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  •  I'd be curious to see the artwork you create (5+ / 0-)

    around;

     
    Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
     
     

    I first saw this in a tweet. I've since posted it several places. I think it expresses the way many of us feel.

    •  It's close, but (2+ / 0-)
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      it's kinda sexist, unrealistic, and as a supporter of the second ammendment I find it needlessly specific regarding the weapon and thus potentially inflammatory. It sounds like something an "anti" might say in a DKos RKBA diary. I get that it's a play on the "give a person a fish/teach them to fish" saying, but the similarity ends there. While a firearm might be inherited, guns "given" to people are usually for military or vocational purposes and nobody gives anybody a bank.

      It would be better IMO and more realistic to say it like:

      With a weapon, a person may rob a bank, but with a bank, a person may rob the whole world.

      Just my $.02

      Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. - Alan Watts On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

      by ocular sinister on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 04:00:03 PM PST

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    •  Definitely thought provoking, TexDem (3+ / 0-)
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      I'll see what churns around in my head and i'll give it some thought on how to present visually.

      Pro Life??? Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers!- George Carlin - I Illustrate #OWS protest T-shirts you can buy at priceman political prints

      by priceman on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 07:02:14 PM PST

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      •  Further thought (2+ / 0-)
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        With a weapon, a person may rob a bank, but with a bank, a person may rob the whole world.

        Even more accurate and specific: substitute "person" with "criminal".

        or even try this:

        With a weapon, a criminal may rob a neighbor or a bank, with a political office, a criminal may rob even more neighbors or an entire country, but with a bank, a criminal may rob the whole world.

        FYI - BA in Communication Studies does NOT help insomnia.

        Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. - Alan Watts On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

        by ocular sinister on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 04:12:40 AM PST

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    •  TexDem, I figured out what bugged me yesterday. (0+ / 0-)

      Semantics: substitute "criminal" for "man" (see my other comment to priceman). Most of the firearm related activity / behavior to which people object (including robbing banks) is actually a CRIME. Only criminals "give a (criminal) man a gun". Since it is against the law to knowingly transfer a firearm to a criminal, anyone who does so is also a criminal. What the banks did is also criminal, IMO.

      Also, yours is a statement regarding and usng the  object "BANK" with a negative connotation while linguistically equating it to the object "GUN" (both as tools to facilitate theft, gun being one of MANY options) which certainly is loaded with negative emotions for some people. Your statement would be highly effective to folks who dislike guns, but the opposite might be true to gun owners (a large demographic that includes people on both sides of the aisle and here on DKos).

      Part of the mission of the DKos RKBA group is to educate and dispel negative perceptions of firearms and their owners. Gun control has been effectively exploited by Republicans as a wedge issue for those single issue voters and those laws only work on the law abiding. When there is a problem, it is the USER, not the OBJECT or the laws regarding the object(s), that is at fault.

      Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. - Alan Watts On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

      by ocular sinister on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 05:11:31 AM PST

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