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Are Ping-Pongs Deadlier Than Guns? (Texas State Rep. Kyle Kacal Thinks So)

AdriHead 2013/01/07 21:49:52
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"Guns don't kill people -- people kill people." Or actually, maybe ping-pongs -- if you're listening to newly appointed Texas State Representative Kyle Kacal. A few weeks ago, Kacal controversially stated that ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns. And that flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything else. Do you think Kacal has a point? Or are guns as deadly as they get?

NEWS.YAHOO.COM reports:
Incoming Texas State Rep. Kyle Kacal says guns don’t kill people—ping-pong kills people. "I've heard of people being killed playing ping-pong—ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns," he says. "Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything."
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  • Daryl 2013/01/07 22:49:19 (edited)
    Yes
    Daryl
    +35
    I don't know for a fact that ping pong is deadlier but there is a long list of activities that kill more children than guns.

    The point is that trying to blame guns for violence is like blaming spoons for Michelle Obama's enormous arse (and obesity kills a lot more people than guns.)

    blaming spoons michelle obamas enormous arse obesity kills people guns

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  • Dylan Engelbrecht 2013/01/28 21:13:14 (edited)
    Yes
    Dylan Engelbrecht
    This man is actually quite smart, most quarter-minded people (The masses) are missing the point of this, the media bombards them with talks of how guns kill, that is not the case. As stated by Kyle Kacal, people kill, it's the people who decide to pull the trigger of a gun.



    This whole notion of guns kill is retarded because in all honestly it is probably your first line of defense, sure a lot of criminals use guns, but the point is that if you wanted you could kill and/or severely injure a person with a ping pong ball, this counts for other things as well.... Say you manage to get rid of every gun in the world, will there be world peace? No that is a retards mentality, people will just use knives or who knows, maybe even arrows.



    This is the end of my wall of text, I am seriously shocked at the retardism of this world, being 16 and surrounded by mentally impaired people is just sad, and irritating...





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  • codie.paul 2013/01/25 16:50:44 (edited)
    No
    codie.paul
    Honestly that has to be one of the stupidest questions i have ever heard. Of course they arent.Come on now. Only an idiot would think otherwise. And how many get hurt or die cuz a ping pong ball hit them in the head? Not many if any at all. Seriously dont people think before they ask a question? Come on. Good point about swallowing. Thats probably the only way to die from a ping pong ball unless by some chance you're up against an extremely good player and have a soft head or somethin. And interesting point about drunk driving. Why dont some of these polls focus more on serious stuff then not?
  • (:Go Team Jedward:) 2013/01/24 00:39:35
    No
    (:Go Team Jedward:)
    I vote no. Ping pings can severly hurt u but I don't believe it can kill u. (unless u swallow it)
  • Alacrity 2013/01/18 05:57:26
    No
    Alacrity
    +1
    Kyle Kacal is talking over the heads of the people. He means that sedentary pursuits are making us lazy and killing us faster than guns. But 900 people die each month at the wrong end of a gun. That's not slow death but rapid death. Auto accidents kill more people than guns. More people have died from guns per year than in any recent war of the US. President Ronald Reagan resigned his membership in the NRA. President GW Bush resigned his membership in the NRA.
  • alex.higginbotham 2013/01/13 22:50:19
    No
    alex.higginbotham
    +1
    Is he serious? That's honestly offensive. 20 little kids were brutally slaughtered and he's making jokes saying that ping-pong balls are more dangerous than guns?
  • Dave 007 2013/01/13 12:51:21
    No
    Dave 007
    +2
    Drunk drivers kill more people than crazy killers. Why is nothing being said about that?
  • Avi Rosen 2013/01/13 07:53:03
    No
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    its a joke...
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/12 22:05:57
  • Billy the kid 2013/01/12 15:39:55
    No
    Billy the kid
    +3
    Mmm...tricky question! In the past I've been grazed by a bullet and on occassion hit by a ping pong ball. Guess which did the most damage...???
  • whatever535 2013/01/11 22:27:49
    No
    whatever535
    +3
    Whatttttt.........he is insane smh
  • knoodelhed 2013/01/11 19:06:26
  • Tarheel knoodelhed 2013/01/12 01:07:17
    Tarheel
    +1
    You know, I always wondered what happened to him. I watched him when I little and "poof" he was gone. lol.
  • retrograve 2013/01/11 18:32:25
    No
    retrograve
    +4
    Who the hell are you playing against Forrest Gump?
  • darick 2013/01/11 18:17:25
    Yes
    darick
    Ping Pong balls are the first line of defense for Liechtenstein which is a country between Austria and Switzerland. They have 35,000 people in 62 square miles. They have an army of 350 men and women, all armed with ping pong ball guns. They have never been invaded. There are never any riots. Police are armed with water baloons. We could all learn a lesson from them.
  • whateve... darick 2013/01/11 22:29:20 (edited)
    whatever535
    +1
    Are you serious? That is insane
  • Andre 2013/01/11 17:17:14 (edited)
    Yes
    Andre
    +1
    Metaphorically speaking: YES, unfortunately many, if not most don't get it. There are many more things which kill. Like the senator says: PEOPLE kill people and there are many "tools" readily available.
  • richard.maloney.7 2013/01/11 14:43:35
    No
    richard.maloney.7
    +2
    do these clowns not stop and reherse in their heads before they start talking?????
    like how many drive by ping pong shootings have there been in the world, and same with tvs... a hopped up roadster goes by a gang and they open up with a 50 inch plasma single round and takes out a family at the dinner table 100 ft away.. or the richochettes from tvs
    the darwin award goes to kyle kacal, please do not breed or sire children you will only harm the human race......
  • Tarheel richard... 2013/01/11 18:35:52
    Tarheel
    +1
    No, they don't think before they speak. Thanks for the mental picture of the "drive by ping pong shootings." lol.
  • R.J. 2013/01/11 08:20:50
    No
    R.J.
    +3
    No! Just a Nut From Texas
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2013/01/11 04:51:47
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +3
    Dumbest argument ever.
  • Jada_Ringo 2013/01/11 03:20:44
    No
    Jada_Ringo
    +4
    Oh Texas...
    texas funny
  • Bill Jada_Ringo 2013/01/11 13:46:00
    Bill
    +2
    Got to love Texas.
  • Tarheel Jada_Ringo 2013/01/11 18:37:09
    Tarheel
    +1
    Oh, I have the flu and that made me laugh, which in turn made my back hurt. (from all the coughing, yuck)
  • Tarheel 2013/01/11 02:39:19
    No
    Tarheel
    +1
    I wish we could outlaw people making totally stupid comments like this in order to grandstand and make light of an actual real tragedy.

    He's an idiot. He's from Texas. Big surprise.
  • Capital... Tarheel 2013/01/11 04:07:05
    Capitalism4life
    +2
    what's wrong with Texas?
  • Tarheel Capital... 2013/01/11 04:19:12
    Tarheel
    Nothing really. Just making an observation about a stupid comment from a NRA type, which I would expect from a Texas rep (being pro NRA).
  • Capital... Tarheel 2013/01/11 18:36:22
    Capitalism4life
    +1
    What's wrong with the NRA? They're just a lobby group that's pro guns. I mean there are plenty anti-gun lobbying groups. Actually the more I think about it the NRA is more like a "Union".
  • Tarheel Capital... 2013/01/11 18:41:56 (edited)
    Tarheel
    I think they're out of control. Like in most cases, an organization that probably had good intentions has morphed into something else, in part, due to greed and power. Many comments that they make are irresponsible at best.

    A common sense approach to gun control, is just that common sense. Interesting that most members of the NRA feel the same way, just their talking heads being moronic about the issue.
  • Capital... Tarheel 2013/01/11 18:43:35
    Capitalism4life
    +1
    That's the truth. Truth!
  • Tarheel Capital... 2013/01/11 18:49:47
    Tarheel
    Thanks!
  • MsDianna Tarheel 2013/01/21 20:33:52
    MsDianna
    what's wrong with the NRA and I'm not from Texas. I'm from Oklahoma. And proud of it.
  • Tarheel MsDianna 2013/01/21 20:48:39
    Tarheel
    I think they've lost site of their mission and are making irresponsible comments. When any organization becomes totally about money, then they've lost sight of what they were there for in the first place.
  • eric.redlak 2013/01/11 01:39:15
    Yes
    eric.redlak
    You have to think about what he said. You will have to open your mind. I don't want to tell you how to think so just think about it as a metaphor.
  • greyhound58 2013/01/11 00:45:48
    Yes
    greyhound58
    I'm sure it has been said before, siting around watching T v, eating fatty foods , drinking sugar laced drinks, and not getting exercise will and does kill more people than guns. But I move that if we outlAw guns than we must outlaw the make and model of each car driven by a drunk driver who kills someone! Also the government MUST confiscate every car of that type on the road!
  • Bali 2013/01/10 23:47:10
    Yes
    Bali
    Drugs are illegal but still kill a huge number every year....actually it isn't the drugs, its the addicts. hmmm, same when it comes to guns...never saw one kill someone without someone at the controls.
  • YO 2013/01/10 21:10:36
    No
    YO
    +1
    If the theater shooter instead drove a car on the playground during recess and ran over,hit,sideswiped, kids that caused many deaths and injuries, would we be saying get rid of cars? I don't think so. I STILL say that if need 30 bullets to kill a deer, or other big game, you Need, BIG TIME, to take target lessons.. It should take 1 to 2,maybe 3 tops, to bring down an animal. 30 rnds. in a deer may not leave anything Left to eat of the deer. Plus, the worry of ingesting bullet parts that may hurt your teeth, or give you lead poisoning won't make for a pleasant eating experience, either.
  • Dave0626 2013/01/10 21:02:57
    Yes
    Dave0626
    +3
    ....the death toll continues to rise...havin a heart attack just watchin this game...

    death toll continues rise havin heart attack watchin game
  • Bill Dave0626 2013/01/11 13:49:28
    Bill
    +1
    Pretty nice. Great legs. Everything else, too. Ooooooooh. My heart...I feel weak...pain in my left arm...getting fuzzy...send her over to give me mouth to mouth...Ooooooooh...
  • Dave0626 Bill 2013/01/11 14:40:18
    Dave0626
    HAHAHAHA!
  • sodabox 2013/01/10 18:21:19
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