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Really!?! Quotes from Lone Survivor Pt. 3

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Page 177:
"That's one of the real problems in that country[Afghanistan]--everyone has a gun."

Really? I wonder how Luttrell feels about gun rights? Here's a video of Luttrell speaking before the NRA.

(H/t to Weekend Update)

five comments

He clearly means that the problem is it’s Afghanis that have guns. Americans can have guns, no problem.


The solution is obvious then. Afghanistan creates its own Bill of Rights with an amendment allowing gun ownership and everyone is happy.


This is the problem with “universal” rights: they are universal.

This quote is especially ironic because we are the ones with the guns in Afghanistan.


Wait, wait, wait, since you just had this thing about badly sourced quotations let me pull this Hitler one out (everyone loves quoting Hitler, right?):

“This year* will go down in history! For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!”

-Normally attributed to Adolf Hitler

Actually most people who use this quote completely overlook the fact that Germany today has strict gun control laws in place today, and that the rate of violent crimes involving guns is almost negligible (normally being rare and isolated incidents).


I didn’t mean to launch into a debate over gun control vs. no gun control—it is off topic, and I’m afraid my position may turn some readers off.

That sid, this comment has to be noted for its extreme use of irony.