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Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

TunTavern Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 4:26 PM
It will take decades, but guns will be made uncool. And Hollywood will start on that soon enough. Future books, TV shows, and movies will portray gun users as cowards, as weaklings who had no choice but to rely on guns because they weren't smart or tough enough to win without them. Think such an agenda won't work? Then you underestimate the power of Hollywood. Single motherhood used to be frowned on...homosexuality used to be frowned on...atheism used to be frowned on.... Again, demonizing guns will take DECADES, but every significant cultural shift has taken decades. So what? Liberals fight for the long haul and future generations. We may not win you over, but your kids, your grandkids, your great- grandkids...
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:28 PM
Demonizing inanimate object is pathological.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:36 PM
That means it's looney, Tun.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 10:29 PM
the the the the the the That's all folks.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:16 PM
You won't get rid of guns in America. Think of all the new gun owners since Clinton and Obama have been in office. Gun owners teach their friends and offsping about the pleasures and freedom involved in possessing and using guns for peaceful means, as well as self defense. Not to say that self defense can't be peaceful. 98% of the time, once a thug realizes he's tried to victimize an armed citizen, the thug breaks off the attack with no shots being fired. Gun ownership is on the rise, not on the decline. You are suffering from wiishful thinking.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:28 PM
Tun talks about shifting perceptions of gays, sex, tobacco and guns. But with all of the efforts we've taken, and the money we've spent to reduce tobacco use, all we've done is drive it somewhat underground. There are still as many kids who start smoking as young teens as there were 20 years ago. There is still about 25% of the population who continues to smoke. They also tried to demonize alcohol and even banned it. We know how well that worked. Look at drug use. We've spent billions, maybe trillions on the drug wars, including PSA messages about the negative effects from drugs. Guns, unlike tobacco, drugs, or alcohol, are just hunks of metal. You can't ingest them. They don't cause you to become an addict (though for many of us they ARE
Luscious Lars Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 6:29 PM
habit forming). Most people don't see guns as being a problem. They see thugs with guns as being the problem. Yet the government seems to be inept at getting the thugs off of the street and in the big house for long periods of time.
McGovern Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 4:48 PM
Three-fourths of Hollywood's movies would have no plot without guns.

I will give you this much, Tun, your post certainly qualifies as the most stupid of the day.
TunTavern Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 5:06 PM
Currently, guns are essential to action movies. But that can change. We've already see action movies where the hero relies on a bow and arrow, or cyber war, or any number of other options.

But this is the difference between the right and the left. You see what's happening NOW...and and that's all you see.
TunTavern Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 5:23 PM
Movies and tv shows used to show married couples sleeping in seperate beds.
Movies and tv shows used to feature only straight white men as heros.
Movies and tv shows used to re-enforce religious beliefs...
Movies and tv shows used to feature cigarette smoking as the norm.
etc. etc....
ItsAWLgood Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 5:27 PM
TongueTavern

Is a Drone Among Drones
McGovern Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 5:37 PM
Tun,

Sleeping in separate beds and smoking cigarettes hardly qualify for a necessity in a movie plot.

Try filming nearly any action movie without guns.

By the way, I love your generalizations about me. I'm a consumer, not a creator. I'm not forward-thinking. Have you been talking to my wife again?

According to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program. How quaint. I kid you not: A. Toy. Gun. Buy. Back. Sounds like he’s setting up the next generation to be victimized slaves to bad people and policies.

Yep, Reverend Rodney “feels” he needs to do “everything (he) can to not allow our kids to get exposed to (guns) too early.” Aww ... ain’t that sweet? Hey, maybe he could also hand out during that...