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Fri Jul 8, 2016, 05:39 PM

 

It's the guns, stupid

Is it mental illness? Sometimes.

Is it terrorism? Sometimes.

Is it bigoted hate? Sometimes.

Is it jumpy cops dealing with black men? Sometimes.

Is it domestic disputes? Sometimes.

Is it suicidal thoughts? Sometimes.

Is it a curious child? Sometimes.

Is it an accident? Sometimes.

Is it a gun related death that shocks the public conscious? Every time.

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Reply It's the guns, stupid (Original post)
morningfog Jul 2016 OP
here2help Jul 2016 #1
morningfog Jul 2016 #2
longship Jul 2016 #3
Calculating Jul 2016 #4
Stonepounder Jul 2016 #9
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #5
KG Jul 2016 #6
AlbertCat Jul 2016 #8
lindysalsagal Jul 2016 #7
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #10

Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 05:56 PM

1. Agree..

to disagree.

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Response to here2help (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 06:02 PM

2. You don't get your own set of facts.

 

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 06:03 PM

3. Yup! Guns are bad things.

An gun armed populace is a dangerous populace.

We need to get the handguns and assault type rifles.

And no. I don't give a flaming fuck about the second amendment as currently interpreted.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 06:20 PM

4. Start with the police

America leads the world in citizens killed by our police.

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Response to Calculating (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:46 PM

9. I've sworn off watching TV until the election is over.

Instead, we've been watching the streaming channels - Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon. We've been watching a lot of British crime drama - Midsomer Murders, Endeavor, Inspector Morse, etc. A striking thing is that even today, most British police do not routinely go armed. Granted, it is a different society were most of the population is not armed either, but the police in these shows always are genuinely surprised when someone pulls a gun on them. And if they are going into what they suspect will be a dangerous situation, they put in a call to an 'armed response unit'.

How in the world did we end up in a country were a significant portion of the population feels the need to go armed? Where a sidearm is as much a part of a cops uniform as his badge? And where so often it seems that a cop will shoot first and ask questions later. Where running away from a cop can be a death sentence or even DWB?

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:14 PM

5. Off to GT with You!

 

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:23 PM

6. if it were up to me...

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Response to KG (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:42 PM

8. if it were up to me...

 

1997!!!

Almost 10 years ago....


See how nothing gets done? Our government is crap.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Fri Jul 8, 2016, 08:27 PM

7. Gunz, gun money. Gunz, gun election money. So simple.

Unless you deliberately refuse to accept that you have a responsibility to protect your fellow americans.

People would rather play the odds and let somone else's loved one die so they can feel powerful.

Fools.

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Response to morningfog (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2016, 12:59 AM

10. Kick

 

More people need to see this. (Recced Already.)

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