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Comment Prove it. (Score 1) 3

(a) I was pointing to a VDH piece.
(b) VDH (not me) offers a pledge for "all liberal celebrities, business people, and politicians". He subsequently offers an example involving a cleric.
Oh crapflooding crapflooder, you do flood you the crap.

Comment Re:"why is it that no new gun control has happened (Score 1) 47

No, I'm simply answering your question regarding "What is it people are afraid of".
They fear the same swindling rodeo clownery that,
while arguably not the root cause of the world's current slide toward general war,
it can fairly be said,
is doing roughly shag-all to mitigate any threat in any direction.
#OccupyResoluteDesk, indeed.

Comment Re:Well.... (Score 1) 561

Actually, what we've seen is - as a function of how many times the police interact with other people every day all across the country - a very, very small number of such incidents. Vanishingly small fractions of one percent. Which doesn't make such things OK. But it hardly adds up to "the police are killing everybody!" ... which is what one would conclude if one took some of these deliberately hyperbolic idiot activists at their words.

Comment Re:Well.... (Score 1) 561

The police need to choose if they only want to interact with violent people or they want to assume people are innocent and peaceful.

What? That doesn't even make sense. The police deal peacefully with peaceful people untold thousands of times every day. I know that doesn't fit the narrative of the BLM types, but of course it's the lion's share of their daily interactions with the public. Alas, a lot of them that are killed on the job are killed while assuming that the person they're approaching isn't going to be violent.

Comment Re:"why is it that no new gun control has happened (Score 1) 47

It takes longer to buy Sudafed than it does to buy a gun. As someone who had purchased both in New York State I know that for a fact. Hell it takes vastly longer to purchase and register a car than it does to buy a gun. It is even more work to adopt a dog from a shelter than it is to buy a gun.

This is precisely the sort of irrelevant factoids, repeated with a vehement huff, that tips off the other end of the conversation to go very calm and pay close attention to the con-job unfolding.
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