260 Mass Shootings 160 Days, When Will it be Too Much?

Blue Crab

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Please vomit down wind out of the boat, Alan.

It does look like we need to work on regulating the militia. My whole point is that may have been how the insurrectors viewed themselves. You might want to invest in a BP cuff cuz none of this is going to change any time soon.

And people still love God, and Jesus, and the Catholics loves them some Mary but they all vote red.
 

SloopJonB

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I think this was how and what the militia aka protestors thought they were doing... righting a stolen election wrong. Lack of leadership left them hanging out to dry but we've heard about at least the one van in nearby VA with a weapons cache presumably for an occupation.
You're absolutely right of course - I should have posted in purple.

Either way though it points out the speciousness of that "argument" for the ocean of weapons - do you really want people like The Merc deciding when the gubbmint has become tyrannical?

Maybe we should rely more on people like McVeigh for decisions like that?

Or these true patriots saving democracy for us?

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Alan H

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Well, "The Militia" is granted all-knowing wisdom and insight by God and the Founding Fathers, don't you know? It's impossible to manipulate "The Militia".

Actually, I monitor my BP pretty often and my damned cuff always reads high by about 15 points. Whenever I go to my PCP, she takes it and it's high-"ish" but still fine.

While I rant, I know full well that nothing is going to change. 40% of the country is in love with their weaponry. A huge proportion of the country knows in their heart of hearts that the boogieman is coming and they have to be prepared. Those people vote, as they should. So nothing is going to change. The obvious solution to stop the killing will never be implemented and we will just keep shouting at each other until....slowly....something in the culture changes.

Hopefully.
And every week another 856 people will die. 'murica!
 

Burning Man

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Actually slightly less than 1/3 own guns and hold the rest of the country hostage to their fetishistic stupidity.
I know that's what the current polls say. But I would take that with a very big chunk of salt. In the current climate for the last 10-15 years or so - I think a lot of owners are laying low and answering no to those polls for a lot of reasons. Just remember the polls in Oct of 2016 had Hillary as the runaway winner. I don't know what the number is, but I think it's quite a bit higher than 33%.
 

Raz'r

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I know that's what the current polls say. But I would take that with a very big chunk of salt. In the current climate for the last 10-15 years or so - I think a lot of owners are laying low and answering no to those polls for a lot of reasons. Just remember the polls in Oct of 2016 had Hillary as the runaway winner. I don't know what the number is, but I think it's quite a bit higher than 33%.
Don't go all Trumptard and make up data based on "feelings..."
 

Blue Crab

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I know that's what the current polls say. But I would take that with a very big chunk of salt. In the current climate for the last 10-15 years or so - I think a lot of owners are laying low and answering no to those polls for a lot of reasons. Just remember the polls in Oct of 2016 had Hillary as the runaway winner. I don't know what the number is, but I think it's quite a bit higher than 33%.
Yepper. I'd say in just my small sphere more than half have unregistered weapons to hear them tell it. Kinda shame we're known by the company ya keep.

And no salt for you Alan.
 

Gouvernail

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Maybe the approach being used to stop the madness it backward.
Perhaps the best way to get Republicans to try to keep guns out of kids’ hands eoukd be to start a government program where kids are REQUIRED to carry loaded guns to school and guns are GIVEN to kids who cant afford guns.
Call it the Socialist Gun rights act.
 

Ishmael

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Maybe the approach being used to stop the madness it backward.
Perhaps the best way to get Republicans to try to keep guns out of kids’ hands eoukd be to start a government program where kids are REQUIRED to carry loaded guns to school and guns are GIVEN to kids who cant afford guns.
Call it the Socialist Gun rights act.

They really should just have bins of free guns outside the hardware store.
 

phill_nz

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for the life of me i cannot workout who would be stupid enough to think arming teachers was a great idea
arming teachers is going to increase the amount of school shootings not decrease it

unless the children in the usa are completely different to the kids here .. because here its not very uncommon for whole classes of kids to deliberately bate teachers they dont like or think are vulnerable

A study from Rand Corp. researchers from early 2021 found that 27 percent of teachers have experienced symptoms consistent with depression, while 37 percent have experienced symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety.
from https://www.parents.com/news/americas-teachers-are-facing-a-mental-health-crisis-too/
 
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Lark

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The two ways to change all this are spelled out clearly in the Constitution. Bitching on the internet is not one of them unfortunately: "Article V of the Constitution provides two ways to propose amendments to the document. Amendments may be proposed either by the Congress, through a joint resolution passed by a two-thirds vote, or by a convention called by Congress in response to applications from two-thirds of the state legislatures."

Think big but act close to home. What seems possible, maybe, is getting the populace behind an amendment to the 5th to state that national referendums be allowed.
There is a third way. Elect senators that approve justices that decide to read both parts of 2A, also article 1 sec 8 of the main body, and decide they are all part of the same document voted on at the same time. Judges are political instruments appointed by politicians for party reasons. Their interpitation of the constitution is merely a political statement with ramifications.
 

Lark

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for the life of me i cannot workout who would be stupid enough to think arming teachers was a great idea
arming teachers is going to increase the amount of school shootings not decrease it

unless the children in the usa are completely different to the kids here .. because here its not very uncommon for whole classes of kids to deliberatly bate teachers they dont like or think are vulnerable

A study from Rand Corp. researchers from early 2021 found that 27 percent of teachers have experienced symptoms consistent with depression, while 37 percent have experienced symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety.
from https://www.parents.com/news/americas-teachers-are-facing-a-mental-health-crisis-too/
There was already one teacher caused school shooting. Fortunately it was literally a school shooting. Due to poor firearm safety, the teacher shot the school building he was inside of. The problems of NRA sponsored firearm solutions are obvious, and inevitable. I’m somewhat amazed they haven’t happened yet, with a serious cost of life. The first teacher school shooting will inevitably be countered by a call to arm lunch ladies.
 

Not for nothing

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There was already one teacher caused school shooting. Fortunately it was literally a school shooting. Due to poor firearm safety, the teacher shot the school building he was inside of. The problems of NRA sponsored firearm solutions are obvious, and inevitable. I’m somewhat amazed they haven’t happened yet, with a serious cost of life. The first teacher school shooting will inevitably be countered by a call to arm lunch ladies.
those Lunch ladies were mean son of bitches and didn't screw with them, John get back in line now or no lunch for you
Id trust them with a gun before a teacher or Principal
 


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