Democratic Underground - benEzra's Journal benEzra's Journal Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:48:20 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:48:20 Clinton lost by 180,000 votes here; Cooper won by 15,000 I think, so that's about a 200k delta. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:58:32 An inconvenient truth... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:50:07 "Vote for me, and I promise to put you in prison unless you conform to my beliefs" Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:13:49 Rifle homicide is *decreasing*, not increasing, from 442/yr in 2005 to 250/yr now. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:05:13 I think *that* is a perfect example of how the gun control movement has lost its way. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:38:41 Thoughts... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:34:05 I think you are under some misconceptions here... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:13:40 It lost at least 6 senate seats in 2014, and it was a big factor in several swing states this year, Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:52:31 You realize "assault weapons" are common in Canada and legal across most of Europe, yes? Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:46:04 See, after all that hate, you come up with one proposal there could actually be common ground on. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:39:08 Ha, you are psychic. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:14:36 "Tens of thousands" aren't killed by the guns you want to ban; less than 150 are. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:55:40 Yep, there is. There is also a temporary forum for discussing things that hurt Dems last month... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:16:53 This is *exactly* the type of misunderstanding that is so harmful to Dems on this issue. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:14:32 That was understood as pandering to the zealots; he made no real moves against gun owners. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:33:54 I'm not a Repub, and legislating rifle stock shape doesn't prevent suicides. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:13:07 If carry prohibitions were limited to actual carry while at a bar/drinking, or carry while impaired, Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:54:08 Well, you could go after misuse, rather than responsible ownership. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:10 Thank you!! I was looking for your post in the old DU archives, but wasn't able to find it. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:55:33 So what happens if you get your wish? Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:50:25 So you don't, in fact, want to ban AR-15's and over-10-round magazines? Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:29:15 Promising to take laws like the NY SAFE Act nationwide *is* a threat. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:14:39 *After* the 2012 election. The results of that shift fell out in the 2014 midterms. How'd that go? Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:57:27 I said they were *a* huge issue in a lot of swing states this year, as in 2000 and 2004. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:19:30 To use nuance, you have to *understand* the issue, which many in the DC/NY bubble apparently do not. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:57:11