Member Profile

Total number of comments: 3 (since 2013-11-28 16:54:17)

Richard MacIndoe

Showing comments 3 - 1
Page:

  • Firearms used in 300,000 crimes a year in US (Poster)
    • Richard MacIndoe 12/15/2012 at 9:33 am

      A commentator in the Denver Post wrote in a article published the day before the Connecticut school shooting:

      "Practically speaking, a law-abiding citizen's first line of defense is his or her own gun — a right protected, in any case, by the Second Amendment to the Constitution. If your home is invaded by a criminal, not having a gun is your biggest problem."

      (link to denverpost.com)

      If the news reports are correct, the school shooter used his mother's legally obtained firearm to murder her and his other victims. That fact alone should do much to demolish the argument that a gun has any utility for self-defense.

  • If a Jammed Assault Rifle saved Lives, wouldn't no Assault Rifle?
    • Richard MacIndoe 07/22/2012 at 9:01 am

      The editors of my hometown newspaper, "The Pueblo Chieftain," have a piece in their Sunday edition. Near the end is this:

      "Lest some people revisit their argument that this nation should adopt strict gun controls, we would remind them that Timothy McVeigh did not use guns in the Oklahoma City massacre at a federal building. He used fertilizer and diesel fuel to build a massive truck bomb.

      It’s not the weapons, whatever their makeup, that kill people. It’s the people behind the weapons who are the danger."

      What great thinking! Let's give killers a choice! Make a truck bomb, or just go down to the local gun shop and pick up an AR-15. Way to go, editors.

  • Top Ten Accomplishments of the UN No-Fly Zone
    • Speaking of pundits, there is George Will, whose commentary in the Washington Post (link to chron.com) "Uncertainties cloud action in Libya," compares action today in Libya with, brace yourself, the 1961 Bay of Pigs fiasco.

      Say what? Will must think we are very stupid or forgetful or both to accept any part of that comparison.

      And, as Fred Kaplan at Slate wrote, it has only been a few days, when a similar action in Bosnia took 11 weeks--and worked.

Showing comments 3 - 1
Page: