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2/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Learn not to hate

It's sad to say that the human race is the most violent and vicious species on the face of this earth. Animals in the wild kill their prey for food. Humans kill other humans for what purpose? Certainly not for food, so it comes down to hatred, fueled by jealousy, greed, political differences, race, religion, drugs and a whole gambit of things that spawn the urge for humans to kill other human beings.

Since the beginning of time, this has been true. Even in the Bible, God supposedly killed every living being upon Earth, save Noah and his family, in a great flood, simply because they were not to his liking and even though one of His commandments was, "Thou shalt not kill."

Religious wars, the Holocaust, dictators murdering their own people with chemical weapons, the U.S. using atomic bombs to kill tens of thousands of people in Japan, drug wars, anti-abortionists, rapists, kidnappers, pedophiles, thieves, gangs and just plain "crazies" all have one common denominator - a deep-seated hatred for other human beings.

The U.S. is a "civilized" nation. Still, from the time we were colonized to the present, this country has been involved in 45 wars, not counting revolts or small skirmishes. During the Civil War, Americans killed Americans, thus 650,000 countrymen managed to kill one another. Racist Americans tortured, hung, bombed, beat or shot black people for no other reason except that they venomously despised black people.

Is violence in our blood? Is it part of the human DNA?

There are 300 million guns legally owned by U.S. citizens. God only knows how many illegal guns are out there. So, the chances are pretty great that any one of those legal or illegal guns will be used, at any given moment, to kill another human being, whether by accident or on purpose. Sadly, the human race has lived with violence of every kind since the beginning of time, but we must quit hating and learn to co-exist with one another, despite our differences, before the human race kills itself off.

Lori Gabriel-Dane

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Rick O'Shea

"Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen etc..."

All areas consumed by war and/or party under some type of terrorist threat and control. So what's your point, besides the top of your head?


Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@ansons nephew

"Because the Republicans in both bodies....."

Gee AN, did I miss some special election when the Republicans retook the Senate?

Oh wait, even Harry Reid does not want the ban:

"I didn’t vote for the assault weapons last time because it was — didn’t make sense. But I’ll take a look at it,” Reid said in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos"

Wonder why?

"What the people want is never important when it comes down to lining the pockets of Republicans."

I can't understand your obsession with Republicans in this. After all democrat Senate leader Harry Reid........wait for it AN.......Gasp! Receives a very good "B" rating from the NRA.

As to "Because the Republicans in both bodies are being fed millions of dollars by the NRA, the gun lobby and gun manufactures.", please provide examples of Republicans who have taken that money. And be sure to provide examples of money given to Republicans from at least one of each the three sources you named. As you like to say, be specific. Or is it just the usual AN unsubstantiated BS?

I am sure that you and all the other grovelers are heartbroken to see your gun-grabbibng dreams die for now. Better luck next time.

I guess all the highly principled democrats on Capital hill just needed the bodies to cool a bit before dropping their support for gun control.

LOL


Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“And yet, it still will not pass the House or Senate. Why is that Lori?”

Because the Republicans in both bodies are being fed millions of dollars by the NRA, the gun lobby and gun manufactures. What the people want is never important when it comes down to lining the pockets of Republicans.


Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori Hyphenated

"Public opinion favors banning assault weaons, and I do, as well."

And yet, it still will not pass the House or Senate. Why is that Lori? Because we don't govern based on polls, Lori. Sucks to be a gun-grabber, huh?

LOL


Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori Hyphenated

And in todays news.

New Hampshire Gun Store names Obama Salesman Of The Year"

This from the story:

" MERRIMACK, NH (CBS) – One of the posters in the front window of a New Hampshire gun shop depicts President Obama as “Firearms Salesman of the Year.” Below the president are two AK-47 rifles.

A second poster featuring the images of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong accompanies a statement that reads, “All Experts Agree, Gun Control Works.”

Notice, it is a CBS story. Technically, it is very accurate. Keep up the good work, gun-grabbers.

LOL


Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

To Original Kingman Resident:

You wrote, "It is not up to you to dictate what weapons I can use to do so."

Did I personally dictate to you which weapons you have a right to own? No, I did not. Public opinion favors banning assault weaons, and I do, as well. But you act as though I have to power to take those guns away from you. I simply stated my opinion on the subject, just as you have.


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Concerned Citizen

@ Researcher....
I checked out your graph and found it puzzling. I wonder why northern mid-westerners should have the highest murder trends. In the case of North Dakota there has been a large increase in oil field laborers but why would the murder trend for Indiana be so much less than its neighbors, Ohio and Illinois?
@ Lori...
Good job! You got 'em going again! You've sure got guts! I moved here for the climate and scenery.... certainly not for social reasons although the folks I've met here are not like those who post to the KDM.


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori Hyphenated

"and politicians insisting there's nothing wrong with civilians stockpiling assault rifles and 100 round magazines."

Actually I am beginning to believe that politicians like obama and Sen Fienstein may, in fact, be top secret NRA members.

After all, look at everything they are doing to promote gun and ammo sales by pushing for laws that they know will never pass in the House or Senate.

(sarcasm, off)

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

@ Lori

Apparently, you do not know the definition of whining.

Additionally, you are lacking in common sense. Banning any type of gun, or ammunition clip will only result in law abiding people not having the banned weapons.
I am not expecting law abiding people to break into my home.

It is my right to bear arms and to practice self defense. It is not up to you to dictate what weapons I can use to do so.


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori Hyphenated

"NOBODY is taking your guns away, leaving you unarmed against the crazies of this world. No one has even suggested taking ALL your guns. Certain ones, yes, but even this will never happen... too many NRA nuts, lobbyists, gun manufacturers, and politicians insisting there's nothing wrong with civilians stockpiling assault rifles and 100 round magazines. So what are you whining about?

So first you say "NOBODY is taking your guns away". Then, in the very next sentence you say "No one has even suggested taking ALL your guns". (which means they do want to take some awa). Then you say it will never happen. LoL.

Gee Lori, you mean it won't pass in the controlled Senate? Are you saying that your party is made up of spineless cowards who are just wasting time promoting gun laws that will never pass just so they can get media face time? And here you always give us the impression that democrats are so principled in what they do. LoL

"So what are you whining about?

Read your last paragraph Lori. Now that is some serious leftist whining on your part. Just more of your comedy gold.

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Nice Chuckle

"you give up your guns first as most all of these shootings recently are done by left wing ideologues like you and lets see how things change for the better..."

You have to love it when a mind reader can reach into the mind of a crazed killer and determine their political preference. Now THAT is genius.

Get honest.....murder and crazy is not about politics, why try to make it that way? Or is that all you have?


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Cherry Darling

HA! look at us, we are a joke. someone posts an article about stopping hate....and all you do is argue back and forth. WOW.......people need to stop talking about all this crap and BE the change you want to be. dont just say it on a forum, live it in your life!!! others will not always share your views....dont waste time trying to change them by putting them down lead with your own trumpet and see the changes you can make!

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Capt. Nice

"....you (Lori H) give up your guns first as most all of these shootings recently are done by left wing ideologues like you and lets see how things change for the better..."

But the rules only apply to others, not her. Remermber, you are talking about the woman who accused someone of being somehow bad for not locking up their guns at hgome....even though she did not actually know what the person did with their guns. And the very next day, at the same thread, admitted she did niot secure her own guns when children were in her home.

She's priceless.

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: J L

I agree with Original Kingman Resident, if humans are so hateful, I am glad I own firearms to protect my family and friends.

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Nice Observation

Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen --- All places where you will find no gun restrictions and weak government led to enormous crime and terror.

Thanks for pointing that out.


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: Kingman Dweller

@ Lori- "Even in the Bible, God supposedly killed every living being upon Earth, save Noah and his family, in a great flood, simply because they were not to his liking..."
I love how you misquote the Bible and use it whenever you think it might help prove your point. Maybe you should go back and re-read the account of the flood and then come back here and print the REAL reason that God destroyed the human population. If you must use examples from a book you don't believe in, which I hold dear, at least get the story straight first.
Thanks!


Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: T H

Lori you do realize that the dems were the ones that were racist and wanted slavery right!!!!!

Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Article comment by: High IQ

@ Lori,
Your statement "Is violence in our blood? Is it part of the human DNA?"
This Dilemma has been studied by philosophers since BC, of course back then they didn't know the of the structure of "DNA" but they simply called dangerous traits something like unto "the nature of man".
None the less the issue remains. I often use a method of logic, usually called "argument to a point of absurdity" Sometimes people think I really believe the absurdities of the argument and do not see the point.
I sometimes see a tiny hint of a light at the end of the tunnel, a very small maybe that we have a chance. Not enough evidence however to release dangerous data and mathematical discoveries I have held private since the late 70s. My research would have potential to change the shape of science, but could hurt as much as help. Other scientists have hidden other discoveries. As long as humanity is not humane, people with high IQs will hold humanity back, the conclusion being that the smartest people do judge mankind as being unworthy.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: R H

Funny how you mention ANTI-abortionists but not the abortionists themselves.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: our own worst enemy MR.C.

@Lori, Learning not to hate, the Idea has Teaching written all over it. Men/women go off to a combat region, but before they go,"the services" train them in the art of killing. Does this mean, man has that killer instinct embedded in him or her as you suggest or is something else going on with us humans?

Given the obvious, all of us have a right to protect our homes, property and our person. Just as obvious, how we go about that with in the bounds of law, is also up to us. When persons choose to ignore the "norm" what recourse does society have?


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@Lori Hyphenated

Since you are so quick to condemn God as a murderer, I am sure you will be quick to condemn your heart POTUS as one for his rather extensive use of drones and all the innocent victims of those, right Lori.

As to anyones guns being potential murder weapons. Does this mean you will be turning yours into the Sheriff? After all, your, by your own admission, unsecured weapons are certainly a major threat to any children visiting your home.

Don't tell me Lori, let me guess. Your guns are exempt because your heart is pure?

Does your philosophy only apply to other people?

Sure Lori, any one of those 300 million gun can be used to kill someone. And sometimes even on purpose. Go here to read story after story from local news sources around the country of people using their guns to defend themselves, legally.

http://gunssavelives.net/

But hey, after your turn your own guns in, when someone kicks in your door intent on robing you or worse, talk them out oif it with your philosophy of non-violence. Maybe afterwards you and them can sing a tearful chorus or two of kumbaya.

Thanks for the laughs.

LOL


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

To Rick O'Shea:

You might want to reread my letter, then you will notice that I did not single out the people of the United States as being viscious and violent. I said that the HUMAN RACE, as a whole, is viscious and violent. You do know the difference between the "human race" and people in only this country, right? The human race includes every living person, in every country, the world over.

Since you are so gung-ho about your guns, I think it would be a better idea for you to move to one of these 10 other countries, and please, take as many gun-loving fanatical tea partiers with you. That way, you all can play tough guy/gal and shoot your guns to your heart's content.

To Wiley Coyote:

I agree with you. Hunting, unless it is necessary to provide food for a starving family, is barbaric (and is no longer necessary). It is not a "sport" in any sense of the word. Especially disgusting is when hunters set out salt licks, then shoot the animal as it is licking the salt. There's no "sport" in that. No, that is strictly the shooter's love of killing a beautiful animal that has a right to live in THEIR natural habitat - nature's woodlands.. Shame on anyone who goes to this "Annual Antelope Eaters Coyote Killing Contest."

To Original Kingman Resident:

NOBODY is taking your guns away, leaving you unarmed against the crazies of this world. No one has even suggested taking ALL your guns. Certain ones, yes, but even this will never happen... too many NRA nuts, lobbyists, gun manufacturers, and politicians insisting there's nothing wrong with civilians stockpiling assault rifles and 100 round magazines. So what are you whining about?


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Get in another line

Gamma Radiation is the answer! Highly powerful oxidizing radiation can cause rapid mutation, especially in the unborn. Homo-Gamma-Sapiens III. Eventually a viable reproducing being of superior abilities will come forth. Following this course will end the existance of mankind as we now know it. Change is the only constant.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Here poor Lori goes again! Noah spent 100 years building the Ark. Others saw it and ignored the warnings. They were so evil, having turned against God (you know, like most have done again!) which is how evil is able to take over the world.

Yes, turn from God where all good exists and is taught and you have evil. And we are there. And the evil you speak of in your letter is all caused by turning from God.

So take a note from Noah's story and realize, He is coming again in the clouds. All the signs (like in the days of Noah) are here that He told us about.

ARE MANY GOING TO MISS IT AGAIN LORI??? It's all a choice. I knew a long time ago I was flawed and crippled and in need of a Savior so I went straight to Him. I may not be much in the eyes of the world but SAVED I AM FOR ALL ETERNITY. And that is a lot longer than our time on earth.


Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article comment by: Amaryllis Smith

Lori, Really- you lump anti-abortionist in with your long list of violent behavior and acts against the innocent??? How is that? You don't believe in God but, you reference him in hate filled rhetorical ranting about violence in this country?
Well, here is a thought for you, justice in this country isn't just and for that you can give much thanks to our corrupt justice system!
And whether you or anyone else likes it or not, a nation that allows the killing of millions of innocent babies who come into being through no act or fault of their own is not going to be a nation of love, peace and tranquility!!
God gave each and everyone of us what is FREE WILL-what we as individuals do with free will determines circumstances and environment we all have to deal with!



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