Movie-Script Endings

Quotes of the Week

I
“It’s my fault.”

—Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who took the blame for throwing the interception with 2:50 to play and the Cowboys nursing a lead over Green Bay. It was a play coach Jason Garrett said should have been a running play.

II
“I got the funniest email last night. Did you get it too? Come on, Peter. If you think you’re going to hit me up for $2,500, you’ve got the wrong guy.”

—Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, to The MMQB’s Jenny Vrentas, in the Seahawks’ locker room after the 23-0 win over the Giants.

My email account got hacked, and so I guess all the people I’ve emailed pretty much my whole adult life got an email saying that I was in Spain currently, with a cousin who needs $2,500 for emergency kidney surgery, and could they please send it in a hurry.

And I was so counting on Russell Wilson to help.

III
“I doubt that any man can come back from this.”

—Michael Irvin, on the NFL Network pregame show Thursday, on the football future of Robert Griffin III after he was benched for the final three games of the season by Washington coach Mike Shanahan.

Retire now, Robert. Just walk away. You were the second player picked in the draft 20 months ago, and you’re just 23 years old, and you led your team to an unexpected playoff berth last season, but you’ve had a lousy, injury-plagued stretch, and Michael Irvin says you can’t come back after a coach sits you for the final three games of a football season.

Elaine Benes says it best about 19 seconds into this clip:

IV
“A hundred and 66 thousand dollars a week to do nothing.”

—ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio, on the luckiest man in the NFL, Josh Freeman, who is making $2 million for 12 weeks of mostly sitting out games, inactive, with Minnesota. Freeman has played in one game since being signed to great fanfare by the Vikings after he was cut by Tampa Bay. And his average pay per week, as Florio said, is $166,667.

Stat of the Week

Not trying to give you Steelers fans a lump of coal so close to Christmas. But this from The MMQB columnist Andrew Brandt: “I don’t think there’s a team in the last three years that’s mortgaged the future as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

At the NFL’s one-day meeting in Dallas last week, the league projected the 2014 salary at $126.3 million, a rise of just over $3 million from this year’s cap. That’s not going to do the Steelers any favors. As their contracts stand now for 2014—according to the underrated site overthecap.com—the Steelers are set to spend two-thirds of their cap on seven players: Ben Roethlisberger ($18.9 million cap number), LaMarr Woodley ($13.6 million), Ike Taylor ($11.9 million), Lawrence Timmons ($11.8 million), Troy Polamalu ($10.9 million), Heath Miller ($9.5 million) and Antonio Brown ($8.5 million).

Is this alarming, to have seven players take up 67.4 percent of your salary cap? I should say so. I calculated the top-seven cap cost for every team in the league, and the Steelers’ situation is the worst. By the numbers:

Team Record Cap cost of top seven players Percentage of cap Note
Pittsburgh 6-8 $85.1M 67.4% Cutting Ike Taylor would save $7M
Dallas 7-7 $80.6M 63.8% Miles Austin: an $8.3m anchor
St. Louis 6-8 $75.5 59.8% Finnegan not playing like $10M man
Baltimore 7-6 $75.3 59.6% Flacco only $14.8M of the big number
Detroit 7-6 $74.0M 58.6% Brittle Delmas due $6.5M
New Orleans 10-4 $72.7M 57.6% Cutting Will Smith would save $11.6M
Seattle 12-2 $68.8M 54.5% Cutting Cliff Avril would save $7.0M
Houston 2-12 $68.2M 54.0% Combined cap of Schaub/Foster: $23.0M
Arizona 9-5 $67.2M 53.2% Fitzgerald takes up $18.0M
Kansas City 11-3 $65.3M 51.7% Alex Smith due $7.5M, all base salary

Factoid of the Week That May Interest Only Me

One of the things I learned in my recent foray into officialdom (the three-part series can be found here) was that each week the 119 NFL officials are required to take a test. The test generally consists of 10 questions on paper and five video questions. I was curious about it, and I asked the head linesman on Gene Steratore’s crew, Wayne Mackie, to educate me. So we took out the test and went to question No. 1, “2013 Regular Season Week 10 Test: FG/PAT.”

Here is the exact question:

“A 4-2 on B24. With 0:03 remaining in the 4th quarter, Team A is behind 17-14. They line up for a field-goal attempt from the B31 and the kick is good. At the snap B7 who was on the line of scrimmage pushed B8 into LG A5. Time expired on the play.”

It’s 4th-and-2 o on the opponents’ 24. Team A attempts a field-goal from the 31, and at the snap, one opponent pushed another opponent into the left guard on the line of scrimmage. The kick is good. Tie game, 17-all.

So what is the call, I asked Mackie.

Said Mackie: “B pushes another player into the offensive player. This year, that is a foul. That is a 15-yard foul, a la Bill Belichick in that New England game against the Jets. Two things happen in that play. The field goal was good. So, you have an option, as the offense. You can keep the three points for the field goal, tie the game up as you go into overtime. Or, you can take the penalty for 15 yards since you’re at the 24, you go half the distance to the 12, and it’s a first down, but it’s an extension because time ran out on the play. One untimed down. If you want to try to win the game you can do that, take that chance, because you are closer to the goal line. I don’t know why you would want to do that. If I’m on the 1 or 2, maybe. But the 12? I doubt it. If it happened with 12 minutes left, let’s say, I’ll tell you right now, they’ll take those three points on the board. You’re going 1st-and-10 from the 12.”

Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week

I went nowhere this week. Could I have a week off from this item in the column? No? Well then, let’s dig into the vault of good travel notes. How about this one, from July 26, 2010. It’s the note that was responsible for changing the name of this specific part of the column:

The Westin Hotel/Michigan Avenue in Chicago has long been a hotel of choice for me, because of its proximity to everything in such a great city. Last week, on my last travel leg of vacation, it was also the scene of something I never could have expected: an argument that, in 10 seconds, almost escalated into a hotel-lobby brawl.

There are three elevators in the lobby of the Westin, and at rush-hour check-in last Tuesday, two were out of service. So when my wife and I got to the bank of elevators around 6 p.m., there were 15 or so people waiting for the one working lift. We waited two, three, four minutes. Now there were 25 or 30 people waiting. And then a 35ish man wedged in to the left of the crowd waiting for the elevator. He looked at the line of people and looked peeved. We all were, of course. Then the door opened and 10 or 12 people came off the one working elevator. And the 35ish man took three quick steps to the elevator.

“Hey, hey, hey,” I said. “Come on, buddy. That’s not right.”

The guy stopped. He looked at me. Angry. “Don’t tell me what to do,” he snarled. “I wasn’t going on.”

“Yes you were,” I said. “I saw what you were doing. That’s not right.”

He took a couple of steps toward me.

“I’m a Starwood Preferred member,” he said angrily.

Like that made cutting the line okay.

“You’re also an a——,” I said.

I obviously shouldn’t have said that, but he deserved it. Now he walked the final three steps toward me. “You wanna step outside?” Mr. Starwood Preferred said. He bumped my chest hard. “People who use that word are looking for a fight,” Mr. Starwood Preferred said. “People who use that word to me, I go outside with. You wanna go outside?”

Now the elevator was full, and the door closed.

“No, I don’t,” I said.

He was breathing hard on me. “You’re a big talker,” he said, stepping back a step or two.

“And you’re still an a——,” I said. Oh, so clever.

He stepped toward me again. Almost simultaneously, a front-desk gal near the bank of elevators chirped, “I can take a few people up the service elevator!” So my wife sidestepped the guy. I walked toward the door, me staring at Mr. Starwood Preferred the whole way. “— you, ————,” Mr. Starwood Preferred hissed at me.

“Have a nice day,” I said, and boarded the service elevator.

I don’t know exactly why—it’s not testosterone, I don’t think—but I almost wish Mr. Starwood Preferred had taken a swing at me. Even if he’d pummeled me (and he may well have), he’d have known that at least one person out of 30 sniffed out the real idiot in the crowd. Then again, I like my nose unbroken.

Tweets of the Week

I
“I just told my kids time for bed. They are ignoring me like I am the cowboys defense.”

—@dkaplanSBJ, Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, after the Cowboys gave up 34 points in the second half to Green Bay and lost 37-36.

II
“This is the worst loss I’ve seen and I have been covering the Cowboys since 1997.”

—@clarencehilljr, the longtime Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys beat man, after the Packers came from way back to beat Dallas in Arlington on Sunday.

III
” ‘It’s so unlike Tony Romo to throw an interception at the end of the game.’

—nobody”

—@FrankCaliendo, the professional funnyman.

IV
“It’s Dec. 12 and every one of the 53 players on the #Eagles’ roster is at practice with a helmet on. #sportsscience”

—@GeoffMosherCSN, ComcastSportsNet reporter Geoff Mosher, from Eagles practice on Thursday.

I am starting to believe in all this new health stuff—the drinks, the different practice modes and days—that Chip Kelly brought from Oregon. This good health might be a coincidence. It might not be.

V
“So, Juan Uribe and Nick Saban just inked deals for the same amount per year…”

—@jimabbottum31, former Angel and Yankee left-hander Jim Abbott.

Do the math: Uribe, two years and $15 million with the Dodgers, on Saturday; Saban, an estimated $7 million per year through 2020 with Alabama, on Friday.

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472 comments
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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