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An experiment in gun safety

Published: Thu, April 25, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

An experiment in gun safety

Let’s settle this problem once and for all. All we hear is that guns are killing people. Try this and see what happens. Put a gun on a table and see how long it takes before it kills someone. It will never kill anyone. You see, something has to pull the trigger before it will react. The whole problem is mankind and not the gun.

If you don’t think mankind is messed up take a look at North Korea, China, Russia, Mexico and lastly, and the worst, because we should know better, US. You ask, “Well, what is the problem?” It’s the same problem that has plagued mankind since the beginning of time. We are a world without morals based on the simple fact that most people do not believe in God. We are a world full of false religions and no religion.

That being the case, and it is, we must blame something other than ourselves for our problems. With the killings, we must blame the gun as the culprit. We murder the innocent by abortion and blame freedom of choice. Why, we even kill ourselves with nicotine and alcohol and blame addiction. We are a drug happy nation that we kill by any means to get them and we blame the drug trade.

If you want to change the world, and especially this country, try starting with yourself. I’ll give you a starter. Take the Bible, if you have one, and if you don’t, get one, then go to Matthew, in the New Testament and read the Sermon on the Mount. This is found in chapters 5 through 7. No other book or religion has the teachings found within these chapters, and that is what is wrong with mankind.

Rea Buttermore, Boardman


1GailsMom(16 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

To Rea,
Heed the Good Book and learn the lesson well.
Those that employ the weapon against another shall die an eternal death in God's eyes.

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2Normac1945(23 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

You are correct Rea, it is the gun in the hands of people that are killing people.

Don't let bad people buy guns and you might save one life, you may even save two lives.

Is a background check too unconvenient to save a life?


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3thediffrence(13 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Guns are designed to kill. The old sad argument the writer uses simply is stupid. Guns kill. Its what they do. Try this for an experiment. Don't have a gun on a table and see if anyone gets shot? Guns are not hammers or cars and cannot be compared to them. Hammers and cars are NOT DESIGNED TO KILL GUNS ARE DESIGNED TO KILL. That is a fact. Austrailia banned a lot f guns and it worked there very well. They still have guns for hunting and personal protection but no assault weapons or high capacity magazines and guess what? NO MASS MURDERS IN OVER 10 Years! Suisides are down almost 50% and all gun deaths are down around 50%. Not bad for a law the gun loby says doesn't work.

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4SLicemaster19(1 comment)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

@ksugrad - No, you can't. Because it doesn't work, and the fact that you want to waste your time pursuing a process that makes no difference takes away from the work that really needs to be done. Bad people were once good people, and unless you can figure out some way to be able to instantly recognize when that change takes place you are not going to stop bad people from getting guns. No background checks would have stopped Sandy Hook, Aurora CO or Phoenix AZ. No gun control would have stopped the Boston bombing. Only identifying bad people (mental illness, political fervor, ideological zealotry) is going to put a dent in these things. And your standard, run-of-the-mill gun violence will only be stopped by intervention of righteous people, either in advance of or directly at the time of the incident.

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5HappyBob(285 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Regarding Newtown (post #7):
If Nancy Lanza was a law abiding citizen, she should have known that purchasing a firearm for her prohibited (underage and mentally ill) son was a federal and state crime. One of the recent gun control measures increased the sentencing for that to 10 years. We will never know if that would have caused her to behave differently. Are you suggesting that the sentencing guides for straw purchase violations are OK as they are now?

I'd be interested in your source for the Napolitano statement. Regardless, I think you may be confusing enforcement with prosecution. Prosecutors have always had the prerogative to choose what charges are worthwhile pursuing.
I think that you or I would be unhappy if our prosecutor spent any time trying to prove that a driver in a vehicular homicide case had been littering. The actuality is that some charges are just too petty, too time consuming, and costly to prosecute when there is a more significant crime involved.

Your last sentence that includes the phrase " stopped by intervention of righteous people either in advance...."
Sounds like vigilantism, or "use of our second amendment remedies".

Couple that sentence with the previous one that equates mentally ill, political advocates, and ideologs with bad people and it sounds very close to being suggestive of the righteous should stop these people. How are you proposing that righteous people stop them? Using second amendment remedies?

Your belief that the PROBLEM is with the "rest of us working on keeping guns out of the hands (of "bad guys"), is absurd. Your logic would suggest that "the problem" would be solved if we let the "bad guys" have guns.

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6HappyBob(285 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Sorry that last part about intervention was intended to be adressed to Slicemaster.

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7imez_ru2(6 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This whole " don't infringe on my rights" bull s%^t is just that. Put a gun on a table and see how long it takes to kill someone??. Are you serious with that crap??? There is no reason, ZERO, for people to use this lame argument. Just like the morons who make dumb A$$ comments like ban cars and now pressure cookers and try to say it's the same thing. Simple minded fools!
There is no reason for Joe Blo to have " the right" to own a semi automatic weapon. WTF do you need it for?

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