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post #91 of 98 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 08:07 PM
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Rather than depending on weapons to fight your own government, I think one of your Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, had it right when he said:
"I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness..."
Education and enlightenment are the only way to secure your liberty, not some bizarre faith in the power of your 9mm.
True, but most people don't pay attention to the "diffusion of knowledge" any more. They would rather keep up on what's happening on Two and a half men, Friends or Baby Boo Boo, Nascar, and the like, than current affairs. Todays population is almost completely uninformed about current affairs/issues and vote accordingly.

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I think he was refering to the pro athlete specifically the black athlete and thier gun culture. Basically he states that they all carry guns. Not once has a pro athlete saved his life or the life of another with his gun. They sure have shot up alot of other sh*t though.
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True, but most people don't pay attention to the "diffusion of knowledge" any more. They would rather keep up on what's happening on Two and a half men, Friends or Baby Boo Boo, Nascar, and the like, than current affairs. Todays population is almost completely uninformed about current affairs/issues and vote accordingly.
And then there is Thomas Jefferson's following quote:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

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And then there is Thomas Jefferson's following quote:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Ah well, no one's right ALL the time... :-P

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I'm not arguing here, just pointing this out.

Here's some numbers for everyone.
All in 2010
Number of gun related deaths: 31,200
Number of suicides from guns: 17,300 (51% of that 31,200, so over half)
Number of homicides from guns: 12,600 (40% of that 31,200)
60% of total homicides were from guns.

Ok, ready?
Number of deaths from alcohol: 75,000 (a 32% drop from 10 years ago, still more than AIDS)
Number of deaths from drunk driving: 40,900.
That means 10,000 more people died from driving drunk than guns!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like we have a drinking problem.

I bet Costas has nothing to say about that Dallas Cowboy who killed his buddy day before yesterday driving drunk.

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I bet Costas has nothing to say about that Dallas Cowboy who killed his buddy day before yesterday driving drunk.
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