This Week in Gundamentalism

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While there is no way we could chronicle all of tragic, absurd dangers the cult of gundamentalism has inflicted on the United States, it’s important to occasionally highlight the human face and overwhelming magnitude of the crisis of gun deaths in the United States. This periodic feature is designed to expose those realities as well as show the truth about the “good guy with a gun” myth.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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No weekly anti-gun post means no Bloomberg/Soros money.

Pete Talbot
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Hey Don, time to share some of those big Bloomberg/Soros bucks with the other contributors at this site.

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Missed a couple. First one is a “fast and furious” gun was found in El Capo’s hideout.

Then there’s this. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/422004/fast-furious-gun-texas-islamic-terrorist

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sWeed, please excuse my lib friends. They know not what they doo doo! You see, SOME of us libs actually LUVE guns. Yes, I said love. We were raised with them as part of our western heritage. Yes, there were accidents occasionally. I still have the brass bed with a bullet indentation in it from an accidental shooting. The neighbor kid across the pasture accidentally fired into my grandpa’s house. The bullet hit the brass bed post, and then hit grandpa in the chest. But he was no worse for wear! All part of family lore. No lawsuits. No retribution.… Read more »

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Larry is certifiable, but correct. Decent poke at it Don, with the veterans reference,. I served, however guns for hunting and pass time were a way of rural life. Accidents do not count, otherwise ban automobiles!

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Kevin D Curtis

I was taught there is no such thing as a “gun accident” there is only “gun negligence”. Being a lifelong gun owner I am always amazed that so many people do not take the responsibility of gun ownership seriously. How hard is it to remember that you never point a gun, even an unloaded gun, at anyone? When I was 7 years old I was given my first rifle (22 lr) and was told over and over “every gun is loaded”, and if it’s unloaded pretend it’s loaded because “every gun is loaded”, don’t they teach that anymore or is… Read more »

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I agree with Kevin Curtis, and I also believe that people who want to own guns do need background checks. the Going rate for a background check through an FFL in Montana is only about 20 bucks. Hardly the big bucks LK is talking about. And according to my friends and Me who have Bought guns in California the turn around time is the same as Montana for taking that Gun home you Bought. A week to ten days. Only those owning concealed carry Licenses might get there Guns sooner. Lets also face some other facts LK “Field and Stream”… Read more »

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Norma Duffy

The reason I know about the FFL Background check price is, I personally just bought a nice rifle a few months ago. I asked the dealer is that price was country wide? He said yes. So what is that about the price of a box of ammo. If you can’t afford that Price you’re just sad, or a criminal who doesn’t want to be caught.

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norma, if you like calipornia so much, MOVE there! Look, you did NOT come close to what I wrote. HOW are these new “laws” going to be enforced? You gonna have gun narcs everywhere? BTW, this is Montana, NOT calipornia. What are the fines/prison sentences going to be for those of us who accidentally or purposely violate your new laws? Why should person to person sales require a background check? If I give a gun to my grandkid, do I need to background check him? How you gonna prove that a gun was sold to another person? Or given? It’s… Read more »

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p.s. And my good friend Hickock .45 makes a good point in his video. He’s a retired teacher too. And his videos are the most popular on the web. If you’ve never watched his stuff, he has tons of good videos out there on all kinds of guns. They’re great. If you’re a gun guy, you simply gotta watch him. He is fun. Yes, there I said it again. FUN! Sorry, norrrrma, but guns are fun! They always have been for me, for I grew up plinking! Like Hickock says, where in the hell were all these mass murders etc.… Read more »

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What happens when the government cannot physically handle the back loads of registration appeals or even approved purchases of firearms.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/01/19/fbi-guns-background-checks/78752774/

How convenient, planned slowdowns and obstructions of commerce.

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Don’t cornfuse nrma with facts. She’s from Calipornia you know! And sWeed, what do you like better, your 1911 or your Hi POWER? Tell me you aren’t a polymer kinda guy! Me, I like steel. And the truth be told, I think that John Moses Browning did MORE than any ten whiny libs like norrrma for protecting democracy in the world!

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