Thread: A Prayer
12/17/2012 1:05pm, #91
2) Mass murder is already illegal, which was my point; you cannot stop bad people from doing bad things. Evil is intent, implementation is just gory details.
3) I'm waiting, now, for you to tell me how the 22 Chinese children are better off than Lanza's victims because they weren't shot.
12/17/2012 1:14pm, #92
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Are you really arguing the US is more peaceful because you own others so badly they can't dream of hurting you on your turf? Is that your definition of peace?
Is Badr Hari a peaceful guy because he beats up people at clubs, and they can't land a shot?
I don't know anyone who thinks about having to shoot somebody on your typical night out. This **** is probably very hard on your nerves. You should consider moving.
12/17/2012 1:15pm, #93
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12/17/2012 1:51pm, #97
Joe Scarbourough might not often speak my mind. Here he takes on his own long term libertarian beliefs, and they fail because as soon as he heard the start of the news, he knew all too much, already, of what was to follow."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
12/17/2012 2:10pm, #98
Pertinent read here:
Summary: It's getting safer in the US with regards to violence in general, and mass killings are on the decline as well.
Interesting paper here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.c...ract_id=161637
Few events obtain the same instant worldwide news coverage as multiple victim public shootings. These crimes allow us to study the alternative methods used to kill a large number of people (e.g., shootings versus bombings), marginal deterrence and the severity of the crime, substitutability of penalties, private versus public methods of deterrence and incapacitation, and whether attacks produce copycats. Yet, economists have not studied this phenomenon. Our results are surprising and dramatic. While arrest or conviction rates and the death penalty reduce normal murder rates, our results find that the only policy factor to influence multiple victim public shootings is the passage of concealed handgun laws. We explain why public shootings are more sensitive than other violent crimes to concealed handguns, why the laws reduce both the number of shootings as well as their severity, and why other penalties like executions have differential deterrent effects depending upon the type of murder.
12/17/2012 2:16pm, #99
12/17/2012 2:20pm, #100