Ann Coulter (love her or hate her) chimes in on VT shooting

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Doc Holliday, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Doc Holliday

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    Opinion Ann Coulter
    LET'S MAKE AMERICA A 'SAD-FREE ZONE'!
    Thu Apr 19, 6:22 PM ET

    From the attacks of 9/11 to Monday's school shooting, after every mass murder there is an overwhelming urge to "do something" to prevent a similar attack.

    But since Adam ate the apple and let evil into the world, deranged individuals have existed.

    Most of the time they can't be locked up until it's too late. It's not against the law to be crazy -- in some jurisdictions it actually makes you more viable as a candidate for public office.

    It's certainly not against the law to be an unsociable loner. If it were,

    Ralph Nader would be behind bars right now, where he belongs. Mass murder is often the first serious crime unbalanced individuals are caught committing -- as appears to be in the case of the Virginia Tech shooter.

    The best we can do is enact policies that will reduce the death toll when these acts of carnage occur, as they will in a free and open society of 300 million people, most of whom have cable TV.

    Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws. In a comprehensive study of all public, multiple-shooting incidents in America between 1977 and 1999, the inestimable economists John Lott and Bill Landes found that concealed-carry laws were the only laws that had any beneficial effect.

    And the effect was not insignificant. States that allowed citizens to carry concealed handguns reduced multiple-shooting attacks by 60 percent and reduced the death and injury from these attacks by nearly 80 percent.

    Apparently, even crazy people prefer targets that can't shoot back. The reason schools are consistently popular targets for mass murderers is precisely because of all the idiotic "Gun-Free School Zone" laws.

    From the people who brought you "zero tolerance," I present the Gun-Free Zone! Yippee! Problem solved! Bam! Bam! Everybody down! Hey, how did that deranged loner get a gun into this Gun-Free Zone?

    It isn't the angst of adolescence. Plenty of school shootings have been committed by adults with absolutely no reason to be at the school, such as Laurie Dann, who shot up the Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, Ill., in 1988; Patrick Purdy, who opened fire on children at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, Calif., in 1989; and Charles Carl Roberts, who murdered five schoolgirls at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., last year.

    Oh by the way, the other major "Gun-Free Zone" in America is the post office.

    But instantly, on the day of the shooting at Virginia Tech, the media were already promoting gun control and pre-emptively denouncing right-wingers who point out that gun control enables murderers rather than stopping them. Liberals get to lobby for gun control, but we're disallowed from arguing back. That's how good their arguments are. They're that good.

    Needless to say, Virginia Tech is a Gun-Free School Zone -- at least until last Monday. The gunman must not have known. Imagine his embarrassment! Perhaps there should be signs.

    Virginia Tech even prohibits students with concealed-carry permits from carrying their guns on campus. Last year, the school disciplined a student for carrying a gun on campus, despite his lawful concealed-carry permit. If only someone like that had been in Norris Hall on Monday, this massacre could have been ended a lot sooner.

    But last January, the Virginia General Assembly shot down a bill that would have prevented universities like Virginia Tech from giving sanctuary to mass murderers on college campuses in Virginia by disarming students with concealed-carry permits valid in the rest of the state.

    Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker praised the legislature for allowing the school to disarm lawful gun owners on the faculty and student body, thereby surrendering every college campus in the state to deranged mass murderers, saying: "I'm sure the university community is appreciative of the General Assembly's actions because this will help parents, students, faculty and visitors feel safe on our campus."

    Others disagreed. Writing last year about another dangerous killer who had been loose on the Virginia Tech campus, graduate student Jonathan McGlumphy wrote: "Is it not obvious that all students, faculty and staff would have been safer if (concealed handgun permit) holders were not banned from carrying their weapons on campus?"

    If it wasn't obvious then, it is now
     
  2. Rammstein

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    I can't read anything from Anna Coulter, because she is a twat.
     

  3. Doc Holliday

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    Maybe so...but I think she does make a good argument for our side.

    I hope you at least read it before you dismissed it as crap. It not like I posted something by Rosie.
     
  4. tony218

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    i did not see anything wrong with that article at all.
     
  5. merlock

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    I like Ann's 'in your face' style. I might not like to hear all she has to say, but you got to hand it to her--she's got some big brass ones for saying it. :)
     
  6. Rammstein

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    I have a hard time reading extremists. But that is just me.
     
  7. tj2000

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    Extremist Huh?

    Way back when I was in school I learned about a bunch men who wrote a letter to a king and even went to war over it. I bet the king and his cronies thought those men who singed the decleration of independance where exremist.
    In fact I bet all of US on this website are labled extremist, including you my young friend.
    Just a thought.
    I really like Ann Colter, She has the GUTS to say what she beleives in public, and she is willing to take the heat for it.
    Just my opine,
    :roll: :roll: :roll:
     
  8. ls1ssdavid

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    I agree. She has an in your face style. You don't find that anymore really. And she is correct with her argument. If someone had a CCW permit and was carrying it could have been ended after just a few shots. But you will never convince everyone of that. And tj2000 is correct. Everyone on this website is probobly considered extremest to some.
     
  9. Macktee

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    I put her in the same category as Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly or Michael Moore or a whole bunch of loud-mouthed, self-important asshats!

    I don't like or respect any of them because they are so damned sure they're always right and everybody else is wrong.

    If inflated ero were a disease, all of them would have died a long time ago!

    But, once in a very great while, one of them will say something I have to agree with. This time, it was Ann.

    I don't like her. I rarely agree with her. Maybe I agree with her position, but not the way she presents it. She's a total witch with a capital "B"!

    But, this time, I applaud her. Damn!

    That hurt......
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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    I wonder how you manage to read this site.
     
  11. Rammstein

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    ;)
     
  12. Rammstein

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    See above. :D
     
  13. Taurus

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    An Rocks!!! Read her books, read her Human events column weekly, she is in my top 10 of people I'd wanna meet..LOL...This article just solidifies my support for her views...Way to go Ann! Again shootin straight to the point! :drink:
     
  14. qre2457

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    Her mixture of intelligent conversation with some shock jock mixed in to get more ratings and attention (at least in my opinion) irks me to the point of tuning her out completely.
     
  15. Macktee

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    Ah man Taurus!

    Say it ain't so!!!

    Here you go and crush my hopes. I thought you and I were the only normal people posting here. Break my heart why don't ya?

    Ya really like that loud-mouthed witch? You're putting us on, right? Next, you'll be telling us how much you enjoy listening to Boortzie-pie.

    I need a drink...
     
  16. Malum Prohibitum

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    Studies Show: Felons Smarter Than Liberals

    Great article!
     
  17. Thorsen

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    I used to read Coulter pretty regularly, even buying her books when they came out to read her in a longer format. Not anymore.

    I found many of her statements in her books, statements that were supposed to be vetted and true, to be as much distortion as any Michael Moore does in his mockumentaries. Don't get me wrong. I still agree with some of what she says, just as I *gasp* think Moore has a correct thought every now and then (such as his current mockumentary, Sicko - good film, even if it distorts the truth).

    The problem I see with the above article isn't that what she is saying is false. I completely agree with her conclusion. The problem is she is the one saying it. Much as anything Moore does will automatically result in a large portion of the right side of the political spectrum knee-jerk responding in the negative, so will anything Coulter say in regards to the left.

    That's unfortunate for us all that the message can be obfuscated or even ignored simply because of who is the messenger.
     
  18. GeorgiaGlocker

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    I would like to see Ann and Rosie go at it. Rosie wouldn't stand a chance!!!
     
  19. luke0927

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    Go Ann i have been a fan of her she says exactly what she thinks....
     
  20. legacy38

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    Something about Ann Coulter strikes me funny. I ain't so sure that she wasn't a dude at one time.