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".
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.
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.
MFK: Nobody can run into a movie theater and kill a dozen people in a minute with a bottle of Smirnoff.
raatz01: I'm so sick of this shiat I can't muster up outrage. Just sadness.
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?
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?
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?
Booface1985: If only black people in New Orleans had guns to defend themselves with, this wouldn't have happened...Somebody had to say it.
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
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.
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.
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.
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