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Old 06-27-2013, 06:27 AM   #26441
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So I'm thinking of making an analogy between guns and sex. it goes something like this:

Virtually everybody is fully equipped to have sex, just as virtually everybody in the US has the right to bear arms. Not everybody chooses to do so though, but the majority of people in the US do choose to engage in sex at some point in their lives and given the opportunity many will do it as often as possible.

People who bear arms also run the gamut from the person who has never fired a gun in their lives and tries it once, to the person who owns dozens of guns and goes shooting as often as the opportunity arises.

(EDIT- fleshing this out a bit.) Some people have what others consider to be an "unhealthy" relationship with sex- they view porn and have multiple sex partners. Some people have what others consider to be an "unhealthy" relationship with guns- they have dozens, or even hundreds, of them. They treat them like family members and take them out to show them off, swap them with others who share their enthusiasm. But as long as everybody is a consenting adult, and all are willing partners, there is no harm. as long as in the course of the pursuit of their happiness through exercising their rights they do not trample on the rights of others, there is no harm no foul. (End EDIT)

There is also the ugly truth that there are sexual predators out there. these are criminals through and through who are in varying degrees driven by their demons to commit crimes in order to somehow "satisfy" a dark and evil sexual fantasy world, yet we do not make laws regulating the sex lives of all Americans as defined by the sexual depravities of this super-minority of people in our society.

Why then do we regulate firearms as defined by the murderous and despicable acts of a super minority of mentally ill people who use them to commit their crimes?



am I on to something or should I toss it around some more?

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So on my flight from Nashville to Chicago at 34,000 feet this evening, it was apparently decided a flyby of Kansas City at altitude was the best way to Chicago. Now I need to call American tomorrow and see if they will credit me the mileage from Nashville to KC, and KC to Chicago. I mean, I did fly all that way west to go back east and north.
If they went that far out of their way, you should be glad. They were probably dodging a great big storm!
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My best epithet for antis: freedom phobes.

They are afraid of common people having freedom to do what they want. They think common people don't deserve freedom, or are too stupid to handle it. Yes, arguably, some people can't handle it, but most can. The freedom phobes can't stand thinking that common folk might be equal to their maniac elite azzes in any way, shape, or form, so they take freedom away any way they legally (or illegally) can.
I believe part of the problem is that they think everyone must be treated the same. Since there are some people who should not be able to carry a gun, they want to treat everyone the same and so everyone should not be allowed to have a gun.
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So I'm thinking of making an analogy between guns and sex. it goes something like this:

Virtually everybody is fully equipped to have sex, just as virtually everybody in the US has the right to bear arms. Not everybody chooses to do so though, but the majority of people in the US do choose to engage in sex at some point in their lives and given the opportunity many will do it as often as possible.

People who bear arms also run the gamut from the person who has never fired a gun in their lives and tries it once, to the person who owns dozens of guns and goes shooting as often as the opportunity arises.

There is also the ugly truth that there are sexual predators out there. these are criminals through and through who are in varying degrees driven by their demons to commit crimes in order to somehow "satisfy" a dark and evil sexual fantasy world, yet we do not make laws regulating the sex lives of all Americans as defined by the sexual depravities of this super-minority of people in our society.

Why then do we regulate firearms as defined by the murderous and despicable acts of a super minority of mentally ill people who use them to commit their crimes?

am I on to something or should I toss it around some more?
Great analogy!

I think anti gunners (nobammers in my lexicon) should be consistent. They should refrain from sex based on the analogy you've given.

"Nobammers! Outta the gene pool!"
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Sometimes I'm glad I have smaller than average fingers. I sure blow the theory of judging "it" by the size of a man's hands.
You know what they say about a man with big hands!
.................................................. ..........big feet!
.................................................. ..........big ears!
.................................................. ..........big nose!
He better be hung, 'cause that is one goofy lookin' S.O.B.!
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If they went that far out of their way, you should be glad. They were probably dodging a great big storm!
It was something about ATC. Storms had passed much earlier but I guess O'Hare was a disaster so they were just trying to get aircraft up and into "lanes." I'm sure American just wanted to move aircraft, so any pattern they could get they took. I just want the miles I'm a points whore.
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You know what they say about a man with big hands!
.................................................. ..........big feet!
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He better be hung, 'cause that is one goofy lookin' S.O.B.!
You know what else they say about a man with big hands and big feet?

Big shoes and big gloves.

My mother in law just about fainted when I told her the first part of that joke. It was even better when I called her out on what she was thinking
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I have discovered a mini autobauhn right here at home .
Nothing like running 100mph eating a taco and your still getting passed by traffic
Stupid factory speed limiter ....... I shall remove it then i shall be happy .

Friend who owns the quarry went out to her car this morning and 2 coyotes where right in front of the car and not phased by her being there one bit .
They need to be taken out with her small kids and dogs around but I dont know If I could shoot a dog like animal if they are not attacking or dying .

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They need to be taken out with her small kids and dogs around but I dont know If I could shoot a dog like animal if they are not attacking or dying .
Not attacking YET. Whack a yote.
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Those look like malamutes to me, or some mix. They don't look at all like the coyotes around here.

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