Started by Caruthers612, July 01, 2010, 11:34:40 PM
Quote from: Sardondi on January 26, 2013, 01:44:39 AM A notable gun control article in Newsweek's online arm, The Daily Beast, by the polymath David Mamet, whose stunning work as playwright/author/screenwriter/director/actor
QuoteTo me he's such an incredible downer of a guy, with a horrible view of humanity and a depressive personality. He seems so hopeless and negative. Still I enjoy a good portion of his creations. I just can't take too many at one time.
QuoteCaptioning the article title is this line: "The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so." Perfect.
Quote from: Elflord on January 25, 2013, 04:56:46 PMObama is a Commie. I can't put it any better then that.
Quote from: Eddie Coyle on January 25, 2013, 04:58:39 PM That's for sure. The second sentence, that is.
Quote from: Elflord on January 25, 2013, 05:05:07 PM?
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on January 27, 2013, 03:15:24 AM Interesting; Incidentally, it's not uncommon for proponents of the arts to be troubled, have bouts of depression, paranoia, insecurity, manic depression and even thoughts of suicide. Let us hope he doesn't find himself in a position of significant influence, or indeed holding a firearm when he's having an 'off day'.
Quote from: 3OctaveFart on January 27, 2013, 04:52:55 PMI know he's a great talent, but I don't think this is a very good piece.Mamet's a rich cynic.So's Donald Trump.
Quote from: 3OctaveFart on January 30, 2013, 12:59:27 PMThanks, boss. I would like to start hanging out here more often.Not saying I endorse this, but Mamet's piece has been fisked at Salon.www.salon.com/2013/01/29/david_mamet_should_stick_to_writing_plays/
Quote from: Ruteger on February 09, 2013, 02:35:29 PMMOLON LABE. Yeah, you may kill me, but I will not comply. The Founding Fathers stand with me. I will empty my loaded magazines into your sorry asses before I die.
Quote from: Pragmier on February 19, 2013, 03:05:12 PMHere's my proposal. If you have this look in your eyes you shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a gun.
Quote from: Pragmier on March 19, 2013, 08:05:34 AMATF grants license to 3D gun printerA related article on Wired.com calls it a 'terrible technology for making guns'http://defensedistributed.com/Interesting stuff - wasn't sure where to post but would like to stick to the tech aspects.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on March 19, 2013, 11:24:33 AMMore like a highly innovative technology making something terrible.. The technology isn't the problem; the wish to make something to kill people is.
Quote from: stevesh on March 19, 2013, 03:18:50 PM Correct. In other words, guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Quote from: onan on March 19, 2013, 04:43:39 PMCheck out the science on long distance shooting... you practically have to be a physics major. Does that bother some people's sensibility? I am sure it does. That being said a vast majority of fire arm deaths do not come from rifles. And even fewer from high end rifles and even fewer from custom weapons.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on March 19, 2013, 04:33:32 PMIf guns don't kill people, explain how 12000 humans are murdered in the US last year using guns?
QuoteThis project might change the way we think about gun control and consumption. How do governments behave if they must one day operate on the assumption that any and every citizen has near instant access to a firearm through the Internet? Letâ€™s find out.
Quote from: UFO Fill on March 19, 2013, 05:22:52 PMI think the word is homicide, not murder. Many of the deaths are criminals shooting one another, police shooting criminals, and even a few citizens defending themselves from criminals. There are more suicides than murders, and those are counted as homicides, too.
QuoteIt's my understanding that in the UK, you can't defend yourself with a knife or a club, either. Is that true?
QuoteIf so, what will you do when the EU comes for your wallet?
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on March 19, 2013, 04:33:32 PMBut far easier with a gun than a 3d printer...although dropping the latter on someones head from a few floors up would ruin their day. If guns don't kill people, explain how 12000 humans are murdered in the US last year using guns? You think that figure would be the same if pitchforks or batons had been the weapon of choice? It still doesn't explain why anyone would wish to make a gun from a 3d printer. "Because we can"?
Quote from: UFO Fill on March 20, 2013, 05:31:36 AMThe wallet comment was a joke. Your country was thoroughly excoriated by the elitists in this country for your expression of nationalism and jingoism in failing to adopt the Euro. I always thought you'd be idiots to give up the pound sterling.
Quote from: Insanity on March 20, 2013, 05:43:41 AM You can be killed by someone who is unarmed, do we start chopping off peoples hand's at birth?
QuoteThe problem isnt the object used to kill people, it's the fact that someone wants to kill people in the first place. It seems killing each other is the only thing humans are good at. We might have a future as the universes mercerarys.