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For safety, get rid of guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TechAlG, May 1, 2007.

  1. TechAlG

    TechAlG Active Member


  2. TechAlG

    TechAlG Active Member

    And my response (which I doubt will be published):

    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  3. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    ya. as a small guy i take serious exception to this idea
    anyone who believes that looses all credibility
  4. romma

    romma Well-Known Member

    If guns didn't exist,,, someone would probably come along and invent them...
  5. swingcatt

    swingcatt Well-Known Member

    I just threw up a little in my mouth after reading that crap.

    I just love the way she conveniently writes off the sick and elderly at the beginning, and doesn't explain what to do about them. Obviously, they aren't worthy of the right of protecting themselves.

    I also love the way she says if you have any comments about her letter, don't blame her. She wrote it, but it was written for other people, so what she wrote was their fault.

    Typical socio-liberal BS.

  6. pax

    pax Well-Known Member

  7. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member


    So, throwing the disabled and weak under the bus would make her feel safer? At least she's honest about her requirement for a sacrificial offering.
  8. 686S&W

    686S&W Well-Known Member

    Gee I wish things were that simple, but they're not Karen.
  9. sm

    sm member

    My time and energies are better spent passing forward as was passed to me.
    instead of replying to Karen Reilly.

    Arming others with Education & Knowledge
    It may be something as simple as kids being read The Old Man And The Boy by Robert Ruark with life lessons of honesty, integrity, ethics and the realities of life intertwined with the story of a boy and his grandpa.

    Utopia by Sir Thomas Moore , Animal Farm, and 1984 by Sir Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell.

    Civil Disobedience by Thoreau is a wonderful work.
    The Pillars of the Earth by Follett is another favorite of mine.

    The Reality is, Evil has always been part of this World, often times using others names such as Tyranny.

    One cannot change people, places and things. The only thing a person can do is change themselves.

    Evil is not going to be changed. It never will be.
    One can accept this, and change themselves to be better armed to deal with Evil, Tyranny , Oppression...

    They are only one tool in the tool box.
    No tool is ever better than user of said tool.

    Applicable to firearms, education, knowledge, and living life on life's terms.

    Learn to use tools effectively to protect from Evil - I would rather use my time and energies this way , Karen Reilly, thank you very much.

  10. morcoth

    morcoth Well-Known Member

    :fire: Low road comments deleted:fire:

    Probabaly not salvagable.

    Ill just keep educating those that are capable of rational thought, and hope those like this ........ find a way to move thier bodys into that other dimention thier minds seem to live in.

  11. Rumble

    Rumble Well-Known Member

    I did spend some time to reply, although I generally sorta just ignore most folks like this. My reply:

    Maybe a little cliche at the end there, but whatever. I think my favorite part is the mawkish appeal to the memories of the dead in order to deflect accountability for composing a completely illogical and fantasy-based letter.
  12. AJ Dual

    AJ Dual member

    Yep, I suppose if they were still alive, we could ask a couple million Rawandans who were chopped up by machete how they feet about turning in their guns for the "peace process" that predated the genocide?
  13. Sage of Seattle

    Sage of Seattle Well-Known Member

    Dear Ms. Reilly,

    What are you... twelve?


    The Sage
  14. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    Yes get rid of them, send them to me, I will lock them in my concrete vault where they will cause no harm... LOL
  15. EZ CZ75

    EZ CZ75 Well-Known Member

    Utopia! Lets all sing and chant harmonious songs.:neener:

    One big problem is that utopia/perfection cannot be obtained until everybody either has the same opinion on everything or nobody has any free will or choices to make. I'd rather have the choices to make and face danger than live a life where my choices are made for me. When the right to choose is taken away, so are all the feelings and experiences that make growth possible. Even slaves throughout history chanced certain death for freedom.

    Utopia isn't going to happen anytime soon so let me choose to have my guns and take the chance that my children may kill themselves or a felon kill me and my own. I will not sheepishly follow. I have a brain.:cuss:
  16. Crunker1337

    Crunker1337 Well-Known Member

    The author is correct about how you don't hear too often about a homeowner killing an invader - because no one wants to hear about it. We want to hear about mass murders and drivebys. We don't want to see good guys win because then we'll get cocky.
  17. DirksterG30

    DirksterG30 Well-Known Member

    For safety, get rid of guns... and knives, cigarettes, trans-fats, sharp scissors, alcohol (that didn't work so well), drugs (not going so well either), automobiles, airplanes, tall buildings, swimming pools... where will it end?
  18. MD_Willington

    MD_Willington Well-Known Member

    horses and pointy sticks... bad mojo
  19. MrPeter

    MrPeter Well-Known Member

    The author of this piece does seem like she is capable of rational thought. The problem is that she just didn't think. How do you suppose we get rid of all guns from criminals and law-abiders alike? Kick down every door in the world? Not likely. Even then, what about the homeless, or the people who store their guns elsewhere? What about zip guns/home made guns?

    You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. If we could, then we could talk about Karen's letter, but we can't, so every argument she makes is null. She is proposing an impossibility.

    To be honest, even if there was a button we could press to make every gun ever made evaporate into a check for how much it was worth to the owner (that way no one would get ticked that they lost their collection, especially if they had a piece that was priceless to them :) ) I wouldn't want to do it. I like my guns. They're fun! :D

    And as a response to an earlier post; They actually have effectively made trans-fats illegal to serve in New York City restaurants. The discussion on the absurdity of that will have to happen in another forum though...
  20. MikeH

    MikeH Well-Known Member

    Even if no one has guns and any kind of weapon, people with more brawn and/or unarmed combat skills will be more equal than others. So are we going to ban body-building and martial arts next?

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