• Re: DEMOCRAT HATE

    From Grant Weasner@3:770/100 to Lee Lofaso on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 18:15:22
    Lee Lofaso wrote to TIM RICHARDSON <=-

    Hello Tim,

    How about these last few days, folks!

    Too many guns. Too many sickos having guns, and shooting
    them at other people.

    A democrat `Bernie Sanders supporter-Rachael Maddow fan' goes off on republicans practicing for a baseball game and starts shooting! Shades of Black-lives-matter!

    Bernie Sanders condemned the shooting, and said he never
    met the man. Other politicians also condemned the shooting,
    for obvious reasons.

    Fortunately so far the only one killed was the shooter!

    There was nothing fortunate about the shooting. It is something
    that never should have happened in the first place. Had real
    measures been enacted to make it impossible for such an idiot to
    get hold of a gun then nobody would have gotten shot. And even
    the shooter would still be alive, although probably in some
    loony bin where he would best be forgotten.

    Now all the democrat hypocrites will run to the nearest open mic and denounce the Second Amendment rights.

    It is not about Democrats or Republicans or Second Amendment rights.
    It is about violence in America and what to do about it.

    Are guns used to protect people, property, land?

    Are guns shooting people, property, or land, or is it people with guns?

    Before guns were used, were swords, knives, arrows, and spears, protecting people, property, and land?

    I'm not sure violence is caused by guns, or any other tools/weapons I mentioned above.

    Violence is a terrible thing, but there is no stopping violence, the world of animals is based in what we define as voilence. It will be that way for the foreseable future of anmials.

    --Lee

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  • From Grant Weasner@3:770/100 to Lee Lofaso on Sunday, January 10, 2021 18:26:58
    Hi Lee,

    Lee Lofaso wrote to bbsing <=-

    Hello Grant,

    Now all the democrat hypocrites will run to the nearest open mic and denounce the Second Amendment rights.

    It is not about Democrats or Republicans or Second Amendment rights.
    It is about violence in America and what to do about it.

    Are guns used to protect people, property, land?

    Guns are used, by people, to kill people. Sometimes themselves.

    Knives do kill people, by people, at people, and sometimes used to commit suicide.

    Are guns shooting people, property, or land, or is it people with guns?

    Guns are used, by people, to kill people. Sometimes themselves.

    But the gun doesn't kill the people. Guns are never the defendant in a trial, nor are the knives, spears, or bullets.

    Before guns were used, were swords, knives, arrows, and spears, protecting
    people, property, and land?

    Before guns, other means were used, by people, to kill people.
    Sometimes themselves. And still are, to this very day.

    I'm not sure violence is caused by guns, or any other tools/weapons I
    mentioned above.

    I do not know of any other animal, other than man, who uses guns
    as a means of violence against other people, as well as themselves.
    Or knives, or sticks, or stones, etc.
    Very few types of animals have hands.

    That doesn't mean other animals are not violent and use tools, or their tools to inflict death, or guard territory (bears, rams, lions, fish, ..etc).

    We could get rid of hands and then people couldn't make guns.

    I know of no animal that has used a car to kill themselves but cars are not considered something to remove there access to from people, because they've been used to kill, injure, murder, or commit suicide with.


    Violence is a terrible thing, but there is no stopping violence, the world
    of animals is based in what we define as voilence. It will be that way for the foreseable future of anmials.

    But guns make it so much easier for people to kill each other.
    As well as themselves.

    The will of a person/animal kills people and animals.
    The lessons people learn or don't learn make it easy.
    I can't imagine suicide is easy, not at any stage of the process. Its sad to even think about.

    Its true gun as a tool only requires a small amount of force to use, and the design is generally simple for most people to use, properly and improperly. But a gun is just the tool they chose for the task. Its really sad it happens, but its not the cause of suicide. Unfortunately people kill themselves with many things.


    I know so many people have lost loved ones to suicide. Its so sad For those who have to carry on with the hurt, the pain, almost as if the person who committed suicide, passed on the grief and pain they held to those who were left behind. For those who carry on a new pain, a new lesson must mastered, and challenges must be overcome. For the person that passed away their pain is over. I'm really sorry for anyone who has lost someone to suicide or violence.

    I don't have statistics to share, and I don't think it helps, but realize there are so many people who protected their life, their property, their family using guns, and the tool, the gun was probably their best option to overcome and thwart their aggressor.


    I see what you are saying. I realize the answer to the questions I've asked, we all know the answers. Your statements although not answers to the ones to the questions I asked, are not invalid or un-true, and they can't really be debated for they are factual. They are all valid concerns.

    My point is, there are many things in this world made by people, and things not made by people that kill people and animals.


    There is no illusion about this. No amount of words will create that illusion into reality.


    People need to focus on the cause of the problem, and that is violence, depression, manipulation, scarcity, war, not the tool used for the violence.

    I really like what the man Mahatma Gandhi did and stood for. He showed how powerful the human will, the will of people could be, without violence.

    I have a perspective about the constant violence all over everywhere displayed. The lesson is violence is celebrated, its power is something to behold. It flows from the top down through society. Its the wrong message and lesson. It will no matter the tool, humans are powerful animals. I don't really like it, and I can't escape it, none of us can escape it in a practical way, far more than a majority of us would have to have the will and the disdain against violence in our cultures to escape it, and not be subjected to it, subjected by it!

    We as a people, as an animal have a long long way to go before violence and depression end.


    I do see your perspective Lee.
    I can't change your belief or oppinions about guns. If people all had the same belief, about guns, these words in our messages wouldn't have passion behind them, or the need for expression.

    Lee, I wish the best for you.
    If you are grieving, or lost someone to violence or suicide, by a gun, I'm really sorry that happened, and i hope any grief or suffering you, your family, friends have passes as quickly as possible.

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  • From jimmylogan@1:261/20 to Lee Lofaso on Saturday, January 09, 2021 22:50:37
    Lee Lofaso wrote to Grant Weasner <=-

    Guns are used, by people, to kill people. Sometimes themselves.

    Do you recognize that guns are used for other purposes too?

    I'm not sure violence is caused by guns, or any other tools/weapons I
    mentioned above.

    Violence is a terrible thing, but there is no stopping violence, the world
    of animals is based in what we define as voilence. It will be that way for the foreseable future of anmials.

    But guns make it so much easier for people to kill each other.
    As well as themselves.

    True, and I want to keep mine for self defense, because it IS very much
    the easist tool to stop a threat.




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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to jimmylogan on Sunday, January 10, 2021 21:26:29
    Hello Jimmy,

    Guns are used, by people, to kill people. Sometimes themselves.

    Do you recognize that guns are used for other purposes too?

    Of course. Their main purpose is to kill.
    Usually by people. Using guns. To kill with.

    I'm not sure violence is caused by guns, or any other tools/weapons I >>mentioned above.

    Violence is a terrible thing, but there is no stopping violence, the world >>of animals is based in what we define as voilence. It will be that way for >>the foreseable future of anmials.

    But guns make it so much easier for people to kill each other.
    As well as themselves.

    True, and I want to keep mine for self defense, because it IS very much the
    easist tool to stop a threat.

    Like I said, the main purpose of guns is to kill.
    Usually other people. But sometimes themselves.

    --Lee

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  • From jimmylogan@1:261/20 to Lee Lofaso on Sunday, January 10, 2021 19:55:53
    Lee Lofaso wrote to jimmylogan <=-

    Guns are used, by people, to kill people. Sometimes themselves.

    Do you recognize that guns are used for other purposes too?

    Of course. Their main purpose is to kill.
    Usually by people. Using guns. To kill with.

    Do you realize that most ammo shot is NOT to kill, nor even
    to aim at people? There is an entire culture around guns
    that includes target shooting, cowboy action shooting,
    etc.

    I've shot several thousand rounds over my years and never
    EVER put a round into another person or even TOWARD another
    person.




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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to jimmylogan on Monday, January 11, 2021 05:10:16
    Re: Re: DEMOCRAT HATE
    By: jimmylogan to Lee Lofaso on Sun Jan 10 2021 07:55 pm

    I've shot several thousand rounds over my years and never
    EVER put a round into another person or even TOWARD another
    person.

    That's true. Most gun owners and enthusiasts are responsible gun owners who never used their guns to commit a crime or hurt anyone and we don't want them to loose their right to enjoy their outdoors hobby.

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses guns responsibly.

    The big question is how to keep guns away from criminals and irresponsible sorts, before they do some kind of damage.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to Alan Ianson on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 15:25:01
    Hello Alan,

    I've shot several thousand rounds over my years and never
    EVER put a round into another person or even TOWARD another
    person.

    That's true. Most gun owners and enthusiasts are responsible gun owners who
    never used their guns to commit a crime or hurt anyone and we don't want
    them to loose their right to enjoy their outdoors hobby.

    I shot my next door neighbor. In the belly. She was not happy
    about that. At all. Even though it was only with a BB gun.

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses guns responsibly.

    It was just a BB gun. Yes, she bled. But just a little bit.
    Quickly recovered. No surgery needed. She did [eventually] forvive
    me.

    The big question is how to keep guns away from criminals and irresponsible
    sorts, before they do some kind of damage.

    Well, since the damage had already been done ...

    --Lee

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  • From Jimmy Anderson@1:116/18 to Alan Ianson on Thursday, January 14, 2021 15:57:23
    Alan Ianson wrote to jimmylogan <=-

    I've shot several thousand rounds over my years and never
    EVER put a round into another person or even TOWARD another
    person.

    That's true. Most gun owners and enthusiasts are responsible gun owners who never used their guns to commit a crime or hurt anyone and we don't want them to loose their right to enjoy their outdoors hobby.

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses guns responsibly.

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses cars responsibly either.
    Drinking and driving? A very EASY thing NOT to do, but requires someone
    to make a good decision.

    The big question is how to keep guns away from criminals and
    irresponsible sorts, before they do some kind of damage.

    In my opinion, the the big question is how to disuade ANYONE from
    doing some kind of damage, with any tool at their disposal...

    I think the 'argument,' for lack of a better term, has centered
    around firearms but the real problem is that some people are
    going to choose to do evil and to do harm...



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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757.2 to Jimmy Anderson on Thursday, January 14, 2021 17:06:26
    Re: Re: DEMOCRAT HATE
    By: Jimmy Anderson to Alan Ianson on Thu Jan 14 2021 03:57 pm

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses guns responsibly.

    It's unfortunate that not everyone owns/uses cars responsibly either. Drinking and driving? A very EASY thing NOT to do, but requires someone
    to make a good decision.

    Car ownership and gun ownership are two very different things. Drinking and driving is against the law.

    In my opinion, the the big question is how to disuade ANYONE from
    doing some kind of damage, with any tool at their disposal...

    Yes, some people give guns a bad name.

    I think the 'argument,' for lack of a better term, has centered
    around firearms but the real problem is that some people are
    going to choose to do evil and to do harm...

    Yep, and guns make that real easy.

    I am a gun enthusiast, I enjoy hunting and shooting and I am not going to walk away from my guns. I do think the way some use guns to support their cause is wrong. For example, armed people showing up downtown to demand this, that, or the other thing.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Ron Lauzon@1:275/89 to Alan Ianson on Friday, January 15, 2021 10:22:00
    Alan Ianson wrote to Jimmy Anderson <=-

    I am a gun enthusiast, I enjoy hunting and shooting and I am not going
    to walk away from my guns.

    Yet you are a shill for the group that wants to ban all guns.

    Leftie's are the biggest hypoctites in the world.


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