Author Stephen King: Require NRA to "help clean up the blood, the brains & the chunks of intestine" at school shooting scenes

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Best-selling author and gun owner Stephen King has written a 25-page essay, Guns, that is described at the Amazon site this way:

In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King’s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done. King's earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

STEPHEN KING is the author of 11/22/63, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Shining and many other bestselling works.

Please read the Think Progress post "How To Convince The NRA That Assault Weapons, Not The Media, Are Responsible For Gun Massacres" in full, because it includes-- What are they called again? Oh yeah-- facts. Here's a rather graphic excerpt:

[The NRA] will deflect attention from guns and propose expanding access to mental health services, stationing guards in schools, and of course clamping down on the media’s glorification of violence. “One only wishes [NRA Executive VIce President and CEO] Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [school shooting] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal,” King writes. Maybe then they’ll focus less on the make-believe death in media and the very real destruction that open access to military-style weapons can cause.

They're much too cowardly to ever go to an actual crime scene. That would mean coming face-to face with heart-wrenching, stomach-turning, blood-and-guts reality. Instead, NRA leadership and other extremists live in their own world of make-believe, the one that brings them as much power and money as they can get from lobbying for the gun industry.

Until gun zealots wake up, appalling scenes like the one at Newtown, along with disturbing moments like this, will continue to take place: Dad charged with pointing AK-47 at daughter after arguing over the two B’s she got in school.

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     Ooooo, Mr. Know It All forgot to read our guidelines.

    Sadly, that just got you banned, smartass.

    Enjoy your guns now!

    Oh, and that last comment, despite its condescending  sexist insult... was laughable.

  • Madetorespondtogottalaff

    First, I never defined what a grown adult woman was. I responded to a specific post therefore did not apply to you. My reasoning is perfectly sound, you have just taken a small part of what I said (the part that did not pertain to you) and applied it how you saw fit. If you have held and fired weapons good for you that does not mean you know what you're talking about....now make me a sandwich. 

  • Madetorespondtogottalaff

    Real women do hold weapons, that is why there are combat positions open to women in the military now. You should take a page from their book. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EXE3YIVR2YWK5ISILSRHSJW5IU Zack

    Yahoo profile is inactive by default. Am I going to activate it? I'm not an exhibitionist, so no. 

  • http://twitter.com/MegTee megtee

    I have held and fired weapons.  By your definition I am a full grown adult woman.  And I still support gun control.  Your "reasoning" is faulty. Try again.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Real women hold weapons.

    That's laughable.

    And thank you for your service.

  • Madetorespondtogottalaff

    You are obviously not a reasonable adult, merely a child with the appearance of grown woman. You have probably never held a weapon let alone had to use one to defend yourself. I am a veteran of OEF (FYI that is Operation Enduring Freedom since you probably don't even know what that stands for) and I, for one, have done something for this country unlike yourself. Laugh all you want the fact remains that you have no idea what you are talking about and post just to get a rise out of people instead of making a valid argument or claim. Make yourself useful and go kick rocks or something. 

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     That was laughable.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     That was laughable.

    Laughable responses don't deserve serious responses.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinterpreting Justin Thomas

    I really like reading his books, but he knows fuck all about why we have a 2nd Amendment.   As if often the case for those wealthy/privileged in society there is little consequence to them because they'll still have access to a proper defense of their lives and property.

    Without the tools to overthrow tyrannical governments, we soon become a society of sheep that begets a government of wolves.

    Perhaps his energies would be better served writing essays about the rise of Big Pharma pushing prescription drugs on society that make them go berserk.  Before Xanax, Ritalin, Benzos and the candy dish of pills forced onto society did we see this kind of violence in America?  Psychiatry is a sham science.  

    The technological paradigm underscores a trend towards the medicalisation of everyday life, which, in turn, is associated with expanding markets for psychotropic agents.

  • m.santanas

    That's laughable That's laughable That's laughable That's laughable That's laughable.

  • m.santanas

     no one has assault rifles, they were ban a long time ago and if your going to talk about fire arms please learn the difference. You're also wrong about the SAFE act not targeting "Not-military style" weapons because the bill states that ANY semi automatic rifle with a detachable magazine is now ban. Also handguns with magazines that can accept more than 7 rounds are illegal. You really should just read the bill before you open your mouth about it.

  • Madetorespondtogottalaff

    You know, you keep saying thats laughable as if that is a valid response or argument to any of this. What is laughable is thinking that regulating magazines size or "assault rifles" (which an AR-15 is not) would do much of anything to prevent violence. Cycling through 3 magazines to fire 30 rounds as opposed to one magazine of 30 rounds would not make much of a difference. 2-3 seconds reload time per mag, less if shooter has practiced. Also, one could simply go out and purchase multiple handguns to make up for the difference in time spent reloading. The focus needs to be shifted away from regulation of firearms to ensuring that people who would do others harm have no access to any sort of weapon at all. And just so you know the prevalence in our media does in fact have an effect on our youth by desensitizing them to violent images, making their brain reactions less profound when introduced to violence. That is not paranoia it is supported research. If you are going to respond to someones post make sure it is intelligent instead of just laughing at everyone else's opinion. It makes you look ignorant

  • Paul Bledsoe

    Think banning restricting firearms will end violence/tragedies it won't!    

     There will always be crazy people and they will always get a hold of dangerous things Like the homeless man who tired to stab me in SF.I don't hate the homeless man or his ability to obtain a knife I hate that society has ignored him as a whole the drove him into the open and put him in such a situation.

     I'm open to conversation in the right direction.Maybe we should focus less on guns and more on the people and why and what brings them to do things like sandy.

    I've shot a firearm once in my entire life,

    I fight for lgbt rights as much as I would gun rights,

    Personal rights are just that and no government should have the right to tell you otherwise,

    I'm a liberal and for the most part I stand alone in this stance compared to those who share my sociopolitical label.

    Why?

    Why isn't so blatantly obvious that it's not the weapons and bullets it's the environment and lack of care/concern for those people that cause these shootings?

    P.s. You do realize that the columbine & D.C. sniper shootings were during the weapons ban. Plus that whole FT. Hood shooting where the weapons are supposed to be locked down in a complex with much higher security than you're average city.

  • Fiddler1

    Yeah..."the worst that can happen.."  LOL!  Wonder what she's smokin'?

  • Fiddler1

    What is a "prepper," Mr. Z?  I've recently seen the term, but I don't know what it means.

  • Fiddler1

    Chris, I'd just like to say THANK YOU.  Very, very well said! It's okay for Mr. King to make money on the concept, I guess. 

  • Fiddler1

    THIS country "considers the safety and security of its citizens..."  WHAT??!! When the hell did that happen!  Now tell me again about your health care.  Now tell me again about how impoverished children got fed a good dinner. Now tell me again about your women's rights.
     In any country in the world, you can be gunned down at any time. There are weapons in all nations, legal or illegal. The gun does not shoot by itself. It is the operator who pulls the trigger.  What do we do about the would-be "operators" in this country? There are millions of people in the U.S. who own big, high-powered military-style weapons because they happen to like them.  And today, guess what? Those people did not shoot anyone.  There may have been shootings, but not by the average gun enthusiast.  I say that with some certainty because I'm one of them.

  • Fiddler1

    Spent a lot of time in Australia, MF, and listened to the people. Your Mary Poppins attitude about the worst happening is being "knocked to the ground," is awesomely naive. You just weren't in the right place at the right time. If a bad guy in some other country wanted your Rolex, he'd cut it off your arm to get it if he was motivated. It happens. We just don't hear about it that much.  A co-worker of mine in Sao Paulo was stabbed to death for a gold chain around his neck. I like your last sentence, though. You're absolutely right, we have taken the word and bastardized it -- with constant wars in the name of Freedom and the highest level of citizen surveillance in the world.  The right to bear arms is uniquely American. And the Supreme Court recently upheld that thinking. I think, if we allow more laws on the books to control guns without enforcing those already there, that we're moving dangerously toward confiscation of citizens' firearms altogether.  Can you think of a better way to control a nation?

  • Fiddler1

    It's not dying that I worry about. It's the getting to die.  That's the hard part.  Your attitude is pretty extreme with "every last gun in private ownership should be ferreted out," et al.  Totalitarian governments do stuff  like that. Guys like Hitler, Pol Pot and others too numerous to mention have been there, done that. With disastrous results. I think you'd make a good fascist, Pam.

  • Fiddler1

    You're right, "felons already have removed their rights to own guns," but does that stop them? No. They will acquire guns in any manner that they can...through theft or back-alley purchase.  Stiffening regulations will do one thing almost immediately:  those with the ability to become gun-runners will have a built in market.  And there aren't any " background checks"  in such transactions.  The 'crazies" you speak of have been allowed to run unfettered in our society since Reagan dumped out the mental institutions during his reign.  An unarmed, but obviously insane pair of them recently used subway trains to murder their victims.  Why the hell were these people on the street to begin with!? Because money is more important in the U.S. than human life. We "can't afford" to care for people like those, just as we "can't afford" health care for all, "can't afford" to feed our poor and their children or adequately house them and we "can't afford" to support women's rights. If you allow any one of your rights to be eased away from you in the interest of "the public good," you have given away that right and it will never return.  And if they can start with the most contentious issue now confronting our society, I believe they can go anywhere they want.   

  • Fiddler1

    Good lookin' pooch in your avatar, Mark.  The problem is with the erosion of rights, generally.  No doubt, there is a screaming need for regulation of military style weapons and large mags.  I oppose it because taking first steps down the path we're on will, I'm certain, lead to encroachment of other rights. Admittedly, regulation is not seizure. However, can it be far behind if the Feinsteins and Kings (Stephen) of our society keep pushing? I do not want to see darker days in this country. But I fear they are afoot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.johnson.1656 Jeffrey Johnson

    I'm throwing this up here after reading through some of the submoronic comments about the right to bear arms being somehow all-inclusive. You can have your pistol. You can have that hunting rifle. Having a weapon that the military uses, or terrorists use without SOME MEASURE of regulation to ensure that maybe, just maybe those weapons don't end up in the hands of others.
    Do not crow so strongly for your individual right to bear arms if you cannot assert responsibility to ensure that those who shouldn't (mentally disturbed, criminals) aren't able to. 

    Otherwise, to act as you are, is to act childish, petulant, and to stink of desperate need that you forsake everyone else's rights to live without fear of someone going batshit and killing them. 

    The second amendment is not a reason for you to carry a gun, be it a simple .22 which I know myself I would like to learn how out of simple desire to learn more, or an AR-15 or another military-grade weapon designed to maximize killing power and force.

    There are reasons for some weapons, be it for sport, hunting, or simply a hobby. There is nothing wrong with this. There is something wrong when we cannot do everything possible to limit the possibility of tragedy, that human scum like Wayne LaPierre who attempts to downplay this. The hoaxes and conspiracy theories reek of those so desperate, those who feel so damned entitled to that which others disagree with, that they would stomp all over them.

    Why, Neil Heslin asked. Why do you need these weapons. The only answer is a recitation, no imaginative thought, of that of only the right to bear arms. The glaring problem with this argument is the fact that the Second Amendment reads as follows: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

    A well-regulated militia. If you want to be armed to the damn teeth, then you need to learn to accept responsibility, and to explain why you should be allowed to keep that weapon if you don't want to be regulated. I cannot shout 'Bomb!' in a crowded theater, or falsify an emergency call to 911. 

    The 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms is exactly that. It does not entitle you to an hundreds of guns for any reason. After all, one desires to use the vagueness of the language, of men who had no way of knowing how their words would be twisted, then you better be prepared to define it intelligently and to understand the true spirit of the meaning. State-regulated militias, yearly psychological screening. 

    After all, if you're using a weapon one of our military members might use, you could do the minimum level of clearance they're required in order to serve. Can't do it, don't want to? You're little more than a filthy hypocrite, who cries entitlement except in cases when it matters to their personal needs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000181521706 Mark Ehle

     And the problem with that is...?

  • Pam_L

    Who the heck is Cindy Sheehan, and what, exactly, is a 'beta-hippie'? LOL!

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    No Really? "Cindy Sheehan"? This is why I use the word "laughable." I also see you were wise enough to edit out "sweetheart" and "sweet pea." Wise choice.

    Please read our guidelines, by the way.

    Since we are a liberal blog, we get liberal commenters. What did you expect when you came here? Just a reminder to keep it civil. This is not just for you, but for all our commenters.

    Thanks.

  • Alpha Propellerhead

     
    AN OPEN LETTER TO STEPHEN KING:
    Mr. King: The first time the idea of a school shooting entered my
    conscience was the book "Rage" written by you under the name Bachmann.
    The NEXT time I read about disaffected high school kids committing mass
    murder was in the Stephen King classic "Carrie," followed by the book
    and movie "Christine." 
    You have sold MILLIONS of copies of
    these books about children killing each other, Mr. King, and in most
    cases the disaffected mass-murder is the sort-of-good guy. (The bullies always get ground up especially brutally, don't they?) So
    while you're using your twisted but lucrative imagination by invoking
    chunks of children's intestines in your political tirade, how come
    you're still accepting royalties for books you continue to sell about
    disaffected high school kids murdering each other? Mr. King,
    you are making money off of gory adolescent-level fiction about school
    murders while while blaming the NRA? REALLY? Enjoy the fame, the
    fortune and the ivory tower you have earned publishing words like:
    "“Mr. Grace sounded like a very small child, helpless, hopeless. I had
    made him f--k himself with his own big tool, like one of those weird
    experiences you read about in the Penthouse Forum. I had taken off his
    witch doctor's mask and made him human. But I didn't hold it against
    him" means..." "When everything is at its worst, your mind just
    throws it all into the wastebasket and goes to Florida for a little
    while. There is a sudden electric what-the-hell glow as you stand there
    looking back over your shoulder at the bridge you just burnt down."
    -Rage Congratulations, Mr. King, you hypocrite. Sincerely, you disgust me. Chris GattmanPortland, Oregon

  • Alpha Propellerhead

    Citizens fly those drones.   Citizens supply the parts, labor, fuel and infrastructure to operate those drones. Break one cog in the machine, the machine breaks down.

    Give peace a chance before fantasizing about killing Americans with cruise missiles.

  • Alpha Propellerhead

     Disarm the government then. Make them carry muskets. Oh, wait...they're hoarding the guns and ammo for themselves and expanding the police state.

    How'd that work for the Occupy movement or Kent State?

  • Alpha Propellerhead

    "Its amazing not to have to worry and that the worst that can happen to you is to get knocked to the ground in a scuffle"

    My uncle was stabbed 7 times in public by a released felon and my mom had to defend herself from a rapist with a hammer.  What spirit-world do you live in, and, are there unicorns there?

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    As I said, nobody is taking away anyone's rights. The Second Amendment is just fine, everyone still has guns. Regulation is not "taking away" and assault rifles, large capacity magazines are not something anyone needs in one's home. Not-military style rifles and guns are prevalent, to say the least, and will remain legal.

    The paranoia and hand-wringing are still laughable.

  • Alpha Propellerhead

    Figure out which one of your beta-hippie relatives you're going to go send to do the fighting for you, because we all know YOU'RE not going to do it.   Put it this way:

    Raise your hand if you registered for selective service. 

    You sound like you're volunteering a bunch of other people to go take guns and kick people's doors in and confiscate their property. Do you have an estimate of how many people you're willing to kill to do that?

    Who are you volunteering to do this for you?  Cindy Sheehan?  Are we going to have another Kent State or Waco?

    Are you coming to kill me, Pam?  Is that what you're threatening to do?

  • Alpha Propellerhead

     You are obviously in denial about the weapon ban in New York. Cuomo banned guns so hastily he forgot to exempt the NYPD, state and county police forces, and his own security.  That's the apex of political brilliance there.  Now he has to re-rape the law to re-arm the police state, otherwise the official weapon of the NYPD is the Louisville Slugger.

  • Alpha Propellerhead

    AN OPEN LETTER TO STEPHEN KING:

    Mr. King: The first time the idea of a school shooting entered my conscience was the book "Rage" written by you under the name Bachmann. The NEXT time I read about disaffected high school kids committing mass murder was in the Stephen King classic "Carrie," followed by the book and movie "Christine."

    You have sold MILLIONS of copies of these books about children killing each other, Mr. King, and in most cases the disaffected mass-murder is the sort-of-good guy. (The bullies always get ground up especially brutally, don't they?) So while you're using your twisted but lucrative imagination by invoking chunks of children's intestines in your political tirade, how come you're still accepting royalties for books you continue to sell about disaffected high school kids murdering each other? Mr. King, you are making money off of gory adolescent-level fiction about school murders while while blaming the NRA? REALLY? Enjoy the fame, the fortune and the ivory tower you have earned publishing words like:

    "“Mr. Grace sounded like a very small child, helpless, hopeless. I had made him fuck himself with his own big tool, like one of those weird experiences you read about in the Penthouse Forum. I had taken off his witch doctor's mask and made him human. But I didn't hold it against him" means..." "...When everything is at its worst, your mind just
    throws it all into the wastebasket and goes to Florida for a little while. There is a sudden electric what-the-hell glow as you stand there looking back over your shoulder at the bridge you just burnt down." -Rage

    Congratulations, Mr. King, you hypocrite. Sincerely, you disgust me.

    C.  Gattman
    Portland, Oregon

  • Pam_L

    If it means living without the threat of getting shot at any time, anywhere and for absolutely no good reason, then yes, I would be happy to live where no one has the 'right' to own a gun. It is better to live in a country that considers the safety and security of its citizens more important than the priviledge of making, distributing and profiting off of guns, and ownership of those guns, especially the most powerful ones. 

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff
  • Ken Shaffer

     Gun loon. Reminds me of  this story "A 69-year-old war veteran and former missionary was arrested over the
    weekend on the suspicion of killing a 22-year-old Cuban immigrant who
    mistakenly arrived in his driveway because of faulty GPS directions.

    Gwinnett
    County jail records obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution
    indicated that Phillip Walker Sailors was charged on Sunday with the
    murder of Rodrigo Abad Diaz.

    Friends who were in the car with
    Diaz told WSB-TV that they were trying to pick up a friend on the way to
    ice skating on Saturday but their GPS directed them to the wrong
    address. The friends said that they waited in the driveway for a few
    minutes before Sailors emerged from the house and fired a gun into the
    air.

    Gandy Cardenas, who was in the car, recalled to WAGA
    that the homeowner made no effort to speak to the group before opening
    fire.

    “He didn’t talk to them, he just started shooting,” Cardenas explained. “The first shot was in the air.”
    At
    that point, Diaz tried to turn the car around to leave, but Sailors
    fired another shot, striking the immigrant on the left side of the head.
    The group, which included a 15 and an 18 year old, said that Sailors
    held them at gunpoint until police arrived.

    The arrest warrant suggested that Sailors had shot Diaz with a .22 caliber pistol. He was charged with malice murder.

    WSB-TV’s Tony Thomas reported that Sailors was a war veteran and a former church missionary."

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MQHVH65D3GVJN22EHUTUEUIQZ4 MF

    Fiddler1...maybe you should try living in a land like that before you mock it.  Its amazing not to have to worry and that the worst that can happen to you is to get knocked to the ground in a scuffle.  The rest of the world does not regard gun bans as 'citizens rights and property are seized and eliminated' it is regarded as common sense and is supported by the vast majority...
    The Americans are the only nationality that have taken the word 'freedom' and bastardised it!!

  • Fiddler1

    And you wanna live in a land like that -- where citizens' rights and property are seized and eliminated? Oh well. Happy trails.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     That's laughable.

  • Fiddler1

    Know what?  It's NOT "laughable."  Check out Australia's experience with gun panic following the Port Arthur massacre in '96.  They all but ended individual gun ownership in that country.  We're on that path now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jameece.mclaren Jameece McLaren

    Our rights to guns are not unlimited. Felons already have removed their "rights" to own guns for the protection of society in general. RIGHT NOW no one is saying "ban guns", only "regulate guns, restrict certain types, don't let mentally ill people or criminals have them, require better background checks". If people keep trying to force open access to all guns by all people, and threatening to kill people who simply want common sense regulations enforced and/or enacted, you WILL see more people talking about abolishment. Because what it looks like now is that the only ones who are against gun control are  crazies who would be a danger to society anyhow and hence have no BUSINESS owning a gun

  • Pam_L

    Oh?  You're willing to die? Well then, check this out. Not only should your 'rights' to own WMD's be taken away, every last gun in private ownership should be ferreted out, confiscated and destroyed in a massive melt-down. I don't care if it takes decades to do it, that is the only solution to this insanity. The gun nuts would be free to fall out on the floor and kick, scream, yell, cry and holler, but they'd get over it. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BCNGVQ63DGTCB2VFKWEVHEETY Kristi

    This is not about 1969, and this is not about the Vietnam war, or your service in the military. Many died there,  and their families are still trying to reconcile that fact in their hearts and minds. .  This is about military style weapons being sold on the streets of  America and then used by other Americans to slaughter  innocent American children and even babies with.   There simply is no justifiable argument to be made on the need for military weapons to be  sold to the general population. They have no civilian use what so ever.  If it had been your grandchild slaughtered,  how would you feel then? Maybe it is you that needs to think long and hard about that Mr vetforfreedom, Sadly, and with endless heartbreak, America has not truthfully fought a single war for "freedom " in our  entire lifetime.  

  • http://twitter.com/devlnri Mr Z

    Your part of the problem...

  • http://twitter.com/devlnri Mr Z

    Such a macho acting bunch you preppers are. "Lets Dance"...lol. Comeon. Bunch of freaking cowboys...Cant wait to see you dance...maybe youll get on TV lol

  • k1ngr1ck

    I fully support responsible gun owners. Why doesn't the NRA?
    The NRA will bitch and moan and talk about how they are the real victims, how they didn’t shoot anyone and ask why they should be punished for the acts of an “evil doer.” They will dodge any kind of responsibility, accountability and liability for the gun-filled environment we live in, as if the guns sold themselves. The NRA spent millions to stop gun violence research and gun related mental disorders when they could have used the money to educate and train a more responsible citizenry. They are willing to let all of the responsible and intelligent gun owners be lumped into a category of wacko's that they helped create.Most of my friends who own and use guns agree on extensive gun training, universal background checks and real mental health programs. These people are part of the solution. The people I’m disgusted by are the ones who make sure the problem continues.The NRA and irresponsible gun owners have used fear and anger for decades to create the world they want. They aren’t using love of children. They aren’t using desire to save lives of others. They appeal to ego, greed and the insecurities of weak people. They use fear, play the victim card and create situations so people can justify bringing out their inner asshole.We can’t go on with the status quo. We can’t let them stop change. If they win, and prevent change, it will be over your dead child’s body.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hwmcknight Wayne McKnight

     Simple fact is, regulation is legal and constitutional, check with SCOTUS on that one.  If you don't like it, Somalia might be a good alternative for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roger.delongpre Roger de Longpré

    Zack has hidden his profile like most cowards.

  • http://twitter.com/Rudy671985 Robert Etchell

    Sadly, it's not the blood and guts they will find disturbing. But I believe seeing the faces of those little angels would. Just seeing their school pictures was hard enough for me. Some still losing their "baby teeth". Seeing gore on a daily basis has desensitized much of this nation to the true horror of the act of mass murder effected with the use of firearms. That being said I feel to achieve the desired effect on these individuals would be to station the victims fellow students along each side of the entrance of the school and make them pass by as they enter the building.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GAKSBLWUYQONQ5CXNZEG3DN2AU Stephen

    Wayne LaPierre is a total coward who avoided military duty .  I guess the thought of someone aiming and firing a gun in his direction caused him to soil his pants.

  • NotaGG3

    What the gun preppers don't realize is that the gov't can just drone them and
    their weapons won't help them a bit.  Some gunner sitting in Nebraska can
    turn them into a bug splat on suspicion of wrongdoing.

  • vetforfreedom

     It's a shame that you are so ignorant. By the way, they are clean. Try to take them.

  • Paddy

     You're a self-aggrandizing  ass hat. Go clean your guns.

  • vetforfreedom

     Clearly, since you support and believe in an organization run by Bloomberg, who's mission is to destroy the second amendment and you are not interesting in checking the truth,  there is no point in our further discussing this.   Remember, the Constitution comes as a complete document.  No one  gets to eliminate parts they believe should not  be there.  You have the right to vote, but don't have to exercise that right if you don't want to.  Same with a gun.  Don't want one, don't buy one.  If we DON"T have the Constitution, what IS America??
     Those freedoms you asked about that I am "personally defending exactly" for you?  Let me once more, make this extremely clear for you, since you chose NOT to comprehend what I wrote before.

      In 1969 I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of this country against enemies foreign and domestic, as has my son, my father in WWII, and my grandfather in WWI. and every veteran from Concord to Afghanistan.  We fought and died to preserve ALL of the Constitution for all Americans.  Now we stand to defend ALL of the Constitution, starting with the attack on the Second Amendment for ALL Americans, whether you believe it or not.  Your question in itself is extremely repugnant.
       
    As a last thought....How will you feel if there is increasing support to infringe on or do away with the 13th or 19th Amendments?  (slavery and women's right to vote....think long about that)
    Thank you for the conversation on this.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     Whether or not an org. is biased does not mean the poll is. They referred to a poll, they didn't conduct it. I'm biased too, but that doesn't mean I can't report info accurately. And that group is a good one. I support them 100%.

    Polls reflect what America thinks. Every poll by every reputable pollster shows the same thing. That's why I linked you to more than one. America supports the proposals, strongly, even Republicans, even gun owners.

     As for defending my freedoms, which of my freedoms are you personally defending exactly? Or did I misunderstand you?

    I also never questioned anyone's patriotism. Not sure why you felt it necessary to add that.

  • vetforfreedom

    As I said, polls are totally worthless, biased information..  You have included a link for the
     " mayors...", which is an admittedly biased, anti-gun Bloomberg organization.  An organization  which many mayors have publicly dropped out of because of the organizations' lies to their membership and the public.  You might wish to check that out.  Sorry, but referring to that as support invalidates the "membership supports
    Obama" theory.  Go talk to a number of NRA members who are not averse to speaking to anti- Second Amendment people.  We are not hysterical like anti-gunners and many politicians.  We ARE Patriots who are willing to defend our freedoms, including yours.......    

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff
  • vetforfreedom

     Respectfuly, rest assured that the membership absolutely does not agree Obama's proposals.  Remember, his "proposals are not only the "executive orders" that he proposed.  Who did these polls contact?  Polls of any sort are neither representative or useful.

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     I have to disagree. I don't think they represent most of the membership based on the polls. The membership agrees with Obama's proposals.

  • vetforfreedom

    Hi, GottaLaff!
      Well..... leadership.....is that ever a sad subject!!!  You have to admit, if the "leadership" ( and that is in quotes because all leadership is suspect, especially the ones we call politicians) was not representative of the membership, they would no longer be members of the organization.  (MANY years ago I dropped out of the NRA for just that reason)   Sadly we don't have any leaders in our country any longer, no matter what party we speak of.
    "Sir, I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" ---- Voltaire 
      If only we could all speak calmly and intelligently about this subject without hysterics.......

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

     The NRA membership is fine. It's the leadership he has issues with.

  • vetforfreedom

    So now Mr. King is using his deranged mind to add to the sickly actions taken by another deranged mind.   All this to promote his own agenda.  Well Mr. King and all you other gun control freaks out there ---  Who do you think the NRA is?  It is law abiding people who are the only ones standing up for ALL of our Constitutional rights.  Remember, 60 million legal gun owners harmed no one today.  AND, more importantly, Mr. King, do you not think that NRA members or gun owners in general are not veterans?  People who have seen WAY worse than what you have had the disgustingly bad taste to gain further visibility from?  People who have fought and DIED to defend ALL of the Constitutional rights.  Even the right that allows you to have your disgusting crap printed.  You are a pitiful insult to every veteran who ever served, as are all of you calling for more gun control.  If you don't like all the rights guaranteed to you, you should leave the country.
      And for those of you who don't think that politicians are working to TAKE AWAY our rights, check out NY governor Cuomo.  He has stated that he is in favor of confiscation.  Guess again.....

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Nobody is taking away anyone's rights. That much is obvious, and to claim otherwise is laughable.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EXE3YIVR2YWK5ISILSRHSJW5IU Zack

    If you're willing to die to take away my rights I'm obviously willing to die to keep them. Let's dance. 

  • Charles Jensen

    The NRA and other gun extremists better hope we have reasonable gun laws. If not, the majority will rise up and ban all guns as public opinion grows against the weapons that cause the horrors.

  • http://www.blondetwit.com/ Blondetwit

    Such a powerful commentary - only Stephen King could have made such an impactful statement.