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Re: Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States

#321  Postby The_Piper » Jul 03, 2022 11:33 am


"Arm the teachers!1!1" and then conduct unannounced audits. What could go wrong? :lol: :picard:
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#322  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 03, 2022 1:19 pm

When laws are made on the basis of ideology rather than reason, this is entirely to be expected. Really, this should spell out to anyone reasonable that Gov. Greg Abbott should probably be supervised when operating kitchen appliances, let alone when making decisions that can affect other people.
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#323  Postby The_Piper » Jul 03, 2022 5:02 pm

Abbot is a cartoon-level bad governor. B-movie bad. So is his lieutenant governor.
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#324  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 03, 2022 5:38 pm

Ideocracy & Idiocracy all in one... it's like the universe accidentally let this glitch occur and the laws of reality haven't quite had time to notice. Implosion incoming?
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#325  Postby The_Piper » Jul 03, 2022 10:45 pm

Spearthrower wrote:Ideocracy & Idiocracy all in one... it's like the universe accidentally let this glitch occur and the laws of reality haven't quite had time to notice. Implosion incoming?

Probably. It's been steadily collapsing for a while now. Texas is crumbling. Power and road infrastructure are failing. I'm not sure what else, because I yearn to never go to Texas, ever. Or Florida.
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#326  Postby Tortured_Genius » Jul 04, 2022 6:24 pm

Grotesque, but my first thought was "what could be more American?"

Illinois shooting: Six dead in 4 July parade shooting near Chicago(BBC)

The frequency of mass shootings in the USA really is ridiculous, and the total inability of US politicians to address the issue even more so.
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#327  Postby Greg the Grouper » Jul 04, 2022 7:53 pm

Tortured_Genius wrote:Grotesque, but my first thought was "what could be more American?"

Illinois shooting: Six dead in 4 July parade shooting near Chicago(BBC)

The frequency of mass shootings in the USA really is ridiculous, and the total inability of US politicians to address the issue even more so.


Well, we can still get guns.That's the important thing, apparently.
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#328  Postby The_Piper » Jul 04, 2022 9:30 pm

It's just another day in paradise. :nono: So depressing.
Where's Ted Cruz to tell us we should only have one entrance and exit to rooftops during parades?
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#329  Postby The_Piper » Jul 05, 2022 1:09 am

"Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,"
And perhaps we have a dumb Democrat here, the president. Shocked? How the hell could they be shocked? He's not kidding when he calls himself a gaff machine. :picard:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/politics/joe-biden-july-4/index.html
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#330  Postby Hermit » Jul 05, 2022 2:17 am

The_Piper wrote:"Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,"
And perhaps we have a dumb Democrat here, the president. Shocked? How the hell could they be shocked? He's not kidding when he calls himself a gaff machine. :picard:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/politics/joe-biden-july-4/index.html

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#331  Postby The_Piper » Jul 05, 2022 2:53 am

Hermit wrote:
The_Piper wrote:"Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,"
And perhaps we have a dumb Democrat here, the president. Shocked? How the hell could they be shocked? He's not kidding when he calls himself a gaff machine. :picard:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/politics/joe-biden-july-4/index.html

"shocked" has two meanings - "surprised" and "upset".

I'm shocked to learn that, I never knew it meant upset.
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#332  Postby Hermit » Jul 05, 2022 3:28 am

The_Piper wrote:
Hermit wrote:
The_Piper wrote:"Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,"
And perhaps we have a dumb Democrat here, the president. Shocked? How the hell could they be shocked? He's not kidding when he calls himself a gaff machine. :picard:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/politics/joe-biden-july-4/index.html

"shocked" has two meanings - "surprised" and "upset".

I'm shocked to learn that, I never knew it meant upset.

Why am I not surprised? :doh:
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Re: Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States

#333  Postby Spearthrower » Jul 05, 2022 6:11 am

Greg the Grouper wrote:
Tortured_Genius wrote:Grotesque, but my first thought was "what could be more American?"

Illinois shooting: Six dead in 4 July parade shooting near Chicago(BBC)

The frequency of mass shootings in the USA really is ridiculous, and the total inability of US politicians to address the issue even more so.


Well, we can still get guns.That's the important thing, apparently.


No, it's important that you do GET one, or ten, or however many you can fit safely or not in your house, car, pocket, office desk drawer, and pram (stroller in Murican!) If you have a free appendage and no gun to strap to it, then you're probably not really a true patriot!
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#334  Postby The_Piper » Jul 05, 2022 1:34 pm

Hermit wrote:
The_Piper wrote:
Hermit wrote:
The_Piper wrote:"Jill and I are shocked by the senseless gun violence that has yet again brought grief to an American community on this Independence Day,"
And perhaps we have a dumb Democrat here, the president. Shocked? How the hell could they be shocked? He's not kidding when he calls himself a gaff machine. :picard:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/04/politics/joe-biden-july-4/index.html

"shocked" has two meanings - "surprised" and "upset".

I'm shocked to learn that, I never knew it meant upset.

Why am I not surprised? :doh:

Because no one uses it that way? :lol:
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Re: Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States

#335  Postby Hermit » Jul 05, 2022 8:25 pm

The_Piper wrote:
Hermit wrote:
The_Piper wrote:
Hermit wrote:
"shocked" has two meanings - "surprised" and "upset".

I'm shocked to learn that, I never knew it meant upset.

Why am I not surprised? :doh:

Because no one uses it that way? :lol:

Nobody? Better notify the relevant dictionaries of their mistake. ;)
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#336  Postby Seabass » Jul 05, 2022 9:39 pm

She would do anything to protect her grandkids, including shoot them.

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Re: Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States

#337  Postby mindhack » Jul 06, 2022 11:28 am

Well I’m fucking shocked and disgusted, yet again, now to find out they found a little todler wandering about after the parade shooting in Chicago. Both its parents had been shot dead by suspect mister Crimo. Poor fucking thing!

Forget about background checks. Go actively hunt down those gun culture fanatics and their NRA overlords. Sick!
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#338  Postby felltoearth » Jul 06, 2022 11:53 am

mindhack wrote:Well I’m fucking shocked and disgusted, yet again, now to find out they found a little todler wandering about after the parade shooting in Chicago. Both its parents had been shot dead by suspect mister Crimo. Poor fucking thing!

Forget about background checks. Go actively hunt down those gun culture fanatics and their NRA overlords. Sick!


I get the point, but a reminder that this wasn’t in Chicago. It was a thirty minute drive outside. It’s like saying this happened in New York City when it really happened in New Rochelle.


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Re: Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States

#339  Postby mindhack » Jul 06, 2022 12:14 pm

Suburban Chicago, apparently, according to the article I read. But why is where exactly important?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... ts-suicide

From the article:

“A local news outlet reported that a toddler found wandering alone after the shooting was the son of Irina and Kevin McCarthy, who were both killed.”

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#340  Postby felltoearth » Jul 06, 2022 2:14 pm

New Rochelle is suburban NYC. It’s important bc it’s being cast as a Chicago issue where gun shit happens all the time and is cast as typically by the right as black on black crime. As well, Chicago is a lightning rod for 2As bc they have a perceived ineffective gun ban. Saying this is Chicago muddies the waters in ways the 2As prefer.


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