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Guns change the way you think

http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/guns-really-do-change-the-way-you-think

 

Reminds me a bit of something said by a salty character in some novel I read a long time ago- "I hate porn because it turns kids into a-holes."

 

From my own observations I've long believed that carrying or generally getting too deeply immersed in gun culture creates actual behavioral changes. As I've said, the gateway drug to being a kook.

 

I also recall a comment by the protaganist in Charles Frazier's "Thirteen Moons" regarding the early 19th century American fad for dueling. He observed, I have to say, it had a wonderfully salutory effect on manners."

 

I'll submit that we probably ought to revive that fashion. Instead of people seething as the lump under their vest emits power to their brain, just have them take 50 paces and be done with it. There would be collateral damage but the net result would probably be positive.

 

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think

So Nots, your basic premise is that in the hood where the denizens shoot each other for perceived offenses such as wearing the wrong colors, or holding up the wrong fingers, things are more civil than in your sheltered little enclave you call a community? And you would welcome that type of instant death and terror?

 

Do you ever read what you write before you post it?

Honored Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think

Well, truth be told the gun grabing left is what has created "Gun Kooks".  And how I define "Gun Kooks" are those that have a 6 gun straped to their hip on the public parkway ...those events make me nervous, if God forbid there was a accidentally loaded gun that went off, it would set our cause back decades.  All the leftist communists would have to do is get a nut out of the nuthouse, give him a loaded gun and plant him at a event and ..."let nature take it`s course' and us law abiding gunowners would take the blame.

 

If the looney left left guns alone, there would be no need to exercise our rights to the fullest...thankfully more guns does equal less crime or we would be caught in a real predicament.

 

As I`ve said hundreds of times, in the 80`s I didn`t feel threatened as far as gunownership, so I didn`t bother voting.  Now we are just one shotup McDonalds full of kids and a Democrat congress from having gun confiscation, every election matters and I see no end in sight.

 

I`m a gun nut, but I have no desire to take on the responsibilty of carrying a gun.  I just want to be left alone in my home...I hope that in the United States of America in the year of our Lord twenty fifteen, that is not asking too much.

Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think

If truth were told, we have an "industry" that produces a consumer durable that is in fact quite durable.

 

In order to create more demand in a saturated market they've engaged in a widespread psychological campaign that has probably succeeded beyong their wildest imaginations.

 

Probably tens of millions of homes with large numbers of firearms and tens of thousands of rounds of ammo.

 

 

Honored Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think

Clinton and Obama are the best gun and ammunition salesmen in the history of the world.   If the left said 20 years ago "You know what we have enough gun laws on the books...we aren`t going to attempt to enact ANY gun regislation of any type ever and that is our iron clad promise" ...If they said that and followed through, half of the guns sold in the US wouldn`t have happened, some gun industries may have went bankrupt and as a bonus for some of you lefties, more Democrats would`ve been elected. Because deep down Dems know guns don`t kill people, so when guns are the issue they won`t energetically vote against the pro-gun candidate and some Dems may vote for a Republican if the Dem candidate is too much of a gun grabber.

Senior Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think


@hardnox wrote:

If truth were told, we have an "industry" that produces a consumer durable that is in fact quite durable.

 

In order to create more demand in a saturated market they've engaged in a widespread psychological campaign that has probably succeeded beyong their wildest imaginations.

 

Probably tens of millions of homes with large numbers of firearms and tens of thousands of rounds of ammo.

 

 


For you to believe that conspiracy you must also believe that President Barack H Obama is the leader of that industry.

Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think

An interesting case study- if people are looneytunes they can't recognize it if they have tens of millions of fellow travellers.

 

It has little to do with the gubmint and much to do with a private industry. It is hardly breaking news that the NRA is the marketing arm of that industry.

Senior Contributor

Re: Guns change the way you think

Your paranoia is astounding.  You think an inanimate hunk of metal is going to somehow take control of the human mind and force it to kill kill kill.  You better stay in your house and board up your windows because there has to be millions of gun carrying "nuts" out there.

Senior Contributor

Re: Guns change the way you think

Gun owners do not kill people. IRRESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS DO!  Where we differ is that you don't want to tolerate any effort to keep guns away from irresponsible people. Therefore guns should be registered and secured from those that are irresponsible. Giving a fire arm to a 10 year old is like giving a sharp knife to a 3 year old. Someone is responsible for the damage caused and it aint the kid.

 

If your gun is stolen or borrowed and used in a commision of a crime, YOU SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE, WHY? Because you did not keep it properly secured. If somebody borrows you car and smashes into some pedestrians, do you not expect the victims to sue the owner of the car. Why shouldn't the owner of the gun be liable? Should gun owners be required to buy liability insurance for each gun he possesses? YOU BET

 

Who is to decide if a gun owner has mental problems? If he has rage problems then he is a danger to his wife his family or anyone else in the community. Who is responsible to disarm him before his rage compels him to shoot someone or many? Gun control may not prevent him but confiscation might.

 

So therefore you choose to help society deal with the problem or you do not. Meanwhile, the public is exposed to the threat of gun violence just because your firearms give you an erection. Plus many of you do not exhibit rational logic on the question. Thus you think you deserve the right to own any firearm you choose and any quantity no matter how much carnage is caused by people that own them.  That is why you are called gun nutz.

 

 

 

Senior Advisor

Re: Guns change the way you think


@hardnox wrote:

An interesting case study- if people are looneytunes they can't recognize it if they have tens of millions of fellow travellers.

 

It has little to do with the gubmint and much to do with a private industry. It is hardly breaking news that the NRA is the marketing arm of that industry.


You are right about a gun changes the way you think Nox. When a thief breaks into a home or store and stares down the barrel of a 9mm he changes the way he thinks real quick.