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Sun Feb 25, 2018, 12:55 PM

Good Guy With A Gun

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Free Parking February 28, 2018

From tragedy comes new hope for our future. What no adult could or would do is being done by teenagers. Their direct action has loosened the political stranglehold of the NRA. Major company after major company is running from the advocates of kid killing guns, and they’re pulling money and resources from the organization that has long threatened anyone who would dare to mention sane regulations.

Why does the NRA fight tooth and nail against closing the loopholes that avoid thorough background checks; keeping guns from domestic abusers and those who are mentally ill? The organization seems to advocate for gun manufacturers, not gun owners; 85% of whom support regulations. Does Wayne LaPierre get kickback commission for every gun and bullet sold? He must be well paid to have such disregard for human life; but, with the loss of sponsors, his coffers may become bare because the corporations are responding to the demands of the people.

In the first 2 months of 2018, there have been 18 school shooting incidents, two were intended massacres and two were suicides. Secondary school shootings are committed by white males 79% of the time who generally fall into one of 3 categories, psychotic, traumatized or psychopathic and unable to feel empathy. This speaks to our country’s great need for mental health care, especially in our schools. While this is generally known, the Republicon Congress has cut national education and health care budgets again, making mental health care impossible.

Good guys with guns don’t stop bad guys with guns. Last week’s school massacre proved that. The “good guy” school cop and his gun hid outside until the killer finished his rampage. Then the three other “good guy” cops (hiding behind their car, guns drawn) missed the killer who left the scene to go buy snacks after killing 17 people. I’d say this theory of “good guy with gun overcomes bad guys” is a massive failure.

Studies show that gun violence correlates to the number of guns in the same population. More guns equal more gun deaths.

The paradigm is shifting and the children are leading us.

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WhiteTara Feb 2018 OP
mainstreetonce Feb 2018 #1
MichMary Feb 2018 #3
WhiteTara Feb 2018 #5
WhiteTara Feb 2018 #4
Eyeball_Kid Feb 2018 #2
Fred Sanders Feb 2018 #6
WhiteTara Feb 2018 #7

Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:06 PM

1. Where did you get the info

that the deputies left to get snacks?

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:09 PM

3. The killer left to buy snacks,

not the deputies.

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Response to MichMary (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:20 PM

5. Exactly. But I didn't make that clear

Before it publishes, it will be reworked. Thanks.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:18 PM

4. I was afraid that was not clear

the kid left for his coke or whatever and went to McDonalds...I have to rework that sentence to make sense. Thanks.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:08 PM

2. We have laws to regulate impulsive behavior. Humans always have the capacity for...

impulsive and destructive behavior. We form governments to protect our populations from hurting one another. We want our citizens to utilize their potential for a quality of life from which they can reach and enjoy. If we strip the citizenry of protections from those who seek to destroy, intimidate, or take assets from others, we strip away the essential reasons for governance in the first place. From this perspective, eliminating assault weapons from the general public makes perfect sense. If they are available, there WILL be massacres, because killing others is part of our human capacity, and has been throughout human history. So, to hell with "second amendment rights". The right to life takes precedence and should always take precedence.

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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 02:18 PM

6. That armed guards paid a pittance, or even police, would choose to sacrifice their own lives,

potentially for no good being done, fails to understand most humans do not want to die defending strangers.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 10:48 PM

7. I don't disagree. I wouldn't but then

I wouldn't take the job either.

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