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tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:28pm PT
Even though Obama could have just made one law - bar the media from reporting on mass killers - that would have made a big difference, he chose 23, most of which said, I'm going to send a letter to this bureaucratic office, or, I'm going to build support around Obamacare.


Oh yeah, it is an American right to have freedom of the press. Free to report on whatever they want as much as they want and ignore what doesn't drive gun sales. It is like they work for S&W.



Their reporting is about as balanced as the posts on this forum. Sorry I've made it worse!
t*r

Mountain climber
the hills of my home
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
trotlines are mentioned in this song...

mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Even though Obama could have just made one law - bar the media from reporting on mass killers - that would have made a big difference

Oh wow, you are smarter than I thought! That would fix the problem once and for all... fuk the first amendment in the face with a 2x4 and promote ignorance in order to protect the outdated 2nd.


Brilliant... as in the most retarded thing I have ever heard from anyone ever.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
I dunno. If a tree falls in a forest, and nobody hears it ...
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
mecrist, OK, so how about mention it in the back pages once, then push something good to the front page for the next few weeks. Would that be so un-american? ps. I edited the last post before I saw yours - could say I was telepathic!
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Even though Obama could have just made one law - bar the media from reporting on mass killers - that would have made a big difference, he chose 23, most of which said, I'm going to send a letter to this bureaucratic office, or, I'm going to build support around Obamacare. Not surprising.


are you a high school kid who failed basic Civics class, tooth?

Presidents don't "make" laws

only congress can make a law, a President can only sign it

The President cannot "bar the media from reporting on mass killers", no authority

Get your facts correct prior to blurting your opinions
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Guntard Natural selection

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/north-carolina-gun-show-shooting/index.html?c=us
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
You would still have your first amendment. But you seem to want to focus on one way of death of children in the US because you deem it more important than others. Not because it kills more per day, week, year, at a time, or anything else. You pick it.


It also sells, so it stays on the front page.



But keeping it there only causes more of the same. It doesn't fix the problem. Unless an 'assult' weapons ban does more this time than last.




But you know in your heart that giving these guys attention only feeds the problem all other things being equal. If it wasn't such a fun topic for you, say, something like abortion that kills more kids per year, would you still want it on the front page each day?
jghedge

climber
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
"Even though Obama could have just made one law - bar the media from reporting on mass killers - that would have made a big difference,"

The stupidest thing on this thread not said by anyone named Rong or BlueRing, and a strong contender for stupidest post yet

Carry on
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
At least that Linn County Sheriff was elected. He can say he's accountable to the voters of his county, NOT the President.

Whether he's elected or not, his mandate is to uphold and enforce the laws of the land, not interpret them as he sees fit.

Anyway, if you read what he said he says he will not enforce laws which "offend the constitution" whatever the hell that is. As nothing that Obama proposes is unconstitutional I think he managed to sound pretty damn righteous without having the guts to say he would actually revolt. Likely because he has no intention of revolting.

This is a good examination of the whole 2nd amendment nonsense. Scroll down to "More Guns, Less Crime"

http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/



mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
If a killer shoots 26 people in a school in minutes, you think it should be kept quiet?

Do you people have ANY IDEA how absolutely illogical and fuking retarded you sound? All because you MIGHT NOT be able to have high capacity magazines and have to get a stricter background check for ALL gun purchases?

Cry me a fuking river douche bags.
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
All because you MIGHT NOT be able to have high capacity magazines and have to get a stricter background check for ALL gun purchases?
Already things I have to go through to get a gun, and no, I can't get high cap mags. Was that argument supposed to apply to me?
Oh yeah, you can get your pants in a bunch because I used an incorrect political term but it's fine for you to ignorantly say this to a Canadian. Even if I ignored the facts and looked at the gist of your argument, (you are discrediting what I said based on the fact that you think I want to keep certain guns that I have - which I don't) I would see that you aren't thinking, just arguing. Good job. Keep it up.






OK, use a signing statement. Or the plethora of other tools he has at his disposal to encourage things to happen. Sorry I used American Political terms incorrectly and the idea flew right over your heads.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
"Whether he's elected or not, his mandate is to uphold and enforce the laws of the land, not interpret them as he sees fit."


That's The President's job, too. And he has a whole list of laws Congress passed that he says he won't be enforcing.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Newtown truthers info. Pretty sad.

http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/15/newtown-families-targeted-intimidated/?hpt=hp_tvbx
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
f a killer shoots 26 people in minutes, you think it should be kept quiet?


Only if it doesn't spawn more of the same behavior - like it does in the US. The point is to decrease the number of these incidences, not increase it. Stop feeding it through the media 24/7 and fix your gun laws. So far you haven't quit talking about it, and you can't get any gun laws changed because of your extreme views both from lobbyists and politicians. You seem to pick sides, call each other names, then do nothing. Pick a set of reasonable laws, there's nothing wrong with Canada's. Try them out for 10 years. See what effect it has compared to the last 10 years when you banned 'assault' weapons. But you would rather be picking sides, picking fights and picking your noses.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
"They have this confirmation bias, as psychologists call it, to look for only evidence that supports their theories and disregard anything that says otherwise"
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:50pm PT
OK, use a signing statement. Or the plethora of other tools he has at his disposal to encourage things to happen. Sorry I used American Political terms incorrectly and the idea flew right over your heads.

Tooth, you clearly have no idea what constitutional power a US President has or has not

A "signing statement" CAN be added onto a bill passed by congress WHILE the President is signing it

get it yet?

ok, I'll try again: Congress would have to pass your bill banning the media from reporting on mass murders, THEN when the President signs it into law, he MIGHT add a signing statement "clarifying" something

You really don't understand how basic civics works, read a little, it won't hurt your head
tooth

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:52pm PT
Norton, I don't have to learn your system. I know you have one, however you want to make the changes is fine with me. Until you learn Canada's, I'm not going to use the correct terminology for yours. But if that stops you from thinking about ideas or concepts, if you just hang out to type happy words on SuperTopo - have at it!




















Seems to me like the more this is kept on the front page in the US, the more guns are sold. The tension drives the sales, it is marketing 101 I learned years ago in my business degree. But you can't just have pro-gun discussions to create the tension that sells, you have to have the anti. However, you don't want smart anti, or you will affect sales. So hire a 10-year old to call people names and nit pick on stupid points to keep the discussions from getting either serious or effective. I'm pretty sure there are a few on here doing just that. Vulgar stupidity and name calling - creating tension, but going nowhere. You know who you are, what are they paying you?






Brilliant marketing.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=18265141&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fm%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dalbuquerque%26hl%3Den%26tbo%3Du%26source%3Duniv%26tbm%3Dnws%26sa%3DX%26ei%3DpJD8UIGeGrO_2QWmt4GQAw%26ved%3D0CCsQqAI

Guns saving some more lives today
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Jan 20, 2013 - 06:52pm PT

the beautiful smith & wesson i inherited from my father. he told me about 9 months before he died unexpectedly in june that he wanted me to have it. we didn't know it would be so soon... it would be difficult to articulate how much this piece means to me.

Whoa... t*r... wow. I'm kind of speechless. Treasure it, yes. Always.

PS... that photo of you is f*#king badass. ~ xx
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