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A powerful statement

March 16, 2013

Recently I read a news story from Guam (AP) in the Sun-Gazett....

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 7:43 PM

"I see you did not address the underlying problem of firearm violence....criminals."

I sure have. I support universal background checks with NO exceptions. How about you?

I mentioned recently listening to a story on a radio show I listen to sometimes about a high school in Chicago that had TWENTY NINE students shot last year in separate incidents.

The story pointed out that police estimate that about 40% of the guns used in crimes were obtained LEGALLY out of state.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-16-13 6:52 PM

@enigma

It is your assertion that today, the Japanese people live under tyranny?

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enigma

Mar-16-13 6:40 PM

Jerry,"How do the Japanese keep their country free from tyranny without guns?"

I would argue, they haven't. Being forcefully disarmed is tyranny.

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Ritty77

Mar-16-13 6:10 PM

Those with guns had their backs, Jerry.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-16-13 5:23 PM

How do the Japanese keep their country free from tyranny without guns?

One of the great unsolved mysteries of our time.

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cheyenne

Mar-16-13 12:51 PM

Is it possible that Japan's penal system is harsher than ours and thus, more of a detriment to crime?

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CMReeder

Mar-16-13 10:08 AM

"Nobud, you should know that yo can't use figurative speech when addressing the clueless, humorless left!"

Yeah like the right has a funnybone!

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CMReeder

Mar-16-13 10:07 AM

"I see you did not address the underlying problem of firearm violence....criminals."

Actually it is domestic.

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WKnapp

Mar-16-13 9:38 AM

Nobud, you should know that yo can't use figurative speech when addressing the clueless, humorless left!

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enigma

Mar-16-13 9:20 AM

It is also an untrue statement. There were 47 firearms murders in Japan in 2011. Now how do you get that in a country with no firearms? Could it be that, even in Japan, criminals don't obey the law? That is still lower than the U.S., but so is the overall murder rate, which would indicate that it is a cultural difference and not a gun law difference that is responsible for the disparity. Maybe we should raise our children the way they do. I don't hear a lot of clamoring for that, but that is the difference.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-16-13 9:18 AM

CHayes:

I see you did not address the underlying problem of firearm violence....criminals.

You need to stop diverting the issue to firearms or whatever nonsense is the cause du jour and start focusing on the fact that we have a criminal problem that remains unaddressed.

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 9:09 AM

" Wow, CH, who tinkled in your Wheaties this morning? Calm down dude!"

I'm perfectly calm, and I don't care for Wheaties.

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CMReeder

Mar-16-13 9:06 AM

Good letter about the difference of culture.

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nobud74

Mar-16-13 8:52 AM

Wow, CH, who tinkled in your Wheaties this morning? Calm down dude!

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 7:27 AM

" Firearms are scary to some people"

It's funny to hear the right try and portray people that support gun regulations that way. Particularly here where many supporters of an assault weapons ban, actually own guns.

You should tell your leaders to find you some new talking points, because its getting ridiculous hearing you claim that gun owners like myself and Buff want to "ban all guns", and find guns "scary".

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 7:22 AM

Sorry erik, but I somehow forgot to include the word "straight" in that list. Silly me, and on the weekend when a gay Republican group was barred from.sponsoring CPAC.

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CHayes

Mar-16-13 7:18 AM

" Suicide is the leading cause of death by firearm in the United States.

Japan has a higher suicide rate than the United States"

So would you say that suicide is viewed differently in Japan than the US? Ever hear of Harakiri? Of that's right, you're a conservative, and that means you neither know, nor care what happens outside white, male, christian, American culture.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-16-13 5:58 AM

Suicide is the leading cause of death by firearm in the United States.

Japan has a higher suicide rate than the United States.

It is not the presence of firearms that is the problem.

Firearms are scary to some people, so it provides a great diversion from our political leaders' failure to control crime.

Don't be a useful idiot for politicians that do not do their job.

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Premier

Mar-16-13 5:57 AM

The reason they can't have guns in Japan is that with 3 or 4 people living in a 150 sf. apartments it's either having gun or a phone. Not enough room for both.

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Tedeaux

Mar-16-13 2:33 AM

The comparison between Japan and the United States' death by firearms is not very fair. First, what is the actual murder rate from all sources in each and is it fair to compare two completely different cultures in such a precise manner? Why not compare New York with Austin or Chicago with Seattle? Similar culture, different firearms laws.

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DavidBross

Mar-16-13 12:34 AM

I certainly share the author's point of view. However, gun ownership is part of our country's history. And will continue to be so. What I think is more important, however, is to define terms such as "bear" and "arms".

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