How guns literally go to men’s heads

Thom plus logo People are asking why the shooter in Virginia Beach used a gun to settle his workplace score. The answer is probably pretty simple.

When a man has a gun, he literally holds the power of life and death in his hand. That kind of power is extraordinarily seductive.

With a gun in his hand, a man can look around a room, a building, or a public area and specifically identify who will instantaneously die and whom he will allow to live. It's a power that traditionally has only been held by doctors, priests, police and soldiers.

The power over life and death is greater and more intoxicating than any other power; it's one of the reasons why some men are specifically drawn to these professions and historically have tried to regulate them to be male-only.

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-Thom

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Dianereynolds 32 weeks 6 days ago
#1

Hot Coffee, thanks for the comeback. I was watching a Netflix series about Humboldt County and the pot industry. I found it fascinating and I wound up watching the entire series in two nights. I suspect you are somewhere near that area and thought of you many times.

Today's tidbit of funny,

"Hillary Clinton has no nice words to say about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, claiming that he will ‘burn the place down’ if he loses a district in the election. Her words were met with mockery and cries of hypocrisy."The democrat party is already starting to eat itself.

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HotCoffee 32 weeks 6 days ago
#2

Diane,

I'm in the heart of it! Just beautiful here.

I got up one morning and 2 geese had moved in, they stayed for about a month and then left as suddenly as they showed up. They took over the whole property...lol, bossing around all the other critters.

As for the cannibus you might like this article...

https://aim4truth.org/2019/05/31/the-war-o-cannabis/

As for the pantsuit nightmare...you might want to look around at this site.

https://www.coreysdigs.com/

Later!

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