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Gun Kill Far More Than Hammers

January 23, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: “Truth Above All” is the motto of The Post-Journal, but this paper belied that noble purpose when it posted the cartoon implying that more murders are caused by hammers than......

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50s4ever

Jan-28-13 9:43 AM

Correct me if I am wrong, but not even the fast and furious debacle sold full auto weapons even though they would show file clips of them and bazookas on TV reports. The reports were worded like..."of guns traced, --% came for the USA" Right. They didn't bother tracing the ones from Columbia etc. You cannot trust our justice dept.

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50s4ever

Jan-27-13 4:51 PM

OMG! Are you so naive you believe an attempt on Obama's life with automatic weapons would not get out?

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formerlyphil

Jan-27-13 4:34 PM

i find it hard to believe that automatic weapons have been used against a sitting president considering they've been illegal since the 1930s but criminals & the insane are renowned for obeying & respecting laws.

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50s4ever

Jan-27-13 11:47 AM

Monkey-the prez and I are not beer buddies. Too bad. Amiable fellow who could have done great good had he been a conservative. Of course, he'd have been killed by now by somebody who didn't think he was black enough.

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Shermanman

Jan-26-13 7:42 PM

Abortion kills more than people with guns, dwi, suicide, cancer kills more than people with guns. Guns are not the problem, people are. Guns keep us safe against the government.

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Monkeyboy

Jan-26-13 4:21 PM

Once again, 50's, how do you know that? Does Obama send you a weekly memo telling you what threats and attacks there have been that week? Do assassins from rogue states and enemy states target your family? Do crazy racists who can't stand having a black man in the White House plot to blow you up? Also, what exactly were those arguments you say I made for restrictions on weapons and capacity? I don't worship Obama. He is a man with flaws like everyone else. Saying that a sitting president deserves top-quality protection doesn't constitute worship. I thought George Bush deserved the same protection and I certainly don't worship him.

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50s4ever

Jan-26-13 3:25 PM

There is no more evidence of needing submachineguns to protect him than there is evidence I need them to protect me. Your argument for restrictions on weapons and capacity holds no water. You talk like you pray to this idiot in the White House.

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Monkeyboy

Jan-26-13 2:26 PM

President Obama has made it his policy to not divulge anything about threats or attacks on himself or his family. How would you, 50s4ever, possibly know what kind of weapons the Secret Service needs to protect him and his family if you know nothing about the threats or attacks? Magic?

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50s4ever

Jan-26-13 2:06 PM

There is no evidence that supports the carry of submachine guns by the secret service. All they have every been up against has not justified it.

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Monkeyboy

Jan-26-13 2:04 PM

Loner, who said the presidents kids were any "better" than anyone else's kids? Did you ever stop to think that as leader of the free world, the president's family might be at a tad more risk than your family? Do you really believe your family needs Secret Service protection?

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GioAllie

Jan-26-13 8:40 AM

hopefully in the very near future we can bid goodbye to the irrelevant button issue, and back to the issue at hand--guns.

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Jazzie

Jan-26-13 7:39 AM

The Warren paper is operated by the PJ family of miscreants.

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Hammond

Jan-25-13 8:50 PM

I'd agree that the hammer comparison lacks substance. But I urge the author to consider his statistic: 8,583 murders in 2011 were with guns. With an estimated 300,000,000 guns in the country, that means that 0.003% of the guns in the country were used to murder someone, and that's assuming each murder involved a different gun - which isn't likely. Furthermore, I'd be interested to see what percentage of those murders involved illegal guns. I'm willing to bet that percentage is rather high. While the hammer argument is void, this letter provides us with more evidence that guns aren't the problem, and that tougher gun laws won't help.

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50s4ever

Jan-25-13 7:11 PM

Nothing hidden....I just hate people who use a censor button to shut up any other side of a topic. Warren is the same thing. They really should have to review the reported abuse before deciding to pull it. Same old stuff, couple of blabbermouths with multiple posts calling everybody out, and reporting anyone who challenges them, some psuedo intellelectuals playing the elitist games....too bad. That's the way the whole country has gone.

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SCALLYWAG

Jan-25-13 4:55 PM

50s as I most always agree with your comments. I'm not sure how to precieve your previous post I always try to add a twist of humor while trying to send my point home. In the end that's what our life's consist of its another way of stating the ageless question why are we here and do we have a purpose never even seen the warren paper

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Monkeyboy

Jan-25-13 1:45 PM

Loner, you don't understand why the president's family needs (and deserves) more protection than your family? You are one funny guy!

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50s4ever

Jan-25-13 1:27 PM

With the exceptions of an SKS attempt on Clinton the cheap bolt action rifle on Kennedy, the assassination attempts have been pistols. Mostly cheap ones. Why do the SS need MP5's or once Uzis?

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GioAllie

Jan-25-13 11:02 AM

I was under the impression that this site was posted for the intelligent discussion of both sides of the gun safety issue.

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Conservative1212

Jan-24-13 7:28 PM

Well Mrs Bob......do you accept the fact that abortions are murder . I'll bet you don't.

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50s4ever

Jan-24-13 4:29 PM

I'd like to see them unionize the secret service so Obama can discover he has nobody watching him due to their being on strike, better yet, have to walk through ther picket lines and let them destroy "his" home....he's so big on unions.

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GioAllie

Jan-24-13 3:27 PM

Apparantly someone feels that the president,vice-president, their families, etc. are at a much higher risk than the average citizen- but I could be wrong.

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GioAllie

Jan-24-13 2:04 PM

mr. policeman, please resist gunning down all those "unarmed" civilians.

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-13 1:57 PM

my point monk is that law enforcement is entitled to have an ar-15 & they've proven to be just as friggin inept as any other civy with an ar-15.

hang on though somebody will post something about a straw man or non something in a moment because they hate the obvious truth & logic in the post...

...wait for it...

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Monkeyboy

Jan-24-13 1:53 PM

What's your point, Phil? That you need an AR-15 in case you are in a shoot-out with police?

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formerlyphil

Jan-24-13 1:39 PM

¦ Feb. 28, 2003: Unarmed African-American Orlando Barlow, a convicted felon, is on his knees and flanked by police officers when he’s shot in the back and killed by Metro Officer Bryan Hartman. Weapon of choice: AR-15 assault rifle. ¦ June 11, 2010: Unarmed African-American Trevon Cole, a suspected marijuana dealer, is on his knees and flanked by arresting Metro officers when he is shot in the face and killed by Detective Bryan Yant. Weapon of choice: AR-15 assault rifle. ¦ Dec. 12, 2011: Unarmed African-American Stanley Gibson, a disabled war veteran, is in his car blocked in by Metro black-and-whites and surrounded by police when he’s shot and killed by Officer Jesus Arevalo. Weapon of choice: AR-15 assault rifle.

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