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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Banks youve a nice sheeple attitude. My buddy knew well to draw or not to draw. Hes been through tactical training shooting courses. PERFECTLY capable of shooting two perps in the back of his camper shell bent over like to L shaped targets a mere five feet away. They were got, and they knew it. And thus went to jail AFTER the cops finally did get there..Had my buddy ran , they would have had his stuff and been long gone buy the time the cops got there. He did not wait nor did he let them victimize anyone else that day.

That is what being prepared is about. That is what responsible CCW action IS, and its done succesfully FAR MORE than the biased BS news media dares report. The GOVT does not wish for such news to be prevalent.

The minute they threatened his well being, they were drawn on and stopped. Perfect execution of rightful laws.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Banks, what is your address in Santa Monica?

Predators would like to know where the easiest prey is.
Banks

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
Dec 14, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
For all those criminals out there reading The Taco looking for a score, my address is .......
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Dec 14, 2013 - 05:42pm PT

" How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see. . ." Dylan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
the answer my friend,, is blowin in the wind~~


Till then im keepin my powder dry and at the ready.
Harvey Manfrenjensen

Big Wall climber
Bob
Dec 14, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Americans are the most violent people on the planet ......

Don't get out much, huh?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
Yeah, Werner is a riot in a box.

Turns out the kid was pissed he got booted fromthe debating team!

Went out and bought a pump 12, but didn't understand that debates can be won by merely pumping one of those monsters without firing a shot.
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:44pm PT
Banks youve a nice sheeple attitude.

Yes, everyone walk in fear, being as well armed as possible while ready to draw at a moments notice to any one that might look suspicious. Can't let them get the drop.

Might is right, right?
Life is great.
Harvey Manfrenjensen

Big Wall climber
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:54pm PT
Interesting logic. You should probably take the tire iron and jack out of your car so you don't have to live in fear of getting a flat.
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
I just got rid of all the fire extinguishers for the same reason.

I was afraid they would be more likely to cause my own house to burn down, instead of someone else's.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
And climbing ropes make it more likely you'll fall.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 15, 2013 - 02:48am PT
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madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Dec 15, 2013 - 04:33am PT
Uh huh... and in the following seventeen years, three of the four mass murders in Australia were indeed not from firearms... they were mass murders by arson:

2000 -- Arson attack by Robert Paul Long that killed 15 people

2009 -- Arson attack by Brendan Sokaluk that killed 10 people

2011 -- Arson attack by Roger Kingsley Dean that killed 11 people

Prior to 1997 (the year of sweeping gun control), not a single mass murder by arson occurred in Australia.

Australia already had a very low incidence of mass violence prior to sweeping gun control, and, with less than 23 million people on a huge island-continent, Australia as a NATION has far fewer people than the almost 40 million in California alone. And their demographic is far more, shall we say, "peaceable" than the demographic of most of California.

Many points could be made about this vast population-density disparity, but one obvious fact is that less densely-packed people don't kill each other by any means nearly as frequently as more densely-packed people.

Virtually banning guns certainly did not keep Australians from killing each other en mass. The mass murderers simply turned to fire as the preferred weapon of choice. Even so, of the four mass murder incidents in Australia since 1996, one incident was still a shooting (at a university) that killed two and wounding five others. So, sweeping gun control didn't even eliminate mass murder by gun. It reduced it. But....

Of note is that in the previous 17 years (comparable time period) forty-five people were killed en mass by firearms, although seven of them were killed during a single rumble between two rival biker-gangs, leaving 38 killed as victims of true "mass murders." Since 1996, 36 have been mass-murdered just by arson.

So, literally, not counting the watershed mass shooting in 1996, the number killed in mass murderers by arson is almost exactly equal to the number killed by firearms in a comparable time period. One whack job in 1996 killed enough people (35) in one incident that he turned the tide in Australia (and, in one incident, totally skewed statistical comparisons!), but since his rampage and the almost immediately-following gun control, a virtually equal number have been mass murdered by fire in a comparable time period. That one nut simply changed the weapon of choice in mass murders from guns to fire.

Now, mass murder by arson simply isn't as sexy to report as a mass shooting, partly because it does not provide any political traction. After all, nobody can call for a nationwide ban on fire just because a few whack jobs now and then intentionally target and take out a dozen or so people using it.

Again I'll say, the "argument appealing to whack jobs," as I'll call it, is very weak. At least in Australia, the whack jobs are killing almost as many people in a comparable time slice using fire as they previously killed using firearms (and they had not used fire prior to sweeping gun control). In fact, considered on a per-incident basis, the use of fire has proven to be a far more effective weapon! Even here in the US, the most notable mass murder by arson took out 87 people in a matter of about ten minutes!

If we managed the Australian effect here in the US via radical gun control, we'd just be getting news items of this or that whack job now and then fire-bombing a school.

Haters gonna hate. Killers gonna kill. And fire is actually a more effective weapon than guns any day, IF, that is, you feel like killing a lot of people in a single incident, which is the definition of mass murder we've been holding pretty constant on this thread.

And if you want to extend the definition to include as "mass murderers" those whack jobs that take out lots of people spread over long periods of time (actually better called "serial killers"), well, that doesn't help your gun control case at all; these "mass murderers" almost exclusively employ other weapons besides guns.

So, let's become like Australia and swap out our guns for fire bombs. The same number of kids roasting to death will surely have us feeling a lot better, because at least they didn't get shot. And that is what you can derive from your Australia example: prior to gun control, no mass murders done by fire; after gun control, virtually all mass murders done by fire.

Isn't statistical analysis fun? Pick your numbers, your time slice, what you'll include and leave out, and "prove" whatever you want! As Twain said: "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."

EDIT: BTW, the "quote" in the picture is significantly misquoted.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:11am PT
Yes they have a serious problem with folks walking into classrooms and setting kids on fire, down Australia way.

What a stupid argument. I'm sorry its just f*#king stupid and selfish to make that argument.

DMT
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:18am PT
Yeah that arson angle has gotta be a joke.

I mean, it's gotta be.

"The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a bic lighter is ..."


A school with a sprinkler system?

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 09:50am PT
Sooner or later we the people are going to gut the2nd amendment. We're going to have to do it because free market selfishness is never going to self-regulate.

DMT
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Here is a thought.
Rather than ban guns, tax the sh#t out of them.
Income tax in America was instituted to allow Prohibition to be enacted. It was to be an alternative revenue source to make up for the loss of the enormous taxes generated by the booze biz in America. Prohibition failed but hey we still pay taxes. So lets tax guns and ammo to a point where we are generating loads of surplus revenue. Sure you can have all the guns and ammo you want and thanks for the new schools, hiways and infrastructure.
Not that is a win/win situation. Who knows in this gun nutter nation maybe we can raise enough tax monies to eliminate income tax entirely. Now the 1% can get on board.


Edited to add; Tax the weapons industry at the point of production like they used to do with booze. Let the manufacturers pass the costs to the consumer.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:52am PT
I like it Philo. A new-gun and per-bullet tax exactly like a new-route and per-piton tax. Because we know that, like climbers, gun owners are not going to change their behavior until forced.

DMT

ps. ;)
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Dec 15, 2013 - 11:03am PT
I've heard, this new budget agreement has "user fees".
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Dec 15, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Interesting logic. You should probably take the tire iron and jack out of your car so you don't have to live in fear of getting a flat.

You don't seem to be advocating carrying a gun in a safe place where you can go and get it when needed. With your logic you should carry the jack and tire iron strapped to your side.

Banks, what is your address in Santa Monica?
Predators would like to know where the easiest prey is.

Ron, where in Utah do you live so predators know to shoot you in the back instead of confronting you?


Edit,

Escalating the use of firearms comes with different tactics. Should we up it to the point where the best tactic is to shoot first, from either side?
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