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  1. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    NRA – Greedy, insensitive, and dangerous.
    CEO, Wayne La Pierre – Proof that a million dollar salary can buy loyalty over public welfare.
    Politicians – Proof that many value re-election over public welfare.

  2. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    Who going to protect us from Code Pink,,, Anyone do a mental healh background check on those zeolots?

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t have a problem most RESPONSIBLE gun owners. The NRA, as a lobbying organization, at their head, merely sucks, totally crazy and insane, and shouldn’t qualify on mental stability to obtain a concealed weapon , or long rifle, permit, especially Wayne La Pierre.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    Code Pink: Women for Peace is an anti-war group that is mainly composed of women.
    Really, you have guns because you are afraid of women who want peace?

  5. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    no… this guns would be maintained even to protect these off-balanced zealots… Zealots who seem crazy enough to interject themselves into the spot light for a tragic event that has no real link to their anti-war causes… war is conducted by the military.. no one is talking about taking guns away from the military… except maybe Code Pinko

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    “Who going to protect us from Code Pink,,, Anyone do a mental healh background check on those zeolots?”


    “no…this guns would be maintained even to protect these off-balanced zealots… "


    You switched horses midstream.


    I’d believe you if you said Code Pink wants to reduce the number of soldiers.
    I’d believe you if you said that Code Pink doesn’t want us to deploy our soldiers into overseas combat.
    If you say that Code Pink wants to take our soldiers’ weapons away (and send them into combat unarmed?), well…I’m gonna need to see a citation.


    Zealotry is zealotry, but given a group of zealots waving guns (and zealous about waving guns) and zealots NOT waving guns (even zealous about not waving guns), I’d say the first group is the one to keep a close eye on (as “posing a danger to themselves and others”).

  7. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    “no…this guns would be maintained even to protect these off-balanced zealots… " I meant it in a broader constitutional frame… the Constitution protects the rights of even those trying to overthrow the government ( an extreme example ofcource)…. Code Pinko are zealots and are one step away from “planting bombs”

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    “Code Pinko are zealots and are one step away from ‘planting bombs.’”


    Again, you are maintaining that a bunch of unarmed women are a physical threat. Can you back that up?

  9. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Can you ensure that they are not armed because they are already have the main ingredients to make a homicide bomber…

  10. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    “Can you ensure that they are not armed because they are already have the main ingredients to make a homicide bomber…”


    Why would I need to? They’ve never threatened violence (they’re outspokenly opposed to it, in fact). I think you’re projecting, and imagining that they must want to do what you would like to do.


    What do you see as “the main ingredients to make a homicide bomber”? The fact that they disagree with you?

  11. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    In the book “the True Believer” is was stated that to be successful, these mass movements need the adherents to be willing to sacrifice themselves and others for the future goals.

    Throwing themselves before a podium with a protest sign and screaming like a loon is just the first step… it is a slippery slope to get them to carry out the next level of “protest” to further their causes….

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    Was this book making a general statement, or was it specific to Code Pink? Again, what has this unarmed group of women ever done to indicate they’d advocate violence to achieve non-violence?


    If anybody carrying a sign and shouting rings the “inevitable bomber” bell in your brain, do you feel the same way about Tea Party rallies? Particularly if the signs are calling for “Second Amendment Solutions”?

  13. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    For that matter, when was the last time we had one of these mass shootings or bombings and it turned out the perp was a woman? I’m not saying it’s never happened, nor that it never could, but by and large wanton violence is a guy thing. And if a woman DOES strap a bomb to herself and set it off in a crowd, I’d wager a considerable sum that some man talked her into it.


    Women can be passionate about issues, and zealous, and unruly – the Suffragettes chained themselves to public buildings, and Carrie Nation swung a hatchet (to smash open liquor barrels) – but movements founded by and composed of women aren’t known for inspiring violence among their ranks.


    Or are you afraid of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers as well?

  14. Gresch

    Gresch said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements is a 1951 social psychology book by Eric Hoffer that discusses the psychological causes of fanaticism.

    Read it and you might understand how “true believers” are recruited.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Gresch

    So it was written long before Code Pink came into being. What has Code Pink done (or threatened to do) which makes you believe they’re dangerous? Why are they “fanatics” rather than simply “activists”? Again, is it simply because you disagree with them?


    Do you feel the same way about any organization with a cause? What about the NRA? They’re just as zealous, and they’ve got guns. Again, what about the Tea Party?

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