America’s Gun Violence Problem Spiraled Out Of Control Long Ago, And We Just Don’t Care

WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.

The latest national news story involving gun violence comes from Smith Mountain Lake, about 90 miles from where I grew up in Virginia. This morning, two employees of the TV station WDBJ7 were shot during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza, apparently by a disgruntled ex-employee who I will not name here. WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward was 27 and reporter Alison Parker had just turned 24; both are now dead – as is the shooter.


While their deaths were tragic and caught on live TV, these two young people are just the latest victims of America’s horrific epidemic of gun violence that has no end in sight.

The shots rang out on-air as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were presenting a local tourism story at an outdoor shopping mall. Viewers saw her scream and run, and she could be heard saying “Oh my God,” as she fell. Ward fell, too, and the camera he had been holding on his shoulder captured a fleeting image of the suspect holding a handgun.

WDBJ quickly switched back to the anchor at the station, her eyes large and jaw dropping as she said, “OK, not sure what happened there.” The station later went live again, reporting on their own station and staff as the story developed. (Source)

It isn’t just guns, it is the absolute callousness and disregard that gun fanatics have for the value of human life, placing their fundamentalist interpretation of the Second Amendment over everything else in our society. Whether or not the Moneta, VA gunman obtained the weapon legally or not, we don’t know yet. However, our culture celebrates violence and all too often, guns are glorified and portrayed as the answer to problems – like this disgruntled former employee decided to do.

Just recently, a gunman with a documented history of mental illness and extremist rhetoric opened fire in a movie theater here in Lafayette, killing two young women and wounding nine others. This past weekend, Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent was shot and killed by a suspect with a long criminal history. In all of these incidents, none of the shooters should have been able to obtain a firearm, but they had no problem doing so and then killing others. Every single time, we are told that “now is not the time to talk about guns” as Bobby Jindal was quick to say after the Lafayette shooting. We’re told that we have to pray more and buy more guns, rather than do anything to prevent future incidents.

Gun culture apologists never want to talk about the problem with gun violence, partly because they are an enabler of this epidemic. They have never blamed the easy access to firearms which allows criminals and the mentally ill to get their hands on a weapon quickly and easily. Instead of proposing any kind of solution that would allow sane, law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and also make it harder for those who aren’t to get guns, gun fanatics tend to resort to hurling insults and even going so far as to stalk and harass anyone who suggests that perhaps more guns and prayer aren’t the answer. They love to point to gun violence in cities like Chicago as proof that laws don’t work, yet conveniently ignore the fact that illegal traffickers go to states with lax rules, buy a bunch of guns, and then sell them for a profit back in Chicago.

Guns are very much a part of American history. We could still be a British colony if it wasn’t for the Kentucky long rifle (and a lot of help from the French), and the Civil War could have turned out differently if it wasn’t for the Henry repeating rifle that was later used in the West to wipe out a lot of Native Americans, as well as drive the buffalo to the brink of extinction. Texans used guns to wrest control of the territory from the Mexican government, American soldiers turned back the Kaiser in WWI with the M1903 Springfield, and the Axis was defeated in WWII with the M1 Garand.


While the NRA and their horde of rabid followers claim that a gun is a tool just like a hammer or a knife, firearms were originally invented by the Chinese in the 10th century, specifically for the purpose of killing people. In the right situations, a S&W .40 pistol (which is what I own) or an AR-15 in the hands of a trained individual can take out a criminal or enemy combatant, but far too often weapons like these end up in the hands of people who have no business possessing one.

I own a number of weapons and believe that people should be able to do the same, providing they can demonstrate the ability to use them in a competent manner. I grew up with guns, I really enjoy shooting them, but I absolutely detest the NRA and their incessant message that more guns instead of gun laws are the only answer to our nation’s problem. Gun violence costs American taxpayers close to half a billion dollars annually, and a disproportionate number of victims are young men from impoverished areas.

It seems that gun violence is on the national news on an almost daily basis, but Americans keep on buying into the gun lobby’s talking points that liberals want to take everyone’s guns away and the only thing that stands between us and tyranny is everyone owning a buttload of weapons. When the Colorado shooting happened, their answer was that theater patrons should have been armed. When Sandy Hook happened, their answer is that the teachers should have been armed. When the Lafayette shooting happened, the answer yet again was people was that theater patrons should have been armed. It was no surprise that this morning, as soon as the news broke, gun fanatics claimed that the victims should have been armed.

Not once after all of these shootings has one person from the gun lobby suggested anything that would actually slow down the constant stream of gun violence stories. As much as they claim to support responsible gun ownership, they sure as hell don’t have any problem with mass shootings, especially since their sales boom every time one happens. Even the alcoholic beverages industry seems to promote a greater degree of responsibility to their consumers than the gun industry as a whole.

It seems that our country will never learn, or care enough to do anything of substance about gun violence.



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  • fel121

    When 20 1sr graders were gunned down in school and Congress shrugged its shoulders and deposited this weeks NRA paycheck, it was clear America is willing to live with its Wild West mental illness.

  • Corey Link

    Only Bryce Williams is responsible for these events, would it be better if he bludgeoned or stabbed them to death. You can regulate evil

    • Brian

      Because that’s worked so well in the last 300,000 years or so of human history, right?

      • noah vail

        ” 300,000 years or so of human history “…..given to hyperbole much?

      • Brian

        That’s about how long humanity’s been around. That’s also about how long people have been trying to kill each other.

  • Creeayshun Sighuntist

    The singular purpose for every gun is to kill. Maybe someone simulates killing by shooting cans or something silly, but it’s only purpose is killing. Nothing facilitates the murder of innocent people like guns. 1.1 million Americans have died by gun since Reagan took office.

    If the Donald thinks he can alter the 14th Amendment, I know we can change the outdated and irrelevant 2nd Amendment. It’s time.

    • Flat Banana
      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        really? You need to poll uses for a gun? hahahaaa.

        America knows it’s time to return to 1st world country status in regards to this issue. Your data is out of date my friend, just like the 2nd amendment.

      • Flat Banana

        You laugh because it negates your argument.

      • Rich Haas

        You really are dumb it’s guns that made and is keeping us a 1st World Country!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        you obviously understand so little about what a first world country is, that this is pointless. Enjoy your ignorance because I sure do find it funny…. hahaha

      • Rich Haas

        So funny boy show me what you think a first world country is !

        First World

        also first world.

        1. The wealthiest and most highly-developed nations in the world.

        2. During the Cold War, the industrialized capitalist nations of the world.

        the major industrialized, non-Communist nations of the world.

        NOUN the industrialized capitalist countries of western Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Compare with Second World and Third World.

        Now do you need me to explain how guns gave and keeps our status in the nations of first world countries, I can use smaller words and even pictures boy!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        LOL…..Japan has extremely strict gun laws as do Australia and the majority of the EU….. fucking idiot

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        “it’s guns”??? WTF?? Is english your first language or are you just so ignorant that you don’t know how to correctly use the only language you vaguely comprehend?

    • Paper Boy

      “Nothing facilitates the murder of innocent people like” abortionists. 50 million babies have been murdered by abortion since 1973.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        This has nothing to do with abortion. Why are you changing the subject?

      • Paper Boy

        No change in subject, as this discussion is about death. If it is death by a gun, or death by an abortionist, “what difference does it make?” Sorry, could not resist throwing in Hillary’s famous words. Today they come in real handy. I am sure glad you asked.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        please consult the title of the article and then get back to me…… smh you are all over the place with your ‘logic’.

      • noah vail

        “Nothing facilitates the murder of innocent people like” abortionists……and how many innocent children have been killed in the name of religion in that time…let’s outlaw churches, we’d all be a lot safer then

      • Paper Boy

        Instead of pontificating with assertions, answer your own question.

      • noah vail

        instead of responding to my comments how about you check out the mistletoe on my zipper

      • Paper Boy

        Heck, I thought you liked me. When you open the door to get your daily dose communism rhetoric, your newspaper will be on the roof.

      • Paper Boy

        Pants left over from Christmas past, Dude, think washing machine.

      • Rich Haas

        Noah I once knew a vulgar crazy old nut like you, the sad part is he died a painful lonely death and was unloved by many! Even his daughter my 1st stepmother didn’t see him off, but she was just as vulgar & crazy as he was!

      • Rich Haas

        Dude the further down I read your comments the more I see what a mess you’re in sorry they did that to your mind ! BTW No innocent children have been put to death in the name of Christianity, however there are 500,000. innocent babies tortured, torn apart, and murdered & and their parts sold every year by atheist progressives people of like mind to you!!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        you obviously have no grasp on world history. Grow up, learn to read, and get back to us in ten years.

      • Rich Haas

        Alright Smart a** show me where I’m wrong you spew nothing but crap and insults and give nothing to this world! Oh I just figured it out you’re either Noah’s girlfriend, or he’s your perverted old skanky a** Grandpa who raised you cause your daddy was never in the picture and your mama is a less than attentive mother!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I thought you were done attempting to insult me. What happened? What makes your silly ass think that unbridled access to firearms has anything at all with being a 1st world country? Are you really this stupid or are you putting on some act?

  • noah vail

    i say we bring back drawing and quartering for anyone involved in a gun crime of any sort

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      sounds like a good start. And it’s time to start charging those who sell and manufacture guns as accessories to the murders.

      • Jim Jones

        You can’t. Congress passed special laws exempting all of them as well as prohibiting the FBI from even recording ownership. They aren’t allowed to use computers to organize the only records they have – mountains of paper.

        Lawn darts on the other hand – – that shit was totally banned. So don’t try holding up a 7/11 with a lawn dart – you’ll get into trouble.

      • Rich Haas

        And then you get one that rolls it back the punish them all mentality! So what you’re saying is if someone gets drunk gets behind the wheel and kills someone, we should also hold the alcohol industry & Vehicle manufacturing industry accountable?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Guns have no other purpose other than killing. What don’t you understand?

      • Rich Haas

        Obviously much more than you, People use them to get food for their family, and also for protection from the crazies that are going to have firearms (no matter what you or anybody else says) or be able to over power some of the weak and elderly (you know the old equalizer)! Oh Yeah there is the occasional target shooter we try not to kill the targets just wing em a bit!!

        Then what the Bow and Arrow crowd some can hunt with those as good as a firearm so are they next on the ban list??/

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        where do people use guns to get food for their family and how often? Is this a daily thing? Squirrels or what? Do they not have gorcery stores in these places? Is this really their only option or are they pretending to be outdoorsman or something silly? Seriously, are you brain dead?

      • Rich Haas

        Sorry Greasyshun not everybody was born with a silver spoon up their a** as you appear to have been! Yes my Mother’s family was coal miners and had a hard time making ends meet (no welfare for them as is for you Hood Rats nowadays) so daily hunted for each meal along with picking in season berries and greens! And yes they had a Grocery store but only could buy things like sugar, salt, flour, powdered milk, ETC… to help sustain them and add to the meat, fruit & vegetables they acquired daily! Also since you only seem hell bent to start a contest to see who can be more offensive, vulgar, and stupid you win have a great life!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Welcome to the 21st Century Rich. You can buy more than salt, sugar and powdered milk there today! Rejoice! There is no longer a need to hunt for your food and pick wild berries. We also have this thing called a television and ‘computers’ believe it or not! smh

      • Rich Haas

        OK Greasyshun you make such stupid comments so I will leave you this last response cause obviously no one else is going to educate your young stupid a**! First of all below is a definition of Skanky, seem you don’t know how to use the computer to do anything other than go on FB and be a Smart A** ! Another when you’re trying to show that you have superior intelligence don’t keep posting “What is that” on simple things like the definition of Skanky or Hood Rat! You waste your time telling everybody how smart you are then use a lot of four letter words and showing you don’t know jack when it comes to simple vocabulary not to mention your use of choppy sentences! I know this is very long but I tried to answer all your smart A** remarks!
        skanky skank 1 (skăngk)
        n. Slang
        1. One who is filthy or foul.
        skanky
        1. dirty, foul-smelling, or unattractive
        2. promiscuous
        skanky
        dirty, unwashed, undesirable, and basically unattractive. It can also be used to describe loose men or women, as in the epithet “skanky whore.” That dude is so skanky!

        Disgusting

        As far as The Crusades go, Trust me on this one there wasn’t a lot of gun violence during them but both sides still seemed to get a lot of killing done, however because of them is why you’re not speaking Arabic right now and enjory the freedoms you have!

        The popular misconceptions about the crusades are that these were aggressive wars of expansion fought by religious fanatics in order to evict Muslims from their homeland, and force conversions to Christianity. Those who really believe any of that betray their ignorance of history.

        A REACTION TO JIHAD The crusaders were reacting to over four centuries of relentless Islamic Jihad, which had wiped out over 50% of all the Christians in the world and conquered over 60% of all the Christian lands on earth – before the crusades even began. Many of the towns liberated by the crusaders were still over 90% Christian when the crusaders arrived. The Middle East was the birthplace of the Christian Church. It was the Christians who had been conquered and oppressed by the Seljuk Turks. Many of the towns in the Middle East welcomed the crusaders as liberators.

        The Crusades Timeline

        Crusade Dates of Crusade Crusades Timeline of Events First Crusade 1096 – 1099 The People’s Crusade – Freeing the Holy Lands. 1st Crusaders led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse and proclaimed by many wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit Second Crusade 1144 -1155 Crusaders prepared to attack Damascus. 2nd crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France Third Crusade 1187 -1192 3rd Crusaders led by Richard the Lionheart of England, Philip II of France, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Richard I made a truce with Saladin Fourth Crusade 1202 -1204 4th Crusaders led by Fulk of Neuil French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople The Children’s Crusade 1212 The Children’s Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes Fifth Crusade 1217 – 1221 The 5th Crusade led by King Andrew II of Hungary, Duke Leopold VI of Austria, John of Brienne Sixth Crusade 1228 – 1229 The 6th Crusaders led by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Seventh Crusade 1248 – 1254 The 7th Crusade led by Louis IX of France Eighth Crusade 1270 The 8th Crusade led by Louis IX Ninth Crusade 1271 – 1272 The 9th Crusade led by Prince Edward (later Edward I of England)

        The Battle of Tours (October 732),[

        Later Christian chroniclers and pre-20th century historians praised Charles Martel as the champion of Christianity, characterizing the battle as the decisive turning point in the struggle against Islam, a struggle which preserved Christianity as the religion of Europe; according to modern military historian Victor Davis Hanson, “most of the 18th and 19th century historians, like Gibbon, saw Poitiers (Tours), as a landmark battle that marked the high tide of the Muslim advance into Europe.”[26] Leopold von Ranke felt that “Poitiers was the turning point of one of the most important epochs in the history of the world.”[27]

        The Siege of Jerusalem (The First Crusade) was conducted June 7 to July 15, 1099, during the First Crusade (1096-1099).

        Recently conquered by the Fatimids, these leaders had limited love for their new overlords and were willing to grant free passage through their lands as well as trade openly with the Crusaders.

        After the 9 Crusades there was still battles to be fought to keep the choice of Christianity alive!

        The Holy League defeated the Ottomans at Lepanto on October 7, 1571.

        At the Battle of Lepanto, the Holy League lost 50 galleys and suffered approximately 13,000 casualties. This was offset by the freeing of a similar number of Christian slaves from the Ottoman ships. In addition to the death of Ali Pasha, the Ottomans lost 25,000 killed and wounded and an additional 3,500 captured. Their fleet lost 210 ships, of which 130 were captured by the Holy League. Coming at what was seen as a crisis point for Christianity, the victory at Lepanto stemmed Ottoman expansion in the Mediterranean and prevented their influence from spreading west.

        The defeat of the Ottoman Army outside the gates of Vienna is usually regarded as the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Empire. But Walter Leitsch asks: was it was such a turning point in the history of Europe?

        In the summer of 1683, the main army of the Ottoman Empire, a large and well-equipped force, besieged Vienna. The town was nearing the end of its ability to resist: but just as the capture of Vienna was becoming only a matter of time – not more than a week away, at most – an army came to its rescue. On September 12th, in an open battle before Vienna, the Ottoman army was defeated, and the city escaped pillage and destruction. There is probably no book on the general history of Europe that does not record these events. The Chief Commander of the army that rescued Vienna was the Polish King, Jan Sobieski.

        Which “Battle of Belgrad” [sic] do you refer to ? Belgrade changed hands 10 times since 1440, even though in most cases it was Christian Nations Against muslem forces it still really just a battle for prime real estate ! However it did start out a Christian nation of Hungary having Possession and yet still not anyone trying to force their Religious Beliefs on anyone else!

        As Belgrade was besieged numerous times in its history, Siege of Belgrade may refer to:

        Siege of Belgrade (1440) Held by Hungarian Forces Besieged by The Ottoman Empire

        Siege of Belgrade (1456) Held by Hungarian Forces Besieged by The Ottoman Empire

        Siege of Belgrade (1521) Third Siege by The Ottoman Empire and they were Victorious

        Siege of Belgrade (1688) Besieged by The Holy League (Hungarian, Bavarian, Austrians, and Serbians) Ottoman commander burned and destroyed much of the area while Retreating, After taking possession the nations of The Holy League rebuilt the Fortress and cities

        Siege of Belgrade (1690) The Ottoman Empire retook Belgrade from the Austrians

        Siege of Belgrade (1717) The Austrians retook possession of Belgrade

        Siege of Belgrade (1739) Recapture of Belgrade by The Ottoman Empire

        Siege of Belgrade (1789) The Habsburg Austria Army retook Belgrade from the Ottoman Empire

        The Release of Belgrade (1791) by The Austrian to the Ottoman Empire per Peace Treaty

        Belgrade Offensive (1944) The Soviet Red Army, Yugoslav, Partisans, and The Bulgarian Pepole’s Army Liberated Belgrade from The German Wehrmacht

        As far as Native Americans go they weren’t Exterminated yes they were killed in great numbers , but so were the settlers! Although very unfortunate in the early days of man without understanding and sometimes agreement people killed when settling into new territories of the world and that we should learn from and strive to do better! However it’s not something that is unique to Americans nor should we feel guilty for (we don’t carry the sins of our forefathers)!

        As for the statement “You really are Dumb it’s guns that made and is keeping a first world country!” This was a reply to your statement ” America knows it’s time to return to 1st world country status in regards to this issue.” You then question the use of it’s guns well you’ve got me so here is rule#1 in grammar for it’s, Rule 1: When you mean it is or it has, use an apostrophe.

        Examples:
        It’s a nice day.
        It’s your right to refuse the invitation.
        It’s been great getting to know you.

        Then on another post you question my knowledge of the definition of a First World Country! So I sent you the dictionary definition of First World Country,yet you ignore the definition sent and post this: “LOL…..Japan has extremely strict gun laws as do Australia and the majority of the EU….. fucking idiot” And that leaves me to believe that you think to be a First World Country you have to have strict gun laws “Really” and you called me an Idiot!!

        Now my last words have to do with your ability to read or comprehend said reading! In you all out rant about guns being for one thing and that’s all referring to killing! I replied with a post telling you of my personal experience of knowing there are families in America still today rely on guns to put food in their families mouths! You snidely replied about there being a grocery store in hicktown, so I pointed out that what little money they had was spent on spices and basic food items like flour, powdered milk , salt, ETC… So how do you respond “Welcome to the 21st Century Rich. You can buy more than salt, sugar and powdered milk there today! Rejoice! There is no longer a need to hunt for your food and pick wild berries. We also have this thing called a television and ‘computers’ believe it or not! smh”

        Well once again entitlement boy not everybody can afford anything but the basic food and have to supplement their diet by hunting, fishing, and picking wild and garden fruits and vegetables! Then there is the farmers that have to protect their cattle investment (from wild animals) or even you won’t be able to buy you steaks at Wal-Mart! And I don’t know when you were in the service like you said you were you never gave any specifics, but when I was in the 4th 9th Inf. Bn. Manchus at Ft. Wainwright AK. ! I had a wife and two babies at the commissary milk was $4.00 Gl. Bread $1.28, eggs $3.78 a doz. and things like Steak, pork and chicken we couldn’t afford! This was 1978 in the lower 48 we were paying a little over a dollar for milk, around 30cents for bread, and eggs were about .68 cents a doz., I was paid around $6,000. annually and poverty level there was $28,000.00 a year! For the three winters I was there we were not paid COLA, and the locals didn’t want us military families taking up any of their food stamp allotment! So I saved parts of my C-Rats while in the field (they also docked my meal rations paid while in the field), and I got a second job for when not in the field about once a month we got a pack of hot dogs or bologna as a treat! So slick don’t belittle the hard working man that has no means to provide better for his family in this country until you’ve looked into those little eyes across from you and wonder if next month will I get enough to feed my babies! Have a good life and look from the other side once in a while you might learn something if you can keep your mouth clean and mind open!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        “then there is the farmers” …..seriously? sigh….. Your command of the English language and its proper use is worse than your use of slang. I can see that you’ve spent a bit of your day obsessing about me and copy and pasting in some lame attempt to pretend that you understand something. I’m sorry but you have failed spectacularly in your attempt. You still don’t get ‘it’ and obviously never will. Keep up the copy and paste work though. That is pretty funny, but in sad kind of way.

      • Paper Boy

        Define the crime.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        accessory to murder.

    • Rich Haas

      See now you’re on the right track, punish the individual committing the crime not everyone that has a gun!

      • noah vail

        dude, you seem to think i was in need of validation which couldn’t be further from the truth…especially from those that support the idea that ANY move to make the populace safer from the crazies that inhabit the gun world is a punishment…why is registering your gun a punishment? you register your car, to vote, for the draft, your children for school, etc….if it were up to me ALL HANDGUNS would be taken off the streets…they have but one purpose, to kill people…they are not for hunting and not for “target practice” or anything else …they are designed solely as a people killing instrument…use of a handgun in a crime should be a mandatory minimum of 25 years in jail beyond the sentence for the original crime

      • Rich Haas

        Noah don’t worry I wasn’t validating you, I was just happy to see a control freak finally making a statement to put the responsibility where it belongs with the individual committing the crime!

        Also you’re very wrong lots of people do target shooting with hand guns, and their soul purpose for having one is for protection (or in words you might understand better to ensure they are not the ones killed)!

    • Paper Boy

      What a gruesome suggestion. That’s the same thing as the beheadings by ISIS.

  • Paper Boy

    The issue of banning guns revolves around the safety for government authorities. So if they try to confiscate your truck you might shoot ’em. The chance of catching a bullet will make the G-men think about it. This is the power and liberty of the Second Amendment.

    • noah vail

      “So if they try to confiscate your truck you might shoot ’em. The chance of catching a bullet will make the G-men think about it”……..Dream on, fool !

      • Paper Boy

        Are you very sure the government will not take your stuff? They already take your stuff in the form of taxes. Then they spend your money to change the name of a mountain in Alaska. Therefore just give them the keys to your truck. And be a real loser and give them your credit card to fill up the gas tank.

      • noah vail

        in my 75 years the government has never taken anything of mine except the taxes that i gladly pay so my government can continue in operation…in return i have received a first class education, clean water to drink, nice roads to drive on, etc…i don’t agree with all the things that washington does but usually someone will come along later and clean up the mess i.e. obama cleaning up bushes mess…if you think that you don;t need to participate in this bounty fell free to go somewhere thats better if you can find one

      • Paper Boy

        Go as you wish.

      • Rich Haas

        Well Noah you know that’s not nice Paper Boy was just trying to deprogram some of the good free education (Brainwashing) your government supplies! If he was to go away who would work to continue all that free stuff you been getting for 75 years, who would put the food on your table if all the hard working taxpayers like Paper Boy went away! You already said you’re not man enough to hunt your own food! Also what about the free phone , and I heard they added internet this year! There is also that Government supplied housing and I sure they supplied free cable as well ! Can’t have you feeling left out and embarrass for what the hard working people have so you get more and free while the hard workers have to do without, due to supplying it to you! It’s either all this or Noah I have never seen or heard a 75 year old with no real education you get from life unless you lived the free life!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        why don’t you go live in a country where you don’t have to pay taxes and let us know how that works for you….

  • Rich Haas

    Do you know that over 90% of our gun violence in America comes from 5 major cities all with strict gun control laws and ran by Democrats?? Facts are hard to explain away , but if you really do care you follow the facts and look for the real problem not play politics and the blame game!!

    • Paper Boy

      That’s assuming that Democrats actually care about facts.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      where does the majority of population of the US reside? Cities right? Go figure. Not everybody lives in the sticks like you hayseeds.

      • Rich Haas

        Yeah the ones that live in the city does most of the killing also, so police your neighborhoods hood rat and leave ours alone!

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        What is a hood rat? Is this something that you great white hunters are always after? Do you like to eat rat since you apparently need to hunt for food on a daily basis in your tiny hick town…..