Ben Stein on gun control

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by jasrrt, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. LikeABoss

    LikeABoss Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well said, I met Ben Stein when I was working the door of a pub in 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. He walked up to the door in a trench coat said, hello, my name is Ben Stein, do you have a couple of books of matches, I gave them and he swiftly went on his way.
     

  2. jasrrt

    jasrrt New Member

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    I've heard lots of good common sense remarks come from him.
     
  3. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I would have charged him.
     
  4. Wiebelhaus

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  5. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Eh' After hearing him lately, I'd give him a few freebies, he's allowed to say things in public that we can't...or rather we can but no one cares lol.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    I don't see anything wrong with his dialog. He wasn't "for" gun control. He came off pro gun. He said it is a complex issue and that's true. What did you want him to do rant and rave about how wonderful guns are?
     
  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Better him than nutty ole nugent. That guy rankles my nose.
     
  8. bkt

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    My respect for him declined somewhat when he openly laughed at Peter Schiff for accurately predicting the housing bubble bust. (Schiff made money, Stein took a big hit in the shorts.)

    Stein is right as far as he takes this, but he doesn't take it where it needs to go.

    The difference between small-town Idaho or any other rural location and big-city gangstaville is culture. In big cities, we have a mix of pansies who wouldn't dare risk their good names by trying to use physical violence against someone else even to save their own lives (we'll call these hyper-intelligent, super-wealthy (or so they regard themselves) people "idiots") and the "barbarians" who have been taught for generation upon generation that preying on the idiots and other barbarians is normal.

    Neither behavior would be tolerated in small-town Idaho. The culture of both groups is anathema to the very idea of what it means to be a human being. But our big cities destroy that idea. These freaks - idiots and barbarians alike - truly don't know who or what they are. Any big-city idiot and big-city thug would fare equally badly among humans, or just out on their own in the wilderness.

    Gun control laws seek to address urban violence. Those laws cannot be effective because they are premised on the idea that criminals obtain their guns the same way anyone else does: jump through a bunch of hoops, pay a lot, register your stuff, and off you go. Legislators, obviously, are of the "idiot" class. Until legislators demand the idiots arm themselves and execute the barbarians after being found guilty of heinous crimes, this lunacy will continue.

    And to think...many folks want to do away with the electoral college which would let the idiots and barbarians determine who our elected leaders are.
     
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  9. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Nuge had my respect until he endorsed Romney. WTF was that all about?! I'm sure he had his reasons and I'm sure I wouldn't agree with them.
     
  10. jasrrt

    jasrrt New Member

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    My guess is he is on the " anybody but Obama " train.
     
  11. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    Mine too. Romney might be the answer, but IMO he is a step in the right direction. I like Ron Paul and I know a lot of other people do as well. the problem is that voting for Ron Paul will end up being a vote for Obama. The independents and middle of the road people will be what determines this election. I certainly do not want another 4 years of our current, so called leader.
     
  12. bkt

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    *slamming head against the wall*

    *cussing at the top of my lungs*

    *throwing hands up in the air*

    *calmly walking away from the insanity*​
     
  13. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Me too. This country in trouble.
     
  14. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Here's a poll for you:

    a) Vote for Obmney.

    b) Get involved with your local government & community, to do what you can, where you are, with what you got.
     
  15. jasrrt

    jasrrt New Member

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    We have to hope romney can somehow slow things down and that we can put someone in office in 2016 that can actually make a difference.

    I agree til then we need to be active with our local and state gov't.

    The road the U.S. is headed down right now is a path to distruction and I hope it changes.
     
  16. Wiebelhaus

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    Romney And Obama have more in common than they don't.
     
  17. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    So you would rather have another 4 years of Obama? If he gets back in he will no doubt push his socialist agenda even further. IMO he is waiting for the "right time". What other option do we have? Yes I agree that we all need to be involved with our local government, I live in the liberal stronghold of IL, I see first hand everyday what these people do in the name of "the greater good". I would love for a real candidate to step forward and bring about change that is actually good for the country.
     
  18. orangello

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    I cannot discount the "lesser of two evils" arguement. I do wish that third party/independent candidates had a system to run in that wasn't so slanted against them.