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  • January 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm #497882 Back to Top REPORT
    reezenenuff
    Reezenenuff

    Age: 45
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    Location: IN
    I know this is not going to be popular, but I want to say it anyway. There is so much talk in our Country right now about gun violence in our society. I cannot give you any hard numbers because I haven’t had the time to research it fully, and I am sure that many on here will fault me for it. But of all the murders in our country, (I have seen different statistics, ranging from 20% to 60%) were committed by people under the influence of alcohol.
    Like I said, I know this is not going to be popular, but doesn’t it make more sense to ban alcohol than guns. Let me say this, I used to drink heavily, so I know what the stuff does to people. It is very easy to lose control of yourself while under the influence of alcohol. No one can say otherwise. We can SAY that we would never lose control enough to take someones life, but it can happen to anyone. People who are the calmest without alcohol, can become the most violent people when they are drunk. People are responsible for their actions in life. I quit drinking because I became a Christian, and as I look back in shame on some of the things I did before then (don’t get me wrong, I still shame my God too often so I know that I am not any better than anyone else, just forgiven), I know that things that I did back then, I would have never done had I been sober.
    All I want to do is give people something to think about, not cause an argument between us. But anyone who drinks knows that what I am saying is true, and have your own experiences with the awful choices that we make while drunk. People die because of alcohol through suicide, auto accidents, murder, alcoholism. Good marriages are destroyed, bad marriages that could be fixed are destroyed, young children are left with broken homes. The list goes on and on and on.
    Mathews Chill X, Extreme Outdoors AdjuStabilizer, IQ 5 pin sight, Extreme Outdoors Self film mount, Rage Broadheads
    January 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm #549785 Back to Top REPORT
    mikesmith
    MikeSmith

    Age: 64
    Joined: 1/5/2008
    Location: Republic of Texas
    There are a lot of truly ignorant people in our Nation. Blame it on our media fools, our lack of proper education, or just plain old stupidity; doesn’t matter. They live among us.
    January 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm #549786 Back to Top REPORT
    bojangles
    bojangles

    Joined: 6/9/2008
    i’ve never touched an alcoholic beverage in my life. ever.

    but i can tell you that i don’t believe it is right to ban alcohol, but to severely punish the abusers.

    alcohol is not a crime by itself. we need a nation that is filled with people who have self control.

    i’m saving up for a big rant on the subject here pretty soon. lol.

    January 29, 2013 at 12:18 am #549787 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
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    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…

    The end is near....
    January 29, 2013 at 12:33 am #549788 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 40
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio

    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…[/color:2wstxomd][/quote:2wstxomd]

    It starts in the home at a young age. Many of us I’m sure were raised by a great family in a loving home. We were taught the difference between right and wrong. I create my own direction and surely don’t need the government telling me every move to make. [=}=]

    January 29, 2013 at 1:01 am #549789 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

    Joined: 6/27/2005
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    They tried it… and it didn’t work. There are a couple of amendments to the constitution regarding it.

    Wiki Prohibition and see what you find…

    Legislating morality is a lost cause… big lesson that comes out of it.

    [=}=]

    January 29, 2013 at 1:26 am #549790 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 62
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    They tried it… and it didn’t work. There are a couple of amendments to the constitution regarding it.

    Wiki Prohibition and see what you find…

    Legislating morality is a lost cause… big lesson that comes out of it.

    [=}=][/quote:iqtcijiu]

    x2 it is a cultural thing here in America and Canada. You change the culture and by teaching one generation at a time things will change and it will take several generations to get there. Things we want done today that we can not tolerate takes education and community support beyond the police or the courts but a true effort by all. But people just look at the statistics and we can live with it till the next catastrophe or mass murder. Our culture is headed in another direction and until we turn from that direction and take action, and I’m not talking banning anything here, it is repeat ready to happen again. Just my .02.

    January 29, 2013 at 1:29 am #549791 Back to Top REPORT
    matxt
    MatXT

    Joined: 4/18/2006
    They banned drugs and that doesn’t work.
    January 29, 2013 at 1:32 am #549792 Back to Top REPORT
    156py-2
    156p&y

    Joined: 10/3/2006

    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…[/quote:l7ihjw7r]

    BINGO!!! =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src=

    January 29, 2013 at 1:38 am #549793 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…[/quote:n82yka85]

    BINGO!!! =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <img src= real consequences [/color:n82yka85]for those who are not responsible.[/quote:n82yka85]

    I completely agree… :thumbup

    The end is near....
    January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am #549794 Back to Top REPORT
    birdx33
    birdx33

    Joined: 8/13/2008
    Tickle says ban it, he needs the money!
    January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am #549795 Back to Top REPORT
    reezenenuff
    Reezenenuff

    Age: 45
    Joined: 8/8/2009
    Location: IN
    After thinking about my post last night, I have to agree with you all on this. I totally hate alcohol because of what it did to me, and many other people that I know and love. But the Government making personnel choices for us is not the answer, that is the same as banning guns. If people will just look at the way the world is going and say I have had enough, it is time to break the chain of just plain doing wrong. The anti-gun crowd likes to say that when our Constitution was framed, they had no idea that we would develop “those” kind of weapons. Well back then if you got drunk and killed someone, you hung for it after a speedy trial. People were forced to think about their actions knowing the price they would pay for it. There is no justice in our country anymore, and that is a problem. There are not enough real men in our country anymore, and that is a problem. There are not enough people who want to work for there daily bread anymore and that is a big problem. Kids are taught that idleness is a good thing, get what you can with no effort at all.
    Mathews Chill X, Extreme Outdoors AdjuStabilizer, IQ 5 pin sight, Extreme Outdoors Self film mount, Rage Broadheads
    January 29, 2013 at 11:58 am #549796 Back to Top REPORT
    crazystups
    CrazyStups

    Joined: 9/13/2005

    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…[/color:4kd67qio][/quote:4kd67qio]

    It starts in the home at a young age. Many of us I’m sure were raised by a great family in a loving home. We were taught the difference between right and wrong. I create my own direction and surely don’t need the government telling me every move to make. [=}=][/quote:4kd67qio]

    Could not have said it better myself. :thumbup

    January 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm #549797 Back to Top REPORT
    mikesmith
    MikeSmith

    Age: 64
    Joined: 1/5/2008
    Location: Republic of Texas
    Japan is reducing its welfare payments by 6.2% to encourage the comfortably poor to seek employment.

    That sounds like a start to fix our broken welfare system.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm #549798 Back to Top REPORT
    ohio-swb
    Ohio SWB

    Age: 48
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    Cars kill more people than alcohol and guns. What’s the answer there?

    In a nutshell, the answer to all our problems is called “responsibility”. People need to be responsible for their actions and their kids. We don’t need the government to tell us how we can live…[/quote:1gsvind8]
    +2

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