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Old November 6th, 2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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The indefensible Republican response to the Texas mass shooting

Every time, NOTHING gets done after the shock goes away.
The indefensible Republican response
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“This isn’t a guns situation,” said President Trump, when he was asked to comment on the latest in our long string of mass shootings, this one in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

As predictable as the rising of the sun, Republican politicians who have fought so hard against even the most basic measures to limit the bloodshed went to their Twitter accounts and the television cameras to send out their thoughts and prayers, and insist that the last thing we should be doing right now is talking about guns. Or, heaven forfend, “politicizing” the issue in this tragic moment.

That’s what we’ve come to expect from them. But it’s time we demand something more. We know they aren’t going to do anything, not even get behind measures such as universal background checks that have the support of 9 in 10 Americans. So at the very least, we should insist that they be honest about what they believe.

And what they believe is this: The unceasing, relentless, mind-numbing carnage that we in the United States experience because of our gun fetish? Not just the mass shootings — which make up a tiny portion of all those killed with guns — but the day-in, day-out death toll? The pile of bodies, the broken families, the misery and death and despair? Our fellow citizens getting murdered in church, at concerts, at the movies, in nightclubs, in malls, in school? Gun advocates, a group that includes almost every elected Republican, simply do not think it’s a problem.

Let me be clear on what I mean by this. Surely many Republicans are personally horrified by mass shootings and even by daily gun carnage. And sometimes Republicans do offer various readings of this problem that might point to solutions — some genuinely do see this as a mental health problem, for instance. But even in these cases, Republicans do not propose serious solutions to the problem as they’ve identified it.

Presumably there’s some number of gun deaths that would lead them to propose genuine and meaningful solutions — maybe 500,000 a year, or 1 million, or 10 million — but whatever that level is, 35,000 just isn’t high enough for them.
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It's a fruitless endeavour. Guns will never be handed over, no matter how many shootings the CIA sets up
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Old November 6th, 2017, 01:13 PM   #3
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"...such as universal background checks that have the support of 9 in 10 Americans...."
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Old November 6th, 2017, 01:26 PM   #4
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It's a fruitless endeavour. Guns will never be handed over, no matter how many shootings the CIA sets up
Actually it isn't. The federal government, in concert with all 50 states police departments could disarm America in less than a year, if they put an all out blitz to do it. The simple fact is most guns are owned by a fraction of the population.

Most people do not own any fire arms.

The majority of legal fire arms owners would comply with new laws.

That leaves a small fraction that would have to be coerced, and that's a coercion I would have no problem with regarding that crowd.

A simple list of legally owned firearms would be allowed.

They would be allowed only through a background check system.

All other weapons would fall under the machine gun act, and forbidden to be purchased or possessed except through the current system these types of weapons can be purchased and possessed now.

It's really just that simple.
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Actually it isn't. The federal government, in concert with all 50 states police departments could disarm America in less than a year, if they put an all out blitz to do it. The simple fact is most guns are owned by a fraction of the population.

Most people do not own any fire arms.

The majority of legal fire arms owners would comply with new laws.

That leaves a small fraction that would have to be coerced, and that's a coercion I would have no problem with regarding that crowd.

A simple list of legally owned firearms would be allowed.

They would be allowed only through a background check system.

All other weapons would fall under the machine gun act, and forbidden to be purchased or possessed except through the current system these types of weapons can be purchased and possessed now.

It's really just that simple.
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We must ban all trucks as Muslims now prefer them over bombs.

Lazy murderers.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 01:56 PM   #7
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Actually it isn't. The federal government, in concert with all 50 states police departments could disarm America in less than a year, if they put an all out blitz to do it. The simple fact is most guns are owned by a fraction of the population.

Most people do not own any fire arms.

The majority of legal fire arms owners would comply with new laws.

That leaves a small fraction that would have to be coerced, and that's a coercion I would have no problem with regarding that crowd.

A simple list of legally owned firearms would be allowed.

They would be allowed only through a background check system.

All other weapons would fall under the machine gun act, and forbidden to be purchased or possessed except through the current system these types of weapons can be purchased and possessed now.

It's really just that simple.
Enjoy your 100s of Wacos across the country. More people will die in a year than every mass shooting combined. But you don't actually care about the bloodshed, it's not about that for you, which we already knew.

There's no point in reasoning with you people so that's that. You'll have to pry them from the cold dead hands of millions. Do it, I want you to. Push us into a civil war. Give us the excuse.
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"...such as universal background checks that have the support of 9 in 10 Americans...."
hello to buy a gun you MUST have a background check prior to buying the firearm.

THE NRA PUSHED THAT THROUGH CONGRESS.


Now I agree as does the NRA, private purchases need to be carried out through a dealer.


Too bad Obama era democrats have opposed it.

They think banning silencers is more important, how many times has a silencer been used in one of these crimes?
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