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Apr. 2 2010 - 11:40 am | 241 views | 1 recommendation | 2 comments

People who pose in photographs with guns are usually dangerous and insane

This is a photograph from the Hutaree Christian militia in Michigan. (The group that was busted for trying to kill cops last week.)

Here’s a photograph of Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, one of the female suicide bombers who exploded on a Moscow subway this week.

Men + women + guns + grievances = usually crazy.


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    As your headline states, individuals who hold guns in publicly posted photographs are often insane, and insane individuals with guns are indeed often dangerous.

    Those same individuals can frequently be fairly characterized with another word: Cowardly. If they were accomplished enough to show courage, they would try to make the world a better place by using friendly persuasion. Instead, they choose guns because only with a deadly weapon pointed at brave opponents can the wielders of guns complete their sad, sad incompleteness.

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      Chances are that of the many, many, MANY pictures of people out there posing with guns, it is only those insane few that do something stupid that get the media attention.

      Does this mean that ALL people that pose with guns are insane? I don’t think so. Blanket statements like these are just silly and harbor within them some resentment or insecurity that you as the writer may be feeling about the subject.

      Therefore it is unfair to the rest of the law-abiding responsible gun owners to be label insane just because you’ve taken the moral high ground when it comes to guns.

      There are going to be lunatics out there with guns, but there are many more so that are far more dangerous. They are the ones that promote unfair and unsubstantiated opinions as facts.

      For example, where’s your data to support your claim? Who are the doctors and psychologist that support this “one size fits all” statement?

      Half-truths aren’t full truths.

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