Now we get a call to "BURY THE GUNS!"

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  1. U8395279

    U8395279
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    The hatred of guns in America continues to spread.

    A theater group that develops plays for young adults has adopted the ancient play Antigone ( written in 441 BC by the great Greek writer Sophocles ), and turned this classic tragedy into a story about a high school shooting, that includes an emotional call in it to "Bury the Guns".

    The group is called Steppenwolf for Young Adults, and they specialize in adapting classical plays to the modern era, in an attempt to make them more relevant for young people to more easily understand. Ironically, this liberal arts organization is located in Chicago, a city with the toughest gun laws in our nation. But with gun violence rampant in the city, guns are being demonized like never before.

    In this play, some of the characters place blame for the tragedy of the shooting on the shooter. However, in the play's emotional climax, a female character rejects that notion, and instead proclaims that it is the guns that need to be buried, not the shooter.

    I wonder if 2,457 years ago that Sophocles could have ever imagined his play being altered and turned into a crusade for gun control?

    We live in truly amazing times. Here is a review of this new play:

    Bury the guns, cries a high school Antigone at Steppenwolf
     
  2. nwslopoke

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    I thought burying your guns was a good idea. We also need to stop using manufactured phrases. It's not gun violence in Chicago it's gang violence. By the way I've personally seen gang violence reduced in LA during the Olympics and again after the riots.
     
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    to be able to address the problem it is gangs using fire arms to commit crimes. These are individuals that are not law abiding citizens. but they are using guns. I am a proud gun owner but call it what it is guns being used to commit crimes. Gun violence it is.
     
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    So if I use a hammer in a crime, is it hammer violence?
     
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    yes a hammer was used in violent crime what would you call it?
     
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    A crime of violence
     
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    I can agree with that but when people indicate a shooting occurred cant very well blame it on a baseball bat
    In either case the individual should be held responsible and not the tool
     
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    I'd better start digging now, because I'm going to need an awful big hole.
     
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    Under Oregon law it would be assault with a dangerous weapon. If it were specifically a knife or a gun, specifically designed for such purpose, it would be assault with a deadly weapon.
     
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    Look at our President. Both Barrack Hussein Obama and Bill Clinton need to be arrested for Assault With A Dead Weapon.
     
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    I do not like modern adaptations or "up-dates" of classic works.
    If the re-writers aren't careful , one can easily lose what the original author was trying to say.

    What the original author wrote was important and often timeless. Modern audiences need to adapt their way of listening and thinking when seeing or reading a classic.
    Anything else is unfair to the original author and his or her works.

    As for "Bury the Guns" , why would we do that?
    The gun did not commit any crime or wrong.
    A gun is simply a thing , a item a tool etc ... It can not commit any actions good or bad , with out a person using it.
    People need to be held accountable for their actions.
    Not the gun.

    Bury the evil thought , Bury the situation that brought the idea that a gun would solve your problem , Bury your hatred etc ...
    All of these should be "buried".
    But "BURY THE GUNS!" is a cheap and easy saying to a complex and worrisome problem.
    And cheap and easy is always more alluring to some people than the long and hard work that goes into a real fix for the problem.
    Andy
     
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    Andy, Andy. You are not drinking Clinton's Kool-Aid.

    The gun is what is bad. This sort of thinking has taken over in many countries, and is now spreading throughout our nation.

    Just look at the pattern that took place in the UK. For it is now playing out here. First, ban so called military style firearms, since no civilian should be allowed to own such dangerous weapons, that have no legitimate sporting use.

    Next, ban handguns, as they are actually the firearms that cause the overwhelming majority of deaths.

    Then put strict limitations on the ownership of long guns. Implement strict licensing requirements and firearms and ammunition storage rules and limitations.

    Finally, make it a legal nightmare to use deadly force for self-defense.

    You are clearly not accepting the latest newspeak. You need to retrain your thinking, or you might end up like Winston Smith someday.
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    Never liked Kool-Aid. More of a beer , bourbon or coffee man myself. LOL!
    Long Live Winston Smith! Down With Big Brother! :)
    Andy
     
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    You mean like the BIBLE AND CONSTITUTION??
     
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    Well yes .
    It also helps when reading a "classic" work like a Greek play , 19th century literature or the Bible and U.S. Constitution etc... to remember the time and place where the work was written , who the work was written for and if your copy of a given work has been edited before or by who ...

    Many books have been edited or rewritten to fit a policy or creed that the original intent may have been lost.
    Passages or chapters can get tossed aside or rewritten to fit in with what the council of editors want.
    Which in the end may give a slight change or completely alter what the author or authors message was.
    Andy
     
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