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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2015, 11:30:57 am »
Ironchew, I do believe you're right in that Americans don't want to deal with the gun control issue. Colombine, VA Tech, that Amish school a few years ago, Sandy Hook, the theater shooting in Colorado, the Beltway snipers, the Chattanooga recruitment center, Ft. Hood, that DC Navy yard, and everything else I've forgotten about. And since then nothing substantial has changed.
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2015, 01:28:20 pm »
Ironchew, I do believe you're right in that Americans don't want to deal with the gun control issue. Colombine, VA Tech, that Amish school a few years ago, Sandy Hook, the theater shooting in Colorado, the Beltway snipers, the Chattanooga recruitment center, Ft. Hood, that DC Navy yard, and everything else I've forgotten about. And since then nothing substantial has changed.

It doesn't help that a bunch of shills flood the airwaves shortly after incidents like these saying, "Won't someone think of the arms industry profits Silly citizens. Now's not the time to talk about gun control. If everyone had a gun this wouldn't have happened."
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2015, 01:03:31 am »
A lot of us Americans do want something done.

First, we got to get the Teahadis & NeoCon creeps out of our government!

THEN we can tackle the NRA.

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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2015, 02:01:52 am »
A lot of us Americans do want something done.

First, we got to get the Teahadis & NeoCon creeps out of our government!

THEN we can tackle the NRA.

With that plan you'll be waiting decades to get anything done, all the while totally indistinguishable from inaction.

The hundreds of thousands of victims of gun violence between now and then can't afford to wait that long.
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2015, 10:06:32 am »
A lot of us Americans do want something done.

First, we got to get the Teahadis & NeoCon creeps out of our government!

THEN we can tackle the NRA.
2009-2011. Around '94. The 2 most recent times I can think of the Dems had control of the White House and both houses of Congress.
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2015, 10:14:51 am »
A lot of us Americans do want something done.

First, we got to get the Teahadis & NeoCon creeps out of our government!

THEN we can tackle the NRA.

Lobbyists like the NRA are a huge part of why the US government is so far to the right in the first place.

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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2015, 10:15:20 am »
A lot of us Americans do want something done.

First, we got to get the Teahadis & NeoCon creeps out of our government!

THEN we can tackle the NRA.
2009-2011. Around '94. The 2 most recent times I can think of the Dems had control of the White House and both houses of Congress.
Except that the GOP was still able to decide what happens because enough of the Democrats disagree with the party line and side with the GOP. The Democrats are either hypocrites or simply spineless.

At least the GOP is better at avoiding infighting and keeping a firm stand against whatever the hell they don't want to happen.
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2015, 10:49:45 am »
Both parties are so far to the right they're literally retarding any advancement in the American socioeconomic and political paradigm. Foxes, all, guarding the henhouse.
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Re: Another Shooting. This Is Getting RIDICULOUS!
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2015, 04:47:52 pm »
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Predictably, Jindal used it as a "Look at me! Vote for me!" opportunity. Apparently, all we need is more prayer.

Only two fatalities due to the police responding quickly (seems they weren't very far away) and they were equipped with first aid kits, a very recent addition to the police force.

I've gone to that theater quite a few times. Most recently was last month for my husband's birthday. We saw Jurassic World and looked at a fossil display the local museum had set up in the lobby. Great place to go, as long as you didn't eat the hot dogs.