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originally posted by: fencesitter85
Hundreds of millions of people, and still you insist on dividing them into "us" and "leftists".
When will you understand that you're merely perpetuating the tribal divide expected of you by TPTB? It's a distraction tactic and you continue to fall for it hook line and sinker.
Meanwhile politicians continue to rule the world and dictate your very existence, and you gobble it up gleefully and point fingers at anyone not wearing a Chinese-made MAGA hat.
originally posted by: Vroomfondel
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
a reply to: ketsuko
If the problem is the legislation, then how can they use such as an example, such as the city of Chicago?
Is there a problem? Yes.
Could they do something to stop and solve this problem? Yes
Would there be opposition? Yes.
The real problem is not the legislation, it is the politicians who vote where the money comes from and people like Tom Cotton. Every major donor to him, he has voted how they wanted, no matter what. And when it comes out how many millions they dropped into his campaign, it is not too hard to see where his interest lay, and it is not in the people of his district, but in that of his political donors. A majority of the votes or controversies that the man has made, if one looks at the donors, can show up, including a few news making items as well.
Answer me this, do you think that the republicans would vote any different if the NRA did not put the hundreds of millions into their political campaigns? Don't you think that such large amounts of money has some sway in the mind of those politicians, to where they will not even consider ideas that may be part of the solution? Any time they even try to offer up such, the NRA pitches a fit, speaks ill of such, all out of fear, and it ends up not getting passed.
Its not about the NRA buying republicans any more than its Planned Parenthood buying democrats. See which one spends more...
The problem is that legislation has proven time and time again that it is not going to solve this problem. If legislation worked Chicago wouldn't have the problem it has now. But legislation doesn't work. Legislation does not change the behavior of criminals. It only gives you a way to prosecute them after the fact. What good is that if you want to save lives? But all democrats ever want to do is take the guns away from law abiding citizens and they do it by promising their constituents that it will solve the problem. When it fails, like it always does, they come back saying they need more legislation.
The fact that we, The People, stand against them does not mean we have been bought and paid for by the NRA. It means we are tired of being lied to and having our Constitutional rights sacrificed at the altar or democrat bullsh1t. Democrats try to tell us they aren't coming after our guns. It wasn't long ago that they said that. Now look what is happening. They want to ban assault rifles. That will be a good trick. How do you ban an assault rifle in 2018 when it was banned back in 1968? When they say assault rifles they mean things that look like assault rifles. And they try to tell us thats all they want. Not ONE of us believes that. And for good reason. Today its assault rifles. Then its bump stocks and magazines. Then its ammunition and semi auto rifles. Then its semi auto handguns and shotguns. Then its revolvers. It never ends. It can't. Liberal extremism won't let it end. Every time their legislation fails to achieve its goal and fulfill their promises to their constituents they have to come back chasing after more expansive legislation.
And all the while they complain that republicans will not compromise or even have a productive discussion about gun control. Its hard to compromise and be productive with people who keep calling you a nazi segregationist racist bigot hater every time they talk to you or about you. "Hey you nazi white supremacist racist scum bag, lets have an honest productive talk about gun control..." What a bunch of crap.
originally posted by: AMPTAH
Keep the voices alive, silence the guns.
The guns are silencing too many voices.
Don't you get it?
None of the dead can be heard anymore.
originally posted by: burgerbuddy
a reply to: BrianFlanders
That was like 70 yrs ago dude.
originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: ketsuko
Forgive me but I see them as so constitutionally and historically void as to be a danger to our cultural and political national health.
originally posted by: ANNED
How many people here know why the NRA was formed.
And what groups became NRA chapters.
The democrats first started trying to take guns from the american people back in 1870s when they tried to taken away guns from freed slaves.
originally posted by: RomeByFire
"Take the guns first, due process second."
- Some leftie POTUS
This is why we should know better and not react to them either. There is a saying "don't feed the troll". Because trolls will use whatever you react on against you.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: neo96
Hate them back.
All they are armed with are ASSAULT words.
They WANT to be hated back because that would justify their actions.
I laugh at them a lot.
Hate is so destructive.