Don’t Settle Your Dispute Like a Human Being, Grab a Gun and Shoot

Yes, it has happened again.

At least 10 people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building, according to the New York Office of Emergency Management.  The gunman was shot and killed by police, the New York Police Department reported.  Authorities converged on the building around 9 a.m. after reports of gunfire.  Police have closed several streets around 5th Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan.  New York resident Max Kaplan, 22, said he heard at least nine gunshots. He said several ambulances have arrived at the scene.  “We’re all very shaken up at the office,” he said.  The Empire State Building is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world, and one of New York City’s best-known tourist attractions.

Two things will now happen:  1- people who love guns will say ‘if someone there had had a gun they could have taken him out before he shot that many people’ and 2- those same people will say ‘New York has tough gun laws and it didn’t stop this’.  Because, in America, we prefer to settle our disputes violently.  It’s in our DNA.  We won’t help ourselves, it’s just who we are- from the top of the Government to the lowliest grocery clerk and everyone in between.  ‘Grab a gun and shoot’.  That’s how American’s resolve all disputes.

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12 thoughts on “Don’t Settle Your Dispute Like a Human Being, Grab a Gun and Shoot

  1. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I am 50 years old. Been around guns all my life. Was taught to handle firearms safely and responsibly. I have never used a gun just to solve a dispute with another person. Guns are for shooting targets, hunting for food, and as a last resort defense. Gun control advocates are wrong to think people who own guns will use them to solve minor conflicts.


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 1:50 pm

      well ‘blaze’, the fact that this guy did exactly that and that numbers of people have also done so and the fact that 23 americans die every day at the end of gun shot and the fact that our international policy (think afghanistan, iraq, and probably iran) generally ends up being set to the tune of the gun and i think your claim is proven false.


  2. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 2:30 pm

    You putting the blame on a tool people use. The blame should be placed on the individual and society. If the suspect used a car to run these victims down, should more driving restrictions be put in place?


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 2:38 pm

      but there are restrictions placed on drivers! lots of them. age restrictions, limitations determined by eyesight, etc. guns, on the other hand, can be bought by anyone and there is no law requiring drunks to put down their guns and not operate them (as there is, for instance, in relation to cars).

      our gun laws are too lax and too many idiots own them.


  3. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 3:15 pm

    The problem is gun controll advocates lump most gun owners in the idiot category. When in fact the Majority of gun owners want peace with everyone and love their country dearly.


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 3:32 pm

      you are doubtless correct here. most do. but what’s also correct is that people who wish gun laws tightened so that the lunatics and imbeciles can’t buy a gun where they can buy milk and just as easily is that such persons also love their country and want peace.

      the suggestion by some in the nra that only they love their country is patently idiotic.


  4. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 3:38 pm

    One other thing in the area I live in being intoxicated and in possession of a firearm is a crime.


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 3:39 pm

      where i live it’s apparently a requirement


  5. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Do you honestly believe you can solve the lunitic and imbecil problem with tighter gun laws? That group of people regardless of laws seem to always find a way. Also the suspect in NY violated many gun laws. I don’t think more or tougher laws would have mattered, crazy people find a way.


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 3:58 pm

      maybe so- but something has to be done. i wouldnt be hurt if anyone using a gun in any crime were sent to exile in some island forever.


  6. Blaze Stark 24 Aug 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Well, how about allowing open carry in all 50 states. If many law abiding citizens have instant access to guns maybe even the crazies would think about not doing something stupid. Knowing the chance of them being put down quickly would happen. At least people would have a better chance of protecting themselves and others. Gun control only works if are goverment can guarantee are saftey from crime. They can not so why should I give up a way of defending myself. It would be great if we all got along and selfdefense was not neccessary. But that’s not the world we live in it is what it is. Obviously you and I see the world differently. I pray and hope the best for you and your family.


    • Jim 24 Aug 2012 at 4:50 pm

      you too buddy, you too


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