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commented on Bob Gorrell
4 days ago
According to the FBI for 2014.(https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/crime-in-the-u.s.-2014/tables/table-20).Only 248 of the total 8,124 firearm deaths were due to rifles of any kind, not just assault rifles. In the same year 660 deaths were attributable to hands, fists, & feet. Should we not outlaw those things first. Knives and cutting instruments were accountable for 1,567 murders. .According to t he CDC in 2013 there were 33,636 deaths caused by firearm in 2013. Meanwhile, also according to the CDC nearly 88,000 people die annually from alcohol. In fact, In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. That is far more than the 248 deaths attributable to rifles..Why is it that there is such a big emphasis against firearms when almost 3x as many people die from alcohol?.Probably because many of the people that protest firearms do so while their belly is up to the bar from where they must then drive home.
Regardless the design of a firearm, left to itself it is nothing more than an inert object. It is not until it is in the hands of a criminal that any harm can come from that object. I know at least half a dozen people with AR-15s and none of those firearms have ever been used in any illegal activity or harmed anyone. I have been around firearms all my 55 years, I have hunted since I was 12, I shot competition skeet for three years and even today often get together with friends to target shoot with various types of firearms and through all these years I do not know anyone personally that has ever used a firearm for illegal activity..It is not the firearm that commits the crime. How about attacking the cause of the crime and not the tool used by the criminal. Or does that go against your PC sensibilities?
commented on Chip Bok
15 days ago
commented on Bloom County 2015
3 months ago
To be “normal” now is to be what ever the voices in your head tell you you are.
commented on Michael Ramirez
4 months ago
Interesting how all the liberals here immediately bash on Clarence Thomas, the only black Supreme Court Judge. Seems pretty racist. These are the same people that claim when conservatives bash Obama it is never ideological, it is immediately racist. Well, back at ya..To Night-Gaunts comment: “He did it deliberately and he passed over better nominees of all colors to find the one with the right color, and ideological stripe near the bottom of that barrel.”.Sounds like affirmative action. I thought liberals were all for that..And of course I’m sure Obama would never nominate anyone because of their ideological stripe….Still, Obama has the Constitutional duty to nominate a SC candidate and the Senate should fully vet each candidate proposed. If he/she is a candidate that will truly adjudicate based on the Constitution as written, then he/she should be appointed. Unfortunately most liberal judges legislate.
commented on Chip Bok
4 months ago
No Dr Doofus, I talked of “morality”; working where I come from is moral.
I’m suggesting that those that can’t keep it in their pants (and then expect our medical system and the rest of us to absorb the tab for their STD, unwanted pregnancy, etc.) be personally responsible and keep it in their pants or pay for it on their own. Same goes for drug, alcohol and tobacco users and every other moral deviancy out there..Since you did mention work though, if you don’t work and don’t plan to work for your own lazy reasons then you should receive a lazy persons wage…$0.
“Which “failure to try” means the “core conservative beliefs” aren’t even believed to be workable by those elected to enact them!”.By Core Conservative Beliefs I refer to, first and foremost, being personally responsible for ones own actions, and you’re right; this country has moved so far to the left morally over the past 50 years that the definition for personal responsibility today seems to be “how to get someone else to pay for one’s own personal neglect, deviance or greed”..The liberals of this country have driven the morality of this country into the gutter, and the GOP has followed right along just far enough to try to keep from being implicated, but they are just as guilty..This is why for the past 25 – 30 or so years I have often voted by write-in because no one on any ticket is willing to do what is truly necessary to fix this country..You can talk fiscal politics all day long, but until you are willing to fix the moral ills of this country everything else you do will just be a band-aid to cover the wound while the true illness just festers and gets worse.
Ahhhh. one of the lefts favorite expressions when they don’t get everything absolutely the way they want it…“it’s a conspiracy theory”. If you read my entire post you would have noticed I did not argue in defense of the GOP; I stated BOTH sides were wrong..In case you missed this in your civics class (if you made it that far in high school) this is a representative government. Our representatives (both in the house and Senate) are elected to do the will of the people that elected them. In this case republicans were elected to thwart any liberal agenda that goes against core conservative beliefs, which is just about everything that Obama proposes..In the 2014 election the republicans were given the majority in both houses specifically to defund Obamacare and fix immigration. They failed to even try on both counts.
“Who is Schumer?How is he relevant here?”.Schumer is a leading democrat Senator who recommended that not Bush Supreme Court Nominee be given a pass…19 Months prior to the end of his term..This same Schumer is now livid that the Republicans would suggest anything similar and there is only 11 months left in Obama’s term..In each case the Senate is wrong.
“Right wingers acting disgusting, as usual.” .Once again the pot is calling the kettle black..Was it okay when Schumer said that Bush should not get to nominate a Supreme Court Justice 19 months prior to his end of office?.www.washingtonexaminer.com/schumer-in-2007-dont-confirm-any-bush-supreme-court-nominee/article/2583283.The GOP and Democrat parties are equally disgusting. That is how we got into the situation we are in..I am very conservative and believe that Obama has every right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice and that that nomination should receive a complete review and vote in the Senate. If that nominee is proven to be a justice that will adjudicate strictly according to the Constitution as it is written, instead of legislating according to a political leaning, then by all means he should be ratified..I would, however, be surprised if Obama is capable of making such a nomination.
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