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Video games don’t kill people, guns do!

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Date: 9/23/2019 3:46:00 AM
This is a tricky poem for me. Because I've never seen a gun walk up the street and kill someone without a hand budded around the handle. Them video games may numb their sense of reality, or may compel them act out a fantasy 9 destruction.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/23/2019 8:16:00 AM
This is more a shot at the President. I’m not anti gun. I just think Assault rifles and bump stock are not what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the second amendment. If people would defend religious rights with the same passion the country wouldn’t need so many guns.
Date: 9/11/2019 3:47:00 PM
Nothing kills anyone without a hand and human will ... Even a thick and heavy Bible can kill ... just hit someone's head , and we will see... salute my friend, alkasKT3...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/23/2019 8:18:00 AM
Yes but it would take a lot longer to do a mass killing with a Bible.
Date: 9/4/2019 7:13:00 PM
What a great one liner Richard. We always need to put the blame on the stupid things we do. I'm not an advocate of the NRA, but I used to hunt and so still have guns in the house. I've never killed a person, but then didn't play very many video games; yet I still love to shoot. A nice Rickism.
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Date: 8/26/2019 10:26:00 AM
Hi Tichard, this is a most serious Rickism and so true. Over here, In the U.K. it seems to be knives. Will we ever be able to live together and leave the cave-man attitudes behind. You said it well. Have a wonderful Monday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 8/15/2019 6:40:00 AM
But you might also say: ‘cars do, knives do, baseball bats do, bombs do, fists do, poison do and even unkind word do’. What is the common denominator?
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2019 9:32:00 AM
Thanks Geoffrey.
Date: 8/15/2019 2:57:00 AM
I couldn't have said it better Rick!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/15/2019 9:32:00 AM
ThanksBrenda.
Date: 8/10/2019 11:39:00 AM
Hi Rick, I totally agree- Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/11/2019 5:38:00 PM
Thanks Alexis.
Date: 8/8/2019 5:33:00 PM
They do indeed, We live in a scary world, no wonder our kids lose themselves in computer games, great line Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thanks Pixie. Hugs Rick.
Date: 8/8/2019 2:03:00 PM
Hey Rick, interesting take on the saying. Amazing how people think. I heard a comedian say "American's think Canadian's are sooo nice, we're not really nice ....we just know they carry guns". Sad situation really not funny at all!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 7:00:00 PM
Actually the joke is funny in a dark kind true way.
Date: 8/7/2019 9:51:00 PM
my sentiments as well including white supremacy, loss of intinsic moral values... so very fine, rich!...huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 9:03:00 AM
Thanks Nette, hugs Rick.
Date: 8/7/2019 9:43:00 PM
During an interview with CNN, Biden addressed the shootings in El Paso and Dayton as "pure and simple terrorism", he also addressed that it's "not immigrants doing these things. They're American citizens doing these things." Mr Biden calls for a national buy-back program on assault weapons and a ban on new assault weapon purchases...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 9:04:00 AM
I agree, unfortunately little will be done. Thanks for adding your thoughts.
Date: 8/7/2019 9:31:00 PM
I hope that American people can finish off the problems, it has been too scary to hear! God bless the American people!
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Date: 8/7/2019 9:26:00 PM
YES!!! quick and to the point, but some People can't read. Good to see and read the poems of those who do read and write and think and dream.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 9:05:00 AM
Thanks Linda.
Date: 8/7/2019 3:19:00 PM
I concur..you said it well Richard. It's fresh in my mind as we all heard it loud and clear a couple of days ago.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/8/2019 9:06:00 AM
Thanks Vijay. I’m pleased you made the connection.
Date: 8/7/2019 2:38:00 PM
people kill people with guns, bombs, poison, knives, video games may help to flourish the seeds that grow in troubled minds...killing is not a natural act, it's bred somewhere within... good write Rick :) hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:41:00 PM
Thanks Sandra, I think killing is far more natural than we might think. I feel much safer amongst a group of poets. Hugs back.
Date: 8/7/2019 2:30:00 PM
Now there's a world of wisdom in that sentence.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:32:00 PM
Thanks, a play on the saying “Guns don’t kill” written in honour of a certain politician.
Date: 8/7/2019 1:41:00 PM
Hello Richard Lamoureux, yes i do agree guns kill do video games do not kill. Have a nice day my friend. Hugs.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:32:00 PM
Thanks Darlene.
Date: 8/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
This is clever, Richard! Janice
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:33:00 PM
Thanks Janice.
Date: 8/7/2019 12:38:00 PM
Actually, people kill people. "Guns" is just an inanimate plural noun like "games". Inanimate objects have no free will.
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Kurt Ravidas
Date: 8/7/2019 4:16:00 PM
We have a strong law against guns in a here, but people keep killing each other with table knives. I think the problem is not with table knives, but with human nature. On the other hand, there are countries that try to control human nature, say, China or North Korea, but for some reason I don't want to be a citizen of such a country.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:36:00 PM
There are lots of inanimate objects that I am not concerned about. Guns on the other hand do concern me. We can’t control people so we might as well start by controlling guns.
Date: 8/7/2019 12:35:00 PM
- Alarming increase in the number of weapons, Richard ... free trade ... but, there are many ugly weapon video games ... in "the shadow world" - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:38:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise. Hugs Rick.
Date: 8/7/2019 12:15:00 PM
Real Racing Rickism - video games are cool, such fun, they do no harm unless radical, irresponsible reaction comes about, from reckless people who want to realistically bring the video to life and cause devastation and bring about ruin with real guns! Great perception Richard. Hope I make sense! Hugs, Jennifer.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 2:39:00 PM
You do, thanks for your visit.
Date: 8/7/2019 11:19:00 AM
People kill others-- using guns.. Sad sad indeed. ~ Brandy
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 11:40:00 AM
Thanks Brandy. There is a correlation, USA has the highest number of guns and the highest number of mass shootings.
Date: 8/7/2019 11:05:00 AM
How clever, and with an underlying meaning - maybe video games keep shooters busy shooting hypothetical characters. (I don't reall mean that. LOL)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 11:42:00 AM
The conversation will unfortunately not lead to change. The lobbyists will continue to protect their interests instead of looking to the safety of the public.
Date: 8/7/2019 10:55:00 AM
Right Rick. Remember ; there are two sides to every story. His and his or hers and hers
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/7/2019 11:03:00 AM
Ha ha!
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 8/7/2019 10:55:00 AM
I made that up