Skip to comments.Hundreds of Confused Anti-Gun People Think Iím a Gun NutóAnd That This Is My Gun
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 peoplesome of them confused, some of them ill-informed, and some of them possibly just extremely stupidseem 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 ...
is this a blog
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.
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.
Stated better than I did, MrB.
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.
Good article, thanks for posting it.
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.
GREAT graphic. Captures the whole argument in favor of firearms ownership.
Perfect pic, Sir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh gawd. The piece he holds most resembles a Barrett 50 cal. That li’l guy wouldn’t be able to hold a Barrett.
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.
It is not any more stupid than blaming guns.