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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:21 AM

suburban republicans are scared by gun violence

Several suburban Republicans in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District said this week that they are open to hearing out the Democrats on guns, raising the prospect that the issue could upend the dynamics in America’s suburbs as Congress is pressured to act in the wake of the latest mass shootings.

“I’ve always supported the Second Amendment, and I grew up hunting with my dad, but you saw what happened over the weekend. It’s scary,” said aircraft worker Chad Staggs, a 52-year-old Republican, as he shopped at a Whole Foods Market. “I’ve got two daughters, and I don’t want to see anything happen to them. It’s simply out of control, and something has to be done on guns.”

Liz Chase, a retired teacher and Democrat who was shopping nearby, said residents of this bustling suburb, which is full of young families and manicured lawns, are unsettled and seeking reassurance.

“They’re afraid,” Chase said. On Monday morning, she said — the first day of classes at many of the district’s elementary schools — several parents stood “together in a circle at the bus stop, holding hands and praying that their kids would come home safely in the afternoon.”

For parents, said Jake Orvis, a McBath adviser, “their kids are in lockdown drills at school, they’re rightly horrified. They’ve seen Lucy’s story and they know she really is the district and not part of the usual partisanship that they’re tired of.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/theyre-afraid-suburban-voters-in-red-states-threaten-gops-grip-on-power/2019/08/08/86b12410-b868-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:36 AM

1. Trump/McConnell know this and will do something

for show/vanity, like some toothless/weak background check bill, that will appease the conscience of the white moderate so they can say 'oh Mr Trump stood up to the NRA and is protectin our childrens' and vote for him anyway.

Democrats have to understand that any bill Trump/Mitch puts up is all about that, and resist, otherwise it gives Trump a 'win' to run on.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 04:19 AM

2. It's different when it happens to you or someone you love. If Democrats

Can't plaster these areas with the message that Trump and the Republicans won't protect you, then you might as well go home. That's the angle that will hurt them. Don't even mention guns.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 04:25 AM

3. They SHOULD be scared. 13 Americans were killed in El Paso alone.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 04:41 AM

4. FFS. Now they're scared? I guess Walmart cuts a little too close to home.

They should have foreseen this time would come. Time to buy your kiddie bulletproof backpacks and it’ll all be OK. Your chicken has come home to roost, you idiots. Note: I am speaking to the Republican Party. Maybe you should stop being the most cowardly group of people in the world and acknowledge your leaders are the party of death.

After so many on this planet lived in terror, The only thing that wakes up the right is when they are afraid they will suffer collateral damage from someone on their own side.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 06:29 AM

5. Public spaces will not be the same until

this either settles down, or breaks out bigger than it is and we finally deal with it.

Wonder if Trump will use this for some form of military state, not exactly martial law but closer to it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 06:37 AM

6. What the hell happened to caring about ALL our fellow man?

I find a note of hypocrisy when they're praying that THEIR kids come home safe but with no apparent concern for ALL humans for protection against gun violence as their Bible would teach them.

By in large, we have increasingly become a selfish, self-centered society.......

A result of unwarranted personal fears, isolationism, greed, materialism, misguided religious dogma, destruction of community and divide-and-conquer left/right bubble-driven politics.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 08:46 AM

7. Guns are hitting their areas so now they are concerned about gun violence

I think plenty of us knew that would be the only way they would ever care about gun control

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