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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #300 on: December 17, 2012, 09:32:39 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #301 on: December 17, 2012, 10:49:19 AM »
Holy schnikeys... This tragic event turned Joe Scarborough around on guns. I'm at a loss for words.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/joe-scarborough-newtown-shooting_n_2315100.html

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Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the massacre in Newtown had forced him to rethink his "long-held" belief about gun rights.

In a lengthy monologue, Scarborough talked about how shaken up he had been by the killing of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. He noted that his children's ages averaged that of some of the murdered victims.

"From this day forward, nothing can ever be the same again," he said. "... Let this be our true landmark ... politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo."

He said that he was a "conservative Republican" who had been solidly aligned with the NRA during his time in Congress, and had previously held libertarian views on the Second Amendment. But he added that Friday "changed everything":

    "I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington's old way of doing business is no longer acceptable. Entertainment moguls don't have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.

    It is time for Congress to put children before deadly dogmas. It's time for politicians to start focusing more on protecting our schoolyards than putting together their next fundraiser. It's time for Washington to stop trying to win endless wars overseas when we're losing the war at home ... For the sake of my four children and yours, I choose life and I choose change."
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #302 on: December 17, 2012, 11:03:25 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?



To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #303 on: December 17, 2012, 11:05:26 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?



To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

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To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #304 on: December 17, 2012, 11:09:34 AM »
Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #305 on: December 17, 2012, 11:15:28 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #306 on: December 17, 2012, 11:39:40 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry

No. But it's an important distinction.
Our city is the blue dot surrounded by red(necked) counties.

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #307 on: December 17, 2012, 11:42:00 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry

No. But it's an important distinction.
Our city is the blue dot surrounded by red(necked) counties.

LOL!  I know, that's why I'm not at all surprised that your local paper is advertising a Tactical Christmas...

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #308 on: December 17, 2012, 11:54:21 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry

No. But it's an important distinction.
Our city is the blue dot surrounded by red(necked) counties.

Sounds familiar... Austin is a blue oasis in a desert of red. Every time our idiot governor starts spouting nonsense about Texas seceding from the union we joke that South Austin will be like West Berlin. They're gonna have to fly in supplies.
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #309 on: December 17, 2012, 01:56:05 PM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry

No. But it's an important distinction.
Our city is the blue dot surrounded by red(necked) counties.

Sounds familiar... Austin is a blue oasis in a desert of red. Every time our idiot governor starts spouting nonsense about Texas seceding from the union we joke that South Austin will be like West Berlin. They're gonna have to fly in supplies.

God Bless Texas.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told Fox News Sunday that he believed more guns are the answer to violence in schools.

"I wish to god she had had an M4 in her office," he said of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the shooting.

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #310 on: December 18, 2012, 10:30:18 AM »
Found out yesterday that a guy who works in an engineering office that we deal with lost a daughter in the shooting. This really sucks, and it's amazing how small this area really is. Many of the stories I keep hearing are just tragic. And brave.  :shakehead:

And the kid I mentioned that stayed home? She was in Ms. Soto's class.
You're entitled to your opinion but I'm going to laugh at it.

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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #311 on: December 18, 2012, 11:16:31 AM »
"I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington's old way of doing business is no longer acceptable. Entertainment moguls don't have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.   
It is time for Congress to put children before deadly dogmas. It's time for politicians to start focusing more on protecting our schoolyards than putting together their next fundraiser. It's time for Washington to stop trying to win endless wars overseas when we're losing the war at home ... For the sake of my four children and yours, I choose life and I choose change."
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #312 on: December 18, 2012, 11:35:00 AM »
Local paper is, of course, covering this tragedy.
Notice the ad running adjacent?


To be fair, you are in Spotslyvania County...

T

To be clear, I do NOT live in Spotsylvania, or any county.

Also, I'll be having a word with my friend, neighbor, and the publisher of this fishwrap later this week.

I seemed to have touched a nerve! 

Terry

No. But it's an important distinction.
Our city is the blue dot surrounded by red(necked) counties.
That's the seriously fucked part of this whole thing... it's a party debate.
No, it's not. Our kids are dying.
FUCK THE 2nd AMENDMENT. Completely.
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #313 on: December 18, 2012, 06:23:09 PM »
I honestly don't see anything being done to change gun control laws. Or do you all believe that this was the tipping point? That for some reason, after the tragedy part is over, that THIS time the pain the country feels is enough to convince the 85 million gun owners and all powerful NRA that hey, maybe we should makes some compromises here. The NRA has been silent (on it's facebook, website, twitter, etc) since this occurred. No, I only see any changes being made if it's by their suggestion. Certainly not from the cowardly politicians that need the financial support.

We as a collective society have deemed this a reasonable amount of sacrifice to continue to allow the general public to be holders of military style assault rifles. Like someone said to me the other day, 85 millions gun owners didn't kill someone today, so uhhh, yeah, there's that.
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Re: Gun Talk Re: have you heard about...?
« Reply #314 on: December 18, 2012, 06:33:57 PM »
I honestly don't see anything being done to change gun control laws. Or do you all believe that this was the tipping point? That for some reason, after the tragedy part is over, that THIS time the pain the country feels is enough to convince the 85 million gun owners and all powerful NRA that hey, maybe we should makes some compromises here. The NRA has been silent (on it's facebook, website, twitter, etc) since this occurred. No, I only see any changes being made if it's by their suggestion. Certainly not from the cowardly politicians that need the financial support.

We as a collective society have deemed this a reasonable amount of sacrifice to continue to allow the general public to be holders of military style assault rifles. Like someone said to me the other day, 85 millions gun owners didn't kill someone today, so uhhh, yeah, there's that.
If you are right (as I suspect you are), then I guess it's time for the end. Bring on the big fucking meteor, or whatever else wipes this bullshit off the planet. We don't deserve it if that's our collective attitude.
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