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Video: Ben Stein on gun control
CBS News ^ | 19 Aug 2012 | Ben Stein

Posted on 08/19/2012 6:31:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog

After the shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wis., the cries for gun control have grown a little louder. Ben Stein talks about why that's not the right solution - if there is one.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol
Video at link.
1 posted on 08/19/2012 6:31:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

There have been murdering lunatics since time began. “Gun control” will never stop them from killing people. Executing them will.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 6:33:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: smokingfrog

I am sure Ben has got some family effected by gun control.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 6:35:29 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: smokingfrog

Very short vid, but very well put.


4 posted on 08/19/2012 6:47:13 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: smokingfrog

I have to pollute myself by going to CBS, Crying Babies Sorority? If I can find it on you tube I’ll only have to shower once.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: smokingfrog

Ben’s another clueless guy with an opinion about why he’s clueless. But at least he’s honest about it, unlike the leftwinger, crazed, gun control fanatics.

There isn’t any *magic solution* to the so-called problem, and gun control only makes it worse by factors.

Murderers are murderers, and will use anything as a weapon to terrorize and kill. They need to be caught and executed. Access to medical/mental health records, pre-buy, isn’t the answer, but that’ll be a moot point soon for the gov’t agencies, if it already isn’t.

The so-called toothpaste has long been out of the tube, and the gc-idiots in CA, NY, IL, MD etc, only make it worse, again by factors.

Having been a robbery/shooting victim in the early 70s, in FL, and truly miraculously-survived it, I determined that I wasn’t going to be a victim twice, and have CCW’d since. It’s an answer, but it’s also not the magic solution everyone’s looking for. There simply just isn’t one.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 7:06:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: smokingfrog
Okay, found this and at least I won't have to sanitize:

Boring Economics Teacher

7 posted on 08/19/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: smokingfrog

The gun controller’s are seeking something that can never be achieved

The end to violent crime.

We will always have it with us but they think it will end if we just do away with high capacity dangerous assault weapons. Ha.

The progs are using their highmindedness against them


8 posted on 08/19/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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If the government gets the power to deny “mentally ill” people gun rights, we will soon see everyone but thugs named too mentally ill to have self defense rights.

People will avoid counseling for fear of it being used by nanny staters against them. We will have the government trolling all communications to locate “mentally ill” (politically incorrect) people for denial of second amendment rights. We will have liberals serving as “informers” to tag people they hate as “mentally ill.” ATF will go at it with the enthusiam and the sense of truth and justice of Stalin.


9 posted on 08/19/2012 7:43:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: smokingfrog
If you're interested in what Ben Stein has to say here is another gem.

Ben Stein: I agree with Obama's plan of raising taxes on millionaires

10 posted on 08/19/2012 8:24:30 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: South40

Ben supported Al Franken. Nothing he has to say is worth posting on FR.


11 posted on 08/19/2012 8:52:22 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: SaraJohnson
People will avoid counseling for fear of it being used by nanny staters against them.

It's already happened, and is happening, why do you think that Army mental-health (issues) is the way it is?

We will have the government trolling all communications to locate “mentally ill” (politically incorrect) people for denial of second amendment rights. We will have liberals serving as “informers” to tag people they hate as “mentally ill.” ATF will go at it with the enthusiasm and the sense of truth and justice of Stalin.

Of course; if there's any way that the government can deny weapons to people then it will be abused, even by the given justification for the denial. {That is to say, that when the government has the power to dictate who can have arms then they will invariably use that power.}

12 posted on 08/20/2012 2:55:33 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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