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Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:10 AM

Gov Scott said Florida isn't a violent state

I was listening to the Rachel Maddow podcast this morning and heard his statements from last night.

My brain just stopped ...something broke. My mouth started flapping a response to the comment but no words came out.

Then the stupid comment about how the shooting was done by "evil" ..as in a 19 yr old human being not by pervasive gun culture promoted by the NRA.

We have to stop dehumanizing mass shooters...their actions yes are evil, but by referring to a person as an entity - as evil, it's basically saying it was some weird ass fluke no one could see coming.

Except this can be seen coming...this is the 18th SCHOOL shooting (because we have so many we can categorize them) this year.

Florida isn't a violent state my ass. America isn't a violent country...the stupid just breaks my brain.

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Reply Gov Scott said Florida isn't a violent state (Original post)
nadine_mn Feb 2018 OP
janterry Feb 2018 #1
phylny Feb 2018 #9
malaise Feb 2018 #2
MineralMan Feb 2018 #3
malaise Feb 2018 #4
MineralMan Feb 2018 #6
nadine_mn Feb 2018 #8
malaise Feb 2018 #10
HAB911 Feb 2018 #5
Vogon_Glory Feb 2018 #7
onethatcares Feb 2018 #11
EX500rider Feb 2018 #12

Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:19 AM

1. Read, vacation land doesn't want to lose tourists

 

over violence in the state

And f-you, too Gov. Scott

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:37 PM

9. This is why I go to the Caribbean when I want some warm sunshine in the winter.

I will not give Florida any of my hard-earned money until it turns blue and starts acting blue.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:25 AM

2. The shooting was done by someone with several issues

He was adopted - his adopted father died when he was four, he was declared autistic at 11, his adopted mother died a few months ago - he was violent, killed animals, apparently abused a girlfriend and then got into a fight with her new boyfriend leading to his expulsion from this school. On top of that he had access to weapons.
Apparently it's harder to access a handgun in Florida than an AR-15 (by age).

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:37 AM

3. It's easier to get an AR-15 type of rifle than a handgun

in almost every state. In most states, you can walk out of the store with one right after paying for it, and the ammo and extra magazines you purchased at the same time. If you pass the instant background check, it's yours.

There are waiting periods before taking possession of handguns in most states. Not so, though, for the most lethal weapons available to civilians in this country.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:39 AM

4. Unfuggingbelievable

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:40 AM

6. Yes, it is.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:36 PM

8. Oh sheesh...he was failed by so many

I don't excuse his actions, we all have choices but sometimes the cards can be so stacked against someone. Like how many red flags needed to be waved?

My empathy stops when someone takes their pain out on someone else...but I still grieve for the missed opportunities to mitigate the hurt.

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Response to nadine_mn (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:37 PM

10. And that's the truth

I don't like defending killers but there are people on this planet with more baggage than an airport carousel.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:40 AM

5. LOL, TOO FUNNY

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:46 AM

7. Of course Florida isn't a violent state, Governor

and you're a man of proven honor and integrity, a beacon of honesty shining across the Sunshine State and the Republic at large.



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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:22 PM

11. yeah, the only reason 2.5 million Floridians

have concealed weapons permits is to keep the opossum population down. No violence here at all.

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Response to nadine_mn (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 01:41 PM

12. "Florida isn't a violent state my ass. America isn't a violent country"

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