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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    "Voice of Reason"
    Ah.

    So your sarcasm detector should have gone off...
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I think the point was you focused singularly on the "pro gun crowd" showing respect when in reality both sides have individuals routinely showing little respect. Typically, it's a mad dash by BOTH sides to be the first to politicize the issue. And generally you have people from bot hsides who gets upset when someone dares to mention the political talking points of the other side.
    I totally agree. But it always seems as if the pro gun side puts forward the smokescreen of "show respect to the deceased" and reacts in faux anger when someone uses a tragic incident as motivation for change.

    You're right that neither side is clean in regards to that, the point lizzie was making I believe was that your one sided broad condemnation is a rather curious.
    Not curious, more like making a point. I rarely see the gun control supporters telling others they are being disrespectful to the dead for suggesting ideas which could prevent the tragedy. I see the pro gun side do it all the time. And yet, as you have correctly said, the pro gun crowd is more than willing to use a tragedy to push a political agenda as well.

    Obviously I understand one doesn't speak for all. But, in general, when it comes to tragedy to push changes, only one side is hypocritical about an arbitrary time frame (which, let's be honest, the time frame has nothing to do with respecting the dead but rather is only a way to postpone discussion about gun control until Americans' attention is distracted by the next shiny story).

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    When we start putting the people in jail who allow guns to be accessible to teenagers, I'll support "more gun laws." We don't need more gun laws restricting ownership . . . we need more punishment for using them in commission of a felony.

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Almost 314 million people in the US. 2/314000000 is about zero. Secondly, what do you want to do? Freak out and start having the government work against the rights of all 314 million? Hardly seems justified to me.

    No, the solution is to maintain a clear head and respond rationally.
    yeah - just an acceptable amount of collateral damage..... nothing to see here ... just speed up and move on.
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Normalcy would have had the dead teacher, a former Marine, as one of the Conceal-Carrys in that school..
    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Us Texans ( you know the dumb asses down south)
    have schools that post signs alerting nut cases there are people in the school building that are armed and trained to shoot. Nuff said.
    Those signs continue to go up across the Nation .
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Tragic day. Reporting on these stories will always lead more and more to think to do the same thing, but at the same time, these are the type of things Americans need to know about. Such a tough situation all the way around.
    Can't the pro gun crowd show a little respect and at least let the bodies cool before they turn this into a political issue?
    Prior to that post of YOURS, what was the political statement?

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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I totally agree. But it always seems as if the pro gun side puts forward the smokescreen of "show respect to the deceased" and reacts in faux anger when someone uses a tragic incident as motivation for change.

    Not curious, more like making a point. I rarely see the gun control supporters telling others they are being disrespectful to the dead for suggesting ideas which could prevent the tragedy. I see the pro gun side do it all the time. And yet, as you have correctly said, the pro gun crowd is more than willing to use a tragedy to push a political agenda as well.

    Obviously I understand one doesn't speak for all. But, in general, when it comes to tragedy to push changes, only one side is hypocritical about an arbitrary time frame (which, let's be honest, the time frame has nothing to do with respecting the dead but rather is only a way to postpone discussion about gun control until Americans' attention is distracted by the next shiny story).
    really excellent post.
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    Re: School shooting this morning . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    we need more punishment for using them in commission of a felony.
    What sort of punishment, Maggie??
    I prefer that these felons get the ultimate punishment during these murderous crimes, whether self-inflicted or from Concealed-Carry..
    If they don't die, use the Chines $10 method of ridding society of this POS .
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