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  •  Are there really many people who would think it (1+ / 0-)
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    was "awesome" to shoot a criminal of any sorts????? I sure hope not!

    "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

    by pengiep on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:54:18 PM PST

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    •  Yes. All of those NRA gun nuts fantasize about (0+ / 0-)

      that every day. I'm generalizing a bit, but it's pretty close to the truth.

      That's what gun ownership is all about for many, many people: "One day, I'm gonna show someone that he's messed with the wrong guy, and then I'll be a hero."

      It is more important to be a confident and articulate speaker than to know jack shit about anything.

      by VictorLaszlo on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:02:15 PM PST

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    •  We wish not but... (1+ / 0-)
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      A lot of us see it in our feeds every day.  Comments like the above "HELL YEAH!" and then signs of some guy having shot someone, or a news story about a robbery leading to people saying "I would have shot them!"

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:08:37 PM PST

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