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Tue Oct 3, 2017, 10:19 AM

Dear Steve Scalise.... your prayers do NOTHING

Pray for the victims? Didn't you pray that this sort of thing wouldn't happen again when YOU got shot? What good did your prayers do? Of what use were they to 59 concert goers in Nevada?

Fuck off, you asshole... you asshole who went around the country trying to remove health insurance from 32 million people. I'm not happy you got shot, but DO something productive. Do something NOT deadly, for a change.

You're a member of Congress... support legislation that would reduce the number of these mass murders.

We learn today that cheap kits that would turn semi-automatic weapons into much more lethal automatic ones are perfectly legal. How about supporting legislation that criminalizes such kits?

How about opposing the sale of silencers that make it more difficult to trace the source of gunfire?

How about reversing your repeal of the requirement that the SSA report those who are dangerously mentally disabled?

How about you support people over your NRA money?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 10:22 AM

1. Gabby Giffords And Steve Scalise - Two Of Their Own Were Victims Of Gun Violence.....

and they still do nothing and they bow down to the NRA It's time for the American People to take on the NRA with all the gusto they did to take on the Repugs attempt to Repeal and Replace ACA.

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 10:35 AM

3. We like to think that when it hits one of them personally that they will finally do something.


Well, two of their members have been brutally and almost fatally hit and still they do nothing. I think we need to acknowledge that we were wrong about that. The only way they will do anything is by force. The NRA figured out a long time ago that money talks. We've tried common sense, begging, shaming and guilt. It's time we admit that our methods have failed.

So why don't we fight fire with fire. Can't we join forces to out money the NRA? Apparently the congress critters respond to money. Is there an organization we can support (or form) to counter the NRA? I don't like having to resort to this, but damn it, they are not going to change anything until someone or some entity can "pay" them more than the NRA. I really, really don't like this , but this is the world we live in.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:56 AM

5. I Proposed A National Workers Association After The Newton Tragedy....

I said at the time it was an attempt to organize workers at a time when union were under fire by the Repugs. I modeled it after the NRA because it could - if successful - raise monies as great or greater than the NRA. Those dollars could also be used to lobby for meaningful gun legislation as well.

Here is a link to my original post as well as the responses to my OP: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10022032941

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 10:29 AM

2. Prayers only benefit the person praying.

It makes people feel like they're doing something at a time when they otherwise feel powerless. The trouble is, the Congress Critters are not powerless. They can actually do something. They can, in fact, do far more than the floating ghost in the sky seems to have been able to do.

"Your words are not kind, sober or giving,
They only put fear in the hearts of the living." - Poi Dog Pondering, 'Bury Me Deep'

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 11:47 AM

4. you would think thst after going through something like that

he would have a different perspective

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 12:23 PM

6. His doctors should have just prayed for him when he was shot

That's what I would like to see when one of these wingnuts end up in the ER. All the doctors and nurses should gather around and say "we're sending you our thoughts and prayers."

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