Skip to comments.AMERICA IS EXCEPTIONALLY DUMB WHEN TO COMES TO GUNS
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Let the love-fest begin!!!
Good grief, where is the BARF Alert?
Cynthia, lay back and enjoy it!
And yet, we’re all somehow much smarter than Cynthia Tucker.
What in the world does this mean?
Let’s see. The queen of dumb is lecturing us about being dumb?
Seems somehow fitting.
Cynthia Tucker is a leftard racist loon.
It means the title should be changed to “cynthia tucker is exceptionally dumb”
Correction: America has been dumbed down to guns (and their history and usefulness against tyrants)
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)
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.
Men? Just men? That's sexist. Misandrist.
I stopped reading right there. Don't need advice from nasty old sexists.
Dang...I completely forgot to pray to my gun safe today.
Thanks for reminding me, Cynthia
“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.
She needs a “proudly unarmed homeowner” sign out front of her residence.
OK, herself. Shoulda’ known it was Cynthia tucker’d-in-the-head.
bitchy, bossy old sexists.
Ok, Clayton Williams!!!
Sorry, I didn’t have a “tab” to click for that option...
Just kidding, muh bad...You are right though...
Tucker is exceptionally dumb when it comes to EVERYTHING. Another affirmative action college diploma recipient.
It may be clear to some criminal type by now that Ms Tucker is almost certainly unarmed.
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.
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]
Exceptionally Dumb is extremely accurate to be in a Cynthia Tucker headline.
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...
“I stopped reading right there.”
I saw Cynthia Tucker was the author. I never got past the headline.
we have passed “stand your ground” laws that allow violent and angry men...”
Men? Just men? That’s sexist. Misandrist.
So women dont defend themselves. Tucker is a complete progressive racist asshole. Always has been always will be.
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.
“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:
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.
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
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”
Now her words of wisdom appear on Yahoo uExpress.
Here are some other headliners on uExpress today:
Well half the men and a few of the women carry to my church. No mass killing here.
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...
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.
She did not make sense years ago and that has not changed.
Reasons to own guns:
6: Pissing off liberals
4: Target shooting
2: Defending Family, self, and property.
1: Fighting tyranny
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?
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!
uggh what liberal drivel
I suppose that it was self-evident!
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.
Irony is just so lost on some people.
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