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This Journal Gazette editorial has one of the greatest leaps of logic you'll ever see:

The report's author says the goal was not to shock Indiana residents but to give Hoosier policymakers useful information to help protect a segment of Indiana's citizens in excessive danger of being murdered. Shocked, though, is exactly what the policymakers


Bob G.
Mon, 02/05/2007 - 8:07am

Here's the "connection":

Illegally gotten guns + disregard for normal values + thug lifestyle + disrespect for anything & anyone + most rap music + malt liquor = highest homicide rate for blacks.

Yep, that really DOES all add up.

It's never about GUNS...it IS always about PEOPLE.


Larry Morris
Mon, 02/05/2007 - 8:07am

Bizarre, isn't it, people or organizations with a gun-control agenda don't need to be logical or even reasonable - they don't need a connection to anything. Didn't you know, we're just not supposed to have guns, ...

Jeff Pruitt
Mon, 02/05/2007 - 9:51am

The premise of their argument always seems to be that stronger gun control laws will somehow limit criminals (in this case those that want to commit murder) from aquiring guns.

This is certainly faulty logic. Laws are really only effective at controlling the behavior of LAW ABIDING citizens. The people committing homicides are obviously not in that category. Even IF they couldn't obtain a gun they would move to another method - knife, IED, arson, etc...

Mon, 02/05/2007 - 4:07pm

just think- 1 man. 1 gun. 1 bullet. the entire course of history was changed.
so what will be americas "franz ferdinand moment, which leads to WW3?
and the death of us all?
Albert einstein said" I know not what the next war will be fought with, but the one after that will be fought with sticks and stones."
Journalists, and politicians, cops and judges- all must beware of an armed populace protecting their rights.
the first step of all murderous totalitarian dictatorships is the disarming of the people "for their own protection".
guns, bullets, and patriots keep them all accountable.
dont piss anybody off, and they wont want to kill you. an armed society is a polite society. sometimes you have to be willing to kill and die for what you believe in.
if every jew that dies in the holocaust would have taken one nazi to the grave with them, ww2 would have been a whole lot shorter.

If the founding fathers of our won revolution had been disarmed, we would all be speaking english....(?)

Steve Towsley
Wed, 02/07/2007 - 9:39am

J-G's Warner wrote:
>...the numbers, which show that black
>residents are at an unconscionably higher
>risk for becoming homicide victims, should
>shock Hoosier legislators into action