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Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Blogger, Sparks Sexist Twitter Troll-A-Thon With Xbox One Observation

Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Blogger, Sparks Sexist Twitter Troll-A-Thon With Xbox One Observation

Commented Jun 16, 2013 at 09:59:23 in Technology

“Ok lets be honest. Based on what? I know very few women under 30 who do not game. I don't know any women under 20 who don't game. My wife games and although 10 years younger than me we played a lot of the same games before we met. I've played games with girls internationally and while in the military most females I knew not only gamed but had more time to game than me, as I was Marine Crps Infantry and frequently away from any ability to do so. If you don't think there are nearly as many if not as many gamers who are women that are men I think it safer to say you don't know many women rather than you don't know many women who game.”

RecreationalPilot on Jun 16, 2013 at 19:20:44

“That's because they earn 70% of what a man earns and have to either crimp ore or work extra to make up for the shortfall.”

jestermarcus on Jun 16, 2013 at 18:04:22

“Just because more women game, does not mean they are purchasing in as big a number as males. A lot of female gamers just play their husband's, or boyfriend's games. They typically are not the ones going out and buying the games. Of course there are some, but not as many. That's not to demean them in any way, its just to point out that males are still the top purchasers of games. This is a business, and as such, they have to market their product to who will buy it, not who will use it. The ratio is still 60% males, 40% females. That includes Mobile games, take that way, and I bet the divide only increases.”
Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 04:27:41 in Politics

“Then provided you saw actual combat or combat victims while a medic you should have more than enough information to base your decision. Rather than healing the harm inflicted by others would you prefer to be the one inflicting it? Over the money in your pockets. Is that amount of money worth being responsible for that kind of trauma? You went out and got a gun so you are now fully capable of doing so. The possibilty therefore had to cross your mind, and seemed reasonable enough at the time to likely spend more money than you were robbed for obtaining a personal firearm.”
Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:32:07 in Politics

“So to compensate you fantasize about killing whoever robbed you? If you think I haven't been on both sides of a weapon you'd be wrong. I spent more than 10 years doing so. Does that make me more likely than you or less likely to get whatever point your trying to make? How about this. How much money could you have been carrying in your pockets to make getting killed worth it? Maybe you should think about that a little and then ask yourself how much money is it worth to you to kill that person? I mean lets say you were on your way to buy a laptop or something and had 2000$ in your pocket. Would it be worth it to you to keep 2000$ and have the memory of shooting a man in front of you to death? Let me gie you a heads up that TV doesn't help with. Kill a man within 10 feet and theres a good chance you'll carry his blood on you for a good long time, it's a lot messier than Hollywood leads you to believe. Maybe you've got a strong stomach or like that kinda thing, not gonna critique you, but maybe you should really question what that gun means to you. There's a lot of ways to be a victim aside from the one you found.”

bigbill1057 on Apr 28, 2013 at 17:45:38

“Do I fantasize about killing the guy who robbed me? No I don't, but I look at it as a learning experience and no more. As for the reality of people being shot, I'm a retired Army Medic.”
Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Pat Toomey Approval Rises After Gun Control Stand: Poll

Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 04:37:58 in Politics

“By what do you base this? Deciding you are part of a hate group who is picked on makes you sound more like a crazy, not less. If you still feel like a victim while owning a gun, it kind of defeats the purpose of having a gun doesn't it? For that matter limiting the access of guns to 'crazies' only really affects you at all if you are a crazy. If you are well aware that you are a crazy then I can see your concern.”

bigbill1057 on Apr 28, 2013 at 02:02:42

“I carry a handgun now because I was almost killed in a robbery, despite my handing over all my cash. If that makes me a crazy person, so be it. I hope you go through this at some time. You MIGHT get the point.”

RetiredLtCPD on Apr 27, 2013 at 10:23:13

“That went right over your head, didn't it Rikki?”

John Robert Norton on Apr 27, 2013 at 07:33:54

“im crazy”
Vine In Boston: 6 Seconds Of Horror, On Repeat

Vine In Boston: 6 Seconds Of Horror, On Repeat

Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 08:06:21 in Technology

“Real explosions don't really sound like movie explosions. They're a bang much like any number of pops and crashes you hear on a daily basis. I don't know about where you live but I hear things that could be explosions regularly living in a downtown city and I have quite a lot of experience with explosives. I don't flinch either for much of it. Outside of crime dramas many normal people wouldn't flinch at a gunshot that they'd likely assume was a car backfiring and explosions are only a few decibels higher. I imagine people didn't even begin to scream right off until the shock or what just happened subsided.”
Vine In Boston: 6 Seconds Of Horror, On Repeat

Vine In Boston: 6 Seconds Of Horror, On Repeat

Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 08:00:42 in Technology

“It's perfectly normal not to recognize a real explosion when you've been raised on Hollywood explosions as the norm. You expect to see what you have been accustomed to seeing and Hollywood has fantasy explosions and gunshots that little prepare you for the subtlety of the real thing.

To me that looks like a rather amaturish explosive device lacking a shaped charge. Most of the explosion seemed non directed and was likely absorbed by the building rather than being projected into the crowd like anyone with even a modicum of military training could pull off. The perpetrators perverted intent is horrible but thankfully he lacked the knowledge that could have made the blast far worse. Debris from the area or packed around the device or projected from the blast site is largely responsible for the number of wounded.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 04:06:44 in Politics

“Proven to who? I think you need to chill on trying to make this person, I mean this is the internet and I don't know you or care about you to insult you. Take a step back and get over yourself. I don't care what kind of shot you think you are, or whether you think it makes you worthy of judging others on theirs. You shouldn't mistake me for judging you either, because frankly I don't care and I'm disinclined to be included in you image of self worth. To me you're full of it, not because I want you to be, but because the way you talk about things is slightly 'off' and more the talk of someone on the periphery of something he desperately wants to be in the center of. I've dealt with a lot of wannabes in my tenure who glorify violence rather than recognizing it for what it is and never has it been someone who actually has to live with violence. Your choice of cowboy reminescent imagery is a concious choice on your part which indicates who you wish to be. Hey, that's fine as long as you keep it to yourself, but you want to the world to conform to it and that's not. Hell I'd have happily let you take my place once upon a time and likely be everything you dream of being, but I'd also be the first to tell you I doubt you'd like it there.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 29, 2013 at 03:43:00 in Politics

“Well then you've found your own problem. You're looking for a win and I don't care. You're invested and looking for an argument and I'm not. Quite frankly I don't think you understand any of my points in order to match any of them. I'm telling you that if you're looking to stop someone then most incapacitation methods are designed to do just that, instantly, while most methods of killing are questionable at best especially if you want to stop someone. But like I said you're obviously looking for a win and a fight, and I'm not, I'm of the opinion that if you're in a fight there is no winner.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:55:37 in Politics

“Well the first is the first and largely the basis of our entire domestic system, essentially it's first for a reason, and the 2nd in essence relates to the first formation of a national military though at the time to be addressed on a State level because at the time it was written we lagely were a united series of 'states'. It has unfortunately been bastardized by people for their own ends to be promoted for self serving attempts to justify owning their own weapons independently. Let me ask you do you remember anything beyond the 'right to bear arms' part? It's kinda of important or they woulda just left it at that and spared space on the page. But really it seems silly to argue the point since most people who hardp on about thier second amendment rights couldn't care less about any other amendment and would happy be rid of them all as long as they got to keep whatever gun they think prepares them for whatever they feel threatened by. I mean seriously if you're willing to give up your right to speak your mind or limit others just to have a gun, should you even have a gun?”

David Carson on Apr 28, 2013 at 15:22:58

“and you are forgetting that both amendments protect a right of the people and the last time I checked self defense is a fundamental right”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:42:54 in Politics

“Japan isn't a gun culture so if they decide to off themselves they're going to do it regardless, but it helps when it's not so plentifully available. So a better statistic would be Switzerland who issues weapons to most males in the country as part of a militia program. Here's the thing gun proponents seem to forget about the Swiss though, the regulate ammunition like we regulate drugs. They started doing that and keeping the weapons in neighborhood armories in order to combat domestic violence murders and suicides and the rates plummeted.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:23:18 in Politics

“Based on what? I hate to tell you but 95% of gunshot wounds aren't actually fatal. A lot of people don't even notice being shot the first time because our endorphines are that good. They may very well have shot him a dozen times intending to kill him and as long as he wasn't denied medical attention to bleed out survive worse than he did. For your own safety, and others, you should never assume being a good shot against paper means a damn thing against anything other than paper.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:17:37 in Politics

“If you don't think law enforcement are trained marksman I seriously don't know what to tell you. If you have so little faith in people who carry weapons for a living it's no surprise you feel the need to carry a weapon to feel safe. Hell maybe you don't even feel safe with a weapon which is why you obviously put a lot of study into it, although as I've said I don't think you display a good level of comprehension. That you think you outshot them, great, I've outshot a lot of cops too and largely attribute it to all the best shots I know are bored with it. If you shoot guns for a living I hate to tell you but it's not all that exciting. It doesn't really require all that much attention after it's long sunk into muscle memory and while I still keyhole rounds when called upon to do so most of the time I already know it's going to hit the target and don't care all that much.

Please for the love of god never use the term steel clearing leather again. Your childish romanticism of gunplay is the real problem here, although hardly yours alone.”

Riki Wataru on Apr 29, 2013 at 04:06:44

“Proven to who? I think you need to chill on trying to make this person, I mean this is the internet and I don't know you or care about you to insult you. Take a step back and get over yourself. I don't care what kind of shot you think you are, or whether you think it makes you worthy of judging others on theirs. You shouldn't mistake me for judging you either, because frankly I don't care and I'm disinclined to be included in you image of self worth. To me you're full of it, not because I want you to be, but because the way you talk about things is slightly 'off' and more the talk of someone on the periphery of something he desperately wants to be in the center of. I've dealt with a lot of wannabes in my tenure who glorify violence rather than recognizing it for what it is and never has it been someone who actually has to live with violence. Your choice of cowboy reminescent imagery is a concious choice on your part which indicates who you wish to be. Hey, that's fine as long as you keep it to yourself, but you want to the world to conform to it and that's not. Hell I'd have happily let you take my place once upon a time and likely be everything you dream of being, but I'd also be the first to tell you I doubt you'd like it there.”

HP Lucian on Apr 28, 2013 at 21:47:42

“You are so tied up in perpetuating your own internal lies that you can't even make a coherent argument. I've trained with and competed against police - I'm very aware of the typical level of skill. I choose to understand my methods of defense, not just the mechanics, but situational awareness. You can call it paranoia, I call it simply taking in information.

Stuff your condescension. Impugning my choice of phrases is absolutely ridiculous - you're trying to imply word choice you don't like is a sign of immaturity. But you're the one who only has insults, which is typically indicative of someone with no basis for an argument.

In short, you're annoyed and flailing.

So, did you have a point to make? Would you like to address any points I've made?

Can you have a rational discussion without reverting to your playground antics?

You claim to have experience shooting, but show nothing but contempt for those of us who are proven competent. Kind of sounds like you're blowing smoke.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:09:38 in Politics

“I don't think I could at all do this justice without going over the word cap. One most firefights don't even last 8 seconds so you're spacing out, what? What exactly are you even timing with that bullshit figure? The heart stopping? De-oxygenated blood? A ventrical tear leading to a rapid bleed out? What plethora of wonders even gets your gram of lead to even stop directly inside someones heart? Or are you planning on shooting someone in an artery and having it deposit the round in the heart through circulation? Entirely too many assumptions and what if the person is capable or responding and acting during those 8 seconds? Of course, more bullets! That was obviously the problem with those Taliban who shot that little girl in the head for reading books, who lived, they shoulda shot her a few more times.

Whether you kill someone by shooting them, eventually, shouldn't even be up for debate. Outside of TV instant killshots are kinda rare. Hell even some fatal wounds people don't always notice at first through the wonders of endorphine and they just plain keep on coming if so inclined.

I mean you seem to have some confusion between clothing and PCP but most methods of incapacitating someone do just that. Incapicitate. They tend to be rather quick doing so as well, and some are even fatal on occasion, but to me stopping someone quickly is far more important than killing them.”

Riki Wataru on Apr 29, 2013 at 03:43:00

“Well then you've found your own problem. You're looking for a win and I don't care. You're invested and looking for an argument and I'm not. Quite frankly I don't think you understand any of my points in order to match any of them. I'm telling you that if you're looking to stop someone then most incapacitation methods are designed to do just that, instantly, while most methods of killing are questionable at best especially if you want to stop someone. But like I said you're obviously looking for a win and a fight, and I'm not, I'm of the opinion that if you're in a fight there is no winner.”

HP Lucian on Apr 28, 2013 at 21:58:47

“I cited a median duration for conciousness after a heart shot, not time for a firefight (about 3 seconds on average). The term you're looking for is 'exsanguination', by the way. I also never said anything about hitting the heart with one shot - I gave a limiting case. Nice try to discredit the argument, but you've actually supported it: you need more than one shot. 8 seconds of useful time by your aggressor means 8 seconds more at a minimum you'd need to defend yourself. Fortunately, most people will break off after the first shot, hence the 3 seconds 'rule of thumb'.

Survival after a gunshot is up to 95% if you reach a hospital with your heart still beating. So perhaps guns aren't quite so lethal as you'd like to think. You yourself made the argument in favor of less lethal, so...

You have some trouble with reading comprehension. I specifically cited thickness of clothing, or are you illiterate? I don't think so - just willfully ignorant and oblivious to actual written text.

Summary: a gun fight is typically over in about 3 seconds; incapacitated or not, the threat may disappear; 95% survivability; much lower rate of incapacitation with other methods.

Game. Set. Match. You argued out of your own position.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 07:54:51 in Politics

“You should obviously be wearing a cape and fighting crime then.”

ABADDON59 on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:16:05

“A uniform is much more useful. It has more pockets than a cape.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 03:18:44 in Politics

“I'm sorry the passage of time and history escapes you. It's something I quite love myself, so I'm happy to enlighten you. Most of the amendments actually specifically refer to problems witht he english, a foreign power, namely that they assumed the right to quarter armed soldiers within our homes whenever they felt like it. The second amendment refers to us drawing up citizen militias run and regulated by the city and state. Why do you think they wasted the words to specify that? Who else is going to regulate them? You do understand that's how we fought the Revolutionary War right? With regulated militias?

I think you also need to acquaint yourself with certain facts of current life as well. Like that we effectively have the lowest taxes in the United States for the past century. Anyone else who tells you otherwise is likely trying to sell you something, which you seem to be buying because you want to BELIEVE it. I know I can't argue with someone who wants to believe something with something as inconvenient as facts, so I won't bother to. If you think the government is doing you wrong though, look into it. Don't go only to people who share your opinion do some independent research or, hell, dare to get involved yourself. I've fought real tyrannies in the world, because they still exist, and what we have is pretty far from one.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 10:27:13 in Politics

“The killology guy who says current military techniques mirror what kids learn playing video games? Yeah I'm familiar with him in a smile that's so cute kinda way. Even if I was inclined to read his books, which I'm not, I no longer feel the need to carry a weapon as I no longer choose to live a life where I have need of one. That's the thing, I'm telling you I pursued scientific and statistical studies related to my actual profession and you're referencing people who write to support their opinions. You seem more interested in supporting beliefs that I don't find to be realistic in actual out in the real world life. A Lt. Col. can form all sorts of opinions from observing the people who go out and actually employ weapons, but my own opinion is the actual experience of those to employ those weapons as well as non-biased empirical evidence is more compelling. I honestly don't know what special forces group you think teaches double tap with rifles, maybe because I've never read any declassified ops about them, only the classified ones. I would likely question what you think you know, because in all likelihood it's second hand and subject to your interpretation and understanding. I've pointed out some of what you believe to be incorrect, that's all I can do. Adjust or don't.”
The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

The Constitution Applies to All Americans, No Matter What They Are Accused Of

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 09:38:47 in Politics

“I don't have a reference for you but I believe that's actually in the constitution. Not Miranda of course but I believe the founding fathers specifically gave much the same rights to both citizens and foreignors accused of domestic crimes.”

bksanamerican on Apr 24, 2013 at 00:31:26

“A fairly good post and foriegners I think have the same rights, as far as our court system is concerned, but these rights are inherent in ALL men, given by God.”

LeftRight on Apr 23, 2013 at 15:17:34

“Yes, they did. That's why the Constitution lists only a few things that are for citizens only, and they include voting and running for office.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 08:57:27 in Politics

“A good question. Police are trained better than most civilians could hope for but not like special forces are who are specifically taught to 'see deep' and realize when they pull the trigger there is a very good chance the bullet will continue through their target which can be detrimental to friendlies in close quarters. Still accuracy on a firing range is quite different from actual combat where your body is experience a great number of physical reactions you are likely not prepared for until you experience them. As the shooting in NY awhile back demonstrates even law enforcement when shooting in public is likely to hit bystanders. To think a civilan is more accurate than law enforcement in addition to being arrogant to me is quite ridiculous and the majority of shooters proposing to defend their home and family are more likely to endanger thier friends and family instead. The fantasy wouldn't be so bad if it weren't so dangerous in reality.”

ABADDON59 on Apr 24, 2013 at 03:29:56

“"Police are trained better than most civilians..."

I disagree. Most law enforcement officers undergo minimal weapons training. The vast majority of police officers never fire their weapons outside of periodic re-qualifications in which they fire 30-60 rounds. The odds of you being accidentally shot by a police officer are much higher (about eight times higher) than the odds of you being accidentally shot by a CCW holder (the police are civilians also).”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 08:39:23 in Politics

“I have and I was as well. Perhaps I faced a different kind of action than you did and I was always very interested in realistic statistics and approaches to increase my survival. I can't attest to what you say were your findings in research but I'd probably question them. I can also safely say if you were taught 'double tap' with any weapon outside of a pistol you were probably taught incorrectly, and again, your reasoning for why you were taught is flawed and incorrect. Maybe whoever told you or taught you didn't know any better themselves. You can take this new information and do your research again, maybe using information from better sources, or just think about it yourself for awhile. Odds are you'll realize stopping power has more to do with it than accuracy if you have any experience at all with combat or at least outside of a firing range.”

Riki Wataru on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:27:13

“The killology guy who says current military techniques mirror what kids learn playing video games? Yeah I'm familiar with him in a smile that's so cute kinda way. Even if I was inclined to read his books, which I'm not, I no longer feel the need to carry a weapon as I no longer choose to live a life where I have need of one. That's the thing, I'm telling you I pursued scientific and statistical studies related to my actual profession and you're referencing people who write to support their opinions. You seem more interested in supporting beliefs that I don't find to be realistic in actual out in the real world life. A Lt. Col. can form all sorts of opinions from observing the people who go out and actually employ weapons, but my own opinion is the actual experience of those to employ those weapons as well as non-biased empirical evidence is more compelling. I honestly don't know what special forces group you think teaches double tap with rifles, maybe because I've never read any declassified ops about them, only the classified ones. I would likely question what you think you know, because in all likelihood it's second hand and subject to your interpretation and understanding. I've pointed out some of what you believe to be incorrect, that's all I can do. Adjust or don't.”

adamstar75 on Apr 23, 2013 at 09:22:45

“Read some books by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman for more insight. Also Spec ops does teach double tap with rifles also which one can clearly find info on even in declassified ops including No Easy Day book.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 07:59:55 in Politics

“Yes it does. Are you completely for anyones right to do anything at any time for any reason? If you have any exceptions at all, or essentially beleive in in laws at all your point is invalidated. You do not have an absolute right to bear any arm you'd like any more than you have to commute to work daily in your very own armed tank or fighter jet. If you are a danger to yourself or others is not always a call you are fit to make. A 'free' citizen does not mean an absolute freedom, and never has. Citizen means you are part of a society and with it's protections and benefits come limitations. Anything else is anarchy and there is no citizenship in an anarchy. If you want to be an anarchist feel free, but you can't always pick and choose your own freedoms and be prepared to deal with other anarchists who don't agree to the same ones as you do. For that matter the 2nd amendment you mention I'm assuming as your constitutional responsibility specifically refers to your rights as a citizen in a militia to limit the power of foreign governments coming in and your right to repel them with other Americans in that militia. Read it yourself and READ THE WHOLE THING if you think otherwise.”

Bba Hunter on Apr 27, 2013 at 13:24:07

“You are taking liberty with words that are not in my reply, you are exaggerating words that I did not say. This is you assuming what is not there.

If you actually research the founding fathers that wrote the second amendment, you will find the sole purpose the militia statement exists is to allow citizens to form non-government controlled militia's in order to prevent government tyranny from abusing citizens, such as what is now occurring with taxes, property confiscation, arbitrary laws, etc ...

In fact, you are confused in your entire line of thought: The second amendment has NOTHING to do with limiting the power of a FOREIGN government. It is for limiting the power of the U.S. government to impose tyranny over the U.S. citizen.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 07:51:16 in Politics

“No. You're using information incorrectly. One, not all the people you mention are taught anything of the kind. Maybe a range instructor of yours did, but if he did he gave you the wrong reason. First shots are often the more accurate of any shot group, aside from distance shots with a cold barrel rifle which may display different ballistic profiles than hot barrels. Double tapping is typically done with pistols however, which don't have the barrel length for hot or cold to really matter, and I doubt it's empasized anywhere with higher caliber weapons. Pistols can have more unpredictable ballistic profiles because of the length of thier barrels but mainly double tapping is a matter of stopping power. Pistols have very little stopping power, especially the ones most people use to have a greater degree of control and accuracy. Double tapping is taught for that very reason, to increase your chances of creating enough bullet trauma to negate your target. Accuracy has little to do with it, in fact two shots fired in rapid succession are inherently less accurate.”

adamstar75 on Apr 23, 2013 at 08:18:43

“Do your research, I have been military, security and continue to be part of LEO's. Just look into the percentage of shots that are high when faced with a actual person in front of you. That percentage has continued to increase since WWI.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 06:22:06 in Politics

“You don't read much do you? Actually most gun deaths aren't related to crimes. Suicides and accidental shootings are rampant. Plus most attempts to regulate and enforce gun laws are argued against and stopped by people such as yourself. The ATF has come under quite a lot of legislative attack recently that ties their hands. There are exemptions available for criminals and part of the steps to keep a criminal from purchasing a gun is a background check, which has just been voted against if you remember? Most attempts at gun legislation are specifically to keep criminals from having as much freedom to easily obtain guns as they do, and it largely gets argued against by gun supporters who don't which I have to assume from your responses you are.”

David Carson on Apr 23, 2013 at 15:21:23

“gun control won't affect suicides--look at Japan's stats”

katarrah2 on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:24:02

“You just said it. Crimes. Now... go crunch the numbers.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 06:10:41 in Politics

“Have any of you actually pointed a weapon and another person?

Whether you like a guy on a reality show or not he does have experience with violence. He is telling you you don't need to kill someone to stop them. You're making fun of him for even suggesting that you might not need to kill someone. You should think about that. I think most people who have taken lives would tell you the same thing, it wasn't necessary. Moreover you might actually want to look into nonlethal solutions as most of them render people helpless faster than gunshot wounds. Many people remain active after multiple gunshots even delivered by professional marksman as you can look at yourself in the recent Boston matter. Or perhaps all of you think you're better shots than Boston PD?”

Twootchy on Apr 29, 2013 at 20:03:47

“Why do you assume that the only way to use a gun for self-defense is to kill someone?”

HP Lucian on Apr 24, 2013 at 10:31:12

“Some other insight for you... with a 9mm round in the heart, most healthy adults will have about 8 seconds of useful blood pressure before the mechanics of the body simply collapse. To do more immediate damage, you hit the head or spine to interrupt signals to the muscles. This is why the typical defensive advice is "keep shooting until the threat stops".

For as much as you want to believe less-lethal alternatives are faster, you are just wrong. There is a significant portion of the population that will either have clothing too thick for civilian TASERs, are not affected by pepper spray or mace, and you won't stop an in-progress attack with the sticky web stuff.

The police TASERs are more powerful with longer darts than civilian versions. But even a decent leather jacket can stop most tasers. As soon as you stop feeding current, bad guy is within 2-3 seconds of recovery, you don't get a 2nd shot if you miss or a probe falls out, and people are far less likely to train with them.

Pepper spray takes longer to recover from and has multiple shots, but if the first shot doesn't work, the rest probably won't, either. Plus a pair of sunglasses can severely reduce effectiveness.

Still, these are options for escalation, and police carry them because they typically know when they're wading into a situation before hand. There is typically more than one cop around at any given time as, well.”

ABADDON59 on Apr 24, 2013 at 03:39:12

“I have on multiple occasions, everyone I have shot was trying to kill me, and I'm a better shot than probably 99% of the Boston PD.”

David Carson on Apr 23, 2013 at 15:18:01

“yes--because some fool was aiming his car at me and accelerating”

HP Lucian on Apr 23, 2013 at 11:05:51

“Loads of false premises there... police are not trained marksmen. They are generally no more competent or accurate than any other trained gun owner. The difference is how they are trained to react to situations. I've routinely outshot police on the range, but I've never been in a live fire fight.

My defensive experience includes stopping a violent assault in a public place. I drew, took aim, yelled at the attacker to stop, and he did. That's what you're supposed to do. Situations escalate; you can't jump to the end.

Drawing a weapon means you've committed to use it *if you have to*. It's not an obligation by any stretch, but it's also not a bluff. When steel clears leather, you are agreeing with yourself that you are willing to take a life. And you have to understand that the life you take may not be the one you intended.

It takes great care and responsibility to make that choice. I for one don't take it lightly.”

katarrah2 on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:27:10

“I admit to only killing paper BUT... I am a darn.... good..... shot! I pray I never have to hurt anyone in my lifetime. I pray people will come to their senses before things get that far. As for the police...had they wanted him dead... he would be D E A D.”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 06:04:00 in Politics

“So in order to keep your access to any gun you are attracted too, which I'm assuming is how you read the 2nd ammendment, you think restricting peoples right to speech, their 1st ammendment, is ok? You may need to think about that a little.”

David Carson on Apr 23, 2013 at 15:16:17

“you have it reversed--why should the first and 2nd amendment be treated differently”
Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Gun Control: Get the Lead Out

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 05:59:03 in Politics

“So because the man has taken a life you will not listen to him telling you that you don't need to take a life. You are saying no matter the circumstances you want to kill. Rendering someone helpless is not enough for you. They have to die.”

swabby01 on Apr 23, 2013 at 08:30:36

“i agree with you riki. considering the man hunts down criminals every day without a weapon i think what he has to say carries more weight that some ego driven gun owner grabbing his crotch.”
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