Skip to comments.American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene? [Massive hurl alert]
Posted on 09/21/2013 10:14:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Last week, Starbucks asked its American customers to please not bring their guns into the coffee shop. This is part of the company's concern about customer safety and follows a ban in the summer on smoking within 25 feet of a coffee shop entrance and an earlier ruling about scalding hot coffee. After the celebrated Liebeck v McDonald's case in 1994, involving a woman who suffered third-degree burns to her thighs, Starbucks complies with the Specialty Coffee Association of America's recommendation that drinks should be served at a maximum temperature of 82C.
Although it was brave of Howard Schultz, the company's chief executive, to go even this far in a country where people are better armed and only slightly less nervy than rebel fighters in Syria, we should note that dealing with the risks of scalding and secondary smoke came well before addressing the problem of people who go armed to buy a latte. There can be no weirder order of priorities on this planet.
Talking to American friends, I always sense a kind of despair that the gun lobby is too powerful to challenge and that nothing will ever change. The same resignation was evident in President Obama's rather lifeless reaction to the Washington shooting last week. There is absolutely nothing he can do, which underscores the fact that America is in a jam and that international pressure may be one way of reducing the slaughter over the next generation. This has reached the point where it has ceased to be a domestic issue. The world cannot stand idly by.
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Each generation adds to the hoard.
With what army?
What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
Well, being as we need American troops to support the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Queda in their wars against sovereign Arab states, we will need the UN Blue Helmets to intervene and confiscate guns from those American Bible thumping criminals.
Makes me happy I bought a new shotgun yesterday.
Come get em....
Henry Porter = globalist bankster shill
Come and get it, dirtbag. Bring your ‘international friends’ with you. I have my glaser slugs loaded.
Bring it Henry. I’m tired of holding back while listening to you metrosexual libtard know-it-alls. Let’s get this over with.
Chicago might reach 500 murders, Caracas might reach 4,000
You're got expensive taste in ammo. These turkeys aren't worth more than MilSurp FMJ.
Congrats on the new addition to your family.
The annual toll from firearms in the US is running at 32,000 deaths and climbing, even though the general crime rate is on a downward path (it is 40% lower than in 1980). If this perennial slaughter doesn't qualify for intercession by the UN and all relevant NGOs, it is hard to know what does
Yeah, good luck with all of that buddy.
“the second amendment right to keep and bear arms, and is derived from English common law and our 1689 Bill of Rights. We dispensed with these rights long ago”
Says it all. That’s why your a mind controlled slave who doesn’t have any rights.
Won’t Tutu Boy be disappointed!
I have to wonder if this author is deliberately trolling conservatives. Must be the only was to get people to read their sad little newspaper.
Ludicrous hyperbole. How many Americans have ready access to artillery, shoulder-fired SAMs, RPGs, and fully automatic weapons? That stuff is the norm over there; here, very much the exception.
Just another STUPID propagandist who doesn't derive their facts from the real world (unless you count that warm dark and moist nether orifice they pull them out of).
I’ll bet that Obama’s sons have robbed more Starbucks than CCP people have had shootouts in them.
Many of the people I see in Starbucks in DC are the dregs of liberal society - the hoity-toity of the yuppie set - most of whom have never done anything substantial to keep America safe from from criminals, communists, nuts, or Islamists. But they did vote for Obama.
In other words, arrogant, supposedly important drones, who wouldn’t know how to cover someone’s back in an emergency.
I’ll take a CCP person over them any day or night. Fire discipline is personal discipline, and when the shit hits the fan, you want someone next to you who knows what to do.
Not some latte’-licking liberal wuss.
That’s what the agenda has been for years.
It’s the globalist crush they perfected when they installed a UN regime in South Africa. Now they think that with an American Quisling in the WH, they can get the US. Finally.