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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:39 PM

In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate.

Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.








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Reply In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. (Original post)
kpete Feb 2018 OP
Vinca Feb 2018 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2018 #2
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #3
AlexSFCA Feb 2018 #4
Docreed2003 Feb 2018 #5
Bleacher Creature Feb 2018 #6
Phentex Feb 2018 #7
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #9
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #8
kpete Feb 2018 #10
Blue_Tires Feb 2018 #11
Moostache Feb 2018 #12
spanone Feb 2018 #13
Motley13 Feb 2018 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:40 PM

1. I totally agree.

Every newborn in a hospital nursery could be shot and nothing would be done about guns.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:41 PM

2. Yep.

That and the drumbeat of how it is not possible to reduce the number of guns out there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:42 PM

3. And when Scalia and team incorrectly decided in Heller they gave the "ammo"

to corporate America and the GOP to assure many more deaths and profits in the future.

The 2nd amendment is plain, simple English. It would take a demented rightwinger to come up with what they came up with.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:43 PM

4. absolutely

Nothing is comparable to Sandy Hook so far. Certainly no number of executed highschoolers are goning to make a dent in republican controlled legislature. Putin was evil genius to invest heavily in NRA. This organization like no other can quickly do enormous damage to the country and saw divisions comminity after community. In any other civilized country, NRA would be considered a sponsor of terrorism and banned from operation.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:46 PM

5. Sadly, I think you are correct...

That was a moment where real change could have occurred and the gun lobby responded with such vengance and propaganda that nothing could be accomplished. It breaks my heart. My wife has a dear friend who lost a child at Sandy Hook...their pain and their ongoing struggles with rw nutjobs claiming it was staged etc is unfathomable to me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:46 PM

6. To me, Sandy Hook is likely the moment when we completely lost our way as a nation.

And I'm not sure we'll ever be able to right the ship after it. We literally let kids get gunned down and did NOTHING about it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:48 PM

7. AGREED!

I don't understand. If that didn't bring about change, what will?

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Response to Phentex (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:53 PM

9. Pictures and videos.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:53 PM

8. Never. Never give up. If a divided Germany can be reunited why not a divided nation on gun control?

Complacency is the enemy. We are right. Why give up when we are so right?

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:56 PM

10. We Will PERSIST

You are right Fred Sanders


We can NEVER give up.


peace,
kp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:57 PM

11. Hell, there's still a segment of America

who still believe today that Sandy Hook was a Hollywood CGI hoax so Obama could declare martial law and grab guns... That was probably the biggest P.R. coup of all...

But if I had to debate, I'd still say Columbine was the official beginning of the end... The NRA has been able to effectively drown out every gun control debate since then...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:57 PM

12. That picture - and the loss of all those lives - breaks me every time...

I have a daughter that is the same age as the victims of Sandy Hook...she is becoming an adolescent now, reaching puberty and nearly a teenager, but every time I see the Sandy Hook victims I am right back to the horror I felt the day I heard about it...I cried that night and for days afterward when I would see stories about it and the total lack of response from society.

Those children and teachers deserved so much more from life than what we allowed them to experience. I 100% agree with the assessment that the United States lost its soul that day, and I do not know if we can get it back, ever....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:01 PM

13. the day congress died....one of the saddest day in our history.

and then to have certain media people claim it's a hoax. goddamn them.

and NOTHING happened. NOTHING.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:05 PM

14. If that didn't do it, NOTHING will

those parents have been so active & still NOTHING on gun control

Can that picture be sent to the NRA, congress, every day?

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