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  1. A very close friend of mine (who in point of fact suffers from depression) said she’d like to go out and buy that woman a gun just in the off chance she would kill herself.

    Comment by K-Nine — January 23, 2013 @ 11:25 am

  2. “Please take away my Second Amendment right. Do more to help us protect ourselves…” because people like me are too fvcking stupid to breathe on our own without detailed instructions from a government authority. And while you’re at it, take away my driver’s license and remove all power tools and sharp objects from my house…

    Comment by Thunderbottom — January 23, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  3. A truly pathetic response.

    Suicidal, are you? You poor thing. But never mind, you’d probably just screw that up too. Because you’re basically an incompetent drone.

    Comment by mojo — January 23, 2013 @ 11:40 am

  4. Not my problem. Figure it out for yourself.

    Comment by Professor Hale — January 23, 2013 @ 11:47 am

  5. “[O]ur leaders should do more to keep us safe from ourselves.”
    Wellp, I’d say that thinkin’ kind’a explains your brain’s inability to cope with reality (i.e. depression).
    Okay, maybe I’m a bit confused as to cause and effect, here. Still …

    “Please take away my Second Amendment right.”
    You may cede your own rights at any time, but you do NOT have the right to demand that anyone else either cede or be denied their rights. That’s what “right” means.

    “I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.”
    Then don’t buy a gun. Good luck.
    If you mean that you need a new law because you cannot resist temptation,
    then I’m afraid you’re gonna die. Sorry. Personal responsibility’s a bitch.

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 23, 2013 @ 11:51 am

  6. You don’t want one? Don’t own one.

    No wonder you’re so unhappy; the idea of making your own choices seems not to have ever occurred to you. And you are not to be pitied. You are threatening people with harming yourself to make them do what you want them to do. That’s not pitiable: it’s despicable.

    Here’s another:

    frankiethepunk toronto
    Please take a way my right to own a gun. Unlike the writer Wendy Button I do not suffer from depression or any form of mental illness, but like most human beings I do stupid things. Especially when I lose my temper. In those situations, if I am in a rage and a gun is available to me, who knows what I am capable of? I don’t. The availability of Guns makes me more dangerous, not only to myself, but to people around me.

    Hey, creepy moron. Toronto is in Canada, eh?

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — January 23, 2013 @ 11:55 am

  7. Claire, the Comments are what made me face palm too. The fact that there is one weak willed, sad woman out there who took pen to paper is one thing, and easily overlooked…. but the sheer number of people who agreed with her astounded me.

    Guess that’s why there’s Sheep and Sheep Dogs…..

    Leave this sheep dog in wollf clothing the hell alone.

    Comment by Wollf — January 23, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

  8. Claire (6)
    I’ve had that discussion with many CCH students.
    I have a nasty temper when unarmed; but I have never, ever been close to losing my temper while armed.
    There’s something about being in the possession of a deadly weapon that focuses and settles the mind.
    It forces a rational person to act like a civilized adult.

    You’d think a Canadian would understand that holding a felling axe or chain saw or Fwench-chef’s knife doesn’t make one more likely to rampage (while sober, anyway).

    Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 23, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

  9. The proper term for this disorder is “Projection”.

    If I have a problem, then every one around me must secretly have this problem as well.

    It’s one reason leftists favor gun control; because they are violent little control freaks, and the thought of others who think just like they do have guns is very frightening.

    Comment by Kristophr — January 23, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

  10. #6, Claire: “but like most human beings I do stupid things.” Well then, let’s make stupidity illegal. You do something really stupid, the state will take away your cognitive abilities via pre-frontal lobotomy. “Especially when I lose my temper. In those situations, if I am in a rage and a gun is available to me, who knows what I am capable of?” Who knows what you’re capable of if you’re in a rage and, instead of a gun, a bottle, a knife, a piece of pipe, a can of gasoline and a book of matches, or an automobile is available to you? Tell you what, Frankie, let’s just lock your stupid, temper-prone @ss away so that everyone else will be safe, m’kay?

    Comment by Thunderbottom — January 23, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

  11. . . .and these people vote. That scares me more.

    (prolly the Canadistanian, too.)

    With all the gun buyback programs, where’s the redistribution to these folks?

    Comment by mech — January 23, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

  12. Guess we need to ban buildings (jumping) and rope and cars and knifes, too, so she can’t kill herself with them (or get in a “rage” and hurt someone else)…

    Seriously, what the hell is wrong over at the Times?

    Comment by Sigivald — January 23, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

  13. Well, I for one am completely discombobulated by the swarm of sarcastic replies buzzing around in my head after reading that irrational twaddle of phobic self-scorn.

    As a young man who spent many lonely nights at sea fantasizing about female companionship but deprived of that by duty and distance, I think back now and thank Zoroaster that I did not immediately attack and brutally rape the first female I encountered after having a beer or two at some dive on the waterfront.

    After all, I was fully armed and physically capable of sexual assault on unsuspecting females, so I probably should have had the semaphoric features of my genitalia removed just prior to entering port after that first extended sea tour.

    JHFC, what a load of claptrap and disturbed misled ideas. She needs to have a long talk with this lady: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8iOg57ZmIE

    Comment by bocopro — January 23, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

  14. From reading the comments, the readers are concerned about using a gun to commit suicide and rationalize it’s best for their rights to be removed for this reason.

    By this line of reasoning, the best solution is to remove all dangerous things from their lives, such as water, cleansing supplies, extension cords, food, sharp objects and automobiles. Of course, we’d have to find a way to round them all up and make sure they’re all on the ground floor.

    Comment by Jess — January 23, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

  15. Just so long as my schwanztuker isn’t removed; I’ve grown quite fond of it over the past 7 decades despite the obvious danger it represents to good order and discipline in an an orderly society.

    Comment by bocopro — January 23, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

  16. Surely Wendy Button is satirizing the left?

    And that Toronto jackass is a ringer, right?

    But let’s be honest, Wendy, if I’d ever been in John Edwards’ employ I’d be depressed too — and wondering how I could be that fucking dysfunctional and still call myself a human being. It’s your silly, dumbass view of humanity and reality that’s brought you to this. There is no damn hope in progressivism, and as I see nitwits like you influencing public policy, I get depressed too.

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — January 23, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

  17. If dear Wendy would be satisfied with having her name added as a prohibited person, I w
    ould like to see a way for that to be put into place. If on the other hand, her depression and impulse control issues are supposed to become my problem, then, dear Wendy, please, do kill yourself.

    Comment by Brad — January 23, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

  18. There ain`t no sucha thing as good order, discipline or an orderly society at ANY USN ports of call that I ever took liberty in. As a matter of fact the term “Liberty” seemed to imply the exact opposite…(…fortunately, I never had to debate my thesis with the Shore Patrol…)

    Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — January 23, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

  19. Sorry, Colonel. Guess the bulb is burnt out in the “Sarc ON” light of my Tone Indicator Panel.

    Comment by bocopro — January 23, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

  20. “Lost Weekend in Olongopo”

    Comment by mojo — January 23, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

  21. Square One = Why should anyone care if you live or die?

    I’m here to help.

    Comment by Hog Whitman — January 23, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

  22. Too bad she didn’t go ahead and try to buy a gun while she was so frightened in DC. She might have learned a lesson on what it’s like to live in a place where there’s no Second Amendment.

    And I don’t have anything good to say about anyone that would work for John Edwards.

    Comment by rickn8or — January 23, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

  23. Er, um….. Shuffles feets, Colonel Jerry, SIR! As always, Aye that..

    Washington DC….. 14th and M in the Seventies was where we were warned not to ever go…….

    Anybody else ever had the terms, “Mayhem, Destruction of Government Property, Assault with intent, Assault of a Police Ossifer”, and more, in yer onliest arrest?

    That was a Gooood night, until the……… Well leave it this way…. Do not Ever underestimate a small SP with a Billy…..

    Comment by Wollf — January 23, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

  24. She needs Lithium Orothate. An over the counter supplement. not the prescription. Google Tahoma Clinic Dispensary and read Dr. Wright’s writings on it.

    Comment by JoeBandMemberâ„¢ — January 23, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

  25. I am perfectly OK with having her 2nd Amendment rights taken away.

    Though it would be simpler just for her not to buy any kind of harmful thingy. That includes guns, hand grenades, bottles of exotic pills, garages that collect carbon monoxide.

    She doesn’t need her rights taken away, just her guns. Let the rest of us work things out as best we can.

    We recently had a death in our extended family: he suffered from depression, until it took over and he killed himself. He didn’t use a gun (as far as I know).

    Somebody said that depression is a lot like cancer – it’s a silent killer – it grows and grows, and nobody else notices (or doesn’t notice the symptoms) – until one by one, all your options seem to go away, until there’s nothing left, nothing to live for, no hope. Then the only way out is to pull the plug (or something).

    Comment by ZZMike — January 23, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

  26. She is the anomaly, not me, and while I feel sorry for her, I resent her projecting her problem on me. How do I know she won’t decide to run DC red lights at 100 mph until she kills herself (and a dozen others, maybe). According to her warped logic, cars should be banned to protect her from herself.
    She might be claustrophobic and feel the ceiling is falling on her, so then she’ll want the government to ban my roof. If there is no end to hardships her problems could cause the government to heap on me to save her, then I’ll be depressed and this could go on ad infinitum ad absurdum.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 23, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

  27. She needs to only exercise HER freedom to NOT own a gun, not take everybody else’s rights away.

    So, is the new standard that what is “right” for all is what is “right” for suicidal fools?

    Comment by Hopefulone — January 24, 2013 @ 2:53 am

  28. I have mental problems, so have society committed.

    Comment by SteveHGraham — January 24, 2013 @ 8:45 am

  29. I think we should take away her FIRST amendment right then.

    Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 24, 2013 @ 10:07 am

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