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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:27 AM

This tweet from Michael Moore got to me

"If the public could see what a .223 bullet from a Bushmaster does to a 6 yr old face or body, the gun debate would b over & the NRA finished"

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Reply This tweet from Michael Moore got to me (Original post)
brettdale Dec 2012 OP
DakotaLady Dec 2012 #1
dballance Dec 2012 #2
Skittles Dec 2012 #3
cliffordu Dec 2012 #4
putitinD Dec 2012 #5
JoeyT Dec 2012 #6
RedCappedBandit Dec 2012 #7
plethoro Dec 2012 #8
Shanti Mama Dec 2012 #9
erpowers Dec 2012 #10
Jamastiene Dec 2012 #21
MrMickeysMom Dec 2012 #11
WiffenPoof Dec 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #13
WiffenPoof Dec 2012 #15
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #16
WiffenPoof Dec 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #14
lunatica Dec 2012 #17
phylny Dec 2012 #18
morningfog Dec 2012 #19
agent46 Dec 2012 #22

Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:32 AM

1. I would never ...

... look at such photos will take Michael Moore's word for it.

The events of this past week have been awful.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:01 AM

2. I Think He's Right

If we all saw the horrible toll a blunt nosed bullet took on the body of an innocent kindergartener we'd be much more ready to push for gun safety.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:03 AM

3. CORRECT

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:27 AM

4. Yep.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:01 AM

5. needs to happen

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:01 AM

6. I doubt it.

No amount of horrific photos from war zones seems to make people hate the pro-war crowd.

Instead the reaction is usually more along the lines of "beautiful minds".

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:16 AM

7. Imagine what the first responders must be going through.

Ugh

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:35 AM

8. The public has seen many faces of war children over the

 

years of the Bush wars. They look at them in horror and say this should never have happened. After that, a small percentage will send an email or a text to some congressperson. A smaller percentage may stand on a corner with a sign. A minute percentage will go to an NRA meeting and start screaming their feelings. This is the way it is. Even now, the horror in Newtown will blow over, despite the age of the children and the idiocy of that NRA nut in his speech the other day. Something else will happen and Newtown will be forgotten as the general public as depicted above moves to the latest horror. Had Newtown happened 50 years ago, which is unlikely because of less causation, the response would have been completely different. Much more physical. Now, as we camp in our houses in front of our computers with much less intermingling with the outside, our responses to tragedies is much more restrained. This is exactly where the fascists want us: afraid of everything, too weary to respond, and not sure what to do, knowing we must restrain atavistic thoughts. The question I have for people on this board, which I don't need posted here, is what would you have done if this shooter had shot your six-year-old in the face. I saw the events we are seeing here long ago in war zones. These children died the same, with mangled faces and bodies; but, there, it was duty. Here it is just another bad thing. We have become oh, so civilized. But not really...

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:50 AM

9. 7-12 bullets per child. No one has seen that before.

The first responders are suffering horribly I've read.

I think an indistinguishable photo could be carefully released someone to make it REAL.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:47 AM

10. I Do Not Think So

A number of the staunch NRA supporters and those opposed to gun control will see those photos and say it is another example of why we need armed guards at every school.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:50 AM

21. That is exactly what they would do.

Sadly.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:07 AM

11. You had me long before that, MM...

On the other hand, gun sales went up 3 times after this event?

Apparently, all those people could see was a face of the boogie man!

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:21 AM

12. This Is Simular To...

...the argument I make with regard to the death penalty.

I typically suggest that executions should be carried out at half-time at football games. And none of this lethal injection crap. Criminals should be drawn and quartered on the fifty yard line. I mean, it's my tax dollars and I want to see my "my money at work".

This would stop the death penalty in its tracks.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

13. I am all for that ...IF

we then say no more about other countries executing people they judge guilty in their stadiums.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:24 AM

15. Help Me Out Here...

...I must be slow. Can you expand on your response?

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Response to WiffenPoof (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:36 AM

16. I was being facitious

with thoughts of George Carlin's take on the death penalty.
It did not come out as clearly as I meant it.
Perhaps too much holiday grog.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:45 AM

20. No Worries...

...thank you my friend.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

14. Yup, he is correct

(I have)

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:40 AM

17. He's right, of course.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:55 PM

18. I wrote this

Exact same thing here on 12/17.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:56 PM

19. Sad but true. Only if it is their cowardly faces.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:03 AM

22. May I also suggest the vivid visualization

of this carnage upon innocents a thousand fold by american made weapons in fabricated american conflicts over decades day in and day out all over the world.

This tragedy isn't special. The outrage is global. Don't be manipulated.

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