Skip to comments.It Was A Gun That Resulted In Six Deaths
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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Hey Dick! Come and try to take away our guns it will be the last mistake you will ever make.
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.
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.
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????
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, actually, the ships did not need crews. They were perfectly capable of sailing themselves and recording the discovery of the New World in their logs without human help.
I am usually in favor of blaming Palin for almost anything, but this time she is not at fault. The use of cross hairs is no more menacing than the use of the word "targeted." Beside, we have no idea if the alleged shooter, the quite addled Jared L. Loughner, even saw that posting.
If you think the barf alert is necessary, then hit the abuse button in post#1 and ask the Admin moderator to add the barf alert.
If the gun did it, then so did the cab.
Question: What would the the gun be with out the bullets?
RICHARD COHEN is your typical leftwing jackwad
who believes inanimate objects have conscious
thought and will.
Number one liberator in the history of mankind: free people carrying guns.
Oh, WELL SAID, Pan Yan!!! Bravo!!!
WE DO NOT NEED GUN CONTROL... WE NEED PRESS CONTROL. **** you cohen.
They never learn the lesson of these tragedies. The lesson is that, for the most part, police investigate violent crimes they don’t stop them. Only citizens routinely thwart nuts and assorted scumbags and they do that by arming themselves and firing back.
Yeah, but is he really crazy? After all he had planned to assassinate Congresswoman Giffords weeks ago. He knew exactly what he was doing. I also believe he shaved his head on purpose to make himself look insane. He is evil