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SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:44 PM May 2022

The media needs to show the carnage.

We must show the public what gun violence does.

Our media coverage is too sanitized.

Make the public confront the brutal ugly reality.

First graders saw it with their own eyes.

Make the nation look at it.

Maybe then there will be a large enough outcry.

European countries put oral cancer pictures on cigarette packaging. They force adults to look at the consequences of what cigarettes do.



We need to force adults to see what AR15s do.



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Blue Owl

(50,305 posts)
3. Those so-called 'pro-lifers' love to display graphic medical images of fetuses and abortions
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:47 PM
May 2022

I don't see any difference in showing the aftermath of gun violence...

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
5. Yes. That too.
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:49 PM
May 2022

They stand on sidewalks at clinics with giant posters of fetuses.

But prolifers aren’t upset that 19 children were aborted today by an AR 15. They don’t scream that we should bam those.

Ocelot II

(115,629 posts)
4. Which would drive another stake into the hearts of the parents.
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:49 PM
May 2022

I get the point, but it would be unspeakably cruel to those families, especially now that we know DNA testing is needed to identify the children's bodies.

Claustrum

(4,845 posts)
6. I agree.
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:50 PM
May 2022

That's why I said in another thread that only if the parents agree to show those pictures. I am sure some parents will be angry enough to want to do it.

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
7. I get that.
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:50 PM
May 2022

But we can’t keep doing what we are doing.

Nothing will ever change.

We need radical thinking.

And maybe my idea is stupid and wouldn’t work anyway.

But all I know is what we continue to do doesn’t work.

We must try something else.

Ocelot II

(115,629 posts)
8. I don't think it would work, simply because the GOP are cold-blooded monsters
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:53 PM
May 2022

who could probably look at the mangled bodies of little children without blinking an eye.

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
9. That's also true.
Tue May 24, 2022, 10:55 PM
May 2022

But maybe if enough people are outraged they will be motivated to vote.

There are way too many people who simply don’t even vote.

Docreed2003

(16,854 posts)
10. Agree completely
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:06 PM
May 2022

And worse yet, they'd likely pick apart any picture any suggest "false flag" or "staged", ignoring the truth in front of their eyes

Ocelot II

(115,629 posts)
11. You could make the Senate GOPers attend the autopsies, live, and
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:09 PM
May 2022

they still wouldn't care. They might puke but they wouldn't do anything about the guns that caused the deaths.

cilla4progress

(24,722 posts)
12. I wonder if they would support it - identification removed, of course -
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:11 PM
May 2022

if they thought it would stop one more death.

kimbutgar

(21,081 posts)
13. I agree even if the pictures are blurred
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:15 PM
May 2022

They should show the carnage of the slaughter from assault weapons.

No more sugar coating.

Irish_Dem

(46,648 posts)
14. Americans need immediate shock therapy.
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:30 PM
May 2022

Nothing else will work but draconian measures to wake them the hell up.

tulipsandroses

(5,122 posts)
15. I agree that it needs to be shown. Just like Mamie Till forced this country
Tue May 24, 2022, 11:44 PM
May 2022

to look at the brutality of racism

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