Quote of the Day: I Love the Smell of Desperation in the Morning Edition Gun Control by Robert Farago | Jul 29, 2012 | 33 comments facebook twitter linkedin email “The People of the Gun win, once again.” – Laura Washington, suntimes.com comments Philthegardner says: July 29, 2012 at 23:18 Let’s just say that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, sense prevails over phobia and hysteria… Reply Snachnim says: July 29, 2012 at 23:26 People are talking. We are talking about mental health in America. We are talking about arming more law abiding citizens. We are talking about how places like DC, and Chicago, which have restrictive gun laws have high gun related crime. Just saying disarm your citizens isn’t an option here in America. Reply APBTFan says: July 30, 2012 at 03:41 “Just saying disarm your citizens isn’t an option here in America.” Truer words have yet to be spoken. Reply OHgunner says: July 30, 2012 at 09:52 “Just saying disarm your citizens isn’t an option here in America.” Not yet. And not without LOTS of American blood being shed by Americans. Reply Silver says: July 29, 2012 at 23:43 Damn right. Hey Laura, go look up the history of gun control in America and who it targeted (and still targets), and don’t drink anything hot while doing so. Reply Aharon says: July 29, 2012 at 23:55 Michael Bloomberg: “During the next president’s term, if we do nothing, 48,000 people will be murdered with guns — nearly as many Americans who were killed during a decade of fighting in Vietnam.” See what happens when an armed person crosses boundaries and disrespects the space of someone who is armed with an AK47 or a gun? No more Vietnams for America. No more American citizens unable to buy and carry guns for their own defense in movie theaters and offices. Reply jwm says: July 29, 2012 at 23:58 +1 0n all 4 of the above Reply Ralph says: July 30, 2012 at 00:05 Meanwhile, in Laura’s gun free paradise of Chicago, more American’s died than in the war zone of Afghanistan. What a dope. Reply Totenglocke says: July 30, 2012 at 08:00 More people were murdered in Chicago the week of the Aurora shooting than were killed by Holmes – yet the media doesn’t say a thing about it. Reply Corey says: July 30, 2012 at 15:28 +1 Reply napoleon says: July 30, 2012 at 01:27 People with guns have always won and always will…sooo…umm…go buy a freakin gun if you wanna be a winner? Reply Will says: July 30, 2012 at 01:30 Sad. “almost as easy as buying popcorn.” Betcha she has NEVER tried to purchase a gun, let alone one where she lives. Also, Bloomberg and his Bloomberg Press will never be unbiased especially when it comes to firearms… So much for that source. Reply Totenglocke says: July 30, 2012 at 08:01 Well, if you’re buying popcorn with butter on it in New York City (home of the Assault Sodas with the High Capacity Cups ban), you probably do need to fill out paperwork and have a background check done so that old Bloomy feels your medical record allows you to consume it without any ill effects. Reply Dirk Diggler says: July 30, 2012 at 08:06 Bloomberg is locking up baby formula so yes, I believe that there probably is a regulation scheme for hot buttered popcorn. Reply Mike S says: July 30, 2012 at 12:57 “Assault Sodas”…LOL! I love it. Totally gonna use that one with my more statist friends and acquaintances. Reply Totenglocke says: July 30, 2012 at 19:12 Yea, I used the “assault sodas with the high capacity cups” line on http://www.reddit.com/r/guns or ww.reddit.com/r/firearms (forget which) the other day and got a bunch of upvotes. Accur81 says: July 30, 2012 at 02:06 Wow, she makes me feel terrible! Oh, well. I’m off to a restful night of sleep… Reply Splashman says: July 30, 2012 at 02:59 Get used to it, lady. And despite your utterly brainless, emotion-based, reactionary position on firearms, I hope someday your life will be saved by someone who values the 2nd Amendment more than you. Somebody has to clean hotel rooms. And by the way, the body count is up to 13 now. Try to keep up. Reply Totenglocke says: July 30, 2012 at 08:03 Personally, if I’m with someone I know hates guns (like this lunatic), I’d refuse to use my “evil” guns to protect them. I wouldn’t want to dishonor them by causing them to spend the rest of their life being tormented by the thought that my evil gun allowed them to live – better for them to die a clean death (in their eyes) than to be associated with such an evil object. Reply matt says: July 30, 2012 at 03:19 In America, acquiring a lethal assault rifle is almost as easy as picking up a buttered popcorn at the movies. The communities of Aurora, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and Chicago’s South and West sides know that. The only one of those shooting which had a “assault rifle” was Aurora. They are essentially non-exisitant in crime stats for Chicago as well. Reply matt says: July 30, 2012 at 04:12 From Wikipedia: The majority of gun-related deaths in the United States are suicides, with 17,352 (55.6%) of the total 31,224 firearm-related deaths in 2007 due to suicide, while 12,632 (40.5%) were homicide deaths.  http://www.cdc.gov/NCHS/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_19.pdf Reply Levi B says: July 30, 2012 at 07:54 Assault rifle is a military term, and only applies to intermediate caliber guns with select fire capabilities. Legally registered machineguns have been used twice in murders since the NFA of 1934. Holmes used a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, which was not an assault rifle. Assault weapon is a political term, which applies to any gun that looks scary. Reply APBTFan says: July 30, 2012 at 03:35 Read the article. 1st grade logic at best. Reply Mike says: July 30, 2012 at 07:48 The people who are doing the vast, overwhelming majority of gun homicides in this country are NOT “mentally ill”. Mass shootings are so rare as to be but a blip on the horizon. No, the vast majority of gun homicides in the US are black on black gang crimes, or street crimes. Black on black, black on white, and hispanic on hispanic. But hard-working black people are also the main targets of black criminals. It takes far less effort to victimize someone in your own neighborhood than to venture to the white neighborhoods. That being said, I don’t understand why so many gun control advocates are black. Why disarm the law-abiding among your own people? Surely they must realize that the gangstas who plague their communities aren’t buying guns at Cabelas. They’re getting guns the same way felons ALWAYS get guns—on the black market. Reply Totenglocke says: July 30, 2012 at 08:07 Honestly, I think we need to find a way to compel the FBI / CDC / other alphabet soup agencies to start tracking what percentage of homicides by weapon are gang on gang violence. I really think if we could say “90% of 10,000 deaths involving guns were gang members killing each other and helping to clean up our streets”, you’d have far fewer people being upset about it. Reply cmd says: July 30, 2012 at 11:50 Great point but I think the anti’s would then argue that thug 1 would not have shot thug 2 if access to guns was not so easy. Families would wail in front of the eager MSM about their good little thugs were victims of the prevalence guns. As always the anti’s believe access to guns is the problem. They also believe that the reason Chicago, NYC and DC violent crime with guns is so high is because of guns from other areas. Nothing new there. Their same old argument. Reply GS650G says: July 30, 2012 at 08:15 Goes to show they will let anyone write a column these days. Reply Chas says: July 30, 2012 at 08:49 Better to be a person “of the gun” than one of the sheep, Ms. Washington. Reply brigo50 says: July 30, 2012 at 08:57 Because defenseless people win all the time, Mrs. Washington? Reply uncommon_sense says: July 30, 2012 at 11:39 I haven’t even read her article yet and I already feel compelled to comment. Of course the people with guns win. And if almost every competent citizen were armed, the citizens would always win! Reply k says: July 30, 2012 at 15:21 that picture is disturbing, Where is she looking?????!? Reply WhilemyCZgentlyweeps says: July 30, 2012 at 16:31 People of the Gun? Really? Sounds like some newly coined Indian sobriquet for the colonists. Where the hell do they come up with stuff? I understand in her fevered little lefty mind it is meant to be a term of derision for the “Other,” but it sounds sorta cool. I mean if your gonna be an “Other” you might as well have a cool nickname. “We are the People of the Gun. And we shall prevail!! FREEDOM!” Reply Bill F says: July 30, 2012 at 19:47 I kind of like my new title “People of the Gun”. Sounds more unified than simple gun owners. So much more dramatic too. Those other people, the “People Without Gun”, sound a little deprived. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.