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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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KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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“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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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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