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(CNN)   Oh look, a barn door is open and that looks like a horse running off into the distance. Guess we'd better close it now   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2018-02-12 06:47:58 PM  
Eh. Better late than never.
 
2018-02-12 08:59:48 PM  
It says something about how many mass shootings there are when I managed to completely forget that one.
 
2018-02-12 09:28:47 PM  

fusillade762: Eh. Better late than never.


That, and the analogy doesn't really hold up. Some horses may be running off into the distance with firearms but others are still in the barn, presumably, having not yet acquired weapons. It would be foolish not to close the barn door at that point. That decision would, in fact, be totally legit.

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It was either MLP or this:

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2018-02-12 10:52:49 PM  
Why not shoot it?
 
2018-02-12 10:56:32 PM  
So I guess instead of adding names to the gun ban they should've said t'hell with it, stubby?

/why isn't this a federal mandate
 
2018-02-12 11:03:56 PM  
The whole thing is over hunting guns or military style guns, beware the military industrial complex.
 
2018-02-12 11:03:59 PM  
Wait, why would a barn door need heroin?
 
2018-02-12 11:05:01 PM  
Oh look, a barn door is open and that looks like a horse running off into the distance. Guess we'd better close it now

Why would you close a horse?
 
2018-02-12 11:05:37 PM  
I bet there are tens of thousands of active duty military who should be added to the list for domestic violence charges.  If you get into honorably discharged, but with arrests for domestic violence by the military police, that number probably reaches into the hundreds of thousands.
 
2018-02-12 11:12:06 PM  

trappedspirit: Oh look, a barn door is open and that looks like a horse running off into the distance. Guess we'd better close it now

Why would you close a horse?


Neigcesity.
 
2018-02-12 11:15:22 PM  
INXS - Guns In The Sky
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2018-02-12 11:16:27 PM  
Damn it subby! That gun massacre as in Texas, and that means everyone who died was REPUBLICAN. Don't you even know what matters anymore?!
 
2018-02-12 11:17:03 PM  

tjfly: So I guess instead of adding names to the gun ban they should've said t'hell with it, stubby?

/why isn't this a federal mandate


Maybe I'm reading the article wrong but it sounds like it is a federal mandate and they just haven't been bothering to keep up with it.
 
2018-02-12 11:26:24 PM  
Thank you for your service
 
2018-02-12 11:27:58 PM  
Know how I can tell the military doesn't give a damn about your silly laws?
 
2018-02-13 12:12:51 AM  
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Gotta admit, that's a stock photo that's just begging for a caption change.
 
2018-02-13 12:39:50 AM  
This Is CNN

We lie about everything™
 
2018-02-13 01:26:54 AM  
Well they are a tad busy at the moment....
 
2018-02-13 02:02:03 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: This Is CNN

We lie about everything™


They can't just take Fox News' registered slogan like that.
 
2018-02-13 02:51:13 AM  
"Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.
 
2018-02-13 06:23:15 AM  

ladyfortuna: "Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.


Because all veterans are sacred angels and suggesting even ONE was "kicked out" for criminal behavior is an attack on our troops and America.
 
2018-02-13 06:35:29 AM  

ladyfortuna: "Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.


I'm sure there are exceptions, but to get fired by the military takes a very special kind of person.    It's a good thing they're being separated from their guns.
In a lot of ways it's luck that there's a convenient list.  The number of people with mental health issues, conservative viewpoints and access to weapons is much greater than 4000. And that group is killing Americans at a disturbing rate.
 
2018-02-13 07:04:33 AM  
The 2nd Amendment is a curse upon this country.
 
2018-02-13 07:16:00 AM  

ladyfortuna: "Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.


The San Antonio gunman was stationed in New Mexico. We're not talking John Rambo PTSD stuff here.
 
2018-02-13 07:32:48 AM  

stoli n coke: ladyfortuna: "Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.

The San Antonio gunman was stationed in New Mexico. We're not talking John Rambo PTSD stuff here.


Are we now differentiating mass murderers in order to feel sorry or angry at them?
 
2018-02-13 08:16:26 AM  

slackananda: fusillade762: Eh. Better late than never.

That, and the analogy doesn't really hold up. Some horses may be running off into the distance with firearms but others are still in the barn, presumably, having not yet acquired weapons. It would be foolish not to close the barn door at that point. That decision would, in fact, be totally legit.

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It was either MLP or this:

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Should have gone with the latter.  Way less neckbeard.
 
2018-02-13 08:21:26 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: stoli n coke: ladyfortuna: "Did these 4,000-plus people kicked out of the military"

Separated. The term is separated. Involuntary or not, related to criminal behavior, or simple "personality defect" in an effort to avoid paying for necessary mental health care, we do not 'kick out' our people.

The massacre that sparked this upsets me at least as much as anyone else, given that I'm a veteran. But I also worked as a personnel clerk, and our soldiers face some major stressors. More than most civilians (non-service) can understand.

fark you, CNN.

The San Antonio gunman was stationed in New Mexico. We're not talking John Rambo PTSD stuff here.

Are we now differentiating mass murderers in order to feel sorry or angry at them?


Yes. Because all veterans are sacred angels and suggesting even ONE was "kicked out" for criminal behavior is an attack on our troops and America.
 
2018-02-13 08:35:04 AM  
4,000.  Says something about our military although I guess it is a small percentage.
 
2018-02-13 09:01:23 AM  

tjfly: So I guess instead of adding names to the gun ban they should've said t'hell with it, stubby?

/why isn't this a federal mandate


Because of the NRA and GOP.

You been asleep these past decades?

/from TFA:  I'm highly disappointed," said US Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia)
//stfu, Scotty, you're part of the problem
 
2018-02-13 09:05:35 AM  

runwiz: 4,000.  Says something about our military although I guess it is a small percentage.


(Googled) Active duty in the US military is estimated 1.2 million with an additonal 800,000 in reserves.
4000 really is a small percentage.
 
2018-02-13 09:25:58 AM  

Trocadero: [cdn.cnn.com image 780x438]
Gotta admit, that's a stock photo that's just begging for a caption change.


"Hello, I'm a former convict trying to turn my life around. Would you like to buy a magazine subscription?"
 
2018-02-13 09:27:28 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: This Is CNN

We lie about everything™


This is CNN

We're Obsessed With Missing Planes
 
2018-02-13 09:52:50 AM  
Nana's Vibrator
runwiz4,000.  Says something about our military although I guess it is a small percentage.

(Googled) Active duty in the US military is estimated 1.2 million with an additonal 800,000 in reserves.
4000 really is a small percentage.

But I wonder how this percentage relates to the overall percentage of the general population. But even then, I guess there are too many variables at play.
 
2018-02-13 11:06:47 AM  
 Honestly, I am kind of looking forward to breathless Alt-Reich and Conservative media reports that the military is going to come and take your guns.
 
2018-02-13 11:52:03 AM  

aevorea: Clemkadidlefark: This Is CNN

We lie about everything™

This is CNN

We're Obsessed With Missing Planes


David Copperfield makes them lose their mind
 
2018-02-13 12:20:33 PM  

tjfly: So I guess instead of adding names to the gun ban they should've said t'hell with it, stubby?

/why isn't this a federal mandate


It IS a Federal Mandate, just like every other Federal Mandate it requires the person required to do something to actually do it. If no one told the junior officers or government union employees who actually were supposed to do the paperwork that it was their job you can't blame them for not doing it. How many Federal Mandates are there that require YOU to do something that you have no idea about? I don't know either and there is no realistic way to find out.
 
2018-02-13 12:27:26 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: runwiz: 4,000.  Says something about our military although I guess it is a small percentage.

(Googled) Active duty in the US military is estimated 1.2 million with an additonal 800,000 in reserves.
4000 really is a small percentage.


That 4000 is spread over a ten year period making it an even smaller percentage.
 
2018-02-13 12:44:20 PM  

ex-nuke: That 4000 is spread over a ten year period making it an even smaller percentage.


4,000 is a small percentage making it silly to say they are typical or represent a trend.

- however -

4,000 is a large number making it obvious that the military isn't following the law, allowing people to own  firearms who should not.
 
2018-02-13 12:51:47 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: We lie about everything


Using "the royal we" now, are we?
 
2018-02-13 12:55:15 PM  

winedrinkingman: I bet there are tens of thousands of active duty military who should be added to the list for domestic violence charges.  If you get into honorably discharged, but with arrests for domestic violence by the military police, that number probably reaches into the hundreds of thousands.


Doesn't work that way. A conviction of the misdemeanor crime of domestic violence gets you a lifetime federal prohibition (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) from owning, possessing, or transporting firearms or ammunition whether the convicting statute contains the words domestic or violence. This was because so many DV crimes were pled down to disturbing the peace or a similar crime. The FBI NICS section checks convictions to make sure no victims fit the description of a family or household member.
www.justice.gov
 
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