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Cooke: No Flying with Guns

Nobody's rights were violated. The law was not broken And you don't know what communism is.  (9 hrs ago | post #46)

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Cooke: No Flying with Guns

You polling truthers crack me up!  (15 hrs ago | post #44)

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Cooke: No Flying with Guns

Nobody gave up any essential liberty. The community cooperated with the police in order to catch a couple of terrorists, which is what EVERYBODY wanted.  (15 hrs ago | post #43)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

That's certainly the myth that you and the rest of the gunners have swallowed. Why do you want to be misinformed? Do you like being a tool of the gun industry? Do you like being manipulated and lied to?  (15 hrs ago | post #8695)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

Well it looks like PA handled the pro-terrorism gunner pretty well yesterday. Good on you, PA. The Bush administration identified rightwing extremists as a potential threat to this nation back in 2008. But Republicans pitched such a hissy that the whole thing was shut down. Now we have had 15 acts of domestic terrorism by rightwing extremist, not counting the potential threat by armed insurrectionists in Nevada last week. The only possible explanation for why this continues to go on is because the right in America supports domestic terrorism from within their ranks. Why is that? What the hell is wrong with you people?  (15 hrs ago | post #41)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

No I don't. But you're changing the subject. Why are you doing that? Why won't you unconditionally condemn rightwing domestic terrorism?  (15 hrs ago | post #40)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

You are. Tray does. The question is - why? Why does the right defend these extremists and their terroristic activities? Why wouldn't they instead unconditionally condemn their actions? The only explanation is that they support rightwing domestic terrorism.  (15 hrs ago | post #39)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

The Reason for Our Woeful Lack of Gun Statistics How often are guns used for self-defense? Advocates claim as often as 2.5 million times a year. That's an incredible figure, for reasons explained here and here. On the other hand, the number of defensive gun uses must surely be much higher than zero. It would be good to know how much higher. Perhaps some competent agency might do some better-quality research? The Centers for Disease Control would seem one logical candidate, they do many of the nation's best public-health studies. Alas, no, that work has never been done. Why not? Because gun advocates have made a point of attacking CDC budgets for research into gun safety. http://www.thedail ybeast.com/article s/2012/12/18/the-r eason-for-our-woef ul-lack-of-gun-sta tistics.html  (16 hrs ago | post #8692)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

We won’t know the cause of gun violence until we look for it Since the legislation passed in 1996, the United States has spent about $240 mil lion a year on traffic safety research, but there has been almost no publicly funded research on firearm injuries. As a consequence, U.S. scientists cannot answer the most basic question: What works to prevent firearm injuries? We don’t know whether having more citizens carry guns would decrease or increase firearm deaths; or whether firearm registration and licensing would make inner-city residents safer or expose them to greater harm. We don’t know whether a ban on assault weapons or large-capacity magazines, or limiting access to ammunition, would have saved lives in Aurora or would make it riskier for people to go to a movie. And we don’t know how to effectively restrict access to firearms by those with serious mental illness. http://www.washing tonpost.com/opinio ns/we-wont-know-th e-cause-of-gun-vio lence-until-we-loo k-for-it/2012/07/2 7/gJQAPfenEX_story .html  (16 hrs ago | post #8691)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

The NRA’s war on gun science Over the past two decades, the NRA has not only been able to stop gun control laws, but even debate on the subject. The Centers for Disease Control funds research into the causes of death in the United States, including firearms — or at least it used to. In 1996, after various studies funded by the agency found that guns can be dangerous, the gun lobby mobilized to punish the agency. First, Republicans tried to eliminate entirely the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the bureau responsible for the research. When that failed, Rep. Jay Dickey, a Republican from Arkansas, successfully pushed through an amendment that stripped $2.6 million from the CDC’s budget (the amount it had spent on gun research in the previous year) and outlawed research on gun control with a provision that reads: “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” ... Dickey’s clause, which remains in effect today, has had a chilling effect on all scientific research into gun safety, as gun rights advocates view “advocacy” as any research that notices that guns are dangerous. http://www.salon.c om/2012/07/25/the_ nras_war_on_gun_sc ience/  (16 hrs ago | post #8690)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

N.R.A. Stymies Firearms Research, Scientists Say In the wake of the shootings in Tucson, the familiar questions inevitably resurfaced: Are communities where more people carry guns safer or less safe? Does the availability of high-capacity magazines increase deaths? Do more rigorous background checks make a difference? The reality is that even these and other basic questions cannot be fully answered, because not enough research has been done. And there is a reason for that. Scientists in the field and former officials with the government agency that used to finance the great bulk of this research say the influence of the National Rife Association has all but choked off money for such work. “We’ve been stopped from answering the basic questions,” said Mark Rosenberg, former director of the National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, part of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was for about a decade the leading source of financing for firearms research. http://www.nytimes .com/2011/01/26/us /26guns.html?_r=0  (16 hrs ago | post #8688)

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Texas law professor calls for repeal of Second Amendment

LOL! That wasn't actual research. That was a report on proposed priorities for future research. See, what really happened was the the President tasked the CDC, among other agencies, to begin identifying the most pressing problems in firearm violence research. So that's what the CDC did - identify problems that need further research. There were no findings of fact and there was no actual research. Because actual research on the impact of gun violence on public health isn't currently permitted - just as Spoko said. It was banned by the GOP Congress in 1996. Gun & Ammo either misunderstood what that report was or they intentionally lied about it.  (16 hrs ago | post #8686)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

Why does the right defend these extremists and their terroristic activities? Why wouldn't they instead unconditionally condemn their actions? The only explanation is that they support rightwing domestic terrorism.  (Sunday Apr 20 | post #11)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

There are no numbers from the left and you know it. Asking for those numbers is a diversion tactic. I didn't take your post as angry or aggressive. Learn to read.  (Sunday Apr 20 | post #10)

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U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists

Jihadists have killed 21 people in the US since 9/11. Rightwing extremists have killed 34 people in the US since 9/11. Leftwing extremists have killed 0 people in the US since 9/11. Facts are facts. What's the other side? Where is the bias? If you can't answer those simple questions, then all you're doing is minimizing, denying, and blaming - classic avoidance tactics.  (Sunday Apr 20 | post #9)

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