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(Twitter)   One kid dead on a Peloton treadmill = federal CPSC recall within months. Hundreds of kids dead from -accidental- gun discharges over several years = crickets. - Rep. Katie Porter speaking truth   (twitter.com) divider line
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2022-06-08 8:27:56 PM  
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2022-06-08 8:28:59 PM  
Dffffffffff Katie Porter
 
2022-06-08 8:30:53 PM  
Joan Cusak would play her in the movie.
 
2022-06-08 8:33:38 PM  
Stop! I can only get so in agreement!
 
2022-06-08 8:47:46 PM  
Every single one of her videos has that neat trick where she just keeps getting hotter and hotter.
 
2022-06-08 8:52:37 PM  
Isn't there a senator from California she could replace...
 
2022-06-09 6:03:48 AM  
That's because that Peloton death was a flaw in its design. Those hundreds of dead kids come from a gun operating normally.
 
2022-06-09 6:06:26 AM  
She flipped a district that had been in Republican hands since forever, no? How safe is she this year?
 
2022-06-09 6:10:36 AM  
FIRST THREE WORDS!

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2022-06-09 6:10:56 AM  
That's because guns are an unofficial religion in the US, one that requires regular child blood sacrifice, just like the Carthaginians used to do.
 
2022-06-09 6:11:02 AM  
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More regulated than a handgun.
 
2022-06-09 6:11:59 AM  
We need a constitutional amendment. My pelotón shall not be infringed!
 
2022-06-09 6:14:07 AM  
I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.
 
2022-06-09 6:18:31 AM  
The peloton kid's parents had money, as do the rest of the peloton community.
 
2022-06-09 6:19:06 AM  

gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.


Man, imagine how much better off we would be if Americans cared as much about fitness and exercise, as they do about guns.
 
2022-06-09 6:19:13 AM  
A better question is how much did Peloton pay members of Congress to perpetuate the masturbatory fantasies about using their product?
 
2022-06-09 6:21:43 AM  
Damn, Katie Porter is so hot and sexy.

Yep. I said it.

Be smart ladies. Brains fade in your 70s. Ta-tas go in your late 30s.
 
2022-06-09 6:30:55 AM  

Doc Daneeka: gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.

Man, imagine how much better off we would be if Americans cared as much about fitness and exercise, as they do about guns.


What does a gun-toting crossfitter talk about first: guns, crossfit, or MAH FREEDUMBS!
 
2022-06-09 6:32:07 AM  
Lawn darts.
 
2022-06-09 6:35:23 AM  
Conservative logic will go "But that treadmill did something it wasn't supposed to. Guns are supposed to kill so they're working correctly. No need to regulate them."
 
2022-06-09 6:35:32 AM  

theteacher: Joan Cusak would play her in the movie.


Sara Rue would be my choice.
 
2022-06-09 6:36:29 AM  
How odd of her to be so flagrantly false.

The gun discharges aren't accident.
 
2022-06-09 6:43:08 AM  
Nothing will change until Dems have a super-majority in both chambers.  It will only get worse by every measurable standard.
 
2022-06-09 6:43:43 AM  

theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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The next couple should be noted, too: being necessary to the security of a free state.  Should give us pause to consider if giving high-powered, rapid fire weapons to everybody - independent of training, needs or ability - advances the security of a free state or detracts from it.

/Don't get me started on the assholes who say it's to overthrow the government. I'd doubt that they - the rich, white, landed gentry - wanted Cletus to have a rifle so that he could shoot them in the face if he didn't like the way the wind was blowing.
 
2022-06-09 6:49:43 AM  
Look the silver lining here is that the people who are mostly dying from guns appear to be the gun owners or their immediate family.  How far were most of those 765 kids really going to go?

It's similar to the COVID vaccine thing.  The idiots are the ones dying.  The questions are whether ENOUGH of them are dying, and whether they are dying fast enough.

The PROBLEM in both is that there is far too much collateral damage.  This is where the laws need to focus.
 
2022-06-09 7:01:45 AM  
Stop calling them accidents.

This isn't an accident.

It's also not a product flaw, safety oversight or mechanical failure: which is why the CPSC isn't involved at any point.

It's negligence. It's the fact that we let any moron with an 18 on their license own a firearm, and those morons store deadly weapons around children who think "oooh toy, just like on TV or on my game" and are at times even too young to understand the concept of death.

Literally, I can't even count anymore the times each year where I respond to a house for a pediatric call of some nature - or even for the parents - and there is a gun in plain sight, unsecured, and often times loaded when asked about. And it's hard to even try to give these people counseling about safety and how dangerous it is. Especially the ones with the "DoNt TwEaD oN sNeKy" license plates outside.

Start calling what they are: negligent discharges and negligent homicides
 
2022-06-09 7:04:19 AM  

aleister_greynight: Isn't there a senator from California she could replace...


Or President...
 
2022-06-09 7:06:09 AM  
Modmins can u fix the name?
 
2022-06-09 7:14:49 AM  
odinsposse
That's because that Peloton death was a flaw in its design. Those hundreds of dead kids come from a gun operating normally.


Should guns be designed so that the force required to shoot the gun would be beyond the capability of most small children? Now such a rule might negatively affect some elderly people but just asking?
 
2022-06-09 7:15:27 AM  

theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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"Well regulated militia" is a dog whistle term for "only Whites should have guns"; our disregard for it is refreshing, given the history.
 
2022-06-09 7:17:19 AM  
Problem: The treadmill was not working as designed.  The guns are.
 
2022-06-09 7:17:41 AM  

runwiz: Should guns be designed so that the force required to shoot the gun would be beyond the capability of most small children? Now such a rule might negatively affect some elderly people but just asking?


Unless it's a gun designed for competitions, the trigger pulls come from the factory already stiff, and they actually make specific models now marketed towards the elderly due to this.

Out of how many negligent deaths of children and people around them from guns left out, only a fraction were ever prosecuted.
 
2022-06-09 7:19:00 AM  

theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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. .. which aren't legally relevant to the right granted by the Amendment.

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008),

The Second Amendment grants an individual right to bear arms, unconnected with service in any militia.
 
2022-06-09 7:29:39 AM  

odinsposse: That's because that Peloton death was a flaw in its design. Those hundreds of dead kids come from a gun operating normally.


Have to agree here.  CPSC is for investigating when there is a design flaw or function that goes awry that injures or kills users.  Unfortunately, the only flaw with the guns has been the idiot pulling the trigger.  The machinery worked EXACTLY as it was designed to.  Which is something is and of itself.

For full disclosure, I own 1.5 AR 15s.  I enjoy building them in my spare time.  Target shooting only, as they are terrible weapons for hunting, because the tumbling round does far too much damage to the meat.
 
2022-06-09 7:37:06 AM  

theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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The 2amendment nd?
 
2022-06-09 7:38:42 AM  

BizarreMan: How odd of her to be so flagrantly false.

The gun discharges aren't accident.


hardinparamedic: Stop calling them accidents.

This isn't an accident.


She isn't talking about mass shootings, or gang violence, or even suicides.

She's talking about kids getting ahold of guns and accidentally shooting themselves with them, or people accidentally hurting themselves/others through operator-unintended-discharges, not the operator deciding to be a murderer.

Negligent discharges.

She's still right, and she is right to call them accidents.
 
2022-06-09 7:39:09 AM  

gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.


I get more exercise at the "range" than I ever would walking on a Peleton ( if they made one for my size). The fact that when you use a treadmill you don't actually go anywhere indicates how little energy you use on it.
 
2022-06-09 7:41:32 AM  

snowshovel: gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.

I get more exercise at the "range" than I ever would walking on a Peleton ( if they made one for my size). The fact that when you use a treadmill you don't actually go anywhere indicates how little energy you use on it.


Are you 12 yards long and 2 lanes wide, and 65 tons of American pride? How do you not fit on a treadmill?
 
2022-06-09 7:42:10 AM  

snowshovel: gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.

I get more exercise at the "range" than I ever would walking on a Peleton ( if they made one for my size). The fact that when you use a treadmill you don't actually go anywhere indicates how little energy you use on it.


Not sure if sarcasm or not...
 
2022-06-09 7:45:31 AM  

theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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First three words? "The 2Amendment nd?" I don't get it.
 
2022-06-09 7:46:47 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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The 2amendment nd?


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2022-06-09 7:47:29 AM  
A thought occurred to me this morning - am I missing something or has there been basically radio silence about the Uvalde gunman? I know there's a huge push among well meaning people that not putting out details like a name or background is somehow helpful (I disagree), but other than his name coming out that night, we've not heard anything else about this guy, have we?
 
2022-06-09 7:49:17 AM  

havocmike: A thought occurred to me this morning - am I missing something or has there been basically radio silence about the Uvalde gunman? I know there's a huge push among well meaning people that not putting out details like a name or background is somehow helpful (I disagree), but other than his name coming out that night, we've not heard anything else about this guy, have we?


The police have turtled up
 
2022-06-09 7:49:22 AM  

SecondaryControl: theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

[aderholt.house.gov image 585x329]

The next couple should be noted, too: being necessary to the security of a free state.  Should give us pause to consider if giving high-powered, rapid fire weapons to everybody - independent of training, needs or ability - advances the security of a free state or detracts from it.

/Don't get me started on the assholes who say it's to overthrow the government. I'd doubt that they - the rich, white, landed gentry - wanted Cletus to have a rifle so that he could shoot them in the face if he didn't like the way the wind was blowing.


Wrenn v. D.C. gun case turns on English laws of 1328 and 1689.
 
2022-06-09 7:58:00 AM  

Invisible Obama: theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

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. .. which aren't legally relevant to the right granted by the Amendment.

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008),

The Second Amendment grants an individual right to bear arms, unconnected with service in any militia.


Scalia removed the veil and showed the country that the constitution isn't worth jack shiat, and that nine unelected blowhards playing Hand of the King can make up whatever rules they want for whatever reason they want.

Now we just need the Democrats to realize this too.
 
2022-06-09 8:00:37 AM  

havocmike: A thought occurred to me this morning - am I missing something or has there been basically radio silence about the Uvalde gunman? I know there's a huge push among well meaning people that not putting out details like a name or background is somehow helpful (I disagree), but other than his name coming out that night, we've not heard anything else about this guy, have we?


Who cares? The only reason to do a deep dive on this guy is if you are actively part of the law enforcement investigation, or you're desperately trying to find anything but guns to blame.
 
2022-06-09 8:04:36 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: snowshovel: gas giant: I would hazard a guess that our culture may not be fanatical about treadmills.

I get more exercise at the "range" than I ever would walking on a Peleton ( if they made one for my size). The fact that when you use a treadmill you don't actually go anywhere indicates how little energy you use on it.

Are you 12 yards long and 2 lanes wide, and 65 tons of American pride? How do you not fit on a treadmill?


Almost all treadmills are designed for extremely ero-styled skinny zero-body fat runners, instead of someone who is average like me.
Airline seats are the same thing. Thank God American know how created seat belt extenders and liftable arm rests.
 
2022-06-09 8:06:43 AM  

odinsposse: That's because that Peloton death was a flaw in its design. Those hundreds of dead kids come from a gun operating normally.


Came to say this.  As a country, we WANT this to keep happening.
 
2022-06-09 8:07:35 AM  
Ah, but you see, the Peleton killing someone means it's not working correctly. A gun killing someone means it is working correctly.
 
2022-06-09 8:08:18 AM  

emtwo: Invisible Obama: theteacher: FIRST THREE WORDS!

[aderholt.house.gov image 585x329]

. .. which aren't legally relevant to the right granted by the Amendment.

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008),

The Second Amendment grants an individual right to bear arms, unconnected with service in any militia.

Scalia removed the veil and showed the country that the constitution isn't worth jack shiat, and that nine unelected blowhards playing Hand of the King can make up whatever rules they want for whatever reason they want.

Now we just need the Democrats to realize this too.


When you say Democrats I certainly hope you are talking about voters.  Because with the Republican's united against anything that will actually help the country nothing good will happen until they are voted out in numbers that will make them irrelevant.
 
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