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Playright David Mamet defends the Second Amendment

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by BSG 75, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. BSG 75

    BSG 75 Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A good read David Mamet: Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm - Newsweek and The Daily Beast

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  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    And with the strike of a pen, the ruling elite will making criminals of hundreds of thousands of law abiding Americans.
     
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  3. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Loved seeing him do this.
     
  4. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    Read this earlier today; put me in a good mood. While I generally don't give two bubblegumes about what anyone in Hollywood thinks, particularly as I worked for quite a few of 'em in the past... I was pleased to see a non-borg, well written pro 2A article.
     
  5. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. This is exactly the reason gun control is really people control and is at its heart a reaction without logic.
     
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    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    Do you think there is absolutely no popular support behind gun control, and it is only the government officials who have an interest in it ?
     
  7. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    there are a great deal of people out there that support higher gun control and many feel that guns should be banned entirely. the real weapon at use is the power of suggestion. when you lie so many times and you get others to tell the same lie and say it hundreds then thousands of times, to some it becomes truth.

    this is far more dangerous than any weapon in the world.
     
  8. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No doubt there is public support of gun control. I think the notion of gun control is pretty broad though. It ranges from putting into place some methods to theoretically reduce the chances of mentally unstable folks from getting guns to an outright ban of everything a la England. I think generally speaking the public is in favor of certain aspects of "gun control" but I don't see the majority of the public interested in "gun control" like Feinstein wants it.

    Personally, I'd like to se some mechanism in place that would enhance communication between mental health and law enforcement. However, I think at its most basic level trying to control gun violence really is people control.

    The crux of the issue to me is how do you not infringe on an individuals rights but have mechanisms in place to try to mitigate tragedies like V-Tech, Aurora, and Sandy Hook as examples. I know that not all tragedies are preventable but I really believe if the Lanza's, Cho's, and Holmes are identified and mental health and law enforcement communicate perhaps these situations could've been prevented.
     
  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Well stated.
     
  10. Chalupacabra

    Chalupacabra Portland Active Member

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    Nice to see someone in Hollywood thinking for himself.
    As a show of appreciation, I will watch his Glengarry Glen Ross tonight and spend the next two weeks quoting it.:thumbup:
    Admittedly, I avoided the movie for years until I learned that Glenn Close was NOT in it.
     
  11. UncleSugar

    UncleSugar East County Member

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    David Mamet is definitely not a typical Hollywood persona, he seems to be much more level headed.

    Men's Health did an article on him a few years back, the article was centered on his passion for Martial Arts.

    Glad to see him sounding off on 2nd Amendment, I will have to watch his movie Redbelt again.