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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:26 PM

US Senate Candidate Proposes Arming Homeless People With Shotguns

Source: The Guardian


A Michigan candidate for US Senate has proposed arming homeless people with pump-action shotguns in an effort to reduce crime.

Brian Ellison, who is running against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, says homeless people are “constantly victims of violent crime” and providing them with firearms would provide a deterrent.

Ellison, a Libertarian who is expected to be the party’s candidate in the November midterm election, said he had settled on pump-action shotguns for practicality purposes.

“Frankly I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol,” he told the Guardian, “but due to the licensing requirements in the state we’re going to have a hard enough time getting homeless people shotguns as it is."


More at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/15/us-senate-candidate-proposes-arming-homeless-people-with-shotguns

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Reply US Senate Candidate Proposes Arming Homeless People With Shotguns (Original post)
Different Drummer Mar 2018 OP
rurallib Mar 2018 #1
Renew Deal Mar 2018 #2
backtoblue Mar 2018 #3
njhoneybadger Mar 2018 #4
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #5
jberryhill Mar 2018 #6
Blue_true Mar 2018 #7
MagickMuffin Mar 2018 #8
petronius Mar 2018 #9
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2018 #10
skypilot Mar 2018 #11
lame54 Mar 2018 #12
TheBlackAdder Mar 2018 #13
jmowreader Mar 2018 #14
krispos42 Mar 2018 #15

Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:44 PM

1. Wonder if he even considered that the guns might get stolen or lost rather easily

or would each gun come with a safe for the homeless person to lock it in?
Better yet, maybe a place to live?

Are their brains ever connected?

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:50 PM

2. Shouldnt they pull themselves up by their bootstraps and purchase their own guns?

Why should they mooch off the govt to get their guns?

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 08:56 PM

3. They've lost their freaking minds

Really?! Hey genius, how about access to food, shelter, and healthcare? You know, things that actually help people to LIVE .

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 09:00 PM

4. Cmon this can't be true

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:02 PM

5. Just when you think that our "representatives" can't get any more stupid...

THIS.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:12 PM

6. Finally someone figured out what homeless people need most

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:36 PM

7. Republican solution.

Guns solve every imaginable social ill and some ills that they have not imagined yet.

But building housing, providing skills training and providing health care and food security solves nothing in their minds.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:52 PM

8. Who's providing the weapons???

In the article he never mentions who will provide the weapons. Certainly it can't be the government, since libertarians don't believe in government handouts.


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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 12:18 AM

9. I saw that movie! Excellent source of public policy ideas...



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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 12:46 PM

10. He apparently feels he has no chance to win, anyway.

This MUST be a performance art piece.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:16 PM

11. This HAS to be a new form of trolling.

It just has to be. To what end? I don't know but there is no way this guy is serious.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 02:44 PM

12. It worked for Rutger Hauer

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 03:04 PM

13. Then, relocate the homeless to the neighborhoods of their state and federal legislators :-D

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 11:52 PM

14. Do I have this right?

The Republicans are always up in arms about crimes committed by the homeless, so this moron's grand idea is to give them the tools they need to go out and commit even worse crimes?

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Mar 17, 2018, 12:14 AM

15. That's a special kind of stupid right there.

Are we sure this isn't The Onion???

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