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The wrong people are dying.....

 

 


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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More news from the nation that doesn't care about gun deaths...

 

 


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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Only nationalists with their heads up their butts still believe in "American Exceptionalism"....

 

 


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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Guns ARE tyranny!

 

1.15 Million Americans Have Been Killed by Guns Since John Lennon’s Death
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/1-15-million-americans-have-been-killed-by-guns-since-john-lennons-death-43117/


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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44 minutes ago, freefourur said:

This is a great thread by a conservative. 

 

I'm sure the irony of criticizing something as "virtue-signaling" while stating in almost every Tweet that he "used to be a Republican" is missed on this guy.

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While I agree that making background checks tougher, prohibiting large magazines, limiting access to some kinds of high-power ammunition and/or weapons, requiring gun safes, requiring gun safety training, requiring licensing or insurance, etc. -- all the things that gun control advocates are pushing for -- would not prevent every shooting.  I do think that those measures could limit irresponsible or impulsive shootings, however, and would reduce the number and severity of deaths from gun violence. That path has been taken in other countries with some success, and without banning all personal gun ownership. 

 

The NRA and other expansive gun-rights advocates have rejected almost all of those options in any form in the US out of fear of losing their right to protect themselves and to shoot guns for target practice and hunting, etc.   

 

While we applaud the gun-carrying church-goers who killed the recent shooter at the White Settlement, Texas church, let's not forget that three people were still killed. One was part of the trained gun-carrying security of the church, and he was killed with his gun drawn. Then the deacon was killed (while serving communion -- probably a bit difficult to do with a gun in hand to protect yourself) before the shooter was killed.  The presence of guns failed to prevent three deaths, which emphasizes that a gun is an offensive rather than a defensive weapon, the only way to prevent another person carrying a gun from killing you is to kill them first; even recognizing that the presence of multiple guns limited the number of deaths to three.

 

Is this an acceptable rate of deaths in exchange for an expansive right to bear arms?  If not, what would you do to further minimize or prevent these deaths? 

 

 

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On 11/14/2019 at 12:42 PM, KJP said:

So what weapons should I be amassing to fight the NRA, Trump, GOPers, etc?

 

Books? Worldwide travel experiences? Meeting with people over coffee rather than at shooting ranges or Trump rallies? Looking for ideas....

 

And

Did they doctor the Pete photo? 🤣 I'm not a fan of him, but that is very unflattering.

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18 hours ago, Cavalier Attitude said:

Did they doctor the Pete photo? 🤣 I'm not a fan of him, but that is very unflattering.

 

It does look cartoonish.

 

On the flip side, even the NRA is getting into the Bernie Erasure Game, if the goal was to caricature the top Democratic primary contenders as of November ...

 

Maybe they were going for technical accuracy in "current Democrats still standing," given Bernie's independent status, but ...

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5 minutes ago, Gramarye said:

 

It does look cartoonish.

 

On the flip side, even the NRA is getting into the Bernie Erasure Game, if the goal was to caricature the top Democratic primary contenders as of November ...

 

Maybe they were going for technical accuracy in "current Democrats still standing," given Bernie's independent status, but ...

Maybe they were playing into the old "Bernie loves guns" trope. That was a thing in 2016.

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