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It Was A Gun That Resulted In Six Deaths
IBD Editorials ^ | January 10, 2011 | RICHARD COHEN

Posted on 01/10/2011 5:41:19 PM PST by Kaslin

I had a teacher in college who used to ask, Who discovered America? He would offer some choices. They were Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus or the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered the New World and without which everyone would have remained in Spain.

It is no different with the tragedy in Tucson. Hate speech and madness were part of the mix, but it was the gun and our insane gun laws that resulted in six deaths. Until we come to grips with that, as a nation, we remain armed and dangerous.

The American culture, the American gun culture, insists on a constitutional right to bear arms — even concealed weapons such as a Glock 19 semiautomatic handgun capable of doing immense damage. A 22-year-old man, already hallucinating on the Internet, making no sense in his classes and booted from school for his strange ways and probably unable to show up with a friend, can buy such a killing device almost on the spot. If he is crazy, then so are we.

No real questions are asked of him. Do you think the government controls grammar and grammar controls the universe? Have you been babbling in class and can you hold a job? Why do you want this gun? Do you, perhaps, want to kill someone? Do you want a Glock 19 because it was one of two handguns used in the Virginia Tech massacre (32 killed, one suicide), and would you please state the name of your intended victim on the form provided? Thanks. This will just take a moment to process.

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1 posted on 01/10/2011 5:41:23 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Horseshit.


2 posted on 01/10/2011 5:43:35 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Kaslin

Where’s the projectile vomit alert?

“Hate speech and madness were part of the mix”

Ultra leftist. Ignore.


3 posted on 01/10/2011 5:43:50 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: Kaslin

Ah shad up, elitist Dick Cohen! If I want to buy a Glock to defend myself, that’s none of your damned business! DON’T TREAD ON ME!!!


4 posted on 01/10/2011 5:43:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kaslin

And MS Word made this column stupid.


5 posted on 01/10/2011 5:44:30 PM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: Kaslin
What an idiot, and so was his prof. 3 ships are a what, not a who.

/johnny

6 posted on 01/10/2011 5:44:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kaslin

“A 22-year-old man, already hallucinating on the Internet, making no sense in his classes and booted from school for his strange ways and probably unable to show up with a friend, can buy such a killing device almost on the spot.”

He also could have used a rock, a knife, a club or a broken bottle and still maybe got him at least a couple. Cripes..


7 posted on 01/10/2011 5:45:01 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Kaslin

Are people actually expected to click on the site to read more of this tripe?


8 posted on 01/10/2011 5:45:16 PM PST by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Kaslin

This dip5h1+ can’t even get his own analogy right ... the gun didn’t kill, the bullets killed.


9 posted on 01/10/2011 5:45:18 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin
The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered the New World and without which everyone would have remained in Spain.

So if you had given the three ships to the Indians would they have sailed them to Europe?

10 posted on 01/10/2011 5:45:42 PM PST by Last Dakotan (Hunting - the ultimate in organic grocery shopping.)
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To: Kaslin

IBD got it wrong.


11 posted on 01/10/2011 5:46:05 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Tzimisce

And spoons make Rosie O’Donnell fat.


12 posted on 01/10/2011 5:46:21 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin

Yup, if he’d only been banned from buying the gun, this would never have happened. If carrying openly or concealed were banned, this would never have happened./s

I’m sure getting sick of this crap.


13 posted on 01/10/2011 5:46:49 PM PST by umgud
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To: Last Dakotan

Only if they had run out of curry.


14 posted on 01/10/2011 5:47:16 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: jessduntno

>He also could have used a rock, a knife, a club or a broken bottle and still maybe got him at least a couple. Cripes..

Hell, he probably could have cleaned house had he rented a really big SUV and ran it into the crowd. Lots more energy in cars than bullets.


15 posted on 01/10/2011 5:47:34 PM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: DuncanWaring

Chemistry and physics did.


16 posted on 01/10/2011 5:47:57 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Kaslin

WHAT an IDIOT...like a BOAT could find itself somewhere without a human.....I need to go puke.


17 posted on 01/10/2011 5:48:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: Kaslin
Cohen's teacher in college was just as stupid as him....

Know wonder Cohen is a moron........

18 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:03 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Kaslin
I had a teacher in college who used to ask, Who discovered America? He would offer some choices. They were Amerigo Vespucci, Christopher Columbus or the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. The answer he wanted was the three ships with which eventually someone would have discovered the New World and without which everyone would have remained in Spain.

It is no different with the tragedy in Tucson. Hate speech and madness were part of the mix, but it was the gun and our insane gun laws that resulted in six deaths. Until we come to grips with that, as a nation, we remain armed and dangerous.

That explains so much...

Dear Richard Cohen (and your idiot college professor),

It was the ingenuity of man that allowed him to design ships to sail on the seas. It was the ingenuity of man that allowed him to dream of distant shores. It was the courage of man that allowed him to sail beyond the horizon and his ingenuity, again, to make the trip a success.

The attack in Tucson was the result of insanity. Considering it is insanity that makes liberals praise or condemn the creations of man rather than man himself... look no further than yourselves and your own insane ideology for the answers to the problems with America.

19 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:13 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Kaslin

It the difference in velocities between the bullets and the people that did the killing.


20 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:20 PM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: Kaslin

Funny, I thought crazy people were banned from gun purchases, I guess all it takes to get around that is one dipshat sheriff and the inability to share medical records.


21 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:35 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Kaslin
What a gun does: Collect dust and cast a shadow.

22 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:41 PM PST by I see my hands (How's that ballot box working out for you?)
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To: jessduntno

a car, a truck, a van, a semi......


23 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:55 PM PST by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Tzimisce

HAHAHa...that was funny....on a day of many unfunny things


24 posted on 01/10/2011 5:49:59 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: jessduntno
A pipe bomb, or a can of gasoline and a match and he could have gotten them all (and probably himself to boot). Or he could have just driven his vehicle into the crowd. There is no way to forecast what ordinary object a crazed homicidal nut will use to further his aims.

Liberals focus on objects rather than protecting citizens from dangerous people because they don't want to admit that people can be (a) evil (b) deranged. In fact, they don't even want to admit to the existence of evil, since everybody's truth is just as good as everybody else's truth, and nobody ought to be punished. It's just easier to blame an object.

25 posted on 01/10/2011 5:50:20 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Osage Orange

Well...it’s “No wonder” not “Know wonder”........At least I ain’t stoopid.....


26 posted on 01/10/2011 5:51:16 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Kaslin

Because of drunk drivers, I call for Richard Cohen’s car to be confiscated.


27 posted on 01/10/2011 5:52:30 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: drbuzzard

Apr 30, 2009 Five people have died and at least 13 are injured after a car plowed into a crowd in front of Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands


28 posted on 01/10/2011 5:53:09 PM PST by omega4179 (Loughner was a flag burning leftist)
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To: Kaslin

This must be a joke.
It makes NO sense.
I’m guessing this guy just heard it wrong.
Everybody knows it was the wind...


29 posted on 01/10/2011 5:53:17 PM PST by riskybiz (Sarah Palin - 2012 - Born in the U.S.A. !)
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To: Kaslin

Go ahead and try to take my gun Cohen.


30 posted on 01/10/2011 5:54:18 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Liberals focus on [shiny] objects [like guns]

Actually, same focusing by the TSA, where profiling people is not allowed, only focus on fluids, x-rays, pat-downs.

31 posted on 01/10/2011 5:55:08 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: omega4179

Thanks. That’s a very appropriate example.


32 posted on 01/10/2011 5:55:36 PM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Radix

“Are people actually expected to click on the site to read more of this tripe?”

lol my thoughts exactly what a bunch of crap. Here’s one worth clicking on if you haven’t read it yet.

The Shameful Left And Revisionism

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=176851


33 posted on 01/10/2011 6:00:22 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: Kaslin
I could have easily killed people on the roads tonight with my truck while listening to talk radio without ever having to take my 10mm from the center console.

A knife wielding madman killed 7 people and injured 10 on a Japanese(http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article4089998.ece) street after running a number of them down with his vehicle.

Only a disingenuous asshole blames the tool and not the mind behind the controls.

34 posted on 01/10/2011 6:00:54 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Kaslin

Number one murder weapon in the history of mankind:
communism.

Number one liberator in the history of mankind:
free people carrying guns.


35 posted on 01/10/2011 6:01:09 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Kaslin
If hate filled vitriol caused this, than Obama is guilty.

Obama told supporters today that a Republican victory in November would mean “hand to hand combat.”

The LA Times reported:

36 posted on 01/10/2011 6:01:16 PM PST by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: Kaslin

...AND IT’S GOING TO BE A GUN THAT PUTS A STOP TO IT!


37 posted on 01/10/2011 6:04:30 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Kaslin
We cant fix insane people with insane laws.

Over the past two days the collective intelligence of the nation has dropped at lest twelve points.

38 posted on 01/10/2011 6:09:19 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Kaslin

What has happened to IBD; printing psychobabble like this?! Have they caved in to PC drivel now, too? That pistol could have been present at that location until hades freezes over, and not one person would have been killed or injured until that crackpot or someone like him picked it up and fired it.

This screwball’s logic is on a par with the idiot news reporters who write about an SUV running off the road and wreaking mayhem, as though the SUV did it on it’s own. The SUV.......or the Glock 9 is only as dangerous as the operator MAKES it! This Richard Cohen is ready for the looney bin himself!


39 posted on 01/10/2011 6:10:51 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Kaslin

Over eating results in millions of deaths per year....


40 posted on 01/10/2011 6:14:27 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Dick! Come and try to take away our guns it will be the last mistake you will ever make.


41 posted on 01/10/2011 6:16:18 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Kaslin

Folks, Cohen writes for The Washington Post. Pay no attention to his ravings. We know that person and that newspaper and what they stand for.


42 posted on 01/10/2011 6:16:42 PM PST by OldPossum
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Nope not the work of an insane wierdo just a gun. I agree with poster 2... Horseshit!

I would have expected more from IBD, oh well lump them in the trash bin of New York city liberals.


43 posted on 01/10/2011 6:17:41 PM PST by e_castillo
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To: e_castillo

I agree3 double-horseshit! The perp could have driven a speeding car into the crowd and killed a lot more people. Are anti-2nd amendment types all mentally deficient????


44 posted on 01/10/2011 6:19:33 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: DuncanWaring
"This dip5h1+ can’t even get his own analogy right ... the gun didn’t kill, the bullets killed."

Goes to show your own flawed thinking: while the gunpowder and the slug were partially responsible (but more like victims here), it was the primer cap that started the whole mess. The primer cap and firing pin conspired to wreak this mayhem.

;-\

45 posted on 01/10/2011 6:25:24 PM PST by Gargantua (Palin ~ Bachmann 2012... just call it "Pa-Bach!" (AKA "Liberal Head Cemtex"))
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To: Tucker39
What has happened to IBD; printing psychobabble like this?! Have they caved in to PC drivel now, too?

IBD routinely offers opinion pieces by Little Richie Cohen, E.J. "Elitist" Dionne and Eugene "Fathead" Robinson -- all of the Washington Post.

It is for the sake of amusing their readers with liberal drivel.

46 posted on 01/10/2011 6:32:10 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: e_castillo

Did it escape you that IBD did not write the editorial, but that the author is Richard Cohen who is in my opinion a lunatic left winger. I post normally a barf alert warning next to the title, but did not see it necessary this time.


47 posted on 01/10/2011 6:34:28 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Is this a satire?

Does this common-senseless person know how gun control worked in Mexico last week? I think the casualty list was over 50.


48 posted on 01/10/2011 6:37:17 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Was this guy serious in his article? I thought at first that for sure this was some attempt at humour or maybe pointing out how ridiculous it sounds to be blaming guns or something, but after reading the thing, he sounds serious. I have a hard time fathoming someone this blatantly stupid.


49 posted on 01/10/2011 6:38:18 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Kaslin

Hey dick. coHEN.

Why don’t you and the rest of the IBD “writers” and “thinkers” stick to what you know best...economics and finance, and leave the serious socio-political thinking to those who don’t have their heads up their assess.

By the way, economics and finances may be what you know best, but it still isn’t very much. Your articles suck by-and-large.


50 posted on 01/10/2011 6:38:38 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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