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Offline Omni

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Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:24:41 pm »
Parkland Florida is the latest, but it's just the 18th school shooting in the US this year, and it's only February! You can't carry a gun into the congress, but they will promote laws that allow "conceal and carry". When will they ever learn?

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 05:10:17 pm »
The media is ridiculous, shoving mics in kidsí faces after such a traumatic event.
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 08:16:43 pm »
Holy jeezus, I had to go out for a while and when I left there were reportedly 1 dead and 14 taken to hospital. Now I tune in and find it's 17 dead and a dozen wounded. What a sad scene and what a scary read of this article with citizens claiming there is nothing we can do about it. I heard/saw some Iphone video from the scene and that was definitely a semi automatic rifle going off. Maybe one thing to do about it is to kick the ass of congress to quit sucking on the IRA tit and enact some laws to bring the 2nd BS under control and keep such weapons off the streets.

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:48:38 pm »
If they can't get gun control after an incident like Sandy Hook with a President like Obama, I doubt they can ever get it. 
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 08:55:07 pm »
If they can't get gun control after an incident like Sandy Hook with a President like Obama, I doubt they can ever get it.

Obama tried, the congress stopped him. NRA funding has a lot of sway.

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 08:57:14 pm »
I hope this is fake....


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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 08:58:36 pm »
Obama tried, the congress stopped him. NRA funding has a lot of sway.

That's what I mean. 

Not that it would make a lot of difference, given there are >300 million guns dotted around the US already.
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 09:02:08 pm »
That's what I mean. 

Not that it would make a lot of difference, given there are >300 million guns dotted around the US already.

That's the "head in the sand type" of approach that will simply keep the situation from changing.

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 09:05:34 pm »
That's the "head in the sand type" of approach that will simply keep the situation from changing.

I thought it was the NRA?
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 09:09:34 pm »
I thought it was the NRA?

You do understand what NRA means eh?

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 09:12:33 pm »
You do understand what NRA means eh?

Yes I do...
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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2018, 05:20:26 am »
I doubt they can ever get it.

Never is a long time.

Here are the things that will make an assault gun ban, and maybe a full gun ban happen... *eventually*:

1. Gun owners moving to an older and dying demographic.
2. Campaign finance reform removing financial incentives for congress to support the NRA.
3. Television advertising (large cost for congress) giving way to personalized social media campaigns (cheaper), reducing the needs for NRA money
4. Those factors eventually will cause unending support for ridiculously loose gun laws to end.

When will it happen ?  Somewhere from 10 to 60 years from now.  I will guess 20.

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 05:23:01 am »
Here are some political 'nevers' I have read, while reading political history:

"Alberta will always vote Liberal, federally"
"Texas will always be Democrat"

Those things were written less than a hundred years ago, so they're truths that your parents or grandparents lived under.

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Re: Another Mass School Shooting in the US
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 09:18:38 am »
I don't think judgement from up North changes things and people from states that do have gun control won't change anything.

Americans value the 2nd amendment more than public safety. Dozens of innocent people being killed every few months is just collateral damage to this idea of freedom to bare arms.

It doesn't matter if polls say that a majority value gun control. The politically motivated value the 2nd amendment and only when Gun Control advocates become as politically motived as the NRA, will things change.
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