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Ten Things I Think I Think

1. I think this is what I liked about Week 15:

a. Philip Rivers’ bolo tie.

b. Philip Rivers’ explosive, cheerleader-like enthusiasm on the NFL Network set after the 27-20 upset of the Broncos. Spare me the stuff about “I hate Rivers because he yells at everybody on the field.” How would you not want to play on that guy’s team?

c. Philip Rivers’ early chemistry with Keenan Allen, who is looking more and more like the offensive rookie of the year.

d. Chargers corner Shareece Wright, burned regularly entering Thursday night. He sure was in the right place a lot against Peyton Manning, with seven tackles and two passes defensed.

e. The FOX graphic before the Atlanta-Washington kickoff. “Recent Washington Shutdowns” was the headline, and Stephen Strasburg, the government closure and Robert Griffin III were in three boxes beneath. Loved it.

f. Jay Glazer’s video of the illegal coach on the field in Pittsburgh-Miami. Uh, that’s not supposed to happen. Especially in a game involving the Steelers.

g. The hands of Buffalo safety Aaron Williams, niftily picking off Chad Henne early.

h. Steven Jackson, punishing the defense the way he was supposed to be doing all season. Check out the absolute steam-rolling of Washington’s Josh Wilson.

i. Throw of the Day: Under heavy pressure, Matt Cassel stepped up in the pocket against Philadelphia and launched a ball 45 yards in the air right into the hands of a sprinting Greg Jennings. Touchdown, a 57-yard touchdown.

j. Cassel, first quarter, nine of nine, 163 yards with a touchdown.

k. Textbook legal hit on the quarterback by Sean Weatherspoon, leveling Kirk Cousins a millisecond after releasing the ball.

l. Cousins, with a nice touchdown pass downfield on the run to Fred Davis.

m. Adrian Clayborn, chasing down Colin Kaepernick from behind, for the kind of sack the Bucs drafted him to get.

n. Robert Quinn is playing himself into Defensive Player of the Year contention.

o. Tramon Williams, still a superior corner—even if sometimes he doesn’t play like it.

2. I think this is what I didn’t like about Week 15:

a. Denver’s cornerback depth. Rookie Kayvon Webster’s gotten his share of burn marks, but now he’s gone for at least a week after thumb surgery.

b. Time of possession for Denver: 21 minutes. At home? The best offense in football went three-and-out three straight series for the first time this season against a previously 6-7 team.

c. Madness of Being a Chargers Fan Dept.: San Diego’s 32-32 in its last 64.

d. Jay Cutler throwing into traffic on the first series of the game at Cleveland. Interception.

e. Come on, Texans. Have a little pride.

f. Compete for the ball, Jordan Cameron, and that wouldn’t have been an interception.

g. John Denney, for snapping a ball into the facemask of holder Brandon Field on what should been a cake Miami field goal by Caleb Sturgis.

h. Catch the ball in the fourth quarter, when the game is big, Greg Little.

i. Giants: First 11 possession, five first downs.

j. Eli Manning, now the Giants’ all-time interceptions leader. Five Sunday.

k. I love Drew Brees, but in the red zone throwing into triple-coverage for Jimmy Graham? I mean, you don’t throw into triple-coverage for Jerry Rice. Terrible decision, and the Rams made him pay.

l. I do not think there was indisputable visual evidence for Walt Coleman to reverse the Tramon Williams interception in Dallas. It was close, and the ball may have moved on the ground. But indisputable? I didn’t see it.

3. I think the Rams can cross off one more positional need off their 2014 draft to-do list: running back. Zac Stacy (133 yards) was tremendous against formerly formidable New Orleans, and he’s just the kind of back Jeff Fisher likes: some speed, but enough power to make people bounce off.

4. I think the maddening thing about what we’re seeing in Pittsburgh is the grace and power of Le’Veon Bell and the deep-threat ability of Antonio Brown … and the fact that it’s almost certainly going to be too little, too late. The Steelers have to go to Green Bay and likely face Aaron Rodgers Sunday in his return to the lineup, and whatever tiny mathematical chance they have to finish 8-8 and in the playoffs would be gone with a loss. But lest anyone think they should blow it up and dump Ben Roethlisberger, think again. My Stat of the Week tells you the Steelers will have to do some major surgery on the roster and cap come March. But this is a contending team with holes, which you can say about 20 to 24 teams in the league right now.

5. I think I’m hearing some crazy things about the quarterback race at the top of the draft. Namely: I know one team that, as of now, thinks it’s no sure thing Teddy Bridgewater will be the top quarterback on its board (and this is a team that could take a quarterback in the first round). Moreover, this team believes Central Florida’s Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel could be the top quarterback on the board. That’s right. Blake Bortles. We don’t even know if Bortles, a redshirt junior, will return for his fifth season at UCF. He will reportedly make his decision after Central Florida’s Fiesta Bowl game against Baylor.

6. I think these are my thoughts about the tumult in Washington:

a. My friend Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network that six GMs said they wouldn’t give better than a second-round pick for Kirk Cousins in trade after the season. The time to ask that question isn’t on Dec. 11, when Cousins has been in mothballs for a year. The time to ask the question is after Cousins plays three games. It’ll be apparent then, and only then, if Cousins is worth a first-round pick to some team. If he repeats his performance of Sunday in the last two games, it’s folly to think no team, say, between 20 and 32 with a quarterback need wouldn’t consider a deal. And I said “consider,” not “make.”

b. I continue to think Cleveland, using the late-first-round pick acquired from Indy in the Trent Richardson deal, is a realistic spot for Cousins if he plays very well in the final three games. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner wants more of a standard dropback quarterback than a run-around guy like Johnny Manziel. If the Browns could use their first first-rounder on another need position (wideout, corner) and the pick in the 20s on Cousins, that would give Turner a chance to get a young veteran ready for opening day faster than he could with anyone Cleveland would pick in a May draft four months from opening day.

c. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Washington owner Dan Snyder sniff around Art Briles, to see if he could recreate the Baylor magic Briles and Griffin made. But I can’t see it happening. I get the sense there’s already enough feeling in the Washington locker room that Griffin gets special treatment. Why feed into that more by importing a special coach for him?

d. Not that he’d ask me for advice, but what I’d say to Griffin is: Tell your father not to give interviews with his opinion about the team’s offense, and tell your father you’ll meet him after the game, outside the locker room. I just don’t think the NFL is the place for helicopter parents.

e. For his own good, and for the sake of the won-loss record, Snyder should draw a personal line between himself and the players. Over and over again, coaches are annoyed with some stars getting taken into the sanctuary and some not. It’s just not a good team thing.

f. I’d love to see David Shaw get a shot at RG3. I doubt he’d consider it, because I think the only place the well-satisfied Stanford coach would go in the NFL is an absolutely ideal one, and that’s not Washington right now. Wouldn’t mind Jay or Jon Gruden as the Shanahan heir either.

7. I think this will be the sixth straight season without a repeat rushing champion, unless Adrian Peterson can do something superhuman on his bad foot in the last two weeks. LeSean McCoy has a 122-yard lead over Peterson, and McCoy has games against generous run fronts (Chicago, at Dallas) remaining. Not since LaDainian Tomlinson won consecutive rushing titles in 2006 and ’07 has a man won two straight. Since then: Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew and Peterson have won the titles.

8. I think I say this every year around the middle of December, but the ballot for the Hall of Fame is on my desk (I have been looking at it nearly every day, puzzling over my last three or four spots), and this is such a tough year for the cut from 25 semifinalists to the 15 finalists the committee of 46 will consider in for election on Feb. 1 in New York. I think it’s because there are so many of the so-called marginal men I feel strongly about—Aeneas Williams, Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Greene, Jerome Bettis—and so many of those on the ballot I believe are long overdue.

9. I think, among the many difficult decisions the 46 Pro Football Hall of Fame voters face in winnowing the list for the class of 2014 is the Morten Andersen question, eloquently discussed by voter Len Pasquarelli. Shouldn’t a man who scored in 360 consecutive games (the equivalent of 22.5 seasons) be strongly considered, particularly with a résumé as good as Andersen’s?

10. I think these are my non-NFL thoughts of the week:

a. Newtown, a year later. Nothing substantive done about gun control in Washington, and at the state level 37 states increasing mental-health budgets in 2013 and five beefing up background checks. Not nearly enough. Overall, a sin.

b. Scott Price with a story we all should read about “What We Lost” in little Jack Pinto.

c. Read that, and then tell me we’ve done the people of Newtown right.

d. Just when you think Martin Brodeur is ready for the pasture, he goes and shuts out a pretty good team (Tampa Bay, 3-0, Saturday). That’s his 124th shutout. That’s 1.55 full seasons of nothing but shutouts.

e. I like some of the things I read from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on the Shawn Thornton assault of Brooks Orpik last week, so I asked him to weigh in on the future of fighting in hockey. I am anti-fighting. Here is Yohe’s view: “Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is still having headaches and doesn’t remember what happened on Dec. 7 in Boston. Those who witnessed it will never forget. Orpik, only minutes after delivering a controversial hit that was deemed legal, was stalked by Boston enforcer Shawn Thornton for three consecutive shifts. Thornton continually offered to fight, and Orpik declined. Finally, Thornton slew-footed him to the ice from behind before delivering a barrage of punches that knocked Orpik unconscious for 45 seconds.

“The NFL (eliminating helmet-to-helmet hits) and MLB (collisions at home plate are on the verge of being extinct) have made giant strides to make their respective sports safer. What has hockey done? And really, the bigger question remains, do NHL officials and players want their sport safer? Even after the NHL leveled Thornton with a 15-game suspension, Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero and coach Dan Bylsma exclaimed that this number was suitable, and both praised Thornton for being ‘an honest hockey player.’ Do honest hockey players commit assault on the ice because an opponent refuses to drop the gloves? Orpik, who is out indefinitely, might have a different take on Thornton’s honesty. Two years ago, I conducted a poll of 15 Penguins, asking if fighting still belonged in the NHL. Fourteen of them—even Sidney Crosby—said fighting remained an integral part of policing the game from dirty hits. The one player who believed the time had come to eliminate fighting was, of all people, Brooks Orpik.”

Talk Back

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

f. Thanks, Josh.

g. Charles Barkley is fun to listen to.

h. It is very hard to walk by a television with The Big Lebowski on and not just sit there until the end of it. Saturday was one of those times, and if this were the offseason, I would have succumbed.

i. For Tyler Tettleton’s sake, go Bobcats. Beat East Carolina.

j. Coffeenerdness: Ground Central, the East 52nd Street coffee haven in Manhattan I recently praised, now gets more of it: Not only is the espresso heavenly, but also there’s a library-like reading and computing den, very cozy, in back. It’s an oasis of sanity in Midtown. And when Midtown is full of tourists, it’s almost useless to go to Starbucks. At least half the time, they get anything but “grande black coffee” wrong.

k. Beernerdness: Will stock up on a couple of Christmas beers this week. Suggestions?

Who I Like Tonight

Detroit 23, Baltimore 20. Remember a couple of weeks ago, when we were promised a Game of the Year on Monday, New Orleans at Seattle, and it fizzled, 27-7 by halftime? Tonight’s going to be different. Ravens, 7-6, playing for the AFC’s sixth seed with strong competition, at Lions, 7-6, playing for the NFC North title with strong competition. I expect the run games to struggle for both sides, so this could come down to whether Matthew Stafford has enough time to find Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson, and whether Joe Flacco can repeat the success of the last half of the fourth quarter in the weather in Baltimore last week, when the addition of rehabbed tight end Dennis Pitta was the key in the offense’s coming alive enough to beat Minnesota. Key player here: I’ll give you a clue. He entered Week 15 with the NFL lead in interceptions. Give up? Linebacker DeAndre Levy (with six), who will be vital in disrupting what Flacco likes to do in the middle of the field. I like the Fairley/Suh combo platter to make the difference, and Levy to make a couple of big plays, in the cacophonous den of the Lions tonight.

The Adieu Haiku

One simple question
in the Hall of Fame cutdown:
Where is Joe Klecko?

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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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