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To: trekdown

“what Obama wants for America, Only outlaws with guns,
the rest of us ->TARGETS “

“20 freking minutes for the police to arrive” in sufficient numbers ... You have to be kidding !!

“It doesn’t really make sense to ban guns, because in reality what that means is that you are actually banning effective self-defense.
Despite the constant hammering by a news media with an agenda,
guns are used in America far more to stop crime than to cause crime.”~ by Larry Correia ( firearms expert )


2 posted on 01/28/2013 10:50:34 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Our enemys don't fear us ; and our friends don't trust us !! I wonder why .. (rhetorical))
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Rescuing someone suffering a heart attack with CPR is no different than rescuing innocent life from the murderous hands of a criminal with a gun. With both emergencies, it is fortunate that someone is available to perform the necessary rescue. We need as many rescuers as possible.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 10:59:30 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
To a philosophical leftist, self defense is a heinous crime. The criminal is, by virtue of being a criminal, acting out of irrational impulses due to unequal society's shaping of his character. He is not responsible for his actions. the self defender, on the other hand is acting rationally in defending his life. He is therefore acting with cold calculation in harming the criminal who is attacking him. He is therefore the evil actor, guilty of evil intent, and culpable for the death or injury of the innocent criminal , innocent because he is a product of unequal society.

To a practical leftist, the criminal is not a danger to the State- to the rulers. The rational self defender is dangerous to the state, therefore the self defender is the one that must be neutralized.

And for the practical leftist, criminals are useful for keeping the normal citizens in fear and off balance. Solzhenytsin explained well how that works.

I know the philosophical argument originally from discussions I had years ago with my childhood friend who became a professor at UF. He is very intelligent IQwise but, like many such folks is afflicted with the hubris that lets him believe that because of his "superior" intelligence, he is able to discern the better way to live for each and everyone and for society as a whole.

11 posted on 01/29/2013 5:27:32 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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