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originally posted by: fleabit
I really believe many of you want a throwback to the old west. Everyone has a holster.. a couple of 6 shooters.. and when danger rears its head, you heroes come out with guns a'blazin'. "If everyone was FORCED to have training and have a gun there would be no problem, guhuh!" Pathetic.
Many will blame a sinister agenda.. NWO.. a removal of guns from society from a goverment that wants to evilly take over the country.. whatever. Ignoring facts won't fix the problem. More guns.. more people.. more people with mental issues.. will equal more shootings. And all your gun-toting heroes won't fix the problem. The fix isn't that everyone from 10 to 77 has a gun on their person and ready to blow holes in anyone who dares raise a ruckus.
How about more serious vetting for guns. Omg.. you have to wait another 2 WEEKS for a gun!?! Gasp! U.S. citizens with easy access to guns and mental health issue is the problem. The Old West isn't the fix. .
But what could I expect from Trump.. who cuts pathetically minuscule programs to get back millions.. when literally trillions go unaccounted for in the Pentagon. Instead he throws the biggest offenders billions more. Brilliant.
originally posted by: AnkhMorpork
So, previously on-line ranting atheist nerd who said all Christians are total idiots, he dresses up in body armor, goes into a small, local church, and kills or wounds almost everyone within it, while shouting "die, motherf'ers!"
and then the authorities provide an "update" that the shooting was not religiously or anti-religiously motivated in any way, that this was just some sort of family dispute.. and a whole lot of crazy, nothing more.
Do they think we, and honest atheists, are IDIOTS?!
This isn't a rant against atheism, just fake news BS.
The guy was motivated in part due to his form of atheism. It was religiously motivated, but not in the traditional Islamic terrorist sense.
What's wrong the authorities these days? What's wrong with the MSM, and what's wrong with atheism in general that this can't be mentioned as forming part of his motive. It just is what it is, that's all. It doesn't say anything about atheism in general.
I would argue that all the information required to make a very accurate assessment, already exists, for every single person who has ever entered mainstream education, for anyone who has ever entered into military service, the police force, or similar services administrated either by local or federal government.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
After all, that is your proposal: doctors and politicians able to say on a whim whether or not one should have human rights and be allowed to even exist.
And as I said before, I find that very concept horrifying.
"After a long standoff with police, Kelley was arrested. The case was later dismissed, and Kelley returned to Texas."
Capital punishment is a way of deciding who gets to exist
Human rights, well that's a grey area on whoever seems to be interpreting what a "right" is....some would say free access to water as an example is a basic human right, others would argue, yet here we are paying for it.
What I find most disturbing though, is that it seems people would believe that ALL fiction can become reality and in this particular case, in believing that a "Minority Report" world can exist....one in which pre-crime prevention becomes a thing.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
Under TrueBrit's proposal, any diagnosis of a mental illness by a person who has not been elected by the citizenry but has rather managed to get through school and pass a series of examinations would have the power to decide, almost unilaterally, that a person can be deprived of their freedom. That is an extremely different situation, and a lowering of the bar from a lofty position to a base one.
said Tuesday he thinks it is “insane” for civilians to be able to purchase semi-automatic rifles like the one a gunman used to kill 26 people at a Texas church.
Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University and retired Air Force colonel, made his remarks during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Service committee, according to the Washington Examiner.
“I may get in trouble with other members of the committee just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semi-automatic like an AR-15, which apparently was the weapon that was used,” Winslow said. “I think that's an issue not as much for this committee, but elsewhere.”