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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:51 PM

98 days since Newtown 2243 dead

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Source: Huffington Post

On the morning of his murder, Feb. 11, Devin Aryal, 9, dressed to the ticking of his race car clock. His collection of stuffed animals, won from those arcade claw games, stared back at him from their perch on his top bunk.

Devin felt he had outgrown the cutesy animal prints that had adorned the walls of his Oakdale, Minn., bedroom. He was in fourth grade now, after all. Without telling anyone, he had yanked the prints off his walls one by one. He had yet to decide how to fill up the blank spaces.

The night before, Devin had watched the Disney channel and played with his pirate gear and a couple of toy dinosaurs on his mother’s bed. He snuggled with her on the couch and watched more television. This had become their sleepy ritual. He’d explain the plot of the television show they were watching, or recount the highlights of his day -- a winning soccer goal, a new level beaten on one of his Nintendo DSi games.

Read more: http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/gun-deaths

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 01:56 PM

1. if this was a disease, this would be dealt with. the NRA is the worst plague of all.

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:48 PM

2. And still we don't care

Despite overwhelming public support, we still can't pass even the most meek and mild proposals for gun control. Apparently, no price is too great to pay for our sacred, lethal toys. I don't know how we manage to live with the shame.

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:55 PM

3. And you have the talking points

Obama want to take your guns away. Must protect ourselves from this government. Must protect ourselves from the terrorist who will be coming from the middle east. Its our 2nd amendment right.

Guns do not kill people, people kill people, et al.,

Must have guns in schools, churches, and every single place in America!

Sad but those are some of the talking points and, not majority, but the loudest do yell day in and day out with the help of corporate media. Ya'see, profits over lives. The GOPpers/NRA are establishing a gun induced society where neighbors, towns, cities, counties, states and the US can undoubtedly protect ourselves from ourselves. We are our worst enemies, and instead of love thou neighbor, its distrust thou neighbor all awhile being used to line the greediest pockets.

The children that died, y'think the NRA cares? Nope.

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:06 PM

4. That number astonishes me.

I suppose it shouldn't, but it still does.

We are living in a very sick society.

Fuck you, NRA, and your ilk for fostering a mindset that glamorizes this sort of thing.

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:10 PM

5. President's Weekly Address: "Protecting our kids by reducing gun violence"

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:19 PM

6. LInk to the rest of the article:

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Response to WcoastO (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 04:12 PM

7. Great post and a good read, but this is not breaking news - Locking

This is a commentary/magazine type article. Feel free to re-post in Good Reads or GD.

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