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Quote of the Day: Guns Now Have More Rights Than Women in Ohio

Wade Kapszukiewicz

We now live in a state where guns have more rights than women. Ohio doesn’t trust women to make smart decisions about their own bodies, but yet it does trust 18-year-olds to make smart decisions about their AR-15s. This is both hypocritical and unacceptable.

— Wade Kapszukiewicz, mayor of Toledo, Ohio, ABC-13

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Bruce Gerencser, 65, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 44 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    Well, didn’t you know that guns are people, too? I mean,’if corporations are, why not guns?

    If anything, guns should have more rights. I mean,if you don’t have a long, cylindrical part that projects objects, what good are you? At least, that’s what I’ve been told.

    I learned that lesson the hard way: I had one of those parts but saved my money to give it up. I don’t miss it. But it’s weird to have fewer rights just because I don’t have that part anymore.

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      Astreja

      So, Howell, how many unwanted but already-born children are you currently supporting financially? Given that it costs approximately $250K USD to raise a child and provide them with a postsecondary education, you’d better dig reeeeally deep into those pockets of yours.

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      Bruce Gerencser

      Jesus killed babies, you know that right? God commanded the Israelites to slaughter babies and children. God murdered fertilized eggs, fetuses, babies, and children in Noah’s flood. You know that, right? The biggest abortionist (miscarriages) in the universe is God. You know that, right?Cliches and proof texts carry no weight here, Howell J Wilson. I Bruce Almighty challenge you to a duel. May the best facts win. Many have accepted my challenge, all have been mortally wounded. You’ve been warned. 🤪🤪😂😂

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      BJW

      I bet you (1) wouldn’t want the pregnant woman to receive good prenatal care, and (2) as soon as the baby is born you won’t give a single FUCK about it. Instead of hassling people with your religious ideas, why don’t you try to help living, breathing children? Oh, and contraceptives dramatically drop the rate of abortions. But your type wants to penalize a woman (never the man) for having sex. It’s all about your religious theocracy gaining power and controlling everyone.

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      Trenton

      This is going to be crass but women really are the stronger sex, our genome reverts to female if something goes wrong hormonally. Also throughout history not one man has died in childbirth, not one man has had to have his dick dilate to 10cm to push a baby out, not one man has broken his pelvis giving birth nor have they ever had to have another being growing inside them. If men could get pregnant, abortion would be an untouchable right that no one would even think about trying to get rid of it. When you have your life literally on the line for reproduction of the next generation then you can talk. Until then just fuck off but make sure to get a vasectomy first as its not you at risk of getting pregnant with your blithering pontificating preachy shitty attitude.

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      ObstacleChick

      According to your Holy Scriptures your God killed or ordered the killing of millions of fetuses, infants, and young children. He decided that they were just too evil to live. How does that jive with your “age of accountability” that you probably believe in? Dead infants are too evil a d go to hell if they don’t believe in Jesus? They’re pre-verbal, so how do they comprehend what a Jesus is?

      I bet you bitched about having to wear a mask or get a vaccine because of your bodily rights.

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    Karen the rock whisperer

    Effing infuriating.

    I am a gun owner. I have a .22 rifle given to me by my late father-in-law. My husband has a similar one inherited from his father’s father, who actually hand-crafted the stock. In addition, my husband finally won a deer tag lottery after a decade of trying, and has purchased a hunting rifle capable of taking a deer. (My own sense is that the deer follow the hunters around, quietly laughing at them, but whatever.)

    We live in California. To get a hunting license, you must take a two-day hunting safety course, and we both took the course, though I’m not interested in hunting. We learned a whole lot in that course, the most important parts of which were all the ways in which someone carrying a firearm needs to respect that device. It is far, far too easy to kill post-birth humans with these tools.

    And yet, fools have been convinced that a fertilized human egg is a baby, and they must defend that “baby” at all costs. But if someone carelessly discharges a firearm and it hurts or even kills another, well, that’s an accident.

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    Brian Vanderlip

    God cannot be wrong so God can ruthlessly torture and maim, kill by the millions and still, God cannot be wrong. Reasoning with evangelicals is folly. They are not interested whatsoever in discerning truth. They are in the business (for profit) of dispensing the truth. God cannot be wrong.
    (Well of course God can’t be wrong because God does not exist. What the evangelical means to say is that they cannot be wrong because they feel right and feeling right, anything goes, mass genocides, whatever. The Bible says!)
    Thank-you Jesus for your peace that truly passeth understanding! (Gag me with a spoon.)

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    MJ Lisbeth

    So…A 38 year old woman isn’t allowed to make a decision about her body—or what sort of life her child might have if she were to give birth. Yet an 18 year old boy (Let’s face it: That’s what most 18 year old males are.) can buy a weapon that can end more lives than that woman—and any number of her peers—could ever bring into this world.

    Now, I admit that I wasn’t a Rhodes Scholar and that I’m unlikely to be nominated for a Nobel Prize. And my Biblical knowledge pales in comparison to that of Bart Ehrmann or even Francis Schaefer. (The latter was a hero to some of us of a certain generation who were trying to clad our faith in an intellectual veneer.) So perhaps you could forgive me if the logic of not letting a grown woman have agency over herself but giving a late-adolescent the power of life and death escapes me.

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