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Hundreds of Confused Anti-Gun People Think Iím a Gun NutóAnd That This Is My Gun
Kotaku ^ | 2-4-13 | Stephen Totilo

Posted on 02/05/2013 7:28:22 AM PST by Salman

There are people on both sides of the gun debate who make good points. And then there are people who have absolutely no clue.

In that latter camp we might include Senator Lamar Alexander, who thinks that, when it comes to people getting shot to death, "video games are a bigger problem than guns."

We might also include at least some of the 495-plus people who have shared a picture of me on Facebook and tried to make me a poster child for all that is wrong with people who like guns. These people—some of them confused, some of them ill-informed, and some of them possibly just extremely stupid—seem to think that, in the photo you see above, I'm holding a real gun and loving it.

No, people. I'm holding a gun from the video game Halo. But, hey, carry on with your great analysis about what this means about "guys like this" and the size of various parts of my body.

The photo you see above was posted on a Facebook page called "Republican Bigotry Hate Fear Lies and Distortion" on January 10. I don't know much about this Facebook page. They have 65,389 likes on Facebook. They seem to be Hillary Clinton 2016 supporters. They post lots of images of Republicans looking dumb. They rail against oil companies.

(Excerpt) Read more at kotaku.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; libs; secondamendment; stupidity
Click the link and get a load of the pic that started it.
1 posted on 02/05/2013 7:28:33 AM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

is this a blog


2 posted on 02/05/2013 7:33:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

No.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 7:36:31 AM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

Anyone who thinks that you shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun, probably thinks you shouldn’t own a fire extinguisher either.
Both may save your life while waiting for the police or firemen to arrive.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 7:36:52 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: BuffaloJack

5 posted on 02/05/2013 7:43:08 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Salman

Blaming video games is utterly stupid, in my opinion. Do people not realize that it is a multi-billion dollar industry and that these games - violent and otherwise - are played WORLD WIDE and not just in America. There are literally millions of people who play these games (myself included) who have no propensity or desire at all to go out and slaughter innocent people. Good grief.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 7:48:54 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: MrB

Stated better than I did, MrB.
Jack


7 posted on 02/05/2013 7:49:55 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: Salman
I'd agree with Lamar that gun use in video games dulls the sense of appropriateness for their use. Just as the left advocates for minimal use of cigarette smoking in films - believing such glamorization encourages use, proliferation of gun use in games and films serves also to encourage their improper use.

The surest way to reduce gun violence would be to disarm everybody in democrat voting areas - especially in the urban zones. Without the gun violence in democrat-voting districts, US gun violence rates would plummet.

8 posted on 02/05/2013 7:52:32 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Salman

Good article, thanks for posting it.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 7:56:19 AM PST 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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To: BuffaloJack

Just one of those “found” things.
I actually got a similar one in an email this morning, amongst a bunch of other edtoons.

The one in the email said “if you don’t need one of these, because you have this” above a gun & police dept, and “then you don’t need one of these because you have this” above the fire extinguishers and fire dept.


10 posted on 02/05/2013 7:56:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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11 posted on 02/05/2013 7:58:47 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: MrB

GREAT graphic. Captures the whole argument in favor of firearms ownership.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 8:12:35 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: MrB

Perfect pic, Sir.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 8:33:39 AM PST by moovova
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To: Salman

It is a blog. But it is worth reading.

I would gues this guy was a middle of the road, we should do something, type of person. But now the anti-gun lunatics showed their colors and he probably has no use for them.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 8:34:17 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: cld51860

Actually, epidemiological-style evidence suggests that violent video games have resulted in a decline in violent crime in the U.S. The causal mechanism is even fairly evident: violent video games provide a catharsis for violent urges of young men without resulting in any assaults or bar fights. If they contribute at all to attacks by unstable people (and there is evidence, not that they are causative, but that some spree killers use them as a “training aid” — Cho at VA Tech and Brevik in Norway plainly did), this should be seen as a rare harmful side-effect of a product that generally produces a more peaceful society.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 8:47:44 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David

Oh look. A thoughtful, well reasoned response.

There are other countries with large numbers of privately owned firearms, that don’t have the same levels of firearm violence we have. Examples include Switzerland and Israel. The difference is that they are very high security countries and the schools teach respect for firearms, rather than fear of firearms.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 9:21:34 AM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan

As for Israel, it is a country where I felt very safe, since there are soldiers on or off duty almost everywhere with their M16s and Tavors. Private citizens also have their pistols. However, it is a country where one does not joke or make stupid moves in public, because the odds are that someone may see your joke or stupid move as a threat, which they know all too well. It only takes a minute for a bus to blow up or some other terrorist action to take place, so it is a good idea to keep alert and not do anything that might be construed as a threat. Other than that, it is about as safe as it gets. No Chicago gang bangers shooting one another.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 10:07:15 AM PST by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Salman

Oh gawd. The piece he holds most resembles a Barrett 50 cal. That li’l guy wouldn’t be able to hold a Barrett.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 10:49:18 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: cld51860
cld51860 said: "Blaming video games is utterly stupid, in my opinion. [...]There are literally millions of people who play these games (myself included) who have no propensity or desire at all to go out and slaughter innocent people. Good grief."

That is exactly why it makes sense to "blame" video games. There are many people who would easily recognize the logic in your statement, but who need a little help in recognizing that the same thing is true of gun ownership.

Trashing the First Amendment just might save the Second.

19 posted on 02/05/2013 12:22:28 PM PST by William Tell
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To: MrB

Good one!


20 posted on 02/05/2013 4:54:10 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: cld51860

It is not any more stupid than blaming guns.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 7:20:35 PM PST by jospehm20
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