Goddamn it! Why are you making me have to go into detail on a simple fucking comment? I have better things to do (like cleaning my guns) than to try and explain my opinion, but I will anyway because it seems to really bother you, so here we go.
What is that first "this" of yours referring to, exactly?
"This" is, obviously, referring to the shooting on Friday the 14th of December, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. That was the subject of this thread, no?
What has happened or is happening that the anti-gun fanatics want?
They (the anti-gun fanatics) ultimately want a gun-free society. They are, and have been for a long time, lobbying for more restrictions (which may or may not be a bad thing), for everyone involved in the gun hobby, whether it's for hunting, tournaments, self defense, or just collecting, and stiffer penalties (which also may or may not be a bad thing), for those who don't abide by the rules, that are already on the books, but are not fully enforced, all the while stepping all over the second amendment that is supposed to "protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms".
I'd like an explicit answer, possibly consistent with your post.
I hope that was explicit and consistent enough for you.
But who cares about grammar.
I do. I'm not perfect at it, but I care.
I am an anti-gun "fanatic".
That's fine. I don't really care, but if you are saying, according to the few definitions that I provided above, that you have "extreme, unreasoning enthusiasm", are "beyond normal limits", "motivated by irrational enthusiasm", possess "uncritical devotion", "filled with excessive and single-minded zeal", have "obsessive interests", and are "often over the top" in regards to gun control, then may I suggest a shrink or two.
I am totally jumping on the wagon.
So, my prediction was right. Funny how those things happen.
Seriously, you want me to sit on the side and say "Yo, everything's fine, go ahead!"!?
Certainly not. I'm all for taking action and trying to make this a safer environment for everyone, but take action within reasonable limitations and don't strip everyone of their guns and rights.
It's obvious that most public opinion doesn't give a shit about it unless it's a coupla weeks after a shooting happens, so yes, you totally have to jump on the bandwagon.
On the contrary, It's the first "coupla" weeks that get the most media attention and public reception. The amount of time people have an opinion on something is directly proportional to the intensity of the event.
You want me to wait one month when nobody will give a shit?
No. Jump now. But, I must ask, why are you just now jumping on the bandwagon? Were all the other gun crimes that were being committed on a regular basis not quite enough to make you jump, or were you already on the bandwagon?
Just out of curiosity, what are you doing, as a fanatic, to help the US, or Italy, or anywhere for that matter, in reducing the number of shooting deaths?
When a tragedy caused by X strikes, it is the compassionate and rational response to inquiry in the legitimacy of X.
It is the compassionate and rational thing to do to jump on the wagon and desperately try to knock some sense in deluded X fans.
I thoroughly agree that when X causes a tragedy, it is pertinent that X is inquired upon. But, your preconceived notion that any fan of X is delusional is a gross misrepresentation of an X fan.
Substitute X for any non-gun-control thing you can imagine and tell me if the above is a fanatical behaviour.
No. Anyone trying to better any aspect of life, "X", is not considered by me as fanatical. I applaud any action meant to better society. You know well as I do how a religious fanatic differs from the ordinarily deluded. Fanaticism is when people take things too far.
You can make an argument against it, but calling 'fanatical' people who try to do what every citizen should do (ie, try to address the problem) means just that you don't have any valid retort against what happened.
This doesn't even make sense to me. No valid retort? See above. Addressing the problem is not "fanatical". Taking it to extremes is.
Your stupid idea has been caught red-handed, therefore its opponents MUST be fanatical.
What are you even talking about? What stupid idea? The idea that fanatics are going to jump on the bandwagon? You already demonstrated that point to be true.
This makes you deluded.
According to Wikipedia:
"A delusion is a belief held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. Unlike hallucinations, delusions are always pathological (the result of an illness or illness process). As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception.
Delusions typically occur in the context of neurological or mental illness, although they are not tied to any particular disease and have been found to occur in the context of many pathological states (both physical and mental). However, they are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression."
Is this what I am to you? A delusional individual because I made an innocent comment about just one of the many events leading to the tragic death of children? A single comment regarding gun control? What about all the other attributes that led to this massacre? Parents? Schooling? Friends? Cults? The music he listened to? The moon phase? Whether or not he got out of bed on the wrong side? Rest assured all these issues and more will be scrutinized to the fullest extent. Don't think for a moment that every single aspect of this event won't be investigated beyond anyone's imagination. It would be hard to ever conceive the extent of scrutinizing this event will ultimately entail.
Gun-toting you are proudly gun-toting, so I see no problem.
My "gun-toting" does make me proud. I'm proud that I can live in country where I can decide to own a gun or not. I'm proud that I have the resourses to own guns. I'm proud that I live in a country with limited rules and regulations regarding gun ownership, and I'm proud to be a gun-toting American. I'm also glad that you "see no problem" with that.
You can continue, so we can see if you are a moron too.
Rest assured I'll continue. We'll let the jury decide whether or not I'm a moron.
Moron: An offensive term that deliberately insults somebody's intelligence.
I posted a lot of stuff.
Yea, mostly about how you have no sympathy or compassion for all the distraught individuals involved. Is that supposed to be a typical "fanatical" approach to the situation?
Did you read it or did you answer only where you thought you had an upper hand?
I read it all, several times, and will challenge anyone who tries to refute a damn simple comment I make about fanatics taking an issue and running it into the ground.
If you seriously wanted me to answer your question: "Guess how many school shootings we had in the last *century*?" I don't know. Do you? A quick search seemes to reveal that bombs may be the preferred weapon of choice in Italian schools. Bomb attack.
There is a big difference between a fanatic and an activist. My advice to anyone is to become an activist in the things you feel strongly about, and leave the fanaticism to the psychos.