The Gun Debate: Craps vs Poker

by Datechguy | February 26th, 2013

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The Gun Debate: Craps vs Poker

My old­est friend’s father has always been a big gam­bler and poker player. On occa­sion he would ask his son to take him to Fox­woods casino in CT.

As my friend was not inter­ested in gam­bling while he dad played poker he needed a way to kill time. His dad would give him a few hun­dred dol­lars and tell him to go to the craps table and bet $5 at a time with the house until he was done play­ing say­ing he could keep what­ever he won and if he lost, it wouldn’t be his money

So my pal would sit there for hours mak­ing his $5 bets his dad played in the next room, he would see all kinds of peo­ple come to the table, some would win big on points, some would hit nat­u­rals and the entire table would cheer while he would sit there with his $5 bets.

By the time his father was done for the day my friend would almost invari­ably come out go home with sev­eral hun­dred dol­lars plus enough points for meals and even a hotel stay for a show for the future while his father might be up some days and oth­ers days the only money the father would come home with was the $200 seed money my pal would return.

One day he asked his father why he didn’t just go down and play craps all day when he knew the odds were with him. His dad replied that there was no action, bet­ting with the house all day was like work

And that really sums up the two posi­tions on Gun con­trol debate between the left and the right. The left argues the right is ped­dling fear, to some degree that is true, the fear is of crim­i­nals and intrud­ers, but the truth is the left gun con­trol argu­ment is based on a less ratio­nal type as is the media coverage.

The con­ser­v­a­tive posi­tion is like that $5 bet with the house. Con­ser­v­a­tives under­stand that crim­i­nals and preda­tors are NOT going to be obey­ing gun laws but fur­ther­more they are out there every sin­gle day. If you doubt this for a moment take a look at Chicago and the mur­der rate. They know there is always the chance of the occa­sional guy going crazy, but they get that the odds and the math favor self-​protection every sin­gle day.

The liberal/​media/​elite posi­tion is exactly the oppo­site. The daily dan­gers of crime are not much of a worry when you live far beyond the dan­gers of the city, or in a gated com­mu­nity or if you and or your employer can afford an armed guards in their work­place. to the daily mur­ders in the cities aren’t wor­thy of the national media.

But there is always the ran­dom nut, the ran­dom stalker, that one per­son over the edge no mat­ter how rare, That’s the type of guy who might not care if a body­guard takes him out as long has he gets his shot at the tar­get and the chance for fame.

The left and the elites say it’s all about fear when it comes to the appar­ently cor­rect con­cern­ing of the right, but the dirty lit­tle secret has always been it’s all about fear for them, both of the occa­sional crazy and of an armed pop­u­lace who might some­day come bear­ing Madame Guil­lo­tine to take away all they have.

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Well it’s Tues­day and he ther­mome­ter has started it’s move­ment upward.

It’s still going to take another 14 peo­ple with $20 to turn this week and this first month of this attempt to sup­port myself via the site into a suc­cess. Will we make it, well that’s up to you.




My oldest friend’s father has always been a big gambler and poker player. On occasion he would ask his son to take him to Foxwoods casino in CT.

As my friend was not interested in gambling while he dad played poker he needed a way to kill time. His dad would give him a few hundred dollars and tell him to go to the craps table and bet $5 at a time with the house until he was done playing saying he could keep whatever he won and if he lost, it wouldn’t be his money

So my pal would sit there for hours making his $5 bets his dad played in the next room, he would see all kinds of people come to the table, some would win big on points, some would hit naturals and the entire table would cheer while he would sit there with his $5 bets.

By the time his father was done for the day my friend would almost invariably come out go home with several hundred dollars plus enough points for meals and even a hotel stay for a show for the future while his father might be up some days and others days the only money the father would come home with was the $200 seed money my pal would return.

One day he asked his father why he didn’t just go down and play craps all day when he knew the odds were with him. His dad replied that there was no action, betting with the house all day was like work

And that really sums up the two positions on Gun control debate between the left and the right. The left argues the right is peddling fear, to some degree that is true, the fear is of criminals and intruders, but the truth is the left gun control argument is based on a less rational type as is the media coverage.

The conservative position is like that $5 bet with the house. Conservatives understand that criminals and predators are NOT going to be obeying gun laws but furthermore they are out there every single day. If you doubt this for a moment take a look at Chicago and the murder rate. They know there is always the chance of the occasional guy going crazy, but they get that the odds and the math favor self-protection every single day.

The liberal/media/elite position is exactly the opposite. The daily dangers of crime are not much of a worry when you live far beyond the dangers of the city, or in a gated community or if you and or your employer can afford an armed guards in their workplace. to the daily murders in the cities aren’t worthy of the national media.

But there is always the random nut, the random stalker,  that one person over the edge no matter how rare, That’s the type of guy who might not care if a bodyguard takes him out as long has he gets his shot at the target and the chance for fame.

The left and the elites say it’s all about fear when it comes to the apparently correct concerning of the right, but the dirty little secret has always been it’s all about fear for them, both of the occasional crazy and of an armed populace who might someday come bearing Madame Guillotine to take away all they have.

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Well it’s Tuesday and he thermometer has started it’s movement upward.

It’s still going to take another 14 people with $20 to turn this week and this first month of this attempt to support myself via the site into a success.  Will we make it, well that’s up to you.




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