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  •  Yup, that's gun nuttery to a T. (11+ / 0-)

    Paranoid people think everyone else is paranoid too, so they prepare against eventualities that there is no reason to think would ever happen.  They think they're going to be subject to some organized, military-precision assault by the 14-year-old gang member trying to jack their jewelry and electronics.  

    So when some stupid kid does try to take their shit, they think "Ah ha!  The fool has slipped up, and I've got the drop on him!" like they've executed some brilliant turnabout rather than just being a raving psychotic who had spent the last 15-20 years preparing for the day they could shoot a teenager for trying to rip off their TV.

    Nothing makes a Republican angrier than a smile on a poor child's face.

    by Troubadour on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:41:36 AM PDT

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    •  Meanwhile, (6+ / 0-)

      Meanwhile, how many of them spend more on guns than they spent on the stuff they're protecting?  

      Hundreds on guns and ammo to stop someone stealing the $50 stereos they find on Craigslist.  Logic fail much?

    •  Another example (9+ / 0-)

      On another forum I belong to there is sort of a survival forum.

      Well this guy posts a question "do you have hardened shooting points in your home"

      I'm like "What the hell are hardened shooting points??"

      Turns out this guy means do you have a place in your house where if there are people surrounding it spraying bullets into your house that you can shoot back and this hardened place will prevent the bullets from reaching you.

      I pointed out that the chance at my house of getting in  a prolonged firefight was much less than being struck by lightning for instance, but I was suprised how many people had actually considered the possibility!

    •  Like that guy who went back in his house to (10+ / 0-)

      retrieve his gun and then shot at the car with young people in it. They were picking up their friend to go to the movies, and had pulled into the wrong address, and were backing out, when the man shot at the car. The man then proceeded to hold the rest of them hostage at gun point while waiting for the police to arrive.

      This is the kind of person you describe. I imagine the man's whole frame got yanked when he was charged, since he thought he was totally justified in the shooting, and probably thought he deserved a medal for "helping the police catch the bad kids."

      "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 Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 10:00:26 AM PDT

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    •  You realize that you've destroyed any chance you (15+ / 0-)

      might have had a productive and respectful conversation when you decided to start it off with "gun nuttery" and the other colorful comments in this post, right?  Of course, this was doubtless your intent, otherwise you would have used less inflammatory language.

      Not that you'll believe me, but I do actually own a defibrillator.  Had the chance to buy it dirt cheap from an old employer that was closing their doors.  Got an extra battery for it too.  It lives in the trunk of my car alongside a fully stocked first aid kit and fire extinguisher.  And yes, I've been trained in the proper use of all three of those items.

      "Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it."

      I also keep condoms on hand even though I'm not seeing anyone and am not in an emotional state to see someone (pending divorce...)  By your logic that probably means I am a raving psychotic who is waiting for my chance to rape someone. :)

      P.S., I won't shoot you for trying to take my TV, it's insured.  Come into my bedroom or otherwise display any aggression towards my person and all bets are off.  I may have life insurance but you can't get "replacement cost" on a life insurance policy like you can with property insurance, at least not until we perfect Cylon Resurrection technology. :)

      There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap box, ballot box, jury box and ammo box. Use in that order.

      by Crookshanks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 04:14:18 PM PDT

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    •  Troubador--this is a great Diary. (1+ / 0-)
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      The American people called for stricter---saner---more practical---and safer gun laws and we were pretty much told to STFU and sit-the--hell--down.

      I'm flabbergasted.

      What it does it say about legislators---about a country---where the majority of Americans want and need a specific policy (the body count goes higher every day) and our elected officials tell us to shut up?

      Americans citizens are dying--and are injured---every day in this country in gun-related incidents---and we're friggin' told to shut up.

      Is it just me---or is it one hit another another in this country?

      And the hits just keep on comin'.......................

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 08:41:45 AM PDT

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      •  Two legislators are being recalled because of (1+ / 0-)
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        their support of gun control....the 1st & 2nd recalls in Colorado's 137 year history.

        Senate President John Morse had more signatures for his recall than he had votes in his last election.

        Your interpretation of what the American people are asking for is inaccurate.
        Promising the American people that they will take their liberties doesn't seem to court their votes.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:10:12 AM PDT

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