Brilliant and true.
Wish I could up vote this more than once 😂
While I don't disagree with the comic, gun owners don't have a "gun owners manifesto" which states to kill all non gun owners.
To be fair, a good amount of the rabid pro-gun arguments revolve around some variation of "if you try to touch my guns, I'll not only kill you but I'll overthrow the nation"
Take one constitutional right away, what's stopping the govt from taking the rest? You've got college students demanding the first amendment be repealed to restrict hate speech.
So fuckin true
Neither one of these cartoons represents anyone I know.
you interact with lots of people on Show of Hands...you don't recognize this in any of them?
I guess I'm just tired of the lefts idea of a gun owner in this country being a big fat redneck who's uneducated. Not even close.
DUEY - many of us including myself are equally tired of the far rights characterization of all Muslims as bloodthirsty terrorists.
Like I said before I don't know anyone personally that views all Muslims in that light. I know bunches who think it would be wise to stop letting them immigrate until we get a grip and a system in place to properly vet them. Most of us on the right are for smart immigration laws. The President has shown time and again that he's more protective of illegals of any country or origin then the security of his own fellow citizens.
DUE - and I personally do not know anyone who feels all gun owners are rednecks. Who said anything about future immigrants? I'm talking about the hate focused by the extreme right on all Muslims. Including the 6MN Americans and those who legally immigrated here in the past. You posted a couple of YouTube vids. Do 2 quick searches. One on "gun owners are rednecks" and a second on "muslims not peaceful." Tell us which of the top vids has the most views.
Well who in the hell do you think is doing all the killing in such a gruesome fashion around the world. Who declared war on America? Not rednecks, I believe it's radical Muslims. Who's cutting heads off of people? Who's killing Christians in mass quantities around the Middle East, not rednecks. Who's putting people in cages and lighting them on fire or drowning them? It rednecks? Who just killed 14 people in California? Not rednecks. I don't recall rednecks doing any of the latest mass killings, I recall a mentally unstable kid and an Asian student that did a couple of the worst ones recently. Then there's your everyday gang related drive by crap. So where's all this damage rednecks are causing?
This country and the people in it have bent over backwards to not show bigotry towards Muslims. www.barenakedislam.com/2014/12/17/once-again-fbi-statistics-discredit-cairs-claims-of-rampant-anti-muslim-hate-crimes-in-america/
DUE - and there's the Godfearinlibertylovinconservaradicals problem. They cannot separate what some people are doing half a world away from people in this country. Meanwhile when one of their Brethren attacks some church goers or attacks women in a medical center, they're "mentally ill." Pathetic. Really absolutely pathetic.
I'd also point out that apparently you DO actually know someone who holds those views about all Muslims.....
Who's brethren? Yours? Not mine for god damned sure. I never claimed any kinship to the dumb bastard that shot up the mass murdering planned parenthood factory. Did you? My friends and family members didn't. We wouldn't associate with those radical homegrown terrorists. I just don't get why we would want to import more crazy religious people we can't vet properly.
And again you reinforce your clear membership in the right-handed cartoon.
And you're part of that crazy left that can't see the forest for the trees. If they can't be properly vetted why would we allow them entry? I'm just going by what the FBI Directer said.
So Obama relates to that same cartoon as well.
Here's another example of what the Presidents done screwing around with immigration... www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/15/121-murders-attributed-illegal-immigrants-released/?page=all
DUE - you started this by saying you didn't know anyone in the cartoons, and then have gone out of your way to prove you're in the right-handed one. I said many of us are tired of the extreme right characterizing all muslims as bloodthirsty terrorists. You respond by posting stuff characterizing them as such and saying "see! They really are! You need to stop seeing individuals (trees) and start lumping them all together (forest)! You say that the left characterizes all gun owners as uneducated rednecks, all the while the making arguments of the uneducated and the redneck. Truthfully, I see absolutely nothing of substance in any argument you've made so far. So I kinda don't see much reason to continue this chat.
"This doesn't look anything like me!"
*proceeds to demonstrate how this looks exactly like him*
STIL - yeah, I know. I'm kinda surprised he didn't recognize that as he was typing.
I'm still here, by the way, why was it ok for Obama to pause Iraqi immigration but now with Syrians it's out of the question. I treat those in this country with respect who are here legally and have assimilated. If they are here illegally yeah I'm going to look like the cartoon.
A little too true.
An incredibly balances poll. I'm going to say that right off the bat as I'm sure others will not recognize it as such.
:) it's intended to be provocative
and to make people think critically :)
STIL - feel like doing some data digging?
If it's easy enough? I'm billing 13 hours in the office today!
It's based on the cartoon. We know that approx. 30% of US are legal gun owners (~90MN). We also know that approx 2% (~6MN) of US pop is Muslim. Which group has been more dangerous in America this year? Both raw numbers and percent of respective population? Not terribly hard to tease out, i just don't have time today!
me either, at least, not until I issue the ruling I've been working on for weeks now. Perhaps in the afternoon!
Or maybe somebody else wants to tackle this one?