Movie-Script Endings

Fine Fifteen

1. Seattle (12-2). Whipped the Giants in a humiliating way. Next time the Seahawks get on a plane could be for the same road trip they just made this weekend—to Newark, but this time for the Super Bowl, six weeks from today. Two regular season games left in the Land of Noise, both early Sunday afternoon Pacific Time starts: Arizona next week, St. Louis in Week 17. Looks to me like the ’Hawks will glide comfortably into home-field through the NFC playoffs.

MASSIVE LINE OF DEMARCATION

2. San Francisco (10-4). Colin Kaepernick’s last four games: seven touchdowns, one interception, 104.6 rating, 29 carries, 111 yards … and totally in control.

3. Denver (11-3). Willing to think it was just an off-night against a foe who knows the Broncos so very well, and a coach who knows Peyton Manning so very well. But what I didn’t like was Denver’s inability to get a big stop, and Manning’s plodding last drive. The best offense in football has to be better than that, even without Wes Welker.

4. Carolina (10-4). What an amazing story: If Carolina beats the Saints at home in Week 16 and the Falcons on the road in Week 17, the Panthers win the NFC South, and New Orleans will be either the fifth or sixth seed.

5.  New Orleans (10-4). Saints at Panthers Sunday. I do not trust the Saints on the road. Who does, other than Mrs. Drew Brees? Last 10 weeks, Saints, away from the Superdome: 1-4 … losses by 3, 6, 27 and 11.

Talk Back

Have a question or comment for Peter? Email him at talkback@themmqb.com and it might be included in Tuesday’s mailbag.

6. New England (10-4). Five games in a row, every one on the edge of a cliff. Loss at Carolina. Twin 34-31 wins over Denver, Houston. Gift 27-26 win over Cleveland. And Sunday’s game, ending with three failed shots at the end zone, down 24-20 at very loud Miami in the final seconds. So 3-2 in those five, and all it means is the Patriots are in every game, dominating no one.

7. Kansas City (11-3). Two games, 101 points. Even against putrid defenses, that’s pretty good.

8. Cincinnati (9-5). This is the kind of year it’s been in the NFL: I woke up Sunday thinking the Bengals would beat New England and maybe Denver on neutral fields. Then there was an egg-laying of the highest degree in Pittsburgh. So now, you ask me about the Bengals, who have lost at Cleveland, Baltimore and Pittsburgh this season, and I’m throwing darts. 

9. Indianapolis (9-5). America’s (Psycho) Team checks in: In the last six, Colts have lost by 30, won by three, lost by 29, won by eight, lost by 14, won by 22. Football is a funny game.

10. Miami (8-6). Ryan Tannehill looks more like the 12-year fix for the Dolphins every Sunday.

11. Arizona (9-5). The nearly fatal onside kick by the Titans could not only have cost the Cardinals a win at Tennessee. It could have cost them a member of the hands team, Larry Fitzgerald, in the mayhem.

12.  Chicago (8-6). Just when we were ready to fry The Decision, and the coach and the quarterback, Jay Cutler goes and leads three fourth-quarter touchdown drives in Cleveland to win 38-31.

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13.  Baltimore (7-6). Dennis Pitta on DeAndre Levy. Huge matchup tonight at Ford Field in what’s going to be a very, very good game—and in what kicks off three hellish games for the Ravens in 14 days: at Detroit, New England, at Cincinnati.

14.  Philadelphia (8-6). Some alarming failures on defense, but it’s the same D that allowed 21 or fewer in the previous nine games. Lucky for the Eagles, Dallas was Dallas Sunday.

15. (tie)  San Diego (7-7). Norv Turner’s last 50 games: 25-25. Mike McCoy’s first 14 games: 7-7. The Chargers look better than that, I know. But haven’t we said that six times a year for the last decade?

15.  (tie) Detroit (7-6). No turnovers, and the Lions are sixth or seventh here. The normal turnover-filled game, they’re 18th. You tell me which it is tonight. I have no clue.

The Award Section

Tony Romo (top left) suffered another fourth-quarter letdown, while Jamaal Charles (top right), Michael Thomas (bottom left) and Robert Quinn all had something to smile about Sunday. (Tim Sharp/AP :: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP :: Lynne Sladky/AP :: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Tony Romo (top left) suffered another fourth-quarter letdown, while Jamaal Charles (top right), Michael Thomas (bottom left) and Robert Quinn all had something to smile about Sunday. (Tim Sharp/AP :: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP :: Lynne Sladky/AP :: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Offensive Players of the Week

Jamaal Charles, running back, Kansas City. When’s the last time a running back caught three touchdown passes in the first 25 minutes of a game? And four for the game? (Okay, Elias: Go scurrying for that one. You know what? Elias will find it. Guaranteed.) Charles caught screens for 49- and 39-yard scores in the first eight minutes, ran for a one-yard TD early in the second, then caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith with 5:42 left in the half. Four touchdowns in the first half, three through the air. For the game, Charles had eight rushes for a modest 20 yards, and an intergalactic 195 receiving yards on eight catches. And the four touchdown receptions.

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback, Miami. Looked like more of the same seven-game losing streak to New England when the Pats broke out to a 10-0 lead in South Florida. But Tannehill (25-37, 312 yards, three touchdowns, no picks, 120.6 rating) led Miami on scoring drives of 82, 48, 66 and 60 yards in the last 33 minutes of the game, completing a 14-yard dart to Marcus Thigpen for what proved to be the game-winner. That’s seven straight games with a completion percentage of at least 60 for Tannehill, who outdueled Tom Brady when it mattered most. 

Kirk Cousins, quarterback, Washington. Can’t imagine a player feeling more pressure entering the game Sunday, with the focus of the Robert Griffin III benching and the spotlight on what Washington might be able to get in trade for Cousins after the season. Knowing that his every move would be watched on tape by the Clevelands and Jacksonvilles of the league, Cousins completed 29 of 45 passes for 381 yards, three touchdowns and two picks (94.8 rating), and drove Washington 80 yards in 13 plays for what appeared to be the tying touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter … but coach Mike Shanahan chose to go for the two-point conversion and the win, and Cousins threw incomplete.

Matt Cassel, quarterback, Minnesota. This was the Cassel that Scott Pioli staked his Kansas City reputation on four and half years ago: 26 of 35, 382 yards, two touchdowns, one pick and a six-yard quarterback draw for a touchdown. Maybe this is the quarterback the Vikings have been looking for all along.

Defensive Players of the Week

Robert Quinn, defensive end, St. Louis. Who in their right mind had the Saints scoring three points in the first 35 minutes of a game they had to have … and in a dome no less? St. Louis pestered Drew Brees all day, and Quinn had much to do with that, with two sacks (including a forced fumble), a tackle for loss and consistent pressure. For the year, Quinn has an NFC-leading 15 sacks.

Michael Thomas, cornerback, Miami. They write TV pilots about the week Thomas just had (see the lead to this column), and people watch them. Thomas was yanked off the 49ers’ practice squad on Monday afternoon, flew cross-country and arrived in Miami at midnight, learned bits of the defense during the week, was activated for the huge game against New England to play special teams, and was inserted in the regular defense when Brent Grimes was hurt in the fourth quarter. He broke up what looked to be a winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Danny Amendola on the last series, and, on the final play for the game, picked off Brady in the end zone to clinch the 24-20 Miami victory. “I am numb,” he told me. “I cannot believe this happened.”

Zack Bowman, cornerback, Chicago. In a game the Bears had to have, they got awful quarterbacking from Jay Cutler in his return to the starting lineup and needed two very big plays from Bowman to escape Cleveland with a win. With Jason Campbell driving the Browns in a 3-3 game in the first half, Bowman picked his first pass off at the Bears’ 40. And on the second play of the second half, Campbell special-delivered a throw to Bowman, who picked it off and ran 43 yards for the touchdown to give the Bears a 17-10 lead. Chicago won by that same margin, 38-31.

Corey Liuget, defensive tackle, San Diego. His rush through a double-team with less than six minutes to play at Denver, knocking Peyton Manning’s right arm off course, gave San Diego an easy interception and clinched a huge Thursday night upset. Liuget wants attention for his play, and for the play of the Charger defensive front, and he certainly deserves it based on his performance over the past three months.

Special Teams Player of the Week

Kendall Hunter, running back, San Francisco. In a terrific heads-up play, Hunter sprinted downfield on a kickoff with the Niners trying to close out a game at Tampa Bay with a 23-14 lead and fewer than five minutes left. The Bucs tried to execute a reverse, and Hunter was not fooled. He popped Eric Page trying to hand it off, the ball bounced free, and there was Hunter. He grabbed the loose ball and rolled in from two yards out. Ballgame. I just love how alert Hunter was not only in not falling for the reverse, but in following the ball.

Coach of the Week

Joe Philbin, head coach, Miami. Might not just be Coach of the Week. Might be Coach of the Year. Since Jonathan Martin threw his tray of pasta down in the Dolphins cafeteria and stalked off the team, followed soon by the suspension of Richie Incognito, sending the team into mayhem, Miami is 5-2 … including Sunday’s clutch 24-20 win over New England. The two losses have been by a total of seven points (to Tampa Bay and Carolina), and it’s very clear this is a well-grounded team with a mature approach. You’ve got to hand it to Philbin for keeping the team intact at such a fragile time.

Goats of the Week

Tony Romo, quarterback, Dallas. In the annals of blown ends of games in Tony Romo history, this one has to ascend to No. 1. Romo threw one interception with 2:50 to go and the Cowboys nursing a 36-31 lead trying to run out the clock … and a second interception with 1:24 left and the Cowboys trying to come back from a 37-36 deficit. This one was as ugly as they come, and the ramifications could involve jobs. Multiple jobs.

Garrett Hartley, kicker, New Orleans. Down 27-16 in the final seconds, the Saints needed a 26-yard field goal by Hartley, an onside-kick recovery and a touchdown to send the game to overtime. The field goal was the gimme, the lock. But Hartley shanked it left. That’s a mistake you simply cannot make.

Eli Manning, quarterback, New York Giants. Hate to pile on, but another in a long line of brutal performances this season, a five-interception job against Seattle, leaves him with 25 picks for the season … and a mind-boggling 81 in the last 62 games. An embarrassing 23-0 loss to the Seahawks was Sunday’s result in an increasingly horrible 5-9 season.

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marylandshooter
marylandshooter

Peter King!  Shame on you and your brethren (Costas).  Do you even take note of the REAL facts, or simply appeal to emotion with zero basis in reason?

What law would have prevented the shooting at Newtown?  CT had strict laws regarding arms, the killer violated the law from the minute he put his hands on any firearm.


I submit not a single law proposed or passed would have prevented the tragedy, NONE.


If gun laws work so well, please explain Chicago; it's an unmitigated failure, serving only to facilitate YOUNG, BLACK men killing each other over drugs.  Yeah Peter, don't let that FACT offend your white guilt sensibilities.  Is it factual or racist?


Facts bounce off you freedom hating gun grabbers like your thick skull is made of rubber.


When the NRA suggests armed security in schools, your side goes into the 2 minute hate, but hey - when Obama puts that plan into action and funds it, nary a peep.  FACT buddy - explain it.


OK, last word - why not go get some facts.  Not from the NRA, not from some gun grabber group, but unbiased data from the CDC.


CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death: 


56% - Motor vehicle

25% - Poisoning

5.3% - Drowning

1.8% - Other Land Transportation

1.7% - Fall

1.2% - Firearm


OK Peter, these are cold, hard, unbiased facts that COMPLETELY blow your hollow rhetoric out of the water, but you NEVER, EVER, EVER deign to address this and why, because facts do not support your position.


As a "journalist," you're a disgrace.  Aren't you supposed to report FACTS and not push an agenda?  And the reason you don't?  You can't because you have no facts on your side.  Instead of addressing my points, you shrink from them like a coward.


You are from the Mecca of Tyranny, NJ and now NY (Pre-Ban Big Gulp?), where only cops (and those with juice, like Robert De Niro) can defend themselves with arms by having a carry permit.  And NYPD, they shot 9 innocent bystanders trying to hit ONE CRIMINAL.  I feel safer already.


The Bill of Rights are Civil Rights and because you happen to not approve of ONE, you disparage it, vilify those who believe in the rule of law and promote treason.


You realize you are required to get a permit for a BB gun in NJ?  Dude, grow a set.  Only a coward would abdicate his moral and ethical duty to protect his wife and children in favor of having the state do it for him.


I don't expect a reply because you and those like you simply refuse to face facts and you should be ashamed.

Knowitall
Knowitall

On gun control, Peter, we'll know you are serious when you start condemning the film industry, which increasingly glorifies mayhem with guns of all sorts, and the video game industry, which poisons young minds with a steady stream of virtual violence beyond what should be accepted in a moral society.

Until then, stick to the jock-strap critiques.

JayMalley
JayMalley

That's right Peter, is wasn't YOU making the decision of Sportsman of the Year. Hide under a rock much?


SportBiomech
SportBiomech

http://nfladvancedpowerrankings.blogspot.com/2013/12/week-15-rankings.html


Seattle's shutout of the Giants has put them in their own class with a Momentum-based True Win % of 76.3%. Denver (70.79%) and San Francisco (69.53%) trail in 2nd and 3rd place. These algorithm-based ratings account for game-by-game opponent strength and point differential.They are not end-all-be-all but help show some objective metric to base your individual evaluation on.

Houston is solidly in last place with Washington and Jacksonville "trailing". 

stice75
stice75

Better yet, where is Alex Karras?  It's a shame he still isn't in the Hall of Fame.

brandon0206
brandon0206

Every time I come back to this site for the NFL coverage, King drives me away with his political BS. 

RichardCHamilton
RichardCHamilton

Nothing like a radical liberal like King talking about "gun control." Just what is gun control?

goingaways
goingaways

Jesus was a Jew!! Deal with it you morons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tknott
tknott

Just have to say, Dez Bryant is a such a petulant infant. Actually,that's an insult to infants everywhere, as they haven't had the opportunity to grow and mature and learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. If it were me calling the shots, he'd be benched the rest of the year and traded in the offseason. JJ must have a short memory, since Dez is basically T.O. v.2. I heard Mike Ditka say on the radio today, "You get what you tolerate." How true; the Cowboys keep tolerating (even defending) his incredibly juvenile behavior…and then he goes straight to the media to cry about being sorry and was "emotional" and didn't want to show any tears. Give me a friggin' break. Like the rest of those players weren't feeling emotional/upset about the game. Be a MAN and stand with your team - win or lose. Can you imagine Dez Bryant with Belichick or Chuck Noll, Lombardi, or Ditka? He wouldn't last 5 minutes. Time to stop coddling this man-child.

Bob_Ferapples
Bob_Ferapples

MMQB is becoming unbearable. I understand that people like the way PK rambles from one thing to another, but for those who prefer organized thought, its getting old. I like PK, but he's embarrassing the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

canadianox
canadianox

Of the top 10 rushers of all-time. Only 2 not in the Hall (Bettis and Tomlinson). Can NOT imagine Tomlinson not getting in on first two ballots. Bettis at #6 HAS to get in!! And I don't want to hear about his career 3.9 yds per carry...he was a halfback AND the short yardage/goal line specialist on both Rams and Steelers. AND Emmitt (#1 all-time rushing) was only 4.2 per carry AND Curtis Martin (#4 all-time) was only 4.0 per carry and both those guys played w fullbacks. PUT BETTIS IN NOW!!!

Tom52
Tom52

a couple of things, 1, it wasn't the Ravens offense that propelled them to victory last week as it was the referees calling 2 terrible pass interference calls in the 4th Q and the phantom peel back block negating Corderelle Patterson's run to the 3 yard line early on and finally the phantom fumble call on Toby Gerhart which replays showed wasn't a fumble at all. Peter King you are such a company man for the NFL that you have lost your sense of reality. Also as to your call for more gun control, do you know what FO means?

canadianox
canadianox

they might as well eliminate fighting from hockey, they have eliminating hitting from football.

alchemyzen
alchemyzen

Jerome Bettis a marginal player for the HOF?  Are you f'in kidding?  He's one of the all time great running backs and has the yardage to prove it!  And as regards RGIIIs future, Terry Bradshaw was benched so many times before becoming the great player he became, he's still got splinters in his butt!

Shane Mac
Shane Mac

Peter - Try Point Special Beer from Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  "It's not just for breakfast anymore."

gary7
gary7

Stop guessing at who will be the next coach for the R E D S K I N S..eer I mean REDSKINS!!!!! we know your record on thoughts when you play GM or Coach or Strategy and it's NOT VERY GOOD, even Vinnie Cerrato laughs at that

seankrego
seankrego

Terrible pick for sportsman... He is a whiner, not a winner...  After a loss last week, he blames the amount of plays they ran the game before... Before the NE game, he already made an excuse about playing in NE a lot more than his share.  He is a bad choice...

TL1961
TL1961

So, winning a playoff game isn't a must to be Sportsman of the Year. But shouldn't the winner have actually done SOMETHING that year? Or is it OK since it's peyton?


Is this Manning's "On Golden Pond"?

TL1961
TL1961

Peter, we know you couldn't take your eyes off Tom Brady, so that explains your ignorance of what happened in other games, but "awful quarterbacking" by Jay Cutler? You're crazy.

Richard Long
Richard Long

Peter - brrrrrrr, by Widmere Brothers is outstanding, at least in my book.  A great red ale, with a decent amount of hops. 

brucemcfarlandoncins1
brucemcfarlandoncins1

@marylandshooter 

First let me state, if you want a gun, have a gun.  I personally do not own one.  Do I believe that in our civilization we can eliminate guns?  Of course not. Should we try? Again no.  I am not naive.... I do not believe in Santa Claus or angels either.


However, the statement "No law would have prevented XYZ from happening" while possibly true is misleading.  No one can claim that other mass shooting (or the like) have been prevented due to the laws because they have not happened. You cannot quantify what has been prevented.


And for those who say it is a right given by the constitution, your are absolutely correct. But don't leave out the fact it states in a "well regulated" militia.


So feel free, imho, to have all the guns you want.  But I do not see the point of owning automatic weapons that are used for war.  Should we be allowed to have grenades?  Tanks? our own personal F-15? These are all "Arms" as well.  The line needs to be drawn somewhere, no?



Knowitall
Knowitall

marylandshooter for President!

Peter K for Minister of Disinformation!

gingerich.jared
gingerich.jared

@Knowitall Ever seen Bowling for Columbine? I'm not a big fan of Michael Moore, but he essentially left zero doubt that the US gun violence issues have nothing to do with violence in games and film. Countries like Germany allow even more violent films to be seen by those under 18 years old; yet their gun violence issues are non existent. The incredibly violent films and games are just as popular or more frequent across the globe and virtually no correlation can be found between a countries entertainment violence and gun violence. 

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@brandon0206


CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death: 


56% - Motor vehicle

25% - Poisoning

5.3% - Drowning

1.8% - Other Land Transportation

1.7% - Fall

1.2% - Firearm


Let's see Peter address some facts; never gonna happen.

SteveMolander
SteveMolander

@brandon0206 Agreed.   King needs to stick to sports and leave his politics off the site.   Last time I checked sports illustrated was supposed to address sports.   C'mon Peter, don't mess up an otherwise solid column.

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@Bob_Ferapples  He certainly is allergic to facts, and like the coward he is, refuses to address the following:

CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death: 


56% - Motor vehicle

25% - Poisoning

5.3% - Drowning

1.8% - Other Land Transportation

1.7% - Fall

1.2% - Firearm 

blynder
blynder

@Bob_Ferapples 

So are you going to be done reading?  I'm always a bit fascinated with the people who say PK is horrible, etc.  Wouldn't it just be easier to stop reading....?


marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@Tom52  Yes he has lost touch with reality and until he can explain this, I will call him what he is - a liar and a coward.


CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death: 


56% - Motor vehicle

25% - Poisoning

5.3% - Drowning

1.8% - Other Land Transportation

1.7% - Fall

1.2% - Firearm 

canadianox
canadianox

@seankrego and, he sucks in the cold and in January/February, wherever the game is played

RescuedfromESPN
RescuedfromESPN

@seankrego Well if not him, then who? Lebron has won it too many times, and while Brady is having a better calendar year given all of his losses on offense/defense, he's a bit of an a55hole (which is a good thing in some aspects.) Ergo, manning deserves it.

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@brucemcfarlandoncins1 @marylandshooter


Well, I'm glad you aren't a proponent of treason; that never ends well as history has shown.  And NO, civilization not only cannot, but should not attempt to eliminate arms from free people.  That never works out well either . . . Stalin, Mao, Hitler . . . 250 MILLION 

slaughtered by their own governments.

And while we're at it, lets just lay it on the table: some people NEED KILLING.  Yeah, a piece of garbage that would 
kill a helpless child or aged person should be eliminated from the gene pool, post haste.


Well if you can tell me what law would have prevented Newtown, I'm like Ross Perot (all ears).  Let's hear your answer instead of dodging the issue.

Hypothetical: we are side by side in church, a mad gunman bursts in and starts shooting. In my left hand I have my cell 
phone, in my right I have a pistol I have a permit to carry.  Should I engage the shooter or call 911 (who will then dispatch persons with guns)?

Maybe you missed the news flash: the 2nd Amendment is an "individual right" not a collective one.  See Heller v D.C., McDonald v Chicago.  Try and stay current with the adults in the conversation.

Now, as far as "automatic weapons" you really peel back the facade and show your ignorance.  NOBODY used an automatic 
weapon at Newtown or any other place; if you're gonna have a discussion, try and understand the subject matter.  Go read up the difference between a true assault weapon (can be fired in a fully automatic mode) and a semi-automatic weapon defined politically as an "assault weapon" because it looks, but does not function, like the former.  Seriously, a substantive understanding is absolutely imperative to have an adult conversation.  You sir have swallowed the media propaganda, hook, line and sinker.

You've been duped and aren't even smart enough to know you're a rube.


Last I checked it was the "Bill of Rights" and not the "Bill of Needs as approved by brucemcfarlandoncins1"  I don't see the point of a Mercedes, Hummer or SUV, BUT this is America and people are free to choose.  You don't get to choose for me; you only get to choose for YOU buddy.  It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg.

Knowitall
Knowitall

Well then. If Michael Moore says so, it must be true.

Please, gingerich. Spare us the lessons from that buffoon.

AlainLapointe
AlainLapointe

Canadianox ,......G.W.B. ( #43 ) will send you a romantic letter !!!!! Congratulations !!!

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@blynder @Bob_Ferapples  


Spreading misinformation is not something I'll stand by and watch.  I'll keep posting the data below until someone addresses it.  We know that'll never happen so get used to seeing it.


CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death: 


56% - Motor vehicle

25% - Poisoning

5.3% - Drowning

1.8% - Other Land Transportation

1.7% - Fall

1.2% - Firearm 

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@brucemcfarlandoncins1 @marylandshooter  (Part II)


I guess you'd be surprised to know that the majority of cannons used in the War of Independence were privately owned.  I laugh when I write that: YES, a private citizen CAN buy tanks and military aircraft on the open market!  Google is your friend, give it a try.  I'm 

actually in the market for a APC with tires because YES, you CAN tag them and drive them on the public roadways.  LOL - I wish I could see your face.

EVERY person has the most basic civil and human right - the right to self-preservation and survival.  Does it shock you 
to know that 41 of 50 states issue concealed carry permits to law-abiding citizens?  How about the fact that you may openly carry a firearm in PA, WV and so many, many more.  Shocking the streets aren't running red with the blood of innocents huh?  It certainly runs contrary to the rhetoric you and so many swallow whole.

If your ideas had ANY merit, Chicago, NYC, etc., would be shining examples of a gun-free Utopia, so what gives?  They 
are utter, dismal, absolute failures in every sense of the word.  Absolute, incontravertable evidence your philosophy, policy and approach is an abject, catastrophic and deadly failure.

OK, NOT A SINGLE PERSON in this or any other conversation will address the FACTS as recorded by the CDC below:

CDC Recent Data


Age 15-25, causes of death:
56% - Motor vehicle
25% - Poisoning
5.3% - Drowning
1.8% - Other Land Transportation
1.7% - Fall
1.2% - Firearm

The hard truth is there is a national agenda to target firearms and firearm owners.  If a drunk driver kills 5 people, we blame the drunk driver and not the car.  If an insane person shoots 5 people, we blame the firearm and not the person!  In what reality does this even pass for logic?  You have to be screwed up in the head not to recognize how backwards that is.

Words like "common sense, reasonable," and "compromise" are just code words for gun grabbers.  A gun grabber's idea of 
compromise: they wanna infringe on ALL your 2nd Amendment rights (rob you of $100), but right now, they'll settle for stealing a portion of your civil rights (they rob you of $50).  You want compromise, put something on the table.  Let's talk about National Reciprocity for concealed carry permits.  My driver's license is good in all 50 states, why should I have to shed my civil right of self defense at some arbitrary border?  A permit to carry arms in one state should be honored by all states.  The

FBI does ALL the background checks (ask me how I know), so it's not like a FL felon will be granted a PA permit.


I'm an American and the freedom I have is my birthright; I will not surrender it.  I will not let ANYONE take it from me.  You better ask yourselves who's doing all the killing and why they're doing it, and then focus your attention there.  American gun owners have had enough.

On April 19, 1775 about 700 
British Army regulars, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord.  That event touched off the War of Independence.

In March of 1861, the American Civil War began and left between 600,000-750,000 dead and unknown civilian casualties and 
war wounded.  One in ten Northern males, aged 20-40 died; one in three Southern males suffered the same fate.  You'd (the universal "you") do well to let law abiding American gun owners alone.  Instead, turn your focus to the inner-city drug peddlers, the guys walking the street with 2 and 3 and 4 violent criminal convictions, numerous weapons charges.  It's not pasty-faced, chubby, middle aged men in suburbia shooting it out on the front lawn over a missing newspaper  DRUGS!  THUGS!

Get a 
clue.


"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.  Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." ~ Patrick Henry speech, June 5 1788.

I am THE MarylandShooter.  If you want my guns,  μολὼν λαβέ.


Knowitall
Knowitall

".....other countries have do NOT have a considerable........."????

I guess I'd rather be snarky than unintelligible. And better snarky than a buffoon like Mr (Moore - I think you left that out??).

Better learn a bit of English grammar before you call someone an idiot............Idiot.

BillAbendroth
BillAbendroth

@Knowitall 

Actually "Know It all," if you deigned to watch Bowling for Columbine, you'd "know" that Mr, disdains all quick and simple "explanations" for why the shooting at Columbine happened.  Just one example--Moore points out that in Canada, per capita ownership of firearms is substantially higher than in the US, and yet the Canadians level of gun violence is considerably smaller.


But as for your snarky comment, are you saying that other countries have do NOT have a considerably more violent film and entertainment than the US, yet lower rates of gun violence?  Or are you just being a contrary idiot?

marylandshooter
marylandshooter

@BillAbendroth @SteveMolander @brandon0206  


Because when gun grabbers exploit the anniversary it's a "tribute to the memory" and when pro freedom groups do it, somehow the tone changes to something despicable and inappropriate.  Explain that, if you can.


So now you want to stifle speech as well as the civil right to self-defense?


I, and every person, has the RIGHT to self-preservation.  Police have NO DUTY to protect any individual, so what would you suggest?

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