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(WWLTV New Orleans) NewsFlash At least one dozen shot at New Orleans Mothers Day parade   (wwltv.com ) divider line
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2013-05-13 10:05:40 AM  
TheShavingofOccam123:


Fighting gun control isn't about reducing gun violence. It's about selling memberships to the NRA with their jack-booted, uniformed security officers (you know, the ones LaPierre had rough up reporters at a press conference). It's about selling NRA bumper stickers, NRA bench rests, NRA caps, vests, boots, pantaloons, plus-fours, knee-highs, thigh-highs, ankle-highs, edible undies, sunglasses, trusses, ear wax removal kits, sewing kits, and anything else an NRA logo can be glued to in some factory in China.

I'm always amazed by the people who claim the NRA has such ridiculous super powers.  How in the world could an organization with only 4-5 million members put a stranglehold on washington as the anti-gunners claim?

There is more than a good chunk of people who consider the NRA to stand for "Negotiating Rights Away".
 
2013-05-13 10:09:53 AM  

Mr.BobDobalita: TheShavingofOccam123:


Fighting gun control isn't about reducing gun violence. It's about selling memberships to the NRA with their jack-booted, uniformed security officers (you know, the ones LaPierre had rough up reporters at a press conference). It's about selling NRA bumper stickers, NRA bench rests, NRA caps, vests, boots, pantaloons, plus-fours, knee-highs, thigh-highs, ankle-highs, edible undies, sunglasses, trusses, ear wax removal kits, sewing kits, and anything else an NRA logo can be glued to in some factory in China.

I'm always amazed by the people who claim the NRA has such ridiculous super powers.  How in the world could an organization with only 4-5 million members put a stranglehold on washington as the anti-gunners claim?

There is more than a good chunk of people who consider the NRA to stand for "Negotiating Rights Away".


Here's an example of the NRA strangling Washington. The renewal of the Patriot Act was held up until just a few hours before the act expired, due to a couple of amendments:

Paul agreed to let the bill go forward after he was given a vote on two amendments to rein in government surveillance powers. Both were soundly defeated. The more controversial, an amendment that would have restricted powers to obtain gun records in terrorist investigations, was defeated 85-10 after lawmakers received a letter from the National Rifle Association stating that it was not taking a position on the measure.

Don't ask the President for input but for god's sakes make sure you check with the NRA before you vote. Dollar bill, dollar bill, dollar bill.
 
2013-05-13 10:38:36 AM  
I FOUND THE PROBLEM!!! check on the column on the right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_New_Orleans">http://en.wikiped ia.org/wiki/Mayor_of_New_Orleans
 
2013-05-13 12:02:48 PM  

whatshisname: my alt's alt's alt: There is a mental health treatment problem and an economic disparity problem in the United States. Gun related massacres are just a symptom.

I don't buy this spin that anyone who shoots someone is mentally ill. Are all armed robbers, rapist and any and all criminals in general mentally ill? No. It's just a diversionary tactic so you don't have to face the real problem of a gun culture out of control.


Are all armed robbers, rapists, and other criminals already breaking the law? Would they CARE about gun laws? I'd reckon a "no."

/there is also a mental health issue...
//bet some of it comes from the fundies.
 
2013-05-13 12:28:50 PM  

Phil Moskowitz: WeenerGord: Like a gangbanger is gonna settle down and become Ward Cleaver if you "give" him a "living wage"?

That's now how aggregate poverty works. You're not trying to save the gangbangers, you're trying to save all those who are going to become gangbangers. Education and a social safety net with a prospect for a decent job makes for a safe society. Look at all the western democracies that aren't like the US.



OK, but you name them first. Which western democracies? Are you saying that they have no problems at all? Are there any other cultural differences which could be contributing factors? How about those decent jobs, do they have enough for everyone? or is their economy tanking, like ours is, because they outsourced all the jobs to China? Are they coming off a policy of 50 years of welfare fraud, which bred generations of unwanted and often abused kids, who are now antisocial and violent? You passed right over the question of what to do about them.

Also do these utopian western democracies have left wing governments who are all about hating conservatives and seeing harm done to them? If they are so great, why don't all of our poor people move over there and settle down and prosper?
 
2013-05-13 12:32:32 PM  

MFK: Nobody can run into a movie theater and kill a dozen people in a minute with a bottle of Smirnoff.


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/drunk drivers will always find a way to murder people with their deathmobiles.
//Ban the consumption of alcohol It will stop murder mobiles.
 
2013-05-13 12:36:47 PM  
The most horrible thing about alcohol. And assault cars too...

Those pictures were all ACCIDENTS!

Can you imagine what a drunk person with a 2 ton motor vehicle could do if they WANTED to hurt someone?

/We must ban cars before one is used in a mass murder
//Actually, they already have been used in mass murder
///You get banned for posting any images of cars running down a bunch of bikers though.
 
2013-05-13 12:57:25 PM  

MFK: Nobody can run into a movie theater and kill a dozen people in a minute with a bottle of Smirnoff.



Actually, if they broke off the bottom of the bottle and slashed people in the neck, they certainly could do so. And the wounds would probably be messier and more damaging than random gunfire. Also, haven't you ever heard of a Molotov Cocktail?

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A Molotov cocktail is a breakable glass bottle containing a flammable substance such as gasoline/petrol or a napalm-like mixture, with some motor oil added, and usually a source of ignition such as a burning cloth wick held in place by the bottle's stopper. The wick is usually soaked in alcohol or kerosene, rather than gasoline.
In action, the wick is lit and the bottle hurled at a target such as a vehicle or fortification. When the bottle smashes on impact, the ensuing cloud of petrol droplets and vapour ignites, causing an immediate fireball followed by a raging fire as the remainder of the fuel is consumed. Another method is to place a reactive substance in with the gasoline, and treat the label or wrapper paper with another chemical; when the bottle ruptures, the two chemicals mix and ignite; this is safer to handle if done properly, and does not betray the thrower with a visible flame prior to the throw. A far superior version can be produced by substituting carbon disulfide for the gasoline and saturating this solvent with white phosphorus and sulfur. The mixture will automatically ignite on exposure to air. Care must be taken to avoid the use of rubber stoppers for the bottles, as carbon disulfide readily dissolves rubber.
Other flammable liquids such as diesel fuel, methanol, turpentine and E85 have been used in place of or with gasoline. Thickening agents such as Styrofoam, baking soda, tar, strips of tyre tubing, blood, XPS foam, egg whites, motor oil, rubber cement, and dish soap have been added to help the burning liquid adhere to the target and create clouds of thick, choking smoke.[4]
 
2013-05-13 01:41:52 PM  
I'm so sick of this shiat I can't muster up outrage. Just sadness.
 
2013-05-13 01:54:30 PM  

raatz01: I'm so sick of this shiat I can't muster up outrage. Just sadness.


Just curious here...what in particular are you sick of?
 
2013-05-13 02:04:56 PM  

Stone Meadow: raatz01: I'm so sick of this shiat I can't muster up outrage. Just sadness.

Just curious here...what in particular are you sick of?


Innocent civilians not carrying guns and starting a fire-fight in a crowded area, I'm assuming.
 
2013-05-13 02:39:16 PM  
 
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2013-05-13 04:24:53 PM  

a_real_human_being: Okay, but surely they won't just give John Q. Public a federal explosives license just because he wants one. What about these "tax stamps"? Can John Q. Public walk into [INSERT APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION NAME HERE] and say "Give me 20 tax stamps so I can buy 20 pieces of C4" and they say "Okay then" just as if he was buying regular stamps?


Yes.  Any non-felon can fill out as many ATF Form 4s as he wants, write a check to cover the $200 tax per Form, and the ATF must issue the stamps.  The process takes a few months because the ATF is understaffed, but the law does not limit how many an individual can buy at a time.

I applaud you for educating yourself on this matter.  That puts you about 73 steps ahead of most gun control advocates, who know nothing about guns or existing laws, but won't let that stop them from having strong opinions on the subject.
 
2013-05-13 04:34:49 PM  

Nemo's Brother: ontariolightning: Quantum Apostrophe: The USA is a factory for making people mentally ill and arming them.

this could be stopped if healthcare was paid for by taxes. People in the US often go without seeing doctors for years when they have conditions to be treated. Its also one less thing to worry about when you lose your job.

If we export all of our illegals to Canada, how long will your health care system survive?  1, maybe 2 weeks?


Yup it has nothing to do with an entire layer of health care going to insurance companies for profit.  That has nothing to do with it, avert your eyes citizen.
 
2013-05-13 05:15:24 PM  
I saw the surveillance video, Looks like the guy had a bag of skittles in his hand and was worried someone was going to take them.  Stop peddling stereotypes people, if he was white nobody would be looking at him.
 
2013-05-13 05:41:00 PM  
If only black people in New Orleans had guns to defend themselves with, this wouldn't have happened...

Somebody had to say it.
 
2013-05-13 06:31:51 PM  

Booface1985: If only black people in New Orleans had guns to defend themselves with, this wouldn't have happened...

Somebody had to say it.


What do you think gun control laws are for?
 
2013-05-13 07:06:33 PM  

MFK: Nobody can run into a movie theater and kill a dozen people in a minute with a bottle of Smirnoff.


Give me a couple of bike locks to chain the doors shut, and I'll take you up on that bet.
 
2013-05-13 09:07:43 PM  

WeenerGord: Security camera video released today by New Orleans police appears to capture the moment when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a Mother's Day parade


Maybe that link showed what you described at 2:39 this afternoon. 9:05p? Nope.
 
2013-05-13 09:32:16 PM  
I guess they only celebrate mothers day in NOLA because no one in the ghetto knows who their real "baby daddy" is
 
2013-05-13 11:50:00 PM  

hardinparamedic: Mugato: Did Obama immediatly call this a terrorist act? Because if not, IMPEACH!

To be fair, Urban gangs do fit the literal definition of a terrorist group.


This is why I feel that Gitmo should remain open, so we can start warehousing all the gangbangers there. Big, organized gangs such as the Latin Kings, the Gangster Disciples, and MS-13 go down first. Shiatty-ass gangbangers whose turf consists of one block or less, only if they shoot up some innocents. Gang leaders get held incommunicado for at least 3 years. Mandatory total tattoo removal for everyone -- especially painful for those Mara Salvatrucha jerks.
 
2013-05-14 02:07:02 AM  

SubBass49: Don't worry gun-buddies...this happened to Black people, so expect pretty much zero news-media blitz, congressional rekindling of gun control, or any other real action for that matter.


I teach in Spain and every classroom I walked into yesterday asked me about this incident, as well as outside of school. It made the news here. Europeans are baffled at our gun violence.
 
2013-05-14 02:27:25 AM  

NicoFinn: I teach in Spain and every classroom I walked into yesterday asked me about this incident, as well as outside of school. It made the news here. Europeans are baffled at our gun violence.


Look at the news reports.  Do you see anyone in Spain whose culture is anything like that of the people involved in this?
 
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