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3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 11:13AM #21
bertram
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Yeah, I am prodding your chest with my finger and insisting you join those of us who want to quell the disgusting violence and senseless killing.  We are alone in the world, among developed nations, who have this problem and who go on for year after year mumbling regret after each mass shooting but doing nothing to prevent the next one.  You don't wanna hear it, I know.  But you're gonna.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 11:15AM #22
prof. quiz
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21 mass shootings so far in 2019. This is phucking tragically unacceptable. 


The shooters are usually male, white and racist. Their weapon of choice seems to be semi-auto rifles. I realaize that these malcontents can weaponize a car, fertilizer or a chainsaw. But they don't. All I read about is some white kid with an ax to grind posting bigoted messages blaming everyone but themselves for what ails them.


Trumpet's rhetoric does not help. Instead of unconditionally condeming these heinous acts his goofy words incite even more discord.


We sit in judgement of other cultures and countries while we can't clean up our own backyard. What a poor example we set for the world.




3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 11:24AM #23
bertram
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Aug 4, 2019 -- 11:15AM, prof. quiz wrote:


21 mass shootings so far in 2019. This is phucking tragically unacceptable. 


The shooters are usually male, white and racist. Their weapon of choice seems to be semi-auto rifles. I realaize that these malcontents can weaponize a car, fertilizer or a chainsaw. But they don't. All I read about is some white kid with an ax to grind posting bigoted messages blaming everyone but themselves for what ails them.


Trumpet's rhetoric does not help. Instead of unconditionally condeming these heinous acts his goofy words incite even more discord.


We sit in judgement of other cultures and countries while we can't clean up our own backyard. What a poor example we set for the world.







Just when we think it can't get any worse, it does just that.  I thought Republicans would wake up following the Sandy Hook shooting, but I was wrong.  More muttering about thoughts and prayers, but then back to business as usual.  Little kids being torn apart in a place they believed would be safe.  I've seen firsthand what M16's and AK-47's can do to people.  If the clowns that post Second Amendment apologia on message boards ever knelt over one of these victims, they would not be able to stop vomiting.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 11:42AM #24
prof. quiz
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Aug 4, 2019 -- 11:24AM, bertram wrote:


 I've seen firsthand what M16's and AK-47's can do to people.  If the clowns that post Second Amendment apologia on message boards ever knelt over one of these victims, they would not be able to stop vomiting.




I don't know the answer but as a gun owner I will admit whatever we are doing is not working. It is well past time for dialog. If the Sandy Hook tragedy couldn't bring all sides to the table I don't know what will.


Thanks for your service, man.


3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 12:08PM #25
SSBob643
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Pretty sure most of these mass shootings have been carried out by someone using an assault "style" weapon. There is no reason for any "ordinary" citizen to own an assault "style" weapon.


Anyone attempting to purchase one should be subjected to an extensive background check and required to justify the need for one. Of course this will not eliminate these weapons, but it should significantly reduce their presence and hopefully keep them out of the hands of people like the El Paso shooter. Should those who already own one be required to turn them in...a buyback? Sticky situation, but my answer would be yes.


3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 12:48PM #26
bertram
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Republican lawmakers and officials in the affected states are refusing to be interviewed about the shootings.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 12:54PM #27
al
Posts: 2,155

Aug 4, 2019 -- 10:32AM, dixieyank wrote:


Aug 4, 2019 -- 8:58AM, laurenfrances wrote:


I woke up this morning with news of another mass shooting.  Do we ever get numb to one mass shooting after another?  This seem to be the current normal that we have come to see. Thoughts and prays are just words that doesn't seem sufficient to address the currency of destruction.


Trump's racist rhetoric provides a nod to white nationalist to create havoc. White supremacist seem very comfortable to come out of the closet with words of "blood and soil", they will not replace us as Trump famously said...go back to where you come from....  In the mean time GOP legislators refuse to enact safer gun laws. 


As we can see, this doesn't end well. Will anything get done to address it?  No..we need to send Trump packing and flip the Senate to neutralize McConnell




I'm no fan of Trumph, but I find this a bit silly. You are blaming Trumph's words for driving mentally ill people to shoot up crowds of strangers (of all colors)? I don't buy that. These people are being driven by their own sickness. 




Trump is using Hitler's approach: Dehumanize your intended vicitm so the general populace will accept that hatred and the mass murder of them is acceptable. 

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 12:55PM #28
bertram
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Aug 4, 2019 -- 11:42AM, prof. quiz wrote:


Aug 4, 2019 -- 11:24AM, bertram wrote:


 I've seen firsthand what M16's and AK-47's can do to people.  If the clowns that post Second Amendment apologia on message boards ever knelt over one of these victims, they would not be able to stop vomiting.




I don't know the answer but as a gun owner I will admit whatever we are doing is not working. It is well past time for dialog. If the Sandy Hook tragedy couldn't bring all sides to the table I don't know what will.


Thanks for your service, man.





I was not happy about serving in Vietnam, since I did not believe the war was justified.  And what I saw there did nothing but confirm those beliefs.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 1:07PM #29
prof. quiz
Posts: 11,071

Aug 4, 2019 -- 12:55PM, bertram wrote:


I was not happy about serving in Vietnam, since I did not believe the war was justified.  And what I saw there did nothing but confirm those beliefs.




I come from a family of soldiers. My Dad and his brothers all served in WW2. I even had an Aunt who was a Wac.


But VN was different. They say is was to stop the spread of Communism but VN had resources. Just like Afghanistan and Iraq.


I was number 31? in the draft lottery but lucky for me Nixon ended the draft just prior to me turning 19.

3 years ago  ::  Aug 04, 2019 - 1:08PM #30
al
Posts: 2,155

Aug 4, 2019 -- 12:48PM, bertram wrote:


Republican lawmakers and officials in the affected states are refusing to be interviewed about the shootings.





As long as "Machine Gun Mitch" is running the Senate there's not much chance of a change.

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