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  •  Tit For That Gun Lovers! Where's Your List?? (8+ / 0-)

    Where's the list of all the lives saved by guns?

    This post is dedicated to myself, without whom, I'd be somebody else. Though I'd still be an asshole. My Music: [http://www.myspace.com/beetwasher]

    by Beetwasher on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 10:56:54 AM PDT

    •  Exactly. Less than 5% (11+ / 0-)

      95% of the time hurts someone not "bad guy". Great series. Thank you. We have known this for decades.  Total bullshit that guns "protect" you. They are dangerous as hell even in skilled hands.  What is wrong with people you can't wrap their challenged brains around this? I dealt with this horror every week in the ER.  The NRA is a shill for the gun industry. They do not give a shit about "collateral damage" any more than any other corporate demagogues.

      I am pro-life. Bring our troops home ALIVE!

      by Doc Allen on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 11:15:15 AM PDT

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    •  it would read something like this (11+ / 0-)

      1. Fred look outside and saw this kid throwing a cylindrical object made of paper at his house. Fearing for his safety, Fred grabbed his handgun and dispatched the attacker, thereby saving himself from a horrible death, as well as the daily news.

      2. Wilbur woke up in the middle of the night and heard an intruder rooting around in the bathroom. Because of an invisible Star Trek force field which prevented him from seeing whether his wife/girlfriend had gotten up to use the facilities, Wilbur had no choice but to protect himself by grabbing his piece, charging to the bathroom, and blowing the crap out of whoever might be in there. This saved Wilbur from the terrible fate of being dumped when his wife/girlfriend figured out what a nut he was.

      3. Phil (yes, they're all men! so shoot me!) is walking in a public place when a person OF A DIFFERENT RACIAL ORIGIN THAN HIMSELF chooses to exist threateningly in his presence. Phil grabs his gun, chases this strange and exotic person down, and shoots him for his skittles, thereby ensuring that Phil will never have to worry about that particular person of non-compliant race crossing his path again.

      •  We already have that one - in LA about a month (5+ / 0-)

        ago. 2 women + pick up truck + moving quietly down a suburban street in the early AM.

        1. Fred look outside and saw this kid throwing a cylindrical object made of paper at his house. Fearing for his safety, Fred grabbed his handgun and dispatched the attacker, thereby saving himself from a horrible death, as well as the daily news.
        A hundred or so bullets later - both women will likely survive their wounds from the LAPD "defensive" shootout.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:19:10 PM PDT

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    •  A truthful list would include these examples: (3+ / 0-)

      From Tom's Gun Crazy diary yesterday,

      Jacksonville, Fla. -- Two window repair men arriving at a home for a scheduled visit were shot and wounded by the homeowner who apparently thought they were intruders. One of the men suffered a graze wound; the other man’s injury was considered non life-threatening.
      And in the 4th Circuit decision upholding Maryland's concealed carry law, we have a guy who was granted a concealed carry permit after a home invasion by his son in law. Seven years later, he didn't show a continuing threat and was denied renewal of the permit.

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      I wonder who is really paying for the legal bills to challenge these laws? Is some organization recruiting plaintiffs?

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:17:14 PM PDT

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    •  NRA's list has 4 entries this week! (5+ / 0-)

      The NRA list is at armed citizen. Last week had one entry, but this week was way up there.

      The first thing to note is how the whole NRA list is consistently dwarfed by gun cleaner deaths. Or if you feel gun cleaners deserve to die, by toddler deaths.

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