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Thread #148617   Message #3495152
Posted By: Bill D
26-Mar-13 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Yep... I have to agree with most of your frustrations at seeing the idiocy displayed by the "testosterone-fuelled crap." (I have used similar phrases myself).
I often wonder what would happen if some nut got in and shot up Congress...or heaven forbid, the NRA headquarters! Sadly, I'd bet it would just be CALLED a 'nut job' and lead to more security... for Congress & the NRA, not for me.

Don't feel too smug, however... testosterone is not confined to the USA. I am appalled at the violence displayed among fans at or near some football matches in the UK and Europe and by your own idiots. IF history had been different, those guys would have coveted guns over there...(who knows...maybe they do). Over here, we do have 'more' legitimate uses for guns in certain areas and by certain people....it's just that, so far, the testosterone-fuelled fools have gotten a free ride by claiming the same rights as legitimate hunters and farmers who need 'some' guns for predator control, etc.

What is encouraging is that there are many in the news media who are not letting the issue die this time. Every day, the regular news is interspersed with various reports and stories highlighting the problem. It is making 'some' headway among politicians who see the handwriting on the wall bullet holes in their constituents.