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    WaPo ... universal characteristics of mass shooters: They're men and they use guns





    The Post does recognize the problem with their analysis:

    If the goal is to prevent future mass shootings, itís tricky to see where to apply leverage. The only overwhelmingly common characteristic is that the perpetrators were men ó but neither gender nor race could form the basis of a ban on gun ownership.

    And why should it? The fact is that the vast majority of people who stop mass shootings are likely men with guns; in this case, two separate civilians grabbed their guns and tried to take down the shooter. Soldiers are disproportionately men with guns ó should that be the crowd we target?

    Herein lies the problem: the Left sees the problem of mass shootings as a problem of instruments rather than a problem with people. They believe that individual human beings are naturally good unless perverted by weapons or social conditions; therefore, we need only change social conditions more broadly and ban weapons, and all will be well. The Right, by contrast, believes that sin resides in individuals, that human beings are capable of both good and evil, and that we ought to single out those who perform prior evil acts while leaving free those who have acted well. If the Left saw two men from Sutherland Springs, Texas, both carrying guns, the Left would say that both should be disarmed; the Right would ask who they are, and then leave the shooter weaponless and weapons in the hands of the man who stopped the shooter.

    Itís this fundamental disconnect regarding human nature that seems to drive so much ire about gun control. The Left simply canít understand why the Right wouldnít go along with disarming more Americans ó after all, that would change conditions on the ground and magically make things better. The Right simply canít understand why the Left refuses to acknowledge that evil people do evil things.




    The Washington Post Just Ran A Completely Asinine Headline About The Texas Mass Shooting
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Clearly we need to ban men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Clearly we need to ban men.

    What if I decide to be a woman?
    "Never let the old man in." - Clint Eastwood quoting an old friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    What if I decide to be a woman?
    You'd probably have the same problem most of us would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    What if I decide to be a woman?
    ..not that there's anything wrong with that choice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    ..not that there's anything wrong with that choice...
    Instead of being banned, I'd be a hero
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    What if I decide to be a woman?
    Good idea. That way you won't run around killing people with guns like all men do according to the Wash Po.
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    It's amazing to me, this call for gun control when the Left has a legion of people running around hearing voices, coded language, and dog whistles - common signs of psychopathy - and nothing is done about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    - common signs of psychopathy - and nothing is done about it.


    the obvious mental illness or Firearms
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    It's amazing to me, this call for gun control when the Left has a legion of people running around hearing voices, coded language, and dog whistles - common signs of psychopathy - and nothing is done about it.

    I've always been amazed by the intellectual twister they play over the idea "Only the police should have guns" and "the police are racist murderers!"
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