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  •  CBC's Fifth Estate on Guns & the NRA (1+ / 0-)
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    Caught the tail end of CBC's Fifth Estate (news show) on the NRA and guns in America last night -- missed too much to be able to give an intelligent wrap-up,  but in the  bit I did catch 3 numbers jumped out at me.

    It's estimated that 70% of the guns used in crimes in Canada are illegally smuggled in from the States (one reason many of us feel we have a dog in your hunt).

    Over half of the entire supply of guns manufactured in the world (in the WORLD) are owned by Americans.

    In 10 states, guns kill more people than car accidents (if I were a good little Kossack of course, I'd do my due diligence & report which ones, but I'm not and I didn't).

    They interviewed that reptilian sociopath Larry Pratt -- holy mother of God, what a piece of work. I swear he didn't blink during the entire interview. He shows all the classic signs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, something I'm coming to believe afflicts all these people, from LaPierre on down. Trying to reason with them, trying to get through to them with arguments based on common sense, common decency or the most fundamental concepts of humanity, compassion, morality or societal responsibility is pointless, because they are simply incapable of comprehending anything beyond fulfilling their own sociopathic desires. And until those advocating an end to gun violence begin to understand that and adapt their approach accordingly, not much is going to change because the NRA & the Gun Cartel controlling it (which itself is motivated by nothing more complicated than profit) will stop at nothing -- nothing -- to get what it wants.

    I've started to realize the NRA is just the Gun Cartel's Zombie Army -- they've been pointed at the "enemy" and turned loose. And the NRA is turn has its own army of mostly stupid & easily manipulated little zombies which are no more than cannon fodder. And sitting above them all, smirking happily, are the profiteers. Simple, and wicked effective.

    "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery the dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks

    by Skookum on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 11:13:08 AM PST

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