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  1. Sunday Morning segment on the BSA

    help the organization already in place to provide that? teach the girls how to master it so they can create an organization dedicated to that end?
  2. Sad sign of the times

    The NRA is it's members, it's members vote, it's members pay their dues and have an active roll in what the organization does. So yes, you called its members terrorists. That's like saying "ISIS is a terrorist organization! I didn't say the suicide bomber and beheader individual members are terrorists, just the organization" it's intellectually dishonest and a back peddle. The NRA is 5million+ and is closing in on 6, in the first post I said "almost 6 million", and in heated response left out the almost, I'll add it in for clarity. So you, you are the dishonest one. "almost 6 million" Can't edit, so I'll clarify here.
  3. Sad sign of the times

    Does the classification matter if a child was taken during a drunk driving accident or a regular vehicular accident? To the people involved, of course it doesn't matter, but when looking at facts and statistics to do proper analysis, the classifications matter.
  4. Sad sign of the times

    Except that the 2nd Amendment as it's written, is blatantly clear that gun control legislation is in violation of the enumeration of rights. If we said there should be heavy restrictions on who should and shouldn't be able to speak openly or publish news... there would be almost universal agreement this is in violation of the 1st Amendment, regardless of the merits of such a claim. Heck, Donald Trump even proposed such an idea in response to his "fake news" claims, and there was collective rejection of the premise out of hand, despite the technology advances since the amendment and the ability to disseminate vast amounts of fake and potentially harmful news to millions of people in seconds.
  5. Sad sign of the times

    you called 6 million Americans terrorists, and you want to talk about calling people dishonest?
  6. Sad sign of the times

    That's because it isn't true. It's a nonsense number with no actual facts to back it up. If there were 18 school shootings 6 weeks into the year, there would be 3 school shootings a week and Trump and Russia would have NEVER hit the news cycle.
  7. Sad sign of the times

    Which examples? and I already stated that we need to understand the why, and solve that. If there's mental illness, it needs to be cured, or if it's incurable, they need to be committed if they are a danger to themselves and society. I also refuse to chalk everything up to "mental illness", that Hitler's only problem was he needed to see a psychiatrist and he wouldn't have killed 6 million people. Sometimes, people make evil choices.
  8. Sad sign of the times

    The ballot is one tool, yes and it's working well in Venezuela... North Korea... Cuba... Syria... Frederic Douglass, who I'm going to go out on a limb here, is far smarter and more wise than most of us, and rose up from actually being a slave said "A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex" The ballot box only works, when elections are still held in a democratic republic... if that disappeared, what ballots are you casting?
  9. Sad sign of the times

    violence by long guns is statistically non-existent compared to hand guns. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/sunday-review/the-assault-weapon-myth.html
  10. Sad sign of the times

    drunk driving kills something like 30,000+ people a year... we don't hear calls for the ban on alcohol. And when we did ban alcohol, we quickly learned how the black market meets that demand, drives organized crime through the roof and results in more death and destruction. I mean sure, banning meth has done wonders for the horrific opioid crisis we are in where close to 50,000 die every year. and of course, none of this takes into account that of all these things, one is protected by a constitutionally enumerated right...
  11. Sad sign of the times

    because it's people, responsibility and application that matter, not the object. I just find it funny that Donald Trump is literally a dictator, Mike Pence is going to electrocute homosexuals, cops are racist murderers who prey on black Americans and yet the tool one would need to fight an oppressive tyranny, everyone wants to restrict to only the government use. That seems like a not so smart strategy.
  12. Sad sign of the times

    Most of this nations history kids brought guns to school, they were part of rifle teams and shooting teams and put them in their lockers. This isn't a gun problem, it's a people problem. Somewhere along the way morals, values and the sense of value for human life got impaired.
  13. Sad sign of the times

    I don't even begin to know where to start with this asinine comment, and thank you for calling me and 6 million Americans, including hundreds of thousands of cops and both active and retired military, a terrorist. A Scout is kind, so I won't begin to say what I want to say to this comment.
  14. Sad sign of the times

    Utah has had armed teachers for something like 20 years, and there has never been a school shooting, or an incident with teachers harming students with guns. If a teacher is "nuts" and potentially a danger to students, telling the teacher "don't bring guns to class" isn't going to stop the teacher from harming the student.
  15. Sad sign of the times

    Violent crime is still at historic and record lows, the lowest in recorded human history. One could argue that this is a direct or indirect result of boys being outcast in society. Masculinity not being focused, tempered and honed to be production and protective of society, but instead vilified and called toxic, you're evil because you're male. It's why the BSA should have doubled down on boys and figured out how to reach the boys left out in the cold, instead they opted to forget boys and target getting girls, who are already thriving in society. It's a damn shame. "There are thousands of boys being wasted daily to our country through being left to become characterless, and, therefore, useless wasters, a misery to themselves and an eyesore and a danger to the nation. They could be saved if only the right surroundings or environment were given to them at the receptive time of their lives." - Baden Powell
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