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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Crazy people. How gun laws gonna stop this? It isn’t. Only thing that stops crazy people with guns is cops with guns, as in this case.

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/02/mass-shooting-kansas-business-leaves-3

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Guy was a felon, barred from owning guns.

“Kansas gunman Cedric Ford, who shot and killed three people and wounded 14 others Thursday, was a felon who was barred from possessing a firearm.

He faced 100 percent gun control, and the dead and the wounded now serve as another sad reminder that gun control does not stop or even hinder those with criminal determination.”-Hawkins

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sWeed, we’re all black now, dude!

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And those were just the accidental shootings. The number of purposeful shootings was blood-chilling.

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Big Swede, the CRIMINAL also is the woman who PROVIDED the KILLER the illegal weapons, she should be tried also as an accomplice for the murders. Their ARE consequences and and there are just too many weapons in circulation, especially assault weapons that only belong in the ranks of law enforcement and the military. Before I entered the Army, out on the land shotguns, REPEATERS like Winchesters, revolvers and 30-06 kept us well protected and with no Draft anymore, the Gun Lobby promotes
sales of very expensive, wanna-be a soldier weaponry, it’s senseless!

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“Before I entered the Army, out on the land shotguns, REPEATERS like Winchesters, revolvers and 30-06 kept us well” Me too, Pubbly. I feel no need to own an assault rifle. Why? I carried the Car 15 in Nam, and I thought it was an OK tool for the job, but what the hell? Who needs one in this country? I grew up with Winchester 30-30’s, .22’s. and shotguns. And now, I own some pistols, one for bears one for plinkin’, and one for home defense. Don’t see much need for anything else. But I do love my antique guns.… Read more »

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p.s. Pubbly, most people don’t realize that ANYONE can own an antique firearm, for they are not considered weapons. They are considered curios by law. But SOME of my curios are damn fine weapons! They will do the job as nicely as a modern firearm. Hence, if you’re in a situation where firearms are prohibited, you can always carry your antique! And I do. No laws, NO laws against it. Even convicted felons can own one, and that’s the way is should be! My favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK6Qr7qmSvY sWeed, what’s your favorite antique self defense gun?

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I usually carry a “Che” gun in the F250.

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