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jimmyboblahey - 2015-10-11

He's right. This ho doesn't even have a rebuttal. She just says "far right evangelicals I can't even."

Enjoy - 2015-10-12

Of course he's 100% right. The left will hate him even more.

DriverStabby - 2015-10-11

I like him.

That guy - 2015-10-11

He's still in the running for least-terrifying GOP candidate.
It's a dubious honor, but still.....

Aubrey McFate - 2015-10-11

It's funny, seeing the reaction to this kind of thing from outside of the Republican/Conservative sphere now. I've heard right-wing people say things like this fairly often when in like company like it was nothing.

I know the term "echo chamber" gets used a lot but it's still really apt. They don't realize how crazy this shit sounds to non-right-wingers until they step outside of that chamber.

Well...they don't realize it after getting the reaction, but they now know that saying that will get this kind of reaction, anyways.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-10-11

If only Pakistan had used stricter gun controls in the late 1980s, we wouldn't have the Taliban today.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-10-11

Also, I wonder if the good Doctor ever heard of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising when armed Jews tried to fight the Nazis.

End result; 17 dead Nazis, 13,000 dead Jews with a further 50,000 Jews sent to concentration camps.

Cena_mark - 2015-10-12

I've debated gun control and the silly "guns would have stopped the Holocaust" argument with co-workers. Just the thought that tiny untrained minorities can fight off their nation's army is ludicrous. Kinda how they believe the 9mm under their pillow will one day over throw a tyrannical Obama. Because Bubba is certainly a greater force than Navy Seals, Drones, and Coasties.
Then I point out how we did pretty much the exact same thing to Japanese Americans and the proud gun owning Americans didn't stand up for them. There was no point in the Japanese Americans to uprise, just like German Jews they just wanted to prove themselves to their countrymen and ride out the war. Only difference was the Jews were secretly heading to their deaths.

Oscar Wildcat - 2015-10-12

The one ton Republican Elephant in the room is a formulation of this argument that Ben will eventually be forced to recon with. To wit: If African Americans had more guns, there'd be less police shootings. A group called the Black Panthers actually implemented this policy in the 70's. Ben, please discuss the pro's and con's of this important second amendment issue.

Dr Robot - 2015-10-13

Binro, you're leaving out the part where it the Jews only had 6 rifles and tied up an entire division. with. just. 6. rifles.

kingarthur - 2015-10-11

Ben, bubby, let me tell ya a thing or two...

My grandmother smuggled supplies to the Italian resistance. She knew commies and all kinds of various political types who had problems not only with Mussolini but with Hitler and fascism and all of it. She hid her brother and father from the fascists in order to keep them from being conscripted or sent to death camps. And she saw her city bombed to death by the US for her trouble.

They had guns, numb nuts. You know what the Nazis did when two of my grandmother's friends decided they were going to kill a few Nazi officers? They managed to kill two Nazis and the Nazis, in retaliation, lined up those guys' mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters and publicly executed them. Guns don't do a lot of good against a brainwashed public, or later, against a public too scared shitless to do much to help you.

kingarthur - 2015-10-11

You know I type that and I remember you could never come up behind my grandmother and tap her on the shoulder. She really hated that. She also tended to stay in the house with the lights off a lot. The war really fucked her up.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-10-12

"War really fucks up grandmothers." is a great anti-war slogan.

cognitivedissonance - 2015-10-12

My grandfather sprayed pests.

That's all he did.

Sprayin' for rats.

That is our big heroic war story.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2015-10-11

oh for fuck's sakes...I want to throw every single history book ever written directly at his head.

TeenerTot - 2015-10-12

I'd watch that.

betabox - 2015-10-12

I would donate to a kickstarter to watch that.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-10-13

What's fucked up is the Republicans keep debating a position no one is certainly not the democrats. Nobody' wants to just disarm everybody. None of these arguments about guns being outlaws, and only outlaws having guns, is applicable.

I remember when there was a mass shooting in Binghamton, so close that my house appeared in the Google Map photo of the scene that was printed by USA today. Jiverly Wong took2 automatic rifles into the offices of some charity and killed 12 people before taking his own life.

And people kept saying that if Wong hadn't had the guns, he could have just killed everybody with a knife or a baseball bat. Seriously. If you're going to club 12 people to death, they'd better be willing to hold still. And unless you're in great shape, you might need to catch your breath.

I don't like guns, but I've been against gun control most of my life, because Benjamin Franklin, those who choose safety over liberty, yadda yadda. But these gun nut arguments are horrible, and getting worse. Archie Bunker got big laughs 40 years ago opposing gun control with logic that sounds weirdly like Wayne LePierre.

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