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BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?

saulgoldie 24 Jul 11 - 10:17 AM
Greg F. 24 Jul 11 - 10:15 AM
saulgoldie 24 Jul 11 - 10:13 AM
Bettynh 24 Jul 11 - 10:10 AM
saulgoldie 24 Jul 11 - 10:04 AM
beeliner 24 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM

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Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:17 AM

This is the Youtube of the above song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OITGAbQG1WU


Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: Greg F.
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:15 AM

Whoopie Ty Yi Yo! Let's hear it for The Great State Of Texas!

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/24/texas.shooting/

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/07/23/5-killed-in-grand-prairie-roller-rink-shooting/


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:13 AM

* If It Were Up to Me
    * Words and Lyrics by:
    * Cheryl Wheeler
    *
    * Maybe it's the movies, maybe it's the books
    * Maybe it's the bullets, maybe it's the real crooks
    * Maybe it's the drugs, maybe it's the parents
    * Maybe it's the colors everybody's wearin
    * Maybe it's the President, maybe it's the last one
    * Maybe it's the one before that, what he done
    * Maybe it's the high schools, maybe it's the teachers
    * Maybe it's the tattooed children in the bleachers
    * Maybe it's the Bible, maybe it's the lack
    * Maybe it's the music, maybe it's the crack
    * Maybe it's the hairdos, maybe it's the TV
    * Maybe it's the cigarettes, maybe it's the family
    * Maybe it's the fast food, maybe it's the news
    * Maybe it's divorce, maybe it's abuse
    * Maybe it's the lawyers, maybe it's the prisons
    * Maybe it's the Senators, maybe it's the system
    * Maybe it's the fathers, maybe it's the sons
    * Maybe it's the sisters, maybe it's the moms
    * Maybe it's the radio, maybe it's road rage
    * Maybe El Nino, or UV rays
    * Maybe it's the army, maybe it's the liquor
    * Maybe it's the papers, maybe the militia
    * Maybe it's the athletes, maybe it's the ads
    * Maybe it's the sports fans, maybe it's a fad
    * Maybe it's the magazines, maybe it's the internet
    * Maybe it's the lottery, maybe it's the immigrants
    * Maybe it's taxes, big business
    * Maybe it's the KKK and the skinheads
    * Maybe it's the communists, maybe it's the Catholics
    * Maybe it's the hippies, maybe it's the addicts
    * Maybe it's the art, maybe it's the sex
    * Maybe it's the homeless, maybe it's the banks
    * Maybe it's the clearcut, maybe it's the ozone
    * Maybe it's the chemicals, maybe it's the car phones
    * Maybe it's the fertilizer, maybe it's the nose rings
    * Maybe it's the end, but I know one thing.
    * If it were up to me, I'd take away the guns.
    *
    * (P) October 1, 1997
    *
    * Penrod And Higgins Music / Amachrist Music
    * ACF Music Group
    * International Copyright Reserved


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: Bettynh
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:10 AM

More Than 1,000,000 Americans
from I DONT MAKE THIS STUFF UP . . . I JUST MAKE IT RHYME

(Inspired by Bob Herbert's column "Hooked On Violence," April 26, 2007 in The New York Times)


In 1968 Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King
were killed by bullets, a tragic shameful thing
And in the years that followed in this land of the free
how many more Americans would die in a shooting spree?

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
tracks this data down and brings it to our attention
From 1968 to now the number killed by guns
stuns

More than one million Americans -- babies, toddlers, mothers
more than one million Americans -- fathers, sisters, brothers
More than one million Americans -- students, teachers, brides
More than one million American murders and suicides

more than one million Americans -- neighbors, daughters, sons
more than one million Americans -- killed by guns
more than a million American families miss someone every day
more than one million American lives simply blown away

More than a million birthdays
a million graduations
more than a million weddings
with a million expectations
how can anyone justify this annihilation?
why is it we never get a convincing explanation?

more than one million Americans -- grandparents, husbands, wives
more than one million American permanently interrupted lives
more than one million Americans -- co-workers and friends
more than one million Americans met heartbreaking ends

More than one million Americans who needed our protection
more than one million Americans who can't vote the next election
more than one million Americans who no longer have a choice
for more than a million Americans we must raise up our voice

In 1968 Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King
were killed by bullets, a tragic shameful thing
in the years that followed in this land of the free
more than a million Americans died in shooting sprees


© Christine Lavin Music (ASCAP)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 10:04 AM

Nevermind the morality or law of one side or the other. It is tautologically true that if there are no guns present, then there will be no gunshots.

Furthermore, I remember research--can't find it right now--from some time back that showed that just the presence of a knife or a gun in a room where study participants are given a manufactured conflict situation will cause the argument to escalate higher and faster with the knife, and higher and faster still more with the gun.

Whatever one's interpretation of the law or the Founders' intent might have been, logic and facts are what they are.

Saul


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Subject: BS: 'Right to carry' anyone?
From: beeliner
Date: 24 Jul 11 - 09:20 AM

Just heard on the TeeVee, and don't have all the details.

Last night at a Dallas skating rink, a birthday party, the father of the birthday boy and another man began arguing and then just started shooting it out, several killed.

Unfortunate, but after all, that's their second amendment right!

Right?


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