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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    They used to carry cannons? Damn and I complain about carrying baseball equipment.
    It was gang related violence.

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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He's 21. How much of this "racist culture" was he exposed to? And if it isn't so subtle, meaning it's pretty obvious, how come we don't have white boys doing this every day?

    The old Confederacy is part of history. it existed, and it was real. Anyone in this country could potentially have an ancestor who died fighting for the Confederacy. There were, what, 300,000 Confederate soldiers? Most of them weren't slave owners. For all we know his great great grandfather died in the war.
    Hell, I can claim relation to men who fought on both sides of that war, including, supposedly, a Union Colonel - later Brigadier General - who fought at Gettysburg. I'm not ashamed of my affiliation to either side, nor do I see any reason why I should be.

    The C.S.A. was hardly Nazi Germany here, after all. In point of fact, if it weren't for the Emancipation Proclamation (which was deeply unpopular in the North anyway), the Union wouldn't have much of any "moral high ground" with regards to race over the Confederacy at all.

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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    The kid appears to be a full-of-hate sociopathic loser.
    But I'll tell you something, I feel seriously humbled by the reaction of those people down there who were personally affected.
    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't feel the way they say they do.
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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Nixon was for gun control
    Bush 1 was for gun control
    Reagan was for gun control


    All major GOP heroes.

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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    Nixon was for gun control
    Bush 1 was for gun control
    Reagan was for gun control


    All major GOP heroes.
    Jefferson owned slaves.
    Jackson owned slaves.

    Guess who the Dems honor each year at their Jefferson-Jackson dinner?
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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    complete nonsense. your numbers game is based on false premises that good people having lots of guns is a problem. and your calls for gun control are based on your dislike of the politics of the people you perceive to be gun owners. and when we ask you what would be "effective gun control" you don't answer with solutions to criminals or nutcases getting guns but you want stuff that harasses law abiding gun owners-which of course is the goal of those who push gun control for political paybacks

    your comments about the NRA is the standard nonsense from ban guns inc-trying to pretend the NRA is a spokesman for the gun industry--this is both false and the standard talking point of the brady bunch etc
    And there's the problem - what liberals (and the governments and populations of every other first-world democracy on the planet) see as common sense - required registration, required safety training, restriction of firearms and magazines that have no purpose in the civilian community - YOU see as "harassment"...

    ...never mind that in EVERY first-world democracy around the world today, where that "harassment" is found, the society is MUCH less violent...and far fewer innocent people are murdered. Pick a first-world democracy - ANY first-world democracy - other than America, and what do you find? That it's a heck of a lot SAFER to walk down the streets at night than it is in America...

    ...and this holds true even in nations with significantly larger Muslim populations than our own (for those Islamophobes out there).

    But I forget - going through even a little bureaucratic hassle to legally own guns is TYRANNYYYYYYY!!!!! But if thousands more innocent men, women, and children die because we've got more guns than people in America, well, THAT's quite acceptable, 'cause freedom, y'know!
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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    And there's the problem - what liberals (and the governments and populations of every other first-world democracy on the planet) see as common sense - required registration, required safety training, restriction of firearms and magazines that have no purpose in the civilian community - YOU see as "harassment"...

    ...never mind that in EVERY first-world democracy around the world today, where that "harassment" is found, the society is MUCH less violent...and far fewer innocent people are murdered. Pick a first-world democracy - ANY first-world democracy - other than America, and what do you find? That it's a heck of a lot SAFER to walk down the streets at night than it is in America...

    ...and this holds true even in nations with significantly larger Muslim populations than our own (for those Islamophobes out there).

    But I forget - going through even a little bureaucratic hassle to legally own guns is TYRANNYYYYYYY!!!!! But if thousands more innocent men, women, and children die because we've got more guns than people in America, well, THAT's quite acceptable, 'cause freedom, y'know!
    The language of the Second Amendment is quite clear. I don't think it applies in other countries.
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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    The family got to have their words heard by the killer at the bail meeting.

    This is one snippet of a family member:
    'I forgive you, my family forgives you,' Anthony Thompson, a relative of Myra Thompson, told him. 'But... take this opportunity to repent. Repent. Confess. Give your life to the one that matters the most - Christ - so that he can change you and change your ways no matter what happened to you, and you'll be OK. Do that and you'll be better off than you are right now.'

    These people are heads and shoulders above me. I could never be this civilized. But I am trying.


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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    What's coming out is that he is a white supremist with an addiction to opiates. He was on a drug meant to wean him off the opiates....however one of the side effects of the drug is violent behavior,
    There is so much yet to learn. Was anybody monitoring Roof's response to the med?

    Roof's roommate is now giving interviews and claiming that Roof had been planning something for six months. Why didn't the roommate speak up? What was Roof doing to pay the rent?

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    Re: Police: Multiple Victims in South Carolina church shooting [W:224]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    More bigoted nonsense. You're right, I did say there's no connection to political ideology - there isn't, at this point in time - to suggest there is, is simply your attempt to make it political so that, as usual, the left can hammer away at conservatives as ideologically racist. People on the right, such as myself, simply dismiss you as a bigot when we see and hear such statements as yours. You talk about modern conservatism and then talk about the 1950s and 60s - geeze.

    If and when it becomes clear that this 21yr old was somehow steeped in conservative politics and had some grand master plan to rid the world of liberals, then I'll admit to it. Until then, I'm not playing your game. What we know is that this young man was/is a racist and this young man had issues with black men having relationships with white women. Some have speculated that he experienced a black man taking away a white girl he liked - I don't know - but clearly from what we've seen he had a great deal of unnatural animus towards black people.
    "Bigoted nonsense". Hmph.

    If mine is bigoted nonsense, then yours is simple (and perhaps willful) ignorance. You haven't lived it, you haven't seen it firsthand...and I have. You dismiss the political dynamic of the 1950's and 60's as if that was too long ago to make any difference today...but you really have no clue.

    For instance, Mississippi didn't officially ratify the 13th Amendment - you know, the one that outlawed slavery - until the year TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN. Yes, that was TWO YEARS ago, sir. Oh, they'll say that the vote to do so was passed in the MS congress back in 1995, that it was an "administrative error" that kept them from sending it in to D.C. to finalize the ratification...but those of us who grew up down there and understand what it's like know better. It's just like in 1984, when I walked down the street in Shaw, MS where I graduated high school a few years before - the "whites" and "coloreds" signs were still posted above the two segregated entrances to the only doctor's office in town. No one raised an eyebrow - it's just the way it was, even twenty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

    Imagine that - Mississippi didn't ratify the amendment banning slavery until 138 freaking years AFTER the amendment became part of our Constitution...but YOU would have us believe that the politics down there doesn't have anything to do with racism. You, sir, haven't a freaking clue.

    And explaining this to you appears to be sorta like explaining color to a man who has worn completely-blackened goggles since birth: you could take off the blinders at any time and see what colors are really like, but until you do so, any explanation of color to you is nothing more than nonsense.
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