CaptKangaroo

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captkangaroo wrote:
Yeah, it's a little thing called freedom, it can be scary sometimes, get over it. 
captkangaroo wrote:
kalron27 
Yeah, sure.
captkangaroo wrote:
curiousboy 
At the time of my reading, it says your answer was posted 12 hours ago - is this significant in some manner?
Cars kill more people than guns, yet nobody is yammering to tighten up laws on who can have em.
Medical malpractice deaths are at about 250,000 - 1/4 million - a year. Ain't nobody tightening up safety regulations on doctors.
The fact is, gun violence is trendy, it's FUN to moan about the evil guns, but there's shit that's killing far more people than guns, so if you want to make America safe, keep vast numbers of people from needlessly dying, you can find a better cause than guns.
But you won't. Like obsessive cumpulsives, gun control people are ride or die fanatics.
captkangaroo wrote:
bliznik 
You putting words in my mouth. Got it.
captkangaroo wrote:
... And the earth is flat and the moon landing was a hoax - we get it.
captkangaroo wrote:
kalron27 
Look up dude, it be a sailing right over your head.
As long as you're thinking though, think about this:
https://youtu.be/Wn_WedT0pWk
captkangaroo wrote:
Saw him in the 70's - can't remember which album, but he did ballad of Dwight Fry, and he may have gotten hanged somewhere along the line.
captkangaroo wrote:
jaysingrimm 
I was joshing you about prisoners - I think you mean ex-cons who have committed a felony. Prisoners are the locked up folks.
You mistake education level for what people have learned.
Public schools, colleges and universities are graduating stupid people by the boatload.
I was using auto's as an alternative example - but you knew that.
Guns go through similar design evolution as well.
In 2015 Cars killed 35,092 people, while gun deaths - other than suicide - was 13,502 people, but drug overdose deaths was 52,898 people, meaning that drug overdose deaths were more than car and gun deaths combined.
Huh. Mebbe we should focus on that, instead of the trendy, 'Let's do it for the children' crap.
captkangaroo wrote:
marsii 
Blah, blah, blah.
As long as you're gonna be rude, fuck off.
captkangaroo wrote:
kalron27 
You just keep on thinking Butch, that's what you're good at.
captkangaroo wrote:
bliznik 
Well, politicians are whores - when is the last time a politician made a sensible decision?
The gun free zone safety regulation don't seem to be working out that well.
captkangaroo wrote:
dromed 
There are some aspects of her politics I do not agree with, but I thought the whole thing amusing.
captkangaroo wrote:
jaysingrimm 
Why is it 'my second amendment'? It sounds as if you are holding me accountable for something here. 
I am not sure why anyone would be giving firearms to prisoners - that would tend to make the guards nervous.
Yup, I know guns are common there. Folks keep blathering on about how America has the highest gun death rate, so I gave a few examples of places where it's higher.
I don't think everyone should own, or have access to, automobiles. tens of thousands of people a year die in automobile related accidents, each year millions of dollars worth of property damage results from auto accidents, automobiles belch foul pollutants in the air, the gathering the materials for automobiles and the fabricating of automobiles is another source of rampant pollution, and don't get me started on the whole fossil fuels to run them thing, people go into huge debt obtaining the things, automobiles abet crime - people kill to steal them, or die in the resisting theft, people use them to get to and get away from robberies, people transport stolen goods and contraband in the things. Automobiles are horrible, horrible things - let's put severe restrictions on those' let's even ban some of them completely. 
Automobiles are way worse than guns.
captkangaroo wrote:
kalron27 
Oh my, the WHOLE world will pass me by? Golly, I guess I best just drink that ol pc koolaid then, huh?
Still no comment on personal accountability I see ...
captkangaroo wrote:
holygod 
Didn't say it while there, I've said it here.
I was born into a culture of poverty, people unwilling to work,  people daily taking drugs, sex parties, no formal education for children - and more. Much more.
I made a choice. I chose differently than my peers. 
I find it exceedingly difficult to empathize with people who knuckle under - no matter their number.
What is the very first, basic and universal thing that humans realize? It's 'I want'. Then we figure out what we want. Pretty easy stuff, that, and I do agree the hard part is obtaining what we want.  But ya look at so many, who have wanted for so long and have made no progress. With all their numbers.
Maybe there's a valid reason where they live is a shithole. 
captkangaroo wrote:
bliznik 
What do republicunts - or dumbocrats, for that matter - have to do with this?
captkangaroo wrote:
pleasestop 
I didn't say anything about president Trump - who is an asshole, a liar, a crook and a traitor - and he is not the first person to have made the observation that those places suck.
Nor did I say anything racist or about racism.
Focus please, do try to stay on topic.
captkangaroo wrote:
All fun and games when it's microbes - I don't think most people have any idea what the hell a microbe is, but they're sure that soap will do the trick if'n the little buggers get feisty - and quite another should humanity come face to face with a sentient alien race. 
I mean, have you met people?
captkangaroo wrote:
Stopped listening at 0:31, but could tell by the way she shimmied up to the mic is was gonna be bad.
captkangaroo wrote:
I've been to Salvador, I've been to Haiti, I've been to several African nations - They ARE shitholes.
But then, America is fast becoming a shithole, so ya know, pot and kettle?
captkangaroo wrote:
bliznik 
The no-fly list IS retarded.
Drivers licenses are nothing more than a method of the state to generate revenue. I see licensed drivers all the time that have no business behind the wheel - don't you?
There are plenty of everyday items in the typical American household that can be used to make bombs and chemical weapons - and it only takes a junior high science student to make them.
You pay enough money to the right people and you can legally obtain uranium.
Next?
captkangaroo wrote:
Draculya 
Well, I bow to the master.
Wait - are you baiting me? Are you a baiter?
Huh, you seem to have mastered baiting. I guess you are a master baiter, huh?
captkangaroo wrote:
marsii 
It addresses nothing, so it refutes nothing.
Put yer adult pants on and speak in complete sentences, relay complete thoughts, not just some sound bite you heard somewhere.
captkangaroo wrote:
kalron27 
Well shit, I think unrestricted access to books is a leading cause of mental illness, and the unrestricted proliferation of ideas the root of all evil.
Golly, I sound just as silly as you. 
captkangaroo wrote:
normalfreak2 
And my point is that it is not access to the tool that is the problem.
It is the person who misuses the tool.
We need to work on PEOPLE, not hunks of metal.
Why is this so hard?
I don't care if mass shooters are crazy or just garden variety assholes with issues.
Restricting or banning guns is a band aid. Fixing people, fixing communities, fixing societies, those are solutions.
One can say this country or that does okay without guns, but it is mere convenience to compare cultures out of context.
There are more assaults with knives in the U.K. than here - should they ban knives?
Shit, more people get their teeth knocked playing hockey in Canada than here, should they institute background checks for hockey sticks?
A tool does what - and only what - the user intends. Change the intentions of the user.