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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:58 PM

If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will? ~ Elie Wiesel

If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will?



Disbelief, horror, revolt: This is what we all felt when the news arrived. By its magnitude and cruelty, it surpassed everything else. We were not ready for it. Earlier tragedies should have immunized us. But they didnít. Not to this violence, to this bloodshed.

A young man assassinates his mother with her own weapons. Then, he goes to an elementary school and murders 20 children, one after the other, firing more and more bullets into their small bodies.

Why?

The need, the desire to understand is as strong as the pain itself.

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Reply If massacre of 20 children in Newtown doesn't bring gun control, what will? ~ Elie Wiesel (Original post)
mzmolly Dec 2012 OP
99Forever Dec 2012 #1
mzmolly Dec 2012 #2
99Forever Dec 2012 #4
ellisonz Dec 2012 #10
mzmolly Dec 2012 #19
davidn3600 Dec 2012 #3
mzmolly Dec 2012 #5
LineLineReply ?
ellisonz Dec 2012 #7
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #16
Mel Content Dec 2012 #6
ellisonz Dec 2012 #8
Mel Content Dec 2012 #12
ellisonz Dec 2012 #13
Mel Content Dec 2012 #20
JI7 Dec 2012 #15
Mel Content Dec 2012 #18
JI7 Dec 2012 #14
ellisonz Dec 2012 #17
mzmolly Dec 2012 #21
hunter Dec 2012 #23
ellisonz Dec 2012 #9
libdem4life Dec 2012 #11
mzmolly Dec 2012 #22
Pretzel_Warrior Dec 2012 #24
mzmolly Dec 2012 #25
COLGATE4 Dec 2012 #26

Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:11 PM

1. Indeed.

How much evil is required. How many pounds of baby flesh must be sacrificed at the alter of the gun freaks, before the insanity ends?

No more excuses.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:17 PM

2. Great sigline.

Yes. No more excuses.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:37 PM

4. Feel welcome to use it and pass it around.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:52 PM

10. Done.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:13 AM

19. Will do.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:19 PM

3. Then what? Ban video games? Ban action movies? Ban rap music? Ban football and boxing?

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:46 PM

5. No, just ban weapons that serve no useful purpose

other than slaughtering human beings in mass numbers.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:47 PM

7. ?

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:47 PM

6. a ruthless dictator with an iron fist.

 

they tend to dislike an armed populace.

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:48 PM

8. What're you trying to say there, Mel?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:03 AM

12. that in the u.s. meaningful gun control is more likely under dictatorship than the current situation

 

comprehension problems...?

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:04 AM

13. Probably the lack of a complete, clear sentence...

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:13 AM

20. it was a complete, concise response to the question posed in the OP title.

 

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:06 AM

15. well, we should be allowed to have tanks, nukes, drones etc if we are going to fight the govt

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Response to JI7 (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:11 AM

18. who said anything about fighting the government?

 

oh yeah- you.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:04 AM

14. don't you know, if the Jews and other minorities had guns the holocaust would have been prevented

they would have been able to fight the bombers, tanks etc.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:09 AM

17. The Gungeon likes to remind me of that at least once a week...

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:35 AM

21. Good thing we live in a democracy. Does the dictator in your vision, have an army

at his command? What about nukes or drones?

I don't think the well armed American populace you note, is as powerful as they'd like to think?

We have a say with our votes.

We're no longer fighting King George's empire.

If you want a handgun in your home, fine. No one wants to take it from you.

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Response to Mel Content (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 01:50 AM

23. Someday we will have that dictator, Mel. You will fight for him or he will take your guns.

Dictators are born of people's fears, Mel, and you are feeding those fears.

If you don't want the dictator, put away your guns, love your neighbor, and live without fear.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:50 PM

9. "What else do we need for preventing further horrors such as this?"

Only God Knows...

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:57 PM

11. It will bring changes. It does put a "face" on what our culture has never had to assimilate...

but now must acknowledge head on. Domestic terrorism. I truly believe that as horrible as it is, it gives our President...who is an amazing father...and a visionary leader ... a very loud and powerful bully pulpit to move this cause forward.

Remember, we could have had "the other guy". Thank god.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:37 AM

22. I just thought about that today.

Remember, we could have had "the other guy".


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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:05 AM

24. Meh. What does Mr. Weisel know about death of innocents?

 

Yes that is sarcasm.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:36 AM

25. Sadly

he knows much too much.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:14 PM

26. Elie Weisel should be the last person

asking "why", since he has experienced the same type of nameless purposeless murderous behavior up close and personal.

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