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1 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:45:25pm

“Gotta spend ammo to get ammo.”

2 freetoken  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:51:34pm

Guns are drawn because that what these guys do. Their self-image is built around an old, tribalistic idea that the guy who is the most successful fighter gets to be the leader (and thus have the most reproductive opportunities.)

It’s a biology thing, so in part I can’t help but have sympathy. Yet it also shows how backwards these people are - they really, really don’t want to live in the 21st century.

3 Decatur Deb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:53:11pm

re: #2 freetoken

…snip - they really, really don’t want to live in the 21st century.

Gun can help with that, too—and often does.

4 The Ghost of a Flea  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:15:56pm

re: #2 freetoken

Guns are drawn because that what these guys do. Their self-image is built around an old, tribalistic idea that the guy who is the most successful fighter gets to be the leader (and thus have the most reproductive opportunities.)

It’s a biology thing, so in part I can’t help but have sympathy. Yet it also shows how backwards these people are - they really, really don’t want to live in the 21st century.

Then you don’t have to feel sympathy at all, because it’s not really a “biology thing.” As we’ve gotten better at observing animals, the less and less the concept of “an alpha” holds up as being about dominance through aggression. Indeed, aggression tends to lead to mighty warrior leaders that drop dead, get ousted, or get killed in a very short period of time, and don’t even necessarily manage to spread their genes around via the strategy (Read Sapolsky).

5 Aligarr  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 2:36:41am

new rules-
alpha what ? with guns the guy with the smallest dick , can whack the guy with the biggest .
bar room rules for alpha males - dont pick on anyone smaller , they just may comeback with a gun .

6 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 4:24:20am

TGDN is cheering this asshat.

7 sizzzzlerz  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 6:27:07am

So social indiscretions, as egregious as they may be, are now grounds to commit murder. Killing someone because they cut in line. Utterly amazing and unhinged at the same time.

8 Robur  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 6:47:18am

re: #6 Vicious Babushka

Texas..it was almost a good idea!

9 Robur  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 6:51:58am

This is a prime example of the “mental health” issue when it comes to PROPER gun legislation. Also I would seriously go as far as to require religious affiliation and the severity of the prospective gun purchasers depth of faith on applications as these are DIRECTLY proportionate to the loss of common sense and the ability to function in a normal society. No IF’S and or But’s!

10 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 8:44:45am

This is all Obama’s fault!! Blargh!

11 Eclectic Cyborg  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 8:45:48am

Seriously, I hate the paranoia has made ammunition so scarce. I wanted to go target shooting on my property the other day (I live in a rural area far from city limits, I’m not a fool) but couldn’t because I don’t have much ammo at the moment and have had no luck finding any recently.

12 Dr. Matt  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 9:01:18am

re: #11 Eclectic Cyborg

Seriously, I hate the paranoia has made ammunition so scarce. I wanted to go target shooting on my property the other day (I live in a rural area far from city limits, I’m not a fool) but couldn’t because I don’t have much ammo at the moment and have had no luck finding any recently.

The NRA gun fetishists are so easily fooled and manipulated. I remember going to a gun show right before the 2008 elections and the utter propaganda and fear mongering by the dealers AND buyers was immense. I’ve been going to gun shows since I was a teenager and until recently I never saw people buying multiple cases of ammo. I hope the dealers are raping these idiots with inflated prices.

13 HappyWarrior  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 9:15:20am

So much for that armed society being a polite one huh. Really, if you’re bringing out your gun over an argument about place in line, then you’re a frigging idiot.


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