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Old 11-11-2015, 11:58 PM
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Degrassi should stick to science and not get involved in political matters!

Unless he's talking about climate change, in which case ummm... uhhhh... I'm not a scientist!
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:24 AM
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Another shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

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A 13-year-old Ladson boy fended off two would-be burglars by using his mother’s gun to protect himself while home alone Tuesday.

He killed one of them in an exchange of gunfire, and the second suspect was later arrested, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:41 AM
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A 13-year-old Ladson boy fended off two would-be burglars by using his motherís gun to protect himself while home alone Tuesday.
LOL No little confusion between burglary and rape/homicide there. One of the great myths behind the great American gun-dream is that every criminal is intent on physically attacking and hurting you.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:56 AM
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They shot at the 13-year old. Had he been unarmed, he would have been dead.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:08 AM
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They shot back at the 13-year old.
I've :fixed: that for you, Jerry. No need to thank me...

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Old 11-12-2015, 02:28 AM
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Property rights trump right to life.
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:39 AM
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lol @ the criminal adults shooting at the child is the child's fault

You people really have lost the plot.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:25 PM
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No, the criminal adults shooting back at the child isn't the child's fault. Was that the point you were trying to make when you forgot to mention the child fired first? Because it looked like you were still trying to make The-Post-and-Courier-winner-of-the-Pulitzer-Prize's self-defence bullshit stand up.

If we sometimes lose sight of which story you are spinning, Jerry, it's because there are so many and you slide about underneath them like the elusive pea in a fraudster's shell game.
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Drunken Okie from McIntosh County arrested for shooting at Civil War reenactors. In his defense, they were probably dressed as "Damn Yankees" and toting shootin' irons. He was just standing his ground.


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Old 11-12-2015, 08:44 PM
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Jerome, I don't think anyone is arguing that guns have never or can never be used in self defense. Of course they are. But the statistics show that it's rare, particularly when you compare it to the number of gun deaths by murder, suicide, or accidents.

I really don't want to spend a lot of energy criticizing a child who found himself in a horrifying situation, but it's possible and even likely that he escalated that situation unnecessarily by shooting instead of escaping or even screaming. Those guys were probably just burglars who would have left if they knew someone was inside. And in any case, a man is dead and that little boy killed him. He's not going to come out of that unscathed.

The US is a huge country with a lot of people and a lot of guns. You can probably find anecdotes to support pretty much any narrative you choose, but to see the big picture, you need to look at the statistics.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:34 AM
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Lisarea, the brandishing of a fire-arm to stop a crime before it happens is rarely reported.

Take out our big cities that have been destroyed by liberal gun restrictions and the crime rate in the US is very low.
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:lol:

Pay attention, this is not the "I think we need a morons thrad" thread.
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Lisarea, the brandishing of a fire-arm to stop a crime before it happens is rarely reported.

Take out our big cities that have been destroyed by liberal gun restrictions and the crime rate in the US is very low.
....and there's the moron. This thread is done.
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Brandishing a baseball bat often stops crimes too, and is rarely reported, as are tire irons, and so on.
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:26 PM
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The only thing that can stop a good guy with a tyre iron is a bad guy with a gun.
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If only big cities had more guns, and more deadly guns, they would be safer. QED.
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Does Jerome have a gun? ... Just looking at the thread title ...
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Only longguns.
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If only big cities had more guns, and more deadly guns, they would be safer. QED.
Oh, I think Dr. Soetoro's comment needs a bit more unpacking than that! Let's begin, shall we?

First, I will assume that by "[t]ake out our big cities" the good doctor is not advocating the annihilation of urban areas of a certain size or larger. I will assume he simply wants urban area crime statistics factored out of the equation. That is the charitable assumption, and I am a charitable guy.

Setting aside the ambiguity inherent in the term "big cities," I will further assume that by "big cities that have been destroyed by liberal gun restrictions" Dr. Soetoro is attempting to refer to all big cities. Of course, the text does not necessitate that assumption, since the word order also supports an interpretation under which fewer than all big cities have suffered destruction at the hands of liberal gun restrictions.

Curiously absent is any reference to conservative gun restrictions vis-a-vis big cities. We are left to wonder whether the author does not believe conservative gun restrictions actually exist or, alternatively, does not believe such restrictions can or do destroy big cities.

Finally, we have "the crime rate in the US is very low" when one does not take into account big cities. In other words, when far fewer people are dispersed over a far larger geographical area, the raw number of crimes drops substantially. Which, lol duh.
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I've fixed this one for you as well, Jerry.

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TOLEDO, OHIO - Pizza delivery man shot by dog. Bonus points for street named Rambo.
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ALBUQUERQUE - Goddamn babies are at it again, 3 year old shot both his parents with just one shot. This kid has a future as a hitman.
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America needs to stop letting in those babies.
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Concealed-carry gun-toting armed customer takes potshots at alleged Home Depot shoplifter's vehicle as it drove off the property. The shoplifter got away. Charges may be pending against the shooter.
Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez pleaded no contest to charges that landed her 18 months of probation and her concealed carry permit suspended for 8 years. The latter was probably mandatory for committing a crime while carrying a firearm.
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And I learned my lesson that I will never help anybody again.
Seems to me some jail time might improve that attitude.

This article and a bunch of commenters in various media mention how she shot a tire out on the fleeing shoplifter's van, one hit out of two shots. But, there is no actual evidence to that effect, the shoplifting perps have not been caught. The van could have already had a low tire. With low profile tires on vehicles today, it's hard to tell if they're flat, even while driving.
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