SURE! LET’S GIVE EVERYBODY A GUN

I see that the National Rifle Association is at it again; proving once more that, N R A stands of Non-Rational Assholes. Most of us know that NRA types love their gun, because it’s a substitute for caressing their penis. They are literally jerk-offs. They are trying to destroy the country’s sensible gun control laws, probably because they want to playout their John Wayne hero fantasies.

Apprarently, according to the N R A, if you don’t have a felony record, you are automatically an upstanding citizen, and all you need is a little training in the mechanics of shooting, coupled with a few hours of gun-use insruction, and, you can be cut loose on humanity with a lethal weapon at you side. I got news for the N R A, and, any other idiot who thinks that more guns in the home or, on the street are necessary. You will soon discover that it will cause many more horrible problems than it will solve. Not having a felonly record doesn’t mean a person has not committed a felony. It could mean that you just didn’t get caught at it. It doesn’t even mean that you are normal…and it certainly doesn’t mean that you have what it takes to carriy a gun. In fact, not having a felony record, still leaves room for the possibility that a person could be a complete whacko nut-job; just waiting to be a disaster. Yet, if the NRA has its way, any man or woman who wants a gun for any reason at all, can have one…..how’s that grab you?

Take all criminality totally out of the picture. And what you have left is documented problems with guns which happen in this country every single morning, noon and night.
TAKE ALL THESE FOLLOWING DAILY REALITIES, AND MULTIPLY THEM BY TENS OF THOUSANDS A DAY, and then tell me what you think of the N R P proposals. Remember, these results multiplied by tens of thousands of times a day….take a look:
children dying while fooling around with the family gun/ family members killing other family members by mistaking them for burglars in the middle of the night/ domestic violence settled with a killing/ cops being forced to kill people whom they know could be carrying guns/ fist fights escalating to murder/
parking space confrontations which lead to violence/ road rage in general leading to shootings/ suicides among youths, adults and senior citizens/ drunken brawls at football games leading to gun deaths/ gang fights among young adults—–who had no felonies when they got their guns/ violent breakups of romances by youths and adults/ mistaken reading of violent intentions by two people carrying guns/ thefts of legal guns from homes and businesses/ fights in singles bars over women/ bounces over-reacting to drunks or vis-versa/ accidents while cleaning or repairing guns/ deranged behavior by the mentally ill, who had no felony conviction when applying for their guns/ and many other activities involving extreme emotion and/or passion. THINK FOR A MOMENT….all these things happen now; and they will be multiplied by tens of thousands of times, if the NRA has its way. THINK OF SOME PEOPLE WHOM YOU KNOW PERSONALLY, WHO ARE NOT CONVICTED FELONS, BUT WHO CERTAINLY WOULD BE A DANGER CARRYING A GUN…AND THEN CONSIDER THAT EACH ONE OF THEM WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY A GUN EVERY DAY.
How do you feel about that?
Apparently Vance Packard was thinking of the NRA and its followers, when he wrote; “You can never underestimate the stupidity of the american public”.
Best of luck you NRA fans; you Non-Rational Assholes.

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11 Responses to “SURE! LET’S GIVE EVERYBODY A GUN”

  1. Tyler Nixon Says:

    Your first really crappy, off-the-point blog post. It was bound to happen.

    The NRA has ZERO to do with the illegal firearms used in violent crimes by lawless thugs. PERIOD.

    Your characterization of gun owners or “NRA types” is bordering on asinine. There are 10’s of 1000’s of WOMEN NRA “types”. What are they stroking?

    The NRA is the oldest civil rights lobby in this country and I am glad they have kept the 2nd Amendment strong. You know why? Because the 2nd Amendment is not about hunting or target practice or, as you would have it, fellating your firearm. It is about the ability of the citizenry to keep the forces of oppressive government at bay. I have no doubt had there been no 2nd Amendment this country would have gone fascist long long ago.

    You like to talk statistics? There are MILLIONS of legal gun owners in the United States with 100’s of millions of firearms, yet the incidences of deaths by those weapons is literally in the .00001% range OR LESS. And many of those are legal self-defense.

    What’s your solution, Gerry? Banning weapons? We all know how that works. Ever been to Washington, DC? I rest my case.

  2. Steve Newton Says:

    I spent 21 years in the US military, protecting your right to characterize me as an “asshole” because I happen to believe in all the parts of the Bill of Rights. That’s OK. You have an absolute right to an inane opinion completely unsupported by data.

  3. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    Gentlemen, for those who served in the military, thank your for that service, and you must admit that you are the exception to the rule by being able to avoid all those things I mentioned.

    As police office in the south Bronx and in Fort Appchee; and having taught criminal justice in four colleges in three states, please don’t think I am without the first hand experience as a studious intent follower of all of the studies done on this subject. Little kids do die by the family gun;, mistakes ARE made, and all the other things I said ….and all I am saying is that all those things I mentioned DO HAPPEN, AND WILL MULTIPLY BY TENS OF THOUSANDS. Now, if you are OK with those things happening and increasing to that degree, then fine…..live with it and create your own blog to crusade your opinion.

    For those of you not in the military, and who are not experienced in the real life of a New York City ghetto for instance….then your opinion is welcome and accepted, by I immediately label it a useless piece of shit.
    I worked from midnight to 8am for a solid year as a foot patrolmen in the 41st precienct (Fort Appachee)—-our pricinct had the highst crime rate in New York city. We had more murders in a single weekend (Friday evening to sunday morning at 8am) than the entire City of London England had in an entire year. We walked alone (no partners, no radio communications for foot patrolman in those days (’62) Out there by ourselves.
    And don’t ever forget that when you denigrate the term “police mentality” it was guys like us who had that same mentality while we were protecting pussies like you as we walked those beats going into the jungles of the sixties. We made it safe so people like you could sit safely in your homes play with themselves or with the guns and read your NRA newsl letter……Opinions are important, but meaningless, if not accompanied by firsthand experiences like actually knowing (20 or more cops who were shot and killed in the line of duty—that’s how many I knew personally). I know some of you people who criticise the cop mentality…and I know for a fact, that you would not have survived an hour under those conditions…..you’d be curled up in fetal position, peeing in your pants and crying for moma. Next case!

  4. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    Tyler…missing the point and I’m surprised….absolutely DON’T BAN GUNS, give one to every person who has a good reason for needing one ; not to every freakin’ person who hasn’t commtted a felony, who merely wants one.(I and did mention men and wormen).

    Please. an intelligent attorney like yourself should be able to admit that every single senario I mentioned, like fist fights becoming gun fights, and road rage arising to gun battles, WILL FREAKIN’ INCREASE. What ever the figures are now in those categories of accidents, etc, etc…those figures in increase by the thousands and thousands….yes or no?
    It is just like the legalized gambling contributing to the compulsive gambling…..when gambling was illegal, yes many people still were able to gamble (about 4 million gambled regularly…and there were about
    1 million or so compulsive gamblers….NOW AFTER WIDESPREAD LEGALIZED GAMBLING WAS MADE AVAILABLE, MORE THAN 100 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GAMBLING REGULARLY, AND THERE ARE NOW 20 TO 50 MILLION COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS….ACCESS DOES LEAD TO EXCESS.
    How freakin’ hard is that to figure out? Example, I looked up the locan records…..before 1975, the amount of money stolen by compulsive gamblers were approximately in the the several hundred thousand area.
    Since Delaware legalize the slots, etc. more than 50 million in crimes have been reported—–this isn’t rocket science. Not everything should be legalize broadly….gambling and guns should be controlled not a expanded.

  5. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    Tyler….when I first wrote this piece on this topic yesteray, I had no idea that the U.S. Surpreme Court had decided to take it on for once and for all. I was “hot” before I knew the topic was “hot”. BUT, I discovered some interesting information since I wrote it….Several constitutional professors remind us that it is now 220 years since the origin of the constitution…Our forefathers actually planned for us to hold regular constitutional conventions in order to change the constitution as times changed. We have failed to do that…we should have been changing it gradually, all along. Some of the people who keep going back and saying, “Well, it was the intent of the forfathers…blah blah blah. The forefathers were dealing with their OWN times (does permitting slavery ring a bell—yeah, they really got that one right didn’t they?)….They never envisioned anything about our times….I wish the lovers of our forefathers would give it a rest. They were not gods….Jefferson hated blacks in public, and then went home and humped every slave he could get his hands on….He was probably the John Atkins of his day.
    This case, which they are about to consider in the Supreme Court will supposedly decide once and for all whether the constitution means that only an organized militia has a right to have arms…or each and every individual has such a right. So I don’t think that it is quite as set-in-stone as your blog comment seems to indicate. A followup article recently stated quite clearly that the NRA is highly in favor of every non-felon having a gun…..One wonders if pure economics isn’t dictating their position…..that’s a lot of yearly fees going into many pockets, which could be stopped by the right supreme court decision…..hmmmmm
    Is the NRA’s position really spiked by constitutional altruism and integrity, or are they more interested in the blissful sound of “cha-ching” going into the cash register at the national office?
    And….of course the NRA is certainly NOT in favor of illegal guns going into criminal hands…I know that…..BUT more people having guns will mean that more and more criminals will have guns. They will have a lot more prople to steal guns from. It’s the inevitable ancillary result. For instance, people who want to legalize more and more gambling don’t actually WANT to increase compulsive gambling, but it too is an inevitable result of the spread of legalized gambling….same premise.

  6. Tyler Nixon Says:

    And car wreck fatalitites are the inevitable result of letting just anyone own and drive a car.

  7. Duffy Says:

    “when I first wrote this piece on this topic yesteray, I had no idea that the U.S. Surpreme Court had decided to take it on for once and for all. I was “hot” before I knew the topic was “hot”.”

    translation: “I’m so out of the news cycle that I’m ahead of the curve”

    Brilliant! Did that ever work on the editors at DNJ? The entirety of this post should be titled: “Freedom is problematic”.

    I’ve lived in NYC and I’ve lived in the deep south. I can tell you that I was more at ease down south where every pickup truck has a shotgun rack than in New York (pre-Guiliani). “An armed society is a polite society” as the saying goes. I can tell you that’s true because in the south you tend to be much more forgiving in traffic.

    It’s very telling that only certain people are allowed to make comments that Gerry thinks have any merit. *ONLY* people who are or have been in the military and people who walked a beat in the Bronx 40 odd years ago. Everyone else’s opinions are worthless. Sort of defeats the purpose of blogging. With that attitude you may as well return to newspapers. Blogs are about conversations, not one way conversations like newspaper editorials.

    One question: Why did the Founders include the Second Amendment?

  8. Gerry Fulcher Says:

    DUFFY..DUFFY…DUFFY….you get more ludicrous as time goes on…but it’s fun being able to use YOUR arguements to make MY points. So, keep it coming. Did you say that I would be wrong if I said said freedom is problematic.? If you did say that….ask Bush how problematic freedom is…Does the word Iraq come to mind? On the other hand, sometimes Bush avoids the promblematic reality by bypassing freedom altogether; by robbing us of our freedoms (court determined illegal wire taps….he established an Iraq FREELYl elected government that isn’t working at all…..oh yeah…freedom is real problematic, especially for Bush at least.
    You presented me with what you probably thought was a very clever challege to me by saying, “Then why did they create the second ammendement” I could give you a long-winded erudite response; and I will, but only after YOU tell me why those “brilliant” founding fathers legalized, encouraged, practiced , and took full advantge of slavery.
    Looks to me like Jefferson and the boys, wanted to have a constant supply of black females to screw, and otherwise denigrate an entire race of human beings for their own fun and profit….I don’t honor them as much as some of you people do.. Does your twisted brain have some other altruistic patriotic rationale for everything they have done? In other words….NOT everything they did was terrific, was it?…Guys like you love to play that founding fathers “card” when it’s something you like, but totally exonerate them from blame when they screwed up.

    You asked about opinions…….of course I welcome all opinions…and I welcome my freedom which allows me to label soe opinions as a crock of crap….like yours, sometimes.
    Try this example:
    If I was debating an airline Pilot about something related to his career field… you would say to me, “Hey, Fulcher, your opinion ain’t worth crap compared to this pilot’s opinion. He’s got firsthand experience in the field.” Wouldn’t you?. My opinion on that topic would be useless.

    You said you lived in NYC and also lived in Texas (where there is a shot- gun in every pick up truck) and you said you felt more safe in Texas than in NYC. Thank you again for making MY point. Texas has one of the highest murder rates in the country with it’s leveral gun laws. Besids, I like the idea of Texans having all the guns they want….after all, even if they misuse them and kill a lot of people..they are only killing other Texans….and I think we have had about enough of Texans running this country any way—get my drift?
    Giving guns to a state filled with gapped-tooth hilbillies who have all that Texas space to roam around..is a lot safer than giving lots of people guns in a city with 11 million people jammed into a tiny space……
    people representlng every ethic mindset and every language in the world —that’s huge difference. What works in Texas, would not work in NYC.
    Ready for this….2,450 gun killings in NYC in 1990…..468 gun killings in 2006…… lowest murder rate of any of theten largest cities….and get this..THE PRIMARY REASON FOR THE DROP IN GUN FATALITIES IS BECAUSE OF THE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF GUN LAWS. CHEW ON THAT CUD TEXAS BOY!

    Finally…you asked about the purpose of blogs, if not for all opinions…..I love the opportunity of allowing all kinds of opinions…after all, the ignorant, know-nothing, do-nothing, inexperienced nothings all need a place to vent…otherwise they might revert to beating their wives and kids.
    I know that it bothers you that I have had direct, firsthand, deeply involved experiences in: education/ roman catholic religious orders/ law enforcement/ poverty/ race relations/ campus security administration./ addictions/published writing….You would probably like me if I was less intelgent, less experienced and had a lot less common sense…Sorry, I just can’t bring myself down to your level, Duff.

  9. AnonymousOpinion Says:

    Texas – 5.9 murders per 100,000 in 2006 (Rank #17) Population Rank #2

    D.C. – 35.4 murders per 100,000 in 2005 (Rank #1) Population Rank # 51

    Which has more restrictive gun laws?

    Not an opinion from me for the moment – since I never served in the military and never had was a cop on a bad beat in NYC – but just wanted to revisit your statistics.

    I got mine here.

  10. Duffy Says:

    DUFFY..DUFFY…DUFFY….you get more ludicrous as time goes on…but it’s fun being able to use YOUR arguements [sic] to make MY points. So, keep it coming. Did you say that I would be wrong if I said said freedom is problematic.? If you did say that….ask Bush how problematic freedom is…Does the word Iraq come to mind? On the other hand, sometimes Bush avoids the promblematic [sic] reality by bypassing freedom altogether; by robbing us of our freedoms (court determined illegal wire taps….he established an Iraq FREELYl [sic] elected government that isn’t working at all…..oh yeah…freedom is real problematic, especially for Bush at least.

    Nice dodge and strawman. I said nothing of the sort. My point is that freedom is messy and you don’t like the messy parts. One follows the other and you don’t get to pick one and not the other.

    You presented me with what you probably thought was a very clever challege [sic] to me by saying, “Then why did they create the second ammendement” [sic] I could give you a long-winded erudite response; and I will, but only after YOU tell me why those “brilliant” founding fathers legalized, encouraged, practiced , and took full advantge [sic] of slavery.
    Looks to me like Jefferson and the boys, wanted to have a constant supply of black females to screw, and otherwise denigrate an entire race of human beings for their own fun and profit….I don’t honor them as much as some of you people do.. Does your twisted brain have some other altruistic patriotic rationale for everything they have done? In other words….NOT everything they did was terrific, was it?…Guys like you love to play that founding fathers “card” when it’s something you like, but totally exonerate them from blame when they screwed up.

    Again, strawman. The two issues have nothing to do with each other whatsoever. I was merely asking to see if you believe the Second Amendment is an individual or collective right.

    You asked about opinions…….of course I welcome all opinions…and I welcome my freedom which allows me to label soe [sic] opinions as a crock of crap….like yours, sometimes.
    Try this example:
    If I was debating an airline Pilot about something related to his career field… you would say to me, “Hey, Fulcher, your opinion ain’t worth crap compared to this pilot’s opinion. He’s got firsthand experience in the field.” Wouldn’t you?. My opinion on that topic would be useless.

    Along with your opinion on myriad topics apparently. We’ve previously established your aversion to proper grammar and spelling and now we see your imperviousness to logic. That above passage is what people familiar with logic call argument from authority which is a logical fallacy. (Look it up)

    You said you lived in NYC and also lived in Texas (where there is a shot- gun in every pick up truck) and you said you felt more safe in Texas than in NYC. Thank you again for making MY point. Texas has one of the highest murder rates in the country with it’s leveral [sic] gun laws. Besids, [sic] I like the idea of Texans having all the guns they want….after all, even if they misuse them and kill a lot of people..they are only killing other Texans….and I think we have had about enough of Texans running this country any way—get my drift?

    No, and you’re missing mine. Please direct me to the part of my post where I mentioned Texas. I never lived in Texas and never said I did. The rest of your argument collapses under the weight of your logical leaps. Let’s also add “low reading comprehension” to the list of your shortcomings. An embarrassing (and increasing) list for a “real” writer.

    Giving guns to a state filled with gapped-tooth hilbillies [sic] who have all that Texas space to roam around..is a lot safer than giving lots of people guns in a city with 11 million people jammed into a tiny space……

    Obviously you’ve never so much as been to Texas. If you had, you’d have more respect for Texans than to malign them so. Try making that statement in Texas and see how you fare.

    Ready for this….2,450 gun killings in NYC in 1990…..468 gun killings in 2006…… lowest murder rate of any of theten largest cities….and get this..THE PRIMARY REASON FOR THE DROP IN GUN FATALITIES IS BECAUSE OF THE STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF GUN LAWS. CHEW ON THAT CUD TEXAS BOY!

    Please cite the evidence for your conclusion.

    Finally…you asked about the purpose of blogs, if not for all opinions…..I love the opportunity of allowing all kinds of opinions…after all, the ignorant, know-nothing, do-nothing, inexperienced nothings all need a place to vent…otherwise they might revert to beating their wives and kids.

    Are you referring to me here? Either way, chalk up another logical fallacy of ad hominem. Keep going, you’ve nearly hit them all.

    I know that it bothers you that I have had direct, firsthand, deeply involved experiences in: education/ roman catholic religious orders/ law enforcement/ poverty/ race relations/ campus security administration./ addictions/published writing….You would probably like me if I was less intelgent [sic], less experienced and had a lot less common sense…Sorry, I just can’t bring myself down to your level, Duff.

    It bothers me not in the least. What bothers me is that you cannot make a substantive point about anything I’ve said. You can’t even spell the word “intelligent”. You’ve put words in my mouth, used facts not in evidence, logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks. Based on this post I’m amazed that you have any experience with education beyond third grade. Judging by your low reading comprehension, playground level taunts and bad spelling that just may be the case. The only thing on that list I can honestly believe you have “direct, firsthand, deeply involved” experience with is poverty and I’m basing that on the fact that you supported yourself by writing for a living. Finally, if you ever find yourself on my level, it would not be a step down I assure you.

  11. AnonymousP Says:

    Duffy,
    Great job. A classical example of exposing illogical fallacies.
    Without getting deleted.

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