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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 09:10 PM

Children are leading the way.

Free Parking Feb 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 fortunes may dwindle because corporations are responding to the demands of the people.

In the first two 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 three 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 healthcare 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 children are leading the way.

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WhiteTara Mar 2018 OP
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Demovictory9 Mar 2018 #3
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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2018, 10:16 PM

1. No, NOT children. Young adults and/or students.

They are constantly referred to as children. These are not children. They are young adults and as a teacher I want them to be viewed as the people they are. They are energized, passionate, smart people. They should be given the credit and status they deserve. More power to these aware, alert and determined people who will do more than older adults haven't been able to accomplish so far. We will be there to guide them, share our knowledge and experience and support them in every way possible. RESIST!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 02:42 AM

2. Rec, Correct. Young adults and students, activists and leaders now

and in the near future. Tragedy like they've experienced in their formative years is fueling a powerful movement and reckoning. As we see they are fighting for their lives and country and will for decades. Brava!

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Sun Mar 4, 2018, 04:51 PM

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 10:07 PM

4. Thanks.

Welcome to DU!

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