Eugene Robinson sobs over us having guns

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    Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner? I doubt it. We'll just add Aurora to the growing list -- Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson -- and wait for the inevitable.

    When that next atrocity comes, we'll tell each other we're shocked and stunned, knowing full well we should be neither. We'll probe the assailant's life in search of a motive, knowing full well we won't find one that makes any sense. We'll comfort the survivors and the victims' families and assure them their suffering will not be in vain.



    Meanwhile, somewhere out there, another disturbed young man will be purchasing an assault rifle and making unspeakable plans.

    I can only conclude that we, as a society, have decided this state of affairs is acceptable, that the occasional murderous rampage is the price we pay for ... for what? For freedom? For the Second Amendment? For campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association?

    Forgive me if I sound cynical. I'm afraid I am. Five years ago, I arrived on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., just hours after student Seung Hui Cho's murderous rampage left 33 dead, including himself. I will never forget what it felt like -- the stunned disbelief, the white-hot anger, the unbearable sadness of so many young lives being extinguished for no reason, no higher purpose. No purpose at all.

    I was there as a journalist, so I interviewed witnesses and survivors, took notes, wrote columns. But I was hardly an objective observer because I'm a father who has sent two sons off to college.

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    I don't own a gun and never have.

    But this is disgusting.

    We kill 180,000 people a year because of cigarettes and 19,000 people die because of drunk drivers.

    Robins uses the deaths of youth in Colorado for one purpose, to stick his finger in the eye of the right.

    I would not want anyone to shoot Eugene. Instead, I'd like the them to beat him black and blue with the stock (oops sorry...only blue).
     
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    Help me out here..

    You want Mr. Robinson beaten because of his "opinion"?

    Is that part of your religion doctrine? Or a personal thing? And if it's a personal thing..are you really all that religious?

    As an atheist and an American..I think everyone should be free to express their opinions, free of violence.
     
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    Elitist ignorant scum = Robinson. Ross still can't go out in public I hope
     
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    From the lefties: Never let a crisis go to waste.
     
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    If I were next to Mr. Robinson and I had a gun, I would not beat him.

    If I were next to Mr. Robins and he was being beaten with a gun, I'd help him....after watching for a while. :badgrin::badgrin::badgrin:

    The guy is an asshole.

    And, of course, that is must my point of view.

    Sue me.
     
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    A bump or (lump) for Euguene Robinson's willingness to use tragedy to poke at the political right.
     
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    You get the crazed person, not take away law abiding gun owners rights.
    There are plenty of signs out there for those who are insane, before they commit the mass murders.
    We need to get these type of people help.
     
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    Yep.

    Alot of these people want to commit violent acts against people they disagree with.. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Would gun control have stopped Timothy McVeigh's mass murder at the Murrah Building?
     
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    Do you have any suggestions as to what might be done?

    I can think of many, but they are all illegal.

    We cannot lock someone up against their will if they have not committed a crime.
    We cannot medicate someone against their will.
    Can we make a judgment that someone is insane and get authorities to act on that opinion?

    The criminally insane do not have their civil liberties stripped from them because they are "sick" and "need help".
     

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