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Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 10:28 AM
The Cato Institute has a good site chronicling police brutality and misconduct. Do you trust these officers with a gun? http://www.policemisconduct.net/
Everett39 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 10:50 AM
Do you trust psychopaths and mentally ill people wandering the streets with a gun re: Aurora Colorado shooting - school shooting Sandy Hook school, CT ??
Guns are an inanimate object, like the article says - it's the operator that chooses when and where and how it is used ! !
Daniel982 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:09 AM
An armed society is a polite society, and even the nutzoids think twice about hauling out a gun and shooting when they don't know if the little old lady standing behind 'em might be packing iron (or plastic). Why else have all but ONE of the mass victim shootings in recent decades happened in 'gun free zones'?
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 1:35 PM
A nonsense argument; If they put delusional mentally compromised people away like they should it wouldn't happen, NOR would it happen IF they were properly reported to the police and the government so they showed up on a background check.
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:43 AM
No, I don't trust them anymore than I would some of the people on our police forces. My point wasn't that your strawman of psychopaths should be trusted with guns as you veered from my subject. Why would you do that? What purpose did it serve?
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:45 AM
Colonialg,
You have stated it clearly and accurately.

In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.

After a press conference held last week by Emeryville, California Police Chief Ken James, it’s easy to see a decline in both language and critical thinking skills in our country. And as Orwell thought, indeed civilized society may very well be in jeopardy.

It happened on February 14th. Taking to the microphones and cameras in his suburban San Francisco community, Chief James stood at a podium with the requisite group of serious-looking, professionally dressed, pouty-faced people standing behind him...