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Old 08-04-2019, 05:43 PM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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Originally Posted by Huckleberry3911948 View Post
It is disturbing that all the mass shooters look just like me
Not an angry black man or Muslim extremist in the crowd
Is it something in the water?
https://centerforinquiry.org/blog/wh...aphics-part-2/

 
Old 08-04-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Online
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Originally Posted by corpgypsy View Post
So what do we as responsible gun owners do about mass shootings?

If I were in a conversation with someone who genuinely asked me this question, this is what I would say:

Join other Americans, if you have not already done so, and pledge to transform this latest national sorrow into effective action. Let's stop this horror from being normal in the USA.

Call on your legislators to take action to combat gun violence. Ask them to enact a ban on sales of military-style assault rifles, as well as high-capacity magazines.

Ask your legislators to make background checks mandatory.

Help other Americans remove these weapons of war from our streets. The only purpose of these instruments is to kill as many people as possible, and they are not needed to hunt or protect oneself, as responsible gun owners understand.

Ask the administration to convene a comprehensive study or panel on gun violence, one which includes a wide array of scientific expertise including those from medicine, law enforcement, the CDC etc.

Demand your legislators free themselves from the gun lobby.

Look for more solutions and consider those that may come from others, despite their political persuasion, because this American terror is not a partisan issue.

Support leaders who speak to the better angels of our nature and seek to unite America rather than divide it.
Love this!!

Some people like guns, 2nd amendment and all that ... fine. But FFS take responsibility of it at the societal level. Just saying "I want something that'll endanger society but I'm only responsible for myself" is absolute LOSER TALK. Either lead or get out of the way.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by ATX Wahine View Post
Continue to follow gun laws, and practice gun safety every single day.

There’s nothing that gun owners can do to stop a deranged maniac from using one to kill. We can’t stop guys with knives, people plowing through crowds with cars, etc. etc. All we can do is remain law-abiding citizens.

The actions of one crazed person are not the fault or responsibility of the rest of us. Don’t allow people to let you feel that way.
Two. Well this weekend anyway it was two.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Originally Posted by DerpyDerp View Post
They simply don't care and look down their noses at people who think differently. President Obama made that abundantly clear with his "bitter clingers" speech.
April, 2008

“The jobs have been gone for 25 years and nothing has replaced them. Politicians told them these communities were going to regenerate and they have not.

It’s not surprising then they get bitter. They cling to guns and religion or anger towards people who aren’t like them or express anti- immigrant sentiment or anti trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”

- Obama

2015/6

Trump tapped into the bitterness.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Originally Posted by ditchoc View Post
Vote out government leadership that advocate hate.
Exactly, and lets start at the top .

Last edited by ipaper; 08-04-2019 at 06:39 PM..
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: California
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Nobody can do anything to stop a crazy person from acting out if they are set on it, it's a fact that people need to come to grips with.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:16 PM
 
Location: sumter
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I don't even remember him saying it but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. So, that was ONE time and you're still butt hurt from it. Imagine how we feel with what has been going on for 2.5 years EVERY DAY? I mean c'mon!! We aren't even in the same worlds of comparisons here.
Absolutely
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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I don't even remember him saying it but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. So, that was ONE time and you're still butt hurt from it. Imagine how we feel with what has been going on for 2.5 years EVERY DAY? I mean c'mon!! We aren't even in the same worlds of comparisons here.
People who use the phrase 'butt hurt' don't belong at the grownups table.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by middle-aged mom View Post
April, 2008

“The jobs have been gone for 25 years and nothing has replaced them. Politicians told them these communities were going to regenerate and they have not.

It’s not surprising then they get bitter. They cling to guns and religion or anger towards people who aren’t like them or express anti- immigrant sentiment or anti trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”

- Obama

2015/6

Trump tapped into the bitterness.
That quote accurately explains a lot of people on this board.
 
Old 08-04-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Originally Posted by Grlzrl View Post
People who use the phrase 'butt hurt' don't belong at the grownups table.
Well that would exclude so many on the right on this forum. They have absolutely ran that phrase into the ground many times over. They love to say dems and libs are still butt hurt over the 2016 elections. I mean where have you been, because they use it more than anyone else because Trump won.
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