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http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/16/actor-.../#ixzz2QjBeGUcu

Actor Jay Mohr says that the gun culture in the United States is responsible for the Boston Marathon Bombings...

"What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change."

— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) April 15, 2013
 

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Jay who?

Someone who is marginally famous for a movie made long ago says something with blinding stupidity on Twitter....maybe he'll be in rehab with Lindsay Lohan soon?
 

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While I do agree that we as a nation, on the whole, are becoming more and more immune to tragic events like this, I will say....

#1 - Just take the statement for what it is worth. It makes no sense as the two issues are entirely independent. They have nothing to do with each other.

#2 - Nothing brings the GOOD out of people like when something such as this happens, but why does it take a tragedy to make that happen?
 

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I <span style="font-style: italic">am</span> taking Mr. Mohr's statement for what it's worth to me, which is nothing. To connect the 2nd Amendment to the Boston tragedy is moronic. There may be a glimmer of a valid point buried in the bovine leavings that he posted, but it's too wrapped up in his fervor to tie it to anti-firearms beliefs to salvage. Yes, we have a violent culture. If anything, Boston reinforces what many of us have said all along, that violent people will be violent, regardless of the method they use to accomplish that goal. Instead, this guy takes something that has absolutely not ONE THING to do with the firearms debates at hand and links it to them for the ostensible purpose of furthering the anti-firearms rights political agenda. He can protest all he wants that his words are "not political," but they are. Period.

I'm not mad at the guy. I just think he's got some seriously flawed logic and makes really dumb points in a silly way.....if you want to be taken seriously, Twitter is the way to accomplish that? Really?
 

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They will though (make a connection). But be certain they won't try to outlaw pressure cookers, or ball bearings, or nails, or backpacks....just the stuff that makes it go 'boom'....why? because that stuff also makes guns go boom and they don't like guns. We've already seen what a shortage of our own making can do to range time, etc...what if they said you can have all the guns and bullets and brass that you want but good luck getting the powder? This is a very clever administration and they are able to make the connections necessary to achieve their goals. Buy a black powder rifle and learn how to make your own powder from stuff in the field is my advice.
 

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G2CDeer said:
Hmmm, well since bomb making is illegal, and 'well regulated', what does that mean? It means that rules and regulations dont mean squat to a psychopath, lunatic or mentally disabled individual.
I'll play with that meme. From a 'grabbers' standpoint you would either 1) take away the tools or 2) take away the persons that would use said tools in nefarious ways

if you take away the tools you take away the powder

if you take away the persons you have your background checks for mentally ill or criminally oriented

so they let the powder exist, but they keep every person who has ever had a mental health issue (certain veterans, premature ejaculators, folks with depressions, anxiety, etc) from access to powder

or they take away the powder

you see the slippery slope?
 

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GIE said:
While I do agree that we as a nation, on the whole, are becoming more and more immune to tragic events like this, I will say....

#1 - Just take the statement for what it is worth. It makes no sense as the two issues are entirely independent. They have nothing to do with each other.

#2 - Nothing brings the GOOD out of people like when something such as this happens, but why does it take a tragedy to make that happen?
I'm not sure that it is being "immune" to tragedies, but perhaps many in this country are coming to the realization that tragic things happen and that in many cases there is nothing that we can do to stop them.

Too many in this country seem to think that the government should be able to legislate bad things from happening and that is just impossible. As soon as people realize that we cannot prevent evil from happening no matter how hard we try, the better. Always looking to big government to "solve" these problems only leads to more erosion of our rights all for the "greater good".

We should do everything that we can as Americans to help each other and remain vigilant to try and stay one step ahead of those who would wish to hurt us, but thinking that taking away our constitutional rights will somehow stop the violence is ignorant and dangerous. The culture in this country is what needs to be altered, not the Constitution.
 
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