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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Flex » 14 Dec 2017, 2:21pm

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Nice timing on their part. Accepting mass shootings on the 5th anniversary of the slaughter of 20 six-year-olds. Classy.
50% of gun owners need to shoot themselves in the head imho
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Dec 2017, 2:51pm

It's a weird passivity that runs counter to the gun rights argument that having a gun ensures that you are the prime agent of your life. We're told that without a gun, criminals and government would run amok, raping and slaughtering and treading on you. Having a gun protects you from that. But apparently free access to guns still means raping and slaughtering (tho maybe less treading). So having more guns won't reduce the amount of killing after all, that we're all basically prey. Which sounds pretty pessimistic and dystopic, but, no, that's actually part of a free society. Just the way Jefferson et al drew it up, right, originalists?
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by JennyB » 14 Dec 2017, 2:51pm

Flex wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 2:21pm
JennyB wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 2:15pm
Nice timing on their part. Accepting mass shootings on the 5th anniversary of the slaughter of 20 six-year-olds. Classy.
50% of gun owners need to shoot themselves in the head imho
That would be a good start.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 23 Jan 2018, 5:38pm

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/kentu ... index.html

"What is this I don't even?" sez chucklefuck governor who barely 2 weeks ago said he wanted to arm teachers while cutting their benefits.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jan 2018, 9:27am

“It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County,” the governor said.
Yes, utterly unbelievable. This kind of stuff just doesn't happen with numbing regularity in America.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 24 Jan 2018, 2:24pm

Let’s stop praying for the victims of the last shooting (forgot who they were) and start praying for the new victims. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
I am going away for a few days so my thoughts and prayers also go out to the victims after that just in case there is a shooting whilst I am away.

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by JennyB » 24 Jan 2018, 4:36pm

101Walterton wrote:
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Let’s stop praying for the victims of the last shooting (forgot who they were) and start praying for the new victims. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
I am going away for a few days so my thoughts and prayers also go out to the victims after that just in case there is a shooting whilst I am away.
How do we even do that when the president doesn't even mention the shooting?
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2018, 2:20pm

Our own Mensa Steve is a tee-vee star!
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Flex » 13 Feb 2018, 2:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 2:20pm
Our own Mensa Steve is a tee-vee star!
youtube.com/watch?v=n1R1gskIvEU
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Mimi » 14 Feb 2018, 7:47pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 2:20pm
Our own Mensa Steve is a tee-vee star!
is that really him?

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 14 Feb 2018, 7:55pm

Mimi wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 7:47pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Our own Mensa Steve is a tee-vee star!
is that really him?
No. But he's always been a faithful NRA parrot, so he could be.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by BostonBeaneater » 14 Feb 2018, 11:53pm

The #ArmTeachersNow hashtag on Twitter is brain imploding tonight.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 15 Feb 2018, 8:20am

My mom is a recently retired teacher and she told me last night about how they practiced taking kids into a dark room (she taught at the high school level) and barricading the door until the fire alarm was sounded - at which time it meant it was safe to evacuate the building and assemble in the parking lot. It sounds like the shooter knew this drill (which is probably common across many schools) and used it. It wouldn't have mattered if teachers were armed - they were still essentially sitting ducks. I'm just so very tired of thoughts and prayers and hashtags and people changing temporarily changing their Facebook profile photo to stand with the victims. Enough is enough. Fix it. Nothing else needs to be said or done. Just. Fix. It.

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 15 Feb 2018, 8:20am

BostonBeaneater wrote:
14 Feb 2018, 11:53pm
The #ArmTeachersNow hashtag on Twitter is brain imploding tonight.
Mine too...

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Mimi » 15 Feb 2018, 9:02am

WestwayKid wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 8:20am
My mom is a recently retired teacher and she told me last night about how they practiced taking kids into a dark room (she taught at the high school level) and barricading the door until the fire alarm was sounded - at which time it meant it was safe to evacuate the building and assemble in the parking lot. It sounds like the shooter knew this drill (which is probably common across many schools) and used it. It wouldn't have mattered if teachers were armed - they were still essentially sitting ducks. I'm just so very tired of thoughts and prayers and hashtags and people changing temporarily changing their Facebook profile photo to stand with the victims. Enough is enough. Fix it. Nothing else needs to be said or done. Just. Fix. It.
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