "stand your ground" laws that allow violent and angry men to murder unarmed people; we have given the mentally unstable the ability to buy military-style assault weapons with which they wreak havoc on crowds. Last week, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law that would allow denizens of his state to carry firearms into government buildings, bars and, God help us, churches.

In addition, we have allowed the gun lobby to suppress research into the public health consequences of our firearms-worshipping culture. Indeed, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. -- running in a crowded GOP primary for a U.S. Senate seat -- has recently reversed himself, going back on an earlier pledge to support such studies. It hardly gets any loonier than that.

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Here is the contact info for the insane author of this nonsense...

(Cynthia Tucker, winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a visiting professor at the University of Georgia. She can be reached at cynthia@cynthiatucker.com.)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 04/26/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
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Let the love-fest begin!!!


2 posted on 04/26/2014 4:15:59 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Good grief, where is the BARF Alert?


3 posted on 04/26/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Cynthia, lay back and enjoy it!


4 posted on 04/26/2014 4:17:35 PM PDT by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: stevie_d_64

And yet, we’re all somehow much smarter than Cynthia Tucker.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 4:17:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: stevie_d_64
No other nation has set guns aside as an object of worship.

What in the world does this mean?

6 posted on 04/26/2014 4:18:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: stevie_d_64

Let’s see. The queen of dumb is lecturing us about being dumb?

Seems somehow fitting.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:02 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: stevie_d_64

Cynthia Tucker is a leftard racist loon.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steely Tom

It means the title should be changed to “cynthia tucker is exceptionally dumb”


9 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:19 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: stevie_d_64
Cynthia Tucker AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALLY DUMB WHEN TO COMES TO GUNS
10 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:40 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: stevie_d_64

Correction: America has been dumbed down to guns (and their history and usefulness against tyrants)


11 posted on 04/26/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: stevie_d_64
The author is welcome to move to any of those other countries which don't have our CONSTITUTIONAL protections enumerated in our BIll OF RIGHTS and live as happily as she friggin wants, as a matter of fact the sooner she moves her un American heiny out the happier we all will be.
12 posted on 04/26/2014 4:21:09 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: stevie_d_64

I would have to tell Miss Cynthia — when there is a raccoon in my chicken house slitting the throats of pullets just for kicks, I am going for my shotgun.

A gun is a tool just like a hammer or tire iron. (This from a nearly pacifist almost Quaker/Mennonite mom)


13 posted on 04/26/2014 4:21:45 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: stevie_d_64
No other nation has set guns aside as an object of worship.

Hyperbole, anyone?

This nut obviously doesn't understand history and the people's fear of tyrannical government, which was the rule up to the American Revolution. Of course, if you're a part of that tyrannical government and not subject to its overbearing laws, you have nothing to fear, and this nutty author thinks himself part of that protected class.

14 posted on 04/26/2014 4:23:15 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: stevie_d_64
"we have passed "stand your ground" laws that allow violent and angry men..."

Men? Just men? That's sexist. Misandrist.

I stopped reading right there. Don't need advice from nasty old sexists.

15 posted on 04/26/2014 4:24:06 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: stevie_d_64

Dang...I completely forgot to pray to my gun safe today.

Thanks for reminding me, Cynthia


16 posted on 04/26/2014 4:24:15 PM PDT by digger48
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To: stevie_d_64

“We have let a blood-soaked gun lobby dictate our laws and regulations on firearms”

Yeah just look at how effective those laws are in Chicago. Sheesh talk about blood soaked.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 4:24:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: stevie_d_64

She needs a “proudly unarmed homeowner” sign out front of her residence.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 4:24:37 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: jeffc

OK, herself. Shoulda’ known it was Cynthia tucker’d-in-the-head.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 4:25:01 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

bitchy, bossy old sexists.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 4:28:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: stevie_d_64

~~~AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALLY DUMB WHEN TO COMES TO GUNS~~~

And the reporter and her editor are exceptionally dumb.


21 posted on 04/26/2014 4:29:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: stevie_d_64
Guess she is not in the field of science for rockets. :)


22 posted on 04/26/2014 4:30:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: stevie_d_64
No other nation has set guns aside as an object of worship.

No, not worship, Veneration, maybe. But you know, the Italians have Marconi, the Greeks have Aristotle, and we have Eli Whitney!
23 posted on 04/26/2014 4:31:08 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: dmcnash

Ok, Clayton Williams!!!

;-)


24 posted on 04/26/2014 4:31:49 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: left that other site

Sorry, I didn’t have a “tab” to click for that option...

Just kidding, muh bad...You are right though...


25 posted on 04/26/2014 4:32:42 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Tucker is exceptionally dumb when it comes to EVERYTHING. Another affirmative action college diploma recipient.


26 posted on 04/26/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: stevie_d_64

It may be clear to some criminal type by now that Ms Tucker is almost certainly unarmed.


27 posted on 04/26/2014 4:34:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: stevie_d_64
We have let a blood-soaked gun lobby dictate our laws and regulations on firearms; we have passed "stand your ground" laws that allow violent and angry men to murder unarmed people;

Germany about 10 million murdered by the government. USSR about 25 million murdered by the government. China about 90 million murdered by the government etc,etc,etc.

I am much more willing to take my chances with an armed populace as opposed to being unarmed against an murderous government. They second amendment is about freedom from oppression and does not have a damn thing to do with hunting.

28 posted on 04/26/2014 4:36:19 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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http://cynthiatucker.com/

A Pulitzer Prize blogger...hmmmmmm...

I agree, if someone could put up a sign in her yard saying her house is a gun-free zone...I wonder how long it would take to...

[leaves it to the individuals imagination]


29 posted on 04/26/2014 4:38:31 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Exceptionally Dumb is extremely accurate to be in a Cynthia Tucker headline.


30 posted on 04/26/2014 4:40:30 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: onedoug

One could only hope, and change that...

We should help her get the word out about her objections, get a sign put up in her yard stating this fact...

I’d pay good money to see her squirm, and her to have to take the sign down...You know, just because...

I think it’d be fun to watch...


31 posted on 04/26/2014 4:41:10 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: jeffc
Shoulda’ known it was Cynthia tucker’d-in-the-head

Oh, you! This thread has the witty.
32 posted on 04/26/2014 4:41:32 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“I stopped reading right there.”

I saw Cynthia Tucker was the author. I never got past the headline.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“we have passed “stand your ground” laws that allow violent and angry men...”
Men? Just men? That’s sexist. Misandrist.“

So women don‘t defend themselves. Tucker is a complete progressive racist asshole. Always has been always will be.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 4:42:35 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: stevie_d_64

The university is a taxpayer-supported entity. Why would the university not consider the taxpaying citizens when spending their hard-earned money. Hire a dedicated and honorable scientist—this is not honorable scholarship.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 4:43:36 PM PDT by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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“No, not worship, Veneration, maybe. But you know, the Italians have Marconi, the Greeks have Aristotle, and we have Eli Whitney!”

The Swiss have done a fair job, until they allowed the European Union to lobby on them.

It is not the guns that bring the United States higher levels of homicide. It is the violent sub cultures within the United States that most European countries do not have:

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/01/european-murder-rates-compared-to.html


36 posted on 04/26/2014 4:43:45 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: stevie_d_64

I would love to take a community college course on proper use and maintenance of handguns. I have to be careful who I even speak to about that around here though. By my unauthorized estimate, over half the population is fine with handguns or guns for hunting or skeet shooting. But the media and social institutions such as schools have demonized and mystified the very idea of guns, that some have a default position of being overcautious to any sort of guns. I just think it would be enjoyable to go target practicing. I would even consider an archery class if I find one nearby and affordable. That has nothing to do with hunger games, by the way, as I haven’t seen the first movie.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 4:44:24 PM PDT by lee martell
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Here is the letter I sent:

“Dear Itinerant Professor Cynthia,

I have read your most recent published article about firearms.

I commend you on acting the agent provocateur, whilst attempting to emulate an American. The NKVD would be proud of you.

Yet, if you envision yourself to be an American, you just urinated on all the American military dead, with that lineage extending to those who died on Bunker Hill, as well as wishing to have urinated on me, a Vietnam and Cold War
disabled veteran.

You say other nations do not “worship” guns. Firearms, to be more precise, (guns are usually larger U.S. Army or U.S. Naval artillery pieces), are what the Colonists, as they were known as in those days, employed to sever their ties with the British Crown, since King George III refused the proverbial olive branch approach by the Colonial delegation.

It is firearms, that made the movement to The Old West possible, and therefore, the expansion, from sea to shining sea, via purple mountain majesties.

It is firearms, more precisely concealed firearms, that are carried by many Americans, in the hope not to ever use them,
but do have them, in the unwanted event that a THUG, of any race and sex, attacks them, they can protect their own life,
since we are not a nation accepting our own death as something pre-ordained, as other nations have practiced, in the past..

It is a pity that your zenith year of elite publications, occured in 2007, and not since. I, on the other hand, have been published, in various media, since I was 12, and have been published, until I declared my retirement, in 2009. That’s only 50 years of publication, compared to your, how many years, dear?

Terry L. Smith”


38 posted on 04/26/2014 4:48:31 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: stevie_d_64
Cynthia Tucker used to write for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She also was a frequent guest on various PBS news and opinion programs.

Now her words of wisdom appear on Yahoo uExpress.

Here are some other headliners on uExpress today:


39 posted on 04/26/2014 4:49:20 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: stevie_d_64

Well half the men and a few of the women carry to my church. No mass killing here.


40 posted on 04/26/2014 4:50:14 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: lee martell

No community college anywhere I know of would consider adding a course like that to their curriculum...

you would be better suited to seek out a certified instructor on firearms safety, at possibly a local gun range...

Possibly even an NRA certified instructor who would gladly show you the do’s and dont’s of those maintenance issues...


41 posted on 04/26/2014 4:53:49 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Cynthia, Cynthia, Cynthia.....

Sweetheart, the purpose of the second amendment was to provide the people the tools necessary to preserve our liberty at the hands of a would be oppressor like....Oh.... I don’t know....maybe like a Barack Hussein Obama.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 4:56:54 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: stevie_d_64

She did not make sense years ago and that has not changed.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 4:58:47 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: stevie_d_64

Reasons to own guns:
6: Pissing off liberals
5: Collecting
4: Target shooting
3: Hunting
2: Defending Family, self, and property.
1: Fighting tyranny


44 posted on 04/26/2014 5:01:39 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Steely Tom

Yep she was a major feature writer for the Urinal and Constipation.

What she completely leaps over is the fact that 90% of murders of people of her skin shade, and about half of murders overall, are committed by young males of the same cohort. Not the NRA, not the Elks, not the Rotary club, Kiwanis, Odd Fellows, Shriners, white Hispanics, Asian lesbians or angry middle age Caucasian males. Young, black males.

Let’s start to address the issues that lead to THAT, shall we Cynthia?


45 posted on 04/26/2014 5:02:22 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: stevie_d_64

Personal ownership of guns by millions of Americans is the ONLY we are still free people. This woman is a fool of the first order!


46 posted on 04/26/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT by Laserman
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uggh what liberal drivel


47 posted on 04/26/2014 5:05:38 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: stevie_d_64

I suppose that it was self-evident!

:-)


48 posted on 04/26/2014 5:06:00 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: stevie_d_64

when I saw who wrote the article I stopped reading. Betcha ol’ Cynthia lives behind a gated wall.

rules for thee, but not for me.


49 posted on 04/26/2014 5:06:39 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: x1stcav

Irony is just so lost on some people.


50 posted on 04/26/2014 5:09:01 PM PDT by jmacusa
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