Friday, July 11, 2008

111 Comments and Counting

I have to say, Mike W. is holding his own against the tinfoil warriors in this thread.

I'm glad he's on our side. =)

13 comments:

USCitizen said...

140 Comments and still going!

I'm weighing in with my support!

Mike W. said...

Oh, that's not the only thread...

And Rusty, I love the term "tinfoil warriors."

Rustmeister said...

Thank ya.

dtb said...

heeeehaaaaawwwwwww....you guys are so cool. You "circled the wagons" on us. hhhhhhyaaaaaahhhhhh.

go get em boys. Show em what real "fire power" is all about.

smoke us out of our caves
show em cowboy justice

haeeeeeyaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh

keep it coming boyssss bring all the "ammo" you got! (get it? Ammo)

hey? do you guys watch topless girls shoot m-16's and share the videos with all your buddies at the range?

orr wait I know. Are the cool guys in the gun blogosphere the ones that reuse the casings? cause you pussies buying your shells are weak.

I load my own, by my own powder and everything.

that's a real man!

Mike W. said...

I touched a nerve I see.

Anonymous said...

I put my part in. I can't understand these people who have greater risks every day obsessing over guns.

RAH

donviti said...

the greater risks have been documented.

but you guys make yourselves look dumb when you argue with statistical analysis.

my question to you guys is this:

Why does it matter if owning a gun INCREASES the risk of commiting suicide?

tell you what, I will post it over at my site and you can "sound the alarm and call in the calvary" to answer it

heeeeeeehaaaaawwwwww

Rustmeister said...

I don't see any way you can show that gun ownership increases suicide.

Suicide is suicide, guns are just a means to that end.

As for "calling the cavalry", we're just small potatoes. I doubt any of the big time bloggers will chime in.

Hey, this is more attention than you've gotten since day one. Enjoy!

donviti said...

rustmeister,

I'm not showing it...the 19 year study shows it my man

guns are the expediant way to that end. it seems that suicide and it's definition are the problem here. More specifically your lack of knowledge on the subject.

Guns increase suicide b/c they are a much more likely way to result in suicide. Where an overdose or some slashing writst etc etc will result in injry not suicide.

I relish the conversation we have had and appreciate the debate. i think it's great when both sides can talk about an issue like this. I thnk it makes us both wiser in the end.

Go navy!

45superman said...

Guns increase suicide b/c they are a much more likely way to result in suicide.

How do you figure to square that analysis with the fact that Japan has a much higher suicide rate than the U.S., and a vastly lower gun ownership rate?

Mike W. said...

Oh I asked that and the response was.

"Honor. And our Government officials and Corporate heads should take note."

That answer of course doesn't change the fact that they manage to kill themselves without the presence of guns.

45superman said...

Oh I asked that and the response was.

"Honor. And our Government officials and Corporate heads should take note."

That answer of course doesn't change the fact that they manage to kill themselves without the presence of guns.


Not to mention that whenever we point out cultural differences, rather than a larger firearms presence, as being the cause for a higher rate of violence in the U.S. than in many other countries, we're told that "the cultural differences don't matter--it's the guns," but now that we point out higher suicide rates somewhere else, we're told that the disparity is explained by the cultural differences.

The other side likes to have it both ways, it would seem.

Rustmeister said...

They want it any way they can get it - as long as adds to their hysteria.